Here's your midday update on everything happening in San Diego, the nation and the world on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. STRAINED ·First U.S. case of Omicron discovered in California. ·Why California isn’t planning new lockdowns or restrictions for the Omicron variant ·Variant unravels travel industry plans for comeback ·Omicron? Many give it shrug. ·CDC orders airlines to name passengers returning from Omicron countries ·Hospitals Billing Patients $4,000 For Covid Test ·Pelosi Defies Biden's Orders By Reportedly Going Maskless At Indoor Event ·CEOs and insiders sell record $69 billion of their stock, highest pace on record VACCI-NATION ·In-N-Out Burger Appears Defiant As Enforcement Of LA’s Proof Of Vaccination Requirement For Indoor Dining Begins ·'A spiritual attack' Anti-vax televangelist dies of COVID after pleading for prayers to cure him ·One San Diego school district wants to create an in-person option for unvaccinated students SMASH N’ DASH ·San Jose Approves Using Covid Relief Funds For License Plate Readers In Effort To Stop 'Smash Mob' Robberies ·Have CA laws allowed repeat smash and grab robberies? ·Trump decries smash-and-grab robberies TERROR IN OXFORD ·Students grabbed scissors for self-defense and escaped out a window during Michigan school shooting ·Michigan School Shooting Live Updates: Sheriff Wants Suspect ‘Charged as an Adult’ ·School shooting suspect allegedly posted ominous threat, pics of gun before massacre ·Three teens killed by 15-year-old Michigan high school shooter identified MISSISSIPPI BURNING ·Chief justice questions why 15 weeks isn't enough time for women decide on abortion: LIVE UPDATES ·Why Women Need Abortions After 15 Weeks ·Kavanaugh signals he's open to limiting abortion ·Mississippi argues that progress in the workplace makes abortion rights unnecessary. Here’s what the research says. ·No matter how Supreme Court rules on abortion, 'viability' rule is arbitrary — but so are alternatives GOING FOR WOKE ·Black Lives Matter calls for month-long boycott of ‘white companies’ ·San Diego will stop investing in fossil fuel industry to avoid contradicting city climate goals CUOMO NO MO ·CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo ‘Indefinitely’ ·CNN's Stelter indicates Cuomo might only be suspended for a few weeks ·Buttigieg remains silent on former top aide helping Andrew Cuomo fight sexual harassment accusations ·Ex-Gov. Cuomo led others into corruption, including his brother FUN IN FUNDING ·Govt nears weekend shutdown as Republicans take aim at vaccine, testing mandates ·Democrats make last effort to keep immigration reforms in social spending bill ·Can Media Cover 'Build Back Better' Fairly When It Awards Them Tax Goodies? GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY ·First-ever ‘Golden-Con' wants to 'thank you for being a fan'