US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Los Angeles County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce County’s Vaccine Mandate In His Office ThroughThe Associated Press October 8, 2021, 4:40 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff says he will not enforce the county’s vaccine mandate in his office. Sheriff Alex … Read more

Ireland succumbs to pressure, joins global corporate tax deal

Ireland has agreed to join an international agreement setting a minimum corporate tax rate of 15% worldwide, eliminating the low-tax policies that have led companies like Google and Facebook to establish their European operations in the country. abolished. Through DANICA KIRKA Associated Press October 8, 2021, 10:17 a.m. • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare … Read more

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake halts trains in Tokyo area; 30 injured

A powerful 5.9 earthquake shook the Tokyo area, injuring more than 30 people and bringing trains and subways to a halt Through MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press October 8, 2021, 3:42 AM • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook the … Read more

Guilty plea from New York lawyers in Molotov cocktail case postponed

Two attorneys expected to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges that included throwing a Molotov cocktail at an empty New York City police car last year are now set to plead guilty on Oct. 20. The charges against Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis — both New York-based attorneys in their early thirties — drew attention … Read more

Religious exemptions from vaccine mandates tested in New York case

Thousands of New York health workers find themselves in uncertainty as a federal judge considers whether the state’s vaccination mandate must comply with requests for religious waivers, in a case that could lead to similar policies in other states. As written, the New York vaccine mandate applies to all people who work in hospitals and … Read more

US food workers are tired of the pandemic and are launching rare strikes

OMAHA, Neb. — A Summer of Labor Unrest in the US food manufacturers has stretched into the fall as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay. About 1,400 employees of Kellogg Co.’s U.S. grain mills. resigned this week, saying that negotiations with the company over wages and benefits are at an impasse. Meanwhile, in … Read more

Police: Husband of murdered Instagram star commits suicide in Florida

US Marshals say the husband of a murdered social media star committed suicide at a Florida home when authorities came to arrest him in connection with his wife’s death in Texas last year ThroughThe Associated Press October 6, 2021, 23:59 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article FORT MYERS, Fla. — … Read more

Taliban arrest 4 IS members as extremist threat rises

A Taliban spokesman says special forces have arrested four Islamic State members and seized their documents and weapons in a raid north of the Afghan capital. Through RAHIM FAEIZ and SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press October 6, 2021, 10:45 am • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban … Read more

National player alleges sexual abuse in Australian rules football

Football authorities in Australia have urged players to file formal complaints in cases of sexual misconduct after one of the country’s leading international goalscorers claimed she had been groomed and harassed by older players early in her career. ThroughThe Associated Press October 6, 2021, 4:15 a.m. • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail … Read more

Former Chief of Staff to the Governor of Maryland Indicted

Former Maryland Chief of Staff Larry Hogan has been charged in federal court with defrauding a state agency he headed. Through BRIAN WHITE Associated Press October 5, 2021, 21:51 • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ANNAPOLIS, Md. Former Maryland Chief of Staff Larry Hogan has been charged with defrauding a … Read more

Anti-vaccine villagers in Guatemala hold coronavirus team

Guatemala authorities say anti-vaccine village residents seized and detained a team of nurses attempting to administer coronavirus shots ThroughThe Associated Press October 5, 2021, 3:14 a.m. • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article GUATEMALA CITY — Anti-vaccination residents of a village in Guatemala have seized and detained a team of nurses … Read more

Major report to expose sexual abuse in the French Catholic Church

PARIS — Tens of thousands of people, and possibly more, are believed to have been victims of child sexual abuse within FranceCatholic Church over the past seven decades, according to a major report to be released Tuesday. The 2,500-page document, prepared by an independent commission, comes at a time when the Catholic Church in France, … Read more

Most people in the US support refugees with an Afghan ally: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — Most people in the US want Afghans who worked with Americans to offer resettlement to the United States, a new poll shows, confirming support across political divides for former military translators and others struggling to escape the Taliban rule. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey shows that 72% of Americans … Read more

Ex-US Representative Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ remark, dies

Former U.S. Representative Todd Akin, a conservative Republican from Missouri whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape,” scuttled his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP officials. candidates, died late Sunday. He was 74. Akin had had cancer for several … Read more

COVID vaccine mandate comes into effect for NYC teachers, staff

NEW YORK — Teachers and other school workers in New York City are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rings Monday morning, in one of the first school district mandates in the country requiring employees to be vaccinated against the virus. coronavirus. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a final warning to the … Read more

Research: Catholic Church in France had 3,000 child molesters

An independent commission investigating sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in France finds that 3,000 child molesters, two-thirds of whom are priests, have worked in the church over the past 70 years. ThroughThe Associated Press October 4, 2021, 2:32 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article PARIS — An independent … Read more

Booms, skimmers between tools used to clean up oil spills

Crews have deployed skimmers and floating barriers, known as booms, as they try to prevent oil from a massive Southern California spill from further contaminating the area’s beaches, wildlife, and protected wetlands. ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 11:01 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — … Read more

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

An EgyptAir jet has landed in Tel Aviv, making the Egyptian flag carrier’s first official direct flight since the two countries signed a landmark 1979 peace treaty. ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 19:32 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM – Egypt’s flag carrier made its first official direct … Read more

Chinese fighter jets fly to Taiwan for the second day in a row

China has flown more than 30 military planes to Taiwan in its second major show of force in as many days ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 07:30 am • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TAIPEI, Taiwan — China flew more than 30 military planes to Taiwan on Saturday, the … Read more

Powerball jackpot is the biggest lottery prize in more than 8 months

The biggest raffle prize in more than eight months is up for grabs in Saturday night’s Powerball draw ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 3:19 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article DES MOINES, Iowa — The biggest raffle prize in more than eight months is up for grabs in Saturday … Read more

Women’s March targets Supreme Court, with abortion online

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s first women’s march went straight to the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday, part of nationwide protests that drew thousands to Washington to demand continued access to abortion in a year when conservative lawmakers and judges have introduced the danger. Protesters filled the streets around the court, shouting “My … Read more

N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, fourth recent test

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday it has fired a new anti-aircraft missile, the fourth weapons launch in recent weeks, which experts say is part of a strategy to get relief from economic sanctions and win other concessions. South Korea, Japan and the United States typically confirm North Korean ballistic missile launches, which … Read more

Pacquiao submits bid for president as Philippine race heats

MANILA, Philippines – Newly retired boxer Manny Pacquiao submitted his candidacy for the Philippine presidency on Friday as registration opened for candidates seeking to lead a Southeast Asian nation hard hit by the pandemic and deep political conflict. Election officials imposed heavy restrictions to prevent the October 1-8 registration period from drawing huge crowds of … Read more

Man opens emergency door, jumps on wing of Miami plane

Police say a passenger on an American Airlines flight landing at Miami International Airport opened an emergency door and walked onto the wing as the plane reached the terminal ThroughThe Associated Press September 30, 2021, 1:30 PM • 1 minute reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MIAMI — A passenger on an American … Read more

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