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SEXUAL HARASSMENT CUOMO – The Governor of New York. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide resigned amid a furor over allegations of sexual harassment against the Democrat. Melissa DeRosa sent a statement to news organizations Sunday night announcing her resignation, about a week after a report from the state attorney general found that the governor had sexually harassed 11 women. By Marina Villenueve. SENT: 1,360 words, photos.
CONGRESSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE – The political center remains steady in the Senate as a coalition of Democrats and Republicans pushes the $ 1 trillion infrastructure package toward final approval. Ignoring criticism from the left and right flanks, the senators have resolved to overcome the grid lockdown to fulfill public works projects at home. It’s one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 900 words, photos.
JAPAN-NAGASAKI – Nagasaki celebrates the 76th anniversary of the US atomic bombing. The city’s mayor, in a speech at a commemorative ceremony, urged the Japanese government to lead the creation of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Northeast Asia rather than remain under the protection of the United States. SENT: 470 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN – The Taliban have seized another provincial capital in Afghanistan, continuing their relentless offensive as US and NATO forces finalize their withdrawal from the war-torn country. The head of the council for the northern province of Sar-e Pul said on Monday that the Taliban invaded the provincial capital, the city of Sar-e Pul, meeting little resistance in the last days of their advance. By Rahim Faiez. SENT: 710 words, photos.
OLY-PINING FOR PARIS: The large number of restrictions on the Tokyo Games affected by the pandemic severely hampered the experience of Olympic athletes. That also left athletes wanting to do it all again, but without limitations or social distancing, in Paris in 2024. If the coronavirus is tamed by then, the Paris Games could quickly become the party games. SENT: 880 words, photos.
MORE ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK
VIRUS OUTBREAK-US-CANADA – Canada is lifting its ban on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States maintains similar restrictions for Canadians. Monday’s reopening is part of a bumpy return to normal for COVID-19 travel bans. SENT: 800 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK: Despite a slow start, the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign has caught up with that of the United States, where the country’s slowdown in campaign, once boasted, has contributed to the deadly return of the virus. SENT: 910 words, photos.
WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT
R-KELLY – After several delays, the first phase of R&B star R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial will begin with jury selection in New York City. SENT: 620 words, photos.
INDONESIA-VOLCANO ERUPTIONS – Indonesian scientists say a volcanic eruption on the country’s turbulent Mount Merapi is sending out new flows of lava and hot ash. SENT: 250 words, photos.
UNITED NATIONS-CLIMATE REPORT – A UN-appointed panel of experts will release a key report on Monday summarizing the latest authoritative scientific information on climate change. SENT: 260 words, photos.
OBIT-JANE WITHERS – Former child actress Jane Withers, who bullied Shirley Temple on screen and starred in a series of B-movies that made her a box office champion, has passed away. He was 95 years old. SENT: 910 words, photos.
OBIT-ROBERT RINGWALD – Robert Ringwald, the pianist who promoted jazz in California for more than half a century, has died at age 80. He died Aug. 3, his daughter, actress and musician Molly Ringwald, writes in an obituary for Sacramento. Bee. SENT: 360 words, photos.
GUNS-POLICE-POLICE – The latest push to loosen gun laws in US states has put police officers at odds with Republican lawmakers who generally tout support for law enforcement. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 990 words, photos.
CONGRESS-HAGERTY – Tennessee Republican Bill Hagerty is saying “no.” As the Senate moves closer to passing a $ 1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, rookie senator and staunch ally of former President Donald Trump has used the chamber’s rules of procedure to single-handedly slow the pace of action by the Senate. Congress. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 750 words, photos.
CONFEDERATED SIDE STREETS – Confederate leaders’ names are being removed from schools and major highways in Virginia. But when it comes to the many side streets of the state that bear Confederate names, the story is different. SENT: 860 words, photos.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE AND VACCINE LAWSUIT – A federal judge on Sunday night granted Norwegian Cruise Line’s request to temporarily block a Florida law that prohibits cruise companies from asking passengers for proof of coronavirus vaccination before boarding a ship. A US district judge granted the preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the state’s “vaccine passport” ban, which was enacted in May by the Republican governor. Ron DeSantis. SENT: 230 words, photos
WESTERN WILD FIRES – Thick smoke from the winds and temperatures began to dissipate Sunday from the picturesque forests of Northern California as firefighters battled the largest wildfire in state history in preparation for a return to favorable weather. to the fire. SENT: 910 words, photos.
LOST ALASKA AIRCRAFT – Foggy conditions and reduced visibility have delayed efforts to recover the wreckage of a tourist plane that crashed in southeast Alaska, killing six people. SENT: 920 words, photos.
DUBAI WAR CONTRACTORS – Some foreign contractors who powered the logistics of America’s eternal war in Afghanistan have now found themselves stranded on an endless layover in Dubai with no way to get home. After nearly two decades, the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has disrupted the lives of thousands of private security contractors in some of the world’s poorest countries. SENT: 860 words, photos.
AUSTRALIA-INDIA – An Australian special envoy says a free trade agreement between his nation and India would signal the “democratic inclination of the world away from China.” Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited New Delhi last week as Australia’s special trade envoy to India as the Australian government prioritizes sealing a bilateral trade deal. SENT: 510 words, photos.
CHINA Wandering ELEPHANT – A herd of elephants that fascinated locals and people around the world by taking a year-long trip to urbanized southwest China, raiding farms and even a retirement home in search of food, it finally seems like is heading home. SENT: 290 words, photos.
FBC – OBIT-BOBBY BOWDEN – Hall of Fame college football coach Bobby Bowden died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 91 years old. SENT: 2,050 words, photos. With FBC – OBIT-BOBBY BOWDEN-REACTION – Bowden is remembered as a legend of coaches on and off the field. SENT: 860 words, photos.
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