China’s leader Xi warns against ‘Cold War’ in Indo-Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Thursday against letting tensions in the Indo-Pacific cause a relapse into a Cold War mentality. His remarks on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum came weeks after the U.S., Britain and Australia announced a new security alliance in the… Continue reading China’s leader Xi warns against ‘Cold War’ in Indo-Pacific

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Debate over explicit memoir becomes a focus of GOP gov races

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Debate over a memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual acts is surfacing in a handful of states where Republican governors are gearing up for reelection next year, foreshadowing a recurring theme for conservative leaders in the coming campaigns. The book in question, Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer,” has been the focus… Continue reading Debate over explicit memoir becomes a focus of GOP gov races

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Boeing agrees to settle with Ethiopia 737 Max crash victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing has reached an agreement with the families of the victims of a March 2019 crash in Ethiopia of one of its 737-Max aircraft that claimed 157 lives. In the agreement, Boeing accepted responsibility for Ethiopian Airways flight 302 losing control shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The… Continue reading Boeing agrees to settle with Ethiopia 737 Max crash victims

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Mississippi repairs, reopens highway that collapsed in Ida

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has finished repairing section of highway that collapsed during torrential rainfall brought by Hurricane Ida, and the road reopened Wednesday. Two people were killed and nine were injured Aug. 30 as seven vehicles plunged, one after another, into a deep pit that opened up on the dark, rural stretch of… Continue reading Mississippi repairs, reopens highway that collapsed in Ida

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Man to plead guilty in rapper Mac Miller’s drug death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona man accused of supplying the dealer who sold Mac Miller the drugs that killed the rapper has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge, prosecutors said Wednesday. Ryan Michael Reavis, 38, will admit to a single count of distribution of fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles… Continue reading Man to plead guilty in rapper Mac Miller’s drug death

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EXPLAINER: Prosecutor’s questions to Rittenhouse anger judge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse flirted with a mistrial Wednesday after the lead prosecutor angered the judge with his questioning of the defendant. Rittenhouse’s attorneys called him to testify about his actions on Aug. 25, 2020, when he shot three men, killing two and wounding a third, during protests on… Continue reading EXPLAINER: Prosecutor’s questions to Rittenhouse anger judge

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US and China step to forefront as climate talks near end game

GLASGOW, Scotland — The outcome of COP26 will come down to this: Can the U.S. and China — the world’s two great powers and largest polluters — compromise? The pair moved closer to something resembling an agreement on Wednesday, issuing a joint statement of principles for climate cooperation. That included a major victory for U.S.… Continue reading US and China step to forefront as climate talks near end game

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COVID: Santa Clara County Urges All Adults To Receive Boosters Ahead Of Holidays

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Health officials in Santa Clara County on Wednesday urged all adults in the county to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns about a potential rise in cases over the holidays. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department made the recommendation amid concerns of immunity waning over… Continue reading COVID: Santa Clara County Urges All Adults To Receive Boosters Ahead Of Holidays

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College admissions scandal: Calabasas parent gets 6 weeks in prison for allegedly paying to get daughter into USC

A California parent was sentenced Wednesday to six weeks in prison and 250 hours of community service in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 60, of Calabasas, was also ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution and a $20,000 fine in Boston federal court. He pleaded guilty in July to one… Continue reading College admissions scandal: Calabasas parent gets 6 weeks in prison for allegedly paying to get daughter into USC

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