National Headlines

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that engulfed a covered wooden bridge with 900 years of history in southeastern China over the weekend [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: Washington Post World
After barring girls from high school — and harboring an Al-Qaeda leader — the regime now risks jeopardizing the billions of dollars of global aid that still keeps Afghans alive. [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: New York Times – World
HONG KONG — Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to three days from a week, the city’s leader said Monday. The southern Chinese city remains one of the few places in the world, together with mainland China, to require a quarantine to guard against travelers spreading [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: Time World News
The maneuvers have sent tensions in the Taiwan Strait to their highest level in decades, threatening shipping routes and trade. [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: Washington Post World
Chad’s military government and some rebel groups fighting in the country have signed a pledge in Qatar ahead of planned national reconciliation talks later this month in the African nation [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: Washington Post World
BEIJING — The capital of China’s Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours on Monday as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays. The temporary lockdown of Haikou city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. follows an ongoing and indefinite lockdown of [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: Time World News
A cease-fire in Gaza. [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
Source: New York Times – World
Also, China’s military exercises could alienate Taiwan and rockets strike near a Ukrainian nuclear power plant. [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
Source: New York Times – World
The Inflation Reduction Act includes tax deductions for energy-efficient home upgrades and a tax credit for electric vehicles. [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
Source: New York Times – US
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group, won [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
Source: Time World News
The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S. [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
Source: New York Times – US
Born and raised in the Nigerian port city of Calabar, Abasi Ene-Obong remembers the exact moment that changed his life’s direction. Sitting in an introductory genetics class at medical school, in 2003, he heard the professor say that African genetic samples comprised less than 3% of health data bases in [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
Source: Time
The negative test came a week after his rebound case emerged. He will remain in isolation until he tests negative a second time, his doctor said. [...]
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
Source: New York Times – US
BEIJING — Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown. The restrictions came into force on Saturday morning, as authorities sought to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the city on tropical Hainan Island. [...]
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
Source: Time
AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them [...]
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
Source: Time
After Roe, groups are seeking to expand safe haven laws, which allow women to surrender babies with minimal interference. But these laws pose their own problems. [...]
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
Source: New York Times – US
The sum is in addition to the $4.1 million Jones has been ordered to pay in compensatory damages. [...]
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
Source: Washington Post National
History remembers October 4, 1957, a lot better than it remembers January 4, 1958—though in recent weeks, the second date is coming to loom larger than the first. October 4, 1957, was the day the Soviet Union Launched Sputnik—the world’s first satellite—an achievement that heralded the start of the space [...]
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
Source: Time
Years ago, at one of his earliest opportunities to speak at a university, author Neil Gaiman was informed that the English department had elected to boycott the event. Their concern? He wrote comics—and one couldn’t write comics and be a real writer. The decades that followed would suggest otherwise. Today, Neil [...]
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
Source: Time
The fire also destroyed eight other structures as it burned about 2,500 acres in and around the town of Lind, Wash., on Thursday, the authorities said. [...]
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
Source: New York Times – US

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