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MIGRATION-RESCUE-PLANE – As dozens of African migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea on a fragile white rubber boat, a small plane circling 300 meters above closely watched their attempt to reach Europe. The twin-engine Seabird, owned by the German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch, is tasked with documenting human rights violations committed against migrants at sea and relaying distress cases to nearby ships and authorities who are increasingly in need. more ignored their calls. By Renata Brito. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.
AMERICAN HAITI ABDUCTED – Gang accused of kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti are now accused of kidnapping 17 missionaries from a US-based organization, including a 2-year-old child, announced the police. By Danica Coto. SENT: 610 words, photos.
BILL CLINTON HOSPITALIZED – Bill Clinton has been released from the Southern California hospital where he was treated for an infection, and will return home to New York City to continue his recovery, a spokesperson said. By Haven Daley. SENT: 490 words, photos, video.
VIRUS OUTBREAK SPENDING CITIES – Some cities are urging President Joe Biden’s administration to relax its rules to spend $ 350 billion in coronavirus relief money destined for state and local governments. The US bailout already offers significant leeway over spending decisions. But local governments that may show revenue losses have even greater flexibility to spend the money as they see fit. Some cities say the Treasury Department’s rule for calculating lost income obscures the depth of their financial problems. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1 1900 words, photos.
GAMBIA-TOUFAH JALLOW – Toufah Jallow first rose to popularity as a Gambian scholarship winner in a competition for promising young women. Today, she is the empowering face of generations of women who, because of her, feel more emboldened to speak out about sexual violence. By Carley Petesch. SENT: 900 words, photo.
CAPITOL BREACH – SELF-REPRESENTATION – Some of the defendants charged with the storming of the United States Capitol refuse defense attorneys and choose to represent themselves, not discouraged by their lack of legal training or warnings repeated judges. This choice has already led to curious legal maneuvers and awkward discussions before the courts. SUBMITTED: 1180 words. Pictures. This story is the Monday Spotlight
ALZHEIMER DRUG – The first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions on its price and efficiency. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 1000 words, photo.
KNIFE ATTACK – POLICE SHOOTING – Police: 3 dead after a knife attack on an Arkansas officer. SENT: 150 words.
EARTHSHOT BRITAIN PRIZE – Celebrities will join Prince William for the Earthshot Prize environmental award. SENT: 300 words, photo.
INDE-FLOODING – Heavy rains and landslides kill 18 people in southern India. SENT: 200 words, photos.
OBIT-DAN-BENISHEK – Former US Representative Dan Benishek from Michigan dies at age 69. SENT: 270 words, photo.
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RUSSIA-VIRUS OUTBREAK – Russia reports its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections, more than 70% more than a month ago as the country faces a sustained increase in cases. SENT: 350 words, photo.
NATIONAL LABORATORY-VACCINE PROSECUTION – A federal judge has so far limited the ability of the nonprofit organization that runs the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to place employees on unpaid leave who are granted exemptions from one COVID-19 vaccine requirement. SENT: 530 words.
VIRGINIA GOVERNOR – Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged black worshipers to run for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial election next month, saying what will happen in the race the most watched this year will “tell the world who are” in future contests with even higher stakes. SENT; 560 words, photos.
HOUSE STAFFER-CHILD PORN – Police say a man who worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant-at-Arms has been charged with possession of child pornography. SENT: 220 words.
CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL – Investigators believe a huge freighter pulling anchor in rough seas grabbed an underwater pipeline and pulled it to the seabed, months before a line leaked. ‘fouls the southern California coast. SENT: 560 words, photos.
REDISTRICTING-TEXAS – Texas lawmakers are set to complete redesigned U.S. House maps that would strengthen their eroded dominance as voters break away from the GOP in the state’s burgeoning suburbs. SENT: 840 words, photos.
LOUISIANA ALLIGATORS – Once endangered alligators thrive in the wild, officials in Louisiana are proposing to dramatically reduce the percentage that farmers must return to swamps where their eggs were laid. SENT: 710 words, photo.
BRITAIN-LAWMAKER-TUED – The father of a man detained for stabbing a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued to question the suspect under anti-terrorism laws. SENT: 650 words, photos.
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA – Japan’s new prime minister said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored in the tsunami-destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant could not be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. SENT: 310 words, photo.
ISRAL-PALESTINIANS – The IDF says it berated an officer who used excessive force against protesters in the occupied West Bank. The punishment was announced on Sunday in response to a pair of recent incidents, including pushing a 65-year-old Israeli peace activist to the ground. SENT: 600 words.
MIGRATION-POLAND-PROTEST – Thousands of protesters marched through two Polish cities on Sunday in solidarity with migrants and asylum seekers at the Polish-Belarusian border who were turned away by Polish authorities. SENT: 370 words, photos.
ISRAELL-LAST JEWISH AFGHAN – The man known as the last Jew in Kabul may soon travel to Israel, after agreeing to grant his ex-wife a religious divorce during a Zoom appeal. SENT: 800 words, photo.
GERMANY-POLITICAL – The German Green Party has given its blessing to the opening of formal coalition talks on a new government that would speed up the country’s exit from coal-fired energy and the expansion of renewable energies. SENT: 390 words, photos.
SPAIN-VOLCANO – Authorities say there is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, four weeks after it began. SENT: 220 words, photos.
RUSSIA-SPACE STATION – A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3.5-hour journey from the International Space Station. SENT: 310 words, photos.
DEERE-STRIKE-IMPACT – Farmers and suppliers to Deere & Co. are worried about what the strike at the tractor-maker’s factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere workers went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia after the United Auto Workers union rejected a contract offer. SENT: 340 words, photos.
CULTURE & LEISURE
MUSIC-PUCE – Flea had a brilliant birthday. The same goes for the music school he co-founded and which has become an institution in Los Angeles. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist turned 59 on Saturday, his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20. SENT: 550 words, photos.
FILM-BOX OFFICE – “Halloween Kills” may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is a hit at the North American box office on its first weekend at the movies. The David Gordon Green-led horror spooked $ 50.4 million in 3,705 locations, according to studio estimates. SENT: 670 words, photos.
FBC – T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL SURVEY – Cincinnati moved up to second behind Georgia in the Associated Press College Football Poll for the highest ranking a team outside of traditional power conferences since 2010. Bulldogs remained unanimous in first place. with 63 first-place votes. COMING SOON: 600 words, photos before 2:30 p.m.
BBN-NLCS-DODGERS-BRAVES – Max Scherzer is back on the mound in a more familiar role, starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series as they try to avoid a big deficit against Ian Anderson and the Braves. Atlanta won the series opener with Austin Riley’s hit. By Paul Newberry. COMING SOON: 750 words, photos by 11 p.m. Game starts at 7:38 p.m.
BBA-ALCS-ASTROS-ALTUVE ET CORREA – When it comes to dynamic duos, there is often a clear top dog and a loyal sidekick. That’s not the case with second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa, the Houston midfielder combo both shining the same for the Astros. COMING: 770 words, photos, by 6 p.m. With BBA-ALCS-RED SOX – The Red Sox are back in Boston for three games, with a chance to close the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. COMING SOON: 600 words, photo before 7 p.m.
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