Published Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 21 clock
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The allegations are flying as the callback vote for the Californian Newsom looms
LOS ANGELES (AP) – In a spate of TV commercials and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom called on voters Sunday to oppose an impending dismissal that could remove him from office while the Republican leader Larry Elder the media for what he called a double standard that kept Newsom from criticism and scrutiny throughout the competition. The sunny late summer weekend was a whirlwind of political activity as the candidates held rallies, resumed bus tours and littered the TV station with advertisements offering their closing arguments ahead of the elections, which ended on Tuesday. Newsom – who is expecting President Joe Biden for a capstone get-out-the-vote rally in Long Beach on Monday – was in a largely Hispanic area on the northern edge of Los Angeles trying to get the turnout with the key vote increase block.
Israel attacks Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli planes hit a number of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday in response to a series of rocket launches from the Hamas-controlled area. It was the third night in a row that the enemy fought. Tensions have intensified following the flight of six Palestinian prisoners from an Israeli prison last week, as well as Egypt’s efforts to secure a long-term ceasefire following an 11-day war last May. The Israeli military reported three separate missile launches late Sunday and early Monday and said at least two of them were intercepted by its missile defense.
North Korea is testing new long-range cruise missiles
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea says it successfully tested newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, its first known testing activity in months in the United States. Korea’s Central News Agency said Monday the cruise missiles, which have been in development for two years, demonstrated the ability to hit targets at a distance of 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) in flight tests on Saturday and Sunday. The North hailed its new missiles as a “strategic weapon of great importance,” in line with President Kim Jong Un’s call for strengthening the country’s military might, and implied that they were designed with the intention of arming them with nuclear warheads.
Biden investigates forest fire damage and makes arguments for spending plan
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – President Joe Biden will promote his government’s use of the Defense Production Act to assist in forest fire preparation during a western swing assessing forest fire damage in Idaho and California. The government activated war regulations in early August to increase fire hose shipments for the U.S. Forest Service by helping alleviate supply chain issues affecting the agency’s main fire hose supplier. It is the second application of the Law of War after the president used it to increase vaccine shipments and the government hadn’t previously publicly announced it. Application of the Defense Production Act helped an Oklahoma City nonprofit called NewView Oklahoma that serves most of the United States
Ida is dealing a new blow to schools in Louisiana battling to reopen
LULING, La. (AP) – Tara Williams’ three little boys run shirtless because most of their clothes have been swept away, and they stack milk crates under the blazing sun because their toys are all gone too. Her apartment is little more than a door dangling from a frame, the roof obliterated, almost everything lost in it. A Ford Fusion is the family home now, and as if Hurricane Ida hadn’t taken enough, it’s put the boys’ education on hold too. “They are ready to come in, go to school, get air conditioning,” said Williams, 32, who has twins of 5 and a 7-year-old and is more pessimistic than officials when it comes to getting back in the house Be great.
School begins for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules
NEW YORK (AP) – Classroom doors will open Monday to approximately one million New York City public school students in the country’s largest personal learning experiment during the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the school year coincides with several milestones in the city’s pandemic recovery that depend on vaccine mandates. Almost all of the city’s 300,000 employees will have to be back at work in person on Monday as the city ends remote working. Most either need to be vaccinated or have weekly COVID-19 tests to stay in their jobs. The city should also start enforcing rules that workers and guests must be vaccinated to go indoors to restaurants, museums, gyms, and entertainment venues.
Tropical storm Nicholas threatens the Gulf coast with heavy rain
MIAMI (AP) – Tropical storm Nicholas headed for the Texas coast on Monday, threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to coastal Texas, Mexico and storm-ravaged Louisiana. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Miami said a hurricane watch has been issued for the central portion of the Texas coast, with much of the state’s coast now under a tropical storm warning. Nicholas is said to be approaching the central Texas coast late Monday and could bring in heavy rain that could cause flash floods and urban flooding. In a special notice late Sunday, forecasters said the center of Nicholas had reformed and the system strengthened.
Nicaragua government fails to express doctors, talk of “health terrorism”
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Other countries have lured retired doctors, pushed medical students to the front lines, and assisted medical staff exhausted from COVID-19 cases, but in Nicaragua doctors have been harassed, threatened and sometimes exiled for questioning officials with the pandemic. Vice President Rosario Murillo, who is also first lady, has accused doctors of “health terrorism” and spreading “false prospects and news” by reporting that COVID-19 is far more prevalent than officials admit. With international health organizations warning of increasing infections in Nicaragua and independent Nicaraguan doctors demanding voluntary quarantine to slow the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the government has made it clear that comments that are inconsistent with their line are unacceptable because President Daniel Ortega is seeking a fourth consecutive term.
Illinois man convicted of bombing Mosque 17 in Minnesota
NS. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – The leader of an anti-government militia group from Illinois who authorities said caused the bombing of a Minnesota mosque in 2017 is due to be convicted Monday of multiple civil rights and hate crimes in an attack that terrified a community . Emily Claire Hari, previously known as Michael Hari and recently said she was transgender, faces a prison sentence of at least 30 years for the attack on the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Defense lawyers are calling for the minimum, but prosecutors are calling for a life sentence and saying Hari did not take responsibility for the attack.
“Relief”: Djokovic’s application for the Year Slam ends against Medvedev
NEW YORK (AP) – A game from the end of his bid for the first men’s tennis grand slam since 1969 in the calendar year, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel and hid his tears during a changeover. For 27 Grand Slam games in 2021 on hard, clay and grass courts, Djokovic was not deterred and could not be beaten. Djokovic needed another win, at last Sunday’s US Open against Daniil Medvedev, to complete a season win for important titles and bring the record to number 21 of his career. Djokovic was outplayed by someone using a style similar to his and narrowly missed those two historic milestones 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 against first major champion Medvedev at Arthur Ashe Stadium.