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Conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the Kherson War Sunday marks exactly one month since the withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson and its neighborhood after eight months of occupation, causing jubilation throughout Ukraine. But life in the southern city is still far from normal. The departed Russians left behind all kinds of deadly snares, and their artillery continues to strike the city from new positions dug across the Dnieper. Written by Ina Farenitsea and Jami Keaton. Sent: 910 words, pictures.
Virus Out Winter The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations is rising again in the United States. Older adults account for an increasing proportion of deaths in the United States. And less than half of nursing home residents are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. These alarming signs point to a difficult winter awaiting the oldest The Americans And the people who take care of them. Written by Carla K. Johnson and Laura Ungar. Upcoming: 1,100 words, pictures by 10 a.m
VIRUS OUTBREAK – CHINA – Faced with a surge in coronavirus cases, China is building more intensive care facilities and trying to boost hospitals as Beijing rolls back anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes, crushed economic growth and set off protests. President Xi Jinping’s government remains officially committed to halting transmission of the virus, the latest major country to try to do so. But recent moves point to governance Communist Party It will tolerate more cases without quarantining or shutting down travel or businesses as it finishes its “Zero COVID” strategy. Written by Joe McDonald. Sent: 930 words, picture.
Election Grants — A nonprofit made controversial for distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in election grants during the 2020 presidential campaign, it’s launching a new round of funds for local election offices, including in states where Republican lawmakers voted to ban the practice. By Harm Finnhuizen AP/ Report on America. Next: 1260 words, picture at 10 am
Obit-Bateman Hughes – Dorothy Bateman Hughes, a pioneering black feminist, child welfare advocate and lifelong community activist, formed a powerful speaking partnership with Gloria Steinem and appeared with her in one of the most iconic images of second-wave feminism. Die. She was 84 years old. By Jocelyn Novick. Submitted: 810 words, pictures.
Contact between shoppers and workers disrupted More than two and a half years into the pandemic, many businesses have had to cut back their hours or services as they continue to grapple with labor shortages. The changes create a disconnect between customers who want to shop and eat as they did during pre-pandemic times and exhausted employees who no longer want to work long hours. This payment is only increased during the busy holiday shopping season. By Ann D’Innocenzio. Coming up: 980 words, pictures 9 a.m. This is Monday spotlight.
SCI-MOON-JAPAN-UAE – A company in Tokyo is aiming for the moon with its own lander. The lander lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday atop a SpaceX rocket. On board are the UAE’s first spacecraft and a baby-like robot from Japan designed to spin in the gray lunar dust. Posted: 650 words, picture.
HAWAII VULCANO – Scientists have lowered the alert level for the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii and say its first eruption in nearly 40 years may soon end. Posted: 270 words, picture.
Sierra Storm – A winter storm packed with strong winds, heavy rain and possibly several feet of snow is brewing in the Sierra Nevada. And on Saturday, mountain highways closed, toppled trees, and triggered flood warnings and avalanche warnings from the northern California coast to Lake Tahoe. Sent: 640 words, a picture.
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2022-PSC-LOUISIANA ELECTION Newcomer Davante Lewis, a Democrat backed by the Environmental Political Action Committee, handily won a runoff Saturday for a seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission—an obscure regulator that has garnered national attention from media, celebrities and climate change activists. and major utility companies. Sent: 640 words, a picture.
Compulsory mental health treatment – New York City’s latest plan to prevent mental health patients from being vulnerable in public places is touted as a commonsense strategy to help them. But the policy must deal with the legal challenge, the cool reception from some city lawmakers, and the challenges of getting more people into emergency rooms where psychiatrists determine whether patients need hospitalization. Upcoming: 900 words, pictures at 9 am
Iran – Iran’s currency reached its lowest levels against the dollar as anti-government protests entered their third month. Sender: 390 words, picture.
Kosovo – Serbia – Tensions Kosovo police and local media reported explosions, shootings and roadblocks overnight in the north of the country, where the majority of the population is of Serb origin. This is despite the postponement of the December 18 municipal elections which they had opposed. Posted: 580 words, picture.
Pakistan Politics – The son of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned home after four years in London to face corruption charges brought against him in 2020. Sent: 250 words, photo.
FBC-HEISMAN-TROPHY Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams won the Heisman Trophy for making USC the first school to be named College Football Player of the Year at home eight times. TCU quarterback Max Dugan finished in second place. Posted: 1000 words, picture.
SOC-WCUP-MOROCCO-SURPRISE SEMIFINALIST Before arriving in Qatar, Morocco had won just two of their previous 16 World Cup matches. The team’s head coach had only been in the position for four months. Its players were talented but combat a culture of underachievement by the country in major football leagues. So how did Morocco overcome the odds to become the first African to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals in one of the most unexpected stories in the tournament’s history? Coming: 800 words at 10 a.m.
SOC-WCUP-PORTUGAL-ANALYSIS The fortunes of the Portuguese national team have been closely linked to Cristiano Ronaldo for nearly two decades, so a new era may be on its way. Ronaldo’s tears were running down the dressing room after Portugal lost 1-0 to Morocco in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday. Posted: 550 words, photo.
SOC-WCUP-ENGLAND-KANE – Harry Kane stood by as the ball rested motionless on the penalty kick late in the game. He started his run, kicked the ball, and missed. in a bad manner. England ended up losing to France 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Sent: 410 words, pictures.
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