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AP Poll-Cybersecurity – Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on American computer systems and see China and Russia as major threats, according to a new survey. Surveys by The Pearson Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research show that 9 out of 10 Americans are at least somewhat concerned about hacking involving their personal information, financial institutions, government agencies. Or some utilities are included. by Alan Suderman. Sent: 750 words, pictures.
Congress-Risk Autumn – Year-end piles of important laws and the rigors that go with them are normal behavior for Congress. This autumn, lawmakers are turning to battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both sides and their leaders. by Alan Fram. Sent: 950 words, pictures.
CALIFORNIA-OIL-SPILL – A Southern California beach that was closed last week after crude oil spilled into ocean waters, officials announced, is set to reopen. by Amy Taxin. Sent: 720 words, pictures.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-AUSTRALIA – Sydney’s hairdressers, gyms, cafes and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday, when Australia’s largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark. by Rod McGuirk. Sent: 410 words, pictures.
Iran-elections – Iraq saw a record low turnout in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, says the independent body that oversees the election. Preliminary results indicate widespread discontent and distrust in the vote. Sent: 270 words, pictures.
Emirates-French-Ambassador-Bird – A small bird rescued from Kabul by a French diplomat is starring in a rare, idyllic story about the evacuation from Afghanistan. The story of the talking mynah bird “Juji” has gone viral on social media As a symbol of survival amid the tumult of the Taliban takeover. by Isabel Debre. Sent: 790 words, pictures.
Fiona Hill-Book – Unlike all the other writers in the Trump administration, Fiona Hill is not scandalous. Like his measured but scathing testimony in Trump’s first impeachment, his new book paints a more sober, and thus perhaps more dangerous, portrait of the 45th president. By Lynn Berry and Calvin Woodward. Sent: 1,180 words, photo.
Australia-Afghan-Prisoner – Afghan soldier who killed 3 Australians released by Qatar. Sent: 200 words, photo.
GRUDEN-RACIST COMMENT – John Gruden again says he’s not a racist after Raiders’ loss. Sent: 860 words, pictures.
Fatal Crime Stampede-Louisiana – Police: Louisiana soldier, woman killed in shootout. Sent: 330 words.
SOC-BRAZIL-BOLSONARO – Brazil’s unvaccinated president is furious at the missed game of football. Sent: 150 words, pictures.
Mexico – Tropical Weather – Tropical Storm Pamela forms on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Sent: 140 words.
Hawaii earthquake – Strong earthquake struck off the coast of Hawaii. Sent: 110 words.
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Virus Outbreak – New Zealand – The government has announced that most of New Zealand’s health care workers and teachers will soon be legally required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Sent: 440 words, pictures.
Utility executive-punishment — A former utility executive who lied to ratepayers after discovering a pair of nuclear reactors being built in South Carolina and costing regulators billions of dollars was jailed for one final time before being jailed for two years. facing the judge. Sent: 650 words, pictures.
Officer murder – A man accused of shooting a Georgia police officer during his first shift with the department ambushed him hours ago in retaliation for his arrest, officials say. Sent: 290 words, pictures.
France-Church-Sex Abuse – At the age of 8, Laurent Martinez was sexually abused by a priest. Forty years later, he has chosen to make his story into a play to show the devastating consequences and how speaking can help victims heal and rebuild. A play called “Forgiveness”? Taken from the French writer and actor’s own life, describing how he ate from the inside out of abuse and struggled with daily life thereafter. by Sylvie Corbett. Sent: 900 words, pictures.
NORTH KOREA-KIM – North Korea said on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un urged the authorities to overcome the “grave situation” facing the country and make stronger efforts to improve the food and living conditions of its people. Sent: 430 words, pictures.
Italy-Murano-Glass — Murano glass blowers have survived plagues and epidemics. He transformed highly prized artistic works to beat the low-priced competition from Asia. But rising energy prices are shattering their economic model. Sent: 850 words, pictures.
Afghanistan-US-Taliban – The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to an extremely poor Afghanistan on the verge of economic disaster, while refusing to give it political recognition.
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