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Intensifying Cat 4 Hurricane Ida to hit Louisiana on Sunday

August 29, 2021

By KEVIN MCGILL and JAY REEVES NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast while emergency officials in the region grappled with opening […]

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Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

August 27, 2021

By ROBERT BURNS, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is vowing to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite the deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He promised to […]

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West warns of possible attack at Kabul airport amid airlift

August 26, 2021

By ZIARMAL HASHIMI, JILL LAWLESS and JON GAMBRELL KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Western nations warned Thursday of a possible attack on Kabul’s airport, where thousands have flocked as they try to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the waning days of a […]

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NC Senate backs protections for incarcerated pregnant women

August 26, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON The use of physical restraints like handcuffs and shackles on pregnant women and new mothers in North Carolina prisons and jails would be largely barred in a measure nearing final legislative approval.  The Senate voted unanimously […]

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Gunfire at Kabul airport kills 1 amid chaotic evacuations

August 23, 2021

By AHMAD SEIR, RAHIM FAIEZ and JOSEPH KRAUSS A firefight just outside Kabul’s international airport killed at least one Afghan soldier early Monday, German officials said, the latest chaos to engulf Western efforts to evacuate those fleeing the Taliban takeover […]

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22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee

August 23, 2021

At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee. Saturday’s flooding in rural areas took out […]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID

August 22, 2021

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the virus and received […]

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Search continues for missing persons in North Carolina flood

August 21, 2021

CRUSO, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of searchers combed through debris Saturday looking for four people who remain unaccounted for after flooding in western North Carolina. Haywood County Emergency Services issued an update Saturday on search and rescue efforts. the number […]

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Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

August 17, 2021

U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the […]

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Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban

August 17, 2021

By ROBERT BURNS  Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turned out […]

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