CA Republicans sue to block Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order

CA Republicans sue to block Gavin Newsom's vote-by-mail order

The Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and California Republican Party sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Sunday, claiming an executive order sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters in the state is an “illegal power grab” that invites potential fraud. Newsom’s order, aimed at allowing voters … Read more

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Sheriff’s deputy shot armed man who disrupted NC church service

Sheriff's deputy shot armed man who disrupted NC church service

WAXHAW, N.C. — A sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who was armed with a knife when deputies responded to a complaint that he had disrupted an outdoor church service in North Carolina on Sunday, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine why the man, whose injuries didn’t appear life-threatening, interrupted the service outside … Read more

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Hong Kong’s security, police chiefs warn of growing ‘terrorism’ as national laws loom

Hong Kong's security chief warns of growing 'terrorism' as government backs Beijing's planned security laws

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s security and police chiefs said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s plans to introduce national security laws after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move. A masked anti-government protester holds a flag supporting Hong Kong independence during a … Read more

Australia’s most populous state urges parents to work from home as schools reopen

Australia's most populous state urges parents to work from home as schools reopen

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state on Monday urged locals to continue working from home despite schools reopening as the number of coronavirus cases slows. Children return to campus for the first day of New South Wales public schools fulling re-opening for all students and staff amidst the easing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) … Read more

Jacinda Ardern keeps cool as earthquake strikes during interview

Jacinda Ardern keeps cool as earthquake strikes during interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was largely unphased when an earthquake struck during a live TV interview Monday morning. “We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan,” Ardern told the host of Newshub when the rumbling began. “Quite a decent shake here.” After a fleeting look of concern, Ardern smiles and explains … Read more

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Videos show crowds at Long Island bar despite coronavirus shutdown

Videos show crowds at Long Island bar despite coronavirus shutdown

A Long Island bar got into hot water over the weekend after apparently allowing dozens of customers inside the establishment to drink beverages in violation of the state’s coronavirus shutdown. Videos posted on social media showed scores of maskless people packed inside the Dublin Deck Tiki Bar and Grill in Patchogue on Friday night as … Read more

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Abe’s ‘own goals’ slash support rates even as Japan’s coronavirus emergency set to be lifted

Abe's 'own goals' slash support rates even as Japan's coronavirus emergency set to be lifted

TOKYO (Reuters) – A string of controversial missteps has slashed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s support to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he prepares to lift a state of emergency after the rate of coronavirus infections declined. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks wearing a face protective … Read more