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U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia's Tigray – (Reuters)
An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Friday forced a U.N. flight carrying aid workers to abort a landing there, the United Nations said.

Obama stumps for Virginia candidate in race seen as referendum on Biden – (Reuters)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday joins a roster of high-profile Democrats campaigning for Terry McAuliffe, a candidate for Virginia governor in a race seen as a barometer of the country's political direction after Joe Biden, a Democrat, won the …

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate cha…

Child tax credit tussle reflects debate over work incentives – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — To supporters of the child tax credit, there has always been an "aha moment" — the recognition that as little as a few hundred dollars a month could be life-changing.For Colorado Sen.

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to…

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming.

Deal on $2T Biden package, seems close but elusive – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for…

Baldwin was told gun was 'cold' before movie set shooting – (Associated Press)
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As a film crew and actors in Western garb prepared to rehearse a scene inside a wooden, chapel-like building on a desert movie ranch outside Santa Fe, assistant director Dave Halls stepped outside and grabbed a prop gun off a cart.

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball’s oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title.Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros ear…

Epic Games opposes Apple's effort to pause antitrust trial orders – (Reuters)
"Fortnite" creator Epic Games on Friday opposed Apple Inc's <a href="" target="_blank">(AAPL.O)</a> efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a potentially lengthy appeals process plays out.

Australia's Melbourne enjoys weekend of eased COVID curbs after long lockdown – (Reuters)
Melbourne, Australia's second-biggest city, began its first weekend out of the world's longest string of COVID-19 lockdowns with spontaneous street parties, live music and packed pubs, bars and restaurants.

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company.

U.S. Democrats narrow differences on Biden's agenda, mull billionaire tax – (Reuters)
Democrats are closing in on a deal on President Joe Biden's social and climate-change agenda by narrowing their differences over healthcare and other issues, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after a White House meeting on Friday.

Prop gun in Alec Baldwin accidental movie set shooting had live rounds, police say – (Reuters)
Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion case, lets ban remain – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on Nov. 1 a challenge to a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on the procedure and lets private citizens enforce it - a case that could dramatically curtail abortion access in the United States if the justi…

Ex-Giuliani associate Parnas found guilty of violating U.S. campaign finance law – (Reuters)
Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was found guilty on Friday of violating U.S. campaign finance laws during the 2018 elections.

Viral video, opinions challenge Georgia jury selection for Arbery case – (Reuters)
A Georgia court struggled this week to seat jurors in the trial of three white men accused of murdering Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, underscoring the challenge of finding people who have not formed firm opinions based on a viral video of the shooting.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 90.7% efficacy in trial in children – (Reuters)
The Pfizer <a href="" target="_blank">(PFE.N)</a>/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of children 5 to 11 years old, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday.

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids – (Associated Press)
Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S.

Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case – (Associated Press)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover th…


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