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  • Democratic Member Richard Tsoi Released From Prison, Believes Democracy Will Return August 15, 2022
    Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, age 54, a Hong Kong politician, was released from jail on Aug. 13. He was arrested in September 2021 for incitement and participation in an unauthorized  2020 June 4th assembly. Tsoi was the former vice-chair of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which was a pro-democracy […]
  • LA Unified Reports Fewer Teacher, Staff Vacancies as School Year Begins August 15, 2022
    After a years-long struggle with staff shortages, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is about 99 percent staffed before the new school year starts on Aug. 15, according to district officials. A spreadsheet posted on the district’s website Aug. 10 listed more than 170 teaching positions, among which about 80 were at high-needs schools—namely […]
  • ‘Toxic’ Protein Linked to Multiple Forms of Motor Neurone Disease August 15, 2022
    An abnormal protein known to cause rare genetic forms of motor neurone disease (MND) could be implicated in nerve cell death in all forms of the condition, Australian researchers have found. The study, led by researchers from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre and published in the neuroscience journal “Brain,” is the first […]
  • Officials: Loud ‘Boom’ Heard in North Utah Likely a Meteor August 15, 2022
    SALT LAKE CITY—A loud “boom” heard across areas of northern Utah was likely a meteor, officials said Saturday. Reports of the loud noise circulated at about 8:30 a.m., with people from Orem to southern Idaho posting that they heard the “boom,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox wrote on Twitter that his […]
  • Cost of Fuel for Australians Rises to $100 a Week August 15, 2022
    Cash-strapped Australians filling up at the fuel pump paid an extra $5 (US$3.50) a week over the course of the past three months, according to new figures. The Australian Automobile Association’s latest Transport Affordability Index, released on Sunday, shows average weekly fuel costs across the nation rose to $100.39 in the June quarter. Typical weekly […]
  • Another Lula Da Silva Presidency Would Be a Disaster for Brazilian Democracy And the Press August 15, 2022
    Commentary Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the far-left candidate in Brazil’s presidential elections this year, has resumed his attack on freedom of expression by demanding the “social control of the media.” “Social control of the media” can be defined as a “euphemism to subordinate the free flow of information to the undercover interference from government.” […]
  • Alaska: Yukon | Expedition Overland Episode 14 August 15, 2022
    After plunging into British Columbia, the crew sets out on their most ambitious adventure yet: the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail! Almost extinct, the trail proves to be a major logistical challenge. Ty takes a serious injury and the team operates with one man down. Fuel, navigation, breakdowns, and the elements all come into play on […]
  • Will Zalatoris Gets 1St PGA Tour Win in Playoff at Memphis August 15, 2022
    MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The 10-foot par putt in regulation was so crucial and the moment so important that Will Zalatoris doesn’t remember screaming out when he made it, “What are they gonna say now?” It took three playoff holes to get the answer Sunday in the FedEx St. Jude Championship, and it was more along the lines […]
  • Australian Energy Minister Hopes US-China Climate Talks Can Be ‘Ring-Fenced’ From Taiwan Tensions August 15, 2022
    Australian Energy Minister Chris Bowen is hoping Washington and Beijing can “ring-fence” the growing tensions over Taiwan and continue climate change talks after they were shuttered by the Chinese Communist Party in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) visit to Taiwan. Beijing announced its “countermeasures” in response to Pelosi’s high-profile visit on Aug. 5 […]
  • International Support for Miners Rescue Was ‘Heartwarming,’ Says Company President August 15, 2022
    The recent successful rescue of two miners trapped in a mine in the Dominican Republic for more than a week was made possible thanks to support from the international community including direct assistance from the Royal Canadian Air Force, according to the president of the company at the centre of the incident. Paul Marinko, head […]




  • One in three parents worry that school traffic endangers their kids: poll August 15, 2022
    As kids across the country prepare to go back to school, nearly a third of parents surveyed in a nationwide poll said they are worried about student safety in high-traffic drop-off areas. More than a quarter of respondents to the poll, released by the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital on Monday, said they […]
  • Brother of former NFL star sought as suspect in Texas youth football game shooting August 15, 2022
    Authorities said the brother of former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib is a person of interest in a shooting at a youth football game in Texas that occurred on Saturday that killed a coach. A statement released by Lancaster, Texas officials indicated on Sunday that Yaqub Salik Talib is considered a suspect in the incident at...
  • More than 130K north of Detroit under boil water advisory after water main break August 15, 2022
    Authorities in Michigan said Sunday that more than 130,000 residents north of Detroit were under a boil water advisory after a 120-inch water main break. In a statement on Sunday, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) shared that seven communities remain under the boil water advisory, predicting that it might take up an additional two...
  • Former Nixon counsel says Trump's media supporters will have 'egg all over their face' when probe ends August 15, 2022
    John Dean, former President Richard Nixon's White House counsel, predicted on Sunday that media supporters of former President Trump will have a "egg all over their face" when the Department of Justice's (DOJ) investigation into matters involving classified documents comes to an eventual end. During an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter asked […]
  • These Black candidates could make history in November August 14, 2022
    Correction: This article corrects that Charles Booker in 2020 ran in a race in which Sen. Mitch McConnell was up for reelection and corrects the office sought by Andrea Campaign to attorney general. Hundreds of Black candidates are running in this year’s election cycle — and many are looking to make history as the first...
  • Bowman avoids question on Biden running again August 14, 2022
    Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) on Sunday joined a chorus of other Democrats in avoiding answering a question about whether President Biden should run in 2024 but said "if" he does, the New York Democrat would support him. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” guest host Brianna Keilar asked Bowman of Biden "do...
  • FBI, DHS warn of increase in threats to federal law enforcement officials after Mar-a-Lago search: reports August 14, 2022
    The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned in a joint bulletin that there is an increase in threats to federal law enforcement officials following the FBI search at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last week. In a bulletin dated Friday, the agencies advised that possible threats toward law enforcement are coming from...
  • Energy secretary expects gas prices to fall further August 14, 2022
    Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday projected an ongoing decline in gas prices to continue but expressed uncertainty given potential changes in global events that would impact supply levels. In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with guest anchor Brianna Keilar, Granholm cited a recent short-term outlook from the Energy Information Administration (EIA)...
  • White House pushes back on notion of DOJ politicization: 'This is not true' August 14, 2022
    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Sunday pushed back on Republicans who are vocally accusing the Biden administration of politicizing the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) for searching former President Trump’s Florida property last week. “This is not about politicizing anything,” Jean-Pierre told ABC “This Week” co-anchor Jonathan Karl. “That is not true...
  • Former Afghan president agrees Trump's deal with Taliban on US withdrawal was a disaster August 14, 2022
    Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed on Sunday that the Trump’s administration's deal with the Taliban that intended to lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country was a disaster. During an appearance on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Ghani told host Fareed Zakaria that he was critical of the Afghan government being excluded...