Monthly Archives: October 2020

  • Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

    Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is wrapping up an anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam as the fierce American presidential election race enters its final stretch. With just four days left in the campaign in…

  • Organizations find safe ways to celebrate Halloween

    Organizations find safe ways to celebrate Halloween CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Families have been forced to get creative this Halloween season in order to continue festivities amid the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 cases in Western New York are on the rise. Because of this, some local organizations got creative to…

  • Court: UC can’t waffle in phasing out SATs in admissions

    Court: UC can’t waffle in phasing out SATs in admissions SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state appeals court says the University of California can’t let student applicants submit standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements. The San Francisco Chronicle says…

  • Trump’s diversity training order faces lawsuit

    Trump’s diversity training order faces lawsuit New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order that prohibits federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training that the president has deemed “anti-American.” The NAACP Legal…

  • Malaysian PM’s key ally demands early polls in new snag

    Malaysian PM’s key ally demands early polls in new snag KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The key ally in Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s coalition has called for elections to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pandemic subsides. It’s a new snag for Muhyiddin’s tenuous hold on power.…

  • UN chief has plan for eventual peacekeeping exit from Congo

    UN chief has plan for eventual peacekeeping exit from Congo UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed a plan with benchmarks that would allow the more than 18,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo to progressively transfer its activities to Congolese authorities. In a 15-page letter to the…

  • After paralyzing injury, Travis Roy spent emotional night in Albany

    After paralyzing injury, Travis Roy spent emotional night in Albany Roy died on Thursday at age 45 of complications from his condition, prompting an outpouring of grief in the hockey community and beyond. Source: Times Unition After paralyzing injury, Travis Roy spent emotional night in Albany

  • New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

    New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders have voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia in a binding referendum. But in preliminary results, they were rejecting a measure to legalize marijuana. With about 83% of votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed…

  • Woman goes to prison over powder sent to Sen. Susan Collins

    Woman goes to prison over powder sent to Sen. Susan Collins BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. A federal judge imposed the sentence Thursday on…

  • Romo’s $4.75 million option declined by Minnesota Twins

    Romo’s .75 million option declined by Minnesota Twins MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins declined a $4.75 million option on right-hander Sergio Romo, who gets a $250,00 buyout and became a free agent. The 37-year-old was 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA and five saves in 24 games during his…