Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

    Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Kuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe’s only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse. Now the outbreak of COVID-19 is proving a stern test. International tourism has stopped and restrictions forced…

  • Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

    Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week SYDNEY (AP) — A 17-year-old surfer has died when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year. Police say the teenager was surfing at…

  • Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations

    Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament has passed controversial legislation amending laws governing attorneys and bar associations, despite protests from critics who say the move could limit the independence of lawyers and reduce the professional associations’ clout. The new law was submitted…

  • More showers and storms possible Saturday

    More showers and storms possible Saturday Unmute Play Remaining Ad Time Ad – 00:00 Saturday: 70% chance of scattered showers and storms. Rain could be heavy at times. Still muggy. Any thunderstorms could be strong to severe. Damaging wind is the highest threat with any storms. Wind: S/SW 7-14G20…

  • Fay downgraded to tropical depression over southern New York

    Fay downgraded to tropical depression over southern New York MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay has weakened into a tropical depression early Saturday morning. The National Hurricane Center says the storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph as it moves over southern New York. The post Fay downgraded…

  • Indian forces kill 6 Naga rebels near Myanmar border

    Indian forces kill 6 Naga rebels near Myanmar border GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police say India’s security forces have killed six separatist Naga militants in an exchange of gunfire in a northeastern state bordering Myanmar. The fighting took place early Saturday as India’s paramilitary soldiers and police officers raided…

  • Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

    Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday,…

  • COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp

    COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp WASHINGTON (AP) — Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19 on the job have no guarantee they’ll qualify for workers’ comp to…

  • Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

    Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of nonwhite senior aides on their campaigns. That’s according to data…

  • Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

    Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges President Donald Trump is determined to reopen the country. In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter Friday…