Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Lebanon’s rising power cuts add to gloom of economic crisis

    Lebanon’s rising power cuts add to gloom of economic crisis BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese are buying candles in bulk, turning to traditional kerosene lamps and throwing away rotten food because of prolonged power cuts that plunged the country into darkness this week, adding to the gloom of a deepening…

  • Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU

    Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal as part of a relocation program worked out among several European Union countries.About one-third of the nearly 75,000 migrants and refugees who…

  • Iowa’s Grassley to skip GOP convention due to virus concerns

    Iowa’s Grassley to skip GOP convention due to virus concerns Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley will not be attending the Republican National Convention for the first time in his 40-year Senate career due to concerns about the coronavirus. Grassley says moving the convention to Florida was probably the right…

  • Police find 211 migrants crammed in truck in North Macedonia

    Police find 211 migrants crammed in truck in North Macedonia SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they found 211 migrants, including 63 minors, in a truck during a routine control on a regional road. Police said Tuesday that a border patrol stopped a truck around…

  • Women’s rights groups protest French ministers’ appointments

    Women’s rights groups protest French ministers’ appointments PARIS (AP) — Women’s rights groups are protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement. Feminist activists held two small protests Tuesday in Paris,…

  • Review: ‘Conspiracy’ tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

    Review: ‘Conspiracy’ tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed Author Paul Starobin recounts a jaw-dropping tale of greed in the Gilded Age. After gold was discovered in the territory of Alaska, a well-connected political boss from North Dakota engineered a brazen scheme to plunder gold already claimed by…

  • Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes

    Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes DETROIT (AP) — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system with such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movement…

  • In reversal, Georgia universities to now mandate masks

    In reversal, Georgia universities to now mandate masks ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges will mandate campus-wide mask wearing after the state university system reversed itself on Monday. The University System of Georgia had previously told schools they should “strongly encourage” students and others to wear…

  • US probes fuel leaks in older Chevy Cobalt and HHR vehicles

    US probes fuel leaks in older Chevy Cobalt and HHR vehicles DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints of fuel leaks in older Chevrolet Cobalt small cars and HHR wagons. The probe covers more than 614,000 Cobalts from the 2008 to 2010 model years…

  • Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

    Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are forging ahead with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly…