Top Headlines for August 06, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Dixie Fire Burns Through Plumas County

    The Dixie Fire ravaged the historic town of Greenville in Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, leaving its main street in rubble. Other parts of the county were also completely burned.
  • Israel Retaliates After Militants Fire Rockets From Lebanon

    It was the second time in two weeks that rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel, prompting the Israeli Army to retaliate with artillery fire. No faction immediately claimed responsibility for the rockets.
  • 'We Can Do Both': White House Defends Vaccine Booster Shots

    The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, pushed back on the World Health Organization's call for halting vaccine booster shots until more of the world has access, calling it a 'false choice' and praising the Biden administration's global vaccine distribution efforts.
  • Turkey Battles Worst Blaze in Decades

    Forest fires continued in Turkey after more than a week as the country dealt with an economic crisis and the pandemic. The fires are the worst the country has seen in decades.
  • Beirut Commemorates Year Anniversary of Blast

    Many gathered, held pictures of the dead and demanded answers from their government at a ceremony paying tribute to the year anniversary of the catastrophic port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed more than 200 people.
  • W.H.O. Calls for Moratorium on Covid Vaccine Boosters

    The World Health Organization urged wealthy nations not to distribute booster shots until at least the end of September to reserve supplies and help every country inoculate at least 10 percent of its population.
  • Firefighters Continue to Battle Blazes in Southern Oregon

    Firefighters have been working for weeks through heavy ash and dust to help contain the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon. Eliminating the fire has been difficult due to heat and wind.
  • New York City Will Require Vaccination for Indoor Activities

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York announced that proof of vaccination would be required for many indoor activities including dining, museums, fitness centers. The policy comes as new coronavirus cases have spiked.
  • 'My Job Is About You,' Cuomo Says After Attorney General Report

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York denied any wrongdoing following the release of a report by the state's attorney general into allegations of sexual harassment against him. He said the investigation was a painful period for his family, but he would continue his work.
  • Watch Full Video: Governor Cuomo Addresses Attorney General Report

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo addressed the report from the state's attorney general that found he sexually harassed multiple women, including current and former government workers, and retaliated against one for making a public complaint.
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