AntÃ³nio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, voiced concern over accounts of human rights violations in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and fears that its seizure of power would bring 'a return to the darkest days' for Afghan women and girls.
People sought shelter in tents and rescuers sifted rubble for survivors and bodies after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 1,300 in western Haiti on Saturday. Tropical Depression Grace threatened further harm to the country this week.
Mayor London Breed announced some of the nation's most stringent restrictions on unvaccinated people, barring them from indoor venues like bars, restaurants, gyms and large concerts. Workers of these establishments have until Oct. 13 to prove that they are fully vaccinated.
The Census Bureau held a news conference to officially release the results of the first district-level results from the 2020 census. This data is expected to jump-start a fight over redistricting in all 50 states.
A Texas judge ordered indoor mask-wearing in the Dallas area after rising coronavirus cases fueled by the Delta variant brought the levels of virus transmission and hospitalizations to those seen during the height of the pandemic.
Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said both vaccinated and unvaccinated people must wear masks again indoors starting on Friday. She warned that rising cases driven by the Delta variant could overrun hospitals in weeks.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his resignation would be effective in 14 days. The announcement came after a report from the state attorney general found he had sexually harassed 11 women. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be sworn in to replace him.
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