Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey on Saturday toured Elizabeth, N.J., where four people died when floodwater from the remnants of Hurricane Ida trapped them in an apartment complex. At least 25 people in the state were killed as a result of the storm.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said a man who wounded seven people in a West Auckland supermarket had been under government surveillance for months before the attack, and that officials had tried 'every legal avenue' to protect people from him.
The European Union reached a settlement with the company over delays in the delivery of hundreds of millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses. The agreement requires AstraZeneca to deliver a total of 300 million doses by the end of March 2022.
The blaze, which has destroyed businesses and hundreds of homes, inched toward South Lake Tahoe and the neighborhoods to its south. Fire crews built containment lines in the hopes that they would stop the fire in its tracks.
President Biden addressed the damage caused by Hurricane Ida as it moved across the eastern part of the country and said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was on the ground to provide assistance to those affected.
Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered remarks on the end of the military mission in Afghanistan and the complex nature of withdrawing troops from the region.
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