Top Headlines for September 08, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Japan Court Summons NKorea Leader Over Repatriation Program

    A Japanese court has summoned North Korea’s leader to face demands for compensation by several ethnic Korean residents of Japan who say they suffered human rights abuses in North Korea after joining a resettlement program there that described the country as a 'paradise on Earth,' a lawyer and plaintiff said Tuesday.
  • Biden Surveys Damage From Ida to Eastern Seaboard

    President Biden visited New York and New Jersey to assess damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Mr. Biden said the threat of climate change should be considered in how to rebuild after the storm.
  • New Zealand Eases Covid Restrictions Outside Auckland

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the government would ease virus restrictions outside its largest city, Auckland, ending a series of lockdowns that began in August.
  • New Jersey Governor Visits City Where 4 Died From Storm

    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.
  • New Zealand Is Re-Examining Antiterrorism Laws After Stabbing

    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.
  • E.U. Ends Legal Battle With AstraZeneca

    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.
  • Caldor Fire Threatens Communities Near Lake Tahoe

    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.
  • Biden Addresses Louisiana After Ida: 'We're In This Together'

    President Biden visited Louisiana to tour the damage caused by Hurricane Ida, and attended a briefing where he said $100 million was given as direct assistance to people in the state.
  • 'Almost Un-American,' Biden Says of Texas Abortion Law

    President Biden said an abortion law in Texas that prohibits abortion after six weeks was not in line with American values, adding that he supports a woman's right to choose.
  • Biden Calls Economic Recovery 'Durable and Strong'

    President Biden said the spread of the Delta variant led to the disappointing August jobs report, but that his administration's recovery plan 'is working.'
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