Top Headlines for September 09, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Harris Campaigns for Newsom in California's Recall Election

    Vice President Kamala Harris held a rally with Gov. Gavin Newsom, warning voters in her home state that the values they hold dear would be under dire threat if the governor was recalled.
  • Elizabeth Holmes Arrives for the First Day of Trial

    The disgraced founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos arrived at the federal courthouse and stood trial for two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and 10 counts of wire fraud.
  • Fire Kills at Least 41 Prisoners in Indonesia

    The blaze at the Tangerang prison, about 25 miles west of the capital, Jakarta, killed at least 41 people and seriously injured eight more. The cause of the fire was still under investigation.
  • Virginia Brings Down Robert E. Lee Statue in Richmond

    Crowds cheered as the 21-foot statue of the Confederate general was lifted off its pedestal in the state's capital. It was the last of six Confederate monuments to be removed from the city's main boulevard.
  • 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.
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