Top Headlines for September 13, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Video Shows Women Marching at a Pro-Taliban Protest

    The demonstration, on Sept. 11, followed the violent suppression of protests by some Afghan women demanding equal rights. The timing and the presence of Taliban fighters suggest the march was not just approved by the Taliban but potentially orchestrated by the group.
  • Los Angeles Requires Vaccines for Students 12 and Older

    The Board of Education voted 6-0 to pass the measure, making Los Angeles the first major school district in the United States to mandate coronavirus vaccines for students 12 and older who are attending class in person.
  • Biden Mandates Vaccinations for Two-Thirds of U.S. Workers

    President Biden announced sweeping actions to vaccinate tens of millions of American workers against the coronavirus, including private-sector employees, health care workers and federal contractors.
  • Justice Dept. Sues Texas Over Abortion Law

    Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a lawsuit against Texas over its recently enacted law, which bans all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, and makes no exceptions for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest.
  • Watch Live: Biden Delivers Remarks on Coronavirus Vaccinations

    President Biden is moving to impose new vaccination mandates in order to put pressure on private businesses, federal agencies and schools to enact stricter vaccine and testing requirements.
  • Mindy Batters Florida Panhandle

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Mindy brought heavy rain and strong winds after making landfall along the Florida Panhandle. Mindy was downgraded to a tropical depression, but continued to drench parts of Southeast.
  • 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.
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