Top Headlines for October 30, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Sheriff Defends Charging Cuomo With a Sex Crime

    The Albany County sheriff acknowledged that his office had not coordinated with the county's district attorney before filing a criminal complaint against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, but he rejected accusations that the filing was a 'political hit job.'
  • Families of Charleston Shooting Victims Reach Settlement

    The families of nine Black parishioners who were fatally shot by a white supremacist, and survivors of the shooting, reached an $88 million settlement with the Justice Department.
  • Progressives Ready to Vote for 'Both Bills,' Jayapal Says

    Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington, the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said that her members wanted to see the text of the Build Back Better plan before voting on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
  • New Zealand Will Relax Quarantine Requirements

    Chris Hipkins, New Zealand's Covid-19 response minister, announced that the mandatory quarantine period for travelers to the country would be cut in half next month. The changes would free up about 1,500 rooms a month in the country's quarantine hotels.
  • Garland Defends Schools Memo Against Republican Attacks

    Attorney General Merrick B. Garland rejected Republicans' criticisms that the Justice Department's initiative to address threats against educators was an effort to intimidate parents who were concerned about issues like curriculums and mask mandates.
  • State Department Protests Israeli Settlement Expansion

    A State Department spokesman, Ned Price, criticized the Israeli government's plan to to build more than 3,000 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, saying the move 'damages the prospects for a two-state solution.'
  • Blinken Pushes 'Significant Reorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy'

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new set of priorities for the State Department that include preventing cyberattacks and fighting misinformation.
  • Manchin Opposes Democrats' Billionaires Tax

    Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, criticized Senate Democrats' plan to extract hundreds of billions of dollars from billionaires as divisive.
  • Brazilian Lawmakers Seek Criminal Charges Against Bolsonaro

    Lawmakers voted to recommend nine criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, including 'crimes against humanity,' after a six-month investigation reported that he intentionally allowed Covid-19 to spread and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths.
  • More Suspected Live Rounds Were Found on 'Rust' Set, Sheriff Says

    Investigators in New Mexico recovered the lead projectile fired by Alec Baldwin that killed the film's cinematographer and wounded its director, the revolver they believe fired the shot, as well as more possible live rounds of ammunition.
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