Aug 09, 2021

  • The bipartisan effort in the Senate is holding steady as a coalition of Democratic and Republican senators brushes off critics to push the $1 trillion infrastructure package toward final passage.
  • “Code Red for Humanity”: A U.N. report says Earth’s climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably reach a worrying level.
  • Nagasaki marks the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city with its mayor urging Japan, the United States and Russia to do more to eliminate nuclear weapons.
  • Some of the foreign contractors who powered the logistics of America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan now find themselves stranded on an unending layover in Dubai without a way to get home.
  • “Modern Family” medicine: Television series star Julie Bowen and her sister come to the rescue of a hiker who fell at Arches National Park in Utah.

ANDREW MELDRUM

Africa News Editor, Johannesburg

The Associated Press

 

The Rundown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Often elusive, the political center is holding steady in the Senate as a coalition of Democratic and Republican senators brushes off critics to push the $1 trillion infrastructure package toward final passage. …Read More

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BERLIN (AP) — A U.N.-appointed panel of experts is releasing a key report Monday summarizing the latest authoritative scientific information on climate change. The report will provide governments with up-to-date facts on the curr…Read More

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TOKYO (AP) — Kara Winger is the American record-holder in the javelin throw who just wrapped up her fourth Olympics. She has never finished higher than sixth place. When she got the call over the weekend telling her she would be …Read More

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Some of the foreign contractors who powered the logistics of America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan now find themselves stranded on an unending layover in Dubai without a way to get home. …Read More

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TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki on Monday marked the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city with its mayor urging Japan, the United States and Russia to do more to eliminate nuclear weapons. …Read More

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