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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 05, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel. September 30, 2022. Editorial: Lessons from Hurricane Ian that Florida must heed Every time a major hurricane approaches landfall in Florida, one question dominates most people’s minds, no matter how much outward...

US envoy blames Houthis for failure to extend cease-fire

Oct. 05, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy to Yemen on Wednesday blamed rebel Houthi leaders for the recent failure to extend the country's cease-fire agreement, accusing them of making last-minute ‘maximalist demands' that derailed constructive negotiations. Yemen’s warring sides failed to...

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

Oct. 05, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his...

EXPLAINER: A look at famine and its toll as Somalia at risk

Oct. 05, 2022 04:31 AM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — Within weeks, a famine could be declared in Somalia, affecting more than 850,000 people in two of the country's worst drought-affected areas plus thousands of people in displacement camps. Such a declaration by the United Nations and partners is rare and a...

CDC drops traveler health notices for individual countries

Oct. 03, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is scrapping another of its responses to the pandemic. On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices that it began issuing early in the pandemic. ...

UN chief urges Yemen rivals: No new violence and renew truce

Oct. 03, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen’s warring parties on Monday to refrain from any provocations that could escalate violence. The move follows the failure to extend a nationwide cease-fire and to engage with each other to renew the truce. ...

It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

Oct. 03, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don’t skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind. After flu hit historically low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be poised for a comeback. The main clue: A nasty flu season just...

Yemen's warring sides fail to extend UN-backed truce

Oct. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide cease-fire, the U.N. said Sunday, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country's bloody civil war began. In a statement, the U.N.’s envoy to Yemen called on all sides...

UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to renew expiring truce

Sep. 30, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is strongly urging Yemen’s warring parties to not only renew but expand a truce that expires Sunday, saying it has brought the longest period of relative calm since the conflict began in 2014. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...