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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Storm with high winds pounds Istanbul; 4 dead, several hurt

Nov. 29, 2021 09:50 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A powerful storm pounded Istanbul and other parts of Turkey on Monday, killing at least four people and causing havoc in the city of 15 million people, reports said. The victims included a woman who died in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, where strong...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Rocketing food costs are also harming the hunger safety net Eye-popping food price increases this fall, notably for meats, have taken a toll on many household budgets, especially for Thanksgiving. But...

Man killed after pulling gun on 2 officers on Interstate 4

Nov. 28, 2021 08:59 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in central Florida fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them early Sunday as they were investigating reports of a suspicious car parked in a construction zone along Interstate 4, authorities said. Officers Tammy Hathcock and...

CEO explains why Port of Virginia is running so smoothly

Nov. 27, 2021 12:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ports in California have been making headlines for their delays and supply chain backups. But the Port of Virginia has been running smoothly and outperforming other major ports on East Coast. Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director...

Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometer

Nov. 27, 2021 10:48 AM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ($3,380 and $8,000) though there are rumors of discounts. Often, the fee also includes a very short-term tent rental in the windy...

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

Nov. 27, 2021 09:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. ...

West Virginia artist helps restore Barrackville bridge

Nov. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In his 10 years living in Barrackville, Graham Curry has always appreciated the town’s covered bridge. “(The bridge) is kind of something that is associated with the town... it reflects the life and vibrance of the town,” Curry said....

Skeptic to advocate: Man survives scary bout of COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2021 00:40 AM EST

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Howard Breidenbach thought it was all a big conspiracy. The government using a so-called “coronavirus” to control the people. Feeding drama. Making up numbers. “It was all a lie,” he thought. ...

Connecticut school district turns to limo service for help

Nov. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that's been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of...