The week in politics, and the early history of baseball in Houston (Oct. 27, 2021) | Houston Public Media

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup. Also this hour: Texas health officials have put the marijuana extract known as delta-8 THC on a list of illegal drugs. … Read more

COVID spread plummeting in North Carolina, state data shows

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has dropped substantially in recent weeks, according to data released Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.   What You Need To Know For the first time since mid-July, the state reported two consecutive days of new daily cases below 1,500 K-12 schools … Read more

Inside the Kabul safe houses where Afghans wait to be evacuated to Canada – National |

From the street, it looks like just another Kabul compound, but that’s the point. The families inside don’t want to be found. They’re hiding from the Taliban who patrol the city in their pickups. Occupied by former employees of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan, the compound is self-contained so they don’t have to go out, … Read more

Fiat Chrysler nears guilty plea in emissions fraud: Report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal conduct to resolve a multiyear emissions fraud probe surrounding Ram pick-up trucks and Jeep sport utility vehicles with diesel engines, people familiar with the matter have said. FCA lawyers and US Justice Department officials are brokering a plea deal that could be … Read more

Former refugees push for action on better settlement for future arrivals

Refugee advocates have joined forces to demand a say on the review of New Zealand’s refugee resettlement strategy. Dr Zhiyan Basharati has a PhD in forensic psychology and is a dedicated advocate for refugees and migrants. Photo: supplied A strategy was last drawn up in 2012 and the Refugee Alliance wants it to be more … Read more

East County middle school closed Wednesday due to power outage

ALPINE, Calif. – An East County middle school is closed Wednesday after an electrical short caused a power outage on campus, according to district officials. The closure impacts Joan MacQueen Middle School at 2001 Tavern Road, Alpine Union School District Superintendent Rich Newman said in a tweet late Tuesday. Are you owed money? County seeks … Read more

Santee Wendy’s raises more than $20K for families to rebuild after plane crash

SANTEE, Calif. — Two weeks after tragedy struck a Santee neighborhood, the community is closer than ever. The fundraiser held Tuesday to help two families rebuild after a twin-engine Cessna crashed into their neighborhood raised an estimated $21,000. All the proceeds of the day’s sales starting at 6:30 a.m. and continuing past 10 p.m. benefit … Read more

Thirteen ‘mostly unvaccinated’ pregnant women DIED from Covid since July, study shows

Thirteen ‘mostly unvaccinated’ pregnant women have DIED from Covid since July, study shows – and expectant mothers are STILL being turned away from clinics despite medical advice that jabs are safe A new study shows at least 13 pregnant women died with Covid between July and September this year It is understood that 85 per … Read more

Ports backlog persists despite Biden promise of longer hours

The logjam at America’s two largest ports has shown no sign of improving, despite President Biden’s announcement earlier this month that both facilities were moving to a 24/7 work schedule. The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported Tuesday that 105 vessels were at anchor or in a holding area waiting to enter the ports of … Read more