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2022-10-08 15:21:46 By : Ms. Judy Tian

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk out of the White House to board Marine One in Washington, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Puerto Rico.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk out of the White House to board Marine One in Washington, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Puerto Rico.

President Joe Biden is highlighting his administration's efforts to protect access to abortion as he marks 100 days since the Supreme Court overturned a national right to the procedure and Democrats hope the issue will galvanize their voters ahead of the midterm elections.

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Five years after women’s stories about him made the #MeToo movement explode, Harvey Weinstein is going on trial in Los Angeles, where he once was king of the Oscars. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York. Jury selection starts Monday for his second trial. He's been indicted on four counts of rape and seven other counts of sexual assault involving five women. Weinstein was an innovator in aggressive campaigns that turned into Oscar gold for many of his films. Prosecutors will try to convince jurors that he took advantage of that power to commit major sexual crimes.

Thousands of chanting, singing people have held a solidarity demonstration in The Netherlands in support of protesters in Iran who have taken to the streets since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code. Protesters who gathered Saturday at a central park in The Hague waved flags and banners emblazoned with texts including “No to enforced headscarf in Iran,” “justice can’t wait” and “stop bloodshed in Iran.” The demonstration follows anti-government protests across Iran that were sparked by Amini’s death. The Iranian protests have triggered demonstrations of support across Europe, including by women cutting off locks of their hair, following Iranian women’s example.

Herschel Walker pitches himself as a politician who can bridge America’s racial and cultural divides. Yet by staking out familiar conservative ground in his Georgia Senate campaign, the former football star seems to be contradicting his promises of unity. Walker says Democrats are the real purveyors of division and their “wokeness” on cultural issues is a threat. Walker says those who don’t share his vision of the country can leave, and he blasts his opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock, and the Democratic Party as the real purveyors of division. Walkers’ arguments make for a striking contrast in a Senate contest featuring two Black men born in the Deep South during or immediately following the civil rights movement.

Louisville will be without dual-threat starting quarterback Malik Cunningham for its game at Virginia. He remains in the concussion protocol after taking a hit in last week’s loss to Boston College. The fifth-year senior ran for three touchdowns and threw for another before finishing the game on the sideline. He was removed for one play in the third quarter after taking a hit to the head from BC defensive back Jaylen Blackwell, who was penalized for targeting. Cunningham played two more series before being replaced by Brock Domann. Cunningham did not make the trip to Virginia.

American businessman Bill Foley attended Bournemouth’s Premier League game against Leicester amid reports that he is close to completing a takeover of the club. The Las Vegas-based billionaire already owns the Vegas Golden Knights NHL franchise. He is set to pay around 120 million pounds ($133 million) to buy Bournemouth from current owner Maxim Demin, according to multiple British media reports. Bournemouth is back in the Premier League after winning promotion from the second-tier Championship last season and has the smallest stadium in the English top flight, with a capacity of just 11,364.

Anti-government demonstrations have erupted in several areas across Iran as the most sustained protests in years against a deeply entrenched theocracy entered their fourth week. At least two people died Saturday. Marchers chanted anti-government protests and twirled headscarves in repudiation of coercive religious dress codes. In some areas, merchants shuttered shops in response to a call by activists for a commercial strike or to protect their wares from damage. Rights monitors say that in a city in the majority Kurdish northwest, a driver was killed after honking at security forces in support of the protesters. The monitors said another protester was also killed.

An Indiana man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for abusing his 12-year-old son and starving the boy to death. Monroe Circuit Judge Christine Talley Haseman said Friday that nothing could justify the physical abuse and withholding of food and water that Luis Eduardo Posso Jr. inflicted on his young child. Posso pleaded guilty to murder in June and prosecutors agreed not to seek life in prison without parole, along with dismissing charges of neglect, criminal confinement and battery.

Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta and Cyprus say the European Union’s border agency Frontex needs to work inside third countries to stop smugglers from endangering the lives of migrants by sending them to Europe on risky boat trips. Top officials from the EU nations that receive most migrant arrivals said Saturday they’ll float the idea to EU leaders later this month to set up asylum application centers in neighboring countries. There successful asylum applicants can safely reach Europe. Such centers would help diminish the allure of smugglers to people with legitimate fears for their safety in their home countries. It would allow them to safely travel to European countries that have accepted their asylum claims.

Trackhouse Racing will make its 100th start on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway with drivers Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez still in the championship competition. It's been a breakthrough season for the second-year team, which has three victories and can get both drivers into the round of eight. Trackhouse owner Justin Marks has made his team the surprise story of the season and finds his upstart organization holding its own against NASCAR's heavyweights.

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Iowa Democrats had high hopes earlier in the campaign season of unseating seven-term Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, but they seem to be fading. When Michael Franken won the June primary, those hopes were growing. The retired Navy admiral beat a better-known former congresswoman by winning in conservative areas and taking moderate stands on issues that Democrats believed could make inroads against the 89-year-old Grassley. But last month, a police report was released alleging Franken kissed a former campaign aide without permission. Franken's campaign has denied the claim and the police called it unfounded. Still, the matter seems to have damaged Franken's prospects as Iowa Democrats try to reverse a decadeslong slide.

Jalen Suggs has a sprained left knee capsule and bone bruise. He collided Dallas’ Dorian Finney-Smith during the Magic-Mavericks preseason game Friday night. Orlando announced the results of Suggs’ MRI on Saturday, saying his return to play “will depend on how he responds to treatment.” The No. 5 pick in the 2021 draft out of Gonzaga missed 34 games last season because of thumb and ankle injuries, but finished his rookie year averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 assists.

Boston health officials said Friday they’re concerned about elevated levels of the coronavirus in the city’s wastewater. The concentration of the virus increased by 3.1% over the past week and by nearly 100% over the past two weeks, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. New COVID-19 cases in Boston have decreased slightly over the past week, though the data does not include positive results from at-home tests, the commission said. Boston hospitals had 170 new COVID-19 hospital admissions. The public health commissioner says increases in COVID-19 related hospitalizations, combined with flu season, would cause “major strain” on Boston’s health care system.

Ketanji Brown Jackson said before the Supreme Court's term began that she was “ready to work.” The first Black woman on the high court and its newest justice made that clear during arguments in the opening cases this past week. The numbers tell the story. She spoke almost 4,600 words over nearly six hours, and that was about 50% more than any other justice. That's according to the creator of a blog that highlights court-related data. Given the conservatives' edge on the court, the liberal Jackson's vote in some of the most contentious cases probably doesn't matter to the outcome. But her performance during arguments seemed to show she intends to make herself heard.

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Two pals, for an incredible length of 80 years, recently celebrated one’s 90th birthday with the sharing of separate and shared memories from a friendship lasting a lifetime, and recently renewed. And to think—it all started with a game of bridge.

Official in one of four Russia-annexed regions in Ukraine announces a partial evacuation of civilians.

Revelations about the warrant that led to the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor are scratching old wounds in Louisville, Kentucky. An officer admitted to falsifying information in the request for a search warrant that accused Taylor of harboring a drug dealer. Numerous police reforms are in the works, and the U.S. Justice Department is reviewing the city's policing practices. Four officers now await trial on federal charges. But people who protested her killing say all the heartache, injuries and abuse that followed the botched raid could have been avoided. They still want top-ranking officers fired, and meanwhile they say all charges should be dropped against people arrested for protesting.

According to UNESCO, the Mexican city of Puebla is home to the oldest public library in the Americas. Those who enter the Palafoxiana Library for the first time might think they have arrived at a chapel. There is a high, vaulted ceiling and a gold-framed painting of the Virgin Mary. The library owes its existence to one of Puebla’s early Catholic bishops, who in 1646 donated his private library of 5,000 volumes to a local religious college. He expressed hope that anyone able to read would have access to them. The library's collection has grown steadily over the centuries. There are now more than 45,000 volumes and manuscripts.

Russia's air force chief named commander of all troops fighting in Ukraine, defense ministry says.

Older people with limited mobility and those with chronic health conditions requiring the use of electrically powered medical devices were especially vulnerable when Hurricane Ian slammed into Southwest Florida. Experts are warning such risks to society’s oldest are growing as disasters increase with the impact of climate change. Almost all of the dozens of people killed by Ian in hardest hit Lee County were 50 or older, with many in their 70s, 80s and even 90s. That’s highlighted the rising dangers for those least likely to be able to flee such disasters and those most likely to be impacted by the aftermath.

Most train services across Britain have been canceled as thousands of rail workers staged the latest in a string of strikes over jobs, pay and working conditions. Saturday's 24-hour walkout by 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff was the third in a week. The action is part of a surging wave of strikes from workers seeking pay raises to keep up with inflation that is running at almost 10%. Only about 20% of train services are expected to run with disruption spilling over into Sunday morning. Unions accuse the government of preventing train companies from making a deal to end the dispute. The government denies that and has urged unions to work with employers and “not against them.”

Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz have set up an all-American final at the Japan Open after winning three-set semifinals. Tiafoe finally dropped a set in the tournament before beating Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 to reach his second final of the season. Fritz spent a week in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 in Seoul last week. He rallied Friday in the decisive set after trailing 3-1 to beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

Residents of a small community in Vermont were blindsided last month by news that one official in their water department quietly lowered fluoride levels nearly four years ago. The revelation in Richmond is worrying the town's residents about their children's dental health and transparent government. Kendall Chamberlin is the town water superintendent. He says he had concerns about fluoride levels and sourcing of the mineral. He later apologized and blamed his actions on a “misunderstanding.” The case also highlights the enduring misinformation around water fluoridation. Though it's considered one of the great health achievements of the 20th century, many people remain skeptical.

LOS ANGELES — First the hit, then the hands.

Wisconsin could take a sharp conservative turn after November, regardless of whether Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wins reelection this fall. That's because Republicans are within striking distance of gaining veto-proof majorities in the battleground state's Legislature. A veto override takes a two-thirds vote in the Assembly and Senate. If Republicans hold their seats and flip five, they would have it in the Assembly. They need just a one-seat gain in the Senate. Their strategy includes focusing on a handful of open seats and Democratic incumbents in rural districts. Democrats say they're aware of the risk.

The U.N. nuclear watchdog says that Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the biggest in Europe, has lost its last remaining external power source as a result of renewed shelling and is now relying on emergency diesel generators. The International Atomic Energy Agency said that the plant’s link to a 750-kilovolt line was cut at around 1 a.m. Saturday. It cited official information from Ukraine as well as reports from IAEA experts at the site, which is held by Russian forces. All six reactors at the plant are shut down but they still require electricity for cooling and other safety functions. The IAEA said plant engineers have begun work to repair the damaged power line.

Avant-garde pianist and composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, who studied with John Cage and went on to lead Japan’s advances in experimental modern music, has died. He was 89. The Kanagawa Arts Foundation, where Ichiyanagi was general artistic director, said Saturday that Ichiyanagi died on Friday. Ichiyanagi, who was married to Yoko Ono before she married John Lennon, studied at The Juilliard School in New York. He used free-spirited compositional techniques that left much to chance, incorporating not only traditional Japanese elements and instruments but also electronic music. He was known for collaborations that defied boundaries, working with Jasper Johns and Merce Cunningham.

China has criticized the latest U.S. decision to tighten export controls that would make it harder for China to obtain and manufacture advanced computing chips, calling it a violation of international economic and trade rules that will “isolate and backfire” on the U.S. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson accused the U.S.  of abusing its export control measures to maliciously block and suppress Chinese companies. She spoke after the U.S. on Friday updated export controls that included adding certain advanced, high-performance computing chips and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to its list. Washington says it's part of efforts to protect its national security.

TOKYO (AP) - Results from Japanese football:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just over 200 hundred years after French fur traders landed here via the Missouri River and settled in rough cabins along its banks, Kansas City Current owners Chris and Angie Long with other dignitaries and family arrived Thursday at the Berkley Riverfront by motorboat to…

SAN DIEGO — Jim Redmond died Sunday in Northampton, England. He was 81.

LOS ANGELES — There are some days Freddie Freeman's commute is simple.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Somewhere in the pre-match hoopla, you’ll find Hector Cortes.

BALTIMORE — Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders said it best: “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good.”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Elevation changes, blind turns — a course that blends the speed of a speedway with the chicanes and right turns and elevation changes of a road course.

Eugenio Chacarra birdied three of his first five holes and eagled his sixth on the way to a 9-under 63 and a five-stroke lead after two rounds of the LIV Golf Invitational-Bangkok. The Spanish player was one of the co-leaders after the first round. He has a 36-hole total of 16-under 128 on the newly opened Stonehill Golf Club course north of Bangkok. There was a four-way tie for second. First-round co-leader Richard Bland, Sihwan Kim, Harold Varner III and Patrick Reed were at 11-under.