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'Sovereign citizen' movement in spotlight after US man lays claim on woman's house

NEW JERSEY (NYTIMES) – The official-looking letters started arriving soon after Ms Shanetta Little bought the cute Tudor house on Ivy Street in Newark, New Jersey. Bearing a golden seal, in aureate legalistic language, the documents claimed that an obscure 18th-century treaty gave the sender rights to claim her new house as his own. She […]

New Mexico health officials link misuse of ivermectin to two Covid-19 deaths.

A wave of misinformation touting the deworming drug ivermectin as a Covid treatment appears to be showing no signs of abating, with calls about the drug to poison control centers surging, and officials in New Mexico saying misuse of the medication contributed to at least two deaths. Federal health authorities have repeatedly warned Covid patients […]

With Abortion Largely Banned in Texas, an Oklahoma Clinic Is Inundated

OKLAHOMA CITY — On a windy Tuesday morning, the parking lot outside a small brick building on the Southside of Oklahoma City was filling up fast. The first to arrive, a red truck shortly before 8 a.m., was from Texas. So was the second and the third. The building houses one of Oklahoma’s four abortion […]

Five Years After Peace Deal, Colombia Is Running Out of Time, Experts Say

LA PAZ, Colombia — On a coca farm hidden in the jungle, a half-dozen day laborers slip out of hammocks and head to work, harvesting the shiny green leaves that will become cocaine. In the nearby village of La Paz, chalky white cocaine base serves as currency, used to buy bread or beans. And in […]

At least 3 killed and 50 hurt in US train derailment: Officials

NEW YORK (NYTIMES, REUTERS) – At least three people were killed and 50 others were injured after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday (Sept 25) afternoon, setting off a frantic response by rescuers who scrambled to extricate passengers from cars, US authorities said. Amtrak said that eight cars on an Empire Builder train […]

New York could call in National Guard to cover hospital staff shortages

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul is considering calling in the National Guard and recruiting medical professionals from other states to cover looming staff shortages at hospitals and other facilities as the likelihood grows that tens of thousands of healthcare workers will not meet the state’s deadlines for mandated vaccinations. In a […]

Two more federal judges rule against the Tennessee governor’s ban on mask mandates.

Two federal judges in Tennessee have dealt blows to Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order that allows families to opt out of school mask mandates, ruling in separate cases on Friday that local districts could require face coverings to protect disabled children while legal challenges progress through the courts. It was the third time in the […]

They Investigate Police Killings. Their Record Is Wanting.

When the Texas Rangers learned that a woman had died in a jail south of Dallas, they put Adam Russell on the case. He found that there had been a struggle between the woman, Kelli Leanne Page, 46, who was being held on drug charges, and two guards, who entered her cell because they said […]

Music and Cookouts in a Tent City for Afghans Starting Life in the U.S.

They call it Liberty Village, a tent city that grew almost overnight to where it is now has a population larger than half of the towns in New Jersey. It fills an expansive field at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a military installation in central New Jersey where about 8,500 Afghans displaced by the longest war in […]