#General Assembly


U.S. concerned about "superspreader event" at U.N. as diplomats challenge New York City vaccine requirement

United Nations – The Biden administration worries that this year's U.N. General Assembly could become a COVID-19 "superspreader event" as world leaders descend on New York City without necessarily abiding by local vaccine requirements. On Friday, President Biden's U.N. Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told CBS News at a press conference, "We are concerned about the U.N. event being a superspreader event, and that we need to take all measures to ensure that it does not become a superspreader event."

K-pop group BTS will join U.N. meeting in N.Y. as special envoys

The K-pop group BTS will visit the United Nations as presidential special envoys for South Korea. The Grammy-nominated boy band will be attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York, along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in from Sept. 19 to 23. The invite comes after Moon met with the stars and appointed them as “special presidential envoy for future generations and culture” at a Tuesday ceremony in the country's capital of Seoul.
Connecticut Post

What's the latest on COVID vaccines in CT? Here's what you need to know.

Connecticut’s COVID-19 landscape has changed rapidly in recent weeks. Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he expects to extend his COVID-19 emergency declaration for at least 90 days to maintain key mandates, including a statewide requirement for wearing masks in schools and for educators and health care workers to be immunized.

State police to go ‘low profile’ to catch aggressive drivers

A dangerous and escalating trend in the number of aggressive driving violations on the state’s highways has Arkansas State Troopers turning to an improved tool to curb the deadly threats. Twenty-five new low profile highway patrol vehicles have been acquired by the Arkansas State Police to bolster the attack against...

U.N. Afghanistan mission extended, Afghan envoy asks to keep seat

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council extended a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan on Friday for six months to allow for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work out what changes might be needed after the Taliban seized control of the country. The annual mandate for the...

North Carolina judges block voter ID law, saying it discriminates against Black people

A panel of North Carolina judges in a split decision blocked the state's voter ID law, saying it discriminates against Black people. The majority of the three-judge panel said in its opinion that evidence shows the 2018 law "was enacted in part for a discriminatory purpose, and would not have been enacted in its current form but for its tendency to discriminate against African American voters."

First deadline approaches for Ohio lawmakers to redraw congressional maps

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - As possible legal challenges to Ohio’s new General Assembly maps wait in the wings, state lawmakers face a looming deadline to draw new congressional districts. While the Ohio redistricting commission had the task of redrawing the state House and Senate maps, the full legislature has the...
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Public comment sought on rights of Missouri sexual assault victims

The state’s task force reviewing the treatment and support of sexual assault victims in Missouri will hold its third public hearing next week. The Missouri Rights of Sexual Assault Task Force invites individuals to listen to the online public hearing 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 22. The hearing will focus on recommendations for supporting and protecting the privacy of sexual assault survivors.

Local Dems rally for start of early voting

Today marked the start of early voting before the November 2 General Election. Local Democratic elected officials including 12th District Delegate Chris Hurst rallied this morning outside the Roanoke City registrar’s office. Hurst said laws enacted by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly over the past few years have made early voting and the use of absentee ballots more accessible to Virginians.