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Women’s voices at UN General Assembly few, but growing

September 24, 2021, 7:32pm Nation & World

With cascading crises casting a pall over the proceedings at this year's United Nations General Assembly, Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová had this reminder on the first day of debate: “We… Read story

Census ponders producing less granular data in next release

September 24, 2021, 7:31pm Nation & World

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Friday that they were pondering whether to produce less granular data in the next round of 2020 census data, dealing with housing and family relationships,… Read story

PEN gala to honor 3 Iranian dissidents

September 25, 2021, 6:13am Nation & World

NEW YORK — Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored at Pen America’s annual gala. Read story

11 indicted in fraternity pledge’s alcohol poisoning death

September 24, 2021, 5:53pm Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been charged with hazing in a fraternity pledge's death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, officials said Friday. Read story

In this June 24, 2021 photo, lumber is piled at a housing construction site in Middleton, Mass.  Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across the homebuilding industry, which accounted for nearly 12% of all U.S. home sales in July. Construction delays are common, prompting many builders to pump the brakes on the number of new homes they put up for sale. As building a new home gets more expensive, some of those costs are passed along to buyers.

New homes sales rise for second straight month in August

In this June 24, 2021 photo, lumber is piled at a housing construction site in Middleton, Mass.  Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across the homebuilding industry, which accounted for nearly 12% of all U.S. home sales in July. Construction delays are common, prompting many builders to pump the brakes on the number of new homes they put up for sale. As building a new home gets more expensive, some of those costs are passed along to buyers.

September 24, 2021, 3:44pm Business

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose modestly in August as rising prices continue to sideline potential buyers. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 file photo, Medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment while working in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York. Hospitals and nursing homes in New York are bracing for the possibility that a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers could lead to staff shortages when it takes effect Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Doctors and nurses -- and also support staff, like food service workers and cleaners -- have been given until Sept. 27 to get at least their first vaccine shot in one of the nation's most aggressive plans to protect patients.

N.Y. hospitals, schools fear staff shortage from vaccine rules

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 file photo, Medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment while working in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York. Hospitals and nursing homes in New York are bracing for the possibility that a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers could lead to staff shortages when it takes effect Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Doctors and nurses -- and also support staff, like food service workers and cleaners -- have been given until Sept. 27 to get at least their first vaccine shot in one of the nation's most aggressive plans to protect patients.

September 24, 2021, 3:19pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools in New York City bracing for possible staff shortages. Read story

Protesters march around the campus on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb., in response to the alleged sexual assault at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. Students have protested since Aug. 24 after a student reported being sexually assaulted at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green temporarily suspended the Fiji house on Aug. 25.

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across U.S.

Protesters march around the campus on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb., in response to the alleged sexual assault at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. Students have protested since Aug. 24 after a student reported being sexually assaulted at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green temporarily suspended the Fiji house on Aug. 25.

September 24, 2021, 3:06pm Nation & World

TOPEKA, Kan. — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotely as well as a greater ability among young… Read story

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, smiles as she leaves her home in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

Huawei executive resolves criminal charges in deal with U.S.

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, smiles as she leaves her home in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

September 24, 2021, 3:01pm Business

NEW YORK — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal Friday with the U.S. Justice Department that paves the way for her to return to China and concludes a case that roiled relations between Washington and Beijing. Read story

Subtropical Storm Teresa forms as Hurricane Sam strengthens

September 24, 2021, 2:52pm Nation & World

MIAMI — Subtropical Storm Teresa formed Friday north of Bermuda as Hurricane Sam intensified farther south in the Atlantic. Read story

In this photo taken from video, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at UN headquarters.

Abbas issues ultimatum to Israel in harsh U.N. address

In this photo taken from video, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at UN headquarters.

September 24, 2021, 11:29am Nation & World

JERUSALEM — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. He threatened to withdraw recognition of Israel — a cornerstone of three decades of failed peace efforts — if it failed… Read story