Summary of American national news: WhatsApp instructions, Mexican struggles: how Haitians ended up in a camp in Texas; U.S. FDA Advisors Recommend COVID-19 Boosters for People 65 and Over After Denying Wide Approval and Over
Below is a summary of current national newsletters in the United States.
Multi-millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in Los Angeles
A California jury on Friday found multi-millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction against a man suspected of killing three people in three states during the Last 39 years. Durst, 78 and frail, will likely die in prison, as the jury also found him guilty of the special circumstances of waiting and killing a witness, which carries a mandatory life sentence. Superior Court Judge Mark Windham, who oversaw the trial, has set a sentencing hearing for October 18.
WhatsApp instructions, Mexican struggles: how Haitians ended up in a Texas camp
Haitians camped under a Texas bridge followed instructions posted on WhatsApp to get there, according to a dozen migrants who said tips delivered to their phones helped them evade Mexican authorities’ checks. As of Friday, more than 10,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, were sleeping on the ground in a squalid camp under the Del Rio international bridge connecting Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, to Del Rio, Texas, hoping to seek asylum. American.
U.S. FDA Advisors Recommend COVID-19 Boosters For People 65+ After Rejecting Broad Approval
U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted on Friday to recommend booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine for Americans 65 years and older and those at high risk of serious illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for wider approval. The panel also recommended that the FDA include healthcare workers and others at high risk of occupational exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, such as teachers.
Some US hospitals forced to ration care amid staff shortages and COVID-19 outbreak
Increases in coronavirus cases in several US states this week, along with staff and equipment shortages, are taking a growing toll on hospitals and their workers even as the number of new admissions nationwide declines, leading to warnings in some establishments that care would be rationed. Montana, Alaska, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky saw the largest increases in new hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the week ending September 10 compared to the previous week, with new hospitalizations in Montana increasing by 26%, according to the latest report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on September 14.
Gunman convicted in deadly Colorado school shooting receives life without parole
A Colorado man convicted in June of murdering a classmate in a 2019 school shooting that injured eight others was sentenced to life in prison on Friday without the possibility of parole. Devon Erickson, 20, was also sentenced by a Douglas County District Court judge to an additional 1,282 years for attempted murder and other charges stemming from the 2019 shooting at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
U.S. Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump protesters converge for rally
Hundreds of police will be on duty around the United States Capitol on Saturday, ready for a rally of supporters of the hundreds who broke into the building on January 6 in an attempt to reverse the electoral defeat of former President Donald Trump . An eight-foot-high (2.44m) black fence that surrounded the white-domed building for about six months after the attack returned, 100 National Guard soldiers are on standby and security officials are carrying out additional checks on travelers arriving at the nearest Washington airport in an effort to prevent violence.
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Los Angeles area
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked Los Angeles shortly before 8 p.m. Pacific time on Friday (3 a.m. GMT Saturday), the United States Geological Survey reported. It was felt throughout the region. No damage or injury was immediately reported.
California gunman pleads guilty to hate crimes in synagogue murder, mosque fire
A man accused of killing a worshiper and injuring three others in a shooting at a California synagogue about a month after setting a nearby mosque on fire pleaded guilty Friday to federal hate crimes contained in an indictment of 113 counts. Under his plea deal with federal prosecutors, attorneys for John T. Earnest and the government will jointly recommend that he be sentenced to life in prison when sentenced on December 28, the US Department said. of Justice in a press release.
Biden administrator seeks to revive Trump-era ordinance on deportation of migrants
On Friday, the Biden administration decided to reactivate an order put in place by then-President Donald Trump, ordering the deportation of migrant families caught crossing the US-Mexico border amid the pandemic of COVID-19, a day after an American judge blocked it. The US Department of Justice appealed Thursday’s ruling to a Washington appeals court https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-judge-blocks-expulsions-migrant-families- under-title-42- Order-2021-09-16 of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who said the public health law on which the policy is based, Title 42, does not authorize the deportation of migrants.
US says drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, including children in “tragic mistake”
A drone strike in Kabul last month killed up to 10 civilians, including seven children, the US military said on Friday, apologizing for what it called a “tragic mistake.” The Pentagon had said the August 29 strike targeted an Islamic State suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to US-led troops at the airport as they completed the final stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan .
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