Monday, March 27, 2023
Mississippi tornado recovery tough for low-income residents
"It's going to be a long road to recovery, trying to rebuild and get over the devastation," Wayne Williams, who teaches construction skills at a vocational education center in Rolling Fork, said Sunday as people across town hammered blue tarps onto damaged roofs and used chainsaws to cut fallen trees.
First Citizens to acquire troubled Silicon Valley BankNorth Carolina-based First Citizens will buy Silicon Valley Bank, the tech industry-focused financial institution that collapsed earlier this month, rattling the banking industry and sending shockwaves around the world.
How Netanyahu judicial plan sparked massive unrest in IsraelPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposed judicial overhaul has unleashed the most intense social unrest in Israel in decades. Tens of thousands of people have repeatedly taken to the streets against the plan -- including spontaneous mass demonstrations that erupted across the country late Sunday after he fired his defense minister for questioning the overhaul.
Israeli unions launch strike, upping pressure on NetanyahuWorkers from a range of sectors in Israel launched a nationwide strike on Monday, threatening to paralyze the economy as they joined a surging protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary.
Deputies accused of shoving guns in mouths of 2 Black menSeveral deputies from a Mississippi sheriff's department being investigated by the Justice Department for possible civil rights violations have been involved in at least four violent encounters with Black men since 2019 that left two dead and another with lasting injuries, an Associated Press investigation found.
All 7 Pennsylvania chocolate factory explosion victims foundAll seven bodies have been recovered from the site of a powerful explosion at a chocolate factory in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania, officials said.
DeSantis team welcomes contrast with Trump 'chaos' candidacyOn one side stands Donald Trump, a twice-impeached former president carrying a new level of turmoil into the 2024 presidential contest. On the other is Ron DeSantis, a big-state governor coming off a commanding reelection, who is a far more disciplined messenger and hyperfocused on enacting conservative policies.
Biden's Justice Dept. keeps hard line in death row casesBiden has not acted on his 2020 campaign promise to end capital punishment on the federal level.
Tax the rich? Chicago mayoral hopefuls debate city budgetHow to balance Chicago's steep financial challenges with residents' concerns about the cost of living is among the many issues separating Johnson and Paul Vallas, the former schools CEO and onetime city budget director, before the April 4 runoff.
Army pulls recruiting ads after Jonathan Majors' arrestActor Jonathan Majors, who authorities said was arrested Saturday in New York on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment, was the narrator of two ads at the heart of a broader media campaign that kicked off at the start of the NCAA's March Madness college basketball tournament.
Mississippi tornadoes kill 23, injure dozens overnightPowerful tornadoes tore through parts of the Deep South on Friday night, killing at least 23 people in Mississippi, obliterating dozens of buildings and leaving an especially devastating mark on a rural town whose mayor declared, "My city is gone."
As South bans abortion, thousands turn to Illinois clinicsHundreds of women travel each week to the southern tip of Illinois to secure an abortion, something that is no longer available to millions living in a 1,800 mile stretch of 11 Southern states that have mostly banned pregnancy terminations since the Supreme Court stripped away constitutional protections for women to end pregnancies.
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