Workers trapped week in China mine ask for pickles, porridge

Workers trapped week in China mine ask for pickles, porridge

BEIJING – Workers trapped for more than a week in a Chinese gold mine asked for pickles and porridge to be dropped to them while they wait to be rescued, state media reported Tuesday. The website of the People’s Daily said the request came after a telephone line…
12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

BEIJING – Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. The Xinhua News Agency said Monday a note passed through a rescue shaft Sunday…
Texas to receive more than 333,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week, health officials say

Texas to receive more than 333,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week, health officials say

TEXAS – Texas health officials announced Saturday that more than 333,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are slated to arrive at state vaccination hubs next week. The 333,650 vaccines will be received at 79 vaccination hubs and 260 vaccine providers across the state. One of these hubs…
Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

The threat of extremist groups descending on statehouses across the country in demonstrations Sunday prompted governors to roll out a massive show of force and ramp up security, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation’s Capitol. Fencing, boarded-up windows and lines of police and National…
WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan this week

WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan this week

BEIJING — China says World Health Organization experts will begin their fact-finding visit this week in the central city of Wuhan where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Tuesday that the experts would fly from Singapore to Wuhan on Thursday.…
FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

WASHINGTON – The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-election Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. An internal FBI bulletin warned…
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