The Latest: Australia flies out 26 from Kabul, plans more

By The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CANBERRA, Australia — Australia had evacuated the first 26 people, including Australian and Afghan citizens, from Kabul since the Taliban overran the Afghan capital, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. An Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft landed at an Australian military base in the […]

PG&E begins shutting off power to 51,000 customers

SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday night began shutting off power to 51,000 customers in Northern California to reduce the risk of sparking new wildfires amid dry and windy conditions. The public safety power shutoff, or PSPS, is expected to affect customers in 18 counties, including 18 in Alameda County, 334 […]

SISD board approves mask rule, suing Abbott over ban

UPDATE: SISD’s board voted unanimously Tuesday night to follow the El Paso Health Authority’s mask mandate for schools, as well as take legal action against Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott over his ban on local school districts being able to implement such mask-wearing requirements. The vote came after Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza made a presentation […]

EPISD board votes for mask rule, will sue Abbott over ban

UPDATE: EPISD’s board, with only one nay, voted 6-1 Tuesday night to impose a mask mandate for all teachers, staff and students in school facilities, effective Thursday, as well as take legal action against Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott over his ban on local school districts being able to implement such mask-wearing requirements. The vote came […]