South Texas nun makes gutsy decision to continue moving migrants despite governor’s executive order, for now

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — The Catholic nun who runs the largest migrant shelter in the Rio Grande Valley told Border Report on Thursday she will continue to transport migrants released by the Department of Homeland Security until she’s personally told otherwise. Sister Norma Pimentel’s decision comes on the heels of an executive order by … Read more

Olympic swimmer angry despite win, says hole in suit prevented world record

TOKYO (AP) – How dominant is Hungarian butterfly swimmer Kristof Milak right now? Ask his competitors at the Olympics. Japanese silver medalist Tomoru Honda said he had zero chance of beating Milak in the 200-meter butterfly final on Wednesday. Bronze medalist Federico Burdisso of Italy rated his own chances the same. “I think it was … Read more

Tennis player warns umpire ‘I can die’ amid extreme heat at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — Bent over in exhaustion before serving. Resting on his racket between points. Grasping for a rubber tube blowing cool air next to his seat on changeovers. Two medical timeouts and one visit from a trainer. Daniil Medvedev was struggling so much with the suffocating heat and humidity at the Ariake Tennis Park … Read more

Biles tries to lead Team USA to third consecutive gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal. Simone Biles and her squad trail the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee heading into Tuesday’s women’s gymnastics team final. Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel return to the pool and the U.S. … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Discussing timeline on Opioid Settlement Fund & reopening the northern border

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The NY Attorney General’s office has announced that more than $1.1 billion is headed to New York as part of a settlement from three opioid distributors. Almost the entire amount of that money will go directly to abatement. Local groups, like Friends of Recovery-NY and the Addictions Care Center of Albany, … Read more

Photos: See what teams wore at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

(WRIC) — The 2020 Olympic Games in Japan are underway! On Friday morning, athletes walked with pride as they represented their countries during the opening ceremony. This year’s theme is “United by Emotion.” Check out what the teams wore. Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares, of the United States of America, carry their country’s flag during … Read more

Extension of travel restrictions gives border cities chance to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) – The extension of non-essential land travel restrictions will give Mexican border cities a chance to catch up to their U.S. counterparts when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, Chihuahua health officials said. Cities like Juarez have drastically increased their vaccination rates in July, but most people have only received the first … Read more

How Jeff Bezos will blast into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, founder Jeff Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for Tuesday’s debut flight from West Texas, just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenage tourist. The capsule is entirely automated, unlike Richard … Read more

Watching the 2021 Perseid meteor shower

CHICAGO (NewsNation) – One of the year’s best meteor showers, the Perseid, has begun dazzling stargazers across the U.S. At its peak, the shower provides 50 to 100 meteors an hour for skywatchers to see, according to NASA. Vermont space camp blends art, science, imagination The light show is visible in some places as early … Read more

First resident of Olympic Village tests positive for COVID-19, but it wasn’t an athlete, officials say

(NEXSTAR) – The Olympic Village has its first case of COVID-19, Tokyo officials have confirmed. The case, detected via a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, was observed in a “games-concerned personnel” and not an athlete, organizers said in a recent report. The patient’s identity was not disclosed, though they were listed as a non-resident of … Read more