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The mayor of Del Rio, Texas, declared a state of emergency on September 17 as an estimated 12,000 migrants, including many Haitians, remained near an international bridge that crosses the Rio Grande into the city.Aerial footage captured by Ali Bradley on Saturday shows where people were amassing by the bridge, as well as others crossing wading across at shallow points on the Rio Grande.Food and water have become scarce as temperatures soared, local media reported, with people gathering beneath the bridge for shade. Credit: Ali Bradley via Storyful
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “comprehensive strategy” on Saturday, September 18, to process thousands of migrants trying to cross from the Mexican city of Acuna into the United States via a bridge near Del Rio, Texas.The strategy included sending an additional 400 Customs and Border Protection agents to Del Rio over the following 24 to 48 hours, the temporary closure of the Del Rio Port of Entry, a rerouting of traffic to Eagle Pass, and an increase in “the capacity of removal flights to Haiti,” a statement said. Border Patrol was also transporting people from Del Rio to other processing locations, the DHS added.More than 10,500 people had amassed under the bridge by Thursday evening, according to City of Del Rio Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano, who called on the Biden Administration for help. Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who visited the site on Thursday, described the situation as “indefensible” and “inhuman,” and blamed immigration policies implemented by the Biden-Harris Administration.“10,503 illegal aliens are under this bridge tonight because Joe Biden made a political decision to cancel deportation flights to Haiti,” Cruz said.This footage, taken Friday evening by Michael Garofalo, shows the scene under one side of the bridge, where numerous makeshift shelters were erected. “It’s effectively a shantytown down there,” Garofalo says while filming. “It’s unbelievably sad.”On Saturday, Rep Tony Gonzales, a Republican representing Texas’s 23rd Congressional District, said said the number of people at the bridge had increased to around 14,000. Credit: Michael Garofalo via Storyful
The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began three days ago with a launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The billionaire who paid for the flight, Jared Isaacman, took two contest winners with him, as well as a childhood cancer survivor who’s now a physician assistant at the hospital where she was treated: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Strangers until March, they spent six months training and preparing for potential emergencies aboard the automated Dragon capsule.
Romain Ntamack scored an early try for Toulouse but the French champions had to scrap hard to secure a narrow 17-15 win at Montpellier in round three of the Top 14 on Saturday which maintains their perfect start to the season and their place at the top of the table.
The grounds crew didn't put the tail stand properly in place on Friday night, which made for a scary moment on the tarmac for the USC football team.
THE local government of Balamban has called on all residents at least 18 years old to stop being picky and instead head to the malls on weekdays to have themselves vaccinated against Covid-19.In a Facebook
BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**BROADCAST: NO USE CANADA. NO NEW USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2021. NO ARCHIVE/NO RESALES DIGITAL: NO USE CANADA. NO NEW USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2021. NO ARCHIVE/NO RESALES~**With just two days to go and election polls showing a dead heat, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned in the Toronto area Saturday to try to keep his job. Both he and his top challenger, Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole, were working to fend off voter defections to the left-leaning New Democratic Party and the populist People’s Party of Canada, which could split the vote. Trudeau had called an early election, gambling he could attain a parliamentary majority for his handling of the health crisis. But now, he’s scrambling to save his job amid a fourth wave of infections. The latest Sondage Leger poll shows the Conservatives just one percentage point ahead of Trudeau’s Liberals. In Ontario, polls show the New Democratic Party could gain seats or split the progressive vote. Polls suggest a Liberal minority may be the most likely result on Monday.
Slovakian defenseman Zdeno Chara, the oldest player in the NHL at 44, has come full circle with a one-year contract with the New York Islanders.
It’s hard to envision Michigan State not making an impact on the Big Ten East race as the season progresses.
Hong Kong's political elite will select a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city's next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new "patriots only" system imposed by Beijing.
The NFL punished Ronnie Harrison for retaliating against Greg Lewis.
The new series has kicked off with a launch show announcing who will be dancing with who.
Heavy rain inundated parts of Alabama on Saturday, September 18, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of the risk for widespread flooding across the region.William O’Neal captured video of a person swimming past a flooded stop sign on a road in Tuscaloosa Saturday.A flash flood warning was in effect for the greater Birmingham area until 2.45 pm Saturday. The NWS warned that that two to three inches of rain could fall. Credit: William O’Neal via Storyful
Heavy rain inundated parts of Alabama on Saturday, September 18, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of the risk for widespread flooding across the region.Carolyn McFarland said she recorded this video as she rode along 15th St in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.A flash flood warning was in effect for the greater Birmingham area until 2:45 on Saturday. The NWS warned of rainfall rates as high as two to three inches. Credit: Carolyn McFarland via Storyful
New photos released by North Port Police on September 18 show crews searching for Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of 22-year-old Long Island native Gabby Petito.Officials searched the Carlton Reserve on Saturday after reporting Friday night that the department was unable to make contact with Laundrie. Police said Laundrie’s family believed he had entered the Carlton Reserve area “earlier this week.”More than 50 crews were on the ground along with ATVs and drones, a police spokesperson told a press conference Saturday morning.Laundrie and his fiancee Petito were traveling cross-country when he returned home to Florida without her. Petito’s family filed a missing persons report and, in a letter issued through their lawyer, begged the Laundrie family to help find their daughter.“We understand you are going through a difficult time and your instinct to protect your son is strong,” Petito’s family wrote. “We believe you know the location where Brian left Gabby. We beg you to tell us.”North Port Police on Friday said they were speaking to the Laundrie Family “at their request” but were not in contact with Brian Laundrie.A police spokesperson told reporters Saturday that they had tried to speak to Brian Laundrie after he returned home, but that he “wasn’t willing to talk.” He said police then focused their resources on finding Petito, and were expecting to “deal with Brian eventually.” Laundrie’s disappearance, he said, was “certainly a twist.”The spokesman said police could not arrest Laundrie prior to losing contact with him as they didn’t have a crime to charge him with.“We’re looking for somebody. That’s it. We can’t just go pulling people in. He certainly has his Fifth Amendment, not to speak,” the spokesman said. “We get it. We’re frustrated,” he added.Petito was reported missing on September 11. The FBI announced Saturday that they were searching Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the last place she was heard from, while police across the country searched for Laundrie. Credit: North Port Police via Storyful
Free-scoring Ajax Amsterdam cruised to a 9-0 rout of Cambuur in the Dutch top flight on Saturday, their fourth win this season in which they have scored at least five goals.
The Wall Street Journal, citing a review of internal company documents that included research reports, online employee discussions and drafts of presentations to senior management, said that although Facebook researchers have identified "the platform's ill effects," the company failed to fix them. The Wall Street Journal articles say that Facebook exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules, played down the negative effects on young users of its Instagram app, made changes to its algorithm that made the platform "angrier," and had a weak response to alarms raised by employees over how the platform is used in developing countries by human traffickers. Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, writing in a blog post https://about.fb.com/news/2021/09/what-the-wall-street-journal-got-wrong, said the Wall Street Journal's stories "contained deliberate mischaracterizations of what we are trying to do, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees."
Leicester boss Steve Borthwick hailed George Ford after the England fly-half steered Leicester to their first Premiership victory over Exeter in four years during a season-opening 34-19 win at Welford Road on Saturday.
Indiana had plenty of chances to pull off an upset over No. 8 Cincinnati but was ultimately doomed by mistakes.
Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal police agency's staffing. The Border Patrol graduated its first class of “processing coordinators” in January, with the goal of eventually hiring 1,200.