The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

US will require COVID testing for travelers from China; Storm death toll rises to 37 in Buffalo, NY; Incoming far right Israeli government puts West Bank settlement as top priority

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

  • The U.S. will require travelers from China to test negative for COVID before boarding a flight to this country. The requirement goes into effect January 5th.
  • The death toll in the epic storm in Buffalo and environs rises to 37 and is likely to climb even further. The National Guard is going door to door for wellness checks in neighborhoods that lost power.
  • After today’s respite, drenching rain returns to Northern California and snow to the mountains tonight through Saturday.
  • A federal judge orders a co-leader of the plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer to more than 19 years in prison – the longest sentence handed down in the case.
  • And Benjamin Netanyahu’s incoming far right Israeli government puts West Bank settlement expansion and annexation at the top of its priority list.

Image: Historic snow hits Buffalo, NY via Wikipedia