Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Immigration

A Small Town in Alabama Tries to Regroup After Losing Two Leaders to Covid-19

CLANTON, Ala.—Mayor Billy Joe Driver oversaw every major development in town during his 36 years in office, and solved countless minor problems. If a pothole appeared or the garbage wasn’t picked up, residents would say, “I’m going to call Billy Joe.” He died of Covid-19 at age 84 last July. His successor, Jeff Mims, 63, […]


More Than 300 Girls Kidnapped in Latest Nigerian School Abduction

Gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, police said in a statement Friday, the latest in a rising tide of high-school abductions across Africa’s most populous nation, where kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative industry. Armed militants broke into the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state at around 1 a.m. […]


Boost to Household Income Primes U.S. Economy for Stronger Growth

U.S. household income jumped 10% in January as the government delivered stimulus payments to households and consumer spending rose 2.4%, priming the economy for a burst in growth this year. The increase in income was the second largest on record, eclipsed only by last April’s increase when the federal government sent an initial round of […]