August 11, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, is getting ready to make his first official overseas trip. He will lead the U.S. delegation at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Emhoff retired from his law firm when Harris became vice president. Since then, he has been engaged in official duties as the first “Second Gentleman” in U.S. history. 2. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced his resignation. Cuomo had been under pressure to step down after a report found that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo made the announcement at a news conference in New York City on Tuesday. He said the best way he can help is if he steps aside and lets government get back to governing.
3. The U.S. Department of Defense has expressed concern about the security situation in Afghanistan, but still plans to completely withdraw U.S. troops by the end of August. The Taliban have been expanding areas under their control and announced that they have captured six provincial capitals since last week.