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A police officer standing guard near the bombing site in Liverpool on Nov. 15. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Police in the United Kingdom arrested three men under the country's Terrorism Act after a car explosion outside a women's hospital in Liverpool killed at least one person and wounded another, Merseyside Police announced Sunday.

Details: A taxi carrying one passenger pulled up to the hospital Sunday and exploded just as the U.K.'s two-minute silence was set to begin on Remembrance Sunday, according to the BBC.

  • Police declared the passenger, who has yet to be identified, dead on the scene. The driver of the taxi was injured but is in stable condition in a hospital.

The big picture: Police said the three men were arrested in the Kensington area of the city and are being held in custody while authorities investigate the bombing.

What they're saying: “While I understand that today’s incident may cause concern in our communities, it should be pointed out that events of this nature are very rare," Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said in a statement.

  • “Merseyside Police will continue to liaise with community groups, community leaders, partner agencies and individuals in the coming days and weeks to make sure any concerns are addressed and ensuring that we provide the best possible service to local people," Kennedy added.
  • “There will also be an increased and visible police presence on the streets of Merseyside and I would encourage people to engage with my officers and raise any concerns they may have."

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SEPTA officers must work overtime through December

A transit police officer waits for the Broad Street Line to stop at Erie station on April 1, 2020. Photo: Cory Clark/Getty Images

SEPTA is mandating transit officers work two hours of overtime per shift during the holidays.

Driving the news: SEPTA Police chief Thomas J. Nestel III signed off on the mandate for the transit agency's 213 sworn officers on Monday.

  • It'll go into effect later this week and officers will work 10-hour shifts through December, SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch told Axios.

FDA approves AstraZeneca COVID drug for people with immune problems

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The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for an AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody drug for people with compromised immune systems.

Why it matters: The drug, Evusheld, is the first antibody therapy authorized in the U.S. to prevent coronavirus symptoms before virus exposure.

Scoop: U.S. begins denying Afghan immigrants

Afghan refugees on a bus bound for temporary housing after arriving in Greece. Photo: Byron Smith/Getty Images

The Biden administration has begun issuing denials to Afghans seeking to emigrate to the United States through the humanitarian parole process, after a system that typically processes 2,000 applications annually has been flooded with more than 30,000.

Why it matters: Afghans face steeper odds and longer processes for escaping to the U.S., despite the earlier sweeping efforts by the Biden administration to assist its allies. Immigration lawyers and advocacy groups say the government has set untenable barriers to a safe haven in the U.S.

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