11 Russian soldiers killed at firing range as fighting rages
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — At least 11 Russian soldiers have been killed in a shootout that underscores the challenges posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hasty mobilization. Saturday’s shooting at a firing range in Russia’s western Belgorod region came just as Ukrainian troops were launching an offensive to reclaim areas of southern Ukraine illegally annexed by Moscow. As the fighting raged, a missile strike also severely damaged a key energy facility in the Ukrainian capital region. Following mounting setbacks, the Russian military worked to cut off electricity and water in remote populated areas while repelling Ukrainian counterattacks in occupied or partially occupied areas.
Raleigh shooting shatters quiet neighborhood peace
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy turned the gently curving streets of a Raleigh neighborhood and the nearby Greenway into a kill zone. When the shooting ended on Thursday, five people were dead. Neighbors say Hedingham looks a lot like most American neighborhoods. You may not know the name of every person on your block, but people greet each other through the aisles and can always find something to talk about. But after the killings, people question themselves. One victim’s husband says he’s not sure if he can continue to live there.
Violent week a grim sign as targeted police killings rise
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been a particularly violent week for police across the United States, including the deaths of two Connecticut police officers and the injury of a third. Even though the number of officers has dropped over the past two years, the number of beings targeted and killed has increased. Organizations that track violence against police say 56 officers have been shot and killed so far this year – a number up 14% from the same time last year and around 45% from at this time in 2020. The country is on track to approach or surpass other highest annual totals in recent years, including 73 officers killed in 2011 and 67 in 2016.
Chinese party meets to grant Xi Jinping 5 more years in power
BEIJING (AP) — China has opened a two-decade Communist Party conference in which leader Xi Jinping is set to receive a third five-year term that breaks with recent precedent and makes him arguably China’s most successful politician. powerful since Mao Zedong. Xi is expected to deliver a lengthy speech at the opening session, but few changes are expected to China’s strict one-party rule, intolerance of criticism and hardline approach to COVID-19, including the quarantines and travel bans. As with most Chinese political events, little information has been released in advance and the outcome of the congress will only be announced after days of closed sessions. It is unclear how much has been decided in advance and how much remains to be settled in face-to-face meetings.
Biden’s late push across the West aims to deliver Dems votes
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s trip to Oregon, California and Colorado shows how he tries to secure Democratic votes on Election Day. He is pulling the levers of government to help spur candidates, pushing an agenda to bolster an uncertain economy and raise campaign money. Biden shows up for candidates when he can be helpful and avoids places where visiting a president with approval ratings below 50% isn’t necessarily a good thing. Throughout the trip, Biden had to contend for the limelight and deal with a troubling inflation report and rising gas prices.
Stockton, California, police arrest suspect in serial murders
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — California police say they arrested a man suspected of killing six men and wounding a woman in a series of shootings. Police say Wesley Brownlee, 43, of Stockton, was arrested in a car around 2am on Saturday. Police Chief Stanley McFadden said he was dressed in black, had a gun and appeared to be “looking” for another victim. Police are looking for a serial killer who has shot dead five men in the city since July. Police believe the same person killed a man in Oakland in April 2021 and injured a woman in Stockton a week later. No reason has been disclosed. It was not immediately clear if Brownlee had an attorney.
Musk has a “super app” plan for Twitter. it’s super vague
For months, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has expressed interest in creating his own version of WeChat in China – a “super app” that does video chats, messaging, streaming and payments – for the rest of the world .. At least, that is, once he finishes buying Twitter after months of legal wrangling over the $44 billion purchase deal he signed in April. Musk claimed on Twitter that his acquisition of the company would accelerate development of an “everything app” he calls X by three to five years. But there are just a few obstacles.
Native Americans remember torture and hatred in boarding schools
MISSION, SD (AP) — Victims of abusive, government-supported Native American boarding schools share their experiences as U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland continues a year-long tour to confront the troubled history of institutions that have were imposed on the tribes. At a meeting Saturday at the Rosebud Sioux reservation in southern South Dakota, members of the tribe recalled being sent to schools where using their native language and customs would result in swift and punishing punishments. sometimes severe. The stated purpose of these schools was to “civilize” Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians, but this was often achieved through abusive practices.
The United States and Canada send armored vehicles to reinforce the police of Haiti
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The United States and Canada have sent armored vehicles and other supplies to Haiti to help police battle a powerful gang amid a pending request from the Haitian government for the immediate deployment of foreign troops. A statement from the US State Department said the equipment was purchased by the Haitian government, but it gave no further details of the supplies flown Saturday by military aircraft to the capital of Port-au-Prince. A US Army Southern Command spokesman said he could not provide further details on the supplies being sent, although he added that it was a joint operation involving the US Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force.
Tennessee’s No. 6 beats Alabama’s No. 3 52-49 late in FG
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase McGrath netted a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Tennessee a 52-49 win over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday. As soon as the kick went through the uprights, some of the more than 100,000 fans stormed the field to celebrate the Volunteers ending a 15-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide. It didn’t take long for the goal posts to fall. Hendon Hooker led the Vols 45 yards in 18 seconds to set up the winner. Jalin Hyatt caught six passes for 207 yards and a Tennessee record five touchdowns. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, a game-time decision due to a sprained right shoulder two weeks ago, completed 35 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns.
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