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DOJ expected to file antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster owner Live Nation: reports

Live Nation’s stock dropped more than 7% in after-hours trading on Wednesday following reports of the looming suit, according to Forbes.

Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

Missouri prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty against Larry Acree, a Kansas City-area man accused of killing a court employee and a police officer.

Attacking grizzly scared off by self-inflicted hit of pepper spray in Grand Teton National Park

While mauling a hiker, the grizzly bit into the man's can of bear repellent and was hit with a burst of it, causing the animal to flee.

Virginia man detained in Turks and Caicos recalls moment he knew 'things were going sideways'

Tyler Wenrich, a Virginia father, is speaking out before facing a potential 12-year prison sentence for having two stray bullets in his backpack in Turks and Caicos.

Most in Houston area are getting power back after storm, but some may have to wait until the weekend

HOUSTON (AP) — Power was expected to be restored by late Wednesday to nearly all Houston area homes and businesses left in the dark by last week’s deadly storm, according to officials. But possibly up to 20,000 customers might have to wait until the weekend before their lights come back on.

Tennessee, Delaware first states to provide free diapers for some families

On average, newborn babies can require eight to 10 diapers a day, or around 300 a month. Toddlers can use around 150 diapers a month.

Tracking the Tropics: Why haven't there been any major storms this May?

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring the first tropical wave of the season. The wave was identified in the Central Atlantic on Wednesday, but WFLA's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli said tropical waves are common and not something to worry about right now.

Around the world

Strong winds topple stage at a campaign rally in northern Mexico, killing at least 9 people

At least nine people are dead and 63 more injured after the collapse of a stage during a campaign rally in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

1 dead, others injured after flight hits severe turbulence, airline says

One person has died aboard a London-Singapore flight that encountered severe turbulence, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday, in which the plane apparently plummeted for a number of minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather.

Iran's president, foreign minister among dead at helicopter crash site

The bodies were found hours after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of the country’s northwest, state media reported.

Presidential campaign rally in Mexico turns deadly after strong gust of wind topples stage

At least nine people were killed and 63 were injured at a campaign rally for Mexican presidential candidate Jorge Álvarez Máynez after a strong gust of wind toppled the stage.

First edition of 'The Hobbit' to be auctioned off for thousands

A first-edition copy of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit is set to be auctioned off and is expected to fetch thousands.

With asylum fight behind him, Pakistani immigrant moving on to 4-year university

This fall, Nabeel Younis will set foot on California State University Channel Islands to pursue a degree in Information Technology as his journey from Pakistan to a life in the United States continues.

US says Russia launched antisatellite weapon into space; Moscow shrugs off 'fake news'

A top Russian official on Wednesday denied U.S. claims that Moscow had launched a weapon into low-Earth orbit that could potentially attack other satellites, calling it “fake news.” Pentagon press secretary Maj. Gen.

Technology

Platform One Enhances and Expands Software Factory Services

Accelerating modern software development for the Defense Department, the Air Force's Platform One is looking to enhance and build on its software factory services.

Complexity snarls multicloud network management

Gaining firm control over a multicloud network environment can deliver performance, efficiency, and security gains – but it won’t be easy. Managing a multicloud network is a highly demanding task, says Robert Orshaw, a managing director at Deloitte Consulting.

How is the violent unrest in New Caledonia impacting global nickel prices?

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Global nickel prices have soared since deadly violence erupted in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia last week.

Nebraska Attorney General Sues TikTok Over Alleged Role in Youth Mental Health Crisis

Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers has filed a lawsuit against TikTok, claiming the social media platform is addictive and harmful to teens and children, contributing to a mental health crisis among youth.

Trump Media and Technology Group Reports Over $300 Million Net Loss in First Public Quarter

Trump Media and Technology Group, which owns Truth Social, the social networking site of former President Donald Trump, reported a net loss of over $300 million in its first quarterly earnings as a publicly traded company.

New affair allegations: Elon Musk, Nicole Shanahan took ketamine and ‘disappeared’ at Miami party, New York Times reports

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate has publicly denied that an affair with the Tesla CEO led to her divorce from Sergey Brin.

California Considers New Cars Alerting Drivers for Speeding

California is considering joining the European Union in making it mandatory for new cars to alert drivers when they exceed the speed limit, in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities. If passed, this proposal could have nationwide implications for motorists.

Sports News

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne linked to San Diego FC: report

An English Premier League star has apparently expressed interest in playing for San Diego FC if he were to make the move to Major League Soccer.

Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team set to begin play in 2026

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $50 million for the team.

Bryson Van Sickle named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) - Utah senior southpaw pitcher Bryson Van Sickle was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Tuesday, becoming the first Utah baseball player ever to win a major Pac-12 award. Van Sickle is the first Utah player to win an all-conference award since C.J.

Los Angeles ranked as best city for soccer fans

Los Angeles is the No. 1 city for soccer fans in 2024, outranking cities like Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City. According to a recent WalletHub report, they compared 300 U.S.

Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense.

Real Salt Lake off to best start in team history

SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Sports) - It has been the best start to a season in Real Salt Lake history. RSL hasn't lost an MLS game since March 9th, an unbeaten streak of 10 straight. The historic start reached a feverish pitch last Saturday with a thrilling 5-3 comeback win over arch rival Colorado.

Chiefs' Mahomes: Butker entitled to his beliefs, even though the QB doesn't always agree with him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that while he doesn't agree with all the beliefs espoused by kicker Harrison Butker during a recent commencement address, the Chiefs quarterback nevertheless respects his teammate's right to make them be known.

Politics News

A former Illinois businessman who recently voted in Texas is running for an Oklahoma congressional seat

A man licensed to sell insurance in Illinois who recently voted in Texas is facing criticism that he's a carpetbagger and questions about his residency in his run for an Oklahoma congressional seat.

Trump claims FBI was authorized to use 'deadly force' during Mar-a-Lago search

A statement detailing the use of deadly force is standard procedure for the FBI during search warrants.

Even talk of a Netanyahu visit stirs firestorm of controversy

The prospect that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might soon address a joint session of Congress is already stirring a storm of controversy on Capitol Hill, where liberal Democrats — up in arms over Israel’s conduct in the war with Hamas — are already vowing a boycott.

California lawmakers pass bills to ban plastic 'reusable' shopping bags

Two bills aiming to close a loophole in California's single-use plastic bag ban that allows for stores to distribute "recyclable" alternatives passed through the State Senate earlier this week with overwhelming support from lawmakers.

Biden outpaces Trump with 200 confirmed judges, cementing impact on courts

Biden hit a milestone of 200 judges appointed to the federal bench on Wednesday, outpacing Trump's record of judicial appointments at the same point.

Trump allies face skepticism as they try appealing to disaffected Arab Americans in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Facing a room of Arab American activists from across the country angry at President Joe Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas war, a well-known adviser to Donald Trump was asked this week what the former president would have done differently had he been in office.

Heated hearing in classified documents case as lawyer for Trump co-defendant challenges prosecutors

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump's personal valet took aim at the conduct of prosecutors in the classified documents case in a heated hearing Wednesday, the first since a judge indefinitely postponed the trial.