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Slaying suspect sheds handcuffs and shackles to escape at gas station during transport in Montana

Authorities in western Montana are searching for a Michigan slaying suspect who escaped custody by removing his handcuffs and shackles at a gas station while being transported to face charges

U.S. military police find missing 14-year-old girl in barracks on California Marine Corps base

A 14-year-old girl was found in the barracks at a California Marine Corps base last month, two weeks after her grandmother in San Diego reported she had run away from home, and a Marine was detained for questioning, officials said Monday.

Social contagion? Nearly 40% of Brown University students identify as LGBTQ+

Straight students may soon be able to claim minority status at Brown University if the trend continues.

Homicide suspect who fled a Northern California hospital is captured a day after his escape

A homicide suspect who fled a Northern California hospital while in custody and under guard over the weekend was recaptured near a residential neighborhood after a barking dog alerted deputies to his hiding spot in heavy brush

How AI is changing Hollywood, and why actors may strike over it

Motion capture can allow actors to appear in movies without ever setting foot on set. But questions about who controls and profits from these likenesses could lead to actors joining writers in their ongoing strike soon. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

California plane crash kills 6, including real estate agent, car dealership owner, and new pilot

A small plane crash near French Valley Airport in Murrieta, California resulted in the deaths of six individuals over the weekend. The Cessna C550 business jet departed from Las Vegas.

Murder suspect Eric Abril captured by California authorities after escaping hospital

Murder suspect Eric Abril was captured by authorities on Monday after a massive manhunt. He escaped Sunday from a medical facility in Roseville, California.

Around the world

Russia-Ukraine War: Turkey Agrees to Support Sweden’s NATO Bid, Clearing Main Obstacle

The decision clears the way for Sweden to join the defense alliance, a move that had been held up by Turkey’s demands.

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader's powerful sister, says warplanes repelled U.S. spy plane

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un alleged on Monday that the country's warplanes repelled a U.S. spy plane that flew over its exclusive economic zone and warned of "shocking" consequences if the U.S. continues reconnaissance activities in the area.

Biden, Charles bond over environment, urge corporate action on climate change

President Biden and Britain's King Charles III urged private companies to do more to address climate change in developing nations during their first meeting Monday at Windsor Castle in England.

Turkey agrees to Sweden's NATO bid

The announcement came hours after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a surprise move, said that European Union should first consider his country's admission to the EU.

Belarusian journalist Pavel Mazheika faces up to 6 years in prison for opposition reporting

A prominent journalist went on trial in Belarus Monday, the latest step in a years-long crackdown on opposition figures, independent journalists and human rights activists.

UN peacekeeper dies in attack on patrol in Central African Republic

An unidentified armed group launched an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping patrol in the Central African Republic, resulting in the death of a Rwandan peacekeeper.

Biden meets U.K. leader and King Charles before heading to NATO summit

Biden sat down with King Charles for the first time since his coronation, but meetings with NATO allies seeking cohesion on Ukraine are the real work.


California lawmakers act after Taylor Swift ticket fiasco. Ticketmaster tries to shake it off

Live Nation's Ticketmaster is targeting resellers as California tries to rein in the entertainment company's dominance in the live music industry.

Threads, Meta's Twitter clone, just launched — and people are already complaining about it

There's no desktop version or chronological feed, but users fed up with Elon Musk's Twitter are already flocking to Threads by the millions.

Elon Musk says Twitter is limiting how many posts a user can read

Twitter appeared to be down for some users on Saturday morning, and a tweet from Elon Musk only seemed to add to the confusion.

Sarah Silverman sues OpenAI and Meta over copied memoir

Comedian's lawsuit the latest in a series of legal complaints alleging that new AI tools violated content creators' rights.

China Hits Ant Group with $985 Million Fine

After nearly three years of regulatory scrutiny, the fine is seen as a sign that Beijing is wrapping up its crackdown on technology firms.

Europe signs off on a new privacy pact that allows people's data to keep flowing to US

The European Union has signed off on a new agreement over the privacy of people’s personal information that gets pinged across the Atlantic, aiming to ease concerns about electronic spying by American intelligence agencies

How Tom Brady’s Crypto Ambitions Collided With Reality

The superstar quarterback is among the celebrities dealing with the fallout from the crypto crash. Others, like Taylor Swift, escaped.

Sports News

Former West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins' attorney tells university Huggins never resigned, wants his job back

Former West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins' attorney tells university Huggins never resigned, wants his job back

NFL superfan ‘Chiefsaholic’ caught after fleeing bank robbery charges

Xaviar Michael Babudar, the "Chiefsaholic" superfan, was charged with bank theft “for one of a string of robberies he is suspected of committing.

CTE diagnosed in female athlete for first time ever

Heather Anderson, a former Australian rules football player, is the first female athlete to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Sean Murphy, Adley Rutschman and Jonah Heim Lead New Generation of Catchers

Sean Murphy, Adley Rutschman, Jonah Heim, Will Smith and Gabriel Moreno lead a generation of catchers as good with their bats as their gloves.

Column: Home Run Derby — this year featuring Chicago White Sox slugger Luis Robert Jr. — has eclipsed the All-Star Game as must-see TV

Can Luis Robert Jr. give Chicago White Sox fans a "W" in Monday night's Home Run Derby? The key will be whether he avoids getting nervous in his first All-Star experience.

Wembanyama gets some lessons from Kareem and Isiah Thomas at NBA Con

Victor Wembanyama freely acknowledged that he was often confused in his first NBA Summer League game, going as far as to say that there were times when he didn’t know what he was doing

Strider cruises, the majors-best Braves pound the Rays 6-1 in battle of top teams

All-Star Spencer Strider struck out 11 and won his seventh straight decision, a 6-1 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays that gave the MLB-best Atlanta Braves their 20th win in 22 games

Politics News

Prosecutor Rebuts I.R.S. Official’s Account of Request in Hunter Biden Case

David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware, said he never asked to be named a special counsel, disputing testimony to a House panel.

Trump swings at Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds

The criticism could have implications for the former president's campaign in the key early-voting state.

Holiday mass shootings rekindle demands for Congress to tackle gun violence

With Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans holding the majority in the House, there has been little movement on national gun legislation.

Former Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. is remembered as a maverick unconstrained by politics

Lowell P. Weicker Jr., a towering figure in Connecticut politics who rose to national prominence for taking on his party during the Watergate hearings as a junior Republican senator, was remembered Monday as a politician from a bygone era, unshackled by partisanship.

NYC should be held in contempt over appalling Rikers conditions, court-appointed monitor says

A court-appointed monitor has recommended New York City be held in contempt over conditions on Rikers Island, its embattled jail complex on the East River.

Rep. Grace Napolitano, a veteran Democrat from Norwalk, to retire from Congress

Rep. Grace Napolitano announced her retirement from Congress on Saturday, setting off an intra-Democratic Party battle for her San Gabriel Valley seat.

How 'Bidenomics' looks now isn't what matters. It's how voters view it in a year that counts

President Biden is trying to persuade voters that the economy is better than they think, and that he deserves credit for turning it around.