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Trump attorneys respond to protective order request in 2020 election case

Attorneys for former President Trump are asking for a narrower protective order than the Justice Department, which filed the request after Trump sent a social media post that some viewed as a threat.

3 killed in mid-air collision between 2 firefighting helicopters

Two helicopters responding to a California brush fire collided in mid-air Sunday. Three people were killed when one of the aircraft crashed. Mark Strassmann has the latest.

Flights grounded as as severe weather sweeps east

The East Coast is facing a forecast of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.

Federal judge says California's capital city can't clear homeless camps during extreme heat

A federal judge has temporarily banned California's capital city of Sacramento from clearing homeless encampments, citing excessive heat

Man rescued after being adrift at sea for nearly 2 days

The Coast Guard rescued 25-year-old Charles Gregory, who spent around 35 hours adrift at sea off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida, after a wave damaged his fishing boat.

Appeals court upholds Josh Duggar's conviction for downloading child sex abuse images

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Josh Duggar's conviction for downloading child sexual abuse images, rejecting the former reality television star's argument that a judge should have suppressed statements he made to investigators during the search that found the images.

Man injured in grizzly bear attack while surveying Wyoming forest

A man surveying a remote part of Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming was injured in a surprise grizzly bear attack over the weekend, officials said.

Around the world

Colombia's first leftist president is stalled by congress and a campaign finance scandal

Colombian President Gustavo Petro took office laying out ambitious goals for the nation’s first leftist government

Two rivals claim to be in charge in Niger. One is detained and has been publicly silent for days

Nearly two weeks have passed since the coup in Niger, and the two men making competing claims to power have gone quiet in recent days. One is the ousted president, who said last week he's being held hostage and has been publicly silent since then.

Ukraine says woman held in plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine's intelligence agency said Monday it arrested a woman in connection with an alleged assassination plot against President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Justice Department helping Ukraine in war crimes investigations, Attorney General Garland says

The U.S. Justice Department is cooperating with the International Criminal Court and supporting Ukrainian prosecutors carrying out war crime investigations, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday as he reaffirmed his department's aid more than a year after the Russian invasion.

An Indigenous leader has inspired an Amazon city to grant personhood to an endangered river

On the banks of the Komi Memem River, the activity never ceases: Women go down the embankment from Laje Velho village carrying basins to wash clothing, while men embark in small canoes on hunting and fishing expeditions. At day's end, it's the children's turn to dive into its tea-colored waters.

Belarus begins military drills near its border with Poland and Lithuania as tensions heighten

Belarus began military exercises Monday near its border with Poland and Lithuania, a move coming with tensions already heightened with the two NATO members over Russia-linked Wagner mercenaries moving to Belarus after their short-lived mutiny in Russia.

UN appeal judges toss out plan to set up procedure to hear evidence against Rwandan genocide suspect

Appeals judges have thrown out a decision by a United Nations court to set up a procedure to hear evidence against an elderly Rwandan genocide suspect after he was declared unfit to face trial


Solar farms helping ease strain on U.S. power grids

The increase in available solar energy across the U.S. has a much-needed boost for power grids currently strained by this summer's record-breaking heat. Carter Evans reports.

Huge time-saver: Go straight to the recipe and skip the long story

Frustrated by the seemingly never-ending personal stories on every recipe page before you see an ingredient list? Here's how to get right to it, soup to nuts.

Calling, messaging & sharing get big upgrades in iOS 17

iOS 17 Public Beta is here, and it's packed with little ways to make the iPhone more useful. Although anyone can download the test software for free, proceed with caution, as this version is still unfinished, and there might be bugs.

Social media stars, rarely unionized, try to navigate Hollywood's hot strike summer

Social media influencers — who make their livings as entertainers but aren't typically part of entertainment unions — now face the complicated labor politics of a Hollywood strike wave.

Google's AI chatbot can now speak to you

Google just gave its AI tool - called Bard - some major upgrades that make it even more useful. Bard is Google's answer to ChatGPT but with one key difference - Bard has access to the real time web, which means it can give you answers about things that just happened.

Steadier Silicon Valley helps drum up tenants for new San Jose offices

A steadier Silicon Valley economy and job market have helped to lure tenants to a new San Jose office building next to Santana Row.

With No Date Set, Musk and Zuckerberg Trade Barbs on ‘Cage Match’

Elon Musk, in an early-morning post, said he planned to livestream the event on his own platform. Mark Zuckerberg called for a “more reliable” platform, adding, “I’m ready today.

Sports News

DJ Moore’s body control. Justin Fields’ trust. 5 traits of 5 Chicago Bears players who have impressed at training camp.

DJ Moore has clearly been the most significant addition to the Chicago Bears roster in 2023 and may be the much-needed catalyst for a Justin Fields breakthrough.

For Megan Rapinoe, an Ending Not Even She Could Have Imagined

A missed penalty kick was a cruel way to draw down the curtain on a star’s World Cup career. But her influence and legacy were never about soccer alone.

Union Work Runs in the Family for the N.B.A.’s Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren Jackson Jr. is active in the N.B.A. players’ union. His mother, Terri, works for the W.N.B.A. players’ union. When he was elected vice president, she did her best not to embarrass him.

Chris Buescher wins second straight NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Chris Buescher won his second straight NASCAR Cup Series race by holding off Martin Truex late in the FireKeepers 400 on Monday.

Betts' grand slam caps 8-run 4th inning as the Dodgers stun the Padres 13-7

Mookie Betts hit a grand slam to cap an eight-run fourth inning and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers stunned the San Diego Padres 13-7 to win for the sixth time in seven games

NFL wide receiver KJ Hamler reveals he has heart condition

"I will be back on the field—better and stronger than ever—as soon as possible this season!" Hamler wrote in a social media post.

Column: What’s the difference between Eddie Hoffman’s title chase at Grundy and the Chicago White Sox? ‘We want it.’

At age 63 and with 152 career feature wins under his belt, Eddie Hoffman is still running at the front of the pack.

Politics News

Sharp partisan divide over sympathy with striking writers and actors, poll finds

There is a strong partisan divide in how Americans view the strikes, according to a new poll for the Los Angeles Times.

Trump and his new lawyer are not on the same page about judge’s recusal

The former president's public statements are already diverging from the advice of his newest lawyer, John Lauro.

Trump's attorneys argue for narrower protective order in 2020 election case

Former President Donald Trump's legal team told the judge that only "genuinely sensitive materials" should be shielded from public view.

Biden heads west for a policy victory lap, drawing an implicit contrast with Trump

President Joe Biden is off on a Western swing aimed at showcasing his work on conservation, clean energy and veterans' benefits

Yellow, the Freight-Trucking Company, Declares Bankruptcy

A pandemic-era lifeline that the Trump administration predicted would turn a profit for the federal government failed to keep Yellow afloat.

Bonta opens investigation into Chino Valley school district policy to notify parents about LGBTQ+ students

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced he was opening a civil rights investigation against Chino Valley Unified School District for its parent notification policy he believes illegally "outs" transgender students

U.S. destroyers sent to Alaska after Chinese, Russian warships spotted nearby

The show of force is a reminder of the cooperation between the Chinese and Russian militaries – and of how close the countries are to Alaska.