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6 Western nations demand Russia return two regions it took from neighboring Georgia 15 years ago

Six Western nations marked the 15th anniversary of Russia’s takeover of 20% of Georgia’s territory by demanding that Moscow return the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions

Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn arrested in 2021 after groping complaints at club, police records show

Police records show that a longtime aide to former President Donald Trump was arrested in 2021 after he was accused of repeatedly groping two women in a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona

Family of Henrietta Lacks files new lawsuit over cells harvested without her consent

The family of Henrietta Lacks has filed another lawsuit accusing a second company of unjustly profiting off her cells for generations

Fears of Rising Death Toll in Maui, as Rescue Crews Scour Decimated Town

Lahaina lay in ruins following a wildfire that the governor said most likely killed more than 60 people, making it the deadliest in Hawaii’s history.

Death toll from Maui fires rises to 53, governor says, and more than 1,000 structures have burned

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said Thursday that 53 people were killed in the devastating Maui wildfires, and the death toll will likely continue to rise.

Georgia police launch probe after lawsuit into baby's alleged decapitation during delivery

Authorities in Georgia are investigation claims by a woman who alleges her baby was decapitated while giving birth at a hospital last month, according to a lawsuit.

Florida Schools Try to Adapt to New Rules on Gender, Bathrooms and Pronouns

As schools start, it’s been more paperwork, a culling of reading lists, as well as new regulations about bathrooms.

Around the world

African leaders order the activation of standby force after Niger coup

Concern voiced over "deplorable" conditions for ousted president as Niger's neighbors weigh possible military response against continued diplomacy.

Northern Ireland's top police officer apologizes for 'industrial scale' data breach

Northern Ireland's top police officer apologized Thursday for what he described as an "industrial scale" data breach in which the personal information of more than 10,000 officers and staff was released to the public.

Six Colombians Arrested in Assassination of Ecuador Presidential Candidate

The candidate, Fernando Villavicencio, had been vocal about ties between the state and organized crime, in a country roiled by violence tied to drug trafficking.

Iran agrees to release 5 imprisoned Americans in exchange for billions in frozen funds

The Biden administration has reached a deal with Iran that will see Tehran release five imprisoned U.S. citizens. In exchange, Iran will be given access to $6 billion in blocked funds. Margaret Brennan has more.

Ecuadorian presidential candidate assassinated leaving rally in Quito

Fernando Villavicencio, a former journalist and anti-corruption crusader, said he'd received threats before he was murdered leaving a rally in Quito.

New ferry linking El Salvador and Costa Rica aims to cut shipping times, avoid border problems

A new ferry line for commerce moving through Central America began operating Thursday, directly connecting El Salvador and Costa Rica to the exclusion of Nicaragua and Honduras

What Happened to Britain’s ‘Crooked House’ Pub?

The beloved tilted landmark in the West Midlands area of England was razed after a fire that police suspect was arson, leaving locals looking for answers.


Outlaw AI chatbots are making cybercrime easier and more frequent

Duplicate chatbots with criminal capabilities are surfacing on the dark web and — much like with ChatGPT — they can be accessed for a rather modest monthly subscription or one-time fee.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flies its first tourists to the edge of space

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic rocketed a handful of tourists, including a former British Olympian and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean, to the edge of space on Thursday.

Google’s new feature removes personal information from search results

Google has introduced a new feature where personal information is removed from the search engine based on a request that you can make to remove personal data.

Crypto’s Next Craze? Orbs That Scan Your Eyeballs.

Sam Altman, OpenAI’s chief executive, has started Worldcoin, a cryptocurrency project that aims to scan billions of human irises.

Intelligence chief releases strategy urging sharper focus on China, Russia

The government's lead intelligence agencies are retooling to deal with rising threats posed by China and Russia while also adopting hiring policies aimed at making spy services more inclusive and diverse, according to a new strategy outline from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Robot security guard dubbed ‘secret agent man’ deployed to patrol Ohio sidewalks

Crocker Park, a shopping center near Cleveland, Ohio, launched an artificial intelligence-powered robot to patrol its streets in an effort to ensure safety and security.

Special Counsel Obtained Search Warrant for Trump’s Twitter Account

The warrant, obtained in January, is the first known example of prosecutors directly searching Donald J. Trump’s communications in the federal inquiry into the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

Sports News

49ers-Raiders practice: Top takeaways from first joint session

The 49ers went through a relatively tame practice against the Raiders, but among those out with injuries were George Kittle, Dre Greenlaw and Ray-Ray McCloud, the last of whom has a broken wrist.

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York faces insider trading allegations in Chegg cheating lawsuit

Jed York dumped 20,000 shares of stock at a time the lawsuit claims its price was inflated due to false statements.

ESPN to launch new sports betting platform

The sportsbook will be ready to use this fall in the 16 states where sports betting is legal and Penn Entertainment is licensed.

With hat tip to Mitch Trubisky, twins Christos and Nicolas Alexandros team up on O-line for Lockport. ‘Fell in love.’

The Alexandros brothers have loved putting it all on the line for the Porters, who are No. 9 in the Daily Southtown’s preseason rankings.

1/ST Racing considering moving back date of Preakness Stakes in potential shake-up of Triple Crown calendar

The Preakness Stakes would be run four weeks after the Kentucky Derby, instead of the traditional two, under a plan reportedly being floated by the CEO of 1/ST Racing, which owns and operates Pimlico Race Course.

Suspended Noah Gragson asks for release from contract with Legacy Motor Club

Suspended NASCAR driver Noah Gragson has asked Legacy Motor Club to release him from his contract so he can begin working toward reinstatement.

Corona Centennial's Helton twins create havoc along the line

Corona Centennial High's Wade and Brent Helton are twin brothers with size, strength and a big appetite for football, food and competition.

Politics News

Biden asks Congress for more than $13 billion in emergency defense aid for Ukraine

The Biden administration is asking Congress to provide more than $13 billion in emergency defense aid to Ukraine.

Joe Manchin Says He’s Thinking ‘Seriously’ About Leaving the Democratic Party

He told a West Virginia news station that he had not made a decision yet — either about his party affiliation or about his electoral plans.

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Purdue Pharma settlement

The Supreme Court has blocked for now a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family.

Special Counsel Jack Smith proposes January 2024 trial in Trump election case

Special Counsel Jack Smith is asking a federal judge to begin the trial over former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election result in January 2024, according to a filing.

Conservative groups are challenging corporate efforts to diversify workforce

Target and Nordstrom, among other employers, now face lawsuits aimed at their diversity, equity and inclusion plans.

House GOP weighs shutdown escape hatch: A deal with Dems

House Republicans are nearing an uncomfortable realization: They may have to rely on their opponents to help avoid a government shutdown.

Prisoner Deal Could Smooth Effort to Contain Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran and the United States appear to be observing an informal agreement under which Iran has limited its nuclear program and restrained proxy militias.