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First locally-acquired case of malaria in over 40 years confirmed in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health confirmed Friday the first locally-transmitted case of malaria in the state in over 40 years.

NYC Fire Department battles 5-alarm inferno inside Brooklyn businesses; rescue 3 kids in earlier separate fire

New York City firefighters responded to a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn on Lee Avenue and Williamsburg Street on Sunday, and earlier in the day rescued three kids from a blaze on Livonia Avenue.

Gilgo Beach murder victims forgotten during years of corruption and scandal

Over a decade of corruption, dysfunction and infighting in the Suffolk County PD and DA's Office derailed the infamous Gilgo Beach cold case

Armed good Samaritan shoots suspect who allegedly knocked out elderly man in restaurant bathroom

A suspect in Texas who allegedly assaulted an elderly man in a barbecue restaurant's bathroom was shot in the arm when a licensed gun owner shot him.

Woman, dog fatally electrocuted by downed power lines while on morning walk

A woman and her boyfriend's dog were fatally electrocuted on a morning walk in Mendota, California this week. The deceased did not see downed power lines on the ground that were still electrified.

11-state salmonella outbreak linked to small turtles

More than two dozen cases of salmonella across 11 states have been linked to small turtles. Tennessee has been hit the hardest.

Kansas reporter accused of breaking law before controversial Marion County newspaper raid: documents

The recent raid of the Marion County Record was over claims that a reporter violated the law by obtaining the driving records of a local business owner, court documents claim.

Around the world

Early results in Ecuador show possible presidential runoff

Early results in Ecuador show possible presidential runoff between ex-president’s ally and banana tycoon’s son

Ukrainian Commanders Confident About Offensive Despite Problems

Despite tough fighting and heavy casualties, Ukrainian commanders say their forces are in better shape now than just months ago, while Russian troops appear worse off.

DOJ rules Capitol police suicide a ‘line of duty’ death

The Department of Justice ruled Friday that Metropolitan Police Department officer Jeffrey Smith, who died by suicide following the January 6 capitol riots, died in the line of duty.

Libya’s central bank announces reunification after nearly a decade of division due to civil war

Libya’s central bank has announced its reunification after being split for nearly a decade due to the country’s long-running civil war that resulted in two rival administrations, in the east and the west

Young Dutch man arrested in Italy after father and family friend fatally stabbed

Italian authorities arrested a 21-year-old Dutch national Friday, alleging his involvement in the fatal stabbing of his father and a family acquaintance near the border with France.

Ecuadorians are choosing a new president amid increasing violence that may scare away voters

Ecuador is holding a special election Sunday to pick a new president, with police and soldiers on guard against unprecedented violence, including the assassination of a candidate this month.

Netherlands and Denmark to give long pleaded-for F-16s to Ukraine

Ukraine received its first official commitment for F-16 fighter jets Sunday, with the Netherlands and Denmark vowing to send craft to aid against Russia.


Six privacy and security questions and answers to clear up once and for all

Kurt "The CyberGuy" Knutsson debunks six myths regarding your privacy and security while using technology and gives six tips on how to protect your information.

Cyberattack keeps hospitals' computers offline for weeks

Key computer systems at hospitals and clinics in several states have yet to be turned back on more than two weeks after a cyberattack forced some emergency room shutdowns and ambulance diversions

Canada wildfire evacuees can't get news media on Facebook and Instagram. Some find workarounds

Canadian news outlets have been blocked on Facebook and Instagram because of a dispute with the Canadian government

YouTube Ads May Have Led to Online Tracking of Children, Research Says

YouTube’s advertising practices on kids’ channels could have resulted in companies tracking children across the web, a report said.

Inflammation can lead to an increase in social media use, study finds

Humans tend to withdrawal from society as they experience symptoms of illness, including inflammation, which increases their usage of social media platforms to connect, a University of Buffalo study found.

Fusion breakthrough highlights Tri-Valley’s emergence as Bay Area tech mecca

Livermore labs fusion ignition breakthrough is perhaps the most prominent example of how the center of tech innovation and talent in the Bay Area is shifting to–or at least growing to include–the Tri-Valley.

Netflix testing video game streaming

Netflix is testing a video game streaming service, with an initial rollout to a limited number of subscribers in Canada and the U.K.

Sports News

Lyles wins world title at 100 meters and sets his sights on more

The 26-year-old American Noah Lyles reeled in the field to win the 100-meter world title in 9.83 seconds -- a victory that puts him in position to be the first man to complete the 100-200 double since Usain Bolt made a habit of it at Olympics and world championships from 2008-16.

Chicago Cubs players who competed at big-time college programs decry conference realignment: ‘It’s just a shame’

Some Chicago Cubs players aren't fans of conference realignment and its effect on the college sports landscape — including how it could affect student-athletes in the classroom.

This week's top 25 high school football rankings by The Times

Mater Dei, St. John Bosco and Corona Centennial are Nos. 1-3 for the Los Angeles Times' top 25 high school football rankings.

Kurtenbach: Brock Purdy picked up where he left off. That makes the 49ers the NFC’s team to beat

Purdy's underwhelming practice performances were forgotten as he expertly ran the Niners' offense in his first game since the NFC Championship Game.

Viktor Hovland sets Olympia Fields record with 61 to win PGA BMW Championship

Viktor Hovland had the best round of his career at a good time. He set the course record at Olympia Fields with a 61. That included making seven birdies on the back nine Sunday to rally past Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick. Scheffler still goes to the Tour Championship as the No. 1 seed.

Meet Lexi Hugeback, Minnesota's first cornhole professional

While you may think of it as a party game, cornhole is a growing professional sport, and in the Rochester area, you'll find Minnesota's first cornhole pro.

Myles Jack informs Eagles he's retiring after 7 NFL seasons: report

Myles Jack reportedly informed the Philadelphia Eagles he will be calling it quits. The veteran linebacker spent seven seasons in the league.

Politics News

Top FEMA official touts progress in Hawaii recovery efforts, previews Biden's trip to Maui

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell lauded progress in the recovery efforts in Hawaii ahead of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden's trip to Maui.

DeSantis Tweaks His Messaging and Tactics After a Tough Campaign Stretch

The Florida governor, who has been losing ground in polls and dealing with staffing, spending and messaging issues, looks to right his campaign in New Hampshire.

Biden FEMA chief warns of disaster relief funding shortage after Maui fires, as California braces for storm

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said disaster relief funding could have a shortage by mid-September after Hawaii's wildfires and California's storm.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel 'holding out hope' Trump will join GOP debate

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel pleaded Sunday for Donald Trump to change his mind and participate in Wednesday's first presidential primary debate in Milwaukee.

Some may be ‘lost forever’ as authorities search for missing after Maui wildfires

Around 85 percent of the area impacted has been searched, but searching the remaining 15 percent of the land “could take weeks,” Gov. Josh Green said.

Vivek Ramaswamy Loves Eminem. And He Doesn’t Care If the Feeling Is Mutual.

The Republican presidential candidate loves rap music, even if critics say his politics are at odds with its spirit. “There’s no such thing as one rap community,” he says.

Iowa governor says GOP needs to narrow crowded presidential field

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, said Sunday that the party likely needs fewer White House hopefuls as candidates prepare for this week's first primary debate in Milwaukee.