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Ohio attorney general rejects language for amendment aimed at reforming troubled political mapmaking

The Ohio Attorney General's Office rejected petition language Wednesday for a constitutional amendment aimed at remaking the state's troubled system for drawing political maps, determining that it failed to present a fair and truthful summary of what is proposed.

Raging wildfires sweep Louisiana amid intense heatwave and drought conditions, threatening communities

Numerous wildfires are currently ablaze across Louisiana, as scorching triple-digit temperatures persist and a dearth of rain exacerbates the situation, leaving little room for relief.

CAIR says MoCo teachers told to 'disrupt thinking' of students with traditional gender views

Montgomery County Public Schools "misled" parents and a federal court about the controversial introduction of LGBTQ-related reading materials for grades as young as pre-kindergarten, according to a Muslim civil rights group.

BTK bombshell: Sheriff reveals ‘pantyhose ligature’ found on serial killers former Kansas property

An Oklahoma sheriff says that a “pantyhose ligature" has been located ruing an April search of the former property of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader.

BTK Killer's Kansas home searched in connection to cold cases

The Osage County Sheriff's Office's ongoing investigations uncovered potential connections between Rader and other missing persons cases and unsolved murders in the Kansas and Missouri areas, authorities said.

Texas sexual assault suspect indicted for 2 cold cases from the 1990s

Denton, Texas, detectives linked a Las Vegas man to two cold case sexual assaults that occurred in the 90s, using recent advancements in DNA forensics.

Judge clears the way for a civil case to proceed against Alec Baldwin and 'Rust' producers

A New Mexico judge on Wednesday rejected a request by Alec Baldwin 's attorneys to dismiss a civil lawsuit by three "Rust" crew members who allege cost-cutting endangered the cast and crew as the actor-producer skipped his own safety training.

Around the world

Greece Battles Its Most Widespread Wildfires on Record

Extreme heat has turned much of the country into a tinderbox. More than 350 fires have broken out in the past five days, the government said.

Nicaraguan government bans Jesuit order, confiscates all property

Nicaragua's government has declared the Jesuit religious order illegal, and ordered the confiscation of all its property

What to Know About Zimbabwe’s Presidential Election

The country needs a free and fair election to escape Western sanctions. But voting got off to a rough start, with late openings at polling places and fliers spreading misinformation.

2 Filipino boats deliver supplies to forces guarding a contested shoal, breach Chinese blockade along the way

On Tuesday, two boats from the Philippines breached a blockade of Chinese ships to deliver supplies to forces guarding the Second Thomas Shoal in the highly contested South China Sea.

Drought affecting Panama Canal threatens 40% of world's cargo ship traffic

Approximately two-thirds of the canal's traffic is either destined for or departing from the United States.

Extremists abduct more than 40 women in latest attack in northeast Nigeria

Locals have reported the abduction of 42 women during an attack by Islamic extremist rebels in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state

Mother of detained U.S. Army private rejects North Korea's claims: 'He was proud to be American'

A U.S. Army private who mysteriously sprinted across the border into North Korea last month has "so many reasons to come home," his mother said Wednesday as she cast doubt on a recent statement that suggested her son, Travis King, might be seeking refuge there or in a third country.


Nvidia riding high on explosive growth in AI

Shares of the computer-chip maker are up 222% this year as artificial intelligence craze fuels sales growth.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams Facebook for blocking Canada wildfire news

“Right now, in an emergency situation where up to date local information is more important than ever, Facebook is putting corporate profits ahead of people’s safety,” Trudeau said at a news conference.

Fox News AI Newsletter: Teachers go back to school with AI amid cheating concerns

Stay up to date on the latest AI technology advancements and learn about the challenges and opportunities AI presents now and for the future.

Ready for an electric car? What you need to know

So, let's say saving the Earth isn't your absolute top priority, but you do want to make a contribution, however small, and you really do want to buy an electric car. But you have some worries.

Founders of crypto mixer arrested, sanctioned after U.S. cracks down on Tornado Cash

U.S. government officials on Wednesday started cracking down on the co-founders of the virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, just days after a federal judge decided that the government had the authority to sanction them.

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.

U.S. intelligence warns of spies aiming to infiltrate space industry

The intelligence community is on the alert for spies looking to penetrate America's commercial space sector through cyberattacks and strategic investments to gain access to critical networks.

Sports News

Shohei Ohtani leaves the mound abruptly in 2nd inning because of arm fatigue, Angels say

Shohei Ohtani left the mound for the Los Angeles Angels in the middle of an at-bat during the second inning because of arm fatigue

Aaron Rodgers drew ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ with big play at Jets camp

The biggest oohs and aahs from the fans in attendance on Wednesday came at the conclusion of Aaron Rodgers first series

These are the cheapest places to see Lionel Messi play in the U.S.

The least expensive ticket available to Inter Miami's matchup against Los Angeles Football Club next month is $637.

‘Bachelorette’ Finale is Cut by ABC Affiliate for Football Game

Fans of the reality show were not happy after a local ABC affiliate showed a preseason game between the Washington Commanders and Baltimore Ravens instead.

Cowboys’ Sam Williams arrested on marijuana, gun charges

The Cowboys selected Williams in the second round of last year's NFL Draft out of the University of Mississippi.

A’s top Royals 5-4 to spoil Greinke’s return from the injured list

Shea Langeliers homered for the second consecutive day as Oakland beat the Royals in front of a Coliseum crowd of 4,021.

Village of Arlington Heights follows path with area school districts, hires Springfield lobbyist as Bears consider move to the NW suburb

Arlington Heights will hire a lobbyist to look out for village interests in Springfield as they relate to the Chicago Bears redeveloping the Arlington International Racecourse site and possibly moving to the village.

Politics News

DeSantis appointees call out Disney over 'unethical' benefits and perks

Tension between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Walt Disney World escalated this week after Mr. DeSantis's appointees to the board that oversees Disney World's governing district moved to block perks for district employees that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Workers in Disney World district criticize DeSantis appointees' decision to eliminate free passes

Employees of Walt Disney World’s governing district are criticizing new board members appointed by Gov.

Who are the Republican presidential candidates at the first GOP debate?

Republican candidates that qualified for the first GOP debate include Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson, Chris Christie, Mike Pence and Doug Burgum.

More Trump co-defendants surrender in Fulton County case

At least nine of the 19 people facing charges have now appeared at the Fulton County jail to be booked.

Death of Obama's personal chef was an accident, medical examiner rules

The drowning death of former President Barack Obama's personal chef near the family's home on Martha's Vineyard last month has been ruled an accident by the Massachusetts medical examiner.

Theodore Roosevelt presidential library taking shape in North Dakota Badlands

Construction began in June on the Theodore Roosevelt presidential library planned for the Badlands of western North Dakota

Poll shows popularity of tattooing across all ages, groups

Tattoos seem to be the norm these days. And of course there's a poll to lend insight into this phenomenon and its dynamics.