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Indiana man accidentally records murder in voicemail, gets sentenced to 85 years

The Illinois man had left a voicemail for his mother, but failed to hang up before stabbing her boyfriend, prosecutors said.

An ailing American explorer trapped 3,000 feet deep in Turkish cave awaits difficult rescue

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescuers from across Europe rushed to a cave in Turkey on Thursday, launching an operation to save an American researcher who became trapped almost 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) below the cave's entrance after suffering stomach bleeding.

Biden trails Haley, polling neck-and-neck with other Republicans

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is the only GOP presidential candidate who is leading in a hypothetical matchup with President Biden, according to a new poll.

Texas AG Ken Paxton's impeachment trial defense includes claims of a Republican plot to remove him

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has long denied corruption accusations that have dogged him for years. But as his impeachment trial gets underway, another defense is emerging: that fellow Republicans plotted to oust him.

‘That ’70s Show' actor Danny Masterson gets 30 years to life in prison for rapes of 2 women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge sentenced “That ’70s Show” show star Danny Masterson to 30 years to life in prison Thursday for raping two women, giving them some relief after they spoke in court about the decades of damage he inflicted.

Texas heat brings the state's power grid closest it has been to outages since 2021 winter storm

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ power grid manager on Thursday again asked residents to cut their electricity use as the state endures another stretch of sizzling summer heat.

Meet Storm, the sneaky pup who snuck into a Metallica concert

Storm, an adorable German shepherd that snuck out of her Inglewood home and enjoyed the Metallica concert at nearby SoFi Stadium, is back with her owners after a memorable adventure. Though it is unclear how exactly Storm got out of her home on Aug. 25, her owners were amused by her fun night out.

Around the world

Gabon’s junta frees deposed president on health grounds and appoints a new prime minister

Gabon’s junta has freed the country's deposed president on health grounds and appointed a new prime minister.

Severe flooding in Greece leaves at least 6 dead and 6 missing, villages cut off

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread flooding in central Greece left at least six people dead, six missing and dozens trapped, with severe rainstorms turning streams into raging torrents, bursting dams, washing away roads and bridges, and hurling cars into the sea.

In Southeast Asia, Kamala Harris is at the center of White House efforts to counterbalance China

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — It took more than a day of flying, including two refueling stops, for Vice President Kamala Harris to reach this year’s summit of Southeast Asian countries. And once she arrived, she had less than eight minutes of public speaking time during two meetings.

Mexico decriminalizes abortion, extending Latin American trend of widening access to procedure

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court threw out all federal criminal penalties for abortion Wednesday, ruling that national laws prohibiting the procedure are unconstitutional and violate women’s rights in a sweeping decision that extended Latin American’s trend of widening abortion access.

American man stuck in Turkish cave after becoming 'severely ill' over 1,000 meters below surface

An American speleologist exploring the Morca Cave in Turkey is currently trapped at a depth of more than 1,000 meters after becoming ill during the expedition.

Suspected serial killer arrested in Rwanda after over 10 bodies found on his property

Rwandan authorities have arrested a suspected serial killer after discovering the bodies of more than 10 people in a pit on his property after he allegedly confessed to the killings.

Catholic-Jewish research backs reports Catholic convents sheltered 3,000-plus Roman Jews during WWII

Researchers have discovered new documentation that substantiates reports that Catholic convents and monasteries in Rome sheltered Jews during World War II.


Walgreens to pay $44 million to settle Theranos fraud claims

The lawsuit accused Walgreens of being “willfully blind” to fraud at Theranos and entering into a partnership with the startup even though it had good reason to suspect its finger-prick testing technology didn’t really work.

What are biofuels and why is it so confusing whether they are a source of clean energy or not?

India, the current president of the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations, has proposed a global biofuel alliance that seeks to accelerate sustainable biofuels deployment to support the global energy transition.

10 tech myths every parent should know before you send your kids off to school

As kids prepare to return to school, parents must be aware that every technology tip that you receive is not always one that can serve your child well.

How prioritizing training and mentorship retains talent

Attracting and retaining top tech talent is a challenge for most companies. It takes more than good benefits and pay to retain talent: A LinkedIn study found that companies have a nearly 7% higher retention rate at the 3-year mark with employees who have learned skills on the job.

Rich DeMuro visits Europe's biggest tech show

Perhaps you've heard of CES in Las Vegas, but halfway around the world, in Berlin, Germany, there's another tech trade show with lots to see. "This is actually the 99th year of IFA Berlin," said Oliver Merlin, managing director for this year's show.

Prosecutors ask Congress to protect children from AI dangers

The attorneys general in all 50 states are calling on Congress to look into how artificial intelligence (AI) can exploit children through pornography and put forward legislation to address it.

Microsoft says China has 'honed' new capability to generate AI images for online influence operations

Microsoft warned on Thursday that Chinese influence operations that aim to mimic U.S. voters and spark controversy online have “honed” a new capability to generate images using artificial intelligence (AI).

Sports News

What happens if the Bucs and Mike Evans don't reach a contract deal by the deadline?

The 2023 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday night, and while most fans will be watching the opener, for Tampa Bay, all eyes are on Mike Evans and his uncertain future with the Buccaneers.

Kurtenbach: The SF Giants have 10 games to save their bizarre season

The offense is stagnant, the pitching has normalized, and the defense is bad. This Giants' season is heading towards disappointment, but the next 10 games offer a shot at redemption.

Confident cornerback D.J. Reed says the Jets can have a 'historical' defense this season

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- D.J. Reed has set an extremely high bar for the New York Jets' defense. And the veteran cornerback believes the talented group will leave its mark. On the field. And in the history books. “I’m very confident,” he said during a video call Monday.

Clippers return to KTLA for more games, behind-the-scenes miniseries

If you've enjoyed watching the Los Angeles Clippers play on KTLA, you'll be excited to know that even more coverage is on the way for the 2023-24 season, and beyond.

LSU, Kim Mulkey agree on 10-year, $32M contract, AP source says

Kim Mulkey, the coach of defending national champion LSU, has agreed to a 10-year contract worth about $32 million that will set a new mark for the richest coaching contract in women's college basketball, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Cancun, Mexico, will host the WTA Finals right before the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Spain

NEW YORK (AP) — The women’s tennis tour will hold the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, finally finding a site for the season-ending event that has shifted cities repeatedly. The tour has a one-year agreement with Cancun, the WTA announced Thursday, hours before the U.S.

Zion Kearney, other top Houston high school standouts featured on Big Game Coverage this week

Here are some players to look out for during this week’s games. Names are listed in alphabetical order.

Politics News

Trump notifies judge he may try to move Georgia case to federal court

Former President Trump on Thursday signaled he may attempt to move his Georgia charges to federal court. “President Trump hereby notifies the Court that he may seek removal of his prosecution to federal court,” Steve Sadow, Trump’s attorney, wrote in court filings.

Trump's border wall caused 'significant' cultural, environmental damage, watchdog finds

The 450 miles of barrier waived or disregarded environmental and historic preservation laws and interfered with endangered species, diverted water sources and caused other environmental damage, GAO said.

Federal judge deals another blow to Minnesota copper-nickel mine proposal

U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper has dismissed a crucial mineral rights lawsuit by Twin Metals, another setback to the company's proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.

Some senators concerned about McConnell as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — During his first press conference since freezing in public, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reassured Americans he can still do his job. "I'm going to finish my term as leader and I'm gonna finish my Senate term," McConnell said.

Nevada petition would put A's stadium deal in Las Vegas to a vote in 2024

A referendum petition to gut the deal that secured millions for the A's stadium in Las Vegas was filed on Wednesday, Sept. 6., by a group identified as Schools Over Stadiums PAC.

A man charged with aiding Michigan Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot says the scheme didn't seem serious

One of three men accused of assisting a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is testifying in his own defense.

House Judiciary investigating alleged 'abusive tactics' by Special Counsel Jack Smith's team

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating alleged misconduct by a prosecutor on Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team, accusing the office of engaging in “abusive tactics.