Chief: Man Shot by Chicago Police Infiltrated SWAT Training

CHICAGO — A man on Monday used a fire escape to infiltrate a Chicago police facility while officers underwent a SWAT training exercise and grabbed at least two rifles before being shot and wounded by police, the chief said. Police Commissioner David Brown said the suspect was taken to hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. … Read more

Official: 2 killed in crashes during pop-up car rally in NJ

WILDWOOD, New Jersey — A pop-up car rally over the weekend in southern New Jersey led to multiple crashes and the deaths of at least two people riding in a golf cart, officials say. Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron told NJ Advance Media on Sunday that there were a string of car accidents related to the … Read more

‘Eco-warrior’ and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman passed away

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmental movement and co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop long-term land conservation plans, said on its website that he died peacefully Monday … Read more

California Governor Urges Democrat Strategy Review

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday called for a review of Democrats’ political strategy, saying the party is being “crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to defend while the Republicans “dominate with illusion.” Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas—the territory of Republican … Read more

China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ will not be tolerated

UNITED NATIONS — Underlining its commitment to its claim to Taiwan on Saturday, China told rallied world leaders that anyone who stood in the way of its determination to reunite with the self-governing island would “be crushed by the wheels of history”. The language was powerful, but well within normal for the Chinese leadership. “Only … Read more

Russia shells Ukrainian cities amid Kremlin voices

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian troops launched new attacks on Ukrainian cities on Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied territories to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for trying to protest a mobilization order that would require more troops. allocates to the struggle in … Read more

Dow plunges low to 2022 on fear of recession in global markets

BEIJING — Shares fell sharply worldwide on Friday on concerns that an already slowing global economy could slide into recession as central banks ramp up pressure with additional rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.6%, closing at its lowest level since late 2020. The S&P500 fell 1.7%, close to the mid-June 2022 low, … Read more

Alabama suspends execution over time, IV access issues

ATMORE, ala. — Alabama officials called off Thursday’s lethal injection of a man convicted of a 1999 workplace shooting due to time constraints and difficulties accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state has halted the planned execution of Alan Miller after determining they could not get the lethal injection before … Read more

House approves revision of electoral law in response to Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to revise rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021 uprising and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to stay in power. The bill, which is similar to the bipartisan legislation going through the Senatewould revise a secretive … Read more

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shakes Mexico, 1 dead

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit Mexico early Thursday, rocking buildings and killing at least one person in the country’s capital. The quake struck shortly after 1 AM, just three days after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook western and central Mexico, killing two. The US Geological Survey said … Read more