ORLANDO, Fla. — SpaceX’s reusability juggernaut kept rolling with a Space Coast launch Saturday night that marked the 200th time the company has relied on a previously launched booster to get its payloads to space.
A Falcon 9 rocket flying on the Starlink 6-18 mission carrying 22 of its Starlink satellites lifted off from Cape Canaveral ...Read more
LONDON — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak came to power almost a year ago promising to bring a business-like sensibility to U.K. politics, an antidote to Liz Truss’s failed 49-day experiment in radical fiscal change.
Five pledges on the economy and public services were meant to help voters track his progress, and underscore a sense of method and...Read more
Former Anaheim Ducks forward Nic Kerdiles, 29, died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday in Nashville.
Nashville police said Kerdiles ran a stop sign in a residential area before striking the driver’s side of a BMW SUV with his Indian Motorcycle around 3:30 a.m., the Tennessean reported. Police found no signs of impairment at the scene from ...Read more
ATLANTA — Two people and a gunman were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, police said.
The deadly encounter happened in the 600 block of Evans Street, which is across the street from the Mall West End, around 1:25 p.m. According to police, a man approached two other people and began to shoot at them....Read more
Tropical Storm Ophelia is moving inland and bringing more rain to the Richmond area, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Meteorologist Ryan Rogers said Saturday evening that the tropical storm warnings were dropped. Some areas might experience some minor to moderate flooding during the current tide cycle, but the weather ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some 120 dogs were seized Thursday following a dogfighting bust that took place across the Midlands and Upstate South Carolina, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for South Carolina has confirmed.
It is the largest single seizure of dogs from South Carolina dogfighting rings since a 60-agency effort recovered more that 300 dogs and...Read more
Human remains were spotted in the mouth of a 13-foot, 8.5-inch alligator on Friday, in a canal just north of the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
The gator was extracted from the water and “humanely killed,” the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release, adding that a dive team had also “recovered the remains of a ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Following in the footsteps of the city and county of Los Angeles, Alameda County this week declared a state of emergency regarding homelessness amid rising numbers of unhoused people in the region.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the declaration during its meeting Tuesday night.
"We've invested a ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The thief pulled up to an antiquities gallery on La Cienega Boulevard with a clear plan.
He backed a rental van into the gallery driveway, broke through a gate and entered a storage yard carrying a moving dolly. Bypassing African wood carvings, Japanese terracotta roof tiles and assorted stone sculptures, he seized a massive 250...Read more
NEW YORK — The number of FDNY members who died of a 9/11 illness reached 343 Saturday, the same number who died during the terror attack 22 years ago, officials said.
On Saturday morning, retired Firefighter Robert Fulco died of pulmonary fibrosis that was linked to the toxic cloud swirling above Ground Zero in the days and weeks after the ...Read more
Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin will assume the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, according to officials with direct knowledge of the plans.
Cardin, a Democrat who announced in May that he will not seek reelection in 2024, will replace New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who was indicted Friday on federal charges that he accepted ...Read more
NEW YORK — A home in northwest New Jersey exploded Friday night, sending five people to the hospital and “heavily” damaging its structure, authorities said early Saturday morning.
Police in the township of West Milford said dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 9 p.m. reporting a possible explosion in a home on Banker Road of ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Park Maitland School said Saturday that it does not have any connection to the Communist Party of China and does not know why Florida yanked it from participating in its school voucher programs claiming it had “direct ties” to the Chinese leadership.
“We were not contacted in advance and are seeking more information ...Read more
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Saturday set up floor debate for this upcoming week on four fiscal 2024 appropriations bills after making combined cuts of nearly $3.8 billion from agriculture and foreign aid programs compared with original committee-reported versions.
But it’s not yet clear they’ll have the votes to adopt the expansive ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall Saturday morning in North Carolina, with stormy weather spreading over portions of the state. The same day, Tropical Storm Philippe formed in the central tropical Atlantic and a new tropical wave emerged off the coast of Africa.
After making landfall in North Carolina, Ophelia ...Read more
NEW YORK — Venezuelan migrant Yineth Palencia, mother of a 3-year-old girl, awoke Saturday morning to an uncertain future.
The 24-year-old landed in the Roosevelt Hotel after arriving in New York two months ago, and now fears the city’s new policy capping stays in shelters for single migrants at 30 days instead of 60 days will somehow leave...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday vetoed a bill that would have asked judges presiding over custody battles to take into consideration a parent's support for their child's gender identity — a culture war flashpoint that has drawn vocal criticism from the right.
Assembly Bill 957 would have adjusted California law to instruct judges ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The California Legislature passed a bill earlier this month to require human safety drivers in heavy-duty robot trucks for at least the next five years.
On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom killed it.
"Considering ... the existing regulatory framework that presently and sufficiently governs this particular technology, this bill is not ...Read more
MIAMI — Rapper YNW Melly will remain behind bars as his second double murder trial approaches.
After deferring his decision last week, Broward Circuit Judge John Murphy on Thursday denied Melly’s bid to be released from jail before his retrial. The rapper has been at the Broward jail for since February 2019, when he turned himself in to ...Read more
ATLANTA — What is a peanut festival without the Carters?
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter shocked and surprised their hometown of Plains Saturday by riding through the town’s annual peanut festival.
It is believed to be the first time that President Carter has been seen since in public at least since ...Read more
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