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Palace officials reportedly offered up stories on other royals to quash Prince William affair rumors

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Officials at Kensington Palace reportedly did everything they could to squash talk of Prince William’s alleged 2019 affair with pal Rose Hanbury, according to the explosive new exposé “Endgame.”

Royal expert Omid Scobie reveals in the new book that the palace“pulled out all the stops” to keep anything from coming out about the 41-...Read more

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India's state election results to test Modi's support

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India will begin releasing results of recent state elections on Sunday, providing important clues about voter support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party as he seeks a third term in office.

Three northern states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh — will be key to watch, since they are spread across what’s known as...Read more

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Exxon CEO, a climate villain to many, makes his debut at COP

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Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Darren Woods cuts a strange figure at the COP28 climate summit — an oil executive moving among thousands of government officials, business leaders and activists gathered in Dubai to limit global temperature rise.

After all, he’s the head of the largest American oil and gas company — villainized by some ...Read more

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No sudden disclosure: Transgender athlete's fight was publicly revealed long ago in legal battle with Florida

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The revelation that a transgender girl was playing on the Monarch High girls’ volleyball team — as well as the resulting administrative shakeup — shocked many this week. But the student’s battle had actually been detailed in public court papers for more than two years.

The now 16-year-old athlete and her ...Read more

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Raimondo says Commerce needs more money to halt China chip drive

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said her department needs more money to stop China from catching up on cutting-edge semiconductors.

“We cannot let China get these chips. Period,” she said at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday. “We’re going to deny them our most cutting-edge technology.”

To...Read more

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Israel focuses on Gaza's south as cease-fire talks rejected

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Israel’s military increased airstrikes on Hamas targets in southern Gaza, a widening front in the war, as each side ruled out further talks toward a renewed cease-fire.

Israel pulled its negotiating team from Qatar, denting hopes that a seven-day cease-fire, accompanied by exchanges of hostages and prisoners, would be extended. Saleh al-...Read more

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LA Sheriff's Department moves to fire deputies in 2017 crash that killed 2 children

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has moved to fire two deputies involved in a wreck that killed two young boys and injured several other people when their patrol car crashed into a group of pedestrians in 2017, according to two law enforcement sources who were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

The ...Read more

Execution-style killing at LA Live rattles famed downtown venue, but life goes on

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LOS ANGELES — Restaurant workers wiped tables and prepped menus at L.A. Live on Friday morning, readying for the typical weekend rush of concertgoers, diners and visitors at the downtown complex.

Visitors stopped to admire a Christmas tree in the center of an open-air ice rink, either unaware or unconcerned that a man had been gunned down ...Read more

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Denver's Johnston plans to close two more encampments; relocate 200 homeless to hotels

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DENVER — Denver Mayor Mike Johnston plans to shut down homeless encampments near 20th and Curtis streets and 48th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and move more than 200 people living in them off the streets, his administration announced Friday.

Those relocations will happen “in the next couple of weeks,” city spokesman Derek Woodbury said ...Read more

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Woman shot, killed by police after allegedly setting fire to LA home

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a woman in her 50s during a confrontation after she set a house on fire in Chatsworth, according to authorities.

The incident was reported at 1:50 p.m. Friday in the 9600 block of Laramie Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Police were called to the scene for a ...Read more

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Former Michigan GOP House speaker surrenders to serve marijuana bribery sentence

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DETROIT — Former Michigan House Speaker Rick Johnson has surrendered at a minimum-security federal prison camp in Minnesota to serve a 55-month sentence for pocketing bribes and corrupting the state's marijuana industry, according to an inmate database updated Saturday.

The database shows Johnson, 70, among the 433 inmates at FPC Duluth near ...Read more

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In a city full of political drama, feud between El Monte mayor and resident turns ugly

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LOS ANGELES — Gabriela Leos was at the Michelada Rumble in Santa Anita Park when she ran into El Monte Mayor Jessica Ancona.

The two women had been at odds for almost a year, with the dispute playing out in federal court after Leos sued Ancona and the city.

That September afternoon, Ancona and her supporters started filming Leos on their ...Read more

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Michael Latt, who was fatally shot in LA, leaves a legacy of uplifting marginalized artists

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LOS ANGELES — Michael Latt, a 33-year-old marketing strategist and social justice advocate who was shot and killed in his Los Angeles home Monday, leaves behind a legacy of uplifting marginalized artists — but he didn't foresee this path for himself.

After graduating from Chapman University in 2013 with a degree in public relations and ...Read more


4 people wounded as gunfire interrupts Colorado party with over 100 young people

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DENVER — More than 100 teens and young adults were at an Aurora house party early Saturday when gunfire erupted, wounding four people.

Officers were in the area when they heard gunshots about 12:15 a.m., the Aurora Police Department reported on X. They responded to the shooting in the 1300 block of Joliet Street, where they found the more ...Read more

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Erdogan defends Hamas amid US concerns over Turkey's support

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his refusal to designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, dismissing concerns raised by a senior U.S. Treasury official about this country’s alleged support for the group’s financial operations.

“I can never accept Hamas as a terrorist organization, no matter what anyone says,” Erdogan...Read more

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Israel risks 'strategic defeat' if it doesn't protect civilians, Austin says

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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Israel risked “strategic defeat” in its war with Hamas if it fails to heed warnings about the mounting civilian death toll.

“I have personally pushed Israeli leaders to avoid civilian casualties, and to shun irresponsible rhetoric, and to prevent violence by settlers in the West Bank,” Austin ...Read more

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Scores of Palestinian minors sit in Israeli prisons. He wanted his 13-year-old son to join them

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JERUSALEM — As he waited for word on whether his 14-year-old son, Ahmad, would be released in the prisoner-for-hostage exchanges between Israel and Hamas, Nawaf Salaymah entered an East Jerusalem courtroom earlier this week and tried to put another son, Ayham, 13, behind bars.

"I don't want another postponement," Salaymah said. "If Ayham goes...Read more

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Harris says too many Palestinians have died as fighting resumes

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Vice President Kamala Harris said too many Palestinian civilians had died and called images of the suffering in Gaza “devastating” on Saturday as fighting between Israel and Hamas intensified following the end of a weeklong cease-fire agreement.

Harris, following meetings with Arab leaders in Dubai, said that while the U.S. continued to ...Read more

Israel focuses fire on Gaza's south as cease-fire talks rejected

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Israel’s military increased airstrikes on Hamas targets in southern Gaza, a widening front in the war, as each side ruled out further talks toward a renewed cease-fire.

Israel pulled its negotiating team from Qatar, denting hopes that a seven-day cease-fire, accompanied by exchanges of hostages and prisoners, would be extended. Saleh al-...Read more

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As hate crimes spike in NYC, the bitter divide over Israel and Hamas tears at the city's fabric

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NEW YORK — A teacher in Queens shelters as students storm the halls because she went to a pro-Israel rally.

A father in Brooklyn shields his son from a Palestinian-hating coffee thrower.

Three Jewish men are beaten in an antisemitic spurt of violence.

A man spews anti-Islamic remarks at a halal food cart vendor.

A surge in hate crimes has ...Read more