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Military plane crashes in Texas neighborhood; 2 pilots injured, 3 homes damaged

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Two military pilots were seriously injured when they ejected from their plane before it crashed into the back yard of a home in North Texas during a training exercise Sunday morning.

No residents in the neighborhood, off Tejas Trail in Lake Worth, were injured, authorities said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. But families were displaced...Read more

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Body found in Wyoming consistent with Gabby Petito's description: FBI

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The remains of a body found in rural Wyoming are consistent with the description of Long Island woman Gabby Petito, who disappeared on a young lovers’ New York-to-Oregon road trip with her fiancé, authorities said Sunday.

“A full forensic examination has not been concluded to confirm that is her 100%, but her family has been notified,” a...Read more

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Xi's celebrity crackdown no match for Universal Studios in China

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As President Xi Jinping’s government looks to tame China’s celebrities, the popularity of a new Universal Studios theme park in Beijing shows Hollywood’s enduring soft power among the nation’s 1.4 billion people.

Tickets for the grand opening on Monday, priced at 638 yuan ($99), sold out within 30 minutes of going online last week — ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Rose forms hours after Tropical Storm Peter

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday was a day for tropical storm formation as the 2021 hurricane season saw its 16th and 17th named systems with Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose both swirling in the Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic early Sunday morning with Rose following suit by Sunday evening.

As of 5 p.m. EDT, the ...Read more

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Exiled Thaksin rallies Thai protesters with Dubai talk show

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One of Thailand’s most polarizing figures is staging a comeback, rallying young pro-democracy protesters from 3,000 miles away in a fresh challenge to military leaders who have held power since 2014.

Despite more than a decade in self-exile following a corruption conviction, Thaksin Shinawatra — a former prime minister and telecoms tycoon ...Read more

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Sequoia National Park's General Sherman tree, one of largest in the world, still safe amid growing wildfire

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LOS ANGELES — Firefighters battling a major wildfire in Sequoia National Park had some good news to report on Sunday: General Sherman — the giant sequoia and one of the largest living trees in the world — is still standing.

The 21,777-acre lighting-sparked wildfire — dubbed the KNP Complex fire after the Colony and Paradise fires merged...Read more

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Putin's ruling party clinches election victory, exit poll shows

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President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party won a decisive victory in Russia's legislative polls despite simmering discontent after sidelining political opponents, an exit poll showed.

United Russia took a projected 45.2% of the party vote, according to a survey by pollster INSOMAR in 1,455 polling stations over three days of voting that ended ...Read more

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Body found in Wyoming consistent with Gabby Petito's description, officials say

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A body discovered in rural Wyoming is consistent with the description of Gabby Petito, the FBI said during a news conference Sunday.

Officials said the identity of the body could not be confirmed until a full forensic report is conducted.

A cause of death has not been determined. Petito’s family was notified of the body’s discovery, the ...Read more

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Johnson to press Biden, UN on climate action ahead of key summit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in the U.S. on Sunday knowing time is running out if he’s to prevent a critical round of global climate talks he hosts next month from ending in failure.

In meetings with world leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden over the next three days in New York and Washington, Johnson will seek support — and ...Read more

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Man fatally shot by Chicago police officer Sunday

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CHICAGO — A man who was allegedly armed with a knife was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Sunday morning, authorities said.

Chicago police were called to the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood just before 11 a.m. for a report of a “domestic disturbance,” according to a statement from police. There ...Read more

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11 people wounded after 7 weekend shootings in Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS — At least 11 people are injured, three of them critically, after a violent weekend in Minneapolis.

The men and women wounded in seven separate shootings spanning less than 30 hours across the city are the latest victims of gun violence in one of the city's deadliest years in a generation. The uptick in violent crime has troubled ...Read more

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Haitian migrants continue to flock to Texas border; some flown back to homeland by U.S.

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DEL RIO, Texas — A week after Haitian migrant Junior Desterville, 30, and his family had made it all the way from Chile to the burgeoning migrant camp here on the U.S. banks of the Rio Grande, the dark-haired mechanic set back out to the Mexican side early Sunday to buy food for his hungry wife and 4-year old daughter, Nayalla.

By noon, ...Read more

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PG&E warns of safety blackouts in Northern California amid risky wildfire conditions

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — PG&E Corp. warned it might shut off power to thousands of customers in portions of 13 California counties starting Monday morning because of dry wind amid critical fire weather conditions.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. sent notifications on Saturday to the customers who could be affected by this latest Public Safety Power ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Peter forms in the Atlantic while Tropical Depression 17 strengthens

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic early Sunday morning, becoming the 16th named storm of the season. Meanwhile, a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic formed that could become Tropical Storm Rose.

In the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. EDT update, Tropical Storm Peter was located about 435 miles east of ...Read more

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Grenade-dropping drones, a paranoid president, guards who ran: Latest on Haiti assassination

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two of his own guards were informants. The alleged killers, several now in custody, knew his every move. One alleged mastermind even secured an apartment nearby — purportedly watching his estate for 10 months before running reconnaissance patrols with Colombian hit men shortly before the middle-of-the-night ambush.

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As thousands of Haitians cross border into Texas, deportations make many migrants reconsider

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico — Every day for the past month, Mamouna Ishmael has made her way to a dam where the Rio Grande connects Mexico and Texas, wondering if today will be the day that she wades across the river to try to claim asylum in the United States.

For Ishmael, the 253 steps across the knee-deep waters of the shallow dam represent the ...Read more

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Florida's COVID-19 hospitalizations plunge to under 9,000; ICU patients now under 2,300

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MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Sunday report showed 8,976 COVID-19 patients reported from 255 Florida hospitals.

That’s 417 fewer patients than Saturday’s report from 257 hospitals. In Sunday’s report, COVID-19 patients occupied 15.90% of inpatient beds in those hospital, compared with 16.11% in the previous...Read more

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Alex Murdaugh waived right to handle son's estate days before botched shooting, docs show

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Eight days before Hampton lawyer Alex Murdaugh called 911 to report that he’d been shot in the head in what police call a botched insurance fraud scheme, probate records show he renounced his right to personally represent the estate of his younger son, who was found murdered in June.

The probate records of Paul Murdaugh, 22, provide a glimpse...Read more

San Antonio doctor admits to violating Texas' controversial new law on abortions

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AUSTIN, Texas — A San Antonio doctor admitted to violating Texas' controversial new restrictions on abortions, saying he recently provided abortion services outside of the legal window because he felt it was his duty to his patient.

The admission came Sunday in an opinion piece in The Washington Post by Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in...Read more

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Vaccine debate, climate goals top a scaled-back UN Summit

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Expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines and confronting the rising dangers of climate change will dominate a weeklong United Nations gathering in New York that’s taking place in person after going all-virtual in 2020.

More than 100 world leaders are expected for the annual U.N. General Assembly, a sharp change from last year when the world ...Read more