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A week after a gunman opened fire, worshipers return to Taiwanese church

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It could have been any Sunday morning at the Taiwanese church.

Elderly couples held hands and shuffled into the chapel.

Pastor Albany Lee led the Lord's Prayer, illuminated by blue light from the stained-glass window behind him.

But a week earlier, the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church had been shaken by an unimaginable act.

A man opened ...Read more

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Minnesota Legislature down to final hours to finish its work

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Minnesota's legislative session approached its end marked by uncertainty over the fate of proposals for education, public safety and other spending priorities as state leaders appeared to be running out of time to strike agreements.

The lack of progress revived the specter of yet another special session to wrap up any bills subject to deals ...Read more

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Idaho residents allege DEA, Canyon County agencies used excessive force in drug search

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Two years ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the help of two Canyon County law enforcement agencies, searched a home west of Caldwell for drugs. The officers didn’t find any, according to court documents obtained by the Idaho Statesman.

Now, residents of the Greenleaf home are suing the agencies, alleging they used excessive force...Read more

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Bail denied to accused shooter and buddy who allegedly took gun in killings near McDonald's on Near North Side

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Calling last week’s mass shooting in the city’s Near North Side “a massacre in the middle of Chicago and State,” a Cook County judge on Sunday denied bail for the 21-year-old alleged gunman and a buddy who allegedly took the murder weapon moments after it was used to kill two men and wound seven others.

Jaylun Sanders, 21, of South ...Read more

2 killed when single-engine plane crashes in Colorado neighborhood

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DENVER — Two people were killed Sunday when a plane crashed in Broomfield, according to North Metro Fire Rescue District.

The single-engine plane went down at about 11:50 a.m. in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood in northern Broomfield, about 20 miles northwest of Denver, near Lowell Boulevard and Las Brisas Drive, police said. Two people died; ...Read more

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Hurricane center monitors 1st disturbance of 2022 over Gulf Coast

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The National Hurricane Center on Sunday issued its first national tropical weather outlook area for the 2022 season.

NHC is monitoring an area of low pressure over the north-central Gulf of Mexico about 150 miles south of Pensacola that has a 10% chance of development within the next 48 hours, according to an 8 p.m. report.

“This system is ...Read more

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China's Wang Yi says US's Indo-Pacific strategy 'doomed to fail'

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific strategy is “doomed to fail,” making his remarks while President Joe Biden is in the region to increase engagement with allies and counter China’s rise and influence.

“Facts will prove that the so-called ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ is essentially a strategy for creating ...Read more

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Public database of bridge conditions should be made available across the state, Pa. lawmaker urges

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Months after Pennsylvania officials stripped crucial information about poorly rated bridges from public view, a veteran state lawmaker is pushing for databases that will alert people to the condition of thousands of spans statewide.

Concerned that the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh and other bridge failures are not getting the...Read more

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1 killed, 4 injured in Sunday morning shootings in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE — A 10-year-old boy was among four people who were injured in two separate shootings early Sunday morning, Baltimore Police said. One man was killed in a shooting in South Clifton Park.

Baltimore Police officers arrived around 1:13 a.m. at the 500 block of North Glover Street in the McElderry Park neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore...Read more

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COVID jabs for kids under 5 coming soon, White House adviser says

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Americans can expect a decision on whether to vaccinate kids younger than 5 in the coming weeks, says the White House’s COVID response coordinator.

Experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are studying an application by vaccine maker Moderna for jabbing tykes.

“My expectation is that as soon as that analysis is done, probably ...Read more

15 people hospitalized for injuries after Megabus overturns on interstate in Maryland

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BALTIMORE — First responders from Baltimore and Harford counties took 15 people to the hospital with injuries after a Megabus turned on its side on Interstate 95 South, fire officials said.

The bus drove off the road and rolled onto its side around 6:55 a.m. near Brashaw and Raphel roads. Fire officials said out of 47 people on the bus, 27 ...Read more

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Ukraine says it's holding off Russia's intensified thrust in the east

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KYIV, Ukraine — A day after President Joe Biden signed a sweeping bill to support Ukraine with $40 billion more in military and humanitarian aid, Russian forces intensified their efforts to encircle and capture a key city in the east and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded for additional weapons.

In a video address, Zelenskyy said...Read more

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Miami man loses $6 million home, freedom in $115 million scam involving baby formula

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A 7,700-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bathroom house and three units of an Aventura office building are the list of losses for a Golden Beach man after a massive commercial fraud that involved infant formula, eye-care products and other products regulated by the FDA.

Johnny Grobman, 48, won’t need the home for the next decade and a half. He...Read more

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Turkey summons US envoy Flake after Istanbul rally warning

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Turkey’s foreign relations ministry summoned Ambassador Jeff Flake after the U.S. Embassy posted a warning that police might respond violently to an opposition rally in Istanbul.

“The Turkish National Police have used measures, including water cannons, tear gas, and non-lethal projectiles, to control crowds at protests in the past,” the ...Read more

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California oil regulator confirms methane leak at idle oil wells in Bakersfield

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LOS ANGELES — California regulators have confirmed a methane gas leak at a pair of idle oil wells near a residential neighborhood in Bakersfield, raising the concerns of local environmental groups who fear the problem might be more widespread.

It's unclear how long the leaks described as "pinhole-sized" went undetected, but state regulators ...Read more

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5 homicides cap a violent weekend in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA — A weekend of sweltering temperatures in Philadelphia was marked by a rash of violence, including five homicides and a Saturday evening shooting at Penn’s Landing that left three 14-year-old victims injured.

The gun violence occurred across the city, from South Philadelphia to Lawncrest, and brought Philadelphia’s death toll...Read more

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US gets first 70,000 pounds of baby formula to counter shortage

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A planeload of more than 70,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in the U.S., starting an emergency program to alleviate a national shortage that has left some parents scrounging to feed their children.

More formula will start arriving in stores “as early as this week,” Brian Deese, President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser in the White ...Read more

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Khan calls for protests to force elections

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Recently ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan asked his supporters to march on Islamabad, the nation’s capital, for a sit-in on May 25 as a way to press the government to quit and call new elections.

Khan’s move is likely to fuel further political instability in a country already facing an economic crisis from rising inflation.

At a...Read more

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Man fatally shot riding subway in Manhattan

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NEW YORK — A man was fatally shot while riding a Manhattan subway train Sunday morning, police said.

The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was riding an uptown Q train station approaching the Canal Street station when he was shot in the chest about 11:45 a.m., police said.

Medics rushed him to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.

The shooter ...Read more

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Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel shot dead near Tehran home

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A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was shot dead outside his home in Tehran, Iran’s state TV reported, citing a statement by the Guard.

Two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot Sayyad Khodaei outside his home in the southeast of the capital on Sunday, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency said in a separate report...Read more