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Israel attacked by Iran as Mideast enters perilous new phase

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Iran launched armed drones and missiles against Israel, marking a new and more volatile phase of the Middle East conflict. The attack, in retaliation for a strike in Syria that killed top Iranian military officers, marked the first time Iran has struck Israel from its soil.

Most of the more than 200 ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and ...Read more

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Iran launches airstrikes toward Israel in retaliatory move, boosting chance of wider conflict

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WASHINGTON — Iran launched waves of attack drones toward Israel on Saturday in retaliation for a deadly Israeli airstrike this month, in what may be the start of a broader multi-front reprisal.

A military response from Israel is expected, although it was unclear how robust it would be. Air raid sirens were reported in Israel early Sunday. An ...Read more

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Iran attack tests limits of US-backed Israeli air defenses

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Early signs suggest Israel’s vaunted air defenses passed their biggest test yet, repelling an unprecedented barrage from Iran.

Israel and its allies intercepted the “vast majority” of the 200 drones and missiles fired by Iran, most before they entered Israeli airspace, military spokesman Daniel Hagari said in a briefing. He said the only ...Read more

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Harris hammers Trump on abortion in surprise Los Angeles appearance

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LOS ANGELES — Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday continued to hammer Arizona's new abortion ban and former President Donald Trump's role in overturning Roe v. Wade during a surprise appearance in Century City.

"Here's the thing about what they're doing and the cruelty of it: No exception in some states even for rape and incest. You are ...Read more

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1-year-old boy and 24-year-old woman stabbed in Philly by the same attacker, police say

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PHILADELPHIA — A 1-year-old boy was stabbed near Rittenhouse Square while being pushed with his twin in a stroller by his parents Saturday afternoon, less than five hours after a woman was stabbed about five blocks away in what police believe are attacks by the same person.

Philadelphia police are seeking a 29-year-old woman who has a prior ...Read more

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Ukraine says situation in east worse as Russia steps up attacks

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The situation in Ukraine’s east has “worsened significantly,” with Russian troops stepping up attacks during a spell of warm and dry weather, according to Ukraine’s commander-in-chief.

Russian forces continue to advance along the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Pokrovsk axis, Oleksandr Syrskyi said Saturday on Telegram. Ukraine’s response ...Read more

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Illinois Senate OK's legislation over CTA Yellow Line crash

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CHICAGO — Following a serious collision last year between a Chicago Transit Authority train and a snowplow near the city’s border with Evanston, the Illinois Senate unanimously approved a measure on Friday that would mandate various transportation agencies to issue annual reports for the public that detail the most up-to-date federal rail-...Read more

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2 men dead, 3 women hurt in Bronx BMW X4 crash, NYPD says

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NEW YORK — Two men in a speeding BMW X4 were killed and three women in another car were hospitalized following a blistering caught-on-camera Bronx crash that sent one of the vehicles hurtling into a subway station pillar early Saturday, police said.

The surviving driver, a 36-year-old woman, was charged with drunken driving, cops said.

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2 gas station attendants are dead, another critically wounded, in Miami-area shooting

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MIAMI — Two men are dead after an early morning shooting at a Miami-area gas station.

According to Miami police spokesman, Officer Michael Vega, three men were shot just after midnight Saturday in the 1700 block of Northwest 54th Street in Liberty City. When police arrived they found two of the men, employees of a Chevron gas station, dead ...Read more

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Iran launches airstrikes toward Israel in retaliatory move, boosting chance of wider conflict

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WASHINGTON — Iran launched waves of attack drones toward Israel on Saturday in retaliation for a deadly Israeli airstrike this month, in what may be the start of a broader multi-front reprisal.

A military response from Israel is expected, although it was unclear how robust it would be. Air raid sirens were reported in southern Israel early ...Read more

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Israel under attack by Iran as Mideast in perilous new phase

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Iran launched armed drones and missiles against Israel, marking a new and more dangerous phase of the Middle East conflict. The attack, in retaliation for a strike in Syria that killed top Iranian military officers, marked the first time Iran has struck Israel from its soil.

Israel’s armed forces announced late Saturday that Iran launched ...Read more

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Mural unveiled for Key Bridge collapse victims at vigil

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BALTIMORE — Yellow vests, hard hats and work boots cling to wooden crosses memorializing six men.

Miguel Luna. Jose Mynor Lopez. Dorlian Castillo Cabrera. Alejandro “Alex” Hernandez Fuentes. Carlos Hernandez. Maynor Suazo Sandoval.

Behind their crosses stands a mural depicting the tragedy that claimed their lives: They were members of a ...Read more

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Pay hikes for city workers will add $1 billion to LA's yearly budget by 2028, report says

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LOS ANGELES — Earlier this year, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass negotiated a package of raises and increased benefits for tens of thousands of city workers — money aimed at addressing the rising cost of food, housing and other household expenses.

On Friday, the public got its first glimpse of the price tag for those employee contracts. City ...Read more

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Shippers in Baltimore disaster face 'general average,' MSC says

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The owner of the ship that destroyed Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge has started a formal process in which companies that own goods on the stricken Dali will have to share some of the financial losses, according to the world’s leading container carrier.

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has indicated that the process, known as “general average,...Read more

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Baltimore's port expected to rebound from Key Bridge disaster once channel reopens

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BALTIMORE — From a large window in his Dundalk office, Alec Hajimihalis can count the now-quiet cranes at Seagirt Marine Terminal, a constant reminder — along with empty spaces in his warehouses — of how business was upended when the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed.

At Ace Logistics, a warehousing and delivery company that Hajimihalis ...Read more

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Israel says it's under attack by Iranian drones as risk surges

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Iran launched attack drones and missiles against Israel in apparent retaliation for a strike in Syria that killed top Iranian military officers, marking what’s likely to prove an unprecedented attack that raises the risk of a wider regional conflict.

Israel’s armed forces announced late Saturday that Iran launched attacks from within its ...Read more

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Iran launches air strikes toward Israel in retaliatory move, Israel says

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WASHINGTON — Retaliating for a deadly attack earlier this month, Iran Saturday launched "dozens" of drones toward Israel, the Israeli military said.

A military response from Israel is now expected, although it was unclear how robust it would be. It could take several hours for the drones to reach their intended targets, the identity of which ...Read more

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OJ Simpson's executor says he wants Goldmans to get 'zero, nothing' from estate

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LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson’s longtime lawyer and executor of his estate said Friday that he will fight to prevent the payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Attorney Malcolm LaVergne, who had represented Simpson since 2009, told the Review-Journal in a phone ...Read more

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Biden returns to White House as Israel braces for Iran response

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President Joe Biden is heading back to the White House to consult with his national security team about the Middle East as Israel restricted public life in preparation for a possible attack by Iran or its proxies.

Israel and its allies, led by the United States, are bracing for an Iranian response to a suspected Israeli attack on Iran’s ...Read more

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Donald Trump says he'll 'absolutely' testify in upcoming hush money criminal trial

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NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump said he’ll have no issue taking the stand in his upcoming criminal trial centered on an illicit hush money payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels.

“I’m testifying,” he declared during a press briefing Friday night. “I tell the truth. All I can do is tell the truth, and the truth is there’s no ...Read more