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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — At least six people died and 24 were wounded in a shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect who likely fired on the festivities from a rooftop, police said Monday.
Cassidy Hutchinson testimony prompts reassessment of Trump legal culpability
The Jan. 6 committee’s accumulating evidence against former President Trump, including testimony from White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, has strengthened a potential criminal case against h…
Person of interest apprehended in July 4 parade attack that killed 6, authorities say
Officials in the affluent Chicago suburb identified the person as Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III.
Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection.
Conservatives say strict gun laws 'do not stop mass shootings' after deadly Denmark mall shooting
Following a deadly shooting in Denmark, where strict gun laws are in place, conservatives in America conclude that gun control does not prevent mass shootings
Highland Park parade mass shooting suspect charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder
Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday.
Seven dead after 54 people shot over Independence Day weekend in Chicago
Seven people are dead in Chicago during a violent Independence Day weekend in which more than 50 people were shot, according to authorities.
Motive likely not terror-related in ‘brutal’ Danish shooting
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman who killed three people when he opened fire in a crowded shopping mall acted alone and apparently selected his victims at random, Danish police said Monday, all but ruling out that the attack was related to terrorism.
Zelenskiy says Ukrainian forces undeterred; Russia hails Luhansk victory
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday his armed forces were undeterred in their efforts to "break" Moscow's will to pursue a nearly five-month war, while Russia's Vladimir Putin hailed his military's victory in the grueling battle of Luhansk.
California's Newsom speaks to Floridians in new ad: "Join us"
Gov. Gavin Newsom is running for reelection in California, but his latest television ad is airing in Florida.
Biden says he 'surged' federal law enforcement to help search for July Fourth parade shooter
THE LATEST AS OF THE EVENING ON JULY 4: HIGHLAND PARK SHOOTING PERSON OF INTEREST TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, POSTED VIDEOS APPEARING TO PREVIEW ATTACK. ORIGINAL REPORT BELOW:
'Hell on earth': Ukrainian soldiers describe eastern front
BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Torched forests and cities burned to the ground. Colleagues with severed limbs. Bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench, wait and pray. Ukrainian soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region — where Russia is waging...
Romney: Trump’s return would likely make ‘malady of denial, deceit and distrust’ in US ‘incurable’
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday said that former President Trump’s return to office would feed into the “national malady of denial, deceit, and distrust” that the se…
McConnell wants to win the suburbs by defusing cultural hot buttons. Trump and his own party have other ideas.
The Senate minority leader's new dealmaking posture, a shift from his Obama-era stance, marks a bid to soften the GOP's image with swing voters ahead of the midterm elections.
US: Israeli fire likely killed reporter; no final conclusion
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the bullet that killed veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an Israeli position. But they said it was too badly damaged to reach an absolute determination, and that there is “no reason to believe” she was deliberately...
Russian forces turn firepower on Donetsk after capturing Luhansk; Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will win back its land
It's been a tough weekend for Ukraine, with Russian forces seizing the entire Luhansk province and now turning their attention to Donetsk.
Ukraine war: Putin presses on after Lysychansk capture
With Luhansk region entirely in Russia's hands, its president orders the offensive to be continued.
In rural West, more worries about access to abortion clinics
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the central Oregon city of Bend, the sole Planned Parenthood clinic serving the eastern half of the state is bracing for an influx of patients, particularly from neighboring Idaho, where a trigger law banning most abortions is expected to take effect this summer.
Trump says 'terrible events' would not have happened if he were president
Former President Donald Trump said the "terrible events" going on would not have happened if he was the president, as speculation builds about whether the former president will commit to a 2024 run for the White House.
British Foreign Secretary says Russians must be accountable for Ukraine war
Russia needs to help pay for the damage it has inflicted on Ukraine during its "appalling war" while Kyiv also needed help to revive its battered economy, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss told Reuters on Monday.
Kamala Harris heading to Chicago after bloody July 4th holiday weekend
Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to travel to Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, following a weekend of deadly shootings across the city.
Michigan police apologize, will conduct review after images of Black men used for target practice
A police chief in Michigan has apologized after photos revealed his department was using targets with images of Black men for shooting practice. Jeff King, the chief of the Farmington Hills P…
The five most damaging allegations against Trump from the Jan. 6 hearings — so far
The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 has dominated the news agenda during the past month, holding six public hearings. The panel, comprised of seven Democrats and two Republicans critica…
Virginia law stops early inmate releases, angering families
A last-minute amendment to Virginia's budget has blocked the planned release this summer of hundreds of inmates
Add rent to the rising costs bedeviling small businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — The rent has come due for America’s small businesses and at a very inopportune time. Landlords were lenient about rent payments during the first two years of the pandemic. Now, many are asking for back rent, and some are raising the current rent as well.
Liz Cheney says Jan. 6 committee could make criminal referral for Trump
Committee members say new information is coming to light following Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony.
Boy helps NASCAR’s Brandon Brown put 'positive' spin on LGB chant
Brandon Brown, the racecar driver whose NASCAR Talladega win in October helped create the anti-President Joe Biden chant, “Let’s go, Brandon,” has found a way to spin the narrative surrounding the chant.
EasyJet executive quits after major flight disruption
The move comes after the airline has been criticised for flight cancellations and disruption.
Viral video earns 27-year Burger King employee over $270,000
A Burger King employee who never missed a day of work after 27 years with the company was rewarded over $270,000 via crowdfunding.
Ukraine lays out $750B 'recovery plan' for postwar future
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday the reconstruction of his war-battered country is the “common task of the entire democratic world," as his prime minister laid out a $750 billion recovery plan once the guns of Russia's invaders fall silent one day.
Copenhagen shooting suspect held in psych ward, authorities rule out terrorism
The man accused of killing three people in a shooting in a Danish shopping mall was ordered on Monday to be held in a closed psychiatric ward, and authorities said they did not suspect the crime to be an act of terrorism.
AOC-backed Dem has history of trashing America, called US founding 'awful'
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, a Democrat, bashed America's Founding Fathers while decrying America's history as "a colonial, slave holding, sexist past."
1 killed, 4 wounded in shooting outside Sacramento nightclub
Sacramento police say a man has been killed and four men were wounded in a shooting outside a downtown nightclub
Pope denies resignation rumors, hopes to visit Kyiv, Moscow
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has dismissed rumors he plans to resign anytime soon, and says that he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv after traveling to Canada later this month.
Advocates warn US at risk of losing control on monkeypox
Infectious disease experts and public health advocates are warning that the Biden administration has been too slow to respond to the monkeypox outbreak and that the U.S. is at risk of losing contro…
WATCH: Ilhan Omar booed at Somali music event in Minnesota
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received a less-than-warm welcome from a largely Somalian crowd in her home state on Saturday at a music event that took place during Somali Week.
Shireen Abu Aqla: US releases result of test on bullet that killed reporter
Although forensic analysis was inconclusive, the US said Israeli forces likely fired the shot.
Capitol July 4th concert resumes with in-person crowds after two years
A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day concert in the nation's capital, is slated to allow in-person crowds for the first time in two years.
Kentucky attorney general asks state Supreme Court to reinstate abortion ban
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) asked the state’s Supreme Court on Sunday to reinstate an abortion ban that briefly went into effect following the overturning of Roe v. Wade but …
Zelenskyy praises IOC for supporting bans on Russian sport
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked the IOC for supporting a ban on Russian teams and athletes competing in most Olympics sports, ahead of a court hearing Tuesday to challenge the ruling in international soccer.
Copenhagen shooting: Shopping mall gunman charged with murder
The suspect had mental health issues and there is no indication of a terror motive, police say.
Amber Heard facing perjury investigation in Australia: Report
As Amber Heard prepares to appeal the verdict in her defamation case against ex-husband Johnny Depp, the actress is also facing a perjury investigation in Australia.
Illinois lawmakers, officials call July 4 mass shooting ‘absolutely terrifying’
Illinois lawmakers and leaders reacted with horror and sorrow on Monday after a mass shooting in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park left at least six people dead. “Today a shooter struck in Highla…
‘Too busy enjoying the freedom’: DeSantis team scoffs at Newsom ad
Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) team is scoffing at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) Independence Day ad that encourages Florida residents to move out west to his state.
No more whispers: Recession talk surges in Washington
From Wall Street to Washington, whispers about a coming economic slump have risen to nearly a roar as the Federal Reserve ramps up its battle against the highest inflation in four decades.
Black Republicans energized ahead of midterms
2020 saw Black voters and candidates alike turn out in droves. From Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D) successful campaign in Georgia to Jaime Harrison’s unsuccessful Senate campaign in South Carolina, it …
From Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Sen. Tommy Tuberville, meet the Republican lawmakers heavily invested in companies that will pay for employees to get out-of-state abortions
Some anti-abortion groups are calling on Republican members of Congress to divest of their stock in companies that support abortion rights.
Germany suspends funds over Bosnian Serb secessionist moves - envoy
The German government has suspended 120 million euros ($125 million) worth of infrastructure projects in Bosnia's Serb region over its leaders secessionist policies, international peace envoy Christian Schmidt said on Monday.
Data puts Turkey’s annual inflation at 78.6%, a 24-year high
Annual inflation in Turkey hit 78.62% in June, the highest rate since 1998
Bidens 'shocked' by Highland Park shooting as White House marks July Fourth | CNN Politics
President Joe Biden began Independence Day by sharing a message that looked to the country's future, but quickly had to respond to another mass shooting in the United States.
Sri Lanka energy minister warns petrol stocks about to run dry
The crisis-hit country's next shipment of petrol is not due to arrive until later this month.
Israel, Poland to restore relations strained by Holocaust restitution row
Israel and Poland have agreed to improve relations that had deteriorated after Warsaw introduced a law last year limiting the ability of Jews to recover World War Two properties, saying on Monday they would mutually restore ambassadors.
California woman who killed pimp pardoned by Newsom
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) pardoned a California woman who was sentenced to life in prison after killing her pimp at the age of 16.
Rising threats spark US scramble for cyber workers
The federal government and private sector are facing increasing pressure to fill key cyber roles as high-profile attacks and international threats rattle various U.S. sectors. Workforce shortages h…
Sudan’s General al-Burhan says army stepping back from government
Nine killed in recent anti-military rule protests, with protesters skeptical that the armed forces will now step aside.
Akron, Ohio, sets downtown curfew, cancels fireworks in wake of Jayland Walker protests
"Significant property damage done to downtown" following protests over the police killing of the Black motorist prompted the decision, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said.
Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season , voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump.
Teenage daughter of Toronto Blue Jays' first base coach dead in presumed boating accident
Julia Budzinski, the 17-year-old daughter of Mark "Bud" Budzinski, died Saturday in what was reported as a boating accident on the James River in Virginia.
What we know about the fatal police shooting of Jayland Walker | CNN
The city of Akron, Ohio, is on edge this Fourth of July, one week after the fatal police shooting of 25-year-old Jayland Walker.
Meet Washington's 'Crypto Queen,' a Republican senator who owns $100,000 in bitcoin and wrote a bill to finally regulate the industry
Sen. Cynthia Lummis owns bitcoin, understands crypto, and has the power to police it, a rare combination in an aging Congress and new technology.
Flags to be lowered in Kentucky after 3 officers killed
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says flags at state buildings will be lowered to half-staff in honor of three officers who were killed when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant
What is life like in Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine?
Ukrainians say their towns and villages are full of fear and short on essential supplies.
Environmentalist disappointments adding up with West's turn to fossil fuels
The climate hawks' list of disappointments is growing longer as the global energy crisis and Europe's imperative to cut ties with Russia send some of the world's greenest governments into the embrace of fossil fuels.
Listeria outbreak linked to Florida ice cream brand
A listeria outbreak has been linked to an ice cream brand in Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north
Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas surrounding the river Po, which accounts for roughly a third of the country's agricultural production and is suffering its worst drought for 70 years.
Arizona Election Officials Are Being Hounded Out Of Office With Ugly Threats
“I’m not sure what" voters "think that we did wrong," said one official who's quitting. "And they’re very nasty. The accusations and the threats are nasty.”
Tensions persist as Rwanda denies Congo rebel charges
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday accused Congo of supporting rebels opposed to his government, escalating tensions with a neighbor who in turn accuses Rwanda of supporting violent rebels who recently captured a town in eastern Congo.
Heard seeks to throw out verdict in Depp defamation trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard’s lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing tha…
Family pleads for release of Texas father held in Russia following custody battle
A Texas man has spent more than five months in a Russian detention center after being arrested while attempting to regain custody of his children.
Gov. Kristi Noem recalls her faith, family and farming roots in memoir about her political rise
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is a rising GOP star, and in a new memoir she tells how farming background led to a career in politics — which might one day include a run for president
What Robin Williams' widow wants you to know about the future of Lewy body dementia | CNN
For Robin Williams' widow, learning about Lewy body dementia has made her husband's death make sense. Susan Schneider Williams details the comedian's final days, and the future of LBD research, diagnosis and treatment.
‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut
Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “ Minions: The Rise of Gru ” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday.
Highland Park shooting suspect description, name released after July 4 parade attack
A gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing at least six people and injuring about two dozen, police said. The suspect is still at large.
'I fought': Trevor Reed speaks out on how he survived nearly 3 years in a Russian prison
Walking down a lakeside road with his parents,Trevor Reed said the peaceful scene was something he will never take for granted anymore.
Jayland Walker's family calls for justice and peace amid protests over fatal police shooting caught on video
A preliminary medical report says Walker, who was unarmed at the time of the shooting, had more than 60 gunshot wounds.
Navy offers cash for tips to seize Mideast drugs, weapons
Payouts can be as high as $100,000 or the equivalent in vehicles, boats or food for tips that also include information about planned attacks targeting Americans, officials said.
Canada: Final settlement reached on Indigenous child compensation
Funds will go to Indigenous children who were removed from their homes, discriminated against in provision of services.
Hurricane Bonnie steams westward off Mexico's Pacific coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie strengthened while moving roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain and contributing to two deaths.
3 men missing in California after jumping into water to help 8-year-old, officials say
The three men were among a group of five who assisted the child. The two others made it back to shore and pulled the child to safety.
Hyperlocal communities disproportionately hit by the fall of local newspapers
"This is a crisis for our democracy and our society."
Biden says America's 'best days still lie ahead' in July 4th message
President Biden says America's best days still lie ahead, tweeting on July 4th that Independence Day is a "sacred day" when we celebrate America's unique origin.
EU rolls out $1.3 billion to help Nigeria diversify its economy
The European Union (EU) and its development finance institutions will provide Nigeria with 1.29 billion euros ($1.3 billion) to help Africa's most populous country diversify its economy away from oil, a document from the bloc showed on Monday.
11-year-old boy dies from fireworks in Indiana
An 11-year-old Indiana boy died from a fireworks injury on the night before the 4th of July, authorities said.
Nicaragua government takes over five opposition-held towns
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four months before scheduled municipal elections, Nicaraguan riot police have taken over the city halls of five municipalities that had been in the hands of an opposition party. Kitty Monterrey, president of Citizens for Freedom, a political party disallowed by the Nicaraguan...
City of Orlando apologizes for Fourth of July message following backlash
The City of Orlando, Fla., apologized on Saturday for its Independence Day message that declared the nation was in “strife” and questioned why people would want to celebrate the holiday in the city…
Rush toward green energy has left US 'incredibly' vulnerable to summer blackouts, expert warns
Much of the U.S. could be due for blackouts this summer as policymakers rush power plants offline in a bid to switch to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon
A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth and is headed toward the moon
At least 14 hikers still missing as death toll rises after glacier collapse in Italy
At least seven hikers were killed in the devastating avalanche, while eight people suffered injuries and 14 others remained missing Monday.
2022 flight cancellations have already surpassed last year’s total
The number of flight cancellations over the last six months has already surpassed last year’s totals, positioning 2022 to become one of the worst years on record.
Guinea-Bissau court overturns convictions of alleged drug kingpins
Guinea-Bissau's top court has overturned the convictions of two alleged drug kingpins in connection with the country's largest-ever narcotics seizure, a copy of the ruling showed on Monday.
Texas murder suspect Armstrong had sister’s passport in Costa Rica, ‘receipt’ for plastic surgery: report
Texas love triangle murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong had her sister's passport in Costa Rica, where she fled in May after the alleged slaying of Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson.
Mississippi justices block more DNA tests in death row case
A Mississippi Supreme Court says a death row inmate will not be allowed to seek additional DNA testing on crime scene evidence from two killings nearly 30 years ago
Thousands of flights canceled in U.S. as air travel breaks pandemic record during Fourth of July weekend
Millions of travelers packed into airports over the holiday weekend, and many were met with chaos as thousands of flights were delayed or cancelled.
Only 12 Army Rangers who served in World War II are still alive, and they just received Congress' highest award for achievement
"This elite group once numbered 7,000, but now it's down to 12. A dozen left," President Joe Biden said.
Climate change threatens Europe’s once ‘placid’ Alpine glaciers
Summer 2022 risks being ‘perfect storm for glaciers’ due to soaring temperatures and lack of winter snow, expert warns.
Hacker claims biggest Chinese data breach with 1 billion resident records stolen: Report
The hacker posted a sample of the data on a forum and asked for 10 Bitcoin – roughly $200,000 – for the full trove of names, addresses and other personal information.
Scientists discover a new giant waterlily that was hiding in plain sight for 177 years
The latest addition to the lily pad family has been named Victoria boliviana.
Now more than ever, Democrats need Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is the only prominent Democrat with the experience, the campaign infrastructure, the political know-how, and the proven track record who can win a general election.
Taiwan sees U.S. trade deal as vital to maintaining its democracy
Trade between the United States and Taiwan has boomed over the past two years.
City apologizes for saying 'a lot of people probably don't want to celebrate our nation'
Orlando said it "regrets the negative impact" of a statement that questioned whether July Fourth celebrations were appropriate "when there is so much division, hate and unrest."
Catholic priest abducted in Nigeria, diocese says
A Nigerian Catholic priest was abducted from his rectory in the town of Zambina in the northern state of Kaduna in the early hours of Monday, the local Catholic diocese said on Monday.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Unveils New Ad Urging Floridians To Move To California
“Your Republican leaders, they’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors," Newsom said.
Bezos slams Biden's call for gasoline stations to cut prices
High gasoline prices have contributed to a surge in consumer prices.
WATCH: Lifeguard wrestles with shark during unprecedented attack
A New York beach was forced to close Sunday after one of its lifeguards was attacked by a shark while performing a training exercise.
Police killing of Black man in the US: What we know so far
Officials released police body camera footage of Walker, who is Black, being fatally shot by police in Akron, Ohio.
Seven in a row: Joey Chestnut wins 2022 hot dog eating contest
Joey Chestnut won the 2022 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the seventh consecutive time and 15th overall.
Myanmar hosts 1st regional meeting since army takeover
Myanmar’s military government has hosted its first high-level regional meeting since the army took power last year, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations attending.
Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott charts contrarian path to future political endeavors
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has managed some rare feats. He’s been accused by Senate GOP leadership of hurting the party’s chances in the midterm elections while at the same time
This July 4th, COVID is still killing hundreds of Americans each day
With more Americans shielded from severe illness by vaccination and infection, COVID-19 — at least for now — has become an unpleasant, inconvenient nuisance for many.
Missouri state rep resigns after federal conviction for COVID-19 fraud scheme
A Missouri state lawmaker resigned on Friday after a jury found her guilty on 22 counts for fraudulently accepting hundreds of thousands of pandemic-era federal stimulus dollars and other offenses.…
Venice to impose fee on day-trippers to preserve historic city
In January, same-day tourists will be required to make reservations and pay to visit the historic lagoon city.
Long COVID: New evidence for 'viral reservoirs', biomarker in body
A pre-print study suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 spike antigen could be a biomarker of long COVID, pointing to a persistent reservoir of active virus.
Why UCSF’s Bob Wachter says COVID variant BA.5 is ‘a different beast’
The new BA.5 strain of the COVID-causing virus is more infectious and better able to...
Opinion | Why the Rush for Toddler Vaccines?
Covid was clearly a health emergency for adults in 2020. By contrast, the urgency now feels political.
How Long Can You Test Positive After Having COVID?
Most people who contract COVID-19 likely won’t experience symptoms for more than two weeks at most, but could test positive even after that.
Minnesota attorney general tests positive for COVID-19
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has tested positive for COVID-19, the official says.
Ultra-contagious BA.4, BA.5 subvariants fuel coronavirus spread across much of California
The coronavirus subvariants are not only especially contagious but also capable of reinfecting those who have survived earlier Omicron infection.
'My body, my choice': How vaccine foes co-opted the abortion rallying cry
Anti-vaccine advocates have repurposed a catchy, succinct, and potent slogan. Its unlikely source: the reproductive rights movement, which has been linked to the phrase for more than 50 years.
Americans hoping for European vacations this summer should prepare for one thing: Chaos
Thousands of flights have been cancelled and recent travelers have queued for many hours at airports across Europe.