North Carolina sheriff stocks schools with AR-15 rifles

North Carolina sheriff stocks schools with AR-15 rifles

MARSHALL, NC — When schools in one North Carolina county reopen later this month, new security measures will include stocking AR-15 rifles for school resource officers to use in the event of an active shooter. Spurred by the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two teachers dead in May, school … Read more

Official: Gang kills, burns former Haitian senator, nephew

North Carolina sheriff stocks schools with AR-15 rifles

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti’s capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Sunday. The bodies of Yvon Buissereth and his unidentified nephew were … Read more

North Korea calls Pelosi ‘destroyer of international peace’

North Korea calls Pelosi ‘destroyer of international peace’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday called US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability,” accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week. Pelosi traveled to South Korea after visiting Taiwan, which had prompted China to launch military exercises … Read more

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 8, including senior militant

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 8, including senior militant

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday, killing at least eight people, including a senior militant, and wounding another 40, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in response to an “imminent threat” following the arrest of a senior militant … Read more

China sanctions Pelosi, sends 100 warplanes to Taiwan drills

China sanctions Pelosi, sends 100 warplanes to Taiwan drills

BEIJING — China said Friday that more than 100 warplanes and 10 warships have taken part in live-fire military drills surrounding Taiwan over the past two days, while announcing sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her visit to the self-governing island earlier this week. The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that fighters, … Read more

White House decries China rhetoric over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

White House decries China rhetoric over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday decried Beijing’s rhetoric over an expected visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, vowing the United States “will not take the bait or engage in saber rattling” and has no interest in increasing tensions with China. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby underlined that the … Read more

Late. Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

Late.  Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

ATLANTA — US Sen. Lindsey Graham is challenging a subpoena to testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others broke any laws when they tried to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Georgia. Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, received a subpoena that was issued on July 26 and orders … Read more

Ramos, ex-Philippine leader who helped oust dictator, dies

Ramos, ex-Philippine leader who helped oust dictator, dies

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos, a US-trained ex-general who saw action in the Korean and Vietnam wars and played a key role in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising that ousted a dictator, has died. He was 94. Ramos’s family announced his death with profound sadness but did not provide other details in … Read more

2 fatally shot at W.Va. nail salon; gunman killed by police

North Carolina sheriff stocks schools with AR-15 rifles

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — A gunman fatally shot two people at a nail salon in West Virginia before officers fired at the shooter, killing him, police said. Summersville officers responded to an active shooter Thursday evening at Jo’s Nails & Spa, police said in a Facebook post Friday. Two officers shot the gunman, who was pronounced … Read more

1 wounded in attack on army guarding Guatemalan president

North Carolina sheriff stocks schools with AR-15 rifles

GUATEMALA CITY — One man was wounded Saturday after gunmen opened fire on soldiers at a checkpoint providing area security for a visit by Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei to a town near the Mexican border. Rubén Téllez, a spokesman for the Guatemalan army, said soldiers were working a highway checkpoint intended to act as perimeter … Read more