As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s solar power plant resumed operations Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions on southern Israeli communities after the Egyptian-mediated threat took effect late Sunday. War-weary people in … Read more

Men face sentencing for hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Men face sentencing for hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Months after they were sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood faced a second round of criminal penalties Monday for federal hate crimes committed in the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man. US District Court Judge Lisa … Read more

Officer once charged in the Freddie Gray case gets promoted

Officer once charged in the Freddie Gray case gets promoted

BALTIMORE — One of the six police officers who faced charges in the 2015 deadly arrest of Freddie Gray has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. The Baltimore Sun reports that Alicia White will serve as captain of the department’s Performance Standards Section, which conducts audits and inspections to make sure the agency is properly … 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

Sandy Hook parents: Alex Jones claims created ‘living hell’

Sandy Hook parents: Alex Jones claims created ‘living hell’

AUSTIN, Texas — Fighting back tears and finally given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting described being put through a “living hell” of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma over the last decade caused by Jones using his media … 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

Georgia instructor charged in fatal shooting of student

Georgia instructor charged in fatal shooting of student

CARROLLTON, Ga. — A university instructor in Georgia has been charged with killing an 18-year-old student who was fatally shot while sitting in a car. The Carrollton Police Department said in a news release that Richard Sigman, 47, is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Anna Jones, 18. Police said … Read more

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

Georgia instructor charged in fatal shooting of student

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

Indiana Senate narrowly passes near-total abortion ban

Indiana Senate narrowly passes near-total abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana state senators narrowly passed a near-total abortion ban Saturday during a rare weekend session, sending the bill to the House after a contentious week of arguments over whether to allow exceptions for rape and incest. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 26-20 after about three hours of debate, passing the bill with the minimum … Read more

US marshal, murder suspect injured in shooting near Atlanta

Georgia instructor charged in fatal shooting of student

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A US marshal and a suspect in a killing were shot Sunday as officers tried to arrest the man at a mobile home park in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said. Both the officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation … Read more