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Updated: November 23, 2022 @ 3:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism for its invasion of and actions in Ukraine.
In a lopsided 494-58 vote with 48 abstentions, the EU legislature sought to increase pressure on Moscow to bring anyone responsible for war crimes committed from the Feb. 24 start of the invasion before an international court.
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Former daytime TV star Wendy Williams has a lot on her plate months after she entered a wellness facility earlier this year.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Wednesday, Nov. 23
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Children’s hospitals in the Pacific Northwest are struggling to maintain enough space for their young patients. Some report being over capacity, amid increasing strain due to a surge in respiratory illness and hospitalizations. Two hospitals in Portland have moved to crisis standards of care. OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel account for much of the state’s pediatric intensive care capacity. In neighboring Washington state, health officials in King County, home to Seattle, have reported the first death of a child from flu complications this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Down a winding gravel road, past the knotted oak trees and a small but mighty herd of cattle, sits a long red-roofed barn, the permanent home to North Carolina’s newest Thanksgiving celebrities.
An attorney representing Todd and Julie Chrisley said the reality stars plan to appeal their federal prison sentences and convictions for tax evasion and bank fraud.
WASHINGTON — The $475 million being spent for a campaign to encourage Americans to be vaccinated is being paid for by pandemic money meant for doctors and hospitals, Republicans charged Wednesday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The suspect accused of killing five people at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs over the weekend was ordered held without bond during an initial court appearance Wednesday.
A witness to a shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub says the suspect showed “no hesitation” when entering Club Q and opening fire. Deanne VanScyoc says the shooter wearing body armor moved in a crouch through the club with a rifle at eye-level, firing at people gathered at the bar then spraying a dance floor with bullets. Authorities say five people were killed and 17 injured by gunfire in the weekend rampage at Club Q, a well-known gathering place for the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs. The suspect was ordered to be held without bail during an initial court appearance Wednesday.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Local, state and federal leaders on Wednesday issued condolences and calls for action following a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake that left seven dead, including the gunman, and wounded four others Tuesday night.
Belgium’s foreign minister wore a “One Love” armband when she met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino at her country’s World Cup match against Canada. Hadja Lahbib was pictured wearing the colorful armband that is regarded as a symbol for inclusion and diversity. FIFA has prevented captains of Belgium and six other European teams from wearing the item at the World Cup in Qatar. They wanted to wear it as a rebuke to host nation Qatar’s human rights record. Lahbib posted a photo of herself on Twitter wearing the band on her left arm. She wrote “My heart goes out to our Red Devils!”
Conservationists say they will sue U.S. wildlife officials over past-due decisions on protections sought for two rare fish. They say groundwater pumping in the drought-stricken West is a threat to the Fish Lake Valley tui chub near the California-Nevada line and the least chub in southwest Utah. The Center for Biological Diversity sent a formal notice of intent to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service last week. The environmental group petitioned last year for Endangered Species Act protection for the fish. It says they are at risk of extinction as the agency continues to miss multiple deadlines under the act.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Attorneys for accused double murderer Alex Murdaugh have asked a state judge to prohibit testimony at trial about “blood spatter patterns” on Murdaugh’s T-shirt and want to get copies of all communications published between the state and one of its witnesses.
Courts in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, have dismissed nearly 300 cases this year, including felonies, due to a shortage of public defenders. Mike Schmidt, the county’s top prosecutor, calls the shortage “an urgent threat to public safety” and released a tally showing that more than 700 low-income defendants lack legal representation. Oregon’s public defender system has shown cracks for years but worsened during the pandemic. The state has been sued twice this year for failing to provide public defenders in a timely manner. While the original lawsuit was dismissed, a similar second suit was filed last month.
LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden, whose great-grandfather was lynched in Tennessee in the 1930s, will become the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court after being appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni has stressed the “essential importance” of Italy’s Jewish community for the nation and Europe. She spoke during a meeting Wednesday with the head of the World Jewish Congress and Italian Jewish groups. Meloni’s office issued a readout of the meeting as the premier seeks to distance her far-right Brothers of Italy party from Italy’s anti-Jewish racial laws and the suppression of democracy under Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The statement said during the meeting “there emerged full agreement in the need for a strong and more incisive common commitment to combat every form of antisemitism, a phenomenon in worrisome growth including on the web and social media.”
Don’t expect the entire family to show gratitude if politics are discussed at the dinner table this Thanksgiving.
New Mexico’s State Investment Council is pledging $100 million to a tech-focused nonprofit, the council’s biggest commitment on record to a single venture fund. The council gave unanimous approval of the investment Tuesday into America’s Frontier Fund, the Albuquerque Journal reported. America’s Frontier Fund, or AFF, bills itself as the first investment platform committed to boosting technological innovation in the U.S. The money will come from New Mexico’s Severance Tax Permanent Fund toward venture firms that support local startups. The firm’s CEO, Gilman Louie, says they will build a “venture studio” in Albuquerque and satellite studios around the state. They would offer support to major research institutions and new start-ups.
A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election has been sentenced to just over three years in prison. Joshua Hughes of East Helena was sentenced Tuesday and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. He and his brother, Jerod Hughes, pleaded guilty in August to obstruction of an official proceeding. Jerod Hughes is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 6, 2023, the two-year anniversary of the insurrection. The Hughes brothers were near the front of a group that pursued a Capitol Police officer up the stairs before he led the mob away from the Senate floor.
In his first big role since “This is Us” aired its series finale, Justin Hartley stars in the new holiday movie for Netflix called “The Noel Diary.” He plays a popular author who returns to his childhood home to settle his late mother’s estate and finds an old diary that lead him down a road of romance and reconciliation. Hartley’s career moves don’t stop there. He just wrapped filming a pilot for CBS and recently guest-starred with his wife Sofia Pernas on an episode of NBC’s “Quantum Leap” reboot. He’s also developing productions through his own company.
State charges have been filed against seven Michigan State football players stemming from a melee in Michigan Stadium’s tunnel last month. A statement from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office says the most serious charge is against Michigan State player Khary Crump of felonious assault. Charges against the six others are misdemeanors. Five are charged with aggravated assault, and one with assault and battery. The incident occurred on Oct. 29 when multiple members of Michigan State’s football team roughed up two Michigan players. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had said earlier he expected the suspended Spartans to be charged.
Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting saw “very few signs that inflation pressures were abating” before raising their benchmark interest rate by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a fourth straight time. Rising wages, the result of a strong job market, combined with weak productivity growth, were “inconsistent” with the Fed’s ability to meet its 2% target for annual inflation, the policymakers concluded, according to the minutes of their Nov. 1-2 meeting. The Fed officials also expressed uncertainty about how long it might take for their rate hikes to tame inflation. Still, some expressed hope that falling commodity prices and the unsnarling of supply chain bottlenecks “should contribute to lower inflation in the medium term.’’
World Cup fans who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for vast fan villages some hour away from the city. From the moment that Qatar was named host of the World Cup, fears mounted over how the tiny country would find rooms for the massive influx of 1.2 million fans — roughly a third of the nation’s total population. Qatar’s frenzied building program delivered tens of thousands of rooms through new hotels, rented apartments and even three giant cruise ships. But soaring prices have forced many thrifty fans into remote desert campsites and giant fan villages in Doha’s outer reaches, including one near the airport consisting of corrugated box rooms.
CHICAGO — When Emily Lieberman heard the gunshots, her first instinct was to grab her then-5-year-old daughter.
Seven Michigan State football players charged in postgame fight in Michigan tunnel; one faces felony assault.
BAMIAN, Afghanistan — When Zahra Wafa thinks about what it took to put her daughters through school, her face hardens.
KYLE, Texas — The hallways of Lehman High School looked like any other on a recent fall day. Its 2,100 students talked and laughed as they hurried to their next classes, moving past walls covered with flyers that advertised homecoming events, clubs and football games. Next to those flyers, t…
A teen shot by a San Antonio police officer as he put his car in reverse while eating a hamburger has been released from the hospital. A lawyer for Erik Cantu’s family says the 17-year-old went home nearly two months after he was shot in a McDonald’s parking lot. Cantu’s parents say they’re “overjoyed at his progress in the past two weeks,” but that he “still has a long road to recovery.” Cantu was shot on Oct. 2 by Officer James Brennand. Brennand was fired and charged with two counts of aggravated assault by a public official.
A woman who got a new lease on life after a ground-breaking heart transplant between an HIV-positive donor and recipient got to meet the family of the woman who gave it to her. Miriam Nieves, 62, on Tuesday eagerly hugged the mother and sisters of Brittany Newton, a 30-year old Louisiana woman whose heart she received earlier this year in what doctors at Montefiore Medical Center say was the first heart transplant from an HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient. The transplant happened in April. In order to find a match, doctors at the hospital expanded their search to include HIV-positive donors.
A Mississippi-based company that had become one of the largest furniture businesses in the country has laid off nearly its entire workforce. United Furniture Industries sent a memo via email and text to workers late Monday night informing them not to report to their shifts Tuesday. Approximately 2,700 workers lost their jobs. Most of the workers live in northeast Mississippi, but the company also laid off employees at its North Carolina and California plants. The memo said the layoffs were made at the instruction of the company’s board of directors and were due to “unforeseen business circumstances.”
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“Star Wars” has always been about rebelling against authority, but prior to “Andor,” visitors to the galaxy far, far away had never been so deeply immersed in the workings of the revolution. Zeroing in on a single character’s radicalization and the effects of his actions on a community, show…