Biden approves redeployment of under 500 ground troops to Somalia -officials

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the US Capitol in Washington, US May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of fewer than 500 American troops into … Read more

Buffalo shooting victims: ‘Hero’ guard and teacher who was ‘a pillar of the community’ are among the 10 killed

Thirteen people, ages 20 to 86, were shot. Eleven were Black and two were White, Buffalo police said. • Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo • Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo • Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn, New York • Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, New York • Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo • … Read more

Kremlin scolds United States over attempts to recruit Russian embassy staff

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that reported attempts by the US FBI … Read more

Buffalo shooting: The mass shooting suspect had plans to ‘continue his rampage’ after killing 10 people at a grocery store, police say

The alleged Buffalo, New York, mass shooting suspect had plans to “continue his rampage” after opening fire at a supermarket, killing 10 people, city Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Monday. “There was evidence that was uncovered that he had plans, had he gotten out of here, to continue his rampage, and continue shooting people,” he … Read more

Payton Gendron: What we know about the Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect

“This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia said at a Saturday news conference, calling the shooting a “straight up racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community.” The US Department of Justice is investigating the shooting “as a hate crime and an act of racially-motivated violent extremism,” according to a … Read more

Churchgoers hog-tie gunman after shooting in California kills one

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire in a Southern California church during a lunch banquet on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five, before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord, authorities said . Police responded to the incident that unfolded at about 1:30 pm local … Read more

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Fetterman says he suffered stroke

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, US Democratic Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, speaks to attendees at a meet-and-greet at the Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pennsylvania, US, May 1, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) – Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the leading Democratic candidate in the … Read more

America’s Electric Grid Has A $2 Trillion Problem

Getting America to reach the goals of zero-carbon electricity generation by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050 with a surge in electric vehicle transportation and renewable power installations will require massive investments in outdated power transmission lines and building thousands of miles of new lines. The undertaking is huge, and it’s so huge not only … Read more

Factbox: Grim chronology of mass shootings in the United States

May 15 (Reuters) – A white teenager dressed in camouflage and body armor opened fire on Saturday in a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people in an attack authorities are calling an act of “violent extremism” motivated by race. Authorities say the man drove about 200 miles (320 … Read more

Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more