June 16th, 2021

World News

Herzog, scion of prominent Israeli family, elected president

By Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press on June 2nd, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) – Isaac Herzog, a veteran politician and the scion of a prominent Israeli family, was elected president Tuesday, a largely ceremonial role that is meant to serve as the nation’s moral compass and promote unity. The anonymous vote was held among the 120 members of the Knesset, or parliament. Herzog will be Israel’s ... Read More »

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Veteran politician Herzog elected president of Israel

By Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press on June 2nd, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) – Isaac Herzog, a veteran politician and the scion of a prominent Israeli family, has been elected president, a largely ceremonial role. An anonymous vote was held Tuesday among the 120 members of the Knesset, or parliament. Herzog, 60, is a former head of Israel’s Labor Party and opposition leader who unsuccessfully ran ... Read More »

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Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins US House race in New Mexico

By Susan Montoya Bryan And Morgan Lee, The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Democrat Melanie Stansbury has won election to the U.S. House in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District to fill a seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Stansbury defeated Republican Mark Moores on Tuesday to help shore up the Democratic majority in Congress ahead of midterm elections next year. THIS IS ... Read More »

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Firefighter kills colleague, wounds another at fire station

By Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – An off-duty Los Angeles County firefighter fatally shot a fellow firefighter and wounded another at their small community fire station Tuesday before going to his nearby home, setting it on fire and apparently killing himself, authorities said. A 44-year-old fire specialist died and a 54-year-old firefighter was shot when the ... Read More »

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Firefighter killed colleague at California fire station

By Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say an off-duty firefighter fatally shot a fellow Los Angeles County firefighter and wounded another at their fire station before barricading himself at his home nearby, where he was later found dead. Fire Chief Daryl Osby said at a news conference Tuesday that a 44-year-old fire specialist died in ... Read More »

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Los Angeles County fire station shooting kills firefighter

By Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – A shooting at a small Los Angeles County Fire Department station Tuesday killed one firefighter and wounded another, a county official and multiple media outlets reported. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims shortly before 11 a.m. at Fire Station 81, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of ... Read More »

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Outlets: LA County fire station shooting kills 1 firefighter

By The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – A shooting at a small Los Angeles County Fire Department station Tuesday killed one firefighter, multiple media outlets reported. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims shortly before 11 a.m. at Fire Station 81, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Los Angeles, according to a statement from ... Read More »

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Bombs in Afghan capital Kabul kill at least 10, wound 12

By Tameem Akhgar And Kathy Gannon, The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Three bombs rattled the Afghan capital Kabul late Tuesday killing at least 10 people and plunging the city into darkness, an Afghan government spokesman said. Two bombs exploded in quick succession in separate locations of a west Kabul neighborhood, killing at least 10 people and wounding a dozen others, said deputy ... Read More »

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Shooting reported at Los Angeles County fire station

By The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say there’s been a shooting Tuesday at a Los Angeles County Fire Department station. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Trina Schrader says the shooting happened in the late morning at Fire Station 81, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Los Angeles, in the Agua Dulce area near Santa ... Read More »

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2 bombs in Afghan capital Kabul kill at least 6, wound 7

By The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Two bombs exploded in quick succession in separate locations in a west Kabul neighborhood late Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding seven others, an Afghan government spokesman said. The bombings, both targeting minivans, happened in a mostly ethnic Hazara area of the capital, said deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Said ... Read More »

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Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on June 1st, 2021

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office can be sanctioned for similar sex crimes. The new provisions, released Tuesday after 14 years of study, were contained in the revised ... Read More »

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