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|The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.
In 2008, CIA operative Stephen Stanek faced a decision: cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it — as a hurricane barreled through the Philippines with a projection to veer north and miss his team's area of operation.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|Texas police officer charged in death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman whose killing was captured on video
A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 5:53 PM
|Trump says Kamala Harris can't be the first woman to be president because she 'comes in through the back door'
President Donald Trump said Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's vice-presidential pick, had acted in "no way for a woman" to become president.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 1:16 PM
|Southern California jolted by magnitude 4.5 earthquake, another worry after raging wildfires
In a region already reeling from wildfires and smoke-filled skies, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted Southern California.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 7:11 AM
|CDC: Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows'
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 5:26 PM
|White House announces nearly $13 billion in aid for Puerto Rico three years after Hurricane Maria
The U.S. emergency agency is sending almost $13 billion to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory's energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017's devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said on Friday. The "federal share" of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's grants to the territory totals $11.6 billion, with most money, $9.6 billion, going to the battered power authority, according to a White House announcement, which did not provide details on the remaining funds or explain why they were not part of the federal share. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced said in a statement the full FEMA package is $12.8 billion, with $10.5 billion for power.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 9:20 AM
|Firefighter battling blaze in California found dead
The cause of the death is under investigation, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 11:18 AM
|Rochester: Two killed and 14 wounded after mass shooting at party in New York state
Police say incident is ‘tragedy of epic proportions’
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 6:04 AM
|Pentagon sending troops to Syria after clashes between U.S., Russian military
The troops are meant to discourage Russians from crossing into the eastern area where U.S., coalition, and Syrian Democratic Forces operate, say officials.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 3:38 PM
|Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drug
Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, rising to almost 2,300 pounds (1,040 kilograms) from around 405 pounds ( 184 kilograms) last year, but progress against another big Mexican export to the U.S. market — methamphetamines — is slower. The Defense Department said seizures of meth in Mexico rose by only 32.8% between Jan. 1 and Sept. 16, but busts of meth labs dropped 51% compared to the same period of last year.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 11:24 AM