Saturday, March 25, 2023
Mississippi tornadoes kill 23, injure dozens overnight
Powerful tornadoes tore through parts of the Deep South on Friday night, killing at least 23 people in Mississippi, obliterating dozens of buildings and leaving an especially devastating mark on a rural town whose mayor declared, "My city is gone."
As South bans abortion, thousands turn to Illinois clinicsHundreds of women travel each week to the southern tip of Illinois to secure an abortion, something that is no longer available to millions living in a 1,800 mile stretch of 11 Southern states that have mostly banned pregnancy terminations since the Supreme Court stripped away constitutional protections for women to end pregnancies.
Powder, threat sent to Manhattan DA investigating TrumpA powdery substance was found Friday with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the latest security scare as the prosecutor weighs a potential historic indictment of former President Donald Trump, authorities said.
Kentucky governor vetoes sweeping GOP transgender measureThe legislation in Kentucky is part of a national movement, with state lawmakers approving extensive measures that restrict the rights of LGBTQ+ people this year, from bills targeting trans athletes and drag performers to measures limiting gender-affirming care.
Minnesota nuclear plant shuts down for leak; residents worryNuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are monitoring the shutdown and repairs, said Victoria Mitlyng, a spokesperson for the agency. She said in a statement the leak "does not present a safety challenge to the public, to drinking water supplies, the plant or the environment." The leak also did not exceed any agency limits.
Rwanda says Rusesabagina of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame to be freedRusesabagina was credited with sheltering more than 1,000 ethnic Tutsis at the hotel he managed during Rwanda's 1994 genocide in which over 800,000 Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed. He received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts.
Biden: U.S. will 'forcefully' protect personnel in SyriaPresident Joe Biden said Friday that the U.S. would respond "forcefully" to protect its personnel after U.S. forces retaliated with airstrikes on sites in Syria used by groups affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard following a suspected Iranian-linked attack Thursday that killed a U.S. contractor and wounded seven other Americans in northeast Syria.
Macron says 'common sense' required delaying king's visitFrench citizens angry at President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms engaged in scattered protest actions Friday, as the ongoing unrest across the country persuaded officials to postpone a planned state visit by Britain's King Charles III.
California eases water restrictionsThree years of little rain or snow in California had depleted reservoirs to the point the state couldn't generate electricity from hydroelectric power plants.
China threatens consequences over US warship's actionsChina threatened "serious consequences" Friday after the United States Navy sailed a destroyer around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea for the second day in a row, in a move Beijing claimed was a violation of its sovereignty and security.
GOP sets vote on parents' rights in clash over schoolsHouse Republicans will press forward Friday with a midterm campaign promise by voting on legislation to give parents greater say in what is taught in public schools, even as critics decry the "parents' rights" bill as a burdensome proposal that would fuel a far-right movement that has resulted in book bans, rewrites of history curricula and raucous school board meetings across the country.
Kids pack field house for Grayslake Easter egg huntPastel colors and bunny ears were in vogue during the Grayslake Park District's Easter egg hunt Saturday.
- 2:48 PMFiery fatal Downers Grove crash under investigation
- 2:20 PMAlgonquin boy charged as adult in rollover crash that put 4 teens and himself in the hospital
- 1:38 PMOne of Lake County's 'hidden gems,' children's museum reopens in Round Lake
- 7:59 AMElgin police investigating woman's shooting
- 7:38 AMMaintaining school quality is at stake
- 6:26 AMNew amenities set to wow crowds at McHenry Outdoor this spring
- 12:36 AMSuburban Skyview: Shadows stretch over an empty farm field
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