Saturday, March 25, 2023
North Korea claims 'radioactive tsunami' weapon test at sea
North Korea claimed Friday to have tested a nuclear-capable underwater drone designed to generate a gigantic "radioactive tsunami" that would destroy naval strike groups and ports. Analysts were skeptical that the device presents a major new threat, but the test underlines the North's commitment to raising nuclear threats.
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.
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.
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow expected to testify in ski collision trialGwyneth Paltrow and the man who broke four ribs after the two collided at a Utah ski resort seven years ago are both expected to testify Friday in a trial over his claims that the movie star's recklessness caused his concussion and lasting physical injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why are firing squads for US executions being debated?The image of gunmen in a row firing in unison into the chest of a condemned prisoner may conjure up a bygone, less enlightened era. But the idea of using firing squads is making a comeback.
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.
US launches airstrikes in Syria after drone kills US workerA strike Thursday by a suspected Iranian-made drone killed a U.S. contractor and wounded six other Americans in northeast Syria, and U.S. forces retaliated with airstrikes on sites in Syria used by groups affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard, the Pentagon said. Activists said the U.S. bombing killed at least four people.
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.
- 12:36 AMSuburban Skyview: Shadows stretch over an empty farm field
- 10:49 PMFine Line's 'Environments' show opens March 30 in the Kavanagh Gallery
- 10:42 PMAccoring to an alert on social media, Elgin police officers responded at 7:59 p.m. Friday to the 1000 block of Sebring Drive and found a wounded woman.
- 9:31 PMAurora man pleads guilty to home invasion, gets 19 years in prison
- 9:04 PMTwo men charged with leading Addison police on high-speed chase
- 8:38 PMTwo Chicago men charged with stealing perfume in Oak Brook, leading officers in a chase
- 8:03 PMTollway employee disciplined after hanging rope
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