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Lunar eclipse thrills stargazers

May 16, 2022, 8:04pm Nation & World

A total lunar eclipse provided a spectacular celestial show as it unfolded Sunday night into early Monday in the Americas. Read story

EXPLAINER: White ‘replacement theory’ fuels racist attacks

May 16, 2022, 1:30pm Latest News

A racist ideology seeping from the internet’s fringes into the mainstream is being investigated as a motivating factor in the supermarket shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York.… Read story

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the active fire lines of the Hermits Peak wildfire, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Wildfire in the West is on a furious pace early this year. Wind-driven flames tearing through vegetation that is extraordinarily dry from years-long drought exacerbated by climate change has made even small blazes a threat to life and property.

New Mexico marks record with massive wildfire

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the active fire lines of the Hermits Peak wildfire, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Wildfire in the West is on a furious pace early this year. Wind-driven flames tearing through vegetation that is extraordinarily dry from years-long drought exacerbated by climate change has made even small blazes a threat to life and property.

May 16, 2022, 12:48pm Nation & World

A monster blaze churning in northern New Mexico for more than a month has blackened enough acreage to earn a place in the state’s record books. Read story

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz looks up as one of his lawyers, capital defense attorney Casey Secor, makes an argument in court during jury selection in the penalty phase of his trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, May 16, 2022. Cruz previously pleaded guilty to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 shootings.

Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz looks up as one of his lawyers, capital defense attorney Casey Secor, makes an argument in court during jury selection in the penalty phase of his trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, May 16, 2022. Cruz previously pleaded guilty to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 shootings.

May 16, 2022, 12:48pm Nation & World

Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz entered its second phase Monday with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors individually, with one candidate comparing it to being interviewed for “the toughest job of my life.” Read story

In this still image from video by WPTV shows emergency personnel surrounding a Cessna plane at Palm Beach International Airport Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in West Palm Beach, Fla. A passenger with no flying experience was able to land the plane safely with help of air traffic controllers after the pilot was too sick to handle the controls.

Passenger who landed plane says ‘hand of God’ was with him

In this still image from video by WPTV shows emergency personnel surrounding a Cessna plane at Palm Beach International Airport Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in West Palm Beach, Fla. A passenger with no flying experience was able to land the plane safely with help of air traffic controllers after the pilot was too sick to handle the controls.

May 16, 2022, 12:48pm Nation & World

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says “the hand of God” was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls. Read story

Investigators gather outside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., on Sunday, May 15, 2022 after a fatal shooting.

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

Investigators gather outside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., on Sunday, May 15, 2022 after a fatal shooting.

May 16, 2022, 12:45pm Nation & World

A gunman in a deadly attack at a Southern California church was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese people, authorities said. Read story

First responders move a shooting victim to an ambulance on Adams Street near State Street in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Chicago curfew tightened after killing near ‘Bean’ sculpture

First responders move a shooting victim to an ambulance on Adams Street near State Street in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

May 16, 2022, 12:45pm Nation & World

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tightened a citywide curfew for young people on Monday, a day after she restricted access by unaccompanied minors to downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park following the weekend shooting death of a 16-year-old boy near “The Bean” sculpture at the park. Read story

Police walk outside the Tops grocery store on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Police: Buffalo gunman aimed to keep killing if he got away

Police walk outside the Tops grocery store on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y.

May 16, 2022, 12:35pm Latest News

The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket planned to keep on killing if he had escaped the scene, the police commissioner said Monday, as the possibility of federal hate crime or domestic terror charges loomed. Read story

Ukrainian servicemen walk in the forest near a recently retaken village, north of Kharkiv, east Ukraine, Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Russia faces diplomatic and battlefield setbacks on Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen walk in the forest near a recently retaken village, north of Kharkiv, east Ukraine, Sunday, May 15, 2022.

May 16, 2022, 12:30pm Latest News

Moscow suffered another diplomatic setback Monday in its war with Ukraine, with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership, while Ukraine’s president congratulated his soldiers who reportedly pushed back Russian forces near the border. Read story

Election officials count ballots shortly after polling stations closed, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Lebanese voted for a new parliament Sunday against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country and low expectations that the election would significantly alter the political landscape.

Early results: Lebanon’s Hezbollah suffers election losses

Election officials count ballots shortly after polling stations closed, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Lebanese voted for a new parliament Sunday against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country and low expectations that the election would significantly alter the political landscape.

May 16, 2022, 8:10am Nation & World

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies appear to have suffered losses in this weekend’s parliamentary elections with preliminary results Monday showing their strongest opponents picking up more seats and some of their traditional partners routed out of the legislature. Read story