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Cindi Enamorado stands beside a memorial for her brother, Raymond Olivares, outside his Los Angeles home. Olivares died after being hit by a speeding car while crossing the street to the home he had just bought.

Lawmakers weigh stricter speed limits

Cindi Enamorado stands beside a memorial for her brother, Raymond Olivares, outside his Los Angeles home. Olivares died after being hit by a speeding car while crossing the street to the home he had just bought.

June 15, 2024, 5:29am Nation & World

The party was winding down. Its young hosts, María Rivas Cruz and her fiancé, Raymond Olivares, had accompanied friends to their car to bid them farewell. As the couple crossed a four-lane main road back to the home they had just bought, Rivas Cruz and Olivares were struck by a… Read story

A bingo card at the campaign event for seniors in support of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s reelection campaign, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix.

‘Biden Bingo’: The president’s campaign adapts a classic game to include malarkey and aviators

A bingo card at the campaign event for seniors in support of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s reelection campaign, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix.

June 14, 2024, 5:31pm Nation & World

DeAnna Mireau reached into a container and fished out a scrap of paper. Read story

Lawmakers and guests break during the first sitting of the National Assembly following the swearing in of lawmakers as members of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, June 14, 2024, ahead of a vote to decide if South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is reelected as leader of the country.

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa is reelected for second term after a dramatic late coalition deal

Lawmakers and guests break during the first sitting of the National Assembly following the swearing in of lawmakers as members of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, June 14, 2024, ahead of a vote to decide if South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is reelected as leader of the country.

June 14, 2024, 4:55pm Nation & World

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after his party struck a dramatic late coalition deal with a former political foe just hours before the vote. Read story

FILE - A bump stock is displayed in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 15, 2019. The Supreme Court has struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks, reopening political fight

FILE - A bump stock is displayed in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 15, 2019. The Supreme Court has struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.

June 14, 2024, 2:05pm Latest News

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, the rapid-fire gun accessories used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in a ruling that threw firearms back into the nation's political spotlight. Read story

An adult periodical cicada flutters in a spider web at Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Trillions of once hidden baby bugs are in the air, on the trees and perching upon people&rsquo;s shirts, hats and even faces.

Illinois is hit with cicada chaos. This is what it’s like to see, hear and feel billions of bugs

An adult periodical cicada flutters in a spider web at Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Trillions of once hidden baby bugs are in the air, on the trees and perching upon people&rsquo;s shirts, hats and even faces.

June 14, 2024, 1:32pm Nation & World

The ground had seemed to undulate at night, alive with bugs. Crawling cicada nymphs, striving to get higher after 17 years underground, marched en masse toward and up trees, pausing to shed their skin and emerge as adults. And then the fun began. Read story

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

Donald Trump’s 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

June 14, 2024, 1:29pm Nation & World

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump spent the day before his 78th birthday being feted by Republicans in Congress who sang “Happy Birthday” and presented him with a cake and gifts. It was a remarkable show of loyalty for a former president who was shunned by many of… Read story

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wipes his mouth as he speaks to the media after arriving at the federal courthouse for a hearing in front of a bankruptcy judge Friday, June 14, 2024, in Houston. The judge is expected to rule on whether to liquidate Jones&rsquo; assets to help pay the $1.5 billion he owes for his false claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. (AP Photo/David J.

Alex Jones’ personal assets will be sold to help pay Sandy Hook debt as judge decides Infowars’ fate

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wipes his mouth as he speaks to the media after arriving at the federal courthouse for a hearing in front of a bankruptcy judge Friday, June 14, 2024, in Houston. The judge is expected to rule on whether to liquidate Jones&rsquo; assets to help pay the $1.5 billion he owes for his false claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. (AP Photo/David J.

June 14, 2024, 10:50am Business

A federal judge on Friday ordered the liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ′ personal assets but was still deciding on his company’s separate bankruptcy case, leaving the future of his Infowars media platform uncertain as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. Read story

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to journalists after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2024.

Putin offers truce if Ukraine exits Russian-claimed areas and drops NATO bid. Kyiv calls it ‘absurd’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to journalists after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2024.

June 14, 2024, 10:45am Latest News

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Friday to “immediately” order a cease-fire in Ukraine and begin negotiations if Kyiv started withdrawing troops from the four regions annexed by Moscow in 2022 and renounced plans to join NATO. Ukraine responded by calling Putin’s proposal “manipulative” and “absurd.” Read story

Worst rainfall that triggered floods in Florida is over as affected residents clean up

June 14, 2024, 8:52am Nation & World

Forecasters warned Floridians to prepare for additional flash flooding after a tropical disturbance dumped as much as 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rainfall in the southern parts of the state, with worsening conditions expected Friday. Read story

Two blind pilgrims preform Hajj with the help of their guide outside of the Grand Mosque during the annual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, June 13, 2024. Hajj is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that is required once in a lifetime of every Muslim who can afford it and is physically able to make it. Some Muslims make the journey more than once.

Muslims start the Hajj against the backdrop of the destructive Israel-Hamas war

Two blind pilgrims preform Hajj with the help of their guide outside of the Grand Mosque during the annual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, June 13, 2024. Hajj is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that is required once in a lifetime of every Muslim who can afford it and is physically able to make it. Some Muslims make the journey more than once.

June 14, 2024, 8:52am Churches & Religion

In sweltering temperatures, Muslim pilgrims in Mecca converged on a vast tent camp in the desert on Friday, officially opening the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Ahead of their trip, they circled the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site. Read story