The Associated Press

Former cop attacks Thai day care center, kills at least 36

BANGKOK (AP) — A former police officer facing a drug charge burst into a day care center Thursday in Thailand, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers and then shooting more people as he fled. At least 36 people were slain in the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history.
The Associated Press

Rochester reaches $12M settlement for Daniel Prude’s kids

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — City officials agreed to pay $12 million to the children of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after police held him down until he stopped breathing after encountering him running naked through the snowy streets of Rochester, New York. A federal judge approved the...
San Diego Union-Tribune

UN rights body rejects Western bid to debate Xinjiang abuses

In a close diplomatic victory for China, the U.N.'s top human rights body has voted down a proposal from Britain, Turkey, the United States and other mostly Western countries to hold a debate on alleged rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China's western Xinjiang region
NBC News

Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake

The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a gay couple’s wedding cake a decade ago is challenging a separate ruling he violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender transition. A lawyer...
The Hill

North Korea fires more missiles as US carrier is sent to Sea of Japan

North Korea fired two more ballistic missiles into the ocean on Thursday as the Pentagon deployed a U.S. aircraft carrier to the region. The short-range ballistic missiles landed in North Korea’s eastern waters, according to The Associated Press, with the first missile flying more than 200 miles and the second nearly 500 miles.
The Associated Press

Brittney Griner at 'weakest moment' in Russia, her wife says

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner is at her “absolute weakest moment in life right now” as she faces a hearing in Russia later this month for her appeal of a nine-year prison sentence for drug possession, Griner’s wife said in an interview aired Thursday. Cherelle Griner told “CBS Mornings” that her wife, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who was playing in Russia during the WNBA offseason, is afraid of being forgotten by the United States. “She’s very afraid about being left and forgotten in Russia, or just completely used to the point of her detriment,” Cherelle Griner said. She said Brittney Griner told her in a phone call that she felt “like my life just doesn’t matter.”
The Hill

Russian rockets hit city near Ukrainian nuclear plant, killing civilians

Russian missiles hit residential buildings in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia overnight, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Thursday. “Overnight, seven Russian missiles have hit people sleeping peacefully at their homes in Zaporizhzhia,” Kuleba wrote on Twitter. “More have struck during the day.” Oleksandr Starukh, the governor of Zaporizhzhia, said on Telegram that…
The New York Times

‘We Don’t Want to Relive It’: Jeffrey Dahmer Drama on Netflix Draws Anger

Tony Hughes used to frequent Club 219. (via The New York Times) For years, Eric Wynn was the only Black drag queen at Club 219 in Milwaukee. He performed as Erica Stevens, singing Whitney Houston, Grace Jones and Tina Turner for adoring fans, eventually earning the title of Miss Gay Wisconsin in 1986 and 1987.
The Hill

Inside McConnell and Murkowski’s battle over Trump’s impeachment

Tensions flared between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and swing Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during then-President Trump’s first impeachment trial in the Winter of 2020, according to an exclusively obtained excerpt from a new book. New revelations about what McConnell did behind the scenes to help Trump during...

Kevin Spacey faces sexual misconduct civil trial in NY

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - It has been just under five years since Kevin Spacey's Oscar-winning career was upended by a slew of sexual misconduct accusations, starting when Anthony Rapp accused him of making an unwanted sexual advance in 1986.
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French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux, who has fearlessly mined her experiences as a working-class woman to explore life in France since the 1940s, won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for work that illuminates the murky corners of memory, family and society. Ernaux ’s books...