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Man Who Threatened to Kill Montana Senator Gets More Than 2 Years In Prison

A Montana man was sentenced on Thursday to two and a half years in prison after threatening to kill U.S. Senator Jon Tester in dozens of calls to the Democrat’s local office, federal officials said. The man, Kevin Patrick Smith, of Kalispell, a city about 120 miles north of Missoula, pleaded guilty to one count […]

B.T.K. Killer Named as Prime Suspect in Two Unsolved Murders

Late last year, Sheriff Eddie Virden was watching a Netflix true crime series, when he started thinking about how close the crimes of one of the featured serial killers came to his home in Osage County, Okla. So he decided to pay Dennis Rader a visit in prison. Over the course of a three-hour interview […]

Bear Attack Sends New York Boy to the Hospital

A black bear attacked a young boy outside his home in Bedford, N.Y., on Tuesday morning, but his parents were able to scare the animal away and save their son, officials said. By the time emergency workers arrived, the boy’s mother, a doctor, had bandaged him, said Carlos Cano, the chief of the Armonk Fire […]

Central U.S. Swelters Under Heat Dome, Forcing Cancellations and Precautions

A sprawling blanket of hot and humid air smothering the nation’s midsection this week has challenged temperature records, forced schools to cancel classes and left residents sweating from the Northwoods to the Gulf Coast. Even in a season filled with other climate shocks, this blast of late-summer heat in the Central United States stands out […]

Evacuations Underway After Blackout at Los Angeles Hospital

More than 10 patients on ventilators at a Los Angeles hospital were evacuated Monday night after a power outage disrupted care, the authorities said. It was unclear whether the disruption was connected to the effects of Tropical Storm Hilary, which pummeled Southern California over the weekend. The power outage was reported at Adventist Health White […]

Archdiocese of San Francisco Becomes the Latest to File for Bankruptcy

The Archdiocese of San Francisco, known for its outspoken conservative leadership, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced on Monday. The filing is intended to protect the archdiocese from what Archbishop Cordileone described as more than 500 civil lawsuits filed against it under a state law passed in 2019 that […]

Smoke Blankets Pacific Northwest as Wildfires Rage

Thick smoke blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest on Monday as numerous wildfires in Canada, Washington and Oregon continued to burn, killing at least one person, destroying scores of buildings and threatening dozens more. At least six large fires were burning in Washington State, including the Gray Fire, which was discovered around noon on Friday […]

Judge Partly Blocks Georgia’s Ban on Transition Care for Minors

The News A federal judge in Georgia has temporarily blocked part of a state law that prohibits hormone replacement therapy for transgender minors. The preliminary injunction was issued by Judge Sarah E. Geraghty of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia on Sunday, more than a month after the ban took effect. […]

California Is Free of Extreme Drought Conditions for the First Time in 3 Years

In recent years, the prospect of heavy rains might have sounded good to many people living in California, where drought and wildfires have been the main worries. That was not the case on this weekend, as Hurricane Hilary moved north from the coast of Baja California in Mexico and threatened to dump six to 10 […]

Guatemala’s Election Could Be a Watershed Moment. Here’s What to Know.

Guatemala is holding a runoff presidential election on Sunday in which an anticorruption crusader is vying against a former first lady aligned with the country’s conservative political establishment to lead Central America’s most populous nation. The vote comes after a tumultuous first round in June, in which judicial leaders had barred several candidates viewed as […]