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Participants in an interfaith memorial ceremony enter the New Mexico Islamic Center mosque to commemorate four murdered Muslim men, hours after police said they had arrested a prime suspect in the killings, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:49

Businesses were closed and people skipped prayer services after the shooting deaths of four Muslim men, three of them in the past two weeks. Now, the fear has given way to confusion over a motive.

Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, delivers the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2003 in San Francisco. Jobs created a personal uniform for himself that featured a black turtleneck from Japanese designer Issey Miyake.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:25

Before Jobs adopted his classic black turtleneck, he approached Japanese designer Issey Miyake to see if he could create a uniform for Apple employees. But company employees were not fans.

Firefighters work the scene of a helicopter crash where former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant's widow is taking her lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department to a federal jury seeking compensation for photos deputies shared of the remains of the NBA star, his daughter and seven others who died in the crash.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:13

Vanessa Bryant's invasion of privacy lawsuit says a deputy showed photos of her husband's remains to bar patrons and a firefighter showed them to off-duty colleagues.

A Russian serviceman patrols Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station on May 1. A series of exchanges in recent weeks has made conditions at the plant more dangerous.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:00

Satellite images and social media analyzed by NPR show attacks have hit structures around the plant, coming dangerously close to causing a nuclear accident.

A student pilot and flight instructor prepare to take off on a training flight outside of Phoenix.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 13:38

Airlines blame a shortage of pilots for widespread cancellations and reduced service. Would allowing pilots to keep flying past age 65 and reducing the 1,500-hour flight training requirement help?

Muhammad Syed, 51, was taken into custody Monday in connection with the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, N.M., over the last nine months. He faces charges in two of the deaths and may be charged in the others.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:54

The 51-year-old Afghan immigrant denied any connection to the deaths that shook the city and its small Muslim community. Bullet casings found at crime scenes were linked to a gun found at his home.

A photo of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. is displayed during a news conference April 24, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif., announcing the arrest of the man suspected to be the so-called Golden State Killer.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:25

Holes spent more than 20 years investigating crimes in California and played a critical role in identifying Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. as the so-called Golden State Killer. His new book is Unmasked.

A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 23. British health authorities on Wednesday said they will offer a polio booster dose to children aged 1 to 9 in London, after finding evidence the virus has been spreading in multiple regions of the capital.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:47

Children were made eligible for booster doses after health authorities reported finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple areas of London but found no cases of the paralytic disease in people.

Taylor Swift attends the "All Too Well" New York premiere on Nov. 12, 2021. Swift responded to a copyright lawsuit about her 2014 hit "Shake It Off" this week.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:38

Taylor Swift says she had never heard of the group 3LW or their 2001 song "Playas Gon' Play" before a lawsuit was filed against her accusing her of stealing lyrics.

Protesters line the street June 4 around the front of the Nebraska State Capitol during an Abortion Rights Rally in Lincoln, Neb.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:23

Police say that in Facebook messages they've obtained, Jessica Burgess tells her 17-year-old daughter that she has abortion pills to end her 24-week pregnancy. They're both charged with felonies.

Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower on Wednesday in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 08:44

"I once asked, 'If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?' Now I know the answer to that question," Trump said in a statement. He called the case a politically motivated witch hunt.

Steve Holett surveys the aftermath of the Elmo 2 Fire at his property, where he had spent the last 18 months building a home.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:30

After 18 months of building, the Holetts were nearly set to move into their dream home in Dayton, Mont. It took their life savings to build the cabin. It took one wildfire to burn it down in minutes.

A driver pumps gas at a Gulf gas station in Lynnfield, Mass., on July 19. Gasoline prices are dropping, which is helping bring down inflation. But the cost of many other things are still climbing.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:21

Falling gasoline prices put a dent in the July inflation rate, which fell to 8.5% from 9.1% in June. But other costs such as housing continue to climb, putting a strain on many family budgets.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state's "Don't tread on me" license plate sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:01

Gov. Ron DeSantis says a plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars." Others say the flag symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.

In this Jan. 20, 2001, file photo, standing in the rain, President George W. Bush waves as he watches his inaugural parade pass by the White House viewing stand in Washington, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2001. With him are his wife and first lady Laura Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:01

There have been five presidents who won the electoral vote but not the popular vote, including George W. Bush and Donald Trump.

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