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Colorado gay bar site shot ‘celebrity’ LGBTQ people

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In the predominantly conservative city of Colorado Springs, Club Q has long been a favorite hangout for members of the LGBTQ community — a safe space where many thought they could just be themselves. . But that was shattered over the weekend when a gunman entered the club as people were drinking and dancing, killing five people and injuring 25 others. As the community mourns the lives lost, many are also grieving because it happened in a place that has become a sanctuary for many yearning to fit in. Stoney Roberts, a non-binary trans person, says they came of age at Club Q, and it’s been a place where LGBTQ people “can take a deep breath and you can be your authentic self.”

Ukraine to civilians: leave liberated areas before winter

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities are evacuating civilians from liberated areas in the southern regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv. They fear the damage to infrastructure is too severe for people to endure the winter without electricity, heat or water. The World Health Organization has warned that millions of people in Ukraine are facing a “deadly” winter. Also on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife made a rare joint public appearance to observe a minute’s silence at a Kyiv memorial for those killed during Ukraine’s 2014 pro-EU protests. And the Agency Atomic Energy International reported that the bombing of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant did not damage any key equipment and did not identify any nuclear safety issues.

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Seoul: Kim’s daughter revealed last week is her second child

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency has told lawmakers that the daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who was recently seen in public for the first time at a launch site missiles, is her second child. There has been intense speculation about Kim’s motives for bringing her to the attention of the outside world last week. On Saturday, North Korea said Kim had observed the launch of the country’s most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile – Hwasong-17 – the previous day with his wife Ri Sol Ju and their “beloved daughter”. North Korean state media did not reveal her age, name and other details, but it was the first time she had been mentioned. According to a lawmaker, South Korea’s national intelligence service estimated that she was Kim’s second child.

Oath Keepers founder’s January 6 sedition trial goes to jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people have been convicted in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol that injured dozens of officers, sent lawmakers running for their lives, and shook the foundations of U.S. democracy . Now jurors in the case against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates will decide, for the first time, whether the actions of any of the defendants constitute a seditious conspiracy. The trial’s closing arguments ended on Monday after prosecutors spent weeks trying to prove that Rhodes and his band of anti-government extremists were not driven into an impulsive frenzy by President Donald Trump on January 6, but are came to Washington with the intention of stopping the transfer of presidential power. . The jury begins to deliberate Tuesday morning.

NASA capsule buzzes the moon, last big step before lunar orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Orion capsule has reached the moon, rounding the other side and passing about 80 miles away. The close approach happened on Monday as the crew capsule and its three test dummies were on the far side of the moon. Due to a communications failure, flight controllers in Houston were unsure if the critical engine burn had gone well until the capsule emerged from behind the moon. This is the first time a capsule has visited the moon since the Apollo program 50 years ago. Orion took off last Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a three-week flight.

162 dead as earthquake in Indonesia topples homes, buildings and roads

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers search for bodies and survivors in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 162 people on Indonesia’s main island of Java and left others injured hundreds more, overwhelming hospitals. Excavators, trucks and other heavy equipment sent overnight Tuesday reached the hardest hit town of Cianjur, south of Jakarta. The city was near the epicenter of a 5.6 magnitude quake on Monday afternoon, which sent terrified residents fleeing through the streets, some covered in blood and debris. A woman told The Associated Press that when the quake hit, her house started “shaking like she was dancing” and she barely escaped with her family. More than 300 people were seriously injured and at least 600 suffered minor injuries. It is not known how many are missing.

Alabama suspends executions after third lethal injection fails

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is calling for a pause in executions and ordering a “top-down” review of the state’s capital punishment system after an unprecedented third botched lethal injection. Ivey released a statement Monday saying she had both asked the state attorney general to withdraw motions seeking execution dates for two inmates. She also called for the prison system to undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s execution process. The move came just days after the unfinished execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith was the second example of the state’s failure to kill an inmate in the past two months.

Bale saves Wales 1-1 draw with USA in World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Gareth Bale converted an 82nd-minute penalty to offset Tim Weah’s first-half goal and hand Wales a 1-1 draw against the United States in the comeback at the World Cup for both nations. Weah is the son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberian President George Weah. The United States were back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament and looked set to win. But Walker Zimmerman beat Bale from behind with the Welsh star back to goal and Bale converted the penalty for his 41st international goal.

Consumers could pay the price if railroads and unions can’t agree

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Consumers could quickly start to see higher gas prices and shortages of some of their favorite groceries if railroads aren’t able to agree on contracts with railroads. 12 of their unions before next month’s deadline after the last rejection vote on Monday. Congress may ultimately have to step in to protect the economy. Monday’s votes by the two largest railroad unions follow the decision of three other unions to reject their deals with the railroads that the Biden administration helped negotiate before the initial strike deadline in September. . Seven other smaller unions have approved five-year deals that include 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses. But all 12 must approve the contracts to prevent a strike.

Amid Musk’s Twitter chaos, athletes and celebrities are doing the same as us

Much like many of the hundreds of millions of Twitter users, professional sports stars and entertainment celebrities have faced chaos and uncertainty surrounding the microblogging app since Elon Musk took it over. and began to cut staff and make other changes. Even the people paid to advise athletes, actors, and singers don’t necessarily know how to proceed as Twitter evolves — or perhaps disappears altogether. And famous people with millions of Twitter followers aren’t necessarily sure that the popular site’s demise would be the disaster some claim it to be.

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