Orange County church shooting: Suspect was upset over China-Taiwan tensions, investigators say

Orange County church shooting: Suspect was upset over China-Taiwan tensions, investigators say

CNN  —  A suspect in a deadly shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California, likely was politically motivated, investigators said. “It is believed the suspect involved was upset about political tensions between China and Taiwan,” Orange County Sheriff Donald Barnes said at a news conference Monday. The suspect, David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas … Read more

Elisabeth Borne: France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years

Elisabeth Borne: France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years

Paris CNN  —  Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France, the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position. Borne will replace Jean Castex in the role, the Elysée Palace said in a statement on Monday, becoming only the second woman ever to serve as Prime Minister … Read more

Arrest of ‘Stubborn About Justice’ Cardinal Zen Divides Hong Kong’s Catholics

Arrest of ‘Stubborn About Justice’ Cardinal Zen Divides Hong Kong’s Catholics

HONG KONG—Using an umbrella as his cane, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen walked into a courtroom Wednesday to sit in on a pretrial hearing for activists facing national-security charges. A thorn in Beijing’s side for decades, the pro-democracy firebrand still commits his days to supporting fellow activists even as his body grows frail. Soon after, police … Read more

Arrest of Firebrand Cardinal Highlights Split in Hong Kong’s Catholic Church

Arrest of ‘Stubborn About Justice’ Cardinal Zen Divides Hong Kong’s Catholics

HONG KONG—Using an umbrella as his cane, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen walked into a courtroom Wednesday to sit in on a pretrial hearing for activists facing national-security charges. A thorn in Beijing’s side for decades, the pro-democracy firebrand still commits his days to supporting fellow activists even as his body grows frail. Soon after, police … Read more

Payton Gendron: What we know about the Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect

Payton Gendron: What we know about the Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect

CNN  —  The 18-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket Saturday afternoon was motivated by hate, authorities said. The Tops Friendly Market where the shooting took place is located in the heart of Buffalo’s Black community and 11 of the 13 people shot by the White suspect were Black, … Read more

Buffalo shooting: Witnesses describe horrors of mass shooting at a supermarket that killed 10 people and authorities say was racially motivated

Buffalo shooting: Witnesses describe horrors of mass shooting at a supermarket that killed 10 people and authorities say was racially motivated

CNN  —  Shoppers in and around a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday detailed being forced to hide behind cars, calling out for help as a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a mass shooting authorities believe was racially motivated. Grady Lewis said he was outside the supermarket when he heard seven or … Read more

Crypto investor Barry Silbert offers sympathy and advice to those who have lost fortunes this week

Crypto investor Barry Silbert offers sympathy and advice to those who have lost fortunes this week

Billionaire crypto investor, Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, on Saturday offered sympathy and advice to those who have lost fortunes recently. It’s been a tough six months to be a crypto investor. Whipsawing markets, faltering asset prices, rising interest rates yields, and high inflation have all combined to shock stock, … Read more

Varieties of Starbust, Skittles and Life Savers gummies recalled

Varieties of Starbust, Skittles and Life Savers gummies recalled

New York CNN  —  Mars Wrigley US and Canada issued a voluntary recall of numerous gummy candies Friday, saying there could be a thin metal strand inside the candies or loose in the bag. The gummies were distributed in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company is recalling certain varieties of Skittle Gummies, Starburst … Read more

Austin’s Wildflower Center blooms with massive light art installation

Austin’s Wildflower Center blooms with massive light art installation

Of the many great things that come with living in Austin, wildflowers are perhaps the grandest, and without any cost beyond preservation. All of Texas appreciates these blooms, and the city’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas serves at the state’s official botanical garden and arboretum. This fall, an … Read more

Kharkiv: Russia’s retreat from another key Ukrainian city reveals new evidence of atrocities

Kharkiv: Russia’s retreat from another key Ukrainian city reveals new evidence of atrocities

Staryi Saltiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Two convoys of civilian cars in one northeastern Ukrainian village speak of Russia’s retreat from the area and the brutality it left behind. The first – three cars, laden with a priest, dogs, and troubled frowns – is headed hurriedly through the village of Staryi Saltiv from the north, fleeing … Read more