UN humanitarians say $4.3 billion is needed to halt ‘worsening’ Yemen crisis

The UN’s Humanitarian Country Team in Yemen on Saturday, released its Response Plan (HRP) for this year, seeking nearly $4.3 billion to reverse a steady deterioration across the country, the grinding war there continues, despite a current pause in fighting. Read the full story, “UN humanitarians say $4.3 billion is needed to halt ‘worsening’ Yemen crisis”, on globalissues.org →

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Russia continues threats to use nuclear weapons

The Chernobyl disaster happened 36 years ago, but now Ukraine is faced with a new nuclear threat. Russian forces have fired artillery near nuclear power plants and the Kremlin continues to threaten to use nuclear weapons in its offensive against Ukraine. Chris Livesay has more.

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White Sox-Angels delayed by rain

Rain forced a delay of Saturday’s White Sox-Angels game. Getty With the rain coming down, Vince Velasquez and Mike Trout were engaged in an eight-pitch duel. Velasquez, working on a shutout with two outs in the sixth inning, had a 2-2 count against the Angels’ future Hall of Famer. But the bad weather that was… Continue reading White Sox-Angels delayed by rain

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Austin crime victims hold vigil as city embarks on trauma recovery center

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dozens of local crime survivors will gather Saturday evening for a healing vigil as Austin prepares to set up its first Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). Families and local leaders will meet at 6 p.m. at Austin City Hall as part of the 4th annual Survivors Speak Healing Vigil Day of Action. The… Continue reading Austin crime victims hold vigil as city embarks on trauma recovery center

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More Than 100 Flights Canceled at O’Hare Airport as Storms Hit Region

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds moved throughout the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, resulting in more than 100 canceled flights at O’Hare International Airport and numerous delays. As of 5:09 p.m., 134 flights had been canceled at O’Hare, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Inbound flights were delayed at an average of an hour,… Continue reading More Than 100 Flights Canceled at O’Hare Airport as Storms Hit Region

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ComEd Preparing for Potential Power Outages as Storms Move in

With a tornado watch in effect for the majority of the Chicago area and the possibility of severe thunderstorms, ComEd is urging residents to take precautions and positioning crews in the event of potential power outages. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and quarter-size hail have been reported with storms that occurred… Continue reading ComEd Preparing for Potential Power Outages as Storms Move in

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‘Blackest bus in America’ makes stop in Austin to reach voters

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several advocacy groups gathered at the Texas State Capitol Saturday to protest concerns with Texas’ voting systems and to encourage people to cast votes. Black Voters Matter, along with other groups such as the NAACP, ACLU and Austin Justice Coalition, hosted a rally, legislative trainings and a town hall, among other outreach… Continue reading ‘Blackest bus in America’ makes stop in Austin to reach voters

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Austin FC takes down Houston Dynamo in Texas Derby for 4th-straight MLS win

HOUSTON (KXAN) — The pressure and the Houston heat hit Austin FC quickly in Saturday’s Texas Derby match. Austin FC trailed the Dynamo 1-0 after just five minutes and were forced to substitute starting keeper Brad Stuver off after eight minutes due to a knee injury. A different day, a different challenge — yet the… Continue reading Austin FC takes down Houston Dynamo in Texas Derby for 4th-straight MLS win

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2 killed in south L.A. crash involving group of street racers

Two people were killed early Saturday morning after their vehicle crashed into a pole on a south Los Angeles freeway, California Highway Patrol investigators said. The vehicle is believed to have been traveling in a group of illegal street racers when the crash happened, CHP said. The crash was reported around 12:40 a.m. on the… Continue reading 2 killed in south L.A. crash involving group of street racers

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Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,”… Continue reading Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

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Naomi Judd, singer of The Judds, dies

Naomi Judd performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, June 13, 2009. Josh Anderson/AP file NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided… Continue reading Naomi Judd, singer of The Judds, dies

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NFL Draft 2022: Bears take 24-year-old Tennessee WR Velus Jones in third round

The Bears are in Day 3 of the NFL Draft. Annie Costabile The Bears took pass rusher Dominique Robinson from Miami (Ohio) in the fifth round at No. 174, and he’ll likely play defensive end in Matt Eberflus’ system. Robinson had 4.5 sacks in 12 games at outside linebacker last season. NFL.com draft analyst Lance… Continue reading NFL Draft 2022: Bears take 24-year-old Tennessee WR Velus Jones in third round

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Bears draft Illinois center Doug Kramer, a Hinsdale Central grad

The Bears drafted Illinois center Doug Kramer in Round 6. Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images The Bears stayed close to home for the third of their three sixth-round picks, drafting Illinois center Doug Kramer with the No. 207 overall pick Saturday. Kramer went to Hinsdale Central High School. Like many of the Bears’ draft picks,… Continue reading Bears draft Illinois center Doug Kramer, a Hinsdale Central grad

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Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning Duo The Judds, Dies at 76

Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,”… Continue reading Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning Duo The Judds, Dies at 76

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Body of Missing Man Found on South Branch of Chicago River, Police Say

Officials have confirmed that a body found on the South Branch of the Chicago River is that of a man who was reported missing earlier this month. According to authorities, the body of 31-year-old Eden De La O was discovered in the Chicago River near 41st Street and Central on Saturday. De La O had… Continue reading Body of Missing Man Found on South Branch of Chicago River, Police Say

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Ukrainians Plead for Mariupol Rescue as Russian Advance Crawls

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces fought village by village Saturday to hold back a Russian advance through the country’s east, while the United Nations worked to broker a civilian evacuation from the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the port city of Mariupol. An estimated 100,000 civilians remain in the city, and up… Continue reading Ukrainians Plead for Mariupol Rescue as Russian Advance Crawls

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