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Colorado club murder suspect 5 held without bail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter who may be facing hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered to be held without bail during a preliminary trial. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, appeared on video from prison on Wednesday and was seen slumped in a chair with visible injuries to their face and head. Aldrich seemed to need the urging of the defense attorneys when the judge asked them to name them. According to police, 17 people were injured by gunfire in last weekend’s attack. The suspect faces possible charges of murder and hate crimes. Aldrich’s lawyers say in court cases that the suspect is non-binary, but did not elaborate.

‘Missing my baby’: Six dead in Virginia Walmart shooting

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Family and loved ones mourn the six people killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. Among them was Lorenzo Gamble, a 43-year-old custodian who was the father of two children. Kellie Pyle was a 52-year-old mother with wedding plans. Michelle Johnson described her late son Brian as a fun-loving guy who loved his family and friends. Longtime employee Randy Blevins, 70, was fondly remembered as “Mr. Randy” by a former co-worker, Shaundrayia Reese. A makeshift memorial to Tyneka Johnson was placed on a lawn outside the Walmart. Authorities have not released the name of the sixth person who died on Tuesday, a 16-year-old boy.

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Ukraine tries to regain power after crushing Russian attack

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The mayor of Kiev says 70% of the Ukrainian capital is without power a day after Moscow unleashed another devastating missile fire on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. The mayor said on Thursday that engineers were doing their best to get electricity back as soon as possible. He said water supply has been restored in about half of Kiev on the left bank of the Dnieper River. A renewed Russian attack on Ukraine’s infrastructure caused power outages in large parts of the country, further hampering Ukraine’s already battered power grid and adding to the misery for civilians as temperatures plummeted. Russia’s attacks come after its armed forces suffered battlefield setbacks in the war it began nine months ago.

GOP’s Lisa Murkowski Wins Re-Election in Alaska Senate Race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has won reelection by defeating a fellow Republican supported by former President Donald Trump. Murkowski defeated Kelly Tshibaka in the November 8 election. The race also included Democrat Pat Chesbro and Republican Buzz Kelley, who suspended his campaign after the primary and endorsed Tshibaka. Murkowski was the only Senate Republican who voted to convict Trump during his impeachment trial last year and was on the ballot this year. Trump has not been convicted. But her vote was a sore point for Trump, who had vowed to campaign against her.

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

The holiday travel rush has already begun and could be spread over more days than usual this year. Travel experts say many people’s ability to work remotely is causing them to leave early for Thanksgiving or return home later. The crowds are expected to rival those of 2019, the last Thanksgiving before the pandemic. The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 2.3 million travelers on Tuesday, up from more than 2.4 million screened on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving in 2019, but the numbers were higher on Monday. AAA predicts that nearly 55 million people in the US will travel at least 50 miles from home this week, up from last year and just 2% less than in 2019.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict overtakes Qatar World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become the latest political highlight in the Arab world’s first football World Cup — regardless of whether there are no Israeli or Palestinian national teams participating in the tournament. Thousands of Israeli football fans are expected to flock to Doha for the World Cup, even though Israel has no diplomatic ties with Qatar. Israelis have made themselves at home in Doha with an informal consular presence and studio for Israel’s national public broadcaster. Palestinians from the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip have chosen a different route, from Jordan and Egypt respectively. Some hope to make a political statement at the world’s biggest sporting event.

Russian State Duma gives final approval to LGBTQ propaganda law

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers have given their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities perceived as promoting LGBTQ rights in the country. The new bill extends a ban on what authorities call “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. That legislation, often referred to as the “gay propaganda” law, prohibits the depiction of homosexuality to people under the age of 18. It was adopted by the Kremlin in 2013 in an effort to promote “traditional values” in Russia. The new bill will ban all advertisements, media and online resources, books, movies and theatrical productions that are believed to contain such “propaganda,” a concept loosely defined in the bill.

Anwar, the reformist leader who has long been sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Longtime opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister. It is a victory for the political reformers who have been battling Malaysian nationalists for days after the divisive general election left a hung parliament. The King of Malaysia named 75-year-old Anwar as the country’s 10th leader and said he was pleased that Anwar is the candidate most likely to be backed by a majority. Anwar took his oath of office in a simple ceremony at the national palace. Anwar’s Alliance of Hope led Saturday’s election with 82 seats, short of the 112 needed for a majority. The right-wing National Alliance won 73 seats. Anwar emerged victorious after other smaller blocs agreed to support him for a government of national unity.

Foxconn apologizes for wage dispute at Chinese factory

BEIJING (AP) — The company that makes Apple Inc.’s iPhones. assembles has apologized for a wage dispute that sparked worker protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production. Workers complained that Foxconn Technology Group had changed the wage terms offered to lure them to the factory in the central city of Zhengzhou. Foxconn is trying to rebuild its workforce after employees walked out over complaints of unsafe conditions. Foxconn blamed a “technical error” when adding new employees and promised they would receive the wages promised. During the protests this week, police beat and kicked workers at the factory. The dispute comes as the ruling Communist Party tries to contain a wave of infections without closing factories.

Empty streets, cranes: the city built for the Qatar World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Less than a month before the World Cup finals are held, Lusail City is strangely quiet. The sleek neighborhood 20 kilometers north of Doha was built to house World Cup fans and hundreds of thousands of residents of host country Qatar. It is home to the golden, bowl-shaped stadium that will host the final match of the World Cup, but its empty streets raise questions about how much use it will get once more than a million football fans leave the tiny Gulf Arab country after the tournament.

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