Mexican authorities search for 2 missing Americans in the Gulf of California | CNN

CNN  —  Mexican authorities are searching for two Americans who went missing after a kayaking trip off the coast of Puerto Peñasco in the Gulf of California, local authorities said late Saturday. It’s unknown exactly when the couple went missing. Yeon-Su Kim is a forestry professor at Northern Arizona University, according to her university bio. … Read more

U.S. Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iranian flag in World Cup posts

The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. Iran’s government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag. The USSF decision added … Read more

Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy | CNN

BeijingCNN  —  Protests erupted across China throughout the weekend, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire at an apartment block in Urumqi, the capital of the far … Read more

Up Close: How to rid NYC of crime; what’s next in Washington after the midterm elections

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — On this week’s episode of Up Close, Bill Ritter sits down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most controversial and out-spoken democratic congressional representatives. She shares her perspective on the intersection of politics and social media, and what might happen in Washington over the next two years. But first, we … Read more

Protests of China’s strict “zero-COVID” policies hit Shanghai and other cities

Protests against China’s strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai and Beijing on Sunday afternoon, continuing a round of demonstrations that have spread across the country since a deadly apartment fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi led to questions over such rigid anti-virus measures. Crowds stood and filmed as police started shoving at people who … Read more

‘I was desperate’: Young job seekers scammed, abused in Nigeria

Warning: This story contains details of sexual assault. Listen to this story: Uyo, Nigeria – When Blessing* boarded a bus early on a January morning in 2017 for the 60km (37 miles) journey from her home in Calabar, in Nigeria’s Cross River State, to a village in neighbouring Akwa Ibom State, she thought she was … Read more

Police: 2 young children stabbed to death in Bronx apartment

NEW YORK — Two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation Saturday night in New York City, police said. A 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso and did not survive after being … Read more

San Francisco police seek suspect in fatal Tenderloin shooting Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO — Police in San Francisco are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on the streets of the Tenderloin Saturday morning. At about 10:20 a.m., officers witnessed a shooting along the 100 block of Leavenworth Street. Officers administered medical aid to the shooting victim and paramedics soon arrived. The man was transported to a … Read more

12-year-old dies in Russian Roulette; murder charges brought

A 12-year-old boy is dead after playing Russian Roulette with peers in Jackson, Mississippi, police say. Jackson’s Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn identified the boy as Markell Noah, according to reports by Mississippi-based WLBT-TV. Following the death officers arrested two juveniles and one adult Friday. Police say the two juveniles are being charged with murder … Read more

3 Injured in Apparent Stabbing Inside San Francisco Home: Police

San Francisco police are investigating an apparent stabbing Saturday night. Just before 7:30 p.m., police responded to a reported stabbing in area of Juanita and Evelyn ways. According to San Francisco police, their officers found three adults suffering from possible stab wounds, and were apparently stabbed inside a home. Officers then rendered aid and summoned … Read more