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Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Aug 6 (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine accused each other on Friday of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as fighting raged again in the crucial border region of the Donbas and three more ships left ports carrying previously blockaded Ukrainian grain. read more.
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Trump misgenders Lia Thomas, goes on tirade about transgender athletes in Wisconsin

Former president Donald Trump misgendered transgender athlete Lia Thomas when saying he would ban transgender women from participating in women’s sports. The former president held a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Friday, where he stumped for his preferred Republican candidates in this month’s primary and in November’s midterm election.“We will also keep men out of women's sports,” he said. Mr Trump then cited the example of Ms Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania swimmer who transitioned and later won first place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I swimming championship.Many conservatives have since used her as an example...

4 killed in Ohio neighborhood; authorities launch manhunt

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Four people were fatally shot in an Ohio neighborhood, authorities said Saturday as they searched for a man who is believed to be armed and dangerous. Police in Montgomery County’s Butler Township said officers were called to the area shortly before noon Friday on a report of shots fired. Chief John Porter said four victims with gunshot wounds were found at “multiple crime scenes.” All were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they are seeking 39-year-old Stephen Marlow, who they believe fled the area in an SUV. They warned anyone seeing him or the vehicle to call 911 “and not approach him as he is still likely to be armed and dangerous.” The Montgomery County coroner’s office on Saturday identified the victims as 82-year-old Clyde Knox, 78-year-old Eva Knox, 41-year-old Sarah Anderson and a 15-year-old girl whose name wasn’t released.

Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine’s military and local officials said. Both cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka have been considered key targets of Russia’s ongoing offensive across Ukraine’s east, with analysts saying Moscow needs to take Bakhmut if it is to advance on the regional hubs of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. “In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is conducting an offensive operation, concentrating its main efforts on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. It uses ground attack and army aviation,” the Ukrainian General Staff said on Facebook. The last Russian strike on Sloviansk was July 30, but Ukrainian forces are fortifying their positions around the city in expectation of new fighting.

Couple leaps to their deaths in Bronx leaving 2 young kids behind: cops

A couple with two young kids leapt to their deaths in the Bronx, authorities said. The bodies of the man, 35, and woman, 28, were found in the rear courtyard of 2199 Cruger Ave. around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police said. Detectives are “investigating all possible angles, double suicide, murder suicide,” police said.  “It looks like they jumped from the sixth floor,” an NYPD spokeswoman said. The man “may have had a mental health issue” that fueled the incident, a police source told The Post. He’d appeared angry Friday, neighbors and the building superintendent’s wife said — and Saturday was his birthday. “I heard some commotion, then I...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for ‘Brutal and Senseless Killing’ of Girlfriend’s 16-Month-Old Baby Who Suffered ‘Massive Neurological Brain Damage’

A 23-year-old Pennsylvania man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for violently killing his former girlfriend’s toddler daughter four years ago. Blair County President Judge Elizabeth A. Doyle on Friday ordered Drue Scott Burd to serve a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2018 slaying of 16-month-old Angela Elizabeth Jones Beard, court records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

Simone Biles Shares Steamy PDA Pic with Fiancé Jonathan Owens on Instagram

Simone Biles and her fiancé, Jonathan Owens, seem to be gearing up for their big wedding day, based on the passionate kiss the two shared in Biles's latest Instagram post. The 25-year-old gymnast shared a snap, where she and Owens are caught sitting in a tree standing on a football field as they engage in some major PDA. “Football is back,” the gymnast cheekily wrote in her caption. Owens responded in the comments by leaving a fire emoji, football emoji and a red heart.

UK boy dies after life support stopped at end of long legal battle

A London hospital on Saturday withdrew life support for 12-year-old British boy Archie Battersbee after his parents lost a long, emotive and divisive legal battle. After a highly charged battle between the hospital and his parents, 23-month-old Alfie Evans died in April 2018 when doctors in Liverpool, in northwestern England, withdrew life support.

Dodge Challenger Crabbing On The Highway

Usually, when you have serious damage on a car the best thing to do is call a tow truck and hire a professional to fix it. Sometimes people might risk driving the vehicle themselves, although we don’t recommend it. In the video posted to Instagram by account americanmusclehd, a modern Dodge Challenger was taken onto the highway even though it’s crabbing or dog tracking something fierce.