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Former Army Major in ‘Combat Mode’ Defeats Colorado Gunman
Richard M. Fierro was at a table in Club Q with his wife, daughter and friend on Saturday watching a drag show when gunshots suddenly rang out at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His instincts from four combat deployments as an army officer in Afghanistan worked. “I don’t know exactly what he did. He just went into fighting mode,” the 45-year-old Fierro said Monday. Authorities said gunman Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, is in custody on suspicion of five murders.
Alabama suspends executions over lethal injection problem
The governor of Alabama on Monday issued a sweeping order to suspend all executions in the state and call for an overhaul of Alabama’s execution process after a series of problems with the delivery of lethal injection drugs. The move by Gov. Kay Ivey says prison officials were unable to insert one of Kenneth Eugene Smith’s death warrants before he expired at midnight with one of his two intravenous lines. It took place four days after him, prison officials said. It was the third time this year that an Alabama executioner failed to reach a death row inmate’s veins, and he was in less than two months before the problem forced the state to halt executions. it’s his second time.
Trump Co. trial progresses faster than expected, prosecution rests
Manhattan prosecutors dropped their case Monday in the tax evasion trial for the family business of Donald Trump, without calling witnesses they had previously planned to question. Former Chief Financial Officer Allen H.・Mr. Weisselberg admitted to participate in the tax system, which is also being claimed by the Trump Organization. The prosecution decided not to call Trump and another key witness, Donald Bender, who had been the company’s outside accountant for years. Instead, Bender, who works for the accounting firm Mazars USA, was summoned as a witness for the defense and ran Monday afternoon.
Consumers could pay the price if railroads and unions can’t agree
After Monday’s latest denial vote, consumers could soon start seeing higher gas prices and shortages of their favorite groceries if the rail company fails to agree deals with all 12 unions by next month’s deadline. Congress may eventually have to intervene to protect the economy. Monday’s vote by the two largest railroad unions follows decisions by three other unions to reject deals with railroads that the Biden administration helped broker before the deadline for the first strike in September. ‘s seven small unions have approved a five-year deal that includes a 24% raise and a $5,000 bonus. But to prevent a strike, all 12 must approve the contract.
Oregon governor pardons thousands for pot convictions
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that she would grant amnesty to an estimated 45,000 people convicted of simple marijuana possession. has sought amnesty for those convicted of marijuana offenses. Biden’s pardon applied to those convicted under federal law and thousands convicted in the District of Columbia. Brown has also waived more than $14 million in outstanding fines and fees. In 2014, Oregon passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use.
Ukraine to civilians: leave liberated areas before winter
Ukrainian authorities are evacuating civilians from liberated areas in southern Kherson and the Mykolaiv region. They worry that the damage to infrastructure will be too severe for people to survive the winter without electricity, heat and water. The World Health Organization has warned that millions of people in Ukraine are facing a “life-threatening” winter. Also on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife made a rare joint public appearance to observe a moment of silence at the Kyiv memorial to those killed in 2014 Ukrainian pro-European Union protests. Appeared. The largest nuclear power plant has not damaged any major equipment and no nuclear safety concerns have been identified.
Netanyahu pleaded guilty after predecessor called him ‘psychotic’
Even by the often toxic standards of Israeli political discourse, there are limits, a judge ruled Monday, urging newly-appointed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family to criticize former Prime Minister Ehud. Olmart, who described them as “psychotic,” admitted damages in a defamation lawsuit filed against them. The ruling ended a ludicrous drama in court for Olmert to bring witnesses to testify about what was happening in the Netanyahu family. found to have failed to establish or create a valid medical diagnosis.
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