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AMTRAK TRAIN DRAILS – At least three people were killed when an Amtrak train that runs from Seattle to Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said. By Amy Beth Hanson and Tarek Hamada. SENT: 720 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK – Brits are encouraged these days – although in most cases not mandatory – to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the crowded and poorly ventilated House of Commons, side by side with other maskless Tory lawmakers. By Jill Lawless. SUBMITTED: 1,090 words, photos.

CONGRESS-BUDGET – Democrats pushed a 10-year, $ 3.5 trillion bill to strengthen the social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee, but a Democrat voted “no Illustrating the challenges party leaders face in gaining the near unanimity they will need to push the sprawling package through Congress. By Alan Fram. SENT: 890 words, photos.

GERMANY-ELECTION – German voters choose a new parliament in an election that will determine who will succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years as head of Europe’s largest economy. By Geir Moulson. SENT: 850 words, photos. With GERMANY-ELECTION-HUNGER STRIKE – German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of elections; GERMANY-LAST-ELECTION (sent).




BRITISH WOMAN KILLED – Police make ‘important’ arrest after London teacher dies. SENT: 250 words, photos.

DEATH OF PETOCO FIELD – Police are investigating the fatal fall of mother and son at baseball stadium. SENT: 200 words.

WSU-SHOOTING-ARREST – 1 killed, WSU football player injured in shooting near campus. SENT: 280 words.

FUNERAL OF NEWBORN TWINS – New York Police are holding funerals for slain twins, investigation continues. SENT: 210 words.

SAINT-MARIN-ABORTEMENT – The voters of San Marino decide to decriminalize abortion. SENT: 190 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER —Forecasters: Sam a major hurricane, but varying in intensity. SENT: 130 words.

SPAIN-FILM-FESTIVAL – Women win top prizes at San Sebastian Film Festival. SENT: 180 words, photos.




UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY – ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia on Saturday called on the international community to avoid sanctions and to avoid interfering in its war with forces in its region of Tigray, and to leave the African Union strive to bring all parties together. SENT: 480 words, photos.

UN-GENERAL-ASSEMBLY-MALI – Russia’s top diplomat on Saturday defended the Malian government’s right to hire a private Russian military company to help fight terrorists, accusing French troops in the country of not getting rid of it and berating the European Union for demanding that the Russian mercenaries leave. SENT: 360 words, photo.




OBIT-WALTER-SCOTT – Billionaire Walter Scott, a former senior executive at construction company Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. who helped oversee Warren Buffett’s conglomerate and donated to various causes, especially construction projects around of Omaha, has passed away. He was 90 years old. SENT: 480 words, photo.




MYANMAR-UN – In his opening address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar, Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations where “peace and stability remain a distant dream “. SENT: 790 words, photos.

ISRAELL-PALESTINIANS – At least four Palestinian gunmen have been killed in shootings with Israeli security forces during a massive West Bank arrest operation against the Islamic militant group Hamas, according to the IDF. SENT: 510 words, photos.

KOREA TENSIONS – South Korea urged North Korea to restore dormant hotlines, a day after the North repeated its offer to open conditional talks. SENT: 580 words, photos.

DENMARK-CHRISTIANIA – After half a century, the aura of flower power of the semi-autonomous district of Christiania in Copenhagen has not yet faded. Love with the authorities has hardly been a hallmark of the neighborhood. But the people of Christiania are determined to preserve its reputation as a “freewheeling society” with hash dealers, political idealists and aging hippies. SENT: 580 words, photos.

TURKEY-UNITED STATES – The Turkish president has said he will consider purchasing a second Russian missile system over strong US objections. SENT: 360 words, photo.

SWISS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE – Swiss voters vote as a last resort in a referendum on whether to allow same-sex couples to marry. SENT: 350 words, photos.




TONY-AWARDS – The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now is the time for the Tony Awards, celebrating an art form that really needs a boost: live theater. Sunday’s show went from a typical three hours to four, with Audra McDonald distributing Tonys for the first two hours and Leslie Odom Jr. hosting a “Broadway’s Back!” celebration for the second half. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 620 words, photos.




BBN-BREWERS-UECKER – As expected, the half-century honoring of famous Brewers announcer Bob Uecker at the microphone involved memories, appreciation – and a heavy dose of humorous stories. At least the ones Uecker said he could share with an audience of family, friends, former players and team employees that spanned generations. Uecker, a Milwaukee native affectionately known as “Mr. Baseball,” was honored Saturday with Bob Uecker Day in the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. SENT: 670 words, photos.




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