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Atmospheric rivers caused downpours in the Bay Area on Wednesday, bringing cable car services to a halt, before moving on to Los Angeles and San Diego by Thursday. Officials in Santa Barbara County raised evacuation advisories to orders on Saturday, calling on residents to be at a "very high state of readiness." Heavy rain and extreme weather caused roadway erosion at San Onofre's lower parking lot, with images on social media showing sections of the lot collapsing onto the beach below. A Sunday update from the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center predicted risks of rainfall exceeding flash flood guidance across swathes of the state with "high risk" — estimated at 70% probability — for San Diego and Orange Counties. The storm comes as the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office announced it was investigating three deaths in late January as related to California's last encounter with heavy storms.
Persons: Santa Barbara County, Gloria Sandoval, Flood, Gavin Newsom's Organizations: National Weather Service, Bay Area, California State Parks, NBC, Prediction, Orange Counties, San Diego, Examiner's Locations: California, Encinitas , California, U.S, Monterey County, Jose, Guadalupe, Santa Cruz, San Jose, downpours, Bay, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, Angeles County, Sonoma , Marin, San Francisco, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Southern California's, Orange, San Diego County
FIFA suspended the president of the Spanish soccer federation Saturday after star player Jenni Hermoso accused him of a nonconsensual kiss during the celebrations of Spain's Women's World Cup victory. Rubiales and representatives from the Royal Spanish Football Federation were also ordered to refrain from contacting Hermoso and anyone close to her, the statement said. The announcement came hours after Spain's soccer federation said Saturday it would take legal action to defend Rubiales from "lies." It added that Pedro Rocha Junco, the vice president of the federation, would be the interim president. In her statement, Hermoso denied Rubiales' contention that the kiss he gave her was consensual.
Persons: Jenni Hermoso, Spain's, Luis Rubiales, Rubiales, Pedro Rocha Junco, Hermoso, Yolanda Diaz Organizations: FIFA, Royal Spanish Football Federation, Rubiales, England, Labour, Spain's Association of Professional Soccer, National Team Locations: Spanish, Sydney, Spain
Three Ukrainian drones were downed over Moscow early on July 30, 2023, Russia's defence ministry said, in an attack that briefly shut an international airport. While one of the drones was shot down on the city's outskirts, two others were "suppressed by electronic warfare" and smashed into an office complex. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)Russian officials say they shot down three Ukrainian drones targeting Moscow early Sunday, hours before the start of a major military parade attended by President Vladimir Putin. "There is always something flying in Russia, including in Moscow," Ukrainian air force spokesman Yurii Ihnat said on Ukrainian national television. Since the invasion of Ukraine, Iran has become Russia's top military supporter, selling self-detonating "Shahed" drones and unmanned UAVs to Moscow.
Persons: Alexander NEMENOV, ALEXANDER NEMENOV, Vladimir Putin, Yurii Ihnat, Putin, Shahram Irani, Dmitry Medvedev, Medvedev Organizations: Moscow International Business, Moscow, Getty Images, Vnukovo International, TASS, Ukrainian, country's Security Locations: Moskva City, Moscow, city's, AFP, Russian, , Kyiv, Ukraine, Russia, St . Petersburg, U.K, Iran
The prize goes up to an estimated $650 million and the wait for a winner goes on as there were no PowerBall jackpot winners in Saturday's draw. The cash option for Monday's draw will be an estimated $328.3 million, Powerball said in a news release, adding that it "ranks as the ninth largest Powerball jackpot on record," and the second largest this year. Three tickets, sold in California, Illinois and Colorado, matched the first five numbers for a prize of $1 million each, Powerball said. A player in Washington also won $754.6 million in February and the following month a player scooped $162.6 million. His winning ticket was sold at Joe's Service Center in Altadena, about 15 miles outside downtown Los Angeles.
Persons: Saturday's, Edwin Castro, Castro, Carolyn Becker, Joseph Chahayed Organizations: Saturday's, Joe's Service Locations: California , Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, Washington, Altadena, Los Angeles, Syria
Members of the delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visit the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on March 29, 2023. The situation in the area near Europe's largest nuclear power plant is "becoming increasingly unpredictable and potentially dangerous," the head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Saturday. International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in a statement that he was "extremely concerned about the very real nuclear safety and security risk," facing the Zaporizhzhia power plant in southeast Ukraine. "I'm extremely concerned about the very real nuclear safety and security risks facing the plant. The 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near the northern Ukrainian city of Pripyat is considered the worst on record.
In this grab taken from video, China's President Xi Jinping, left, speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 20, 2023. Russia, China and the U.S. are not members of the court. "I am pleased to once again set foot on the soil of our friendly neighbor Russia," Xi said in a statement after arriving in Moscow on Monday for the three-day state visit. Xi said his Russia trip was intended to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries in a world faced with "damaging acts of hegemony, domination and bullying." The Chinese Foreign Ministry has not confirmed reports that Xi may hold a virtual meeting with Zelenskyy after his trip to Moscow.
8-year-old Ridvan Cakiroglu rescued by Israeli search and rescue team from rubble of collapsed building 116 hours after earthquakes, on February 10, 2023 in Turkey's Kahramanmaras. As the human death toll topped 28,000, the desperation mounted with each hour that passed for those who hoped to find their relatives alive in the rubble days after two earthquakes devastated Turkey and Syria. While local media reported more people had been pulled from the rubble Saturday, Martin Griffiths, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator, warned that the death toll was likely to rise. The first of Monday's devastating quakes struck Turkey and neighboring Syria in the early hours and registered at magnitude- 7.8. More than 3,500 have died in Syria, where death tolls have not been updated since Friday.
A jet flies by a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floats off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, U.S. February 4, 2023. The U.S. downed the Chinese surveillance balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday and will attempt to recover its debris, according to a U.S. official. In remarks to reporters after the balloon was shot down, Biden said he made the order to the Pentagon after he was briefed on Wednesday. The balloon was shot down at 2:39 p.m. by an F-22 raptor with a single missile, according to a senior defense official. The balloon was between 60,000 to 65,000 feet in the air when it was downed.
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel will increase security and “strengthen the settlements” in response to gun attacks in Jerusalem Friday and Saturday that killed seven Israelis and badly wounded five others, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday. On Saturday, two people were allegedly injured in a separate gun attack in east Jerusalem by a Palestinian shooter in his early teens. In response, Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip fired rockets into Israel, which in turn triggered retaliatory Israeli airstrikes. The attacks present a challenge for the recently re-elected Netanyahu, who on Sunday visited those injured in Friday's attack at two hospitals in Jerusalem. At protests in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Saturday night, demonstrators held a moment of silence for the Jerusalem shooting victims.
Towns said the lawmakers could have until early spring, otherwise, to develop and fine tune any proposals that emerge from Nichols' death. Share this -Link copiedMemphis police’s vaunted Scorpion unit is deactivated after Tyre Nichols' death Memphis police’s vaunted Scorpion unit has been permanently deactivated. Share this -Link copiedNFL calls for change after 'senseless death' of Tyre Nichols A day after the release of video showing the police beating of Tyre Nichols, the NFL on Saturday condemned the violence. Demonstrations continued Saturday in Atlanta, Boston and Charlotte following the release of video footage showing five former Memphis police officers beating Tyre Nichols, who died on Jan. 10. Attorney Blake Ballin’s comments follow the release of video footage showing the officers punching and kicking Tyre Nichols during a Jan. 7 traffic stop.
Al Sharpton: 'This video should be all a jury needs to convict'Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton released a statement on Twitter early Saturday, ahead of speaking at a New York rally condemning Nichols’ death. “Nearly three years after the murder of George Floyd shook the world, here we are. This video should be all a jury needs to convict each of the five officers who relentlessly beat Tyre Nichols to death,” Sharpton said. He added “the sad reality is that police brutality will be an ever-present threat for Black and Brown Americans unless cops continually see that those who use blunt force will go to jail.”Sharpton, who will be delivering the eulogy at Nichols’ funeral on Wednesday, echoed the family’s pleas for non-violence and warned “the more you act up, the more these cops will use it as an excuse for their despicable actions.”
Share this -Link copiedAlhambra officials release statement on Monterey Park shooting Alhambra officials released a statement on the Monterey Park shooting early Sunday evening. Officials also acknowledged the shooting that occurred in the city after the Monterey Park shooting. Share this -Link copiedPolice release pictures to identify Monterey Park shooting suspect The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released pictures seeking to identify the Monterey Park shooting suspect. Law enforcement has connected him to the Monterey Park shooting and a shooting minutes later in Alhambra. Patrons of the Alhambra dance hall wrestled a firearm away from a man about 20 minutes after the Monterey Park shooting.
Share this -Link copiedAlhambra officials release statement on Monterey Park shooting Alhambra officials released a statement on the Monterey Park shooting early Sunday evening. Officials also acknowledged the shooting that occurred in the city after the Monterey Park shooting. Share this -Link copiedPolice release pictures to identify Monterey Park shooting suspect The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released pictures seeking to identify the Monterey Park shooting suspect. Law enforcement has connected him to the Monterey Park shooting and a shooting minutes later in Alhambra. Patrons of the Alhambra dance hall wrestled a firearm away from a man about 20 minutes after the Monterey Park shooting.
Monterey Park cancels Lunar New Year Festival 'for the safety of everyone'The second day of a Lunar New Year festival has been canceled “as a precaution and for the safety of everyone,” the city of Monterey Park said in a statement Sunday. “The City expresses condolences to the individuals, families, and friends who were injured in this tragic incident,” the statement said. “Even though the incident did not occur at the 2023 Lunar New Year Festival, an active investigation is currently underway and the area near and around the festival is affected,” it added. “As a precaution and for the safety of everyone, the City regrets to announce the cancellation of the second day of the festival.”
Actor Jeremy Renner broke more than 30 bones in his body when he was run over by a snowplow earlier this month, he said in an Instagram post Saturday. Neighbors helped as he waited 40 minutes for first responders to arrive on the scene due to weather conditions, Balaam said. Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries, his representative, Sam Mast, said at the time, adding that Renner was in critical but stable condition when he was treated in the ICU. “Outside my brain fog in recovery, I was very excited to watch episode 201 with my family at home,” he said. The actor, who is a two-time Oscar nominee, had previously posted images and video on Instagram of him standing next to snowplows and rolling through icy terrain in a Jeep.
The U.S. will designate the Russian mercenary Wagner Group as a “significant transnational criminal organization” and impose further sanctions against the organization and its support network next week, the White House said Friday. He said the U.S. believes it was a delivery of infantry rockets and missiles for use by the Wagner Group. The Wagner Group is headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yevgeny Prigozhin at the funeral of Wagner group fighter Dmitry Menshikov, in St. Petersburg, Russia, last month. The Wagner Group did not comment on his allegations.
LONDON — Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was fined by police Friday, for failing to wear a seatbelt whilst filming a clip for social media in a moving vehicle. It is also the second fixed penalty notice Sunak has received in less a year. His lack of seatbelt was quickly spotted by eagle-eyed viewers and Lancashire Constabulary said Friday it was fining Sunak. A spokesperson for Sunak described this as a “a brief error of judgment,” according to Reuters. “Of course it shouldn’t have happened,” Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab told British broadcaster Sky News Saturday.
Rescuers searched through the night for survivors in the rubble of an apartment building hit by a Russian missile strike in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, Ukrainian officials said Sunday as the hunt for those buried in the debris went on. Offering his “condolences to relatives and friends” of the victims President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a Telegram post that 25 people, including a child, had died in the strike on the city in south-central Ukraine. He said that 73 people, including 13 children were injured and 43 were missing. He added that 39 had been rescued. We continue to fight for every life,” he said.
A rare Russian claim of military victory in eastern Ukraine has laid bare a bitter rift between Moscow's military chiefs and the head of a private mercenary group that has been fighting in the region. Two days after Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner Group, announced that troops from his irregular private army had seized control of the small salt-mining town of Soledar, Russia's Defense Ministry announced victory in a statement Friday that made no mention of the mercenaries. The lack of praise for his group's role in what would be Russia’s largest battlefield success in months drew a sharp response from Prigozhin. The millionaire former restaurateur and ally of President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Soledar on Wednesday, and the Wagner Group posted a photo that appeared to show Prigozhin with fighters in one of the town's salt mines. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his late-night video address that the battle “continues.”
Hundreds of thousands of homes in California were left without power early Sunday after torrential downpours and high winds battered the northern part of the state as forecasters warned of a “relentless parade of cyclones,” over the coming days. Drivers barrel into standing water on Interstate 101 in San Francisco on Jan. 4. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Wednesday as California was engulfed by rain and snow, which produced flooding across the state. The San Francisco Fire Department tweeted images of downed trees and flooded buildings on Saturday but said there was no threat to life. On Friday, San Francisco Public Works announced it could supply 10 sandbags per household and business in preparation for the weekend’s wet weather.
LONDON — Prince Harry will deliver another highly publicized blow to Britain's royal family Sunday, in a pair of TV interviews two days before the publication of his much-anticipated memoir. In conversations with Tom Bradby, a news presenter at British broadcaster ITV, and with Anderson Cooper on CBS' “60 Minutes,” Harry is expected to shed more light on the acrimonious royal split. Timed to coincide with the release of his autobiography, “Spare,” trailers from both interviews show Harry accusing his family of fueling negative news coverage about him and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. In the memoir Harry accuses his brother of physically attacking him during an argument over his marriage to Meghan. The two first outlined their side of the story in their bombshell interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey, accusing members of the family of racism.
An online toy drive fundraiser created by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been flooded with donations after he collapsed during a game Monday night. 3 Panthers jersey, and added: “Damar Hamlin is the best of us. Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during a game against the Cleveland Browns, on Nov. 20, 2022, in Detroit. NFL players joined in rallying around Hamlin as emotional fans gathered outside the hospital with candles, video from NBC affiliate WLWT showed. The Buffalo Bills tweeted “Bills Mafia is with you, @HamlinIsland,” referring to the player and a name for Bills fans.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Afghanistan’s Taliban-run government on Saturday ordered all local and foreign nongovernmental organizations to prevent female employees from reporting to work, in the latest restrictive move against women’s rights and freedoms in the country. The order was made in a letter written in Persian by Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammed Hanif, Abdur Rahman Habib, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Economic Ministry, told NBC News. Afghan women protest against a new Taliban ban on women accessing university education on Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Getty ImagesForeign governments, including Muslim-majority Saudi Arabia and Turkey, condemned the university ban, which also led to criticism and protests inside Afghanistan. In the western city of Herat on Saturday, Taliban forces used water cannons to disperse women protesting the ban on university education, Reuters reported.
Winter storm death toll rises to 17Authorities have reported four additional weather-related deaths, bringing the number of people who have died in the winter storm to 17. Kansas Highway Patrol said Friday that three fatal crashes occurred Wednesday and were all thought to be weather-related. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured, according to Highway Patrol. His truck was then hit by two other vehicles and came to rest 80 feet down an embankment, Highway Patrol said. The 16-year-old driver had a minor injury, according to Highway Patrol.
PARIS — At least three people were killed in a shooting in central Paris, the Paris prosecutor said Friday, adding that the suspected attacker was known to authorities. Laure Beccuau told reporters that the suspect was injured during his arrest and had been taken to hospital. Earlier a judicial source close to the investigation told NBC News that two people had been killed and four people wounded in the attack. The shooting occurred in a Kurdish cultural center and a restaurant and hairdresser nearby, the mayor for the 10th arrondissement, Alexandra Cordebard, told reporters at the scene. Paris' Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Gregoire tweeted his thanks to security forces for their “swift action.”“Thoughts for the victims and those who witnessed this drama,” he added.
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