Bow and arrow attack in Norway: Officials say suspect has converted to Islam, police fear extremism

A 37-year-old Danish citizen who was living in Norway has been arrested and charged with the attack but police have not disclosed the charges he faces. “Police had previously been in contact with the man, in part due to previous concerns about extremism,” Severod said. Four women and a man were killed in the attack … Read more

Cleric Sadr wins Iraq vote, former PM Maliki close behind, officials say

Former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared poised for the next biggest victory among Shiite parties, initial results showed. Iraq’s Shiite groups have dominated governments and government formation since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein and catapulted the majority Shiites and Kurds to power. Sunday’s elections were held several months earlier, in … Read more

Officials say a record number of people are trying to cross the border between Poland and Belarus

The Polish border guards told CNN that Saturday’s number of 739 crossing attempts was the highest so far in a single day. It’s the latest in a weeks-long migration crisis at the border, in which Poland imposed a state of emergency last month. The Polish Border Agency said nearly 16,000 attempts to illegally cross the … Read more

California oil spill: Officials say dead birds and fish are washing up on Huntington Beach

By Sunday morning, Orange County Superintendent Katrina Foley tweeted, “We’re starting to find dead birds and fish washing ashore.” Foley said the spill was about five miles off the coast of Huntington Beach, and oil began flowing onto the shores of the city of 200,000. As of Sunday morning, “the leak has not been completely … Read more

California oil spill: Officials say dead birds and fish are washing up on Huntington Beach

By Sunday morning, Orange County Superintendent Katrina Foley tweeted, “We’re starting to find dead birds and fish washing ashore.” Foley said the spill was about five miles off the coast of Huntington Beach, and oil began flowing onto the shores of the city of 200,000. As of Sunday morning, “the leak has not been completely … Read more

Officials said the statue of Robert E. Lee in the Virginia capital will be taken down on Wednesday

Governor Ralph Northam announced his intention to remove the Confederate statue, the largest remaining in the United States, in June 2020, amid nationwide protests for racial justice, but it has been challenged in court. A group of Richmond residents sued, arguing that an 1890 instrument and a joint resolution of 1889 forbade the governor from … Read more