September 6, 2022


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UKRAINE | Today is day 195 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here are your updates:

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to release a preliminary report today on the status of Ukraine's Russia-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. [more]
  • Reports cite U.S. intelligence findings as saying Russia intends to purchase millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for use in the war in Ukraine. [more]

CALIFORNIA | Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law yesterday that establishes a 10-person fast food council for the state and allows the council to set a 2023 minimum wage of up to $22 an hour for California fast food workers at chains with more than 100 restaurants. [more]

WASHINGTON | The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for nine people missing following the crash of a floatplane Sunday in Puget Sound -- approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Seattle. The body of one crash victim was recovered on Sunday. [more]

U.S. POLITICS | Massachusetts is holding its primary election today to choose candidates for November's general election. [more]

TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS | A federal judge yesterday granted a request by former President Donald Trump to appoint a special master to review documents seized by the FBI from Trump's Florida home last month and to remove those records that might be protected by claims of attorney-client privilege or executive privilege. [more]

CANADA | One of two brothers suspected in a series of stabbing attacks that killed 10 people and wounded 18 others in multiple locations in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan over the weekend has been found dead. Police say Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead near one of the stabbing sites, and that they are still searching for his brother, Myles Sanderson. [more]

CHINA | Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports that at least 65 people were killed yesterday when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan. [more]

SOUTH KOREA | Parts of the southern region of South Korea received as much as three feet of rain today, as Typhoon Hinnamnor hit the region that includes the resort island of Jeju and the port city of Busan. [more]

U.K. POLITICS | Members of Britain's Conservative Party have selected Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as their new leader. Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to formally appoint Truss as the U.K.'s new prime minister when the two meet today in Scotland. [more]

FRANCE | Amidst energy production and natural gas supply issues, French President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday that forced energy rationing plans could be necessary in the coming months and called for energy use to be cut by 10% across the country. [more]

INDONESIA | Reports say protests are taking place in cities across Indonesia today in response to a recent government announcement that it will cut the country's fuel subsidy, which is expected to lead to a fuel price increase of about 30%. [more]

ISRAEL | A report released by Israeli military officials yesterday says there is a "high probability" that Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was mistakenly killed by Israeli gunfire during a raid in the occupied West Bank in May. Israeli officials had previously suggested Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian gunfire. [more]

TRAVEL | German airline Lufthansa says it intends to improve its pay offer to pilots after its pilots' union called for a walkout on Wednesday and Thursday. Hundreds of Lufthansa flights were cancelled last Friday when pilots staged a one-day walkout. [more]

IPO | German carmaker Volkswagen announced plans yesterday to launch an initial public offering of its Porsche AG sportscar unit on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Reports say the IPO could be valued at between 60 billion and 85 billion euros. [more]

TENNIS | At the U.S. Open this weekend: Men's No. 2-seed Rafael Nadal lost to Frances Tiafoe yesterday, ending Nadal's 22-match Grand Slam winning streak. [more] Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev lost to Australia's Nick Kyrgios on Saturday. [more] And on Friday, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams lost to Ajla Tomljanovic in what is expected to have been the final match of Williams' career. [more]

TODAY IN HISTORY | On this date in 1901, William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was shot by Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley died eight days later. [more history]

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