Reports: Multiple people killed in WVa helicopter crash

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Several people were killed when a helicopter crashed in West Virginia on Wednesday, news reports said. The identities have not been confirmed, but Ray Bryant, chief operating officer for Logan Emergency Management, told WSAZ-TV they were not local residents. The helicopter was based at Logan Airport and used for sightseeing flights, … Read more

Chile encounters controversy by redoing the role of first lady

SANTIAGO (AP) — Chile’s new leftist government is cutting the first lady’s office in a bid to transform a role the president and his partner have called archaic. The first lady will now be known as the “socio-cultural coordinator of the presidency of the republic”, the government said in a statement on Wednesday. President Gabriel … Read more

NFL seeks arbitration for racial discrimination lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and six of its teams have formally appeared in a New York court to force a lawsuit alleging they engaged in racial discrimination in arbitration where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, would be the referee. The league and teams filed paperwork Tuesday night with a judge presiding over a lawsuit … Read more

the UK plans to rewrite human rights law; critics cry foul

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday unveiled plans for a bill of rights that it says will bolster free speech and the power of parliament — but which critics say will tear up protections for the rights of man for ordinary people. The government published the bill days after UK and European courts, … Read more

Emirates News Agency – Rising US interest rates raise fears of global economic recession

From / Ramy Samih. ABU DHABI, June 22 / WAM / The decision by the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at the fastest rate in three decades continues to trouble economic circles around the world and raise fears of a possible recession, especially with expectations of further increases in the current year in … Read more

Australian state bans public displays of Nazi swastikas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has become the first in the country to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas, as concerns grow over the rate at which local youths are becoming radicalized. The Parliament of Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, on Tuesday night passed laws providing for penalties … Read more

Unlocked doors were the ‘first line of defence’ at Uvalde School

The Uvalde massacre began after the 18-year-old gunman entered the school through a door that could only be locked from the outside, then walked into a classroom with a broken lock, witnesses testified Tuesday experts. Securing doors has long been a focus of school safety drills, and the failure to do so during the May … Read more

Disney Parks Employees Around the World Celebrate International Yoga Day

Disney cast members and employees celebrated International Yoga Day on Tuesday with yoga at its various parks around the world. Small to very large group yoga sessions have been held at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani Resort in Hawaii, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney and Disney’s Vero Beach. Shanghai Disney and Hong Kong Disney celebrated with … Read more

Judge upholds execution of inmate who demanded pastor’s touch

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a request from a district attorney who called capital punishment “unethical” to withdraw the execution date of a death row inmate whose case had raised legal questions about the role of spiritual advisors in the death chamber. On April 12, an order was signed setting John … Read more

Texas chief says Uvalde police response a ‘dismal failure’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities had enough officers at the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to arrest the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, the Texas public safety chief, condemning the police response as an “abject failure.” .” Instead, police armed with rifles stood and waited in a school hallway … Read more