Blinken, senior diplomats seek G7 unity on Israel-Hamas war and other global crises

TOKYO (AP) — The Group of 7 leading industrial democracies worked to forge a unified stance on the Israel-Hamas war at intensive meetings in Tokyo on Wednesday, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other senior diplomats looking to contain a worsening humanitarian crisis and stop a spillover of fighting into the wider Middle … Read more

‘Extraterrestrials’ return to Mexico’s congress as journalist presses case for ‘non-human beings’

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower chamber of Mexico’s congress once again turned to spectacle Tuesday, devoting hours of its time to a controversial character who pressed the case for “non-human beings” he said were found in Peru. Less than three weeks after Category 5 Hurricane Otis devastated Acapulco, a port of nearly 1 million … Read more

Bob Iger ‘has his hands full’ amid stock price decline, activist fight: Ex-Disney exec

Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger has faced many challenges since stepping back into the CEO position nearly one year ago — but he’s well equipped to handle them, according to his former head of streaming Kevin Mayer. “Bob has his hands full,” Mayer, who now runs Blackstone-backed entertainment startup Candle Media, said at the Yahoo … Read more

Miami Heat hire franchise cornerstone Udonis Haslem as vice president of basketball development

A day after unveiling Heat Culture court, the Miami Heat announced a transaction that encapsulates the team mantra. Franchise cornerstone Udonis Haslem is joining the Heat’s front office as vice president of basketball development. The Heat announced the hiring alongside a statement from team president Pat Riley. “Born and raised in Miami, UD has been … Read more

Woman and man dead after shooting, found inside South Natomas home, Sacramento police say

Sacramento homicide detectives were investigating the deaths of a woman and a man found wounded from gunfire Tuesday afternoon inside a South Natomas home. Shortly after 1 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 100 block of River Run Circle, in a residential neighborhood just west of Truxel Road and several blocks south … Read more

‘Palestinian people are not disposable’

WASHINGTON – The House voted Tuesday night to censure the only Palestinian American in Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over her remarks on the Israel-Hamas war. The move to censure Tlaib in a resolution introduced by Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., was approved in the House by a vote of 234–188. Most House Republicans voted in … Read more