Afghanistan earthquake: Taliban struggle to respond amid international isolation – The Washington Post

GYAN, Afghanistan — As three helicopters touched down in this earthquake-ravaged district on Thursday, dozens began to gather, hoping they would receive desperately needed aid. Instead, a group of ministers from Kabul emerged from the aircraft.

“I pray to God to help injured people recover soon,” Mawlawi Sharafuddin Muslim, acting deputy minister for the disaster management, told the crowd. “The Islamic Emirate is committed to provide all-out support to you at this difficult time.”

A few hundred yards away, families were burying loved ones and digging out belongings from their destroyed homes by hand. Of the more than two dozen civilians interviewed by The Washington Post in the area where the officials touched down, no one reported receiving any aid beyond sweets and juice handed out by wealthy business executives.

Source: Afghanistan earthquake: Taliban struggle to respond amid international isolation – The Washington Post

Penn Hills: Human remains found along Brushton Avenue

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified skeletal remains that were found in Penn Hills last year.

The remains were identified as those of Stacey Childs, 56.

The cause and manner of Childs’ death have not yet been determined.

No additional information was immediately provided.

County police are investigating.

Source: Penn Hills: Human remains found along Brushton Avenue

Norway shooting suspect thought to be Islamist with mental health issues – police

OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – The arrested suspected in a fatal shooting spree in Oslo is believed to be a radicalised Islamist who has a history of mental illness, Norway’s PST intelligence service said on Saturday.

The suspect, who was not named by police, has been known to security services since 2015, the PST added.

Source: Norway shooting suspect thought to be Islamist with mental health issues – police | Reuters

3 females shot in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood overnight – WPXI

BREAKING NEWS: Three females were shot in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood overnight.

Two other females who were shot showed up at a local hospital, according to police. One had a gunshot wound to the hand that required surgery and the other was shot in the leg.

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Police said all three victims are believed to have been shot after an altercation that led to gunfire on South 12th Street.

The Mobile Crime Unit processed the scene. Several people were taken to police headquarters for questioning.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: 3 females shot in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood overnight – WPXI

Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate

The bill is the most significant gun measure to clear Congress in nearly three decades, though it falls short of more restrictive gun control proposals that Democrats favor.

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan gun bill intended to prevent dangerous people from accessing firearms and increase investments in the nation’s mental health system, ending nearly three decades of gridlock in Washington over how to address gun violence in the United States.

Final passage of the legislation in Congress came one month after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead, a horror that galvanized a core group of bipartisan lawmakers to strike a narrow compromise.

“God willing,” Mr. Biden said as he put his pen down on Saturday morning, “it’s going to save a lot of lives.”

For lawmakers, advocates and survivors of gun violence, the law is the culmination of decades of work, building on repeated failed efforts to overcome Republican opposition and overhaul the nation’s gun laws in response to mass shootings across the country. But the law’s enactment came the same week that the Supreme Court struck down a New York law limiting where gun owners could carry a firearm outside the home, citing the Second Amendment.

Source: Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that enshrined abortion as a constitutional right in the U.S. for almost half a century.

KEY POINTS
  • The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion.
  • Roe since 1973 had permitted abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy in the United States.
  • Almost half the states are expected to outlaw or severely restrict abortion as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on a Mississippi case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
  • Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. The court’s other five conservatives, including Chief Justice John Roberts, joined in the judgment, which was opposed by the three liberal justices.

Source: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe movie review (2022) | Roger Ebert

If you’re arriving at Do the Universe with the basic need for entertainment and to spend 86-minutes worth of comfort viewing with these classic characters (including some Cornholio spice), then Judge’s film certainly scores.

Beavis and Butt-Head have always been the dirtier, animated cousins to Bill & Ted. They’re two metal enthusiasts, dim-witted losers who find real comfort in each other’s company. There are, of course, other easy similarities: The blond and brunette pairing and their never-ending search for babes. But never has the kindred spirits shared by these duos been more felt than in creator-director Mike Judge’s time-travel movie “Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe.”

Source: Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe movie review (2022) | Roger Ebert

Biden administration canceling $6 billion in student loan debt for 200,000 borrowers | Fox Business

About 200,000 people will have roughly $6 billion worth of student loan debt canceled under a deal reached by the Biden administration this week.

The agreement covers more than 150 schools, including DeVry University, the University of Phoenix, and the recently defunct ITT Technical Institute.

Another 68,000 borrowers who did not attend eligible colleges will have their applications for relief fast tracked under the deal.

Source: Biden administration canceling $6 billion in student loan debt for 200,000 borrowers | Fox Business

Arrests made in McKees Rocks drug raid

McKees Rocks police have arrested three men following a drug raid in McKees Rocks.

Cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, packaging material, manufacturing contraband, edible narcotics and several stolen firearms were recovered from the suspects’ residence, according to police.

The raid occurred after a search warrant was issued in a narcotics investigation.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Allegheny County Housing Authority Police and Stowe Township Police Department assisted with the arrests.

Source: Arrests made in McKees Rocks drug raid

Police investigating gunfire on Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus – WPXI

Pittsburgh Regional Transit police are looking for two men accused of firing a gun inside a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus while passengers were inside.

The incident was captured on video. According to Pittsburgh Regional Transit, the video shows one of the men taking the gun out of a backpack, placing it on his lap and pulling the trigger. The bullet hit a window at the back of the bus. The driver stopped the bus and opened the front door when he heard the shot and both men ran off.

A rider said she’s going to be extra cautious now when riding the bus.

“I look around when I’m on the bus all the time just to make sure nothing is happening,” said Cristal McConnell. “It is terrifying. I don’t like it. I wouldn’t think it would happen here.”

Source: Police investigating gunfire on Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus – WPXI

Local amusement parks going cashless starting next week – WPXI

A group of local amusement parks are changing the way guests experience their summer fun by going cashless next week.

Parkgoers can make payments with cards and secure mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Good Pay. Guests who prefer cash can use the Cash to Card Kiosks throughout each park to load cash onto a prepaid card.

“By transitioning to solely accepting cards or secure mobile payments, we can provide a better, more efficient experience to our guests,” says Kennywood and Sandcastle General Manager Mark Pauls in the release. “We expect to see wait times decrease for food and retail stores, and have added several Cash to Card Kiosks throughout each park to provide guests a simple and easy way to convert their cash onto a card.”

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Guests can use card to pay for parking, admission into the parks, food and gift shop items.

All three parks accept all major credit and prepaid debit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Kennywood and Sandcastle will be making the switch on Tuesday, June 28, while Idlewild visitors will be the change go into effect Wednesday, June 29.

Source: Local amusement parks going cashless starting next week – WPXI

Arkansas county jail guard fatally shot by man being booked

Police say a county jail guard in central Arkansas was shot and killed by a man being booked into the jail

No names and few details about the Wednesday night shooting at the Perry County jail in Perryville, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, were immediately released.

Source: Arkansas county jail guard fatally shot by man being booked

Target 11: Group Violence Intervention unit working with Pittsburgh police to curb violence

With this recent uptick in violence, Target 11 investigator Rick Earle sat down with the man who runs the Group Violence Intervention unit in the city of Pittsburgh.

 

“My team is putting their lives on the line on a regular basis. The people that we are blessed to work with on our team, they love hard, they love the community and they are about the village,” said GVI Director Cornell Jones. “They’re trying to really make sure that these young people have a chance.”

Jones and 15 other civilian members in his unit work out in the community with at-risk individuals, attempting to steer them away from a life of crime.

: Target 11: Group Violence Intervention unit working with Pittsburgh police to curb violence

Monsoon rains kill dozens, millions stranded in Bangladesh and India | Reuters

At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said.

DHAKA/ASSAM, India, June 19 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said.

In the neighbouring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during the wave of flooding that began this month, police officials said on Sunday.

Source: Monsoon rains kill dozens, millions stranded in Bangladesh and India | Reuters

What’s open and closed for Juneteenth on Monday in the Pittsburgh area | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

All City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and federal offices and courts are closed Monday for Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Banks are closed.

State liquor stores normally open Mondays are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Post offices are closed, with no pickup or delivery of regular mail.

US financial markets

Wall Street will observe the holiday on Monday. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed and not have active trading hours.

School and government agencies

All federal offices and schools will be closed on Monday.
However, not every state recognizes Juneteenth as a state holiday, meaning some state government offices may remain open.
States that currently do not recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday include: AlaskaArizonaFloridaTennessee and Wisconsin.

Source: What’s open and closed for Juneteenth on Monday in the Pittsburgh area | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crews respond to fire at apartment building in Pittsburgh – WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH — Crews fought against a fire that took place at an apartment building in Pittsburgh.

Neighbors told Channel 11 that they believe the fire started on an upstairs porch while someone was cooking out.

The apartment building is on the 200 block of Watson Boulevard.

Allegheny County 911 confirmed that police, fire crews and EMS were on the scene shortly after 4:40 p.m.

Source: Crews respond to fire at apartment building in Pittsburgh – WPXI

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1.4 million electric panels have been recalled due to burn and fire risks – CBS News

Products made by Schneider Electric sold online and at stores nationwide, including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards

Schneider Electric USA is recalling 1.4 million circuit-breaker boxes sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide because they can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire hazards.

The recall involves Square D QO Plug-On Neutral Load Centers installed in homes, recreational vehicles and commercial establishments, including restaurants, manufacturing plants and warehouses, the company stated in a notice posted Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission.

Source: 1.4 million electric panels have been recalled due to burn and fire risks – CBS News

Sexual assault leads to gunfire In Mount Oliver park, county police report

Mount Oliver police officer investigating screams fired 3 times

Mount Oliver Police fired several gunshots toward a vehicle in Ormsby Park early Saturday, interrupting what officers characterize as a sexual assault that escalated to gunfire, Allegheny County Police report.

According to detectives, shots fired by the officer did not hit either person inside.

Source: Sexual assault leads to gunfire In Mount Oliver park, county police report

SWAT called for barricaded woman in Pittsburgh’s Beltzhoover neighborhood

BREAKING OVERNIGHT: SWAT responded to a barricaded woman in Pittsburgh’s Beltzhoover neighborhood overnight.

 

According to Pittsburgh police, officers and SWAT reported to a home in the 90 block of Sylvania Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday.

Source: SWAT called for barricaded woman in Pittsburgh’s Beltzhoover neighborhood

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