Killing of Al-Qaeda leader comes as group gains ground in African conflict zones | Al-Qaeda

It was one of Ayman al-Zawahiri’s last victories. Just over a week before the leader of al-Qaeda was killed in Kabul by missiles fired from a US drone, militants from the organisation’s largest subsidiary in sub-Saharan Africa Africa attacked the most important military base in Mali. The tactics of the attack were familiar – suicide … Read more

Feds reject Bowser’s request for National Guard to help Texas migrants

Comment this story Comment The Biden administration on Friday rejected DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s request for assistance from the National Guard to help the city process migrant buses that the Republican governors of Texas and Arizona have sent to the nation’s capital, leaving the district scrambling to accommodate them. . Bowser (D) expressed frustration … Read more

New York’s health department says hundreds of people could be infected with polio virus

Poliomyelitis found in sewage samples from 2 New York counties 02:04 New York state health officials have found indications of additional cases of poliomyelitis virus in sewage samples from two different counties, leading them to warn that hundreds of people could be infected with the potentially serious virus. Just two weeks ago, the New York … Read more

Pentagon rejects DC’s request for National Guard migrant aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has rejected a request from the District of Columbia asking for help from the National Guard in what the mayor called a “growing humanitarian crisis” caused by thousands of migrants being bused into the city from two southern states. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has refused to provide Guard personnel and … Read more

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ could be meaner

Alison Willmore is a film critic for New York magazine and Vulture. Previously, she was BuzzFeed News’ sole reviewer, IndieWire’s first TV editor, and host of Filmspotting: SVU. Photo: A24 Body Body Body is a slasher film that opens with a social situation scarier than any gruesome death. Bee (played by Borat Next Movie star … Read more

Ex-cop charged with killing special officer in DC library – NBC4 Washington

Retired DC police officer faces charges after shot and killed a special constable during a training session Thursday at a public library in the Anacostia neighborhoodauthorities say. Special Constable Maurica Manyan, of Indian Head, Md., was the victim, the Metropolitan Police Department said in an update Friday. She was 25 and worked as a special … Read more