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By Ian Austen OTTAWA, Ont. – Millions of people in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, were greeted by a screeching alarm on their cellphones Sunday morning and an ambiguous “emergency alert” about an “incident” at one of the world’s largest nuclear power plants. But after about 90 minutes of puzzling and fretting by Canadians over a possible nuclear Armageddon…

Obituaries

Neil Peart, the pyrotechnical drummer and high-concept lyricist for the Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush, died on Jan. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif. The cause was brain cancer, according to a statement from Elliot Mintz, a representative for the family. Rush was formed in 1968 but found its long-term, multimillion-selling identity – as the trio of Geddy Lifeson on vocals…

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By Alissa J. Rubin, Farnaz Fassihi, Eric Schmitt and Vivian Yee BAGHDAD – Iran attacked two American bases in Iraq with a barrage of missiles early Wednesday, Iranian official news media and U.S. officials said, the start of what Tehran had promised would be retaliation for the killing of a top Iranian commander. “The fierce revenge by the Revolutionary Guards has be…

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By Nicholas Fandos and Michael D. Shear WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, making him the third president in history to be charged with committing high crimes and misdemeanors and face removal by the Senate. On a day of constitutional consequence and raging partisan tension,…

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By Nicholas Fandos WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, saying he had betrayed his oath of office and the nation’s security in seeking to enlist a foreign power for his own political gain. “The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constituti…

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By Lucinda Holt and Manny Fernandez ODESSA, Texas – The death toll from a shooting spree Saturday afternoon in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa increased overnight from five to seven, as investigators continued to piece together the bizarre and violent chain of events that had led a gunman to open fire on motorists and officers while driving on highways and a…

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By Manny Fernandez, Neil Vigdor and Christopher Mele HOUSTON – Five people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in a brazen daylight drive-by mass shooting in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa on Saturday, as a gunman drove on the highways and streets opening fire on residents, motorists and shoppers, the authorities said. The attack terrified t…

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy. Gillibrand said in an interview that she would endorse another candidate …

Local News

By Emily S. Rueb Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for a malignant tumor discovered on her pancreas, according to a news release issued by the Supreme Court on Friday. “The tumor was treated definitively, and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the statement said. Ginsburg is scheduled to appear in Buffalo on Monday. UB officials …

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By Campbell Robertson and Julie Bosman DAYTON, Ohio – On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a sickening shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his sister. Hours earlier, the first gun massacre to capture the nation's attention this August weekend had unfolded in El Paso, Texa…

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By Arturo Rubio, Manny Fernandez and Simon Romero EL PASO, Texas – A gunman armed with a powerful assault-style rifle turned a crowded Walmart store in this majority-Hispanic border city into a scene of chaos and bloodshed Saturday, stalking shoppers in the aisles in an attack that left at least 20 people dead and 26 others wounded, authorities said. For several minu…

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By Mihir Zaveri and Jacey Fortin Two people were fatally shot and at least four others injured at the University of North Carolina Charlotte on Tuesday, the last day of classes, authorities said. The UNC Police Department said that three people were in critical condition, and that a fourth had non-life-threatening injuries. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departm…

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By Peter Baker WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sought to go over the heads of Congress to enlist public support for his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, raising the stakes of an ideological and political conflict that has left the doors of many federal agencies shuttered for 18 days. With the first prime-time Oval Office address of his presidency, Trump c…

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By Shane Goldmacher NEW YORK – The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to close following a court decision that allowed a lawsuit against the foundation to move forward, the New York attorney general’s office announced Tuesday. The attorney general, Barbara Underwood, accused the foundation of “a shocking pattern of illegality” that was “willful and repeated” and i…

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By Juliet Macur The U.S. Olympic Committee moved to take over the operations of USA Gymnastics on Monday because of its handling of sexual assault complaints, including a team doctor who assaulted more than 300 athletes. The move, which comes after years of complaints that the national governing body was not doing enough to address sexual assault in the sport, is con…