politics

State Dept. Is Sending Its Top Diplomat for East Asia to China

The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia will travel to China on Sunday, the State Department announced, just days after President Biden met with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines in Washington as part of a broad diplomatic outreach…

Election Workers Face Flood of Threats, but Charges Are Few

Some states have also moved to pass new laws or strengthen existing ones. “There’s a common denominator in many of these cases: election denialists announcing an intent to violently punish those who they believe have wronged them,” Gary M. Restaino,…

Iran Seizes Israel-Linked Container Ship

Iranian forces seized a container ship with links to Israel in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, as leaders in the Middle East and beyond watched for a retaliatory strike by Iran against Israel. MSC, a major shipping company, said on…

Mall Attack Was Australia’s Worst Mass Violence in Years

The stabbing attack in a Sydney shopping center that left at least six people dead on Saturday was Australia’s worst act of mass violence since 2017, when a driver killed six people by deliberately plowing his car into pedestrians in…

Bondi Junction, Site of Sydney Stabbing Attack, Is a Busy Hub

Tourists wandering the sprawling mall for gifts. Beachgoers picking up sunscreen before heading to the water. Friends meeting for coffee. Bondi Junction, the area of Sydney, Australia, where Saturday’s stabbings took place, is a bustling hub that regularly draws crowds…

Witnesses to Sydney Mall Stabbing Describe Harrowing Scenes

Witnesses to the stabbings in a Sydney, Australia, mall on Saturday described a scene of terror as shoppers fled from the knife-wielding man or huddled in stores as panic spread through the shopping center. Video taken inside the mall showed…

O.J. Simpson Trial Served as a Landmark Moment for Domestic Violence Awareness

According to a 2023 report from the nonprofit Violence Policy Center, the rate of murders committed by men against women in the United States fell between 1996 and 2014, when around 1.1 out of every 100,000 women were killed. But…

6 Killed in Stabbing at Sydney Mall: Live Updates

Updated  April 13, 2024, 6:18 a.m. ET April 13, 2024, 6:18 a.m. ET Six people were killed and several others injured in a stabbing rampage Saturday afternoon at a crowded major mall in Sydney, a rare act of mass violence…

Sydney Police Say One Person Shot, Several Stabbed at Mall

One person was shot and several people were stabbed Saturday afternoon at a crowded major mall in Sydney, prompting the police to declare a critical incident and evacuate the area. New South Wales Police said authorities received reports of multiple…

McKees Rocks Bridge Shut After Barges Break Loose Near Pittsburgh

The authorities in Pittsburgh closed McKees Rocks Bridge as a precaution after several barges broke loose on the Ohio River late Friday. There is a risk that the barges could come into contact with the “substructure” of the bridge, the…