Live updates: 20 babies from surrogate moms in bomb shelter
At least 20 newborns from surrogate mothers are stuck in a makeshift bomb shelter in Ukraine’s capital, waiting for foreign parents to travel into the war zone to pick them up. They’re well cared for at the moment. Surrogacy center nurses are stranded with them, because constant shelling makes it too dangerous for them to go home. Russian troops are trying to encircle the city, with Ukrainian defenders holding them off for now, the threat comes from the air. Nurse Lyudmilla Yashchenko says they have enough food and baby supplies for now, and can only hope and wait.
Mariupol police officer pleads for help from Biden, Macron
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) – A Ukrainian police officer in Mariupol has warned that the besieged port city has been “wiped off the face of the earth” and has pleaded with the American and French presidents to provide his country with a modern air defense system . Mariupol police officer Michail Vershnin posted a video from a rubble-strewn street on Friday. The officer said children and elderly people are dying and urged Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron to save civilian lives and make good on their promises to help Ukraine fend off the attack by Russia. The city on the Sea of Azov has been a strategic military target ever since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.
THE NATIONAL FOREST AIRPLANE CRASH
6 injured after sheriff helicopter crash in national forest
AZUSA, Calif. (AP) – Six people were injured Saturday afternoon after a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department helicopter crashed in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, the LA County Fire Department said. All six passengers were airlifted to Pomona Valley Medical Center, Sheriff Alex Villanueva told The Los Angeles Times. One of the passengers is in critical condition, two are in moderate condition and two others have minor injuries, he said. The Times reported that five of the passengers on the Air Rescue 5 helicopter were deputies with the Sheriff’s Department, and the sixth was a doctor from UCLA. The passengers suffered a variety of injuries, including fractures and broken ribs.
Up to 10 wounded in Arkansas shooting outside car show
DUMAS, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas State Police says as many as 10 people were wounded in a shooting outside a car show. Spokesperson Bill Sadler says troopers were dispatched to Dumas around 7:25 pm on Saturday following a report of gunfire outside a local business where the car show was underway. Additional information, including the victims’ conditions or potential suspects, wasn’t immediately available.
Video shows cop kneeling on Wisconsin student’s neck
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – School officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, released surveillance footage that shows an off-duty police officer putting his knee on a 12-year-old girl’s neck to restrain her amid a lunchtime fight. The Kenosha Unified School District released redacted footage of the March 4 fight on Friday. It shows a Kenosha officer who was working as a security guard intervening in the fight and scuffling with the girl. He falls to the ground, hitting his head on a table. The officer then pushes the girl’s head into the ground and uses his knee di lei on her neck di lei for about half a minute before handcuffing her and walking her out of the cafeteria.
Canadian mosque worshipers attacked with bear spray
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) – Canadian police say worshipers at dawn prayer tackled and subdued a 24-year-old man who entered their mosque and attacked them with bear spray. Peel Regional Police say the man walked into the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Center in Mississauga, Ontario, and allegedly “discharged bear spray” while brandishing a hatchet ″ Saturday morning. A mosque spokesperson says several of the men tackled him and held him until police arrived. Mohammad Moiz Omar of Mississauga has been arrested and police say charges are pending. Police said the congregants received minor injuries as a result of the bear spray.
Baker Hughes joins oil rivals in pausing Russian operations
NEW YORK (AP) – Baker Hughes, a major US oil services company, added its name Saturday to the growing list of US companies that are pulling back from Russia in response to Moscow’s war against Ukraine. Baker Hughes made its announcement one day after similar moves by oil rivals Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger. More than 400 US and other multinational firms have pulled out of Russia, either permanently or temporarily, according to Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for Executive Programs at Yale University’s School of Management, who has publicized a list of corporate actions in Russia. But roughly 30 companies remain.
Wrongfully convicted man sues Kansas county for $ 93 million
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit is suing the county where he was convicted and a former police officer for $ 93 million. Lamonte McIntyre and his mother di lui allege the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, is responsible for the actions of former detective Roger Golubski. They accuse Golubski of coercing McIntyre’s mom into sex and then framing her son di lei for the double murder when she rejected later sexual advances. Golubski denies the allegations. A judge on Thursday set a Nov. 7 jury trial for the lawsuit. McIntyre was released from prison in 2017. He now lives in Arizona.
Authorities: Virginia reporter among 2 killed in shooting
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a Virginia newspaper reporter was one of two people killed during a shooting outside a restaurant and bar. Police and The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk said 25-year-old Sierra Jenkins died at a hospital after the shooting early Saturday outside Chicho’s Pizza Backstage. Three others were wounded. Norfolk police detectives were investigating the shooting. The restaurant manager told the newspaper that Jenkins was caught in the crossfire as she was leaving the bar. Jenkins grew up in Norfolk, joined the newspaper in late 2020 and covered education. The editor-in-chief of the company overseeing The Virginian-Pilot said her newspaper colleagues are “heartbroken” over her death di lei.
Vicious winter storm knocks 6 mushers out of the Iditarod
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A vicious ground storm with high winds blowing off the Bering Sea has led to six mushers running at the back of the pack to drop out of this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska. Three mushers accepted assistance from a search-and-rescue team on snowmobiles, which led them to a shelter cabin where they waited out the storm. Another musher Friday also received assistance and scratched. Two others needed rescue off the trail, and Iditarod officials said one of them had a leg injury. The world’s most famous sled dog race started for 49 mushers March 6 north of Anchorage. Since then, 12 mushers have scratched, half of them on Friday. Four mushers remain on the trail to Nome.