AP-US-SHOOTING-SYNAGOGUE-THE-LATEST The Latest: 2 funerals set for same day as Trump visit PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funerals for all but one of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre have been scheduled. They run from Tuesday…
The Latest: 2 funerals set for same day as Trump visit
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funerals for all but one of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre have been scheduled.
They run from Tuesday to Friday.
The first funeral service is for Jerry Rabinowitz and will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m.
A funeral is also set for Cecil Rosenthal and his younger brother, David, on Tuesday at noon.
Both come on the same day President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit to “express the support of the American people and to grieve with the Pittsburgh community.”
Only services for Irving Younger have not yet been announced.
Alleged gunman Robert Bowers appeared in court Monday. He’s been charged with deadly hate crimes. Police say he killed 11 people in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
The Latest: Trump plans ‘tent cities’ at US-Mexico border
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s planning “tent cities” to house asylum-seeking Central American migrants who are traveling in caravans toward the U.S.
Trump says in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham that if any of the migrants, who are still hundreds of miles away, do make it to the border and apply for asylum, as they’re legally entitled, the U.S. plans to “hold them until such time as their trial takes place.”
Trump says: “We’re going to build tent cities. We’re going to put tents up all over the place … and they’re going to wait.”
Under current protocol, migrants who clear an initial screening are often released until their cases are decided in immigration court, which can take several years.
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The Latest: FBI says suspicious mail to CNN neutralized
MIAMI (AP) — FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson says evidence collected in connection with a suspicious package addressed to CNN has been sent to the agency lab in Quantico, Virginia.
The FBI said a suspicious package found Monday morning at the postal facility just south of downtown Atlanta was addressed to CNN and was “similar in appearance” to other packages sent to prominent Democrats and other critics of President Donald Trump.
Atlanta is home to CNN’s world headquarters.
CNN President Jeff Zucker says all mail to CNN has been screened offsite since last week, when a series of package bombs began appearing around the country.
The Latest: UN chief congratulates Brazil on election
SAO PAULO (AP) — The White House is rejecting comparisons between President Donald Trump and the far-right President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.
The two leaders share a history of controversial statements and bombastic comments.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the White House on Monday: “There’s only one Donald Trump in my opinion.”
The White House says Trump phoned Bolsonaro Sunday evening after his election victory.
Sanders says the U.S. values its “longstanding relationship with Brazil” and will continue to stand up for its values.
She adds: “We promote human rights all over the world.”
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The Latest: South Dakota inmate makes joke during execution
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota inmate put to death for the 2011 killing of a prison guard in a failed escape joked in his last words about a several-hour delay to his execution.
Rodney Berget was killed by lethal injection Monday for the 2011 killing of Ronald “R.J.” Johnson. The execution, originally scheduled to be carried out at 1:30 p.m. CDT, was delayed for hours while the U.S. Supreme Court weighed a last-minute legal bid to block it.
Before he was executed, Berget said, “Sorry for the delay, I got caught in traffic.” The 56-year-old inmate was soft-spoken and appeared emotional. He also thanked people for their support.
After the drug was administered, Berget groaned. He drifted off and snored briefly before his eyes closed. He was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m. CDT.
INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH
Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Search and rescue personnel worked through the night to find victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia, sending 24 body bags to identification experts as the airline flew dozens of grieving relatives to the country’s capital.
The 2-month-old Boeing jet crashed into the Java Sea early Monday morning, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.
President Joko Widodo had ordered the search and rescue effort to continue through the night.
The National Search and Rescue Agency said Tuesday that 10 intact bodies as well as body parts had been recovered.
Specialist ships and a remotely operated underwater vehicle have been deployed to search for the plane’s hull and flight recorder.
CLOSE TO THE SUN
NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten.
Parker on Monday surpassed the record of 26.6 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by Helios-2 back in 1976. And it will keep getting closer to the sun until it flies through the corona, or outer atmosphere, for the first time next week, passing within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the solar surface.
Parker will make 24 close approaches to the sun over the next seven years, ultimately coming within just 3.8 million miles (6 million kilometers).
Launched in August, Parker is on track to set another record late Monday night. It will surpass Helios-2’s speed record of 153,454 miles per hour (247,000 kilometers per hour), relative to the sun.
Klay Thompson breaks Stephen Curry’s record for 3s in game
CHICAGO (AP) — Klay Thompson has broken teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record for 3-pointers in a game with his 14th during a brilliant offensive performance by the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson set the mark with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter Monday night against the Chicago Bulls. He was mobbed by teammates as the players headed to the sideline for a timeout, with the Warriors leading 113-69.
Golden State led 92-50 at halftime, the second highest point total for a half in NBA history. Phoenix scored 107 points in the first half of a 173-143 victory over Denver in 1990.
Thompson was just 5 for 36 from long range through Golden State’s first seven games.
Curry hit 13 3-pointers against New Orleans on Nov. 11, 2016.
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70 percent of Venice covered in water by flooding
MILAN (AP) — Venice city officials say 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters (more than 58 1/2 inches) above sea level.
Venice frequently floods when high winds push in water from the lagoon, but Monday’s levels are exceptional and forecast to rise even higher, to 160 centimeters (nearly 63 inches) by mid-afternoon.
The current level is the highest reached since November 2012, according to Venice statistics. The last time levels topped 160 centimeters was in December 1979.
Much of Italy is under alert for flooding from heavy rains, a problem exacerbated by a lack of maintenance on river beds.
Veneto regional governor Luca Zaia says flooding could reach the levels of the 1966 flood that inundated both Venice and Florence.
NHL partners with MGM to share data for sports betting
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is following the NBA’s lead by partnering with MGM Resorts International and providing the company with data for use in sports betting.
Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement Monday. The Las Vegas-based casino giant is the league’s first official sports betting partner.
As part of the agreement, MGM gains access to proprietary NHL data that could eventually include puck and player tracking information. MGM executive Scott Butera and NHL chief revenue officer Keith Wachtel tell The Associated Press the aim is to provide unique gambling opportunities, including free games to those in states where sports gambling isn’t yet legal.
The NHL is not getting a cut of gambling profits. Other terms were not disclosed.
MGM and other casino operators are moving aggressively to be able to capitalize on the U.S. sports betting market, which is expanding after a Supreme Court ruling in May. MGM has made a series of significant moves, including a multiyear deal announced in July with the NBA and WNBA — the first major U.S. sports leagues to strike an arrangement with a gambling company.