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Israel-Hamas War: Death toll in Rafah bombing on tents rises to 50: Action Aid UK

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-05-27 08:33:02

SUMMARY: An Israeli airstrike on western Rafah killed at least 50 people, including civilians, according to Action Aid UK. The strike targeted makeshift shelters next to UNRWA aid warehouses, with eight missiles hitting the area. Action Aid UK condemned the attack, noting that the shelters were meant to be safe havens. The death toll is expected to rise. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed the strike also killed two top Hamas officials, Yassin Rabia and Khaled Nagar, both implicated in past terror activities. The IDF stated that these officials were involved in planning and executing numerous terror attacks in Israel.

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Arrested Travis County assistant district attorney resigns, lawyer says

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www.kxan.com – Dalton Huey – 2024-06-21 07:00:00

SUMMARY: Joseph Frederick, an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County, resigned following his June 8 arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His lawyer, Charlie Baird, cited concerns over losing benefits and the burden on the DA's office as reasons for his resignation. Frederick, who has Parkinson's disease, reportedly pointed a firearm at his roommate. Despite the arrest, Baird asserts Frederick's mental acuity remains sharp. Records reveal that cases he managed, including murder charges, were dismissed or rejected. Post-arrest, the DA's office recused itself, and Caldwell County DA Fred Weber took over the case.

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Hazardous Heat and Humidity Coming this Weekend

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www.wbap.com – Brad Barton – 2024-06-21 06:24:22

SUMMARY: The WBAP WX CENTER forecast for June 21, 2024, predicts sunny to partly cloudy, warm, and humid weather with a high near 93°F and southeast winds at 5-10 mph. Tonight will be fair with lows between 74°F and 78°F. Tomorrow, expect sunny and hot conditions with a high near 95°F and a low near 77°F. Sunday will also be sunny and hot, reaching a high near 98°F and a low near 78°F. Monday continues the trend with highs near 99°F. Tuesday will be sunny, breezy, hot, and humid with highs near 98°F and lows around 79°F.

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Presidential debate: Donald Trump expects Joe Biden to be a ‘worthy debater’ after spending months attacking his mental fitness

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 05:44:33

SUMMARY: Former President Donald Trump has heightened his debate expectations for President Joe Biden, a week before their face-off, contrasting his previous portrayal of Biden as mentally unfit. On the “All In” , Trump acknowledged Biden's strong performance against Paul Ryan in 2012. Despite earlier calling Biden a “worst debater,” Trump suggests Biden could overperform due to low expectations. Trump has proposed multiple debates, large venues, and drug testing for Biden, suggesting potential performance enhancements. As the debate nears, Trump criticizes CNN's moderators and accuses them of bias. Biden is preparing with mock debates at Camp David, while Trump holds policy meetings.

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