Staged referendums yield expected result as Russia readies annexations

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to illegally annex four partially occupied regions in eastern and southern Ukraine lurched forward Tuesday, as Russian officials and Kremlin proxy leaders claimed that staged referendums showed residents in favor of joining Russia by absurd margins of more than 95 percent. Defying international condemnation and threats of additional Western economic … Read more

Premier League news live updates: Tables, fixtures and build-up to international football

Watford have sacked Rob Edwards as their head coach, with Slaven Bilic taking charge at Vicarage Road. Edwards only took the helm at the Championship club ahead of the 2022-23 season after leaving Forest Green to replace Roy Hodgson following Watford’s relegation. But the 39-year-old, who won three of his first 10 matches, leaves after … Read more

Europe holds its breath as Italy expected to vote in far-right leader | Giorgia Meloni

Italians are voting in an election that is forecast to deliver the country’s most radical rightwing government since the end of the second world war, and a prime minister ready to become a model for nationalist parties across Europe. A coalition led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy, a party with neofascist origins, is expected … Read more

Rams must limit Cardinals ‘escape artist’ Kyler Murray – Orange County Register

GLENDALE, Ariz. — First, Rams outside linebacker Justin Hollins examined the situation, saying the Raiders’ defense appeared fatigued on the wild 2-point conversion that Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray converted last week that covered 85 yards of grass and took 21 seconds to conclude. Hollins then attempted to understand what the Raiders’ defense must have felt … Read more

Georgia to replace voting machines in Coffee County after alleged security breach

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Friday that he intends to replace some election equipment in a south Georgia county where forensics experts working last year for pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell copied virtually every component of the voting system. Raffensperger (R) said his office will replace machines in Coffee County “to allay the fears … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

Water is the top concern for residents like Carlos Vega, whose town of Cayey in the mountains of east-central Puerto Rico faced not only utility outages but also partially collapsed roads — an effect of the major flooding and more than 2 feet of rain that parts of Puerto Rico were hit with. “(Being without) … Read more

Biden Dismisses DeSantis’ Immigrant Relocation | National News

President Joe Biden on Tuesday dismissed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest move to relocate migrants to more liberal states while noting that sending them back to certain countries is “not rational” – a rare acknowledgment of the national conversation on immigration sparked by Republican governors. “He should come visit. We have a beautiful shoreline,” Biden … Read more

Hurricane Fiona news are forecast

Residents affected by Hurricane Fiona rest at a storm shelter in Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday. (Stephanie Rojas/AP) Dealing with catastrophic flooding, mudslides and widespread power outages, some people in Puerto Rico are comparing the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona to Hurricane Maria — the devastating storm that hit the island almost exactly five years ago. … Read more