An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit western Mexico on the anniversary of two previous devastating quakes that killed at least one person and caused flooding on the Pacific coast.
“It’s this date, there’s something about the 19th,” said Ernesto Lanzetta, a business owner in the capital Cuauhtémoc. “The 19th is a day to be afraid of.”
The earthquake struck at 1:05 p.m. local time near the town of La Placita de Morelos in Michoacán state at a depth of 15 km.
A mandatory evacuation order was issued in Mexico City and the US tsunami warning system said there was a risk of a tsunami near the coast, and images posted to social media appeared to show flooding in the city of Manzanillo.
Was someone murdered? President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Twitter that the Secretary of the Navy told him that one person had died in the port city of Manzanillo, Colima, when a shopping center wall collapsed.
Did the earthquake cause a lot of damage? Michoacán authorities said there were no immediate reports of significant damage in that state, apart from some cracks in buildings in the city of Coalcomán.
Judge orders release of Adnan Syed after more than two decades in prison
A Baltimore judge yesterday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after he overturned his conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee — a case chronicled in the popular podcast Serial.
The state judge, Melissa Phinn, ruled that the state violated its legal obligation to share exculpatory evidence with Syed’s defense and ordered that Syed be placed under house arrest with GPS monitoring. Phinn also gave the state 30 days to decide whether to seek a new trial or dismiss the case.
When the hearing was over, Phinn said, “Okay Mr. Syed, you are free to join your family.”
Outside, Syed smiled as he was led to an SUV by a sea of cameras and cheering supporters.
What was wrong with the original process? An assistant state attorney Becky Feldman described details that undermined the conviction, including unreliable witness statements and a potentially biased detective. Feldman said, “I understand how difficult this is, but we need to make sure we hold the right person accountable.”
What did Lee’s family say? They have not yet responded, but in 2016 they said: “It remains difficult to see so many people running to defend someone who has committed a terrible crime, who has destroyed our family, who refuses to take responsibility when so few are willing to speak out. for Ha.”
’80s Hits And Nuclear Secrets: Security Issues Plague Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
At some point on an average evening in Mar-a-Lago, the lights go out and the volume goes up, while the owner and former US president becomes a DJ for the night, writes Julian Borger.
A member of the private Mar-a-Lago club said Donald Trump, after a period of withdrawal following his election defeat, has taken on the role of social ringmaster in recent months and has decided to create a disco atmosphere in the Palm Beach after dark. to bring to the resort.
“Every night at about 9:30 pm he sits at his table, on the patio or inside, and they bring a laptop and he starts choosing songs, and he becomes a DJ for the night, but it’s kind of funny because he picks every same 10 songs tonight,” said the club member.
What might otherwise have seemed like a typically bizarre turn of events for a post-presidential career seems more important now that it is known that while the lights were low, the music was playing, the guests were tipsy, and the host was otherwise engaged, there were thousands of government documents, many of which are highly sensitive and at least one of them contains nuclear secrets, which have been illegally kept in nearby rooms and closets. And all of this took place in a location described by former intelligence officials as a prime target for foreign spies.
In other news…
Ukraine has recaptured a village near the eastern city Lysychansky in a small but symbolic victory that means Russia no longer has full control over the Luhansky region, one of the main war targets of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said Ukraine was in “complete control”.
Britain may not sign a free trade deal with the US for years, Liz Truss has admitted ahead of her first bilateral meeting with Joe Biden. The new prime minister admitted that talks were unlikely to start “mid-term” as she traveled to New York on her first overseas trip since entering Downing Street.
States continue to allow sewage sludge to be spread on cropland as fertilizer and in some cases increase its spreadwhile the PFAS-contaminated substance has destroyed farmers’ livelihoods, poisoned water supplies, contaminated food and endangered public health.
Republicans Will Try To Impeach Joe Biden Every Week If They Recapture The President home in November, a rare anti-Trump Republican congressman predicted. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said, “That will seem child’s play in terms of what Marjorie Taylor Greene is going to demand from Kevin McCarthy.”
State of the day: rise in STDs, including 26% peak syphilis, leads to alarm
The soaring cases of some sexually transmitted diseases, including a 26% increase in the number of new syphilis infections reported last year, are prompting US health officials to renew prevention and treatment efforts. Infection rates for some STDs, including gonorrhea and syphilis, have been rising for years. Last year, the number of syphilis cases reached its highest since 1991 and the total number of cases reached its highest since 1948. The number of HIV cases is also increasing, last year by 16%. David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, called the situation “out of control”.
Do not miss this: librarians face unprecedented attacks amid right-wing book bans
If there’s one thing Jason Kuhl has learned in the 23 years since he got his degree in library science, it’s that the reality of a librarian hardly matches the fantasy of the storybook. “You tell people you’re a librarian and they think you spend your days reading and recommending books,” he said. From active shooting training sessions to canceled bookmobiles, librarians like Kuhl find themselves caught in the crossfire of a conservative censorship craze. For many librarians, the stress has become unbearable. More and more people are complaining of sleepless nights and need to protect themselves from the avalanche of bullying and humiliation tactics.
Climate check: ‘Africa is on the front lines, but not on the front pages’, says Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate knows what it’s like to be black and to be overlooked. In January 2020, an The New Zealand Times photographer cut Nakate out of a photo of youth climate activists, leaving her friend Greta Thunberg and three other white young women in the photo. It sparked widespread outrage, rightly so, but Nakate sees that very personal experience as a symbol of how the voices and experiences of black – and brown and indigenous – communities are routinely erased. “Africa is on the frontline of the climate crisis, but it is not on the front pages of the world’s newspapers,” says Nakate.
Last thing: a pricey clothes rack? The people who struggle to resell their Platoons
During the pandemic, Peloton became known as one of the small group of “winners”, along with Netflix and Amazon. Over the past year, however, enthusiasm has waned. The company reported $1.2 billion in losses in the second quarter of 2022. The reason for Peloton’s flop era is obvious: As soon as people started working out in gyms, the need for an expensive exercise bike disappeared. Thousands of bikes are now appearing on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, but are people able to recoup some of their initial investment? Or are they stuck with what has become the most expensive clothes rack in history?
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