This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 30 BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003 and led the ruling Communist Party for 13 years until 2002, died of leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai, state media reported. His death comes after the party faced its most widespread public show of opposition in decades when crowds called for leader Xi Jinping to resign during weekend protests of anti-virus controls that are confining millions of people to their homes. A surprise choice to lead a divided Communist Party after … [Read more...] about Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies
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The only person charged in the 2020 killing of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts including accessory to murder after the fact. Cecily Aguilar, 24, faces a maximum possible penalty of 30 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine, prosecutors said. She pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to murder after the fact and three counts of false statement or representation. Guillen, 20, was last seen April 22, 2020, at Fort Hood, the nation’s third-largest Army base. Prosecutors say she was repeatedly struck on the head with a hammer by another soldier, Spc. Aaron Robinson, who killed her and hid her body in a large box. Robinson had been detained, but he escaped and killed himself with a pistol days before charges were announced in July 2020. Guillen’s case drew outrage from many, including celebrities, lawmakers, women in the military and Latinos. An Army investigation found “major … [Read more...] about Woman pleads guilty in connection with killing of Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood
The most important U2 almost-breakup story takes place in Berlin. It's October 1990 and they've gathered at Hansa Studios, a short walk from where the Wall is being dismantled a little bit more every day. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. have left Dublin to try to become U2 again. Or try not to become U2 again. Nobody can seem to agree. Is this a dance record? Industrial rock? And where is that majestic and moody material that made them a household name with "The Joshua Tree"? Only three years earlier that LP sold millions, landed the band on the cover of Rolling Stone, scored a Grammy for album of the year and immediately became one of the definitive rock albums of its time. Hansa is where David Bowie recorded "Heroes" with Brian Eno, the art rock visionary who is now U2's producer. The Edge is working on a demo called "Sick Puppy." It's promising, but still just a meandering jam. Mullen has some questions about what exactly the band is trying to accomplish. … [Read more...] about U2 has stayed together since 1976. It hasn’t always been easy.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a normal year, University of Idaho students would be bustling between classes and the library, readying for the pre-finals cramming period known as “dead week.” On Wednesday, however, a little under half the students appeared to be gone, choosing to stay home and take classes online rather than return to the town where the killings of four classmates remain unsolved, said Blaine Eckles, the university's dean of students. Some students who were in attendance were relying on university-hired security staffers to drive them to class because they didn't want to walk across campus alone. The Moscow Police Department has yet to name a person of interest in the stabbing deaths of Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho; and Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount … [Read more...] about Half-empty Idaho campus full of fear, grief after killings
Listen to this article After a long teaser campaign, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is finally here. The brand is only making 1,499 of them for the whole world. If you don't think, you're going to be one of those customers, then you can at least configure your ideal example of the off-road-ready supercar. The online configurator has loads of customization choices. On the outside, the Sterrato is available in two forms. Tecnica adds stripes and extra driving lights to the body. Base Offer leaves off these elements but retains the higher ride height and bigger fenders that make the model special. The lamps on the nose are still an option. Gallery: 2023 Lamborghini Sterrato 50 Photos Lamborghini groups the body colors into various themes. Sportiva includes quite a few bright hues. Contemporanea has more subtle shades. Eclettica features choices for folks … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Sterrato Configurator Lets You Build Your Rugged Supercar