Ukraine army discipline crackdown sparks fear and fury on the front – POLITICO

Ukraine army discipline crackdown sparks fear and fury on the front – POLITICO

KYIV — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy refused to veto a new law that strengthens punishment for wayward military personnel on Thursday, rejecting a petition signed by over 25,000 Ukrainians who argue it’s too harsh. “The key to the combat capability of military units and ultimately of Ukraine’s victory, is compliance with military discipline,” Zelenskyy said in … Read more

How a spate of dead whales is setting off a fight between environmental groups

How a spate of dead whales is setting off a fight between environmental groups

A spate of whales washing up along East Coast beaches has exposed a deep rift in the environmental movement between conservationists seeking to stop the construction of massive offshore wind farms and advocates who say renewable energy projects will save the planet from climate change. A group of environmentalists is calling on New Jersey Gov. … Read more

Arson. Vandalism. Threats. Abortion clinics, abortion opponents face violence after the fall of Roe. – Chicago Tribune

Arson. Vandalism. Threats. Abortion clinics, abortion opponents face violence after the fall of Roe. – Chicago Tribune

The central Illinois abortion clinic erupted in flames a little before midnight on a recent weekend. A white pickup truck with red doors and a particularly loud exhaust, according to witnesses, parked near the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Peoria on Jan. 15. Video of the scene showed a man in a hooded coat exiting … Read more

New Santa Clara County sheriff takes oath of office

New Santa Clara County sheriff takes oath of office

SAN JOSE — Newly elected Santa Clara County Sheriff Robert “Bob” Jonsen formally took his oath of office as the South Bay’s first new top cop in a quarter century during a formal ceremony Friday. Jonsen was sworn in at the Board of Supervisors chambers, which was filled with elected officials and law enforcement leaders … Read more

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler Of Pakistan, Dies At 79

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler Of Pakistan, Dies At 79

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, officials said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president through the last of a string of military coups that … Read more