Paul Pelosi released from hospital, Dwyane Wade responds to ex-wife’s objection to daughter’s name change, and more top news

Paul Pelosi released from hospital, Dwyane Wade responds to ex-wife’s objection to daughter’s name change, and more top news

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Paul Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her husband, Paul Pelosi, was released from the hospital Thursday after his treatment for injuries from a violent assault last week in which he was attacked with a hammer.

Pelosi said, “Paul remains under doctors’ care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process and convalescence. He is now home.”

Law enforcement officers who responded to the break-in early last Friday witnessed Paul Pelosi being struck in the head with the hammer at least once, according to court documents. Officials said the assault was captured on the officers’ body cameras.

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Dwyane Wade responds to ex-wife objecting to daughter's petition to change her name

Dwayne Wade (right) and his daughter Zaya Wade arrive for the “Cheaper by the Dozen” Disney premiere in Hollywood on March 16. Wade is firing back after his ex-wife accused him of trying to exploit their transgender daughter, Zaya.

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade is firing back after his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, accused him of trying to exploit their transgender daughter, Zaya, by applying for a legal name and gender change for the teen.

The sports star took to his verified Instagram account after Funches-Wade filed an objection in a Los Angeles court in an attempt to block his petition filed in August to have the 15-year-old’s birth name changed to Zaya and her gender to female.

“Since this must be the new way of parenting, I guess I have to address these allegations here, which is a damn shame,” he wrote in a lengthy note posted on his Instagram.

Dwyane Wade responds to ex-wife objecting to daughter's petition to change her name

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan shot in lower leg in reported assassination attempt in Pakistan

Imran Khan, here speaking in Lahore on September 21, was injured Thursday after an unidentified gunman opened fire at a rally.

Imran Khan

Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the leg at a rally Thursday, according to an official from his party, which said the incident was an assassination attempt.

A bullet hit Khan after a gunman opened fire, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Asad Umar, who later added: “Yes, he has been shot, there are pellets lodged in his leg, his bone has been chipped, he has also been shot in his thigh.”

The former Pakistan cricket captain was taken from the rally site just outside the town of Gujranwala to receive treatment in Lahore, around a two-and-a-half-hour drive away. He is currently out of danger and in a stable condition, Umar added.

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan shot in lower leg in reported assassination attempt in Pakistan


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Why no Powerball winner? It’s luck and smaller sales

Perplexed that it seems no one can win the gigantic $1.5 billion Powerball prize? A big reason is that people aren’t buying as many tickets for each drawing as they did five or six years ago. When fewer people buy tickets, a smaller percentage of the millions of possible number combinations are covered and the likelihood of a winner drops. The next drawing will be held Saturday night. Of course, many people still are playing Powerball. It’s ticket sales from those players that fund the prizes and enabled the jackpot to soar by $300 million after there wasn’t a big winner Wednesday night.

Biden implores voters to save democracy from lies, violence

Six days before major midterm elections, President Joe Biden is imploring voters to save American democracy from Trump supporters’ election-denying lies and the violence that he says they have inspired. Biden shined a spotlight on “ultra MAGA” Republicans — a reference to Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan — and mounting concerns over political violence. Wednesday night’s speech came a few days after a man seeking to kidnap House Speaker Nancy Pelosi severely injured her husband, Paul Pelosi, in their San Francisco home, and as physical threats have rattled members of Congress and election workers. Biden said this is no time to ignore what’s going on. He declared that “silence is complicity.”

Powell: Rate hikes may slow, but inflation fight hardly over

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought to strike a delicate balance at a moment when high inflation is bedeviling the nation’s economy and commanding a central role in the midterm elections. Powell suggested that the Fed may decide in coming months to slow its aggressive interest rate increases. Yet he also made clear that the Fed isn’t even close to declaring victory in its fight to curb an inflation rate that is near four-decade highs. The Fed pumped up its key rate by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a fourth straight time. It was the sixth rate hike this year — a streak that has made mortgages and other consumer and business loans increasingly expensive.

After Pelosi attack, House chair wants answers from police

A top ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding fresh answers from the U.S. Capitol Police about security failures that led to a brutal attack on Pelosi’s husband last week. The chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, California Democrat Zoe Lofgren, is questioning the embattled agency about whether it can keep lawmakers and their families safe. Lofgren sent a four-page letter to Capitol Police on Wednesday saying the attack on Paul Pelosi raises “significant questions” about security protections, particularly those in the presidential line of succession. Paul Pelosi remains in the intensive care unit of a San Francisco hospital.

Netanyahu set to return to power in Israel after PM concedes

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears set to return to power as head of Israel’s most right-wing government ever after winning this week’s national election. The current caretaker prime minister, Yair Lapid, conceded defeat on Thursday. Final results showed Netanyahu’s Likud Party and its ultranationalist and religious partners capturing a solid majority in Israel’s Knesset, or parliament. The strong showing promised to end the political gridlock that has paralyzed Israel for the past three and a half years. But the planned agenda of the new government expected to take office promises to further polarize a deeply divided nation and risks antagonizing Israel’s closest allies abroad.

With Bolsonaro tamed in defeat, Brazil steps back from brink

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s apparent acknowledgment of his electoral defeat may have helped avert political chaos. Still, he has not directly conceded the race and is not discouraging die-hard supporters who have staged protests across the country and asked the military to step in and keep him in power. Meanwhile, leftist President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is facing considerable challenges. The 77-year-old former union boss will need to right a wobbly economy and confront still-formidable conservative forces in many states and Congress.

Ethiopia asserts government got '100%' in Tigray peace deal

Officials close to peace talks aimed at ending Ethiopia’s deadly two-year war have confirmed the full text of the signed accord. A key question remains, however: What led Tigray regional leaders to agree to terms that include rapid disarmament and full federal government control? A day after the warring sides signed a “permanent cessation of hostilities,” none of the negotiators were talking Thursday about how they arrived at it. The complete agreement has not been made public, but the officials confirmed that a copy obtained by The Associated Press is the final document.

Russians try to subdue Ukrainian towns by seizing mayors

As Russians seized parts of eastern and southern Ukraine in the opening stages of the war, mayors, civilian administrators and others say they have been abducted, threatened or beaten to force their cooperation. In some instances, they have been killed. Human rights activists say these actions could constitute a war crime. Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said he was abducted from his office and “the bullying and threats did not stop for a minute.” He said they tried to force him to continue in his role but he refused. After six days in detention and an intervention from Ukraine’s president, he was exchanged for nine Russian prisoners of war and expelled from the occupied city.

Parkland school killer formally sentenced to life in prison

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer sentenced him Wednesday for the 2018 murder of 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Scherer could not sentence him to death because the jury in his recently concluded trial could not unanimously agree that he deserved execution. Before Cruz was sentenced, parents and other relatives of Cruz’s victims spent two days telling him of their anger and hate toward him. They called him evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman.

LAPD captain's allegiances probed in tipoff to CBS exec

A former Los Angeles police captain’s ties to Hollywood are under scrutiny after prosecutors say he leaked a sexual assault victim’s confidential police report to CBS and its former leader Les Moonves. The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday it was conducting an internal affairs investigation into Cory Palka’s conduct and the state attorney general was probing any criminal elements after a report said he conspired with CBS to conceal sexual assault allegations against Moonves. Palka retired last year as a commander after 34 years with the department. He had overseen the Hollywood Division of LAPD. He did not respond to requests for comment.

Javier, Astros pitch 2nd no-hitter in World Series history

Cristian Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on just the second no-hitter in World Series history, silencing a booming lineup and boisterous ballpark as the Astros blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 Wednesday night to even the matchup at two games each. The only previous no-hitter in the World Series was a perfect game by Don Larsen of the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956. Javier and three relievers weren’t perfect, but they were close. Plus, they’d done this before: Javier, the starter in a combined no-hitter against the New York Yankees in June, was pulled with a no-hitter in progress after six innings and 97 pitches this time.