Thursday, May 19, 2022
Kathy Barnette Is the Trumpiest Candidate Who Wasn’t Endorsed by Trump

Kathy Barnette Is the Trumpiest Candidate Who Wasn’t Endorsed by Trump

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A few weeks ago, before Kathy Barnette became a true contender to win the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, Jackie Kulback, the GOP party chair in Cambria County, had a quick question for the candidate. “I said, ‘Hey, Kathy, somebody’s here and asking me where you went to college,” Kulback says. “Anybody else would have zipped…
‘There’s No Such Thing As a Lone Wolf.’ The Online Movement That Spawned the Buffalo Shooting

‘There’s No Such Thing As a Lone Wolf.’ The Online Movement That Spawned the...

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The gunman accused of murdering 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket seemed to fit a familiar pattern. Isolated and bored during the pandemic, he had become increasingly radicalized by consuming white-supremacist content online. He had previously threatened a shooting at his high school and been sent for a mental health evaluation, according to authorities. After…
How the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Has Fueled Racist Violence

How the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Has Fueled Racist Violence

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The man who opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday, killing 10 people, appears to have been motivated by a white nationalist ideology known on dark corners of the web as the “great replacement theory.” The ideology, centered on the baseless belief that the white population is being replaced by immigrants—in part intentionally…
The Buffalo Shooter Targeted a City Haunted by Segregation

The Buffalo Shooter Targeted a City Haunted by Segregation

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The Tops supermarket on Buffalo’s Jefferson Avenue is surrounded by streets lined with dilapidated houses. Around the corner is a small strip with two barbershops, a nail salon, and a heavily guarded M&T Bank. On most days, this part of town sees little foot traffic. But on Monday, it was filled with television news crews…
The Lives Lost in a Buffalo Supermarket

The Lives Lost in a Buffalo Supermarket

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A brave security guard. A breast cancer survivor. A church deacon who drove locals to and from the grocery store. A community advocate who wrote the local newspaper about the need for stronger gun control. These were among the 10 people killed in the racist attack in Buffalo on Saturday in which a white 18-year-old…
Gunman Who Killed 1 and Injured 5 in California Church Shooting Detained

Gunman Who Killed 1 and Injured 5 in California Church Shooting Detained

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LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.” Four of the five people wounded suffered…
Some Shanghai Businesses to Reopen Monday, Officials Say

Some Shanghai Businesses to Reopen Monday, Officials Say

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Supermarkets, malls and restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to open in a limited capacity starting Monday, officials said, even while it remained unclear whether residents would be let out from their homes. The city’s Vice Mayor Chen Tong said Sunday at a daily press briefing that grocery stores, malls, convenience stores…
Supermarket Shooter Sought Black Neighborhood, Official Says

Supermarket Shooter Sought Black Neighborhood, Official Says

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The white 18-year-old gunman who shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had researched the local demographics while looking for places with a high concentration of Black residents, arriving there at least a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance, law enforcement officials said Sunday. Authorities said Payton Gendron shot, in…
Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

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TURIN, Italy — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest, a clear show of popular support for the group’s war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. The band and its song “Stefania” beat 24 other performers early Sunday in the grand final of the competition. The public vote from home, via text message or…
Finland and Sweden Inch Closer to Seeking NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden Inch Closer to Seeking NATO Membership

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BERLIN — Finland’s government declared a “new era” is underway as it inches closer to seeking NATO membership, hours before Sweden’s governing party on Sunday backed a plan to join the trans-Atlantic alliance amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russia has long bristled about NATO moving closer to its borders, so the developments will be sure…