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- Heavily armed police surrounded a home as they searched for a U.S. Army reservist who authorities say killed 18 people and wounded 13 in a mass shooting at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston, Maine. State police later said they didn’t know if suspect Robert Card was inside any of several homes authorities intended to search. Hundreds of law enforcement agents have been hunting for Card, a 40-year-old reservist, since Wednesday night’s shootings.
- The death toll of Palestinians in Gaza stands at around 7,000 men, women and children; almost half of them are children. Life in the tiny coastal enclave has been getting increasingly difficult, without basic services and as Israeli air strikes have gone unabated over the past 48 hours. Pacifica’s Rami Almeghari has more.
- The suspect in the killing of a judge who presided over a divorce case has been found dead in rural Maryland.
- With only three weeks to avoid a government shutdown, newly minted GOP house speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana has very little time to pass a budget through the house.
- General Motors and Stellantis in talks with United Auto Workers to reach deals that mirror Ford’s.
- Today Democratic Senator Scott Wiener held a press conference, announcing new legislation to address the issue of car break-ins throughout San Francisco. He was joined by mayor London Breed, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, among other community leaders and representatives of San Francisco’s tourism industry.
Law enforcement officers, right, stand near armored and tactical vehicles, center, near a property on Meadow Road, in Bowdoin, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)