Tuesday October 31, 2023 Unbiased headline news in 60-seconds – Before the recent mass shooting in Maine, resulting in 18 fatalities and 13 injuries, the U.S. Army issued a directive to suspect Robert Card’s commanding officer, explicitly instructing that he should be denied access to an Army-issued weapon.
Concurrently, the Army requested the local sheriff’s office to conduct a welfare check. U.S. Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ruth Castro added that this directive followed Card’s mental health hospitalization and evaluation in mid-July, during which his commander was advised that he must refrain from possessing a weapon, handling ammunition, and participating in live fire activities. Kyle Norris reporting.
Israeli forces entered the Gaza Strip on Monday as part of what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to as the “next phase” in their ongoing conflict with Hamas militants.
Health authorities in the Hamas-controlled enclave reported that more than 8,300 individuals, including over 3,400 children, lost their lives due to three weeks of relentless Israeli artillery and missile strikes. Chris Anderson reporting.
Confronted by the escalating Israeli military offensive involving ground and air attacks, the Palestinian militant organization Hamas released a brief video clip on Monday, featuring three of the 230 hostages that Israel claims were taken during their October 7 terror attack.
One of the women, situated alongside two others in Gaza, directed a passionate message towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, criticizing him for his inability to prevent the attack and secure the hostages’ release. Benjamin Wright reporting.
A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from removing or reducing the concertina wire placed by Texas authorities near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The ruling, granted by Judge Alia Moses, came in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas. The exception to this order is if cutting the wire is necessary to prevent “serious bodily injury or death.” Jessica Oakley reporting.