Latest News Headlines for Monday January 1, 2024 – The spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, has stated that the conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group is expected to last throughout 2024.

According to Hagari, the Israeli military is making adjustments to its deployment of troops in the Gaza Strip as it anticipates the war lasting for the entirety of 2024. He added that as 2024 begins, “The goal of the war requires lengthy fighting, and we are prepared accordingly.”

U.S. immigration officials along the southern border processed more than 300,000 migrants in December, an all-time monthly high that will likely include record numbers of families traveling with children, according to internal government data.

The extraordinary number of migrant arrivals this month is the most dire juncture yet of a three-year-long crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border that has strained resources in small and large U.S. communities, left countless migrants in limbo.

A U.S. destroyer patrolling in the Red Sea Saturday shot down two ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen while it was responding to a report that a commercial vessel was itself struck by a missile, U.S. authorities said.

Hours later, four boats tried to attack the same U.S. container vessel. U.S. forces opened fire, sinking three of the four boats and killing the crews, U.S. Central Command said. There was no damage to U.S. personnel or equipment.

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II announced during a New Year’s Eve address that she plans to abdicate the throne, allowing for her son, Crown Prince Frederik, to take charge.

The queen said she would step down on Jan. 14, which is the 52nd anniversary of her own accession to the throne on Jan. 14, 1972. Margrethe ascended the throne following the death of her own father, King Frederik IX. In February, the queen underwent a successful back surgery.

Two Democratic mayors said there’s a lack of coordination over the transportation of migrants to their cities and others by the Texas Governor Greg Abbott, which has led to disorder in managing the arrivals.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson said in an interview with “Face the Nation” on Sunday that Abbott, a Republican, is “determined to continue to sow seeds of chaos” by sending busloads of migrants to the city “without any coordination.”

A Colorado mother suspected of killing two of her children has been found and arrested abroad, authorities confirmed. Kimberlee Singler, 35, was taken into custody in the United Kingdom on December 30, Colorado Springs Police said Sunday evening.

Singler has been accused of lying about a burglary at her home earlier this month in which two of her three children were found dead, Colorado Springs police previously said. Singler is suspected of killing two of her children and injuring a third.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 10-year-old on a murder charge for allegedly shooting another 10-year-old who died on Saturday.

Sheriff’s deputies performed CPR until the Sacramento Metro Fire Department arrived and the juvenile, who was later determined to be 10 years old, was taken to an area hospital. The child — a male — was later pronounced deceased, the sheriff’s office said. He was allegedly shot by another 10-year-old who had gone out to his father’s vehicle to retrieve cigarettes, authorities said.

Cale Yarborough, considered one of NASCAR’s all-time greatest drivers and the first to win three consecutive Cup titles, died Sunday.

He was 84. “Cale Yarborough was one of the toughest competitors NASCAR has ever seen. His combination of talent, grit and determination separated Cale from his peers, both on the track and in the record book,” said Jim France, chairman and CEO of NASCAR. “He was respected and admired by competitors and fans alike.”