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78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles has arrived in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children. President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort, dubbed “Operation Fly Formula,” because no commercial flights were available. he nationwide shortage of formula, particularly hypoallergenic varieties. The nationwide shortage of formula follows the closure of the largest domestic manufacturing plant in Michigan in February due to safety issues.

Rural Texas official arrested, charged with stealing cattle

The top elected official in a rural and sparsely populated West Texas county has been arrested after being accused of stealing cattle. Loving County Judge Skeet Jones and three other men were arrested on Friday on charges of livestock theft and engaging in organized criminal activity.  All four men were taken to the jail in neighboring Winkler County, and have since been released on bond. Jones has not returned a call seeking comment on Sunday. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association says the arrests came after a yearlong investigation. The group alleges Jones and the others gathered stray cattle and sold them without following the procedures set forth in the Texas Agriculture Code.

Average US gasoline price jumps 33 cents to $4.71 per gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 33 cents over the past two weeks to $4.71 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the price jump comes amid higher crude oil costs and tight gasoline supplies. The average price at the pump is $1.61 higher than it was one year ago. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $6.20 per gallon. The lowest average is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at $3.92 per gallon. According to the survey, the average price of diesel rose 9 cents over two weeks, to $5.66 a gallon.

Police investigate California lounge shooting that killed 1

Southern California police investigating after a man was killed and eight people were wounded during a shooting at a large party held at a strip mall hookah lounge. San Bernardino police say that officers dispatched late Friday found man who had been killed in the strip mall parking lot in the city east of Los Angeles. Eight people were wounded. Police say their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Two people were detained and one was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen gun. They were not identified.

Buffalo shooting's wounds need a strong salve, residents say

Long before an 18-year-old avowed white supremacist inflicted terror at a Buffalo supermarket, the city's Black neighborhoods had been dealing with wounds that are generations old. Residents, business owners and faith leaders say the attack has scraped off the scab hiding Black trauma and neglect that sit just below the surface in what's called the City of Good Neighbors. They say the path to healing will require not just an immediate flood of charity, but also systemic solutions, economic investments and mental health counseling that are long lasting.

Police: Nearly all power restored in Gaylord after tornado

Nearly all of the power lost following a deadly tornado that killed two people and flattened parts of a northern Michigan community has been restored. The state police said Sunday that everyone has been accounted for in Gaylord where Friday afternoon’s EF3 tornado also injured more than 40 people. Authorities said Saturday that they were unable to account for one person. The tornado packed winds of 140 mph that tore roofs and walls from businesses and practically destroyed a mobile home park in the town, about 230 miles northwest of Detroit. State police said Sunday that electricity has been restored to 99% of utility customers in Gaylord.

27 suffer minor injuries after bus rolls on I-95 in Maryland

Officials in Maryland say that 27 people have suffered minor injuries after a bus crashed and rolled on I-95 north of Baltimore. The Baltimore County Fire Department said in a statement that the crash occurred near Kingsville, Maryland, shortly before 7 a.m. The vehicle was operated by megabus and was carrying 47 people. Officials said that 15 of the 27 people who were injured were taken to local hospitals. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Maryland State Police are investigating.

Two men charged in fatal Chicago shopping district shooting

Two men have been charged in a shooting that left two people dead and seven others hurt outside a fast food restaurant just blocks from Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. Chicago police says 21-year-old Jaylun Sanders of Chicago faces first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and other charges., while 20-year-old Kameron Abram of Riverdale is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and other charges. Both are due Sunday in Chicago’s Central Bond Court. Thursday night's shooting sent bystanders scattering, including a female who was critically injured when she fell onto a third rail in a nearby subway station where many bystanders ran for safety.

Heard's lawyers try to poke holes in Depp's libel lawsuit

Attorneys for actor Amber Heard have been trying to portray Johnny Depp in a Virginia courtroom as a jealous and drunken abuser. And they say he is the only one to blame for his nose-diving Hollywood career. Heard's attorneys are trying to undermine Depp’s libel lawsuit against Heard. Depp's suit claims that she falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser and cost him his lucrative film career. But Heard's attorneys spent much of last week trying to prove otherwise. They've called various witnesses. They have included Depp's former longtime agent who said he was frequently late to movie sets. Another witness was actor Ellen Barkin. She dated Depp in the 1990s and said he was jealous and controlling.

School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting

A surge in student mental health needs, staff shortages, and widespread episodes of misbehavior and violence have put extraordinary strain on school counselors and psychologists. The supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York, that was carried out by an 18-year-old who had been flagged for making a threatening comment at his high school highlights their concerns about their ability to screen students who might show the potential for violence. In many schools, the Buffalo shooting and others before it have prompted staff discussions on how they might respond differently.

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson departing from 'SNL'

Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson are among those departing from “Saturday Night Live,” leaving the sketch institution without arguably its two most famous names after Saturday's finale of its 47th season. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will also leave the cast after the episode hosted by Natasha Lyonne. The 38-year-old McKinnon won two Emmys in her 10 seasons on the show, during which her impressions included Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Her comic chops with characters frequently drove castmates and hosts to lose it live on air. The 28-year-old Davidson joined the cast in 2014 and has appeared in eight seasons.

California church leaders, shooting survivors join in prayer

Survivors and church leaders are joining in prayer nearly a week after a deadly shooting at a Taiwanese American church congregation in California. They are also thanking community members in Laguna Woods for their support. The community is reeling after last Sunday's attack on a luncheon of the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church killed one and wounded five. One survivor says he wasn't afraid during the shooting as he didn't know what was happening at the time, but since then he can't sleep. Pastor Albany Lee says trauma specialists will be available to assist community members and a prayer service will be held on Sunday.

Late spring Colorado snowstorm knocks out power for 210,000

A late spring Colorado snowstorm that dumped several inches in the Denver metro area knocked out electricity for about 210,000 customers. The KUSA television station reported Saturday that that the wet snow weighed down tree branches and sent them toppling onto power lines. Xcel Energy Colorado says that by Saturday night, power had been restored to 160,000 customers but about 50,000 still did not have it back. Much more snow fell in mountainous areas. KUSA reports that the small community of Cripple Creek near the base of Pike's Peak got 20 inches of snow

1 killed, 8 wounded in shooting at Southern California party

Southern California police say a man was killed and eight people were wounded during a shooting at a large party held at a strip mall hookah lounge. San Bernardino police said Saturday that officers dispatched late Friday found man who had been killed in the strip mall parking lot in the city east of Los Angeles. Eight people were wounded. Police say their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Two people were detained and one was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen gun. They were not identified.

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary victories in Georgia. Candidates in the state are making their final pitches to Georgia voters ahead of Tuesday’s election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and clinch nominations for governor and U.S. senator on Tuesday without runoffs. Kemp spoke to voters at a rally with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts showing up to support him. Walker was scheduled to rally later Saturday in Columbus. For Kemp, an outright win would be vindication after months of attacks from former President Donald Trump.

Early Voting holds off Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

Early Voting held off hard-charging favorite Epicenter to win the Preakness Stakes. Early Voting stalked behind the leaders for much of the race before moving into the lead around the final turn. The Preakness was run without Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike after his owner prioritized extra rest. Early Voting went off at 5-1. Epicenter finished second for a second consecutive Triple Crown race. Trainer Chad Brown won his second Preakness after doing it with the same owners in 2017 with Cloud Computing. Jockey Jose Ortiz won his first Preakness.

2 dead; northern Michigan town cleans up from rare tornado

Two people are dead and dozens more injured after a rare tornado hit a small northern Michigan community. Authorities say the two people in their 70s lived at a mobile home park in Gaylord that was among the first sites hit by the tornado, which was rated an EF3 by the National Weather Service on a scale of 0-5. More than 40 people were injured. Gaylord is roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit. The Otsego County fire chief says there's “probably 95% destruction” at the park, with mobile homes “picked up and turned over.” Experts say extreme spring winds are uncommon in the area because the Great Lakes typically suck energy out of storms.

Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 week

A 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket was remembered at her funeral for her love of family and friends and “smile that could light up a room.” Mourners said their final goodbyes to Roberta Drury on Saturday at the Assumption Church in Syracuse, not far from where she grew up in Cicero. She was shot to death last Saturday on a trip to buy groceries at the supermarket targeted by the white gunman. Also Saturday, the city of Buffalo and Tops Friendly Markets observed moments of silence to mark one week since the racist shooting

Kardashians take Portofino for Kourtney-Travis wedding

The Kravis wedding train has rolled into Italy. According to reports, Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker hit Portofino for a long wedding weekend. The couple and her entire reality TV family stepped out for dinner Friday night clad in Dolce & Gabbana after the two were snapped smooching on a boat that day. The group took to the streets of Portofino again Saturday on their way to lunch. This after a Las Vegas practice ceremony last month with an Elvis impersonator officiating, followed by a small ceremony May 15 in Santa Barbara, California. Portofino is a jet set favorite, a fishing village on the Ligurian coast.

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

Tennessee is about to become the first U.S. state to make it a felony to camp on local public property such as parks. It is already a felony in Tennessee to camp on most state-owned property. The crime is punishable by up to six years in prison and the loss of voting rights. Supporters say the law is needed to get some people to move off the streets. Critics say it is cruel and will make homelessness worse. Many landlords won't rent to felons and many employers won't hire them.