The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 18th, 2023 evening edition

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Ukraine's interior minister, several other top officials and three children were among the 18 people killed when a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten outside Kyiv on Wednesday.

As a result of the plane crash, the leadership of the interior ministry died," the head of Ukraine's police service, Igor Klymenko, said in a statement.

He specified that Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky and his first deputy, Yevgeniy Yenin, were both killed.

Locals react at the scene of a helicopter crash in Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan. 18,, 2023.

Türkiye extend condolences Emergency personnel work at the site of a helicopter crash, Brovary, Ukraine, Jan. 18, 2023.

The Turkish foreign minister on Wednesday extended condolences to Ukraine over the helicopter crash in the Kyiv region that claimed the lives of at least 18 people, including the country’s interior minister.

"I learned with great sorrow the news about the helicopter crash in Brovary near Kyiv, claiming many lives including #Ukraine’s Interior Minister," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter. »

Art professor sues after firing over Prophet Muhammad images

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Last October López Prater showed the 14th-century painting depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a lesson on Islamic art.

According to the lawsuit, López Prater’s course syllabus included a note that students would view images of religious figures, including the Prophet Muhammad.

The group said professors who analyze images of the Prophet Muhammad for academic purposes are not the same as “Islamophobes who show such images to cause offense.”. »

George Santos used fake Jewish name on GoFundMe because he thought 'Jews will give more,' former roommate says

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George Santos used a fake Jewish last name to raise money on GoFundMe, a former roommate told CNN.

A former roommate of Rep. George Santos said the embattled congressman used a Jewish-sounding last name to try to raise money for a questionable GoFundMe page.

Gregory Morey-Parker, who previously lived with Santos, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday that Santos used several aliases during their time as roommates. »

Nintendo Switch Crowned Best-Selling Console In US For Fifth Year In A Row

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According to the latest NPD Group data for 2022 (via industry analyst Mat Piscatella), the Switch was officially the best-selling console for the fifth year in a row in the US.

Sony's PlayStation 5 was in second place and Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S was in third place.

And the overall market is said to have exceeded $56.6 billion but was down by 5% compared to 2021. »

Gunfire damages North Carolina substation, no outage caused

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina utility said an electricity substation was damaged by gunfire early Tuesday but that it caused no power outages.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was notified, and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force responded to conduct a parallel investigation, the release said.

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation serves customers in parts of 19 North Carolina counties and says it’s collaborating with federal, state and local officials to share information and strengthen critical systems. »