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Friday January 20th, 2023 night edition

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The film’s armorer overseeing weapons, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the incident, according to a statement from Santa Fe-area District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.

During preparations for a scene, Mr. Baldwin discharged a live round from a revolver, killing 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins.

In New Mexico, involuntary manslaughter is a fourth-degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.

Actor Alec Baldwin has denied pulling the trigger of the gun on the set of ‘Rust.’ Photo: Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office/Zuma Press.

Mr. Baldwin and Ms. Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two different counts of involuntary manslaughter, the district attorney’s office said.

The second charge, involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act, includes a firearms enhancement which carries a mandatory five-year prison term.

In response, a lawyer for Ms. Gutierrez-Reed said Mr. Baldwin “is the only one responsible for this tragedy.” »

Convicted drug lord "El Chapo" sends "SOS" message to Mexico's president from U.S. prison

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Mexico's president said Wednesday that he would consider a request by convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to return from the United States to complete his sentence on humanitarian grounds.

The Sinaloa cartel founder has appealed to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for help due to alleged "psychological torment" that Guzman says he is suffering in a U.S. prison.

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is pictured on Jan. 19, 2017. »

Poland ready to send tanks without Germany’s consent, PM says

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Poland is ready to go alone and send tanks to Ukraine even without Germany’s permission, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday.

Poland has pledged to send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

But, since the tanks are German-made, it needs Berlin’s approval, which Chancellor Olaf Scholz has yet to provide. »

We could soon be facing the biggest financial crisis in history as Republicans threaten to stop paying America's bills

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But failing to raise the debt ceiling by the summer could cause the US to default on its debt.

The country — and world — could plunge into a financial crisis, destabilizing global markets and leaving millions of Americans jobless.

"We would see a financial crisis and massive job losses without aid from the federal government to deal with it," Carter said. »

Ubisoft confirms Project Q cancelled

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Now, Eurogamer can confirm that Project Q was one of the games that Ubisoft most recently ditched.

Ubisoft only mentioned Project Q last April via Twitter as footage of the game leaked online from one of these tests.

There's no word today on which Ubisoft games and franchises the Project Q team will now be reassigned to. »