The Daily Populous

Friday May 26th, 2023 evening edition

image for GOP-led Texas House panel issues 20 impeachment counts against state Attorney General Ken Paxton

FILE - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Dallas on June 22, 2017.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following years of scandal, criminal charges and corruption accusations, Texas’s Republican Attorney General, Ken Paxton, finds himself on the brink of impeachment, and a GOP-led panel is heading the charge.

It’s unclear how many supporters Paxton may have in the House, where he served five terms before becoming a state senator.

Since the prospect of impeachment suddenly emerged Wednesday, none of Texas’ other top Republicans have voiced support for Paxton.

The attorney general characterized his potential impeachment as “a critical moment for the rule of law and will of Texas voters.”.

Only twice has the Texas House impeached a sitting official: Gov. James Ferguson in 1917 and state Judge O.P. Carrillo in 1975. »

Aderrien Murry: 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by responding police officer after calling 911 is released from the hospital

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An 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by a police officer after he called 911 for help is recovering after being released from the hospital, according to his family.

Murry told CNN that the “irate” father of another of her children arrived at her home at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Murry said the officer who arrived at the home “had his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside.” »

Russia moves ahead with deployment of tactical nukes in Belarus

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MOSCOW, May 25 (Reuters) - Russia moved ahead on Thursday with a plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, whose leader said the warheads were already on the move, in the Kremlin's first deployment of such bombs outside Russia since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.

Shoigu said the documents he was signing in Minsk concerned the process for storing tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

Tactical nuclear weapons are used for tactical gains on the battlefield, and are usually smaller in yield than the strategic nuclear weapons designed to destroy U.S. or Russian cities. »

Electricity prices in Finland flipped negative — a huge oversupply of clean, hydroelectric power meant suppliers were almost giving it away

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Finland was dealing with an unusual problem on Wednesday: clean electricity that was so abundant it sent energy prices into the negative.

People pay a markup on the electricity, and often pay agreed rates for power instead of the raw market price.

"Now there is enough electricity, and it is almost emission-free," Ruusunen told Yle, adding that Finns could "feel good about using electricity.". »

Helldivers sequel is coming later this year

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Arrowhead Games showcased arguably the most eye-catching and humorous trailer at yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase when it confirmed that the sequel to Helldriver is coming later this year.

The sequel to 2015’s Helldivers is a third-person shooter as opposed to the top-down perspective of the original game.

Helldivers 2 is coming to PC and PS5 later this year. »