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Sunday September 10th, 2023 night edition

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A Jan. 6 rioter who sprayed police officers with bear spray and bragged “we stormed them and we took Congress” was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

McHugh, of Auburn, California, was sentenced to 78 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release, it said.

Sean McHugh appears to use bear spray outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Prosecutors said he “actively participated” in at least four attempts to breach perimeters police set up during the riot.

Allen wrote in a sentencing memo that McHugh "is not a rioter nor is he an insurrectionist" and that his actions were not planned.

McHugh maintains the use of bear spray was a spontaneous reaction after he saw his mother get hit by a projectile.

After the riot, he said on Facebook, "we stormed them and we took Congress," according to prosecutors. »

Australia wants to force cats to stay inside or give them a curfew because they are murdering so many other animals they are a threat to the country’s biodiversity

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Australian officials want to curb the negative impact so many cats have on the environment.

There are 8.1 million cats in Australia, and there is almost no part of the country they aren't found roaming about.

At such huge numbers, Australian felines — both domestic and feral — pose a real threat to the continent's biodiversity. »

China claims ownership of the Taiwan Strait. Canada just sailed a warship through it

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Soon it would have Chinese warships on all sides, during a 14-hour crossing of international waters that China claims as its own.

The Taiwan Strait is 160 kilometres wide at its narrowest point and separates mainland China from Taiwan.

The Chinese government claims both Taiwan and the strait as its own, as has described previous naval crossings as "stirring up trouble.". »

Police fatally shoot man who was holding handgun in Idaho field

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STAR, Idaho (AP) — A man described as suicidal died after a police officer fired at him in Idaho, authorities said.

Officers found Huffman in a field and began talking to him while he held a handgun and moved it around his head, the news release said.

The coroner’s report said Huffman died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the Idaho Statesman reported. »