WORLD Radio – Tuesday morning news: September 6, 2022
A federal judge granted Trump’s request for a special master, another incident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant knocked the facility off of the country’s power grid, families in Saskatchewan are grieving today, Queen Elizabeth II is formally appointing a new prime minister, major oil producing countries are cutting their oil supplies to the global economy, the Mississippi governor says he’s hopeful that Jackson residents will have clean drinking water very soon
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 Associated Press Photo/Mary Altaffer
For WORLD Radio, I’m Kent Covington.
Judge grants special master » A legal victory for former President Donald Trump. A federal judge granted his request for a so-called special master, to look over the documents the FBI seized from Trump’s home.
Speaking to supporters in Pennsylvania, Trump said the FBI’s search last month went too far.
TRUMP: They rifled through the first lady’s closet drawers and everything else.
The Justice Dept claims Trump was holding highly classified documents and that his team may have obstructed its investigation.
Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling authorizes an outside legal expert to review the records to weed out any documents that might be protected by claims of attorney-client privilege or executive privilege.
Zaporizhzhia » Yet another incident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant knocked the facility off of the country’s power grid Monday. WORLD’s Kristen Flavin has more.
KRISTEN FLAVIN, REPORTER: U.N. officials said Russian shelling sparked a fire in the area. Ukrainian crews then had to disconnect the plant’s reserve line to extinguish the blaze.
The line itself was not damaged. But the latest incident deepens concerns about the safety of the already battle-scarred facility.
Experts say its reactors are designed to protect against natural disasters, but not a war.
Global leaders are calling for a demilitarized zone around the plant to avoid a catastrophe.
Operators said in a statement that Russian forces have kept up “intensive shelling” of the area in recent days despite the warnings.
Reporting for WORLD, I’m Kristen Flavin.
Canada stabbings latest » Families in Saskatchewan are grieving today, still trying to make sense of a deadly series of stabbings in and near an Indigenous community.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the attacks “shocking and heartbreaking.”
TRUDEAU: My thoughts and the thoughts of all Canadians are with those who lost loved ones and with those who are injured.
Two brothers are accused of killing 10 people and injuring 18 more. Authorities identified one of the suspects as 30-year-old Myles Sanderson. The other suspect, his older brother Damien Sanderson, was found dead.
Authorities say the attackers targeted some of the victims but apparently chose others randomly.
New UK prime minister » Queen Elizabeth II is formally appointing a new prime minister today at the royal estate in Scotland.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss won the vote to lead the country’s governing Conservative Party and has promised to get right to work as prime minister.
TRUSS: I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deliver on the energy crisis.
The 47-year-old Truss faces immediate pressure to deliver on promises to tackle the surging cost of living.
Truss replaces Boris Johnson, who caved to pressure to resign after a series of controversies.
OPEC cutting supplies » Major oil producing countries are cutting their oil supplies to the global economy. WORLD’s Anna Johansen Brown has that story.
ANNA JOHANSEN BROWN, REPORTER: OPEC and allied oil-rich countries are trimming their output, resisting calls by President Biden to ramp up production to help lower gas prices.
Growing worries that demand will slump in the future have started to ease oil prices down from peaks of more than $120 per barrel in June.
That has slashed the cost of gasoline for drivers while cutting into the windfall for OPEC and allied countries.
The October supply cut of 100,000 barrels a day is a modest one. But the announcement did give oil prices a boost on Monday.
U.S. crude rose 3.3 percent, to just under $90 per barrel.
Reporting for WORLD, I’m Anna Johansen Brown.
Mississippi water » Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he’s hopeful that Jackson residents will have clean drinking water very soon. And he said the state has the “personnel in place to prevent as many issues as possible”…
REEVES: While understanding that a week of repairs does not eliminate each and every risk. There may be more bad days in the future.
He added that the state will invest tens of millions of dollars into a long-term solution to the water crisis.
Recent heavy rains caused problems at a water treatment plant that already needed costly repairs.
I’m Kent Covington. For more news, features, and analysis, visit us at wng.org.
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