USA news live: Assessing ‘tragic attack’ that killed Haiti president, says White House – Times of India

Donald Trump plans to announce class action lawsuits on Wednesday against Zuckerberg and Dorsey, reports Axios

Sticker campaign targets slavery roots in New York City

A New York-based campaign is drawing attention to prominent New Yorkers whose names are emblazoned on streets, schools, and storefronts and who it says had ties to slavery.The campaign – called ‘Slavers of New York’ – says there are at least 500 sites that feature the names of figures who owned slaves. Many of the slaveowners date from the 17th century when New York was New Amsterdam, including colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant and the Cortelyou family.

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria attacked, 2 injured

US-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the US-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq, rockets hit a base housing US troops, inflicting two minor injuries.The attacks come as tension has been on the rise between US troops and Iran-backed fighters after American airstrikes in eastern Syria killed four Iraqi fighters late last month in areas along the Syria-Iraq border. The Pentagon said targets attacked on June 27, were facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups to support drone strikes inside Iraq.

Reports: 3 law enforcement officers shot, wounded in Chicago

We stand ready and stand by them to provide any assistance that’s needed. Of course our embassy and State Department will be in close touch but it’s a tragedy. We stand with them and it’s important that people of Haiti know that

White House press secretary Jen Psaki

The US government was still obtaining specifics on the attack and Psaki expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti

US assessing ‘tragic attack’ that killed Haiti president: White House

The United States is assessing the “tragic attack” on Haiti’s president overnight and President Joe Biden will be briefed on the assassination, the White House said on Wednesday.”We’re still gathering information,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on MSNBC. “We’re still assessing right now.”Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight.

Tropical storm warnings were canceled for Cape Coral and Fort Myers

Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected across northern Florida once the storm makes an expected turn to the northeast

Tornado warnings were issued in several northern Florida counties, including the Gainesville area, on Wednesday morning

Elsa wobbled through the Gulf of Mexico, briefly reaching hurricane strength, but was expected to move ashore as a tropical storm

Tropical storm Elsa weakens, spares Florida of major damage

A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa dumped rain along a long stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast early Wednesday but appears to have spared the state significant damage and power outages.