The United Kingdom and the world bid one final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II in London. Also in the news: Puerto Rico begins its recovery after Hurricane Fiona thrashed the island, and the special master in the Mar-a-Lago case will get to work.
Here is Tuesday’s news:
🌅 Up first: Adnan Syed was released from prison after 22 years Monday. Would his murder conviction have been overturned without the ‘Serial’ podcast? Read more
Britain, world bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II
The United Kingdom and much of the world spent Monday mourning Queen Elizabeth II, who was celebrated at a funeral at Westminster Abbey and brought to her final place of rest, St. George’s Chapel. With the funeral and a private burial service Monday evening concluded, a period of Royal Mourning is set to last for the next seven days, according to the new king’s wishes. The queen was laid to rest in an intimate ceremony in Windsor, where she was reunited with her husband, Prince Philip, and her parents. In contrast to the pageantry of her state funeral, officials said the queen’s internment was a “deeply personal family occasion.” Read more
- “We liked Lizzy”: London was transformed into a pageant of both mourning and celebration
- Poignant moments: They ranged from emotional royals to the funeral wreath
- The royals in attendance: See King Charles III, Prince Harry and others present
- Viral moment: A man dropped piece of paper on ground near coffin during queen’s funeral
- Princess Kate, daughter Charlotte honor the queen with sweet details: How funeral guests dressed for the solemn affair
- Westminster Abbey in London: See Queen Elizabeth II at the iconic church where she was married, crowned, laid to rest
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Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Fiona as storm moves on
Hurricane Fiona smashed Puerto Rico Monday with rain and winds that triggered mudslides, “catastrophic” flooding and a power outage affecting the entire island. Over 1,000 water rescues were performed, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said. Even as the storm reached the Dominican Republic, it continued to slam Puerto Rico with rain – more than 30 inches in some parts. Read more
Where is Fiona now? By early Tuesday, Fiona was drifting away from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and heading toward the Turks and Caicos Islands where a hurricane warning is in effect, the National Hurricane Center said. Fiona packed maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, making it a Category 3 storm.
- See the people and places impacted: Hurricane Fiona floods homes and streets in Puerto Rico
- Video: Fiona leaves floods, power outages
- Previous coverage: Hurricane Fiona makes landfall on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast
More news to know now:
- A strange coincidence: A major earthquake strikes Mexico on Sept. 19 for the third time since 1985, this time a magnitude 7.6
- “Nothing more … than a photo op.”: Texas authorities said they are opening an investigation into how 48 Venezuelan migrants were “lured” to board flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard under a plan orchestrated by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
- Moving on: Countries consider breaking away from the British crown now that Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is over
- What we know: Alaskan officials rush to provide aid in flooded, remote villages
- Another “SNL” departure: Chris Redd becomes the latest cast member of the NBC comedy sketch series to exit ahead of Season 48
- 🎧 On today’s 5 Things podcast, hear a recap of yesterday’s funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. You can listen to the podcast every day on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or on your smart speaker.
Special Master in Mar-a-Lago case to hold first session with Trump lawyers, DOJ
Senior U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master assigned to review material the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, is scheduled to hold his first court conference Tuesday with lawyers for Trump and the Department of Justice. Both sides said in filings Monday night that Dearie had distributed a draft case management plan for the review. Pending the outcome of a separate DOJ appeal, Dearie is expected to determine whether federal prosecutors will remain barred from reviewing some of the seized material in a criminal investigation of Trump. Read more about Judge Dearie
- Meet Raymond Dearie: He’s the special master in the DOJ’s probe into Trump’s handling of documents
- “The government and the public would suffer irreparable harm absent a stay”: US asks appeals court to lift judge’s order in probe of classified documents
- President not briefed: Biden says he doesn’t know what national secrets are contained in Mar-a-Lago documents
Official jailed in killing of Las Vegas journalist Jeff German due in court
Robert Richard Telles, the Clark County, Nevada, public administrator, is due to face a judge on a murder charge Tuesday in the stabbing death of Jeff German, a Las Vegas investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of Telles and his managerial conduct. Telles has remained jailed without bail since his Sept. 7 arrest in the Sept. 2 slaying of German, a veteran Las Vegas Review-Journal staff writer. A criminal complaint accuses Telles, 45, of “lying in wait” for German, who prosecutors say was stabbed seven times. Read more on the case
- Jeff German confronted the power players of Sin City: It may have gotten him killed.
- Additional case details: A DNA match led to elected official’s arrest in death of reporter
- I left Las Vegas. Jeff German stayed, and paid with his life: More from Detroit Free Press columnist Neal Rubin
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- Biden says the COVID pandemic “over”: Could that put some emergency aid programs at risk?
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MLB: Judge, Pujols get back to pursuits of home run history
After an off day Monday, the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge and the St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols will resume their chases at home run history Tuesday. Judge, who hit his 58th and 59th home runs Sunday, can become the first American League player since Roger Maris in 1961 to hit 60 home runs in a season. He can break the AL record with three more homers. The Yankees face the Pittsburgh Pirates at home. The 42-year-old Pujols, who is retiring at the end of the season, is trying to become the fourth major leaguer to reach 700 home runs. The Cardinals will play on the road against the San Diego Padres. Read more on Judge’s chase
- Aaron Judge home run tracker: The Yankees slugger chases league history
- Following Albert Pujols: Can he hit the 700-home run milestone?
- MLB power rankings: Dodgers are baseball’s first to 100 wins. Who’s going to join them?
A little something different
- An apparent fashion faux pas: First lady Jill Biden is being criticized for wearing a fascinator instead of a hat to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
- Is Trump embracing QAnon more openly? A salute from the crowd and the music played at an Ohio rally suggest closer ties
- ‘The Voice’ is back! Camila Cabello makes her coaching debut on the NBC series and snags the first four-chair turn singer
- Long recovery begins: Actor Eugenio Derbez opens up about his recent accident and says doctors “needed to reconstruct my arm”
- “Monday Night Football” doubleheader: Allen, Bills demolish Titans in their home opener | Hurts, defense shine in Eagles’ dominating win over the Vikings
📸 Photo of the day: All eyes on London for the queen’s funeral 📸
Endless rows of Union Jacks. Acres of red Beefeater uniforms. Forests of raised arms with cellphones snapping and filming. Flowers everywhere, whether laid in neat piles or pelting the black Jaguar hearse as it glided through town. London was transformed Monday.
All to celebrate the final moments in the storied life of Queen Elizabeth II. A woman who made history. Read more
Click here to see dozens of more photos of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and the scene in London.
Contributing: The Associated Press