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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Mexico and the U.S. have agreed on measures to address the surge in border crossings, with Mexico committing to deportations and preventive actions, as the U.S. boosts its border presence in response to escalating migrant encounters influenced by deteriorating conditions in Latin America and increasing violence in Mexico.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of possible involvement in the assassination of a Sikh leader in British Columbia, intensifying debates about Sikh activism and the idea of Khalistan within the Sikh diaspora in North America; this has further strained diplomatic ties between India and Canada.

The City of Fort Lauderdale mistakenly paid $1.2 million due to a phishing scam involving a fraudulent bill believed to be from Moss Construction, which is currently working on a project for the city.

Tropical depression Ophelia impacted the mid-Atlantic, bringing heavy rain, winds, and flooding, particularly to North Carolina's coast, after making landfall near Emerald Isle.

The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are in advanced negotiations to potentially end a months-long strike, with issues surrounding wages, worker protections, and artificial intelligence at the forefront of discussions.

A 10-year-old was found driving a reported stolen vehicle in north Florida, which was later revealed to belong to their mother from whom they had fled after a disagreement over electronic devices.

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and his wife were indicted on bribery charges following an investigation that revealed undisclosed assets, unrelated to previous charges he faced in a past case which ended in a deadlocked jury.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seeks continued U.S. aid amid waning American support for the conflict, while domestic U.S. concerns, fiscal challenges, and skepticism about aid effectiveness shape the debate in Congress.

Amid the U.S. auto industry's transition to electric vehicles, a major strike by workers highlights their demand for increased pay and benefits, citing past sacrifices during the Great Recession, while automakers navigate the financial challenges of EV production and adoption.

Rupert Murdoch, the 92-year-old Australian media mogul, is stepping down as leader of Fox's parent company and News Corp., with his son, Lachlan Murdoch, taking over key roles; Rupert will become chairman emeritus of both companies.