Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (Office of President of Ukraine)

The next winter would be very difficult for Ukrainians, President Volodymyr Zelensky warned during his nightly address on Tuesday.

“In the current situation due to Russia’s aggression, this will indeed be the most difficult winter of all the years of independence,” he said.

Zelensky said he had discussed in a meeting with government officials and representatives of the largest state-owned energy companies “setting up a headquarters to prepare for the next heating season.

Former New Jersey state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. won the six-way GOP primary in the Garden State’s closely watched 7th Congressional District on Tuesday, setting up a November rematch with Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski.

With 66% of the expected vote in, Kean led the field with 45%, followed by Phil Rizzo, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in New Jersey’s 2021 gubernatorial race with 23% and District 23 Assemblyman Erik Peterson with 16% .

only makes those of us who are trying hard now to make Arthurdale a wonderful place and to preserve our history, but to me, all those people who came before us, it’s a way that even though they’re not here with us, it honors them, ” said Darlene Bolyard, executive director.

Bolyard said she always tells people they can’t forget the community members who sold hot dogs to raise funds to restore buildings or those whose husbands climbed and built roofs in the’70s and’80s.

“It was a really exceptional year for us, but again, success doesn’t happen overnight, ” Bolyard said. “It’s longevity. It’s endurance, it’s perseverance. It’s one of my favorite words, when I talk about Arthurdale—resilience and perseverance.”

On its Facebook page, the association lists three accomplishments by Arthurdale: — The hosting of the Smithsonian exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America in December 2021 and January 2022, which drew hundreds of visitors and featured programs such as weaving, blacksmithing demonstrations and an exhibit on the Richard Mine. — When the Preston County Arts Council dissolved in 2021, Arthurdale absorbed the organization and began offering arts programming to both children and . — Arthurdale was selected as one of 11 sites for the Smithsonian’s Coming Home program, which involved working with fourth-to-sixth-grade students on a community project.

Kean’s other challengers in the suburban district, which encompasses Hunterdon County, and parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties, included Township Mayor John Flora and businessman John Isemann.

National Republicans have eyed the 7th District as a potential pickup opportunity as they try to regain control of the House of Representatives after four years in the minority.

Malinowski, who is going for a third term in Congress, defeated Kean — the son of former New Jersey Republican Gov. Tom Kean Sr. — by just 1.2 percentage points in 2020.

Senate Republican leader Sen. Thomas H Kean Jr., left, R- Westfield, NJ., answers a question as he stands in the Senate chamber of the New Jersey Statehouse Oct. 5, 2016, in Trenton, N.J.
Former state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. blasted President Joe Biden for causing inflation.
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Since then, Malinowski has faced repeated ethics complaints over his stock trades. In October of last year, the House Office of Congressional Ethics said there was “substantial reason to believe” he violated federal conflict-of-interest rules by failing to disclose dozens of share transactions during 2019 and 2020.

Malinowski has maintained his failure to come clean about the trades was a careless oversight.

He trounced challenger Roger Bacon Tuesday in the Democratic primary, earning 95% of the vote to Bacon’s 5% with a third of all polling precincts reporting when the race was called.

Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., speaks as members of Congress share recollections of the Jan. 6 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol on the one-year anniversary of the attack on Jan. 6, 2022.

He said there are “issues of purchasing a sufficient amount of gas for the heating season, coal accumulation, and electricity production.”
“At this time, we will not be selling our gas and coal abroad. All domestic production will be directed to the internal needs of our citizens,” he added.

Ukraine’s energy sources: Zelensky said that in light of “the historical accession of Ukraine to the unified energy network of Europe” it will be possible to reduce Russian energy consumption by the neighboring countries and increase Ukraine’s “foreign exchange earnings.”

Zelensky also said he was planning to repair heat and power plants damaged or destroyed by Russian attacks. “Implementation of this program in the coming months is one of the top tasks for the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine,” he said.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will speak to U.S. President Joe Biden over the phone during the Summit of the Americas this week, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols said on Tuesday.

Guaido, who the White House recognizes as Venezuela’s interim president, will not attend the summit in person, Nichols said in an interview with Mexican newspaper Milenio.

“I hate them”: Ex-Russian president threatens to make unnamed enemies “disappear”

Bruno Mars just wants to keep the party going. After collecting one gilded gramophone after another for his hip-swaying hits — most recently as Silk Sonic with Anderson .Paak — the Grammy-winning musician aims to liven things up with his rum brand, SelvaRey.

Mars (né Peter Hernandez) is more than just a starry face of the spirits company. He co-owns the Los Angeles-based label, which was launched in 2014 by brothers Seth Gold (a former real estate developer) and Marc Gold (a journalist-turned-retail and restaurant entrepreneur) and their longtime friend, Robert Herzig (who previously worked in business development). The “Leave the Door Open” singer also brought on the rest of the Hooligans — his cohort of longtime musical collaborators — to back the brand.

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Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in a profanity-laced Telegram post on Tuesday that his previous entries have been “harsh” because he hates “them” — without specifying who.

“I am often asked why my Telegram posts are so harsh. The answer is — I hate them,” Medvedev said. “They’re bastards and scum. They want to kill us, Russia. And as long as I’m alive, I’ll do everything to make them disappear.”

Who does he mean? Medvedev, currently deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, did not specify who he was referring to. However, he has previously been critical of Western government sanctions and responses to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

Medvedev has previously warned the United States that Moscow has the “might to put all of our brash enemies in their place,” has referred to Polish politicians as “imbeciles”, and slammed reports of war crimes in Bucha as Ukrainian propaganda

Democrat Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, will face Republican Chuck Grassley in the race for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat, winning his party nomination Tuesday over two competitors.

Franken beat former congresswoman Abby Finkenauer and physician Glenn Hurst and earned the right to run against Grassley, who is seeking an eighth Senate term and beat back a nominal primary challenge of his own on Tuesday.

shedding tears, Huth testified in a civil trial against Cosby on Tuesday that he molested her when she was 16. She claims Cosby tried to put his hand down her tight pants, exposed himself before he forced Huth to touch him sexually on a bed in a “blue room,” which she says was adjacent to the game room.

“He forced himself on me,” recalled Huth, whose testimony came in the Los Angeles County trial over a lawsuit she filed. Cosby denies her allegations.

“I was shocked to say the least,” she said.

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Huth, 64, said the incident happened after she and her high school friend, Donna Samuelson, accompanied Cosby on a visit to the mansion. She said he gave them a tour of the mansion and game room before they played some games including Donkey Kong, and she went to the restroom. She then said Cosby forced her to perform a sex act in the bedroom.

The trial represents one of the last remaining legal claims against Cosby after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction was thrown out by an appeals court last year, and his insurer settled many other lawsuits against his will. He is not attending the trial, and will not testify, but parts of a video deposition he gave shortly after the 2014 lawsuit was filed will be played.

During Huth’s testimony, she said Cosby kept pursuing her after she told him that she was “15 or 16” years old. She claims to have told Cosby that she was on her menstrual cycle – even though she was not – in hopes that he would stop.

“I was trying to deflect,” she said. “But he didn’t stop. I just closed my eyes. … It was so fast. Maybe five minutes. Quick.”

Afterwards, Huth said Cosby walked out the room before she ultimately followed him to the grotto area of the mansion, where both took a photo – which was shown in court. As Huth looked at the photo, she said felt “mad, duped and foolish.”

“I felt let down. I was hurt,” she said. The photo – which has been shown to jurors several times – has Cosby wearing a red beanie and smiling next to the teenage Huth.

Franken’s primary win is something of a surprise, given Finkenauer was better known throughout the state after her 2018 victory over a Republican congressman that made her the second-youngest woman elected to Congress. Finkenauer lost in a reelection bid in 2020 but was a frequent presence on cable television and raised millions of dollars toward her Senate run.

In his campaign, Franken emphasized a need to “dial down the political tension” in Washington. He also called for adding a public insurance option to the Affordable Care Act.

Joyce Mahl of Council Bluffs in western Iowa said she voted for Franken because she was unsure Iowans would vote for a Democratic woman in the general election, though Iowa has elected Democratic women, including Finkenauer, to Congress. Mahl’s top priority is a candidate she views as stronger against Grassley.

“If you want Grassley out, you’ve got to vote for the one that you think can beat him,” Mahl, 66, said after voting at a downtown Council Bluffs church.

Franken will nonetheless face stiff headwinds going into the general election against Grassley, who has served seven terms. A state that Democrat Barack Obama won in two presidential elections has steadily shifted to the right in recent years, part of a broader transformation that has spread through the Northern Plains that has made it increasingly difficult for Democrats to compete statewide.

A well-known state lawmaker before she served a single term in the U.S. House, Finkenauer is one of the most prominent Democrats in Iowa.

Mark Hollander, 47, a marketing professional from West Des Moines said he voted for Abby Finkenauer in part because of her background in Congress, but also because she represents a new generation. Finkenauer stressed limiting the number of terms a member of the Senate can serve.

“I do agree with her on term limits,” Hollander said. “I feel that Grassley has not been especially effective in the last decade-plus and has turned more obstructionist at this point.”

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But Finkenauer’s campaign faced an unexpected stumble in April when she nearly didn’t make the primary ballot. Republican activists claimed she hadn’t gathered enough signatures from enough counties. A district judge ruled Finkenauer hadn’t qualified for the ballot, a ruling she called “deeply partisan.” The Iowa Supreme Court overruled that decision and allowed her to run.

Still, the episode turned off a number of veteran state Democratic activists, former candidates and officeholders, prompting some to give Franken a second look. He posted stronger first-quarter fundraising figures than Finkenauer and earned endorsements from some well-known former Finkenauer supporters bothered by her declining to accept responsibility for the filing mistakes.

Grassley, from New Hartford in northern Iowa, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 after serving three terms in the U.S. House.

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