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Magnitude 5 earthquake in Zhob

The epicenter was 106 km south of Zhob

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Zhob: The earthquake tremors have been felt in Zhob district of Balochistan.

According to the seismological center, the earthquake's magnitude in Zhob has been recorded as 5. The epicenter was 106 km south of Zhob.

According to media reports, no reports of casualties or financial losses have been received as a result of the earthquake.

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Trump appears to have been shot. Here’s what we know and what we don’t.

On Saturday, July 13, in-person supporters and television audiences heard what sounded like gunfire as Donald Trump addressed a crowd in Butler, Pennsylvania. Shortly after, as Secret Service agents rushed the stage, Trump’s face looked as though it was smear…

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Editor’s note, July 14, 5:30 pm ET: This is a rapidly evolving news story that will be updated with new verified information. On Saturday, July 13, gunshots rang out as former President Donald Trump addressed a crowd at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Shortly after, Secret Service agents rushed the stage, and Trump was escorted off — his face smeared with blood. Two people were killed, including the shooter — identified by the FBI as Thomas Matthew Crooks, a 20-year old from Pennsylvania. Two other rally attendees were critically injured. Trump survived — he wrote afterward on Truth Social that a bullet had pierced his upper right ear, and his campaign said he was "fine." Amid rampant rumor and speculation, here are the facts as we know them right now — and what we still need to learn to fully understand what happened at the rally. What we know * The moment of the shooting was televised live and filmed by various people in attendance: a burst of three shots was followed by a burst of five shots. Trump is seen touching his ear and then with blood on his face; he was quickly swarmed by Secret Service agents and soon escorted offstage. Here is what TV viewers saw and heard. * The shots from an AR-style rifle were fired at 6:15 pm from an “elevated position outside of the rally venue,” after which the Secret Service shot and killed the gunman, per statements from the agency. Videos show what appears to be the gunman’s body on a nearby rooftop. * One person attending the Trump rally was killed and two others were critically injured. On Sunday afternoon, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro identified the rally attendee who was killed as Corey Comperatore, a father of two whom local news sources identified as a former fire chief. * Trump himself was brought to a local hospital afterward to be examined, but he was released late Saturday. * Hours after the shooting, Trump posted on Truth Social that he had been “shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin. Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening. GOD BLESS AMERICA!” * The FBI identified the shooter in a statement as a 20-year-old Pennsylvania man, Thomas Matthew Crooks, from Bethel Park, a Pennsylvania town about an hour away from the rally site. Crooks had registered to vote as a Republican, though FEC records show a $15 donation under his name on January 20, 2021, to the Progressive Turnout Project, which supports Democratic voter turnout. * Multiple major news outlets have reported that Crooks was in possession of explosive devices, citing anonymous law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. * President Joe Biden briefly addressed the nation Saturday night, stating, “There’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. … We cannot condone this.” The Biden presidential campaign has temporarily pulled advertising in the wake of the shooting, and Biden spoke with Trump on Saturday night, although details about that call have not been made public. * Biden also said Sunday afternoon that he has ordered a full Secret Service review of security plans for Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week. At a press conference Sunday, the Secret Service said they did not believe the plans already in place for the RNC need to be altered. * Biden plans to address the nation again on Sunday night from the Oval Office. * Although information on the shooter’s motive isn’t yet known, several of Trump’s political allies immediately tried to blame Democrats and the media, arguing that their criticism of Trump must have spurred the violence. “This was an assassination attempt aided and abetted by the radical Left and corporate media incessantly calling Trump a threat to democracy,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) wrote. What we don’t know * We do not know the shooter’s motive. * The identities of the other two injured audience members at the rally have not been released to the public. * Though the Secret Service official overseeing RNC security addressed the public on Sunday, the agency has not yet commented on why their security measures failed to prevent the shooter from having a clear shot at the former president from a nearby rooftop.
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Hurley, UConn agree to 6-year, $50M contract

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season, the school announced Monday.

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UConn coach Dan Hurley, who has led the Huskies to back-to-back national championships and turned down an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers last month, has signed a new contract to stay in Storrs through the 2029-30 season.

Hurley's new deal is worth $50 million over six years, before performance-based incentives.

"It's an honor to coach basketball at UConn and to represent this world class institution and the great state of Connecticut," Hurley said in a statement. "We are extremely proud of the championship program that we have rebuilt for our supporters and fans. We will continue to obsessively pursue championships and historic success, while continuing to develop great young men. Bleed Blue!"

Earlier this offseason, Hurley rejected a six-year, $70 million offer to become the Lakers' head coach. He emerged as the franchise's top target in early June, but after flying out to Los Angeles to meet with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss, Hurley opted to return to UConn. The Lakers later hired JJ Redick as coach.

Under his new contract, Hurley will receive a base salary of $400,000 per year and additional compensation that rises every year for speaking, consulting and media obligations. The additional compensation begins at $6.375 million for the 2024-25 season. He will also get a retention bonus of $1 million per year.

"Dan Hurley is the best men's basketball coach in the nation and we are delighted that he will continue to call UConn home," UConn president Radenka Maric said in the statement. "In addition to the exceptional program he has built over a period of years and the extraordinary back-to-back NCAA championships he and his teams won, Coach Hurley serves as a critical mentor to our student-athletes, pushing them to achieve both on the court and in the classroom, helping to lay the groundwork for their success in life long after they have left UConn. We are grateful both for his championship culture and for his leadership at our university and in our state."

After stints at Wagner and Rhode Island, Hurley arrived at UConn in 2018. In his six seasons with the Huskies, he is 141-58, and he guided the program to national championships in 2023 and 2024.

Over the past two seasons, UConn is 68-11, the best two-year stretch in program history. The Huskies have been historically dominant in the past two postseasons, winning all 12 NCAA tournament games by double digits.

"On behalf of UConn Nation, we are thrilled that Coach Hurley will continue to lead the Men's Basketball program for the foreseeable future," UConn athletic director David Benedict said in the statement. "Dan and Andrea have poured themselves into the rebuilding of this program that culminated in the last two National Championships. This contract is recognition for the immense amount of effort that went into producing those results and the dedication it will require to sustain a program that expects to compete for conference and national championships in the future."

Despite seeing four players selected in June's NBA draft, UConn is set to open the season ranked in the top five once again. The Huskies return Alex Karaban, who withdrew from the NBA draft process, and welcome top-10 recruit Liam McNeeley.

No team has accomplished three straight championships since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The past two teams to win back-to-back titles (Florida and Duke) didn't make it to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament the third time around, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The only team to three-peat is UCLA, which won seven straight titles under John Wooden from 1967 to '73.
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