August 15, 2022: FBI search of Trump’s home, Salman Rushdie, Kenya elections, Six Flags, Donetsk

From Reuters.

August 15, 2022: FBI search of Trump’s home, Salman Rushdie, Kenya elections, Six Flags theme park, Russian pounds Ukraine’s Donetsk

1. Republicans stepped up calls for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel.

3. Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly at a public appearance in New York state, 33 years after Iran’s then-supreme leader called for him to be killed, is off a ventilator and his health is improving, his agent and a son said.

3. Deputy President William Ruto led a tight presidential race against opposition leader Raila Odinga, official results reported by media showed on Monday, with an announcement from electoral authorities due.

4. Three people were injured following gunfire outside the Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois, the Gurnee Police Department said.

5. Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near six-month war, but said they had repelled many of the attacks.

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