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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing from the week of Nov. 13, 2023.
Chain-reaction crash kills three high school students, other passengers killed and injured
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a charter bus, two commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles were involved in a fatal chain-reaction crash in Licking County, Ohio, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A total of 15 students were transported to the hospital with three passengers on the bus pronounced dead at the scene. All three individuals in one passenger vehicle were also pronounced dead at the scene.
Ohio QBs out for the season
According to a Nov. 15 press release from ESPN, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a broken bone in his throwing shoulder. Watson played six games this season, throwing for 1,115 yards with 105 completions.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow tore a ligament in his throwing wrist, resulting in a season-ending surgery, according to an ESPN press release. The team would go on to lose 20-34 against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.
On Monday, Nov. 13, the United States Department of Defense announced that five U.S. Army Special Operations aviation soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on Nov. 10 in the Mediterranean Sea. The helicopter was conducting aerial refueling training when there was an in-flight emergency.
“Our service members put their lives on the line for our country every day. They willingly take risks to keep the American people safe and secure,” United States President Joe Biden said in a White House statement.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, United States President Joe Biden met with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. According to an Associated Press release, the leaders did not resolve geopolitical issues among the two countries but “struck a conciliatory tone.”
Biden hopes to strengthen U.S. ties with Asia-Pacific leaders and countries. Biden and Jinping agreed to combat global illicit drug trafficking, resume military communication and address risks of advanced artificial intelligence technology, according to a White House press release.
“President Biden emphasized that the United States and China are in competition, noting that the United States would continue to invest in the sources of American strength at home and align with allies and partners around the world,” the release reads. “He stressed that the United States would always stand up for its interests, its values, and its allies and partners.”