'Newsweek' reports that the global bee population could be threatened by a newly discovered and deadly virus.
New York City has marked another chapter in the slow death of the land line telephone.
Conservative Christians have cheered restrictions on some birth control. But many decades ago, Christian leaders’ support helped contraceptives become acceptable in the first place.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its report on the 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) on May 19.
Republican Sen. John Boozman is trying to fend off three challengers in Arkansas' primary who are trying to paint him as not conservative enough. Boozman hopes to win the Republican nomination outright in Tuesday's primary, but he'll need to garner a majority of the votes to avoid a runoff. He faces challenges from three rivals, including a former NFL player who has the backing of a super PAC running ads. Boozman is a soft-spoken eye doctor who has served two terms. Three Democrats are also seeking their party's nomination Tuesday to challenge him.
The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature is poised on Tuesday to override the GOP governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender students from competing in girls sports. That would mean Indiana would join more than a dozen states that have adopted similar laws in the past two years. The Indiana proposal won approval by wide margins before Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb in March unexpectedly vetoed the measure. He said it did not provide a consistent policy for what he called “fairness in K-12 sports.” The veto override needs only simple majorities in the House and Senate. The American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a lawsuit to try to block the ban.
Police on Tuesday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a passenger aboard a moving New York City subway train. The NYPD says Andrew Abdullah is wanted in the death of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez, who was shot and killed late Sunday morning aboard a Q train near the Canal Street station in Manhattan. The police department tweeted a photo of the 25-year-old Abdullah and asked the public for help finding him. Court records show Abdullah has two open criminal cases in New York City, one in Brooklyn stemming from an April 24 vehicle theft and the other for an alleged assault in Manhattan in 2020. Messages seeking comment were left with lawyers representing him in those cases.
Indianapolis will be keeping the NFL scouting combine for the next two years. At Tuesday's owners meetings in Atlanta, the city that has staged the winter event since 1987 for players entering the draft was granted hosting rights for 2023 and 2024. This was the first time the NFL put the combine up for bidding, with Dallas and Los Angeles also seeking to host. The league also announced four new international home marketing areas. The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams are adding New Zealand and the Philadelphia Eagles were granted Australia, New Zealand and Ghana, making them the first NFL franchise to enter a market in Africa.
Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of what's known as the Quad. The name comes from the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. It began as a loose partnership after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, when the four countries provided humanitarian and disaster assistance. It was formalized by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, but then fell dormant until it was resurrected in 2017. Both the Trump and Biden administrations saw the Quad as a key way to place more focus on the Indo-Pacific region, particularly as a counterweight to China’s assertive actions
Sweden has denied it is providing any “financial assistance or military support” to Kurdish groups or entities in Syria — claims that Turkey’s using to back its opposition to Sweden’s and neighboring Finland’s historic bids to join NATO. The denial came as delegations from Sweden and Finland were expected in Ankara to discuss Turkey's objection. Turkey is citing the Nordic countries’ perceived support for Kurdish militants and other groups that Turkey considers to be terrorists, as well as arms exports restrictions imposed against Ankara. The Swedish foreign minister told Aftonbladet newspaper Tuesday that Sweden is a "major humanitarian donor to the Syria crisis through global allocations to humanitarian actors.”