Tools
Change country:

News executive Richard Wald, who helped build ABC News, dies

The wiry, optimistic newshound taught journalism at his alma mater, Columbia University, after retiring from ABC News in 1999.
Read full article on: politico.com
Republican Attacks on Social Media Are Doomed to Fail. That Won't Stop Them | Opinion
Social media companies targeting those who spread falsehoods with suspension is perfectly within their right as a private company.
7 m
newsweek.com
FDA commissioner to testify about baby formula shortage
U.S. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf is scheduled to testify before Congress today discussing the continuing baby formula shortage. The Biden administration is taking the rare step of invoking the defense production act and launching an effort to import more baby formula from overseas. Nikole Killion reports.
9 m
cbsnews.com
Vice President Kamala Harris to meet with Abortion providers
The Biden administration has vowed to fight for a woman's constitutional right to abortion. On Thursday at the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris will hear directly from doctors and nurses on the frontlines. Ed O'Keefe reports.
9 m
cbsnews.com
Markets fell precipitously after bad earnings reports from Target and Walmart
Stocks plummeted on Wall Street Wednesday, as poor results from retailers led to renewed fears. Jill Schlesinger has more.
cbsnews.com
Shocking images emerge of suspect in deadly bow-and-arrow rampage in Norway
The footage emerged this week after Andersen Bråthen pleaded guilty to a slew of charges in the October 2021 attack, including five counts of murder as well as 11 others of attempted murder.
nypost.com
Eye Opener: New push to tackle nationwide baby formula shortage
Congress takes action to increase baby formula supplies. Also, the markets suffer their biggest drop in nearly two years amid concerns over retailers. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.
cbsnews.com
Support for Black Lives Matter Plummets Among African Americans: Poll
A survey of 1,000 people by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found support for the movement and police reform has dropped since April 2021.
newsweek.com
Washington state gas stations run out of fuel, prep for $10 a gallon
Gas stations in Washington state are resetting price boards to accommodate double digits in preparation of the price of fuel reaching $10 a gallon.
nypost.com
'One Trick Pony'—Donald Trump Condemned for Pennsylvania Voter Fraud Remark
The former president said that his endorsed candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz should "declare victory" to make it "harder for them to cheat with the ballots."
newsweek.com
Commentary: After nine years, endless delays and a corruption probe, what's next for Angel Stadium?
If the Angel Stadium deal collapses, what happens? The Angels have options, but few of them would be a win for taxpayers.
latimes.com
Mom Backed for Insisting Daughter Go to College or Pay 'Realistic' Rent
The mother is considering raising her daughter's rent contribution to cover a quarter of all bills.
newsweek.com
DOJ accuses casino mogul Steve Wynn of lobbying on behalf of China
The DOJ is suing casino mogul Steve Wynn to compel him to register as a foreign agent for China, due to alleged lobbying he did during the Trump administration.
abcnews.go.com
Вышел фильм о съемках сериала "Чикатило"
Вышел фильм о съемках сериала "Чикатило"
http://rg.ru
Mom of 12 Reveals Her Family's Supersized McDonald's Order: 'Call Ahead'
"This is our basic lunch order. If I'm ordering dinner I'll add on extra burgers and nuggets," the mom said.
newsweek.com
Timeline: The case against Vincent Simmons
Twin sisters accused a Black man of attacking them in 1977, but he insists he's innocent and has been fighting ever since to clear his name.
cbsnews.com
Russia Firing Senior Commanders Who Performed Poorly in Ukraine: U.K.
Russian army chief Valery Gerasimov likely remains in his post, but it is unclear whether he retains Putin's confidence, the British defense ministry said.
newsweek.com
Captive medic's bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol
A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail
abcnews.go.com
NYC EMT shot by patient in ambulance
Police say it happened after EMTs were dispatched to pick up a drunk and disorderly man outside a bar in the borough of Staten Island.
cbsnews.com
Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza finally returns to menus
Taco Bell's highly anticipated Mexican Pizza finally returns to menus Thursday following a roughly two-year hiatus.
edition.cnn.com
Russia Uses Ukraine’s Azovstal POWs in Demented New Propaganda Plot
Handout via ReutersAfter weeks of setbacks in Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, the Kremlin has now seized on a chance to use prisoners of war as part of new propaganda efforts, while Ukrainian authorities warn many of them are actually being held in a “concentration camp.”Russia’s Defense Ministry on Thursday said a total of 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers from Mariupol’s decimated Azovstal steel plant had surrendered this week alone, with 771 fighters supposedly laying down their weapons over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian authorities have been reluctant to divulge too many details, warning that it could derail the “rescue operation,” but confirmed Tuesday that 53 severely wounded troops had been taken to a hospital in the occupied Donetsk region, and another 211 had been evacuated to the occupied village of Olenivka.Ukraine’s deputy defense minister cautioned against buying into Russian claims, however.Read more at The Daily Beast.
thedailybeast.com
Страны ЕАЭС намерены выработать актуальную модель и схему расчетов
Страны ЕАЭС намерены выработать актуальную модель и схему расчетов
http://rg.ru
What the UFO Discussion Really Needs
This week, a House of Representatives subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism gathered to discuss unidentified aerial phenomena. This was, on one level, a very unusual event—the rare congressional hearing about UFOs, the first in more than 50 years. And yet it proceeded as many others do on Capitol Hill: dryly, politely, and uneventfully. Which seemed odd. Shouldn’t there have been a little more to it? You know, alien stuff?The hearing featured more than an hour of congressional probing of two very important people, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security and the deputy director of naval intelligence, before moving to a closed, classified setting. There was footage of mysterious objects moving around in the sky. Yet a comment on a livestream summed up the whole affair quite nicely: “Well, this all seems rather anticlimactic,” the viewer wrote. “Are they trying to make it boring?”The witnesses did mention aliens—but only to say that American military officials had found no proof of them in the 400 modern-day reports of UFO sightings that they currently have on the books, from military pilots and some civilians. This week’s hearing was not about disclosing, once and for all, incontrovertible visual evidence of extraterrestrial craft whizzing through Earth’s atmosphere. It was meant to check in on the progress of a task force that the Department of Defense formed in 2020 “to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs”—unidentified aerial phenomena—“that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.”And yet, when we hear something like the first congressional hearing on UFOs in half a century, we, the viewers, might expect more. Representative Adam Schiff, a member of the intelligence subcommittee, called the hearing’s subject “one of the world’s most enduring mysteries”—at least give us a new and spooky clue, then! If casual observers have outsize expectations for an event like this, it’s because they’re being exposed to it without any real context.And this story desperately needs context. Without it, we can miss important details, believe information when we should be skeptical, and see things that aren’t really there.[Read: Just don’t call them UFOs]There’s no way around the fact that, in popular usage, the term UFO—unidentified flying object—is synonymous with alien spaceships and has been for decades. The assumption that UFOs could represent something truly otherworldly is right there in the language that people use to scrutinize alleged footage; they “debunk” initial sightings, suggesting that, before close examination, they could be the real deal. (The government has tried to tiptoe away from the grabbiest version of UFO discourse, preferring to use the term UAP instead, which somehow sounds even more mysterious.)But the reality is that unidentified flying objects, or unidentified aerial phenomena, are just that, and there’s no reason to assume, right away, that they’re something all that interesting. In the same way that astronomers must run through a checklist of possible explanations for a strange new phenomenon in space before considering the extraterrestrial option, aviation experts have a number of more mundane culprits at their disposal: drones, experimental aircraft, weather events, birds, balloons—even the planet Venus, appearing extra bright and ethereal through the haze of our planet’s atmosphere. The alternatives to aliens are certainly more boring, but the alternatives are out there, and they always have been. The report at the center of the previous UFO hearing, in the late 1960s, found that the lights observed over a military base were birds and weather conditions.Indeed, the mysterious objects in one of the videos shown at this week’s hearing, glowing triangles in the night sky, turned out to be the result of an artifact of the camera equipment that captured the footage. Most of the reports that have been brought to the Pentagon task force remain unexplained, but Ronald Moultrie, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, said that doesn’t mean that the answer must be something extraordinary. “We have insufficient data either on the event itself [or] the object itself,” Moultrie said at this week’s hearing. “So it’s a data issue that we’re facing.”[Read: If aliens are out there, they’re way out there]The next point of context, often missing, is why anyone is talking about aliens at all in the year 2022. The latest spike in UFO interest began in 2017, when The New York Times published a story headlined “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious UFO Program,” about a shadowy government effort to catalog UAPs, along with two Navy videos featuring UAPs. But the breathlessness of the coverage in the past few years hasn’t matched the breadth of the evidence for an extraterrestrial explanation, of which there isn’t much. (One of those videos would later go on to be explained away by an independent video analyst, and eventually, by Pentagon officials.) Plenty of outlets followed the Times’ lead, letting the thrill of writing about UFOs with a big wink overtake their normal sense of propriety. “Reporters have taken sources at their word without corroborating data, let documented contradictions slide by, and glossed over the motivations of both outside agitators and government insiders,” Sarah Scoles, a science journalist and the author of They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers, wrote in The Atlantic last year. “If these stories did not outright say the word aliens, many indulged in what-if-ing, while glazing over the limits of the actual facts available.”Many of the stories, Scoles said, took certain people’s credentials—say, the former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program—as face-value evidence that their claims about the extraterrestrial origins of UFOs were true. Similarly, part of the reason that the astrophysicist Avi Loeb receives so much coverage for his alien-tinged discussion of weird-shaped interstellar objects is because he is a tenured Harvard professor. So when people see a UFO story in The New York Times, they’re inclined to trust the paper. But these articles appear without much-needed context: The Times’ go-to reporters on the UFO beat, who broke the story on the Pentagon’s previously undisclosed program, are long-time UFO activists who have advocated for the idea that such objects might have extraterrestrial explanations.People might read the latest news that the government has 400 reports of UFOs and imagine a recent explosion in sightings. After all, when the Pentagon and UFOs made headlines last summer, defense officials said they were taking a look at just 144 reports! Context matters here too. The increase is because the Defense Department solicited reports from service members in a more deliberate way, and vowed, at least publicly, to take their accounts seriously. Unexplainable things in the sky are indeed matters of national security; an unrecognizable technology could belong to an adversarial nation. Expect the Pentagon to report higher numbers, but understand why those numbers are higher. “The implication will be, ‘Oh my God, they were hiding something. I knew it!’ as if that means ‘These things are aliens’ as opposed to ‘The military is secretive, and now you know it was secretive,’” Jason Wright, an astronomer at Penn State University who works in the field of SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, told me in an interview last year.Whenever I see a news story or TV interview about UFOs that cries out for more context, I think of Edward Ruppelt, an Air Force officer who worked on one of the Pentagon’s earliest efforts to understand strange, fast-moving stuff in the sky. Ruppelt came up with the term UFO in the early 1950s. In 1956, Ruppelt wrote a book-length report on UFOs. No one asked him to do it, but he was frustrated with the “secrecy and confusion” and wanted the public to have all the facts. He ended the document on a hopeful note. “I wouldn’t want to hazard a guess as to what the final outcome of the UFO investigation will be, but I am sure that within a few years there will be a proven answer.” Within a few years! Sorry, Ruppelt.
theatlantic.com
Илон Маск в бешенстве: акции Tesla больше не котируются
Илон Маск в бешенстве: акции Tesla больше не котируются
http://rg.ru
Песков: В сфере импортозамещения нельзя почивать на лаврах
Работа по импортозамещению в России ведется активно, но часть планов еще не выполнена, ведь действовать приходится в авральном режиме, заявил журналистам пресс-секретарь президента РФ Дмитрий Песков. Он напомнил, что тему держит на контроле лично Владимир Путин
http://rg.ru
В Москве презентовали "Водный патруль"
В столице прошла презентация нового "Водного патруля" и передача четырех гидроциклов управлению на транспорте МВД России по ЦФО. Зачем нужен патруль и как обеспечит порядок на воде новая техника, рассказали корреспонденту "РГ" участники презентации
http://rg.ru
Seizure of $300 million Russian superyacht triggers court clash; US reopens embassy in Kyiv: Live updates
An appeals court in Fiji could soon determine the fate of a Russian-owned superyacht seized by U.S. authorities. Ukraine live updates.       
usatoday.com
See Russian merchant ship's journey across Mediterranean with stolen grain
A food crisis looms in Ukraine as Russia continues to block Ukrainian grain exports, skyrocketing the price of grain to $400 per ton on the world market. President Volodymyr Zelensky calls this 'food terrorism.' CNN's Isa Soares reports.
edition.cnn.com
What do Dr. Seuss, Jennifer Weiner and 'Star Wars' have in common? They're all best sellers this week
Childrens author Dr. Seuss, novelist Jennifer Weiner and 'Star Wars' all made this week's USA TODAY Best Selling Books list.       
usatoday.com
A 'no party preference' prosecutor could shake up California attorney general's race
Sacramento Dist. Atty. Anne Marie Schubert has spent three decades in courtrooms prosecuting murderers and rapists. Now she wants to be the state's top cop.
latimes.com
How we found the 101 best experiences in California
A Q&A with travel reporter Christopher Reynolds, who scoured the Golden State for the most delightful, fascinating and awe-inspiring things to do.
latimes.com
The L.A. Times guide to the 101 best California experiences
The Times set out to find the most delightful, fascinating and awe-inspiring things to do right here in the Golden State. Explore our top picks, print out our checklist and hit the road.
latimes.com
How Ford's CEO became a podcaster, with a little help from Tom Brady
Ford CEO Jim Farley has showbiz in his blood. On "Drive," his new Spotify podcast series, a shared love of cars is the vehicle for conversations with the likes of Tom Brady, Dax Shepard and Jimmy Kimmel.
latimes.com
Ciara opens up on Russell Wilson relationship: ‘When you know, you know’
The 36-year-old singer gushed over the Broncos quarterback and how he cares for their family in a new interview about their home life.
nypost.com
'What on Earth are we doing?': 'Men' director talks 'pure weirdness' of his surreal horror film
Misogyny is a real monster in "Men," a dread-inducing new horror drama from "Annihilation" director Alex Garland and starring Jessie Buckley.      
usatoday.com
Podcast: Cryptocurrency's addiction problem
Riding the booms and busts of cryptocurrencies can feel like gambling. No wonder addiction to trading the digital coins is on the rise.
latimes.com
Amid severe drought, former Interior secretary calls for revamping Colorado River pact
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt says with climate change shrinking the Colorado River, Western states should renegotiate a key 1922 agreement.
latimes.com
Timeline: Key moments in the career of Angelyne, L.A.'s billboard icon
The Times has caught up with the local star regularly over the years. With the premiere of "Angelyne" on Peacock, here's a sample of our coverage.
latimes.com
We've got merch! Check out L.A. Times' new 'California Collection'
The sweatshirts, joggers, hats, totes and other items were created to celebrate life on the West Coast.
latimes.com
Acrimony, threats, absent doctors: L.A. County and USC clash over hospital management
Los Angeles County and USC have been quietly waging battle over the operations of L.A. County-USC Medical Center, one the nation's largest public hospitals. The County decried "a broad lack of accountability and responsibility on the part of" USC.
latimes.com
'Evil was in that church': A stranger lurking, shots fired, then heroes rise in Laguna Woods
How a luncheon celebrating the return of a congregation's pastor turned into a deadly scene.
latimes.com
What is your favorite California experience?
A Los Angeles Times travel reporter shared his picks for the 101 best California experiences. Did your favorites make the list?
latimes.com
California attorney general is one of few key races on the ballot. It's worth our attention
Voters will choose the two runoff candidates to compete in the November general election. Democratic Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta is a shoo-in for one slot, columnist George Skelton writes.
latimes.com
Video: Was that really the end for explosive knockout artist Paul 'Semtex' Daley?
Our "Spinning Back Clique" takes a look at the career of Paul Daley and debates if his retirement after Bellator 281 will stick.      Related StoriesVideo: Was that really the end for explosive knockout artist Paul 'Semtex' Daley? - EnclosureEagle FC 47 headliner Junior Dos Santos opens up about UFC exit: 'They try to drain everything'Eagle FC 47 headliner Junior Dos Santos opens up about UFC exit: 'They try to drain everything' - Enclosure 
usatoday.com
Amid anger and grief, some Black residents of Buffalo are talking about guns
Shaken by the massacre and feeling unprotected in their own neighborhoods, conversations about guns have occurred among family, friends and neighbors.
latimes.com
Exclusive sneak peek: Muslim teen 'Ms. Marvel' brings new perspective in Disney+ series
Straight from Jersey City, Muslim teen superhero Kamala Khan brings new perspective to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Disney+'s 'Ms. Marvel.'       
usatoday.com
Exclusive: Iman Vellani channels her inner superhero for 'Ms. Marvel'
Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenager from Jersey City who gains superpowers and becomes a superhero in Disney+'s "Ms. Marvel" series.       
usatoday.com
L.A.'s beloved Angelyne gets the biopic treatment. Sadly, it's only skin deep
In Peacock's "Angelyne," Emmy Rossum gives the billboard-famous local celebrity her all. But the show only gestures at the person behind the persona.
latimes.com
These 10 Cars Are Being Discontinued After the 2022 Model Year
A lot of subcompacts and entry-level cars are getting axed this year.
newsweek.com