Russia Launches Air Attack, Ukraine Shoots Down Missiles – Officials

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

(Reuters) -Russia launched its latest air attack on Ukraine during rush hour on Thursday morning and officials told Ukrainians to take cover in shelters as air defence forces shot down incoming missiles. A Reuters reporter heard the sound of a missile flying overhead at a low altitude, about 30 kms from the capital Kyiv. Two … Read more

Davis Scores 21 Points in Return as Lakers Defeat Spurs

Davis Scores 21 Points in Return as Lakers Defeat Spurs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 21 points in his return from a right foot injury, LeBron James added 20 and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from a rough loss to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-104 on Wednesday night. Davis, who missed 20 games due to a stress injury suffered during the … Read more

Australia Day Focuses on Black Recognition in Constitution

Australia Day Focuses on Black Recognition in Constitution

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians marked the 235th anniversary of British colonization Thursday with a public holiday that evokes anger at Indigenous injustice, focusing national attention on a new government push to acknowledge Australia’s first inhabitants in the constitution. The government joined several large corporations in allowing staff the choice of taking the holiday off … Read more

Montana Governor Wants Tax Rebates, Cuts With Budget Surplus

Montana Governor Wants Tax Rebates, Cuts With Budget Surplus

Gov. Greg Gianforte reiterated his administration’s priorities to improve Montana‘s economy in his State of the State address delivered Wednesday to the Legislature, whose job over the next few months will include determining how to allocate an unprecedented $2.6 billion budget surplus. “The fact of the matter is Montanans overpaid,” Gianforte said of tax payments. … Read more

Peru Lawmakers Submit Motion Looking to Impeach President Dina Boluarte

Peru Lawmakers Submit Motion Looking to Impeach President Dina Boluarte

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru lawmakers on Wednesday submitted a motion that looks to impeach President Dina Boluarte, according to a document seen by Reuters. The move comes in the midst of violent protests following the impeachment and arrest of her predecessor, former President Pedro Castillo, that have left dozens dead. (Reporting by Marco Aquino and … Read more

SC Governor Renews Push for Abortion Ban in State of State

SC Governor Renews Push for Abortion Ban in State of State

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster vowed Wednesday to press forward with efforts to further restrict abortion in the state. The Republican governor announced he would file a petition next week for a rehearing in his State of the State speech delivered less than three weeks after the South Carolina Supreme Court … Read more

Gentle Soul, Accordion Player, Mushroom Lover: Half Moon Bay Victim Mourned

Gentle Soul, Accordion Player, Mushroom Lover: Half Moon Bay Victim Mourned

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (Reuters) – When friends of farm supervisor Marciano Martinez heard of the shooting at the Half Moon Bay mushroom plantations on Monday, they had a sinking feeling. They knew he had to have been there: Martinez, a migrant from Mexico, worked every day except Saturdays. He rarely took time off for … Read more

Meta’s Social Media Apps Down for Thousands of Users – Downdetector

Meta's Social Media Apps Down for Thousands of Users - Downdetector

(Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc’s social media apps were down on Wednesday for thousands of users in the United States, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. More than 12,000 users across Instagram reported issues with accessing the app, and about 8,000 incidents were reported for Facebook app, according to Downdetector.com. Outage reports also spiked for … Read more

‘Where Are Your Cards?’ Democrats Ask GOP as Debt Ceiling Divisions Harden

‘Where Are Your Cards?’ Democrats Ask GOP as Debt Ceiling Divisions Harden

Tensions have only risen in Congress since the U.S. hit the debt ceiling last week, kickstarting a number of “extraordinary measures” from the Treasury Department to pay the government’s bills until early summer. But as economists warn of the catastrophic damage that could be brought about by even approaching a default, a consensus among lawmakers … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

Elon Musk's Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s impulsive and sometimes inflammatory usage of Twitter took center stage Wednesday in a trial focused on whether he misled investors with his 2018 tweets indicating he had lined up financing to take the electric automaker private, a proposal that rapidly unraveled. The spotlight on Musk’s tweeting habits … Read more