Dow slides 500 points, S&P 500 retreats from record while Nasdaq hits new heights

The Nasdaq Composite rose to a new record Thursday on better-than-expected quarterly results from Nvidia. The broader market, however, struggled to stay in positive territory. The tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.3% to an all-time high. The S&P 500 declined 0.3%, pulling back from its all-time high reached earlier in the session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, losing 472 points, or 1.2%. The 30-stock index … Read more

At least 5 dead as strong winds topple stage at a campaign rally in northern Mexico

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico — A high gust of wind toppled the stage at a campaign rally Wednesday evening in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, killing at least five people, injuring 50 and trapping others, the state’s governor said. The collapse occurred during an event attended by presidential long-shot candidate Jorge Álvarez … Read more

Here’s what top Trump VP picks say about the 2020 election results — and whether they’ll accept the 2024 outcome

No matter how much closer the country gets to the 2024 election, Donald Trump can’t stop looking back to the one four years ago.  On the campaign trail, the former president consistently brings up his unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him by Democrats. This past weekend in Minnesota, he falsely told … Read more

Zhang Zhan is freed from prison in China after 4 years for reporting on Covid-19

BANGKOK — Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan has been released from prison after serving four years for charges related to reporting on the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, according to a video statement she released Tuesday, eight days after her sentence ended, though there are concerns about how much freedom of movement she has. Zhang was … Read more

Trump leaves the door open to new restrictions on contraception

It was nearly two years ago when Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas explicitly condemned the ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, the 1965 case that struck down a state law that restricted married couples’ access to birth control. The conservative jurist call for the decades-old decision to be “reconsidered.” Around the same time, a variety of … Read more

Elvis Presley’s granddaughter fights scheduled creditor auction of Graceland

Elvis Presley’s granddaughter is trying to halt the court-approved sale of Graceland, the late singer’s Memphis, Tennessee, compound. Riley Keough, a successful dramatic actor also known as Danielle Riley Keough, has filed a claim in Tennessee civil court that alleges the creditor behind the foreclosure claim used forged signatures. Keough, who was granted virtual control … Read more

Microsoft highlights ‘Copilot+’ PCs ahead of developer conference

Microsoft said on Monday it would launch a new category of personal computer capable of handling more artificial-intelligence tasks without calling on cloud data centers. At the event on its campus in Redmond, Washington, Chief Executive Satya Nadella introduced what he dubbed “Copilot+” PCs, saying that Microsoft as well as a range of partners such as … Read more

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, known for brutal crackdowns against political opposition, dies at 63

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, known for enforcing brutal crackdowns on political opposition and seen as a potential successor to the supreme leader, has died in a helicopter crash landing in the country’s north, state media reported Monday. He was 63 years old. Raisi, a conservative hard-line cleric, took office in August 2021 after several popular … Read more

Houston distributes water as more than 300,000 remain without power after devastating storms

The city of Houston on Saturday opened new distribution centers to give out water as thousands of customers remained without power following severe storms blamed in the deaths of seven people in the region. Houston hit a high of 91 degrees Saturday as the city and Harris County recover from tornadoes and 100 mph straight-line … Read more