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Wagner troops won't face punishment for rebellion as criminal case against their chief is closed, Kremlin spokesman says

Wagner troops won't face punishment for rebellion as criminal case against their chief is closed, Kremlin spokesman says

'Exhausted' pastors suffering decline in overall health, respect, friendship: study

The overall health of pastors in the U.S. has plunged since 2015 as more say they face declining respect from their community and lack of true friends, according to a recent study.

Montana Republicans report letters with mysterious powder after similar mailings in 2 other states

Montana Republican lawmakers are sharing that they received letters with white powder as federal agents investigate mysterious substances similarly mailed to GOP officials in two other states

Kremlin spokesman says Wagner owner Yevgeny Prigozhin will move to Belarus as part of deal to defuse rebellion tensions

Kremlin spokesman says Wagner owner Yevgeny Prigozhin will move to Belarus as part of deal to defuse rebellion tensions

Politicians vie for 'abortion vote' on anniversary of Dobbs

Elected Republicans and Democrats marked the first anniversary of the end of Roe v. Wade on Saturday by appealing to voters on both sides of the legal abortion debate.

Multiple electric trucks burnt at Nikola Motor Company's Phoenix headquarters in what company claims

After multiple of its electric battery-powered trucks caught fire Friday morning at their Phoenix headquarters, the Nikola Motor Company implied foul play was at hand in the blaze.

Customs agents seize fentanyl pills worth $2.25 million from mom traveling with her young daughter

Customs and Border Protection agents found fentanyl pills with a street value of $2.25 million hidden in the car of a mother traveling from Mexico with her eight-year-old daughter, the agency announced Thursday.

Around the world

U.K. village marks 80th anniversary of fight against U.S. Army racism in World War II

The village of Bamber Bridge in northwestern England is proud of the blow it struck against racism in the U.S. military during World War II.

Russian mercenary leader Prigozhin denies Putin's allegation of betrayal and calls his fighters patriots

Russian mercenary leader Prigozhin denies Putin's allegation of betrayal and calls his fighters patriots

Mexico imposes 50% tariff on white corn imports amid trade dispute with U.S. and Canada

Mexico on Saturday began imposing a 50% tariff on white corn imports, a move the president says looks to boost national production and prevent imports of genetically modified corn.

Russian mercenary chief says his troops have reached Rostov-on-Don following call for armed rebellion

The owner of the Wagner private military contractor who called for an armed rebellion to oust Russia's defense minister said he and his troops reached Rostov-on-Don.

Hajj pilgrims perform final rituals in Mecca before heading to Mina

Pilgrims in Mecca are performing their final rituals before heading to Mina in preparation for the Hajj

China’s Extreme Floods and Heat Ravage Farms and Kill Animals

China’s leader has made it a national priority to ensure the country can feed its large population. But weather shocks have disrupted wheat harvests and threatened pig and fish farming.

Sierra Leone's president seeks another term as opponents complain about the economy and unemployment

Voters in Sierra Leone were deciding Saturday whether to give President Julius Maada Bio a second term in office amid high unemployment and growing concern about the state of the economy in the West African nation.


What role will liability waivers play in the aftermath of the Titan sub tragedy?

The five passengers on the fatal submersible trip to the Titanic wreckage site were likely asked to sign liability waivers

Microsoft blames Outlook and cloud outages on cyberattack

Software company said service disruptions stemmed from an attack by a cybercriminal group dubbed "Anonymous Sudan.

How gaming is informing the design of car dashboards

Gaming is making its way into the vehicle industry, impacting how new car dashboards are designed. Kris Van Cleave has more.

Opinion: AI-assisted writing is close to becoming as standard as spell check. Here's the catch

AI is on the verge of becoming a standard feature of word processing. The danger is that it will discourage us from thinking for ourselves.

Canada is investigating why the Titanic-bound submersible imploded

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is investigating into the loss of the Titan submersible and has been speaking with those who traveled on Titan’s mothership, the Polar Prince

Skeptical about VR goggles? How Apple and Disney could create the future of entertainment

At Apple's last big developer conference, Bob Iger announced that Disney+ would be available on the tech company's new virtual reality headset. It could be a fad — or the future of mass media.

In San Francisco, Biden says AI has 'enormous promise' but comes with risks

The Biden administration aims to tackle the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, including misinformation, job losses, discrimination and privacy violations.

Sports News

Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc on 15-day injured list with sprained right ankle

The Texas Rangers placed reliever Jose Leclerc on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a sprained right ankle, a day after the right-hander was hurt during batting practice.

Luis Severino dominates, Billy McKinney homers as Yankees even series with Rangers in 1-0 win

Luis Severino flashed his dominant self on Saturday afternoon. The Bombers needed every bit of Severino’ s performance as their bats continue to lay dormant in the absence of Aaron Judge.

Captain Christine Sinclair says temporary labor deal with Canada Soccer is imminent

Canada captain Christine Sinclair says she’s confident the Canadian women’s national team will come to a last-minute pay agreement with its federation before the players depart for the Women’s World Cup

Bengals punter picks up side gig as DoorDash delivery driver

The 25-year-old says he uses the money he makes from deliveries to support local restaurants and feed his community.

Luis Severino bounces back, bullpen shuts door in Yankees’ shutout of Rangers

If the Yankees’ offense is not going to pick up the slack that Aaron Judge can no longer carry, the club would be forced to play nearly perfect baseball in every other facet.

Assault charge dropped against Raiders' Davante Adams for shoving photographer

Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor assault charge filed last October against Las Vegas Raiders' wide receiver Davante Adams after he shoved a photographer to the ground as he left the field following a loss at Kansas City.

Letters to Sports: For starters, no relief in sight for the Dodgers

Los Angeles Times Sports readers share their thoughts and opinions on the Dodgers, the U.S. Open and Ja Morant's 25-game suspension.

Politics News

Pentagon silent on whether it notified families of Titanic submersible implosion after initial detection

The Pentagon declined to say whether families of those aboard the Titan submersible touring the Titanic were notified after the Navy detected a possible implosion last week.

No direct evidence COVID began in Wuhan lab, US intel report says

"Almost all" the agencies studying the issue assess the virus "was not genetically engineered," a U.S. intelligence report states.

Top Democrats, Republicans offer dueling messages on abortion a year after Roe overturned

Former Vice President Mike Pence called on every GOP candidate running for president to "support a ban on abortion before 15 weeks.

Stymied by Congress, Biden Seeks to Rally Voters on Abortion

A year after the end of Roe v. Wade, Biden administration officials are working with a limited set of tools, including executive orders and the bully pulpit, to galvanize supporters.

New York City spent $50K to send migrants to Florida, Texas, China: report

New York City reportedly spent over $50,000 in a one year period to settle 114 migrant households to states across the country, and even other countries including China.

News Analysis: The inconvenient truth that haunted Indian Prime Minister Modi's White House visit

Rhetoric about democracy papered over policies advanced by Narendra Modi and his party that discriminate against India's Muslims and limit freedom of speech and the press.

House Democrats refuse to say whether they believe abortion should be permitted up until birth

A handful of House Democrats refused to say this week whether they believe women should be allowed to have an abortion up until the moment of birth.