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Retailers tell employees to ignore retail theft or lose their jobs

Retailers have ordered employees to ignore gangs of shoplifters and started firing workers who buck the policy as an organized crime spree sweeps the nation's stores.

Prosecutors may be aiming for quick Trump trial by not naming alleged conspirators, experts say

By not naming or charging six alleged co-conspirators in the indictment this week of Donald Trump, federal prosecutors may be signaling their desire to expeditiously put the former president on trial for seeking to overturn the 2020 election

Man Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Woman, Then Put Her in Cell, F.B.I. Says

Negasi Zuberi, 29, of Oregon, has been linked to violent sexual assaults in at least four states, the F.B.I. said. The authorities are investigating whether he could be behind others.

Alabama researcher will succeed Fauci in infectious disease post

A research scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was named Wednesday to succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci as the nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo will become director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the fall.

Disney District, Now Under DeSantis’s Control, Ends Its D.E.I. Programs

The decision by the special district that governs the Walt Disney World Resort aligns with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s efforts to limit D.E.I. measures.

Portland woman knocked out by attacker blames city for slow police response: ‘We did this to ourselves’

A Portland doctor knocked unconscious while walking in the city says her attack highlights ongoing problems with homelessness, public safety and police shortages.

Mother gets 14 years in death of newborn found floating off Florida coast in 2018

A Florida mother is going to prison for 14 years for the death of her newborn daughter who was found floating off the Palm Beach County coast five years ago

Around the world

Paris Bookstalls Are Told to Relocate During Next Year’s Olympics

The “bouquinistes” along the River Seine have objected after being told that most of them will have to move temporarily for security reasons.

Death toll climbs to 63 in suicide bombing at Pakistan pro-Taliban rally

The death toll from a suicide bombing during a rally organized by a pro-Taliban Islamist party in Pakistan over the weekend has surged to 63.

Pope Francis laments 'secularism, indifference to God,' urges recommitment to Jesus at World Youth Day vespers

Pope Francis urged courage in the face of secularized culture and indifference to God during his vespers address on Wednesday at the Jerónimos Monastery in Portugal.

Train crashes into bus at crossing in Mexico, killing 7 and injuring 17

Seven people are dead and 17 injured after a train crashed into a small commuter bus at a grade crossing in central Mexico

Pope Francis Heads to Portugal for Catholic Church’s Youth Day

The pope will preside over a gathering of young people from around the world, mindful that the changes he has initiated in the Roman Catholic Church will depend on them.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announce their separation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, announced Wednesday that they are separating after 18 years of marriage.

Under Fire and Understaffed: Doctors

Positioned close to the front lines, temporary medical posts are a critical lifeline for the constant inflow of soldiers hurt in the counteroffensive.


Save time with apps that read articles aloud

If you're anything like me, you have a long list of articles you want to read, but somehow, we never have the time to get through them all. These apps and tools can help you power through your reading list with helpful features like making text easier to read and even reading your articles aloud.

ChatGPT has graduated from ‘smart’ high-schooler to college level IQ

GPT-3 scored around 80% correct on IQ questions — "well within the range of the highest human scores" as the average person only got about 60% accurate.

Amazon rolls out telehealth services nationwide

Amazon Clinic is now available in every state and the District of Columbia, the company announced Tuesday.

Utah law requiring age verification for porn sites remains in effect after judge tosses lawsuit

A Utah law requiring adult websites to verify the age of their users will remain in effect after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from an industry group challenging its constitutionality.

Elon Musk’s X sign removed from San Francisco HQ after complaints

The city of San Francisco had opened a complaint and launched an investigation into the giant “X” sign, which was installed Friday.

Philly anchor Bob Kelly sports black eye after Jersey Shore bar sucker punch

The unidentified attacker first poured a beer on the journalist's head before hitting him while filming the incident in Sea Isle City, according to a report.

Why domestic EV battery production is surging ahead

Government funding could help the U.S. break free of its reliance on foreign-sourced electric car materials.

Sports News

Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz remembered by North Shore residents as attentive and kind neighbor

North Shore residents remember the deceased Chicago Blackhawks owner as a kind and generous neighbor who was active in his community.

Tiger Woods Joins PGA Tour Board in Concession to Player Demands

With the addition of Woods, players will outnumber independent directors, giving them the final say in the tour’s plan to form a partnership with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Pac-12 survival: The downside risks, potential benefits and missing pieces within an Apple deal

Commissioner George Kliavkoff reportedly presented a media rights contract to the presidents on Tuesday, but there is much we still don't know.

Mets lose in brutal fashion hours after trading Justin Verlander to Astros

The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets on Tuesday night after Mets pitcher Josh Walker balked home the winning run in extra innings.

All-Star forward Troy Terry gets a 7-year, $49 million contract extension from the Anaheim Ducks

All-Star forward Troy Terry agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Astros’ Framber Valdez Throws No-Hitter Against Guardians

Framber Valdez allowed one walk, and had that runner erased on a double-play in a dominant effort against the Guardians.

Pelicans' Larry Nance Jr. criticizes Magic over donation to pro-DeSantis group

New Orleans Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr. took aim at the Orlando Magic for the organization's donation to a pro-Ron DeSantis group Wednesday.

Politics News

Alabama researcher will succeed Fauci in infectious disease post

A research scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was named Wednesday to succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci as the nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo will become director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the fall.

Getting used to getting separated: The Trudeaus’ split isn’t the outlier it once was

Conjugal course corrections are becoming a more regular feature of the societies that vote politicians like the Canadian prime minister into office.

Woke congressional office faces the ax in push from GOP lawmakers

Rep. Alex Mooney, proposes bill – supported by 14 House Republicans – to end House's DEI. Mooney says it ensures equal standards for all agencies.

Where the Republican Candidates Stand on the Trump Indictments

Former President Donald J. Trump has cast the many charges against him as politically motivated and legally meritless — and most of the Republicans looking to beat him have gone along.

Trump scheduled to appear in court Thursday

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in a Washington, D.C., court after being indicted on four felony charges for his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Robert Costa examines the indictment and what we can expect Thursday.

Sinema, Manchin rebuke Biden admin's attack on school archery, hunting programs: 'gross misinterpretation'

FIRST ON FOX: Two Senate Democrats, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., criticized the Biden administration for its decision to block funding for school hunting and archery programs.

Federal appeals court upholds ruling giving Indiana transgender students bathroom access

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that transgender students in Indiana must have access to the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identities.