Stock market sees fourth straight week of losses, as Fed and earnings disappoint
A series of gains early in the week for Wall Street were wiped out on Friday, one of the worst days of the month, as the Federal Reserve’s focus on inflation has investors dismayed.
Biden marks Earth Day with executive order to protect old-growth trees
As wildfires risk the future of maturing forests, President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday, coinciding with Earth Day, to inventory the number of old-growth trees in the U.S.
Sandy Hook families skeptical of Infowars’ bankruptcy filing
The families who won a defamation judgment against radio host Alex Jones told a bankruptcy judge Friday that they intend to bring an emergency challenge against the petitions for bankruptcy protection filed by Jones’ companies.
Honduran ex-president presented in Manhattan court for two decades of narco-bribery
Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández faced a U.S. court for the first time on Friday, presented in front of a federal judge in New York City one day after his arrest and extradition here to face federal drug trafficking charges.
Masks off: Philadelphia doubles back on mandate
Just three days into a reinstated mask mandate, Philadelphia is shelving the rules on the basis that serious Covid-19 infections are already lower than where they were a week ago.
Russia says it wants all of southern Ukraine, war rages in east
After nearly two months of bloodshed and destruction, the war in Ukraine saw further escalation Friday as Russia said it wanted to seize Ukrainian territories on the Black Sea to connect Crimea with Russian-speaking parts of Moldova.
Parliament launches misconduct inquiry into Boris Johnson
The fragile position of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been further weakened after Parliament overcame the Conservative government’s large legislative majority to force what is now the third inquiry into pandemic restriction rule-breaking in the heart of government.
New EU climate change report warns of increased greenhouse gases and record temperatures
It was a wild weather year for Europe in 2021, and if the continued spike in greenhouse gas emissions is any indication, there will be more wild weather on the way.
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