46 dead, 16 hospitalized after trailer of migrants found in Texas
Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals after a tractor-trailer rig containing suspected migrants was found Monday on a remote back road in southwest San Antonio, officials said.sun-sentinel.com
46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio
Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in what marked the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children.
US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties
Senior Biden administration officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, driving higher gas prices and forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives.
Biden aims at China in new illegal fishing policy framework
The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China and ordering federal agencies to better coordinate amongst themselves in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceanswashingtonpost.com
Russian superyacht seized by US arrives in San Diego Bay
A $325 million superyacht seized by the United States from a sanctioned Russian oligarch arrived in San Diego Bay on Monday. The 348-foot-long (106-meter-long) Amadea flew an American flag as it sailed past the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway and under the Coronado Bridge. “After a transpacific journey of over 5,000 miles (8,047 kilometers), the Amadea has safely docked in a port within the United States, and will remain in the custody of the U.S. government, pending its anticipated forfeiture and sale,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
US basketball star Griner appears in Russian court
More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1. The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial. Griner had previously been ordered to remain in pretrial detention until July 2.news.yahoo.com
Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155
The United Nations says that the death toll of children in last week’s devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to 155 as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focuswashingtonpost.com
Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155
The United Nations says that the death toll of children in last week’s devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to 155 as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus.
Bosnian Serb leader prays for Trump's return, praises Putin
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Sunday he hoped former U.S. President Donald Trump would return to power and that the Serbs would “wait for appropriate global circumstances” to reach for their goal of seceding from Bosnia, which he called an “unsustainable state.” Milorad Dodik, who was a rare European official to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the war in Ukraine started in late February, made the comments at a gathering marking the start of a bloody breakup of Bosnia 30 years ago.news.yahoo.com
LIV Golf heads to Oregon, where local officials aren't happy
Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is getting a chilly reception in Oregon, its first stop in the United States. This coming week, the series, which is paying enormous signing fees for players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, descends on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in tiny North Plains, nestled in the rolling hills west of Portland. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is speaking out against the tournament, and some members of the pricy club also are uncomfortable with the situation.news.yahoo.com
Former Iran conscripts say unfairly blocked from US travel
Two years ago, Leili Ghazi quit studying biomedical engineering in Iran and seized the chance to travel to the United States to build a new life for herself and her parents. Now, the 22-year-old is separated indefinitely from her family because her father performed required military service more than two decades ago as a conscript for a branch of the Iranian armed forces that the U.S. government years later declared a foreign terrorist organization. The designation bars anyone associated with the group from traveling to the United States, including her dad.news.yahoo.com
US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists
The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States has polarized activists around the world, emboldening abortion opponents as advocates of abortion rights worry the Supreme Court ruling could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countrieswashingtonpost.com
Migrant caravan in south Mexico demands corridor to border
An estimated 2,000 migrants walked out of this southern Mexico city Friday, saying they are not interested in visas and permits the government has issued in efforts to dissolve other caravans and calling instead for buses to the U.S. border. The latest group comes just two weeks after an even larger one left Tapachula, coinciding with a summit of hemispheric leaders hosted by the United States. The documents usually give migrants a month or more to regularize their status in Mexico or leave the country.news.yahoo.com
Where is abortion legal? In red states, women navigate a chaotic abortion landscape
The logistics of accessing abortion care in the U.S. is about to get more complicated. At least 26 states are set to ban abortion after the fall of Roe v. Wade, cutting off or severely restricting abortion access for more than 35 million women of reproductive age in vast swaths of the Deep South, Southwest and Midwest.latimes.com
Solidarity behind Ukraine's Russia fight atop summit agendas
Back-to-back world leader summits in Europe opening this weekend will focus on uniting Western nations behind Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion and overcoming Turkey’s opposition to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden.
From late June to early July: Where we look for tropical development
Tropical cyclones – tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes – don’t form spontaneously. They need a spark to trigger convection which begins the process of tropical cyclogenesis – or the organization of thunderstorms into a distinct tropical system.
Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers
A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn't disappeared and worry another surge could take hold this fall.
FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport'
Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.