Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

CNN — Germany confirmed it will send a long-requested contingent of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as a major sign of support for Kiev, which is expected to be matched by the United States. The announcement by Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday, coupled with an expected US decision to send about 30 M-1 Abrams tanks … Read more

DOJ is suing Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

DOJ is suing Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance of the online advertising market and calling for its split. The move marks the Biden administration’s first blockbuster antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, … Read more

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

CNN — David Adams battled a disease he couldn’t name for half a decade. He was in and out of the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints made his hands feel as if they had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He … Read more

Taylor Swift: Live Nation exec will face lawmakers over concert ticket fiasco

Taylor Swift: Live Nation exec will face lawmakers over concert ticket fiasco

New York CNN — Legislators are set up to grill top executives the event ticketing industry on Tuesday after Ticketmaster’s inability to process orders for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour left millions of fans unable to purchase tickets or without their ticket even after purchase. Joe Berchtold, the president and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, parent … Read more

Aid to Ukraine: Michael McCaul says some members don’t understand what is at stake in Ukraine

Aid to Ukraine: Michael McCaul says some members don’t understand what is at stake in Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Sunday sought to quell speculation that the new GOP majority will be less inclined to fund aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia, though he suggested that some members of his party may need to be convinced of the need to … Read more

Republican legislator indicates Congress will investigate violation of TSA no-fly list

Republican legislator indicates Congress will investigate violation of TSA no-fly list

CNN — A Republican congressman who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee said Congress “will come for answers” after a hacker revealed the Transportation Security Administration’s no-fly list of known or suspected terrorists was accessible on an unsecured computer server . “The entire US no-fly list – with more than 1.5 million entries – … Read more

There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, the San Diego Customs says

There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, the San Diego Customs says

CNN — High prices are fueling attempts to bring eggs from Mexico to the US, border officials said. Officers at the San Diego Customs and Border Protection Office have seen an increase in attempts to move eggs across the US-Mexico border. according to a tweet from director of field operations Jennifer De La O. “The … Read more