‘This has been bothering me all my life’: My estranged father gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried foul and told me to stop. Who’s right?

‘This has been bothering me all my life’: My estranged father gave me ,000 a month to buy a house in California.  My brother cried foul and told me to stop.  Who’s right?

This has haunted me all my life. My father left my family when I was 7. I’m not sure how much alimony he paid my mother. Shortly after I graduated, he visited me for the first time since he left the family. He told me he wanted to send me money every month to eventually … Read more

Energy giants break annual profit records

Energy giants break annual profit records

US President Joe Biden previously singled out Exxon Mobil because it made “more money than God” last year. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies are on the cusp of record annual profits and extraordinary earnings after a year of volatile fossil fuel prices amid Russia’s attack on … Read more

Russian paramilitary firm Wagner Group sanctioned by US for alleged continued criminal activity

Russian paramilitary firm Wagner Group sanctioned by US for alleged continued criminal activity

A mural praises the Russian Wagner group and its mercenaries fighting in Ukraine in Belgrade, Serbia, on March 30, 2022. Pierre Crom | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a slew of new sanctions and additional measures against Russia’s private military company, the Wagner Group, saying it is involved in an … Read more

Palestinians say Israeli forces have killed nine in a raid on the West Bank

Palestinians say Israeli forces have killed nine in a raid on the West Bank

JENIN REFUGE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians, including a 60-year-old woman, and injured several others during a raid on a flashpoint zone of the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian officials said. in one of the deadliest days in years in the area. A firefight broke out as … Read more

Russia, South Africa and a ‘redesigned world order’

Russia, South Africa and a ‘redesigned world order’

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jan. 23, 2023: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) meets South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor (R) during his official visit to Pretoria Ihsan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia and South Africa pledged this week to strengthen bilateral ties and will begin a joint military exercise next month to coincide … Read more

Covid omicron boosters provide some protection against the XBB variant

Covid omicron boosters provide some protection against the XBB variant

Pfizers and ModernOmicron boosters reduced the risk of mild disease from the XBB family of subvariants compared to people who didn’t get the shot, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published Wednesday. The CDC study provides the first estimate of the real-world effectiveness of the omicron shots against the XBB family … Read more

Manchin urges postponement of electric vehicle tax cuts

Manchin urges postponement of electric vehicle tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin continued his critique Wednesday for delaying new tax cuts for electric vehiclesa key feature of President Joe Biden’s historic climate bill. Manchin said guidelines from the Treasury Department allow manufacturers in Europe and other countries to get around requirements that significant portions of EV batteries be produced in … Read more

The US and Germany are sending main battle tanks to support Ukraine’s war effort

The US and Germany are sending main battle tanks to support Ukraine’s war effort

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send main battle tanks to Ukraine, the first phase of a coordinated effort by the West to provide dozens of heavy weapons to help Kiev break stalemates in combat as the invasion continues. of Russia enters its 12th month. US President Joe … Read more

As deadly protests continue, Peru’s government faces crisis | protest news

As deadly protests continue, Peru’s government faces crisis |  protest news

Lima, Peru – Dozens of civilians shot dead by armed forces. The gates of a prominent public university are stormed by a military tank. Police stations set on fire. Nearly seven weeks after Dina Boluarte ascended to Peru’s presidency in the wake of the chaotic ouster of her predecessor Pedro Castillo, the protests that have … 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