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A homeless man holds a sign asking for money by an entrance to a subway station in New York, Oct. 9, 2015. Photo: Mark Lennihan/Associated Press Tucked away in the gun law President Biden just signed is a provision increasing funding for preventive outpatient treatment for mental illness. This is an important step toward solving …

KYIV, Ukraine—Russia is moving to tighten its hold over occupied parts of Ukraine as its military campaign to take more territory in the eastern Donbas region stalls in the face of fierce resistance, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warning that fighting is set to intensify. In Mariupol, the largest Ukrainian city taken over by Russian …

ISTANBUL—NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, potentially among the most dramatic shifts in European security policy in decades, now depends largely on the decision of one man: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr. Erdogan’s decision to block a speedy entrance for the two countries into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has opened the door to …

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KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian forces in the northeastern region of Kharkiv have regained territory at the Russian border, the regional governor said, while Russian forces continued to shell cities in Donbas and carried out a rare missile strike in western Ukraine. Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Sinegubov said Monday that even as Ukraine wins back territory seized by …

Get the latest Syracuse news delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. New York state will hold a series of elections for statewide and federal offices this summer, including gubernatorial primaries and congressional special elections. Here’s a breakdown of important dates surrounding the elections, as well as other significant political events slated …

WASHINGTON—The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate tried to fast track a nearly $40 billion U.S. aid package to help Ukraine in its fight against Russia, only to be blocked by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, pushing passage of the bill into next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Minority …

Text size The supply-chain crisis hasn’t eased up for Cardinal Health. Dreamstime More than two years into the pandemic, the supply-chain crisis hasn’t eased up for Cardinal Health , a distributor of drugs, and maker of medical supplies. Shares were down 5.1% on Thursday after the company reported fiscal-third-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations, …

HSBC, Europe’s most valuable bank, makes most of its money in Asia but is headquartered in the U.K. Now its largest shareholder, China’s Ping An Insurance, is pushing for strong measures to rectify this unwieldy arrangement—including a potential spinoff of the Asian business. HSBC is involved in a major restructuring effort to tilt its business …

VATICAN CITY (AP) — His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded. His planned meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was canceled. A proposed visit to Moscow? Nyet. Even his attempt to showcase Russian-Ukrainian friendship fell flat. Pope Francis hasn’t made much of a diplomatic mark in Russia’s war …