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A pedestrian carries shopping bags in the Herald Square area of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Calla Kessler | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sandy Magny plans to take her teenage daughter to West Palm Beach, Florida, this summer, even though airfares are surging. It won’t be cheap, but Magny doesn’t want to …

Break out the cosmic confetti: Wonder Theory just turned one! That’s right. It’s been a whole year since we kicked off this curiosity voyage, as Dustin Henderson from “Stranger Things” would say. There are few things greater than marveling together at the many splendors of the science world. I’ve loved every minute of it so …

CNN  —  Jack White’s fans were treated to an unexpected surprise on Friday at a concert in Detroit, where the singer-songwriter pulled out a ring and proposed to his girlfriend Olivia Jean. The rocker, best known for being one half of The White Stripes, seemingly confirmed the news on Instagram with a photo of him …

The latest round of sanctions by the United States on Russia has drawn renewed scrutiny to the family life of Russian President Vladimir Putin, unveiling two new targets: Katerina and Maria, his eldest daughters. Despite Putin’s domination of Russian politics, he rarely talks about his family and little is known about his personal life or …

The yacht called “Tango” owned by Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who was sanctioned by the U.S. on March 11, is seen at Palma de Mallorca Yacht Club in the Spanish island of Mallorca, Spain March 15, 2022. Juan Medina | Reuters U.S. authorities accused Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg of conspiring to commit bank fraud and …

Washington, DC CNN  —  Russia has revised its Ukraine war strategy to focus on trying to take control of the Donbas and other regions in eastern Ukraine with a target date of early May, according to several US officials familiar with the latest US intelligence assessments. More than a month into the war, Russian ground …

BAGHDAD — As many as 12 missiles struck Iraq’s northern city of Irbil on Sunday near the U.S. consulate, Iraqi security officials said. A U.S. defense official said missiles had been launched at the city from neighboring Iran. No injuries were reported. Officials in Iraq and the U.S. gave different accounts of the strike and …

Selim Korkutata | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies spiked after the U.S. Treasury apparently released details of an executive order from President Joe Biden that appeared to take a supportive stance toward digital assets. Bitcoin was trading at $41,584.21, nearly 9% higher as of 2:17 a.m. ET, according to data from …

The oil and gas terminal at the Port of Odessa in Odessa, Ukraine, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Christopher Occhicone | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. crude oil surged more than 8% in early trading on Sunday evening as the market continued to react to supply disruptions stemming from Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Louisville detective Brett Hankison testified in his own defense Wednesday about his actions during the police raid that left Breonna Taylor dead, saying the gunfire began with a muzzle flash that illuminated a shadowy silhouette, and he thought it was someone firing an automatic rifle at his fellow officers. Hankison is …