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Vatican experts uncovering gilded glory of Hercules statue struck by lightning

Vatican Museum restorers are working to remove centuries of grime from the largest known bronze statue of the ancient world: the gilded Hercules Mastai Righetti.
11 months ago

The US has approved $42 billion in loan forgiveness for public service workers. Here’s what to know

The program is separate from U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering whether that plan can go ahead.
11 months ago

Biden taps Philip Jefferson to be Fed’s vice chair, Kugler as first Hispanic on Fed board

If confirmed by the Senate, Adriana Kugler would become the first Hispanic American on the Fed's interest-rate-setting committee.
11 months ago

‘Money, power, sex’: Idaho prosecutors ask jury to convict slain kids’ mom in alleged doomsday plot

Vallow Daybell and her fifth husband, Chad Daybell, are both charged with conspiracy, murder and grand theft in the deaths of the two children.
11 months ago

Peloton recalling more than 2M exercise bikes because the seat post assembly can break during use

The recall includes approximately 2.2 million of the Peloton Bikes Model PL01. The bikes were sold from January 2018 through May 2023 for about $1,400.
11 months ago

Mommy blogger Heather Armstrong, known as Dooce to fans, dead at 47

Armstrong had laid bare her struggles as a mother and her battles with depression and alcoholism on her site, Dooce.com, and on social media since 2001.
11 months ago

US will let in at least 100,000 Latin Americans to reunite with families

President Joe Biden's administration has promised to offer more legal options for Latin American migrants to come to the United States to be reunited with their families.
11 months ago

George Santos pleads not guilty to federal indictment and says he won’t resign

Rep. George Santos, 34, was released from custody on a $500,000 bond following his arraignment at a Long Island federal courthouse.
11 months ago

FDA panel backs over-the-counter sales of birth control pill

The panel of FDA advisers voted unanimously in favor of drugmaker Perrigo's request to sell its once-a-day medication over the counter.
11 months ago

Title 42 has ended. Here’s what it did, and how US immigration policy is changing

The end of Title 42's use has raised questions about what will happen with migration preparing for an increase in migrants.
11 months ago

Hackers aim to find flaws in AI – with White House help

No sooner did ChatGPT get unleashed than hackers started “jailbreaking” the artificial intelligence chatbot – trying to override its safeguards so it could blurt out something unhinged or obscene. But now its maker, OpenAI, and other major AI providers such as Google and Microsoft, are coordinating with the Biden administration to let thousands of hackers […]
11 months ago

Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse, awards accuser $5M

Jurors rejected Carroll’s claims that she was raped, but found Trump liable for sexually assaulting her.
11 months ago

Burials held in Serbia for some victims of mass shootings

Funerals are taking place in Serbia for some of the victims of two mass shootings that happened in just two days, leaving 17 people dead and 21 wounded, many of them children.
11 months ago

Opinion: No Mow May? Good intentions, bad approach, critics say

The idea behind No Mow May is to let grass and weeds bloom to provide food and shelter for essential pollinators early in the season.
11 months ago

4 dangers that most worry AI pioneer Geoffrey Hinton

Geoffrey Hinton, a computer scientist known as the “godfather of artificial intelligence,” recently resigned his high-profile job at Google specifically to share his concerns that unchecked AI development could threaten humanity.
12 months ago

Why nationalities matter as US braces for migration surge

A migration surge is expected to come with the expiration on May 11 of Title 42.
12 months ago

Correction: Atlanta Shooting story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story published May 3, 2023, about shootings at an Atlanta medical practice, The Associated Press erroneously reported, based on a statement from Atlanta Police Chief Darrin Schierbaum, that a woman named Amy St. Pierre who was killed was 39. She was 38.
12 months ago

13-year-old opens fire at school in Serbia, killing 8 fellow students

The shooter reportedly fired first at the teacher, had a list of students to target, and called officials when the attack was over.
12 months ago

Europe’s inflation inches up ahead of interest rate decision

Europe's painful inflation has inched higher, extending the squeeze on households and keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to unleash what could be another large interest rate increase.
12 months ago

Pope in final Mass in Budapest urges Hungary to open doors

Pope Francis has urged Hungarians to open their doors to others as he wrapped up a weekend visit with a plea for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
12 months ago

Texas mass shooting suspect could be anywhere, sheriff says

A Texas sheriff says a fugitive accused of opening fire on his neighbors after they asked him to stop shooting in his yard could be anywhere by the now.
12 months ago

NYC transit agency pulls the brake on Twitter service alerts

The transit authority that runs subways, commuter trains and buses in New York City is giving up on a system that sent automated alerts about service disruptions through Twitter.
12 months ago

Man kills 5 in Texas after family complained about gunfire

Authorities say an 8-year-old child was among five people killed in a shooting at a home in southeast Texas late Friday night.
12 months ago

3 teens arrested after Colorado driver killed by thrown rock

Three teenagers have been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a Colorado woman.
12 months ago