China’s trade restrictions on Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit fall into the ocean

Beijing’s new trade blocs against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their bilateral trade, making them more political than economic. Beijing took action against Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island earlier this month, despite warnings from Beijing. This included suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus fruits, frozen fish, candies and cookies, … Read more

Trump testimony in New York investigation: Live updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has invoked the Fifth Amendment and would not answer questions under oath in the New York Attorney General’s lengthy civil investigation in his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday. Trump arrived at the offices of State Attorney General Letitia James in a motorcade shortly before … Read more

Hours before the Albuquerque murder suspect was publicly identified, CNN reporters were inside his home. Here is what happened

CNN — Authorities said on Tuesday they arrested Muhammad Syed, 51, as a suspect in the murder of two Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hours before the announcement, CNN was inside Syed’s home and spoke to his daughter, who gave insight into her father and what happened the last time they saw each other. … Read more

Grand jury declines to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham for Emmett Till kidnapping

CNN — A Mississippi grand jury has refused to indict the white woman who accused Emmett Till, 14, of making advances to her nearly 70 years ago, allegations that led to the brutal death of the black teenager. A Leflore County grand jury last week heard seven hours of testimony from investigators and witnesses, but … Read more

US Senate approves bill to fight climate change and reduce drug costs | Business and Economics News

Democrats in the United States have passed a sweeping $430 billion bill to tackle climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, in a major victory for President Joe Biden. The package, known as the Cut Inflation Act, passed the Senate on Sunday by a vote of 51 to 50, with Vice President … Read more

Burmese pythons have killed off much of the Everglades wildlife. Here’s how Florida and hunters are helping

CNN — Deer, raccoons, possums and foxes once flocked to the Everglades National Park area in South Florida. These days, you’re lucky if you spot a mammal in the area, according to wildlife experts. Who is responsible for this wildlife decline? Invasive species known as Burmese pythons. To help combat this problem for Florida’s ecosystem, … Read more

Albuquerque police are asking the public to share photos and videos that may help the investigation into the murder of 4 Muslim men

CNN — Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have created an online portal where residents can upload videos and images that may help authorities investigate the recent murders of four Muslim men. Authorities announced the murder of the fourth man on Saturday, telling reporters at a news conference that there were “reason to believe” his death … Read more

Biden leaves the White House for the first time since being diagnosed with COVID-19

REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware — Ending his latest COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden left the White House on Sunday for the first time since being infected with the coronavirus last month, settling in for a meeting with First Lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware. The president tested negative on Saturday and Sunday, according … Read more

Judith Durham, lead singer of Australian band The Seekers, has died

Judith Durham, lead singer of Australian band The Seekers, has died

CNN — Judith Durham, Australian folk music star and lead singer of The Seekers, has died, according to a statement from her record company. She was 79 years old. “After a brief stay at Alfred Hospital, Judith was admitted to palliative care on Friday August 5, where she passed away peacefully that evening. His death … Read more

10 people – including three children – have been killed in a house fire in Pennsylvania, state police say

CNN — Ten people – including three children – died following a fire in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, early Friday morning, state police confirmed to CNN. The victims are between the ages of 5 and 79, according to the authorities. Nescopeck is about 95 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Authorities responded to the scene of a two-story house … Read more