Mexican Journalist Who Told Country’s President She Feared for Her Life Is Killed

Lourdes Maldonado, a well-known local television personality who worked for various media outlets in Tijuana, was shot in her car by unknown assailants on Sunday evening, according to local authorities, as she returned home. Nearly three years ago, she told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that she feared for her life over a labor … Read more

Supreme Court to Review Race-Conscious Admissions Policies at Harvard, UNC

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has said it will decide whether to ban the use of racially aware admissions in higher education, agreeing to consider policy challenges at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. North. The court, in a brief order written on Monday, said it would consider a pair of challenges by a … Read more

As Covid-19 Pills Roll Out, Worry Mounts That Resistance Could Develop

US health researchers and regulators fear Covid-19 may find a way to evade major new pills, prompting a search for signs of such resistance and finding combinations to thwart it. Treatments—Paxlovid from Pfizer Inc. and molnupiravir from Merck & Co. and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP – are the first drugs authorized by federal health regulators that … Read more

Ivanka Trump Asked by Jan. 6 Committee to Voluntarily Cooperate With Probe

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has asked Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with the panel. In a letter to Mrs. Trump, the committee said it was interested in her knowledge of her father’s efforts to convince then-Vice President Mike … Read more

Ukraine Hacks Signal Broad Risks of Cyberwar Even as Limited Scope Confounds Experts

According to Viktor Zhora, deputy head of Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection, hackers defaced the websites of more than 70 government agencies last week. More worryingly, the hackers also installed destructive “eraser” software designed to render computer systems useless in at least two government agencies, he said. Russia has denied any … Read more

Houthis Fired Barrage of Drones and Missiles in Abu Dhabi Attack, Investigation Finds

Houthi militants in Yemen on Monday used a mix of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and drones to attack Abu Dhabi and parts of Saudi Arabia in one of the most daring attacks by the Iranian-backed group on its Gulf rivals in years. , according to people informed about the United Arab Emirates’ preliminary investigation. The … Read more

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Suspected Drone Attacks on U.A.E. Capital

Yemeni Houthi rebels said they were behind suspected drone strikes in the United Arab Emirates that killed three people on Monday, as intensified fighting in a 7-year-old civil war spreads across the wider Middle East. The Houthis, who are backed by Iran, said they had targeted Abu Dhabi in retaliation for a recent escalation by … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC

A partner at the law firm Cooley LLP received an unexpected call late last year from a lawyer for one of the company’s most famous clients, Elon Musk’s Tesla. company , TSLA 1.75% with an alarm. People familiar with the matter said the world’s richest man wanted Cooley, who has represented Tesla in several lawsuits, … Read more

Citigroup Sticks With Its Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate, While GE Drops Its Rules

City Group company c -1.25% It is committed to delegating a Covid-19 vaccine to its US employees. General Electric company Give 0.68% Not. The two US companies are heading in opposite directions after the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s rule that large employers require their employees to get vaccines or be tested. … Read more

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

KABUL – Afghan Taliban are fighting an uprising of ethnic minority fighters in their own ranks in the north of the country, a sign that ties are fraying within the alliance built by the Islamist group that seized control of the country in August. Some Uzbeks who joined the Taliban, which is dominated by Pashtuns … Read more