Tag: United States

Iran nuclear talks to resume in Vienna

August 3, 2022

CNN — A new round of talks to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal will convene in Vienna this week, although the Biden administration has low expectations for reaching a breakthrough after more than a year of negotiations. Top European Union official Enrique Mora announced on Twitter Wednesday that he was heading to the…

Summers are getting so hot in Florida that turtles there are mostly born female

August 3, 2022

Reuters — Florida’s sea turtles are grappling with a unique problem made worse by climate change: recent heat waves have caused the sand on some beaches to get so hot that nearly every turtle born was female. “The frightening thing is the last four summers in Florida have been the hottest summers on record,” said…

Ford reports big jump in July sales, including for trucks and EVs

August 3, 2022

Ford F-150 Lightning at the 2022 New York Auto Show. Scott Mlyn | CNBC DETROIT – Ford Motor’s US vehicle sales last month showed notable improvements in volumes and truck availability, as the automotive industry continues to battle through a global shortage of semiconductor chips and other supply chain problems. The Detroit automaker on Wednesday…

GM Super Cruise hands-free system expanding to cover 400,000 miles

August 3, 2022

That green light means you can take your hands off the wheel. Just keep your eyes on the road! Mack Hogan | CNBC DETROIT – General Motors is expanding its Super Cruise hands-free driving system in the US and Canada later this year, introducing the feature for non-interstate roadways and highways such as Route 66…

Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan makes matters worse for US and China relations

August 3, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan ramps up US-China tensions and risks pushing the countries further apart, according to one economist. On Wednesday, the top US lawmaker met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in a highly controversial visit that has angered Beijing. “We’re on a trajectory of escalating conflict and this will certainly make matters…

Pharmacist did not fill morning-after pill prescription because it violated his beliefs, lawsuit alleges

August 3, 2022

CNN — A pharmacist in McGregor, Minnesota, refused to fill a woman’s morning-after pill prescription because it violated his “beliefs,” a lawsuit alleges. When Andrea Anderson’s first contraception method failed in January 2019, she turned to ella, otherwise known as the “morning after pill” or emergency contraception, to prevent a possible pregnancy, the suit filed…

Stock selection on peak inflation, recession, earnings cuts: Jefferies

August 3, 2022

A slowdown could be on the horizon, and analysts are predicting more earnings downgrades. Throw in a possible peak in inflation, and that mix of factors could favor a certain category of stocks. Skyrocketing inflation has underpinned the US Federal Reserve’s hawkish tilt, said Jefferies in a July 29 research report. But a recent decline…

Geopolitical tensions, economics, currencies, oil

August 3, 2022

SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific were mixed Wednesday after a negative session on Tuesday as geopolitical tensions between the US and China intensified over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.14%. The Kospi in South Korea slipped 0.22% and the Kosdaq declined 0.13%. Japan’s Nikkei 225…

Special prosecutor says Virginia police officer who pepper-sprayed Army lieutenant should not face state charges

August 3, 2022

CNN — A Virginia police officer who pepper-sprayed an Army lieutenant and pushed him to the ground during a traffic stop in 2020 should not face state charges, a special prosecutor says, although he formally referred the case to the US Attorney’s Office for a federal civil rights investigation. “Although I find the video very…

Wisconsin river tubing suspect charged with homicide, claims self-defense

August 3, 2022

CNN — The suspect accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy to death and injuring four others while they were tubing in a Wisconsin river Saturday appeared in criminal court Monday, charged with intentional homicide. Nicolae Miu, 52, has been charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of first-degree intentional attempted homicide,…