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2 million people board U.S. flights for the first time since the pandemic started.

More than two million travelers passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday, the first time since March 2020 that such a milestone had been reached, according to the Transportation Security Administration. “The growing number of travelers demonstrates this country’s resilience and the high level of confidence in Covid-19 countermeasures,” Darby LaJoye, a T.S.A. official, […]

Canada’s Muslims Call For Action Against Islamophobia

First came the shocking discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops. Then it was compounded this week when a motorist used a black pickup truck to target a Muslim family in London, Ontario, killing four members of the family and seriously injuring one by […]

Your Netflix habit has a carbon footprint, but not a big one

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Streaming your favourite hour-long television show is the environmental equivalent of boiling a kettle for six minutes or popping four bags of popcorn in the microwave, according to an industry-backed study from climate group Carbon Trust. The findings are encouraging to researchers – and good news for streamers such as Netflix, […]

Joe Biden to host Germany's Angela Merkel at White House in July

President Joe Biden is set to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on July 15. The meeting will affirm ‘the deep bilateral ties’, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. Biden and Merkel ‘will discuss their commitment to close cooperation on a range of common challenges, including ending the Covid-19 […]

Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Friday. Early voting begins tomorrow. Check your polling site here. Weather: Today, mixed clouds and sun, with a scattered shower and a high in the mid-70s. Much the same over the weekend. Alternate-side parking: In effect until June 19 (Juneteenth). The bright flashes, […]

El Chapo's wife pleads guilty to helping husband run drugs cartel

The wife of caged Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ has pleaded guilty in a US court over her role in helping her husband run the feared Sinaloa cartel of smugglers. Wearing a green jumpsuit and white face mask, Emma Coronel Aispuro appeared for a court hearing before Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington DC. She pleaded […]

Biden restores $1.23 billion for California high-speed rail withheld by Trump

CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) – The Joe Biden administration late on Thursday (June 10) restored a US$929 million (S$1.23 billion) grant for California’s high-speed rail that former president Donald Trump revoked in 2019. The parties, which also include the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the US Transportation Department, agreed to restore the grant within three days, according […]

Top Mayoral Rivals Attack Adams and Clash on Policing and Ethics

The top Democratic candidates in the New York City mayor’s race clashed sharply over political visions and personal ethics in a debate that began with sustained attacks against one candidate, Eric Adams, over questions of his residency and transparency. Two days before early voting begins and less than two weeks before the June 22 Democratic […]

Candidates weigh in on a burning question: Does Adams live in N.Y.C.?

The debate moderators wasted no time delving into the left-field issue that has dominated the mayoral race this week: Does Eric Adams, who has been one of the front-runners all spring, even live in the city he hopes to govern? The candidates were happy to pile on to Mr. Adams, to varying degrees, though after […]

Texas Attorney General Is Being Investigated by State Bar Association

AUSTIN, Texas — The State Bar of Texas is investigating whether Attorney General Ken Paxton committed professional misconduct by challenging President Biden’s victory in the courts, which a complaint called a “frivolous lawsuit” that wasted taxpayer money. The investigation, which could result in discipline ranging from a reprimand to disbarment, is the latest obstacle for […]