Biden unveils $800 million security package for Ukraine in call with Zelensky

Biden unveils 0 million security package for Ukraine in call with Zelensky

CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the US was sending his nation an additional $800 million worth of weapons, ammunition and other security assistance. It comes as US officials warn of a potentially bloody new phase in the ongoing war, focused on the eastern regions of Ukraine as Russia … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Kings can move into second in Pacific with win

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Kings can move into second in Pacific with win

Here is a look at the NHL standings and everything else that could impact the playoff picture: On Tap There are three games on the schedule Wednesday, all with playoff implications: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; TNT, NHL LIVE) The Rangers can move within two points of the Carolina Hurricanes for … Read more

Calif. lawyer resigns “in protest,” points to Newsom “interference” in Activision case

Calif.  lawyer resigns “in protest,” points to Newsom “interference” in Activision case

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images One of the main lawyers in California’s ongoing discrimination and harassment case against Activision Blizzard has resigned, citing “interference” by the office of Governor Gavin Newsom. Bloomberg reports that Melanie Proctor, the assistant chief counsel for California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), said in a resignation email Tuesday … Read more

Medical assistance in dying: Woman with chemical sensitivities thing death

Medical assistance in dying: Woman with chemical sensitivities thing death

A 51-year-old Ontario woman with severe sensitivities to chemicals died by medically-assisted suicide after her desperate search for affordable housing free of cigarette smoke and chemical cleaners failed, advocates say. The woman’s assisted death appears to be a first in the world for someone diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), a chronic condition also referred … Read more

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possibility of joining NATO

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possibility of joining NATO

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, left, and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speak to the media prior to a meeting on whether to seek NATO membership, in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 13.PAUL WENNERHOLM/AFP/Getty Images European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages Wednesday on their way to possible NATO membership as the Finnish government … Read more

Microfossils may be evidence life began ‘very quickly’ after Earth formed | Fossils

Microfossils may be evidence life began ‘very quickly’ after Earth formed |  Fossils

Scientists believe they have found evidence of microbes that were thriving near hydrothermal vents on Earth’s surface just 300m years after the planet formed – the strongest evidence yet that life began far earlier than is widely assumed. If confirmed, it would suggest the conditions necessary for the emergence of life are relatively basic. “If … Read more