Biden signs executive order boosting cybersecurity at ports

WASHINGTON —  President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that creates new rules to shore up security at American ports — and commits $20 billion to replace Chinese-made cranes that U.S. officials worry could be vulnerable to hacking and remote control. The executive order empowers the U.S. Coast Guard to respond to cybersecurity incidents at ports, … Read more

Biden announces $1.2 billion in student debt forgiveness

President Biden announced the cancellation Wednesday of $1.2 billion in student loan debt for more than 150,000 borrowers, saying the relief will allow them to buy homes, start families and otherwise benefit the economy. “Folks, I’m happy to have been able to forgive these loans because when we … relieve Americans of student debt, they … Read more

‘Rust’ movie shooting trial begins after bumpy road to prosecution

Santa Fe, New Mexico —  More than two years after Alec Baldwin fired the deadly shot, questions persist about who was responsible for the accidental death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western movie “Rust.” After a long and bumpy prosecution, the first trial in the “Rust” shooting tragedy begins this week in … Read more

Comment un étudiant de première année a fait tomber le président de l’Université de Stanford

Depuis 2015, certains articles de recherche publiés par le président de l’Université de Stanford, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, auraient modifié les images. Mais les allégations impliquant le neuroscientifique ont reçu peu d’attention en dehors des forums scientifiques spécialisés où elles sont apparues pour la première fois – jusqu’à ce que Theo Baker, étudiant de première année à … Read more

Opinion: Should a firefighter save a frozen embryo in a fire?

The bizarre decision handed down last week by the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled that frozen human embryos are people too, is the reductio ad absurdum of the antiabortion movement’s religious worship of the union of egg and sperm. The court ruled that Alabama’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act, which was enacted in 1872, … Read more

Les recommandations cinématographiques de la semaine par les critiques

Les passionnés de cinéma ont de la chance cette semaine, car les critiques ont recommandé une sélection éclectique de films à ne pas manquer. Que vous soyez amateur de drames, de comédies ou de thrillers, il y en a pour tous les goûts. Voici les recommandations cinématographiques de la semaine par les critiques. Tout d’abord, … Read more

Russia holds L.A. resident, a dual citizen, on treason charges

Ksenia Karelina had left Los Angeles around the New Year on a flight to Moscow via Istanbul. She was excited to see her younger sister, parents and grandmother in Yekaterinburg, the city east of the Ural Mountains in Russia that she had left more than a decade ago to start a new life in America. … Read more

Bedbugs check in to some popular Las Vegas Strip hotels

What happens in Las Vegas doesn’t always stay in Las Vegas. That applies to bedbugs that may hitch a ride with you back to your home. At least four guests staying in popular hotels on the Las Vegas Strip encountered the pests in their rooms between September and January, according to Las Vegas-based KLAS-TV, which … Read more

Is widow Yulia Navalnaya the new face of Russian opposition?

Yulia, Moscow-born and an economist by training, married Alexei in 2000, and the couple has a daughter, Daria, who reportedly attended California’s Stanford University, and son, Zakhar. Throughout Navalny’s bold and dramatic political career, his wife stayed largely in the background, shunning the spotlight and deferring to her husband. Her main mission, she said, was … Read more

Supreme Court turns down rent control challenge

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a major property-rights challenge to rent control laws in New York City and elsewhere that give tenants a right to stay for many years in an apartment with a below-market cost. A group of New York landlords had sued, contending the combination of rent regulation and long-term … Read more