‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts US climate credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more. quickly. The head-snapping turn of events, which has … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation the blasts were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s … Read more

How Vladimir Putin Is Pushing Russian Army Bosses Through a ‘Meat Grinder’ of Death in Ukraine

Russia has now lost at least 100 senior officers since it invaded Ukraine earlier this year, according to some tallies. It’s a devastating milestone for Moscow—and just the latest indication that Vladimir Putin’s war effort in Ukraine is wavering. In the past two days alone, three senior Russian officers were reported dead: Lt. Colonel Nikolay … Read more

Shrouded in secrecy for years, Russia’s Wagner Group opens up Russia-Ukraine war News

On paper, the Wagner Group, a Russian network providing fighters for hire, does not exist. It does not file tax returns, its alleged backers deny any connection to it and officially, private military companies (PMCs) are illegal in Russia. “Mercenaries have no official status, so they don’t have the same rights or guarantees as an … Read more

Robbery was ‘heist of the century’ – but the thief’s wife blew it

In 2006, an army of police officers surrounded the Banco Rio in Acassuso, Argentina, and negotiated for hours with a bold group of robbers inside. The criminals took hostages and demanded the police bring them pizza, as the nation watched on live TV. Snipers perched in trees, ready to shoot if needed. Finally, one robber … Read more

5 things to know Wednesday

Inflation comes off 40-year high but remains elevated at 8.5% Inflation remained elevated but eased from historically high levels in July, raising hopes that a relentless surge in prices may have peaked. Consumer prices increased 8.5% from a year ago, down from a 9.1% annual rise – a 40-year high – in June, according to … Read more

US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other weapons for Ukraine

A rocket fragment after shelling is seen near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday. The Russian military said that Ukrainian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) Estimated reading time: … Read more