North Korea Experts: More Provocative Tests Coming ‘Soon’

Japanese residents were awakened early Tuesday morning to a terrifying noise they hadn’t heard in five years – a siren imploring them to take shelter from a North Korean ballistic missile that had been fired, without warning, and was passing directly over their heads. The scare – which prompted Tokyo to issue evacuation alerts and […]

Auction house prepared to pay $2 million for Aaron Judge’s historic HR ball

The owner of a sports memorabilia auction house said he offered $2 million to the fan who caught New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s American League-record 62nd home run. JP Cohen, president of Memory Lane Inc. in Tustin, California, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has texted and emailed Cory Youmans, the man […]

After Russian Retreat, Putin Formally Annexes 15 Percent of Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin completed the formal annexation of more than 15% of Ukraine on Wednesday just as Russian forces battled to halt Ukrainian counter-offensives across swathes of the territory. In the biggest expansion of Russian territory in at least half a century, Putin signed laws admitting the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the Luhansk People’s Republic […]

Cook Political Report Delivers Bad News For Texas Democrat

Cook Political Report, a campaign analysis firm, changed the race between Texans Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez and Republican Rep. Mayra Flores from “lean Democrat” to a “toss-up” on Wednesday. Gonzalez, who is now running in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, could be in danger of losing to Flores, as the Cook Political Report considers the race […]

Nobel Prize for 3 Chemists Who Made Molecules ‘Click’

Three scientists were jointly awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way of “snapping molecules together” that can be used to design better medicines. Americans Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless and Danish scientist Morten Meldal were cited for their work on click chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions, which are […]

White House Calls For Less Reliance On OPEC As It Blocks Domestic Drilling

White House spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday that the U.S. needs to be less reliant on OPEC and other foreign actors; at the same time, the Biden administration has consistently blocked domestic oil and gas exploration on federal lands. Kirby told Fox News that the Biden administration believes that the country should not rely […]

Veteran WR Cole Beasley retires after 11 NFL seasons

Wide receiver Cole Beasley has decided to retire from the NFL after 11 seasons, his agent said Wednesday. “He is ready to be with his family after playing 11 seasons and it’s time to be a full-time dad and husband,” agent Joel Turner told ESPN. “His wife and kids are still back home in Texas. […]

Hurricane Ian Closes Some Florida Schools Indefinitely

The devastation from Hurricane Ian has left schools shuttered indefinitely in parts of Florida, leaving storm-weary families anxious for word on when and how children can get back to classrooms. As rescue and recovery operations continue in the storm’s aftermath, several school systems in hard-hit counties in southwestern Florida can’t say for sure when they’ll […]