5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

A former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair whose phone number was spoofed in artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary says today's charges related to the...

Myanmar quietly announces plans to study controversial Chinese dam project suspended 13 years ago

Myanmar’s military government appears to be considering reviving a massive China-backed hydroelectric dam project

Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dipped this week to just below 7% for the first time since mid April, a modest boost for home shoppers navigating a housing market dampened by rising prices and relatively few available properties

White House pushes tech industry to shut down market for sexually abusive AI deepfakes

President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial intelligence technology

With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

Ukraine's allies are looking for ways to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets and use it to help Kyiv fend off Moscow's invasion

EU Commission fines Oreo maker Mondelez 337.5 million euros for blocking cross-border sales

The European Commission has imposed a fine of 337.5 million euros ($366 million) on food company Mondelez, the owner of Oreo cookies and other snack brands, for obstructing sales of its products between EU member states

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

Flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state ravaged nearly everything needed for economic activity, from local shops to factories, farms and ranches

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce

Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the aircraft's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths

Doctors treat hundreds of victims of heatstroke in Pakistan after heatwave hits the country

Doctors are treating hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan

Kenyan climber is found dead on Mount Everest in Nepal

A Kenyan climber attempting to scale the world’s highest mountain has been found dead near the summit

Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has said his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both powers to resolve their differences

Missile splashes into the Red Sea, causing no damage in latest suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attack

A missile has splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea, but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel in an attack likely carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels

In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election

The struggle starts early in the Hammanskraal area of South Africa as people queue some mornings to fill buckets with water from a tank provided by an aid agency

Myanmar quietly announces plans to study controversial Chinese dam project suspended 13 years ago

Myanmar’s military government appears to be considering reviving a massive China-backed hydroelectric dam project

Putin arrives in neighboring Belarus for a two-day visit with a key ally

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evening arrived in Belarus for a two-day visit

Spanish emergency services say 4 people have died after a building collapsed on the island of Mallorca

Spanish emergency services say 4 people have died after a building collapsed on the island of Mallorca

Czech President Petr Pavel injured lightly while driving his motorcycle, his office says

Czech President Petr Pavel has been injured while driving his motorcycle and is in hospital for observation

Danish court throws out claim that a patient's rights were violated when she wasn't given vegan food

A woman in Denmark did not have her human rights violated when she was not given vegan food by a hospital when hospitalized two years ago

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth

Nvidia's stock market value is up $1 trillion in 2024. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia’s stock price has jumped 92% this year as of Wednesday, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1 trillion