African Scientists and Technology Could Drive Future Black Hole Discoveries

Astronomers have revealed the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The image was produced by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, an international team made up of over 300 scientists on five continents – including Africa. Black holes were predicted by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of … Read more

Live election results: Pennsylvania and North Carolina primaries

The Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary remains tight and candidates are watching the race closely from their respective election night party venues. The mood at Kathy Barnette’s election night HQ is festive. The candidate herself arrived about 10 minutes before polls closed to thank and greet voters. Nearly two hours later, she is still at her … Read more

Supreme Court sides with Ted Cruz, striking down cap on use of campaign funds to repay personal campaign loans

The court said that a federal cap on candidates using political contributions after the election to recoup personal loans made to their campaign was unconstitutional. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 6-3 decision. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent for her liberal colleagues, Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The question is whether this … Read more

Ukraine can win this war, NATO chief says; Finland and Sweden move to join military alliance

Belarus deployment along Ukraine border could ‘fix’ Kyiv’s forces, UK says Belarus’ announcement last week that it will deploy special operations forces along the Ukraine border – as well as air defense, artillery and missile units to training ranges in the west of Belarus – is likely designed to pin down Ukraine’s forces away from … Read more

Ukraine can win this war, NATO chief says; Finland and Sweden move to join military alliance

Belarus deployment along Ukraine border could ‘fix’ Kyiv’s forces, UK says Belarus’ announcement last week that it will deploy special operations forces along the Ukraine border – as well as air defense, artillery and missile units to training ranges in the west of Belarus – is likely designed to pin down Ukraine’s forces away from … Read more

Maryland Sen. Van Hollen hospitalized after stroke but says no long-term damage

The Maryland Democrat said in a statement that his doctors have told him “there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident” but that he will remain in the hospital for observation in the coming days. He said in the statement that he plans to return to work later this week. … Read more

John Fetterman, Pennsylvania Democrat running for Senate, has suffered a stroke days before primary

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, US Democratic Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, poses for a portrait at a meet-and-greet at the Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pennsylvania, US, May 1, 2022. Hannah Beier | Reuters Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state’s high-profile Senate contest, has suffered a stroke but is on his … Read more

Kamala Harris to lead US delegation to UAE following death of Emirati president

Harris will also meet with the new president, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, according to a statement from Harris’ press secretary, Kirsten Allen. “In addition to honoring the memory and legacy of Sheikh Khalifa, the Vice President will underscore the strength of the partnership between our … Read more

Zelensky says he called for recognition of Russia as a ‘terrorist state’ in meeting with US Senate GOP delegation

McConnell said in a statement Saturday night after the delegation had “just left” Ukraine that it was an “honor” to meet with Zelensky and his senior advisers. McConnell was joined on the unannounced trip by Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Barrasso of Wyoming and John Cornyn of Texas. McConnell and the other senators … Read more

Thomas says Supreme Court after leaked draft opinion is ‘not the court’ of Ginsburg’s era

“The institution that I’m a part of, if someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone, you’d say, ‘Oh, that’s impossible. No one would ever do that.’ There is such a belief in the rule of law, a belief in the court, a belief in what we were doing that … Read more