Tuesday, April 16, 2024


President Biden met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani Monday for planned talks, but discussions veered to Israel-Iran tensions rather than U.S.-Iraq relations. (More)  

House Republicans are expected to send articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate today after Senate conservatives successfully lobbied to delay the delivery of the charges. (More)  

➤ Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was absent from the court Monday with no explanation. Chief Justice Roberts said Thomas would still participate through briefs and transcripts of the arguments. (More

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➤ The 2024 Boston Marathon concluded Monday with Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma and Hellen Obiri of Kenya winning the men’s and women’s races, respectively. Great Britain’s Eden Rainbow-Cooper and Switzerland’s Marcel Hug won the women’s and men’s wheelchair division. (More)  

➤ Team Canada outlasted the U.S. 6-5 in overtime to capture the women’s world hockey championship gold medal on Sunday. It was Canada’s 13th championship. (More

➤ Houston Rockets center Boban Marjanović intentionally missed a pair of free throws Sunday so the fans inside the Los Angeles Clippers arena would win free Chick-fil-A sandwiches. (See Video)

➤ Rob Gronkowski was invited by the Boston Red Sox to throw out the first pitch Monday, and the former NFL tight end spiked the baseball instead. (See Video)  


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➤ Big Stock Move: Encore Wire stock shot up more than 11% Monday after the cable and wire maker announced an agreement to be acquired by Prysmian for $4.2 billion. (More

➤ Samsung replaced Apple as the top seller among smartphone manufacturers in the first quarter by claiming 20.8% of the market while Apple had 17.3%. (More)  

Also in Samsung news, the technology company was awarded up to $6.4 billion in grants by the Biden administration Monday to expand its chip manufacturing production in Texas. (More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Monday that the EV maker will cut more than 10% of its global workforce to reduce costs and increase productivity. Tesla shares fell 3% on the news. (More

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Science & Technology

➤ A NASA photographer captured towers of fiery pink plasma erupting from the sun during last week’s total solar eclipse. (See Photos) 

➤ California school children thought they found an unusual stick, but it turned out to be a rare, fossilized bone of a Jefferson sloth, an Ice Age animal around 11,000 – 300,000 years old. (See Video) 

 Paleontologists have discovered evidence of three new species of gigantic kangaroos, including the 374-pound Protemnodon Viator, that inhabited Australia and New Guinea about 40,000 years ago. (See Skeleton

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Travel Tuesday

A new list used publicly available ratings for more than 149,000 independent restaurants across the country and found the best local restaurants in every state. (See List

➤ Norway’s Oslo-Bergen railway is a six-and-a-half hour 267-mile journey through the nation with 21 stops to allow passengers to experience Norway’s “idyllic” small towns. (See Photos

➤ Google Flights released its top 2024 summer destinations with lists for families, couples, and solo travelers. (See List

Et Cetera

 A California driver went airborne and crashed into the garage of a home after trying to make a turn on a residential street at a high rate of speed. (See Video)  

Nike has been accused of sexism after its designs for Team USA’s track and field uniforms for the 2024 Paris Games were deemed too revealing for female competitors. (See Photo

Construction workers found a time capsule of 12 items, including newspaper clippings and a handwritten note, dating back more than 100 years in the ceiling of a Grand Rapids, Michigan home. (See Video)  

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Poll Position

Do you have a collection of family recipes?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Monday’s Results:

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie brand?

  1. Oreos: 26.6%
  2. Pepperidge Farm: 15.5%
  3. Other: 11.6%
  4. Nutter Butter: 10.6%
  5. Chips Ahoy: 10.3%
  6. Fig Newtons: 10.1%
  7. Famous Amos: 7.7%
  8. Keebler: 7.5%

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“I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it’s taken a lot of hard work, a lot of ups and downs, but more than anything, just trying to soak it in.”

Caitlin Clark on being selected No. 1 overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 WNBA draft Monday night.

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