Wednesday, April 3, 2024


President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke for the first time since November in a phone call Tuesday set up mainly to keep lines of communication open. (See Details

➤ A federal judge refused to dismiss tax fraud charges against Hunter Biden on Monday, saying his attorneys lacked clear evidence that the charges were politically motivated or discriminatory. (More

Former President Donald Trump posted a $175 million bond with the New York appellate court Monday, preventing the seizure of his assets to satisfy a $454 million fine. If Trump wins the appeal, the money will be returned. (More

➤ An Israeli airstrike Monday killed seven aid workers with the World Central Kitchen, suspending any further food shipments to Palestinians in Gaza. Israeli officials called their deaths “unintended.” (More)

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The women’s and men’s basketball teams from North Carolina State University and the University of Connecticut became the first two schools in NCAA history to have both teams in the Final Four in the same season. (More

 The New York Yankees started the MLB season on a five-game winning streak for the first time in 32 years after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Monday. (More)

Free-agent quarterback Carson Wentz has agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs to be the backup for starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (More

➤ German soccer uniforms with the number 44 have been banned by Adidas after the stylized font of the number drew comparisons with the lightning-bolt symbols used by Nazi SS units in WWII. (See Photo


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➤ Big Stock Move: Shares of PVH, the parent company of Calvin Klein, dropped 22% Tuesday on fears that it faced a “challenging” economic environment in the still-struggling European economy. (More)

➤ Tesla shares fell more than 5% Tuesday, their first annual decline since 2020, after the EV maker reported a drop in vehicle deliveries in the first quarter. (More)

➤ Bitcoin also fell Tuesday in a generally down market, bringing its two-day loss to an estimated 7%. Overall, Bitcoin is down 11% since it reached its all-time high in March. (More

➤ SLB, an oilfield services company, announced Tuesday it will acquire rival ChampionX in an all-stock deal valued at $7.75 billion, adding production chemicals and artificial lift technologies to its portfolio. (More)

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Science & Technology

A Florida photographer’s stunning photo of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in transit, silhouetted by a full moon, won a Sony World Photography Award. (See Photo

 African leopards were filmed hunting at night for the first time ever in new footage showing the predators navigating tree branches in the darkness. (See Video)

A total solar eclipse, rising planets, and a comet are some of the celestial events that top the list of amateur skywatching opportunities in April. (See Video)

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Wisdom Wednesday

A Finnish CEO says one reason Finland ranks as the happiest nation in the world is their strong focus on work-life balance. He points to three phrases that capture the Finnish ability to find satisfaction at work. (See Phrases)

➤ The secret to happiness, researchers say, isn’t mysterious; it just takes a focus on good habits. They offer ten science-based tips on how to build happiness in our lives. (See Tips)

People wrestling with spiritual and religious stress should realize they’re not alone, says one psychology expert. He offers six ways of coping with spiritual stress in daily life. (See Advice)

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➤ Hot-dog flavored sparkling water, sour-cream-and-onion flavored soda, and Scotch-tape branded Scotch whisky are a few of the “spoof products” big brands created to prank their customers on April Fool’s Day. (See List

➤ Space debris from the International Space Station crashed through the roof and two floors of a Florida man’s home, narrowly missing his son. NASA says it’s Japan’s fault. (See Photos)

A rare eyewitness pen-and-ink sketch made in 1777 of the Continental Army’s North Carolina Brigade, showing soldiers and camp followers, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution. (See Sketch

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