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Scientists criticize federal response to bird flu outbreaks on dairy farms
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Scientists criticize federal response to bird flu outbreaks on dairy farms

In the month since federal authorities announced an epidemic of bird flu on dairy farms, they repeatedly reassured the public that the wave of infections was not impacting the country's food or dairy supply and posed little risk to the public.Still, the outbreak in cows may be more serious than initially thought. In an obscure online update This week, the Agriculture Ministry said there is now evidence that the virus is spreading between cows and from cows to poultry.Authorities in North Carolina have detected avian flu infections in a herd of cattle showing no symptoms, The New York Times has learned — information the USDA has not shared publicly. These findings suggest that infections may be more widespread than previously thought.It remains unclear whether there are asymptomatic anima...
Israel strikes Iran, but scope appears limited: live updates
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Israel strikes Iran, but scope appears limited: live updates

April 18, 2024, 4:49 p.m. ETApril 18, 2024, 4:49 p.m. ETA rally in Jerusalem this month to demand the release of hostages held by Hamas.Credit...Sergei Ponomarev for the New York TimesNegotiations for a ceasefire and the release of Israeli hostages are at an impasse because Hamas rejected the latest proposal put forward by Israel, Qatar and Egypt, the CIA director said Thursday, blaming directly to the group for the lack of progress in the negotiations. led the October 7 attack on Israel.Earlier this month, William J. Burns, CIA director and top U.S. negotiator, visited Cairo and presented what he called "a far-reaching proposal" that Egyptian and Qatari negotiators have presented to Hamas. The proposal contained an offer to allow some Gazans to return to the northern part of the enclave...
Women talk about their abortion on TikTok
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Women talk about their abortion on TikTok

“Abort with me,” says Sunni, a single mother from Brooklyn, as she twirls around her kitchen to turn on a jazzy piano, before walking. TikTok Viewers through the steps she took to end her pregnancy at home.As states expand restrictions on abortion and the issue is likely to be at the forefront of the presidential election, women are creating social media videos describing their own abortions and sharing practical information on how to do so. obtain a.Sunni told viewers she was hungry for information when she was planning her abortion. “This is the video I was looking for,” she said.The reaction to his video, which has been viewed more than 400,000 times and sparked comments of both commiseration and condemnation, shows how deeply personal and controversial the issue remains as the Novembe...
Hipgnosis closes $1.4 billion deal to sell it to Concord
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Hipgnosis closes $1.4 billion deal to sell it to Concord

Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the British company that helped reignite the music industry's catalog rush – acquiring tens of thousands of songs by Justin Bieber, Neil Young, Shakira and others – but which has seen the course of its shares falling, reached an agreement in principle to sell itself to Concord, a major independent music company, for $1.4 billion.Hipgnosis, listed on the London Stock Exchange, said on Thursday its board had given unanimous approval. But the deal still faces what could be a significant hurdle in the form of a contractual option held by an affiliate to buy the catalog at a fixed price.Robert Naylor, chairman of Hipgnosis, said in a statement: "The acquisition represents an attractive opportunity for our shareholders to realize their stake immediately at a premium, there...
Aung San Suu Kyi was transferred to an unknown location in the middle of a heatwave
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Aung San Suu Kyi was transferred to an unknown location in the middle of a heatwave

Myanmar's former civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been transferred by the military junta to an undisclosed location from a prison in the capital, Naypyidaw, raising questions about her safety.Ms Aung San Suu Kyi and U Win Myint, the country's former president, were transferred "to a safe place due to high temperatures in the prison", Zaw Min Tun, the military spokesman, said on Wednesday, without revealing their location. Temperatures in Naypyidaw reached 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 46 degrees Celsius, last week.Few people in Myanmar believe the military genuinely cares about Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's well-being.The unexpected move by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, 78, comes as the military is under intense pressure from a rebel alliance. In recent months, he has suffered his worst losses s...
Should you use an anti-wrinkle straw?
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Should you use an anti-wrinkle straw?

It may be the superior experience of sipping a crisp soft drink through a straw. Maybe it's the rise of Stanley Cups or the supremacy of cold drinks, even during the winter months. Either way, straws have evolved beyond single-use plastic straw man the argument for personal environmental responsibility goes much further.There are paper straws, glass straws, metal straws and plastic straws that are durable and reusable. Many come with their own silicone accessoriescleaning systems and personalized transport cases.Our endless enthusiasm for sipping things from narrow tubes has given rise to many innovations in the straw market. It also created a new anxiety: lip lines.Traditional straws require sippers to purse their lips around the opening in an expression that many believe creates wrin...
Department of Transportation and state attorneys general to review airline complaints
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Department of Transportation and state attorneys general to review airline complaints

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a new partnership Tuesday with more than a dozen state attorneys general to investigate consumer complaints against airlines.The partnership sets up a process for state attorney general's offices to review travelers' complaints and then pass the baton to the federal Department of Transportation, which could take enforcement action against airlines."The support offered by state attorney general's offices means our ability to protect airline passengers is growing," Buttigieg said at Denver International Airport, where he addressed the alongside Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat who is among those who joined the group. the partnership.The federal-state initiative is the latest step by Mr. Buttigieg to improve protections for a...
Israel assesses response to Iranian attack: Live updates from the Middle East
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Israel assesses response to Iranian attack: Live updates from the Middle East

Diplomats on Tuesday pushed to moderate any Israeli retaliation against Iran, seeking to avoid escalation and wider confrontation after the weekend attack in Tehran.Israel's war cabinet, some members of which reconvened on Tuesday, is considering how to respond to the large-scale Iranian missile and drone attack. Several options — ranging from diplomacy to an imminent strike — are being considered, according to an Israeli official briefed on the cabinet discussions, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss security matters.Amid concerns about what actions Israel might take, the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council will meet in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss ways to ease tensions. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who met her Jordanian counterpart in Berlin, said she wo...
Tesla to lay off more than 10% of global workforce
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Tesla to lay off more than 10% of global workforce

Signs of trouble at Tesla grew Monday after the electric car maker told employees it would lay off more than 10% of its workforce to cut costs and two senior executives resigned.The job cuts, amounting to around 14,000 people, come as the company faces increasing competition and falling sales. The leadership changes and layoffs are a reminder of the unpredictability of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk at a critical time for the company.Mr. Musk has not outlined a plan to reverse declining car sales, and he appears to be focused on long-term projects such as self-driving taxis, rather than new models that would help Tesla compete with cars. introduced by established automakers and new Chinese rivals.“As we prepare the company for the next phase of growth, it is extremely important to examin...
Thinner Goldman Sachs Posts Strong Profit Rise
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Thinner Goldman Sachs Posts Strong Profit Rise

What a difference a year makes at Goldman Sachs.The revered Wall Street investment bank, which was in trouble a year ago after trying to establish a franchise on Main Street, showed Monday the benefits of sticking to what it knows best. better. It earned nearly $4 billion in the first quarter, about $1 billion more than analysts expected, after reaping big profits in its trading and business advisory franchises.The results were all the more comforting for Goldman because they came just days after rival JPMorgan Chase suffered its worst stock market drop in nearly four years, revealing that it expected a tougher year than foreseen.Here's how Goldman did it – and what it means for other lenders.Where did Goldman make money?Goldman has enjoyed a bumper period at its core investment bank, whi...