Albuquerque killings: Muhammad Syed, described by police as a primary suspect in the slaying of Muslim men, makes his first court appearance

CNN — The man accused of fatally shooting two Muslim men in Albuquerque appeared in court for the first time Wednesday as investigators continued to for a motive and probe whether he’s connected to two other killings. Muhammad Syed, 51, of Albuquerque, is the primary suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in the … Read more

China’s trade curbs on Taiwan after Pelosi visit are drop in the ocean

Beijing’s new trade blocks against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their two-way trade, making them more political than economic. Beijing took action against Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. That included suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus, frozen fish, sweets and biscuits and … Read more

Nebraska teen and mother facing charges in abortion-related case that involved obtaining their Facebook messages

new York CNN Business — A Nebraska mother and her 18-year-old daughter are facing multiple charges in a case that involved police obtaining Facebook messages between the two that authorities allege show evidence of an illegal self-managed abortion, as well as a plan to hide the remains . Norfolk police began investigating Celeste Burgess and … Read more

Trump’s shadow looms over last ditch effort to revive Iran nuclear deal

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. London/Abu Dhabi CNN  —  After yet another round of talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal last week, the country’s negotiators are now consulting with the leadership … Read more

Trump testimony in New York investigation: Live updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn’t answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday. Trump arrived at state Attorney General Letitia James’ offices in a motorcade shortly before 9 am, before announcing … Read more

‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts US climate credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly. The head-snapping turn of events, which has … Read more

Around 4,000 beagles rescued from Virginia breeding facility looking for new homes

Reuters — About 4,000 beagles are looking for homes after animal rescue organizations started removing them from a Virginia facility that bred them to be sold to laboratories for drug experiments. “It’s going to take 60 days to get all of these animals out, and working with our shelter and rescue partners across the country, … Read more

New York company raises $120k to make Zelenskyy action figure | Russia-Ukraine war

New York-based company FCTRY says $1 from every figure sold will go to Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has been fighting a Russian invasion since February, is being made into an action figure by a product design company in Brooklyn, New York. FCTRY launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production less than two weeks … Read more

Primary election: Trump’s pick will win Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial nomination, CNN projects

CNN — Donald Trump’s chosen candidate for governor in Wisconsin will win the GOP nomination, CNN projects, underscoring the former President’s clout among Republican primary voters in the latest contest in which he and former Vice President Mike Pence were on opposite sides – and the first since the FBI search of Trump’s Florida resort. … Read more

Deputy Secretary Sherman says US ‘doubling down’ on Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The United States is doubling down on its investment in the Pacific, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Tuesday as she concluded a five-nation visit to the region where China has been making inroads. “The future will be written here in the Pacific,” Sherman said at an agreement-signing event … Read more