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Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images (ROME) — Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection, according to the Vatican Press Office. He was taken to the Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, where he will be required to stay for several days to receive “appropriate medical treatment,” the press office said. “In recent days, […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Republican members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday pressed Washington, D.C., officials about public safety and the city’s management in the wake of Congress taking the unusual step of blocking controversial changes to the local criminal code. For almost four hours, legislators debated D.C.’s laws at a hearing nominally focused […]

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for prayers in the wake of Monday’s deadly mass shooting at a Nashville elementary school, while noting that “there will be a time to talk about the legislation.” “I am calling on the people of Tennessee to pray. For the families of […]

Angelina Cubero (NEW YORK) — Angelina Cubero said she spent nearly a decade of her life going to doctors, trying to find out why she experienced migraines, brain fog numbness and pain in her legs, and other unexplained symptoms. “I would go to the doctor, I would go to the ER, I would go to […]

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Artificial intelligence-driven language models have garnered millions of users in recent months, instantly whipping up viral sensations like a biblical verse about how to remove a peanut butter sandwich from a VCR. However, the AI-enhanced chat bots pose significant dangers that far outweigh the benefits, according to a group of […]

ALEXANDR DEMYANCHUK/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East have all avoided taking sides on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — but India’s size and power make it the most influential nation to remain neutral, a year into the war. The world’s second-largest country and sixth-largest economy will continue […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he’s weighing how to proceed after a federal judge ruled one day earlier he must testify to a grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election. Pence, who is considering running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said […]

Daniela Simona Temneanu / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Thirteen states are on alert for strong winds and heavy snow as a major storm moves east. A major storm hitting the California coast brought damaging winds, heavy rain and heavy snow. The western storm will bring rounds of showers and thunderstorms from the Bay Area […]

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the overdose reversal drug Narcan for over-the-counter use on Wednesday– a milestone decision that advocates said will make it easier to save lives amid the ongoing opioid epidemic. Narcan, made by the company Emergent BioSolutions, is given as a nasal spray and […]

Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Starbucks’ former CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday denied breaking the law in response to sharp criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who accused the company of “the most aggressive and illegal union busting campaign in the modern history of our country.” In response to questions from Sanders during […]