Republicans push for access to Trump case documents on possible indictment

Republicans push for access to Trump case documents on possible indictment

House Republicans have urged Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to cooperate with their request for information on former President Donald Trump’s potential indictment for his role in paying a star silent money porn. In a letter to Mr. Bragg on Saturday, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), Oversight Chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) and … Read more

Israeli judicial reform pits secular and religious communities against each other

BNAI BRAK, Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving fast with a judicial overhaul plan that could begin final passage through parliament next week, as debate over the legislation reveals deep fissures between Israel’s secular and religious communities . Over the past three months, protests against the legislation have brought together hundreds of thousands … Read more

Exercise may be the best antidepressant

Psychologist Susan Pinker explores new discoveries in the science of human nature. Read previous columns here. One of the highlights of my pandemic work week was the Zoom workout I did with a dozen fellow swimmers once we lost access to our pool. Most aspects of my life were turned upside down, but the 7:45 … Read more

Saudi Arabia and Syria set to resume ties in Russian-brokered talks

DUBAI — Saudi Arabia and Syria are close to reaching an agreement to restore diplomatic ties after Russian-brokered talks, according to Saudi and Syrian officials familiar with the talks, as Middle East geopolitics evolve . Talks were continuing after rounds of talks in Moscow and Riyadh in recent weeks, officials said. If a deal is … Read more

Ukraine sees Russian losses in Bakhmut pave way for spring offensive

Ukraine said Russia’s offensive against Bakhmut was beginning to falter, although heavy fighting continued, as kyiv sought to explain its decision to defend the eastern Ukrainian town. Russia’s heavy casualties have paved the way for Ukraine to launch its own offensives this spring, the commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrsky, said Thursday. … Read more

China says it opposes forced sale of TikTok

A TikTok ad at Union Station in Washington, DC addresses users’ security and privacy concerns. Photo: Nathan Howard/Bloomberg News Updated March 23, 2023 at 8:01 a.m. ET BEIJING — China has said it will strongly oppose any forced sale of TikTok, responding for the first time to a demand from the Biden administration that the … Read more

Coffee and Your Heart: The Impact May Be Different Than You Think

Coffee lovers reassure themselves. America’s favorite stimulant may not be so dangerous for heart health after all, but there may still be other health effects, researchers say. Coffee consumption does not increase abnormal heartbeats associated with an increased risk of the most common heart rhythm disorder, according to a new study published Wednesday in the … Read more

Russia launches attacks across Ukraine, killing four in school dormitory

Russia launched a new wave of missiles and armed drones into Ukraine, bombing residential buildings and killing four people in a Kyiv-area school dormitory and injuring at least 10 others, Ukrainian officials said. Ukrainian air defenses shot down 16 of 21 drones launched by Russia, the Ukrainian Air Force said on Wednesday, identifying the planes … Read more

Donald Trump’s grand jury to reconvene as possible indictment looms

The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s role in a silent payment to a porn star is due to meet on Wednesday as it nears a vote on whether to indict the former president. Grand jury activities have been closely watched as secret investigation into Mr Trump unfolds by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr. … Read more

Miami Beach wants to cancel spring break and sets curfew after deadly shootings

Authorities in Miami Beach, Florida, said they no longer want spring breakers visiting the city after two fatal shootings involving revelers over the weekend. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber imposed a curfew in the city on Sunday evening and said his administration would consider extending the restrictions for the coming weekend. Two people were shot … Read more