Twitter takeover: A timeline of Elon Musk’s bumpy road

CNN Business  —  A board seat accepted and then rejected. A stunning $44 billion takeover offer with uncertain financing. And a surprise early morning tweet putting the deal on hold, temporarily. Even by the standards of Twitter, a company that has known plenty of chaos and dysfunction in its history, the weeks-long effort by billionaire … Read more

Finland will apply for NATO membership, president says

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin (L) and President Sauli Niinisto. Heikki Saukkomaa | Afp | Getty Images Finland will apply for membership in NATO, the country’s president said Sunday, in a historic move for the Nordic country, which has had a decades-long policy of military neutrality. In a press conference alongside Prime Minister Sanna Marin, … Read more

Biden names envoy to SE Asia bloc, stressing US attention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he’s nominating one of his top national security aides as ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aiming to underscore his administration’s commitment to the Pacific region. Biden announced his decision to nominate Yohannes Abraham, chief of staff to the White House National Security Council, … Read more

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The judgments further expand … Read more

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shouldn’t be disqualified over January 6, judge recommends

CNN † Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the conspiracy theory-peddling Georgia Republican, shouldn’t be disqualified over her role in the January 6 insurrection, a judge said Friday in a significant legal blow to the voters and advocacy groups who tried to throw her off the ballot. State Judge Charles Beaudrot said in a 19-page recommendation that … Read more

U.S. to end anti-satellite ASAT testing; calls for global agreement

A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) launches from the US Navy’s USS Lake Erie at a non-functioning National Reconnaissance Office satellite on Feb. 20, 2008 as an anti-satellite weapons US Department of Defense The United States government has committed to ending the practice of anti-satellite missile tests, Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday, urging other nations … Read more

5 people will share $50,000 reward for tips that led to Brooklyn subway shooting suspect’s arrest

CNN  —  Five people will share a combined $50,000 reward for providing “critical information” that helped lead to the arrest of the Brooklyn subway shooting suspect, the NYPD announced Friday. The man authorities say was the shooter, Frank James, 62, was denied bail in court Thursday and did not enter a plea on charges of … Read more

The pieces of paper this nun carries reveal the hidden stories of the US-Mexico border

Reynosa, Mexico CNN † Migrants hand Sister Norma Pimentel little pieces of paper as she walks around the shelter where many of them have been living for months. Some of the handwritten notes have their names and numbers. Others pen the horrors of the unfettered violence they escaped in their home countries or elsewhere in … Read more

How Ginni Thomas jockeyed for influence in Trump’s orbit

Washington CNN  —  One week after the 2018 midterms, President Donald Trump hosted a private lunch with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas. She used her face time with Trump to cajole him about her floundering efforts to install friends and allies into plum administration positions, two former … Read more

Bucha: Russian troops discussed killing Ukrainian civilians in radio transmissions intercepted by Germany, source says

CNN † Germany’s foreign intelligence service told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that it has intercepted radio communications where Russian soldiers talked about shooting soldiers and civilians in Ukraine, a source with knowledge of the meeting said. The briefing was the top item at the Wednesday meeting, the source added. Those intelligence findings – first reported … Read more