US congressman Jeff Fortenberry resigns after conviction for lying to FBI | US politics

The Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry has resigned from office after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national. In a letter to the House on Saturday, nine-term Republican Fortenberry said he was resigning from Congress, effective March 31. “It has been my honor to … Read more

Biden rallies allies against Russia: Five takeaways

President BidenJoe BidenDefense & National Security — Russia’s tenuous grip slips On The Money — Biden’s economic approval falls deeper Equilibrium/Sustainability — US agency killed 400K native animals in 2021 MORE spent three days in Europe as the US and its allies plot out next steps roughly one month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, … Read more

Villanova Wildcats survive cold shooting, top Houston Cougars to make Final Four of NCAA tournament

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Villanova is headed to its third Final Four in the past six NCAA tournaments, with a chance to win its third national championship over that same stretch. In a grind-it-out affair at the AT&T Center on Saturday night, 2-seed Villanova got out to an early lead over the 5-seed Houston Cougars, … Read more

Finalized Plans for a Cutting-Edge Cosmic Mapmaker

The SPHEREx mission will have some similarities with the[{” attribute=””>James Webb Space Telescope. But the two observatories will take dramatically different approaches to studying the sky. NASA’s upcoming SPHEREx mission will be able to scan the entire sky every six months and create a map of the cosmos unlike any before. Scheduled to launch no … Read more

China to maintain yuan flexibility, brace for external shocks

Yuan banknotes are seen in this illustrative photograph taken in Beijing July 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, March 25 (Reuters) – China said on Friday it will maintain yuan flexibility and foreign exchange market stability, vowing to actively prevent and defuse risks from external shocks. The … Read more

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As spring approaches, the struggle for democracy is far from over. While things look good for Joe Biden, it’s clear Donald Trump’s white nationalist and hateful rhetoric have set root in the Republican Party. The fight for America will continue as Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans strive to prevent Democrats from passing even the most … Read more

Villanova wins; Duke plays Arkansas

Arkansas tries to play spoiler in Coach K’s final season as the Razorbacks take on the Blue Devils for the West Regional title and a spot in next weekend’s Final Four. no. 2 seed Villanova clinched the first spot in New Orleans with a 50-44 win over No. 5 Houston, punching its ticket to the … Read more