A grand jury indicts Donald Trump for alleged hush payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. A journalist for The Wall Street Journal is arrested in Russia. Ten photos that made the world wake up to climate change. The health problems of Pope Francis. This is what you need to know to start the day. First the truth.
1. They accuse Trump in the Stormy Daniels case
An investigative jury accused Donald Trump in the case that is being followed in New York for alleged payments in exchange for the silence of adult film actress Stormy Daniels, with whom he would have had an extramarital affair, something he has always denied. This is the first time in US history that a sitting or former president will face criminal charges. Trump is expected to appear Tuesday for his arraignment.
2. Mental quickness saved lives in Nashville, says expert
As more details emerge about how a deadly mass shooting unfolded inside a private Christian school in Nashville, a former police officer who provided training on active shooters at schools said quick actions by teachers who locked down classrooms helped save lifes.
3. A journalist from The Wall Street Journal is arrested in Russia
Evan Gershkovich, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, has been arrested in Russia on suspicion of espionage, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The case is marked “top secret” as Gershkovich did not admit his guilt, the state news agency TASS said, adding that he was remanded in custody. This is what we know.
4. Two Colombian airlines stop working in a matter of weeks. What’s going on?
Two low-cost Colombian airlines announced, a few weeks apart, that they will cease operations in the country for financial reasons, grounding thousands of passengers who had purchased their air tickets in advance. The news came at a critical time: before the peak travel season for Easter. What happened? Is the sector in crisis? Analysis.
5. 10 photos that woke up the world to climate change
Water cascading down a wall of ice, with hints of gray cloud above it, is a beautiful image, but the story behind it is one of destruction; Earth’s glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates due to human-caused climate change. Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen remembers when he took the picture. It was August 2014, and the temperatures in Svalbard, Norway were unusually warm.
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What health problems has Pope Francis had?
Pope Francis, now being treated for a respiratory infection at a Rome hospital, has suffered various health problems over the years, from pneumonia – for which part of a lung had to be removed when he was young – to a operation for diverticulosis, in 2021.
FIFA removes Indonesia from hosting the U-20 World Cup
World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, stripped Indonesia of its right to host the U-20 Men’s World Cup later this year after an official in the country objected to Israel’s participation.
Jennifer Aniston Says “An Entire Generation” Now Finds ‘Friends’ Offensive
The actress was promoting her new Netflix movie “Murder Mystery 2,” co-starring Adam Sandler, when the topic came up. “Comedy evolved, movies evolved,” Aniston told AFP in Paris, according to Yahoo. This is what she now thinks of the popular series.
Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Trial Over 2016 Utah Ski Accident
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow emerged victorious in a civil trial for a ski accident in 2016. A Utah jury found her not liable for the ski crash that occurred at the time. The actress also won her countersuit.
Beethoven’s hair: what a study of his DNA revealed more than two centuries after his death
Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most virtuoso musicians in history, created some of his most recognizable compositions while already deaf. Recently, scientists released the findings of the analysis of several strands of his hair. Did they manage to figure out why the German musician went deaf? Why did he die? Dr. Elmer Huerta explains it in this episode of our podcast.
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The United States Border Patrol reported that more than 1,000 migrants who crossed into the country from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, turned themselves in this Wednesday to the agents of this institution in El Paso, Texas.
quote of the day
“In recent months, AI labs have been locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy increasingly powerful digital minds that no one, not even their creators, can reliably understand, predict, or control.”
Elon Musk and other tech leaders are calling for a pause in the AI race for at least six months, citing “profound risks to society and humanity.”
And to finish…
Man scales drawbridge and shocks onlookers
This mystery man scaled a drawbridge in Miami and made onlookers nervous.
Source: CNN Espanol