Fernando Tatis Jr. meets with surgeon, ramps up on defense

PHOENIX — Fernando Tatis Jr. arrived in Arizona this week and quickly received good news. On Tuesday, the Padres shortstop met with the surgeon who performed the March 16 operation to repair the fractured scaphoid bone in his left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin said Tatis was cleared to “ramp up what he’s doing on the … Read more

OK, whose rocket just hit the moon?

You know you’re living in the space age when a rocket hits the moon, and the industry as a whole points to the sky and, like an angry teacher holding up a paper airplane, asks “Who launched this?!” Truly, that is what occurred this week as an unidentified rocket stage (!) impacted the lunar surface, … Read more

Anthony Fauci says that he’s experienced a rebound in Covid symptoms after Paxlovid course

Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed on Tuesday that he is suffering from ‘Covid rebound’ symptoms’ after being treated with Paxlovid. Paxlovid, a drug that was anointed as America’s silver bullet against COVID-19 by some health officials and even President Joe Biden, may not have any effectiveness for people who are already vaccinated, according to its manufacturer … Read more

India stops short of endorsing West’s $600bn infra push to counter China | India News

NEW DELHI: While India was quick to join the US-led economic grouping Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), it stopped short of endorsing another initiative by the US and other western countries, the $600 billion Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), aimed at countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in low and middle-income countries . … Read more

Stitt Wins GOP Nomination in Oklahoma Governor’s Race | Political News

By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt easily won the GOP primary on Tuesday in his race for reelection as Oklahoma governor, taking advantage of a massive fundraising edge to dispatch three fellow Republicans. Stitt’s feuds with fellow Republicans in the Legislature and with many Oklahoma-based Native American tribes … Read more

Joe Biden has the worst G7 since Jimmy Carter

This week’s G-7 meeting in Germany brings to mind the apocryphal Mark Twain quip that “history doesn’t repeat itself — but it rhymes.” Or swap out if you like Santayana’s familiar (and authentic) axiom: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This G-7 has to be judged the worst G-7 meeting … Read more

Senate Judiciary Committee targets MLB’s antitrust exemption

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has set its sights on Major League Baseball’s century-old antitrust exemption. Bipartisan members of the committee, including chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have sent a letter to the non-profit Advocates for Minor Leaguers requesting further information on the antitrust exemption and its interplay with … Read more