2022 midterms Illinois primary election results: Governor

CHICAGO – The race to be Illinois’ next governor is also a battle among billionaires, including two whose names won’t appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Republican candidates Darren Bailey, who as a state lawmaker fought pandemic measures such as mandate masks, and former prosecutor Richard Irvin, the first Black mayor of Chicago’s largest suburb, each … Read more

51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought the word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat. It was the worst tragedy to claim … Read more

Amazon limits Plan B pill purchases as demand surges

Amazon has limited sales of emergency contraceptive pills as demand spikes following last week’s US Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and ending the constitutional right to have an abortion. The company has placed a temporary quantity limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, Amazon confirmed to CNBC. The review of … Read more

Target will cover employees’ travel to other states for abortions

A person walks into a Target store in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Target will cover employees’ travel if they live in a state where abortion is banned, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC. The new policy will take effect in July, according to the … Read more

US unveils new Russia sanctions, implements ban on new imports of Russian gold

The moves are the latest in response to Russia’s months-long war in Ukraine and were taken after G7 leaders in Germany agreed to steps, including the gold import ban, meant to weaken Moscow. In a statement, the US Treasury Department announced sanctions on 70 entities, including State Corporation Rostec — “a massive Russian state-owned enterprise … Read more

Macron says Russia can’t win in Ukraine after strike on mall

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” the war in Ukraine, a day after a Russian missile attack on a crowded shopping mall that killed 18 put the conflict’s terrible toll on full view. Ukrainian and Western leaders have denounced the strike as a war … Read more

SEC fines Ernst & Young $100 million for employees cheating on CPA ethics exams

Accounting giant Ernst & Young will pay $100 million to settle charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission that hundreds of its employees cheated on the ethics components of the Certified Public Accountant examination and continuing education courses and for withholding information about the misconduct to regulators. “It’s simply outrageous that the very professionals responsible … Read more

Biden set to arrive at NATO summit that could help determine the next phase of war in Ukraine

The announcements expected over the course of the two-day summit would harden the collective’s defenses as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its fifth month. Not since the Cold War has NATO made such significant enhancements to its posture. Biden and his fellow leaders are eager to change the momentum on the ground in Ukraine, where … Read more

ECB Lagarde plays down recession risks at Sintra Forum

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said the central bank can raise rates faster, if needed. Handout | Getty Images News | Getty Images European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Tuesday played down concerns about a recession in the euro zone, also saying her team is ready to raise rates at a faster pace … Read more

US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Senior US government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the US to recalibrate other foreign policy goals. A US State Department spokesperson described the trip … Read more