NATO struggles in the shadows to find new leader

The race to be the next NATO boss is heating up. But it is a race run largely in the dark, with no sign of a winner yet. Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg, the transatlantic military alliance’s secretary-general, is due to step down at the end of September after nine years in the post. Many alliance members […]

Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ice Spice raises eyebrows amid Matty Healy backlash

Some of Taylor Swift’s Black fans have renewed their frustration over the singer’s connection to The 1975 frontman Matty Healy after Swift announced a collaboration with rapper Ice Spice. While fans were excited about the remixed “Midnights” track featuring Ice Spice, who will be the first Black woman on one of Swift’s songs, some questioned […]

LeBron James has ‘earned the right’ to weigh retirement

The Lakers clearly want LeBron James back, but whether he’ll return for a 21st NBA season suddenly became a huge question mark Monday night after Los Angeles was swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals. James 38, told ESPN Monday that he is considering retirement, saying he’s “got to think about” if […]

Airlines and F.A.A. Try to Head Off Summer Travel Meltdowns

The number of Americans who will fly this summer could eclipse the prepandemic high from 2019. That would be great news for airlines, but it could also cause a backlash against the industry if it fails to keep up with demand and delays or cancels thousands of flights. The recovery from the pandemic has been […]

Texas Military, Troopers Turn Back Wave of Migrants Border River Crossing

Texas Military, Troopers Turn Back Wave of Migrants Border River Crossing

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Texas National Guardsmen and Department of Public Safety troopers set up barbed wire along the northern bank of the Rio Grande creating a barrier to physically keep migrants from climbing out of the Rio Grande. Governor Greg Abbott deployed the Texas Border Force earlier this week to help stop or deter migrant […]