Salman Rushdie: Famed author remains hospitalized after stabbing attack as venue faces scrutiny over security

Salman Rushdie: Famed author remains hospitalized after stabbing attack as venue faces scrutiny over security

CNN — The venue where renowned author Salman Rushdie – whose controversial work has triggered death threats – was stabbed Friday had rejected previous recommendations to toughen security measures, two sources told CNN. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed at least twice on stage at the Chautauqua Institution before he was slated to give a lecture, New … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a Reading in Western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

CNN — Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has begun Phase 3 clinical trial of its vaccine candidate against Lyme disease with French vaccine company Valneva SE. The biotech companies are recruiting about 6,000 participants age 5 and older at up to 50 sites in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, … Read more

Illinois day-care worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois day-care worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

CNN — An Illinois day-care worker has tested positive for monkeypox, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday, but no other cases have been reported there. “An adult at a day-care center in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox,” department Director Dr. Sameer Vohra said at a news briefing. … Read more

Pelosi Taiwan visit puts TSMC back in spotlight of US-China rivalry

Pelosi Taiwan visit puts TSMC back in spotlight of US-China rivalry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the biggest contract chipmaker in the world. But it has been thrust in the middle of US-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Pictures | light rocket | Getty Images US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left Taiwan but the visit has cast … Read more

Senate backs Finland, Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebucking Russia

Senate backs Finland, Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebucking Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Senators delivered overwhelming bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for US national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine. Wednesday’s 95-1 vote — for the candidacy of two Western … Read more

Biden: Killing of al-Qaeda leader is long-sought ‘justice’

Biden: Killing of al-Qaeda leader is long-sought 'justice'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a US drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said delivered justice and hopefully “one more measure of closure” to families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The president said in an … Read more

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation’

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” citing the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave the dire warning at the opening of the long-delayed high-level meeting to … Read more

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California fire has exploded to become the state’s largest blaze this year

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California fire has exploded to become the state's largest blaze this year

CNN — A wildfire in Northern California exploded in size over the weekend, triggering evacuations and becoming the state’s largest wildfire so far this year, according to Cal Fire. The blaze, dubbed the McKinney Fire, broke out Friday afternoon in the Klamath National Forest near the California-Oregon border and has since ripped through more than … Read more

Man with loaded AK-47 arrested outside Iranian journalist’s Brooklyn home

Man with loaded AK-47 arrested outside Iranian journalist's Brooklyn home

CNN — A man armed with an AK-47-style rifle was arrested Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials observed him behaving “suspiciously” in a Brooklyn neighborhood where Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad resides with her family. Alinejad was targeted in an alleged kidnapping plot last year by Iranian nationals after speaking out against the Iranian … Read more