Apple App Store – Top Apps

[ad_1] Top Free iPhone Apps (US): 1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire, Temu 2. Threads, an Instagram app, Instagram, Inc. 3. SHEIN – Shopping Online, ROADGET BUSINESS PTE. LTD. 4. Google, Google 5. CapCut – Video Editor, Bytedance Pte. Ltd 6. TikTok, TikTok Ltd. 7. The Masters Tournament, Augusta National, Inc. 8. WhatsApp Messenger, WhatsApp … Read more

Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in AI firm G42, overseen by UAE’s national security adviser

[ad_1] REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser. Microsoft and the technology holding company G42 announced the deal Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, will join G42’s board of directors. The … Read more

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese hope to carry over college momentum to the WNBA

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and a deep WNBA draft class hope the momentum they created lifting women’s college basketball to new heights carries over to the pros. “We’re not just basketball players, we’re super impactful to the community, the people around us, the little kids that look up to us, and … Read more

Bank of America’s Q1 profits fall 18% on higher expenses, charge-offs

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Bank of America said its first-quarter profits fell 18%, as the bank dealt with rising expenses due to the impact of higher interest rates. But the results beat analysts’ estimates. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank posted a profit of $6.67 billion, or 76 cents per share, compared with $8.2 billion, or … Read more

Biden administration announces new partnership with 50 countries to stifle future pandemics

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration will help 50 countries identify and respond to infectious diseases, with the goal of preventing pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak that suddenly halted normal life around the globe in 2020. U.S. government officials will work with the countries to develop better testing, surveillance, communication and preparedness for such … Read more

Stock market today: Wall Street hesitates in mixed trading as Treasury yields rise more

[ad_1] U.S. stocks are hesitating in mixed trading, as strong profit reports from some big companies compete with continued worries about high interest rates. The S&P 500 was flat at the open of trading Tuesday, coming off a sharp loss after higher Treasury yields cranked up the pressure. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up … Read more

The Paris Games’ grandiose opening ceremony is being squeezed by security and transport issues

[ad_1] PARIS — The talk before the opening ceremony of the Paris Games ideally should be about its grandiose backdrop: a summer sun setting on the Seine River as athletes drift by in boats and wave to cheering crowds. But behind the romantic veneer that Paris has long curated, mounting security concerns already have had … Read more

ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America’s audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA ‘s 1976 album “Visitors,” The Notorious B.I.G. ‘s 1994 album “Ready to Die,” Blondie ‘s 1978 breakthrough “Parallel Lines” and Gene Autry’s 1949 version of “Rudolph the … Read more

Artist refuses to open Israeli pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage release

[ad_1] VENICE, Italy — The artist and curators representing Israel at this year’s Venice Biennale announced Tuesday they won’t open the Israeli pavilion exhibition until there is a cease-fire in Gaza and an agreement to release hostages. Their decision was posted on a sign in the window of the Israeli national pavilion on the first … Read more

Biden returns to his Scranton roots to pitch tax plan

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returns to his childhood hometown of Scranton on Tuesday to open three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania, capitalizing on the opportunity to work the battleground state while Donald Trump spends the week in a New York City courtroom for his first criminal trial. The Democratic president plans to … Read more