‘Prehistoric-looking’ birds gathering by thousands on NC’s Outer Banks, experts say

A spectacle is underway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and it’s playing out largely when tourists aren’t around to be awed. Photos shared by the National Park Service show birds are blanketing spaces typically devoted to beach towels and lounge chairs. “Every year, double-crested cormorants use the Atlantic coast as a primary migration route in … Read more

Charles Koch’s anti-Trump group endorses Nikki Haley in Republican primary

Charles Koch’s anti-Trump group endorses Nikki Haley in Republican primary Americans for Prosperity Action, an advocacy organization backed by billionaire Charles Koch and his network of wealthy conservatives, on Tuesday morning endorsed Nikki Haley as the Republican alternative to Donald Trump ahead of the Iowa caucus that begins the 2024 primary in less than 50 … Read more

Pro Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 semifinalists, including first-timers Antonio Gates and Julius Peppers

Former Chargers tight end Antonio Gates a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024, along with 24 other retired players. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS) The Pro Football Hall of Fame released the list of 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2024 on Tuesday, and it included a few … Read more

FDIC watchdog planning ‘special inquiry’ on agency leadership, sexual harassment

By Douglas Gillison (Reuters) -A watchdog overseeing the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp will conduct a “special inquiry” into to how the bank regulator’s leadership has handled complaints about sexual harassment and other inappropriate conduct, a representative for the watchdog said on Tuesday. A “new evaluation project” will also review FDIC reform efforts since a … Read more

Powerful Koch group endorses Haley’s 2024 Republican presidential bid

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The conservative U.S. political network led by billionaire Charles Koch on Tuesday endorsed Nikki Haley for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, giving the former South Carolina governor a boost among party rivals struggling to make a dent against frontrunner Donald Trump. The influential group, which pushes for tax cuts … Read more

Micron Stock Falls After Forecasting Higher Expenses

Shares of Micron Technology fell early Tuesday after the memory-chip maker said it expects revenue for its fiscal first quarter to come in better than it initially forecast but warned that its operating costs will be higher. Micron’s stock was recently down nearly 4%. It was up 55% in 2023 through Monday’s close, on pace … Read more

What may have sparked the violence

Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, was jolted awake by gunshots on Sunday morning. It was not clear at the time, but the government now says that this was a coup attempt. Armed men had tried to break into an armoury at a military base near the president’s home, then attacked two of the … Read more