Trump already has 2024 in his possession. But the race for 2028 is already subtly underway.

MILWAUKEE — Prayer breakfasts. Prime-time television speeches. Early-stage state delegation meetings. Panels with grassroots groups. Delegates, lawmakers and party officials at this week’s Republican National Convention were all fans of Donald Trump and his 2024 White House campaign. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t already looking ahead to 2028. During four days in Milwaukee, some … Read more

Bethesda officially becomes the first Microsoft game studio to fully unite

Bethesda Game Studios has officially become the first Microsoft game developer to fully affiliate with the Communication Workers of America (CWA), forming a “wall-to-wall” union of developers including artists, engineers, programmers and designers. Microsoft has recognized the union. The union was confirmed after 241 developers signed a union authorization card or indicated they wanted to … Read more

New judge in Young Thug trial indicates testimony can resume next month

ATLANTA — An Atlanta-area judge appointed this week to take over rapper Young Thug’s criminal racketeering and gang conspiracy trial indicated Friday that she hopes to testify in the case again next month. She acknowledged, however, that she must first consider defense motions for mistrial, which could still halt the proceedings. During a 90-minute status … Read more

Nationals starter Josiah Gray has partial tear of UCL, requires season-ending surgery

Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray will undergo surgery to repair a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, the 26-year-old said Friday, a procedure that will end his 2024 season. Gray, an all-star for Washington last year, also is likely to miss a significant portion of the 2025 season. Gray went on the injured … Read more

Polaris Dawn crew shows off new SpaceX spacesuits for first private spacewalk (photos)

This first-ever private spacewalk brings a touch of style to space. SpaceX’s privately funded crewed mission, Polaris Dawn, is headed for launch sometime this summer. The four-person crew, which includes the mission’s funder, billionaire philanthropist Jared Isaacman, recently completed acceptance testing for SpaceX’s new extravehicular activity (EVA) spacesuits, which they will wear as they become … Read more

Long COVID has affected millions. Here’s what scientists know now.

Ziyad Al-Aly is chief research and development officer at VA St. Louis Health Care System and a clinical epidemiologist at Washington University in St. Louis. Since 2020, the condition known as lung COVID-19 has become a widespread disability, affecting the health and quality of life of millions of people worldwide and costing the economy billions … Read more

Missouri woman who spent 43 years in prison is free after her 1980 murder conviction was overturned

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served her sentence 43 years in prison was released Friday after the Missouri Attorney General fought for more than a month to keep her behind bars. Sandra Hemme, 63, walked out of the Chillicothe jail Friday, hours after a judge threatened to … Read more

Netflix is ​​ending its cheapest ad-free subscription: NPR

Netflix has announced that it will no longer offer the Basic plan, its cheapest ad-free plan, for US and French users. The plan was already phased out in Canada and the UK Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption switch caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Netflix is ​​stopping offering its cheapest ad-free subscription for subscribers in the US … Read more