Vets groups go wild after GOP blocks toxin bill: ‘I’m sick of these bulls—’

Veterans’ advocacy groups went wild on Thursday after Senate Republicans blocked a long-awaited bill to expand care for veterans who were exposed to toxins during military service. Sergeant. First-class Heath Robinson honoring our PACT law was the product of a year of negotiations between the House and Senate, and Wednesday’s vote was widely expected to … Read more

Russia’s 49th Army ‘very vulnerable’

Ukraine’s counter-offensive is gaining momentum and the occupied southern city of Kherson is virtually cut off from other Russian-held territories, according to a report released Thursday by the British Ministry of Defence. Ukraine recently used its new long-range artillery to damage at least three of the bridges over the Dnipro River – bridges that Russia … Read more

Russia’s 49th Army ‘very vulnerable’

Ukraine’s counter-offensive is gaining momentum and the occupied southern city of Kherson is virtually cut off from other Russian-held territories, according to a report released Thursday by the British Ministry of Defence. Ukraine recently used its new long-range artillery to damage at least three of the bridges over the Dnipro River – bridges that Russia … Read more

DeepMind discovers the structure of 200 million proteins in a scientific leap forward | DeepMind

Artificial intelligence has deciphered the structure of virtually every protein known to science, paving the way for the development of new drugs or technologies to address global challenges such as famine or pollution. Proteins are the building blocks of life. Made up of chains of amino acids, folded into complex shapes, their 3D structure largely … Read more

Biden talks to Xi in China as tension mounts in Taiwan

The two leaders agreed to begin arrangements for a face-to-face summit, their first as Xi resists travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic. And some areas of cooperation, including climate change, have been chopped up. The issue was discussed at length during the two-hour, 17-minute phone call Thursday. Xi offered an ominous warning to Biden, according to … Read more

MLB Rumors: Padres favorite for Juan Soto; Would the Angels trade Shohei Ohtani?

Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is Aug. 2, so we’re heading into the home stretch as teams determine whether they’re buyers, sellers, or holders and head toward landscape-changing deals. Wednesday evening, the Yankees reached a deal for the All-Star outfielder André Benintendi. It wasn’t much of a “first domino to fall” type move that will … Read more

Kentucky floods kill at least 3 and ‘hundreds will lose their homes,’ governor says

“There will be a lot of people who will need our help,” Gov. Andy Beshear said at a Thursday afternoon news conference in Frankfurt. “Unfortunately, I expect double-digit deaths in this flood.” Additional rainfall of over an inch is expected through Friday evening. “We’re monitoring very closely and it won’t take too long to cause … Read more