Winter Olympics 2022 – Nathan Chen breaks short-program record, Eileen Gu wins gold, US vs. Canada hockey and more updates

Tuesday in Beijing at the 2022 Winter Olympics was jam-packed with excitement. In figure skating, three-time world champion Nathan Chen, Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno and newcomer Yuma Kagiyama had stellar short programs, while two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu had a major error that likely will cost him a chance at a medal. In other … Read more

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Gets a New Director

Buffeted by charges of sexism and racism over the last two years, the Smithsonian Institution on Tuesday announced the appointment of Maria Nicanor, a specialist in architecture and design, as the next director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in Manhattan. She starts March 21. Nicanor, 41, has been executive director of the Rice … Read more

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Macron meets Zelensky in Ukraine, as Russia keeps the world guessing.

KYIV, Ukraine – President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that the Ukraine crisis could take months to resolve, but that his shuttle diplomacy this week between Russia and Ukraine had raised hopes of stabilizing the situation. Mr. Macron met President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in Kyiv on Tuesday, a day after holding a … Read more

Tom Brady ‘happy’ with decision to retire from NFL, but ‘never say never’

TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady is “happy” with his decision to retire and is looking forward to “doing things other than playing” football, but he also said “never say never” when asked about potentially returning to the NFL next season . “I’m just going to take things as they come. I think that’s the best … Read more

Governors roll back school mask mandates as COVID cases decline, but some parents worry

Several Democratic governors have announced that they are ending their states’ school mask mandates. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday he plans to end a statewide mask requirement in schools and child care centers effective March 7. From the first week of January to the last week of the month, new student COVID cases … Read more

Inside Denmark’s ‘Live With Covid’ Approach

SJAELLANDS ODDE, Denmark – Aboard a ferry heading to Denmark’s second-largest city on Friday, Allan Hjorth stood out. He was one of just a few passengers to wear a mask, while hundreds of others left their faces uncovered, enjoying the end of Covid-19 restrictions announced a few days earlier. “The mere fact of wearing a … Read more

Ukraine Russia crisis: Emmanuel Macron visited his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky as Russia pours cold water on de-escalation

But the Kremlin has poured cold water on reports that the two leaders had agreed to de-escalate the tense standoff on Ukraine’s border, where tens of thousands of Russian forces have massed in recent months, drawing warnings from Western officials of an impending invasion. The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday would not confirm any … Read more

Retired Pope Benedict asks “forgiveness” for abuse, but accepts no blame

Rome – Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked forgiveness Tuesday for any “grievous faults” in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases, but denied any personal or specific wrongdoing after an independent report criticized his actions in four cases while he was archbishop of Munich, Germany. “I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church. All … Read more

Canada Trucker Protests and Trudeau News: Live Updates

A rally in Ottawa on Monday.Credit …Andre Pichette / EPA, via Shutterstock Standing in front of several trucks near Ottawa’s Parliament Hill on Monday, Emily Martin was wearing a black winter hat adorned with the words “fringe minority” in white. It was a reference to a statement Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used to play down … Read more