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Officials: Violent extremists pose 'elevated threat' to US

Officials: Violent extremists pose 'elevated threat' to US

WASHINGTON — Violent extremists motivated by a range of political grievances and racial biases pose an “elevated threat” to the United States, officials said Wednesday in an unclassified intelligence report released more than two months after a mob o
Tanzania's populist President John Magufuli has died at 61

Tanzania's populist President John Magufuli has died at 61

NAKURU, Kenya — President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic in Africa whose populist rule often cast his East African country in a harsh international spotlight, has died. He was 61 years old.
Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

Zack Snyder never really believed that his cut of “Justice League” would see the light of day. It has technically existed since January 2017, but it wasn’t in any shape to be released.
'Operation Varsity Blues' reenacts and reorients a scandal

'Operation Varsity Blues' reenacts and reorients a scandal

NEW YORK — Chris Smith didn’t initially think the 2019 college bribery scandal made for a good documentary subject.
Fed expects to keep its key rate near zero through 2023

Fed expects to keep its key rate near zero through 2023

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve foresees the economy accelerating quickly this year yet still expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pinned near zero through 2023, despite concerns in financial markets about potentially higher inflation.
Amazon jumps into health care with telemedicine initiative

Amazon jumps into health care with telemedicine initiative

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Amazon is making its first foray into providing health care services, announcing Wednesday that it will be offering its Amazon Care telemedicine program to employers nationwide.
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has book out in September

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has book out in September

NEW YORK — The new chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy, Katharine Hayhoe, has written a book about climate change. One Signal Publishers announced Wednesday that Hayhoe's “Saving Us” will be released Sept. 21.
German automaker BMW ramps up electric vehicle offerings

German automaker BMW ramps up electric vehicle offerings

FRANKFURT — German automaker BMW said Wednesday it intends to speed the rollout of new electric cars, vowing to bring battery-powered models to 50% of global sales by 2030.
German economist panel cuts 2021 growth outlook to 3.1%

German economist panel cuts 2021 growth outlook to 3.1%

BERLIN — The German economy — Europe's biggest — will grow by 3.1% this year, the government’s panel of independent economic advisers forecast on Wednesday, cutting its previous prediction somewhat.
US housing construction tumbled 10.3% in February

US housing construction tumbled 10.3% in February

WASHINGTON — Severe winter weather in much of the country pushed home construction down a sharp 10.3% in February while applications for new construction fell by 10.8%.