St. Petersburg governor reports damaged buildings amid drone attack claims

Two buildings were damaged following an unspecified “incident” in St. Petersbug’s Krasnogvardeisky district early on March 2, the city’s governor, Alexander Beglov, reported. The governor’s statement comes amid claims spread on Russian Telegram channels that Russia’s second-largest city came under a Ukrainian drone attack. According to the Mash Telegram channel, the likely target was the … Read more

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Democrats’ congressional redistricting challenge

MADISON, Wis. — The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Democratic lawsuit that sought to throw out the battleground state’s congressional maps, marking a victory for Republicans who argued against the court taking up the case. The decision leaves the state’s current congressional district boundaries in place for the November election. The decision … Read more

Russia excluded from Danube Commission due to its attacks on Odesa Oblast

Russia was expelled from the Danube Commission, an international intergovernmental organization developing free navigation on the Danube River, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reported on March 1. The commission adopted a decision in December last year calling on Russia to leave the organization as its continuous attacks on the Lower Danube region, part of which … Read more

Colorado lawmakers clash over bills to protect transgender people’s use of a chosen name

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s House was tense Friday morning as the Democratic majority pushed two bills through the chamber that would protect transgender people’s chosen names: one allowing those convicted of a felony to change their name to conform with their gender identity and another requiring school staff use a student’s chosen name. These are … Read more

NYCB Downgraded to Junk by Fitch, as Moody’s Goes Even Deeper

(Bloomberg) — New York Community Bancorp’s credit grade was cut to junk by Fitch Ratings, and Moody’s Investors Service lowered its rating even further, a day after the commercial real estate lender said it discovered “material weaknesses” in how it tracks loan risks. Most Read from Bloomberg Fitch downgraded the bank’s long-term issuer default rating … Read more