Apple is investing billions in US-made 5G components as it looks to move manufacturing out of China

Apple, helmed by longtime CEO Tim Cook, plans to invest more than $400 billion in the US economy over the next five years. Apple has unveiled a multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom to produce new 5G radio frequency components in the US. The May 23 announcement comes as Apple—the world’s largest consumer electronics company—looks to spend … Read more

World is failing to protect millions of civilians caught in conflicts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief on Tuesday decried the “terrible truth” that the world is failing to live up to its commitments to protect a growing number of civilians caught in conflicts. The International Committee of the Red Cross, the guardian of treaties enshrining those commitments, lamented that countless civilians are experiencing “a … Read more

Ron DeSantis to launch presidential campaign on Twitter with Elon Musk

Photograph: Giorgio Viera/AFP/Getty Images The rightwing governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, will launch his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday evening in a live appearance with Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter. Related: Ron DeSantis in Guantánamo: how questions about his past haunt the Florida governor NBC News first reported the plan, … Read more

Black children are more likely to have asthma. A lot comes down to where they live

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amid the balloons, cake and games at his best friend’s birthday party on a farm, 5-year-old Carter Manson clutched his small chest. “He just kept saying ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,’’’ his mother, Catherine, recalled tearfully. “I picked him up and told him it was OK and to just breathe. … Read more

Montana first to ban people dressed in drag from reading to children in schools, libraries

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has become the first state to specifically ban people dressed in drag from reading books to children at public schools and libraries, part of a host of legislation aimed at the rights the LGBTQ+ community in Montana and other states. “It’s just constitutionally suspect on all levels,” said Sasha Buchert, … Read more

‘It’ll Cost Us Our System As We Know It:’ Billionaire Ray Dalio Warns Of A ‘Social Problem’ Because Of The Debt Ceiling Crisis. Here’s How He’s Positioning His Portfolio

The U.S. is on track to default on its payments obligations if the debt ceiling is not raised. But according to Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, the problem could extend beyond a debt crisis. “The debt ceiling negotiations is ridiculous because it’s not dealing with the problem,” he said … Read more