Alex Chan Tsz Yuk/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. RussianRead More →

omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, environmental experts and activists are warning of a ripple effect of problems, including long-lasting damage to the war-ravaged country’s urban, agricultural and industrial areas. Nearly two months into its invasion, Russia has begun its long-feared offensive in eastern UkraineRead More →

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has been providing daily updates on the U.S. assessment of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to resist. Here are highlights of what a senior U.S. defense official told reporters Tuesday on Day 55: ‘Limited’ Russian offensive operations soRead More →

Victor/Xinhua via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. Russian forces have since retreatedRead More →

Thinkstock/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice announced Tuesday night it would appeal the recent ruling that voided the federal mask mandate on public transit if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deems it necessary. The question now is whether the CDC still thinks the mandate on publicRead More →

Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden gave his first public reaction to a federal judge striking down the government’s transportation mask mandate, telling reporters on Tuesday that Americans should make their own decisions on wearing masks on planes — further muddying White House and administrationRead More →

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images (TALLAHASSE, Fla.) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on the brink of notching several wins as the Florida legislature convened for a special session Tuesday to finalize the state’s redistricting process. Not only is his controversial redistricting plan that heavily benefits RepublicansRead More →

Joel Carillet/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Brooke Tansley and her husband Scott Herrmann were aboard a Delta flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Monday with their two young children when the pilot told passengers over the loudspeaker that masks were now optional. “I’m sorry to interrupt you, but IRead More →