When Cherry Blossom Heads Know It's Game Time'
Weeks before the Brooklyn Botanic Garden updated CherryWatch, the online tracker that documents the progress of a majority of the garden's 220 cherry blossom trees, staff members noticed that some people had already begun to check the website for the first signs of spring.People will sort of jump the gun and see that we've turned on the map even before we've officially announced it, said Elizabeth Reina-Longoria, the communications director at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
A 12th atmospheric river is headed toward storm-fatigued California, threatening even more floods
Still reeling from an onslaught of powerful storms and destructive floods, California is bracing for a 12th atmospheric river that's expected to bring a new round of heavy snow and rain to the state.The latest in the parade of storms ushered moisture into California Sunday, lashing the state with high winds and dumping more rain and snow over the region before it was expected to spread inland Monday.
DeSantis, Breaking Silence on Trump, Criticizes Manhattan Prosecutor
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on Monday broke his silence about the potential indictment of his state's most famous resident, former President Donald J. Trump, attacking the Manhattan district attorney pursuing the case but also pointedly noting the personal conduct over which Mr. Trump is being investigated.
Starbucks' new CEO steps in two weeks early
Starbucks' new CEO Laxman Narasimhan has taken over the reins from interim CEO Howard Schultz, about two weeks sooner than planned.Narasimhan was named the company's incoming CEO on October 1 of last year.Since then, he has shadowed Schultz, who stepped into the CEO role for the third (and he says final) time in April 2022.
Trump's Georgia Lawyers Seek to Quash Special Grand Jury Report
ATLANTA Lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump filed a motion in a Georgia court on Monday seeking to quash the final report of a special grand jury that investigated whether Mr. Trump and some of his allies interfered in the 2020 election results in Georgia.The motion also seeks to preclude the use of any evidence derived from the report, and asks that the office of Fani T. Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, be recused from the case.
Officials ask for public's help as search continues for missing Indiana teen who may be in extreme danger'
Police are asking for the public's help as the search continues for a missing Indiana teenager who is believed to be in extreme danger, according to a missing person alert.Scottie Dean Morris, 14, was last seen at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the small town of Eaton, 76 miles northeast of Indianapolis, according to Eaton Police.
Dentist arrested in heinous, complex and calculated' poisoning death of his wife
A Colorado dentist was arrested early Sunday morning on murder charges in the poisoning death of his wife, according to a release from the Aurora Police Department.Aurora police detectives launched an investigation into the woman's suspicious death, after James Toliver Craig, 45, drove his wife, 43, to a hospital around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, because she was having severe headaches and dizziness.
California Marks Three Years Since Covid Stay-at-Home Orders
Image Viewfinders are taped up to prevent use at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles in 2020.Credit...Kendrick Brinson for The New York Times It's been a long three years.On March 19, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a stay-at-home order for all Californians to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
A Different Kind of Pipeline Project Scrambles Midwest Politics
HARTFORD, S.D.For more than a decade, the Midwest was the site of bitter clashes over plans for thousand-mile pipelines meant to carry crude oil beneath cornfields and cattle ranches.Now high-dollar pipeline fights are happening again, but with a twist.Instead of oil, these projects would carry millions of tons of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to be injected into underground rock formations rather than dispersed as pollutants in the air.
Earth to Hit Critical Warming Threshold by Early 2030s, Climate Panel Says
Earth is likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade, and nations will need to make an immediate and drastic shift away from fossil fuels to prevent the planet from overheating dangerously beyond that level, according to a major new report released on Monday.The report, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, offers the most comprehensive understanding to date of ways in which the planet is changing.
Silicon Valley Bank left a void that won't easily be filled | CNN Business
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter.Not a subscriber?You can sign up right here.You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link.It's difficult to overstate the influence that Silicon Valley Bank had over the startup world and the ripple effect its collapse this month had on the global tech sector and banking system.