Thursday's top stories

Shawna Chen
Updated May 12, 2022 - Economy & Business

Black economists make up only 1.5% of Fed staff

House Republican wants visa applicants to declare communist ties

Rep. Jim Banks is seen speaking during a news conference.

Zoom takes over movie production

The Walt Disney Studios executive Vice President of theatrical distribution Tony Chambers speaks about the upcoming Marvel Studios movie "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."
Brady Dale
May 12, 2022 - Economy & Business

How crypto bear markets work

Illustration of a bear claw holding a crypto coin.

What to know about controversial GOP Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette listens to speakers at a Republican leadership forum at Newtown Athletic Club on May 11, 2022 in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Brady Dale
May 12, 2022 - Economy & Business

Terra briefly halts blockchain amid stablecoin uproar

Illustration of an index finger emoji wagging back and forth.

Fed chair Jerome Powell confirmed to second term

Trump warns panicking GOP against nominating Kathy Barnette in PA

Former President Donald Trump speaks.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)

Twitter freezes hiring, rescinds some offers as top execs depart

Stephen Totilo
May 12, 2022 - Technology

A worker reckoning at Nintendo

Animated GIF of a fist emerging from a green Super Mario pipe
Oriana González
May 12, 2022 - World

UN Human Rights Council votes to start war crimes probe in Kyiv

Picture of Michelle Bachelet
Alison Snyder
May 12, 2022 - Science

Astronomers capture first image of black hole at center of Milky Way

Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Southwest "megadrought" leads to wildfires and new homicide evidence

Lina Khan's to-do list on Big Tech

Photo illustration of Lina Khan with the Capitol Building, a gavel, and binary code

Airfare inflation is the new used car inflation

Heinz working on paper ketchup bottle

A proposed all-paper Heinz ketchup bottle.

Deaths from COVID begin to rise again

Opioid abuse treatments don't reach those most at risk

Caitlin Owens
May 12, 2022 - Health

Biden administration and GOP clash over vaccine strategy

Illustration of pattern of blue Covid-19 vaccine bottles on top of red and white stripes of American flag.

Overturning Roe could reverse economic gains

Illustration of a woman sitting on a small stack of quarters while in the shadow of a larger stack of quarters.
Zachary Basu
May 12, 2022 - World

Finland's leaders declare support for joining NATO

Biden administration cancels 3 major offshore oil lease sales

A petroleum tanker ship passes through the Aransas Channel from the Gulf of Mexico en route to the Port of Corpus Christi on May 27, 2020 in Port Aransas, Texas.
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 12, 2022 - World

North Korea enters "severe emergency" lockdown after confirming COVID case

A pupil has her temperature taken as part of anti Covid-19 procedures before entering the Pyongyang Secondary School No. 1 in Pyongyang on June 22, 2021.