Monday's top stories

Biden to expand flights to Cuba, resume family reunification program

Photo of the Cuban capitol building with a large Cuban flag hanging in the foreground
A Cuban flag is seen near the nation's capital in Havana on Nov. 15, 2021. Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Updated May 16, 2022 - Technology

Musk: Twitter deal at lower price "not out of the question"

Elon Musk at the MET Gala.
Elon Musk. Photo: Theo Wargo, WireImage
Updated May 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

What we know about the Buffalo mass shooter

Buffalo Police at the scene of the shooting, a Tops Friendly Market, on May 14.
Buffalo Police at the scene of the shooting, a Tops Friendly Market, on May 14. Photo: John Normile/Getty Images
Stephen Totilo
May 16, 2022 - Technology

Activision's video game diversity tool draws backlash

Composite image showing three characters from Overwatch and a graph with axes used to plot how diverse they are in terms of ethnicity, culture and more
An image of Activision's diversity tool from the company's Thursday announcement. It was removed from the post Friday night. (An earlier version, shown at a conference in 2017, gave character 2, Lucio, a greater rating for ethnicity.) Image: Activision Blizzard

New Mexico Calf Canyon Fire becomes largest in state history

The Calf Canyon Wildfire seen from space on May 11, 2022.
The Calf Canyon Fire seen by a Maxar Technologies satellite on May 11. Photo: ©2022 Maxar Technologies

Reversing Trump, Biden approves redeployment of U.S. troops to Somalia

Biden and top military officials
President Biden with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (third from left) and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mark Milley (right). Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Supreme Court sides with Cruz in campaign finance case

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event on May 12 in Harleysville, Pa. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

The new math for tech startups

An illustration where there are two more $100 bills than what initially appear
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Zachary Basu
Updated May 16, 2022 - World

Prime minister says Sweden will formally apply for NATO membership

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. Photo: Hannibal Hanschke/Getty Images

Liz Cheney: House GOP enabled "white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-semitism"

US Representative Liz Cheney walks in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 12, 2022.
Rep. Liz Cheney in the Capitol on May 12. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Trump partially restricts himself from using Twitter

Illustration of the Twitter logo growing hair like Donald Trump's, and turning orange.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Where homes will face the most wildfire risk in next 30 years

Erin Doherty
May 16, 2022 - World

McDonald's plans to sell its Russian business

Image of a closed McDonalds in Russia.
McDonald's closed on April 14 in Belaya Dacha, outside of Moscow. Photo: Getty Images
Mike Allen
May 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

American eruption

A woman chalks a message yesterday at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Scoop: U.S. to deny entry to some Afghans in Kosovo

A U.S Air Force carrying Afghan refugees at Pristina International Airport last August.
A U.S. Air Force plane at Pristina International Airport in Kosovo on Aug. 29, 2021. Photo: Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images
Ashley Gold
May 16, 2022 - Technology

Court opens way for flood of Texas "censorship" lawsuits

Illustration of a row of gavels, with all but one of them transparent.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Live streaming motivated the Buffalo shooter

Photo of people leaving messages in chalk on sidewalk and street as a memorial to Buffalo shooting victims
People leave messages at a makeshift memorial near a Tops Grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 15. Photo: Usman Khan/AFP via Getty Images

The economy and markets have that year 2000 feeling

Illustration of a stock chart trend line that writes out the number 2000.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

What the end of America's public health emergency could mean

Illustration of a covid particle reflected in a rearview mirror
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

The crazy housing market is finally slowing down

Image of people entering and existing an Open House for sale
Homebuyers face a lot of competition. Photo: Raychel Brightman/Newsday RM via Getty Images