Wednesday's top stories

Looming Trump charges threaten to inject chaos into 2024 campaign

Photo illustration of Trump standing in a field of gavel blocks, with a shadow of a gavel hammer looming overhead.

Embattled ambassador nominee confirmed with GOP support

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti attends the 2022 Los Angeles City College Foundation Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center on October 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

Survey: CEO optimism was on the rise before Silicon Valley Bank meltdown

DOJ arrests Chinese billionaire over alleged $1B fraud scheme

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon greeting Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui in France in July 2018.
Barak Ravid
Mar 15, 2023 - World

Scoop: Israel approves export licenses for anti-drone systems for Ukraine

Silicon Valley is working with Wall Street to buy some SVB assets

Illustration of the Silicon Valley Bank logo with a price tag.
Ivana Saric
Mar 15, 2023 - World

Russia will attempt to recover debris from downed U.S. drone

An MQ-9 Reaper drone with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awaits a mission
Kendall Baker
Mar 15, 2023 - Sports

The odds of a perfect March Madness bracket: 1 in 9.2 quintillion

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Progressives and bankers find common ground in SVB crisis

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Why failed Silicon Valley Bank was an outlier

Ina Fried
Mar 15, 2023 - Technology

When "scary good" AI gets even better

Illustration of a robot made out of ASCII text on a laptop.
Arielle Dreher
Mar 15, 2023 - Health

Nonprofit hospitals save more in tax exemptions than they provide in charity care: KFF

Illustration of a stethoscope with a high price tag

Google flexes its health care AI muscle

Illustration of a robot arm lifting a medical cross

First look: Young and unaffiliated Latino voters surge across U.S.

Megan Rose Dickey
Mar 15, 2023 - News

San Francisco supervisors open to reparations proposal

Photo illustration collage of historical photos of San Francisco's Fillmore district and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Environmental groups sue Biden administration over Alaska oil project

A polar bear in the North Slope Borough of Alaska.