Author: Rachel Scully

Snapchat unveils subscription plan

Snapchat revealed on Wednesday that it will now offer Snapchat+, a subscription plan providing a collection of “exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features” for $3.99 a month. “This subscription will allow us to deliver new Snapchat features to some of the most passionate members of our community and allow us to provide prioritized support,” Snapchat’s parent…

Extreme pride in being an American at record low: Gallup

A record low percentage of U.S. adults — 38 percent — say they are “extremely proud” to be an American, according to a new Gallup poll. The survey giant said the percentage is the lowest since it began recording the trend in 2001, and is 4 percentage points below the previous low of 42 percent….

Most in new poll say overturning Roe is ‘step backward’

Over half of the Americans questioned in a new poll say the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a “step backward” for the U.S. In the CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday, 52 percent of voters said the decision was a “step backward,” while 31 percent say it is a “step forward.” Seventeen…

Six protesters arrested in South Carolina after abortion ruling

Six people were arrested Saturday evening after protesters opposing and supporting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade gathered in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville Police Department said in a statement that officers monitored the protests and separated the opposing sides. About 100 protesters were initially expected for an hour-long demonstration, the…

Russia has likely captured Sieverodonetsk, UK military says

Russia has likely taken control of the Donbas city of Sieverodonetsk, the British defense ministry said in an intelligence update on Sunday, noting that most of the Ukrainian forces have apparently withdrawn from their remaining defensive positions in the area. The ministry noted that the apparent capture of the city comes after Russian forces moved…

Cheney to deliver remarks at Reagan Library

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) will deliver remarks at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., for a speaker series hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute. The institute’s “A Time for Choosing Speaker Series” features leading voices in the conservative movement addressing “critical questions facing the future of the Republican Party,” according to a…

920 dead in powerful Afghanistan earthquake: local reports

A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Wednesday killed more than 900 people in eastern Afghanistan, the highest death toll from an earthquake in the nation in decades, according to local reports. The earthquake also injured 610 people, according to the Taliban’s state-run news agency, Bakhtar, which cited Deputy State Minister for Natural Disaster Management Mawlavi Sharfuddin…

FAA approves drone delivery from Zipline

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday approved drone delivery company Zipline to operate as a small air carrier in the U.S. Zipline, which has contributed to thousands of medical supply drops globally, announced in a press release that it had received the certification, noting that it “is now authorized to complete the longest range…