Kentucky Derby, Ukraine, Bahamas Deaths: The Biggest News You Missed


G7 bans Russian oil imports as first lady Jill Biden visits Ukraine

After a virtual meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the United States and Group of 7 leaders announced a new round of sanctions against Russia on Sunday as allies continue to pressure Moscow to end its the war. The sanctions include a G7 pledge to ban the import of Russian oil – a restriction that only the United States has pledged to respect in the past. In addition, the United States will apply new sanctions against certain Russian television stations and bank officials, and impose new export controls on certain industrial and commercial products.

Meanwhile, US First Lady Jill Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine on Sunday, entering an active war zone where she met her Ukrainian counterpart. Biden met Olena Zelenska, Ukraine’s first lady, while visiting a school in Uzhhorod. It was the first time Zelenska has appeared in public since Russia invaded the country on February 24. Biden spent just under two hours in Ukraine before crossing the border into Slovakia.

Rich Strike wins historic upset at Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike picked up a stunning win at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, scoring the second biggest upset in Derby history at odds of 80 to 1, with the win paying $163.60 on a $2 winning bet. Rich Strike and Sonny Leon, his jockey, ran the 1¼ mile fast lane in 2:02.61 and finished three-quarter lengths ahead of 4-1 favorite Epicenter. Rich Strike was on the equally eligible roster through Friday morning, only receiving a spot after coach D. Wayne Lukas opted to scrape Ethereal Road. It will now go down in history after winning its owner, Richard Dawson of RED TR-Racing, the winner’s share of $1.86 million.

3 American tourists found dead, the fourth hospitalized at the Bahamas Sandals resort

The State Department said Sunday it was “closely following” an investigation by the Royal Bahamas Police Force into the deaths of three Americans and hospitalizations at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in the Bahamas. The circumstances of the death were not released, but police said two of the people said they felt unwell and received medical treatment. On Friday morning, staff at the Sandals resort informed Bahamian police that they had found the bodies of an unresponsive man at one villa and another unresponsive man and woman at another villa, police said. The couple in the second villa “showed signs of convulsion”, according to the police, and had consulted a doctor the day before. Police do not suspect foul play, Bahamas Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper said.

Taliban leaders order Afghan women to cover themselves from head to toe

Afghan Taliban leaders on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public – a sharp and uncompromising pivot that confirmed rights activists’ worst fears and could only further complicate the militant group’s relationship with an already wary international community. It was the latest in a series of repressive edicts issued by Taliban leaders, not all of which have been implemented. Last month, for example, the Taliban banned women from traveling alone, but after a day of opposition, which has since been silently ignored. The decree, which calls on women to show only their eyes and recommends that they wear the burqa from head to toe, refers to similar restrictions imposed on women under the previous Taliban regime between 1996 and 2001. The decree adds that if women had no important work outside it is better that they stay at home.

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Federal grand jury charges suspect with carrying out terror attack on Brooklyn subway

A federal grand jury has indicted a man suspected of shooting a New York City subway train last month – an attack that injured 10 people. The panel charged Frank James, 62, on Friday with committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a public transportation system and discharging a firearm in a violent crime. Both counts carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. The number of weapons comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. James was arrested on April 13, about 30 hours after authorities said he left Philadelphia and dropped smoke bombs and dozens of bullets into a train full of morning commuters. Authorities said James’ bank card, cell phone and key to a van he rented were found at the scene of the shooting. Police also said they found the handgun used in the shooting and traced it to James.

Shortage of infant formula worsens: about 40% of popular brands sold in the United States

The baby formula shortage isn’t over yet – and seems to be getting worse. Nearly 40% of popular infant formula brands were sold at retailers across the United States in the week starting April 24, according to analysis by Datasembly, which assessed supplies at more than 11,000 stores. . That’s up from an already high 31% out-of-stock percentage two weeks ago, Datasembly said. Major retailers, including CVS, Target and Walgreens, limit the amount of formula shoppers can purchase. Six states — Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota — faced supply shortages greater than 50% in the week beginning April 24, Datasembly said. The metro area with the highest supply disruption rate was San Antonio at 57%, followed by Memphis and Nashville (52%) and Des Moines and Houston (50%).

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