In the news today: The missing submersible nears the critical 96-hour mark; Biden welcomes Modi to the White House; and Roe v. Wade anniversary approaches. Also, Colombia is searching for its heroic rescue dog, Wilson.
This undated image provided by OceanGate Expeditions shows the company's Titan submersible. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP/File)
SEARCH AND RESCUE
Search for the missing Titanic submersible nears the critical 96-hour mark for oxygen supply
The race against time to find a submersible that disappeared on its way to the Titanic wreckage site entered a new phase Thursday morning as the final hours of oxygen possibly left on board the tiny vessel ticked off the clock. Read more.
Why this matters:
Rescuers have rushed more ships and vessels to the site, hoping the underwater sounds detected for a second straight day might help narrow the search. The area being searched is twice the size of Connecticut in waters as deep as 13,200 feet.
Bans on abortionat all stages of pregnancy are in effect in 14 states. States with new bans or restrictions that have taken effect in the past year are home to more than 25 million women of child-bearing age.
Georgia restricts abortion access when cardiac activity is detected and Nebraska restricts access at 12 weeks; similar measures are in laws but not yet enforced in Florida and North Carolina.
Access to abortion pills remains unchanged for now, according to the most recent Supreme Court ruling.
Florida, Tennessee and other states have wrestled with what kind of exceptions to bans there should be in cases of rape or incest and to protect the health of the woman.
California, New York, Coloradoand most other Democrat-controlled states are positioning themselves as abortion safe havens.
Why Biden is ready to look past Modi’s issues for a state visit
This week, President Joe Biden is honoring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a state visit despite differences between the two countries over Russia’s war in Ukraine and human rights challenges. Read more.
Why this matters:
India is the world’s most populous nation and one of the fastest growing economies. Biden has made clear that U.S. ties to India reflect a “defining relationship” that he hopes will be central to tackling challenges such as climate change, artificial intelligence and China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific.
India considers Russia a time-tested ally from the Cold War era with key cooperation in defense, oil, nuclear energy and space exploration. But recently, the partnership has become complicated as Moscow builds closer ties with India’s rival, China, in part due to the war in Ukraine.
Artist Erin Berkowitz harvests wild mustard flowers to make clothing dyes. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Artists and chefs find ways to confront ‘superbloom’ of wild mustard From clothing dye to pesto, Californians are getting creative with the taming of the highly flammable wild mustard flowers that have taken over the state.
Colombia is searching for dog who helped find children in the Amazon With a powerful snout and pointy ears, Wilson became a national hero in Colombia when he helped the military find four children who survived a plane crash and were lost in the Amazon jungle for 40 days. The Belgian Shepherd went missing during the search and is the target of another sophisticated rescue operation.