What Happened in August, 2023?

August 2023 News

Robotaxis have been approved for use in San Francisco by Alphabet and General Motors, despite some previous issues, and expansion to other cities is planned. In the realm of AI, concerns are rising, with Geoffrey Hinton warning about chatbots surpassing human intelligence, and criminals creating their own malicious versions of ChatGPT. However, there are positive … Read more

What Happened in February, 2023?


Summary In the area of weather and climate, the post highlights a winter storm in the US and potential glacier calving in Antarctica. In legal news, various federal rulings related to gun ownership and a nationwide injunction on the abortion pill are discussed. The sports section celebrates LeBron James’ record and the Kansas City Chiefs’ … Read more

What Happend in January, 2023?

The US Economy Stock Market Indices The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 33,000, up from 19,000 in April 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged. The NASDAQ Composite index was 11,000, down from the pandemic peak of 16,000 in November 2022, but still twice as high as the Great Recession in 2018. Inflation Continued The US … Read more

What Happened in December, 2022?

Omicron variant spreads rapidly around the world. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world in December 2022, causing a surge in cases and hospitalizations. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron a “variant of concern” on November 26, 2022, and it quickly became the dominant variant in many countries. New COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

What Happened in November, 2022?

FTX Crypto Currency Exchange Goes Bankrupt, Causes More Volatility in Crypto Markets FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on November 11, 2022. The bankruptcy filing came after a series of events that led to a liquidity crisis at FTX. In the days leading up to the bankruptcy … Read more

What Happened in October, 2022?

US Economy The S&P 500 closed at 3,585 on September 30, its lowest level since the 2020 crash around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and its third consecutive losing quarter. Trillions of retirement savings have been wiped out in 2022. US Supreme Court Cases Supreme Court hears arguments in case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. … Read more

What Happened in September, 2022?

Russian Invasion of Ukraine The main pipeline carrying Russian oil to the Baltic sea, Nord Stream 1, was halted indefinitely. The Kremlin says the pipeline cannot operate without maintenance work prohibited by the current sanctions. Vladimr Putin said the oil would resume flowing after the west lifted economic sanctions. But the Nord Stream pipeline was … Read more

What Happened in June, 2022?

Roe vs. Wade Overturned by US Supreme Court On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had made access to abortion a federal right in the United States. The decision dismantled 50 years of legal protection and paved the way for individual states to curtail or outright ban abortion rights.  The … Read more

What Happened in May, 2022?

Abortion Rights A leaked draft opinion showed the Supreme Court was leaning towards reversing Roe v Wade, and returning the issue of abortion to the States. Overturning Roe v. Wade means that millions of women in more than half of U.S. states could either lose the ability to get an abortion or see their access drastically rolled back. In … Read more

What Happened in April 2022?

General News in April 2022 This year Ramadan, Passover, and Easter all fall on the same weekend. 100 people were injured when Israeli security forces entered a mosque in response to Hammas members staging a protest. California declared historic water emergency measures amid drought. Lake Mead is at only 35% of capacity. Outdoor watering will … Read more