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Republicans will have a slim majority in the House. The Wall Street Journal looks at their goals and how a divided Washington could run. Elon Musk says Twitter employees need to be “extremely hardcore.” The Guardian reports on how tons of people are quitting. Time profiles a Native American chef who’s working to get more people aware of her culture’s cuisine and the true story of Thanksgiving. The World Cup begins this weekend. The Apple News Original podcast After the Whistle With Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe has you covered on how to act at a watch party.
A bill protecting marriage-equality rights passed a key Senate hurdle. Grid explains what’s in it. Democrats have a lot more they want to get done before they lose control of the House. Vox takes a look. Wired reports on how Qatar will be using an unprecedented level of surveillance at the World Cup. Fast-fashion companies promote recycling programs for old clothes. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, mostly the practice ends up overwhelming developing countries with trash. Who’s legally the “Queen of Christmas?” Not just Mariah Carey, apparently. The Washington Post has the story.
Former president Donald Trump, who tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election, said he’s running again in 2024. The Washington Post covers both the announcement and his ongoing legal baggage, which includes an investigation into his handling of classified documents. A missile killed two people in Poland, near the Ukrainian border. NATO says it likely came from Ukrainian forces defending against Russian attacks. CNBC is on the story. Tens of thousands of tech-industry workers have been laid off, as some companies in the sector struggle. NPR has more. Turkey is more expensive this year, which has some people rethinking what to put on the table for Thanksgiving. America’s Test Kitchen and KCRW have some alternative ideas.
Apple News has the latest election results, along with analysis. And NPR looks at how ballot-measure wins have abortion-rights advocates looking to do more in other states. The Washington Post reports on how protesters arrested in Iran face a court system stacked against them. A nudge by the Biden administration helped Ukraine change a key condition for peace talks with Russia. Politico explains. Smithsonian has the story of how NASA’s latest mission honors a champion for diversity in space exploration.
Disappointing midterm results have some Republicans blaming Trump for losses — and searching for an alternative presidential candidate for 2024. The Washington Post takes a look. CNN reports on Biden’s first face-to-face meeting as president with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We have vaccines for COVID and the flu, so why not the common cold? Popular Science explains. The Los Angeles Times examines the surprisingly dangerous love lives of tarantulas.
Forbes crunches the numbers on how young voter turned out in the midterms, and identifies the issues that motivated them. Biden is in Egypt for a major climate conference, where some delegates want the U.S. to do more to cut emissions. The Washington Post reports on new research showing the world has less than a decade to avert catastrophe. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report on the collapse of FTX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange that went bankrupt after the digital equivalent of a bank run this week. The Los Angeles Times tells the story of a beloved gas-station owner who is getting $1 million for selling the record-breaking Powerball ticket. Apple News In Conversation looks at the dangers of using lottery programs to fund government services.
Apple News has the latest election results, and what to know about the decisive ones that are still to come. The Washington Post explains why Georgia keeps having runoffs. And 538 has analysis of what may happen in the latest one, which could determine who controls the Senate. CNN reports on Hurricane Nicole, which struck Florida’s east coast early this morning. The Supreme Court is considering a case that involves adoptions of Native American children and could have far-reaching implications on tribal sovereignty. The Guardian has the story.   Technology has arrived that lets us speak virtually to our dead relatives. MIT Technology Review tested it out.
Apple News has coverage and analysis of all the races and reaction, along with up-to-the-minute results from all the contests.
The Washington Post reports on how Republicans are already issuing lawsuits to challenge ballots. CNN explains why we likely won’t know a lot of election results tonight, and why that’s normal. Marijuana could be legal in nearly half of the U.S. if voters pass ballot measures, Time reports. CNBC looks into how reparations are on the official agenda of the U.N.’s flagship climate conference for the first time. And National Geographic explains how powerful new computer modeling is making a scientific case for such payments. In the Atlantic, Ken Burns picks six photos that tell the history of American voting.
The Washington Post reports on each party’s closing arguments in the midterm campaigns. NPR looks at concerns over violence around Election Day, and what’s being done to keep politicians, voters, and poll workers safe. Apple News Today has a conversation with politics watchers in the final days of the 2022 campaigns. A ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation found that several churches appear to be breaking the law by endorsing candidates in elections — while the IRS looks the other way. As Egypt hosts world leaders for a climate conference, there’s increased focus on the country’s most famous political prisoner, who is on a hunger strike. The Washington Post has the story.
The Verge reports on Elon Musk’s latest move at Twitter: mass layoffs. NPR explains why voters in five states are deciding whether to go further than the 13th Amendment on slavery. Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by gangs in Haiti, and cholera is spreading, the Miami Herald reports. There are also concerns about safety over Haitian skies after an attempted kidnapping of air traffic controllers. Some people who got special “temporary” tattoos have discovered that the ink is much longer-lasting than they thought. The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to them.
This episode is part of a special series from Apple News Today exploring the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. Which party will control Congress? What are the most crucial races to watch? What do voters say they want? Apple News editor Gideon Resnick put these questions and more to a panel of election watchers: Amy Walter, the editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report, Errin Haines, the editor-at-large for the 19th, and Mike Madrid, a GOP consultant and co-host of the Latino Vote podcast.
Biden says he’ll impose higher taxes on energy companies if they don’t help lower consumer prices. Bloomberg explains why that will be a hard threat to carry out. The Wall Street Journal looks at how the U.S.-Saudi relationship is straining. The Parkland school shooter was sentenced to life in prison without parole after victims delivered emotional statements. NBC News has the story. Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front have agreed to a truce in the two-year war that displaced millions of people. The Guardian reports. Kanye West can’t sell White Lives Matter shirts without risking a lawsuit from the two Black men who own the rights to the phrase. Capital B spoke to them.
CNN reports on how prominent conservatives pushed a false theory about the assault on Paul Pelosi, and has new details from law enforcement that provide hard facts about the suspect and his motivations. Politico lays out the national implications of the Texas attorney-general race. The Washington Post explains how the shortage of Black sperm donors in America is leading to difficult choices for Black women who need a donor to conceive. For Día de los Muertos, communities are honoring victims of the elementary-school shooting in Uvalde. NBC News has the story.
NPR details how rising mortgage rates are affecting would-be buyers and the market overall. BuzzFeed News looks into why people are questioning the viability of homeownership. And the Wall Street Journal reports on how it’s tough out there for renters too. Hospital beds are full as children’s hospitals across the country see a surge in cases of common respiratory illnesses. Grid has the story. Apple News breaks down how the Supreme Court could reimagine the future of the Voting Rights Act. A Mondrian painting has been hanging upside down for decades. The Guardian explains why the curator isn’t flipping it.
A major case before the Supreme Court could impact the future of voting rights and many states will be voting after restrictive laws passed since the last presidential election. In this episode of Apple News Today’s special series exploring the most important issues affecting voters, editor Gideon Resnick talks with Janai Nelson, the president and director-counsel of the Legal Defense Fund.
There are fears of an increase in politically motivated attacks after the husband of House speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked in the family home. The Wall Street Journal has more. Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made a comeback win in a contentious election. The BBC has details. South Korean authorities are investigating a crowd crush during Halloween celebrations on the streets of Seoul that killed more than 150 people. The Guardian has on-the-ground reporting. The deadly collapse of a bridge in India came days after it reopened after renovations, NPR reports. Dozens of people are dead in a tropical storm in the Philippines that brought heavy rain, triggering landslides. Reuters is following the story. The Washington Post lays out how the Supreme Court will weigh the question of affirmative action in higher education in two separate cases. And it takes a closer look at the facts and history of one of the cases, brought against UNC. CNN tells the surprising rescue story of how a Colorado train passenger looked out the window and spotted a missing, injured hiker.
Bloomberg reports on Elon Musk firing top Twitter executives after closing his $44 billion deal. And the Washington Post looks at how his ownership could affect the midterm elections. Early-voting numbers are strong ahead of November 8, which may indicate massive turnout. ABC News examines the data. Apple News has full coverage of the midterms, along with details on how to vote where you live. has key storylines to watch in the World Series as the Houston Astros take on the Philadelphia Phillies. A man played dead hundreds of times on TikTok in a macabre campaign to land a part as a corpse on a TV show or movie. It worked. The Louisville Courier-Journal tells his story.
The Washington Post asks swing-state voters to weigh in on the midterm elections. The Wall Street Journal explains how winter could affect Russia’s war in Ukraine. A U.N. report says countries are not doing enough to fight climate change. NBC News has more. New federal money is helping schools make the switch from diesel buses to electric. CNN has the story. 
The Washington Post goes inside the covert network providing abortion pills to states where abortion is now banned. Rolling Stone looks at how Kanye West’s latest controversies are much more problematic than previous ones. The latest episode of Apple News Today’s special election series examines the Democrats’ mad dash to Election Day.
Comments (2)

Evan Hammond

Thank you for bringing your best to work every single day.

Apr 26th

Ashley Gutierrez

Bummer, all of your episodes have white noise.

Jul 22nd
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