USWNT’s win over Colombia can’t mask struggles in front of goal before start of World Cup qualifying

Had there been actual stakes in Tuesday’s final tuneup match for the CONCACAF W Championship, the United States women’s national team’s 2-0 win against Colombia would have been ripe for dissection. The U.S. controlled the game, as usual, but that didn’t translate into many good chances in what was a mostly underwhelming performance considering the … Read more

The housing market slowdown is showing up in shipping data from China

Spending cutbacks by the consumer already led to a decrease in Chinese manufacturing orders by U.S. importers of 20-30%, as recently reported by CNBC, and more recent data from U.S. shippers shows the housing market slowdown is now showing up in the Asian supply chain data too. “We are seeing the impact and slowdown across … Read more

Ashley Sanchez steps up as USWNT learns to win without Catarina Macario

Catarina Macario was meant to be the focal point of the United States’ generational transition. That plan, however, had to be put on hold after the 22-year-old tore her ACL in May in Lyon’s final match of the season. On Saturday, ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers, the Americans got their first look at … Read more

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, … Read more

Bitcoin price drops below $18,300 as sell-off accelerates

Bitcoin plunged to $18,248, and ether fell to $944 as of mid-afternoon on Saturday, as the sell-off in the crypto market accelerates. The world’s two most popular cryptocurrencies are down more than 35% in the past week, as both breach symbolic price barriers. Carnage in the crypto market is partly to do with pressure from … Read more

‘A crisis’: The US tampon shortage, explained | Women News

People who need menstrual products in the United States have raised alarm in recent months, after noticing fewer tampon packages on store shelves, or being told their preferred brand of tampons was suddenly unavailable. The issue really came to the public’s attention when TIME Magazine published an article earlier this month titled, The Great Tampon … Read more

USMNT showed mentality needed for World Cup to salvage draw on muddy night in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Any hope the United States men’s national team had of using Tuesday’s CONCACAF Nations League game against El Salvador as a quasi-dress rehearsal for the FIFA World Cup faded away when the team arrived at Cuscatlan Stadium for training Monday night. They were aware the forecast called for rain, but … Read more

Travel costs are up but travelers aren’t canceling their plans yet

Summer travel talk sure isn’t what it used to be. Rather than sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now center on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation which could derail a much-needed 2022 summer travel comeback. Travel conversations on Twitter decreased 75% from April to May, while discussions related to gas … Read more

FAA, airlines scramble to reduce summer travel delays

WARRENTON, Va. – During a morning meeting in early May, staff at the federal air traffic command center rattle off a few of the day’s obstacles: storms near the Florida coast and in Texas, a military aircraft exercise, and a report of a bird strike at Newark Liberty International Airport. The center, about an hour’s … Read more

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan return to USWNT roster for 2022 CONCACAF Championship

Megan Rapinoe returns to the USWNT roster for the first time since October 2021. Steph Chambers/Getty Images Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Becky Sauerbrunn headline the 23-player roster named by United States women’s national team boss Vlatko Andonovski that will take part in the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship next month. Andonovski has also named three additional … Read more