Visa, Mastercard, AmEx will start categorizing gun store sales

NEW YORK — Payment processor Visa Inc. said Saturday it plans to start separately categorizing gun store sales, a big win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspected increases in gun sales that could be the prelude to a mass shooting. But the decision by Visa, the world’s largest payment … Read more

The heads of the Hungarian meteorological service are fired after an incorrect forecast

Budapest, Hungary — The two top officials at Hungary’s weather service were fired on Monday after an inaccurate rain forecast caused the postponement of a fireworks display on the country’s biggest national holiday. The dismissals of the head and deputy head of the National Weather Service sparked accusations of political interference by Hungary’s nationalist government. … Read more

Russian forces begin assault on two cities in eastern Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket attacks and shelling on other Ukrainian cities, including one near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, military and local officials said. from Ukraine. Both cities, Bakhmut and Avdiivka, have been seen as key targets … Read more

Dentist found guilty in the death of his wife on an African safari in 2016

DENVER — A wealthy dentist accused of fatally shooting his wife in the heart with a shotgun at the end of an African safari was found guilty of murder and mail fraud on Monday. A jury of six men and six women reached a verdict for Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph after a three-week trial and a … Read more