On Friday, United States President Joe Biden chose Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the next new justice on the US Supreme Court. If Judge Jackson is approved by the Senate, she will become the first Black woman to serve as a US Supreme Court justice.
Published in February 2022
Russia has continued the attack on Ukraine that it began on Thursday. Russian forces are trying to take the capital, Kyiv, but Ukraine's soldiers are fighting hard. Western countries are increasing sanctions, but there's no sign that they're working.
In today's news roundup, some truckers' protests have ended while others are just starting, the US women's national soccer team wins their court case over equal pay, and a 16-year-old chess whiz from India has beaten world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
Russia has launched a full invasion of Ukraine. The attack began early on Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation". The US and NATO countries have condemned the attack and promised to increase sanctions on Russia.
A hotel in Jammu and Kashmir, India has created what it says is the largest igloo cafe in the world. The coffee bar, made of snow and ice, can seat up to 40 people. It may be the world's largest, but it won't be around for long. It's expected to melt in March.
On Monday, Russia announced that it "recognized" two areas of Ukraine as independent countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent soldiers to these areas for "peace-keeping". The US and European countries have reacted with strong sanctions.
In an unusual move, wildlife workers in Florida are feeding manatees to keep them from starving. But feeding these massive sea creatures takes a lot of food. So far, the rescue workers have already given out 25 tons of lettuce.
Tensions are still extremely high over the possibility that Russia might invade Ukraine. The US and NATO have warned of a possible invasion for months. Now, the US says an attack could come in days. But a last-minute effort by France could lead to more talks.
For years, the number of Western monarch butterflies has been dropping. Last year, there was a surprising increase in monarch numbers. Now, scientists want people in the western US to help out by sending in any pictures of monarchs they take this spring.
In today's news roundup, heavy rains trigger deadly mudslides in Brazil, Zimbabwe teachers are on strike in an effort to earn the same amount they earned four years ago, and some drivers in Seattle discover that their car radios will only play one station.
Every year, as many as 50,000 elephants in Africa are killed illegally for their ivory tusks. Now scientists have improved DNA methods that allow them to match up tusks, and help track down criminal gangs that are selling the ivory.