US President Joe Biden meets with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (left) about the debt ceiling, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 22, 2023. US President Joe Biden said he was "optimistic" as he met Monday with top Republican Kevin McCarthy for their first one-on-one talks in months, with just 10 days left to stop a calamitous debt default. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Associated Press: Debt ceiling explained: Why it's a struggle in Washington and how the impasse could end

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House negotiators were back at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday for another day of discussions with House Republicans over raising the nation's debt ceiling. Time is short: there are just days left before the government could run out of cash to pay its bills. The two sides are working to reach a budget compromise before June 1, when Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the country could default. The possible outcomes range from bad to apocalyptic, depending on how long the standoff drags on.



ESPORTS

Ball State University Earns National Program of the Year Honors at EsportsU Collegiate Awards

Ball State University was awarded Program of the Year honors at the EsportsU Collegiate Awards. Ball State Esports was selected as the best out of more than 3,000 academic institutions. “We are thrilled to receive the Esports Program of the Year Award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches, and staff, and it's an honor to be recognized as one of the top programs in the industry,” Dan Marino, esports director at Ball State and head coach of the University’s esports varsity team said. “We're proud of the work we've done this year to earn this award and look forward to continuing to build a program that fosters excellence, sportsmanship, and teamwork.” 


(L-R) European Council President Charles Michel, Italy's Primer Minister Giorgia Meloni, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pose for the family photo during a visit to the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island as part of the G7 Leaders' Summit, on May 19, 2023. (Stefan Rousseau/POOL/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
G7 SUMMIT

Associated Press: Sanctions against Russia and what the G7 may do to fortify them

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Group of Seven advanced economies are expected to announce a new set of sanctions against Russia to try to further hinder its war effort in Ukraine during their summit in Hiroshima, Japan. In traveling to Japan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will help to drive home the need to better enforce measures meant to stifle Moscow’s war machine. Russia is now the most-sanctioned country in the world, but there are questions about their effectiveness. EU Council President Charles Michel said the plan was to close loopholes and ensure the sanctions are painful for Russia, not for the countries enforcing them.


DOMA

The David Owsley Museum of Art host annual Art in Bloom

The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) will host its annual springtime fundraiser and exhibition Art in Bloom this weekend on May 20-21. Saturday the museum will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday they will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. This will be the eighth year of the exhibit. 



MINNETRISTA

Minnetrista Garden Fair

Minnetrista is holding a free Garden Fair today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. as well as having it on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the available activities include live music, food, a beer and wine garden, selfie stations, local vendors and more. “This is definitely one of the bigger events that we hold,” Lindsey Horan, vice president of community engagement said. 


The winner and two finalists for the Ball Brothers Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. Ball Brothers Foundation, photo provided
BALL BROTHERS FOUNDATION EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS

The Ball Brothers Foundation names its Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

West View’s Kira Zick has received the Ball Brothers Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award, according to a report from the Ball Brothers Foundation. The award includes $5,000 for the district, $5,000 for the school, $5,000 for the classroom and also $2,500 for professional development. The award is given annually to one Delaware County teacher who inspires students and colleagues, according to the report. 


Former President Donald J. Trump watches the NCAA Wrestling Championships, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
TRUMP FOUND LIABLE

Associated Press: Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse, awards accuser $5M

A jury found Donald Trump liable Tuesday for sexually abusing advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in 1996, awarding her $5 million in a judgment that could haunt the former president as he campaigns to regain the White House. The verdict was announced in a federal courtroom in New York City on the first day of jury deliberations. Jurors rejected Carroll's claims that she was raped, but found Trump liable for sexually abusing her. Hours earlier, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan read instructions on the law to the nine-person jury before the panel began discussing Carroll's allegations of battery and defamation shortly before noon.









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