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Destruction on the American territory island of Guam following Typhoon Mawar in May 2023. (Photo by Robert Barker, FEMA)

TV, radio still impacted after destructive Typhoon Mawar in Guam

Five television and radio stations are still off the air more than a week after the storm slammed into American territory islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
Retired Australian Army soldier Ben Roberts-Smith (center) visits Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. in 2012. (U.S. Army photo, public domain)

Newspapers win defamation case brought by Australian soldier

Ben Roberts-Smith sued after the media outlets linked the soldier to alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

The logo of business publication Quartz. (Graphic by The Desk)

Quartz CEO Zach Seward stepping away in June

The co-founder helped expand the business publication to other countries and oversaw its acquisition by a number of media firms.
Elon Musk, the owner of social media platform Twitter, appears at an event in 2018.

Twitter valuation drops by $29 billion since Musk purchase, Fidelity says

Elon Musk's personal investment of $25 billion in the social media platform has almost entirely evaporated, according to an analysis by Bloomberg.

2023 NBA Finals to be widely available on streaming services

There are plenty of cheap and free ways to stream the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat during the 2023 NBA Finals without cable.

White Sox owner acquires majority stake in Sinclair’s Stadium

Jerry Reinsdorf's Silver Chalice has acquired a controlling stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group's Stadium television channel.