After months of strikes, there is new hope the walkout by the Writers Guild of America will soon come to an end, as writers and producers reportedly near an agreement that could be finalized as soon as today. NBC’s Chloe Melas reports for TODAY.
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Zelenskyy to meet with Biden at White House, visit Congress
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to meet with President Biden at the White House following a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. A senior administration official says President Joe Biden is expected to announce more security aid for Ukraine, though details of the package are unclear. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports for TODAY.
Government shutdown looms amid a battle over spending
Two of the Big Three automakers announce layoffs, blaming strikes
Manhunt underway for suspect accidentally released from jail
Kouri Richins says letter found in her cell was a fictional story
Authors sue ChatGPT maker over use of copyrighted material
A group of bestselling authors that includes John Grisham, Michael Connelly and Jodi Picoult have filed a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT. Because artificial intelligence relies on content that was originally created by people, the writers say they’re victims of “systemic theft on a mass scale.” NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports for TODAY.
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Merrick Garland delivers blunt message to Congress during hearing
During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Attorney, General Merrick Garland delivered a blunt message to Congress. "I am not the president's lawyer. I will add I am not Congress's prosecutor. The Justice Department works for the American people,” he says. NBC’s Ken Dilanian reports for TODAY.
Eating processed foods linked to depression, new research shows
New research has found more evidence of a link between eating large amounts of highly processed foods and depression. Those who had nine servings a day of things like chips, soft drinks, and ready-to-eat meals were 50% more likely to develop depression than those who ate just a few servings. The negative effects were even greater in those who consumed a lot of artificial sweeteners.