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California surpasses NY in COVID-19 cases

California surpasses NY in COVID-19 cases NY now has over 412,800 total cases and is adding on average 700 new cases a day in July. The state now has 5,000 more cases than NY - the original epicenter of the nation's outbreak. With almost 40 million people, California is the most populous U.S. state. More than 141,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 - almost a quarter of the global total - and the U.S. [Full Article...]

Stimulus checks expected in virus package; White House resists housing aid

Stimulus checks expected in virus package; White House resists housing aid In a shift, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was preparing Wednesday to roll out a "handful" of COVID-19 aid bills instead of a single package as Republicans revolt and split from the White House over priorities, according to a top lawmaker involved in the negotiations. [Full Article...]

Hackers saw private messages of 36 accounts - including Dutch official

Hackers saw private messages of 36 accounts - including Dutch official Meanwhile, Twitter also confirmed in a blog post that hackers were able to view personal information such as email addresses and phone numbers, but not the previous account passwords, which are not accessible using the tools they used. [Full Article...]

Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released to Home Confinement, Calling His Jailing ‘Retaliatory’

Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released to Home Confinement, Calling His Jailing ‘Retaliatory’ A day after Cohen was sent back to prison, Trump commuted longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone's prison sentence for lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. Cohen's lawyer said he would agree to the imposition of the media gag order pending the negotiation. During the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison Rovner said that Cohen and his a... [Full Article...]

U.S. Orders China's Houston Consulate To Close

U.S. Orders China's Houston Consulate To Close China has also alleged that the U.S. security harassed its diplomatic staff and students and confiscated personal electrical devices and detained them without any reason. "These activities have increased markedly in scale and scope over the past few years", it said. The United States government has abruptly ordered China to "cease all operations and events" at its consulate in Houston, Texas, ac... [Full Article...]

Florida Education Association lawsuit aims to stop reopening of schools

Florida Education Association lawsuit aims to stop reopening of schools DeSantis needs a reality check, and we are attempting to provide one". "No parent should be required to send their child to in-person instruction if they don't want to". Corcoran called the lawsuit "frivolous" and "reckless", according to the Tampa Bay Times . George Scholl, president and chief executive officer of OneBlood, said the blood donation center is collecting COVID-19 convalescent pla... [Full Article...]

UK looks to new laws on spies after critical intel report

UK looks to new laws on spies after critical intel report The British Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) yesterday posted a heavily-redacted report on its website, denouncing Russia's alleged "meddling" in United Kingdom elections-minimally the 2016 Brexit vote and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence-and skewers Prime Minister Boris Johnson for failing to take action to counter this Russian interference . [Full Article...]

NHL's Seattle franchise teases big announcement, sparks final round of speculation

NHL's Seattle franchise teases big announcement, sparks final round of speculation The league's most recent addition gives the NHL an even 16 franchises in the Eastern and Western conferences. The NHL's 32nd team was unanimously approved in a vote in 2018 and will begin to play in 2021-22. "We've secured naming rights to the historic arena previously known as KeyArena", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said ". KeyArena will be gutted, resulting in the new Climate Pledge Arena. [Full Article...]

Trump Sends Well Wishes To Jeff Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell

Trump Sends Well Wishes To Jeff Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Now, she faces up to 35 years in a United States prison for allegedly assisting in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minors. "But I wish her well, whatever it is", he added. An indictment alleged that Ms Maxwell groomed the victims to endure sexual abuse and was sometimes there when Epstein abused them. Maxwell, who is accused of helping Epstein procure and sexually abuse underage girls, is ... [Full Article...]

'I wish her well': Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell

Her trial is set to start on July 12, 2021. "I don't know, I haven't really been following it too much", Mr Trump said of the case. Whatever it is. I don't know the situation with Prince Andrew . As if he hadn't been documented DOZENS of times clearly well acquainted, even chummy, with them both.... especially while ogling young women. "I just don't know, I'm not aware of it". [Full Article...]

Pandemic will get worse before it gets better, says Donald Trump

Pandemic will get worse before it gets better, says Donald Trump Yet Trump's appearances also led to high-profile embarrassments and reversals, most notably the time he asked government scientists about the possibility of injecting humans with disinfectant to cure the virus. Until the rise in new cases, Mr Trump had downplayed the COVID-19 crisis in the US, and was even pressuring states for reopening of the economy. A few other vaccines have begun smaller la... [Full Article...]

Twitter to block, limit accounts associated with QAnon conspiracy group

Twitter to block, limit accounts associated with QAnon conspiracy group This will include email, push, and follow recommendations as well as limiting Qanon content circulating through places in Twitter like trends and search. Twitter also said that it would stop highlighting and recommending tweets associated with QAnon . The company announced the action in a statement on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Pandemic will get 'worse before it gets better,' Trump warns

Pandemic will get 'worse before it gets better,' Trump warns US President Donald Trump posted a photo of himself wearing a mask on Monday, saying that it is "patriotic" to do so. "Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they'll have an effect, and we need everything we can get". Internal White House documents obtained by NBC News also show that the federal government may not have the capacity to supply medical professionals with personal pro... [Full Article...]

Mass shooting at Chicago funeral home leaves at least 14 injured

Mass shooting at Chicago funeral home leaves at least 14 injured They have said one person of interest was taken in for questioning Tuesday night and on Wednesday police declined to provide further details. Sources told CBS Chicago the attack was a planned ambush outside the funeral home . "It's an ongoing gang conflict problem", Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said on Wednesday. " We went out in the street and all we saw was bodies just laying ever... [Full Article...]

Chinese hackers 'targeted Covid-19 research'

Chinese hackers 'targeted Covid-19 research' In addition to targeting COVID-19 research, the cyberattacks allegedly targeted robotics, aircraft and marine engineering, clean energy engineering, biotechnology, non-governmental organizations and human rights activists. The FBI warned in May that Chinese government hackers have been 'observed attempting to identify and illicitly obtain valuable intellectual property and public health data relat... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

United Kingdom suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong It means the government will not allow British companies to export potentially lethal weapons. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he hopes to build an worldwide coalition to counter recent Chinese actions ranging from the global coronavirus to the country's involvement in the South China Sea. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security To Deploy 150 Federal Agents To Chicago This Week

Homeland Security To Deploy 150 Federal Agents To Chicago This Week In a tweet Sunday, Trump blamed local leaders for a growing spate of violence in cities like Chicago that has left dozens dead, including young children. "These agents won't be patrolling the streets", U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison said. Is it legal for federal forces to be used like this? Yes, to a certain extent. [Full Article...]

Samsung announces 5G Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone, starting at $1,449

Samsung announces 5G Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone, starting at $1,449 We've also reached out to Samsung to confirm if the standard Z Flip is getting a price reduction. The Flip was, of course, much more positively received than the Fold, which seemed to run into one problem after another. Samsung hasn't officially confirmed the August 5 unveiling of Galaxy Buds Live yet, but support pages for these TWS earphones have gone live on Samsung's official regional ... [Full Article...]

Afghan girl kills two Taliban militants in fightback

Afghan girl kills two Taliban militants in fightback Gul is aged between 14 and 16, according to different officials. Officials say the Taliban attacked as her father supports the government. A Taliban spokesman has confirmed an operation took place in the area of the attack, but denied any of the group's fighters had been killed by a woman. [Full Article...]

Can TikTok drop its Chinese identity to avoid more bans after India?

Can TikTok drop its Chinese identity to avoid more bans after India? TikTok, the popular app known for short and entertaining videos, is now facing political heat because of the fact that it is established in China. However, the US still accuses TikTok of being connected with China, considering to ban the popular app, and will only allow it to continue its operations once it splits from China and becomes an American company. [Full Article...]


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