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    MENLO PARK (AP) — Australia’s government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed in statements that they had reached agreement on amendments to proposed legislation that would make the social network and Google pay for news that they feature. READ MORE: Family Reveals Discovery Bay Murder Victim Had Taken In Woman, Child Who Are Now Missing Facebook blocked Australian users from accessing and sharing news after the House of Representatives passed the draft law late Wednesday last week. READ MORE: Police Find 70 Pounds Of Meth, $23K In Homes Of Suspected Dealer In Santa Rosa The Senate will debate amended legislation on Tuesday. “The government has been advised by Facebook that it intends to restore Australian news pages in the coming...
    Annoyance among Texans over the state’s power grid failures following an unprecedented winter storm grew Tuesday as millions of people in the U.S. energy capital continued to suffer from the cold with no guarantee that their electricity and heat will return. soon or will stick once they come back. “I know people are upset and frustrated,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who woke up to the news that more than 1 million users were still without power in his city. “So am I,” he added. In total, between 2 and 3 million users in Texas were still without electricity almost two days after a historic snowfall and freezing temperatures caused an increase in the demand for electricity to heat houses that are not used to so much cold, which It overwhelmed the state’s power grid and caused widespread blackouts. More frigid weather was forecast for Tuesday night. ...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver a House-passed impeachment article to the Senate Monday – kicking off a Senate trial for former President Donald Trump as President Joe Biden begins the first week of his presidency and seeks to get a cabinet confirmed and move his agenda. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced Pelosi's move on the Senate floor Friday at the start of the day's session, after new Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a proposal that would have delayed a trial until mid February in part to give Trump's legal team time to prepare. 'I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered to the Senate on Monday.' Schumer listed impeachment along with other pressing business.  Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced Pelosi's decision to transmit an impeachment article to the Senate 'The Senate must and will do all three:...
    Former Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature (USA) Gabriel García, who is a member of the far-right group Proud Boys, was arrested on Tuesday and accused of participating in the assault on the Capitol that occurred on January 6. “We broke into the Capitol, things are about to get ugly,” Garcia said in a video about the shot that he himself posted on social media. García, 40, a former member of the US Army, was arrested on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald newspaper, which had access to the judicial file. He explained that the Latino had his first day in court on Tuesday in which he faces charges related to his participation in the disorders and the violent entry to the Capitol that led supporters of President Donald Trump. García, who participated unsuccessfully in the primary elections for Florida’s 116th District, was crying out, as seen...
    While President Trump denied any responsibility in the assault on the US Capitol that left five people dead, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives number 3 announced that she would vote for the impeachment. This marked the biggest Republican defection yet and could open the door for other Republican House members to join Democrats during the historic Wednesday night vote. “The President of the United States summoned this mob, rallied the crowd, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing, ”Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Said in a statement. “There has never been a greater betrayal on the part of a president of the United States in his charge and his oath to the Constitution.” Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence – responding for the first time to calls for Democrats to take constitutional action to remove Trump from office – refused to do so,...
    While President Trump denied any responsibility in the assault on the US Capitol that left five people dead, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives number 3 announced that she would vote for the impeachment. This marked the biggest Republican defection yet and could open the door for other Republican House members to join Democrats during the historic Wednesday night vote. “The President of the United States summoned this mob, rallied the crowd, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing, ”Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Said in a statement. “There has never been a greater betrayal on the part of a president of the United States in his charge and his oath to the Constitution.” Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence – responding for the first time to calls for Democrats to take constitutional action to remove Trump from office – refused to do so,...
    On the occasion of two late matches in the Men’s League A, Montpellier consolidated its leadership position by dominating Poitiers when Tours, winner at Chaumont, settled down as runner-up to the Hérault residents. Leader of the Men’s League A, Montpellier had the opportunity to widen the gap on his rivals. In a late match of the 6th day, the Héraultais faced Poitiers on Tuesday, which remained on a severe defeat in Sète to conclude the year 2020. The start of the match saw the hierarchy being respected with the Montpellier, who very early on took three points in advance and patiently made this advantage grow., a series of four consecutive points enlarging their mattress. But, after this first set well conducted, the Poitevins rebelled. After erasing the margin taken by the players of Olivier Lecat, the teammates of Chizoba Neves (19 points) pushed their opponents to their limits....
    Hello, neighbors,  Do you remember 2020 before the pandemic changed your life?  For us, that day was Thursday, March 11. I remember awkwardly pausing before shaking hands with now-editor Dawn Rhodes, who I had just met. I remember sending now-photographer Colin Boyle out to take photos of people on Downtown streets. Barely anyone was wearing masks, he reported back.  We knew coronavirus was real then. But we didn’t know the virus would upend our world and alter the way we work for nine months and counting.    We haven’t been back to the office since. But that hasn’t stopped our scrappy team from rolling up their sleeves and working harder than ever to serve our neighbors, providing relevant and accessible information when they needed it most.  Over the past nine months, our tiny team of 10 reporters has written more than 3,700 stories about coronavirus, its impact on our neighborhoods and how our neighbors are organizing...
    Fox News swept the top three spots in cable news on Tuesday, mounting a strong comeback victory after CNN had scored several primetime wins recently in the coveted 25 – 54 age demographic. CNN did, however, keep its streak alive in total day ratings in the demo. According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News’ prime-time lineup averaged 1.05 million viewers in the demo on Tuesday and 4.56 million viewers overall. That was good enough to beat out CNN’s mark of 789,000 A25 – 54 viewers (2.77 million overall) and MSNBC’s 469,000 (2.91 million). Fox’s prime-time win was powered by a strong performance by Hannity, which led all of cable news with 1.36 million viewers in the demo (5.19 million in total) after President Donald Trump teased earlier in the day that “ballot corruption will be exposed” on the show. (Trump’s claims, in fact, were highly underwhelming.) Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Ingraham Angle effectively...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge allows Trump police panel to publish report but with disclaimer Lady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump 'believes his fame gives him the right to grab' women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed MORE on Tuesday called into “Fox & Friends” expressing optimism on Election Day about his chances of winning another term and boasting about the size of his rally crowds. Trump said his campaign was feeling confident about winning Texas, Florida and Arizona “very big” and predicted he would do well in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. All five states are ones that helped propel Trump to victory in 2016. “We’re feeling very good. We have crowds like nobody has ever had before,” Trump told the hosts. “I think that translates into a lot of votes and we’re going to see very soon.” Asked how many electoral votes he...
    Bloomberg News issued a correction on a story about the Trump campaign canceling millions of dollars in Florida ad spending after Trump’s reelection campaign pushed back on the report. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported the Trump campaign canceled $5.5 million in Florida advertising in the two weeks leading up to Election Day and that the president only has $350,275 budgeted for such ads. Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s communications director, blasted the story in a Tuesday afternoon statement. He called the report “horribly wrong” and said the story “should never have been written.” Murtaugh went on to say that “the campaign, with the RNC coordinated buy, is up with a seven figure buy in Florida on broadcast TV alone.” “In addition in Florida, we are up with six figures in local cable, six figures in Spanish language, and six figures on radio. Our ad buying week by week in the...
    Ethan Berkowitz, who on Tuesday announced his resignation as the mayor of Anchorage, addressed the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Ethan Berkowitz, the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, late Tuesday announced he would resign from office effective October 23 citing "unacceptable personal conduct" involving his prior relationship with a local journalist. On Friday, Maria Athens, a local television reporter, said in a video posted to her Facebook page that she had evidence that Berkowitz had published photos of "his male genitalia posted on an underage girls website." Athens was barred from the station's newsroom the same day.  Athens was also arrested later Friday after she returned to the studio. She was charged with "assault, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct." The Federal Bureau of Investigations in Anchorage said "there was no immediate evidence to support a violation of federal...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Spikes in the coronavirus infection rate in 9 specific ZIP codes in New York City are prompting the governor and mayor to close nearly 100 schools to get the numbers back down.Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to move forward with closing nonessential businesses in the nine hot spot ZIP codes as soon as Wednesday, enough though the state told them not to.EMBED More News Videos New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about Gov. Cuomo's decision to close schools in hot spot areas. Barring the state's modification of his plan, the mayor vowed to move forward."And if the state wants to modify that in some way, obviously that's the state's ultimate decision, but unless they come back with a specific modification, we're preparing to act as early as Wednesday morning, we need some plan ready to go and that's the plan we...
    The ABC News town hall featuring President Donald Trump scored a strong 3.8 million overall viewers from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, but its time-slot competition on Fox News, Hannity, still easily outpaced the presidential forum, with a total audience of 4.54 million (746,000 in the demo). Hosted by ABC News This Week host George Stephanopoulos, the town hall made numerous headlines but still landed outside the top five in all TV primetime total viewers, behind NBC’s America Got Talent (5.94 million), ESPN’s Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals (5.23 million), Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight (4.84 million; 886,000 in the demo) and Hannity, and CBS’s Big Brother (4.13 million). Thanks to those strong performances, Fox News reigned in primetime on Tuesday according to Nielsen Media Research, taking first place with 4.37 million overall viewers and 760,000 viewers in the coveted 25 – 54 age demographic. But CNN (1.83 million; 424,000) and MSNBC (2.47...
    Fox News Channel averaged 7.1 million viewers during the 10 p.m. ET hour on night three of the Republican National Convention Wednesday, while no other network cracked the two million viewer plateau. The viewership for Fox News’ coverage – hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum -- topped that of ABC, NBC and CBS combined. JOE CONCHA BLASTS MEDIA COVERAGE OF RNC'S FIRST NIGHT: 'WWE OF POLITICAL PUNDITRY' CNN averaged 1.55 million viewers from 10-11 p.m. ET, while MSNBC settled for 1.46 million. Both liberal networks were topped by their broadcast competitors, as NBC averaged 1.96 million viewers, ABC averaged 1.89 million and CBS picked up 1.78 million viewers. Fox News finished the night with 45 percent of the market share of RNC viewers. Roughly 15.8 million people tuned in across the six networks, compared to 22.8 million viewers for day three of last week's Democratic National Convention. While the RNC's overall viewing numbers failed to top those of the DNC, Fox News’s coverage of the...
    Joe Biden was formally nominated as the Democratic Party nominee Tuesday night, as the traditional roll call vote was done by video message filmed all around the United States and territories.     Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania cast the Keystone State's votes in front of Biden's Scranton childhood home.  While Sen. Bernie Sanders, who retained his delegates until tonight, stood with wife Jane Biden, in a field in Vermont as Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman announced his home state's totals.  Joe Biden (left) was formally nominated as the Democrats' presidential nominee Tuesday night after the roll call vote featured videos from around the nation  Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national figure when he condemned Donald Trump's Muslim ban at the 2016 Democratic National Convention spoke on behalf of Virginia.  'He's a decent compassionate man,' Khan said of Biden.  There were cameos from former Biden rivals: former South Bend...
    President Trump is holding a news conference Wednesday afternoon, after he stuck to friendly reporters' questions Tuesday upon news that Senator Kamala Harris had been tapped as former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate. The president's news conference Wednesday comes after the first joint appearance from Biden and Harris.  Mr. Trump and the Republican Party still appear to be deciding on a line of attack for Harris, a former prosecutor and the first female presidential candidate of color. The Trump campaign is branding Harris as a "phony" and Biden's liberal "handler," while a GOP memo sent to reporters under the heading "Liberals revolt against Biden, Harris ticket" included examples of progressives who criticized the pick. How to watch President Trump's press conference today What: President Trump holds a news conference Date: August 12, 2020  Time: 5:30 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream: Live on CBSN — in the player above...
    Washington — President Trump will hold a news conference Tuesday as negotiations on Capitol Hill over the fourth phase of the federal coronavirus response continue. Republicans have unveiled their proposal to address the economic fallout from the pandemic. Looming over lawmakers is the expiration of enhanced unemployment benefits for roughly 30 million Americans who lost their jobs amid the pandemic. Whether to extend these benefits and at what level has already emerged as a key sticking point in talks between Republicans and Democrats. At the White House, meanwhile, Mr. Trump returned to promoting the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus and amplified criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci on Twitter on Monday. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox How to watch President Trump's News Conference What: President Trump holds a news conference Date: Tuesday, July 28 Time: 5 p.m. ET Location: The White House, Washington, D.C. Online stream: Live...
    SAN ANTONIO – As Texas continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott will be interviewed live on KSAT 12 News at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The interview will be livestreamed in this article. On Tuesday, Texas recorded a record high in COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to Texas Department of Health and Human Services data. Cases are still on the rise, too. As of Monday, the state’s seven-day average positivity rate was roughly 15%. It has not dipped below 10% — a threshold Abbott determined was a “warning flag,” — since June 22, according to state data. Related: Hard-hit Texas border counties urge residents to stay home Since the pandemic began, more than 4,100 Texans have died of the virus. More than 40% of the deaths, 1,727 in all, came in July alone, suggesting that the mortality rate is rising. In San Antonio, a total of 31,867 COVID-19 cases were...
    President Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that the worst of COVID-19 is yet to come as he held his first White House coronavirus briefing since April. 'It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better – something I don't like saying about things,' Trump said of the continuing global health crisis. 'But that's the way it is, that's the way – that's what we have.' 'You look at the world, it's all over the world,' he said, deflecting from the severity of the pandemic in the U.S., adding viruses 'tend' to worsen before improving. As of Tuesday there are more than 3.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., which is far more than the infection rate that any other country has reported, and the death toll is nearing 141,000. The country with the next-highest numbers of cases is Brazil with more than 2.1 million. Trump announced during a...
    Mets news: DeGrom throws and is on track for Opening Day; Marisnick to play today; Cespedes to DH on Friday; Ramos shows up By: Andres Chavez July 21, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Mets released details about some of their players’ injuries on Tuesday through manager Luis Rojas. On Monday, it was announced that infielder Jed Lowrie was placed on the injured list with a left knee issue that prevented him from fielding and running smoothly. Tuesday was a much brighter day, at least when it comes to injuries. Mets’ ace and two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom threw a side session with no incident at Citi Field. The right-hander, you may recall, had a slight scare with his back early last week. Thankfully for the Mets, he has felt a...
    Brian Pillman Jr. was spotted in the crowd at AEW’s recent Fyter Fest show, and now it’s been revealed that the wrestler will make his in-ring debut for the company on the next episode of Dark, which will air on the company’s YouTube channel. The announcement — which came courtesy of the company’s official Twitter account — revealed that Pillman will take on Shawn Spears this coming Tuesday. This won’t come as a shock to anyone who watched Fyter Fest, however, as Pillman was filmed backstage wearing his wrestling gear. It was only a matter of time before he performed in an AEW ring. Episodes of Dark usually feature leftover matches that didn’t make the previous week’s Dynamite. It’s highly likely that the match has already been taped, which explains why Pillman was dressed to compete during the company’s latest event. The news has also left some fans and pundits...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City beaches are officially open for swimming, while a decision on when restaurants will reopen for indoor dining is expected to be made Wednesday.Lifeguards are returning to duty on city beaches.Also for the first time this summer, federal beaches including Jacob Riis Park in Far Rockaway will have lifeguards on duty and are open for swimming.But while the beaches are open, the inside of restaurants may not be for the foreseeable future.Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is concerned about a spike in COVID-19 cases after other states opened up.The concern is that circulating air conditioning may spread the virus. He said he sent a team to New York City Tuesday night to monitor conditions."I'm trying to gauge how bad the non-compliance is," Cuomo said. "I don't want to be a hard edge, but it's the law."Andrew Rigie, of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, said...
    Coronavirus — The new SARS-CoV-2 virus exceeds 10 million people infected worldwide. Deaths total 500,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a minute-by-minute update on the progress of the coronavirus worldwide this Tuesday, June 30. Ireland registers “worrying” trend of new cases. The Irish government has recommended that its citizens cancel holiday plans or avoid making reservations for the summer, given concerns about an increase in cases of coronavirus in this country. The medical chief of the Irish Ministry of Health, Tony Holohan, warned on Tuesday that a “worrying trend” is “beginning to be detected”, with “information on increases in cases and new outbreaks”. Spain will allow from this Wednesday the free movement of European citizens. The Ministry of the Interior of Spain published this Tuesday in the Official State Gazette a note with the new categories of travelers who are exempt from movement limitations, regardless...
    Better-than-expected economic numbers from China Tuesday helped Asian markets rebound from Monday’s staggering losses.   Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained 1.3% Tuesday, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 0.5% and the Shanghai’s Composite index finished 0.7% higher.    The S&P/ASX index in Sydney earned 1.4%, with Seoul’s KOSPI index up 0.7% and the TSEC in Taiwan up 0.6%.  Mumbai’s Sensex was trading 0.5% in late afternoon trading.    China’s monthly survey of factory managers, the purchasing managers index, was 50.9 for June, just above the mark that separates expansion and contraction.  Investors also reacted positively to Monday’s report of a stronger-than-expected U.S. housing market in the face of a rising number of COVID-19 cases across the United States, which led to a strong closing for Wall Street.  But the situation is much different in Europe, with the FTSE index in London down one percent, the CAC-40 in Paris down 0.5%, and the...
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