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    The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the record books. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the record books, with the number of hurricanes developing early in the season and the number of landslides in the United States and many more records likely to drop soon. A brief dull spot in tropical systems across the basin. Tropical cyclones did not make landfall across the Atlantic on Thursday for the first time since September 6, or 18 days ago. In addition, the National Hurricane Center did not identify any investment areas they had been monitoring since Thursday for the first time since late August. The current break in Atlantic tropical activity will not last long, and...
    What if we cracked down on Russian trolls and it didn’t matter? That’s the situation the United States faces as Election Day draws near. Yes, the President of the United States is still besotted by a diminutive Russian dictator. Yes, his minions who play legally acting officials on TV try to squelch even the tamest of warnings about Russian interference. And, yes, the president’s pals are still working arm-in-arm with men they know to be Russian agents. But even against those headwinds, the job of an Internet Research Agency troll is even less rewarding in lolz than it is in rubles this time around. In the years since 2016, In the years since 2016, America’s social media platforms, government agencies,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States today. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally. Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca. While the other vaccine candidates require two doses, Johnson & Johnson’s...
    (CNN)Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States today. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally. Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. FDA considering authorization rules that could push coronavirus vaccine past Election DayJohnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca.While the other vaccine...
    Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. - ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images At least 200,000 Americans have been killed by the coronavirus, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The latest figures come amid intensifying pressure for the United States to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The number of Americans killed by the coronavirus has surpassed 200,000, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The figure marks yet another grim milestone in the months-long pandemic. The coronavirus continues to spread nationwide, with more than 6.8...
    NYPD officer, Baimadajie Angwang (pictured), was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China An officer with the New York City Police Department was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China.  The officer has been identified in a criminal complaint as Baimadajie Angwang, who was born in Tibet, China.  Angwang, who lives in Nassau County, Long Island, currently works for the NYPD's 111th precinct in Queens. Angwang, 33, also serves in the US Army Reserve where he holds the rank of staff sergeant. He's stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey in an Airborne Civil Affairs battalion. According to a criminal complaint, Angwang was secretly supervised by handlers from the Chinese consulate in New...
    Warehouses are expected to reach 1,500 in the near future. Photo: ERIC PIERMONT / . / . Amazon plans to open more than 1,000 small delivery centers in cities and suburban neighborhoods across the US. in an effort to deliver products to customers as quickly as possible, as reported in CNet. Warehouses are expected to grow to around 1,500 in the near future, and these could help the online sales giant continue to expand its one-day delivery service for Amazon Prime subscribers. Many of Amazon’s warehouses have traditionally been located on the outskirts of the suburbs, but the expansion of these centers, which are smaller, would make the company more deeply integrated...
    published in the New York Times (NYT). “Data-reactid =” 33 “> The controversy over the perception of race that Americans have of Spaniards has returned to the news, after a recent list of the most powerful people in the United States (racially differentiated ) published in the New York Times (NYT). our compatriot Antonio Banderas) the scandal and indignation of many Iberian compatriots was evident. And that in the case of the NYT list, it must be recognized that a clarification is included indicating that the term “Hispanic” refers to people of Spanish origin or culture, regardless of their race. “Data-reactid =” 35 “> As happened at the beginning of the year at the Oscars ceremony,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Carl O’Donnell and Michael Erman U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week disagreed about when a COVID-19 vaccine would become widely available. Trump has said one could initially be available by the Nov. 3 election, while the CDC director said vaccines were likely to reach the general public around mid-2021, an assessment more in line with most experts. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A VACCINE TO GENERALLY AVAILABLE? General availability is when every American who wants the vaccine can get it. There are currently no COVID-19 vaccines approved by...
    Twelve US states now have obesity rates of at least 35 percent - more than ever before, a new map reveals. More than one-third of adults in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia were dangerously overweight in 2019, according to the data released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   This marks 33 percent increase from 2018, which showed obesity prevalence at 35 percent or higher in nine states. Colorado fared relatively the best with an obesity rate of just 23.8 percent, while Mississippi had the worst rate at 40.8 percent. Racial and ethnic disparities still persist with twice as many states having at least 35 percent...
    Thousands of migratory birds are dead in New Mexico. Biologists at New Mexico State University are trying to discover why so many birds have been found dead. Scientists discovered a large number of dead birds in two areas, and the department has now traced hundreds of dead birds in multiple regions across New Mexico. Martha Desmond, a professor at the university’s department of fish, wildlife and conservation ecology, told CNN of the incident, “It’s just terrible. The number is in the six figures. Just by looking at the scope of what we’re seeing, we know this is a very large event, hundreds of thousands and maybe even millions of dead birds, and we’re looking at the higher end of that.”...
    Sen. John Kennedy introduced legislation that would negate previous rabies rules and allow those returning from abroad to keep their pets in the United States. Typically, pets that have not had a rabies vaccination or have had it expire are required to get the vaccine and quarantine for 28 days before entering the U.S. It takes the rabies vaccine 28 days to immunize and protect a pet. Kennedy's bill, called the Permanently Uniting Pets Stateside Act, or PUPS Act, for short, would allow pets to quarantine in the U.S. for rabies and other health issues. "The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall permit the entry into the United States of a pet accompanying a covered individual...
    The Kraken cryptocurrency exchange just announced that the State of Wyoming has approved its request to create a Special Purpose Depository called Kraken Financial. Created in 2019, SPDIs (Special Purpose Depository Institutions) are not allowed to make loans with customer deposits in fiat currency but can hold and manage any type of asset. “Paying bills, receiving cryptocurrency salaries, integrating digital assets into investment and trading portfolios, Kraken Financial will enable Kraken clients in the United States to do banking transactions seamlessly between digital assets and national currencies. “ Source: blog.kraken.com Previous articleThe blood
    Scientific American was first published in New York on Aug. 28, 1845. Articles included one on the properties of zinc, another on improving railroad cars to make them both safer and more comfortable, and one was on a horse that navigated to the city to find its own way to a blacksmith. That was in the early days of the James Polk administration. Since then, the publishers of Scientific American have not felt compelled to make an endorsement in any election, including those involving a candidate named “Lincoln.” But after 175 years, the  oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States has decided that there’s an existential threat to both parts of its title; a threat to “America” and “science” great enough to take a step into politics. For the just...
    Times Square during the March for Science on April 22, 2017. Scientific American was first published in New York on Aug. 28, 1845. Articles included one on the properties of zinc, another on improving railroad cars to make them both safer and more comfortable, and one was on a horse that navigated to the city to find its own way to a blacksmith. That was in the early days of the James Polk administration. Since then, the publishers of Scientific American have not felt compelled to make an endorsement in any election, including those involving a candidate named “Lincoln.” But after 175 years, the  oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States has decided that there’s an existential threat to both parts of its...
    Surveys have shown most Americans care about animal welfare, whether it’s their pets, animals in captivity for entertainment or testing purposes, or even farm animals. Yet animals are abused in all these settings. Governmental bodies can help by enacting stringent animal welfare laws to help stop the abuse. While most animal protection laws are enacted and enforced at the state and local level, there are some significant federal laws that help prevent animal abuse in various contexts. Here are landmark federal laws that have been passed to protect animals. 1. The Animal Welfare Act The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was signed into law in 1966 and is the primary federal animal protection law. The AWA covers animal carriers, handlers,...
    The president of the United States takes the following oath at his or her inauguration: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump has repeatedly betrayed this promise, and should long since have been removed from office for doing so. The Constitution deems that the president is commander in chief of the military. As revealed in famed journalist Bob Woodward’s new book “Rage”, Donald Trump believes that members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle are “suckers” and “losers” for not being as selfish and cowardly as he...
    Bill GatesCNBC Bill Gates expressed confidence that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021. But he remains concerned that doses won't be made available to lower-income groups, particularly in less developed countries.  On a conference call, Gates told reporters that the "next big question" his foundation is thinking through is how to manufacture and distribute the vaccines to those most in need. "It shouldn't just be the rich countries winning a bidding war," he said. "Misallocating the vaccine would cause dramatic additional deaths." Wealthy countries, including the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom, have pre-ordered more than 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines, which could leave limited supplies in the coming year. But international efforts are underway to...
    (CNN)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday that the United States is facing one of the most difficult moments in the nation's history, with "four historic crises all at the same time." "The worst pandemic in a hundred years, that's already killed nearly 200,000 people and counting. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, that's cost tens of millions of American jobs and counting. Emboldened white supremacy unseen since the '60s and a reckoning on race that's long overdue. And undeniable acceleration of the punishing reality of climate change on our planet, on our people, on the lives and livelihoods," Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden said he and his wife Jill Biden continue to pray for those affected by the historic wildfires in the western part of the United States that have killed...
    Western wildfires: Trump to visit with firefighters These 8 restaurant chains have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 in the wake of the pandemic. See the full list. Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © peterspiro/Getty Images America's overlooked architectural gems Though the United States Postal Service (USPS) as it operates today was technically founded in 1971, its history goes all the...
    “We are seeing a massive shortage of polling station staff,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. This can “lead to hours of waiting at the polls, making it more difficult for people to participate in the democratic process,” he said. A message will be displayed at the top of the Facebook news feed urging Americans of voting age to register with local election officials to take care of polling stations in November. The social network, which is trying to prove that it is now a major and responsible player, and no longer a vehicle of massive disinformation, had already unveiled, in mid-August, an information center on the ballot, a sort of counter...
    47-year-old Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway Open Fall things to buy at Walmart before they sell out Oracle will partner with TikTok in the United States after Microsoft loses bid TikTok and Oracle will become business partners in the United States — a deal meant to satisfy the Trump administration's national security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter. © Yan Cong/Bloomberg/Getty Images The download page for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app on the Apple Inc. App Store is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said he's told people involved in the sale of the U.S. assets of ByteDance's TikTok that the deal must be struck by...
    Two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora says the NFL need to move on from ‘symbolic gestures’ and address social issues with ‘real resources and real funds’. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last month have been two high-profile cases of police brutality in America. But it has long been an issue in America - well before Colin Kaepernick took the knee before a San Francisco 49ers preseason game in 2016. Osi Umenyiora says the NFL need to address social issues with 'real resources and real funds' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The NFL is back as Kansas City Chiefs begin their Super Bowl......
    A hurricane watch was issued for the New Orleans metropolitan area. Sally is projected to become a hurricane Monday night By: Telemundo September 13, 2020 Tropical Storm Sally formed this Saturday off the coast of South Florida and is now heading for the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast is that keep gaining strength and become a hurricane early next week (Monday night), as you move through the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite-derived wind data indicate that Tropical Storm #Sally has formed and is centered just off the southwest coast of Florida. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. https://t.co/wVCrCIjDrB pic.twitter.com/KC7Bq1Vror – National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 12, 2020 In the...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin have a preference in the United States’ 2020 presidential election, and it isn’t former Vice President Joe Biden. Efforts by Russian operatives to interfere in this year’s election — just as they interfered in 2016’s presidential election — and help President Donald Trump win a second term have been well documented. Journalist Franklin Foer, this week in an article for The Atlantic, warns that the Kremlin will be relentless this time. “Events in the United States have unfolded more favorably than any operative in Moscow could have ever dreamed,” Foer explains. “Not only did Russia’s preferred candidate win (in 2016), but he has spent his first term fulfilling the potential it saw in...
    This should be a wake-up call: New data suggest that the United States is one of just a few countries worldwide that is slipping backward. The newest Social Progress Index, shared with me before its official release Thursday morning, finds that out of 163 countries assessed worldwide, the United States, Brazil and Hungary are the only ones in which people are worse off than when the index began in 2011. And the declines in Brazil and Hungary were smaller than America’s. “The data paint an alarming picture of the state of our nation, and we hope it will be a call to action,” Michael Porter, a Harvard Business School professor and the chair of the advisory panel for the Social...
    Fraser led the Latin America division that includes the bank’s operations in 23 countries including Mexico. In 2019, only 6 percent of the CEO positions of finance companies were held by women. Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND / . / . Citi announced Thursday that it will appoint Jane fraser, the current president of the bank, as CEO, marking the first time a Wall Street bank will be run by a woman. Fraser has been with the company for 16 years and was considered a top job candidate at Wells Fargo last year, will replace current CEO Michael Corbat when he resigned in February 2021 after eight years as CEO and 37 years working for...
    Portland passes broadest facial recognition ban in the US A Look Back At The Evolution Of McDonalds In 41 Photos Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The Most Sleep-Deprived States in the U.S. You know that getting the proper amount of sleep every night is important to your personal health, but did you know that insufficient sleep is considered a threat to public health...
    Drew Angerer/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Yesterday, in what the New York Times dubbed a “highly unusual legal move,” the Department of Justice moved to take over the defense of President Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll, a writer and advice columnist, who alleges Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. Carroll sued Trump for defamation in New York state court last November, months after New York Magazine first published a story containing her allegations. Her lawsuit claims that the president defamed her when, in the hours and days after the story was published that June,...
    Reuters September 9, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will propose taxing companies that move U.S. jobs overseas in a visit on Wednesday to the battleground state of Michigan, home to the American auto industry. Biden and his rival, President Donald Trump, are ramping up travel in the final eight-week sprint to the Nov. 3 election during a coronavirus pandemic that has made waging a traditional campaign all but impossible. In a visit to a suburban county outside Detroit that Trump won in 2016, Biden will roll out plans for an “offshoring tax penalty” on profits from products made overseas and sold in the United States, campaign aides said. Biden, who has already proposed raising the corporate...
    On Wednesday—as the pandemic approaches 195,000 victims in the United States, the Department of Justice (DOJ) goes all in on defending Trump against allegations of rape, and California firefighters are dealing with the states’ second, third, and fourth largest fires all at the same time—Fox News has decided to spend the morning giving extensive coverage to a much more vital, serious story. Donald Trump … has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yes, that’s a real thing. Trump was totally nominated for the prize by a single far-right member of the Norwegian parliament—the same anti-immigration member who nominated Trump for the same prize in 2018. It’s not clear exactly what Trump has done to warrant this honor, but there’s a considerable list of possibilities.  For...
    I started doing these little “Fact of the Day” posts last week, and I never intended to do them daily—or to do them forever. But I’ll keep doing them periodically. There are lots of facts to unpack, after all. Today is Part 1 of a 2-part series: America’s biggest disgraces. The first one is pretty familiar to everyone who reads this blog: even after Obamacare improved things, we still have nearly 9 percent of the population that has no health coverage. We are the only rich nation in the world that treats its poor this way, and it’s something we should all be ashamed of. Part 2 comes tomorrow.
    A new report has found that the United States bird populations continue to decline, and pesticides are part of the reason. The study shows that neonicotinoid insecticides are linked to reductions in bird diversity, specifically between 2008 and 2014. The use of neonicotinoid insecticides is linked to a reduction of grassland and insectivorous birds, a 4% and 3% decline respectively for each type. Because the pesticides cling to the stalk, nectar, and pollen of plants, multiple food types are impacted. To make matters worse, the Trump administration recently rolled back restrictions on neonicotinoids and added a new type of neonicotinoids for use in 2019. Over half of counties in the United States lost 10% of grassland birds to neonicotinoid...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. When President Donald Trump was asked about new reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently had opposition leader Aleksei Navalny poisoned, he predictably refused to condemn the Kremlin and cast doubt on the evidence. “We haven’t had any proof yet, but I will take a look,” Trump said, seemingly open to the idea that Putin’s chief critic just happened to coincidentally be poisoned by Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union. It was yet another stark reminder of the president’s odd fealty to Putin, and even his admiration. “I do get along with...
    After confirming his name and date of birth, the 49-year-old was asked if he was willing to agree to be extradited to the United States. Assange paused before answering: “No.” Supporters, including her partner Stella Morris and costume designer Vivienne Westwood, were among those gathered outside the courthouse. Julian Assange’s girlfriend, Stella Morris, left, and her lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, appear in court on Monday.debt:Andhra Assange’s lawyers will argue that his case criminalizes the use of ordinary press methods to publish information in the public interest. Assange’s attorney, Jennifer Robinson, said: “Journalists and whistleblowers exposing the illegal activities of companies or governments and war crimes – such as the publications accused of Julian – should be protected from prosecution.” Secret US...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. False nostalgia is the enemy of sober strategic thinking. With the labor movement under assault from the Trump administration and a Supreme Court twisting the law to undermine unions, it’s become conventional wisdom in some quarters that the fault lies in the disappearance of Democrats of the New Deal variety, the “New Deal liberals [who] did not hesitate to regulate the labor market,” as writer and New America co-founder Michael Lind has argued, contrasting it with the supposed failure of modern Democrats. Or as Thomas Frank argued more recently, “there was a transition...
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    Entertainment : Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have started their own production company and signed a contract with Netflix. The royal couple seem ready to conquer Hollywood. It’s a rumor that had been circulating for months, since the beginning of the same year. On January 8, we learned the new life of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan in North America. Soon after, many rumors began to spread about a possible interest of the royal couple for cinema. It must be said that the Duchess of Sussex was revealed to the whole world by the cameras, in the American series Suits. The rumor is now founded. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launched their own...
    Sep 2 (.) – US businesses saw a modest increase in activity and employment generally grew through the end of August, according to a Federal Reserve report released on Wednesday, but economic growth remained weak in parts. from the country. The report highlighted the uneven economic rebound in the United States, with some areas such as residential real estate growing aided by low interest rates, but some sectors struggling to recover. The Federal Reserve’s survey, known as the “Beige Book,” was conducted in its 12 districts from July through the end of August. The US economy began to recover in the summer after taking a devastating blow from coronavirus-related lockdowns in the spring. Much of the...
    New York (CNN Business)Oscar Munoz is living proof of the American Dream. Born into a Mexican-American family, Munoz is a first-generation college graduate. And he went on to become the first Hispanic CEO of a major US airline.Munoz, now the executive chairman of United Airlines (UAL), told CNN Business that even though "bias exists" in the United States, the American Dream is still within reach.I long for the day when someone like me is not the exception, but the expectation." Oscar Munoz, executive chairman of United Airlines"Despite the facts that point otherwise...I have to believe that," Munoz said in an interview. "We have to believe in this country with all of its great history, with all of its great sort...
    by Alexander Cohen, Clarkson University During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump refused to promise to accept the results of the election. Likewise, in 2020, his continued assault on the reliability and legitimacy of mail-in voting has laid the groundwork for challenging a loss on the basis of voter fraud. He has also refused to promise to observe the 2020 results. This has led some to worry that a contested election would severely undermine faith in American democracy. Yet the United States has a long history of such contested elections. With one exception, they have not badly damaged the American political system. That contested 1860 election – which sparked the Civil War – happened in a unique context. As...
    The grand-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and grandson of his brother Robert, assassinated in 1963 and 1968 respectively, nevertheless passed a year ago for a rising star of the Democratic Party. And seemed on course to dethrone Mr. Markey, elected to Congress for 44 years, including seven in the Senate. Massachusetts being a Democratic stronghold, the winner of this late primary is almost guaranteed to be elected in November. Elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, Joseph Kennedy III, a telegenic Democrat of 39, presented himself as closer to the field, to modest families and to minorities than his 74-year-old rival – all arguments that allowed young “progressive” democratic activists to dethrone congressional...
    (CNN)British drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday it has started Phase 3 trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in the United States, becoming the third company to start late-stage trials of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19.The vaccine, developed in partnership with Oxford University, has the backing of the US federal government. Rivals Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTec already have Phase 3 trials under way, also with federal government funding.AstraZeneca said it is "recruiting up to 30,000 adults aged 18 years or over from diverse racial, ethnic and geographic groups who are healthy or have stable underlying medical conditions, including those living with HIV, and who are at increased risk of infection from the SARS-CoV-2 virus." One shot of coronavirus vaccine likely wont be enough ...
    A total of 18 films will compete for the Golden Lion at the 77th Venice Film Festival, which will be held from September 2 to 12. “In between dying” by Hilal Baydarov with Orkhan Iskandarli, Rana Asgarova, Maryam Naghiyeva, Murvat Abdulazizov, Kamran Huseynov, Samir Abbasov Azerbaijan, United States / 88 minutes long “Le sorelle Macaluso” (The Sisters of Macaluso) by Emma Dante with Viola Pusateri, Eleonora De Luca, Simona Malato, Susanna Piraino, Serena Barone, Maria Rosaria Alati, Anita Pomario, Donatella Finocchiaro Italy / 94 minutes “The world to come” by Mona Fastwold with Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck United States / 98 minutes “New Order” by Michel Franco with Naián González Norvind,...
    By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Aug 28 (.) – Energy companies continued their efforts on Friday to restore operations at offshore platforms and refineries on the US Gulf of Mexico coast, which were shut down by Hurricane Laura, after oil markets they largely ignored its impact. Some 300 offshore production facilities and a half-dozen refineries shut down before the Category 4 hurricane hit the Louisiana coast with 150 mph winds. Citgo petroleum [PDVSAC.UL] It said its 418,000 barrel-a-day plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, suffered wind damage that will take days to assess, preventing an immediate resumption of operations. Sources familiar with operations at the Lake Charles refinery said the hurricane caused extensive damage that could take four...
    WASHINGTON – A 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, may be the first case of COVID-19 reinfection detected in the United States, according to a study released Friday. According to NBC News, this is a man who tested positive for the coronavirus for the first time in mid-April and, after recovering, fell ill again at the end of May. “The second time, his illness was more serious, according to the case report,” the information added. Akiko Iwasaki, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and an expert on the subject, detailed on her Twitter account that there was a 48-day interval between the two cases. “This time (…) the immune system did not...
    WASHINGTON – A 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, may be the first case of COVID-19 reinfection detected in the United States, according to a study released Friday. According to NBC News, this is a man who tested positive for the coronavirus for the first time in mid-April and, after recovering, fell ill again at the end of May. “The second time, his illness was more serious, according to the case report,” the information added. Akiko Iwasaki, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and an expert on the subject, detailed on her Twitter account that there was a 48-day interval between the two cases. “This time (…) the immune system did not...
    A Nevada man appears to be the first case of coronavirus reinfection in the United States, according to NBC News. Researchers released a study that has not yet been officially reviewed, they clarified. The case involves a 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, who first tested positive for COVID-19 in April. He recovered but later contracted it again in late May. According to specialists, the first time it was a contagion that was not serious, although the second time it was more serious. Researchers at the University of Nevada indicated that the reinfection involved a different strain of the coronavirus, in connection with the first contagion, confirming the reinfection. They were announced with great...
    This August 26 marks 100 years since American suffragettes won the right to vote after years of persecution and public condemnation by the most conservative sectors of the country. The celebration comes just in a decisive election year and framed by the historic nomination of the senator for California, Kamala Harris, as a candidate for vice presidency. If she wins the election on November 3, this daughter of immigrants would become the first woman to take office. The journey of women’s suffrage began in 1869 in Wyoming, when it became the first state to establish “equal suffrage”, although without distinction of gender. The pioneer states that followed him in the following decades are...
    Donald Trump has said that the ten most dangerous cities in the United States are all run by Democrats, in a tweet sent shortly before his vital closing speech to the Republican National Convention. 'The Ten Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. are ALL run by Democrats, and this has gone on for DECADES!' he tweeted on Thursday night. 'Democrats and Biden didn't even mention the Anarchists, Agitators, Looters and so called 'Peaceful Protesters' at their Convention.  'They will allow rampant crime, just as they do in Portland. If they ask us, as they must do, we will end crime in their Democrat run cities, FAST!' Trump, pictured on Thursday, tweeted that the most dangerous cities are run by...
    Savannah Rychcik August 27, 2020 0 Comments Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is taking a swipe at President Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic ahead of his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Harris spoke in Washington and argued Trump’s leadership, from the onset of the pandemic, has led to deadly consequences. “Donald Trump has failed at the most basic and important job of a President of the United States. He failed to protect the American people. Plain and simple,” Harris said in a speech at George Washington University. She added, “Trump showed that we in the legal profession would call a reckless disregard for the well being of the American people.”Watch her...
    New Jersey's accent has been voted the 'least sexy' in the United States in a new survey.  The accent made famous shows such as Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey came last in a ranking of 50 US dialects, just below the local twangs of Long Island, Florida and Minnesota.   The Texan drawl came out on top in the Big 7 Travel survey for the second year running, with top marks awarded for the 'Southern accent with a twist' featuring 'strong Rs and plenty of Howdys'.  New York accents were second on the list with Boston third, Alabama fourth and Chicago fifth in the ranking of America's sexiest accents LAST PLACE: The cast of Jersey Shore...
    This August 26 marks 100 years since American suffragettes won the right to vote after years of persecution and public condemnation by the most conservative sectors of the country. The celebration comes just in a decisive election year and framed by the historic nomination of the senator for California, Kamala Harris, as a candidate for vice presidency. If she wins the election on November 3, this daughter of immigrants would become the first woman to take office. The journey of women’s suffrage began in 1869 in Wyoming, when it became the first state to establish “equal suffrage”, although without distinction of gender. The pioneer states that followed him in the following decades are Utah (1870), Colorado (1893),...
    (CNN)Americans rank dead last -- by a long way -- among citizens of more than a dozen countries who were asked whether their nation is more united now than it was before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey released Thursday. And they come in a statistical joint last place with the British on whether their country has handled the pandemic well, the poll finds.In the United States, fewer than two in 10 people (18%) said the country is more united now. That's a full 21 percentage points below the next lowest-ranking countries, Germany and France, where just under four in 10 (39%) respondents expressed that opinion. Denmark had the highest percentage saying their country was more united now, with...
    A nephew of the first lady of Venezuela appealed to the US Supreme Court a sentence of 18 years in prison for criminal association to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine. Francisco Flores and his cousin, Efraín Campo, were found guilty in 2016 in a case with enormous political relevance that examines in detail the accusations of the United States of drug trafficking in the highest echelons of the government of Nicolás Maduro. In March, prosecutors formally accused Maduro himself of spearheading an alleged “narco-terrorist” conspiracy that flooded the US with 250 tons of cocaine a year. According to the Supreme Court indictment, Flores’s attorneys argued that a federal judge in Manhattan misled the jury by telling him that the...
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) urged Americans to focus on the promise of America during his Monday speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC). “We have work to do, but I believe in the goodness of America … the promise that all men and all women are created equal. And if you’re watching tonight, I’m betting you do too,” he said. Scott also detailed his experience as a small business owner and his run for Congress in 2010: The district is based in Charleston, South Carolina … where the Civil War started … against a son of our legendary Sen. Strom Thurmond. You may be asking yourself how does a poor black kid from a single-parent household run and win in a race crowded...
    The manufacturing of Apple products is one of the hottest topics of the moment. In a global situation of the most complex, the company hopes to protect its production lines diversifying the locations in which they are. For now, as part of that initiative, Apple has invested heavily in India, hoping to be able to carry a significant portion of iPhone production, which was based primarily in China. However, this would not be the only move prepared by Apple and its suppliers, whose interests are perfectly aligned to continue to bring Cupertino’s products to consumers. As reported from ., both Foxconn and Pegatron, two of Apple’s main manufacturers, are exploring the possibility of opening new production plants in Mexico. Facilities...
    The call to the police for a domestic incident ended with the shooting of an African-American man in the state of Wisconsin, in the north of the United States, an incident that has once again sparked massive protests against the police force. Video posted online apparently shows Blake being shot in the back while trying to enter a vehicle on a street in the town of Kenosha. Hundreds of people marched towards the police headquarters on Sunday night. Vehicles were set on fire as many protesters shouted: “We will not leave.” The protests led to riots in Kenosha. Plus Meanwhile, police urged 24-hour businesses to consider closure due to “numerous” reports of armed robbery and shooting. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers...
    There are calls to reform, defund and even abolish the police. And central to the push for law enforcement reform is how police officers receive training. Training has a huge influence on how police officers react during routine traffic stops and life-or-death encounters. There are no federally mandated training minimums for police officers in the United States, and reform advocates say other countries have much stricter and longer requirements for training police officers. Both the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Fraternal Order of Police did not respond to CNBC's request for comment for this story. Watch the video above to learn about how much federal taxpayer money gets spent on police training, and about the cottage industry behind...
    (CBSDFW/CNN) — Two tropical storms — Laura and Marco — could hit America’s Gulf Coast this week. In years past, that would send both oil and gas prices soaring. Not this year. Average gasoline prices are up only 1 cent from a week ago, standing at $2.19 for a gallon of regular, according to figures from AAA. Oil prices are up only 1% in early trading Monday. The reason is simple — the United States can get by just fine without the oil and gasoline refining that could be shut by the storms. Record US oil production, combined with a sharp drop in demand for fuel during the Covid-19 pandemic, means there is record excess supply. “In terms of crude...
    New York (CNN Business)Two tropical storms -- Laura and Marco -- could hit America's Gulf Coast this week. In years past, that would send both oil and gas prices soaring. Not this year.Average gasoline prices are up only 1 cent from a week ago, standing at $2.19 for a gallon of regular, according to figures from AAA. Oil prices are up only 1% in early trading Monday.The reason is simple -- the United States can get by just fine without the oil and gasoline refining that could be shut by the storms. Record US oil production, combined with a sharp drop in demand for fuel during the Covid-19 pandemic, means there is record excess supply."In terms of crude oil, the...
    New Japan Pro-Wrestling star KENTA, who was previously known in WWE as Hideo Itami, recently suggested that he was quite unhappy with his lack of in-ring success during the half-decade he spent working for the latter promotion. In an interview published on Friday afternoon, Sports Illustrated‘s Justin Barrasso spoke to KENTA, who opened up on a number of topics, mostly centering on his current stint in NJPW. He did, however, touch on his WWE run, where he spent a few years on the NXT brand before moving to the main roster as part of the cruiserweight division. Comparing his experiences with both companies, the mononymous grappler — whose answers were translated from Japanese to English by Sports Illustrated— said that...
    Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in for a virtual Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. On Friday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy showed up for a Republican-led committee in the Senate to inform America that, no, he would not put the sorting machines back. He also made no commitment to return mailboxes that have been removed, or to halt the large number of local post offices set to close between now and Election Day. And, in the true tradition of Donald Trump, DeJoy accepted zero blame for the delays and problems since he took charge of the Postal Service. Instead he blamed delays on employees getting sick with COVID-19—which is certainly happening, but doesn’t explain why DeJoy has refused...
    President Donald Trump thinks of himself as a champion against human trafficking. He addressed a White House Summit on the issue in January claiming there was a “humanitarian crisis” at the border fomented by criminal organizations and that “traffickers victimize countless women and children.” He signed an executive order and diverted $400 million in funding to combat the issue, boasting in his usual manner that “we have signed more legislation on human trafficking than any other administration has ever even thought about.” But in recent months, the administration has been found to be flouting the United States’ own anti-trafficking laws by deporting thousands of children and families seeking asylum, practically delivering them into the hands of traffickers across the border in Mexico. Dr. Amy...
    Coronavirus deaths in the United States will hopefully start dropping by next week, according to CDC director Robert Redfield.  Deaths across the country have been plateauing for the last three weeks with an average of 1,000 Americans dying per day. The average number of deaths was 1,027 on Thursday.  The number of cases, however, have been declining steadily for a month.   The average number of COVID-19 cases across the country per day was at about 46,000 on Thursday, which is the lowest it has been in two months.  The current daily case average is down considerably from the record high of 77,000 cases reported on a single day back in mid-July.  Deaths are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise several weeks after...
    The percentage of daily deaths attributed to coronavirus has decreased since the beginning of August, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of deaths attributed to #COVID19 increased for 4 weeks in July after being on the decline since mid-April,” the CDC said Monday on Twitter. “This percentage has decreased for the past 2 weeks but remains above the epidemic threshold.”  The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of deaths attributed to #COVID19 increased for 4 weeks in July after being on the decline since mid-April. This percentage has decreased for the past 2 weeks but remains above the epidemic threshold: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb. pic.twitter.com/KFNGebIq15 — CDC (@CDCgov) August 17,...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's relationship with his populist sherpa and sometime-confidant Steve Bannon has had ups, downs and in-betweens over the course of their years-long relationship.Bannon was arrested on a boat off the eastern shore of Connecticut on Thursday and charged with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump's border wall -- making him the latest of Trump's associates to find himself on the wrong side of the law.Bannon had been on the boat for the last several weeks, people familiar with the situation said. He would tell people he was "at sea.""I feel very badly," Trump said in the Oval Office after Bannon's arrest. "I haven't been dealing...
    CLAIM: “America has the most COVID deaths in the world,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during Wednesday night’s Democratic National Convention. VERDICT: Misleading. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), during the virtual Democrat National Convention Wednesday, alleged that the United States has more coronavirus fatalities than the rest of the world. Other Democrats, including presidential nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), have been pushing similar misleading claims as the coronavirus situation improves in America. In sheer numbers, the United States leads the world in confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) deaths, with over 173,000 as of Wednesday night, according to Johns Hopkins University. However, the U.S. has the third-largest population in the world after China and India, respectively. Per capita, there...
    US President Donald Trump speaks before signing a trade agreement between the US and China during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump said U.S. enterprise software giant Oracle is "a great company" when asked if if it would be a good buyer for TikTok.  His endorsement for Oracle, co-founded by billionaire Larry Ellison, comes after reports that the Californian tech firm is interested in buying TikTok's North America, Australia and New Zealand businesses from Chinese parent company ByteDance. Speaking at an event in Yuma, Arizona, Trump said: "Well, I think Oracle is a great company, and I think its owner...
    The first cases of novel coronavirus found in minks in the United States have been reported in Utah, according to multiple reports. The United States Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Service Laboratory announced that all five cases were found at two mink farms in Utah. Necropsies were performed on several dead minks from the farms by the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory after receiving exceptionally high reports of mink fatalities, the agency stated in the release. Both farms have been completely quarantined, according to a news release from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. INHALED DRUG SHOWS PROMISE IN CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT: STUDY The first cases of novel coronavirus found in mink in the United States have been reported on...
    Monday on CNN, anchor Jake Tapper commented on former first lady Michelle Obama’s speech closing the first night of the Democratic convention. Tapper said, “First of all, before I get to any of the content, we should just acknowledge that the former first lady is one of the most effective speakers in American politics today. She was reading that from a teleprompter, and the way she speaks is, you know, strong enough to give any politician a run for his or her money. In fact, if I can be so bold, she’s a more effective speaker than Vice President Joe Biden is when reading from a teleprompter.” He continued, “But beyond that, we’ve never heard this country, a former first lady...
    COVID-19 highlighted the underlying problems of health policy in the country The United States is a country of laws, but when facing its greatest health crisis with the pandemic of coronavirus These failed, as did the federal, state and local governments, due to obstacles in the chain of care to prevent infections and the number of deaths that already exceeds 173,000 victims, impacting more the Hispanic and African-American communities. This was concluded by the interdisciplinary study of six renowned institutions, “Evaluation of legal responses to COVID-19”, conducted by 50 of the most important legal experts, which arises in the midst of the lack of a new economic stimulus package to face the economic crisis and stop the contagion of...
    COVID-19 is now the third-leading cause of death in the US, killing more Americans than Alzheimer’s disease, accidents and diabetes. Coronavirus-related deaths only trailed those from heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “COVID is now the No. 3 cause of death in the US — ahead of accidents, injuries, lung disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many, many other causes,” Thomas Frieden, who is the former director of the CDC, told CNN . The death rate is also much higher in the US than in many other countries, Frieden added. “Last week, Americans were eight times more likely to get killed by COVID than were Europeans,” he said. The US has recorded at...
    I was 23 on July 26, 1990, when President George H.W. Bush signed the bipartisan Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A few years before, I had been diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), which leads to a gradual weakening of leg and back muscles. While I was still walking unassisted, I knew that this would change over time. What was hard to fathom at that age was the significant physical, medical and emotional barriers that were in store. Living with a disability requires grit and resilience. In the three decades since my diagnosis and the passage of the ADA, a lot has changed. I live a full life, with a wife, three teenagers, an...
    TikTok : TikTok is the queen, the number one viral application in 2020. But the app from China has encountered a wall that has impacted its success in the West: The United States, a country that has declared war on TikTok . In fact, its leader Donald Trump threatens a veto in the USA of 90 days, 3 months that would clearly wreak havoc on the good numbers of users it now has. TikTok outside the US In the Executive Order signed by Trump last week, the still president – will he be reelected in November? – Orders TikTok to Sell US Assets in 90 Days, Citing National Security Concerns, warning that it has “credible evidence” that ByteDance...
    With less than three months until the 2020 election and no end in sight for the coronavirus pandemic, a new debate over mail-in voting has begun. Swirling and sudden concerns about the United States Postal Service (USPS) have arisen from Democrats who are wildly accusing President Trump of cheating and manipulating the Postal Service in his favor. Conveniently they forget to mention the president is more than an arms-length away from how we vote, and the Postal Service is not under the thumb of his control. Senate Democrats joined Republicans to unanimously install postal leadership — of which, one is an Obama appointee. TRUMP INDICATES ELECTION WON'T BE 'FAIR' IF UNIVERSAL MAIL-IN VOTING ALLOWED No doubt President Trump has expressed deep...
    BEDMINSTER, Aug 15 (.) – President Donald Trump said at a press conference on Saturday that he was “studying” whether Chinese tech giant Alibaba It should be banned in America. Trump has lobbied Chinese-owned companies during his tenure, for example by promising to ban the short video app TikTok in the United States. The United States on Friday ordered ByteDance to divest TikTok’s US operations within 90 days, in the latest effort to put pressure on the Chinese company over concerns about the security of the personal data it handles. Trump, who has made the turn of the trade relationship between the United States and China a central theme of his presidency while being highly critical of Beijing, also praised...
    Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)It took less than 24 hours after United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar touched down in Taiwan, in an historic visit intended to convey President Donald Trump's support for the democratic island, for China to deliver its own message.On Monday morning, as Azar toured the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, several Chinese fighter jets briefly crossed over the de facto maritime border that separates the island from mainland China. Later that week, the Chinese military held large-scale drills in waters close to Taiwan, touted in Beijing's state media as a "warning" to those seeking the island's independence. The US has maintained close ties with Taiwan since it split from mainland China in 1949 after the...
    A group calling themselves the Youth Liberation Front is credited in media reports with organizing anti-police rallies in Portland that have often turned violent.  The group openly cheers violence and explicitly rejects peaceful protesting on social media.  YLF says it wants to “destroy the United States of America.”  A radical group credited with organizing anti-police rallies in Portland openly cheers violence and explicitly rejects efforts to keep protests peaceful, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found. The Youth Liberation Front is credited with organizing protests in Portland last week that extended into the early morning hours and turned violent, The Seattle Times and the Associated Press have reported. Portland police declared riots on multiple nights throughout the week. The...
    There isn’t much that is new about Immigration Nation. Netflix’s six-part documentary series about American immigration law enforcement depicts what news stories have long chronicled: a constant, almost mundane parade of indignity and horror inflicted on the undocumented in America. The reportage, no matter how dogged, has seemed to have had little effect. After the initial visits from dismayed politicians, families are still being separated at the border, and pandemic response measures mean ample opportunities for further abuse. There is room, then, for a visual document on the most widely used streaming platform dedicated to plainly depicting this specific and uniquely American injustice. It’s also damning that it’s even necessary. Immigration Nation is the most repulsive thing I’ve watched in...
    As the world passes a grim milestone of 20 million coronavirus cases, we look at how the pandemic humbled and humiliated the world’s most powerful country. Over a quarter of the confirmed infections and deaths have been in the United States, which has less than 5% of the world’s population. Ed Yong, a science writer at The Atlantic who has been covering the pandemic extensively since March, says existing gaps in the U.S. social safety net and the Trump administration’s “devastatingly inept response” made for a deadly combination. Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. The world has passed a grim milestone: 20 million coronavirus...
    Almudena Martínez-FornésFOLLOW Updated: 08/10/2020 21:57 Save The Reyes, the Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofía have arrived this Monday afternoon in the Mallorcan municipality of Petra (2,800 inhabitants) to pay homage to Fray Junípero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan who, after decades of service in Spain, traveled to America to evangelize the indigenous people and whose statues have suffered now, in the United States and in Mallorca, the attacks of supposedly anti-racist violent movements. The youngest daughter of the Kings, Sofia, arrived with a knee injury that was made the day before, after suffering a fall when tripping on a step, and they had to give him five points. Doctors have recommended that he not bend his leg and,...
    On Monday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “Spicer and Co.,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Iran, China, and Russia “are engaged in influence operations here in the United States.” And that it is not surprising that the Chinese Communist Party prefers 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden over President Trump, given the posture President Trump has taken towards China. Pompeo said, “It is the case that the Iranians, the Chinese, the Russians too, are engaged in influence operations here in the United States. We have a responsibility to take down that misinformation, to share with the American people the risks that are connected to that. And it should be unsurprising to anyone that the Chinese Communist...
    NEW YORK – Twitter has held preliminary talks with the Chinese social network TikTok to take over its business in the United States, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper, which quotes people familiar with the matter, points out that for now it is not clear if Twitter will try to go ahead with a possible acquisition, in which a priori it would be behind Microsoft, which has been negotiating with ByteDance, the developer of TikTok. The future of the popular application is in the air in the United States, after this week the president, Donald Trump, signed an executive order prohibiting any transaction or business with ByteDance from 45 days. “The United States must take aggressive action...
    NEW YORK – Twitter has held preliminary talks with the Chinese social network TikTok to take over its business in the United States, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper, which quotes people familiar with the matter, points out that for now it is not clear if Twitter will try to go ahead with a possible acquisition, in which a priori it would be behind Microsoft, which has been negotiating with ByteDance, the developer of TikTok. The future of the popular application is in the air in the United States, after this week the president, Donald Trump, signed an executive order prohibiting any transaction or business with ByteDance from 45 days. “The United States must take aggressive action...
    In total, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders for economic relief in the face of the financial blow of the coronavirus in the United States, but there are many doubts about some announcements, such as the suspension of the payment of taxes on wages and whether these should be paid in the 2020 declaration. The first executive order is aimed at suspending the wage tax for the remainder of 2020 for workers who earn less than $ 100,000 a year. The President of the United States warned that “payroll taxes would be suspended as of September 1 and we are actually going to get that good news.” For his part, the economic analyst, Tino Díaz, assures that “reducing...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  Staggering numbers from the U.S. Postal Service. The agency lost $2.2 billion in April, May and June. Officials warn the USPS could lose $20 billion over two years. The postmaster general describing the finances as “dire.” Meanwhile, members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation wrote a letter to the postmaster, demanding answers to post office delays. At a news conference, one Beverly resident shared one theory about what might be causing the problems. “Why are we getting new carriers everyday? That could be the problem why we’re not getting our mail. One of them told me they put these people on these routes with no training,” said Beverly resident Rita Orosco. “I think that’s wrong.” CBS 2 reached...
    By Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc must step up and protect women in politics from threats of violence and sexism and hate on its platform, said a letter to the company from female members of the U.S. Congress such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top female politicians from the European Union. Facebook has been heavily criticized for its decision to not fact-check political ads, allowing the spread of misinformation on its platform, as well as over antitrust concerns and privacy practices. The platform also came under fire for not removing a doctored video of Pelosi last year. "We are imploring Facebook to do more to protect the ability of women to engage in democratic discourse and to...
    London (CNN Business)As investors carefully scan an uncertain horizon, one thing is clear: The backdrop for markets will look very different in three months' time.In a note to clients this week, Goldman Sachs strategists including Kamakshya Trivedi predicted a "substantially different landscape" by December.They pointed to three potential developments: We'll know the results of sending kids back to school this fall. The US election will be behind us. A Covid-19 vaccine could be on the "verge of approval."On reopening schools, Goldman Sachs expects a "bumpy process" characterized by "some false starts," especially in the United States. That could hang over markets, particularly in September.Read More"The evidence so far suggests that there is a path to reopening schools without prompting a...
    By: Lisa Washington PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Parents are being warned to be on the lookout for a seasonal outbreak of a rare, life-threatening condition that targets young children. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is a polio-like illness that affects young children. The Centers For Disease Control says that cases in the United States spike every other year. In 2018, the last outbreak, there were 238 cases reported in the country. The CDC describes it as a serious, neurological condition, causing muscle weakness and a loss of reflexes. Most children affected had a respiratory illness or fever before developing AFM. Photo Credit: KDKA/CDC Doctors tell parents to be on the lookout for fever, pain or...
    Speaking on Tuesday at a hearing titled, “Hearing on Protecting Free Speech and Preventing Violent Protests,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gave a fiery defense of the federal government’s intervention in the Portland riots that targeted a federal courthouse, snapping, “If we hadn’t intervened they’d burn the godda***d thing down.” Graham addressed Acting Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Kenneth Cuccinelli and Erin Nealy Cox, the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He began, “So just to put this into context for myself, to those who accuse the United States of being a totalitarian state, I don’t buy it, because I don’t remember many hearings like this in Germany, where you call the Gestapo...
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) blasted Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) after numerous comments and actions from the past surfaced in recent days amid talk she is being considered as Joe Biden’s running mate. The controversy centers on her praise of murderous communist dictator Fidel Castro. Rubio said during a conference call that Bass would be “the highest-ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government” if Biden picks her. “This is something that she will now want to deflect from, but I don’t believe in the last six decades that there has ever been anyone considered for the vice presidency … with this level of sympathy towards a Marxist regime,” Rubio said, and later added that Bass’s attempt to...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has changed his tune on TikTok -- somewhat.Backing away from an immediate ban, Trump said on Monday if Microsoft or another "secure" and "very American" company doesn't buy the U.S. leg of the Chinese-owned operation by Sept. 15, the wildly-popular video app will cease operating in the U.S."I set a date of around Sept. 15, at which point it's going to be out of business," Trump told White House reporters. "But if somebody, and whether it's Microsoft or somebody else, buys it, that'll be interesting."Adding that the brand name is "hot" right now, Trump said, "It's a great asset, but it's not a great asset in the United States unless they have the approval of...
    President Donald Trump says he is on board with Microsoft buying the US arm of TikTok but they need to have the deal sorted by September 15 or the popular social app will be banned.  Trump's comments on Monday came as Microsoft added $77 billion in market value less than 24 hours after confirming it was in talks to by the US portion of the popular Chinese-owned video app.  Shares in Microsoft jumped nearly four percent on Monday, bringing the company's total market value to more than $1.6 trillion.  During a White House meeting, Trump said he didn't mind if the US tech giant purchased the social media app after having a 'great conversation' with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Trump said...
    Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, told Fox News on Monday that Democrats are “perfectly happy to let the cities in the United States burn,” if it helps them win in the upcoming presidential election. “Democrats want to play politics instead of actually providing the capital necessary to start businesses,” Roy told “Fox & Friends.” “We’re trying to work hard to get through this pandemic, get our economy started, keep the American people safe,” he added. Roy said that Democrats have politicized the response to the coronavirus in an attempt to sway voters in the general election. "What we are seeing in Washington is frankly appalling. I gave a floor speech last week talking about this, where we have seen a politicization of...