HONG KONG POLICE OVERWHELM PROTESTERS NOW CRYING ‘INDEPENDENCE'

In the first major test of Hong Kong's protest movement in 2020, it became clear that demonstrators face a more formidable challenge...

 
 
 

TWITTER ADDS FACT-CHECK LABEL TO TRUMP TWEETS FOR FIRST TIME

Twitter Inc. has started fact-checking Donald Trump. The U.S. President didn't take it lightly.

EX-NYC ‘TRAIN DADDY' BYFORD TO BE LONDON TRANSPORT COMMISSIONER

Andy Byford, the Briton lionized as New York City's “Train Daddy,” is to be London's new Transport Commissioner, taking up the role...

 
 
 

IRAN'S ROUHANI URGES HARDLINE PARLIAMENT TO SHOW ‘BROTHERHOOD'

Iran installed a parliament dominated by hardliners who have opposed the governments of President Hassan Rouhani, setting the stage...

BOLSONARO ALLIES TARGETED BY PROBE INTO SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS

Brazil's federal police targeted allies of President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation mandated by the Supreme Court into...

 
 
 

TRUMP THREATENS TO SHUT SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES AFTER TWITTER FACT CHECK

President Donald Trump threatened to regulate or shutter social media companies - a warning apparently aimed at Twitter Inc. after...

MOSCOW EASES LOCKDOWN AFTER PUTIN SAYS PANDEMIC PEAK HAS PASSED

Moscow is to ease a lockdown imposed since the end of March as the number of new confirmed coronavirus infections continues to slow,...

 
 
 

ECB CAN BOOST STIMULUS IF OUTLOOK WARRANTS, SCHNABEL SAYS

TOKYO GOVERNOR KOIKE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN JULY, PAPER SAYS

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the first woman to win election to one of the highest-profile posts in Japanese politics, has decided...

 
 
 

AMTRAK PLANS DEEP WORKFORCE CUTS AHEAD OF SLOW PANDEMIC RECOVERY

Amtrak projects ridership will return to just half of 2019 levels in its upcoming fiscal year beginning in October, Amtrak Chief Executive...

CHINA CRACKDOWN ON HONG KONG THREATENS GLOBAL ORDER, EU SAYS

China's efforts to tighten its grip on Hong Kong pose a threat to the rules-based international order, the European Union's top diplomat...

 
 
 

U.S. TREASURY PRESSURE LEADS TO NEW PROBE OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK CHIEF

The African Development Bank's board agreed to an independent probe of its president, Akinwumi Adesina, after U.S. Treasury Secretary...

INDIA AND CHINA MOVE IN EXTRA TROOPS ALONG TENSE DISPUTED BORDER

India has moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighbor China, after several...

 
 
 

HUNDREDS RALLY, POLICE MAKE DOZENS OF ARRESTS: HONG KONG UPDATE

Officers fired pepper spray projectiles in downtown Hong Kong and arrested at least 180 people as protesters hit the streets Wednesday...

WIDOWER OF SCARBOROUGH AIDE ASKS TWITTER TO DELETE TRUMP TWEETS 

The widower of a woman who died in former Congressman Joe Scarborough's office has written to Twitter Inc. asking the company to remove...

 
 
 

INSURERS EMBRACE MEDICARE PLAN TO CAP INSULIN COSTS

Over 1,700 Medicare prescription drugs and managed care plans have applied to participate in a Trump administration savings model that...

PENCE'S PRESS SECRETARY RETURNS AFTER CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY

Vice President Mike Pence's top spokeswoman, Katie Miller, has returned to work after recovering from Covid-19, she said on Tuesday.

 
 
 

HOUSE TO VOTE ON RENEWING LAPSED SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITIES

The House plans to vote Wednesday on legislation to aid federal tracking of suspected terrorists and spies, after considering an amendment...

PENTAGON WATCHDOG RESIGNS AFTER BEING BLOCKED FROM STIMULUS ROLE

The Pentagon watchdog who was originally cast to chair the independent committee overseeing more than $2 trillion in virus stimulus...

 
 
 



Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

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The surprisingly serious problem with rubbing your eyes

The surprisingly serious problem with rubbing your eyes

Rubbing your eyes when you're tired could increase risk for serious eye problems. Read more ...

3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in...

3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

The police department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

NASA chief ‘all in' for Tom Cruise to film on International Space Station

NASA chief ‘all in' for Tom Cruise to film on International Space Station

The International Space Station could become the set of Tom Cruise's next high-flying flick. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...