How Covid-19 pushed Twitter to fact-check Trump's tweets

HOW COVID-19 PUSHED TWITTER TO FACT-CHECK TRUMP'S TWEETS

It was the pandemic, Twitter says, that freed the company to attach fact-check warnings to a pair of Present Donald Trump's tweets...

'Like a letter carrier': House takes historic plunge with first proxy votes

'LIKE A LETTER CARRIER': HOUSE TAKES HISTORIC PLUNGE WITH FIRST PROXY VOTES

On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania quietly made some history. Acting on behalf of Rep. Zoe Lofgren , Boyle...

 
 
 
Opinion | The Return of the Tea Party

OPINION | THE RETURN OF THE TEA PARTY

It's 2009 again, or feels like it. That was when spontaneous, grassroots protests against overweening government sprang up and were...

U.S. 'NOT SPEAKING UP' ON GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, LEADER OF MULTILATERAL BANK SAYS

The leader of one of the world's most prominent development banks today accused the United States - its biggest shareholder - of a...

 
 
 
New Jersey hits testing benchmark, plans stronger contact tracing next month

NEW JERSEY HITS TESTING BENCHMARK, PLANS STRONGER CONTACT TRACING NEXT MONTH

New Jersey is recovering from Covid-19. The question now is whether the state can pull together the resources it will need to sustain...

Trump officials detail opposition to bipartisan FISA bill

TRUMP OFFICIALS DETAIL OPPOSITION TO BIPARTISAN FISA BILL

A bipartisan proposal to change how the feds surveil U.S. persons could raise foreign partners' concerns about sharing intelligence...

 
 
 
U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 as Trump pushes to reopen

U.S. CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL TOPS 100,000 AS TRUMP PUSHES TO REOPEN

U.S. coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump continues urging states across the country to...

Opinion | The Truth at the Center of Trump's Hollow Threats

OPINION | THE TRUTH AT THE CENTER OF TRUMP'S HOLLOW THREATS

Donald Trump issues threats with the frequency other people take out the garbage. This week he's threatening to regulate or shutter...

 
 
 
Canada braces for consequences from China after Huawei exec loses bid to dismiss extradition to U.S

CANADA BRACES FOR CONSEQUENCES FROM CHINA AFTER HUAWEI EXEC LOSES BID TO DISMISS EXTRADITION TO U.S

OTTAWA - A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday that the high-stakes extradition case of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou will proceed,...

Appeals court ruling suggests little legal traction for Trump's anti-Twitter campaign

APPEALS COURT RULING SUGGESTS LITTLE LEGAL TRACTION FOR TRUMP'S ANTI-TWITTER CAMPAIGN

A ruling that emerged from a powerful federal appeals court in Washington on Wednesday morning is strong evidence that the courts are...

 
 
 
Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe

ROD ROSENSTEIN TO TESTIFY BEFORE SENATE PANEL ON RUSSIA PROBE

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week on the origins of the Russia...

Pompeo: China has taken Hong Kong's autonomy away

POMPEO: CHINA HAS TAKEN HONG KONG'S AUTONOMY AWAY

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally certified to Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer views Hong...

 
 
 
Boeing laying off 6,770 employees, with more to come

BOEING LAYING OFF 6,770 EMPLOYEES, WITH MORE TO COME

Boeing said Wednesday that nearly 7,000 of its U.S. employees will be involuntarily laid off, a bloodletting that is part of a plan...

Romney condemns Trump for Scarborough staffer tweets: 'Enough already'

ROMNEY CONDEMNS TRUMP FOR SCARBOROUGH STAFFER TWEETS: 'ENOUGH ALREADY'

Sen. Mitt Romney on Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump's tweets about the 2001 death of Joe Scarborough's staffer as “vile,...

 
 
 
‘George Floyd's life mattered': Biden condemns death of black man in Minneapolis police custody

‘GEORGE FLOYD'S LIFE MATTERED': BIDEN CONDEMNS DEATH OF BLACK MAN IN MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CUSTODY

Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned on Wednesday the “horrific killing” of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in...

Trump embraces space launch as a MAGA moment

TRUMP EMBRACES SPACE LAUNCH AS A MAGA MOMENT

President Donald Trump wants to make America great again in space. And a major step on that journey begins Wednesday with the launch...

 
 
 
Fauci says he wears mask as ‘symbol' of good behavior

FAUCI SAYS HE WEARS MASK AS ‘SYMBOL' OF GOOD BEHAVIOR

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, revealed Wednesday he wears a mask while in public partly as a “symbol”...

Fauci: Hydroxychloroquine not effective against coronavirus

FAUCI: HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE NOT EFFECTIVE AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci on Wednesday became the first Trump administration official...

 
 
 
Trump threatens to shutter social media companies over alleged election interference

TRUMP THREATENS TO SHUTTER SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES OVER ALLEGED ELECTION INTERFERENCE

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to wield the powers of the federal government to shut down major social media platforms...

France bans use of hydroxychloroquine to cure coronavirus

FRANCE BANS USE OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TO CURE CORONAVIRUS

The French health ministry is banning the use of the hydroxychloroquine as a cure to coronovirus, according to a decree published Wednesday...

 
 
 



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

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

A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night Wednesday, with protesters looting... 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 ...

3-year-old honored for saving neighbor's life

3-year-old honored for saving neighbor's life

The Hampton 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. 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 ...

Black Lives Matter protestors march through downtown L.A., block 101 Fwy

Black Lives Matter protestors march through downtown L.A., block 101 Fwy

Protestors took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday in a demonstration in the name of George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned beneath a Minneapolis... Read more ...