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Costly Electric Vehicles Confront a Harsh Coronavirus Reality
Costly Electric Vehicles Confront a Harsh Coronavirus Reality

(Bloomberg) -- At a factory near Germany's border with the Czech Republic, Volkswagen AG's ambitious strategy to become the global leader in electric vehicles is coming up against the reality of manufacturing during a pandemic.The Zwickau assembly lines, which produce the soon-to-be released ID.3 electric hatchback, are the centerpiece of a plan by the world's biggest automaker to spend 33 billion euros ($36 billion) by 2024 developing and building EVs. At the site, where an East German automaker built the diminutive Trabant during the Cold War, VW eventually wants to churn out as many as 330,000 cars annually. That would make Zwickau one of Europe's largest electric-car factories-and...

George Floyd death sparks large protests, confrontations with police
George Floyd death sparks large protests, confrontations with police

Videos show police using smoke bombs or tear gas, as well as flash grenades, against the demonstrators.

Trump on Twitter mocks Biden for wearing a face mask
Trump on Twitter mocks Biden for wearing a face mask

"I thought it was very unusual he had one on," the president said when asked about his tweet.

Op-Ed: You
Op-Ed: You're white and don't care about wearing a mask? Asian Americans don't have that privilege

Asian Americans were attacked for wearing masks early on in the coronavirus outbreak. Now we're attacked if we don't.

Pelosi Says Republican Effort To Block Pandemic Voting Rules A
Pelosi Says Republican Effort To Block Pandemic Voting Rules A 'Sad Stunt'

Republicans have argued a historic rule change would "damage the integrity of the House's actions now and in the future."

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds and fire pepper pellets amid fresh unrest
Hong Kong police arrest hundreds and fire pepper pellets amid fresh unrest

The clashes come as parliament debates a bill to criminalise insulting the Chinese national anthem.

If Trump Moves RNC,
If Trump Moves RNC, 'Our Whole Future Is Gone'

President Donald Trump's threat to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina is gut wrenching for Ayman Abusamak. The president of A Step Above Limousine in Charlotte is counting on the GOP mega event to boost his business after the coronavirus pandemic wounded his fleet during a normally busy time of year, when proms and graduations can help the transportation company's bottom line. But after seeing Trump's tweet pondering whether to take the party's business elsewhere, Abusamak is fretting about how deeply the move could wound the city trying to move forward during the public health crisis, and what his company would do without the business he expected the...

Anti-Lockdown Protesters Now Calling for Dems to Die
Anti-Lockdown Protesters Now Calling for Dems to Die

As the head of Cowboys for Trump, Couy Griffin has led pro-Trump horse rides through Washington, D.C., and posed for a photo in the White House with Donald Trump. He's a superfan of the president and on May 17, he made the case that Democrats should die."I've come to a place where I've come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat," Griffin said to cheers at a rally at a New Mexico church. He was there to defy a public safety order pertaining to the coronavirus. Griffin, a county commissioner in the state, hastily added that he only meant Democrats who were dead in "the political sense"-an effort at cleanup he repeated in an interview with The Daily Beast on...

Tear gas fired at Minneapolis protests over George Floyd
Tear gas fired at Minneapolis protests over George Floyd's in-custody death
  • US
  • 2020-05-27 05:42:00Z

A shooting was reported near the site of Monday's incident.

California DA launches investigation into Tara Reade testimony
California DA launches investigation into Tara Reade testimony
  • US
  • 2020-05-27 03:54:16Z

'We are investigating whether Ms. McCabe gave false testimony under oath,' said a Monterey County prosecutor.

Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man
Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man
  • World
  • 2020-05-27 03:48:38Z

To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a shirtless black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally stopped moving, was horrifying. Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd's death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor's full backing. The officers were dismissed soon after a bystander's video taken outside a south Minneapolis grocery store Monday night showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man's neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving.

In CA: Essential workers shouldn
In CA: Essential workers shouldn't be deported, immigration attorney says

She cleans hotel rooms the state set aside for homeless individuals to curb the spread of the coronavirus - and the mother of four is getting deported. Also, barbershops and hair salons reopen throughout much of the state. Plus: Find out how one beach successfully opened to sunbathers.

Trump asks whether he should take insulin despite not being diabetic
Trump asks whether he should take insulin despite not being diabetic

"I don't use insulin," Trump said. "Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?"

US military reportedly making plans for Trump that include a complete Afghanistan withdrawal before the next election
US military reportedly making plans for Trump that include a complete Afghanistan withdrawal before the next election

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an ardent Trump supporter, cautioned that an abrupt withdrawal would be "horrendous."

Twitter calls Trump tweets
Twitter calls Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for the first time

Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets "unsubstantiated" and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts. The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election." "Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" he tweeted.

Woman sacked after calling police on black man
Woman sacked after calling police on black man

The woman, identified as Amy Cooper, called police saying an African-American man was threatening her life.

20 Republican lawmakers to file lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over new proxy voting system
20 Republican lawmakers to file lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over new proxy voting system

A group of Republican lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber's new proxy voting system, which allows lawmakers to designate another member to vote on their behalf due to the coronavirus

Officers involved in death of black man detained in Minneapolis have been fired
Officers involved in death of black man detained in Minneapolis have been fired
  • US
  • 2020-05-26 23:51:00Z

Video of the incident shows that a white police officer had a black man pinned to the ground next to his patrol car with his knee on the man's neck.

Biden calls Trump
Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' for not wearing face mask
  • US
  • 2020-05-26 23:47:46Z

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is "costing peoples' lives." The decision whether to wear a face mask in public has emerged as a national political battle, and the two presidential candidates have adopted very different approaches. Biden's decision to wear a mask outdoors on Memorial Day at his first public event since March caught the attention of Trump, who retweeted an image of Biden at the event accompanied by a comment: "This might help explain why Trump doesn't like to wear a mask in public."

Biden calls Trump a
Biden calls Trump a 'fool' for mocking masks during pandemic
  • World
  • 2020-05-26 23:37:14Z

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a "fool" who was "stoking deaths" for suggesting otherwise. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's comments came a day after he wore a black face mask while making his first public appearance in more than two months. Biden has remained at his Delaware home amid a pandemic that has frozen the presidential campaign, but he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a nearby veterans' memorial with his wife, Jill. Trump later retweeted a post that appeared to make fun of a photo of Biden in his mask, though he later said he didn't...

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning
Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

This is the first time the social media giant has said President Trump's tweet could be misleading.

Tom Brady Is Selling His Heavily Modified Cadillac Escalade SUV for $300,000
Tom Brady Is Selling His Heavily Modified Cadillac Escalade SUV for $300,000

The stretched luxury SUV has enough room for your entire family-or O-line.

Another Relief Bill
Another Relief Bill 'Likely,' McConnell Says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday that another round of coronavirus relief legislation is likely and may happen "in the next month or so," but he again insisted that it will be narrower than the $3 trillion package passed by House Democrats earlier this month."Many of you are asking, what next? I think there's likely to be another bill. It will not be the $3 trillion bill the House passed the other day, but there's still a likelihood that more will be needed," McConnell said at an event in Louisville, Kentucky, according to The Hill.The Senate is out of town this week and scheduled to return to Washington on June 1. Republicans have said they want to pause and...

Fact check: Did Joe Biden get arrested in an Ohio U. women
Fact check: Did Joe Biden get arrested in an Ohio U. women's dorm in the '60s?

A claim that the former vice president was arrested for following women into a dorm room stretches the truth.

Michigan governor in hot water over boat launch claim
Michigan governor in hot water over boat launch claim

The Michigan governor who implemented some of the toughest coronavirus lockdown rules in the United States came under heavy criticism Tuesday over allegations that her husband pressured a dock to prepare his boat for an outing. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who has defended her tough stay-at-home policies against armed protestors and attacks from President Donald Trump, announced last week the lifting of some restrictions ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. According to a claim posted on Facebook by Northshore Docks owner Tad Dowker, Whitmer's husband Marc Mallory subsequently tried to use her position to get his boat moved ahead of others for launching before the holiday weekend.

Fact check: Alcohol-based hand sanitizers will not spark car fires
Fact check: Alcohol-based hand sanitizers will not spark car fires

Leaving alcohol-based hand sanitizers in a car may make them less effective, but it won't start a fire in your vehicle. Claims of that are false.

PHOTOS: US Navy says a pair of Russian fighter jets
PHOTOS: US Navy says a pair of Russian fighter jets 'unsafely' intercepted a US patrol aircraft, risking a midair collision

The "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept marks the third such incident involving Russian aircraft over the Mediterranean in two months.

Twitter takes a first stand against some Trump tweets - but ignores most others
Twitter takes a first stand against some Trump tweets - but ignores most others

Twitter tells users to "get the facts about mail-in ballots" on Trump tweet claiming California's mailed votes likely to be "substantially fraudulent."

'Presidents are supposed to lead': Biden says Trump refusing to wear a mask in public amounts to 'stoking deaths'

Joe Biden slammed President Trump for retweeting a photo mocking Biden for wearing a mask, saying "presidents are supposed to lead."

Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time
Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time

Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump's primary tool for getting an unfiltered version of his message out to his political base, after years of permissive policies around content on its platform. The company has been tightening those policies in recent years amid criticism that its hands-off approach had allowed abuse, fake accounts and misinformation to thrive.

House Republicans to sue Pelosi over remote proxy voting in pandemic
House Republicans to sue Pelosi over remote proxy voting in pandemic
  • US
  • 2020-05-26 21:52:14Z

U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will sue Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi over rule changes that allow members to vote on each other's behalf during the coronavirus pandemic, Republican aides said on Tuesday. The lawsuit, to be filed in federal court in Washington, will seek to block the new system passed by the Democratic-majority House and intended to allow the chamber to function while observing social distancing guidelines. It will argue that the rule changes are unconstitutional, the Republican aides said.

'Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it': Trump asks if he should use insulin at White House seniors event

President Trump's latest tangent ended up in a speculative riff about whether he should take insulin during a seniors event.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls husband
Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls husband's boat launch request a 'failed attempt at humor' amid backlash

"He thought it might get a laugh. It didn't," Whitmer said. "And to be honest, I wasn't laughing either when it was relayed to me because I knew how it would be perceived."

A Florida teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes involving students begged a judge for castration instead of prison time
A Florida teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes involving students begged a judge for castration instead of prison time
  • US
  • 2020-05-26 20:49:29Z

Mark Lua, 32, pleaded guilty to the sex offenses last year. Last week, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

North Carolina hopes to reach agreement with GOP on party convention as other states volunteer to host
North Carolina hopes to reach agreement with GOP on party convention as other states volunteer to host

GOP governors are offering to take the Republican National Convention from North Carolina as President Donald Trump pushes for looser rules.

Mike Pence predicted the pandemic would be
Mike Pence predicted the pandemic would be 'behind us' by Memorial Day. Instead, hospitalizations are rising as deaths near 100,000.

US deaths from the virus neared the devastating milestone of 100,000 over the holiday weekend and US hospitalizations are ticking up again.

Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views, saying he never wanted the topic brought to him again
Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views, saying he never wanted the topic brought to him again

After Facebook researchers found the site contributed to divisive rhetoric, executives reportedly nixed proposed changes for fear of appearing biased.

Clyburn: I
Clyburn: I 'cringed' at Biden 'you ain't black' comment but compare him 'to the alternative, not the Almighty'

"We sometimes say things we do not really mean, they come out a little bit wrong, and that's what happened here. I think all of us know Joe Biden," Clyburn said.

The DOJ is closing its insider trading inquiries into 3 senators but is still investigating GOP Sen. Richard Burr
The DOJ is closing its insider trading inquiries into 3 senators but is still investigating GOP Sen. Richard Burr

Burr stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee last week after it surfaced that the FBI had seized a cell phone belonging to him.

Supreme Court refuses to block lower court order demanding action against coronavirus at Ohio prison
Supreme Court refuses to block lower court order demanding action against coronavirus at Ohio prison

The high court's action represented its most significant intervention to date related to the deadly impact of COVID-19 inside federal prisons.

Column: Moderna execs sold $29 million in stock after its early vaccine announcement
Column: Moderna execs sold $29 million in stock after its early vaccine announcement

Within 48 hours of Moderna's vaccine announcement, its execs sold $29 million in shares.

The white woman who called 911 after a black bird-watcher asked her to leash her dog has
The white woman who called 911 after a black bird-watcher asked her to leash her dog has 'voluntarily surrendered' her pet to an animal rescue

The Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. shared on Facebook that the dog "is safe and in good health."

Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters
Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters

WASHINGTON -- Nearly every week this spring, President Donald Trump's reelection team has held one of the most peculiar events of the 2020 online campaign: "Black Voices for Trump Real Talk." It is a dizzying effort by Trump's black advisers to put their spin on his record -- often with a hall-of-mirrors quality, as they push false claims about opponents while boosting a president who retweets racist material.The most recent session, on Saturday night, was one of the most head-spinning yet. For an hour on a livestream, three black Republicans tried to portray former Vice President Joe Biden as a racist, while ignoring decades of racially divisive behavior by Trump, from his remarks on the...

Three U.S. states offer to host Republican convention if Trump pulls it from North Carolina
Three U.S. states offer to host Republican convention if Trump pulls it from North Carolina

Trump tweeted on Monday that the party would find another site for the Republican National Convention if North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, did not immediately say whether the convention space can be "fully occupied." Cooper's office has said state health officials are working with the RNC to review plans, and that they would rely on data and science to protect public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney, CBS Sued Over
Disney, CBS Sued Over 'Criminal Minds' Sexual Harassment by California Department of Fair Employment

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a discrimination suit against Disney and CBS Studios, alleging the companies allowed "Criminal Minds" cinematographer Greg St. Johns to get away with sexual harassment for 14 years. According to the suit, St. Johns habitually touched men on the groin and butt, and kissed and caressed […]

US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?
US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?
  • World
  • 2020-05-26 17:23:51Z

As diverse as they were in eloquence and empathy, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama each had his own way of piercing the noise of catastrophe and reaching people. Impeachment placed one indelible mark on Trump's time in office. At every turn Trump has asserted the numbers would be worse without his leadership.

Julián Castro on Why Everyone Hates Ted Cruz
Julián Castro on Why Everyone Hates Ted Cruz

Former presidential candidate Julián Castro has a convincing theory about why Everyone Hates Ted Cruz.In Episode 11 of The New Abnormal, The Daily Beast's podcast for a world gone off the rails, Castro talks to co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson about Trump's chances to take Texas in 2020 (not great!), Joe Biden's "you ain't black" comment (also not great!), and sycophantic fellow Texan Ted Cruz (even worse!). Remember when Trump insulted Sen. Cruz's family members? Yeah, everyone does."If somebody goes to your face and insults your wife and your father and then you just go over like a dog, people start to think that you're totally insincere," Castro says.Plus, Castro explains how...

Rep. Clyburn on The View says Biden
Rep. Clyburn on The View says Biden's 'ain't black' comment made him 'cringe'

"I cringed, no question about that," Clyburn said in an interview with "The View" Tuesday morning. In this instance, Joe did not do as well as I hoped in responding, but I will say this, I go about my business every day comparing Joe Biden, to the alternative, not the Almighty.

Texas Republican party chairman said Trump can hold the RNC in his state if the president moves it from North Carolina like he threatened
Texas Republican party chairman said Trump can hold the RNC in his state if the president moves it from North Carolina like he threatened

President Donald Trump threatened to pull the August convention from North Carolina if the state's governor refused to allow "full attendance."

'Fox & Friends' Confronts Kayleigh McEnany With Chris Wallace Criticism

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace didn't get the chance to confront White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany directly this weekend. So Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade did it for him. About halfway through her appearance on that show Tuesday morning, Kilmeade brought up a comment McEnany made during her Friday press conference. "Boy, it's interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to seem to see these churches and houses of worship stay closed," she told reporters, some of whom objected in the moment to that blatant condescension.As Kilmeade put it, "Some of the press got insulted," before reading McEnany part of what Wallace said about her comments on his Sunday show. "Let...

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