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While much of the world has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, multiple nations in Africa have managed to keep the virus at bay. According to Dr. Sam Agatre Okuonzi of Uganda's Arua Regional Referral Hospital, things looked "very bleak" for Africa in regards to coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins University, Uganda has recorded about 7,300 positive COVID-19 tests and about 70 deaths.
Police clashed with anti-racism protesters and pushed back members of the press in downtown Portland, Oregon into early Sunday morning, making more than 20 arrests. The violence followed a relatively peaceful rally by the right-wing Proud Boys group and counter protests by anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter activists on Saturday. Videos published online showed police pushing protesters and photographers to the ground and jabbing them with batons as officers drove them out of an area near Portland's federal courthouse.
While we vary about how to best interpret statutes and the Constitution, we agree on this: The nation could not ask for a more qualified candidate.
Andrew Weissmann, a senior member of the special counsel's team, has written an alarming and necessary bookThe Mueller investigation ended a year and a half ago, but the aftershocks never stopped. A passel of books highlight the omissions and missteps of the special counsel's office. The Senate intelligence committee report fills in some of the gaps on Russian interference in the 2016 election.Although Robert Mueller found no basis for conspiracy charges, collusion remains a partisan buzzword, obstruction of justice a live concern. The harshest criticism leveled at Mueller is that he blinked.Specifically, the special counsel failed to issue a grand jury subpoena to Donald Trump,...
Democratic presidential candidate makes rare trip outside of Delaware; Peter Doocy reports
Just days after after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they've paid off fines, restitution and court fees, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has stepped in to help them pay off the debts. The former Democratic presidential candidate has helped raise more than $20 million so that felons who completed their prison sentences can vote in the presidential election. Bloomberg also has pledged $100 million to help Joe Biden win Florida.
Election year appointments and court packing are within constitutional bounds. The problem, in the battle to replace RBG, is escalating brinkmanship.
Some 77% of people displaced by conflicts have lost a job or revenue since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) showed on Monday. A record 79.5 million people worldwide, or 1% of humanity, were displaced at the end of 2019 after fleeing wars or persecution
The change replaces a controversial update from Aug. 24 that said individuals who don't have symptoms don't need to get tested.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month and Ankara may hold talks with his government on the issue in the coming week. Sarraj announced on Wednesday his intention to step down by the end of October. "A development like this, hearing such news, has been upsetting for us," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul, adding that Turkish delegations may hold talks with Sarraj's government in the coming week.
"Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history," AG Barr said.
'The Five' responds to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saying Democrats can likely make Joe Biden more progressive if he wins
If Donald Trump is not criminally prosecuted for his intentional misleading of Americans about the deadly risks of COVID-19, plus now holding rallies where he intentionally violates state mandates designed to protect people from contracting a virus that has taken more than 195,000 lives, then America is truly lawless. There's no other way to look at. Why even have laws on the books if Trump can openly violate them with zero consequences?!The undisputed facts are that Trump knew how deadly and easily transmittable the virus was on Feb. 7-as we learned from the recently released audio recording of his discussion with Bob Woodward. In this conversation, Trump shared how the virus could be...
Kinyenye Furaha passed out from shock when he realised a mine collapse in eastern Congo had buried more than 50 fellow miners including his brother, he said on Sunday, as the hunt continued for bodies two days after the disaster. Miners searching the site near the town of Kamituga in Democratic Republic of Congo have so far recovered 18 bodies, after heavy rains on Friday caused the artisanal gold mine to cave in, burying those working below ground. Before the rain started, Furaha had left the site to remove some large rocks.
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was sentenced on Sunday to nine months' community service and her mother was ordered jailed for 16 months for tax evasion on earnings from her international career. The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, now a popular TV personality in Israel, had pleaded guilty to tax offences under a plea bargain that also included her mother and agent, Tzipi Refaeli. Israeli tax authorities accused the two of evading paying taxes on income of about $7.2 million. Security for their court appearance on Sunday was tight, with barricades in the lobby marking a path to an elevator that took the pair to the courtroom. "We love you Bar," one woman shouted...
A US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines was deported on Sunday after being pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was halfway through his maximum 10-year prison term for the 2014 murder when Mr Duterte this week unexpectedly ordered his release, drawing condemnation from rights groups. Escorted by US military personnel, the 25-year-old boarded a US military plane at Manila airport, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration said. "Pemberton wishes to express his deepest gratitude to President Duterte for granting him an absolute pardon. He is extremely grateful for this act of compassion," his lawyer Rowena Flores...
World Wildlife Fund says species in Latin America and the Caribbean were disproportionately affected, declining 94% on average - and humans are to blame.
Smoke from hundreds of wildfires across the West Coast has turned the sky orange and red. Here are some of the most striking images.
The account now has 94,000 followers, and the teen behind it has been brought onto the campaign as an official volunteer.
The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them, the Australian government and Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported on Tuesday. ABC's Bill Birtles and The Australian Financial Review's Michael Smith landed in Sydney after flying from Shanghai on Monday night, ABC reported. Both had sheltered in Australian diplomatic compounds in recent days. The journalists left after Australia revealed last week that Australian citizen Cheng Lei, business news anchor for CGTN, China's English-language state media channel, had been detained. Australian embassy officials in Beijing told Birtles last week that he should leave...
President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy following published reports that former employees of DeJoy, a major donor to Trump and other Republicans, said they felt pressured to make campaign contributions to GOP candidates. The president also said Monday that DeJoy should lose his job if campaign finance irregularities are uncovered while describing the GOP fundraiser as a "very honest guy." Trump replied "sure, sure" when asked at a news conference whether he would support an investigation into DeJoy.
President Donald Trump said Monday that top Defense Department leaders want to keep waging wars in order to keep defense contractors "happy." Trump continues to fight allegations that he made offensive comments about fallen U.S. service-members, including calling World War I dead at an American military cemetery in France "losers" and "suckers" in 2018. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is continuing his broadsides against Trump during a virtual town hall with AFL-CIO union members.
The Indian Army has asked its Chinese counterpart if five civilians who went missing from an eastern border state days ago were in their custody, an Indian military spokesman said on Monday. Relations between the nuclear-armed Asian giants have hit a multi-decade low since clashes at their western Himalayan border in June that killed 20 Indian soldiers. The five missing men are from the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which is also claimed by China that calls it South Tibet, and the Indian Army said it told China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) about the five on Saturday.
None of the voters had ever moved and were mistakenly purged.
Tropical Storm Nana could become the season's next hurricane Wednesday evening as it closes in on a Belize landfall early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's IT, and Law and Justice minister has accused Facebook India's leadership team of suppressing the reach of pages that support and promote right-leaning ideology, in what is the latest turn of events for the social giant in its biggest market by users where it has also been accused of playing favoritism to Prasad's ruling party. In a letter to Facebook co-founder and chief executive, RS Prasad wrote that he has learned that ahead of the general elections last year, social giant's India management team, in a "concerted effort", deleted or substantially reduced the reach as well as "provided no recourse or right of appeal to pages" that were supportive of the...
In January, Amazon announced a new feature would allow Alexa users to pay for their gas at the pump using voice commands via Echo Auto and other Alexa-enabled mobility devices. Today, the company says the feature is now live at over 11,500 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the U.S., allowing customers to say "Alexa, pay for gas," to begin the payment process. Amazon teamed up with Fiserv to help power the transactions by activating the pump and facilitating the token generation to ensure a secure payment experience.
Tesla said Tuesday will sell up to $5 billion in new stock as the company seeks to take advantage of an unprecedented run up in its share price. Tesla will sell the shares from "time to time," through an "at-the-market" offering program, the company said Tuesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Banks including Goldman Sachs, BoA Securities, Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc, and Morgan Stanley will sell the shares at Tesla's direction.
Some experts say this school year will reveal an educational divide 'like we've never seen before'
Discord’s mobile app downloads have shot up because the game Among Us has gotten hugely popular on Twitch. That’s around 800,000 downloads per day.
Hearthstone’s October event lasts for three weeks, and it brings a host of changes to the game. There are new heroes and minions in Battleground, as well as a new progression system, and Tavern Brawl and Arena quests for the main game. Rexxar also gets his origin story in the Book of Heroes.
Fintech startup N26 is announcing some changes in the leadership team with two new C-Level hires. First, Adrienne Gormley, pictured above, is joining the company as Chief Operating Officer, replacing Martin Schilling who left the company in March 2020. Second, Diana Styles, pictured below, will bec…
Under threat of regulation, Google announced today it’s updating its Google Play billing policies to better clarify which types of transactions will be subject to Google’s commissions on in-app purchases. While the more detailed language doesn’t actually change the earlier policy&…
Google is making changes to its app development policies, promising that Android 12 will make it easier to use third-party app stores but reiterating that Play Store apps have to use Google’s billing system and pay an in-app purchase cut.
Ahead of Adobe’s upcoming Max (virtual) conference, the company is teasing a new Lightroom tool that will provide photographers much more flexibility for editing the colors of their photos. I want it, now. Simply dubbed Advanced Color Grading, the tool upgrades the existing Split Tool feature, which lets you set different hues to the shadows and […]
As high schools pivot to hybrid models and students see less in-person face time with friends, the current social app sphere seems to be missing a way to build deeper bonds with classmates. HAGS is building a social network designed around high school networks and they’ve picked up some fresh…
Utilizing content marketing and digital PR can make huge strides in getting your brand name out there.
Get an exclusive first look at The Trap, a sci-fi graphic novel inspired by the life and career of former NFL star Lance Briggs.
It's a better drive than the first e-tron, but efficiency still lags rivals.
Around a quarter of U.S. adults, or roughly 26%, say they get news by watching YouTube videos, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, which examined the Google-owned video platform’s growing influence over news distribution in the U.S., as well as its consumption. The study, not s…
Zynga announced on Sept. 27, 2020 that FarmVille, its first big hit, would close after 11 years on Facebook. FarmVille still has two versions of its sequel, FarmVille 2, for iOS and Android.
No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast will consist of six episodes, focusing on different aspects of the franchise, from the guns and gadgets to the locations, stunts, costumes and cars.
Were you Born to be Wild? Then get your electric motor running, head out on the virtual highway to look for adventure, because we’re just one week away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2020. Join thousands of global attendees October 6-7 for two programming-packed days devoted to the fast-moving world of…
Last December (yes, in the before-times) UK-based mental health startup eQuoo had a round of announcements, becoming the NHS approved mental health game, as well as signing Barmer, the largest insurance company in Germany, as a client. It’s now been selected as the Mental Health App for Unile…
How we get around sustainably and remain mobile in an increasingly busy world is a hotly debated topic at the moment. In this context, mobility does not just describe movement from A to B. Instead, when we talk of mobility now, we refer to all aspects of providing the services, tech, hardware, and software that […]
Google is set to announce its new Chromecast on Wednesday at its Pixel 5 event, but savvy buyers have been able to purchase them early from retailers like The Home Depot and Walmart. The device is going for $49.99, and The Verge has confirmed you can buy it from select Home Depot locations.
If you use your Android phone as part of your infotainment system, you probably use Android Auto to control everything. But it looks like Google Maps is going to get a bunch of Android Auto-like features built into it natively. According to the folks over at Android Police, Google Maps is now showing music controls, […]
Adobe has had a developer program for years called Adobe.io, but today at the Adobe Developers Live virtual conference, the company announced some new tools with a fresh emphasis on helping developers build custom apps on the Adobe Experience Cloud. Jason Woosley, VP of developer experience and com…
The 1.1 patch notes for Crusader Kings 3 are more than 15,000 words long. Of its hundreds of changes, one of the most notable fixes witchcraft. There’s also plenty of updates for the game’s combat AI.
SoftBank has been quite bullish on Bear Robotics this year, beginning with leadership in a $32 million Series A back in January. It’s easy to see why the investment firm believes that this is the breakthrough moment for the Bay Area-based startup, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic and la…
Yes, people are still playing—but only for three more months.
SpaceX is launching 60 additional satellites to join the over 500 already on orbit as part of its Starlink global broadband internet constellation. The launch is set to take off at 10:22 AM EDT (7:22 AM PDT) and will fly from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the third flight for the booster…
TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Rome and Milan will capture how the cities are faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors…
Whether you’re buying a PS5 or not, you can get half off a PlayStation Plus subscription. Other deals worth sharing include a $35 discount on Apple’s latest iPad with 128GB of storage, as well as $100 off Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G.
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme…
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Yakuza: Like A Dragon arrives Nov. 10 for Xbox Series X and current-gen platforms, ships in March 2021 on PlayStation 5. Sega also confirmed that the PS5 version will be a free upgrade for PS4 owners.
Zynga is shutting down its original FarmVille game on Facebook at the end of the year, the company announced. The game that it seemed like everyone was playing in the late 2000s will shut down December 31st.
A new Pokémon Sword and Shield video showcasing news for the DLC, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, will be released on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. ET. We can expect a release date for The Crown Tundra expansion, alongside other new info.
Ahead of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Sept. 30 fall update, players are already clearing space to make way for new additions. Most importantly, pumpkins! Here are some early design ideas for your own pumpkin farm.
A survey of responses from more than 30 companies to questions about how they’re approaching EU-US data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling (aka Schrems II) by Europe’s top court in July, which struck down the flagship Privacy Shield over US surveillance overreach, suggests most …
Thinking about where to move is a huge decision to make. It requires thorough research to find the perfect fit; the optimal location with all the right resources that will nurture your company and allow it to grow and develop into the best it can be. Whether you are starting a new business or relocating […]
Studies show people living in the Arctic Circle are armed with a mindset that helps combat the long ‘polar night’. It might come in handy for us all…
Yes, you can finally change your default email app.
Tiger Lake CPUs bring a much-needed performance refresh to the XPS 13 lineup.
Streaming media device maker Roku is updating its lineup in advance of the holiday season with the addition of two new products: a redesigned version of its high-end Roku Ultra which, for the first time, adds Dolby Vision support as well as Bluetooth. The company is also introducing a combination p…
Skydio only just recently announced its expansion into the enterprise and commercial market with hardware and software tools for its autonomous drone technology, and now it’s taking the lid off a brand new big partnership with one commercial partner. Skydio will work with EagleView to deploy …
Xbox Quick Resume impresses. Plus: New controller, auto-HDR, venting holes, and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world how quickly life can go from normal to chaos. Many are aching to return to a state of normalcy, but being forced to face one existential threat has a way of illuminating the very real dangers of humanity’s primary existential threat — climate change. Those who know that […]
Yakuza's November release date in the west has shifted slightly, and gotten a confirmed PS5 release date for next year.
Roku has announced the 2020 version of its Roku Ultra. Available for the same $99.99 price, it now features Dolby Vision HDR for the first time and improved Wi-Fi range.
Roku has announced the Streambar, a compact soundbar that can also handle 4K / HDR streaming. It will retail for $129.99 (£129) and shipping is expected in mid-October in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK.
We got an early look at Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console. After a week of testing, we’ve found load times are dramatically improved, game performance feels smoother, and quick resume works on most games.
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Did you know Mariarosaria Taddeo, the Deputy Director of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Digital Ethics Lab, is speaking at TNW2020 this year? Check out her session on ‘Shaping the future of AI: Global policy outlook’ here. Artificial intelligence is increasingly affecting our everyday lives. The field has the potential to make the world a healthier, wealthier, and […]
This will be the company's 11th Starlink mission so far in 2020.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active 3 is a rugged tablet that’s designed for tough environments. It can survive drops of up to 1.5 meters and is backed by Samsung’s promise to support “up to three generations of Android OS.”