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Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he
Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he's in London

Nathan Law, who fled Hong Kong over China's new security law, says he is staying in the UK.

Coronavirus: Infections rising amid economic downturn in Africa
Coronavirus: Infections rising amid economic downturn in Africa
  • World
  • 2020-07-13 15:06:46Z

Countries have taken different routes in lifting restrictions - and some are reinstating them.

Video showing cop kneeling on man
Video showing cop kneeling on man's neck sparks investigation in Pennsylvania
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 14:51:10Z

A protest was staged after the video was taken on Saturday.

Judge blocks federal executions hours before first lethal injection in 17 years for triple murder
Judge blocks federal executions hours before first lethal injection in 17 years for triple murder
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 14:36:00Z

The Trump administration immediately appealed; its decision to move forward with the execution is opposed by the victims' family.

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge
Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 14:09:21Z

Parts of the world, especially the United States with more than 3.3 million confirmed cases, are seeing huge increases in a first wave of COVID-19 infections while others "flatten the curve" and ease lockdowns. The United States reported a daily global record of 69,070 new infections on July 10. The U.S. state of Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday, more than South Korea's total since the disease was first identified at the end of last year.

Moderna Jumps as Analyst Sees Over $5 Billion Vaccine Sales
Moderna Jumps as Analyst Sees Over $5 Billion Vaccine Sales

(Bloomberg) -- Moderna Inc.'s experimental vaccine for Covid-19 could generate sales of more than $5 billion a year, Jefferies analyst Michael Yee said, initiating the stock at a buy.The shares jumped as much as 5.6% in Monday trading after the bullish review. A more than 230% surge for the stock since the start of the year has split Wall Street as to "what will happen or if the vaccine will even work," and investors are "hugely divided on valuation," Yee wrote in his note to clients."We believe the Street will be surprised to the upside if the Covid-19 vaccine works, gets approved by early 2021, and there are multi-billion dollars of purchase orders from USA and around the world," he...

Washington
Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. , which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.

Papa John
Papa John's Hits Record as Chain Moves Past Schnatter Turmoil

(Bloomberg) -- Papa John's International Inc. shares hit an all-time high, a sign the company has recovered from the controversy generated by its former chairman.The pizza chain's stock rose as much as 2.4% to $90.96 in New York, surpassing the previous intraday high set in December 2016. The shares

Coronavirus immunity can start to fade away within weeks according to a new study which puts a
Coronavirus immunity can start to fade away within weeks according to a new study which puts a 'nail in the coffin' in the idea of herd immunity

The study by King's College London, the first COVID-19 study of its kind, is the latest to cast doubt over the concept of so-called herd immunity.

How Russia Built a Channel to the Taliban, Once an Enemy
How Russia Built a Channel to the Taliban, Once an Enemy
  • World
  • 2020-07-13 12:02:43Z

KABUL, Afghanistan -- During one of the most violent stretches of fighting in northern Afghanistan, as the Taliban scored victories that had eluded them since the beginning of the conflict, the top U.S. commander went public with a suspicion that had nagged for years: Russia was aiding the insurgents.In diplomatic circles in Kabul around the time of that accusation, in 2017, there were murmurs that the Russian assistance had included night-vision goggles and armor-piercing ammunition.But Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander, offered no definitive evidence, and that spoke to how confusing the battlefield had become as three longtime adversaries -- the Taliban, Russia and Iran -- agreed on...

China Bans Cruz, Rubio and Other Politicians over Xinjiang Criticism
China Bans Cruz, Rubio and Other Politicians over Xinjiang Criticism

China said Monday it will ban three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador from entering the country over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party's policies toward minority groups and people of faith. The ban comes one week after U.S. officials announced sanctions on four Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region. "Xinjiang affairs are China's internal affairs and the U.S. has no right to interfere in them," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters, per the Washington Post."We urge the United States to immediately withdraw its wrong decision."Hua did not spell out the sanctions against Senators Marco Rubio...

Coronavirus updates: Trump RTs tweet saying CDC is lying about COVID; NYC reports zero deaths for first time since March
Coronavirus updates: Trump RTs tweet saying CDC is lying about COVID; NYC reports zero deaths for first time since March

As the coronavirus pandemic reached new highs in Florida and globally on Sunday, New York City reported zero deaths for the first time since March.

China sanctions U.S. lawmakers including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz over Xinjiang
China sanctions U.S. lawmakers including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz over Xinjiang

Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were among those sanctioned by China, days after the U.S. sanctioned China over alleged rights abuses.

U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years
U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years
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  • 2020-07-13 11:05:51Z

Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. district court in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to delay four executions the department had scheduled for July and August until further order of the court. Efforts to resume capital punishment at the federal level were underway within a few months of President Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017, ending a de facto moratorium that began under his predecessor, Barack Obama, while long-running legal challenges to lethal injections played out in federal courts.

Kelly Preston Dead at 57: John Travolta, Ella Travolta and More Pay Tribute
Kelly Preston Dead at 57: John Travolta, Ella Travolta and More Pay Tribute

Kelly Preston has passed away at the age of 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Husband John Travolta, daughter Ella Travolta and more are mourning the death of the beloved actress.

Survey of Packers fans shows more than half don
Survey of Packers fans shows more than half don't want to go to games

The Packers have already announced that they plan on having reduced capacity at Lambeau Field this season. That might be easy to pull off, since it appears many of their fans aren't interested in being  among their brethren at a game anyway. According to Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, a survey showed that over [more]

Factbox: Trump and Biden divided on race, criminal justice policies
Factbox: Trump and Biden divided on race, criminal justice policies
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 10:17:02Z

Biden has said he was motivated to run for president by Trump's comments that "both sides" were to blame for violence between white supremacists and counterprotesters at a 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, comments that fit into what critics see as a pattern of race-baiting by Trump. The president has very few Black Americans among his advisers and White House staff. Biden, who was vice president for the first African-American U.S. president, Barack Obama, has pledged that his Cabinet, judicial appointments and running mate will reflect the country's diversity.

An ICU boss in the hardest-hit part of Italy says many patients who recover from COVID-19 still have
An ICU boss in the hardest-hit part of Italy says many patients who recover from COVID-19 still have 'chronic damage'

Dr Roberto Cosentini, the head of the ICU at Bergamo's Papa Giovanni hospital, said many of his patients developed heart and kidney trouble.

Police officers
Police officers' connection to communities they serve is broken. Here's how to repair it.
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 10:00:07Z

It is imperative we focus on improving police conduct and their capacity for responding to the effects of trauma in communities they serve.

Covid-19 Reinvades U.S. States That Already Beat It Back Once
Covid-19 Reinvades U.S. States That Already Beat It Back Once

(Bloomberg) -- The first states to endure the coronavirus this spring hoped the worst would be behind them.Instead, the virus is coming back.Many places that suffered most in the first wave of infections, including California, Louisiana, Michigan and Washington state, are seeing case counts climb again

Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering
Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering

Thirteen prominent Hong Kong democracy activists appeared in court on Monday charged with holding an unauthorised gathering to mark the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the latest in a string of prosecutions against protest leaders in the restless financial hub. Last month tens of thousands of Hong Kongers defied a ban on rallies to mark the June 4 anniversary of Beijing's deadly 1989 crackdown against students pushing for democracy. The annual vigil has been held in Hong Kong for the last three decades and usually attracts huge crowds.

AOC Is Bringing In a Slew of New Recruits to the
AOC Is Bringing In a Slew of New Recruits to the 'Squad'

After a bitter internal fight over an immigration bill last June, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously dismissed the power, or lack thereof, of the Squad-the semi-official name for the four new left-wing lawmakers shaking up Capitol Hill. "They're four people," Pelosi told the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, "and that's how many votes they got."The speaker's slight was not soon forgotten among the left; in fact, some took it as a challenge to prove her wrong. A year later, at least one prominent member of the Squad is looking at the results and warning Democratic leadership that, soon, it'll have more than just four outspoken members of its leftmost flank to contend with."People said, you...

Pandemic upends Trump
Pandemic upends Trump's plans to shrink health care safety net

Republican experts who have led the party's thinking on Obamacare alternatives acknowledge the conservative agenda is out of step with public demands.

China to Sanction U.S. Senators Rubio, Cruz Over Xinjiang
China to Sanction U.S. Senators Rubio, Cruz Over Xinjiang

(Bloomberg) -- China announced sanctions against U.S. officials including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in a largely symbolic retaliation over legislation intended to punish Beijing for its treatment of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told staffers he fed information to suspected leakers to see if they
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told staffers he fed information to suspected leakers to see if they'd tell the media, according to report

According to Axios, President Donald Trump stressed to Meadows that it was important to "find the leakers" within his administration.

Sabotage in Iran Is Preferable to a Deal With Iran
Sabotage in Iran Is Preferable to a Deal With Iran
  • World
  • 2020-07-13 06:00:14Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Whoever wins the U.S. presidency in November, there is a good chance he will try to negotiate a stronger nuclear deal with Iran in 2021. But events of the last few weeks show that there are better ways to frustrate the regime's nuclear ambitions.Both President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, favor talking with Iran. "I would rejoin the agreement and use our renewed commitment to diplomacy to work with our allies to strengthen and extend it," Biden told the New York Times last winter. Trump, meanwhile, was on Twitter last month urging Iran to "make the Big deal."The logic of a deal goes like this: Except for war, the only sustainable way to prevent...

Disgruntled driver blamed for China bus tragedy
Disgruntled driver blamed for China bus tragedy

A Chinese bus driver upset that his home would be demolished had been drinking at the wheel before plunging his vehicle into a reservoir, killing 21 people including students heading to their college entrance exams, police said. The driver, surnamed Zhang, "was unhappy about his life and about the demolition of the public-owned house he rented," Anshun city police said in a statement on an official social media account Sunday. Anshun emergency authorities have said five students heading to their university entrance exams were among those killed, while fifteen other people were hurt.

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft
Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth - big time. Three countries - the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates - are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week, in the most sweeping effort yet to seek signs of ancient microscopic life while scouting out the place for future astronauts. The U.S., for its part, is dispatching a six-wheeled rover the size of a car, named Perseverance, to collect rock samples that will be brought back to Earth for analysis in about a decade.

New Zealand mosque shooter dismisses lawyers to represent himself at sentencing
New Zealand mosque shooter dismisses lawyers to represent himself at sentencing

The gunman behind New Zealand's Christchurch mosque shootings sacked his lawyers on Monday and opted to represent himself, raising fears he would use a sentencing hearing next month to promote his white-supremacist views. Australian national Brenton Tarrant will be sentenced on August 24 on 51 murder convictions, 40 of attempted murder and one of terrorism arising from last year's massacre, the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history. He has pleaded guilty to the charges. At a pre-sentencing hearing on Monday, High Court judge Cameron Mander allowed Tarrant's lawyers, Shane Tait and Jonathan Hudson, to withdraw from proceedings at the request of their client. However, the...

Activists seek to decriminalize
Activists seek to decriminalize 'magic' mushrooms in DC
  • World
  • 2020-07-13 04:06:11Z

The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to "reform laws for plant and fungi medicines" by making natural psychedelics "the lowest level police enforcement priority." It was the start of an underdog campaign that just managed a truly improbable political feat: a successful grassroots petition drive conducted entirely under pandemic lockdown conditions.

Feds to execute 1st inmate in 17 years for Arkansas murders
Feds to execute 1st inmate in 17 years for Arkansas murders
  • World
  • 2020-07-13 04:02:23Z

The federal government is planning to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a volley of legal proceedings over the coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Lewis Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 4 p.m. on Monday at a federal prison in Indiana. The execution, the first of a federal death row inmate since 2003, comes after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction on Sunday that had been put in place last week after the victims' family argued they would be put at high risk for coronavirus if they had to travel to attend the execution.

Lakers learning life in the NBA bubble isn
Lakers learning life in the NBA bubble isn't just Cancun Coladas and pool parties

The NBA is trying to make things a bit fun for players Orlando, but some are getting a quick lesson on how different life in the bubble can be.

Pennsylvania police investigating after
Pennsylvania police investigating after 'disturbing' video shows officer kneeling on man's neck in Allentown

Video of the incident in Pennsylvania shows two officers restraining a man on the ground while a third officer appears to put a knee on his neck.

Majority of U.S. firms in Hong Kong concerned about security law - Amcham
Majority of U.S. firms in Hong Kong concerned about security law - Amcham

A majority of U.S. companies in Hong Kong surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) are concerned about the sweeping new national security law in the global financial hub, with a third looking to move assets or business longer-term. The Amcham survey, published on Monday and to which 183 or 15% of its members responded on July 6-9, showed 36.6% of respondents were "somewhat" concerned and 51% were "extremely concerned" about the legislation. More than two-thirds of the respondents were more concerned than a month ago, when the full details of the law, which came into force just before the anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, were...

Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley 'heartbroken' over death of son Benjamin Keough, Elvis Presley's grandson, at 27

Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, has died at 27. Lisa Marie Presley is "heartbroken."

Appeals court paves way for first federal execution in 17 years
Appeals court paves way for first federal execution in 17 years
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 01:45:59Z

Family members of Daniel Lewis Lee's victims petitioned to have the execution delayed so they could attend without fear of traveling during the coronavirus pandemic.

This Washington Red Wolves logo might be the best of them all
This Washington Red Wolves logo might be the best of them all

If Washington changes its moniker to the Red Wolves, they ought to consider this design.

Do children spread coronavirus? What doctors say about going back to school
Do children spread coronavirus? What doctors say about going back to school

Evidence suggests that children aren't as susceptible as adults to COVID-19, but the risks aren't the same for all young people.

China reports eight new mainland coronavirus cases as of July 12
China reports eight new mainland coronavirus cases as of July 12
  • US
  • 2020-07-13 01:00:06Z

Mainland China reported eight new COVID-19 cases as of the end of July 12, up from seven reported a day earlier, the Chinese national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all of the new cases were imported infection involving travellers from overseas, the same as the seven cases a day earlier. The capital city of Beijing reported no new confirmed cases for the seventh consecutive day.

Daniel Lewis Lee: First US federal execution to go ahead after 17 years
Daniel Lewis Lee: First US federal execution to go ahead after 17 years

The execution of convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee had been blocked on Friday by a federal judge.

Houston leaders call for lockdown as coronavirus cases spike
Houston leaders call for lockdown as coronavirus cases spike

"Not only do we need a stay home order now, but we need to stick with it this time until the hospitalization curve comes down, not just flattens," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo tweeted Sunday​.

The women who can
The women who can't get an abortion in lockdown

Indian women are struggling to access safe reproductive services because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Naya Rivera Investigation: Police Share Insight Into Her Disappearance, Her Son
Naya Rivera Investigation: Police Share Insight Into Her Disappearance, Her Son's Help and More

Speaking to E! News, Capt. Eric Buschow revealed more insight into Naya Rivera's case, how her son has helped law enforcement and more.

Knife-edge presidential vote keeps Poland in suspense
Knife-edge presidential vote keeps Poland in suspense

A knife-edge presidential run-off between the nationalist incumbent and his europhile rival plunged Poland into uncertainty Sunday, after exit polls indicated the result was too close to call. President Andrzej Duda, a right-wing populist and close ally of US counterpart Donald Trump, scored 50.8 percent in the second exit poll by Ipsos whose margin of error was two percentage points. Duda's rival, liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who has promised to heal ties with Brussels by rolling back a controversial reform of the judiciary, was shown just behind on 49.2 percent.

NBA Analyst Charles Barkley On League
NBA Analyst Charles Barkley On League's Social Justice Efforts: "We're Turning Into A Circus"

Turner Sports NBA analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said that sports leagues and players have turned racial injustice issues into a "circus," and warned that fans could be turned off by too much politics in sports. Barkley, speaking in a phone interview on CNBC, said players are placing more importance on kneeling […]

'You can't do that': Fox News host Wallace confronts DeVos on threat to redirect funds from schools

Chris Wallace asked Betsy DeVos "under what authority" she and Trump were going to "unilaterally cut off funding" to schools that refuse to reopen.

'Historic corruption': Republicans and Democrats react to Trump's Stone ruling

The president commuted the prison sentence of his long-time associate on Friday, prompting outcry from politicians on both sides of the aisle The White House statementIn a statement released on Friday evening, the White House denounced the prosecution of Stone on charges stemming from "the Russia Hoax" investigation. "Roger Stone has already suffered greatly," the statement read. "He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!"> Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place. It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who spied on my campaign - AND GOT CAUGHT!> > -...

Explosion, fire on USS Bonhomme Richard sends 18 sailors to hospital, fills San Diego skies with dark smoke
Explosion, fire on USS Bonhomme Richard sends 18 sailors to hospital, fills San Diego skies with dark smoke

An amphibious assault ship caught fire on Sunday at Naval Base San Diego, injuring 18 sailors and filling the skies with smoke, officials said.

After Mueller
After Mueller's Op-Ed, Sen. Lindsey Graham Now Says He'll Call the Former Special Counsel to Testify

Graham had previously brushed off Democrats' requests for Mueller to testify in the Senate

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19
Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19
  • World
  • 2020-07-12 20:43:27Z

It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.

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