- Personal information may have been leaked to the dark web after cyberattack on Tulsa’s computer system, officials warnon June 23, 2021 at 7:26 am
Officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are warning residents their personal information may have been leaked to the dark web following a ransomware attack on the city last month.
- Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy newspaper to close as Beijing tightens its gripon June 23, 2021 at 7:25 am
One year was all it took for a Beijing-imposed National Security Law to take down Hong Kong’s largest and loudest pro-democracy newspaper.
- More infectious variant now makes up 20% of coronavirus samples tested, Fauci sayson June 23, 2021 at 7:09 am
The Delta coronavirus variant, which is highly transmissible and possibly more dangerous than current predominant variants, now makes up more than 20% of all samples sequenced in the United States after the percentage doubled in a recent two-week period, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
- Nearly every new Covid-19 death is now entirely preventable, CDC director sayson June 23, 2021 at 7:00 am
The dangerous Delta variant poses a risk to the United States as the country works to ease out of the Covid-19 pandemic, but experts say the nation has the tools needed to overcome the threat — if the public takes advantage of them.
- Singapore woman jailed 30 years for killing Myanmar maid she tortured and starvedon June 23, 2021 at 6:43 am
Singapore’s High Court sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison on Tuesday for killing her Myanmar domestic worker after more than a year of abuse that included starving, torturing and beating her.
- Bitcoin ticks back up to $34,000 after a dizzying 48 hourson June 23, 2021 at 6:24 am
Bitcoin returned above the $30,000 mark on Wednesday, highlighting the extreme volatility that has plagued cryptocurrencies in recent months.
- Soon, neither the US nor China will have ambassadors in each other’s capitals. Will it make a difference?on June 23, 2021 at 5:50 am
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- Five years after the Brexit vote, the United Kingdom is more divided than everon June 23, 2021 at 5:39 am
The Brexit referendum took place five years ago. It was supposed to settle the United Kingdom’s neurosis over its relationship with Europe once and for all, but it did nothing of the sort.
- US warplanes fly first combat missions off foreign aircraft carrier since World War IIon June 23, 2021 at 5:03 am
United States Marine Corps fighter jets aboard a British aircraft carrier flew combat missions over the Middle East this week — the first time US warplanes have gone into combat from a foreign warship since World War II, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.
- Biden says he’s ‘proud’ of two professional athletes who announced LGBTQ identitieson June 23, 2021 at 5:01 am
President Joe Biden on Tuesday voiced support for two professional athletes who announced recently that they’re part of the LGBTQ community, saying he’s “proud” of their decisions to publicly share their identities.
- NYC Democratic mayoral primary to proceed to ranked-choice counting after no candidate wins majority outright, CNN projectson June 23, 2021 at 4:48 am
The New York City Democratic mayoral primary winner will be determined using ranked-choice voting tabulation, CNN projected on Tuesday night.
- Kobe Bryant’s widow, other families, settle wrongful death suit related to fatal helicopter crashon June 23, 2021 at 4:20 am
Vanessa Bryant and other families have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed last year in Southern California, killing her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others.
- Defense secretary to recommend prosecution of sexual assaults in the military be taken out of commanders’ handson June 23, 2021 at 4:16 am
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Tuesday announced he will recommend to President Joe Biden a change in the military justice system to take the prosecution of sexual assaults out of the hands of commanders.
- Why Biden didn’t do more to avert voting rights defeaton June 23, 2021 at 4:01 am
If the expansive voting rights bill suffocated in the Senate on Tuesday was the most critical defense of American democracy in decades, it seems odd that a President who put that very goal at the core of his administration didn’t do more to pass it.
- US births fell during the pandemic, CDC data showon June 23, 2021 at 4:01 am
The number of births in the US fell by 4% from 2019 to 2020, according to a new CDC report
- China’s Sun Yang has doping ban reduced but will still miss Tokyo Olympicson June 23, 2021 at 3:53 am
World and Olympic champion Sun Yang’s hopes of competing at the Tokyo Games ended on Tuesday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the Chinese swimmer’s ban for doping violations to four years from eight.
- ‘Sexist’ Marilyn Monroe statue installed in Palm Springs amid widespread oppositionon June 23, 2021 at 3:48 am
Activist groups are still fighting to relocate the “hyper sexualized” statue from outside the Palm Springs Art Museum.
- Japan’s Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 am
Kyoko Ishikawa is not your average Olympics fan. Calling herself an “international vice cheerleader,” she’s a superfan who has attended every Summer Games since Barcelona 1992.
- Attorney general wants to leave any broad review of Trump Justice Department to inspector generalon June 23, 2021 at 3:28 am
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday he doesn’t want to conduct a broad investigation of potential politicized actions during the previous administration, instead leaving any such review to the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.
- Before Carl Nassib, these pioneering pro athletes came out. Here’s what they have to say about Nassib’s announcementon June 23, 2021 at 3:27 am
Carl Nassib this week became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. And with his announcement, the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end joins a small group of openly gay men in professional sports.
- What the Delta variant could mean for Covid-19 in the United Stateson June 23, 2021 at 3:27 am
A coronavirus variant first spotted in India is poised to become the dominant one in the United States, where infectious disease modelers say it could cause a “resurgence” of Covid-19 later this year.
- Biden administration backs end to the disparity of cocaine sentenceson June 23, 2021 at 3:26 am
The Biden administration “strongly supports” ending the racial disparity of sentencing federal offenders who are convicted for crack versus powdered cocaine, according to head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, who testified Tuesday in support of a measure to do just that.
- Republicans block Democrats’ sweeping voting rights billon June 23, 2021 at 3:25 am
Senate Republicans voted to block the Democrats’ so-called For the People Act, a sweeping voting and elections bill. Follow here for the latest.
- Trump’s ‘book of all books’ undoubtedly a work of fictionon June 23, 2021 at 3:21 am
Michael D’Antonio writes that former President Donald Trump’s book, which he claims to be furiously writing, will break with the norm of presidential autobiographies by relying on fiction more than fact.
- Your guide to the NYC mayoral primary electionon June 23, 2021 at 3:15 am
Thirteen Democrats and two Republicans are running in the New York City mayoral primary. Follow here for the latest news.
- Connecticut become first state to make calls free for inmates and their familieson June 23, 2021 at 2:51 am
A bill in Connecticut makes calls from prison free for the inmates and their families, becoming the first state to do so.
- Texas grand jury declines to indict jailers involved in Marvin Scott in-custody deathon June 23, 2021 at 2:50 am
A grand jury in Texas declined Tuesday to indict the eight former detention officers involved in the in-custody death of Marvin Scott III, according to a news release from Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
- This honors student considered giving up when he had to learn on his phone. He is far from alone, experts fearon June 23, 2021 at 2:38 am
Academic losses from the pandemic are likely to impact students for a decade or more, experts warn.
- Police chief says slain Colorado officer was ‘targeted’ in Monday shootingon June 23, 2021 at 2:36 am
The shooting that left three people dead in Arvada, Colorado, on Monday appears to have been a deliberate attack on a police officer, Police Chief Link Strate told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
- Suspected shoplifter from viral video at San Francisco Walgreens arrested in spree of theftson June 23, 2021 at 2:35 am
A man suspected of brazenly shoplifting items at a Walgreens in San Francisco last week was arrested while carrying out another such theft on Saturday morning, according to police, and is accused of a spree of similar crimes.
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