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Hawaii's inter-island quarantine returns Tuesday as state reports 200+ new cases per day

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 09:23

Hawaii's inter-island quarantine returns Tuesday as state reports 200+ new cases per dayStarting Tuesday, people traveling between islands must quarantine for 14 days. Hawaii has recorded 200+ new cases per day for two consecutive days.


Appeals of Nazi camp guard conviction in Germany dropped

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 09:14

Appeals of Nazi camp guard conviction in Germany droppedAll appeals against the conviction of a 93-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard have been dropped, a Hamburg court said Monday, making the decision legally binding and easing the way for possible future prosecutions. Bruno Dey was convicted last month of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder in Hamburg state court — equal to the number of people believed to have been killed at Stutthof during his service there in 1944 and 1945. Because he was 17 and 18 at the time of his alleged crimes, Dey’s case was heard in juvenile court and he was given a two-year suspended sentence.


Iran closes down newspaper after expert doubts official coronavirus tolls

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:38

Iran closes down newspaper after expert doubts official coronavirus tollsIran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it quoted a former member of the national coronavirus taskforce as saying the country's tolls from the epidemic could be 20 times higher than official figures, state news agency IRNA reported. "The Jahan-e Sanat newspaper was shut down today for publishing an interview on Sunday," the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mohammadreza Saadi, told IRNA. On Sunday, the newspaper published an interview with Mohammadreza Mahboubfar, in which he said: "The figures announced by the officials on coronavirus cases and deaths account for only 5% of the country's real tolls".


GOP senators tiptoe around Trump as the party faces growing political dangers ahead of Nov. 3

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:35

GOP senators tiptoe around Trump as the party faces growing political dangers ahead of Nov. 3GOP senators running for reelection are facing a bind: They can't alienate Trump but they need to win suburban voters who are souring on him.


Lightning strike explodes tree as shrapnel flies toward Louisiana woman, video shows

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:33

Lightning strike explodes tree as shrapnel flies toward Louisiana woman, video shows“God was definitely with us! One step closer and I would have been seriously injured!”


Dr. Sonia Angell, California's top health official, resigns

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:29

Dr. Sonia Angell, California's top health official, resignsCalifornia's top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools.


After a hard-fought competition, ULA and SpaceX to remain military’s rocket launch providers

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:23

After a hard-fought competition, ULA and SpaceX to remain military’s rocket launch providersUnited Launch Alliance will recieve 60 percent of launch mission orders from 2022 to 2027.


A fake 'agency' behind an anti-mask confrontation in a grocery store was also part of a virus misinformation campaign on Facebook

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:13

A fake 'agency' behind an anti-mask confrontation in a grocery store was also part of a virus misinformation campaign on FacebookPeople claiming to be members of the Freedom to Breathe Agency say they're exempt from mask-wearing rules, but no such agency exists.


Big Tech Allies Join Biden Campaign

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:07

Big Tech Allies Join Biden CampaignThe Biden campaign has enlisted several allies of big tech companies as part of its policy planning initiatives, the New York Times reported on Monday.While the campaign is facing pressure from more progressive advisers to take a combative stance against companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, a number of former consultants for and senior employees of those companies are now advising the campaign.The advisers include Avril Haines, a former Obama administration national security official who worked as a consultant for data-mining firm Palantir; Antony Blinken, a veteran of the Obama State Department and co-founder of lobbying firm WestExec, which has worked with Google; and Cynthia Hogan, a former lobbyist for Apple who is now part of Biden's vice-presidential selection team.Other veterans of the tech industry or consultants for tech companies have joined the Innovation Policy Committee, the Biden campaign's 700-person policy advisory team. The presence of big tech allies in the Biden campaign comes despite statements from Biden himself saying that internet companies should lose certain legal protections."Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one," Biden said in a 2019 interview with the Times. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives legal immunity to internet companies if a third party publishes false or defamatory content on their platforms. Biden and other Democrats have complained that platforms such as Facebook allow the Trump campaign to spread misinformation.Matt Hill, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, denied that the presence of tech industry allies would make a Biden administration more amenable to those companies' concerns."Many technology giants and their executives have not only abused their power but misled the American people, damaged our democracy and evaded any form of responsibility," Hill told the Times. "Anyone who thinks that campaign volunteers or advisers will change Joe Biden’s fundamental commitment to stopping the abuse of power and stepping up for the middle class doesn’t know Joe Biden."


Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says gig economy companies should be required to establish 'benefits funds' for workers instead of treating them as full-time employees

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:03

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says gig economy companies should be required to establish 'benefits funds' for workers instead of treating them as full-time employeesThe ridesharing company is facing mounting pressure from drivers and labor activists to extend more benefits to gig workers.


Schumer calls on top Republicans to make a deal on coronavirus relief

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:44

Schumer calls on top Republicans to make a deal on coronavirus reliefHis comments come after Trump signed four executive actions over the weekend for coronavirus economic relief, which upended negotiations with Congress.


Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai predicted that he would be arrested under China's new national security law, but said he would still stay and fight

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:37

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai predicted that he would be arrested under China's new national security law, but said he would still stay and fightLai predicted his arrest in May, when Beijing first outlined Hong Kong's draconian new law. He is the most high-profile arrest under this law so far.


Number of Americans giving up US citizenship skyrocketing in 2020, report says

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:24

Number of Americans giving up US citizenship skyrocketing in 2020, report saysThe number had been in steep decline over the last few years, according to the report.


Ron Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Wray in Probe of Crossfire Hurricane Origins

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:14

Ron Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Wray in Probe of Crossfire Hurricane OriginsSenator Ron Johnson (R., Wisc.) subpoenaed FBI director Christopher Wray last week for documents pertaining to the Russia investigation.Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, issued the subpoena as part of the committee's probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane by the FBI.The subpoena, obtained by Fox News, demands that Wray make available "all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. This includes, but is not limited to, all records provided or made available to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice for its review.""The FBI has already been producing documents and information to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which are directly responsive to this subpoena," the FBI told Fox. "As always, the FBI will continue to cooperate with the Committee’s requests, consistent with our law enforcement and national security obligations."Both the Homeland Security committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee are conducting investigations into the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane probe, whose stated aim was to uncover alleged collusion between Russian operatives and 2016 Trump-campaign officials. Intelligence officials have already declassified various documents pertaining to Crossfire Hurricane as part of the Judiciary Committee's investigation.Many of those documents were uncovered by DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz as part of his own investigation into the FBI's applications for FISA warrants to surveil former Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz found "at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications."


Race in Mauritius to empty oil tanker before it breaks up

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:11

Race in Mauritius to empty oil tanker before it breaks upUrgent efforts increased in Mauritius on Monday to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the contamination of the island's once-pristine coastline. Already more than 1,000 tons of the fuel has washed up on the eastern coast of Mauritius, polluting its coral reefs, protected lagoons and shoreline. High winds and waves are pounding the Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef two weeks ago and is showing signs of breaking up and dumping its remaining cargo of oil into the Indian Ocean waters surrounding Mauritius.


Inside the Wuhan lab at the center of the coronavirus storm

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:53

Inside the Wuhan lab at the center of the coronavirus stormThe institute is the focus of speculation and conspiracy theories — some emanating from the White House — about whether the virus leaked from the facility.


Lindsey Graham Claims Declassified Docs Show FBI ‘Misled’ Congress on Steele Dossier

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:59

Lindsey Graham Claims Declassified Docs Show FBI ‘Misled’ Congress on Steele DossierNewly declassified documents show that the FBI misled Congress regarding the reliability of the Steele dossier, Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said on Sunday.The Senate Intelligence Committee, which Graham chairs, is currently conducting an investigation into the origins of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane probe, whose stated aim was to uncover alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian operatives.One document released by the committee on Sunday is an FBI draft of talking points for a February 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Russia investigation. The talking points, uncovered by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, seek to give the impression that the Steele dossier's "Primary Sub-Source" for intelligence was reliable.The Primary Sub-Source "did not cite any significant concerns with the way his reporting was characterized in the dossier to the extent he could identify it," according to the talking points.However, the FBI knew in early 2017 that the Primary Sub-Source had cast doubt on the dossier's claims that Trump-campaign officials and Russian operatives were working together. The Primary Sub-Source in fact told FBI agents in 2017 that there was "zero" corroboration for some of the allegations in the dossier.The 2018 memo "clearly shows that the FBI was continuing to mislead regarding the reliability of the Steele dossier. The FBI did to the Senate Intelligence Committee what the Department of Justice and FBI had previously done to the FISA Court: mischaracterize, mislead and lie," Graham said in a press release. "What does this mean? That Congress as well as the FISA Court was lied to about the reliability of the Russian sub-source. I will be asking FBI Director Wray to provide me all the details possible about how the briefing was arranged and who provided it."IG Horowitz's report on the FBI's attempts to obtain FISA warrants for former Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page revealed "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in those applications.


Louisville police said protesters, who have been marching against Breonna Taylor's death for more than 70 days, can no longer use public roads

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:46

Louisville police said protesters, who have been marching against Breonna Taylor's death for more than 70 days, can no longer use public roadsA handful of people have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and blocking a roadway since the ban started, local media reported.


Indian immigrant who drowned saving two children in US river had ‘big dreams’ of starting own business

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:41

Indian immigrant who drowned saving two children in US river had ‘big dreams’ of starting own businessAn Indian immigrant who died saving two children from drowning in a California river had “big dreams” of starting his own business, his family said.Manjit Singh, 29, had been cooling off at Reedley Beach on the Kings River, Frenso, on Wednesday, shortly after finishing a driving lesson, when he heard a woman crying out for help.


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