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Germany Objects to Biden Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver
- Germany is not happy with Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, predicting 'severe complications' Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents has had a mixed reaction from EU countries. per Bloomberg Experts have said lifting vaccine patents may not be that effective in easing global shortages. See more stories on Insider's business page Germany pushed back Thursday against President Joe ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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Did DeSantis violate First Amendment with Fox News-only bill signing?
- Experts said the Florida governor likely ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution with his staged event in West Palm Beach. Updated Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis not only broke from decades of precedent on Thursday when he blocked all news outlets except Fox News from covering the signing of a voting bill into law. He also may have violated the U.S. Constitution. That’s the opinion of First Amendment experts who told the ...

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Rep. Elise Stefanik on path to GOP leadership after aligning with Trump
- She ran as a moderate but has become one of Trump's fiercest defenders. In 2016, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., was one of a handful of prominent Republicans to skip the GOP convention in Ohio and later refused to mention former President Donald Trump ’s name when asked if she would vote for him. Four years later, after becoming one of his staunchest defenders, Stefanik delivered a keynote speech at the Republican ...

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Judge strikes down CDC eviction ban, imperiling Dade tenants
- CDC eviction moratorium is struck down. Here’s what that means for Miami A federal judge ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions on Wednesday, but real estate experts said that the ruling has no immediate impact on South Florida landlords and renters. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Dabney Friedrich argued in her ruling filed on Wednesday that ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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The Arizona GOP's Maricopa County audit: What to know about it
- More than six months after his defeat in the November election, former President Trump is still claiming victory, calling the election "the big lie," despite several recounts and dozens of unsuccessful lawsuits that say otherwise. Although every state has certified its results, the Republican-controlled state Senate in Arizona has undertaken a full hand recount and audit of the ballots and voting machines in ...

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Google's 3-Word Plan for Returning to Work Is the Best I've Ever Seen
- As we get closer to what all of us hope is the end of the pandemic, companies are faced with a new challenge: how to bring people back to work. It's not a small thing to consider when and how to get your team back in the office safely--or, whether that's something you should do at all. That's exactly the question Google is tackling with a new set of policies rolled out this week in a blog post by the company's CEO, ...

Source: inc.com
BUSINESS   SCIENCE  
Elon Musk said SpaceX wants to blast its Starship rocket into the sky again soon, after the last prototype landed without exploding
- Elon Musk said SpaceX "might try to refly SN15 soon," after a Starship prototype's Wednesday landing. It takes SpaceX one step closer to creating a fully reusable rocket that can fly to orbit and back. See more stories on Insider's business page Elon Musk on Friday said his aerospace company SpaceX may attempt another blast off of its fifth Starship rocket soon, following its successful landing on Wednesday. ...

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DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Google wants to eliminate passwords by making two-step verification mandatory
- Sign in Welcome! Log into your account Password recovery Recover your password A password will be e-mailed to you. Google wants to eliminate passwords by making two-step verification mandatory Share WhatsApp Follow us on Google wants to say goodbye to passwords forever, and enabling two-step verification by default will be one of its first steps to achieving this. Taking advantage of the celebration of World ...

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'This Was a Massacre': Brazilian Police Kill Two Dozen in Deadliest Favela Raid in Rio's History
- "It's extermination—there's no other way to describe it," said one Brazilian researcher. More than 100 heavily armed Brazilian police officers stormed a sprawling Rio de Janeiro favela Thursday and killed at least two dozen people, a raid that human rights activists, researchers, and journalists described as the deadliest such police atrocity in the city's history. The hourslong operation, purportedly aimed at ...

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Peloton CEO apologizes for not recalling deadly treadmills sooner
- Peloton Interactive on Thursday reiterated it had erred when it refused to recall its treadmills after a child died and dozens more were were injured in accidents involving its pricey exercise equipment. "We made a mistake in our response. We should have been more open to a productive dialogue from the outside, and for that I apologize," John Foley, CEO and co-founder of the company told an earnings call with Wall ...

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SCIENCE  
Rocket debris from China's space station launch is hurtling back to Earth — and scientists aren't sure where it will land
- A huge piece of space junk is about to make an uncontrolled re-entry back into Earth's atmosphere, threatening to drop debris on a number of cities around the world in the coming days. It's leftover from China's first module for its new Tianhe space station — and no one knows where it will land. The 46,000-pound Chinese rocket Long March-5B recently launched the first module for the country's new space station ...

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Ruth’s Hospitality: Q1 Earnings Snapshot
- WINTER PARK, Fla. Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. (RUTH) on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $9.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Winter Park, Florida-based company said it had profit of 26 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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Broadband Industry Financed Phony Comments Against Net Neutrality
- In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission appeared to receive a record-breaking 22 million comments regarding former Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to revoke the previous administration's net neutrality rules. As it turns out, 18 million of those comments were fake -- and nearly half were submitted on behalf of the broadband industry by lead-generation firms. That's according to a new report from New York ...

Source: mediapost.com
POLITICS  
Donald Trump: Twitter suspends several accounts sharing posts from ex-president's website
- Mr Trump set up his own website with the ability to share posts after he was banned from a number of social media networks. Twitter has suspended several accounts that have been set up to share posts from Donald Trump's website. The micro-blogging site said the accounts broke the rules by helping the former president to circumvent a ban from the social network. Twitter, where he had 88 million followers, has said ...

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TECHNOLOGY  
Twitter testing new "Tip Jar" feature that will allow users to send money
- Twitter announced Thursday that it's testing a new "Tip Jar" feature that allows users to send their favorite accounts money. Only a select few accounts are currently able to receive money, but all Twitter users using the app in English can now send funds to those creators. "We $ee you – sharing your PayPal link after your Tweet goes viral, adding your $Cashtag to your profile so people can support your work, ...

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Why Ron DeSantis’ Ban On Vaccine Passports Could Cost Florida Billions Of Dollars
- E arlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that prohibits businesses across his state from asking anyone to provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. “In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision,” DeSantis said at the bill signing event. The governor has made a ...

Source: forbes.com
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By the Numbers: Relief for restaurants Video
- The federal government’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund offers a lifeline to restaurants battered by the pandemic. Now to the restaurant industry which is gotten fatter during the pandemic but now code restrictions are lifting. And this week the federal government launched a restaurant revitalization. Fund to help we take a closer look. By the numbers restaurant and food service sales dropped 280 billion dollars ...

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South Carolina Lawmakers Vote to Add Firing Squad to Executions List
- After a Decade Without Executions, South Carolina’s Solution: Bring Out the Firing Squad State lawmakers have voted to add the firing squad as an alternative to the electric chair or lethal injection, with the drugs used for capital punishment in short supply. Frustrated by the lack of drugs available to carry out lethal injections in their state, South Carolina lawmakers are on the cusp of a controversial ...

Source: nytimes.com
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US employers added just 266K jobs in April as hiring slows
- WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers as the economic recovery strengthens. With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to ...

Source: apnews.com
TECHNOLOGY  
IBM shows world's first 2nm chip with nanosheet technology
- Sign in Welcome! Log into your account Password recovery Recover your password A password will be e-mailed to you. IBM shows world's first 2nm chip with nanosheet technology IBM shows world’s first 2nm chip with nanosheet technology Share WhatsApp Follow us on IBM has created the world’s first chip with 2nm process using nanosheet technology, the company describes this innovation as a historic milestone. This ...

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TECHNOLOGY  
The Security Industry is Protecting the Wrong Thing
- When the security industry talks about a data breach, often the first question asked involves the state of the victim’s network security - not the breach of data. Why is this? It’s because organizations have their security priorities backward, and that needs to change. It’s clear that organizations currently prioritize protection of their networks first, and their data second. Instead, they need to do the ...

Source: securityboulevard.com
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Analysis: U.S. Labor Secretary's next move on gig workers likely to include company probes - experts
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s move this week to block a rule making it easier to classify gig workers as independent contractors is just a first step in what is likely to be a long battle over how to delineate the rights of America’s growing gig army. The rule by former President Donald Trump’s administration, which was supposed to go into effect in March, would have hampered the ...

Source: reuters.com
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Sixth-grade girl injures three people after opening fire with handgun
- Police say the motive of the sixth-grader is unclear - and it is also not known where she got the gun. Three people have been shot after a young girl brought a gun to her school and opened fire. The girl was in a school hallway on Thursday morning when she pulled a handgun from her backpack and fired multiple rounds at Rigby Middle School in Idaho. Two people were hit inside before she went outside and injured a ...

Source: news.sky.com
India’s COVID cases rise by record 414,188; deaths swell by 3,915
- The South Asian nation battling a ferocious second wave of coronavirus has added 1.57 million cases and just over 15,100 deaths this week alone. India has reported a record daily rise in coronavirus cases of 414,188, while deaths from COVID-19 swelled by 3,915, according to the health ministry data. India’s total coronavirus infections now stand at 21.49 million, while its total fatalities have reached 234,083, ...

Source: aljazeera.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Apple App Store Called ‘Nightmare’ in Internal Developer Survey
- Epic Games Inc. seized on Apple Inc. ’s private survey of developers to show that the creator of Fortnite isn’t alone in bashing the App Store. One unidentified developer complained that the store “is plagued with outdated low-quality apps which make it harder for higher-quality apps to get the exposure they need.” Another wrote that “you tend only to feature indie apps and apps that spend or earn most ...

Source: news.bloomberglaw.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Xbox consoles have never turned a profit for Microsoft
- An executive confirms that in the Epic v. Apple trial. Microsoft has always sold Xbox consoles at a loss, an executive confirmed during the Epic Games v. Apple trial on Wednesday, as previously reported by Business Insider. An Epic lawyer asked Microsoft's vice president of Xbox business development, Lori Wright, about what profit margins the company has on its sales of console units. "We don't -- we sell the ...

Source: cnet.com
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Front-line, farm-state Democrats push back against Biden tax plan
- WASHINGTON — A group of 13 House Democrats, led by Iowa’s Cindy Axne and California’s Jim Costa, is pressing party leaders to exempt family farms from a tax increase President Joe Biden has proposed on inherited assets to help pay for new child care, education and other spending. Under Biden’s $1.8 trillion package of family-related assistance, heirs would no longer receive “stepped up basis” for ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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Americans Have Turned Down 1.2 Million Stimulus Payments, Worth More than $2 Billion
- Out of the roughly 160 million stimulus payments sent out under the CARES Act last year, 1.2 million were returned or went uncashed. A year after most eligible Americans received—and probably spent—the first federal stimulus checks of the COVID-19 era, the Internal Revenue Service continues to sit on roughly $2.1 billion in payments that were never accepted by their intended recipients. In all, according to the ...

Source: newsweek.com
SCIENCE  
Tiny dinosaur that looked like an owl hunted like one, too
- Like many owls, it was probably a nighttime predator. A tiny, meat-eating dinosaur had superb low-light vision and hearing that was likely as good as an owl's. And like an owl, the wee dinosaur probably used those exceptional abilities to stalk and catch its desert prey under the cover of darkness. Owl-like Shuvuuia (shu-VU-ya) was a theropod — a three-toed and bipedal carnivorous dinosaur. There's only one known ...

Source: livescience.com
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South Carolina to end federal COVID-19-related unemployment
- May 6 (UPI) -- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday ordered all of the state's federal pandemic-related unemployment programs to be terminated, citing them as responsible for the state's labor shortage. In a letter to Department of Employment and Workforce Director Daniel Ellzey, the Republican governor called for the state to stop participating in the programs effective June 30, stating they pose "a ...

Source: upi.com
WORLD  
Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined
- China emits more greenhouse gas than the entire developed world combined, a new report has claimed. The research by Rhodium Group says China emitted 27% of the world's greenhouse gases in 2019. The US was the second-largest emitter at 11% while India was third with 6.6% of emissions, the think tank said. Scientists warn that without an agreement between the US and China it will be hard to avert dangerous climate ...

Source: bbc.com
SCIENCE  
Sharks Navigate Using Earth's Magnetic Fields Like a Compass, New Research Shows
- Sharks are known for their long-distance migrations – across thousands of kilometers – but what's not clear is exactly how they navigate. An interesting new experiment involving swimming pools and magnetic fields may give us some big hints, however. Knowing that sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields , researchers ran tests involving 20 juvenile bonnethead ( Sphyrna tiburo ) sharks , captured in the ...

Source: sciencealert.com
FBI Raids Minnesota Wells Fargo to End Hostage Situation, Ray Reco McNeary Arrested
- A hostage situation at a Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota is over with one man in custody and no reports of any injuries or deaths. A stand-off lasting more than eight hours at a Wells Fargo branch in St. Cloud ended on Thursday evening after a fifth and final hostage ran free from inside the bank. Shortly afterwards at around 10:30 p.m., the suspect—identified by the Sun Cloud Times as Ray Reco McNeary—was taken ...

Source: newsweek.com
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FEC drops inquiry into Trump hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels
- Without a majority of commissioners voting to move forward, the case was dropped. WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission on Thursday dropped its inquiry to determine whether former president Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws when his personal lawyer paid an adult-film actress $130,000 in the days leading up to the 2016 election. The case stems from allegations that Trump ordered his personal ...

Source: pressherald.com
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Right-wing provocateurs Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman in more trouble over racist robocalls
- Duo's dunderheaded scheme to suppress Black vote was a total failure — now it has them in serious legal trouble Blundering right-wing provocateurs Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman — who became briefly notorious for their clumsy attempts to smear prominent Democrats with phony sex scandals — have somehow found a way to land themselves in even deeper legal hot water. On Thursday, New York Attorney General Letitia ...

Source: salon.com
Even Fewer People Reproduced in The US Last Year, And Who Can Blame Them?
- The number of babies born in the United States took a hit last year, just like experts predicted it would. In 2020, according to initial government data , the national birth rate fell by a total of 4 percent - the largest annual decrease in 50 years. Obviously, most babies born last year were conceived before the pandemic hit, but in the month of December, when the first pandemic babies began entering the world, ...

Source: sciencealert.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
US calls on Hong Kong to release Tiananmen vigil activists
- Tens of thousands defied a ban last year and gathered at the vigil’s traditional site as part of pro-democracy movement. The United States has called for the release of four Hong Kong activists who were handed jail terms for taking part in a vigil for victims of Beijing’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The appeal by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday was the latest condemnation by the US of a ...

Source: aljazeera.com
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Backlog of income tax returns is growing, delaying refunds to millions
- The IRS is falling behind in processing millions of income tax returns, potentially delaying refunds for many Americans. According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent arm of the IRS focused on tax filers' rights, the agency is holding almost 31 million returns for manual processing just ahead of the May 17 tax filing deadline. That backlog has grown by 2 million returns since mid-April, National ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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Mitch McConnell rebuked by alma mater over 1619 Project comments
- Senate GOP leader taking heat over impromptu history lesson at the University of Louisville, which he attended Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a sharp rebuke from his alma mater on Thursday when a University of Louisville administrator clapped back at his recent comments about the legacy of slavery and its effects on American history. McConnell's remarks came Monday during a speaking event at the ...

Source: salon.com
Restaurants face nationwide chicken shortage
- Family-owned restaurants around the U.S. are struggling to keep a steady supply of chicken tenders, wings and breasts on their customers' plates due to a nationwide poultry shortage . Consumer demand for the bird has surged amid the coronavirus, with Americans turning to comfort foods and buying more chicken sandwiches from fast-food restaurants like KFC, McDonald's and Popeyes. As millions of Americans sat idle ...

Source: cbsnews.com
Yale Chief Investment Officer Dies at 67
- Yale University’s chief investment officer, David Swensen, died Wednesday at the age of 67. Swensen, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, is recognized as a pioneer in investing and endowment management. Several other wealthy universities hired talent from his Yale investment office to manage their own endowments, and a 2015 Wall Street Journal analysis found that Swensen or one of his protégés controlled $1 ...

Source: insidehighered.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Android developers will need to add iOS-like privacy information soon
- Developers will have a year to get their Android privacy information in order before Google starts to require it Google will follow in the footsteps of Apple and is set to introduce privacy information requirements for developers that publish apps in its Play Store. The company said in a blog post that developers will need to state what data is collected and stored, such as location, contacts, name, email address, ...

Source: zdnet.com
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Bar owner charged with selling fake coronavirus vaccine cards in one of the first cases of its kind
- The Old Corner Saloon fashions itself as a small-town institution. Sitting on a historic plot of land in California’s Central Valley, the bar offers free pool, weekend karaoke and a regular “Ladies Night” — “the place where old friends return,” its website says. But lately, state authorities allege, patrons have visited the establishment for a service unmentioned on its social media accounts or in its ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
California condors swoop on home and 'declare war'
- A flock of endangered California condors has laid claim to a home in the US state, "declaring war" with the property owner, the family says. At least 15 of the birds reportedly descended on Cinda Mickols' house in the city of Tehachapi at the weekend. "They still haven't left," her daughter Seana Quintero tweeted, adding that they had "absolutely trashed her deck". There are believed to be fewer than 500 such ...

Source: bbc.com
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Blinken: U.S. supports Ukraine against Russian aggression
- May 7 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the United States strongly supports its sovereignty as Russia maintains a significant military presence along its borders. In Kyiv speaking alongside Zelensky during a press conference Thursday, Blinken reiterated the United States' support for Ukraine amid rising tensions with the Kremlin. "We are committed to ...

Source: upi.com
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IRS secures order to serve Kraken with customer data request on cryptocurrency traders
- Users who have conducted $20,000 in transactions are now on the tax office’s radar. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has secured an order to obtain records from Kraken on customers performing cryptocurrency trades. In the latest crackdown centered on cryptocurrency trading which is not reported for tax and income purposes, the IRS has been granted permission by a federal court in the Northern District of ...

Source: zdnet.com
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Bannon partner in alleged border wall fundraising fraud scheme hit with new tax charges
- An Air Force veteran who prosecutors allege worked with Stephen K. Bannon — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist — to defraud donors to a fundraising campaign for a U.S.-Mexico border wall has been indicted on new tax charges. Brian Kolfage, a conservative activist who lost three limbs in Iraq and was the founder and public face of the “We Build the Wall” fundraising campaign, was charged in ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US   MEDICINE   SCIENCE  
Scientists generate the highest-intensity laser pulses ever recorded
- Scientists in South Korea have achieved a major milestone in physics – and one pursued by researchers in the field for decades – by generating a record-breaking ultra-high intensity laser. The pulse intensity of over 10 23 W per cm sq is the result of a highly advanced optics system that tightly focused the beam on a minuscule target, and opens up entirely new possibilities in research fields ranging from ...

Source: newatlas.com
US   MARKETS  
Today's mortgage and refinance rates: May 7, 2021
- Today's mortgage and refinance rates: May 7, 2021 | Rates go down If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Mortgage and refinance rates have dropped since last Friday and since this time last month. If you're ready to lock in a rate, you may want a fixed-rate mortgage rather than an adjustable rate . Fixed rates are starting lower than adjustable rates, and you'll pay the ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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Trump Facebook suspension: Oversight board reveals the mixed reactions it got
- More than 9,000 people submitted their opinions to the board. The oversight board that reviews Facebook's content moderation decisions spoke out on its toughest case Wednesday, weighing in on whether the social network was justified in banning former President Donald Trump . The case, unsurprisingly, provoked heated responses. The board, which includes journalists, lawyers and professors, found the social network ...

Source: cnet.com
WORLD  
U.K. and France deploy naval vessels in spat over fishing rights
- The U.K. deployed two Royal Navy patrol boats to the British island of Jersey on Thursday amid escalating tension over fishing rights with France. France said it would also send its own navy vessels to monitor the situation. The incident is just the latest flare-up over the issue after Britain's exit from the European Union. Jersey is a small, self-governing British island, located 14 miles off the coast of ...

Source: cbsnews.com
WORLD   SCIENCE  
Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – yet emissions are still rising fast, a new UN report warns
- Methane, the main ingredient in natural gas, is a larger climate problem than the world anticipates, and cutting its emissions will be crucial to slow global warming, a new United Nations report warns. The greenhouse gas is many times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the planet, and its concentration in the atmosphere is increasing faster than at any time since record keeping began in the 1980s. Methane ...

Source: theconversation.com
BUSINESS  
Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin plans space sightseeing jaunt for July
- Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s rocket company, aims to launch its first suborbital sightseeing trip on its New Shepard spacecraft on 20 July, a moment that could usher in an era of private commercial space travel. Blue Origin also said it would offer one seat on the first flight to the winning bidder of a five-week online auction, the proceeds of which will be donated to the space firm’s foundation. The New Shepard ...

Source: theguardian.com
Want To Send A Mean Tweet? Twitter's New Feature Wants You To Think Again
- Twitter wants users to think twice about sending a mean or offensive tweet. The tech company on Wednesday announced it has released a feature that detects "mean" replies on its service before a user presses send. When a not-very-nice tweet is detected, an automatic prompt reads, "Want to review this before Tweeting?" The user is presented with three choices: tweet, edit, or delete. This feature, which launched ...

Source: wbur.org
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Advocate for Vaccine Equity in Honor of Archie's Second Birthday
- "We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son's birthday," the Sussexes wrote in an open letter on the Archewell website. by advocating for vaccine access for all. In an open letter shared on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nonprofit website, , the royal couple explained why they're urging their fans and the public to make small donations to help less developed countries gain access to the COVID-19 ...

Source: harpersbazaar.com
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Army Fort Jackson Trainee Arrested After Allegedly Hijacking a School Bus Full of Children
- An Army trainee was arrested Thursday morning in South Carolina after allegedly hijacking a school bus with 18 students onboard. Law enforcement officials say he'll now face multiple kidnapping charges. The trainee, armed with a rifle and dressed in physical training gear, allegedly boarded a school bus that was headed to Forest Lake Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina, after fleeing Fort Jackson , a nearby ...

Source: military.com
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Atlanta officer fired over shooting death of Rayshard Brooks reinstated, says board
- May 6 (UPI) -- The Atlanta police officer charged with murder over the shooting death of a Black man last summer has been reinstated to the force though he will remain on administrative leave. The Atlanta Civil Service Board ruled Wednesday to reinstate Garrett Rolfe, stating in a findings of fact and order document that he was fired without due process. "Due to the city's failure to comply with several provision ...

Source: upi.com
WORLD  
China-Australia Relations Hit New Low as Beijing Halts Trade Dialogue
- announced an indefinite suspension of a trade talk mechanism with Australia on Thursday in the latest sign of souring diplomatic relations between the two nations. The China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, which was launched in 2014 and led to the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement a year later, was put on hold by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) with immediate effect. ...

Source: newsweek.com
Twitter Stops Cropping Photos and Artists Rejoice
- In a rare move of doing things that the users want, Twitter has changed the way that it crops photos on mobile so that the tops of photos aren't cut off. Why this only just happened is a mystery to me, given that phones are oriented hot dog style rather than hamburger style, but last night Twitter announced the change to much fanfare from users. Previously, the way that Twitter cropped images would cut parts of the ...

Source: vice.com
New York Rangers fined $250,000 for statement criticizing NHL’s Department of Player Safety
- The New York Rangers were fined $250,000 on Thursday for their Tuesday statement that called for George Parros, a former NHL enforcer now in charge of the league’s Department of Player Safety, to lose his job. “Public comments of the nature issued by the Rangers that were personal in nature and demeaning of a League executive will not be tolerated,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a Thursday statement . ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
Josh Duggar released from jail as he awaits child porn trial
- The '19 Kids and Counting' star is the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Josh Duggar has been released from the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday. The disgraced TLC star of "19 Kids and Counting" fame was granted release by a federal judge on Wednesday as he awaits trial on charges that he downloaded and possessed child pornography. Magistrate Judge Christy Comstock ordered Duggar, 33, confined ...

Source: foxnews.com
US   POLITICS  
In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan
- LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on Thursday to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to compromise on the corporate tax hikes he’s recommending to pay the cost. Biden leaned into the stagecraft of the presidency by choosing to speak in the city of ...

Source: apnews.com
WORLD  
General says U.S. may train Afghan forces in other countries
- Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledges that continuing without American support on the ground 'will be a challenge' for the Afghans as they try to hold off Taliban insurgents. WASHINGTON — The U.S. military may continue to train Afghan security forces, but do it in other countries after American forces leave Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday, calling it one of several options the ...

Source: pressherald.com
Angels releasing Albert Pujols in final year of decade-long contract
- Future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols is being released by the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced on Thursday. The news was first reported by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The #Angels announced today that the Club has designated Albert Pujols for assignment. pic.twitter.com/SCRz78kXcf — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) May 6, 2021 Pujols is officially being designated for assignment, which means he's being immediately ...

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Cardona: All schools expected to be open full time by September
- May 6 (UPI) -- Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday morning he expects all schools to be fully open by the fall for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started more than a year ago. Cardona made his comments on MSNBC's show Morning Joe , recognizing that President Joe Biden reached one of his administration goals of opening a majority of K-8 schools to in-person learning five days a week this ...

Source: upi.com
US  
Ohio senator caught using Zoom background while driving during distracted driving hearing
- OHIO (NBC) - An Ohio state Republican senator is making headlines for pretending he was in his office on a Zoom call but was actually using an office background as he drove his vehicle this week. Senator Andrew Brenner can be seen fiddling with his phone, while also turning his camera on and off as he drove with the office background displayed. This all comes as the Ohio house was considering a bill to crackdown on ...

Source: wfla.com
US  
COVID-19 deaths significantly undercounted, report suggests
- The actual number of global COVID-19 deaths may be about 6.9 million, more than double the recorded amount, according to a study from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Valuation published May 6. As of May 6, there were more than 3.24 million reported COVID-19 deaths worldwide, according to data from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center. The study suggests that by May ...

Source: beckershospitalreview.com
US   POLITICS  
Texas moves toward permit-free gun carrying, joining five other states this year
- (CNN) A controversial proposal to allow Texans to carry handguns in public without obtaining a license or training passed the state Senate Wednesday, putting Texas on track to potentially join a handful of others that have passed permitless carry laws this year. More than a dozen states have introduced measures this year to allow residents to carry guns in public without a license, according to Brady, a gun control ...

Source: cnn.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
Yair Lapid May Have to Give Up Israeli Prime Minister Ambitions to Form Government, Remove Netanyahu
- Israeli lawmaker Yair Lapid has been tasked with forming a new coalition government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so, but crossing political divides may mean delaying his vision of being prime minister. "Lapid must postpone his dream of being prime minister," in order to gain the necessary 61 seats in parliament Lapid needs for a majority, political analyst Shmuel Rosner said to AFP, France24 ...

Source: newsweek.com
Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, brother of Colts draftee Sam Ehlinger, found dead
- University of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead Thursday, Austin police officials said. Police said they received a call Thursday afternoon and found Jake Ehlinger dead near campus. Authorities did not specify how they found him but did say his death is not considered suspicious. No cause of death or other details were released. ...

Source: usatoday.com
SCIENCE  
Study Predicts 'Rapid And Unstoppable' Antarctic Ice Melt If Paris Targets Missed
- A new study predicts the ice covering Antarctica could start disintegrating much faster in the second half of this century if countries miss the targets laid out in the Paris Agreement. The "rapid and unstoppable" melting could cause global sea levels to rise dramatically, further threatening coastal cities like Boston. The research , led by University of Massachusetts Professor Rob DeConto and published in the May ...

Source: wbur.org
Colorado man arrested on murder charge one year after wife went missing on Mother's Day
- The husband of a Colorado woman who has been missing for nearly a year was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and other charges in her presumed death, authorities said Wednesday. Barry Morphew was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew as the result of an ongoing investigation that has so far involved over 135 searches across Colorado and the interviews of over 400 people in ...

Source: cbsnews.com
US  
Nonuplets: Woman From Mali Gives Birth To 9 Babies
- A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies in what could become a world record. Halima Cissé had been expecting to have seven newborns: Ultrasound sessions had failed to spot two of her babies. "The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well," Mali's health minister, Dr. Fanta Siby, said in an announcement about the births. The babies were born in Morocco, where Cissé was taken for ...

Source: npr.org
Scientists Create 'Flat-Pack' Pasta That Morphs Into Shape Like Moving Organisms
- In our efforts to rein in our overwhelming burden upon Earth's living biosphere, every little thing adds up . Even the shape of pasta (of all things!) can make a difference in our consumption of resources. Which is why scientists have now created flat-packed pasta that's more efficient to package and transport, but can then unfurl into shape once it's in the pot. Food packaging is a huge contributor to landfills. ...

Source: sciencealert.com
POLITICS  
Dominic Ongwen: Ugandan former child soldier turned rebel commander jailed for 25 years for war crimes
- Dominic Ongwen was convicted of 61 crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder. A former Ugandan child soldier who became a rebel commander has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. , said Dominic Ongwen's own abduction as a schoolboy and tortured past prevented him from being handed a life sentence. Ongwen, who was taken into ICC custody in 2015, was convicted in February of 61 ...

Source: news.sky.com
Mets, Yankees to offer tickets for vaccinations, separate sections for vaccinated fans
- The New York Mets and New York Yankees will offer free ticket vouchers for hundreds of fans who get vaccinated at their respective stadiums, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) announced Wednesday. Cuomo also said that, starting May 19, the two MLB teams will divide their stadiums into separate sections for vaccinated and unvaccinated fans. Vaccinated fans can sit close to each other in sections at up to 100 percent ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US   POLITICS  
McConnell says 'real chance' Biden, Dems could work with GOP on 'bipartisan' infrastructure bill
- McConnell slammed Biden's $4T in proposed spending but said he's optimistic about chances for compromise Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that there is a "real chance" some Democrats and the White House could work with Republicans to pass a "bipartisan" infrastructure bill, a shift from other comments he made this week that Republicans are "100%" focused on stopping President Biden . McConnell ...

Source: foxnews.com
BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
Android phones may be vulnerable to security flaw in Qualcomm chip
- Patched on Qualcomm's end, the flaw could allow attackers to access your call history and text messages and eavesdrop on your phone conversations, says Check Point Research. Android phone users may be susceptible to a security vulnerability that could compromise their devices. In a research report published Thursday , cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research revealed certain details on a flaw it ...

Source: techrepublic.com
DIGITAL  
Nintendo Will Let Us Make Our Own Games on Switch in June
- With Game Builder Garage, Nintendo hopes you'll have as much fun creating as playing games. (Photo: Nintendo) Nintendo realized long ago that its hardware can be used for creation alongside entertainment, and that's why we got Labo kits and Super Mario Maker . But next month, Nintendo is offering every Switch owner the opportunity to make their own games. As the trailer below reveals, Game Builder Garage is a ...

Source: pcmag.com
Nintendo forecasts decline in Switch sales, warns of chip uncertainty
- TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday forecast annual Switch console sales to fall 11.5%, in what would be the first decline for the five-year-old device after riding a pandemic-induced boom in home gaming. The Kyoto-based firm expects to sell 25.5 million units in the business year that started April 1. That would compare with 28.8 million a year earlier after booking an 82% rise in operating ...

Source: reuters.com
US  
Queen wishes great-grandson Archie happy birthday
- By Becky Morton The Queen has wished her great-grandson Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a happy birthday. A message from the Royal Family's official Twitter account said: "Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today." The post was shared alongside a picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son days after he was born. Archie lives with his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan, in ...

Source: bbc.com
SCIENCE  
Unprecedented measurements could help realize quantum-reliant technologies
- Two groups of researchers have independently quantum-entangled tiny drum-like structures — a feat difficult to achieve on objects larger than subatomic particles — and performed unprecedented measurements. One group also sidestepped a fundamental quantum limit on measurement uncertainty. You've reached the limit of three articles per month for unregistered users. You may continue reading for free by logging in ...

Source: academictimes.com
US  
National Teacher of Year focuses on individual student needs
- LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced students out of the classroom and starkly revealed how learning difficulties, distractions and challenging home dynamics can make it tough to adhere to a rigid curriculum. In a year with so much loss, a silver lining is that educators are embracing a flexible approach that meets students where they are, said Juliana Urtubey, the newly named 2021 National Teacher of ...

Source: apnews.com
HEALTH   MEDICINE  
Sugary drinks may raise bowel cancer risk, claims major US study
- Analysis of more than 95,000 women under 50 suggests link between heavy consumption and the disease Heavy consumption of sugary drinks may raise the risk of developing bowel cancer before the age of 50, according to a major study into diet and disease in US nurses. Researchers analysed dietary and medical records of more than 95,000 women tracked from 1991 to 2015 as part of the US Nurses’ Health II study and ...

Source: theguardian.com
US   MEDICINE  
CDC projects ‘sharp decline’ in coronavirus cases by July
- CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky called coronavirus variants 'a wild card' threatening to undo progress Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandating children wear masks indoors and outdoors. President of Campground Dayna Hardin, father of 3 Kevin O'Donnell and his son Tanner O'Donnell weigh in. The U.S. is projected to see "sharp declines" in weekly coronavirus cases by July across several modeling ...

Source: foxnews.com
Colombia: UN and EU call for calm following eighth day of violent anti-government protests
- At least 24 people have died during protests against poverty and excessive police violence in Colombia. There have been calls for calm after deaths mounted on the eighth day of anti-government protests in Colombia. The protests against president Ivan Duque's administration have been against poverty and excessive police force. 's capital Bogota after crowds attacked police stations in the capital. The protests were ...

Source: news.sky.com
Liechtenstein prince accused of killing Romania's largest bear
- Prince Emanuel von und Zu had a permit to shoot a female bear but instead is believed to have killed Arthur, a male bear. A prince in Liechtenstein has been blamed for shooting one of Europe's largest bears during a hunting expedition in Romania. Environmental campaign group Agent Green suspect that Prince Emanuel von und Zu had a permit to shoot a female bear that had caused damage to farms. But instead, he ...

Source: news.sky.com
US  
153-person Grand Canyon hike organized by Joseph Don Mount broke covid-19 rules, rangers say
- A health-care exec vowed to follow covid rules. Then he led a 153-person Grand Canyon hike, rangers say. When park rangers caught wind of Joseph Don Mount’s plan to lead a 153-person hiking trip through Grand Canyon National Park last fall, they tried to warn him against it. The large excursion, which Mount had been advertising on Facebook and collecting $95 fees to fund, would violate the park’s rules against ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US  
Second suspect gets jail time for fire at Minneapolis police station amid George Floyd protests
- A second suspect has been sentenced for his role in sparking a fire at the Minneapolis police station and stealing authorities’ weapons and other gear as tensions triggered by the officer-involved death of George Floyd exploded into protests and rioting. Branden Michael Wolfe on Wednesday was ordered to spend more than two years in jail and two years under supervised release, according to a news release from the ...

Source: aol.com
NASCAR 'future proofs' for hybrid power with Next Gen Cup Series cars
- The Next Gen cars will race in 2022, and hybrid engines could arrive in '23 or '24. On Wednesday NASCAR's three participating manufacturers showed off the final looks for their new "Next Gen" models that will be the basis of its Cup Series platforms starting in the 2022 season. The Camry , Mustang and Camaro models all have individual characteristics, but across all of them the series and automakers said they were ...

Source: engadget.com
US  
An Australian mom was convicted of killing her 4 babies. Scientists say she’s innocent.
- The children all died before their 2nd birthdays: Caleb at 19 days, Patrick at eight months, Sarah at 10 months and Laura at a year and a half. Over a decade, Kathleen Folbigg gave birth to each baby and then mourned the baby’s death, one after another, saying that she had found them lifeless in their cribs. Then, in 2003, a jury convicted the Australian woman of smothering them. She was sentenced to 40 years in ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
First remains from doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition identified
- On July 9, 1845, John Gregory wrote a letter to his wife. That's the last time his family would hear from him. On July 9, 1845, John Gregory, an engineer on an ocean expedition to the Arctic , wrote a letter to his wife, Hannah, from a stop in Greenland. That was the last time his family would hear from Gregory, who, along with 128 others, perished after their ships became trapped in the Arctic ice. Now, using DNA ...

Source: livescience.com
POLITICS  
Biden’s new 30x30 plan offers a broad vision but few details
- A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan New “America the Beautiful” report offers few specifics on how to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, the administration Thursday laid out broad principles — but few details — for achieving that vision. The new 22-page ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US   MARKETS  
Uber narrows loss as hunger for food delivery business grows during pandemic
- Delivery bookings rose 166% from the same period last year, leading to better-than-expected earnings despite flat ride bookings Uber’s thriving food delivery business, aided by a bump in home deliveries during lockdowns, helped the company counteract a slow quarter for ride-hailing bookings amid the pandemic. The company announced better-than-expected earnings in its first quarter of 2021, despite reporting its ...

Source: theguardian.com
POLITICS  
Orioles' John Means tosses no-hitter vs. Mariners, loses perfect game on wild pitch
- Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means tossed Major League Baseball's third no-hitter of the 2021 season, with one unusual play separating him from the first perfect game since 2012. The left-hander faced the minimum 27 Seattle Mariners in a 6-0 win, with the only runner reaching base on a wild pitch following a strikeout in the bottom of the third inning. Means fanned Mariners outfielder Sam Haggerty but the pitch ...

Source: usatoday.com
US   POLITICS  
A mom and son sobbed as they reunited at the border after 3 years apart
- (CNN) Bryan Chávez carried a bundle of Mother's Day balloons as he headed toward the border. It had been more than three years since the last time he saw his mom in person -- the day when authorities separated them in 2017. Chávez was 15 at the time, and he feared this moment would never come. Even after he recently learned they'd finally be reunited, he couldn't believe it. "I was like...am I actually going to ...

Source: cnn.com
DIGITAL  
Peloton’s leaky API let anyone grab riders’ private account data
- 4:00 am PDT • May 5, 2021 Bryce Durbin / TechCrunch Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week, I got a message from a security researcher with a screenshot of my Peloton account data. My Peloton profile is set to private and my friend’s list is deliberately zero, so nobody can view my profile, age, city, or workout history. But a bug allowed anyone to pull users’ private account data directly from ...

Source: techcrunch.com