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Karan Johar reveals two of his house staff tested positive for COVID-19

Karan Johar in a statement via his Instagram story revealed that two of his house staff have been tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote, "I'd like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as t...

Elizabeth Warren, after swearing off top-dollar fundraisers, to hold one for Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who during her White House bid repeatedly forswore top-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors – will host such a gathering for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden next month. The move comes as the progressive s...

Over 2.35 lakh personnel deployed in West Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

Days after cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in south West Bengal, the state government on Monday said that it is working to restore its essential services at the earliest and has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials fo...

Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis

Muslims in India and Bangladesh celebrated a subdued Eid al-Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.The three-day holiday that begins with the sighting of the moon is usually a time for ...

Politics

Sen. David Perdue’s Big Idea: Give unused work visas to foreign doctors, nurses to combat shortage

The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and officials to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better?  Bipartisan...

Forced off air by Philippines’ Duterte, ABS-CBN turns to court

The Philippines' largest television network is heading to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a bid to fight off a shutdown order, which press freedom advocates and legal experts say is an attempt by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to silen...

Warren, Sanders say their campaigns raised biggest debate day hauls yet

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) smiles during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Paris Las Vegas on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Mario Tama | Getty ImagesA night of duking it out on the debate stage pai...

Microsoft plans antivirus software for Android and iOS devices

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, speaks during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMicrosoft will soon offer its Defender antivirus software for phones and oth...

Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn asks appeals court to remove judge and dismiss criminal case

Michael Flynn, former U.S. national security adviser, exits federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 24, 2019.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFormer national security advisor Michael Flynn on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to o...

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Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who ‘threw rocks’

The Muslim community in the US state of Georgia is searching for answers after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Sudanese-American man earlier this month. Yassin Mohamed, 47, was killed on May 9 by an Evans County sheriff's deputy near the rura...

Trump threatens to move GOP convention over coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon | APPresident Donald Trump on Monday said that he "will be reluctantly forced" to m...

Amazon investors want the company to address worker safety at its shareholder meeting

A group of Amazon shareholders is listening to warehouse workers who have raised alarms about safety conditions at the company's facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.The shareholders, who include the managers of pension funds in New York, Califor...

Top sports news: Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away, Roman Reigns turns 35 & more

In Monday's top Sports News (May 25, 2020), countries around the globe continue to be under lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All sporting events have yet begun as many tournaments have been postponed to a future date like the Olympics 2020...

Nearly two-thirds favor voting by mail, but wide partisan divide: poll

As President Trump continues his full-court press this holiday weekend against states moving to expand voting by mail, a new national poll indicates that by a more than 2-to-1 margin Americans favor allowing balloting through the mail in November’...

Texas Daily

In salon ruling aftermath, “liberal” judges face a harsher scrutiny

Ever since Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther decided to defy statewide orders (enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott) to reopen Salon À La Mode in North Dallas, she became a lightning rod in Texas’s new c...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann tests positive for COVID-19

Today Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann and her husband both tested positive for the coronavirus. She is the highest-ranking official in Texas who is known to have tested posit...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Gov. Abbott’s base comes with gloves and masks off

Texas’ progressive populist Jim Hightower once said, “the only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos.” It’s a fate Governor Abbott would like to avoid as he tries ...

Al Gore visits Texas to register new voters and rally them against climate change

Former vice president Al Gore visited Houston on Wednesday to kick-off a tour in battleground states where he plans to boost voter turnout and rally people against the ongoing climate crisis....

Law and Order

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  GOP members of the House of Representatives lead by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., have asked President...

Crenshaw should do ‘town halls, not podcasts’ says Navy vet challenging him

Elisa Cardnell, the Navy veteran and teacher running to replace Rep. Dan Crenshaw, says the Houston-area Republican should spend less time podcasting and more time speaking to his constituents.&...

Elizabeth Warren, after swearing off top-dollar fundraisers, to hold one for Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who during her White House bid repeatedly forswore top-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors – will host such a gathering for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden next month. The move comes as the progressive s...

Must Read

IMF team in Lebanon to help tackle economic crisis

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Lebanon to help tackle the country's deepening economic crisis.The government is yet to decide whether it will default on its loan payments - a move that could lead to unpopular austerity measures...

CDC’s coronavirus dashboard includes data that could inflate states’ test numbers

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Edward R. Roybal campus in Atlanta, Georgia on April 23, 2020.Tami Chappell | AFP | Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest coronavirus dashboard combines data...

NAACP pushes back on Biden’s claim it endorsed him after ‘you ain’t black’ furor

The NAACP on Friday pushed back on a claim by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that the civil rights organization had endorsed him “every time I’ve run” -- stating that the group never endorses any political candidate.“Yesterday, former Vice Pr...

Shooting at U.S. Navy air station in Texas was ‘terrorism related,’ FBI says

U.S. Navy Security Forces, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Texas Department of Safety personnel discuss details of an investigation after a vehicle unlawfully entered the base, Feb. 14, 2019 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.Anne Owe...

This new-age industry is in the ‘valley of despair,’ but it may have a new catalyst: Ark Invest CEO

There are two sides to the story of 3D printing stocks.Shares of industry stalwarts Stratasys and 3D Systems have fallen around 90% from their 2014 highs, struggling to hang onto gains as the coronavirus pandemic put a strain on consumer demand. I...

Fed officials feel rates are likely to stay where they are, minutes show

Federal Reserve officials expressed confidence at their most recent meeting about the state of the U.S. economy and figured interest rates likely would remain unchanged for a while, according to minutes released Wednesday.That comes even as financial m...

Dallas Morning News

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Australia begins wide-ranging investigation into deadly bushfires

Australia on Monday began its first hearings into the causes of catastrophic bushfires that swept across the country, killing 33 people, destroying some 2,500 homes and razing an area the size of South Korea. Fuelled by three years of drought, which ex...

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer’s first task: Help the Chinese app rebuild trust with U.S. regulators

As Kevin Mayer steps into his new role as TikTok CEO, his top priority will be a difficult one: he must prove to American lawmakers, regulators and consumers that they can trust the Chinese-owned app with their data.TikTok announced Mayer as its new CE...

Latest UK ‘terrorism’ legislation criticised by rights groups

Civil liberties groups have criticised the British government's latest overhaul of the United Kingdom's "terrorism" legislation, highlighting the potential for indefinite restrictions placed against those suspected - but not convicted - of terrorism.Th...

Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. Kolkata Airport in an official communication has informed that flight operations will retur...

Video News

CDC tracks cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas to church, raising alarm on religious gatherings

A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020.Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and P...

Govt launches AI-powered mobile app to offer free mock tests for JEE Main, NEET 2020

In order to facilitate candidates' access to high-quality mock tests for upcoming exams such as JEE Mains and NEET 2020 from the comfort of their homes, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched a new mobile app ca...

Pakistan: 97 killed, 2 survive PIA plane crash near Karachi; pilot’s last words hailed tragedy

At least 97 people have died while two survived after an aircraft belonging to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed in a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi yesterday. According to Pakistani...

Cyclone ‘Amphan’ batters West Bengal, leaves at least 2 dead

Cyclone 'Amphan' which made landfall as an extremely severe cyclone packing winds of up to 190 kmph battered West Bengal on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and leaving a trail of destruction that has left at least two people dead.  The landfall pr...

Ramadan 2020: When is Shab-e-Qadar 2020 in India; all you need to know about night of power & blessings

Shab-e-Qadar, the night of power and blessings and is celebrated on the 27th night of Ramzan. Muslims across the world perform night-long prayers on the 27th night of Ramzan to celebrate the first revelation of Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammad. Also kno...

Karan Johar reveals two of his house staff tested positive for COVID-19

Karan Johar in a statement via his Instagram story revealed that two of his house staff have been tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote, "I'd like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as t...

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House Democrats press Google over report of scaled-back diversity efforts

Ten House Democrats sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday demanding answers about an NBC News investigation alleging that Google has significantly decreased its diversity and inclusion initiatives since 2018, because of what sou...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

US says China blocking return of American passenger jets amid coronavirus rules

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The Trump administration late Friday accused China of blocking U.S. passenger flights into the country amid coronavirus restrictions, according to a report...

Judge in Flynn case hires lawyer as appeals court reviews his decision not to dismiss: report

U.S. District Court Judge Emmett G. Sullivan has taken the unusual step of hiring an attorney to represent him as an appeals court reviews his decision not to immediately grant the Justice Department's (DOJ's) request to dismiss its case...

Sport News

Fire breaks out at Delhi hospital, no casualties reported

A massive fire broke out in Delhi's Cygnus Orthocare Hospital, a designated COVID-19 hospital in the national capital on Saturday. At least eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. So far, no casualties have been reported. As per reports, the fire...

Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. Kolkata Airport in an official communication has informed that flight operations will retur...

COVID-19 crisis: Can resume competition ‘once vaccine is in place’, says International Hockey Federation

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) says they can only resume competition once a vaccine is available for the coronavirus pandemic. FIH in its five-stage process, devised for the resumption of the game at different levels. It has said that "tran...

‘I met her, I liked her, and that’s it. I found love’: Rana Daggubati on Miheeka Bajaj

Actor Rana Daggubati recently revealed to his fans through social media that he has found himself a life partner. The Baahubali star said that he had proposed to Miheeka Bajaj and that "she said yes". Not much is known about their relationship and in a...

Why Hollywood movie-making may become more virtual in a post-coronavirus world

Sir Ian McKellen has said he was "miserable" while filming "The Hobbit," compared to playing Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings," because of too much virtual production, but the technology could become more common in filmmaking in a post-Covid-19 world.New ...

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence

The GOP-controlled Senate has confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe, a Republican, represents Texas’ 4th District that covers Northeast Texas.The conf...

Nepal blames Indians for rise in COVID-19 cases

Nepal and India are at odds yet again, this time over the coronavirus outbreak, with the latter blaming individuals breaking the nationwide lockdown in India and sneaking into the country for a rise in the number COVID-19 cases. “Those who are coming ...

TV

Sen. David Perdue’s Big Idea: Give unused work visas to foreign doctors, nurses to combat shortage

The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and officials to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better?  Bipartisan...

Amid pandemic and pandemonium, Harris County appoints new Clerk

As the GOP’s crusade against safe voting continues here in Texas and nationally, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday appointed a replacement for outgoing County Clerk Diane Trautma...

Returning to a new normal: Trump spends Saturday at his Virginia golf course

President Trump spent a sunny Saturday at his golf resort outside Washington, D.C. in another sign that the commander-in-chief is eager to resume a normal schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic.TRUMP ANNOUNCES THAT HOUSES OF WORSHIP ARE ‘ESSE...

Karan Johar reveals two of his house staff tested positive for COVID-19

Karan Johar in a statement via his Instagram story revealed that two of his house staff have been tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote, "I'd like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as t...