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FBI chief slams Chinese cyberattacks on U.S., calls it ‘one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history’

FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Hart Building on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON —...

Chief Justice Roberts injured head in fall last month, was hospitalized: report

[unable to retrieve full-text content]U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in a hospital last month after injuring his forehead in a fall at a Maryland country club, according to a report.

Amy Kennedy wins primary to take on Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who defected to GOP

Amy Kennedy, the wife of ex-Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and daughter-in-law of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, has won the Democratic primary in New Jersey's second congressional district, setting up a November showdown with G...

Ambassador Craft hits China, Russia for backing Syrian regime’s ‘campaign of brutality’

Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution to extend cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into Syria for another year, despite warnings that Syrian citizens rely on the aid.“It has never been clearer that Russia and...

Maharashtra govt cancels orders issued by Mumbai Police Commissioner for internal transfer of DCPs

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Sunday said that the orders issued by Mumbai Police Commissioner for internal transfers in the metro have been revoked. "The orders issued by Mumbai Police Commissioner for internal transfers in Mumbai have b...

FBI chief slams Chinese cyberattacks on U.S., calls it ‘one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history’

FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Hart Building on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON —...

Elon Musk congratulates Tesla employees ahead of Q2 deliveries report

Vehicles pass the Tesla Inc. assembly plant in Fremont, California, U.S., on Monday, May 11, 2020.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAround 11:00 a.m. California time on Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out an e-mail congratulating his tens...

FedEx, which paid $205 million for naming rights to the Washington Redskins’ stadium, asks team to change its name

A Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland.Scott Taetsch | Getty ImagesFedEx has asked the Washington Redskins t...

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Abbott’s approval is down, as coronavirus cases go up

In recent polling by The Texas Politics Project, Gov. Greg Abbott’s job approval rating has dropped, as the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the state.The poll features numerous questio...

Eddie Lucio’s shady ties with the private prison industry

A recently resurfaced transcript shows State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. admitting to making money from the prison industry. Lucio, a Democrat who has represented Brownsville for nearly 30 years has fr...

Needham lowers Google estimates amid ‘search weakness’ and growing threat from Amazon

The Google search application is seen running on an iPhone on September 5, 2018.Jaap Jurriens | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesNeedham analysts predict Google's second quarter revenue will be down 7% year-over-year because of the company's declining U.S. ...

Mulvaney warns Trump will face ‘headwinds’ if election turns into ‘referendum’ on himself

Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has a blunt assessment of President Trump's chances in November’s presidential election, saying the president should hope it doesn't turn into "a referendum" on himself.“If the president can go bac...

West Bengal: Complete lockdown in containment zones, buffer zones of Kolkata, South 24 Parganas from July 9

The West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to impose strict lockdown in COVID-19 affected areas by clubbing together containment zones and buffer zones near them from July 9 as the number of cases continues to rise in the state.  Officials sai...

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.&...

Trump in campaign mode at White House’s Independence Day event

United States President Donald Trump has vowed to defeat the "radical left" in a July Fourth Independence Day speech at the White House, condemning recent efforts to remove or rethink monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the US.Trump ...

Justice Kavanaugh denies emergency request from Illinois GOP groups seeking to hold large rallies

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday denied an emergency appeal submitted by GOP lawmakers from Illinois that had argued against the governor’s restrictions on meeting in groups larger than 10 amid the coronavirus&...

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These videos of Sushant Singh Rajput playing with kids will melt your heart

It is going to be almost a month since Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide. Various videos and images have been going viral ever since the news of his demise was made public. A few videos of the actor with children have recently been g...

Factory blast near Iran’s capital kills two in latest explosion

Two people were killed in an explosion at a factory south of Tehran on Tuesday, the latest in a series of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites.State news agency IRNA reported "human error" was the cause of the blast. "Two people...

Ousted SDNY federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to appear before House Judiciary Committee next week

Former Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman will testify next week before the House Judiciary committee in a closed door hearing – just weeks after President Trump fired him. Berman will appear before the Democrat-led House commi...

New York, Connecticut, New Jersey add 3 more states to mandatory quarantine restriction list

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced that individuals traveling to their states from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma will be required to quarantine for 14 days -- aft...

Justin Langer says Smith vs Bumrah, Kohli vs Cummins is a tantalising prospect for any cricket lover

The Indian cricket team are set to tour Australia later this year in a much-awaited series between the two nations. This tour also means that the best in the business be going head-to-head in Test cricket. While fans across the globe are absolutely e...

Biden and DNC outraise Trump and RNC during blockbuster fundraising month

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden both set eye-popping fundraising records last month – but Biden’s records were larger.The former vice president’s campaign announced on Wednesday night that they, the Democratic National Committee (DN...

Biden-founded law firm, as well as a company tied to Pelosi, received PPP funds, docs show

A prominent Delaware law firm founded by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for between $150,000 and $350,000, according to records released Monday by the Treasury Department and the ...

More than half of Americans say they’re more stressed than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic

Weeks of social distancing at home and concern about the pandemic bringing you down? You're not alone. A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School released results from a survey they conducte...

Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena now test negative for COVID-19

After facing criticism for organising the Adria Tour and being tested positive, Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, have now tested negative.  Neither the 33-year-old player nor his partner felt any symptoms, his press service said in a statement...

Condo or on-campus? Covid-19 changes the game for the parents of college kids

When Diane Pearson's sons both attended Robert Morris University, buying a condo for them in the suburb of Pittsburgh made financial sense.Pearson, who is a certified financial planner, took out a home equity line of credit to purchase the property wit...

Twitter knocks down Bernie Sanders’ suggestion that Russian trolls are behind online attacks from his supporters

Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater i...

CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena now test negative for COVID-19

After facing criticism for organising the Adria Tour and being tested positive, Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, have now tested negative.  Neither the 33-year-old player nor his partner felt any symptoms, his press service said in a statement...

Was Modi’s visit to hospital in Leh ‘staged’? Here’s why ‘Liberal’ Twitterati need to calm down

Days after a violent face-off between India and China near the Line of Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh's Galwan valley which left several jawans injured, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Friday made a surprise visit to Ladakh to take stock of the si...

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign official and girlfriend of president’s son, tests positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr. looks on as Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks during a 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.Drew Angerer | Getty ImagesKimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campai...

Coronavirus hospitalizations grow in more than 20 states as Texas admissions soar to new record

A member of the medical staff treats a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care war...

Gun safety group to invest $8 million in ousting Texas Republicans

Fresh from a victory in Virginia where Republicans lost the statehouse for the first time in decades, Everytown for Gun Safety is planning on investing at least $8 million in Texas to flip the s...

Oregon governor meets with state troopers caught flouting mask mandate in coffee shop

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown met Friday with three Oregon State Police troopers who were seen on video earlier this week defying a mandated statewide mask order while visiting a Corvallis coffee shop.The incident occurred the same day the governor's mas...

Immigration judges challenge policy gagging them from free speech

US immigration judges plan to ask a federal court on Wednesday to strike down a new Justice Department policy barring them from speaking publicly about immigration law or even about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected detained immigrants. The law...

Home Ministry permits universities to hold final term exams maintaining COVID-19 guidelines

The Union Home Ministry on Monday allowed universities to conduct the long-pending end-of-term examinations, but only on conditions complying with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) guidelines laid down by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfar...

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...

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Trump blasts de Blasio for plans to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ in front of Trump Tower

President Trump on Wednesday blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan, urging the city to instead spend its money on the New York Police Department.“NYC is cutting ...

GOP senator defends Trump’s 4th of July speech, calls its ‘one of the best that he has given’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., defended President Trump’s Fourth of July speech amid withering criticism from liberals – and an uneasy silence from some conservatives – that Trump’s speech was divisive instead of unifying.Calling it “absolutely one of...

‘They just turn a blind eye’: Amazon Air contractors face safety risks as new coronavirus outbreaks emerge

An Amazon Air plane at Ontario International Airport on Monday, February 4, 2019.Katie SchoolovThe coronavirus pandemic has shed a bright light on Amazon's treatment of warehouse workers and prompted the company to take extraordinary steps to reassure ...

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Amidst focus on WHO, India appoints new envoy to UN bodies in Geneva

Indra Mani Pandey has been appointed as the next Indian envoy to UN bodies and other international organisations in Geneva. A sensitive post, he will represent India in more than 25 important organisation of the United Nations in Geneva including World...

Italy clears rescue ship to bring 180 migrants to Sicily

A humanitarian rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean for days has "finally" received instructions to sail to an Italian port, so the 180 migrants on board can be disembarked.In a social media post on Sunday, SOS Mediterranee also described "relief ...

PM Modi to review coronavirus relief work by BJP units during lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will review the relief work done by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) units during the countrywide lockdown period.  The announcement was made by the party's general secretary Arun Jain on Friday. "The core co...

Ethiopia: ‘At least 50’ dead in protests over musician’s killing

At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia's Oromia region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said.Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was a targeted killing. P...

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Amazon delivery contractors were among recipients of government payroll loans

Dozens of companies that handle last-mile delivery for Amazon received funds from the government's coronavirus relief program, according to data released Monday. Peregrine Express, Rapid Logistics, Systemize Logistics, Sheffield Express and V...

Hanau shooting: Nine dead in attacks at shisha lounges in Germany

At least nine people were killed at two shisha lounges in a German city on Wednesday evening, an assault that federal prosecutors are investigating as a possible far-right attack.The suspect was later found dead at his home early on Thursday after the ...

Meme-fest Alert: Here is why Twitterati are trolling Budweiser

If you happened to open social media and by any chance clicked on the hashtag #Budweiser on Thursday, you would have been surprised to see the amount of memes that were being thrown in the direction of the popular beer brand.  The meme fest was l...

Chief Justice Roberts injured head in fall last month, was hospitalized: report

[unable to retrieve full-text content]U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in a hospital last month after injuring his forehead in a fall at a Maryland country club, according to a report.