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New polls show trouble for Trump and Republicans in GOP strongholdsJust-released polls contain bad news for President Trump and his Senate allies, with Joe Biden expanding the electoral map to states that have long been bastions of the Republican Party.

5/19/2020 2:05:47 PM

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin LadenThe only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty at his 2006 trial. Instead, prosecutors pinned responsibility on Moussaoui because they said he could have prevented the attacks if he had not lied to the FBI about his knowledge of al-Qaida and its efforts to attack the U.S. when he was arrested in August 2001.

5/20/2020 10:18:36 AM

Wuhan has banned eating wild animals and nearby provinces are offering farmers cash to stop breeding exotic livestockChina's fur trade will continue, though, and farmers can still raise wild animals for medicine, entertainment, or research.

5/21/2020 6:30:49 AM

Coronavirus 'does not spread easily' by touching surfaces or objects, CDC now says. But it still 'may be possible.'The CDC says COVID-19 "does not spread easily" on contaminated surfaces or objects, nor by animal-to-human contact, or vice versa.

5/21/2020 8:18:25 AM

Carlos Ghosn: US ex-Green Beret and son arrested over escape from JapanThe former soldier and his son are detained for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.

5/20/2020 10:31:35 AM

Malaysia confirms more coronavirus cases at migrant detention centreMalaysia reported 35 new coronavirus cases at an immigration detention centre on Thursday, after authorities rounded up undocumented migrants this month in areas under lockdown. The United Nations has called on Malaysia to stop the crackdown, which it said has spread fear among migrant communities in Southeast Asia's third-largest economy, which has so far reported 7,059 cases, with 114 deaths. Malaysian authorities have detained more than 1,800 migrants in at least two raids as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, raising concerns they could instead raise infection risks in overcrowded detention centres.

5/21/2020 3:40:54 AM

Taiwan's president rejects Chinese rule amid coronavirus successTaiwan will not accept Chinese rule or attempts to “downgrade” its status as a democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island’s internationally recognised success in managing the coronavirus. President Tsai won a second term in the presidential election in January, in a landslide that was widely seen as an assertion of Taiwanese identity and rejection of Beijing’s attempts to intimidate and isolate Taiwan on the global stage. Her speech was firm but conciliatory, offering an olive branch to Beijing that Taipei was ready to peacefully negotiate a path through ongoing tensions on an equal footing but would not tolerate being undermined. “Both sides have a duty to find a way to coexist over the long term and prevent the intensification of antagonism and differences,” she said. Beijing deeply mistrusts President Tsai, suspecting that her ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) may attempt to push for independence, and it has refused to engage with her government since it first took power in 2016, ramping up economic, military and diplomatic pressure on the island of 24 million.

5/20/2020 5:02:14 AM

Whitmer says Michigan will 'hold people responsible' for dam failuresMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Wednesday that the state will "hold people responsible" for two dam failures Tuesday that caused severe flooding and forced 10,000 evacuations in areas along the Tittabawassee River.Whitmer said the dam failures were a known threat (regulators had revoked the Edenville dam's license in 2018 over its ability to handle floods) and Michigan will review "every legal recourse that we have" in its investigation into what caused the catastrophe.The flooding, which Whitmer said has been described by experts as a "500-year event," will likely have lasting consequences for the state, which is already dealing with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic. The governor promised to take aggressive action and procure aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal outlets, the Detroit Free Press reports.As for the flooding, Midland, Michigan's city manager said the peak is expected by Wednesday evening when water will have flooded an additional three feet. Read more at the Detroit Free Press.More stories from Republicans are up in arms about Flynn's 'unmasking.' He was reportedly never masked in the first place. Trump's lethal aversion to reading Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah hit Trump's drug use, voting feud, Pompeo's 'lavish' parties

5/20/2020 3:39:00 PM

Study: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuseThe Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses, a U.S. official said Thursday. A new study released by the Washington-based International Justice Mission on Thursday said Philippine cases of online child sexual exploitation have increased sharply in recent years with parents agreeing to have their own children victimized for the money. The private group has helped track down and prosecute offenders in the Philippines.

5/21/2020 2:40:58 AM

Biden says U.S. doesn't have a food shortage problem, 'we have a leadership problem'Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that America has “a leadership problem,” about food and nutrition in the face of the pandemic that has crippled the food distribution network.

5/19/2020 6:53:52 PM

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Amid the pandemic, life has moved online. That's good news for the tech giants that run data centers, and the companies that supply them.

5/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

Given the pandemic, how will emergency experts cope with evacuating people who might fear shared shelters, refuse to wear masks, and distrust authorities?

5/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

If you’re stuck working or studying from home for a while, here are some tips to make your internet perform better and speed up your Wi-Fi.

5/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

In the first two weeks of May, they've hit the dark web, hawking 200 million stolen records from over a dozen companies.

5/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

The bride and groom had a month and a half to move their ceremony online. Here's how they did it, from the AV setup to instructions for guests.

5/21/2020 6:00:00 AM

The disease once paralyzed 350,000 children each year; vaccination campaigns brought it down to just a few hundred cases. Then, the pandemic struck.

5/21/2020 6:00:00 AM

Online costume retailers and Etsy are doing what they can to keep up with demand. In other Bat-adjacent news, HBO Max is going to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of 'Justice League'.

5/21/2020 6:00:00 AM

Youth may fade, but thirst traps are eternal.

5/21/2020 6:00:00 AM

Everything we know about Covid-19, from avoiding the virus to caring for your loved ones, with regular updates.

5/20/2020 1:46:00 PM

Next time your eyes are drawn to a billboard or a commercial facade, try to notice what it’s obscuring.

5/20/2020 9:00:00 AM


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