Year: 2020

Russian residing top-notch arrested for treason

Russian residing top-notch arrested for treason

Image copyright Ivan Safronov/Twitter Image caption Safronov’s arrest is not linked to his work for the space agency A spokesman for the head of the Russian space agency has been arrested for treason, the agency says. Roskosmos said in a statement (in Russian) that former journalist Ivan Safronov’s arrest was not linked to his current…

What to know about Tuesday’s primaries in New Jersey and Delaware

What to know about Tuesday’s primaries in New Jersey and Delaware

Savannah Behrmann USA TODAY Published 4:27 AM EDT Jul 7, 2020 WASHINGTON – A Democrat-turned-Republican faces a fight on both sides, a primary opponent from the progressive wing of the party is challenging a popular Democratic Senator and Delaware’s favorite son, Joe Biden, finally has his name on the ballot in his home state. Here’s what you need to…

What civil rights groups desire from Facebook boycott: Discontinue detest speech and harassment of Dark users

What civil rights groups desire from Facebook boycott: Discontinue detest speech and harassment of Dark users

Jessica Guynn USA TODAY Published 4:29 AM EDT Jul 7, 2020 T’Nae Parker, a Black activist who’s been on Facebook since college, almost always has the app open on her phone, spending hours each day helping her community in South Carolina – that is, unless Facebook cuts off her access. By her count, Parker has had her…

‘Disgusting image’: Justin Timberlake joins Taylor Swift in calling for removal of accomplice statues

‘Disgusting image’: Justin Timberlake joins Taylor Swift in calling for removal of accomplice statues

Cydney Henderson USA TODAY Published 12:13 AM EDT Jul 7, 2020 Justin Timberlake is joining a growing list of celebrities calling on their hometowns to remove confederate monuments and memorabilia amid national anti-racism protests.   The “Mirrors” singer, 39, wrote on Instagram Monday that his home state of Tennessee “happens to be the home of many many confederate monuments.” “If we…

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US is ‘knee-deep’ in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is ‘if fact be told no longer factual’

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US is ‘knee-deep’ in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is ‘if fact be told no longer factual’

Savannah Behrmann USA TODAY Published 11:13 PM EDT Jul 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday that the United States’ handle on the coronavirus outbreak is “really not good” and that action is needed to curb the spread. In an interview via Facebook Live, the nation’s top infectious…