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FBI director unleashes on China in speech

Chinese hackers have moved swiftly to target US pharmaceutical and research institutions making progress in the fight against coronavirus, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday in a wide-ranging speech that included some of the agency’s starkest accusations about the country’s threat to the US to date. Speaking for nearly an hour at a think tank…MORE

Mary Trump reveals how she became a top source for The New York Times

Mary Trump, President Trump’s niece, reveals in her forthcoming tell-all book that she was a source for The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the President’s tax returns. The Times’ article — published in October 2018 by reporters David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner — revealed that “through dubious tax schemes” Trump received…MORE

Michael Flynn posts video featuring QAnon slogans

In a video posted online over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is seen using phrases and slogans that are hallmarks of the baseless QAnon conspiracy movement. He also tagged his post with a QAnon hashtag. Followers of QAnon believe there is a “deep state” within the US government that…MORE

Atlanta mayor says increase in shootings stems from ‘perfect storm of distress’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday the increase in shootings and murders in the city and across the country is the result of a “perfect storm” of frustration, the coronavirus pandemic and issues with police brutality. “I think it’s just this perfect storm of distress in America,” Bottoms said on “Good Morning America.” “I…MORE

FDA warns against using 5 more hand sanitizers found to contain methanol

The US Food and Drug Administration has added five hand sanitizers to its list of products that have tested positive for a toxic chemical. These additional hand sanitizer products tested positive for methanol, which is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through skin or ingested. The FDA’s discovery comes just two weeks after…MORE

Courts find new ways to swear in citizens despite coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has made naturalization ceremonies look a little different, but they are no less meaningful for new US citizens. At the beginning of the pandemic, soon-to-be-Americans lamented the loss due to safety concerns of in-person-citizenship ceremonies. In recent weeks, however, a growing number of courts have begun to swear in citizens again, but…MORE

Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization

Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas in the last week alone. Sen. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign…MORE

Opening night Major League Soccer match is postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests

Opening night Major League Soccer match is postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests

MLS is not quite back. Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back Tournament match between Nashville SC and Chicago Fire FC has been postponed, the league announced in a statement Tuesday. Five Nashville SC players have tested positive for coronavirus since arriving in Orlando, Florida last week. Two players received positive results last weekend and the…MORE

Airline bookings start to tumble again as coronavirus cases spike

Airline bookings start to tumble again as coronavirus cases spike

Airline travel is bouncing back — but so are American coronavirus cases. That spike could put the aviation rebound in reverse. United Airlines presented sobering facts to employees Monday that bookings are tumbling as Covid cases soar. Also hurting travel demand: regulations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that mandate travelers from the pandemic’s…MORE

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