California is pursuing a legal challenge against the Trump administration. Their controversial new student visa policy will force foreign students to leave the country... ...Or switch schools if they attend a university doing online-only instruction this fall. These new rules are in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports HuffPost. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he’s filing a lawsuit against the administration.
[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign. Colette Luke has more.
[NFA] Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was taken to a federal jail on Thursday after refusing to agree to a gag order as a condition of serving his criminal sentence under home confinement, Cohen's lawyer said. Freddie Joyner reports.
The Trump administration plans to finalize regulations this week that will bar the U.S. government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products from five Chinese companies including Huawei, Hikvision and Dahua, a U.S. official told Reuters exclusively. Conway G. Gittens reports.
When asked about the risks of having Huawei as part of the 5G network, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that "the UK should not be vulnerable to a high risk state vendor" but, at the same time, he also wants to make sure to deliver the best broadband needed for the whole country. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, reports Gizmodo. This could have a devastating impact on coastal communities. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Much of the region has historically remained frozen for most of the year, but it is heating up. Its sea ice is melting, creating increasing periods of open water, especially in the summer. A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that could have dangerous consequences.
As if a global pandemic of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 weren't enough, Gizmodo reports the bubonic plague has reared its nasty head once again. Sunday, officials from Inner Mongolia revealed a shepherd has been diagnosed with bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death. At the same time, a second case has been identified in neighboring Mongolia. Both patients had had contact with a wild marmot, and both are recovering. In the region, subsistence hunting is common.
Hundreds of scientists across the world have a burning question for the World Health Organization. According to Gizmodo, they just petitioned the WHO via an open letter with one demand. The demand is that the WHO acknowledge publicly that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 can be airborne. That means it can spread through the air (and linger there) via tiny aerosols emitted by the breath of infected people, not just large droplets. The letter puts the WHO in a tight spot.
If you've ever wondered what space smells like, you're not alone. According to Gizmodo, plenty of people are curious about what kind of scent may be out there. As od Sunday, a Kickstarter has received more than $321,000 for a NASA-Designed Perfume that smells like space. The campaign’s organizers say NASA designed the perfume decades ago for training purposes. "Eau de Space"’ has been a closely guarded NASA secret, but the Kickstarter organizers have acquired the recipe.
Career app LinkedIn and social media discussion app Reddit have both been monitoring each and every keystroke of Apple iPhones. According to Gizmodo, LinkedIn says this was due to a bug in the company’s iOS app and not intended behavior. Reddit’s snooping was reported by iOS 14 beta users and shared on social media. The company says it does not store or send the content, adding that it was releasing a fix immediately.
Speaking on India-China border tensions, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said, "I have spoken with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar a number of times about this. Chinese took incredibly aggressive actions and Indians have done their best to respond to that. There aren't many neighbours that can satisfactorily say that they know where their sovereignty ends and the Chinese Communist Party will respect that. That is certainly true now for people of Bhutan. The world must come together to respond to this. This increasing revisionist effort that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engaged in is something that President Trump has taken incredibly seriously." He further said, "World has seen true colours of Chinese Communist Party and I am convinced more than ever that free people of the world will come to understand the threat. The impact General Secy Xi Jinping has on the world is not good for free and democracy loving people."
Japan’s amusement parks may not be as amusing as they used to be. Currently many of the country’s parks are open or reopening in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. However, park officials are hoping to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19. They are asking customers not to scream while on rides, according to The Wall Street Journal. In order to give customers guidance on how to avoid screaming, the Fuji-Q Highland park made a video.
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the US is still in its first wave of the coronavirus. This warning comes as multiple states record their highest-ever daily new case totals. "People keep talking about a second wave. We're still in a first wave." Fauci to The Wall Street Journal Many countries that appear to have brought the virus under control are now worried. A possible second wave, where cases peak again, is very much a reality reports Business Insider.
CNBC reports that Instacart is raising $225 million. That boosts its valuation from $8 billion in 2018 to $13.7 billion. The company plans to use these new funds to support its partner grocers and shoppers, who fulfill orders for customers. They are also planning to improve conditions for its shoppers. DoorDash is also close to raising funds at a $15 billion valuation. DoorDash was valued at around $13 billion in 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Car rental giant Hertz filed for bankruptcy in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, a judge ruled Hertz can sell $1 billion in new stock to raise money. The Wall Street Journal reports that traders bought Hertz stock since its bankruptcy. The company's lawyers cited that volatility as a "unique opportunity" to shore up its coffers. After the Chapter 11 filing on May 22, shares of Hertz skyrocketed. The stock flew up Robinhood's list of most popular names.
National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow says President Trump's decision to allow new sales to China's Huawei does not mean he's 'backing off' the telecommunications giant as a national security..