U.S.

Cuomo slams federal government for coronavirus response

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slammed the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic and said he was considering a quarantine for travelers from Florida due to fears they could spread the virus.

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Pelosi urges Senate to take up ‘Dreamers’ bill after top court ruling

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called “Dreamers” now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to end their protections.

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Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not ‘fit’ to be president

Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump’s behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

Technology

Robinhood trading app experiences trading outage

Robinhood Markets Inc, the fintech startup credited with helping popularize trading with millennials, said on Thursday it was experiencing a “major outage” in equities and options trading, as well as “degraded performance” in cryptocurrency trading.

Technology

France’s top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

France’s top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday.

Technology

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.

Politics

Pelosi urges Senate to take up ‘Dreamers’ bill after top court ruling

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called “Dreamers” now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to end their protections.

Politics

Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not ‘fit’ to be president

Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump’s behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

Technology

No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus would be rolled out.

U.S.

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.

Health

No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus would be rolled out.

Politics

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.

U.S.

New York Governor Cuomo slams federal government for coronavirus response

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slammed the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus and called it an “undeniable mistake.”

U.S.

Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to serve as Democratic SEC commissioner

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Business

Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to serve as Democratic SEC commissioner

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Technology

Robinhood says experiencing major trading outage

Robinhood Markets Inc, the fintech startup credited with helping popularize trading with millennials, said on Thursday it was experiencing a “major outage” in equities and options trading, as well as “degraded performance” in cryptocurrency trading.

World

NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey’s navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris suspects involved Turkish arms smuggling to Libya.

Technology

Facebook sues individuals for offering to extract data, gather likes

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against individuals in Europe and the United States for abusing its platforms to offer automated tools for scraping users’ personal data and gathering likes.

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Top Pentagon official Wheelbarger resigns as critics accuse Trump of seeking ‘loyalists’

Kathryn Wheelbarger, one of the Pentagon’s most prominent and respected policy officials, is resigning after three years in the job at a time when critics have accused President Donald Trump of prioritizing perceived “loyalists” for top national security posts, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Business

Kroger says demand easing after coronavirus stockpiling

U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co stopped short of raising its annual forecasts on Thursday, saying a coronavirus-driven surge in demand for essential goods was fading as American households reconsider what they have on their shelves.

U.S.

Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope

Boarded-up shops, a depressing sight for New Yorkers after looters infiltrated anti-racism marches in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, are being transformed into canvases of hope with paintbrushes wielded by a small army of artists.

U.S.

Top Pentagon official Wheelbarger resigns as critics accuse Trump of seeking ‘loyalists’

Kathryn Wheelbarger, one of the Pentagon’s most prominent and respected policy officials, is resigning after three years in the job at a time when critics have accused President Donald Trump of prioritizing perceived “loyalists” for top national security posts, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

World

Nigeria’s president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

Nigeria’s president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.

World

Russia says to react if Germany takes action on killing of Chechen ex-rebel

Moscow will react if Berlin takes new actions against Russia over the killing of a Georgian national in the German capital last year, Russia’s ambassador to Germany said on Thursday, Interfax news agency reported.

Business

Wirecard investor DWS says has sold down position, considering legal action

Asset manager DWS, the fund management arm of Deutsche Bank, said it has further sold down its position in embattled German technology company Wirecard and was considering legal action.