Giuliani says George Floyd tragedy could have united the nation, blames riots on progressive political leadersFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Harris Faulkner on 'America's News HQ.'
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has imposed a curfew starting Saturday night after violent protests erupted across the city.
- China's state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws on the city, which is bracing for fresh protests.Trump on Friday pledged to "take action to revoke Hong Kong's preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory", and to impose sanctions on unspecified individuals over Beijing's new laws on the Asian financial centre."The baton of sanctions th
- China's state media lashed out on Sunday at possible retaliatory moves by the United States to impose sanctions and end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws, as the city braces for fresh protests.The state-backed China Daily said U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to "take action to revoke Hong Kong's preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory", and to impose sanctions on unspecified individuals, would hurt the United States, and unite
- Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in a cloud of bright orange flames and smoke from Florida's Kennedy Space Center for a 19-hour voyage to the space station.
Elon Musk said he was 'overcome with emotion' over SpaceX launch and the task of bringing astronauts home: 'I'm getting choked up, I'm sorry.'Elon Musk struggled to describe the feeling of sending astronauts into space for the first time — and his fear about bringing them home safety.
- China recorded two new confirmed cases of coronavirus on May 30, down from four the day before, data from the country's health authority showed on Sunday.Both cases were imported in the Chinese province of Shandong, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on its website.The total number of confirmed cases in the mainland as of May 30 stood at 83,001, data form NHC showed.
- via politico.comThe president said he would invite Australia, India, Russia and South Korea for an enlarged summit in September.
- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.Speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Trump said the G7, whose members are the world's most advanced economies, was a "very outdated group of countries" in its current format.It was unclear whether Trump's d
- Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken head out on a mission to initiate a new, commercial era in spaceflight.
- 'ACT OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM': A Federal Protective Service officer was shot and killed Friday night in Oakland. A senior DHS official tells ABC News that the shooting is related to the protest over George Floyd's death. A second FPS officer was wounded and is in critical condition.
- India's caseload continues to rise even as restrictions ease across the country.
- Brasília (AFP) - Brazil on Saturday reached 28,834 coronavirus fatalities, authorities said, surpassing hard-hit France and becoming the country with the world's fourth-highest death toll.At the epicenter of South America's coronavirus outbreak, Brazil also saw an increase of 33,274 cases in the past 24 hours -- a new daily record, the Health Ministry said.Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro remain the hardest-hit states in Brazil in terms of sheer numbers, while per capita rates are higher in t
- After the U.S. retired its space shuttle program, Russia's Soyuz rocket capsule was the only way to send people to the International Space Station. SpaceX's successful launch Saturday most likely means an end to that monopoly. Elizabeth Palmer takes a tour of a Soyuz facility in Moscow.
- A SpaceX rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts was headed for the International Space Station on Saturday on the first ever crewed flight by a private company, ushering in a new era in space travel.The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in a cloud of bright orange flame and smoke from Florida's Kennedy Space Center for the 19-hour voyage to the orbiting space station."Let's light this candle," Hurley, the spacecraft mis
- The plushie indicates when the Crew Dragon spaceship has reached a state of zero gravity, but neither NASA or SpaceX have explained how it was chosen.
- Thousands of protesters onmarched through the streets of the Fairfax district, expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
- The brother of George Floyd said Saturday that he spoke to President Donald Trump but the conversation was so quick that he “he didn't give me the opportunity to even speak.”“It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept pushing me off like ‘I don’t want to hear what you are talking about,”’ Philonise Floyd told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton.“I just told him I want justice. I said that I can't believe that they committed a modern-day lynch
- * NBC News: general counsel Dana Boente forced out on Friday* Fox News host Lou Dobbs slammed lawyer in April* Flynn transcripts show he discussed sanctions with RussianA top FBI lawyer who was criticised on Fox News for his role in the investigation of Michael Flynn has resigned after being asked to do so by senior figures at the Department of Justice, NBC News reported on Saturday.The FBI confirmed to NBC that Dana Boente, its general counsel and a former acting attorney general, announced his
- The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer, Dana Boente, had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump.As a senior Justice Department official, Boente was involved in the investigation of Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.The Justice Department has since asked a judge to drop those charges, arguing that prosecutors should not have brought
- Astronauts launched to the International Space Station in a historic first for NASA and SpaceX.
- Boente was asked to resign on Friday and two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss him said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray.
- NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on a roughly 19-hour journey to the International Space Station. It’s a mission nearly a decade in the making.
- Police declared the violent protests in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Friday night as "a riot" after demonstrators took part in various shootings, fires, and an attack on the city's Justice Center.
Hundreds of schools in South Korea reopened, only to close again as the country sought to avoid a spike in coronavirus casesOn May 28, Korean health officials announced 79 new coronavirus cases. Of those, 69 were reported at a distribution center in Bucheon.
- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts lifted off for the International Space Station on Saturday, the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and the first ever by a commercial company.The two-stage rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off smoothly in a cloud of orange flames and smoke from Launch Pad 39A at Florida's Kennedy Space Center for a historic flight to the orbiting ISS."Let's light this candle," Hurley said, right
- * Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in Florida* First attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-offA rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America’s human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure.The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon crew capsule from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS) marked the first time since 2011 that humans had blasted off into orbit from US soi
- A Falcon 9 rocket with two U.S. astronauts aboard lifted off Saturday en route to the International Space Station. It had been nine years since NASA astronauts had been sent into space.
- At 3:22 PM EDT Saturday afternoon, an American rocket carrying an American crew lifted off from American soil for the first time since 2011, carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station.
- Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken join NASA’s exclusive inner circle by catching a ride on a SpaceX rocket and capsule.It’s only the fifth time that NASA has put people aboard abrand new spacecraft line for liftoff. And it’s the first time the spacecraft belongs to a for-profit company in charge of the launch.The retired Marine colonel and former fighter pilot flew on NASA’s last space shuttle flight in 2011, closing out a 30-year era.
- A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn.A television reporter in Columbia, S.C., was hurt by a thrown rock Saturday and a journalist in Minneapolis was shot in the thigh by a rubber bullet.
- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts lifted off on Saturday on an historic first private crewed flight into space.The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off smoothly in a cloud of orange flames and smoke from Launch Pad 39A at Florida's Kennedy Space Center for the 19-hour voyage to the International Space Station.
- The launch of the Crew Dragon capsule into orbit marks the first time NASA astronauts traveled into space aboard a commercially built spacecraft and rocket.
'If you say you can't breathe, you're breathing': A Mississippi mayor defended the officer who stood on George Floyd's neckPetal, Mississippi, Mayor Hal Marx tweeted Floyd likely "died of overdose or heart attack" and that Minneapolis police are being "crucified."
- With Wednesday's launch, the nation that for generations led the world in the exploration of space is now poised to reclaim that mantle.
- With a flash of light, billowing smoke, and a thunderous roar, American astronauts on Saturday afternoon blasted into space aboard an American spacecraft for the first time since NASA decommissioned the aging, unsafe Space Shuttle fleet in 2011. The first manned flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft not only restores the United States’ ability to launch people into orbit, it also signals a possible new era of space exploration. Thousands of people tuned into livestreams
MUSK MAKES HISTORY: SpaceX just launched 2 people into orbit for the first time, kicking off the rocket company's most important mission since its founding 18 years agoThe launch won't be a success until NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley reach orbit, about 12 minutes after liftoff.
- The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. EDT on May 29 versus its previous report released on Friday.The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Attorney General Barr: Peaceful protests over George Floyd 'hijacked' by 'far left extremist groups'Addressing "rioting" in many cities, Attorney General Bill Barr said, "the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements."
- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and the development of a vaccine as he presided over an outdoor gathering that signaled a semblance of normalcy returning to the Vatican after a coronavirus lockdown lasting more than two months.Francis was joined in the Vatican Gardens by a representative sampling of people on the front lines of the emergency: a doctor, a nurse, a hospital chaplain, a pharmacist, a journalist and a civil protection official.A recovered COVID-19
Night of rage on Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters clash with Secret Service in front of the White HouseHundreds of protesters marched through the nation’s capital and engaged in hours of violent clashes with Secret Service officers.
Coronavirus began spreading in the US in January — predating President Trump's travel restrictions and the detection of community transmission, CDC saysCDC Director Robert Redfield said that the virus first circulated at low levels in the US so diagnostic tests would've missed it.
Airlines schedule major increase in flights in July as pressure mounts on ministers to ease quarantineAirlines have scheduled a dramatic increase in flights in July in anticipation that Governments will lift travel restrictions for holidaymakers and save the industry from potential collapse, according to data seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The companies which have already laid off tens of thousands of workers are banking on a “V-shaped” recovery by scheduling 161,200 passenger flights and 29.5 million seats for July, just eight per cent down on last year’s July timetables. The s
Elon Musk's biggest worry about SpaceX's first astronaut mission isn't the rocket launch — it's the spaceship's return to EarthElon Musk's "biggest concern" is reentry — the final stage of SpaceX's biggest mission for NASA, when its astronauts must hurtle back to Earth.
- China’s move to impose national security law in Hong Kong has drawn international outcry, including from the UK, over worries that the territory’s treasured liberties are coming to an end. Activists have welcomed greater international attention on the issue. But the UK’s window to pressure Beijing to change course in a meaningful way has largely closed. Hong Kong has experienced shrinking rights and freedoms for years. Elected lawmakers have been disqualified from their positio
- Hong Kongers are preparing for a new reality as China moves to impose new national security powers over Hong Kong that are seen by many as a "death knell" for the former British colony's freedoms.
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday demanded that Russia free a former US marine accused of spying in Russia after the man underwent urgent surgery in a Moscow hospital.Fifty-year-old Paul Whelan had emergency hernia surgery late Thursday after suffering "severe abdominal pain," his brother David Whelan said in a statement Friday.Paul Whelan, who also holds Canadian, Irish and British citizenship, was detained in Moscow in December 2018 for allegedly receiving state secrets.
- Face masks have become controversial, resulting in misinformation. The claims that mask wearing limits oxygen and leads to CO2 poisoning aren't true.
Meet Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, 2 'badass' astronauts, engineers, and dads poised to make history for SpaceX, NASA, and the worldSpaceX's first mission with people will be piloted by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug "Chunky" Hurley aboard the company's Crew Dragon spaceship.
- First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right.When George Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died Monday after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes and ignored his “I can't breathe” pleas, Frey quickly expressed outrage and called for charges against the officer.Four officers were fired the next day, and on Friday, Officer Derek Chauvin was charged in Floyd's death.
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