- Experts say it's unlikely there will be widespread distribution of a vaccine this calendar year, however.
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- When games like The Witcher 3 are ported to Nintendo Switch it highlights just how capable a system Nintendo’s hybrid console is. And according to The Witcher 3 port developers, Saber Interactive, the Switch is capable of much more.In an interview with WCCTech, Saber founder Matthew Karch says that the studio’s upcoming Switch version of World War Z “is actually more challenging than the port of The Witcher 3” and that there is “still a lot of great potential in the
- Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder, manslaughter in death of George Floyd; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'
- The failure is not expected to have any impact on SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch plans this weekend.
- The Trump administration's new national intelligence director waded into political waters in his first week on the job, declassifying documents that allies of the president say bolster their contention that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was wrongly pursued.The extraordinary decision to release transcripts of Flynn's calls with a foreign country's ambassador, a closely guarded secret for more than three years, is part of an ongoing Trump administration effort to disclose informat
- BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to break down everything we learned in the The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play presentation. We also discuss a bit of our hopes for the PS5 reveal event, which, naturally, was only a rumor when we recorded and then was officially announced 12 hours later. Ain't timing grand?Watch the new episode below:[ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/05/29/the-last-of-us-part-2-state-of-play-imp
- U.S. health officials removed some coronavirus reopening tips for religious organizations only hours after posting them late last week, deleting guidance that discouraged choir gatherings and the use of shared communion cups.A federal health official on Friday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a version of the guidance on May 22 that had not been cleared by White House officials.The initial guidance posted last week contained most of the same advice that was in a draft d
- A fund to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse may begin making payouts soon, after the deceased financier's estate, his accusers and the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands resolved their differences over the process.The accord came 9-1/2 months after Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on sexual abuse and sex trafficking charges.
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave notice on Friday that he will appeal a federal judge's decision on voting rights for felons, while asking for a stay on the ruling that appeared to clear the way for hundreds of thousands of citizens to vote in a crucial 2020 state.The law in question, introduced by the state's Republican-controlled Senate last year, requires convicted felons in Florida to pay any court costs, fines, fees and restitution to victims before their right to vote could be restored.O
- There are currently about 10 coronavirus vaccines being tested in humans and experts have predicted that a safe and effective vaccine could take 12 to 18 months from the start of development.Earlier this month, Moderna had released https://in.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-moderna/coronavirus-vaccine-from-moderna-appears-safe-shows-promise-in-data-from-eight-people-idINKBN22U1KQ early-stage data that showed the vaccine, mRNA-1273, was safe and produced protective antibodies in a small
- Incoming DNI John Ratcliffe released the already declassified call summaries on Friday.
- The United States and United Kingdom clashed with China and Russia over Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong during closed Security Council discussions on Friday that reflected increasing U.S.-China tensions.Diplomats said China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun accused the U.S. and UK of meddling in the country’s internal affairs and making baseless accusations that the law risks curtailing freedoms guaranteed in the December 1984 Sino-British agreement that led to the
- In recent weeks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has positioned herself as a leading contender in the race to join former Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. But growing civil unrest in her home state of Minnesota in response to the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer—and renewed scrutiny of her record as the top prosecutor in the state’s largest county—appears to have severely hampered her ambition to be the Democratic Party’s vice pres
- SpaceX's previous Starship prototypes burst during fuel-tank testing, but the fourth prototype exploded during an operation to test-fire its engine.
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- Klobuchar was elected to the Senate in 2006 around the time that Derrick Chauvin was involved in the shooting that killed Wayne Reyes.
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- Fred Rogers Productions is looking for a Digital Producer to lead digital content development for a new animated series about a young Latina girl growing up in the Bronx. ...
- Vanita Gupta, head of the department's Civil Rights Division in the Obama administration, said the Minneapolis Police Department was on her “radar” during her tenure.
- IGN Prime has partnered with TOGE Productions to bring you early access to Rising Hell, a vertical platformer rogue-like filled with adrenaline-pumping action and tons of heavy gothic metal shreds.Rising Hell places you in the shackles of Arok, a sinner with a mysterious power to kill demons. Fight your way through the horde of Belial and escape Hell as you unlock new characters and talents to create chaos in the randomly-generated and ever-changing landscape.[youtube clip_id="GRMqdGzZf10"]Click
Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley introduce resolution condemning police brutality after George Floyd death“The murder of George Floyd in my district is not a one-off event," Omar said.
- Fox News contributor Karl Rove weighs in on escalating tensions with China.
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- After taking center stage in a PlayStation State of Play, Sucker Punch gives us even more
- There is anger on the streets in Minneapolis. It is understandable given the killing of yet another unarmed black man as he was arrested.
- Omar Jimenez and a camera crew were detained in Minneapolis during protests
- The president criticized the World Health Organization for their response to the pandemic and said U.S. funds would be redirected to other public health needs.
- US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a probe into the actions of Chinese companies listed on American financial markets as tensions flared anew between the world's two biggest economies.The announcement followed Beijing's move to implement a new security law on semi-autonomous Hong Kong that critics say would stifle freedom, as well as with Trump's claims that China obfuscated the origins of the coronavirus that has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States."I'm instructing my
- The black SUV entered a street that had been closed. A man jumped on the hood to avoid being run over, then jumped off and was later struck.
- U.S. Africa Command flatly rejected Russian claims that Moscow did not deploy fighter jets to Libya, saying Friday that the 14 aircraft flown in reflect Russia's longer term goal to establish a foothold in the region that could threaten NATO allies.Brig. Gen. Gregory Hadfield, deputy director for intelligence, said the U.S. tracked the MiG-29 fighter jets and SU-24 fighter bombers that were flown in by Russian military, passing through Iran and Syria before landing at Libya's al-Jufra air base.T
- After the killing of George Floyd, the controversial practice of imbuing police cadets with a readiness to kill, known as “warrior training,” receives fresh scrutiny.
What one USA TODAY reporter saw during George Floyd protests — until he was temporarily blinded by pepper sprayWithin minutes, my eyes refused to open and my face and arm felt as if they were dipped in a deep-fryer.
- The Chinese government passed a law giving it sweeping new powers to stamp out dissent on the semiautonomous island of Hong Kong. Should the U.S. and others nations push back?
- An Argentine prosecutor asked a judge on Friday to authorize a criminal investigation into former President Mauricio Macri and his former head of intelligence for alleged illegal surveillance of politicians and journalists.The request from federal prosecutor Jorge Di Lello followed a complaint filled by the current government's intelligence chief, Cristina Caamaño, who reported finding a hard drive with apparent evidence of illegal surveillance of the emails of at least 85 people, includi
- Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday."The pigeon was set free yesterday (May 28) after nothing suspicious was found," said Shailendra Mishra, a senior police official in Indian-administered Kashmir.The Pakistani owner of the pigeon had urged India to return his bird, which Indian villagers turned over to
- Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments, seaports, shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff U.S. sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla, the U.S. envoy on Venezuela told Reuters on Friday.Elliott Abrams, Washington’s special representative on Venezuela, said the pressure campaign targeting heavily sanctioned U.S. foes Iran and Venezuela was being waged “to be sure everyone re
- The death rate after elective surgery soars if a patient has Covid-19, a new study has revealed, as doctors say non urgent procedures should be postponed. The study, published in The Lancet, revealed that among patients with Covid-19 who underwent elective surgery the death rate was 18.9 per cent. Researchers conducted an observational study of 1,128 patients across 24 countries between January 1 and March 31 this year. The study included data from hospitals mainly in Europe and America with ong
- In total, Republicans need a net gain of at least 17 seats to flip the House back to GOP control.
- Even Trump voters must rise up against the racist brutality that plagues our country.
- President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States will restrict Chinese students and start reversing Hong Kong's special status in customs and other areas, as Beijing imposes a controversial security law.Trump said the Chinese government has been "diminishing the city's longstanding and very proud status.""This is a tragedy for the people of Hong Kong, the people of China, and indeed the people of the world," Trump told reporters.
- via politico.comAlarmed health experts said the move will set back global efforts to fight the pandemic.
- President Trump announced Friday that the U.S. is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization over its failure to enact reforms in response to the administration's criticisms of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic."Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs," Tr
- Civil and criminal defense attorney Eric Guster weighs in on ‘The Daily Briefing.’
- MILAN -- After months of living under a strict lockdown in Italy, a closely gathered group of teenagers welcomed a warm evening this week at a verdant park in Milan, gazing at phone screens, embracing and forming a small circle around a playful dog. No one wore a mask.Pinuccia Ciancalloni, 59, who was taking her daily walk through the park on Tuesday, pointed at the group with dread. To her, the expressions of young love and healthy sociability amounted to a profound threat.She complained that t
Trump formally cuts ties with World Health Organization, says he's revoking Hong Kong's trade perks in rift with ChinaU.S.-China tensions over coronavirus have been rising for weeks. The spat took a more serious turn after China adopted a law threatening Hong Kong.
- Trump attempted to walk back his comments on Friday afternoon but not before receiving condemnation from a far-right group and a pop star.
- Rioters protesting the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, an African-American man who died after being arrested and pinned to the ground by officer Derek Chauvin, destroyed a bar owned by a black former firefighter Wednesday night.Korboi Balla had invested his life savings in the bar and was planning to open it before the coronavirus pandemic caused mass business closures. Balla then moved the opening date to June 1, when Minnesota plans to lift restrictions on restaurants, but the bar
- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong, in response to China's plans to impose new security legislation in the territory.Trump made the announcement at a White House news conference, saying China had broken its word over Hong Kong's autonomy.
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