Study finds high media use in kids from low-income families — ScienceDaily


Kindergartners from low-income families spent more than six hours a day in front of screens during two early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small Ohio study suggests. That is nearly double the screen time found before the pandemic in similar children, according to other research. Caregivers from low-income households may have faced more difficulties […]

Children likely to be pleading guilty when innocent — ScienceDaily


The study says differences in children’s brains, which affect their sensitivity to pressure and rewards, and differences in the way they process information, make it more likely they will admit to crimes they didn’t commit when incentivized to do so. These developmental vulnerabilities mean solicitors and barristers should get extra support to help them better […]

Coronavirus: UK urged to scrap vaccine patents like US and EU to help poor countries


The UK is coming under pressure to follow the US and EU lead to call for Covid vaccine patents to be ditched so companies can make cheaper versions to send to poor countries. Jab-makers currently own the rights to their vaccine recipes – known as intellectual property rights or IP rights – and other firms […]

Air pollution in the UK is at its LOWEST since records began


Air pollution in the UK is at the lowest since records began, according to official Government statistics.  Three of the most problematic pollutants — nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) — dropped to all-time low levels last year due to lockdown. These pollutants are spewed out in high levels by engines, industry, […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’


India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan describes how, against all odds, his life is filled with joy


The most extraordinary thing about scientist Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, aside from his optimism, is his relentless capacity for joy. Except for his eyes and a few facial muscles, he cannot move. Neither can he breathe unaided. His sense of smell and taste have deserted him.  He can only speak haltingly, through a voice synthesiser. A year […]

UK records 2,297 new Covid cases and 10 new daily deaths


The UK has recorded a further 10 Covid deaths for the second day in a row – but Wales and Northern Ireland’s data is not included due to Easter delays. Today’s daily death toll marks a 47 per cent drop on last Sunday.  Prior to Saturday, the last time the country’s death toll was this low […]

Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future


The new sexual harassment allegation emerged Saturday evening in an article in the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the newspaper that during one of several uncomfortable encounters, Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol office […]

US Coronavirus: Experts say the green light for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine helps bring US a step closer to normalcy


“This is really great news,” Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, told CNN Saturday. “Johnson & Johnson vaccine… performs very well, still has an outstanding safety profile and then has the added benefit of tremendous convenience.” “It’s been such a challenge to get even a single dose […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech as military intensifies crackdown on protesters


State television MRTV announced Kyaw Moe Tun’s removal on Saturday evening local time, saying he had “abused the power and responsibilities of a permanent ambassador” and that he “betrays the country.” Speaking to Reuters following his firing, Kyaw Moe Tun said that he “decided to fight back as long as I can.” The announcement came […]

Two people were injured in a 30-vehicle pileup in Montana


The victims jumped from the Yellowstone River Bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by one of the cars, the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) tweeted. They were hospitalized and are expected to recover. “The cause appears to be the whiteout/zero visibility conditions brought on by a sudden snow squall,” Montana Department of Justice spokesman […]

DOJ files appeal of Trump-appointed judge’s ruling on CDC eviction moratorium


Judge John Barker, a Trump appointee in the Eastern District of Texas, stopped short of issuing a preliminary injunction but said he expected the CDC to respect his ruling and withdraw the moratorium. But Saturday night, the Justice Department filed an appeal in the case. “The Department of Justice respectfully disagrees with the February 25 […]

Highways that destroyed Black neighborhoods are crumbling. Some want to undo that legacy


Camara says her parents moved when she was a baby to another Shreveport neighborhood, Allendale, where she still lives. But now her current home is at risk of being bulldozed so that a second highway, Interstate 49, can connect directly through the city. The Shreveport leaders who want to trade Camara’s home for a highway […]

Opinion: Obama and Springsteen’s podcast reveals a key problem


The podcast’s release comes in the midst of a bit of controversy caused by the musician half of the duo (Springsteen’s Super Bowl ad for Jeep had been pulled after news broke that he had been charged with a DWI; that charge has been dropped and the ad returned to airwaves). But even before the […]

LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism


Ibrahimovic in an interview on Thursday said sportspeople like four-time NBA champion James, who has been one of the NBA’s leading voices against racial injustice and police brutality, should avoid making the mistake of getting involved in political matters and instead focus on only sports. “I will never shut up about things that are wrong. […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador pleads for immediate global action to help overturn coup


Kyaw Moe Tun, remaining loyal to the civilian government ousted on February 1, delivered a dramatic speech while addressing the assembly on Friday. “We need further strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people and to […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing


It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — is […]

Massacre in the mountains: How an Ethiopian festival turned into a killing spree


The corpses, some dressed in white church robes drenched in blood, were scattered in arid fields, scrubby farmlands and a dry riverbed. Others had been shot on their doorsteps with their hands bound with belts. Among the dead were priests, old men, women, entire families and a group of more than 20 Sunday school children, […]

WNBA team Atlanta Dream sold to new owners — including a former player


The sale of the team to Larry Gottesdiener, chairman of the real estate firm Northland, was unanimously approved by the WNBA and the NBA Board of Governors, the league said in a statement Friday. The new, three-member ownership group will also include Northland’s Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Abair and former Dream player Renee Montgomery — […]

The death of the Team USA coach who faced felony abuse charges was an ‘escape from justice,’ former gymnast says


“He tortured and abused little girls, myself included, for more than 30 years and was able to cheat justice,” said Klein, who had identified herself as the first to be abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Geddert, who took his own life Thursday after news of the charges, was the former owner […]

US court awards $2.3 billion to USS Pueblo crew held hostage by North Korea more than 50 years ago


More than 100 crew members and their relatives filed a suit against North Korea in February 2018 in a federal court under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which allows victims to sue state sponsors of terrorism for torture, hostage-taking, personal injury or death. The award is among the largest sums ever handed out in a […]

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban


The Muslim man in his 30s — whose name has been withheld by his lawyer to protect his privacy — filed the lawsuit after he was arrested in the central Selangor state in 2018 for attempting gay sex, which he denies. Same-sex acts are illegal in Malaysia, although convictions are rare. The country, which has […]

The week in 43 photos


Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional


US District Judge John Barker, who was appointed by then-President Donald Trump to the court in the Eastern District of Texas, stopped short of issuing a preliminary injunction, but said he expected the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respect his ruling and withdraw the moratorium. The order, citing the fact that “COVID-19 […]

GOP-backed Iowa bill aimed at restricting voting access heads to governor’s desk


The bill, introduced by a Republican state senator, specifically would reduce the number of early voting days from 29 days to 20 days. It would also close polling places an hour earlier on Election Day (at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.). The bill also places new restrictions on absentee voting including banning officials from […]

Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results


The effort by GOP legislators in battleground states to drastically change voting laws comes after last year’s elections saw record numbers of early and mail-in voters, many of them Democrats, after rules were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high numbers triggered baseless claims of fraud by then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans that […]

Top New York state health official grilled on the handling of Covid-19 nursing home deaths


The administration’s decision to delay the release of data on Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities — the subject of a federal investigation — has become a political crisis for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State lawmakers accuse Cuomo of a cover-up and said they are considering repealing the governor’s emergency powers. Zucker, appearing virtually before a […]

Lawyers make progress in reunifying children split from families at the border, latest court filing says


Wednesday’s filing is the first under the Biden administration, which is now responsible for the reunification of families separated at the US-Mexico border as a result of former President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The new administration has taken a markedly different tone in talking about the Trump-era policy, which called for the […]

‘Top Secret’ Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince


The documents, filed as part of a Canadian civil lawsuit earlier this year, are labeled “Top Secret” and signed by a Saudi minister who relayed the orders of the crown prince, the young de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. “According to the instruction of His Highness the Crown Prince,” the minister wrote according to a […]

Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden’s presidency


After four years of politics by tweeted decree, normal service is resuming inside the Beltway in all its brutal, hypocritical, and high-stakes glory as everyone with power tries to wield it to set the tone for the coming years. The White House is standing firm behind Neera Tanden, its pick for budget director, though her […]

Daniel Prude: Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no police officers will be charged


Prude, a 41-year-old Black man was having a mental health episode on March 23 when officers handcuffed him, covered his head with a “spit sock” and held him on the ground in a prone position. Prude was taken to a hospital, declared brain dead and died a week later. The protesters, some holding “Black Lives […]

Capitol riot: Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep rioters locked up


The apparent calculus prosecutors are using to determine whether they ask for jail time came to a head twice in court Tuesday, as they argued for the detention of a member of the pro-Trump extremist group the Proud Boys who carried an axe handle wrapped in a flag, and for an alleged conspirator among the […]

Thomas Webster charged: Prosecutors say retired NYPD officer beat police officer with metal pole during US Capitol riot


Prosecutor Benjamin Gianforti said that Webster, 52, turned himself into the FBI field office in New York’s Hudson Valley at 2:35 p.m. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Webster retired from the NYPD in 2011 and had been part of the uniformed security detail at City Hall and Gracie […]

Grand jury votes not to indict officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude


“Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals. Tragically, he received none of those things,” James said in a statement. “We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, […]

Senate confirms Tom Vilsack to serve again as agriculture secretary


The vote was 92-7. Vilsack, 70, will now be tasked with helping farmers hard hit by former President Donald Trump’s trade wars and the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened thousands of workers at meatpacking plants. During his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Vilsack made clear the challenges facing the Department of Agriculture are different than […]

Garland vowed to keep politics out of the Department of Justice


Frmer President Trump declared more than a year ago, “I am actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer,” as he tried to assert control over Department of Justice decisions. The claim in February 2020, as Trump basked in his first Senate acquittal on US House impeachment charges and prepared to fire people who had testified […]

All 4 requested witnesses plan to testify at today’s hearing on the Capitol attack


Federal prosecutors have charged at least 250 people in connection with the Capitol riot, according to a CNN analysis of court records and Department of Justice announcements. These defendants come from 40 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNN analysis.  Not surprisingly, there are more defendants hailing from the largest states in […]

Opinion: What Biden and Pelosi can learn from a 1941-1942 presidential commission


In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for a “9/11-type commission” to investigate the attack on the Capitol. Subsequently, congressional Democrats have drafted an initial plan to create a bipartisan commission that would examine the security failures at the Capitol to ensure that something similar never happens again. Under this plan, the commission’s report […]

Haaland expected to face contentious confirmation hearing over Interior nomination


The Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico is a historic pick and would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate. But Democrats and White House officials told CNN that they anticipate the hearing could get tense, and some Republicans have already spoken out against what they call her “extreme” and “radical” […]

Mounting confirmation battle sends warning sign to Biden


Growing intrigue over a trio of controversial presidential picks is also underscoring the power of individual senators such as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, when the partisan balance is so evenly divided. While Biden has seen blue-chip national security selections such as Antony Blinken as secretary of state […]

‘El Chapo’ wife Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested at Dulles airport


Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was apprehended at Dulles International Airport and is facing charges of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and 500 grams or more of methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the country, according to a new release from […]

In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era


It’s as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal to […]

6 takeaways from Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing


The chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit pledged to “fend off any effort by anyone” to politicize the investigations of the department. “I am not the President’s lawyer,” said Garland. “I am the United States’ lawyer.” Here are six takeaways from Garland’s nomination hearing. Senate Republicans pressed Garland on […]

Key things to know about Merrick Garland, Biden’s attorney general nominee 


President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, Judge Merrick Garland, will testify this morning before the the Senate Judiciary Committee. Biden tapped Garland for the post last month. Though a confluence of factors drove the decision, people familiar with the matter say it largely rested on Biden’s belief that Garland can rise above politics in the post-Trump era. Former […]

‘Allen v. Farrow’ is the latest example of ‘consequences culture’


It’s the latest in a wave of documentary films that seek to mete out what some may say is long overdue justice. The HBO series explores allegations by Dylan Farrow that her father, filmmaker Woody Allen, sexually molested her in 1992 when she was 7. Allen has repeatedly denied the claims. It comes on the […]

Merrick Garland’s 2-day confirmation hearing to be Biden’s attorney general starts Monday morning


Now Garland gets another chance to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. ET on Monday, the first day of a two-day hearing, but this time he’s appearing for a different role as President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Justice Department. While Garland is expected to face pointed questions over multiple thorny […]

Malcolm X: We can finally meet the real man (opinion)


No less than Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X hovers over this national moment of reckoning around racial justice. His continued resonance in policy arenas related to ending mass incarceration, police brutality and the war on drugs is evident. So is Malcolm’s indefatigable pursuit of a human rights agenda broad enough to recognize the universality […]

How to celebrate Black History Month


Right now, all over the United States, Black families are teaching the next generation of Black youth with intention and care. Black History Month is a time to consciously center and celebrate Black empowerment and achievements, as well as the legacies of strength and struggle against racism. It’s a time to honor the whole of […]

Alleged Oathkeeper says she was protecting VIPs at Trump rally


Attorneys for Ohio Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins detail how the efforts among paramilitants who are now accused of conspiracy on January 6 were closer to the apparatus around then-President Donald Trump and his rally than was previously known. By sharing the new details in the filing Saturday, the defense attorney for Watkins, a former Army […]

Pablo Hasel protests rock Catalonia for fifth day


Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Saturday, including families and elderly protesters at the city’s Plaça Universitat, where a rally began peacefully. After passing another square, called Plaça Urquinaona, police began beating protesters, Berta Galofré Pons, a 23-year-old political scientist, told CNN. Footage from the Barcelona protests on Saturday shows multiple scuffles between demonstrators and police. […]

Violent protests over rapper’s arrest and accusations of police brutality rock Catalonia for fifth day


Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Saturday, including families and elderly protesters at the city’s Plaça Universitat, where a rally began peacefully. After passing another square, called Plaça Urquinaona, police began beating protesters, Berta Galofré Pons, a 23-year-old political scientist, told CNN. Footage from the Barcelona protests on Saturday shows multiple scuffles between demonstrators and police. […]

Opinion: The three biggest decisions facing Merrick Garland


If all goes as planned and Garland takes the reins at the Justice Department, he will face a daunting thicket of quandaries that present thorny issues of law, accountability and politics. Garland will bring impressive credentials to the attorney general position. Unlike the former Attorney General William Barr, Garland earned his stripes as a trial […]

Claudette Colvin: How Black women and girls have been excluded from civil rights history


In March 1955, the 15-year-old was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The teenager and others challenged the law in court. But civil rights leaders, pointing to circumstances in Colvin’s personal life, thought that Parks would be the better representative of the movement. […]

Opinion: Ted Cruz isn’t the only issue in Texas


Nearly a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic began bringing death, disease and economic distress to millions of households. But the disaster hasn’t come alone — a host of others have struck the US in the past 12 months. The 2020 hurricane season broke the record for the number of major storms, forcing meteorologists to dip […]

Garland calls Capitol riot ‘heinous attack’ in opening statement to Senate Judiciary Committee


“If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 — a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government,” Garland says in the statement. The attorney general nominee plans to stress that […]

The US deported a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard


Friedrich Karl Berger, a 95-year-old German citizen, was ordered removed from the US in February 2020, when a US immigration judge determined his “willing service” as a guard of concentration camp prisoners “constituted assistance in Nazi-sponsored persecution,” the Justice Department said. Berger was eligible for removal from the US under the Holtzman Amendment, which prohibits […]

New York nursing home Covid-19 deaths: Cuomo’s explanations don’t comfort families who lost loved ones


“Every day you think of her and you miss so much, it’s just terrible,” he told CNN at his home in Albany. Agnes Minissale died in April after contracting Covid-19 at her nursing home, Minissale said. She would have been 94 years old on Valentine’s Day. Minissale’s father-in-law, Edward Bridgeford, was in the same nursing […]

An Asian-American man suffers a severed finger after an unprovoked attack


A man on a bicycle approached Matthew Leung, who is Asian-American, at a bus stop in Rosemead, a suburb of Los Angeles, just after 1 p.m. They exchanged hellos, but about 10 minutes later, the man, unprovoked, attacked Leung, said May Cun, Leung’s colleague at Gates Street Elementary School. Leung shielded his face with his […]

Opinion: Joe Manchin’s realism is just what the country needs


Sen. Joe Manchin, widely viewed as the most conservative Democrat in the now 50-50 US Senate, has announced he will support the budget resolution on Covid-19 relief being introduced by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders. In so doing, Manchin has laid down a marker: he is with his party at the beginning of this […]

Pennsylvania cop charged in Capitol riot: ‘FBI may arrest me ..lol’


Federal prosecutors said video footage shows Joseph Fischer, 55, running at a police line outside the Capitol and yelling, “Charge!” A patrolman with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, Fisher allegedly yelled “motherf—ers” as he clashed with officers on January 6. During the scuffle, Fischer allegedly tried to help an officer who fell down, and […]

How to help and get help


Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in the […]

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was targeted by gunman, federal judge tells ’60 Minutes’


Salas said that authorities found a dossier on Sotomayor in a locker used by the assailant, Roy Den Hollander, a lawyer who had a case before Salas and committed suicide after killing her son Daniel. “They found another gun, a Glock, more ammunition. But the most troubling thing they found was a manila folder with a […]

Nation’s top governors under fire as three big states reckon with deadly crises


Governors are being asked to account for the pervasive problems that have been exposed by those events: gaping income equality, food insecurity, an appalling level of health inequity and the inefficiency of the nation’s health care delivery system. Even though governors cannot control the unpredictable path of a novel virus or the severity of a […]

Myanmar coup: Celebrities opposing military junta added to arrest list


One of Myamar’s highest-paid actresses, she has been offering financial help to striking staff who have given up their jobs to take part in the growing civil disobedience movement, known as CDM. But on Thursday, the Myanmar Academy Award winner and her director husband, Na Gyi, went into hiding after his name appeared on an […]

US attorney’s office in Brooklyn and FBI scrutinizing Cuomo administration’s handling of data surrounding Covid nursing home deaths


The inquiry is described as preliminary, according to the source. It was not clear whether authorities were looking at Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo himself or members of his administration. A senior adviser to the governor said that the administration had been cooperating with the Justice Department and would continue to do so. “As […]

Here are the states allowing teachers to get Covid-19 vaccines


Several governors are making teachers a priority. In West Virginia, all teachers over the age of 50 who said they wanted the vaccine have already received it, according to Governor Jim Justice. In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine has set a plan to have all teachers vaccinated by the end of February, with the goal of […]

Case against Anne Sacoolas over death of Harry Dunn can go ahead in US, judge rules


Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and fled to the US 19 days after the August 2019 deadly collision outside RAF Croughton, a military base in England controlled by the US Air Force and used as a global intelligence gathering station by the CIA and NSA. The United Kingdom’s attempt to extradite Sacoolas to face criminal charges […]

6 takeaways from Joe Biden’s CNN town hall


I watched, took notes and have some thoughts about what mattered most — and why. My takeaways are below. 1. A hard deadline on vaccinations: Less than five minutes into the town hall, Biden made a promise that will be the big news not just tomorrow but for months to come: He said that “by […]

Biden says prosecuting Trump will be up to the Department of Justice


Taylor Glascock for CNN President Biden said he does have some concerns about the online aspect of the coronavirus vaccine rollout, shining a spotlight on the digital divide in the United States. He also said some of that concern stems from time that was wasted by the previous administration. Biden said that while he does have some concern […]

Best soundbars of 2021 – CNN Underscored


(CNN) —   As TVs slim down, picture quality keeps getting better while built-in audio continues to deteriorate. That’s why, as we note in our best TVs guide, it makes sense to pair your TV — even a brand-new model — with a soundbar. Sure, you could wire a few different speakers up around the […]

Vaksina, a po privohen vendet më të varfëra?


Vendet e pasura kanë siguruar sasi vaksine kundër koronavirusit, të mjaftueshme për të mbrojtur popullsinë e tyre gati tre herë deri në fund të vitit 2021, thonë disa organizata që merren me shpërndarjen e ndihmave në të tërë botën. Oxfam, një grup bamirës, thotë se kjo prirje ndoshta ka privuar nga vaksina miliarda njerëz në […]

Shtetet e varfra rrezikojnë të mos e marrin vaksinën kundër COVID-19


Shtetet e pasura vecse kanë filluar t’i sigurojnë dozat e nevojshme të vaksinës kundër COVID-19, por ky fakt mund të ndikojë që shtetet e varfra të mos kenë sasinë e mjaftueshme të vaksinave për popullin e tyre, bazuar në atë që thotë Aleanca Botërore e Vaksinave.Sipas të dhënane të kësaj organizate, janë 70 shtete me […]

US Justice Department lawsuit says Facebook favoured immigrants over US workers


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 21:59 The Trump administration on Thursday sued Facebook, accusing it of discriminating against American workers by favoring immigrant applicants for thousands of high-paying jobs. “The Department of Justice’s lawsuit alleges that Facebook engaged in intentional and widespread violations of the law, by setting aside positions for temporary visa holders instead of […]

Biden vows to aid workers hit by Covid-19 pandemic while Trump hints at 2024 run


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 09:22 President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald Trump hinted he may be ready to begin planning another run for the White House in 2024. Biden, who has pledged to act […]

French ex-minister faces legal complaint over death of 80-year-old struck by police grenade


Algerian national Zineb Redouane died shortly after she was struck by a tear gas grenade in her apartment in Marseille. Two years after her tragic death, relatives have filed a legal complaint against former interior minister Christophe Castaner for “concealing evidence” while investigative journalists have challenged the findings of a ballistic report that cleared officers of […]

COVID-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse


Australian Federal Police detective superintendent Paula Hudson has said there has been a spike in online child abuse due to lockdowns as predators and children spend more time at home using the internet Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the “perfect storm” […]

US attorney general says no evidence of fraud to alter election result


Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 02:53 The US attorney general rejected Republican claims of significant voter fraud in the presidential election on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on President Donald Trump to give up his quixotic effort to overturn Joe Biden’s clear victory. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have […]

US Justice Dept investigating potential White House ‘pay-for-pardon’ scheme


Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 02:43 The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell on Tuesday released a heavily redacted order that described what she called a “bribery-for-pardon” […]

Transatlantic divides after Biden win


After Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda exposed longstanding strains in US-Europe relations, Joe Biden’s victory has prompted a Franco-German row over Emmanuel Macron’s vision of “strategic autonomy” – while transatlantic tensions simmer over tech taxes and extraterritorial US law. The US president excoriated European countries’ failure to pay for its own defence in stark terms: “We […]

Big data saves lives, and patient safeguards are needed


Credit: CC0 Public Domain The use of big data to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts poses ethical concerns that could undermine its benefits without clear governance guidelines that protect and respect patients and society, a University of Massachusetts Amherst study concludes. In research published in the open-access journal BMC Medical Ethics, Elizabeth Evans, associate […]

Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?


The United States holds some 2.3 million individuals in prisons, jails and other detention centers, incarcerating more people per capita than any other nation. That includes nearly 500,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime and are awaiting trials, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. (Some jails have taken steps to reduce overcrowding […]

At least 110 farmers dead in Nigeria after suspected jihadist attack


Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 18:28 At least 110 people were killed in a weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, making it the deadliest raid on civilians this year. The attack, in a state gripped by a jihadist insurgency for more than […]

Paris prosecutor speaks on brutal police beating of Black man


Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 16:31Modified: 29/11/2020 – 16:35 Four police officers detained after a video appeared to show them beating and racially abusing a music producer in Paris were brought before a judge on Sunday, according to sources close to the investigation. Watch FRANCE 24’s coverage of Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz’s update on the next stage of […]

Listen to Indigenous Podcasts – The New York Times


The Indigenous people of the land now called North America are often only brought up in the past tense in primary school classrooms. The fact is they are a growing population, an increasing demographic in the country and in Congress, yet most Americans are woefully uninformed about their histories and present-day struggles. Podcasts can help […]

‘Structural’ issues behind the brutality


Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 17:46 A video of a music producer being beaten up by three policemen in Paris has revived the debate about police brutality in France. While the unions say such incidents should be treated as isolated one-offs, others, such as researcher Jacques de Maillard, point to structural problems within the institution.  “Unacceptable ” images that “shame us”: On […]

Anger at police beating galvanises French protests against security bill


Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 09:52 Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a proposed French law that critics say will undermine the media’s ability to scrutinise police behaviour, with the country shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said images of police beating […]

McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses


When Purdue Pharma agreed last month to plead guilty to criminal charges involving OxyContin, the Justice Department noted the role an unidentified consulting company had played in driving sales of the addictive painkiller even as public outrage grew over widespread overdoses. Documents released last week in a federal bankruptcy court in New York show that […]

Three French police officers suspended over beating of Black man in Paris studio


Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 20:52 French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on Thursday ordered the suspension of three police officers involved in a brutal beating of a music producer in a Paris studio over the weekend. Footage of the incident, showing police officers repeatedly punching the Black man using truncheons, was posted by a news site […]

Purdue pharma pleads guilty over role in U.S. opioid epidemic


(HealthDay)—Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges linked to the Oxycontin maker’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic. In a virtual hearing Tuesday with a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, Purdue admitted that it paid doctors to write more prescriptions for the company’s painkillers and paid an electronic medical records company to give […]

Turkish court jails more than 300 people for life over failed 2016 coup


Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 12:41Modified: 26/11/2020 – 12:42 A Turkish court jailed 337 former pilots and other suspects for life in one of the largest trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim preacher who was once an Erdogan ally, is accused of ordering the […]

Biden urges a cautious Thanksgiving as Trump rages on against election loss


Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 00:26 On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.” Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address […]

Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to FBI about Russia contacts


Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 22:42 President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias.  “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been […]

Why coronavirus rules should be about more than just stopping transmission


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The success or failure of coronavirus regulations is often assessed on whether they affect the rate of transmission in the community, and whether or not people comply with them. But what about the ethics behind the measures? With inevitable and complex value judgments at play, responses to COVID-19 have shown how […]

‘America is back’, says Biden as he introduces new national security team


Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 23:41 President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced a seasoned national security team which he said was prepared to resume US leadership of the world once Donald Trump leaves the White House. The six women and men he has chosen to be his key diplomats and intelligence advisors said they would implement a return […]

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Role in Opioid Crisis as Part of Deal With Justice Dept.


WASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges that it misled the federal government about sales of its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin, the prescription opioid that helped fuel a national addiction crisis. The admission brought a formal end to an extensive federal investigation that led to a multibillion-dollar settlement between the company and […]

American Medical Association, the nation’s largest group of doctors, deems racism a ‘public health threat’


Credit: CC0 Public Domain As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten hard-hit minority communities, the nation’s largest association of doctors has passed a policy that recognizes racism as a public health threat. The new policy recognizes racism as a social determinant of health and highlights the health disparities and lack of access to health care […]

Black, Hispanic adolescents significantly more likely to die by police intervention than whites


A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics, mirror similar racial and ethnic […]

Tigray leader rejects Ethiopia’s ultimatum, says his people ‘ready to die’


Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 05:56 The leader of Ethiopia’s dissident Tigray region has said that his people are “ready to die” defending their homeland, rejecting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum that they surrender within 72 hours. Abiy launched a military campaign against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on November 4, accusing it of attacking […]

Guatemala’s Congress suspends budget approval after weekend protests in capital


Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 22:51 Guatemala’s legislature on Monday backed away from approving a business-friendly 2021 budget after demonstrators in the Central American nation torched the Congress building and demanded the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei in weekend protests. A lack of resources for battling the coronavirus pandemic as well as anger over the new […]

Germany commemorates 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trials


Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 10:21 Seventy-five years ago, the dock of Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice was packed with some of the most nefarious figures of the 20th Century: Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and 18 other high-ranking Nazis. They weren’t yet known as war criminals — it was a […]

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