A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of conspiring to stifle the political views of a far-right activist and a conservative nonprofit
NASA has been waiting almost a decade for astronauts to be launched into space from American soil—and they're going to have to wait at least another three days. The historic SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral was called off Wednesday with just 16 minutes to go, the AP reports. In...
President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather. (May 27)
On Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to Google. According to Business Insider the letter is about the company's deletion of some comments critical of China. Comments using the phrases "communist bandit" or "50-cent party" in Chinese characters were deleted almost instantly from YouTube. Though their English equivalents are not. Hawley called the deletions "censorship." He asked Google to explain how the problem came about and when it knew about the deletions. Google says the deletions are accidental and that it rolled out a fix to the problem.
Musician Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, with a new album designed to appeal to a broader audience and a schedule that had him onstage from May to September
CDC Warns Public of Starving, Aggressive Rats in U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently warned Americans about an increase in aggressive rat problems across the country. According to their statement, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in decreased food waste, AKA food available to rodents. In turn, this has caused an increase in “unusual or aggressive rodent behavior" as they search for new food sources. CDC, via Fox News Urban rodentologist Bobby Corrigan says some rodents, such as the rats in New York City, have even resorted to cannibalism. Bobby Corrigan, to Fox News Residents are being advised by the CDC to take “preventative actions” and eliminate conditions that may attract rodents. This includes sealing up access points into homes and businesses, keeping garbage in tightly-covered bins, removing pet and bird food from yards and removing debris and heavy vegetation. Bobby Corrigan, to Fox News
Brittany Murphy's sudden and tragic death has long been cause for speculation by her fans. The beloved actress known for her roles in "Clueless" and "8 Mile" died in 2009 at the age of 32. According to CNN, Murphy's death was ruled an accident at the time, but suspicion surrounds the circumstances. Officials determined her death was caused by a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and "multiple drug intoxication". Months later her husband, Simon Monjack, also mysteriously died due to severe anemia and acute pneumonia. The ID channel documentary "Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery" aired Tuesday and has renewed interest in the deaths. The documentary that explores the suspicious deaths can currently be streamed for free on the Discovery ID site.
Iran's president is calling for laws that would carry harsher penalties for honor killings after a father allegedly beheaded his 14-year-old daughter with a farming sickle. Romina Ashrafi fled her home in Talesh, some 200 miles northwest of Tehran, with her 34-year-old boyfriend after her father objected them marrying, according...
Take a look at this ominous shelf cloud hovering above the Falcon 9 rocket, which is set to launch at 4:33 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 27.
SpaceX’s Historic Launch With NASA Astronauts Is a ‘Go’ SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are set to take flight on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, via briefing The only major hurdle remains the weather, which currently has a 50 percent chance of delaying the process. If a delay does occur, NASA and SpaceX will have another opportunity to send the capsule into orbit on Saturday.
The mayor of Minneapolis is calling for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody. (May 27)
A Florida man in his 70s fatally shot an intruder who smashed through his front door and attacked his wife, police say. According to a Facebook post from the Bay County Sheriff's Office , the man was outside his Panama City home early Tuesday morning when he was approached by the...
"Plaintiffs Tulsi Gabbard and Tulsi Now, Inc. dismiss this action." So reads the Wednesday court filing that puts an end to Gabbard's defamation suit against Hillary Clinton. Gabbard sued Clinton in January over Clinton's late 2019 suggestion that the then-2020 candidate was a "Russian asset." The New York Daily News...
Here's the latest for Wednesday, May 27th: U.S. on cusp of at least 100K deaths from virus; History to be made as House is set for proxy voting; Biden calls for justice in "horrific" Floyd death; Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China.
According to Business Insider, Andrew Yang says the US should "seriously" consider a four-day workweek. Some studies have shown four-day workweeks increase worker satisfaction and productivity. Microsoft's Japan subsidiary reported a 40% boost in productivity after trialing the change. The coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in a four-day workweek. Companies have been forced to adjust to new circumstances and experiment as more employees work from home.
An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric’s path out of bankruptcy began with critics questioning whether the votes overwhelmingly backing the plan were tainted by conflicts of interest
Shakira Hits the Studio and Confirms New Music Is Coming Shakira's 11th studio album, 'El Dorado,' turned three on Tuesday. The singer excited fans as she shared a picture of herself in the studio. Shakira, via Instagram 2020 has seen the singer release the Latin song, "Me Gusta," with Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies. Trump said he would regulate or shut down the apps and sites, one day after Twitter added a warning to the President's tweets. According to Reuters, it's the first time Twitter has added a warning to the Commander In Cheifs frequent postings. Without offering any evidence, the President again accused social media platforms of biass. He tweeted: “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices." It was not immediately clear whether Trump has the authority to shut down social media companies.
In the 1980s, playwright and fiercely confrontational AIDS activist Larry Kramer slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a murderer and an "incompetent idiot" for failing to move fast enough on research. But the two later became friends, with Fauci crediting Kramer, who died Wednesday morning, with playing a key role in...
A couple of guys were just enjoying a day out on the golf course at The Els Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 24, when they were hit with crosswinds.
WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Medical Trials for COVID-19 The move comes after a report linked the drug to an increased fatality rate among those with coronavirus. The study in medical journal 'The Lancet' adds that it can increase odds of heart failure in coronavirus patients. The decision has been confirmed by World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan adds that more research on hydroxychloroquine is needed. Soumya Swaminathan Further trials conducted in the U.S. and France claim hydroxychloroquine won't help battle the pandemic. Hydroxychloroquine can help treat malaria and lupus, but its effectiveness against COVID-19 remains unknown. President Donald Trump has often claimed that hydroxychloroquine is useful against the coronavirus. Trump even recently said that he was personally taking the drug as a precaution.