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Reuters cameraman hit by rubber bullets as police disperse protesters
Sun, 31 May 2020 03:00:02 -0400
Two members of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and injured in Minneapolis on Saturday night when police moved into an area occupied by about 500 protesters in the southwest of the city shortly after the 8 p.m. curfew.
'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities
Sun, 31 May 2020 02:23:08 -0400
Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck.
NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch
Sun, 31 May 2020 02:19:44 -0400
SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.
China media, Hong Kong government bristle at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions
Sun, 31 May 2020 01:36:11 -0400
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.
Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers
Sat, 30 May 2020 23:19:37 -0400
Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday.
Trump says military could respond quickly to Minneapolis unrest
Sat, 30 May 2020 20:56:33 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis "very quickly" to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man.
U.S. military units put on four-hour standby amid Minnesota unrest
Sat, 30 May 2020 19:31:36 -0400
In an extraordinary move, the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesota's governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.
With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task
Sat, 30 May 2020 18:30:35 -0400
In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus.
U.S. college towns on edge as coronavirus threatens football season
Sat, 30 May 2020 17:41:52 -0400
In 2019, Dante Lucchesi and his Champs Sports Grill in State College, Pennsylvania, were on a roll.
Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem: spokesman
Sat, 30 May 2020 15:16:22 -0400
Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the man was later found to have been unarmed, Israeli media reported.