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    5 NFL officials take a leave of absence for 2020 season 20 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease This Summer Stocks are ignoring the lack of a stimulus package from Congress, but that could change The S&P 500 has been flirting with new highs, but some analysts don't expect it to take off much higher until Congress works out the next fiscal stimulus package. The Senate has gone on recess, so some analysts say the market may move sideways until there's some resolution. Walmart, Target, and Home Depot, along with other major retailers, report earnings in the week ahead, as the season winds down. © Provided by CNBC People are walking by the New York...
    (Bloomberg) – The total number of coronavirus fatalities in Peru could be as high as 50,000, almost double the official figure, a government representative said. Doctors considered that the coronavirus was the cause of death of approximately 50,000 deaths during the pandemic, although the authorities have only been able to confirm that covid-19 is the cause of 25,648 so far, Deputy Minister of Public Health Luis Suárez said on Thursday , to the media. In Latin America, only Brazil and Mexico have reported more deaths than Peru, which is struggling to contain the virus despite early and strict isolation measures. Confirmed cases were approaching 500,000 after quarantine measures were eased last month, forcing the government to back down. Lack of...
    A US cargo ship is seen at the Yangshan Deep-Water Port, an automated cargo wharf, in Shanghai on April 9, 2018.Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. and China will reportedly review the progress of their "phase one" trade deal later this week — roughly six months after the agreement came into effect.   The deal paused a damaging trade war — involving retaliatory tariffs being slapped on billions of dollars worth of goods — between the world's top two economies that started in 2018. Among other things, the phase one agreement aims to address concerns over alleged intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers by China. But the centerpiece of the deal is China's commitment to buy at least $200...
    The husband of missing mom Suzanne Morphew provided an inconsistent story to investigators and refused two polygraph tests, one of her relatives claims.   Suzanne, 49, has not been seen since she reportedly set off on a solo bike ride from her home in Maysville, Colorado on Mother's Day, May 10.  On Monday - exactly three months on from Suzanne's disappearance - the family member spoke with Fox 21, saying they have suspicions about her long-time husband, Barry Morphew.   According to the relative - who asked for to remain anonymous - 'Barry has refused two polygraph tests and a critical analysis test... and data collected from his truck did not match up with what he told investigators'.  Local police would not...
    The US has unveiled a vague but aggressive plan to purge Chinese tech companies from America’s internet, creating what the Trump administration has dubbed the “Clean Network” — the US internet as it currently stands, but minus a lot of Chinese tech. It’s an expansion of the White House’s 5G Clean Path initiative, which was announced earlier this year with the aim of keeping Chinese hardware companies like Huawei and ZTE out of America’s 5G infrastructure. The Clean Network program takes that anti-Chinese impulse and applies it not only to 5G but also telecoms carriers, cloud services, undersea cables, apps, and app stores. It would mean no Chinese apps in US app stores, no US data stored on the Chinese...
    Scientists still cannot agree on how deadly Covid-19 is — with fresh data from Italy suggesting it may kill up to 7.4 per cent of patients. Experts have been baffled over the true mortality rate of the disease since the start of the pandemic in December. World Health Organization chiefs first claimed the infection-fatality rate was 3.4 per cent but this week changed their estimate to 0.6 per cent. But experts who analysed coronavirus data from a small town in the Italian region of Lombardy found that around one in 13 people who get infected die. One epidemiologist — who has reviewed evidence on death rates — claimed it was 'by orders of magnitude the highest I've seen'. He also pointed...
    Consumer spending data from JPMorgan indicates that the economic recovery has been stuck in neutral since mid-June, mirroring data of weekly jobless claims and hours worked by service sector employees. The chart, which measures use of select Chase credit and debit cards, showed that spending has been roughly 10% or more below its 2019 levels for over a month after rising sharply from its low point in late-March and early April.  Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsChange in consumer spending by JPMorgan card users. JPMorganThe data, disclosed by JPMorgan research in a note to clients, shows a continued divergence between different sectors, with spending in supermarkets and wholesale retailers up year-over-year but sharp drops for restaurants, gas stations, lodging and airlines. ...
    President Trump claimed Monday that White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, who told CNN Sunday that the pandemic is now "different" than it was before and "extraordinarily widespread," was caving to pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had harsh words for Birx. Trump has insisted that the rising number of COVID-19 cases is merely the result of increased testing and not an indication that the spread of the disease has gotten worse, but Birx said that the country was in a "new phase" of the pandemic. PELOSI ANNOUNCES SHE HAS 'NO CONFIDENCE' IN TOP WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS ADVISER DEBORAH BIRX "So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on...
    There is "nothing" stopping China from accessing children's personal data on TikTok, Kurt "The CyberGuy" Knutsson told Fox News on Saturday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend,"  Knutsson explained that a 2017 cybersecurity law ensures that any technology company based in China "essentially becomes an arm of the Communist Party for the Chinese government." TRUMP SAYS HE PLANS TO BAN TIKTOK FROM US "It's a law that says that the government can come in and use really at will any of the data that's there, look at the technology that's there." "We’ve already seen [the] misuse of that countless times in hardware," Knutsson noted. "There’s nothing that is going to stop them from getting into personal-private data that your kids are putting up on TikTok." This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows...
    President Trump on Friday night said he intends to “ban” the  Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from operating in the U.S. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. The president said he planned to take action against the social media platform as soon as Saturday, according to a pool report of his remarks. Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enact the ban, saying, “I have that authority.” He also made it clear that he would not be placated by an American company acquiring TikTok’s U.S. operations. The announcement came hours after reports that Microsoft was in talks to purchase the...
    coronavirus, the role of scientists and their working conditions have become an issue of interest to both the public and a certain political class that has been hit with reality. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 17 “> In full The coronavirus pandemic, the role of scientists and their working conditions have become a topic of interest both for the public and for a certain political class that has been hit with reality. Daniel Pellicer Roig, a scientist from Valencia specialized in biotechnology, who has shared with his followers on Twitter the conditions in which he works in his laboratory. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 18 “> A reality that Daniel Pellicer Roig, a scientist from Valencia specialized in biotechnology, has wanted...
    TEN towns and cities in the UK are in danger of entering local lockdown as cases of the coronavirus rise in regions in the north. The data from King's College London comes as fears continue to grow of a second wave from Europe. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6 Data from the Covid Symptom Study app shows that there are currently 2,110 new cases a day of the virus, this is up from last week's figure of 1,884. The figure excludes care homes and includes cases over the two weeks up July 25 and is based on data from 13,063 swab tests. Experts at King's College London said the rate of infection in...
    Catalonia has added this Friday 1,343 new positives and 13 deaths from covid-19. According to the latest balance of the Health Department, Catalonia has added 1,343 new positives and 13 deaths this Friday to record a total of 88,234 cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus confirmed by diagnostic test (rapid test or PCR). It represents a decrease with respect to the number of new cases detected this Thursday, when 1,949 more were announced, although it continues to exceed a thousand positives. The 13 deceased mean that the total number of deaths recorded in Catalonia due to the coronavirus is already 12,674 deaths, according to data from Catalan funeral homes. These are distributed as follows: 6,948 have died in a hospital or...
    The new regulations will aim to know the events that occurred during a car accident and determine legal responsibilities Black boxes are devices that are most commonly associated with the aeronautical sphere, and whose objective is to serve as a witness to what happens before, during and after a catastrophic accident. Currently some cars They have these devices, however, from 2022 they will be part of the equipment of all new cars sold in the European Union, even models that do not have a black box will have to adapt. Black boxes have the ability to reconstruct an incident and determine who was criminally responsible for, as they can collect data related to vehicle steering movements, acceleration and deceleration,...
    “A tragedy worse than we think”: this is how the director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the region, the Mexican Luis Felipe López-Calva, describes the covid-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean . “Policymakers around the world are making critical decisions about what actions to take in the wake of covid-19,” López-Calva tells BBC Mundo. “When can people safely return to their workplace? When can schools safely reopen? These policy decisions have serious consequences for people’s lives,” he continues. An example of this is precisely the number of people who have died from becoming infected with the new coronavirus. Excess mortality provides a more accurate picture of the scale of the pandemic“, He says.” data-reactid =...
    As millions of Americans prepare to vote in November—and in many cases, primaries and state and local elections through the summer as well—lots of people are talking about voting by mail. It is a way to protect the integrity of the country’s voting system and to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus, which continues to spread widely in the U.S. I am a political scientist and part of a National Academy of Public Administration working group offering recommendations to ensure voter participation as well as public confidence in the election process and the outcome during this coronavirus pandemic. To meet that goal, our work has found that state and local governments will need to make significant adjustments to their voting...
    (CNN)The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to send data on coronavirus patients to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington rather than to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The change was confirmed by Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign strategist who is now the assistant secretary for public affairs at HHS. He said in a statement: "The CDC's old hospital data gathering operation once worked well monitoring hospital information across the country, but it's an inadequate system today."But former CDC acting director Dr. Richard Besser on Wednesday said rerouting hospital data is a "step backwards" for the country's coronavirus response."It's another example of CDC being sidelined. Not only should the data be coming to...
    Hospitals will begin sending COVID-19 data to a centralized Trump administration database rather than to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the administration seeks to increase the speed of data reporting, NBC News reported. Before this change, hospitals sent COVID-19 data to the CDC, which reported the information publicly — but with a lag of a week or more. Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services, said that won't cut it anymore. "The President's Coronavirus Task Force has urged improvements for months, but they just cannot keep up with this pandemic," Caputo said, according to NBC News. "Today, the CDC still provides data from only 85 percent of hospitals;...
    Sensitive data needs to be encrypted both when it's at rest and in transit—that is, when it's passively stored and when it's being sent from one spot to another. Covering these two bases protects information a lot of the time, but still doesn't account for every scenario. Now Google Cloud Services—which counts PayPal, HSBC, and Bloomberg as customers—is working to fill a crucial gap. When you're storing tons of data in the cloud, you typically don't just move it into place and then leave it. Organizations generally want to actively process the information they hold—meaning cloud customers want to comb and index their data, train machine learning models with it, or otherwise crunch some numbers. With that priority in...
    Monitors display a video showing facial recognition software in use at the headquarters of the artificial intelligence company Megvii, in Beijing, May 10, 2018. Beijing is putting billions of dollars behind facial recognition and other technologies to track and control its citizens. Gilles Sabrié | The New York Times Privacy regulators in the U.K. and Australia have announced a joint probe into Clearview AI's "data scraping" practices.  The New York-headquartered company has built a facial recognition database by taking images from social media platforms and other websites without the consent of the people featured. It is reported that Clearview has "scraped" more than 3 billion images from the internet to build its database, which law enforcement agencies use to try and...
    Breaking News — Rafael Lozano insists that the message is the lives that can be saved. The prominent Mexican doctor is director of health systems at the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment (IHME) of the University of Washington, United States, where they developed a model that predicts what the spread of covid-19 in every country in the world. That is, depending on what measures are taken, one can see how many people will become infected or die from the disease caused by the new coronavirus on October 1, the date up to which their projections currently reach. Look at the projections for the covid-19 pandemic by country according to the IHME model here (in English) The scenarios rather...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jul 7 . .- The BBVA has appealed the request made by the judge of the Villarejo case to a representative of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to deliver within 3,5 days the 3,503 hits stored for the preparation of the report ” forensic “that the accusation brought by the leader of Ausbanc Luis Pineda claimed. In its appeal, to which Efe has had access, BBVA considers in the first place that this requirement, under warning of disobedience to the judicial authority, “violates BBVA’s right of defense”, in addition to being difficult to comply given the volume of information to be sought, which, they consider, would in turn mean allocating resources from the defense to benefit the prosecution....
    By Samah Assad and Chris Hacker CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department released state-level data about the companies that received loans under the Payment Protection Program (PPP) for COVID-19 relief. As of June 30, nearly $22.5 billion in PPP loans was issued to Illinois businesses. That’s more than 202,000 individual loans, an analysis by CBS 2 found. The data shows nearly 4,000 businesses received loans of $1 million or more. Nearly a quarter of these loans, or 965, were given to businesses in Chicago. The federal government released the names of all businesses who received loans of $150,000 or more. You can explore that data below and search by city,...
    (Bloomberg) – Mexico reported a daily increase of 523 deaths from covid-19, bringing the total to 30,366, to become the fifth country with the most deaths in the world from the pandemic. The total number of cases increased by a record from 6,914 to 252,165, according to data published by the Ministry of Health on Saturday night. Mexico has overtaken Spain and France in deaths as pandemic victims in the country continued to rise. The data may reflect figures from a period of more than 24 hours as the Ministry of Health takes longer to collect them. As in other Latin American countries, Mexican authorities have had to balance the response to the virus with the consideration that significant groups...
    Breaking News — For more than three years, every time Myriam Benlarech meets a bag of Conguitos in the supermarket, she takes a photo of him. This French financial director cannot believe that such a brand is still marketed in Spain, where she currently lives.“data-reactid =” 26 “> For more than three years, every time Myriam Benlarech meets a bag of Conguitos in the supermarket, she takes a photo of her. This French financial director cannot believe that in Spain, where she lives Currently, such a brand is still marketed. “The pet, the name … seemed crazy to me,” says Benlarech, of Syrian and Algerian descent. When he sent it to his foreign friends, they didn’t give credit either....
    There is a process in nature that almost precisely marks the change of seasons in the northern and southern hemispheres: it is called Aphelion. Sun and in the case of the Earth it also indicates the arrival of summer and winter at both poles. “data-reactid =” 13 “> This instant indicates the point furthest from a planet’s orbit around the Sun and in the case of Earth also indicates the arrival of summer and winter at both poles. UTC. Right on the day of United States independence. & Nbsp;“data-reactid =” 14 “> Our planet will reach its Aphelion this July 4, 2020 at 11:35 UTC. Just on the day of United States independence. POT, on why exactly the changes...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China, in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of contagions and arrived a little over two months ago in Europe, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll last week, bringing the total at that time to 28,315 deaths. The data on deaths with a death date in the last seven days is 24, 5 less (19) than on Wednesday, while the total number of...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — For the second day in a row, coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland did not decline, rather went up by a a few cases. Hospitalizations are at 452, slight up from the 447 reported Monday, which was up one case from Sunday. However, the number of patients in the ICU dropped from 160 to 152. State officials report a total of 67,559 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state over the span of the pandemic. UPDATE: The @MDHealthDept is now reporting 67,559 confirmed cases of #COVIDー19 in Maryland. The state has conducted a total of 652,701 tests. The statewide positivity rate is now 4.81%. Number of persons tested negative: 468,296Number of confirmed deaths: 3,062 pic.twitter.com/btQNfcl3gG — Kata D....
    Malware attacks on prominent businesses and institutions are nothing new. But experts say the shift to working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic may be making it easier for hackers to find a way in. The University of California, San Francisco paid a ransom of $1.14 million to hackers in June to recover data from its School of Medicine that had been encrypted in a cyberattack, the university announced Friday. The attack marked the third in a string of recent cyberattacks carried out against universities. The prestigious medical school is among several universities to have been targeted by ransomware in recent months. ‘Netwalker’, the ransomware software responsible for the UCSF hack, was used to carry out similar attacks against Michigan...
    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis also named a special commissioner to run the basilica, reorganize its offices, update its statutes to comply with new Vatican norms on procurement and contracting, and to “clarify its administration.” The Vatican said both decisions stemmed from a report from the Vatican’s auditor general. It said based on the auditor’s report, the Vatican’s criminal prosecutors authorized the seizure Tuesday of documentation and computers from the “Fabbrica di San Pietro,” the offices that manage the pope's basilica....
    ROME (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis also named a special commissioner to run the basilica, reorganize its offices, update its statutes to comply with new Vatican norms on procurement and contracting, and to “clarify its administration.” The Vatican said both decisions stemmed from a report from the Vatican’s auditor general. It said based on the auditor’s report, the Vatican’s criminal prosecutors authorized the seizure Tuesday of documentation and computers from the “Fabbrica di San Pietro,” the offices that manage the pope’s basilica. The Vatican provided...
    (Bloomberg) – The value of mergers and acquisitions fell 50% in the first half compared to the previous year to the lowest level since the worst of the eurozone debt crisis as the coronavirus pandemic abruptly slowed activity of transactions. All regions suffered an economic impact from covid-19, which devastated markets in March and led countries to introduce isolation measures. This situation has made face-to-face meetings, a vital factor in mergers and acquisitions, almost impossible. So far this year, deals have been announced for just over $ 1 trillion, making it the slowest first half since 2012, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The steepest decline has been in the Americas, where the value of transactions has decreased by 69%...
    Tokyo, Jun 30 . .- The Tokyo Stock Exchange rose on Tuesday and its main index, the Nikkei, rose 1.33%, thanks to the fact that investors were motivated by the good economic data from the United States and China. , clearing concern about the pandemic. The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative titles on the market, gained 293.10 points, up to 22,288.14 integers. The Topix, which includes the firms in the first section, those with the largest capitalization, advanced 9.55 points, 0.62%, to stand at 1,558.77 units. The Tokyo parquet opened upwards, in the wake of Wall Street, where the go-ahead for test flights of the controversial Boeing 737 Max plane and good real estate data leaving a good...
    (Bloomberg) – China’s purchases of American goods increased last month as the economy continued to recover from closings caused by the coronavirus, but imports are still far behind the pace necessary to meet the terms of the commercial agreement of the “first phase”. At the end of May this year, China had only bought about 19% of the total purchase target of more than $ 170 billion in products in 2020, according to Bloomberg calculations based on data from the Customs Administration. That means China needs to buy around $ 139 billion in the rest of the year to meet the terms of the agreement signed in January. China promised to buy an additional $ 200 billion in goods and...
    (CNN)Singapore is distributing a digital contact-tracing device to people who don't use smartphones, as part of the city-state's efforts to contain coronavirus.The TraceTogether Tokens are aimed at vulnerable seniors who aren't digitally connected but are at higher risk from coronavirus, according to a statement from the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO).Singapore was one of the first countries to develop a fully functioning Bluetooth tracking app.Distribution started on Sunday and the tokens aim to protect people without smartphones in the same way as the existing TraceTogether app, which uses Bluetooth to alert users if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.The tokens send Bluetooth signals to other tokens, or smartphones with the app,...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,425 on Sunday, with an additional eight deaths. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,123 were long-term care or assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Health data updated Sunday morning. The state data reports another 523 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 35,549. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. HOW ARE PATIENTS DOING? There were 30,809 patients Sunday that no longer need to be isolated as they have recovered enough. This is an increase from 30,401 yesterday. There were 288 patients with COVID-19 in Minnesota hospitals, a...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of contagions and arrived in Europe just over two months ago, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll last week, bringing the total at that time to 28,315 deaths, which meant an increase of 1,179 compared to the latest data provided by the Ministry. This Saturday has reported 3 deaths in the last 24 hours. The...
    Artificial intelligence will help scientists search for signs of ancient life on Mars and other planets thanks to work by NASA scientists in training the system.  The European Space Agency (ESA) Rosalind Franklin 'ExoMars' rover will be the first to have the new AI system when it leaves for the Red Planet in 2022/2023. Allowing these intelligent systems to choose both what to analyse and what to tell us back on Earth will overcome severe limits on how information is transmitted over huge distances in the search for life from distant planets.  The system is being tested on Mars but has been designed to be used in future missions to the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn where distance is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — A coalition of the world’s top space agencies have launched a unique dashboard to show the impact of COVID-19 from images captured by their satellites including views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Click To See The Dashboard Using data from 17 satellites, three space agencies have created a website that serves as a global dashboard for temporary changes observed from orbit. The European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and NASA Thursday unveiled the Earth Observing Dashboard. How To Use Dashboard The data, which will be expanded in the future, monitors 30 environmental indicators, 17 economic signals and three agricultural indices. The dashboard reflects some signs of a return to normal in parts...
    Marco Bello | Reuters Alternative data sources that track hourly employees show the jobs recovery slowing in recent weeks, as the growth of coronavirus cases accelerates in major cities like Phoenix, Houston and Los Angeles.  Data from Homebase, a scheduling firm that works with many small and medium-sized businesses in the service sector, show that employment may have declined over the past week in some areas, with fewer employees working on June 24 than the average from June 15-19 in the majority of states. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Earlier in June, an economist at the St. Louis Fed identified Homebase as a data set that was more predictive of the surprise May jobs report than many economists. At the time,...
    These last months have been a stressful and difficult time in the history of our country. I say that with some experience behind me. I’m 101 years old. I was born during the 1918 influenza pandemic. My grandparents were born slaves. My parents were sharecroppers in Alabama before moving to Chicago when I was 3 years old. I fought Nazis in Europe during World War II, and I organized the Chicago delegation to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington as the civil rights movement took wings. The murder of George Floyd was shocking in its cruelty, but the circumstances were all too familiar. I’m so proud of the millions of young people across the country, who (many for...
    The Earth seen from the space. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL). The European (ESA), American (NASA) and Japanese (JAXA) space agencies announced on Thursday, June 25 that they are working together to examine from space the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the environment and humanity. Since the so-called Covid-19 Earth Observation Control Panel, agencies combine data from their satellites with analytical instruments to record disturbances in air and water quality, climate change, economic activity or agriculture. In the presentation of the platform, the director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programs, Josef Aschbacher, stressed the importance of the three organizations “They can dump their data to show the impact of the pandemic in different regions.” For NASA’s Thomas Zurbuchen,...
    Shows coming back for another season Things never to do at the doctors office Stocks struggle amid lingering worries about coronavirus Stocks struggled for a second day Thursday after the release of disappointing unemployment data as traders grappled with a rising number of coronavirus cases. Load Error The major indexes were little changed after dropping and then briefly rising.  An additional 1.48 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected a print of 1.35 million. This marks the second straight week that U.S. jobless claims data were worse than expected. Futures fell to their morning lows after the data were released. However, they quickly recovered from...
    Things never to do at the doctors office 1.48M filed jobless claims last week, worse than predictions Stocks slide amid lingering worries about coronavirus Stocks fell for a second day Thursday after the release of disappointing unemployment data as traders grappled with a rising number of coronavirus cases. Load Error The Dow was down nearly 200 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped 0.7% An additional 1.48 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected a print of 1.35 million. This marks the second straight week that U.S. jobless claims data were worse than expected. Futures fell to their morning lows after the data were...
    It is time for the NBA to call off the 2019-20 season Artist imagines what Disney princesses would wear in different decades Stocks falter amid lingering worries about coronavirus Stocks struggled for a second day Thursday after the release of disappointing unemployment data as traders grappled with a rising number of coronavirus cases. Load Error The Dow was down 85 points, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.1%. The Nasdaq outperformed, rising 0.1% An additional 1.48 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected a print of 1.35 million. This marks the second straight week that U.S. jobless claims data were worse than expected. Futures fell to...
    A woman puts on a protective mask as is instructed by Miami-Dade County Social Distancing Ambassadors as beaches are reopened with restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., June 10, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters As coronavirus outbreaks surge in several states across the country, public officials in the New York tri-state region — once the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak — are now imposing a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from several hot spots in the U.S.  The virus hit the tri-state region hard in March and April, when New York state was reporting around 10,000 new cases every day. At the peak of the outbreak in the northeast, Florida, Texas and other states issued mandatory quarantine...
    A woman puts on a protective mask as is instructed by Miami-Dade County Social Distancing Ambassadors as beaches are reopened with restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., June 10, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters As coronavirus outbreaks surge in several states across the country, public officials in the New York tri-state region — once the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak — are now imposing a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from several hot spots in the U.S.  The virus hit the tri-state region hard in March and April, when New York state was reporting around 10,000 new cases every day. At the peak of the outbreak in the northeast, Florida, Texas and other states issued mandatory quarantine...
    Coronavirus — He Ministry of Health continues to underestimate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The last official balance collects 28,327 deceased, two more than the day before and 10 in the last week. The count that OKDIARIO offers every day, adding the total figures of the Community of Madrid and Catalonia, which Health does not count, brings the number of deaths to 41,870. In other words, the Government still does not recognize 13,543 deceased of the pandemic. In the Community of Madrid a total of 15,102 deaths have been reported -two more in the last day- while in Catalonia the funeral homes report 12,523 deaths from coronavirus, the same as in the balance on Tuesday. For the first...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of contagions and arrived in Europe just over two months ago, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll last Friday, bringing the total at that time to 28,315 deaths, which meant an increase of 1,179 compared to the latest data provided by the Ministry. This Wednesday has reported 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. The...
    (Bloomberg) – Governments could perhaps reduce the cost of their debt burdens by issuing bonds that are explicitly linked to economic growth, according to a document by a Bank of England researcher. The idea, first proposed by Nobel laureate Robert Shiller in the 1990s, is generating new interest as authorities grapple with the extraordinary cost of the coronavirus pandemic. A United Nations report in April suggested that such bonds could be part of a more sustainable debt system in the future. The basic concept is that public debt payments fall when the economy cools down. That’s important because tax collection falls during a slowdown, making it difficult for the government to finance its expenses. The question posed by economist Fernando...
    A coalition of AI researchers, data scientists, and sociologists has called on the academic world to stop publishing studies that claim to predict an individual’s criminality using algorithms trained on data like facial scans and criminal statistics. Such work is not only scientifically illiterate, says the Coalition for Critical Technology, but perpetuates a cycle of prejudice against Black people and people of color. Numerous studies show the justice system treats these groups more harshly than white people, so any software trained on this data simply amplifies and entrenches societal bias and racism. Algorithms trained on racist data produce racist results “Let’s be clear: there is no way to develop a system that can predict or identify ‘criminality’ that is...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of contagions and arrived in Europe just over two months ago, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll on Friday, bringing the total to 28,315 deaths, which meant an increase of 1,179 compared to the latest data provided by the Ministry and This Tuesday has reported 1 death in the last 24 hours. The data for...
    Coronavirus — He Ministry of Health continues to underestimate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The last official balance includes 28,325 deaths, 14 in the last week, and one more compared to the previous day. The count that OKDIARIO offers every day, adding the total figures of the Community of Madrid and Catalonia, which Health does not count, brings the number of deaths to 41,850. In the Community of Madrid a total of 15,084 deaths have been reported, while in Catalonia the funeral homes report 12,523 deaths as of this Tuesday, six more than in the last balance. Last Friday, Health updated the death toll from the pandemic, up to 28,313. The Ministry had kept the data frozen for...
    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Jun 23 (.) – Sales of new single-family homes in the United States increased more than expected in May and business activity contracted moderately this month, suggesting that the economy is in transition to a recovery from the recession caused because of the COVID-19 crisis. But a flare-up of confirmed coronavirus cases threatens the early signs of improvement evident in Tuesday’s economic data. Many states have reported record daily increases in COVID-19 infections, for which health experts have blamed local governments for reopening their economies too soon. The economy has stabilized as businesses reopened after closing in mid-March to control the spread of respiratory disease. New home sales rose 16.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY STEPHEN CULP Wall Street followed European and Asian stocks higher on Tuesday and longer-term U.S. Treasury yields gained ground after trade deal reassurances and upbeat economic data from the United States and Europe brightened the prospect of a swift economic recovery. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was on course to post its second-straight record closing high. Economic data provided a welcome surprise to the upside with IHS Markit’s “flash” purchasing managers’ index (PMI) of June business activity in the U.S. A separate report from the U.S. Commerce Department showed sales of new homes jumped by 16.6% in May, far better than the...
    A 'highly sensitive' WikiLeaks-style data hack of police records has put records from more than 200 police departments spanning 20 years into the public domain, revealing the names of suspects, details of investigations and information about cops like their bank details and home addresses.  The data dump, dubbed Blue Leaks, was posted online by The Distributed Denial of Secrets, a group of hackers, after they harvested it from Netsential.  Netsential holds data from fusion centers, which act as data sharing facilities for the FBI, local law enforcement agencies and other law enforcement organizations.  The hack stole more than 1million names of both cops and suspects, along with more than 500,000 images, PDF documents and texts.  The files date back to 1996...
    A data dump called 'BlueLeaks' exposed hundreds of thousands of sensitive files from US police and FBI departments online. A Twitter users revealed the leak on the social media site saying it includes ten years of data from over 200 departments, along with sensitive documents and FBI reports. Security experts traced the files back to a data center in Houston, Texas that fell victim to a data breach this month and found the leak includes nearly 24 years of information. The files include names, email addresses, phone numbers, PDF documents, images and a large number of text and videos. There are also memos highlighting specific clothing, tattoos, signs and cars of protesters that could be a potential threat - officers...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration would be barred from gathering citizenship data through administrative records under a bill introduced Monday in the House, marking the latest challenge to an order Trump issued after the Supreme Court nixed his plan to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The bill introduced by House Democrats would nullify Trump’s order last July directing the U.S. Census Bureau to gather citizenship information from the administrative records of federal and state agencies. The citizenship data could give states the option of creating legislative districts that exclude non-citizens from the population count, according to the order. Trump issued the order after the Supreme Court barred a citizenship question from being added to...
    Hackers have leaked highly sensitive police files from over 200 police departments across the country, according to a Business Insider report Monday. All files are reportedly searchable by badge number. What do we know about this? Activist group DDoSecrets published what the outlet calls "hundreds of gigabytes' worth of potentially sensitive files" from police departments across the United States. The group has called the information dump "BlueLeaks." The group compiled the records, disseminating them into a searchable database that can pull up private information from a police badge number. Many of the files include information such as memos, emails, and officers' personal information. The group shared information on Twitter regarding the data...
    The latest data from Johns Hopkins University indicate that COVID-19 cases worldwide already exceed 9 million According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the cases of COVID-19 in the world already exceed 9 million. COVID-19 cases in the world. Screenshot According to the data of said count, United States, Brazil and Russia They lead the number of infections. Meanwhile, the count registers 469 thousand 122 died from the disease. More than 120,000 have occurred in the United States. Previously, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, general director of the World Health Organization (who), stated that the pandemic of COVID-19 it is “accelerating” in the world, and he made it clear that its effects will be felt for decades. COVID-19 by...
    Coronavirus — He Ministry of Health continues to underestimate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The last official balance includes 28,324 deaths, 21 in the last week. The count that OKDIARIO offers every day, adding the total figures of the Community of Madrid and Catalonia, which Health does not count, brings the number of deaths to 41,843. In the Madrid’s community A total of 15,084 deaths have been reported, two more in the last 24 hours. In Catalonia, the total number of deaths by Covid-19 is 12,517, after notifying three new deaths in the last day. 125 new cases On the other hand, Health reports 125 infections compared to the previous day, up to a total of 246,504 confirmed...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of infections and arrived in Europe just over two months ago, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll on Friday, bringing the total to 28,315 deaths, which meant an increase of 1,179 compared to the latest data provided by the Ministry and This Monday they have reported 1 death in the last 24 hours. The data...
    Back in May, he risked a six-month prison sentence or $15 fine for refusing to download the app. Ghosh didn’t care: He had bigger concerns about the future use of his data. “I am not sure how the government will use my data. If they want, they can do surveillance on me forever through location-tracking on the app,” said Ghosh. The Indian government maintains that most personal and location data of users is ultimately deleted, but critics say India’s lack of data protection laws exposes millions of people to potential privacy breaches. They also fear that personal information could be sold by the government to private companies, or even used for surveillance beyond Covid-19 concerns.Millions of usersThe Aarogya Setu app...
    It appears the group Anonymous and their Antifa affiliates hacked ten years’ worth of data from fusion centers and police departments across the United States. The groups claim hundreds of thousands of law enforcement sensitive bulletins are in their hands. Under the code name #BlueLeaks, the group, commonly known as Anonymous and their self-claimed antifascist affiliates like Distributed Denial of Secrets known online as DDoSecrets leaked sensitive law enforcement data from federal, state and local law enforcement databases. RELEASE: #BlueLeaks (269 GB) Ten years of data from over 200 police departments, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and support resources. Among the hundreds of thousands of documents are police and FBI reports, bulletins, guides and more.https://t.co/sWzdKc2VFc — Distributed Denial...
    Us humans know more about the surface of the Moon than we do Earth’s oceans, but there’s progress on closing that gap. The Seabed 3030 Project reports (via BBC News) that scientists have mapped 19 percent of ocean floors to contemporary standards, or a huge leap over the six percent from Seabed’s launch in 2017. A significant portion comes from nearly 5.6 million square miles of depth data collected in project partner GEBCO’s grid in 2019. That’s roughly twice the size of Australia, Seabed 2030 said. The initiative has been helped by 133 contributors, partners and supporters. Some of the data, including GEBCO’s latest, had been publicly available but hadn’t been turned over until recently. Organization leaders are also counting...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,380 on Sunday, with an additional 8 deaths. The state data also reports another 461 confirmed infections, according to Minnesota Department of Health data updated Sunday morning. This brings Minnesota’s total number of cases to 32,920. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,093 were long-term care or assisted living center residents. HOW ARE PATIENTS DOING? There were 28,663 patients Sunday that no longer need to be isolated as they have recovered enough. This is an increase from 28,205 yesterday. There were 322 patients with COVID-19 in Minnesota hospitals,...
    Workers assists guests at check-in during the reopening of Bellagio hotel-casino on June 4, 2020, in Las Vegas.Ronda Churchill | AFP via Getty Images With states continuing to lift coronavirus restrictions, people across the U.S. have felt more comfortable traveling, taking transit, eating out and even moving to a new home. Improvement across the travel and restaurant industries, as well as the housing market, could signal that a broader economic recovery is on the horizon even though the pandemic is still ongoing.  These five charts illustrate trends in key economic indicators that help track reopening progress in the U.S.Direction requestsTravelers are relying more on Apple Maps for help regarding public transportation, according to the latest data from the navigation app....
    Coronavirus — The Ministry of Health has released the data on the involvement of the coronavirus in Spain, figures that have little to do with those offered by the territories. According to official data, 28,323 people have lost their lives so far and there are 246,272 infected. The document states that there has only been one death in the country in the last 24 hours. However, these numbers do not match those published by the autonomous communities. The Catalan daily report indicates that in the last 24 hours, eight people have lost their lives due to these causes only in the region. However, the Health data does not reflect an increase in deaths in that place. Something very similar...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of infections and arrived in Europe just over two months ago, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll on Friday, bringing the total to 28,315 deaths, which meant an increase of 1,179 compared to the latest data provided by the Ministry. This Sunday they have reported 1 deaths in the last 24 hours, while the total...
    Coronavirus — He Ministry of Health has updated the numbers of deaths from coronavirus. According to official data, the dead reach the 28,322. However, today’s figures do not match those of the autonomous communities themselves, whose records reveal a great difference with those of the Government. In Catalonia, a total of 12,506 persons have died so far in victims of Covid-19, according to the latest balance released this Saturday by the Catalan Ministry of Health, which includes eleven new notifications. However, the Health balance only records 5,666. In fact, only the increase in deaths in Catalonia represents a greater number than those offered by the Government at the national level. The same happens with Madrid where the Community...
    Court papers claim cell phone data indicates that Alex Cox, Lori Vallow's brother, was at the same location where the children were buried near the time they were reported missing Police used location data from a cellphone belonging to the brother of Lori Vallow to uncover the remains of her missing children, a probable cause affidavit reveals.  Lori's children, JJ, seven, and Tylee, 17, vanished last September. Their bodies were discovered last week buried on the Salem, Idaho property belonging to her new husband, Chad Daybell.  And while Lori and Chad are both behind bars on charges related to the children's disappearances - it now appears Lori's brother, Alex Cox, has become a crucial figure in working out who...
    Coronavirus — The coronavirus is being the main protagonist of the year 2020. Since its appearance in China, in November 2019, it has shown its high rate of infections and arrived in Europe a little more than two months ago, being Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain are the three countries most affected by a highly contagious virus that has gone from epidemic to pandemic as recognized by the WHO. After keeping the figure frozen for twelve days, Health updated the death toll on Friday, bringing the total to 28,315 deaths, which meant an increase of 1,179 compared to the latest data provided by the Ministry. Today, they have reported 7 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number...
    The long-awaited thawing of data from killed by coronavirus in Spain it has caused a new stir. The Ministry of Health maintained without updating the figure for 12 days, and this Friday finally confirmed what many feared: those killed by Covid-19 were many more than previously announced, although there was a new controversy. And is that this figure has nothing to do with the projected by studies of different government agencies, which raise the deaths in the pandemic to more than 40,000. What is the real one? That is the question that many ask themselves, after the central executive confirmed 28,313 deaths, a figure that in the afternoon rose to 28,315, after accounting for the two deaths reported by the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reopening of businesses shut due to the coronavirus pandemic is fueling optimism on Wall Street that the U.S. economy is on the path to recovering from a steep recession. How quickly that recovery happens hinges on the outbreak subsiding and on Americans feeling confident and safe enough to return to their pre-lockdown habits. For an up-to-the-minute read on consumer behavior, Wall Street is monitoring the number of people moving through airport security checkpoints, restaurant reservations and gasoline demand, among other data. This information is particularly valuable now because conventional economic reports on hiring, consumer confidence and spending can lag a month or more. “We’re looking at them as an indicator of consumer behavior, and...
    A customer shops at Cliff's Variety on June 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The U.S. economy has shown signs lately that it could be snapping back to life more quickly than many anticipated, but there's still a long way to go. May's burst of spending from consumers who had all but shut down the previous two months helped kindle hopes that activity is returning again from a recession that started in February. Strong housing numbers and record-breaking increases in manufacturing activity for the New York and Philadelphia regions added to an air of optimism. But many economists these days are looking deeper than the usual suspects of macro data. Instead, they're checking "high-frequency" indicators that...
    (CNN)Members of the ancient Irish elite practiced first-degree incest, archaeologists and geneticists analyzing genetic material from a series of Neolithic tombs have discovered. Researchers found evidence of inbreeding in the genome of a man buried at Newgrange passage tomb, which was built more than 5,000 years ago, a team from Trinity College Dublin said in a press release.This suggests the man belonged to a ruling elite that practiced first-degree incest -- for example, brother-sister unions -- in the same way as the pharaohs in ancient Egypt or Inca god-kings, the researchers said.Newgrange is famous for its solar alignment."I'd never seen anything like it," said lead author Lara Cassidy, a geneticist from Trinity College."We all inherit two copies of the genome,...
    In a wildly misleading op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal this week, Vice President Mike Pence echoed President Donald Trump’s claims that the mainstream media are exaggerating the threat coronavirus continues to pose in the United States. But Dr. Sanjay Gupta, during a June 17 appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” warned that not only is the U.S. far from out of the woods — the number of COVID-19 infections, he predicted, is “going to get worse.” Gupta told “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota that social distancing measures are being relaxed much too soon in the U.S.; referring to predictions on the number of coronavirus-related deaths likely to occur in the U.S. in the months ahead, Gupta asserted that those...
    The US government is using Google and social media sites like Facebook as mass surveillance tools, as user data requests have dramatically increased over the past decade, a new report reveals. ProtonMail, an end-to-end encryption email firm, found requests to Google increased by 510 percent since 2010 and requests to Facebook rose 363 percent since 2013. The team also notes that in just 2019, Google received 157,435 user data requests worldwide and Facebook received 269,492. The Freedom Act, passed by Congress in 2015, hindered the National Security Agency’s ability to collect massive amounts of user data, however, it does not stop private corporations from doing the agency's dirty work. Scroll down for video  ProtonMail , an end-to-end encryption email...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,304 on Monday, with an additional 6 deaths — the lowest daily count in about two months. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,034 were long-term care or assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Health data updated Monday morning. The state data reports another 230 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 30,693. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. While Minnesota coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been on the decline recently, state officials are closely monitoring the numbers as the state reopens further and restrictions controlling large gatherings...
    More than 500 rapes were reported to police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2019, according to crime data maintained by the city. The high number of rapes in Minneapolis hasn’t prevented activists and local leaders from pushing to abolish the city’s police department. A veto-proof majority of city council members has pledged to “dismantle” the Minneapolis Police Department following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a police officer was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for longer than eight minutes. That officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder. Minneapolis crime data reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation showed 551 rapes were reported in the city in 2019, an increase from 475 rapes...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,197 on Monday, with an additional 11 deaths. Of the state’s total deaths, 955 were long-term care of assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Health data updated Monday morning. The state data reports another 338 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 28,224. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. On Wednesday, restaurants and bars can begin to reopen for indoor dining at half capacity. Salons and barber shops can also operate at half capacity, and fitness centers can open at 25 percent capacity. HOW ARE PATIENTS DOING? There...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)China is trying to dig itself out of a steep economic slump. But as the rest of the world still battles with the coronavirus pandemic, the path to recovery is looking slow and painful. Exports in the world's second largest economy last month dropped 3.3% in US dollar terms compared to a year ago, customs data released this weekend showed, reversing a 3.5% rise in April.Analysts attributed the downturn to weak demand abroad: While China began reopening its economy months ago, many other global powers only just started to lift some lockdown measures within the past few weeks.The recovery at home hasn't been entirely smooth for China either. Imports last month plunged 16.7% in US dollar terms...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,186 on Sunday, with an additional 16 deaths. Of the state’s total deaths, 949 were long-term care of assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Health data updated Sunday morning. The state data reports another 388 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 27,886. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. While cases have decreased over the past week, state officials will be monitoring the situation following large protests and gatherings surrounding the death of George Floyd. This Wednesday also marks the first day that restaurants and bars can begin...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. The Saturday move came after months of criticism from experts saying Brazil’s statistics are woefully deficient, and in some cases manipulated, so it may never be possible to gain a real understanding of the depth of the pandemic in the country. Brazil’s last official numbers showed it had recorded over 34,000 deaths related to the coronavirus, the third-highest number in the world, just ahead of Italy. It reported nearly 615,000 infections, putting it at the second-highest, behind the...
    CHICAGO (AP) - President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. He’s proven himself adept at taking even the most grim numbers and giving himself a pat on the back or employing a creative use of data to make himself look good. But his declaration that an unexpected dip in the unemployment rate marked probably “the greatest comeback in American history” was a remarkable level of hyperbole even for him. “This is a particularly clear example of his lack of cognitive complexity,” said Brian Ott, incoming director of communications at Missouri State University and author of “The Twitter Presidency: Donald J. Trump and the Politics of White Rage.” TOP STORIES Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by...
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman apologized Friday after he was roasted for floating a "conspiracy theory" that President Trump could have influenced the Bureau of Labor Statistics The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 13.3 percent in May, down from a record high in April, indicating the nation's economy is recovering faster than expected from the coronavirus lockdown -- but Krugman didn't buy it. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 13.3% IN MAY, SIGNALING RETURN OF US JOBS  “This being the Trump era, you can't completely discount the possibility that they've gotten to the BLS, but it's much more likely that the models used to produce these numbers — they aren't really raw data — have gone haywire in a time of pandemic,” Krugman said. Employers added...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,148 on Friday, with an additional 33 deaths. Of the state’s total deaths, 922 were long-term care of assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Public Health data updated Friday morning. The state data reports another 712 confirmed cases — the highest daily count so far this week — increasing Minnesota’s total number of infections to 26,980. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state health officials say. Due to large protests and gathering surrounding the death of George Floyd, state health officials expect there to be a spike in infections later this month. HOW...
    Shares advanced in Asia on Friday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 closing at its highest level since late February. Investors were awaiting more updates on the U.S. jobless situation Friday after unemployment data released overnight gave the S&P 500 its first loss in five days. A report showed that the number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment benefits eased for a ninth straight week though the total number of people getting benefits rose slightly. A drop in that number the week before had raised hopes that some companies were rehiring workers as the economy gains momentum after pandemic fighting shutdowns. In Asia, hopes for a swift recovery from the downturn brought on by the coronavirus crisis have spurred...
    The influential New England Medical Journal and the Lancet have retracted controversial papers on COVID-19 treatments amid backlash. A database by the Chicago company Surgisphere Corp. was used in an observational study of nearly 100,000 patients published on May 22 in the Lancet that tied the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to a higher risk of death in hospitalized patients with the virus. The validity of the data, however, has been called into question. The Guardian reported that Surgisphere “has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology” and says that the company’s “handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model.” CONTROVERSIAL HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE RESEARCH UNDER SCRUTINY AS EXPERTS RAISE 'SERIOUS SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS' ...
    The Minneapolis Police Department late Wednesday released 235 pages of personnel records for the four former officers charged in George Floyd’s killing on May 25, all of whom were fired after video of his death emerged the following day. Three of the officers — Thomas Lane, 37; J. Alexander Kueng, 26; and Tou Thao, 34 — were charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. The fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, 44, who was arrested last week, now faces an increased charge of second-degree murder. Former Minneapolis police officers, from left, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, were charged Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in the death of George Floyd. A charge of second-degree murder was added against...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,115 on Thursday, with an additional 29 deaths. Of the state’s total deaths, 896 were long-term care of assisted living center residents, according to Minnesota Department of Public Health data updated Thursday morning. The state data reports another 404 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 26,273. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. This week marks the beginning of restaurants opening for outdoor dining, as well as the reopening of salons and barber shops. Protests have continued over the past week over the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis...
    Most Asian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street gained on surveys showing better U.S. jobs and manufacturing conditions than expected. Tokyo, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced while Shanghai declined. Hong Kong recovered from early losses and was unchanged at midday. Stock markets have risen on optimism about a possible global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as more economies reopen despite rising case numbers in the United States, Brazil and other countries. TOP STORIES Chattanooga police chief tells officers OK with George Floyd death to turn in badges Polling shows Trumps window for reelection is closing Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning home with child inside Wall Street turned in its fourth straight gain after surveys...