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    A Chinese flag is placed on merchandise in the NBA flagship retail store on October 9, 2019 in Beijing, China.Kevin Frayer | Getty Images Though the National Basketball Association finds itself back in the middle geopolitics, there are no plans to abandon its partnerships in China as tensions with the United States continue to intensify over national security concerns. The latest threat to the NBA's business operations in China comes following concerns that its streaming partner Tencent could be facing business interruptions following an executive order by President Donald Trump last week. The executive order claims Tencent's WeChat app poses a threat to U.S. "national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States" and bans U.S. companies from doing business...
    After the signing by the US President of the two executive orders that Banned transactions between the United States and the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChatIt is time to take a look at the consequences that this entails for Apple, which has an important market niche in the Asian country. The one that worries today, and on which even Ming-Chi Kuo himself has spoken in this regard, is the elimination of WeChat from the App Store. As reported by MacRumors, Kuo is optimistic and pessimistic at the same time, all pending to know what is the range of application of the order and if the ban exclusively affects the US or on the contrary to the whole world....
            by Chris White  TikTok threatened to sue President Donald Trump Friday for signing an executive order prohibiting individuals from communicating with the Chinese social media app’s parent company over the next 45 days. The executive order, which also impacts Chinese app WeChat, was issued Thursday night “without any due process,” TikTok said in a press statement. “For nearly a year, we have sought to engage with the U.S. government in good faith to provide a constructive solution to the concerns that have been expressed,” the statement said. Trump has “paid no attention to facts” and his administration has instead “tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses,” TikTok said. “We will pursue all remedies available...
    TIK TOK is set to sue Donald Trump for his executive order banning the Chinese app over spying concerns. The lawsuit will reportedly argue that the nation-wide ban is "unconstitutional" and the national security concerns are "baseless". Donald Trump wants to ban TikTok 4Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the relationships between the U.S and China deteriorates Credit: AP:Associated Press President Trump signed signed an executive order on Thursday classifying the popular video-sharing app as a "national security threat" which poses "real" risks to US citizens. According to NPR, Tik Tok is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. 'UNCONSTITUTIONAL' An unnamed source who was...
    TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning the Chinese app from the US.   The video-sharing service is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, NPR reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source who was directly involved in the forthcoming litigation.    The outlet said TikTok will argue the order Donald Trump signed on Thursday is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond, and that the national security justification given for the ban is baseless.   'It's based on pure speculation and conjecture,' the source said. 'The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that...
     Late-night hosts Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon roasted President Donald Trump for his threat to ban TikTok, a popular social media app and home to many Generation Z dancers. Meyers guessed that he doesn’t even know what the app is while Fallon questioned whether he’s the president or the preacher from Footloose who outlawed dancing. Before mocking Trump for banning the social media app, Meyers went off on Jared Kushner for his “evil” and “stupid” coronavirus plan. According to a Vanity Fair report, a member of Kushner’s team suggested shelving a national testing plan in the Spring because only blue states were being hit hard by the virus at the time — noting it would be an effective strategy to blame Democratic governors for the pandemic. “I guess...
    Lindsey Graham says Microsoft should take over TikTok to 'keep competition alive and data out of the hands of the Chinese government', after the sale of the app was reportedly put on hold following Trump's announcement.  The senator on Saturday defended the president's decision to take action against the popular video-sharing app, which officials claim poses a national security risk because of the personal data it handles. Graham however, said he was in favor of an American company acquiring TikTok's U.S. operations, rather than banning the app completely.  'To fans and users of#TikTok. I understand your concerns. However President Trump is right to want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't own TikTok and most importantly - all...
    TikTok : Tiktok Announces the Creation of 10,000 US Jobs 0:31 (. Business) –– TikTok revealed Tuesday that it plans to create 10,000 jobs in the United States over the next three years, a considerable increase compared to the 1,400 workers the app currently has in the country. The announcement comes as the company faces mounting criticism for its handling of user data and its ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance. “These are well-paying jobs that will help us continue to build a fun and safe experience, and protect the privacy of our community,” a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement provided to . on Tuesday. TikTok reported that this year it has already tripled...
    President Donald Trump said Friday night that he is going to ban the Chinese video streaming app TikTok through emergency economic powers or through an executive order, CNN reported. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters while aboard Air Force One, the report noted. “I have that authority,” he added. The president’s remarks came after a Bloomberg report Friday indicated that Trump will order TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to divest from the popular social media app. The White House has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment about how such a ban would take place. (RELATED: Trump Admin Is Seriously Considering Banning TikTok And Other Chinese Apps, Pompeo...
    TikTok stars are bidding farewell to the popular video-sharing app after President Trump announced he was banning the Chinese-owned platform on Saturday, amid national security concerns.  The social media outlet, which allows users to create 15 or 60 second videos, has grown wildly popular among young people over the last year and is estimated to be used by more than 80million Americans. As news of the ban broke on Friday, TikTok stars rushed to say their final goodbyes to the app where they found celebrity status, asking fans to follow them on Instagram or YouTube instead. Scroll down for video  TikTok mega-star Dixie D'Amelio, who boasts 32 million followers, uploaded a video of herself reacting to the demise...
    President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans. The fast-growing app has up to 80 million active monthly users in America and the ban would be a major blow for ByteDance. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Will TikTok be banned? "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States," Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. TikTok spokesperson Hilary McQuaide declined to comment on...
    President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he has decided to ban TikTok. The social media app, which is particularly popular with young users thanks to its bite-sized videos that often feature dances or short skits, has been a source of controversy both in the United States and throughout the world due to its alleged ties to the Chinese government. According to CBS News, the president made the announcement to reporters aboard Air Force One while en route from Florida to Washington D.C. “We’re banning them from the United States,” he said. Though Trump did not give many more details on the decision, he added that he was hoping to sign something to enforce the new directive as soon as...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday that he was planning to sign an executive order as soon as Saturday banning Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok from the United States. The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over the safety of the personal data that TikTok handles. It would represent a major blow for TikTok's owner, Beijing-based ByteDance, which became one of only a handful of truly global Chinese conglomerates thanks to the app's commercial success. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banning them from the United States... I will sign the document tomorrow," Trump told reporters on Air Force One. ByteDance and TikTok did not immediately respond to requests for comment....
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — Microsoft Corp. is reportedly in talks to acquire the U.S. operations of the popular app Tik Tok. According to Bloomberg, the deal “would give the software company a popular social-media site and relieve U.S. government pressure on the Chinese owner of the video-sharing app.” Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps over national security concerns. His remarks come as India banned the app and Australia is considering it. Pompeo said he doesn’t recommend downloading the app unless “you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.” In a statement to CBS News, a spokesperson refuted Pompeo’s claims saying,...
    As President Donald Trump wrestles with the decision to ban the Chinese-owned video app TikTok in the US, an American company is considering taking steps to purchase the platform. The New York Times reports that Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, according to sources who note the deal could 'alter the app's ownership.' The news comes as Trump is set to announce a verdict as soon as Friday that would mandate China's ByteDance strip its ownership of the platform. As President Donald Trump wrestles with the decision to ban the Chinese-owned video app TikTok in the US, an American company is considering taking steps to purchase the platform TikTok, which has some 800 million users worldwide, has raised...
    IT’S come again – today is National Orgasm Day, and it’s well worth ­celebrating with a bang. But how can you ensure your big moment won’t turn into an anticlimax? Sexpert Kate Taylor gives her guide for both men and women on how to achieve maximum pleasure. 11Today is National Orgasm Day and our sexpert gives you advice on how to celebrate properlyCredit: Getty Images - Getty HIS DON’T DRINK BOOZE, DO DRINK WATER 11Stay hydrated by drinking eight glasses of water for a better sex lifeCredit: Getty - Contributor AS you have probably found, drinking too much can interfere with your ability to have sex. But also not drinking enough can cause problems — specifically, not drinking enough...
    Three TikTok stars with a combined following of nearly 38 million have disclosed to DailyMail.com that they intend to quit the app and move to rival Triller, amid mounting fears the video-sharing platform could be used by China to spy on Americans. Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck said they came to a collective decision to slowly withdraw from TikTok a few months ago after becoming aware of reports the app’s Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, could be sharing user data with the Chinese government. The concerns of the three viral video creators have also been shared by numerous government officials and lawmakers in recent weeks, leading President Trump to announce Wednesday that the US is considering banning the social...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Gov. Jared Polis said officials have the power to enforce the ban large gatherings — and they will. This comes after a rodeo and concert held on a private ranch in Weld County reportedly attracted thousands of people over the weekend. (credit: CBS) “These requirements are the law of Colorado,” Gov. Polis said during a news conference on Tuesday. “You don’t get to choose which laws you follow and which you don’t follow.” “You are risking the lives of innocent people in our state. And that is wrong. And we will not stand for it,” Polis said. RELATED: Concert On Private Ranch In Weld County Shut Down After Thousands Show Up Polis said officials will “explore every...
    The nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) military and veteran non-profit organization is responding to the Department of Defense ban on certain flags at military installations. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper issued an order on flags displayed at military installations, stating that only the American flag, flags of the U.S. States, territories and D.C. along with military flags are allowed. While this ban includes the controversial confederate flag, it also includes any LGBTQ flags. “He went about it in a roundabout way that effectively bans the pride flag as well. The very symbol of inclusion and diversity,” said Jennifer Dane, Interim Executive Director of the Modern Military Association of America. She says that by not outright banning...
    "We have to show that we want people to be a part of our sport," Wallace said in a recent interview. Brynn Anderson/AP Images Bubba Wallace's effort to ban the Confederate flag from NASCAR races helped vault him into superstardom. Speaking with Showtime's "Desus & Mero," Wallace said that the effort wasn't about calling out racist fans, but rather about expanding the fanbase and creating a more welcoming environment for those new to racing. "We have to show that we want people to be a part of our sport," Wallace said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Bubba Wallace has become one of the most influential athletes in the world over the past few months, having led...
    Facebook is considering a blackout on political ads on its site in the days leading up the U.S. election in November, it was reported Friday.  According to Bloomberg, the social media giant is discussing a ban on political ads after weeks of criticism for not fact-checking ads from politicians or their campaigns. Anger over the company's inactive stand on hate speech on its platform has resulted in a boycott from more than a thousand of its advertisers.  Civil rights groups have also called Facebook's response 'disappointing'.   Facebook may introduce a ban on political ads in the days before the 2020 election The political ad blackout is still only being discussed and no action has been finalized, Bloomberg adds.  Blackouts...
    Insider spoke with TikTok users about their reactions to a potential ban in the United States. @matthewyescas3/@chunkysdead/TikTok Both United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump have said that the government is "looking at" banning TikTok in the United States. While it's unclear what a TikTok ban would look like, TikTok users have been reacting to the news. Insider spoke with several TikTokers who had varying reactions to a potential ban. Many TikTokers are worried about losing their followings and communities on the app. Users are telling followers to connect with them on other social media platforms.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on...
    Hasbro, which owns the rights to Scrabble in North America, says it's "changing the official rules of its Scrabble game to make clear that slurs are not permissible in any form of the game."The announcement comes after the use of offensive terms recently came into question at Scrabble tournaments.John Chew, the CEO of the North American Scrabble Players Association had asked the organization's advisory board to consider removing slurs from its lexicon.The list includes more than 200 offensive terms regarding ethnicity, creed or religion, gender, sexuality, and disability.The use of slurs in Scrabble has been part of an ongoing debate for decades.The New York Times reports, "Scrabble tournaments had previously allowed slurs on the basis that, however egregious, they are...
    President Donald Trump said the decision to fly the Confederate flag is one of 'freedom of speech' after lashing out at NASCAR for banning it from its racing events. 'I view it as freedom of speech,' he told NexStarDC's Jessi Turnure in an interview Tuesday. 'It's freedom of speech. You do what you do. It's freedom of speech. And NASCAR can do whatever they want and they've chosen to go a certain way and other people chose to go a different route. But it's freedom of speech.' In the clip released by NexStarDC, Trump did not reveal his personal feelings about the flag, which many see as a divisive, racist symbol. In the clip, he also did not discuss NASCAR Bubba...
    The United States is “looking into” the idea of banning TikTok and other social media apps from China over national security concerns. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that while he didn’t want to announce anything final, the federal government was taking the idea “very seriously.” When asked if the U.S. should consider banning apps like TikTok — as India has — Pompeo said that it was something the administration was looking at for some time, CNBC reports. “We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it,” Pompeo said. “We have worked on this very issue for a long time.” The news comes as tensions have ramped up between the U.S. and China...
    By Jill Disis and Jennifer Hansler | CNN Business The United States is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, adding that “we’re taking this very seriously.” Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.” “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura,” he said. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it’s something we’re looking at.” Washington’s top diplomat added that people...
    Washington DC- The government chaired by Donald Trump is considering restricting the access of US users to the Chinese TikTok application due to the possibility that the Peking Government is using it as a means to monitor and distribute propaganda among citizens. The announcement was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in remarks to the Fox News program “The Ingraham Angle”. Pompeo noted that “he and President Trump are taking this possibility seriously” after show host Laura Ingraham recalled that India had already banned the app and Australia is considering doing so. “We are taking this very seriously and we are certainly analyzing it,” Pompeo reiterated before stressing that his administration is seeing what is happening around...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, adding that "we're taking this very seriously."Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, "especially TikTok.""With respect to Chinese apps on people's cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura," he said. "I don't want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it's something we're looking at."Washington's top diplomat added that people should only download the app "if you want your...
    Air travel in six months: What it will look like The Day Organized Drag Racing Was Born The Crown Act: Every State Thats Passed Legislature Banning Hair Discrimination © bowie15 One year after The Crown Act was passed in California, Black women can still be fired over the way they wear their hair in a majority of states.  Yes, in 2020, Black women who go into work with their hair worn just as it grows from their heads, or in protective styles like braids, locs, and knots, can still lose their jobs or be sent home from school. That's what The Crown Act, an vital piece of legislation created by the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for...
    Microsoft is cracking down on players who use 'notorious iconography' in the popular racing game, Forza. According to a statement on Twitter, Microsoft's new rules on encompass the use the confederate flag, Nazi symbolism, and the rising sun - a flag symbolizing Japanese imperialism.  A statement from Forza support says the decision was made in an effort to:  'To preserve and promote a safe, secure, inclusive and enjoyable experience for all Forza Community members, and provide offenders a chance to change their behavior following enforcement action.' Microsoft is cracking down on the use of hate symbols in games like Forza where players were previously allowed to plaster cars with the confederate flag The move is significant when it comes...
    The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a law Monday banning the possession of gun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition despite opposition from gun rights advocates. Justice Monica M. Márquez wrote the majority opinion, calling the gun control legislation “a reasonable exercise of the police power that has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right to bear arms in self-defense.” The ruling against civilian ownership of high capacity magazines passed 7-0, according to NBC 9. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO), a local firearms-rights group, filed the lawsuit against Colorado in November 2019, citing a provision in the state constitution guaranteeing the right to protect lives and property. Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Governor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / CNN) — Reddit, one of the most controversial social sites, is now trying to tackle hateful content on its platform amid broader calls for racial justice. On Monday, the social networking site headquartered in San Francisco said subreddits — or forums — and users that promote hate based on “identity or vulnerability” will be banned. As part of the policy change, Reddit is initially banning about 2,000 subreddits, including “The_Donald,” a popular community supportive of President Donald Trump, where users often shared racist, misogynistic, homophobic and conspiracy content. Screenshot of “the_donald” subreddit after it was banned by Reddit on June 29. 2020. (CBS) Reddit said the vast majority of the accounts it’s banning are inactive, and...
    New York (CNN Business)Reddit, one of the most controversial social sites, is now trying to tackle hateful content on its platform amid broader calls for racial justice. On Monday, the social networking site said subreddits -- or forums -- and users that promote hate based on "identity or vulnerability" will be banned. As part of the policy change, Reddit is initially banning about 2,000 subreddits, including "The_Donald," a popular community supportive of President Donald Trump, where users often shared racist, misogynistic, homophobic and conspiracy content. Reddit said the vast majority of the accounts it's banning are inactive, and of these, only about 200 have more than 10 daily users. More to come...
    There are few online kinks quite like erotic hypnosis, and there are few porn genres quite like hypnosis porn. Between the spiral eyes, self-hypnosis audio tracks, female dominant (femdom) hypnotherapists, and philosophical ruminations on what it means to be in a trance, it’s the perfect blend of horny smut and oddly innocent desire. So why do websites treat hypno porn like it’s a biological weapon that could unleash massive havoc on society? The online stigma against hypno porn sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory, but it’s all part of a larger battle over content moderation, social media puritanism, and how financial institutions control the adult industry. The Daily Dot spoke with several hypno kink content creators to learn more...
    Coronavirus — New travel guidelines in the European Union 0:33 Washington . – As European Union (EU) nations continue to ease coronavirus restrictions, member states are discussing the ban on visitors from various countries, including the US, senior European officials told CNN. These sources, who are participating in the talks, say they have not seen any lists that mention specific countries. Amid a surge in coronavirus infections in some parts of the world, the EU has been working with member countries to agree on which travelers could be considered safe to visit the block from July 1. The guidance will be based on how the countries of origin are doing with the coronavirus pandemic. “The criteria will focus...
    A local Knights of Columbus council in Delaware filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Rehoboth Beach for banning its Nativity from the bandstand on the boardwalk. The Knights chapter, affiliated with St. Edmond Catholic Church and represented by First Liberty Institute, Jones Day, and Morton, Valihura & Zerbato, LLC, is claiming religious discrimination after the city prohibited all religious holiday displays beginning in 2018, according to the lawsuit. CATHOLIC PRIESTS, ORTHODOX JEWS SUE CUOMO, DE BLASIO OVER REOPENING PLAN: ‘BLATANT DOUBLE-STANDARD’ “The Knights of Columbus simply wants to continue a beloved tradition of this town,” Roger Byron, First Liberty senior counsel, said in a statement to Fox News. The Knights of Columbus council affiliated with St. Edmond Catholic Church displayed this Nativity scene until the city...
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to ban police from using chokeholds and kneeholds unless deadly force is necessary cleared a legislative hurdle Monday. A House committee voted unanimously to release the bill, the Delaware State News reported. The ban is part of a set of reforms Democrats have proposed to address what they believe is systemic racism in Delaware’s criminal justice system. The proposals come as protests over police brutality have gripped the nation for weeks after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, laying bare tensions between police and the communities they serve. Floyd, a handcuffed Black man, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white officer, used his knee to pin Floyd...
    (CNN)Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed new police accountability legislation into law on Friday that would create new officer requirements including body cameras and limits on using deadly force.The move, coinciding with the June 19 holiday Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, makes Colorado the first state to codify broad policing reform since the start of nationwide protests decrying police brutality, the Democratic governor said.The bill requires that all police officers use activated body cameras or dashboard cameras during service calls or officer-initiated public interactions. It also bars officers from using deadly force against those suspected of minor or non-violent offenses, requires officers to intervene should they witness another officer using excessive physical force and establishes new...
    Colorado Governor Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisEthics controversy rattles Hickenlooper's Senate bid Colorado legislature sends major police reform bill to governor's desk State leaders urge protesters to get tested for coronavirus amid fears of new outbreaks MORE signed a sweeping police reform bill into law on Friday that includes the end of qualified immunity for officers.  The bill ends the legal doctrine that protects police officers from civil lawsuits, and which some have argued gives cover for cops who use excessive force. The issue has gained national attention in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer held him in a chokehold for nearly nine minutes.  ‼️BREAKING‼️: @GovofCO has signed #SB217...
    Have you heard the phrase “never let a pandemic go to waste?” Now you have, because I just said it. Some airlines are doing just that. Delta and American Airlines, among others, are suspending all or part of their booze service to reduce interactions between passengers and crews. And to limit bad behavior. So this, in medical circles, is called a stupid, stupid, highly stupid idea. AIRLINES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING ALCOHOL SERVICE ON FLIGHTS AMID PANDEMIC Do these idiots have any idea why alcohol sales boomed during the lockdown? It’s because we were trapped in a room and we couldn't get out.More from OpinionGutfeld on the natural human desire for helpingGutfeld on the media's complicity in ginning up the racial...
    Donald Trump is looking to sue his niece Mary after she announced plans to publish a no-holds-barred memoir on the president's family, according to reports.  Mary Trump, 55, will release 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man,' on July 28, according to Simon & Schuster.  Her uncle Donald is now looking into legal action amid reports she signed a non disclosure agreement in 2001 banning her from talking about their relationship, according to The Daily Beast.  The book marks the first time that a member of Trump's family will publish unflattering stories about the former real estate tycoon and reality TV star. Mary is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, the president's older brother,...
    Just when you thought flying during the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t get any worse, airlines are now banning booze in an effort to curb the bugs’ spread. In the United States, Delta and American Airlines have already taken steps to limit the presence of alcohol. Delta has banned the sale or consumption of alcohol on all domestic flights, as well as flights to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America, according to its website. The prohibition is “an effort to reduce physical touch points between customers and employees,” the company says. American Airlines, meanwhile, will limit alcohol and food service depending on the length and destination of the flight, CNN reports. Passengers in first class or on longer international flights will...
    As protests and riots have raged across the country in recent weeks over George Floyd's death, leftist elites have been quick to virtue-signal their support but slow to call out the violence occurring — that is, until protests encroached upon their neighborhoods. A great example of this occurred Monday in one of the nation's wealthiest and most left-leaning cities: Beverly Hills. After a group called "Occupy" staged loud protests using "bullhorns and amplified music and disrupted the tranquility" of the city's neighborhoods, city leadership issued an emergency order effectively banning protests in residential areas. The order, which aims to "preserve the peace and tranquility" of the wealthy neighborhoods, bans gatherings of more than 10 people in an...
    Donald Trump unveiled his police reform executive order Tuesday afternoon in the Rose Garden, which includes setting up a register of bad actor cops, as he bashed Barack Obama for not doing something about it during his tenure. The president's plan will ban police from using chokeholds except for in instances when their lives are at risk and will set up a database where police departments track officers who have been accused of using excessive force. President Trump said the plan will increase 'accountability' and 'transparency' while still allowing police officers to do their jobs and protect their communities. He also claimed the measures are aimed at weeding out the 'tiny' amount of bad cops, claiming there is a very...
    Two Catholic priests and a trio of Orthodox Jews are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo — accusing them of an “unprecedented abuse of power” in shuttering houses of worship while supporting mass protests. Upstate priests Rev. Steven Soos and Rev. Nicholas Stamos and Brooklyn Jewish congregants Elchanan Perr, Daniel Schonborn and Mayer Mayerfeld filed a federal lawsuit last week arguing New York’s leaders “exploited the COVID-19 pandemic” to create “a veritable dictatorship” with their lockdown rules. “These orders, both the emergency stay-home and reopening plan declarations, clearly discriminate against houses of worship,” their attorney, Christopher Ferrara, said in a statement. “They are illegally content-based, elaborate, arbitrary and pseudo-scientific.” New York Attorney General Letitia James is also...
    By Arno Pedram and Lori Hinnant | Associated Press PARIS — Less than a week after France banned police chokeholds, the government responded to growing officer discontent by announcing it would test stun guns for wider use, adding to the ranks of European law enforcement agencies that have recently adopted the weapons that many in the U.S. equate with excess police violence. For Johny Louise, it felt as though the 22 seconds of Taser pulses that led to his son’s death counted for nothing. “They need more death so that one day they understand, but it will be more pointless deaths and sufferings for families,” Louise said. Gendarmes in Orléans responding to a drunken brawl tried to arrest his son,...
    Starbucks has reversed a policy that prohibited baristas from wearing attire or accessories featuring the Black Lives Matter movement after backlash and calls for boycotts of the coffee chain, CNBC reported. The initial policy specifically addressed the reason why Black Lives Matter attire was banned, saying "there are agitators who misconstrue the fundamental principles of the Black Lives Matter movement—and in certain circumstances, intentionally re-purpose them to amplify divisiveness." Starbucks bans personal, political or religious clothing or accessories, but makes exceptions for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. After some people online called for a boycott of Starbucks over the Black Lives Matter ban, Starbucks has not only backed off that policy but it will produce and distribute Black Lives...
    (CNN)The Louisville, Kentucky, metro council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance called "Breonna's Law" on Thursday, banning no-knock search warrants in wake of Breonna Taylor's death.Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot eight times by Louisville police after officers forced their way inside her home and exchanged shots with her boyfriend in an attempted drug sting in March. The officers had a no-knock warrant.The council voted 26-0 in favor of the ordinance Thursday evening, according to CNN affiliate WLKY. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted that he plans to sign it "as soon as it hits my desk."The ordinance regulates how search warrants are carried out and mandates the use of body cameras during searches.Breonna Taylor death: Detective who applied for warrant put...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the chamber floor Wednesday to shame the far left and The New York Times for picking and choosing what speech it will allow, saying it runs afoul of the nation’s founding. “We cannot let the First Amendment become another casualty of this troubled moment,” the Kentucky Republican said, referencing the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Some of those protests turned violent with looting and arson. He stressed peaceful protests must be free from government interference and the hijacking of mobs ready to riot. TOP STORIES HBO Max pulls Gone With the Wind Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act CNN ratings surge amid...
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday issued an order banning China’s airlines from operating passenger flights to and from the U.S. as of mid-June. The ban is set to take effect as of June 16, or earlier, depending upon the orders of President Trump. SOUTHWEST FLIGHT ATTENDANT HAS EMOTIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES CEO The DOT explained that its decision comes as a response to China denying U.S. carriers to resume flights to China as global travel restrictions begin easing amid the coronavirus health crisis. “Currently, four Chinese carriers and no U.S. carriers operate scheduled passenger flights between the United States and China,” reads the DOT’s statement. “U.S. carriers have asked to resume passenger service, beginning June 1st....
    Joe Biden outlined police reforms he plans during the first 100 days of his presidency—if he is elected—in a speech Tuesday that slammed President Donald Trump's response to the nationwide protests that erupted after the death of George Floyd. He called for banning chokeholds by police, creating a national police oversight commission, stopping "transferring weapons of war" to police forces, improving oversight and accountability, and creating a model use of force standard. Biden cited a proposal by New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries that would outlaw chokeholds as the type of change he would support. Biden added that every police department in the country could take steps now to conduct a comprehensive review of their hiring, training, and de-escalation practices. "Most...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A flight attendant employed by American Airlines is criticizing the carrier for forbidding stewards from wearing face shields during flights. The woman claims the carrier said that the personal protective equipment (PPE) does not meet the carrier's “image standards” and could make passengers feel uncomfortable. American, meanwhile, cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance in making the decision, and described the situation as evolving. A Massachusetts flight attendant identified as Marie wore a clear plastic face shield while working some flights this month, The Boston Globe reports. For Marie, the decision to gear up in the additional PPE was personal; before a May...