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Here are the likely contenders on Biden's vice president shortlist

Here are the likely contenders on Biden's vice president shortlist

While Joe Biden has committed to selecting a female running mate, few further details are confirmed. Here's a look at five women in the picture.

Coronavirus infections are rising as states reopen, potentially signaling a second wave

Coronavirus infections are rising as states reopen, potentially signaling a second wave

Twenty states reported an increase in new infections during the week ending May 24, up from 13 states the week before.

‘Burn It Down. Let Them Pay’: Deadly Chaos Erupts in Minneapolis as Fires Rage Over Police Violence

‘Burn It Down. Let Them Pay’: Deadly Chaos Erupts in Minneapolis as Fires Rage Over Police Violence

MINNEAPOLIS—Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here early Thursday as protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis...

Rental cars may be about to flood the used car market as companies like Hertz go bankrupt. Here's why they're a great value for shoppers.

Rental cars may be about to flood the used car market as companies like Hertz go bankrupt. Here's why they're a great value for shoppers.

People often think of used rental cars as low-quality, but good deals can be had for careful shoppers.

Iran outraged by 'honour killing' of 14-year-old girl Romina Ashrafi

Iran outraged by 'honour killing' of 14-year-old girl Romina Ashrafi

The killing of an Iranian teen by her father after she eloped with an older man sparked outrage on Wednesday, with local media denouncing "institutionalised violence" in "patriarchal" Iran. Iranian media covered the apparent "honour" crime extensively, with Ebtekar...

Citgo sues Miami firm over millions lost in Venezuela fraud

Citgo sues Miami firm over millions lost in Venezuela fraud

When the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation's rightful leader last year it did more than just trigger a bitter feud with socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. The latest came Tuesday, when the Guaidó-appointed board of Citgo, the U.S. subsidiary of...

U.S. sanctions advisory raises hurdles for global maritime industry

U.S. sanctions advisory raises hurdles for global maritime industry

Ship owners and insurers say it may be impossible for the maritime industry to fully comply with the Trump administration’s new guidelines on how to avoid sanctions penalties related to Iran, North Korea and Syria, raising the risk of disruptions in a sector already struggling with the fallout of...

Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon

Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon

The owner of a pigeon "arrested" by India for spying says his bird was freed for Eid and is innocent.

Researchers tested 4,160 people for coronavirus in a San Francisco neighborhood. Not a single white person tested positive.

Researchers tested 4,160 people for coronavirus in a San Francisco neighborhood. Not a single white person tested positive.

A coronavirus testing project in San Francisco has provided yet another example of how COVID-19 is overwhelmingly affecting people of color.Diane Havlir, the director of the HIV/AIDS division at the University of California, San Francisco, noticed early in the pandemic that young Latino men were...

Trump threatens to crack down on social media after Twitter posts a fact check of his tweets on voting by mail

Trump threatens to crack down on social media after Twitter posts a fact check of his tweets on voting by mail

The president's threat came one day after Twitter declined to remove his tweets demanding an investigation into the death of a Florida woman after her widower's request.

Minneapolis Man: Cop Who Kneeled on George Floyd ‘Tried to Kill Me’ in 2008

Minneapolis Man: Cop Who Kneeled on George Floyd ‘Tried to Kill Me’ in 2008

Ira Latrell Toles didn’t immediately recognize Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the now-viral video of him holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck as the handcuffed black man repeatedly told him he couldn’t breathe.But when news outlets identified the officers involved, Toles, 33, realized the man...

A pharmacist known as 'the Mask Man' has been charged with hoarding $200,000 worth of N95 masks and price-gouging customers

A pharmacist known as 'the Mask Man' has been charged with hoarding $200,000 worth of N95 masks and price-gouging customers

The DOJ said the pharmacist, 66-year-old Richard Schirripa, sold $2,690 of masks to an undercover officer and said he felt "like a drug dealer."

So-called honor killing of teen girl sparks outcry in Iran

So-called honor killing of teen girl sparks outcry in Iran

The so-called honor killing of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her dad, who reportedly beheaded her as she slept, has sparked a nationwide outcry.

Sweden touts the success of its controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy, but the country still has one of the highest mortality rates in the world

Sweden touts the success of its controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy, but the country still has one of the highest mortality rates in the world

Some experts have said Sweden's risky strategy will eventually yield positive results, while others have highlighted serious pitfalls.

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees. President Donald Trump has declined to wear masks in public, but a key...

Biden on 100,000 coronavirus deaths: 'To those hurting, the nation grieves with you.'

Biden on 100,000 coronavirus deaths: 'To those hurting, the nation grieves with you.'

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a video message on Wednesday marking the grim milestone of 100,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic, telling the bereaved: "The nation grieves with you." Biden spoke after various tallies of COVID-19 deaths, including...

Op-Ed: In a nasty push, Republicans want immunity for companies that negligently spread COVID-19

Op-Ed: In a nasty push, Republicans want immunity for companies that negligently spread COVID-19

Mitch McConnell is holding stimulus legislation hostage to keep businesses from paying for potentially culpable conduct during the pandemic.

CDC changes its 'confusing' guidelines on coronavirus and surfaces. Here's what we know.

CDC changes its 'confusing' guidelines on coronavirus and surfaces. Here's what we know.

This new CDC update may quell some major concerns about how COVID-19 is transmitted, but plenty of questions still remain. Here's what to know.

One of Trump's favorite pollsters shows his approval plummeting

One of Trump's favorite pollsters shows his approval plummeting

President Trump’s approval rating has plummeted since late February, according to the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, which the president frequently cited during his first three years in office.

Police arrested a Bay Area woman who they say posted racist notes on the homes of Asian Americans

Police arrested a Bay Area woman who they say posted racist notes on the homes of Asian Americans

The notes suggested that those not native to the US leave the country immediately.

Another cruise crew member in coronavirus limbo dies of apparent suicide

Another cruise crew member in coronavirus limbo dies of apparent suicide

A cruise ship crew member died last week of self-inflicted harm, the US Coast Guard said Wednesday as it confirmed the latest in a series of apparent suicides among such workers trapped at sea because of the coronavirus pandemic. A 32-year-old Filipino worker on a ship called Scarlet Lady, the...

Tesla slashes prices to boost demand

Tesla slashes prices to boost demand

Tesla Inc. has cut prices of its electric vehicles by as much as 6% in North America following a decline in auto demand in the region during weeks of lockdown that have now started to ease.

As politicians in DC condemn China for crackdowns on Hong Kong protests, US police use tear gas on demonstrators in Minneapolis

As politicians in DC condemn China for crackdowns on Hong Kong protests, US police use tear gas on demonstrators in Minneapolis

Tear gas — also known as CS gas — is considered a chemical weapon and is banned in warfare by most countries, including the US.

Spread of coronavirus fuels corruption in Latin America

Spread of coronavirus fuels corruption in Latin America

From Argentina to Panama, a number of officials have been forced to resign as reports of fraudulent purchases of ventilators, masks and other medical supplies pile up. “Whenever there’s a dire situation, spending rules are relaxed and there’s always someone around looking to take advantage to make...

U.S. unit to arrive in Colombia to help fight drug trafficking

U.S. unit to arrive in Colombia to help fight drug trafficking

A U.S. army unit will arrive in Colombia in the coming days to help the Andean country's armed forces fight against drug trafficking for a four-month period, the U.S. embassy in Bogota said on Wednesday. The U.S. Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will arrive in Colombia in early June,...

Protester who hung effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear fired from job at car dealership

Protester who hung effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear fired from job at car dealership

Terry Bush, president of the Kentucky 3 Percenters group, only hoisted the effigy, his wife Patsy said Wednesday morning.

Blood test nears for COVID-linked syndrome in children

Blood test nears for COVID-linked syndrome in children

Findings from a large, multinational study could help speed development of an accurate diagnostic blood test for the mysterious inflammatory illness.

It only took two hours for Trump's administration to contradict his threat to shut down Twitter

It only took two hours for Trump's administration to contradict his threat to shut down Twitter

President Trump took to his favorite social media platform to attack social media platforms on Wednesday morning, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certainly didn't do anything to help his boss' case.Shortly after Trump claimed on Twitter he would "strongly regulate" or...

Amy Cooper: Woman sacked after calling police on black man

Amy Cooper: Woman sacked after calling police on black man

The woman, identified as Amy Cooper, called police saying an African-American man was threatening her life.

Outrage in Iran over gruesome 'honour killing' of teenage girl

Outrage in Iran over gruesome 'honour killing' of teenage girl

Iran’s president has called for so-called honour killings to be outlawed following the gruesome murder of a teenage girl, allegedly by her father, for running away from home with an older man. Romina Ashrafi, 14, was allegedly beheaded by her father as punishment for fleeing her home in Talesh,...

Scientists warn of 'zombie fires' in the Arctic

Scientists warn of 'zombie fires' in the Arctic

Dormant "zombie fires" scattered across the Arctic region -- remnants of record blazes last year -- may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday. "We have seen satellite observations of active fires that hint that 'zombie' fires...

Japan avoided a lockdown by telling everyone to steer clear of the 3 Cs. Here's what that means.

Japan avoided a lockdown by telling everyone to steer clear of the 3 Cs. Here's what that means.

Japan has declared its state of emergency over, and many are wondering how the country escaped COVID-19 with such a low death rate.

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding...

Taiwan pledges help for fleeing Hong Kongers, riles China

Taiwan pledges help for fleeing Hong Kongers, riles China

Taiwan promised on Thursday to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city for political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling, and prompting angry condemnation from Beijing as it pushes security legislation for Hong Kong. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen this week became the...

School surprises girl with a photo of her service dog in the yearbook

School surprises girl with a photo of her service dog in the yearbook

Now, in the yearbook – just like in life – Hadley Jo and Ariel are side by side.

Cheered by Private Schools, DeVos Demands Public Education Shares Pandemic Aid

Cheered by Private Schools, DeVos Demands Public Education Shares Pandemic Aid

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, defiant amid criticism that she is using the coronavirus pandemic to pursue a long-sought agenda, said she will force public school districts to share a large portion of federal rescue funding with private school students, regardless of income.DeVos...

Trump refuses to take position on George Floyd death but says he will get 'full' report on the incident

Trump refuses to take position on George Floyd death but says he will get 'full' report on the incident

Donald Trump did not take a position on whether four former Minneapolis police officers who were fired after the death of George Floyd should be prosecuted, saying he and Vice President Mike Pence will get a "full" report on the incident on Thursday.The president on Wednesday called it a...

British-Spanish naval team gunning for another go at  revamped UK carrier-support program

British-Spanish naval team gunning for another go at revamped UK carrier-support program

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has formed a joint venture with Northern Ireland's Harland & Wolff to pitch for an upcoming program to build up to three logistics ships to support the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

Gang of 26 arrested for allegedly smuggling people from Vietnam to Europe in investigation prompted by Essex lorry deaths

Gang of 26 arrested for allegedly smuggling people from Vietnam to Europe in investigation prompted by Essex lorry deaths

A gang of 26 suspected people smugglers have been arrested in France and Belgium in an investigation prompted by the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a lorry in Essex last year. The early morning raids took place in Paris and Brussels, with 13 people detained in each country....

Russia seizes 40 tonnes of embargoed European cheeses

Russia seizes 40 tonnes of embargoed European cheeses

Russia on Wednesday seized 40 tonnes of European cheeses smuggled into the country in breach of an embargo on EU food imports, the customs service said. The shipment included Dorblu blue cheese and Italian hard cheeses such as Grana Padano, the customs service said. This was in response to EU...

One chart shows a noticeable correlation between how late a country started its coronavirus lockdown and the number of excess deaths

One chart shows a noticeable correlation between how late a country started its coronavirus lockdown and the number of excess deaths

Analysis from the Financial Times has shown that the number of excess deaths correlates to when a country decided to lock down.

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms. To get there, Goudreau and two...

China's same-sex couples heartened by property protection rights in new civil code

China's same-sex couples heartened by property protection rights in new civil code

It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner's step-parents at a police station where they demanded she leave the apartment the couple had shared for 12 years. "It was that very moment at the police station when I truly felt...

This 'bread omelet' is the most genius way of making an egg sandwich

This 'bread omelet' is the most genius way of making an egg sandwich

This technique changes the game because everything happens in one skillet and it eliminates the worry of burning your toast.

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have reportedly broken up after 3 years of dating

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have reportedly broken up after 3 years of dating

The 37-year-old "Flip It Like Disick" star and the 21-year-old model have reportedly split but remain in touch.

Melania Trump reportedly warned Trump to take COVID-19 seriously — and he 'totally blew her off'

Melania Trump reportedly warned Trump to take COVID-19 seriously — and he 'totally blew her off'

President Trump shook up his campaign this week, naming former White House political director Bill Stepien as deputy campaign manager and elevating the campaign's political director for the Midwest, Stephanie Alexander, to campaign chief of staff.Stepien "is viewed by Trump advisers as a...

Rare pygmy sperm whale washes up on California beach with 'bullet hole in its head'

Rare pygmy sperm whale washes up on California beach with 'bullet hole in its head'

A rare pygmy sperm whale washed up on a California beach, with what appeared to be a bullet hole in its head.Federal authorities are now investigating, as marine mammals in the US are protected from harm by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Pelosi calls on Trump to 'take responsibility' for coronavirus response

Pelosi calls on Trump to 'take responsibility' for coronavirus response

In a press conference Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Trump to “stop making excuses. Take responsibility” for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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