A 24-year-old man was killed during an attempt to break into a Philadelphia ATM after an explosive detonated. The blast damaged the machine’s electronic components but left its safe intact. This was one of a series of similar explosions in other parts of the city as well, events that the city’s police commissioner reportedly labeled as ’organized’ and ’coordinated’.
Google has been sued for illegally invading the privacy of its users by tracking their internet use through browsers set in ’private’ mode. The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Jose, California seeks $5bn, and accused Google for gathering data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps.
Congressman Steve King lost his bid for renomination Wednesday to the state senator Randy Feenstra for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. The 9-term controversial Republican was stripped of his committees assignments in 2019 after expressing sympathy for white supremacists. King has drawn national scrutiny for years for his remarks on issues such as immigration, abortion and race.
Sweden should have done more to combat COVID-19, the country’s leading epidemiologist behind a strategy that avoided the strict lockdowns said on Wednesday. ’If we were to run into the same disease, knowing exactly what we know about it today, I think we would end up doing something in between what Sweden did and what the rest of the world has done’, Anders Tegnell acknowledged.
One of the oldest synagogues in Los Angeles, Congregation Beth Israel at Beverly Blvd. near Crescent Heights Blvd., was vandalized with graffiti on Sat, May 30, a day marked by protests, riots and looting in the area. Jewish volunteer security group Magen Am fended off vandals attempting to deface another synagogue in Fairfax, Shaarei Tefila.
Facebook has suspended accounts associated with white nationalist groups after some advocated bringing weapons to the ongoing protests. Officials also said they removed accounts falsely claiming allegiance to ANTIFA in order to bring discredit to the anti-fascist movement. Some of the removed white nationalist accounts were associated with the Proud Boys and American Guard.
Bernie Sanders wrote on twitter about ultrarich paying lower taxes and looting America for over 40 years. He mentioned in his tweet that the richest 400 Americans are worth $3 trillion which is equivalent to the size of the entire UK economy.
French luxury goods group LVMH’s $16.2 billion takeover of Tiffany & Co is looking less certain due to the situation brought on by a global pandemic and the social unrest in the US, reported Reuters. The news brought the share of the company down nearly 9%. LVMH’s board is also reportedly concerned about Tiffany’s ability to repay all of its debt obligations after a takeover gets completed.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was silent for more than 20 seconds during a news conference Tuesday when questioned about Trump’s handling of George Floyd protests. When he finally did answer the reporter’s question, Trudeau avoided mentioning Trump directly. ’We all watch in horror and consternation at what is going on the United States,’ he said. ’It is time to pull people together.’
A retired St. Louis police captain was killed overnight Monday as he attempted to thwart looting at a pawnshop, local media reported. David Dorn, 77, was found dead of a gunshot wound outside the shop on Martin Luther King Dr. around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Dorn is survived by his wife Ann, who works for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Trump commemorated Dorn in a tweet late Tuesday.
A 57% majority of Americans think police generally treat whites better than blacks. Blacks, in particular, say this, at 78%, says the result of a CBS poll. The poll also reveals that most Republicans feel the police treat everyone equally, while among Dems, 80% see differential treatment against black people. The poll surveyed 2,071 US adults. There is a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.47% rose 206 points, or 0.8%, to 25,678, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.14% rose 15 points, or 0.5%, to 3,071, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.41% gained 21 points, or 0.2%, at 9,574.
Pope Francis requested for national reconciliation in the US, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that being witnessed is ’self-destructive and self-defeating’. The Pope’s comments comes on back of eight nights of protests over the death of Floyd in police custody. He called the death of George Floyd ’tragic’, and prayed for him as well as those who died owing to racism.
The state of Minnesota has launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department’s practices and policies over the last decade.The probe will look into whether the MPD has engaged in ’systemic discriminatory practices toward people of color’ over the last 10 years. Minneapolis has seen two major protests over the deaths of two black Americans in just the last five years.
The Missouri city which saw a death of a black teen followed by weeks of nationwide protests and outrage in 2014 has elected its first woman and first black mayor on Tuesday night. The results show, Ella Jones got 54% of the vote in the race for mayor of Ferguson while Heather Robinett got 46%. Ella Jones defeated her opponent amid protests across the US continues over the death of George Floyd.
China said on Wednesday slammed a news report that said it delayed sharing COVID-19 information with the WHO calling it totally false. A day earlier, the AP reported that the WHO was frustrated by significant delays in information sharing by Beijing as the coronavirus outbreak took hold in China in January.
Tiger Woods released a statement Monday calling the death of George Floyd a ’shocking tragedy’ and urged for peaceful protests. ’I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement,’ Woods said. ’This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.’ Woods then called the protesters to have an honest and constructive conversations rather than ’burning the very neighborhoods that we live in’.
Biden will attend the funeral of George Floyd in Houston next week, Floyd’s family lawyer said Tuesday. CNN reported, citing a source, that plans are being discussed for Biden’s attendance, but the arrangements have not been finalized. Biden campaign spokesman declined to comment. Meanwhile, multiple services will be held in coming days in Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas, to honor Floyd’s life
EasyJet says it hopes to resume flights on 50% of its 1,022 routes by July and 75% by August. The airline is starting limited services this month, domestic and between Britain and France. ’Flights will be at a lower frequency than normal, meaning the airline will operate at around 30% of its normal capacity between July and September,’ the airline said. The news pushed its share price 2.75% higher