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Deputy shot and killed in California, two people arrested


Posted: Thu-May-2020



Deputies in El Dorado County, California, were shot at Wednesday while responding to a call. Two people have been arrested.

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Our dismal relationship with China just got a whole lot worse
Meng Wanzhou court appearance

Meng Wanzhou lost the first round in her bid to avoid extradition to the United States on Wednesday. But it’s clear the B.C. court ruling doesn’t help the Trudeau government much either.

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1 killed in Minneapolis as protests turn violent over man's death in police custody
MINNEAPOLIS-POLICE/FIRE

A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night Wednesday, with protesters looting stores near a police precinct and setting fires.

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U.K. police say Dominic Cummings might have made 'minor' breach of lockdown
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-CUMMINGS

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving slightly more than 40 kilometres to a castle with his wife and son although they said they would take no further action.

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Donald Trump's threat to regulate Twitter likely to hit roadblocks: legal experts
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U.S. President Donald Trump, angered by the first Twitter fact-check alert on one of his tweets, can't unilaterally regulate or close social media companies, and any effort would likely require action by Congress and be challenged by the courts, experts say. But he could conceivably make life more miserable for Silicon Valley.

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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law
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China's ceremonial legislature overwhelmingly endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and triggered protests in the semi-autonomous territory.

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Angela Merkel takes her cue from Alexander Hamilton to overhaul the European Union
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Driven by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, the EU is proposing to borrow billions and give it to member states. For the first time in EU history, two-thirds of the money would be grants — not loans — that the recipient countries wouldn't have to repay.

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U.S. surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19: Johns Hopkins University
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The U.S. surpassed 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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U.S. threatens to strip Hong Kong of special status amid tension with China
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The United States government has threatened to strip Hong Kong of the special legal status that has enabled it to remain a global business powerhouse in a move that could herald a wide-ranging policy shift amid escalating tension with China

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Historic launch of SpaceX rocket delayed over bad weather
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SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

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Disney targets July 11 to begin reopening flagship Florida theme park
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Walt Disney Co. plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.

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Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs as COVID-19 wallops demand for jets
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Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry, and more cuts are coming.

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Why Iceland has been so successful at contact tracing
Why Iceland has been so successful at contact tracing

Coronavirus contact tracing in Iceland is a collaborative effort between health-care workers and the police, creating a 'force to be reckoned with,' says one of the detectives in charge.

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France, Italy, Belgium act to stop use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 over safety fears
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France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria drug.

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EU proposes €750B coronavirus recovery fund, but more heated debate is expected
EU-BUDGET/RECOVERY

The European Union proposed Wednesday a 750 billion-euro ($1.1. trillion Cdn) recovery fund to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus, and aimed to bridge divisions over the conditions that should be attached for access to the money.

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Hong Kong police arrest 360 as thousands protest over security laws
HONGKONG-PROTESTS/LEGISLATION

Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 360 arrests Wednesday as thousands of people took to the streets in anger over national security legislation proposed by China that's raising international alarm over freedoms in the city.

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Las Vegas casinos able to reopen next week, Nevada governor announces
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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas.

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Trump tweets threat to shutter social media companies after Twitter warning
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, one day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact-check the president's claims.

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Twitter places fact-check notification on Trump tweets about 'fraudulent' mail-in ballots
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Twitter on Tuesday placed a notification fact-checking tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump claiming that mail-in ballots will be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a "rigged election."

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Spain begins 10 days of official mourning for COVID-19 victims
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPAIN-MOURNING

Grieving Spaniards wore black and fell silent across the nation at midday on Wednesday at the start of 10 days of mourning for more than 27,000 dead amid the coronavirus crisis.

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4 Minneapolis officers fired, protest held after black man dies in police custody
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Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander's video provoked widespread outrage with footage that showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

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Europe’s Grand Reopening Begins With a Whimper
Hopes that reopening restaurants and bars would provide an economic boost have been dashed as customers stay away and businesses fight for survival. ... read more


Artist Hijacks London’s Eerily Empty Tourist Sites With Tribute To Frontline Workers
Paul Insect's brightly painted street benches honor the workers "who have kept England running" during the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Despite Global Censure, China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National Security Law
Activists have warned the law could quash civil liberties and pave the way for Beijing to strip the territory of its autonomy. ... read more


Pompeo Declares Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China
It now falls to Trump to decide to end some, all or none of the economic privileges Hong Kong currently enjoys. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Several Florida Theme Parks Announce Reopening Plans
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Boris Johnson Won't Sack His Top Aide For Breaking Lockdown. Here's Why.
The relationship between the prime minister and Dominic Cummings has been forged in victory after improbable victory, but now Johnson is facing an open revolt from his party. ... read more


7 Big Little Lies Of The Modi Government’s Coronavirus Economic Relief
HuffPost India spoke to experts and read the fine print to find the Modi government has failed to put its money where its mouth is. ... read more


Coronavirus Has Renewed Our Addiction To Plastic
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life. ... read more


France Bans Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19 Amid Safety Concerns
It’s the first ban by a country since the World Health Organization said it was pausing a large trial of the malaria drug due to safety concerns. ... read more


Flights Cancelled, No Refunds: Chaos At Airports As India Resumes Air Travel
Several passengers complained that they were not given any prior notice and were only informed of cancelled flights when their boarding pass was scanned. ... read more


How Confident Are Canadians Vs. Brits And Americans Post-Pandemic?
We're nowhere near ready to get back to normal, but on that front, we're not alone during this coronavirus crisis. ... read more


The UK's CO2 Emissions Dropped To A Hundred-Year Low During Lockdown
The nation last saw similar levels of emissions in the 1920s, scientists have revealed. ... read more


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Keeps Her Cool As Earthquake Hits Mid-Interview
“We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here Ryan, quite a decent shake here,” the prime minister said during the live exchange. ... read more


Boris Johnson Refuses To Fire Dominic Cummings Despite Lockdown Allegations
The PM confirmed his senior aide would keep his job despite massive backlash. ... read more


Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Thousands Of Protesters Opposing New China Law
Demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday to protest a controversial national security law that would ban secessionist and subversive activity against Beijing ... read more


Pakistan's Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Soar
The country abandoned most protective measures just as it had a chance to get case numbers under control. It's now celebrating a major festival. ... read more


Boris Johnson's Top Adviser Accused Of Flouting Coronavirus Lockdown Rules
Dominic Cummings, a special aide to Britain's prime minister, reportedly ignored a ban on visiting relatives to travel more than 250 miles to his parents’ house. ... read more


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A Tragic Plane Crash In Pakistan Rattles An Already Nervous Nation
With the Islamic holiday of Eid just days away, Pakistanis were hoping for a respite from the country's worsening coronavirus outbreak. ... read more


Europe Braces For Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections
As lockdowns ease, scientists and government officials now fear a new surge is not a matter of if, but when, and how big. ... read more


Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain
Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nightmare spreads through Russia's care homes
Carers reveal the hidden spread of Covid-19 and official numbers appear not to tell the whole story. ... read more


Austrian police publish honey-trap photos in Strache inquiry
The video scandal toppled the government - now police are trying to find the woman in the sting. ... read more


Coronavirus: Chechen leader Kadyrov 'healthy' after Covid scare
Ramzan Kadyrov, a key ally of President Putin, did not deny having been to hospital in Moscow. ... read more


Coronavirus: EasyJet plans up to 4,500 job cuts
The airline says up to 30% of its workforce will go as it struggles with the slump in demand for air travel. ... read more


Coronavirus: Italy envoy rejects remark by Sweden's chief epidemiologist
The ambassador defends his country's response after remarks by Sweden's state epidemiologist. ... read more


Coronavirus: France set to roll out contact-tracing app before UK
One minister has compared the UK and France's outlier approaches to their nuclear deterrent effort. ... read more


Channel migrants: Boats carrying 60 people intercepted
The Home Office says 57 men and three women crossed the English Channel in small boats on Wednesday. ... read more


Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists
The government will cover anyone who tests positive while on holiday on the Mediterranean island. ... read more


Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'
A giant fund is proposed, some of it raised on capital markets, but several countries express doubts. ... read more


Vietnamese migrant deaths in UK lorry spark 26 arrests
Police in Belgium and France detain 13 people in an operation prompted by the deaths of 39 migrants. ... read more


Félicien Kabuga: Captured fugitive denies financing Rwanda's genocide
Businessman Félicien Kabuga, who evaded capture for 26 years, says he was trying to help victims. ... read more


Coronavirus: Rocky path ahead for European Commission
President Ursula von der Leyen has laid out the recovery package - now she needs nations to back it. ... read more


Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching. ... read more


Coronavirus: Why Merkel may help fund Europe's recovery plan
Germany’s leader has agreed to shoulder some of the burden, but four "frugal" EU states are unhappy. ... read more


Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'
With Italy past the peak of coronavirus, medical staff say the trauma is only just hitting them now. ... read more


Coronavirus: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe
As the UK alters its restrictions, how are other European countries reopening after lockdown? ... read more


Letter from Dunkirk soldier arrives 80 years later
The family of Pte Cole who died in World War Two says receiving his final letter was "unbelievable". ... read more


Denmark embraces live music drive-ins
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nature bounces back in Turkey under lockdown
The air quality in Turkish cities has improved since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed. ... read more


George Floyd protest turns deadly; Minneapolis mayor requests National Guard
"We can have peaceful demonstrations," Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said. "But I also have to ensure the safety of everyone in the city." ... read more


Angry over how social media platforms are treating him, Trump says 'FAIRNESS' is coming
The president may sign an executive order targeting the companies, which he says have silenced conservatives. ... read more


Weekly initial jobless claims hit 2.1 million
Lack of child care is complicating a return to work for many people. ... read more


'Shock to the system': American tourists opt out of masks, making locals wary
“This is going to be the new normal from now on and you’re going to have to train security guards and police officers to deal with this,” one expert said. ... read more


My dad died from coronavirus. I'm not just grieving — I'm angry.
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California readies for 'realistic' nightmare — raging wildfires during a pandemic
Giant wildfires, massive power shutdowns, packed hospital intensive-care units. California is preparing for all of it after a dry winter amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


China passes draft Hong Kong security law, sparking fear and anger
"Hong Kong, in many ways, has become the new Berlin: the new meeting point of a big argument of big disagreement between two major powers." ... read more


Schools in revolt as U.K. confronts challenge of easing lockdown
"There is no such thing as social distancing in a school — it does not exist and would never exist," one principal wrote in an open letter to parents. ... read more


Gabrielle Union says she felt 'singled out as being difficult' on 'America's Got Talent'
"I want to come to work and be healthy and safe and listened to," she told Variety magazine in an interview. ... read more


Siberian zoo sees animal baby boom during lockdown
Among the zoo's new arrivals are rare Egyptian goslings, reindeer calves, llama crias and a baby brown weeper capuchin monkey. ... read more


As Starbucks locations reopen nationwide, workers question why they should risk their life 'for a frappuccino'
“We’re not forcing anyone to come back, but it is a managed risk,” said one manager. “We have no idea which customers have been following procedures or who has been in hospitals.” ... read more


UConn student wanted in connection to 2 deaths is captured
"Peter Manfredonia has been found & is in custody" after a nearly weeklong manhunt, officials said Wednesday. ... read more


Coronavirus reopenings give divorced parents one more thing to argue about
The impending reopening of the country has created a new series of challenges that even the most amiable co-parents are struggling to handle. ... read more


She made her most unpredictable music album to 'normalize' life in quarantine
"People are looking for new music to listen to something that somehow helps normalize what we're going through," the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter told NBC News. ... read more


Trump playing campaign defense with his base
Heading into the crucial summer stretch of his re-election campaign, the president's support is declining among key groups that helped deliver his 2016 victory. ... read more


Lack of COVID-19 immunity no reason to vote by mail, Texas court rules. Trump cheers.
State Democrats had sued to make it easier for people to avoid voting in person because of the pandemic. ... read more


Did Trump win? Election Day could drag into election week if mail-in votes delay results
State officials in some key battleground states have recently warned that it may take days to count the ballots. ... read more


To bypass this country's strict laws, an underground abortion network takes hold
“We are doing this because the law is insufficient." ... read more


Feds charge ex-Venezuelan pol with recruiting terrorists to attack U.S. interests
Adel El Zabayar traveled to the Middle East to obtain weapons and recruit members of Hezbollah and Hamas to train at hidden camps in Venezuela, prosecutors say. ... read more


The principles of buying tech that lasts
You should buy gadgets and tech devices less frequently, argues technology writer Whitson Gordon. Here’s how. ... read more


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George Floyd protest turns deadly; Minneapolis mayor requests National Guard
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Weekly initial jobless claims hit 2.1 million
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China passes draft Hong Kong security law, sparking fear and anger
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"There is no such thing as social distancing in a school — it does not exist and would never exist," one principal wrote in an open letter to parents. ... read more


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Gabrielle Union says she felt 'singled out as being difficult' on 'America's Got Talent'
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Among the zoo's new arrivals are rare Egyptian goslings, reindeer calves, llama crias and a baby brown weeper capuchin monkey. ... read more


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To bypass this country's strict laws, an underground abortion network takes hold
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Feds charge ex-Venezuelan pol with recruiting terrorists to attack U.S. interests
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