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The sculpture made headlines around the world when it was erected in Hollywood in 2017.
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. would be prohibited under antitrust reform legislation introduced last week from giving its own apps an advantage by preventing users from removing them on Apple devices, said Democratic Representative David Cicilline, who is leading a push to pass new regulations for U.S. technology companies.Cicilline told reporters Wednesday that a proposal prohibiting tech platforms from giving an advantage to their own products over those of competitors would mean Apple must let co
South Carolina Department of Corrections Two days before South Carolina death row inmate Brad Sigmon was due to be put to death in the state’s 109-year-old electric chair, he won a rare reprieve from the state’s Supreme Court.Fellow prisoner Freddie Owens, who was set to be put to death a week later, was also spared at least temporarily as the court ruled Wednesday that the electrocution deaths would violate the “statutory right of inmates to elect the manner of their execution.”But just as quic
For the first time in nearly 40 years, Congress has moved to establish a new national holiday, this time for Juneteenth, and just in time for Saturday's 156th anniversary of the day which marks the last African American slaves being freed in Texas in the wake of the Civil War. It heads next to President Joe Biden's desk for a signature. When Biden signs it, as he's expected to, Juneteenth will officially become a federal holiday -- the first since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983.
Traffic light decisions are ‘kept under constant review’
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks opened lower and U.S. futures extended losses Thursday after Federal Reserve officials sped up their expected pace of policy tightening. The dollar continued its advance and Treasury yields ticked higher.Shares fell in Japan, Australia and South Korea. S&P 500 futures slipped after the benchmark closed down, but off its lows after Fed Chair Jerome Powell downplayed the risk of an immediate rate increase. Policy makers disclosed that they expect two hikes by the end of
It came amid a stand-off between Sinn Fein and the DUP over the appointment of top ministers.
Hurricane season kicked off on June 1 and the National Hurricane Center has already tracked three storms, a rarity for this time of year and a possible indication of what is to come. Forecasters have warned that they expect an “above-average” Atlantic hurricane season.
Amazon Studios on Wednesday unveiled a division-wide inclusion policy that underscored its commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity for its content and productions, along with a “playbook” that includes guidelines for its collaborators in the creative community. The policy covers four primary areas that offer actionable recommendations to continue to seek out storytelling that amplifies […]
A study shows infections have increased 50% between May 3 and June 7.
(Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve appears to have convinced the world’s biggest bond market that it’s ready to act to keep the U.S. economy from overheating if it needs to.Treasury yields surged Wednesday -- led by maturities around the five-year area -- while measures of inflation expectations tumbled after policy makers surprised markets and signaled two quarter-point interest-rate hikes by the end of 2023. The central bank had previously projected rates would remain near zero through that ye
"The Tom Girardi stories continue to be deeply disturbing," Andy Cohen said on his radio show Wednesday
‘The Department of Justice has tacitly acknowledged that President Trump and his White House officials acted illegitimately,’ former national security adviser’s lawyer says
Microsoft on Wednesday named chief executive Satya Nadella as chair of its board, strengthening his grip on a pioneering US technology company he rejuvenated for a new age.
COVID-19 cases are "rising exponentially" across England, with the latest estimates putting the R number at 1.44. Infections increased by 50% between 3 May and 7 June coinciding with the rise of the Delta variant, which has become dominant in the UK since first being detected in India. The number of cases is doubling every 11 days, according to data from the REACT-1 study by scientists at Imperial College London.
The inaugural world test championship will be decided from Friday between favored India and No. 1-ranked New Zealand in Southampton. England's sporting focus is on Euro 2020, made easier by the dire displays of its national men's cricket team which was humbled by New Zealand in two tests this month. Also, the two-year world test championship has been disrupted and disjointed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘I did what I came to do’ Biden said after the meeting.
Governor says he does not know final price but will hire team to work out costs and hire contractors to build it
(Bloomberg) -- Oil fell below $72 a barrel after the Federal Reserve tilted toward tightening monetary policy, aiding the dollar and offsetting signs that the crude market is tightening.West Texas Intermediate lost 0.9% in early Asian trading after ending Wednesday almost unchanged. Following a regular policy meeting, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said officials would begin talks on tapering massive asset purchases, while penciling in two rate hikes by the end of 2023. A rise in the dollar reduces
Fourteen Republicans vote against measure