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Trump DOJ secretly pulled Washington Post reporter phone records, and tried to score email records

The Washington Post headquarters. ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images The Washington Post reported that the Trump DOJ secretly pulled three of their reporters' phone records in 2017. The three reporters had been covering Russia's influence in the 2016 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the early days of the Trump administration, the Justice Department covertly pulled phone records from several Washington Post journalists and also tried to source their email ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Media, Washington Post, Russia, Trends, Journalism, Speed, Department Of Justice, Doj, First Amendment, Justice Department, Trump, United States Department of Justice, Adam Entous, Marc Raimondi


Montana governor signs law prohibiting transgender athletes from playing in sports in line with their gender identity

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., walks through the Capitol on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed HB112 into law, an anti-trans bill that requires athletes to compete in sports based on their biological sex.This story is developing. Check back for updates. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Azmi Haroun)]
Tags: Politics, Montana, Trends, Speed, Trans Women, Capitol, Greg Gianforte, Bill Clark, Breaking, Greg Gianforte R Mont, CQ Roll Call Inc, Trans Athletes, Out Insider, Azmi Haroun, Getty Images Montana


California reported a yearly population decline for the first time ever

Grant Faint/Getty Images California recorded its first ever yearly population loss in the its history as a state. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's population dipped by over 182,000 people in 2020, state officials announced Friday, recording the first-ever yearly population loss in the Golden State's history.At an announcement Friday, officials said that the population dropped 0.46% and that decline was measured between January 2020 and January 2021.C...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Trends, Speed, Population, Golden State, Azmi Haroun


Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty CDC health official Nancy Messonnier announced she was resigning on Friday. She said her last day with the CDC would be May 14. Messonnier was the first US official to publicly warn the country of the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nancy Messonnier - a senior health expert at t...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Mike Pence Read, Messonnier, Nancy Messonnier


WHO is granting emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

A vial of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine Associated Press WHO approved a COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday. The vaccine was developed by Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned drugmaker, alongside the Beijing Institute of Biological Products. This is the first time WHO has authorized any Chinese-made vaccine for emergency use. See more stories on Insider's business page. A World Health Organization panel has authorized the emergency use of a COVID-19 va...
Tags: News, China, Trends, Speed, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Vaccines, The Washington Post, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, Sinopharm, Associated Press WHO, Beijing Institute of Biological Products, Beijing Institute of Biological Products This


The WHO is granting emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

A vial of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine Associated Press WHO approved a COVID-1 vaccine from China's Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday. The vaccine was developed by Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned drugmaker, alongside the Beijing Institute of Biological Products. This is the first time WHO has authorized any Chinese-made vaccine for emergency use. See more stories on Insider's business page. A World Health Organization panel has authorized the emergency use of a COVID-19 vac...
Tags: News, China, Trends, Speed, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Vaccines, The Washington Post, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, Sinopharm, Associated Press WHO, Beijing Institute of Biological Products, Beijing Institute of Biological Products This


1.6 million people were screened at US airports on Thursday, the highest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

A TSA officer wears a mask at Logan International Airport in Boston. Brian Snyder/Reuters The Transportation Security Administration has said that 1.6 million people were screened at US airports on Thursday, calling it the highest figure since March 2020.It said that 2,555,342 passengers were screened on the same day in 2019 - before the pandemic - and 190,863 were screened on the same day in 2020, when the pandemic was more severely affecting the US.TSA's New England branch said Thursd...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Speed, News UK, Tsa, New England, Logan International Airport, Sinead Baker


A California bar owner is accused of selling fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates for $20 each

EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Todd Anderson, the owner of Old Corner Saloon in Clements, California, has been arrested. Prosecutors say Anderson sold fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards from his bar. He's been charged with identity theft, forging government documents, and falsifying medical records. See more stories on Insider's business page. A California bar owner has been accused of selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards, state and county officials said this week....
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, News, California, Trends, Speed, San Joaquin County, The Washington Post, Anderson, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Todd Anderson, Kelly McLaughlin, Tori Verber Salazar, Coronavirus, COVID-19


China says the rocket heading toward Earth uncontrolled will mostly burn up when it reenters the atmosphere, suggesting it won't harm anyone

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS China said the chunk of its rocket that is heading uncontrolled to Earth is unlikely to do any harm. Its not clear where the parts could land, but China said most are expected to burn in the atmosphere. The US is tracking the fragments. See more stories on Insider's business page. China downplayed the potential risks of its rocket traveling uncontrolled toward Eart...
Tags: Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Speed, News UK, Associated Press, Pacific, Foreign Ministry, Lloyd Austin, Aerospace Corp, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center


The UK is offering people under 40 an alternative to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine following concerns about rare blood clots in young people

A vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP The UK's vaccine advisory committee recommended that people under 40 be offered an alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca's. It cited the rare occurrence of blood clots forming among vaccinated young people. It stressed that the vaccine's benefits outweigh the risks. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK is recommending that people under 40 be offered an alternative to the AstraZene...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Trends, Speed, Astrazeneca, Alexandra Ma, Steve Parsons, JCVI, MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Regulatory Agency, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Wei Shen Lim


New York City wants to offer tourists free COVID-19 vaccines as it prepares for a full reopening this summer

Pedestrians cross 6th Avenue in Midtown, New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wants to offer tourists in NYC free coronavirus vaccines. The plan, which still needs state approval, involves giving the one-shot J&J vaccine at tourist sites. De Blasio has said the city plans to fully reopen on July 1. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York City could start offering coronavirus vaccines to tourists as it prepares to fully reopen for the su...
Tags: New York, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Speed, News UK, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, De Blasio, Central Park, Cuomo, Johnson Johnson, NBC New York


The US has no plans to shoot down the Chinese rocket due to crash down this weekend, defense secretary says

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS A Chinese rocket is hurtling toward Earth and is expected to crash this weekend. It's falling back to Earth uncontrolled. Where and when it will land is not clear.= US Defense Sec. Austin said the military doesn't plan to shoot down any remains. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has no plans to shoot down the remains of a Chinese rocket th...
Tags: New York, Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Austin, Speed, Beijing, News UK, Lloyd Austin, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Military & Defense


The guy who crowdfunded $25 million to build Trump's border wall just got indicted on tax fraud charges

Brian Kolfage in 2014. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Brian Kolfage, who founded "We Build the Wall," with Steve Bannon, was indicted in a new tax case. A New York grand jury separately found the crowdfunding effort to be fraudulent in August 2020. Donald Trump pardoned Bannon before he left office, but didn't pardon Kolfage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brian Kolfage - the cofounder of a failed crowdfunding effort to build a wall along the US-Mexico border with Steve Ban...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, Taxes, News, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Bloomberg News, Bannon, Bebeto Matthews


`We Build the Wall' cofounder Brian Kolfage, never pardoned by Trump, indicted in tax case

Tommy Fisher (L) with Brian Kolfage and Steve Bannon at a televised fundraising 'Wall-aThon'. We Build The Wall/YouTube Brian Kolfage, who founded "We Build the Wall," with Steve Bannon, was indicted in a new tax case. A New York grand jury separately found the crowdfunding effort to be fraudulent in August 2020. Bannon was pardoned by Trump, and Kolfage was not. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brian Kolfage, the cofounder of a failed and fraudulent crowdfunding ef...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, US, Trends, Speed, Trump, Bannon, L, Check, Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Kolfage, Tommy Fisher, Azmi Haroun


Twitter will let you give someone money as a 'tip' for their tweets

The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph Reuters Twitter is testing out a new feature that will let users send and receive money through a "Tip Jar." The feature will hook up through cash apps including BandCamp, Patreon, PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App. It's being rolled out to some users now, but Twitter hinted more information would be "coming soon." See more stories on Insider's business page. Watch Twitter's announcement here: -Twitter (@Twitter) May...
Tags: Twitter, Money, News, Trends, Speed, Reuters Twitter, Tech Insider, Watch Twitter, Kelly McLaughlin, Cashapp


DHS secretary says Biden admin cannot guarantee permanent residency in US for families separated by Trump

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mayorkas discussed the Biden administration's plans for overhauling immigration policy. Drew Angerer/Getty Images DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas spoke to MSNBC about families separated by the Trump administration. He said that the administration cannot guarantee a path to permanent residency for reunited families. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Dhs, Family Separation, Speed, United States, Biden, Msnbc, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas


Scientists have taught bees to smell the coronavirus. They can identify a case within seconds.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Dutch scientists have trained bees to smell COVID-19. Every time the bees were exposed to an infected sample, they stuck out their tongues. The animals could be a low-tech solution for identifying COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists in the Netherlands have trained bees to identify COVID-19 through their sense of smell, according to a press release from Wageningen University.The research was conducted on more than 150 bees in ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Speed, Bees, Netherlands, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Joe Raedle Getty, Holger Volk, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kelly McLaughlin Aria Bendix


Scientists have taught bees how to smell when you're infected with the coronavirus

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Scientists in the Netherlands have trained bees to identify COVID-19 through their sense of smell, according to a press release from Wageningen University.The research is being carried out in Wageningen University's bio-veterinary research laboratory.The scientists train the bees by giving them a treat of a sugar water solution every time they were exposed to a scent from a sample infected with COVID-19. The bees wouldn't get a reward after being exposed to ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Speed, Bees, Netherlands, Wageningen University, Joe Raedle Getty, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The former president of the Maldives was injured in an explosion as he was entering his car in the capital city: reports

Mohammed Nasheed, the democratically elected president of the Maldives who was later deposed by a coup, speaks at the press conference of the 2017 Oslo Freedom on Forum May 22, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in central Oslo, Norway. Julia Reinhart/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was injured in an explosion Thursday, Maldives police say. The explosion happened in Malé, as Nasheed was getting into his car, local media said. Nasheed was taken to a loca...
Tags: News, International, Trends, Speed, Explosion, Maldives, Reuters, Male, Intercontinental Hotel, Mohamed Nasheed, Nasheed, Oslo Norway, MALE Maldives, Mohamed Junayd, Kelly McLaughlin, Mohammed Nasheed


Jonathan Bush, brother of President George H.W. Bush, dies at 90

George Bush with family and brothers playing golf, from left are William "Bucky", George and Jonathan in July, 1991. AP Photo Jonathan Bush, the brother of former President George H.W. Bush, has died at 90. Bush was the last surviving child of the siblings. George H.W. died on Nov. 30, 2018, several months after his wife, Barbara. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jonathan Bush, former President George H. W. Bush's brother, has died, aged 90, the George and Barbara Bush ...
Tags: Death, Politics, News, Trends, Speed, George Bush, George W Bush, Bush, George, Bush Family, Jonathan, George H. W. Bush, George H W, Jonathan Bush, Kelly McLaughlin, Barbara Bush Foundation


Tucker Carlson is attacking COVID-19 vaccines again, making baseless claims about their safety

Tucker Carlson talking about COVID-19 vaccines on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Fox News The Fox News host Tucker Carlson upped his anti-vaccine rhetoric on Wednesday night. Without any supporting evidence, Carlson linked thousands of deaths to COVID-19 vaccines. "The actual number is almost certainly much higher than that - perhaps vastly higher," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in a segment of hi...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Cdc, US, Trends, Speed, United States, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Johnson Johnson, Kevin McCarthy, Carlson, Fox Nation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Tucker Carlson is attacking the COVID-19 vaccine again, baselessly claiming that thousands have died from taking the shot

Tucker Carlson talking about the COVID-19 vaccine on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Fox News Fox News host Tucker Carlson upped his anti-vaccine rhetoric on Wednesday night. Without any supporting evidence, Carlson claimed thousands have died from COVID-19 vaccines. "The actual number is almost certainly much higher than that - perhaps vastly higher," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in a segment of his ...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, California, Trends, Speed, United States, House, Fox News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tucker Carlson, Kevin McCarthy, Carlson, Fox Nation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Fauci, the Pope, and Aerosmith's guitarist are taking part in a 3-day COVID-19 conference at the Vatican

A composite image of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry, and Pope Francis. Joshua Roberts/Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel/ Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images/Insider Anthony Fauci and Pope Francis are speaking at a Vatican conference on health. The event, which runs Thursday to Saturday, is about how science and spirituality can tackle global health issues. The CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna, Aerosmith's guitarist, and Cindy Crawford are also taking part. See mo...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Speed, Pope Francis, News UK, Vatican, Associated Press, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Aerosmith, Cindy Crawford, Fauci, Renee Fleming, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker


Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

A man wearing a protective face mask in front of the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer and BioNTech announced they are donating vaccine doses to Tokyo Olympics athletes. The president of the International Olympic Committee said it would protect athletes and Japan. Japan is facing a surge of infections ahead of this summer's games. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that are donating vaccine doses to vaccinate athletes ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Sports, Trends, Speed, News UK, Tokyo, Pfizer, International Olympic Committee, Paralympics, Japan Japan, Tokyo 2020, COVID, Sinead Baker, Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer


Video shows 2 boats colliding amid a standoff between the UK and France over Brexit fishing rights

Sky News Two boats collided near the Channel island of Jersey amid Britain and France's fishing dispute. Sky News reported that a French boat "rammed" a British vessel. French boats gathered to protest Brexit fishing restrictions, and both countries sent patrol boats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Video footage shows two boats colliding in the English Channel as France and the UK face off over fishing rights.The video, published by Sky News, appears to show a boat w...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Trends, Speed, Britain, News UK, Boris Johnson, Sky News, Brexit, Jersey, Sinead Baker, ITV News Channel TV


A 7-foot-long, 240-pound sturgeon has been caught in Michigan. Scientists believe she's more than 100 years old.

A US Fish and Wildlife Service member lying next to the sturgeon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP A sturgeon measuring seven feet long and 240 pounds was found in the Detroit River, Michigan. The scientists who found it said they believe the fish is female and over 100 years old. "Imagine everything that fish has lived through and seen," one biologist said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biologists found an almost-seven-foot-long, 240-pound sturgeon in Michigan'...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Speed, News UK, Michigan, Sturgeon, The Washington Post, Wildlife Service, Detroit River, ALPENA MICHIGAN, Associated Press Read, Jason Fischer, Sinead Baker, Detroit River Michigan, US Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office


Peloton fixes bug that reportedly exposed users' data and account information

Scott Heins/Getty Images Peloton has confirmed it fixed a bug that exposed users' private account data, according to TechCrunch.The bug was first discovered by Jan Masters, a security researcher at Pen Test Partners, TechCrunch reported. Masters found the breach by learning he could make unauthenticated requests to access someone's data through Peloton's programming interface. The bug exposed users' age, location, workout statistics, and weight.The researcher told TechCrunc...
Tags: News, Trends, Speed, Peloton, Tech Insider, Kelly McLaughlin, Scott Heins Getty Images Peloton, Pen Test Partners TechCrunch


Facebook's final decision whether to ban Trump could end up back with the Oversight Board

Most Americans blame President Donald Trump for the Capitol siege, with less than one-fifth saying he's blameless for the violence, according to a new Insider poll. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images The Facebook Oversight Board could be reviewing a Trump ban again. The Board upheld Facebook's initial suspension of Trump, but told the social network to review the ban within 6 months. The board told reporters that Facebook may refer its final decision back to the board. See more stories on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Trends, Speed, Suspension, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Tech Insider, Alex Heath, Oversight Board, Kelly McLaughlin, Facebook Oversight Board


A federal judge scrapped a nationwide moratorium on evictions, saying the CDC went beyond its authority

Housing activists erect a sign in front of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's house in Swampscott, Mass. Michael Dwyer/AP Photo A US federal judge blocked a CDC order that prevented landlords from evicting tenants during the pandemic. "The CDC order must be set aside," the judge said in a 20-page ruling. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US federal judge on Wednesday blocked an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that prevented landlords from evic...
Tags: News, Cdc, Massachusetts, Court, US, Trends, Speed, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Charlie Baker, Breaking, Connor Perrett, Eviction Moratorium, Swampscott Mass Michael Dwyer


Jared Kushner is founding a nonprofit focused on the Middle East, report says

Jared Kushner. Win McNamee/Getty Images Jared Kushner is launching a nonprofit named the Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, Axios reported. The organization will focus on deepening Israel's ties in the Middle East, the report said. Kushner helped facilitate the Trump-era Abraham Accords, which saw multiple Arab states recognize Israel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jared Kushner is founding a nonprofit focused on deepening Israel's relationships in the Middle E...
Tags: Politics, Israel, Trends, Speed, Morocco, Middle East, Bahrain, Uae, Alexandra Ma, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Axios, Donald Trump Kushner, United Arab Emirates Bahrain Sudan, Jared Kushner Win McNamee Getty, Abraham Accords Institute for Peace Axios



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