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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


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


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


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


An aircraft crashed into a home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, killing 4 people

Footage of emergency vehicles on the scene after a plane crash. WDAM Police said an aircraft crashed into a home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, late Tuesday, killing four. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after the crash on Tuesday. Police warned people not to touch debris or wreckage they think is from the crash. See more stories on Insider's business page. An aircraft crashed into a home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Tuesday night and killed four people, police sa...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Speed, News UK, Plane Crash, Ryan Moore, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Moore, Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Mississippi, WDAM, Hattiesburg Police Department, Sinead Baker, WDAM Police, Annie Christie Drive Police


India accounted for 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths worldwide last week

India's hospitals are overwhelmed by a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui India accounted for one in four of the world's coronavirus deaths last week, the WHO said. It said India accounted for 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths in the period. India is battling a devastating surge that has overwhelmed hospitals, morgues, and crematoriums. See more stories on Insider's business page. India accounted for one in four deaths from the coronavirus in th...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, Speed, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, REUTERS Danish Siddiqui India


Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a 2nd dossier on Trump while he was president, report says

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Christopher Steele previously made an unverified dossier on the Trump campaign and Russia. The Telegraph reported on Monday that he made a second one for the FBI during Trump's presidency. The second document contains further claims of Russian meddling and sex tapes, The Telegraph reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former British spy who published a dossier that made explosive claims about Donald Trump's 2016 presiden...
Tags: Politics, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Speed, News UK, Moscow, Telegraph, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, The Telegraph, Trump, Steele, Christopher Steele, Steele Dossier


A Swiss diplomat in Iran has died after mysteriously falling from a high-rise building, state media says

The skyline of Tehran, Iran. Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images A senior employee at the Swiss embassy in Iran died after falling from a building, state media said. Fars reported the woman was a Swiss citizen and a first secretary of the country's embassy. ILNA reported that the woman was the second-highest ranked employee at the embassy. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Swiss diplomatic employee died after falling from a high-rise building in Tehran, Iran, m...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Iran, Speed, News UK, Switzerland, Tehran, Reuters, TEHRAN Iran, ILNA, FARS, Dominika Zarzycka NurPhoto, Sinead Baker, Kamaranieh


The EU adopted a law making tech companies delete 'terrorist content' within one hour

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo The European Parliament adopted a law forcing tech firms to immediately remove what authorities deem "terrorist content." It requires platforms like Facebook and Google to remove the content within an hour of being told to. Some lawmakers and experts warned this could amount to censorship and be difficult to enforce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The EU has adopted a new, controversial law that requires tech com...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, Politics, Trends, Eu, European Union, Speed, News UK, European Parliament, Reuters, Google Facebook, Erin Scott, Tech Insider


Michael Cohen says he thinks Rudy Giuliani's legal problems will go beyond the Ukraine dealings 'because Rudy is actually a stupid guy'

Michael Cohen speaking with MSNBC's Ari Melber. MSNBC Michael Cohen said he thinks Rudy Giuliani's legal battles will go beyond his Ukraine dealings. The FBI raided Giuliani's office and apartment on Wednesday as part of a probe into those dealings. Cohen said: "But that's not where it's gonna stop. Because Rudy is actually a stupid guy." See more stories on Insider's business page. Michael Cohen said he thinks the legal problems facing Rudy Giuliani will go beyond ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Speed, News UK, Rudy, Giuliani, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Ari Melber


WHO's Europe head warned that India's COVID-19 crisis 'can happen anywhere' especially in countries that are relaxing measures

Relatives attend the funeral of a man who died from the coronavirus at a crematorium in New Delhi, India. Adnan Abidi/Reuters India is battling an unprecedented COVID-19 surge that's overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums. The WHO's Europe head warned that this crisis could "happen anywhere." Hans Kluge said easing restrictions on large gatherings could create a "perfect storm." See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organization's Europe leader warn...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, India, Trends, European Union, Speed, News UK, World Health Organization, New Delhi India, Kluge, Coronavirus, COVID, Hans Kluge, Sinead Baker, Adnan Abidi Reuters India


The aunt of India's prime minister has reportedly died of COVID-19, as the country struggles with an unprecedented surge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2021. Biju Boro/AFP via Getty Images The aunt of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has died of COVID-19, her family told PTI. India is being overwhelmed by the virus, with mass cremations and people dying waiting for treatment. Modi has been widely criticized for his response to the virus, and he held large rallies this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. The aunt of India's prime minister has reportedly died of COVID...
Tags: Politics, News, India, Narendra Modi, International, Trends, Speed, News UK, Afp, Modi, Press Trust of India, PTI India, BIJU BORO, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Narmadaben Modi


The DOJ quietly dropped a Trump-era policy to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, leaked memo says

Former President Donald Trump. AP A Trump-era policy that withheld sanctuary cities from some federal grants is being axed. A DOJ memo obtained by Reuters said cooperation with ICE will not be a grant condition. Sanctuary cities are those that refuse or limit cooperation with federal immigration agencies. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department quietly repealed a Trump-era policy that withheld federal grants from sanctuary cities, according to a leaked memo ...
Tags: Politics, Immigration, Trends, Speed, News UK, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Customs Enforcement, Office of Justice Programs, Henneberg, Sanctuary Cities, Sinead Baker, Maureen Henneberg


The DOJ quietly repealed a Trump-era policy to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, leaked memo says

Former President Donald Trump. AP A Trump-era policy that withheld sanctuary cities from some federal grants is being axed. A DOJ memo obtained by Reuters said cooperation with ICE will not be a grant condition. Sanctuary cities are those that refuse or limit cooperation with federal immigration agencies. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department quietly repealed a Trump-era policy that withheld federal grants from sanctuary cities, according to a leaked memo ...
Tags: Politics, Immigration, Trends, Speed, News UK, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Customs Enforcement, Office of Justice Programs, Henneberg, Sanctuary Cities, Sinead Baker, Maureen Henneberg


A DC police officer who was beaten and dragged at the Capitol riot says he got PTSD and slammed Republicans who downplayed the violence

Michael Fanone speaking on CNN. CNN An officer who policed the Capitol riot criticized politicians who "downplay" the event's violence. Michael Fanone was beaten and stun-gunned at the riot, and suffered a heart attack. He told CNN he had PTSD and said it was hard seeing officials "whitewash the events of that day." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Washington, DC Metropolitan Police officer who was attacked at the Capitol riot has said he was left with post-traumatic ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Speed, News UK, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Charlottesville Virginia Trump, Sinead Baker, Capitol Siege, Michael Fanone


India is putting oxygen tankers on special express trains as hospitals run out of supplies for COVID-19 patients

Empty tankers for carrying liquid oxygen being loaded at Kalamboli railway yard of the Central Railway in Mumbai. Ashish Vaishnav/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images India is transporting oxygen tankers on express trains to help treat coronavirus patients. India is battling a devastating surge. Hospitals have critical shortages of oxygen to treat people. Special ramps have reportedly been installed so the tankers can drive on and off the trains quickly. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Transportation, Science, India, Trends, Speed, News UK, Mumbai, Hindustan Times, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Piyush Goyal, Northern India, Central Railway, Getty Images India, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker


Photo shows a mass cremation of COVID-19 victims in India as the country struggles with a new surge, and people are dying waiting for help

A drone photo shows a mass cremation of victims who died due to the coronavirus at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, on April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui An aerial photo shows the mass cremation of coronavirus victims in India. India is experiencing a devastating surge, breaking global records for daily new cases two days in a row. Hospitals are overwhelmed and video footage has shown people dying on stretchers outside. See more stories on Insider's business page. Read t...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, Speed, News UK, New Delhi India, India India, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker


George W. Bush says he wrote in Condoleezza Rice's name in his 2020 election ballot

George W. Bush. Stewart F. House/Getty Images Former President Bush told People he voted for Condoleezza Rice in the 2020 presidential election. He said he had told Rice, his secretary of state during his second term, about this. That means he didn't vote for either Donald Trump or Joe Biden. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President George W. Bush told People magazine that he wrote in Condoleezza Rice's name when voting in the 2020 presidential election.H...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, News UK, People Magazine, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Rice, Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Sinead Baker, George W Bush Stewart


An Indonesian Navy submarine has gone missing off the coast of Bali. 53 people were on board.

An KRI Nanggala-402 submarine owned by Indonesia, the same model as the one that went missing on Wednesday. Alex Widojo/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Indonesia is looking for 53 people who were on a navy submarine that went missing on Wednesday. A navy spokesman told Reuters it went missing during a torpedo drill, north of the island of Bali. Indonesia wants help from Australia and Singapore to try and find it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Indonesia is trying to find a mi...
Tags: Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Navy, Singapore, Trends, Speed, News UK, Bali Indonesia, Reuters, Indonesian Navy, Hadi Tjahjanto, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, InsiderAsia, KRI Nanggala


Russia has detained 2 of Alexei Navalny's top allies ahead of planned protests over the Putin critic's health

Alexei Navalny. Moscow City Court Press Office\TASS via Getty Images Two of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's allies have been detained, their lawyers said. They took place Wednesday morning, before planned protests over Navalny's health while in prison. Navalny is on hunger strike over a lack of access to medical treatment. Doctors warn he could die. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia has detained two of opposition leader Alexei Navalny's closest ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, Trends, Speed, News UK, Moscow, Alexei Navalny, Reuters, Navalny, Federal Assembly, Getty Images Two, Kira Yarmysh, Lyubov Sobol


The first victim in the Tesla crash in Texas has been named. Elon Musk and local police are clashing over whether the car was on Autopilot.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images One of the two men killed after a Tesla crash in Texas was identified as Dr. William Varner. Police suggested no one was driving, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the car was not on Autopilot. Police said they would seek to get data from Tesla. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the two men killed after a Tesla crashed in Texas has been named as Dr. William Varner, Click2Houston reported.The second victim ha...
Tags: Transportation, Death, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Tesla, Speed, News UK, Musk, Reuters, Harris County, William Varner, Tech Insider, Varner, Mark Herman, Sinead Baker


Iran says it only enriched its uranium to 60% as a show of strength, and can reverse back to nuclear-deal levels if the US lifts sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Getty Images Iran said that it enriched uranium to 60% to show off its technical ability. A government spokesperson said Iran wanted to show its capabilities after an attack on its nuclear plant. But he said the enrichment is reversible, and the country would do so if the US lifts sanctions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran said that it enriched uranium to 60% to show that it could, but that the process can be reversible if the US lift...
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Iran says it only enriched its uranium to 60% as a show of strength, and can revert to nuclear-deal levels if the US lifts sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Getty Images Iran said that it enriched uranium to 60% to show off its technical ability. A government spokesperson said Iran wanted to show its capabilities after an attack on its nuclear plant. But he said Iran could revert the enrichment if the US lifts sanctions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran said that it enriched uranium to 60% to show that it could, but that the process can be reversible if the US lifts sanctions.Iran announce...
Tags: Politics, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Speed, News UK, Hassan Rouhani, Biden, Tehran, Nuclear Deal, Donald Trump, Reuters, Natanz, Rabiei


A vaccinated New Zealand airport worker tested positive for COVID-19 one day after the country opened a travel bubble with Australia

A passenger arriving to Sydney, Australia, from Auckland, New Zealand. James D. Morgan/Getty Images Australia and New Zealand opened a quarantine-free travel bubble on Monday. A New Zealand airport worker tested positive for COVID-19 a day after. But New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said "all signs" suggest the case isn't connected to new travellers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A fully vaccinated airport worker in New Zealand has tested positive for the coronavirus a ...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Australia, Trends, Speed, News UK, New Zealand, Sydney Australia, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Travel Bubble, Sinead Baker


Every adult in the US is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

A man gets the coronavirus vaccine. Mark Makela / Stringer All adults in the US are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine. The last US states expanded their eligibility to include all adults on Monday. Biden announced earlier this month that all US adults would be eligible for the vaccine by that date. See more stories on Insider's business page. All adults in the US are now eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine.The New York Times noted that the states of Hawaii, Massachusetts, Ne...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, New York Times, Healthcare, News UK, Biden, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Mark Makela Stringer


Watch the moment the NASA control room broke out in cheers when its Mars helicopter flew for the first time

NASA's control room celebrating after the Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars on April 19, 2021. NASA/YouTube NASA flew its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for the first time early Monday. It was the first powered, controlled flight to take place on another planet. NASA staff celebrated the moment in the control room. See more stories on Insider's business page. Watch the moment around the 40-minute mark here: Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Science, Trends, Nasa, Speed, News UK, Mars, Sinead Baker