Bitcoin just got its first makeover in four years, which will help it compete with Ethereum

The first bitcoin upgrade in four years has just been approved by miners around the world.…

Branson’s Virgin Orbit in talks with former Goldman partner’s SPAC for $3 billion deal to go public

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit, with a rocket under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner,…

Tax refunds and stimulus checks delayed by identity fraud crossfire

Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesJeff Lavigne plans to use a tax refund this year for long-delayed…

G-7 summit: Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know

A aerial view of The nearby town of St Ives close to The Carbis Bay Estate…

Blue Origin auctions seat on first spaceflight with Jeff Bezos for $28 million

A New Shepard rocket launches on a test flight.Blue OriginJeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin auctioned…

Auto insurance rates rise, but insurers could still qet squeezed by higher costs ahead

An employee at a used auto dealership treads water as he checks on vehicles they are…

A year later, tech companies’ calls to regulate facial recognition met with little progress

People protest in the street outside a protest to defund the police in a place they…

Biogen Alzheimer’s drug and the battle over dementia treatment of the future

Aduhelm by BiogenSource: BiogenThe FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm was a landmark moment in…

Biden to press G-7 leaders to adopt a unified approach to counter China’s rising influence

(L-R) President of the European Council Charles Michel, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Germany's Chancellor Angela…

China’s children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its…

Justice Department under Trump seized data from House Democrats in 2018 as a part of a probe on leaks related to the Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of…

Releases of leaked letters and secret recordings show Southern Baptist Convention leaders dispute on sex abuse claims

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Releases of leaked letters and secret recordings from within the Southern Baptist Convention…

Fight over Canadian oil rages after the demise of the Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, MONT. — The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil…

France sends the US another, smaller Statue of Liberty

By Derrick Bryson Taylor The New York Times | Jun 10, 2021 at 5:32 PM A…

Gunman identified in Publix shooting that killed toddler and his grandmother

Thank you for supporting our journalism. This article is available exclusively for our subscribers, who help…

New Alzheimer’s drug could raise Medicare copayments to $11,500 annually

WASHINGTON — A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients who…

CDC reports higher than expected cases of heart inflammation in young men after second dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are investigating what appear to be higher than expected reports of…

OSHA issues new COVID-19 safety rule, but only for the health care industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a rule Thursday outlining steps that employers must take…

Bipartisan group of senators eyeing infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as part of a $1 trillion package

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending…

For millions of hungry Americans, food allergies are complicating their search for meals

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Jun 10, 2021 at 3:28 PM SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — When…

Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom call incident

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin returned to the network Thursday for the…

Message in a jacket: Jill Biden offers ‘love’ during UK trip

CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND — Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of “love” as she accompanies…

President Biden lays out US vaccine donations, urges world leaders to join: ‘We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic’

ST. IVES, ENGLAND — President Joe Biden urged global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing…

Florida board votes to ban critical race theory from state classrooms

DeSantis, following a national conservative playbook, said he wanted to prevent instructors from “teaching kids to…

Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider, other Jewish House Democrats, tangle with Rep. Ilhan Omar over her Israel remarks

WASHINGTON — A group of Jewish House Democrats have accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of likening the…

Joe Biden reaffirms ties with Britain in first meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND — President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the…

28-year-old Frenchman sentenced to four months in prison for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face

VALENCE, FRANCE — A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was…

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, pleads guilty to helping run his criminal empire

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Jun 10, 2021 at 10:24 AM WASHINGTON — The wife…

Killings spiked in the US and Republicans blame calls to ‘defund the police.’ But they are also rising in cities that increased spending on cops.

NEW YORK — “SKYROCKETING MURDER RATES,” claimed the National Fraternal Order of Police. “An explosion of…

US inflation surges: From paint to peanut butter, prices are rising

WASHINGTON — American consumers absorbed another surge in prices in May — a 0.6% increase over…

Missouri man has spent 4 decades in prison for a triple murder prosecutors now say he didn’t commit. But his clemency petition is not a ‘priority,’ governor says.

Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says addressing the clemency petition for a man who’s been behind…

Unemployment claims fall for 6th straight week as US reopening continues

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week…

Cape Cod Diver Says a Humpback Whale Swallowed Him Then Spit Him Out

Photo: Luis Robayo (Getty Images)A humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod bit off more…

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is is breaking up faster, study shows

A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that…

Two Black students won school honors. Then came the demands for a recount.

At first, it seemed a joyous occasion. There was an audible gasp in the room, then…

Her sister died of a brain tumor. Now she was having similar symptoms.

I knocked and entered her room. Our patient had a few more questions about her surgery.…

Teen who recorded the police restraint and death of George Floyd awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes

MINNEAPOLIS — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of…

Pulitzers Prizes: Coronavirus pandemic, US protest coverage honored

By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press | Jun 11, 2021 at 2:04 PM The Associated Press won…

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom: ‘We really cannot let doses expire’

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that…

Senate demands Trump-era Attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testify about data seizure

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leaders are demanding that Trump-era Attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions…

Biden sells G-7 on global tax, but US Congress is a tougher hurdle. ‘America is rallying the world to make big multinational corporations pay’

By ZEKE MILLER, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Jun 11, 2021 at 5:15…

Starbucks supply shortage: Plenty of customers, but it’s running low on ingredients

Tasha Leverette was in the mood for her favorite drink from Starbucks, an iced peach green-tea…

Law enforcement struggles to recruit since killing of George Floyd

Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling…

Class 12 exams: India students face uncertain future amid pandemic

By Andrew ClaranceBBC News, Delhiimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe school-leaving tests decide the fate of millions of…

Tokyo Olympics: Why people are afraid to show support for the Games

By Mariko OiBBC Newsimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionPeople in Tokyo have taken to the streets calling for…

Federal Judge Puts New York’s Affordable Internet Law on Hold

Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP (Getty Images)In a huge win for internet service providers, a federal judge on…

House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

Photo: Graeme Jennings - Pool (Getty Images)A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has…

Puppets and Gore Make a Delightful Combo in Horror Short Snore

Look under the bed, Karen!Image: Faster ProductionsWe’ve featured the world of filmmaker Luther Bhogal-Jones on io9…

Apple says it didn’t know Trump’s DOJ was asking for Democrats’ data when it complied with subpoena

Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, speaks as President Donald Trump listens during an American…

Southern states have a ‘real vulnerability’ to Delta Covid variant this summer, warns Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible…