Wednesday, June 2, 2021

New York Times reports Trump administration secretly obtained its reporters' phone records

The Trump administration's Justice Department secretly seized months of phone records from four New York Times reporters as part of a leak investigation, the newspaper reported Wednesday.


Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park: Your sneak preview

Delayed but not daunted, Spider-Man, Black Panther and other superheroes from Marvel Comics will debut their new land this week -- mere days before California loosens almost all Covid-19 restrictions.


These locally elected officials posted or openly supported QAnon conspiracy theories. Here's what happened after they took office

A normally orderly school board meeting in this small city began with an unusual warning that there should be no clapping or shouting. But things soon became so contentious that the meeting was brought to a halt for a 10-minute cooling-off period.


UN sounds alarm over threat posed by emboldened Taliban, still closely tied to al Qaeda

An emboldened Taliban poses a severe and expanding threat to the government of Afghanistan, remains close to al Qaeda, and believes it can return to power by force if necessary, according to a United Nations Security Council report released on Wednesday.


Dogecoin surges after Coinbase says some users can trade it

Dogecoin is going to the moon again.


Prosecutors request 30-year sentence for Derek Chauvin while defense argues for new trial

Prosecutors for the state of Minnesota are requesting a 30-year prison sentence for Derek Chauvin, the former officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd, according to a sentencing memo filed Wednesday.


What Fauci's emails reveal -- and what they don't

This week, 3,234 pages of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the President, were released through a Freedom Of Information Act request. I'm still trying to digest them all, as I expect many people are.


Goldman Sachs' CEO will perform at Lollapalooza

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will DJ at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival this July alongside acts like Metallica, Dua Lipa, Doja...