Concerns Over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Security Arrangements as They Begin New U.S. Life

Princess Diana's former police protection officer tells Newsweek that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need police involvement in order to be safe.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s full of it on looters and the no-bail law
Right now, anyone arrested for looting gets rapidly released, with no need to post bail to avoid jail until trial. Gov. Andrew Cuomo could fix it — but he’s instead pretending that the laws aren’t crystal-clear. That would be laws Cuomo has signed, including last year’s horrific “no bail” law and this year’s inadequate fixes...
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Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider’s booming voiceover career
"I'm blessed with a voice that people like hearing," says Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who has parlayed his hard-rockin' raspy pipes into a successful voiceover career.
‘We All Have to Do Better.’ As a Former Police Chief, Val Demings Wants to See More Police Speaking Out Against Brutality
As a former police chief, Democratic Rep. Val Demings has been watching carefully how law enforcement officers have been handling the ongoing protests across the nation, from the cops in riot gear on the ground with demonstrators to the nation’s top cop, Attorney General William Barr. Demings, who was Orlando’s first female head of police,…
Murkowski Struggles With Whether To Support Trump Reelection
Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski says she agrees with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sharp rebuke of the president. The public critique from a former cabinet official exposed a split within the party.
Use coronavirus unemployment stimulus to encourage Americans to return to work
With $600 COVID-19 stimulus, some employers are having a hard time hiring back workers. The answer lies between ending it and extending it: Our view
NYC reports no new coronavirus deaths for first time since mid-March
The Big Apple marked a major turning point in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday with no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since March 12. “In the face of extraordinary challenges, New Yorkers have gone above and beyond to keep each other safe throughout the crisis,” said City Hall spokeswoman...
Artists honor George Floyd with powerful mural in Minneapolis
Xena Goldman, Cadex Herrera and a small group of artists completed the portrait in less than a day.
Mark Zuckerberg stands up against censorship
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming down in favor of free speech, and good for him. Too bad other social-media honchos can’t embrace the same principle. Zuck is refusing to follow Twitter and Snapchat in flagging or censoring President Trump’s social-media posts, even after hundreds of his employees staged a virtual walk-out in protest. Last...
Dem Hickenlooper held in contempt by Colorado ethics commission after defying subpoena amid Senate bid
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has been held in contempt by the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission after he didn't appear Thursday at a mandatory hearing, defying orders to do so as the panel considers a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor of Colorado violated the state's gift ban.
Tony Awards are off, so we present the Charlie Awards: Best theater of the decade
With COVID-19 forcing Broadway to postpone the Tony Awards, critic Charles McNulty takes winners from 2010 tho 2019 and names the best of the best.
As America reopens, fever-screening technology touted as promising tool
Fever sensing technology may be one tool used in the re-opening of businesses and travel, following coronavirus shutdown across America.
Juan Williams warns far-left call to 'defund the police' a 'bad idea' that would hurt poor communities
"The Five" co-host Juan Williams said Thursday that adopting calls by the far left to "defund the police" would have a disproportionately large impact on poor neighborhoods.
NBA approves plan to restart season
The NBA's Board of Governors voted on Thursday on a plan to restart its 2020 season with 22 of the 30 teams on July 31st without fans in the stands.
A parade of idiocy from NYC politicians
City politicians are covering themselves in shame in the current crisis. Take this loony tweet from City Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan): “If there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters” but rather “racism” and the NYPD: “Police are increasing covid risk by using tear gas and putting...
Gifts for new dads celebrating their first Father’s Day in 2020
If you're trying to figure out what to get a new dad for his first Father's Day, here are some of the best gift ideas.
Trump's foundation starts to crack
John Avlon writes that criticism of President Trump from James Mattis', and other respected military and national security figures, is not partisan bluster. The military is typically sympathetic to Republican presidents, so this represents cracks in Trump's core foundation of support in a time of national crisis
Protesters sue over use of force ahead of Trump's photo-op
Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in Washington, DC, ahead of President Donald Trump's photo-op at a local church.
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy on Drew Brees' national anthem comments: 'He can't be afraid to say that'
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said Thursday that New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees "can't be afraid to say that" after the quarterback's comments on protesting during the national anthem.
Matt Lauer reportedly eyeing ‘big TV interview’ as next step in comeback
Lauer's friends are “trying to convince him to record the interview himself so he has edit control.”
L.A. brands launch George Floyd tribute T-shirts to raise awareness, funds
Shirts by Fear of God and Renowned to benefit various causes, including the Gianna Floyd Fund
NIH chief worried vaccine "skepticism" might cause some to skip coronavirus vaccine
Vaccine skepticism may cause some people to skip the coronavirus vaccine, NIH director Francis Collins says.
NBA voice Grant Napear was unjustly fired over ‘All Lives Matter’ truth
These days you never know when you’re a goner. You never know if your career and deeds — good deeds, well-intended deeds and honest work — will be hijacked by fringe lunatics or the merely wishful to publicly paint you as what they want you to be, hope you are or read online that you...
The art of Christo (1935-2020)
The Bulgarian-born artist, who died May 31, 2020, became internationally renowned for his monumental art projects that would wrap public spaces, landmarks and natural landscapes with miles of fabric
House candidate defends saying Rep. Ilhan Omar attacks American values
Lacy Johnson, the Trump-endorsed candidate running in the Republican primary in Minnesota's 5th congressional district, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about this week's protests and arrests over the killing of George Floyd. He also defended his repeated comments accusing his district's Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of attacking American values.
Artists create 20-foot-wide mural to commemorate George Floyd
A group of artists have created a massive mural to commemorate George Floyd, steps away from where he died in Minneapolis.
Iran frees American, U.S. allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal
A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a U.S. official said.
Secret Service says it did not use tear gas when Lafayette Park was cleared before Trump church visit
The Secret Service asserted Thursday that “no agency personnel” used tear gas or capsicum spray during the clearing of Lafayette Park earlier this week before President Trump visited St. John’s Church.
Lawrence Jones says Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd 'kind of put my spirit at peace'
"The Five" co-hosts Lawrence Jones and Juan Williams reacted Thursday to a Minneapolis memorial service to honor George Floyd, ten days after his death sparked nationwide protests.
Slack is teaming up with Amazon
Slack is teaming up with Amazon as it battles Microsoft to be the go-to remote workplace communications tool with the coronavirus keeping more workers at home.
Murkowski Endorses Mattis’s Criticism of Trump, Calling it ‘Necessary and Overdue’
The senator suggested the former defense secretary’s scathing remarks might be a tipping point, prodding other Republicans to go public with longstanding concerns about President Trump.
3 men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's death appear in court
The three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia, made their first appareance in court today. Omar Villafranca has the latest.
Calls to suicide helpline show Thais' stress in downturn
In the weeks before she took her own life, Thai waitress Nitiwadee Sae-Tia felt growing financial pressure after she lost her job, a member of the family said.
NY Times issues 'mea culpa,' says Tom Cotton op-ed on George Floyd riots 'rushed,' failed to meet standards
The New York Times has made a stunning "mea culpa" regarding an op-ed written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, that has sparked an enormous backlash among its own journalists.
Minnesota community leaders on George Floyd's death and systemic racism
George Floyd's death has energized a nation of young people to speak up about systemic racism. Norah O'Donnell speaks with community leaders in Minneapolis who hope the support shown so far in the wake of Floyd's death will bring the change we need.
Children speak up at George Floyd memorial amid their parents' hopes and fears
At a New York City memorial for George Floyd on Thursday, Corte Ellis held a sign he had made using a piece of cardboard from a broken-down box. The 10-year-old had written some of Floyd's final words: "I can't breathe, I can't breathe."
Adam Carolla mocks CNN's coverage of coronavirus, George Floyd: 'We're all going to die. We're all racist'
Adam Carolla had some fun at the expense of CNN on Thursday over its recent reporting on the coronavirus outbreak and the George Floyd protests.
A Silicon Valley fundraiser for Joe Biden raised $4 million in one Zoom call
Joe Biden is hosting fundraisers over Zoom these days. | The Washington Post via Getty Images It was a peculiar event, even for today’s big-money era of presidential politics. A small group of billionaires and other elite Silicon Valley donors on Thursday threw Joe Biden a fundraiser — over a video conference link with no wining and dining or schmooze time. And it ended up being what is believed to be his biggest fundraiser of the entire campaign. It was a peculiar event, even for today’s big-money era of presidential politics. Just 25 donors pitched in a total of $4 million for the presumptive Democratic nominee and the Democratic Party as a whole. Simple math shows that an average of $160,000 per person was handed over in return for just about 20 minutes with Biden over Zoom. There were also two questions from the audience as well as a “virtual photo op” with those who paid top dollar. That haul was undeniably possible because of the lead donors’ bank accounts. The principal host was Tom Steyer, the San Francisco billionaire who ran for president himself before returning to his typical role in Democratic politics as one of his party’s very biggest contributors. Other hosts included climate activist Nicole Systrom, the wife of Instagram founder Kevin Systrom; and Silicon Valley power couple Swati Mylavarapu, the former finance chair for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, and her husband Matt Rogers, the co-founder of Nest. Perhaps more than any other fundraiser during the entire campaign, the event epitomized just how much Biden has embraced big-dollar fundraising, even as his party grows suspicious of the billionaire class. (Now ahead of the general election, even Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, who campaigned against big-money politics, are headlining fundraisers for him.) While the virtual event was centered around climate policy, not tech issues, it also reflected Biden’s comfort with Silicon Valley, another group that some progressive activists now regard with doubt. The event carried a minimum ticket price of $100,000, according to an invitation. And as a sign of how exclusive it was, some Biden bundlers in the Bay Area said they didn’t even know it was happening. It was organized by Steyer through a group called Climate Leaders for Biden, which is largely made up of donors in the Bay Area, and it is planning a second event for June 18 that is expected to bring in at least another $3.2 million, according to a Steyer spokesperson. The event is also a sign of Biden gaining traction in tech. During the early days of the primary, Biden had an unusually weak relationship with Silicon Valley’s contributors, particularly the younger set of entrepreneurs who came into wealth over the last decade or so. Over the last few weeks, the Biden campaign has significantly ramped up its outreach to these people, hosting a number of fundraising events tailored for the tech community and making campaign digital aides available, even on platforms like the Silicon Valley app Clubhouse, so that tech titans can offer their advice. Meanwhile, some of these Silicon Valley billionaires are taking matters into their own hands, pushing their own digital and media solutions to boost Biden through outside groups. We wrote about those efforts last week. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
Fact check: Black Lives Matter supporters don't get a free Frappuccino at Starbucks
Amid protests following George Floyd's death, a fake Starbucks promotion is promising Black Lives Matter supporters free drinks.
Trump, Biden campaigns briefed on unsuccessful cyber hack attempts
Foreign actors continue to try to meddle in U.S. politics, according to the latest hack attempts.
Army Patriot missile connects with Air Force F-35 to destroy cruise missile
Imagine cruise missile threats streaming through the air toward multiple vulnerable targets. As that happens, radar nodes light up across a wide-spanning territory as an airborne F-35 senses the attack. The stealth fighter then hands off targeting data to ground-based U.S. Army Patriot interceptor missiles, knocking the approaching missiles straight out of the sky and destroying the attacking threat.
‘Grand Theft Auto’ Developer Temporarily Shuts Down Online Games for George Floyd
Rockstar Games took its multiplayer servers offline between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST on Thursday in honor of George Floyd.
Lego pauses advertising for police and White House products 'in response to events in the US'
In the aftermath of protests over the killing of George Floyd, LEGO paused advertising for products including police stations and the White House.
TikTok serves as hub for #blacklivesmatter activism
TikTok users of color and their allies are using the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on the app for social advocacy, providing tips on how to protest safely, sharing educational resources and speaking out on racial injustice.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologizes after telling residents to 'Google how to do a haircut'
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologized Thursday for telling residents to “Google how to do a haircut” while the state’s salons and barbershops remain closed due to coronavirus restrictions.
Inmate in federal custody dies after incident involving pepper spray
A 35-year-old black man in federal prison in New York City died after he became "disruptive" and guards used pepper spray, the Justice Department said.
Anthony Rocco Martin says Neil Magny is last fight on his UFC contract: 'Everything is on the line'
Anthony Rocco Martin out to make statement in final bout of UFC contract.        Related StoriesUFC adds Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki to June 20 lineupUFC 250 cornerman tests positive for COVID-19, fighter removed from cardChase Hooper embracing quirky side of MMA: 'This is a ridiculous job, and I can't take it too seriously'
Rep. Carolyn Maloney unloads on ‘creepy’ rival Suraj Patel in new campaign ad
The veteran Manhattan rep on Thursday released a digital ad slamming Suraj Patel for his “creepy” use of dating apps to promote his campaign.
George Floyd riots: Law enforcement warns of 'strategic,' planned heists
Caravans of burglars have capitalized on chaos nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis officer jammed a knee into his neck. They are communicating with each other via messaging apps during heists and using both the protests and other tactics to throw police off their trail. While opportunists have sometimes joined the frenzy, police and experts say there is a sophistication that suggests a level of planning that goes beyond spontaneous acts.