Twitter well positioned to fend off Trump challenge in court, experts say
Twitter may be taking a public beating from President Trump, but experts tell The Post that the social network is in a strong position to weather the storm. Despite a Thursday executive order calling for more regulation on social media companies and a Friday tweet from the president that he wants to revoke Section 230...
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Helpers pick up trash left behind by protests
SpaceX's Crew Dragon took flight in historic mission. What's next?
When Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, the company's assigned goal was to get humans into space. But it's not over yet.
Everything to Know About the Lagoons in Brazil That Don't Even Seem Real
The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in northeastern Brazil is known for its dunes that fill up with rainwater during the wet seasons.
Superflares Millions of Times More Energetic Than Similar Explosions From the Sun Detected on Extremely Hot Stars
Superflares are explosions up to 10,000 times more energetic than the typical solar flares that our sun produces.
The American Struggle to Appropriately Appreciate Public Service
My first weeks as a doctor, during a pandemic, showed me how much we default to the language of heroism and war.
Stars of D.C.’s restaurant scene recommend their favorite food movies
The buzz of a packed restaurant can still be experienced — on screen.
There Were Limited COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. During Most of January, Says New CDC Report
In its latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) say that there were limited instances of COVID-19 in the U.S. during most of January, and that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, didn’t start to spread widely until the end of the month and into February.…
Wall St. rises as recovery hopes offset U.S. protests, China tensions
U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday on prospects of a post-pandemic economic recovery, but the sentiment remained fragile amid protests across the country over race and an ongoing standoff between Washington and Beijing.
Kate Hudson's Fabletics cuts ties with YouTube mom who 'rehomed' adopted son
YouTube personality Myka Stauffer confessed last week that she "rehomed" her adopted son, Huxley, because of his "medical needs."
David Guetta’s George Floyd tribute mocked as ‘whitest way to react to racism’
A simple "sorry" would have sufficed.
Nick Cannon explains why he felt he had to go to Minneapolis
Nick Cannon is discussing why he felt compelled to go to Minneapolis and join the protests against the death George Floyd's murder.
Halsey says she was hit by police pellets and ‘gassed’ during LA protests
Halsey says she was hit by pellets and “gassed” for hours as she stood with Yungblud on the frontlines of George Floyd protests in Los Angeles. “I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today. [National Guard] + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds,” the 25-year-old “Nightmare” singer tweeted Sunday in a series of...
Amazon removes racist messages from product listings in UK said it was removing certain images after messages using extremely strong racist abuse appeared on some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple’s AirPods and other similar products. The message sparked outrage on Twitter, with the topic “AirPods” trending in the United Kingdom. “We are removing the images in question and...
Minneapolis cops left 44 people unconscious with neck restraints since 2015
Minneapolis police caused 44 people to lose consciousness while using neck restraints during the last five years, according to a report. The figure, according to NBC News and law enforcement experts, appears to be atypically high for a city of 400,000-plus residents like Minneapolis, but a lack of publicly available use-of-force data makes comparisons to...
A look at the history of fear of black men in American society
After the death of George Floyd, Michelle Miller takes a look at the history of fear of black men in American society and why some Americans conflate blackness with crime. She examines just some of the unjust and racist accusations over the years.
Juan Williams on worsening unrest: Coronavirus, 'racial rage,' and economic pain all coming together
Co-host of Fox News’ “The Five” Juan Williams said on Monday that the coronavirus, racial rage, and economic collapse are all coming together, evoking a similar political climate during the era of the Vietnam war.
Ghostly WWII fighter plane wreck emerges from shifting sands on UK beach
A ghostly World War II fighter plane wreck has emerged from the shifting sands of a U.K. beach 76 years after crash-landing. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Delta Air Lines working to avoid furloughing 2,300 pilots
Major carrier, Delta Air Lines, and its pilots union are working hard to avoid furloughs, the airline said Sunday.
Three videos piece together the final moments of George Floyd's life
While many questions persist about George Floyd's killing -- namely why a Minneapolis policeman used lethal force while arresting Floyd -- three videos help stitch together the last minutes of the 46-year-old's life.
Obama puts out guide to 'get to work' on 'real change' amid George Floyd protests
Former President Barack Obama wrote a post on Medium about how to use the moment of the George Floyd protests to make "real change."
Long Beach police overwhelmed by looting; National Guard arrives
While hundreds in Long Beach demonstrated against the police killing of George Floyd, a separate group began robbing stores in the Pike Outlets a block away.
'The Flash': The CW Show Confirms Godspeed as Villain for Season 7
"The Flash" showrunner has revealed that Barry Allen will face off against one of his most formidable comic books adversaries in Season 7 of The CW show
The Floyd family confronted the Minneapolis police chief on air 
Minneapolis Police Department’s chief responds to a question from George Floyd’s brother, Philonise. | CNN In an interview, Philonise Floyd demanded the arrest of all the former police officers involved in George Floyd’s death. The brother of George Floyd spoke to the Minneapolis Police Department chief for the first time on Sunday and broke down in tears as he questioned whether the former police officers involved in his brother’s death would be arrested. All four officers involved in the death of George Floyd were “complicit," including the three who haven't been arrested, says Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, responding to a question asked by @sarasidnerCNN on behalf of Floyd’s brother.— CNN (@CNN) June 1, 2020 The death of Floyd, whose neck was pinned to the ground by former officer Derek Chauvin last Monday, sparked protests across the nation. Chauvin and the three other former officers involved in the incident were swiftly fired, just a day after the death. However, only Chauvin was arrested on a charge of second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder on Friday, while the other three former officers remain uncharged. Dressed in a T-shirt that read “I can’t breathe” — the dying words of his brother — Philonise Floyd demanded their arrest during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “They’re at home right now sleeping in their bed, relaxing,” he said. “[Chauvin’s] in jail, he’s only one. The other three need to be in there. My brother — he’s in the morgue. That’s not right. I want justice now. He deserves that.” Then, as Philonise watched, CNN broadcasted a live interview with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who was present at a protest near the intersection where George Floyd died. On behalf of Philonise, CNN’s Sara Sidner’s asked Arradondo whether the other three former officers would be arrested for George Floyd’s death. Arradondo removed his hat as he addressed the family: “Being silent or not intervening — to me, you’re complicit. So I don’t see a level of distinction any different,” Arradondo said. “So obviously the charging and those decisions will have to come through our county attorney’s office. Certainly, the FBI is investigating that. But to the Floyd family, I want you to know that my decision to fire all four officers was not based on some sort of hierarchy. Mr. Floyd died in our hands.” Arradondo added, “Silence and inaction, you’re complicit. You’re complicit. If there were one solitary voice, it would have intervened and acted — that’s what I would have hoped. Unfortunately, that did not occur.” He, however, failed to deliver a straightforward answer on whether or not the other three former officers would be arrested. Following his answer, Philonise challenged Arradondo on the inaction, his voice strained with frustration. “They had enough evidence to fire them, so they have enough evidence to arrest them,” he said. “I don’t know who he’s talking to, but I need him to do it because we all are listening. Black lives matter.” And although Philonise managed to keep a stone face throughout the interview, he eventually broke down into tears and buried his face into his hand as Sidner also grew emotional when she learned that this was Philonise’s first interaction with the police chief. Even though she went on to command Arradondo’s response, she also acknowledged, “I know it doesn’t cure the ills that the Floyd family is dealing with and that all the people in this neighborhood are dealing with right now.” 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.
CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck: George Floyd ‘could be me’
The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck on Monday said he watched the videotape of George Floyd being killed by a white officer with the knowledge that it “could be me.” “What the African American community sees in that videotape is that this African American man, who could be me or any other African American man,...
Viral photo shows Louisville cop protected by black protesters when separated from squad during riot
A photo has gone viral showing a group of mostly black men linked arms to protect a lone Louisville Metro Police officer who was separated from his unit when protests turned violent in the city last week in response to the death of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
Seattle cop removes fellow officer’s knee from neck of man detained amid looting, video shows
A Seattle police officer was seen on video pulling a fellow cop’s knee of off the neck of a man who was being detained among a group of looters Saturday night.
What Biden must do to meet the moment
Biden can intensify the contrast with Trump.
Dramatic footage captures cops charging at protesters on Canal Street
Dramatic video has emerged of NYPD cops in riot gear charging a group of protesters on Canal Street on Sunday night – knocking over and detaining at least one person. The footage shows a line of officers standing about 20 feet from demonstrators with arms held above their heads and yelling, “Hands up! Don’t shoot.”...
Video shows Jon Jones confront vandals during George Floyd protest
In a video posted to his Instagram account, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is seen confronting vandals in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Prince Andrew is a ‘toxic’ presence and 'a busted flush' to royal family, won’t return anytime soon: report
Prince Andrew is a “toxic” presence to the British royal family and won’t be reporting to duty anytime soon.
NYPD seeks pair who vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral amid George Floyd protests
New York City police said Monday they are looking for a pair of vandals who damaged iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan during the weekend’s protests over police custody killing of George Floyd.
Baltimore praises peaceful protests, decides against curfew
Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young decided against imposing a citywide curfew Sunday as a large group of people marched through downtown peacefully and the city did not see the kind of destruction and violence seen in other protests around the country
George Floyd’s Family to Release Results of an Independent Autopsy
The results, set to be announced Monday, comes days after the family disputed findings from the preliminary autopsy
Roller coasters in Denmark limited to one party per train
Roller coasters are about to get lonelier. Theme parks in Denmark preparing to reopen are figuring out how to implement new regulations put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. One impact of these new rules means that some roller coaster riders may get more space to themselves. The guidelines require theme parks...
Atlanta Police Attempt to Disperse Protesters Backfires as Wind Blows Tear Gas Back Into Their Faces
Up to 3,000 National Guard members have been authorized by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to provide assistance amid the ongoing protests.
'Last Week Tonight' Host John Oliver Criticizes Donald Trump and Police, Says they Mishandled George Floyd Protests
"When a man like Donald Trump uses the word 'thugs', you know exactly what it's code for," John Oliver said on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday.
Looters ransack Soho stores during George Floyd protests
Looters left behind a path of destruction in Manhattan on Monday morning — with some brazenly continuing the crime spree in Soho an hour after dawn. At 6:45 a.m., a man with a seemingly empty backpack was spotted by a Post reporter ducking into Celine on Wooster Street through a broken glass window, as his...
Seattle police accused of macing child during George Floyd protest
A Seattle police officer was accused of macing a child at a George Floyd protest over the weekend, prompting authorities to launch an investigation, according to reports. Footage showed the young girl coughing and screaming as bystanders rush to pour milk and water on her during Saturday’s demonstrations. Evan Hreha, who filmed the aftermath, said...
Lady Gaga calls President Trump a 'fool' and a 'racist'
Lady Gaga became the latest celebrity to speak out on the death of George Floyd and lay blame for the unfolding situation across the country on President Trump.
What's It Really Like Inside the President's Secret Bunker?
Photos from 2001 give us an idea of what it looks like inside the space known as the Presidential Emergency Operations Center.
White House Goes Completely Dark As Protests Rage Outside
The president stopped tweeting about “LAW & ORDER.”
Coronavirus isolated them in their rooms. Now, old-age home residents reconnect by spinning Elvis on the radio.
The elderly’s own online station breaks up the loneliness in vulnerable nursing homes.
John Legend says his friendship with Kanye West has evolved
John Legend and Kanye West are in "different places," according to the singer.
Shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base Leaves 2 Active Duty Members Dead, Military Officials Say
United States Air Force officials say an early Monday morning shooting incident has left two members of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing active duty members dead.
George Floyd's Son Says Violent Protests Won't 'Solve Anything,' Joins Peaceful Demonstration
"My dad is in peace, and we have to be the ones to deal with all this stress," Quincy Mason Floyd said.
NYC police commissioner on night of violent riots, looting: 'It turned dark and it turned ugly'
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea joined “Fox & Friends” on Monday describing the “four days in a row of significant protests” over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody as “a dark time.”
The third named storm of the year is brewing on the first day of hurricane season
Today marks the first official day of Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November 30, with another named storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.