Fed’s Rosengren Says Patchy Pandemic Response Threatens Economic Recovery

Eric Rosengren, president of the Boston Federal Reserve, said Wednesday that insufficient state-level measures to contain COVID-19 not only put lives at risk but are also likely to sap the strength of the economic rebound. “Limited or inconsistent efforts by states to control the virus based on public health guidance are not only placing citizens […]

Northern Ireland Leaders Says Chinese Consulate Misrepresented Their Comments on Hong Kong

The Chinese consulate in Belfast has amended an article that claimed the leaders of Northern Ireland said they understood and respected the National Security Law imposed on Hong Kong, after the two leaders said on Tuesday the article misrepresented their comments. The first minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, and deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, both denied […]

Staunch Trump Supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who drew ire for controversial comments about minorities and raised eyebrows for her vocal support for the QAnon movement, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan to clinch the win on Tuesday and will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the Nov. […]

Payroll Tax Deferral Could Add $40 Billion a Month to Americans’ Paychecks: Analysts

JPMorgan Chase analysts said in a new research note that President Donald Trump’s decision to halt payroll taxes could add about $40 billion a month to the paychecks of Americans. Over the weekend, Trump signed took executive to defer payroll taxes that pay for Social Security and Medicare from Sept. 1 until Dec. 31 for […]

Treasure-Hunter Finds 3,000-Year-Old Hoard in Scotland

LONDON—An amateur treasure-hunter has uncovered one of the most significant Bronze Age hoards ever found in Scotland, including jewelry and a 3,000-year-old sword, authorities said Monday. Metal detectorist Mariusz Stepien said he was “shaking with happiness” when he made the discovery in June, in a field near the village of Peebles, about 22 miles (36 […]

Belarus Police Fire Live Rounds at Protesters, Arrest Over 1,000

MINSK—Belarus said on Wednesday that police had fired live rounds at protesters in the city of Brest and arrested more than 1,000 people nationwide, intensifying a crackdown that has prompted the European Union to weigh new sanctions on Minsk. Security forces have clashed with protesters for three consecutive nights after strongman President Alexander Lukashenko claimed […]

Pandemic Stimulus Bill Talks Remain Stalled, Both Sides ‘Miles Apart’

As talks on a pandemic stimulus package remain stalled on Wednesday, negotiators for Democrats and Republicans said they have not come to any agreements on further aid. “We’re miles apart,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a televised interview on Wednesday, saying education funding and other needs are division points. However, Pelosi seemed to […]

Man Acquitted After 26 Years in Chinese Prison, Was Tortured for Forced Confession

A Chinese man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years for the murder of two children was finally acquitted and released this month. His story of pain and injustice at the hands of the authorities has gone viral on Chinese social media. “The pain and suffering of 26 years cannot be resolved with an apology […]

Washington State Creates $40 Million Fund for Illegal Immigrants

Washington state officials this week announced a new fund of $40 million that will be dispersed to illegal immigrants who can’t access federal stimulus programs because of their immigration status. Aliens will need to submit an application. If approved, they can get $1,000, or up to $3,000 per family. “We have to ensure that no […]

NASA Shares Incredible Image of Jupiter’s Polar Cyclones That Looks Like ‘Pepperoni Pizza’

NASA’s Juno space probe is on a multi-year mission to explore the origins and evolution of the gas giant Jupiter—it’s serious science. But Instagrammers have shared some rather unserious observations of Juno’s highly detailed infrared images, posted on the space agency’s Instagram page. You could say their observations are way out to lunch—but actually, out […]