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America the ‘pitiful’: Irish author explains the ‘suspension of disbelief’ that made Trump’s destruction of America possible

Once again, the coronavirus pandemic has shown American exceptionalism to be a myth now turned into a nightmare. Writing at the Atlantic, George Packer describes…

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Musk’s SpaceX set for debut astronaut mission, renewing NASA’s crewed launch program

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida,…

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UK minister quits over Cummings lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation on Tuesday over the controversy surrounding top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during…

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Husband of deceased Scarborough staffer pens heartbreaking letter detailing pain Trump has caused with his incendiary tweets

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough addressed President Donald Trump’s speculation about his alleged involvement in the death of his former staffer decades ago. The “Morning Joe” host…

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Trump’s ‘weaponized’ Twitter account has become a ‘window into into his diseased mind’: conservative

In a column for the Daily Beast, conservative Matt Lewis — who abandoned the Republican Party due to Donald Trump’s antics and the refusal of…

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Central Park woman apologizes for trying to falsely report ‘African-American man threatening’ her life

Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a black man who asked her to put her dog on a leash in a…

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Italy’s Pompeii reopens its ruins to public

Italy’s world-famous archaeological site Pompeii reopened to the public on Tuesday as the country’s coronavirus lockdown lifted — though there were more guides than tourists….

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Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-response-sp/special-report-bolsonaro-brought-in-his-generals-to-fight-coronavirus-brazil-is-losing-the-battle-idUSKBN2321DU?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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LATAM becomes largest airline to file for bankruptcy amid coronavirus

LATAM Airlines Group SA filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, becoming the largest carrier to seek an emergency reorganization amid the coronavirus crisis. Source:…

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‘How the Trump White House sees you’: President’s economic adviser under fire for calling workers ‘human capital stock”

“They’ve always been indifferent to human life. And in the face of mass death, the masks are coming off.” In a remark critics characterized as further…

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‘How about next June?’ Small meat processors backlogged as virus idles big plants

Inside the small-scale Iowa abattoir Stanhope Locker and Market, owner Shaunna Zanker yawns with exhaustion as she listens to yet another farmer asking her to…

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Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday Beijing’s proposed national security law for the city, which has raised alarm in the global financial centre…

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U.S. small firms leave $150 billion in coronavirus stimulus untapped

When the U.S. government first rolled out forgivable loans to small businesses in early April under the Paycheck Protection Program, loan officers at Bank of…

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Exclusive: Cathay Pacific’s brand merger hits roadblock from China’s aviation regulator

China’s aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because…

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Trump claims Democrats will try to rig the 2020 election — but what Democrats fear could be a lot worse: report

President Donald Trump has been claiming that Democrats will do everything they can to promote voter fraud and rig the 2020 election in their favor….

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Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Juan Guaido party ‘terrorist organization’

Venezuela’s attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court to declare opposition leader Juan Guaido’s party a “terrorist organization,” blaming it for a failed sea…

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‘Kind of Blue’ jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb dies: US media

Jimmy Cobb, the drummer on Miles Davis’s 1959 jazz classic “Kind of Blue” — revered by critics as one of the greatest albums of all…

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US author Joyce Carol Oates wins France’s richest book prize

US writer Joyce Carol Oates, so often a bridesmaid for the Nobel literature prize, won France’s richest books prize Monday. The Cino del Duca World…

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Australian media to be tried for contempt over Pell reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists and news organizations will go on trial in November for allegedly violating a gag order barring coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s…

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Hong Kong leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

China’s plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure…

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Partygoers celebrate as Iceland’s nightclubs reopen

Iceland’s dancefloors once again pulsed to the beat as the country’s nightclubs reopened on Monday after a nine-week closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. At…

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