Oklahoma City's local Black Lives Matter chapter posted a total of $1.4 million in cash bonds to release four protesters from jail who were arrested and charged with various crimes during demonstrations against police brutality and racism.
Paul Wiseman, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 4:34pm
The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to impose taxes on $1.3 billion in French imports — hitting handbags and makeup but sparing cheese and wine — in retaliation for France’s digital services tax on U.S. technology giants.
Ali Swenson, Beatrice Dupuy, Arijeta Lajka and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 4:14pm
a negative control gave a positive result —and thus, the test kits were not used and no patient received an inaccurate test result.” According to the review, “One of the three reagents in this initial batch of manufactured test kits was likely contaminated. These tests are so sensitive that this contamination could have been caused by a single person walking through an area with positive control material and then later entering an area where tests reagents were being manipulated,” the report states. Positive control material is the synthetic, non-infectious part of the virus. Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of pediatric infectious diseases and of health research and policy at Stanford University School of Medicine, told the AP that this is not the live virus. The false post implies that nasal swab tests are tainted with the virus. “We only use sterile swabs,” Maldonado explained. “That’s actually the problem with getting the swab is that we have to make sure that they’ve been sterilized. We can’t just take Q-tips from a box.”
Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 3:57pm
Friday's widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you're not browsing the social network.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 3:37pm
The United Nations said Friday it is encouraged that a U.N. team may be able to visit an oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen, posing a serious risk to Red Sea marine life, desalination plants and shipping.
David Koenig, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 3:33pm
American Airlines is warning Boeing that it could cancel some overdue orders for the grounded 737 Max unless the plane maker helps line up new financing for the jets, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Jim Mustian, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 1:46pm
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was transferred to the same federal lockup in Otisville where he was serving time for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes before the coronavirus pandemic prompted his early release, his attorney said Friday.
Michael Weissenstein and David Biller, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 1:30pm
The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises.
More than 150 Minneapolis police officers are filing work-related disability claims after the death of George Floyd and ensuing unrest, with about three-quarters citing post-traumatic stress disorder as the reason for their planned departures, according to an attorney representing the officers.
Stocks are pushing higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street after shaking off a wobbly start. The S&P 500 is heading for its third weekly advance in the last four. The biggest gains are being made by cruise operators, airlines, banks and other companies that most need the economy to reopen and strengthen. On the losing end are some of the big tech stocks that have been holding up best this year, including Apple and Microsoft.
Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press | PostedJul 10th - 12:48pm
The Federal Reserve said Friday that it purchased $1.3 billion in corporate bonds in late June as part of its effort to keep U.S. interest rates low and ensure large companies can borrow by selling bonds.
A former employee of a medical device packaging company has pleaded guilty to damaging a computer belonging to his former employer, which prosecutors said caused a delay in the delivery of personal protective equipment to health care providers.