GOP Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas was charged with voter fraud

The Shawnee County district attorney charged Rep. Steve Watkins of voter fraud, local outlets reported. The allegations stem from Watkins listing a UPS Store address on his mail-in ballot during 2019 local elections. He faces three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. He has denied the claims and called listing the UPS Store’s address an […]

Top US coronavirus testing czar defends public health officials after Trump shared a tweet accusing them of lying about the pandemic

Top US coronavirus testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir came to the defense of public health officials after Trump shared a tweet accusing them of lying amid the pandemic. “Look, we may occasionally make mistakes based on the information we have, but none of us lie,” he told NBC News. “We are completely transparent with the […]

The New York Times will move its digital news operation out of Hong Kong in response to the city’s contentious national security law

The New York Times announced on Tuesday that it was moving its digital news operation out of Hong Kong and into Seoul, South Korea, in response to Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law. “China’s sweeping new national security law in Hong Kong has created a lot of uncertainty about what the new rules will mean […]

‘Great regret’: BYU Jerusalem Center cancels 2020-21 semesters because of COVID-19 threat

The BYU Jerusalem Center on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Israel has banned all foreigners from entering the country until Aug. 1. Other restrictions will remain in place. PROVO — Brigham Young University is planning to hold classes on its Utah campus this fall, […]

Fraudsters begin to emerge from COVID-19 emergency loan program that lacked ‘safeguards’

Lyndsey Besser demonstrates the equipment used in the Ghostbusters Dimension at The Void in Lindon on Monday, April 3, 2017. The virtual reality playspace developer is among Utah businesses that have received COVID-19 emergency loans through the stimulus-backed Paycheck Protection Program. The Void is not under investigation nor has it been accused of any misdeeds […]

College campuses, coronavirus and fear of the unknown

Glass installers Nick Trueblood, of Clinton, Mass., left, and Michael Cane, of Burlington, Mass., right, install a plastic barrier on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at a security desk at the entrance to a dormitory, at Boston University, in Boston. Boston University is among a growing number of universities making plans to bring students back to […]

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. … …read more Source::       

THE SMART SPEAKER REPORT: Smart speakers could be the fastest-growing digital platform ever — here’s how to engage with customers through the devices

This is a preview of The Smart Speaker research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more technology coverage with Connectivity & Tech Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing connectivity news and analysis to your inbox. The smart speaker has been a runaway success in the handful of years […]

Trump touts ‘silent majority’ as he insists polls showing him losing to Joe Biden are ‘fake’

WASHINGTON — Despite poll numbers that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden by wide margins, President Trump said at the White House on Tuesday that he’s doing better than anyone realizes in his quest for reelection. … …read more Source::