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‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

MILWAUKEE—In the hours following a violent rampage in Wisconsin in which a lone attacker killed five individuals, including himself, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Wednesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said South ... Full story

Trump just pushed one of his worst conspiracy theories yet - The Washington Post

President Trump is now fully embracing the conspiracy theory that his assorted enemies are deliberately hyping the coronavirus threat, all to damage him politically. At his Wednesday news conference, Trump agreed with Rush Limbaugh’s suggestion that Trump’s foes are “weaponizing” the outbreak against him. There is something deeply dangerous about this idea that might escape initial scrutiny. So let’s be clear: This cannot be described with the ... Full story

Officials at Trump’s coronavirus briefing focused on preventing the spread of criticism of Trump Post

President Trump held a news briefing Wednesday evening focused on assuaging the concerns of Americans — particularly investors — over the threat of a coronavirus pandemic. While the briefing eventually devolved into the sort of back-and-forth with the media that we’ve grown accustomed to from Trump (meaning, among other things, a riff about why Trump deserved reelection), it began with a series of speakers clearly selected to offer useful ... Full story

China Removed Pandemic-Themed Game ‘Plague Inc.’ From The China App Store

- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin. "Plague Inc." Credit: Ndemic Creations. Topline: Amid the growing crisis around the coronavirus, the popular pandemic simulator Plague Inc. has been removed from the China App Store by the Cyberspace Administration of China for "content that is illegal in China," according to a statement from the game's developer, Ndemic Creations . - Plague Inc. tasks the player to create a pathogen that can eventually ... Full story

Wall Street in correction territory on alarm over fast-spreading virus

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. (Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes slipped into correction territory minutes after the open on Thursday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China deepened worries about growth and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 431.59 points, or 1.60%, at the open to ... Full story

Traders betting Fed will slash rates amid coronavirus threat

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo. (Reuters) - The U.S. central bank will move aggressively to cut borrowing costs as soon as next month, trimming an extraordinary three-fourths of a percentage point by mid-year to cushion the world’s biggest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, traders of futures contracts tied to the Federal Reserve’s policy ... Full story

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press "

ABC News: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press conference. WATCH LIVE:". -. -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Afghanistan peace deal: Violence reduction holds ahead of US-Taliban peace deal

And so, in one of Afghanistan’s most volatile provinces, cautiously optimistic about a peace deal set to be signed between the United States and the Taliban on Saturday, Karwan and his men did something that would have been unthinkable even a week ago: They invited Taliban fighters to lunch. “We’ll bring a good chicken for you!” one of his soldiers shouted across the rocky farmland of Helmand province, toward a fighter on a motorcycle, rifle ... Full story

12 of New Zealand's most beautiful places

(CNN) — You've seen your friends' photos, you've watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy and you're desperate to experience New Zealand for yourself. But considering that the Land of the Long White Cloud is about the same size as the UK, how will you decide what to see? Here's our insider's guide to Aotearoa's must-see destinations, including some off-the-beaten track gems. NORTH ISLAND. CAPE REINGA. Cape Reinga is the end of the road when it ... Full story

A ‘Stop Bernie’ brokered convention: Democrats denied Estes Kefauver the nomination in 1952 Post

The resistance foreshadowed the current “Stop Bernie” fervor in the Democratic establishment about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the democratic socialist who has emerged as the front-runner for the nomination. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that dozens of Democratic Party officials said they would oppose the nomination of Sanders if he arrives at the convention in Milwaukee in July without the majority of delegates needed. The ... Full story