From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (not pictured) at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 4 (Reuters) – As US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Read more

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v. Wade election test

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v.  Wade election test

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution, a resounding win for the abortion rights movement in the first statewide electoral test since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The amendment’s failure in the conservative state lifted Democrats’ hopes that the issue … Read more

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

CNN — CNN has identified what appears to be the house in Kabul, Afghanistan, hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiriwhile he was on the balcony. The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating social media since Sunday, in addition to utilizing … Read more

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from wastewater … Read more

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

CNN — A federal judge on Monday sentenced Guy Reffitt, who brought a gun to the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021riot and threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to more than seven years in prison, the longest insurrection-related sentence to date. Reffitt, a recruiter for a right-wing militia known as the Three Percenters, was … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

Georgia authorities release body camera footage after woman dies following fall from patrol car

Georgia authorities release body camera footage after woman dies following fall from patrol car

CNN — Georgia authorities released body camera footage Friday of an incident from earlier this month where a mother experiencing what her family called a mental health crisis died due to a fatal injury while in police custody. Brianna Grier, 28, was experiencing a mental health episode on July 15 when her mother called police … Read more

Diving robot explores shipwrecks on the ocean’s bottom

Diving robot explores shipwrecks on the ocean's bottom

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A robot created at Stanford University in California is diving down to shipwrecks and sunken planes in a way that humans can’t. Known as OceanOneK, the robot allows its operators to feel like … Read more

Elon Musk files countersuit under seal vs Twitter over $44 billion deal

Elon Musk files countersuit under seal vs Twitter over $44 billion deal

WILMINGTON, Del., July 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk countersued Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Friday, escalating his legal fight against the social media company over his bid to walk away from the $44 billion purchase, although the lawsuit was filed confidentially. While the 164-page document was not publicly available, under court rules a redacted version could … Read more

US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation banning assault-style rifles that have been used in mass shootings, sending it to the Senate where it faces likely defeat. By a mostly partisan vote of 217-213, Democrats won passage of the measure amid public anger over mass murders in which … Read more