Monkeys infected with novel coronavirus developed short-term immunity

Test monkeys infected with the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic were protected from reinfection for up to 28 days later, a Chinese study out Thursday in the journal Science said. While the monkeys displayed initial immunity, it's unclear how long such immunity will last in humans - it will be necessary to wait months, or even years, to know if the millions of people infected at the start of the pandemic are protected from … [Read more...]

Catholic priest suspended from church for calling Black Lives Matter protesters ‘maggots and parasites’

A Catholic priest in Indiana has been suspended from his public ministry, after he called Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters “maggots and parasites".Reverend Theodore Rothrock, assigned to St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana, was suspended on Wednesday, after he disparaged BLM protesters in a bulletin published on Sunday, according to Huffpost. … [Read more...]

Duckworth Says She'll Block Military Promotions Until Vindman Gets Consideration

Sen. Duckworth said she would block a promotions list with 1,123 names on it until she had confirmation. … [Read more...]

An Iranian nuclear facility was apparently sabotaged, and a mysterious dissident group called the Homeland Cheetahs claimed responsibility

The incident at Iran's largest uranium-enrichment facility occurred amid historic tensions between Washington and Tehran over Iran's nuclear program. … [Read more...]

Feds Arrest ‘Ringleader’ in Attempt to Topple Andrew Jackson Statue Near White House

Federal authorities on Thursday reportedly arrested a male suspect they say was the "ringleader" of an effort to destroy a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House.Jason Carter, whom authorities said is connected to the loose knit anarchist group Antifa, was arrested Thursday morning at his home and charged with destruction of federal property, Fox News first reported. Carter allegedly led the June 22 effort to topple the statue … [Read more...]

Britain recognises Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela after dispute over gold

Britain has recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's president, the English High Court has ruled, in a case over whether Mr Guaido or Nicolas Maduro should control $1 billion of its gold stored in London. The case was brought by the Banco Central de Venezuela to release $1 billion of gold reserves to help fund the cash-strapped country's response to the coronavirus outbreak. The Bank of England said it was … [Read more...]

Seattle police clear out protester-occupied zone

More than 30 people are arrested as officers disperse demonstrators from the "lawless" area. … [Read more...]

Immigration judges in lawsuit say US government muzzles them

Immigration judges said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Justice that they are being muzzled by the Trump administration, marking the latest confrontation between the judges and the federal government. The judges under previous administrations were allowed to speak in their personal capacities on issues relating to immigration if they they made it clear that they were not speaking on behalf of the Justice Department or … [Read more...]

Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

Canada must have an "urgent rethink" of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Conservative Mulroney backed his Liberal successor Justin Trudeau's rejection of any exchange of Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, for two Canadians who were detained in China in apparent retaliation. … [Read more...]

Descendants of Confederate soldiers sue city over removal of Florida’s oldest Civil War statue

Descendants of Confederate soldiers have sued St. Augustine city leaders over their decision to remove a monument honoring the fallen ancestors. … [Read more...]

Coming Soon: Russian Bombers (Now Armed with Hypersonic Missiles?)

Hypersonic missiles have been seen as a potential game changer, with some in the U.S. military warning that there is really no defense against the missiles due to their speed. … [Read more...]

Shipbuilding suppliers need more than market forces to stay afloat

Without deliberate action, the U.S. shipbuilding industry will become increasingly fragile. … [Read more...]

The first Boeing 737 Max recertification flight just landed, marking a new milestone for the troubled jet

Boeing and FAA officials were aboard the 737 Max as it made its first recertification flight, a major milestone for the troubled jet. … [Read more...]

Trump ignores Covid-19 risk in renewed attack on 'corrupt' mail-in voting

President says ‘absentee ballots are fine’ but suggests coronavirus fears should not stop Americans voting in personDonald Trump has continued to suggest that fear of contracting Covid-19 is not a good enough excuse not to appear at the polls, and that Americans should only be able to vote by mail under limited circumstances.> Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other … [Read more...]