White House, Democrats continue talks on coronavirus bill amid impasse

Washington — After a weekend of talks on a coronavirus relief package failed to yield a deal, White House officials and Democratic leaders are expected to meet again Monday to continue negotiations on a measure to address the economic fallout from the pandemic. The continued talks on a deal, however, come as the Trump administration’s…

Companies “need to ban” skin-lightening creams, activist says

When Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America, becoming the first Indian Miss America, not everyone was celebrating her barrier-breaking win. In India, where Davuluri’s family emigrated from, her complexion was being dissected.”The morning after I won Miss America and I woke up to an Indian headline that said: ‘Is Miss America too dark to be…

Cyber Daily: Florida Teen Talked Twitter Employees Out of Sensitive Data, Authorities Charge | Microsoft Works on TikTok Deal – Wall Street Journal

Aug. 3, 2020 8:24 am ET | WSJ Pro Good day. You’re only as strong as your weakest link, the conventional cyber-wisdom goes. As the July 15 attack at Twitter shows, sometimes employees are that flimsy link. Authorities say a 17-year-old in Florida called Twitter employees and got them to divulge details that eventually led to…

Lucky No.7: Taylor Swift nabs 7th No.1 album with ‘folklore’

To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift’s surprise album “folklore” is dominating the music chartsBy MESFIN FEKADU AP Music WriterAugust 3, 2020, 2:03 PM2 min readNEW YORK — To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift’s surprise album “folklore” is dominating the music charts. Swift’s eighth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart this week,…

NEW YORK — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets. Government coronavirus loans in the spring helped eating establishments rehire laid-off employees and ride out the pandemic’s initial surge and wave of shutdown orders. But that Paycheck Protection Program money has now been spent at…

Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virus

Wearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Ronald Marín is one of the few who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the center of Peru’s capitalBy FRANKLIN BRICENO Associated PressAugust 3, 2020, 1:39 PM4 min readLIMA, Peru — Wearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Venezuelan layworker Ronald…

Albanian prosecutors have seized the assets of a businessman and a media mogul suspected of building his empire with drug trafficking profitsAugust 3, 2020, 1:40 PM2 min readTIRANA, Albania — Albanian prosecutors on Monday said they had seized vast assets belonging to a businessman and a media mogul suspected of building his empire with profits…

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

A Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew membersBy JAN M. OLSEN Associated PressAugust 3, 2020, 12:32 PM4 min readCOPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized…

The Trump administration is reportedly considering unilateral action on enhanced unemployment benefits and an eviction moratorium if no deal is struck with Congress

The Trump administration is considering taking unilateral actions on measures like enhanced unemployment insurance and a moratorium on evictions, The Washington Post reported.But the White House would still rather get a bill through Congress, and Trump said his priorities are boosted unemployment checks and the eviction moratorium.Negotiations between the White House and Democrats are at…