June 5, 2020, 10:48 PM1 min readWASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf; Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.; retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. ——— NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Alicia Garza, co-founder of…

Venezuelan authorities have jailed three executives of DirecTV because the U.S. company cut off its services to the South American country last month, citing U.S. sanctions against the socialist governmentJune 5, 2020, 11:36 PM3 min readCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have jailed three local DirecTV executives under an arrest warrant issued after the Dallas-based company…

Seattle mayor to ban tear gas for next 30 days amid protests

The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George FloydBy LISA BAUMANN Associated PressJune 5, 2020, 11:06 PM4 min readSEATTLE — The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally…

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: ‘Look harder’ at who you elect

The retired Marine general expressed concern about partisanship. June 5, 2020, 8:48 PM7 min read Former White House chief of staff John Kelly is the latest former senior official to criticize President Donald Trump after he threatened to use active-duty military to deal with raging protests over police brutality in the wake of the killing…

White House makes reporters sit too close because it “looks better”

The White House rearranged the seating at a press event Friday to make reporters sit closer together — defying the government’s own social distancing guidelines — because staff thought it “looks better,” according to the White House Correspondents’ Association president. Reporters expressed concern that the White House was putting their health at risk for better optics.…

Higher unemployment rates impact black workers

African-American workers are suffering from the unemployment avalanche worse than their white counterparts are, according to the nation’s jobs report released Friday. People of color are experiencing unemployment at a higher clip during the coronavirus pandemic and that’s partly due to the frontline service jobs they once held in supermarkets, warehouses and transportation, said economists who track…

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft says she has shared a draft U.N. Security Council resolution with Russia that would extend the arms embargo against Iran indefinitelyBy EDITH M. LEDERER Associated PressJune 5, 2020, 9:46 PM3 min readUNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said Friday she has shared a draft U.N. Security Council resolution with Russia…

Suriname finally issues vote results showing opposition win

Suriname’s electoral authorities have finally announced preliminary results from the May 25 elections won by opposition partiesBy HARMEN BOERBOOM Associated PressJune 5, 2020, 9:41 PM3 min readPARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname’s electoral authorities have finally announced preliminary results from the May 25 elections won by opposition parties, which on Friday accused the government of Desi Bouterse…

Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand to donate $100M to racial justice orgs

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand on Friday announced a $100 million donation to help the ongoing fight against racial injustice. The basketball legend announced that over the next 10 years, he and his brand will donate $100 million to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”  “We represent a…