Memorials to the racist former owners of the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Twins are removed

(CNN)A monument to the former owner of the Washington Redskins and a statue of the former owner of the Minnesota Twins were removed Friday because of the men’s racist pasts, the Washington sports authority and the Twins organization said.The Minnesota Twins removed a statue honoring Calvin Griffith from outside the team’s ballpark. In Washington, DC,…Continue Reading

Coronavirus Spread Hits 1-Day High, World Health Organization Says

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in March. Chen Junxia/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chen Junxia/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic reached a new one-day high Thursday with 150,000 new confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization. Almost half of those cases were reported in…Continue Reading

Robinhood increases guardrails on options trading in the wake of a customer suicide

Robinhood is making it more difficult to get access to its options offering in the wake of a customer’s suicide last week. In a blog post Friday, Robinhood’s co-CEOs outlined multiple changes to the free-trading app. Robinhood will increase eligibility requirements, and “consider additional criteria” for customers for level three options authorization “to help ensure customers…Continue Reading

Number of new coronavirus cases in South Carolina spikes to more than 1,000, DHEC says

WE’LL MAP OUT YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND FORECAST IN A FEW MINUTES. GABY: WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA. OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED 18 MORE DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 IN THE STATE, INCLUDING FIVE DEATHS IN THE UPSTATE. WE’RE TOLD ONE OF THOSE DEATHS WAS A YOUNG ADULT FROM SPARTANBURG COUNTY AND THAT BRINGS…Continue Reading

Here’s what to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2020 event

Apple’s WWDC kicks off June 22. But rather than the company’s traditional developer conference held in a large, packed event space, the COVID-19 era has forced Apple to take one of its most important events of the year entirely online.But don’t expect Apple (AAPL) to pull its punches in terms of news. You can count…Continue Reading

Tulsa mayor rescinds curfew for parts of downtown ahead of Trump rally

Washington (CNN)The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has rescinded a curfew for the area around President Donald Trump’s rally in the city that had been imposed ahead of the event.”Last night, I enacted a curfew at the request of Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin, following consultation with the United States Secret Service based on intelligence they…Continue Reading

Canada province probes racist ‘game’ at hospital

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix said that, if true, the behaviour was “intolerable” A Canadian province is investigating claims that healthcare staff played a racist “game” by betting on the blood alcohol level of indigenous patients.The claims, involving staff in at least one British Columbia hospital, came to…Continue Reading

As Annexation Looms, Israeli Experts Warn of Security Risks

Unilaterally taking territory the Palestinians have counted on for a state could cement Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy. It could also destabilize the region.A Palestinian protest against Israeli annexation in the Jordan Valley. Israel may annex up to 30 percent of the occupied West Bank as soon as July 1.Credit…Majdi Mohammed/Associated PressJune 19, 2020Updated 3:38 p.m. ETJERUSALEM…Continue Reading