Colorado police had no basis to stop unarmed Black man who died in custody: independent probe

Colorado police had no basis to stop unarmed Black man who died in custody: independent probe
DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado police officer had no apparent reasonable grounds to suspect a crime was being committed when he approached an unarmed Black man walking home from a convenience store, and within seconds escalated a stop that led to the man’s death, a report by independent investigators released on Monday said.FILE PHOTO: Noah… Read More

U.S. may take more action on Myanmar after crackdown on protests, says State Department spokesman

U.S. may take more action on Myanmar after crackdown on protests, says State Department spokesman
A Buddhist monk holds a flag during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/StringerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States may take additional actions against the leaders of a military coup in Myanmar, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday, while denouncing a crackdown on peaceful protests against… Read More

Key quotes from U.S. attorney general nominee Garland on criminal justice policies

Key quotes from U.S. attorney general nominee Garland on criminal justice policies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland told his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday he would work to protect the Justice Department from political interference. Here are some quotes from the hearingAttorney General nominee Merrick Garland testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC, U.S., February 22, 2021. Drew… Read More

U.S. agency moves to finalize rules for new $3.2 billion low-income internet subsidy

U.S. agency moves to finalize rules for new $3.2 billion low-income internet subsidy
FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew KellyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it is moving to finalize rules for a temporary $3.2 billion program funded by Congress to provide lower-income Americans with discounts on monthly internet service… Read More

US STOCKS-Nasdaq, S&P 500 end lower as U.S. yields rise; Disney lifts Dow

US STOCKS-Nasdaq, S&P 500 end lower as U.S. yields rise; Disney lifts Dow
* Technology-related companies resume slide* Discovery rises on strong paid streaming subscribers forecast (Updates to close, adds new analyst comment)NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed lower on Monday as climbing Treasury yields and prospects of rising inflation triggered valuation concerns, hitting shares of high-flying growth companies.The Dow industrials ended… Read More

UPDATE 1-Woody Allen calls HBO documentary on abuse allegation a ‘hatchet job’

UPDATE 1-Woody Allen calls HBO documentary on abuse allegation a ‘hatchet job’
(Adds comment from Dylan Farrow)LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn have attacked a new HBO documentary that re-examines a decades-old allegation that the Oscar-winning filmmaker molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, calling the television series a “hatchet job.”HBO debuted the first episode of the four-part documentary series “Allen… Read More

Pregnant women being infected at higher rates; COVID-19 from UK variant lasting longer

Pregnant women being infected at higher rates; COVID-19 from UK variant lasting longer
(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of the coronavirus (COVID-19) sign in this illustration taken March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File… Read More