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U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

   14 Jun 00:00:22  |  Reuters

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing condemnation from Democratic lawmakers.

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New York City oversight bill to force police to detail surveillance tools

   13 Jun 00:00:13  |  Reuters

New York City politicians are expected to vote next week to force the largest police force in the United States to divulge the surveillance technology it uses, one of many reforms of law enforcement being considered across the country.

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Facebook employee who protested inaction on Trump posts says he was fired

   13 Jun 00:00:13  |  Reuters

A Facebook Inc employee who criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump this month said on Friday that the social media company had fired him.

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Fears of second U.S. coronavirus wave rise on worrisome spike in cases, hospitalizations

   12 Jun 00:00:20  |  Reuters

About half a dozen states including Texas and Arizona are grappling with a rising number of coronavirus patients filling hospital beds, fanning concerns that the reopening of the U.S. economy may spark a second wave of infections.

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Google's new rules clamp down on discriminatory housing, job ads

   12 Jun 00:00:20  |  Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it was tackling unlawful discrimination by barring housing, employment and credit ads from being targeted to its users based on their postal code, gender, age, parental status or marital status.

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NASCAR bans Confederate flag from race tracks

   11 Jun 00:00:18  |  Reuters

NASCAR on Wednesday banned the Confederate flag from all races as the sport moved to distance itself from a checkered past on race amid global protests against the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.

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Fed vows to support U.S. economy's 'long road' to recovery after dire 2020

   11 Jun 00:00:18  |  Reuters

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it plans years of extraordinary support for an economy facing a torturous slog back from the coronavirus pandemic, with policymakers projecting the economy to shrink 6.5% in 2020 and the unemployment rate to be 9.3% at year's end.

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Long lines, voting machine problems fuel probes in U.S. state of Georgia

   10 Jun 00:00:28  |  Reuters

Voters encountered long lines and problems with voting machines on Tuesday during a chaotic day of in-person balloting in Georgia, the latest state to struggle to conduct elections amid the health worries of the coronavirus pandemic.

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George Floyd hailed as 'cornerstone of a movement' at funeral, family calls for justice

   10 Jun 00:00:28  |  Reuters

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Wednesday as "an ordinary brother" transformed by fate into the "cornerstone of a movement."

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North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea: KCNA

   09 Jun 00:00:16  |  Reuters

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all means of contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported.

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