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White supremacist Christopher Cantwell arrested

White supremacist Christopher Cantwell arrested

White supremacist Christopher Cantwell has been arrested and charged with sending an extortionate and threatening interstate message, according to the FBI office in Boston. Cantwell was one of the organizers of the hate-filled marches through Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. He was featured in a Vice documentary that showed him and dozens of others marching…MORE

NYC councilman renews effort to give noncitizens right to vote in local elections

NYC councilman renews effort to give noncitizens right to vote in local elections

A bill that would expand voting rights to some immigrants who are not US citizens was introduced Thursday in the New York City Council. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, is sponsoring the legislation, which would give the right to vote in municipal elections to New York residents who are legal…MORE

Senators considering short morning-only impeachment session on Saturday

Senators considering short morning-only impeachment session on Saturday

Senators and aides in each party say there is an effort in the works to hold a short, morning-only impeachment trial session on Saturday to hear the beginning of the opening arguments from President Donald Trump’s defense counsel and then allowing senators to leave town for the weekend. The plan is not finalized but seemed…MORE

CDC advisers concerned about lack of basic information about new Wuhan coronavirus

CDC advisers concerned about lack of basic information about new Wuhan coronavirus

Advisers to the CDC say a lack of data from China about the Wuhan coronavirus is curtailing international efforts to quell the outbreak. While the advisers commended the Chinese researchers for mapping the virus’s genome in just a few weeks, they said there’s a glaring lack of basic epidemiological evidence about who’s getting infected with…MORE

UN expert recommends Kushner change his phone after suspected Saudi hack

UN expert recommends Kushner change his phone after suspected Saudi hack

One of the United Nations investigators involved in assessing the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s telephone says other people in regular contact with the powerful Saudi Crown Prince — such as President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — should be careful and replace their phones. Agnes Callamard, one of two UN special rapporteurs who…MORE

Authorities warn of TikTok ‘outlet challenge’ causing fires

Authorities warn of TikTok ‘outlet challenge’ causing fires

Authorities in Massachusetts are warning of an electrical “outlet challenge” video on TikTok after three incidents sparked concern, including two in schools. The video on the social media platform involves using part of a phone charger, a wall outlet and a penny to cause sparks, electrical system damage and possibly fire, said Massachusetts Fire Marshal…MORE

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