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Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison

District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ordered the release from prison of Cohen, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November’s election. A federal judge in New York ordered Thursday Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former

US agrees to pay Pfizer, BioNTech $1.95 billion

Companies expect to manufacture globally up to 100 million doses by the end of 2020 and potentially more than 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021. The US government has agreed to pay Pfizer and BioNTech $1.95 billion for 100 million doses of

US authorities offer $2M reward for Ukrainian hackers

The indictment alleges Radchenko and Ieremenko hacked the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system and stole thousands of confidential files. US State Secretary Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that Washington offers rewards of up to $1 million “each for information

Professional networking site LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs

As lockdowns to contain the coronavirus have hit businesses around the world, LinkedIn’s business has been hit as companies lay off staff or sharply curtail hiring. Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of

Trump to resume holding White House virus briefings

The decision came after polls showed Trump administration’s response to the pandemic was not breaking through. US President Donald Trump said Monday that he will resume the televised coronavirus briefings, “probably” starting from Tuesday. “IT’S A GREAT WAY TO GET INFORMATION” “I think it’s a great

Democrat Biden leads Trump by 15 points, CNN says

According to a new Quinnipiac University national poll, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump among registered voters. Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a 15-point lead over President Donald Trump, CNN reported on Thursday. VOTERS DISAPPROVED OF THE

US vaccine tests show promise

Biotech company that developed vaccine aims to start final phase of testing soon. A Massachusetts-based biotech company has been testing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus which is showing early signs of success. Moderna Therapeutics announced an estimated start date for phase 3

Trump gov’t drops plan to limit foreign student visas

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly pressed schools and universities to reopen to in-person learning when classes resume in the fall. The Trump administration changed course Tuesday on its plan to require foreign students to take in-person classes in order to maintain their visas.

Venezuela shoots down aircraft with US tail number

A similar plane was downed by the Venezuelan military last month for purportedly carrying drugs. Venezuelan Air Force said it has neutralized an US-registered aircraft after it violated the country’s airspace. PHOTOS SHOW AIRCRAFT WAS A PRIVATELY-OWNED HAWKER 800 PLANE According to the Strategic

Trump insists on reopening of schools despite rising numbers

“We are very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools to get them open,” Trump said on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would pressure state governors to open schools in the fall, despite