Hackers tell the story of the Twitter attack from the inside

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (NYTIMES) - A Twitter hacking scheme that targeted political, corporate and cultural elites this week began with a teasing message between two hackers late on Tuesday (July 14) on the online messaging platform Discord. em yoo /em em bro /em , wrote a user named "Kirk," according to a screenshot of the conversation … Continue reading Hackers tell the story of the Twitter attack from the inside

US government executes third prisoner after 17-year hiatus

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A week that marked the return of capital punishment by the US government after a 17-year hiatus ended on Friday (July 17) with a third execution of a federal prisoner. Dustin Lee Honken, a convicted murderer, was pronounced dead at 4.36pm EDT (4.36am on Saturday, Singapore time) after an executioner injected him … Continue reading US government executes third prisoner after 17-year hiatus

New York police charge assistant with decapitating tech entrepreneur

NEW YORK (AFP) - The assistant of a wealthy young technology entrepreneur who was found decapitated in his luxury New York apartment this week was charged with his murder on Friday (July 17), police said. Tyrese Haspil, 21, is accused of killing 33-year-old Fahim Saleh, who was chief executive officer of Nigerian motorcycle ride-hailing and … Continue reading New York police charge assistant with decapitating tech entrepreneur

US divided over mask wearing and schools reopening as coronavirus cases surge

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Divided Americans dug further into debates over mask mandates and schools reopening on Friday (July 17), with states and localities choosing conflicting strategies in the face of surging coronavirus cases. In the state of Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp sued Atlanta's mayor to prevent her from mandating masks, while Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, … Continue reading US divided over mask wearing and schools reopening as coronavirus cases surge

Recent spike in Canadian coronavirus cases linked to young people partying: Medical official

OTTAWA (REUTERS) - A recent spike in coronavirus cases in Canada is worrying and can be linked to groups of young people gathering in bars and nightclubs and at parties, a top medical official said on Friday (July 17). "When we examine recent trends in case reporting, there is some cause for concern. After a … Continue reading Recent spike in Canadian coronavirus cases linked to young people partying: Medical official

British policeman suspended after video shows him kneeling on black suspect’s neck

LONDON (REUTERS) -London's police force suspended an officer on Friday (July 17) after video footage emerged of him appearing to kneel on the head and neck of a Black man they had detained who cried out, "Get off my neck!" Britain's capital and other major cities have seen large Black Lives Matter protests inspired by … Continue reading British policeman suspended after video shows him kneeling on black suspect’s neck

Arteta has ‘faith’ in Arsenal board despite spending fears

London (AFP) Mikel Arteta insists he has "full faith" in Arsenal's board despite recently admitting he is worried about the club's spending power. Gunners boss Arteta raised eyebrows after this week's win against Liverpool when he said it was a "big concern" that he may not be given the finances to mount a Premier League … Continue reading Arteta has ‘faith’ in Arsenal board despite spending fears

In virus-hit Texas and Arizona, refrigerated trucks to store dead

Houston (AFP) When the coronavirus outbreak first escalated in the United States earlier this year, New York was forced to use refrigerated trucks to handle the overwhelming body count. Now, as the Sun Belt copes with a stark uptick in virus cases and deaths, Texas and Arizona are doing the same thing to ease the … Continue reading In virus-hit Texas and Arizona, refrigerated trucks to store dead

West Ham close to survival after vital win over Watford

London (AFP) West Ham effectively sealed their Premier League survival with a first half goal-blitz in Friday's 3-1 win over relegation rivals Watford. David Moyes' side ran riot before the break at the London Stadium thanks to goals from Michail Antonio, Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice. West Ham midfielder Declan Rice (R) celebrates his goal … Continue reading West Ham close to survival after vital win over Watford

MLS delays debuts of three expansion teams over virus

Los Angeles (AFP) Major League Soccer has delayed the inaugural seasons of three new expansion teams as it manages the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the league, a statement said Friday. MLS said that while new Texas club Austin FC would kick off their inaugural season in 2021 as planned, the debut of Charlotte's … Continue reading MLS delays debuts of three expansion teams over virus

Stokes says his success more than just ‘instinct’

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Ben Stokes said he was now more than just a purely instinctive cricketer after the all-rounder's latest superb century left England strongly-placed in the second Test against the West Indies. Stokes top-scored with 176 in England's first innings 469-9 declared, before the West Indies reached 32-1 at the close of Friday's … Continue reading Stokes says his success more than just ‘instinct’

‘We’re back!’: Leeds promoted to Premier League

London (AFP) Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League on Friday after West Bromwich Albion's 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield ensured the Championship leaders will end their 16-year exile from the top-flight. Marcelo Bielsa's side were able to celebrate promotion without kicking a ball as second placed Albion's failure to take three points guaranteed Leeds … Continue reading ‘We’re back!’: Leeds promoted to Premier League