Trump threatens defense veto over social media protections

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.On Twitter Tuesday night, Trump took aim at Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which protects companies that can host trillions of messages…Continue Reading

Asia Today: Hong Kong limits gatherings to 2, orders testing

Hong Kong is limiting most gatherings to just two people and ordering compulsory testing of workers at retirement homes and facilities for people with disabilities, among tightening measures to contain a new wave of the coronavirus.The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city reported 82 news cases on Wednesday, all but 10 of them listed as having been…Continue Reading

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses.Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and other law enforcement officials issued a statement accusing those named in the indictment of being part of the Untouchable…Continue Reading

Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

President Donald Trump teased running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening.“It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told the crowd which included many Republican National Committee members. “We’re trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”The video of…Continue Reading

Covid news: Labour to abstain in vote on new restrictions, as England prepares for end of lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour will abstain in the vote over new Covid restrictionsSir Keir Starmer said Labour would abstain in Tuesday’s vote over replacement coronavirus restrictions, saying it would “not be in the national interest” and would be “irresponsible” to vote against them.Earlier in the day, he warned England could be left going…Continue Reading

Covid and government spending: How a lame-duck Trump could blow up Washington on his way out the door

Independent PremiumUSEric Shawn on Trump:”he can’t process the fact that someone who he thinks is so inferior to him won the election”Analysis: The president has lost most of his leverage on the key policy matters facing Congress in the lame duck session, but he could still make life difficult for everyone on his way out…Continue Reading

Cyber Monday deals 2020: Best offers from Samsung, Pandora, Nintendo, Shark and more

After weeks of anticipation, the biggest shopping event of the year, is almost over. But don’t think that’s it as today is Cyber Monday, so you’ve got one last chance to get your Christmas shopping done.With a broad range of retailers slashing their prices on big-ticket items, from smart TVs and tablets to sofas and…Continue Reading

Cyber Monday 2020 deals live: Best Argos, Very and Dyson offers

Stay tuned for a Cyber Monday packed full of discounts” data-hero=”” height=”726″ i-amphtml-layout=”responsive” i-amphtml-ssr=”” layout=”responsive” src=”″ width=”982″>Stay tuned for a Cyber Monday packed full of discounts (The Independent)Cyber Monday – the final day of the Black Friday sales –  is here and there are thousands of discounts to snap up across the event. It’s your…Continue Reading

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia goes into administration with 13,000 jobs at risk

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has fallen into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk after plans for an emergency multimillion-pound loan deal fell through.The collapse of Sir Philip’s retail empire, which includes the Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton brands, will see Deloitte appointed as administrators in the coming days.Arcadia has more than 500 stores…Continue Reading

Strictly results show: Viewers shocked by identity of celebrities in bottom two

After a dance-off with Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo left the BBC series.Amfo and her professional dance partner Aljaž Škorjanec were named as the couple who had the lowest number of combined judges’ scores and viewers’ votes alongside Laing and Karen Hauer.After performing again, judge Craig Revel Horwood voted…Continue Reading