Twitter ends enforcement of its COVID disinformation policy

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformationprompting concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have dire consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat a still-spreading virus. Eagle-eyed users spotted the change Monday night, noting that a one-sentence update to Twitter’s online rules was … Read more

The head of the Qatar World Cup said between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died on projects related to the tournament.

CNN – World Cup president Hassan Al Thawadi said between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died as a result of work done on projects linked to the tournament – a higher number than previously cited by Qatari officials. In an interview with Piers Morgan that aired on TalkTV on Monday, Thawadi was asked about … Read more

5 things to know on November 29: Same-sex marriage, the World Cup, Strike, Volcano, Twitter

CNN – A brutal trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail is expected to create challenges across the Southeast and Mississippi Valley today as more than 40 million people are under severe weather threats. CNN’s storm tracker and current satellite imagery show that areas of Mississippi and Louisiana have the greatest potential for severe weather … Read more

Qatar says worker deaths for the World Cup range between 400 and 500

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A senior Qatari official involved in the country’s World Cup organization put the number of worker deaths at the tournament at “between 400 and 500” for the first time, a figure significantly higher than any other figure previously provided by Doha. . The comment of Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Supreme … Read more

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has reached a record distance from Earth

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of amazing discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN – The Orion spacecraft, which is at the heart of NASA’s historic Artemis 1 mission, reached its farthest from Earth on Monday afternoon, breaking the record for the farthest distance traveled by a spacecraft … Read more

Maryland small plane crash: The air traffic controller warned the pilot that his altitude reading was too low moments before the plane crashed

CNN – Moments before a small private jet crashed into power lines in Maryland Sunday night, air traffic controllers urgently warned the pilot that the plane was flying too low, according to archived recordings. “N201RF, if you hear this transmission, low altitude alert,” a Potomac Terminal Radar Approach Control controller said in the transmission recording, … Read more

Biden calls on Congress to avert a possible rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to step in and block a rail strike. Ahead of next month’s deadline in stalled contract talks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will adopt legislation this week to enforce the deal that unions agreed to in September. “Let me be clear: Shutting down … Read more

Buffalo grocery store mass shooter pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges in a racist attack

CNN – The gunman who killed 10 people and wounded three in May in a racist attack at a grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty Monday to domestic terrorism charges as a hate crime, murder and attempted murder. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, pleaded guilty to one … Read more

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after rallies on the mainland

HONG KONG (AP) — Students in Hong Kong chanted “against dictatorship” in protest of China’s COVID rules on Monday after protesters on the mainland issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign. In the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. Rallys against China’s unusually strict anti-virus measures spread … Read more

Baker returns as manager of the Houston Astros for 2023

Houston – For years, while Dusty Baker was chasing his first World Series title as a manager, the former big league player always said that if he won one title, he’d like to win two. Baker will get the chance to do just that after he agrees to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros. … Read more