U.S. science agency expected to open probe of Florida building collapse -source By Reuters

© Reuters. Emergency workers conduct search and rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed residential building in Surfside, near Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Joe SkipperBy Steve HollandWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is expected to announce soon that it will open an investigation into the…

House committee reviews cryptocurrency risks, regulations in hearing By Cointelegraph

House committee reviews cryptocurrency risks, regulations in hearing The U.S. House committee on financial services held a hearing Wednesday for legislators and a panel of witnesses to discuss cryptocurrency regulation in the United States.The subcommittee on oversight and investigations invited expert witnesses to testify before congress on the risks and opportunities of blockchain technology.Continue Reading…

“Zola” transforms the greatest stripper saga ever tweeted into a masterful, can’t-miss odyssey

One shudders to think what “Zola” would have been if Janicza Bravo hadn’t directed it, if Tony-nominated playwright Jeremy O. Harris hadn’t written the script with her, and if A’Ziah “Zola” King hadn’t been closely involved with its crafting. Naming these specific creatives matters more than simply trusting King’s social media-generated drama to any filmmaker…

Disinvited from Trump country: Why some red states suddenly want less of Donald Trump

Donald Trump, steadily losing support from his voting bloc since Election Day, appears to suddenly be losing touch with leadership in some red states that supported him during the election. Officials in both Alabama and Florida have reportedly rebuffed Trump’s recent attempts to hold self-promotional rallies.  Florida’s Ron DeSantis, the state’s Republican governor who is eyeing a potential presidential…

I was vaccinated in a clinical trial. But officially, my COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t “count”

I’m immunized with arguably the best COVID-19 vaccine on Earth. But according to nation-states and official records, I’m “unvaccinated,”  limiting my travel and social options, and leaving me with no proven, safe, vaccine alternatives. In December 2020, I volunteered for the phase III, blind study of Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine. So-called blind studies randomly assign participants…

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction overturned in surprise court ruling

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse on the first day of sentencing in his sexual assault trial on September 24, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Getty Images) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction on Wednesday, after Cosby has served just under three years of his three-to-10-year sentence, according to…

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

National Then-U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gestures as he speaks to the media during a press conference in Baghdad, July 12, 006. JACOB SILBERBERG / AFP via Getty Images, Pool By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press June 30, 2021 | 4:28 PM WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time defense secretary and one-time presidential candidate whose…

‘They are to protect the unvaccinated’: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky weighs in on masks and the Delta variant

Coronavirus “If you are vaccinated, you are safe from the variants that are circulating here in the United States.” If you are vaccinated, you are safe from the contagious Delta variant that is spreading in the United States. That’s the message Dr. Rochelle Walensky sent to the public on Wednesday during appearances on the “Today”…