Minneapolis to increase security for trial of officer charged in George Floyd’s death – National

National Guard troops and hundreds of law enforcement officers will converge on the Minneapolis area during the upcoming trial of the former police officer charged in George Floyd‘s death, and authorities said Wednesday they hope months of planning will help prevent a repeat of last year’s violent unrest. Leaders from Minneapolis and local and […]

‘This has to stop’: U.S. election officials condemn Trump, allies as threats increase – National

Current and former election officials in the United States are expressing frustration as President Donald Trump and his allies continue to contest the results of the presidential race, particularly as violent threats against those workers increase. Tuesday brought two strong rebukes of the president’s behaviour in the wake of his election loss. In the […]

Coronavirus pandemic has led to 40% increase of people seeking humanitarian aid: UN – National

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as it appealed for roughly $35 billion to help many of those expected to be in need next year. “If everyone who will need humanitarian aid next year lived […]

Trump, Republicans increase attacks on Harris as Biden’s lead grows in polls – National

Grasping for a comeback, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are intensifying their focus not on Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but on his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris — arguing without evidence that it’s Harris, the first Black woman on a major party ticket, who would really be in charge if Democrats […]

Russian hackers increase targeting of U.S. political groups: Microsoft – National

The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, Microsoft said Thursday. Those efforts reflect a broader increase in targeting of U.S. political campaigns and related groups, the company said. “What we’ve seen […]