Suspect in 2020 High-profile Twitter Hack Arrested in Spain

A person allegedly involved in a high-profile Twitter hack in July 2020 has been arrested.The U.S. Justice Department said British citizen Joseph O’Connor, 22, was arrested Wednesday in Spain. He faces conspiracy and computer intrusion charges.O’Connor…

US Opioid Lawsuits on Verge of Settlements With 4 Companies

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced the…

Delhi Etches Grief of COVID’s 2nd Wave in Memorial Tattoos

NEW DELHI – As the tattoo needle moves on her wrist creating an image of angel’s wings and the word “Dad,” Rakshita Gupta, a designer of home furnishings, recalls what her father, who died two months ago of COVID-19, means to her and her sister.“He tau…

Britain Lifts COVID Restrictions?

Residents in Britain are celebrating the end of coronavirus lockdown restrictions Monday, a day being called Freedom Day. The day ushered in an end to all social restrictions, like mask wearing and maintaining social distancing, which were imposed to f…

Stocks Skid as Virus Fears Shake Markets; Dow Falls 2.1%

NEW YORK – Resurgent pandemic worries knocked stocks lower from Wall Street to Tokyo on Monday, fueled by fears that a faster-spreading variant of the virus may upend the economy’s strong recovery. The S&P 500 fell 68.67, or 1.6%, to 4,258.49, after se…

Major Oil Producers Seeking Output Boost to Meet Sunday

VIENNA – Major oil producers seeking to boost output will meet on Sunday, OPEC said, after negotiations earlier this month became deadlocked over plans to gradually ease production cuts.The OPEC+ grouping, which includes Saudi Arabia and Russia, will m…

Athletes Go It Alone in Tokyo as Families Watch From Afar

Michael Phelps reached for his mother’s hand through a chain-link fence near the pool. The 19-year-old swimmer had just won his first Olympic medal — gold, of course — at the 2004 Athens Games, and he wanted to share it with the woman who raised him on…

Sydney, Vietnam Impose Tighter COVID-19 Lockdowns

More stringent COVID-19 containment measures were being imposed in Sydney, Australia, starting Saturday, as cases of infections continued to rise in the third week of a citywide lockdown.New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters Saturda…

Hubble Space Telescope Fixed After Month of no Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – The Hubble Space Telescope should be back in action soon, following a tricky, remote repair job by NASA. The orbiting observatory went dark in mid-June, with all astronomical viewing halted. NASA initially suspected a 1980s-era…

Vietnam Shops for Vaccines in Hopes of Avoiding More Lockdowns

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – Vietnam’s government is on a global vaccine shopping spree in hopes it can stem a surge of COVID-19 infections without resorting to more lockdowns like those that have already set back the economy and angered an increasingly…