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Over 100 Twitter Accounts Hacked In Massive Bitcoin Scam

On Thursday, Twitter announced that about 130 accounts were targeted in a hack that resulted in the accounts of high profile users tweeting a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter Support shared details of an investigation into the attack on Wednesday afternoon that resulted in the accounts of people including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Gates sharing a tweet soliciting bitcoin transfers.  Twitter said it immediately locked all of the accounts and deleted the tweets upon learning of the incident on Wednesday, as well as briefly blocking all verified accounts from tweeting. ...Read more

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Becomes First U.S. Governor To Test Positive For Covid-19

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home, making him the first U.S. governor to report testing positive. The 48-year-old Stitt said he started feeling “a little achy” Tuesday and sought a test, adding that his wife and children were also tested Tuesday and that none of their results came back positive.  Oklahoma Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye said contact tracing has begun in Stitt’s case, with a particular emphasis on determining those who may have been within 6 feet of the governor for longer than 15 minutes. ...Read more

President Trump Signs Executive Order Holding China Accountable For Hong Kong Actions

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which would impose sanctions on businesses and individuals that assisted China in implementing a security law that criminalizes secession, sedition, subversion, terrorism and working with foreign agencies to undermine the national security of China in Hong Kong. Trump also announced the signing of an executive order that would end preferential treatment for Hong Kong. ...Read more

U.S. Health Officials Say Coronavirus Vaccine Production To Begin By Late Summer

U.S. health officials and drugmakers are expecting to start producing potential coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of the summer, a senior administration official said Monday. The U.S. is aiming to deliver 300 million doses of a vaccine for Covid-19 by early 2021. The manufacturing process is already underway even though they aren’t sure which vaccine, if any, will work. ...Read more

California Shuts Down Again As Coronavirus Crisis Expands In State

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued new restrictions on businesses as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soared. Newsom ordered bars closed and restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and museums across the nation’s most populous state to cease indoor operations. Gyms, churches and hair salons must close in the 30 hardest-hit counties. Newsom said at a news briefing, “It’s incumbent upon all of us to recognize soberly that COVID-19 is not going away any time soon, until there is a vaccine and/or an effective therapy.”  The governor said a surge in COVID-19 cases have strained hospitals in several of California’s rural counties. ...Read more