Citizen’s New Service Helps Paying Users Summon the Cops

Reading Time: 8 minutes Citizen, the app that tracks local crime and lets you film incidents as they happen, has launched a new subscription service. It’s called Protect, and it enables users who pay the $20 monthly fee to contact Citizen’s team of virtual security agents for help whenever they feel threatened. Tuesday’s update marks a significant change in … Read more

Afghan Minister Dials S Jaishankar For Emergency UN Security Council Session

Reading Time: 6 minutes Afghanistan said Atmar talked about the escalation of violence in the country with Mr Jaishankar (File). Kabul: Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar said he called his Indian counterpart Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday to “discuss convening an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan”. Taking to Twitter, Atmar said that United Nations … Read more

John Paulk Was The Poster Boy of the Ex-Gay Movement For 25 Years. Here’s Where He Is Now.

Reading Time: 9 minutes For over a decade, John Paulk was the poster boy of the ex-gay movement. As a self-proclaimed converted gay man happily married to his wife, an ex-lesbian named Anne, he made countless media appearances, spoke at Exodus conferences, and publicly advocated for “gay reparative therapy” for “broken” homosexuals. But in 2013, he reached a point … Read more

White House to Florida, Texas leaders: Help on Covid-19 or ‘get out of the way’ – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday urged Republican leaders in Florida and Texas to follow public health guidelines on the pandemic or “get out of the way” as the United States struggles to contain the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. On a day when the White House announced that the United States … Read more

Biden to announce new eviction ban due to Covid spread – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the US population lives, according to three people familiar with the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss the forthcoming announcement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a legal authority for a new and … Read more

Mistaken identity lands man in Hawaii mental hospital – Times of India

Reading Time: 9 minutes HONOLULU: Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man for a crime committed by someone else, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take psychiatric drugs and then tried to cover up the mistake by quietly setting him free with just 50 cents to his name, the Hawaii … Read more

4 Killed, 20 Wounded In Deadly Bomb, Gun Attack In Afghanistan Capital

Reading Time: 9 minutes A wave of explosions and gunfire rocked Kabul late on Tuesday. (File) Kabul: Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a coordinated bomb and gun attack targeting the Afghan defence minister and several lawmakers in the country’s capital Tuesday, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone. The wave of blasts, which Washington said … Read more

Andrew Cuomo Finds Himself Friendless

Reading Time: 8 minutes Pacific PressGetty Images That sound you heard from Albany was the boom lowered by New York Attorney General Letitia James on the state’s suddenly not-presidentially-viable Governor Andrew Cuomo. An investigation into harassment complaints prompted James’s office on Tuesday to release a torpedo of a report that very likely sank Cuomo’s political career. From The New … Read more

Boeing Delays Key Test Flight To Space Due to Glitch

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Boeing Starliner capsule had been scheduled to have blasted off atop an Atlas V rocket (File) Boeing Co. on Tuesday scrubbed the launch of its CST-100 Starliner capsule to the International Space Station due to an unexpected system glitch, in the latest setback following the vehicle’s botched 2019 debut. It was not immediately clear … Read more

Your Wednesday Briefing

Reading Time: 7 minutes We’re covering Japan’s name-and-shame virus strategy and an investigation that found that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had sexually harassed women. Japan’s new virus strategy: Name and shame As Japan strains to control its coronavirus outbreak, and rein in cases at the Summer Olympics, the government is trying a new tactic: Public shaming. On Monday, … Read more