Jan 5, 2018

Group backed by Google and Facebook will join lawsuit against net neutrality repeal

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Internet Association — a group that represents major tech companies including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Snapchat in Washington, says it will help fight the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules.

What they're saying: "IA intends to act as an intervenor in judicial action against this order and, along with our member companies, will continue our push to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution," said Michael Beckerman, the group's president.

Not happening yet: Advocacy groups, companies and state attorneys general are expected to be involved in litigation against the repeal — but lawsuits won't come until after the rollback is published by the FCC in the Federal Register. That is expected to happen in the coming weeks.

Go deeper: The FCC published the full text of the net neutrality repeal on Thursday..

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Updated 57 mins ago - Health

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

India extended its nationwide lockdown — one of the longest-running in the world — on Saturday, as deaths and infections rise in the country, per Johns Hopkins data.

By the numbers: Nearly 6 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.5 million have recovered from the virus. Over 367,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.7 million.

Updated 58 mins ago - Politics & Policy

In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening and continued into Saturday.

The big picture: Police responded over the weekend in force, in cities ranging from Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., Denver and Louisville. Large crowds gathered in Minneapolis on Saturday for the fourth day in a row.

Updated 1 hour ago - Science

Live updates: SpaceX launches NASA astronauts to space station

Photo: NASA TV

SpaceX just launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on an historic ride to the International Space Station.

Why it matters: The launch brings crewed launches back to the U.S. for the first time in nine years, since the end of the space shuttle program.

Follow along below for live updates...