Nov 9, 2018

Man who mailed possible bombs to Trump critics indicted on 30 counts

The courthouse in New York where Cesar Sayoc appeared. Photo: Rick Loomis/Getty Images

Cesar Sayoc could face life in prison after being charged in a 30-count indictment that includes five counts of using weapons of mass destruction, five counts of illegal mailing of explosives and five counts of threatening interstate communications, the Washington Post reports.

The backdrop: Sayoc addressed at least 16 possible explosive devices to prominent critics of President Trump including former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, philanthropist billionaire George Soros and John Brennan by way of CNN's New York office.

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How coronavirus could reshuffle the sports calendar

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The NBA's Board of Governors approved Thursday the league's 22-team plan to resume play at Walt Disney World — a plan that also includes tentative dates for both this season and next.

Why it matters: The league's proposed trip to Disney World not only impacts this season but could have a domino effect that impacts seasons in the future — and could permanently change what time of year the NBA plays its games.

Buffalo police officers suspended after shoving elderly man

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Two Buffalo police officers were suspended without pay Thursday night after video emerged of them violently shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground while clearing a protest in the wake of George Floyd's killing in the city’s Niagara Square, WBFO reports.

The state of play: Before WBFO’s video of the incident went viral, a Buffalo police spokesman issued a statement that said "one person was injured when he tripped and fell."

As techlash heats up again, here's who's stoking the fire

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As controversies around online speech rage against a backdrop of racial tension, presidential provocation and a pandemic, a handful of companies, lawmakers and advocacy groups have continued to promote a backlash against Big Tech.

The big picture: Companies like Facebook and Google got a reputational boost at the start of the coronavirus lockdown, but that respite from criticism proved brief. They're now once again walking a minefield of regulatory investigations, public criticism and legislative threats over antitrust concerns, content moderation and privacy concerns.