June 9, 2021

Opinion

Opinion: How To Stimulate the COVID Recovery Without Trillions in New Spending

The COVID recovery is going well, but it could be going better. America’s unemployment rate is already down from double digits to under 6 percent. New weekly jobless claims are down from record levels of more than 3 million at the height of the pandemic to about 400,000. With almost two-thirds of U.S. adults vaccinated,

Technology

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

Dozens of websites went down briefly around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain’s government home page, after an outage at the cloud computing service Fastly, illustrating how vital a small number of behind-the-scenes companies have become to running the internet. The sites that could not be reached also included some

National

Senate report details broad failures around Jan. 6 attack

A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack. There were clear warnings and tips that supporters of former President Donald Trump, including right-wing extremist groups, were planning to “storm

Crime

Global sting: Secure FBI-run messaging network tricks crooks

Criminal gangs divulged plans for moving drug shipments and carrying out killings on a secure messaging system secretly run by the FBI, law enforcement agencies said Tuesday, as they unveiled a global sting operation they said dealt an “unprecedented blow” to organized crime in countries around the world. The operation known as Trojan Shield led

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