Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cesar Duarte (pictured here in 2012) fled Mexico after he was accused of embezzlement César Duarte, a former Mexican state governor who became a fugitive, has been arrested in Miami after more than three years on the run. Mr Duarte, governor of Chihuahua until 2016, fled after he was accused … Read more

Fears for LGBT rights as Poland heads for second round

Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is seeking re-election on Sunday, is accused of running on an anti-LGBT platform and says he plans to ban same-sex couples from adopting. Before the coronavirus lockdown, Ben Hunte, the BBC’s LGBT correspondent, went to Poland to visit its so-called ‘LGBT-free’ zones, and discovered what life is like for gay … Read more

Microsoft’s new KDP tech blocks malware by making parts of the Windows kernel read-only | ZDNet

Microsoft has published today the first technical details about a new security feature that will soon be part of Windows 10. Named Kernel Data Protection (KDP), Microsoft says this feature will block malware or malicious threat actors from modifying (corrupting) the operating system’s memory. According to Microsoft, KDP works by giving developers access to programmatic … Read more

Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

Image copyright PA Record numbers of nurses and midwives have registered to work in the UK with 18,000 more than a year ago. By the end of March, there were 716,600 nurses, midwives and nurse associates on the register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Despite this the NMC is worried coronavirus will hit … Read more

Public spending on coronavirus soars to £190bn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A £15bn bill for PPE has helped to push the cost of the coronavirus outbreak to £190bn Public spending on the battle against coronavirus has risen to nearly £190bn, according to figures released by the Treasury on Wednesday. In his summer statement on Wednesday, the Chancellor announced a £30bn … Read more

Ivy League Places All Sports on Hold Until January

While pro basketball, soccer and baseball have experienced halting moments in their recent returns with sprinklings of positive tests and hiccups in the testing process, a return of college sports is even more problematic because its players — unlike the professionals — are not paid. Also, the surge in cases in many pockets of the … Read more

White House says Trump and CDC are “very much” on the same page, despite tweets

Schools grounds stand empty at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex before the new restrictions went into effect at midnight as the the coronavirus pandemic spreads on March 19, in Los Angeles, California.  David McNew/Getty Images California schools will reopen when the data shows it is safe to do so, according to California Gov. Gavin Newsom  … Read more

Carlos Ghosn wired $860,000 to alleged escape plotters: US

New York: Former Nissan Motor chief Carlos Ghosn transferred more than $860,000 in October to a company managed by one of two Massachusetts men accused of helping him escape criminal charges in Japan two months later, US prosecutors said. Ghosn wired the money in two installments to Promote Fox LLC, a company managed by Peter … Read more