Elon Musk delays rollout of Twitter changes amid workforce cuts

Elon Musk delays rollout of Twitter changes amid workforce cuts

Elon Musk said he has delayed the overhaul of Twitter’s process for verifying users’ authenticity, as the billionaire entrepreneur considers more ways to change the social media platform’s rules without losing its luster. Mr. Musk previously sought to expand people’s access to Twitter’s checkmark status symbol by opening it to users paying a monthly $8 … Read more

Tories brace for more departures as MP says she won’t run at next election | Conservatives

Tories brace for more departures as MP says she won’t run at next election | Conservatives

The Conservatives are bracing themselves for a slew of departures by MPs, with many expected to be announced by the end of the year, as the former work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith became the latest to decide not to stand at the next election. Her decision came before a December deadline for parliamentary candidates … Read more

Search continues for woman missing for 2 days in freezing temperatures after New Hampshire hike

Search continues for woman missing for 2 days in freezing temperatures after New Hampshire hike

New Hampshire State Police searching for missing hiker New Hampshire State Police searching for missing hiker 00:23 The search continued Tuesday for a 20-year-old woman who officials say has been missing for two days after going hiking in New Hampshire mountains. The state’s fish and game law enforcement division said Emily Sotelo was dropped off … Read more

Maricopa County elections official moved to undisclosed location on Election Day due to threats

Maricopa County elections official moved to undisclosed location on Election Day due to threats

CNN  —  Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates was moved to an undisclosed location on Election Day due to threats to his safety, his spokesperson on Monday confirmed to CNN. Gates, a Republican, plays a prominent role in administering elections for Arizona’s largest county. During the midterms, he publicly pushed back against Republican … Read more

WA nurses planning statewide strike after wage negotiations with government break down

WA nurses planning statewide strike after wage negotiations with government break down

WA nurses are planning a state-wide strike on Friday after rejecting the government’s latest pay and conditions offer, and are now demanding a five per cent pay rise.  Key points: ANF members emphatically rejected the government’s pay offer A statewide strike is planned for Friday Nurses want Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson to speak to them That … Read more

Doctors say B.C. puts up unreasonable roadblocks to coverage for vital diabetes drug

Doctors say B.C. puts up unreasonable roadblocks to coverage for vital diabetes drug

This story is part of Situation Critical, a series from CBC British Columbia reporting on the barriers people in this province face in accessing timely and appropriate health care. B.C. doctors who treat diabetes say they’ve been forced to jump through hoops to get coverage for potentially life-saving drugs, including making patients try cheaper but more … Read more

Blinken calls FIFA’s “One Love” armband ban “concerning” as LGBTQ soccer fans lament “tarnished” World Cup

Blinken calls FIFA’s “One Love” armband ban “concerning” as LGBTQ soccer fans lament “tarnished” World Cup

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized a decision by international soccer’s governing body FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards for misconduct if they wear rainbow “One Love” armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking next to his Qatari counterpart on Tuesday, Blinken said “any restrictions on freedom of expression” were … Read more