Following the Parkland, Florida school shooting, YouTube announced tightened restrictions on firearm videos and the ban on videos promoting construction or sale of firearms and accessories. The new policy should go into effect next month. Citigroup is the first Wall Street bank to take a stance with restrictions on firearms sales by its business customers.
The antitrust trial between the Justice Department and AT&T began on Thursday as the Justice Department tries to block the $85 billion deal for AT&T to merge with Time Warner. The Justice Department claims AT&T can use Time Warner content as a ‘weapon,’ calling the deal a ‘frontal attack’ that threatens television industry competition.
Israel admitted to performing a 2007 attack on a nuclear reactor in Syria causing two former Israeli prime ministers to fight for credit for the successful strike on Wednesday. The admission comes amid rising tensions regarding the nuclear ambitions of Iran, one of Syria’s allies, and act as a warning that Israel will strike again if necessary.
The tiny alien mummy discovered in the Atacama Desert of Chile almost two decades ago has been proven human. A study published in the journal Genome Research on Thursday found the mummy Ata was a human with multiple bone disease-related mutations. Researchers believe the discovery has implications for mutation-based cases in living patients.
President Trump announced the replacement of former national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster with Fox News commentator John Bolton yesterday. Bolton a former US ambassador to the UN is Trump’s third national security adviser. Bolton is a fierce military action advocate and his appointment could result in changes to the administration’s approach to crises.
President Trump targeted China, ‘an economy enemy,’ imposing tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of goods on Thursday. China replied to the tariffs by proposing a list of 128 US products with a value of $3 billion in 2017 as retaliation targets. Stock markets fell in response amid fears of potential trade war.