U.S. judge blocks order banning TikTok downloads on app stores

A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that was set to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington issued the preliminary injunction in a brief order late on Sunday. He declined… Read More U.S. judge blocks order banning TikTok downloads on app stores

U.S. President Donald Trump issues executive order to ban military, government contractors from certain diversity training

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids “divisive concepts,” including teaching that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist” or that any individual bears “responsibility for actions committed in… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump issues executive order to ban military, government contractors from certain diversity training

U.S. judge blocks order banning WeChat downloads on app stores

A U.S. judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits… Read More U.S. judge blocks order banning WeChat downloads on app stores

U.S. President Donald Trump approves deal allowing operations of TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. ByteDance was racing to avoid a crackdown on TikTok after the U.S.… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump approves deal allowing operations of TikTok

TikTok files complaint in bid to block enforcement of ban

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump… Read More TikTok files complaint in bid to block enforcement of ban

U.S. offers to exempt TikTok employees, contractors from executive order

The United States has offered to exclude from President Donald Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok employees and contractors performing “their regular job duties and responsibilities,” according to a court document filed late Monday, granting a reprieve from his sell-or-die demand. Trump’s August 11 order banned ByteDance from operating in the United States by… Read More U.S. offers to exempt TikTok employees, contractors from executive order

U.S. appeals court rules in favor of President Donald Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections

A U.S. appeals court on Monday sided with President Donald Trump over his administration’s decision to end humanitarian protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, many of whom have lived in the United States for decades. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of three judges in the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed… Read More U.S. appeals court rules in favor of President Donald Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections

U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Sunday aimed at lowering drug prices in the United States by linking them to those of other nations and expanding the scope of a July action. “My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices