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Justin Bieber says sexual assault claim in Texas hotel room is ‘factually impossible’ as he was with Selena Gomez

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AFP via Getty Images

Justin Bieber has issued a furious denial on Twitter after being accused of sexually assaulting a fan in a Texas hotel room six years ago.

The 26-year-old singer insists the alleged incident is “factually impossible”, posting a string of messages about his whereabouts that night, as well as photos and receipts to back his words.

The claim was made in an online post under the name Danielle, who suggested she and friends had gone to Bieber’s room at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 2014.

She said they had kissed consensually in bed but she objected to “going too far” with him, writing: “My body felt unconscious – I don’t want to go into detail about what happened next.”

The woman said she was 21 – a year older than the star – claiming she was “sexually assaulted without consent” and had decided

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Lufthansa Braces for Portentous Week With Future on the Line

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG faces one of the most momentous weeks in a near 70-year history, with a clash between its biggest investor and the German government threatening to scupper a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) bailout and push Europe’s biggest airline toward collapse.

With Lufthansa fighting for survival after the coronavirus outbreak punctured a decades-long global travel boom, billionaire Heinz-Hermann Thiele is threatening to block the rescue plan — which would dilute his holding and influence — at a virtual shareholder meeting Thursday.

Thiele is set to make his case to Lufthansa Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr and the two German ministers who brokered the bailout in an online meeting Monday, according to people familiar with the situation. If there’s no breakthrough, the airline will go into the investor vote with its future on the line as cash reserves run low and the threat of insolvency looms.

Lufthansa shares

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Tourism Industry: Everything You Need to Know About Tourism

The tourism industry, also known as the travel industry, is linked to the idea of people travelling to other locations, either domestically or internationally, for leisure, social or business purposes. It is closely connected to the hotel industry, the hospitality industry and the transport industry, and much of it is based around keeping tourists happy, occupied and equipped with the things they need during their time away from home.

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Extra: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted the Tourism Industry

What is the Tourism Industry?

So, what is the tourism industry? First, it is important to define what is meant by the ‘tourism industry’. Essentially, it refers to all activity related to the short-term movement of people to locations away from where they usually reside. It is one of the world’s largest industries and the economies of many nations are driven, to a large extent, by their tourist trade.

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Homicide in Seattle autonomous zone being investigated; Statues of a Spanish missionary toppled in California

Police are investigating a homicide inside the Seattle autonomous zone. The shooting Saturday morning left one person dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Elsewhere, a mural of George Floyd in Salt Lake City was vandalized as San Francisco considers the future of statues and park art after protesters tore down statues.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd, with empty seats in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.

Trump’s campaign canceled planned outdoor speeches before his rally. Campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the cancelation was because of protests outside. But journalists on the ground refuted seeing large numbers of individuals turned away due to protesters.

A closer look at some recent developments:

  • Seattle Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Saturday in which one person was killed and another in critical condition in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or (CHOP) zone.

  • One man is

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Why Some Remote Workers Might Get Hit by Surprise Taxes

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Following widespread office closures and stay-at-home orders, Americans are now working in new locations, sometimes in new states.

Other front-line workers have traveled to pandemic hot spots to help care for the sick and support the health care response. Still others are providing services, such as telemedicine, remotely.

These new work arrangements could ensnare unsuspecting individuals and businesses in new and complicated tax obligations.

A few states have helped to protect workers by issuing guidance that remote work during the pandemic will be considered in-office work for tax purposes.

However, because so few states have independently moved to protect taxpayers, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has proposed a federal bill that would limit states’ ability to tax the income of people temporarily working from a remote location during the pandemic and in the future.

Now is the time for states to step up and

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Edited Transcript of ALGT.OQ earnings conference call or presentation 12-May-20 8:30pm GMT

LAS VEGAS Jun 21, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Allegiant Travel Co earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:30:00pm GMT

* John T. Redmond

* Maurice J. Gallagher

* Scott D. Sheldon

Wolfe Research, LLC – MD and Senior Analyst of Passenger Airlines, Aerospace & Defense

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division – MD & Airline Analyst

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the First Quarter 2020 Allegiant Travel Company Earnings conference call. (Operator Instructions) Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Sherry Wilson, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Thank you, Sarah. Welcome to the Allegiant Travel Company’s First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. On the call with me today are Maury Gallagher, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; … Read More

Homicide in Seattle autonomous zone being investigated; Floyd mural vandalized

Police are investigating a homicide inside the Seattle autonomous zone. The shooting Saturday morning left one person dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Elsewhere, a mural of George Floyd in Salt Lake City was vandalized as San Francisco considers the future of statues and park art after protesters tore down statues.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd, with empty seats in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.

Trump’s campaign canceled planned outdoor speeches before his rally. Campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the cancelation was because of protests outside. But journalists on the ground refuted seeing large numbers of individuals turned away due to protesters.

A closer look at some recent developments:

  • Seattle Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Saturday in which one person was killed and another in critical condition in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or (CHOP) zone.

  • One man is

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Here are the latest developments

COVID-19: Here are the latest developments
COVID-19: Here are the latest developments

COVID-19 news is changing by the hour.

Here’s what happened today and some noteworthy stories from the month of June.

See May’s headlines here.

For more updates and resources, click here.

JUNE 21, 2020

Ontario reports 175 new cases of COVID-19 as number of people in hospital drops

Ontario reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as the number of people in hospital with the novel coronavirus continued to decline, according to CBC News. Health Minister Christine Elliott announced 47 fewer patients are in hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday than there were on Saturday.

JUNE 20, 2020

Ontario sees slight increase in cases

After nearly a week of daily COVID-19 case numbers remaining below 200 in the province, Ontario is now seeing a slight climb, reported by CTV News. Health officials registered 206 new patients infected with COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the provincial

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When we were quarantined

From top left, clockwise, are authors Tayari Jones, Jervey Tervalon, Ivy Pochoda, Rick Bragg, Steph Cha and Stephanie Danler. <span class="copyright">(Photos from of the authors)</span>
From top left, clockwise, are authors Tayari Jones, Jervey Tervalon, Ivy Pochoda, Rick Bragg, Steph Cha and Stephanie Danler. (Photos from of the authors)

Three months into the COVID-19 way of life, even as a national crisis of conscience rises up alongside a still surging pandemic, writers are doing what they are compelled to do: create new narratives. Often those take the shape of essays, flash poetry or novels still in gestation. But with enough time now gone by, we can also discern a rising meta-narrative from daily accounts like those collected here — a series of quarantine diaries The Times began to commission a week into California’s shutdown.

The stages of our self-isolation have been fluid, hard to pinpoint chronologically; they can fluctuate within minutes from mourning to joy, professional frustration to escapism, productive immersion to public defiance.

From today’s perspective, these selected entries reflect at least one (ruminative,

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Denver City Services, Parks: Reopening Updates

DENVER, CO — City and County of Denver agencies continue to reopen for in-person services in accordance with the state’s coronavirus guidelines, officials said. Everyone who uses city facilities is required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Parks and recreation

All Denver dog parks reopened Friday. Children’s playgrounds have reopened, however playgrounds and other park equipment are not disinfected by park operations staff, officials said.

When using these facilities, officials have asked the public to take precautions:

  • Practice good hand hygiene, using hand sanitizer frequently when soap and water is not available

  • Gather in groups of 10 or fewer and physically distance yourself from others by at least 6 feet

  • Masks are highly recommended

311 call center

Beginning Monday, 311 will be in operation Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Many city services and questions can also be answered by visiting denvergov.org.

Arts and venues

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