Facebook Oversight Board Set to Rule on Trump Ban

Facebook has scheduled an announcement for 9 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday on whether former President Donald J. Trump can regain his megaphone on the site. An independent panel called the Facebook Oversight Board is expected to announce whether the company should keep or lift its ban on the former president. The company indefinitely suspended Mr.…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Vaccine Is Set to Be Approved for Adolescents in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: Keidy Ventura, 17, received a dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in West New York, N.J., last month.Credit…Seth Wenig/Associated Press Medical experts welcomed the news that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine could be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use in adolescents ages 12 to 15 by early…

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F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by early next week, according to federal officials familiar with the agency’s plans, opening up the U.S. vaccination campaign to millions more people. Some parents have been counting down the weeks…

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‘Amazing Amy’ set for history-making NJCAA run

PHOENIX — Amy Bockerstette is set to become the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship. The 22-year-old golfer will play with her Paradise Valley Community College teammates at the NJCAA national championships May 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Florida. Bockerstette is the…

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Modi’s Party Is Set to Lose a Key Election, Held Under the Cloud of Covid

NEW DELHI — One of India’s feistiest opposition parties was leading in early results on Sunday from elections in the state of West Bengal, a closely watched race held during a catastrophic surge of Covid-19 infections. Top parties had campaigned relentlessly in West Bengal, one of India’s most populous states and a stronghold of opposition…

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Hamilton, Verstappen set for tight fight again at Portuguese Grand Prix

We could happily get used to this. For the third race weekend this season, it looks like a close battle is brewing between Mercedes and Red Bull. A familiar theme developed from Friday practice, with very little to pick between the top two teams on both single-lap pace and long runs. If anything, Mercedes may…

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Sources: Kansas set to hire Buffalo coach Leipold

Kansas is set to hire Buffalo‘s Lance Leipold as football coach, sources confirmed to ESPN. Leipold will replace Les Miles, who was fired in March following accusations of inappropriate behavior toward female students during his head-coaching tenure at LSU. The 56-year-old Leipold was informing the Bulls players of his decision to join the Jayhawks on…

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Fintech startups set VC records as the 2021 fundraising market continues to impress – TechCrunch

While waiting for full first-quarter venture capital results for fintech startups to drop, we knew that they were going to be outsized. The Exchange previously explored the pace at which huge venture rounds were invested into the startup niche, noting that by mid-March the fintech market had already recorded a record number of $100 million…

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3D-printing marketplace Shapeways set for SPAC – TechCrunch

Shapeways this morning confirmed earlier reports that it has entered into a deal to go public via SPAC. The model, which has become increasingly popular among tech companies in the past year, has already been taken up by a number of fellow 3D-printing companies, including Markforged and Desktop Metal. “Our vision to enable anyone to…

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