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Army to have independent probe of solider's death
Army to have independent probe of solider's deathTexas Rep. Sylvia Garcia and the League of United Latin American Citizens said that the U.S. Army supports a call for the Department of Defense's Inspector General to conduct a independent investigation into the murder of Vanessa Guillén. (July 10)AP
Analysis: Catholic Church wins $1.4B in virus aid
Analysis: Catholic Church wins $1.4B in virus aidThe U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid. (July 10)AP
'Quarantine ovah': Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King share first hug after negative COVID-19 test
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are best friend goals. Media mogul Winfrey, 66, and her longtime friend reunited Friday afternoon after nearly two weeks apart while King, 65, awaited coronavirus test results. "After 13 and a half days quarantined in my guest house, @gayleking and her @cbsthismorning team released from Covid quarantine," Winfrey wrote. In the video, Winfrey and longtime partner Stedman Graham, 69, celebrated the end of King's quarantine with a heartfelt hug to welcome King into their "Covid-free house." "Welcome, welcome!"
A Bad Day for the Presidency
The Supreme Court looks like it was trying to split the baby Thursday in a pair of 7-2 decisions on subpoenas for President Trump’s personal records. But forget about Mr. Trump. The real import of the rulings is that the Supreme Court has weakened the Presidency by opening the gates to harassment by Congress and especially local prosecutors. As a practical matter, the Justices remanded both cases to lower courts to reconsider based on new general guidelines laid out by the majority opinions. This means Mr. Trump probably...
How the bail system increased wealth and racial inequalities
How the bail system increased wealth and racial inequalitiesThere have long been calls to end money bail in the U.S. prison system. Here's what some jurisdictions are doing to reform it. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY
U.K. Reaches $48.6 Million Settlement With Security-Services Company
A subsidiary of security-services company G4S PLC has agreed to pay £38.5 million ($48.6 million) to resolve allegations of procurement fraud, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office said. The DPA is a voluntary agreement under which G4SCJ won’t be prosecuted provided the business fulfills certain requirements. Newsletter Sign-up Risk and Compliance Journal Our Morning Risk Report features insights and news on governance, risk and compliance. In addition to the $48.6 million financial penalty, the subsidiary would pay about $7.4 million to cover the cost of the SFO’s investigation, which began in 2013. The SFO and the G4S subsidiary will seek final judicial approval to the DPA on July 17.
‘Stablecoins’ Vulnerable to Criminal Abuse, Watchdog Says
A type of digital currency that aims to maintain a stable value relative to that of an underlying asset or benchmark has the potential for mass adoption, but that potential also makes it more vulnerable to criminal abuse, a global standard setter for anti-money-laundering laws said. The Financial Action Task Force, in a report to the G-20 finance ministers, identified illicit finance vulnerabilities specifically with so-called stablecoins and said risks should be analyzed and mitigated before such digital currencies are launched, particularly if they have the potential for mass adoption. Copyright ©2020 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8
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Art & AuctionsThe auction house weathers some early glitches to sell nearly everything it had on offer, including a $46.2 million painting by Roy Lichtenstein.
Hagia Sophia Must Revert to a Mosque, Turkish Court Rules
ISTANBUL—President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the city’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia, which became a symbol of secularism in modern Turkey when it was converted into a museum in the 1930s, would reopen to Muslim prayer as a full-fledged mosque later this month, a shift opposed by the U.S. and others. The structure, with its huge dome and towering minarets, has long played a pivotal role in the culture of the city and in Turkey at large. It was built as Christian temple by the Byzantine empire, then became a mosque...
20 Under $20: Wines That Feed the Soul
Add to that, it’s summer, and though we’re no longer stuck indoors exactly, the usual seasonal pleasures seem a distant fantasy. But simply through the fascinating combination of grape, place and person that can make every good bottle either a new adventure or an old, beloved story. Or rather, I did it pandemic style, letting my fingers do the shopping through the online inventories of New York wine shops. I tried them all at home and have come up with what I think is an excellent and unusual assortment of 20 wines under $20. They come from 11 different countries, in quite different proportion from my usual array.
Zuckerberg and Facebook Never Fail to Disappoint - The New York Times
Once, I compared Facebook to a city manager who treats the streets like The Purge. The Salesforce chief executive, Marc Benioff, likened Facebook to a cigarette company. And still others have likened it to a chemical company that carelessly spews noxious information into the river of society. This week, I finally settled on a simpler comparison: Think about Facebook as a seller of meat products. Basically, the message is that you should find the truth through vomiting and — so sorry — maybe even death.
Virgil Abloh’s next Louis Vuitton menswear show is going global
As the menswear shows for spring 2021 are unveiling digitally this week, Virgil Abloh announced that he will be opting out of revealing his collection for Louis Vuitton at this time. Paris and Tokyo will also play host to Vuitton’s journey, with additional cities potentially being added to the calendar until the end of 2020. In an effort to move away from the traditional single-season format, Abloh plans to fuse multiple collections and show them all at once. It concludes with the characters packing Louis Vuitton shipping containers and loading them on a barge that sets sail on the River Seine with a metaphorical view of arriving in Shanghai for the brand’s big Aug. 6 reveal. As the industry saying goes, “It’s always fashion week somewhere.” Leave it to Abloh to bring fashion — and the hype that he inevitably inspires — everywhere.
‘I’m Sorry to Everyone’: In Death, South Korean Mayor Is Tainted by Scandal
The same day, one of his secretaries went to the police, accusing him of sexual harassment. She described how Mr. Park made unwanted physical contact and sent sexually suggestive, dehumanizing texts to her on the encrypted messaging service Telegram, usually late at night, according to local media. The next day, Mr. Park called in sick. “I’m sorry to everyone, and I thank everyone who has been with me in my life,” he wrote in longhand in the note, which was released by his aide. “I remain always sorry to my family, to whom I’ve only brought pain.”
‘Greenleaf’ star Jennifer Sears breaks down hit show’s family dynamics
Jennifer Sears has put a charge into “Greenleaf,” the OWN drama series about a family-owned Southern megachurch. Sears — who joins the show in its fifth and final season — plays Tara, the sister of Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett). How would you describe Tara, and how will she affect the final season of “Greenleaf”? In this final season, Tara brings her family’s past to the Greenleaf’s doorstep… literally. I guess now that I think about it, my life and that of Tara James aren’t so different.
North Korean soldiers ordered to start breeding more bunnies
North Korean soldiers are feeling hare-ied by a recent request by military authorities to start breeding more rabbits — 15 of them to be exact, according to a new report. An “evaluation” of the soldiers’ breeding efforts will be made before the end of August. The request is believed to add more stress to soldiers, who began summer military drills on July 1, the publication said. The source said it was the first time soldiers received specific orders on how many bunnies to raise. “The authorities seem to be subtly hinting that soldiers must find things to eat because they won’t get much food from the government,” the source said.
Judge halts first federal execution in 17 years, citing COVID-19 concerns
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years, citing concerns over the coronavirus by the victims’ family. The court order applies only to Lee’s execution and does not halt two other executions that are scheduled for later next week. It’s not clear what will happen with the other scheduled executions, which are scheduled next week for Wednesday and Friday. Wesley Ira Purkey, of Kansas, who raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl and killed an 80-year-old woman, is scheduled to die Wednesday. Dustin Lee Honken, who killed five people in Iowa, including two children, is scheduled to be executed Friday.
Coronavirus spikes could mean return to lockdowns, WHO warns
“Once lockdowns were ended there was always the risk that the disease could bounce back,” he added. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the president’s Coronavirus Task Force, said some US states such as Florida are seeing a surge in coronavirus cases because they didn’t follow guidelines and prematurely reopened as the US reported 63,200 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the Financial Times reported. The previous high was on Tuesday, when 60,000 cases were reported across the country, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Three of the hardest-hit states — California, Texas and Florida — just recorded their highest daily death tolls yet, the network reported. Trump has said that once states reopened, which he has been pushing for, there would be no return to lockdowns.
Div. III NESCAC the latest conference to cancel fall sports
The New England Small College Athletic Conference has canceled all fall sports for the upcoming school year, the conference announced Friday. “Consistent with these policies, the NESCAC Presidents have decided unanimously, though with great reluctance, that NESCAC conference competition for fall sports must be canceled for fall 2020.”Bowdoin College and Williams College, both of which are members of the NESCAC, had announced in June they were canceling their fall athletic seasons. The decision comes just two days after The Ivy League announced it would not have any fall sports until at least January 1. The Big Ten conference announced on Thursday that all sports will play only conference games in the fall. Michael Medvedev, a rising junior on the Williams College tennis team, believes that fall athletic competition plays an important role in student-athletes’ academic and athletic development.
Giancarlo Esposito hosts investigative show about ‘real-life Breaking Badders’
“I was totally on board with doing an investigative show about the real-life ‘Breaking Badders,'” Esposito, 62, tells The Post. Esposito says he had to shift gears once the TV industry shut down in mid-March. “And I happen to have a filmmaker daughter, Ruby, and we went out into the desert and shot it. I’m so excited because there are more stories out there.”And, he says, Season 6 of “Better Call Saul” could be ramping up production in a few months. “But they’re looking to get back into action in September, so that would be a boon if it could happen,” he says.
The Irwin family documents COVID-19 lockdown in a zoo in Animal Planet series
Most people are restricted to their homes these days — and for the Irwin family, that’s a giant zoo. It’s The Irwins: Life in Lockdown” (Saturday at 9 p.m.) takes viewers inside their unique experience trying to keep Australia Zoo running during the pandemic. “Every business has had to deal with this same storm-like event of COVID-19,” Terri Irwin, 55, tells The Post. “But we’re all in different boats … for us it’s unique because Australia Zoo is home to some 1,200 animals, many of which are endangered. “If you can see Australia Zoo go from closed to open [in the special], we’re hoping that can be inspirational to other people.”
Rao’s bows to popular demand by making full menu available for takeout
With just four tables and six booths, clubby Rao’s was one city restaurant that was virtually impossible to get into even before the coronavirus put the city dining scene on ice. Now it’s making its full menu available for takeout, we hear. During the pandemic, the hotspot began making chef Dino Gatto’s meatballs — and a few other signature dishes — available for takeout as a Taste of Rao’s. Of course this being Rao’s, don’t expect any of-the-moment online ordering options: Diners can just text Rao’s manager Marc Mel for info at 646-200-1787. Its larger LA location has been offering regular delivery and take-out all along.
Law firm says Bill Cosby still owes over $2.75M in legal fees
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles say in Manhattan Supreme Court papers from Friday that the firm is still owed the money after a judge in September ordered Cosby to pay up — despite his effort to challenge paying the fees. The firm says because of 10 percent interest that has accrued, they are now owed $2.98 million. Cosby, 82, is serving a three- to 10-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. Last month, a judge ruled that Cosby can appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction. A rep for Cosby, Andrew Wyatt, declined to comment.
Juice Wrld gets new life with his posthumous album, ‘Legends Never Die’
Seven months after his death from an accidental overdose, Juice Wrld gets new life with his posthumous third studio album, “Legends Never Die,” released Friday. The “Lucid Dreams” singer-rapper, who was just 21 when he died last December, gets an all-star send-off on his new LP. On one interlude, “The Man, the Myth, the Legend,” he even gets props from the likes of Eminem, J. Cole, Travis Scott and Young Thug, among others. “Man of the Year,” co-written and co-produced by SkrillexJuice Wrld rocks out on this punk-spiked rave-up that comes out of left field. It won’t make you forget about Green Day, but he gets points for switching it up with Skrillex behind the boards.
Subway stations flood as Tropical Storm Fay batters NYC
New Yorkers seeking shelter from Tropical Storm Fay may be out of luck in the city’s subway system. Leaks of many shapes and sizes sprung up on subway platforms, track and mezzanines across the city Friday afternoon, according to video. On the mezzanine at Times Square station, The Post spotted an MTA worker clearing out water from the floor as a steady stream continued to drip from the ceiling. Last July, a temporary wall along the exact same Court Square platform collapsed and unleashed a massive deluge that knocked a straphanger off his feet and nearly into an oncoming train. MTA spokesman Tim Minton said Friday’s flooding at Court Square was unrelated to construction, and the fault of an overflowed city catch basin.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s still not seeing anyone
Andrew Cuomo says he’s still one of New York’s most eligible bachelors. Cuomo, 62, who split from longtime girlfriend Sandra Lee last year, twice said “no” when asked if he was dating during a radio interview Friday. “What happened to the woman you are recommending,” Cuomo playfully asked WAMC radio interviewer Alan Chartock after saying “no” to being in a relationship. Even Cuomo’s younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has teased him on air about his bachelor status. Cuomo also admitted that his own travel advisory requiring visitors from 19 other states to quarantine for 14 days upon entry is not enforceable.
Giants’ Buster Posey opts out of MLB season after he and his wife adopt newborn twins
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Autopsies show COVID-19 victims had blood clots in ‘almost every organ,’ doctor says
Autopsies found blood clots in “almost every organ” of coronavirus victims, according to a top New York City pathologist, who called the results “dramatic.”Early on, doctors found blood clots “in lines and various large vessels” of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz told CNN on Thursday. “The clotting was not only in the large vessels but also in the smaller vessels,” said Rapkiewicz, chairman of the department of pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center. “We found them in the heart and the kidneys and the liver and other organs,” said Rapkiewicz. “Notably in the heart, megakaryocytes produce something called platelets that are intimately involved in blood clotting.”The findings are similar to those in April, when doctors at Mount Sinai spotted signs of blood thickening and clotting in different organs. Rapkiewicz said myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, wasn’t detected in the autopsies, though the condition was initially suspected in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.
Adding toll lanes to Maryland Beltway, I-270 could require government funds, study finds.
In one scenario, I-270 would get two new toll lanes in each direction, in addition to its existing carpool lanes. In the other, it would get one new toll lane in each direction, and the carpool lanes would be converted to toll lanes. Maryland officials recently postponed plans to add Beltway toll lanes east of I-270 due to the greater impacts on parkland and neighborhoods, but the environmental analysis covered the entire Beltway. Critics have said expanding highways encourages driving and that toll lanes are unfair to lower-income motorists. ADWithout any toll lanes, that trip is projected to take 10 minutes during the afternoon rush, the study found.
Trump administration admitting fewer persecuted Christian refugees
AD“Among those most disadvantaged have been Christian refugees from the countries where Christians face the most severe persecution in the world,” the report said. ADA State Department spokesperson said that in fiscal 2020, 5,000 places were set aside for people subject to religious persecution. Even as governors and mayors have pleaded with the administration to allow in more immigrants, the White House has repeatedly slashed the number of refugee admissions. The State Department has a bureau that handles refugee resettlement, though the applicants are screened by the Department of Homeland Security. “So we’re not arguing that the U.S. should provide protection only to persecuted Christians.
Republican governors who opposed mask mandates start to soften
Atlanta was the most recent major city to mandate masks in defiance of a gubernatorial order preempting local restrictions. Greg Abbott (R) halted local mask orders in April, only to mandate them for most of the state last week. Kim Reynolds (R) on Wednesday said a mask order in Muscatine, the first in the state, was invalid. But she said she would consider allowing some Iowa counties where cases are spiking to mandate masks. Then, the governor reversed course, undoing the mask mandate and lifting other restrictions.
As the pandemic surges, old people alarm their adult kids by playing bridge and getting haircuts
Scott, in Maryland, worries her parents don’t see themselves as vulnerable. “Let’s face it, I’m 80 years old and I don’t have a whole lot to lose in the end anyway. And I’ve had to explain that even though much of the country is opening up, they’re older. Dana Faulkner of Chevy Chase, Md., realizes that, thanks to the pandemic, she may not see her mother again. Her mother, whom Faulkner describes as “an outdoors person,” is 92 and in an assisted-living facility in Connecticut.
Disney set to reopen parks in Florida, hoping for a small measure of rebound
Ron DeSantis (R) and the Walt Disney Company to delay the opening. And Actors’ Equity, the guild that represents some 750 performers who act in Disney shows, has also objected to the reopening. ADMeanwhile, the reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, its two parks in Southern California, are delayed indefinitely as Gov. Florida parks pose a unique challenge relative to California because many visitors do not live in the Orlando area and drive or fly from elsewhere. ADDuring the July-September period last year Disney brought in $6.7 billion in theme-park revenue, according to financial disclosures, the most money of any of the company’s divisions.
Live updates: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed
At a briefing in late April, President Trump and Vice President Pence promoted a laboratory study with promising results. It suggested that heat and humidity could be a factor in reducing transmission rates of the novel coronavirus. “Whether there is any effect of temperature and humidity, it’s not enough," Bernstein said. States with notoriously hot summers like Texas and Florida have seen cases rise sharply in the months of June and July, according to Washington Post tracking. Crowded indoor spaces where people may not move around very much may be particularly risky,” Bernstein said, noting that people tend to congregate inside to avoid the heat.
New York judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following major Supreme Court ruling
Trump could, however, pursue objections to the legality of the grand jury subpoena unrelated to the immunity question. The subpoena was issued on Aug. 29 and has been tied up in appeals in a lawsuit brought by Trump since shortly after it was issued. Marrero, in the two-page order, also scheduled a phone conference for Thursday to discuss future proceedings, should the litigation continue. In its Trump v. Vance ruling, the court sent the cases back to lower courts, where, the justices said, Trump also could challenge the specifics of Vance’s inquiry. In its Trump v. Vance ruling, the court said Vance had the authority to look into Trump’s financial records — personal and financial.
“You’re Paying Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars To Be A Guinea Pig” Kat Timpf On Elite Colleges Moving Classes Online
Kat Timpf, Fox News Contributor & Host of #SincerelyKat on Fox Nation talked with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson about the move by elite colleges to move classes online this fall due to the COVID-19 Concerns. Kat said,"It's not the same school. Their online model is something that they're essentially just only recently started to do. So you're paying tens of thousands of dollars to be a guinea pig. I don't understand how anybody would do that.
Schools, SCOTUS & More Government Spending
Since then, educators and administrators across the country have pushed back, concerned about their districts' ability to return safely. Jared speaks to Daniel Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, on what his organization believes it would take for schools to return to normal in the fall. After an eventful couple of months, the Supreme Court will break for summer recess. Jared and FOX Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, discuss the challenges of Congress passing a big spending bill in a year marked by a pandemic and a presidential election. Jared speaks with the Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa about how the 2020 election will proceed amidst COVID-19.
Chris Wallace On 2020 Race: “Biden Is Doing Everything He Can To Make This A Referendum On Trump”
Fox News Sunday Host Chris Wallace, joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the 2020 race for the white house. Wallace said, "Look, there's no question right now that Joe Biden is leading in the race for the presidency." Wallace also said,"I think that Biden is doing everything he can to make this a referendum on Trump and not to make it a race between Biden and Trump. I think a referendum is going to be tougher for the president to win than if it's an actual comparison with Biden." Listen To The Full Interview Below:
First person in US to receive experimental COVID-19 vaccine says she feels 'fantastic': report
A Seattle woman who was the first person in the U.S. to receive an experimental COVID-19 vaccine test shot says she feels “fantastic.”Jennifer Haller from Seattle received the shot in March as part of a first-stage study of the vaccine, named mRNA-1273. On May 18, Moderna announced positive Phase 1 data from the vaccine. “mRNA-1273 was generally safe and well tolerated, with a safety profile consistent with that seen in prior Moderna infectious disease vaccine clinical studies,” it said. Last month, Moderna announced a Phase 3 study of the vaccine, scheduled for July, which is expected to involve 30,000 subjects. COVID US Cases Interactive:CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEAs of Friday afternoon, more than 12.3 million coronavirus cases have been diagnosed worldwide, with over 3.1 million in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Soap makers are cleaning up amid the pandemic, but can't get enough hand pumps
A surge in demand for soap and hand sanitizer during the pandemic has led to a global shortage of plastic hand pumps that dispense the products, propelling companies to redesign packaging and urge customers to reuse pumps. Sales of hand sanitizer are up almost fivefold in the first half of this year, according to research firm Nielsen. But the concomitant jump in demand for hand pumps has been much tougher to meet, partly because they are complicated to make. "You have much higher barriers to entry to make pumps than hand sanitizer," said Frederick Dutrenit, supply head for the health division at Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, which has struggled to find pumps for its Dettol hand sanitizer. Rochester, N.Y.-based Black Button Distilling, which usually makes bourbon, gin and vodka, spent over a month trying to source hand pumps for the sanitizer it began making after Covid-19 hit.
Michael Dukakis bashes Trump, says voters must 'get this guy out of the White House before he destroys us'
It's chaos every day in the White House. "But I think on the whole, he's doing what he should be doing," Dukakis added. "In the meantime, we've got a guy in the White House who screws up every day with something else. We've got to ... get this guy out of the White House before he destroys us," he said. And that's what I think Joe Biden can do."
Air Force lieutenant colonel started veterans' charity after witnessing disrespect for fallen hero
In Fox Nation’s documentary “Godspeed: Folds of Honor Story,” Rooney told Fox Nation about the moment that he felt “the hand of God” and was inspired to start the Folds of Honor Foundation. “We’re very blessed when you look at something like the Patriot Awards," Rooney told FoxNews.com "There are few undertakings as patriotic as taking care of wounded service members and the families of the fallen veterans." If you would like to attend the Patriot Awards click hereTo watch all of "Godspeed: The Folds of Honor Story" go to Fox Nation and sign up today. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A FOX NATION FREE TRIALFox Nation programs are viewable on-demand and from your mobile device app, but available only for Fox Nation subscribers. Go to Fox Nation to start a free trial and watch the extensive library from Tomi Lahren, Pete Hegseth, Abby Hornacek, Laura Ingraham, Greg Gutfeld, Judge Andrew Napolitano and many more of your favorite Fox News personalities.
Army Secretary announces independent review of command culture following Vanessa Guillen's death
Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy has directed an independent "comprehensive review" of command culture and climate following the killing of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. REMAINS OF VANESSA GUILLEN, MISSING FORT HOOD SOLDIER, ARE IDENTIFIED, FAMILY ATTORNEY SAYS"I am directing an independent & comprehensive review of the command climate and culture," McCarthy tweeted along with a picture of the meeting participants. Investigators said Guillen was bludgeoned to death at Fort Hood by a fellow soldier. Vanessa Guillen." The Army said the gun Robinson used was not issued by Fort Hood, but it's unclear where he got it.
Jesse Watters compares Biden to erratic driver: 'No sense of direction ... will go wherever you tell him'
"The Five" co-host Jesse Watters said Friday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is having to adjust to the spotlight after spending so many years in American politics going "along for the ride." "He is the guy [who] sits shotgun during the road trip, and he runs out for snacks at the 7-Eleven," Watters said of the former vice president. But you don't ever let Joe drive. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn additon, Watters claimed, it is laughable to think that a President Biden will suddenly be tough on America's global foes. Joe Biden doesn't know what's going on."
Tropical Storm Fay brings rain, flooding to mid-Atlantic and parts of New England
States in the mid-Atlantic and parts of New England have started to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Fay, with some areas seeing up to 6 inches of rain and flash flood warnings throughout the day. Tropical Storm Fay is expected to make landfall on Friday but started to soak the area since the early hours. Tropical storm warnings and flash flood watches are in effect for the Tri-State coastal area, and the worst of the rain in the area was expected Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Flash flood warnings remain in effect for Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties through to midnight on Friday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Cape May County at 8 a.m. on Friday, which expired by mid-afternoon.
Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin warns Dems about polls favoring Biden: The Trump vote is 'fundamentally undercounted'
Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is warning other Democrats who believe Joe Biden is the heavy favorite to win the presidential election based on recent polling. In an interview with Politico, Slotkin expressed her skepticism about polls that show Biden holding a substantial lead over President Trump ahead of November. “I don’t believe it,” Slotkin told Politico. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP“He told me that they fundamentally undercounted the Trump vote; that the Trump voter is not a voter in every single election, that they come out for Trump, so they’re hard to count,” the congresswoman told Politico. “On a survey, if someone says, ‘I’m not sure I’m going to vote,’ you don’t usually continue the conversation.
An uptick in NYPD retirements and a canceled police cadet class 'could spell disaster for the city'
The number of NYPD officers filing for retirement has soared. The department is receiving so many retirement applications it is limiting the number submitted per day after overtime pay for the workers who process them was canceled. I think that the police department is pretty much just fed up with the leadership of Bill de Blasio,” Giacalone told Fox News. Giacalone says with the surge of retirements, coupled with a canceled July recruit class, New Yorkers should expect fewer cops, slower response times, and essentially an under-resourced, overworked police. And the fact that they eliminated the next class, you're dealing with thousands of less cops in a short period of time, which could spell disaster for the city.”
Saints' Malcolm Jenkins calls DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts 'a distraction'
“All of this back and forth that's going on right now is a distraction. Allow those who were impacted by it to voice their grievances.”He continued: “But we've got to stay focused. Stay focused.”But Jenkins went further in the caption of his post. “Let’s not lose focus on what the problem truly is, and that’s that black lives still don’t matter in this country. Those items have been deleted and he has apologized for the posts.
Georgia governor reopens coronavirus field hospital at Atlanta convention center
One room at a temporary hospital is viewed at the Georgia World Congress Center, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia is planning to reopen a field hospital at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center as the state struggles with increasing hospitalizations and a record-breaking number of new Covid-19 cases, according to Gov. The state has since reported record-breaking jumps in additional new Covid-19 cases since mid-June. The state first plans to "leverage a new contract for enhanced bed capacity with a metro-Atlanta area hospital" before using the center, according to the release. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 4,484 new cases Friday, a record-breaking daily tally.
5 tips for buying affordable birth control even if your employer doesn't cover it
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld a regulation that employers could limit an employee's access to birth control for moral or religious reasons. Here at five tips for getting a low price on birth control, even if you don't have insurance. "Birth control [pills] are generally affordable as there are a lot of generics available," he says. For birth control, [telemedicine] can be more convenient. We've had people tell us that they have an OB-GYN who does not believe in birth control.
Pro sports starting vast, science-based experiment in Covid re-entry
America's major pro sports leagues ( baseball football , basketball for men and women , soccer for men and women , and hockey ) have each developed grand plans to reopen and once again provide America with its most beloved distraction. Now, as we consider crawling out from our bunkers, we are again look to professional sports for guidance and inspiration. Indeed, the motto for a safe and durable return to pro sports might be "Tell your people to speed up the testing." Per the Washington Post , Major League Baseball says it plans to test its players not once or twice or after exposures, but every other day. Join us on Twitter and FacebookRather real progress requires testing, more testing — and a plan B.
Lady A, the singer, is fighting back against Lady A, the group
(CNN) The singer Lady A is pushing back against a suit from the band Lady A. The country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum, filed suit on Wednesday against Anita White, a singer/songwriter who also performs as Lady A. White recently told HLN she had been willing to work with the band but is unwilling to share the name with them. "You basically want to bully me and take the name and think that that's ok. That's not an ally." A rep for the band told CNN on Friday they had no additional comment.
'Shark Tank' star Daymond John on the pivot to the experience model: 'Retail is changing by the day'
Retail is going through what can be considered a "golden age" as businesses adapt to a new landscape of connecting with consumers, "Shark Tank" star and serial entrepreneur Daymond John said Friday. "Retail is changing by the day," he said of successful retailers in a "Closing Bell" interview. "They're going to close, they're going to have smaller imprints, and they're going to have to change around their model," John said of companies looking to survive the tech-driven disruption. The experiential retail model involves more than marketing products and customers buying goods. Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights to ?Shark Tank," on which Daymond John is a co-host.
U.S. foreign aid agency hit with low morale as White House works to appoint Trump loyalists
U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks prior to signing an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, July 9, 2020. Liaisons historically have often assisted both their assigned department and the White House with hiring political appointees. "On your questions regarding specific personnel decisions, we will have to refer you to the White House. "William Maloney is the White House Liaison for the agency, and his role is just that – working as a liaison between the White House and USAID on political appointments. He was previously a Trump White House intern.
Elon Musk just became richer than Warren Buffett
(CNN) Tesla CEO Elon Musk just zoomed past Warren Buffett on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index to become the world's seventh wealthiest person. Musk's fortune rose more than $6 billion Friday, according to Bloomberg , after Tesla's stock surged 10.8% to a record $1,544 per share. Musk owns 20.8% of Tesla's stock, making his stake worth just under $60 billion. Musk is also the primary shareholder of privately held SpaceX, as well as a privately held tunneling company. Tesla's stock is up more than 500% over the past 12 months, exceeding the value of almost every company in the S&P 500.
US global media agency seeks to kick out international journalists
With indications that Pack is not going to allow visas to be extended for international VOA journalists in the US, there are dozens of journalists who could face retaliation if they are forced to return to their home countries. If these journalists are sent home "no exaggeration they could easily face death, imprisonment, and definitely harassment, for the reporting they have done." "The US could end up with the blood of hard working journalists on their hands if they do this." Her ouster is the latest in a series of high-profile ousters and resignations of USAGM employees since Pack has taken over leadership. USAGM, the State Department and the NSC did not reply to a request for comment.
Judge postpones execution of inmate who was set to be first federal prisoner put to death in 17 years
(CNN) A federal judge postponed the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, a convicted killer who had been set to be the first federal inmate executed in over 17 years. Lee's death was expected to usher in a new era for the death penalty in the United States, and three other men convicted for murdering children were slated to be killed in the coming weeks . The court's order is a blow for the Trump administration, which announced last July that it would reinstate the federal death penalty after a nearly two-decade lapse. Attorney General William Barr first announced the death penalty was being revived last year -- President Donald Trump had taken on the issue and called to "bring back the death penalty" -- and set execution dates for Lee and four other men. Only three federal inmates have been executed in the United States since the federal death penalty was reinstated in 1988 after a 16-year moratorium.
Fact check: Trump campaign, Pence take Biden's policing comments out of context
The Trump campaign and Donald Trump Jr. also highlighted the "enemy" quote. The Biden campaign provided CNN with an audio clip that included relevant comments the video did not include. Clearly, the "enemy" comment was not some sort of general assessment of police officers or even a statement about how police officers are generally seen by communities. The video omits the comments Biden made immediately after that. After his "absolutely," Biden immediately returned to his previous proposal about putting conditions on federal funding to police funding.
Recovery of bodies begins next week at Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans
New Orleans (CNN) Crews in New Orleans are expected to begin Monday the recovery of the bodies of two workers who died nine months ago when the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed during construction. The structure on the edge of the French Quarter partially collapsed on October 12, 2019, killing three and injuring dozens. Recovery teams were unable to reach the bodies of 63-year-old Jose Ponce Arreola and 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly due to the instability of the collapsed structure. The city and developers have been in discussion on how to safely remove the bodies, an operation expected to take several days, city spokesman Beau Tidwell said earlier this this week. Crews began the process in June by removing some buildings near the hotel site for safety reasons.
Schools are Trump's latest Covid concern
(CNN) Schools are scheduled to open their doors as soon as one month from now. And despite the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty around how to do so safely, President Donald Trump is threatening to defund states who don't send children to school full time, and openly criticizing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's own guidelines on school reopenings. Universities are also a piece of Trump's reopening push. Just as Harvard University announced a move to online-only classes for the next academic year, the administration issued a harsh new rule: International students would need to leave the US if their universities transition to online-only learning.
The week in 12 headlines
(CNN) This week, the Supreme Court closed out its session with a long-awaited ruling on President Trump's financial documents, and the US began its formal exit from the World Health Organization.
White House fills top Russia job previously occupied by two impeachment witnesses
(CNN) The White House has tapped Ryan Tully to be the top official on Europe and Russia at the National Security Council, making him the fifth person to occupy that job in the last three and a half years of the Trump administration, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN Friday. Tully currently serves on the NSC as senior adviser for arms control and deputy senior director for the council's directorate on weapons of mass destruction but will move over to his new post next week, the sources said. Tully's previous role at the NSC was part of the office that, in part, incorporated the global health security directorate that was disbanded under former national security adviser John BoltonAn intelligence officer by training, Tully was among a small handful of NSC officials who warned early on that the spreading coronavirus posed grave risks to the US and urged officials in his directorate to wear masks and telework early on, even as the President himself tried to downplay the virus's threat, several people familiar with his views told CNN. Now, he will step into the job of senior director for European and Russian affairs at the White House which has been somewhat of a revolving door during the Trump administration.
Eagles' DeSean Jackson Fined for Detrimental Conduct After Anti-Semitic Posts
Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesThe Philadelphia Eagles have fined receiver DeSean Jackson after he posted anti-Semitic messages on social media. The Eagles announced they have "penalized" Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team in a statement released Friday:Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the discipline consisted of a fine. The receiver later apologized in a statement and in a video on social media:The Eagles released a statement calling the messages "absolutely appalling." Jackson is going into the second year of his second stint with the Eagles after a trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last March. The 33-year-old showcased his upside in Week 1 last season, totaling eight catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Joe Biden used to predict a post-Trump GOP 'epiphany.' Now he doesn't.
WASHINGTON — Weeks after launching his presidential campaign, Joe Biden predicted that once President Donald Trump was defeated, Republican lawmakers would have an “epiphany” and be more willing to cooperate with Democrats to solve the country’s problems. Left-leaning activists and some 2020 rivals lambasted the former vice president as hopelessly naive — had he met Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? “With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany. Biden stopped using the word “epiphany.” His predictions of future GOP behavior morphed into optimism and hope that they’d feel freer to cooperate in a post-Trump world. The aide declined to comment on Biden's earlier remarks about predicting a Republican epiphany and whether the candidate's thinking has evolved.
Brazil registers another 1,214 coronavirus deaths on Friday
FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers work during a burial of a person who passed away due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Parque Taruma cemetery, in Manaus, Brazil June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno KellyRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 45,048 additional cases of the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours and 1,214 new deaths, the health ministry said on Friday. The nation has now registered 1,800,827 total confirmed cases and 70,398 deaths attributable to the virus.
PM Johnson to tell office workers to return to work to save economy - Daily Mail
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament in London, Britain July 8, 2020, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV/Reuters TV via REUTERS(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell office workers next week to start returning to their desks to help save the country's economy, the Daily Mail reported here on Friday. Johnson, in his update on virus strategy will press employers to get their staff back to the workplace- if it is safe, the newspaper said.
Millions of Australians back in lockdown amid Melbourne virus outbreak
? The renewed lockdown follows the closure of Australia’s busiest state border, between Victoria and the most populous state New South Wales, on Tuesday night. Vehicles drive past public housing towers, locked down in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Melbourne, Australia, July 8, 2020. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the border closure and Melbourne lockdown would cost the economy up to A$1 billion ($700 million) per week. Police officers meet inside an emergency relief centre outside a public housing tower, locked down in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Melbourne, Australia, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra SandersNationwide, Australia has reported about 9,000 COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths from the virus.
Relentless Real can almost touch title after eighth win in a row
MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title in three years by beating free-falling Alaves 2-0 at home on Friday, overcoming a number of high-profile absences to secure their eighth consecutive victory. Real moved on to 80 points, restoring their four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona with three games remaining. Real’s second goal was initially ruled offside but awarded following a VAR review. “The noise about VAR does not bother us, we can only control the attitude we continue to show on the pitch,” said Real defender Varane. It was vital to win and it was important to keep another clean sheet and that gives us a lot of confidence.”
PM Johnson to tell office workers to return to work to save economy - Daily Mail
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament in London, Britain July 8, 2020, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV/Reuters TV via REUTERS(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell office workers next week to start returning to their desks to help save the country’s economy, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. Johnson, in his update on virus strategy will press employers to get their staff back to the workplace- if it is safe, the newspaper said.
Trump mulls commuting longtime adviser Roger Stone's sentence, source says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering commuting Roger Stone’s sentence just days before his longtime friend and adviser is due to report to prison, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone departs after he was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for charges that include lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 20, 2020. Trump has been discussing with advisers the possibility of commuting Stone’s sentence, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Asked by reporters earlier on Friday about reports he planned to pardon Stone, Trump said, “I’ll be looking at it. I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people.”A commutation does not erase a criminal conviction as a pardon does.
Amazon.com says it sent the TikTok ban email to employees in error
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it sent an email earlier on Friday that requested employees remove the TikTok app from mobile devices that also had access to company emails in error. A company spokeswoman said there has been no change in its policy on TikTok. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” a company spokeswoman said. “There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok.”
Amazon.com bans, then un-bans TikTok app from employee mobile devices
(Reuters) - In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake. One person familiar with the matter said senior Amazon executives were unaware of the request to delete TikTok from employee devices. The ban was reversed after TikTok and Amazon representatives discussed the matter, according to an email sent to TikTok employees. That did not stop Pompeo from floating a possible ban of TikTok in the United States. Related Coverage Amazon.com says it sent the TikTok ban email to employees in errorApple has not restricted TikTok use by employees, one of them said.
Millions of Australians back in lockdown amid Melbourne virus outbreak
The renewed lockdown follows the closure of Australia’s busiest state border, between Victoria and the most populous state New South Wales, on Tuesday night. Vehicles drive past public housing towers, locked down in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Melbourne, Australia, July 8, 2020. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the border closure and Melbourne lockdown would cost the economy up to A$1 billion ($700 million) per week. Among the new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne on Wednesday were 75 occupants of nine public housing towers that were placed into complete lockdown last week, barring their 3,000 residents from leaving for five days. Nationwide, Australia has reported about 9,000 COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths from the virus.
Russia, China veto Syria aid via Turkey for second time this week
Diplomats said work would continue to see if a compromise could be reached among council members. The council has now unsuccessfully voted four times on the issue and Russia and China have cast two vetoes this week. On Tuesday, Russia and China vetoed a bid to extend for a year approval of the two Turkey crossings. The remaining 13 members voted in favor of the resolution, drafted by Germany and Belgium. Russia has now vetoed 16 council resolutions on Syria since Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad cracked down on protesters in 2011, leading to civil war.
Brazil's Bolsonaro appoints evangelical pastor as new education minister
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appointed Milton Ribeiro as the nation’s new education minister on Friday, after the previous minister stepped down amid a series of scandals in June. Ribeiro has degrees in education, constitutional law and theology, according to information posted on a government website. Ribeiro replaces Abraham Weintraub, who stepped down on June 18. His aggressive style made trouble for the president, including racist remarks about China, Brazil’s top trading partner, and a comment that Supreme Court judges should be locked up. The court had included Weintraub in an investigation of an alleged libel and disinformation network run by Bolsonaro’s supporters.
Six U.S. states see record surges in COVID-19 cases, Florida becomes epicenter
(Reuters) - Six U.S. states suffered record spikes in new COVID-19 cases on Friday and Florida, an epicenter of the pandemic, saw infections rise sharply for the second day in a row as the Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando. Florida recorded 11,433 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the state health department said, just short of the state’s record high and more evidence that it was at the center of the U.S. pandemic. This month, Florida has repeatedly reported more new daily coronavirus cases than any European country had at the height of their outbreaks. The United States has the world’s highest known numbers of both COVID-19 cases and deaths. Overall, coronavirus cases are rising in 44 American states, based on a Reuters analysis of cases for the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.
Canada's long-term financial profile seen consistent with AAA rating: S&P
FILE PHOTO: The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivans move down the assembly line the FCA Windsor Assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca CookTORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s long-term financial and economic profile is expected to remain consistent with its current AAA rating, Standard & Poor’s said on Friday, just two days after Ottawa forecast its largest budget deficit since World War Two. Canada’s budget deficit is forecast to hit C$343.2 billion amid record emergency aid spending in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s finance department said on Wednesday. “In our base case for the trajectory of both GDP growth and fiscal policies, we expect Canada’s long-term financial and economic profile to remain consistent with its current rating,” Mukherji added. Moody’s and DBRS still give Canadian debt the highest rating but Fitch last month downgraded the country’s debt for the first time, expecting much higher public debt ratios.
RBC commits C$150 million to diversity push, aims for more minority executives
REUTERS/Chris WattieBy Nichola SaminatherTORONTO (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) is committing C$150 million ($111 million) to racial diversity initiatives and aims to increase the proportion of non-white executive hires to 30% from 20%, Canada’s biggest lender said on Monday. Minorities made up 37% of RBC’s Canadian workforce and 35% of U.S. employees in 2019, according to a report. RBC did not say when it seeks to reach its 30% firm-wide target for non-white executive hires. The bank pledged C$100 million in small business loans over five years to Black entrepreneurs and a C$50 million investment until 2025 to create opportunities for 25,000 Black, Indigenous and people of color. Last month, Manulife Financial Corp (MFC.TO) and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) pledged C$3.5 million and C$500,000 respectively for diversity initiatives.
Trump mulls commuting longtime adviser Roger Stone's sentence, source says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering commuting Roger Stone’s sentence just days before his longtime friend and adviser is due to report to prison, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Roger Stone, longtime political ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for a status hearing in the criminal case against him brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2019. Trump has been discussing with advisers the possibility of commuting Stone’s sentence, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Asked by reporters earlier on Friday about reports he planned to pardon Stone, Trump said, “I’ll be looking at it. I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people.”A commutation does not erase a criminal conviction as a pardon does.
Tesla to hold annual shareholder meet and 'Battery Day' on Sept. 22
FILE PHOTO: The Tesla logo is seen on a car in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson(Reuters) - Tesla Inc will hold its annual shareholder meeting in person on Sept. 22 at its Fremont factory in California, the electric carmaker said on Friday. The company's "Battery Day", where it is expected to reveal significant advances in battery technology will also be held on the same day, Tesla said. (bit.ly/3gKcXd5)Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said last month the shareholder meet would tentatively be held on Sept. 15. (bit.ly/2CpNG92)Tesla has been facing pressure from shareholder advisory firms, Glass Lewis and ISS, against the re-election of Chairwoman Robyn Denholm over concerns of corporate governance and her leadership.
Amazon.com bans, then un-bans TikTok app from employee mobile devices
(Reuters) - In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake. One person familiar with the matter said senior Amazon executives were unaware of the request to delete TikTok from employee devices. The ban was reversed after TikTok and Amazon representatives discussed the matter, according to an email sent to TikTok employees. The company has said user data is stored in the United States with a backup copy in Singapore. That did not stop Pompeo from floating a possible ban of TikTok in the United States.
Amazon.com bans, then un-bans TikTok app from employee mobile devices
(Reuters) - In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake. One person familiar with the matter said senior Amazon executives were unaware of the request to delete TikTok from employee devices. The ban was reversed after TikTok and Amazon representatives discussed the matter, according to an email sent to TikTok employees. The company has said user data is stored in the United States with a backup copy in Singapore. That did not stop Pompeo from floating a possible ban of TikTok in the United States.
Gilead sparks Wall Street rally
BusinessGilead sparks Wall Street rallyPostedU.S. stocks rose Friday as a positive analysis on Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 helped to soothe investor worries over a record rise in coronavirus cases in the United States. Fred Katayama reports.
ACLU Orders Full-Page Newspaper Ads Pressing Joe Biden On Abortion Rights
The American Civil Liberties Union has paid for full-page newspaper ads to run on Sunday that call on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to prioritize protecting abortion rights should he be elected. The ACLU called for Biden to act quickly to end the Hyde Amendment and other abortion restrictions. Decades ago, Biden said the Supreme Court went “too far” in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights; he now says he would enshrine those rights into law. In May 2019, the ACLU captured Biden on video committing to end the Hyde Amendment. The Biden campaign did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
UK PM Johnson to tell office workers to return to work to save economy: Daily Mail
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell office workers next week to start returning to their desks to help save the country's economy, the Daily Mail reported here on Friday. Johnson, in his update on virus strategy will press employers to get their staff back to the workplace- if it is safe, the newspaper said.
Judge swears in new top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn
As U.S. attorney in the Brooklyn office, Donoghue was responsible for leading the Justice Department’s work related to matters connected to the Ukraine affair that precipitated President Donald Trump’s impeachment. The office also often handles high-profile criminal and national security cases, including terrorism prosecutions. In his time there, Donoghue won the trust of Barr and other senior officials at Main Justice. Before his stint at Main Justice, he was chief of the Criminal Division of the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office. He also was counsel to Barr, advising him on national security issues.
California to release 8,000 prisoners to slow pandemic
(Reuters) - California will release up to 8,000 inmates early from state prisons to slow the spread of COVID-19 inside facilities, state authorities said on Friday. Several California prisons have suffered large coronavirus outbreaks and the state corrections department said inmates could be eligible for release by the end of August. The release marks the biggest move yet by California to “decompress” prison populations and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by creating more space for social distancing and quarantines. “These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff,” California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Ralph Diaz said in a statement. Prisoners with a year or less left to serve will be eligible for release.
Six U.S. states see record surges in COVID-19 cases, Florida becomes epicentre
A Disney spokeswoman said Disney World would reopen without the performers after Actors Equity union representatives had not been available for further talks. Florida recorded 11,433 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the state health department said, just short of the state’s record high and more evidence that it was at the centre of the U.S. pandemic. This month, Florida has repeatedly reported more new daily coronavirus cases than any European country had at the height of their outbreaks. The United States has the world’s highest known numbers of both COVID-19 cases and deaths. Overall, coronavirus cases are rising in 44 American states, based on a Reuters analysis of cases for the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.
Sex in a Pandemic: For Liberals, More Netflix and Less Chill
Liberals were significantly more likely than conservatives to report a decline in their sex lives since the start of the pandemic. Conservatives, meanwhile, were significantly more likely than liberals to say the pandemic hasn’t affected their sex lives at all. Among the self-identified liberals, 49 percent said their sex lives had declined since the beginning of the pandemic. Instead, 50 percent of conservatives reported that their sex lives hadn’t changed at all—compared with 37 percent of liberals. For example, conservatives who participate in sex studies may be different from other conservatives in that perhaps they have more positive attitudes toward sex and/or more active sex lives.
U.S. loosens export curbs on gun silencers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday rolled back a 2002 restriction on exporting silencers that suppress the loud noise from gunfire, in a victory for U.S. firearms manufacturers. The industry has lobbied the government since 2017 to allow the sale of firearms sound suppressors to individuals in other countries, not just foreign militaries and police. “Effective immediately, the Department of State has rescinded its April 18, 2002, firearms sound suppressor policy,” according to the State Department website. Silencers will now be able to be licensed and exported like any other weapon on the U.S. munitions list which includes satellites and nuclear weapons. The State Department said all silencer export licenses would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Amazon.com bans, then un-bans TikTok app from employee mobile devices
(Reuters) - In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake. One person familiar with the matter said senior Amazon executives were unaware of the request to delete TikTok from employee devices. The ban was reversed after TikTok and Amazon representatives discussed the matter, according to an email sent to TikTok employees. The company has said user data is stored in the United States with a backup copy in Singapore. That did not stop Pompeo from floating a possible ban of TikTok in the United States.
120 members of Congress tell Trump to end his 'harmful,' anti-LGBTQ policies
"This argument attempts to sanction discrimination against LGBTQ people in a broad range of critical arenas, including in employment, health care, housing, and education." The Morning Rundown Let our news meet your inbox. This site is protected by recaptchaRep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., speaks during a news conference on Sept. 27, 2019. "This is a long-overdue decision that’s about fundamental fairness, and we must see that LGBTQ individuals are equal in all aspects of our lives." “I am proud to join 120 of my colleagues who call on the administration to grant LGBTQ Americans the same protection and legal recourse others already have should our civil rights be violated,” Pappas said.
USTR announces duties on $1.3B in French goods in tax dispute
USTR did not follow through on its tariff threat earlier because France agreed to suspend collection of its digital services tax while negotiations on a multilateral agreement continue at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. POLITICO NEWSLETTERS Morning Trade A speed read on global trade news — weekday mornings, in your inbox. The four European nations had already passed or were on the verge of passing their own digital services taxes. Meanwhile, more countries have begun imposing or considering digital services taxes that the United States contends are unfairly aimed at its big internet companies. After that, USTR could publish proposed lists of which goods to hit with retaliatory duties.
Pennsylvania reports 1K new virus cases, 1st time since May
Pennsylvania reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time since May 10. Health officials reported another 32 coronavirus-related deaths, raising the statewide toll to 6,880. ADVERTISEMENTState health officials warned in a health alert to hospitals, doctors offices and other heath care providers that increasing numbers of young people are contracting the virus. ADVERTISEMENTOn May 10, when state health officials reported 1,295 new infections, the state was conducting far fewer tests, and the positivity rate was much higher, at nearly 17%. Remote instruction will ensure that learning during the semester is not interrupted again, he said.
NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes
They had not been able to visit since March 10, when many nursing homes began to shut down visitations for fear of spreading the coronavirus. The department said the state’s policy follows federal guidance and is limited to nursing homes without staffing shortages that have tested all residents. Roughly 500 nursing homes had reported COVID-19 cases among staffers in June, according to recently released data from the state, which doesn’t release data about the number of cases at individual nursing homes. The state banned visitors at nursing homes March 13 over fear of spreading the virus that took hold in a Washington nursing home in late February. Long-term care ombudsmen, who advocate for residents, can once again visit nursing homes and long-term care facilities starting July 15 as well.
Virus surge visible across Texas: ‘The tsunami is here’
Texas today resembles the state in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Records for COVID-19-related deaths and hospitalizations are set almost daily and Texas, the state that embarked on one of America’s fastest reopenings, is in retreat. And it has been the deadliest week of the pandemic in Texas, with 95 new deaths reported Friday. “There aren’t any hospitals in Texas that would take them, so he was looking at maybe sending them to New York. Abbott announced at the end of that month that Texas would begin reopening after just a few weeks of stay-at-home orders.
Judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years over coronavirus threat to victims' families
A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution in nearly two decades over concerns the victims’ families could not attend due to the coronavirus. Earlene Peterson, Kimma Gurel, and Monica Veillette are members of Lee's victims' families and were selected by the warden at the U. S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana to attend the execution. However, in the midst of the pandemic in June, Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to move forward with the executions. They were originally scheduled last year, but a federal judge put a hold on the plan. Barr's order directed prison officials to begin carrying out the first lethal injections in the federal system in 17 years.
Mother, sister refuse to give up search for Erica Nicole Hunt four years after she disappeared Fourth of July weekend in 2016
“It was just a good day for our family,” Erica’s sister, Shantashia Isaac, told Dateline. This site is protected by recaptchaOn July 6, Erica’s family reported her missing to the Opelousas Police. Shantashia told Dateline her sister had previously lived in that house, but was not living there in 2016. Shantashia told Dateline the case was passed along through the police department over the years and has since hit a dead end. Erica’s mother and sister both expressed that they would just like closure, but know that closure might mean Erica is no longer alive.
Delayed start should help Brewers’ Knebel play all season
Milwaukee Brewers' Corey Knebel walks to the dugout during a practice session Monday, July 6, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Milwaukee Brewers' Corey Knebel walks to the dugout during a practice session Monday, July 6, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel believes the pandemic-imposed hiatus will enable him to be ready for the start of the season as he returns from Tommy John surgery. The delay to the start of the season now means the 28-year-old right-hander shouldn’t miss any more time. “I’m right where I need to be right now, just trying to throw and get comfortable with it all,” Knebel said.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. This week, Facebook posts viewed more than a million times shared a diagram of the nasopharyngeal swab test next to an anatomical picture of the brain, suggesting the swab disrupts the blood-brain barrier. ADVERTISEMENT___CLAIM: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out COVID-19 tests “seeded” with the virus. The post asserts that COVID-19 tests are tainted and could expose people to the virus. On Facebook alone, posts connecting teachers with antifa have been viewed more than a million times in the past week.
Fans, coach Landon Donovan return to pitch for USL relaunch
Fans get to watch U.S. pro team sports in person for the first time in four months when Landon Donovan resumes his fledgling coaching career in a United Soccer League match. While it’s a step toward normalcy, Donovan is OK that ticket sales will be capped at about 5,300. It was weird because usually when you play without fans, it’s a preseason game or one that has no meaning. We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time and our guys are really excited.”San Diego is 1-1-0. The plan includes a modular stadium that would seat 12,000 to 15,000 and cost about $15 million to $20 million.
Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rosters
One week into Major League Baseball’s strange summer camp, the constant churn of rosters is one of the few constants. Posey — a six-time All-Star and 2012 NL MVP — said his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. Pham tested positive during intake and was asymptomatic. First baseman and team leader Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith, right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma tested positive for coronavirus. A front office member tested positive during the intake.
Shipbuilder files complaint over union threats during strike
Strikers picket outside the district lodge of Local 6 across from Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Strikers picket outside the district lodge of Local 6 across from Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing strike in Maine. Wadleigh insisted that production workers who cross the picket line are no longer eligible for union benefits, and may face fines, as well. Bath Iron Works is one of the Navy’s largest shipbuilders and a major employer in Maine, with 6,800 workers.
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ADVERTISEMENT___Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistakeSEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said it mistakenly sent an email to employees Friday telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones. In a signal of rising expectations for the economy, the Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks rose more than the rest of the market, up 1.7%. ___Amazon’s homeless shelter faces Seattle crisis, criticismSEATTLE (AP) — A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed. But the Mary’s Place family homeless shelter also serves as a stark display of have-and-have-nots. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks rose 23.76 points, or 1.7% to 1,422.68.
NBA teams at Disney had tough travel-party decisions to make
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. (Gabrielle Russon/Orlando Sentinel via AP)The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday. Some teams left player development coaches behind, some even left assistant coaches, and all teams traveled with only one media relations staffer and one equipment manager. That left 20 spots for coaches, assistant coaches, player development, video, security, strength and conditioning, athletic training, media relations and content creators.
COVID-19 positive test reported at Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Someone who works in the Nevada legislative building has tested positive for the coronavirus as lawmakers debate emergency measures involving the pandemic, an official said Friday. “Even though the person is asymptomatic and feeling well, they will not be returning to the Legislative Building,” Erdoes wrote in an email to Nevada lawmakers. ADVERTISEMENTPrecautions had been taken in the Assembly and Senate before Nevada’s part-time Legislature converged on Carson City. The Legislature does not intend to recess or transition to remote voting, but alternative arrangements will be made for lawmakers who feel at risk. The Legislature convened Wednesday for an emergency special session to rebalance the state budget amid a projected $1.2 billion revenue shortfall.
UN encouraged experts may get to visit oil tanker off Yemen
Houthi rebels are blocking the United Nations from inspecting the abandoned oil tanker loaded with more than one million barrels of crude oil. UN officials and experts fear the tanker could explode or leak, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life. Houthi rebels are blocking the United Nations from inspecting the abandoned oil tanker loaded with more than one million barrels of crude oil. UN officials and experts fear the tanker could explode or leak, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life. Consilium via AP)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Friday it is encouraged that a U.N. team may be able to visit an oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen, posing a serious risk to Red Sea marine life, desalination plants and shipping.
Protesters swarm site where Detroit police fatally shoot man
DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of people protesting police brutality in Detroit confronted officers following the fatal shooting of a man Friday who the city’s police chief said fired at officers investigating a Fourth of July block party shooting. He said the man then pulled a gun and started shooting over his shoulder at the officers. “Based on what I know right now, this suspect was unprovoked and just fired on the officers.”The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a hospital. He is a suspect in a gang-related shooting on July 5 at a block party that left three people dead and five others wounded. Protests have been held in the city and across the U.S. since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Facebook’s software kit to blame for popular apps crashing
Early Friday, users of the apps reported crashes when they tried to open them up. Facebook attributed the problem, which was quickly fixed, to a bug in its software development kit, or SDK, a tool developers use to integrate their apps with Facebook. The integration allows people to use their Facebook credentials to log in to apps for dating, music or anything else. ADVERTISEMENTIt also allows the app developers to send data from their app to Facebook, which tracks and measures what people do on the apps. The company said in a statement Friday that a “code change triggered crashes for some iOS apps using the Facebook SDK.”The crashes Friday happened even if users were not logged in to the apps using Facebook.
'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID Spike
'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID SpikeEnlarge this image toggle caption Rogelio V. Solis/AP Rogelio V. Solis/APMississippi's governor has imposed mandatory use of face masks and limited nonessential gatherings in 13 counties, including those that cover the state's most populous cities, as COVID-19 cases have surged in recent days, causing record hospitalizations. "Mississippi is in a fight for our lives," Reeves said. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported 34,622 confirmed cases and 1,215 COVID-19 deaths. Before the end of the month, however, the state had seen more than 1,000 cases in a single day for the first time. Just days ago, Reeves blamed the media and protesters for the latest spike, but cited no data to back up the claim.
Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum
Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History CurriculumAcross the country, students of color have been demanding change from their schools. At one Denver school, the push for a more inclusive and diverse curriculum came last year, from a group of African American high school students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What specific parts of Black history did you all identify as missing from the current curriculum? Two weeks later, they went on a Friday to the African American museum. So you've already seen substantive changes to the history curriculum at your school?
Social justice nonprofits pay $1.4M in bonds for protesters
With help from the National Bail Fund Network, Black Lives Matter paid a $750,000 bond to release Eric Christopher Ruffin on Thursday. Ruffin, 26, is charged with violating Oklahoma’s Anti-Terrorism Act for encouraging people to burn an Oklahoma County sheriff’s van and an Oklahoma City bail bonds business on May 30. The nonprofit National Bail Fund Network contributed significantly to the bonds Black Lives Matter in Oklahoma City paid to bail out the protesters. The National Bail Fund Network makes sure there’s support for community bail funds across the country,” Director Pilar Weiss told The Oklahoman. Holt, 31, is accused of throwing rocks at a museum door at the Oklahoma City National Memorial on May 31.
Masvidal finally gets title shot on short notice at UFC 251
Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days’ notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days’ notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)Jorge Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days’ notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal quickly headed to the Middle East for his first title shot after seven years and 18 fights in the UFC. Aldo also has lost his last two fights, but he curiously got this title shot from the UFC after Henry Cejudo abruptly retired.
Deals remain elusive as Minnesota special session approaches
Tim Walz formally called the special session Friday, he urged Republicans and Democrats to work together for deals on policing and infrastructure projects. That’s because legislators could be back in another month anyway for yet another special session. That’s why he had to call this special session. Walz presumably will have to call his third special session of 2020 next month if he intends to keep those powers. It wasn’t clear Friday how long this special session will last.
Hard to Have Honest Conversations on Race
I was quite encouraged after I read Lance Morrow’s “‘An Honest Conversation About Race’?” (op-ed July 3). I share his sense that the silent majority is waiting until November to express its own views in opposition to the current daily temper tantrum being thrown by uber progressives. However, I don’t agree with his theory that the cause of the silent majority’s silence is attributable to fear of being labeled “racist.” The inappropriate and profligate overuse of that accusation by the “woke” crowd has destroyed its power to affect reasonable people in any significant way. When everyone is a racist, no one is a racist.
Cinema Chain AMC Inks Financing Deal to Help It Survive Pandemic
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. has reached a deal with investors who will pump $300 million of new money into the company, as the nation’s largest theater chain looks to restart its business and fill seats with moviegoers still wary of coronavirus pandemic. Under the terms of the deal, AMC’s junior bondholders, who are owed $1.6 billion, will swap their debt at a discount—about 73 cents on the dollar—for new debt. Some of those investors will lend AMC $200 million, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday.
Why KIPP Has Retired ‘Work Hard. Be Nice’
Regarding your editorial “KIPP Wokes Up” (July 7): KIPP’s decision to retire our slogan “Work hard. Be nice.” has nothing to do with abandoning our standards and everything to do with meeting our community’s needs 25 years later. Last year, we gathered 6,000 students, alumni, families, teachers and school leaders to update our mission. In their stories, we heard a common theme: working hard and being nice did not sufficiently reflect the reality of their lives. Too many of our students...
Wall Street Has a Bad Record on Inclusivity
“Wall Street Falls Short on Race Despite Pledges” (Page One, July 3) should be required reading for every executive, no matter how junior. I vividly recall an episode of “Nightline” discussing the paucity of nonwhite and nonmale executives in the boardroom. The message from executives then was that “the pipeline” of qualified women and minorities made it impossible to achieve true diversity and that “it will just take time.” How fascinating then to learn that, more than a quarter-century later, the appropriately diverse executive-talent pool still doesn’t exist. Make no mistake, executives past and present bear continued...
Ugly American? Let the IDB Pick Its Own New President
Regarding Sen. Patrick Leahy’s reply (Letters, July 3) to Mary Anastasia O’Grady’s “Leahy’s Yankee Imperialism” (Americas, June 29): Apparently Sen. Leahy’s only concern is that Mauricio Claver-Carone was nominated by the Trump administration. In so doing he makes the IDB’s presidential selection process about his political leanings. Ms. O’Grady notes that Mr. Claver-Carone has the support of the majority of the IDB’s 28 members and is poised to win the election. How does Sen. Leahy justify inserting himself into an independent...
Stock Ideas: Check Out These 8 Stocks New To IBD's Watchlists
IBD stock screens are regularly updated to add new stocks to watch, as well as weed out those that have started to show weakness. In the tables below, you'll see which stocks have been added to or removed from lists like the IBD 50, Sector Leaders and the IBD Big Cap 20. These lists are a great source for stock…
‘Empire of the Black Sea’ Review: Unquiet on the Eastern Front
The three centuries following the death of Alexander the Great (in 323 B.C. )—roughly speaking, the Hellenistic age—was an era of great instability in western Asia, especially in what is Turkey today. Alexander’s general Seleucus and his descendants came to control part of this region (and much else besides), but other, smaller states rose and declined in a turbulent churn. New royal dynasties sprouted as those who could claim a connection to Alexander, or to the Persian royals who had formerly ruled these lands, declared themselves kings. In due course, the Romans too became contestants for regional sovereignty.
Pandemic Forces Japan’s Muji to Put U.S. Stores Into Bankruptcy
Japanese home-goods retailer Muji U.S.A. Ltd. has joined the ranks of retailers seeking bankruptcy protection to reformat their businesses under the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. A lifestyle brand with a minimalist aesthetic, Muji is a favorite of consumers unwilling to pay extra for “name” housewares and fashion. Landlords top the...
Turkey’s Decision to Turn Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque Dismays Christians, Neighbors, Historians
ISTANBUL—With its vast dome and towering minarets, Hagia Sophia is to humanity what the Grand Canyon is to geology: an open-air book that concentrates nearly one and a half millennia of history as the successive heart of Orthodox Christian and Muslim empires, punctuated by ransacking, fires and earthquakes. But by deciding on Friday to transform back into a full-fledged mosque a building that has been a museum since the 1930s and has become a powerful symbol of ecumenical relations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent...
Sur La Table Gets Court Approval for Fast-Track Bankruptcy Sale
Sur La Table Inc. received bankruptcy-court approval to conduct a speedy chapter 11 sale process, positioning the kitchen-supply retailer to sell itself by next month after receiving an offer valued at $61 million from Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress, which has teamed up with investment firm Story3 Capital Partners, agreed to serve as the stalking horse bidder to acquire at least 40 but as many as 70 Sur La Table retail stores, in addition to its online business, cooking classes, inventory and the assumption of $20...
‘The Beginning or the End’ Review: A-Bomb, B-Movie
It began in October 1945 with a letter addressed to Donna Reed. The writer was Dr. Edward Tompkins, a scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project, who addressed his former chemistry student. Tompkins told Reed, now a rising star at MGM, that thousands of scientists were mobilizing to “foster thought and discussion which can lead to adoption of international control of atomic energy.” He asked if she thought a movie could be produced that could “impress upon the public the horrors of atomic warfare” so prominently demonstrated...
Roy Lichtenstein’s Nude Buoys Christie's $421 Million Live-Stream Sale
Christie’s successfully tested the blue-chip art market Friday with a $421 million live-stream sale that weathered some early glitches to unload nearly everything it had on offer, including a $46.2 million painting of a nude woman by Roy Lichtenstein. “Nude with Joyous Painting,” from 1994, was only expected to sell for around $30 million, but it became the subject of a nine-minute bidding war and was won by an anonymous Asian collector. Bidders from Asia proved to be a force throughout the sale, ultimately taking home more...
‘Stranger in the Shogun’s City’ Review: A Woman’s Life in Letters
“To be a woman is to grow up and leave for another household.” So begins “The Great Learning for Women,” an 18th-century Japanese primer attributed to the neo-Confucian scholar Kaibara Ekken. As generation after generation of girls sat down to study, learning the texts and skills that would prepare them for adulthood, this was among the first and most fundamental precepts: They would grow older and, in time, depart their family home to marry into another. Biology and society admitted no alternate possibility. In the snowy town...
Authentic, Simon Win Contest to Lend Money to Brooks Brothers
Apparel-licensing firm Authentic Brands Group LLC and mall owner Simon Property Group Inc. won a competition to supply financing to carry Brooks Brothers Group Inc. through bankruptcy, elbowing aside a rival by offering an extraordinary zero-interest loan package. The $80 million loan from a venture between Authentic and Simon beat out WHP Global Inc.’s $75 million offer, Brooks Brothers lawyers said Friday during a virtual hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.
U.S. Prepares to Levy Tariffs on French Cosmetics, Handbags
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said it would put tariffs on $1.3 billion of French imports if Paris doesn’t back down from plans to impose a new digital-services tax that would fall heavily on U.S. technology companies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the proposed tariffs on certain cosmetics and handbags wouldn’t take effect until Jan. 6, 2021, which gives time for both sides to negotiate a settlement.
Secluded Home in Cornwall—Accessible Only by Boat or Foot—Asks £2.25 Million
The Old Sawmills, as it’s known, hit the market at the end of June for £2.25 million (US$2.84 million). Set on 32 acres of private woodland on the western bank of Cornwall’s River Fowey, the estate is “one-of-a-kind and completely unique,” according to listing agent Richard Speedy of Strutt & Parker. The list of artists who have recorded at The Old Sawmills includes The Stone Roses, The Verve, Oasis, Muse and Robert Plant, the release said. “It’s difficult to imagine a more inspiring or romantic location for a musician to ‘batten down the hatches’ and create music, as the list of past artists at Sawmills Studio proves,” Mr. The Old Sawmills’ history extends beyond its musical pedigree.
Mansion Global Daily: Buyers Need to Move Quickly in Small City Hot Spots, Melbourne Apartments Selling at a Loss, and More
Read MoreNEIGHBORHOOD NOTESThe West End in Portland, Maine, Has an Air of Sophisticated NonchalanceCharming architecture, walkability and access to water are all major draws. Camuto, who co-founded the Nine West shoe brand and later started his namesake line, died in 2015 at age 78. The property has been on the market since 2017, and was most recently listed for $26.5 million. All the properties were apartments, and more than two-thirds were investor-owned. By comparison, 88% of homes sold across the country made a profit.
Cutting the Cord Is No Longer Cheap. Here’s 1 Cable Stock That Could Benefit.
And, for years, I’ve paid through the nose for cable TV. I wasn’t ready to let go of live TV entirely, so I signed up for YouTube TV, a bundle of cable channels distributed live over the internet. “In retrospect, the idea that entertainment should be delivered in a live TV bundle never really made any sense,” Moffett says. Most important, cable companies, along with AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ), remain the primary source of home broadband connections. With fewer subscriptions to cable TV, Americans are becoming even more reliant on the internet.
Manhattan Home of Late Fashion Icon Dawn Mello Lists for $2.8 Million
“Dawn was a very visual person,” Ms. Kramer said, “She lived in the world of fashion and design. “Wherever she traveled, she shopped locally,” Ms. Kramer said. She also hosted many parties to entertain fashion talent she discovered and fashion executives she befriended, according to Ms. Kramer. Yet, the best thing about the penthouse is its outdoor terraces, Ms. Kramer said. The terraces on the east, west and north sides, are beautifully landscaped, she said.
How to Play Palantir Ahead of a Likely IPO
Text sizeSecretive data-analytics company Palantir Technologies last week took the first step toward an initial public offering, filing confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There has been speculation Palantir could choose to do a direct listing, rather than a conventional IPO, but the company isn’t commenting on that, either. Say you’re an analyst for Momentum Securities, and you cover large-cap tech stocks. So now you have a Buy rating but a target dramatically lower than the current price. It’s just more evidence that tech stocks have reached ethereal valuations.
Week’s Best: Edward Jones’ Banking Plans
The move falls into the trend of wealth management businesses seeking to become one-stop shops for all of clients’ financial needs. WaterOak founder L. Clarke Lemons ranked among Barron’s top independent wealth advisors in 2018. The data show that Dynasty Financial Partners and private-equity-backed Steward Partners (with $7.3 billion in AUM) were among the recipients. As you might have expected, the Covid-19 pandemic caused a significant drop in wealth management M&A during the second quarter. He also outlines what Envestnet plans to do with its MoneyGuide and Yodlee businesses, and offers an assessment of how financial advisors have performed during the Covid-19 crisis.
How to Play Palantir Ahead of a Likely IPO
Text sizeSecretive data-analytics company Palantir Technologies last week took the first step toward an initial public offering, filing confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There has been speculation Palantir could choose to do a direct listing, rather than a conventional IPO, but the company isn’t commenting on that, either. Say you’re an analyst for Momentum Securities, and you cover large-cap tech stocks. So now you have a Buy rating but a target dramatically lower than the current price. It’s just more evidence that tech stocks have reached ethereal valuations.
Week’s Best: Edward Jones’ Banking Plans
The move falls into the trend of wealth management businesses seeking to become one-stop shops for all of clients’ financial needs. WaterOak founder L. Clarke Lemons ranked among Barron’s top independent wealth advisors in 2018. The data show that Dynasty Financial Partners and private-equity-backed Steward Partners (with $7.3 billion in AUM) were among the recipients. As you might have expected, the Covid-19 pandemic caused a significant drop in wealth management M&A during the second quarter. He also outlines what Envestnet plans to do with its MoneyGuide and Yodlee businesses, and offers an assessment of how financial advisors have performed during the Covid-19 crisis.
Oak Street Health files for IPO
Oak Street Health Inc. has filed for an initial public offering, vowing to "reimagine" how older adults with Medicare receive treatment and saying the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted challenges for the fee-for-service business model of "legacy" healthcare providers. The Chicago-based company filed to sell $100 million worth of shares, although that number is often a placeholder used to calculate filing fees. Oak Street, founded in 2012, said it provides healthcare for about 85,000 people and has about 2,300 employees. With the pandemic, "healthcare providers were faced with dwindling fee-for-service visits," putting a strain on "traditional healthcare providers," it said. Oak Street would list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OSH.
Brother of Trump’s Niece Blasts Her Tell-All Book, Calling Release a ‘Violation of Our Privacy’
Another member of President Donald Trump’s family has taken a stand against his niece’s new memoir, which is currently scheduled to be released next week. While the result of Friday's court hearing looms, Mary’s brother, Fred Trump III, called the forthcoming release a “breach of trust and a violation of our privacy.” (Their father, Fred Trump Jr., is the president's older brother; he died in 1981.) We had no involvement with the preparation of this book, which is a breach of trust and a violation of our privacy," Trump III said in a statement sent to PEOPLE by the Trump Organization. “Moreover, my uncle, the President, has spoken out about our family and the will dispute on numerous occasions," she added. The president has since said he's grown closer to Trump III, and Mary was invited to the White House in 2017.
I’m A Dad Who Just Watched ‘Hamilton’ For The First Time––Here’s My Thoughts
Related: Hamilton's hitting Disney+, here are our top 5 moments30 minutes into Hamilton and I was exhausted for the performers. Jefferson, Washington, Burr, and even Hamilton were all played by men of color, and it was refreshing. Disney+ MoreAltogether, this play not only brings our founding fathers to life, but it also shows the mixed bag that was Alexander Hamilton. But what is undeniable is that this musical humanized Hamilton in a unique way, for the good and the bad. So yeah, I do feel a little smarter after watching the musical, and well… that’s a nice feeling.
With resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., Trump signals rift with Fauci: ‘He’s made a lot of mistakes’
Fauci's a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. I banned Europe from coming in when Italy and France and Spain were having all the problems.”“ ‘They’ve been wrong about a lot things, including face masks.’ ” — President Donald Trump speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News Thursday evening“They’ve been wrong about a lot things, including face masks,” Trump added. “Maybe they’re wrong, maybe not, but a lot of them said don’t wear a mask, don’t wear a mask. So a lot of mistakes were made — a lot of mistakes.”The president has rarely worn a mask in public and has not said Americans should wear masks. I’m choosing not to do it.’ ” — President Trump speaking about wearing face masks on April 3On April 15, New York Gov.
Palantir is Famously Secretive. Here’s a Way to Play a Possible IPO.
Secretive data-analytics company Palantir Technologies last week took the first step toward an initial public offering, filing confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Say you’re an analyst for Momentum Securities, and you cover large-cap tech stocks. So now you have a Buy rating but a target dramatically lower than the current price. One thing I’ve noticed in my daily coverage of tech stocks is how often analysts hike estimates to catch up with soaring stock prices. It’s just more evidence that tech stocks have reached ethereal valuations.
Teacher says school reopenings would be 'epidemiological nightmare' as thousands sign remote learning petition
A new petition signed by thousands of teachers and parents calls for distance learning when school resumes amid the pandemic. The Change.org proposal was written by Harley Litzelman, a history and economics teacher at Skyline High School in Oakland. To fund distance learning, students need access to technology, and teachers to digital training. Litzelman also advocates that schools need mental health professionals to help students “readjust to campus life socially and emotionally” amid the pandemic. Not to mention that all school staff and students need sufficient supplies of PPE upon return, he says.
YouTube TV Raised Its Price. This Cable Stock Could Benefit.
And, for years, I’ve paid through the nose for cable TV. I wasn’t ready to let go of live TV entirely, so I signed up for YouTube TV, a bundle of cable channels distributed live over the internet. “In retrospect, the idea that entertainment should be delivered in a live TV bundle never really made any sense,” Moffett says. Most important, cable companies, along with AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ), remain the primary source of home broadband connections. With fewer subscriptions to cable TV, Americans are becoming even more reliant on the internet.
Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms She Had a Romantic Relationship With August Alsina
On Red Table Talk Friday, Jada Pinkett Smith broke her silence, confirming rumors of a romantic relationship between herself and singer August Alsina. At the top of the episode, which also featured the actress/host’s husband Will Smith (embedded below), Pinkett Smith confirmed she got into “a different kind of entanglement” with Alsina. Smith then clarified it was “a relationship.”More from TVLinePinkett Smith explained that her family’s connection with Alsina began over concern for the singer’s health, which occurred around the same time that Pinkett Smith and Smith were going through a rough patch. Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have been married since 1997. Watch the full Red Table Talk episode below.
Trump's Twitter account inexplicably liked a 'bring the stripper back' tweet in the middle of the night
Reuters/Leah MillisOvernight, someone in charge of President Trump's Twitter account hit the like button on a tweet praising an R&B singer for her ability to "bring the stripper back." "Summer Walker getting us in our feelings in Let it go, just to bring the stripper back in SWV instantly," the tweet from an account with just over 1,200 followers read. It is the only Tweet listed as being liked by Trump's account, and it is unclear if the president hit the button or if it came from a staffer. In the middle of a pandemic, high unemployment, and a nationwide reckoning with racism, President Donald Trump threw some love to a "bring the stripper back" tweet early Friday morning. It is also unclear whether the president is a fan of the R&B singer or if it was an accident.
'You Want Me to Be a Karen?' Dairy Queen Employee Gets Angry at Customer for Asking Her to Wear Mask
A Dairy Queen manager was filmed in a heated exchange with a customer on July 4 after he asked her why an employee wasn’t wearing a mask. Brandon Trotta, who recorded this footage, told Storyful he took his children to the Dairy Queen in Medford, New York, for a treat ahead of their Independence Day evening celebrations. He said he noticed the staff member preparing his order was not wearing a mask, as required by the state of New York, and the manager, who was also without a mask, became confrontational when he asked why. “You want me to be a Karen?” the manager asks in the video, before continuing: “‘Cause I’ll be a Karen, okay?”Trotta asks for his money back and the manager orders another employee to give “him his f***ing money” before telling Trotta to “get the f*** outta here” and “don’t come back.” She slams the serving window closed and makes a crude gesture as Trotta drives off telling her to wear a “mask before you get your employees sick.”Trotta posted the video on Facebook, tagging Dairy Queen and writing that it was “Not Acceptable.” Dairy Queen replied to the post, writing that the chain shared his concerns and had contacted the franchise owner “who tells us the crew member is on suspension pending an internal investigation.”“Know that Dairy Queen expects its franchisees and franchisees’ employees to treat every person they serve safely with both dignity and respect and we are sorry that wasn’t your experience,” it wrote. Credit: Brandon Trotta via Storyful
U.S. sanctions Chinese official over Uighur rights
The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official it's ever targeted over alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region. Gloria Tso reports.
U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation
The decision means that for the first time much of eastern Oklahoma is legally considered reservation land. "Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. The ruling voided McGirt's sentence of 1,000 years in prison but he could face a new trial in federal court rather than state court. Oklahoma argued that the Creek Nation never had a reservation. A reservation is land managed by a tribe under the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and generally exempt from state jurisdiction.
China Threatens ‘Firm Countermeasures’ after U.S. Sanctions Officials over Uighur Rights
China on Friday vowed to retaliate after the U.S. slapped sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human-rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China. “In light of these wrong actions, China will impose reciprocal measures on U.S. officials and organizations that have displayed egregious behavior on human rights in relation to Xinjiang affairs,” Zhao said. The U.S. on Thursday sanctioned Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party secretary of the autonomous Xinjiang region and a member of the Communist Party’s powerful Politburo. Washington also sanctioned three other senior Chinese officials: Zhu Hailun, a former deputy Communist Party secretary of the Xinjiang region, Wang Mingshan, the current director and Communist Party secretary of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, and Huo Liujun, a former Communist Party secretary of the bureau. If the U.S. continues to proceed, China will take firm countermeasures.”The Xinjiang region is home to millions of Uighur Muslims, whose culture Beijing has aimed to suppress in the name of national cohesion.
Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas
Australia suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China's imposition of a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory, the prime minister said. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition of a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory, the prime minister said Thursday. “That national security law constitutes a fundamental change of circumstances in respect to our extradition agreement with Hong Kong,” Morrison said. Canada has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and is looking at other options including migration. The separate Hong Kong treaty has been in place since 1993.
U.S. coronavirus cases rise by record 60,565 in single day, deaths increasing
For a third day in a row, U.S. deaths climbed by more than 800, the highest levels seen since early June, according to the tally. Florida reported a record increase of 120 deaths and California had 136 new fatalities, not far from a record of 149 set the previous day, according to the tally. Even outside the nation's three most populous states, cases are rising. Infections are increasing in 41 out of 50 states, according to a Reuters analysis of cases for the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks. The previous record was on Wednesday when cases rose by 60,541 in a single day.
US-China relationship at 'lowest point' in decades as sanctions announced over Uighur concentration camps
Those sanctioned include the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region's party secretary Chen Quanguo and former secretary Zhu Hailun, as well as Xinjiang Public Security Bureau director and party secretary Wang Mingshan and former party secretary Huo Liujun. The Treasury sanctions target their property while State Department sanctions place visa restrictions on entering the US. "We firmly oppose the groundless US accusations and so-called sanctions against China for our legislation safeguarding national security in Hong Kong," he said. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the sanctions weren't related to a trade deal with China and were taken against human rights abuses. "There were export controls the president signed, the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act, so we've taken a very strong stance on the side of human rights and against the atrocities we've seen.... some of these atrocities have been forced abortions and sterilising and really despicable things that have been done."
COVID-19 death tolls now rising in key states after weeks of decline nationwide
As infections rise in Texas and other Sun Belt states, deaths are going up now, too. The average daily death toll in Arizona has also more than doubled in the last month. And in Florida, another state where infections are skyrocketing, the daily average of coronavirus-related deaths has jumped 60% in the last 2½ weeks. Doctors and hospitals have also developed better methods to treat COVID-19 patients, including using promising drugs such as remdesivir and dexamethasone, and being more selective about the use of ventilators for patients struggling to breathe. This week, there are nearly 10,000 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, according to state data, more than triple the total from three weeks ago.
Jared Kushner said the US would be 'really rocking again' by July. 7 states are shutting back down, and new COVID-19 cases have set records 6 times in July's first 10 days.
Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner prepares to talk to FOX News outside the White House on May 8, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImageIt's July, and contrary to Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner's assurances, the country is not "really rocking again." Instead, seven states are shutting down aspects of their reopening efforts, rolling back things like indoor dining and closing bars. In just the first 10 days of July, the US has broken its record for new COVID-19 cases in a single day six times. "I think you'll see by June a lot of the country should be back to normal and the hope is that by July the country's really rocking again," Kushner said.
Pro-democracy figures remain defiant as Hong Kong faces national security law
As Hong Kong faces a potential exodus now the national security law is in place, several high-profile pro-democracy figures are remaining defiant. Beijing's national security law prohibits secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign collusion, with potential life sentences for those caught breaking it. “I think Beijing’s long-term plan has been to control and subdue Hong Kong,” he added. One of those, Nathan Law, decided to leave Hong Kong altogether. With the national security law strictly prohibiting foreign interference and subversion, Mr Lai said he could still face jail in Hong Kong, or even worse in mainland China.
2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump campaign insists weather caused rally to be postponed
President Trump's campaign rally in New Hampshire that was planned for Saturday has been postponed due to incoming Tropical Storm Fay, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday. New Hampshire GOP chair Stephen Stepanek and longtime Trump ally told CBS News, "It was an outdoor rally with potential thunder and lightning storms." According to Facebook's ad library, the Trump campaign spent tens of thousands of dollars investing in hundreds of digital advertisements encouraging Trump supporters to RSVP for the rally. "We hear from the Trump campaign that they'll be there wearing masks," he added. TikTok users claimed to register for potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets ahead of Mr. Trump's Tulsa campaign rally as a prank.
4 Flight Attendants Evaluated At BWI After Spirit Airlines Flight Reports Medical Emergency
People are refusing mandatory orders to wear masks on flights, and it's causing mayhem with other passengers
Flavor Flav leaves Twitter users baffled with photo of himself and Steve Mnuchin
Flavor Flav at a Grammys after-party on 26 January 2020 in West Hollywood, California: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Republic RecordsFlavor Flav has left Twitter users baffled by posting a photo of himself apparently posing with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Twitter users were visibly confused by the photo, with one person writing: “Am I having a stroke or is this Flavor Flav with Steve Mnuchin?”“What is happening here? I am so confused is Flavor Flav advocating that Steve Mnuchin replace Trump on the ballot or something — Jason Rosenbaum (@jrosenbaum) July 9, 2020...what is happening here?? i've never been so confused by a picturewhy is STEVE MNUCHIN hanging out with FLAVOR FLAV https://t.co/a9H8JpEPCc — Grimm (@GrimmGS) July 9, 2020Did anyone have Flavor Flav & Steve Mnuchin on their 2020 Bingo card? Read moreChuck D says firing Flavor Flav from Public Enemy was a hoaxFlavor Flav denies Public Enemy sacking is over Bernie SandersFlavor Flav publicly attacks Chuck D over Public Enemy sackingFlavor Flav fired by Public Enemy after he refused to back Sanders
New York Prison Authorities Take Steps to Protect Epstein Pal Ghislaine Maxwell
Prison officials are taking extraordinary measures to protect the safety of Ghislaine Maxwell while she is being held in a federal detention center in Brooklyn. Maxwell, the former confidante of Jeffrey Epstein, is being issued a prison uniform made of paper. She’ll also have a cellmate, and will be monitored around the clock. Authorities want to prevent Maxwell from befalling a fate similar to Epstein, who died in his cell in August 2019.
Face masks could prevent 20,000 UK coronavirus deaths, experts suggest
The government advises wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces, but masks are not mandatory in England except on public transport. (PA Images)Up to 20,000 coronavirus deaths in the UK could be prevented if everyone wore a face mask in public, scientists have predicted. Their data suggests the number could be reduced to 48,352 if at least 95% of the population wear face masks in public. Having initially dismissed the effectiveness of face masks in preventing the spread of infection, the government has changed its stance and now advises everyone to wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces. Children over the age of three should wear face masks in enclosed spaces (Getty) More
Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)MIAMI (AP) — Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. “With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease,” Trump tweeted. Trump’s visit to Florida was supposed to launch back-to-back days of high-profile campaigning but instead wound up being a one-off. Campaign officials privately acknowledged there had been fears all along about how many people would attend the Portsmouth rally. But there was also strong opposition to Trump’s rally among some prominent New Hampshire Republicans.
Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed
[NFA] A campaign rally for President Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a "week or two" because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday and Trump confirmed in a tweet. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Venue Owners And Concert Promoters Turn To The Community For Help
Entertainments were the first to close and will be the last to reopen during the pandemic. So how will they be able to survive? KDKA's Nicole Ford reports on how some owner and promoters are turning to the community for help.
Ghislaine Maxwell Requests Bail Release Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday requested that she be released from New York’s Metropolitan Detention Center on bail and placed in home confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Simply put, under these circumstances, if Ms. Maxwell continues to be detained, her health will be at serious risk and she will not be able to receive a fair trial.”Also Read: Ghislaine Maxwell Declared Extreme Flight Risk, Government Demands DetainmentLast week, prosecutors argued that Maxwell should be denied bail because she “poses an extreme risk of flight,” due to her wealth and citizenship in two foreign countries. She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted of the charges. Her arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday. Read original story Ghislaine Maxwell Requests Bail Release Due to COVID-19 Pandemic At TheWrap
Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing coronavirus, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges
Maxwell has been housed since Monday at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a Brooklyn jail. Maxwell faces six criminal charges, including four related to transporting minors for illegal sexual acts, and two for perjury in depositions about her role in Epstein's abuses. In Friday's filing, Maxwell said she "vigorously denies the charges" and intends to fight them. Maxwell also maintained she is not a flight risk, claiming to have remained in the United States since Epstein's arrest. The case is U.S. v. Maxwell, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No.
Infectious Diseases Specialist on the 'snowball effect' that occurs when labs are overwhelmed with COVID-19 tests
Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Diseases Specialist, joined Yahoo Finance's The Final Round to discuss the latest developments regarding the coronavirus as cases in the U.S. surpass 3.1 million.
Facial recognition linked to a second wrongful arrest by Detroit police
A false facial recognition match has led to the arrest of another innocent person. Facial recognition tech was used in Oliver’s case before new rules came into force. Wayne County’s top persecutor will also review all facial recognition cases when an assistant prosecuting attorney and supervisor agree that charges should be laid. These are the first two known cases of wrongful arrests to stem from false facial recognition matches. Various studies have suggested there are elements of racial bias in facial recognition tech.
CBP says it's 'unrealistic' for Americans to avoid its license plate surveillance
The U.S. has a massive network of license plate readers, typically found on the roadside, to collect and record the license plates of vehicles passing by. License plate readers can capture thousands of license plates each minute. The agency updated its privacy assessment in part because Americans "may not be aware" that the agency can collect their license plate data. "CBP cannot provide timely notice of license plate reads obtained from various sources outside of its control," the privacy assessment said. CBP doesn't have the best track record with license plate data.
Daily Crunch: Rackspace is going public again
We look at Rackspace's finances, a Facebook code change causes numerous app issues and electric vehicle company Rivian raises $2.5 billion. Here's your Daily Crunch for July 10, 2020. The big story: Rackspace is going public againThe cloud computing company first went public in 2008, before accepting a $4.3 billion offer to go private from Apollo Global Management. Rackspace says it will use the proceeds from the IPO to lower its debt load. The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories.
United Way of Southern Nevada receives $2.4 million
United Way of Southern Nevada wants you to help your neighbors get back on their feet. Recently the organization received 2.4 million dollars from the Cares Act and is working with 2 local nonprofits to pump the funds back into the community. However, the president of the company says that the impact of the pandemic is so great that money may not be enough.
7 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirement
Vanguard has a reputation for offering low-cost index funds and exchange-traded funds to help investors achieve their retirement goals. If you're wondering which Vanguard funds are superior, here are seven of the top options worth considering, including the best bond funds for retirement. BND is one of the best bond funds Vanguard offers in terms of cost, yield and performance. Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (VBTLX)The Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund is one of the best bond funds for retirement if you're looking for a mutual fund alternative to BND. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)VTSMX is one of the best Vanguard index funds to consider for gaining exposure to the U.S. stock market in its entirety when planning for retirement.
Rivian Raises Another $2.5B In Bid For Market's First Fully Electric Pickup Truck
Rivian is aiming to bring the first all-electric pickup truck to the market. After raising over $2.85 billion last year, Rivian has raised another $2.5 billion in its first financing round of 2020. Existing investors Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) were also part of this funding round. Rivian's EV Play: Rivian says the first vehicles scheduled for release are the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. Benzinga's Take: Rivian's offerings seem to be the most compelling of any upcoming electric truck.
Trump or Biden, Infrastructure ETFs to Soar Higher
Since both Democratic and Republican candidates are vowing for boosting infrastructure spending, it can be concluded that infrastructure ETFs could be gainers no matter who wins in the presidential election 2020. Against this backdrop, below-mentioned infrastructure ETFs should be on watch. iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF (IFRA)The fund offers exposure to U.S. infrastructure companies that could benefit from a potential increase in domestic infrastructure activities. Invesco Dynamic Building & Construction ETF (PKB)The underlying Dynamic Building & Construction Intellidex Index comprises stocks of U.S. building and construction companies. Click to get this free reportInvesco Dynamic Building Construction ETF (PKB): ETF Research ReportsGlobal X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE): ETF Research ReportsiShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF (IFRA): ETF Research ReportsTo read this article on Zacks.com click here.
Joe Biden Talks with Ady Barkan About Trump’s Withdrawal From WHO
‘It lacks any human dignity’ — Joe Biden criticized Trump for withdrawing from the WHO while promising to share a potential COVID-19 vaccine with the world. For more U.S. politics and 2020 election coverage, subscribe to NowThis News. #Biden #Barkan #Trump #WHO #News #NowThis #NowThisNews This video "Joe Biden Talks with Ady Barkan About Trump’s Withdrawal From WHO", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.
What’s on TV Saturday: Sunday Talk shows: ‘Hotel Paranormal’
The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. 9 p.m. HistoryFamily or Fiancé (Season premiere) 9 p.m. OWNAdvertisementBelievers Allegedly true stories of paranormal encounters are brought to life in this new anthology series through a combination of actor re-creations and archival documentation. 8 p.m. CNNSPORTSMLS Soccer MLS Is Back Tournament Group Stage: New York Red Bulls versus Atlanta United FC, 5 p.m. Fox; Columbus Crew SC versus FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. FS1SATURDAY TALK SHOWSGood Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABCAdvertisementGood Morning America Deals and Steals with Tory Johnson. (N) 9 a.m. KABCFrank Buckley Interviews Discussing the effectiveness of masks: Dr. Amy Price and Dr. Larry Chu, Stanford. (N) 8:30 p.m. KTLASUNDAY TALK SHOWSCBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6 a.m. KCBSGood Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABCAdvertisementState of the Union With Jake Tapper Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Jada Pinkett Smith confirms August Alsina relationship while she and Will were split
Jada brought herself to the table on her Facebook Watch talk show to discuss recent scandalous headlines involving August Alsina. On Friday, Jada confirmed the relationship. “I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a homewrecker, which he’s not.”Will asked Jada to “say clearly what happened.”Advertisement“It was a relationship, absolutely,” Jada affirmed. Will and Jada also seemed to have learned a lot about themselves as a couple — and their marriage as an entity. “Any relationship and trying to get to deeper understanding of love is going to be forged in fire,” Jada said.
Here’s what Trump’s back-to-work bonus could look like
$600 UNEMPLOYMENT BOOST DISPUTE: WHAT COULD TAKE ITS PLACE? While the White House has not put forth an idea of its own, there are a number of proposals already circulating that are considered back-to-work bonuses. Here’s a look at what they are:$450 weekly bonusOhio Republican Sen. Rob Portman has a plan that would provide individuals returning to work with a temporary $450 a week payment on top of their wages for several weeks. The additional $600 benefit will expire on July 31, without action from lawmakers.
Another player tests positive for coronavirus in MLS Orlando bubble
Sporting Kansas City confirmed Friday that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19. At least 22 players from four teams have tested positive since entering Major League Soccer’s quarantine bubble on June 27. In accordance with MLS protocol, the player who tested positive has been moved to an isolation area of the hotel where he will remain in his room, and be monitored and tested daily. Two teams, FC Dallas (an original MLS club) and Nashville SC (an expansion franchise), withdrew from the tournament earlier this week after multiple players tested positive. Nashville had nine players test positive.
Phoebe Robinson’s imprint, Tiny Reparations Books, will amplify marginalized voices
Dope Queen Phoebe Robinson published her second book, “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay,” in 2018. Her new publishing imprint, Tiny Reparations Books, aims to channel that change and, as she wrote on Instagram, to “uplift and center voices that [are] oft disregarded, discredited, and disrespected.”Advertisement“Just like with ‘2 Dope Queens,’ Tiny Reparations Books is really a space where I accept everybody,” Robinson told The Times in a phone interview earlier this week. The new imprint will follow suit, curating a selection of underrepresented voices. Two books later, when she brought the idea to her publisher, Plume (a division of Penguin Random House), Tiny Reparations Books was born. “This is a lifelong journey of rejiggering the institution to reflect more what society looks like.”From her podcasting career (now including “ Black Frasier ,” which she launched last month) to Tiny Reparations Books and the Tiny Reparations production company, Robinson is a queen of all trades.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers simultaneously file for divorce
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are moving on from their marriage. The couple appears to have coordinated the divorce paperwork, with Chambers filing the petition and Hammer responding right away. Chambers wants sole physical custody of their son and daughter, while Hammer wants joint legal and physical custody. The two also marked different dates of separation, TMZ said, with Hammer putting January and Chambers putting July. AdvertisementHammer, Chambers and their children had been quarantining in the Cayman Islands, where Chambers and the kids still are.
Sweden’s ex-ambassador to China is cleared of wrongdoing
STOCKHOLM — A former Swedish ambassador to China was cleared of charges of wrongdoing Friday, culminating a saga that combined elements of a spy novel with the opaque reality of dealing with an authoritarian state. The Swedish diplomat, Anna Lindstedt, was accused of overstepping the boundaries of her role by arranging what prosecutors said were secret backroom meetings over the fate of a Hong Kong bookseller and Swedish citizen who remains detained in China.
NHL ratifies return-to-play plan and a new collective bargaining agreement, reports say
As 7 p.m. approached, neither the league nor the players’ union had released formal word on ratification of the two plans. AdvertisementThe Bruins, along with 23 other NHL teams, now will begin to prepare for games that begin at two hub cities, Toronto and Edmonton, on Aug. 1. The Bruins, who will work out at their Brighton/Warrior practice facility, will report to the Toronto hub on or about July 26. AdvertisementNo matter the outcome of the RTP now, the CBA is considered intact, extended four years beyond its standing 2022 expiration date. If the Bruins again can reach the Cup final — as they did last spring — play against the Western Conference champ would begin in late September.
Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again
Built in the sixth century as a cathedral, Hagia Sophia stands as the greatest example of Byzantine Christian architecture in the world. Erdogan’s decree transferred control of the site to the Religious Affairs Directorate, sealing the removal of its museum status and allowing Hagia Sophia to become a working mosque once again. Conservationists and art historians have raised concerns about what will happen to the medieval mosaics inside Hagia Sophia, which depict the Holy Family and portraits of imperial Christian emperors, which strict Muslims may demand be covered. Hagia Sophia will be the fourth Byzantine church museum to be restored as a mosque under Erdogan but by far the most significant one. AdvertisementWhen the plan for Hagia Sophia was floated, it met a chorus of dismay from religious and political leaders around the world.
News in brief
Both Bouchard and Boyd are facing one count of conspiracy and 10 counts of theft of government funds. Bouchard appeared Thursday in US District Court in Boston. She appeared in federal court there and was released on the condition that she appear in Boston when ordered to in the future, according to court records. During that period, Auger was coaching at the 10.0 Academy of Gymnastics, which he owned, prosecutors said in a statement. The organization inspected her property in 2019 after receiving complaints that she was selling sick cats off the island.
Child taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Dorchester
A young child was struck and injured by a vehicle in Dorchester Friday afternoon, Boston police said. The child was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening, said Sergeant Detective John Boyle, a police spokesman. The incident took place at 29 Dennis St. at about 12:30 p .m., Boyle said.
Watch: See how coronavirus is now spreading faster across California
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in California, breaking new records for hospitalizations, new cases, and deaths. The animated map shows how — and when — the coronavirus spread around California from April 1 through July 9. In May, the virus spread farther into the state, as large outbreaks at prisons caused spikes in Santa Barbara and Kings County. On June 1 it grew to 26 counties with an elevated new case rate, and by July 9 nearly all California counties, 53 of 58 counties had a new case rate over 2.5. Find more data on coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the Bay Area and elsewhere in California with our Coronavirus Tracker
Santa Clara County opening new free coronavirus test sites
Santa Clara County will open new coronavirus testing sites in San Jose and Gilroy next week. “We continue our drive to make testing as easy and convenient as possible for all residents of Santa Clara County,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county’s COVID-19 testing officer. Although residents of Santa Clara can now get a free nasal swab test, the county is encouraging asymptomatic frontline workers and high-risk people to get tested. There are currently more than 50 COVID-19 test locations in Santa Clara County, including those at community centers and schools, hospitals and clinics, and mobile testing centers. Santa Clara was recently removed from the state’s list of counties being monitored by the state for alarming coronavirus infection rates.
San Jose, Mountain View obon festivals go virtual this month
The Obon Festival in San Jose’s historic Japantown is one summer’s highlights as its traditionally takes place the second weekend in July. And while there may be no gatherings currently allowed, that doesn’t mean there won’t be an Obon Festival. Get more information on the schedule and how to view the event on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/sanjoseobon or sjbetsuin.org. Mountain View’s Obon Festival also will be going online July 17-18. Activities include live games, a fashion show, cooking demonstrations, cultural discussions and a virtual tour of the Mountain View Buddhist temple.
Family, police ask for help in search for missing Alameda man
ALAMEDA — Relatives and police continued to search Friday for a 21-year-old Alameda man who has been missing for almost a week. Donald Adams-Stanifer was last seen between 6 and 7 p.m. on July 5 near the College of Alameda, authorities said. Alameda police have sent fliers with his picture on them to other Bay Area law enforcement agencies and have posted information about Adams-Stanifer on the department’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. They have also posted information about his disappearance on social media accounts. We miss you so much.”Anyone with information about Adams-Stanifer is asked to call Alameda police Sgt.
Eduardo Rodriguez’s availability for start of Red Sox season remains up in the air
As the season inches closer, there’s a strong chance Rodriguez won’t be ready for the July 24 opener at Fenway. Soon, the Red Sox face a decision on what they do with starter Eduardo Rodriguez . The end of Friday’s action summer camp officially means the Red Sox are just two weeks away from their season opener against the Baltimore Orioles. We’ll see how they pitch.”AdvertisementLefthander Jeffrey Springs struck out six batters in two innings during Friday's Red Sox scrimmage at Fenway, Springs is pushing for a spot in the Red Sox rotation, according to manager Ron Roenicke. I’ll do whatever I have to do to be in the lineup.”Exhibition games setThe Red Sox announced that they’ll play two exhibition games against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 21 and 22 at Fenway.
Raiders hire ex-NFL star Randall Cunningham as team chaplain
The Raiders dipped into the past glory of their new Las Vegas home to find their new team chaplain, hiring former NFL MVP Randall Cunningham, according to an ESPN.com report Friday. Cunningham, UNLV’s star quarterback in the early 1980s before embarking on a successful 16-year NFL career, replaces ex-Raiders running back Napoleon Kaufman as Raiders’ team chaplain. Cunningham, a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback and league MVP with the Eagles in 1990, said he was “elated” and “flabbergasted” to be named the Raiders’ team chaplain in their first year in Las Vegas. “I’ve already been in on some (Zoom) meetings with the team,” he told ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. The 57-year-old Cunningham, who lives in Las Vegas where he serves as a pastor at his own church, said Gruden asked him to be the Raiders’ chaplain.
Here's why so many workers are suing employers over 401(k) plans
But that apparently isn't the case at a lot of 401(k) workplace retirement plans. But unlike traditional pension plans, where managers hired by employers call the shots, workers in 401(k) plans must make investment decisions on their own (although some companies provide guidance). Many 401(k) plans now use target-date funds as default options, for when workers don't select other choices in which to invest. Simply put, companies offering 401(k) plans, and the investment firms they hire, are required to put the interests of workers above their own. Alan Norris of Norris Wealth Management in Phoenix said he still sees poor-performing proprietary funds inside 401(k) plans.
For former chess coach who taught at Philly’s Masterman and Douglass, questions but no charges
The former coach, Stephen Shutt, was barred from coaching at Julia R. Masterman School, and Philadelphia’s After School Activities Partnerships ended his role with the organization. Soon afterward, he was banned from U.S. Chess Federation events and had his membership indefinitely suspended. Philadelphia police also launched an inquiry after former students at Frederick Douglass Elementary School told The Inquirer that either Shutt sexually abused them or they saw him abuse others in his Fairmount home in the 1980s.
Missing man found dead in canal in Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix
A man found dead in a Phoenix canal in the Arcadia neighborhood is believed to be the same person witnesses saw struggling in the water and tried to rescue earlier in the week. A bystander jumped into the canal in an attempt to rescue the man but was unsuccessful, Hoster said. The man disappeared below the surface of the water and first responders were unable to locate him. Detectives and members of the Phoenix Police Department dive team searched the canal on Thursday again but could not find him. On Friday morning, a Salt River Project employee found the body of a man at a canal gate at 56th Street and Indian School Road, Hoster said.
As emergency COVID-19 calls skyrocket, first responders are feeling the impacts
As COVID-19 rapidly spreads across Arizona, first responders face more positive cases within their ranks. One day this week, Phoenix firefighters responded to 707 calls, 77 involving "potential COVID-19 incidents," according to a city memo. According to Moore, most firefighter COVID-19 cases have so far been mild and few have been hospitalized. So we’re going out there and responding on these positive (COVID-19) folks,” Moore from the statewide union said. Because Mesa fire has encountered so many potential COVID-19 cases, all ill patients are treated as though they might have COVID-19.
AIA sets preliminary fall sports plans to finish high school seasons on time
The Arizona Interscholastic Association on Friday announced preliminary plans to finish all fall sports seasons on time and in full with modifications. 1A football is currently looking at modifications, if necessary, the association states. The AIA and the Executive Board continue to promote these guidelines for schools to follow in preparation for the fall. Cancellation of Sports/Fall SeasonIf a school determines that it cannot operate a fall sports season due to the pandemic, the AIA will respect that decision, the AIA says. Hardship AppealsThe AIA states the deadline to submit for hardships has been pushed back two weeks, and the subsequent hardship appeals meetings have been pushed back two weeks.
My Turn: Pensions aren't making most public-safety officers rich
Bill RichardsonAZ I See ItI was mad as hell after reading Craig Harris’ July 19 story, "Mayors call on Ducey to push overhaul of financially fragile public-safety pension system." That changed when the state Legislature started adding perks to the PSPRS that will allow Tobin and others to walk away rich. But the Legislature didn’t change the funding formula to take into account greater longevity, nor did it make changes when there were benefit increases driven by the powerful fire and police unions. Now the Legislature is talking about a second Constitutional amendment to fix what they didn’t fix with Proposition 124, the first attempt to fix the PSPRS with an amendment. Most retirees never made nearly as much as Tobin, and their pensions barely cover the insurance costs.
New misconduct claims emerge against former renowned Masterman chess coach
Another former student said that when he was 16 or 17 in the mid-2000s, Shutt "sort of crawled over to me" after having a couple of drinks and started hugging him while he was trying to fall asleep. He recalled shrugging uncomfortably, and Shutt then going to his bed. The man said that when he was in his early 20s, Shutt made a sexual advance toward him, but he rebuffed the attempt.
Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage
Planned Parenthood of Maryland sued on behalf of several women, supported by the American Civil Liberties Union. They argued that the requirement to send separate bills could prompt insurers to drop coverage for abortions and would create confusion for policyholders. Insurers argued that they were already complying with the law's requirement to keep premiums for abortion coverage strictly separate, and that mandating separate bills would only increase health care costs and complicate their business operations.
Philly schools make tentative fall plans | Coronavirus Newsletter
The Philadelphia School District has been discussing tentative plans for what do when students head back to class in the fall, which could include a hybrid in-person and online learning model, no temperature checks for students and staff, cleaning high-touch areas every four hours, and having students attend school in shifts so classrooms aren’t overcrowded. Classes in Philadelphia are scheduled to begin Aug. 31, but all the training and protocols needed for preparing for school amid a pandemic may push that back. Read more about the plans here.
Justice Department plans to appeal ruling halting execution
They have pleaded for years that Lee instead should receive the same life sentence as the ringleader in the deadly scheme. The relatives, including Earlene Branch Peterson, who lost her daughter and granddaughter in the killing, had urged the Trump administration for months not to move forward with the death sentence and had argued their grief is compounded by the push to execute Lee in the middle of a pandemic.
Universal Health Services to pay $127 million to settle fraud allegations
UHS also said criminal investigations of the company, underway at least since 2015, had been closed. No charges were filed, the company said.
Universal Health Services takes big write-down on addiction-treatment unit because the business has changed
“There is much less out-of-network. There is much less travel for treatment. There is more and more control by the payers and less and less by the patients,” UHS chief financial office Steve Filton said Friday on a conference call with analysts about UHS’s third quarter earnings.
Philadelphia Historical Commission delays decision on demolition of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown
David J. Perri, commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, said he had considered the demolition application an urgent matter and hoped the commission would come to a decision Friday about the 19th-century church, which has been the subject of a years-long legal dispute between developers and residents of the Philadelphia neighborhood. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed and deconsecrated St. Laurentius in 2014 out of concern that the church would collapse.
Virus crisis is giving buyers a new way of looking at space, as agents see quick sales of homes with room to spread out
In 2019, Realtor Eva Stadelmaier marked $56 million worth of home sales in Jefferson County. But she’s on track to do even better this year—despite the spring pandemic and resurgent fears of a spike this summer. Real estate during the Coronavirus emergency What: Real estate agents and builders say homebuyers are rushing to surburban areas with room to spread out, following being confined during the pandemic. “It’s not just an uptick here,” she says, looking out at pretty Ken-Caryl Valley where she practices. In addition to Denver city buyers, purchasers include an inordinate number of out-of-towners, Markus notes.
Here’s your first look at Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb wearing No. 88
We’re just here to bless your screen with the first photo of Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb wearing the storied No. Friday, Lamb posted a photo of himself to Instagram, wearing his Cowboys uniform at The Star in Frisco and it’s even better than we could have hoped. The more you look at the photo, the harder it becomes to imagine Lamb wearing any other number. Earlier in the day EA Sports announced the player ratings for this year’s group of rookie wide receivers for Madden 21. It’d be hard to go wrong with either, but Lamb seems like the more rounded WR of the two.
Nuggets complete first NBA bubble practice in Orlando: “It’s definitely been weird”
On Friday morning, after a four-month coronavirus-forced hiatus from organized team activities, the Denver Nuggets returned to the practice court in Orlando as part of the NBA bubble to resume the season. “I can’t imagine most of the NBA teams down here are, but we have ample opportunity and time to get ready for that. Hopefully, he’ll be here soon, in the next couple of days.”Meanwhile, the Nuggets who are in Orlando are adjusting to unprecedented NBA playing and living conditions. “I like to get fresh air.”Several NBA players on other rosters have vented about bubble life, and specifically, the lack of available dining options. With a playoff spot already clinched, Malone suggests a cautious playing-minutes approach in seeding games to make sure the Nuggets’ starters remain healthy.
CU Boulder will require students be tested for COVID-19 before moving into dorms
In an update to the campus community, CU officials said they expect to decide soon whether all students — including those living off campus — will be required to be tested for the new coronavirus. “We are continuing to monitor public health requirements from the state that may include testing of students living off campus and state guidance on students arriving from certain geographical areas who may need to be quarantined,” CU officials wrote. First-year students will move into CU’s residence halls the week of Aug. 17 on a scheduled basis. Those students will be required to have taken a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, also known as a molecular test. “We are grateful to CU for their proactive communication with students about this and the city of Boulder’s addition of a violation of a public health order to their nuisance ordinance.
New Rockies right-hander Tyler Kinley could be a solid option to bolster Colorado’s middle relief
While pitching depth remains the Rockies’ biggest question mark, another concern is who will pick up the middle relief slack, especially early on in a 60-game sprint as Colorado’s starters are getting their stamina back. That’s where right-hander Tyler Kinley could prove valuable. For Kinley, that will probably mean opportunities to prove his worth through the first month of the season. While Kinley could be the most intriguing wild card in the bullpen this year, the Rockies also have ample other options for middle relief. All-star outfielder Charlie Blackmon is back in Denver but is still waiting to re-join the Rockies.
Big 12 reportedly eyeing late July timetable to make decision on football, other fall sports
One day after telling The Dallas Morning News that the Big 12 conference wouldn’t rush to a decision on the heels of the Big Ten’s announcement to move to a conference-only schedule for the 2020 college football season, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby gave a bit of a hint on when a Big 12 announcement could come. After being told of the ACC’s plans to make a decision in late July, Bowlsby told ESPN that the Big 12 is “kind of on the same schedule.”Bowlsby told The News that Big 12 athletic directors are currently scheduled to meet Tuesday and the Board of Directors is slotted to meet the following Monday. “We’ve been advised to go slow and constantly re-evaluate what we’re doing and move ahead as long as scientists and medical personnel are telling us it’s safe to do,” Bowlsby told The News on Thursday. With the Big 12 headquarters in Las Colinas, Bowlsby is very much aware of the COVID-19 spike in Texas, home to four conference members. Over the last few months, our conference has prepared numerous scenarios related to the fall athletics season.
Oyo hotel chain headquartered in Dallas lays off majority of its U.S. workers
In a statement to The Dallas Morning News, Oyo did not address job cuts at the company but said it remains committed to its operations in the region. That email also said a “large majority” of employees furloughed due to the pandemic would be permanently laid off. Dallas-area hotel owners who have signed deals with Oyo have expressed mixed feelings about its extremely low pricing for rooms. Oyo made Uptown Dallas its U.S. headquarters when it began a $300 million expansion just a year ago. The company received $5 million to $10 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program to retain 500 workers at the McKinney Avenue headquarters.
A Hartland woman fled from police after getting pulled over for speeding and driving drunk, complaint says
Police used a Taser twice on a 43-year-old Hartland woman after she fled from officers and resisted arrest following a traffic stop, according to a criminal complaint. According to the complaint:Fox was driving 75 mph in a 45 mph zone on Highway 83 at West Capitol Drive during the early morning July 27. Fox eventually tried to drive through dried cement but her vehicle came to an abrupt stop near a guard rail. Fox walked directly toward officers as they continued to tell her to get on the ground. When Fox turned around and walked back toward her vehicle, an officer deployed a Taser from about 10 feet.
South Milwaukee is considering creating a diversity committee. One official called it political grandstanding.
South Milwaukee is considering the creation of a city community diversity committee to strengthen race relations. Mayor Erik Brooks introduced the idea for the committee, along with other measures, at the June 30 common council meeting as a mayoral report. The council unanimously passed a motion at the meeting directing the city attorney to draft proposed legislation for the committee. City Attorney Chris Smith said he will be looking at other cities with similar committees to see if those models make sense for South Milwaukee. “South Milwaukee is a pretty gentle place to live,” she said, but added the decision on the committee will “speak volumes going forward.”City Administrator Tami Mayzik said the city already conducts diversity training.
Man fatally shot while driving in Hermosa
A man was killed in a shooting Thursday in Hermosa. He was driving about 9:53 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Keeler Avenue when someone in a white-colored SUV opened fire, Chicago police said. The 23-year-old was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was identified as Israel Carro, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Man found dead inside refrigerator at Edgewater Beach apartment was strangled: autopsy
A man found Thursday morning inside a refrigerator at his Edgewater Beach apartment was strangled, according to an autopsy. Paramedics found 58-year-old Marcus Merge unresponsive inside a fridge about 10:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of North Sheridan Road, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Autopsy results released Friday found he died of strangulation and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said. Officers initially responded to the building for a well-being check called in by someone from the condo association, police said. Area Three detectives are conducting a death investigation.
Jennifer Paradis, who ran Straight Dope Message Board for over 20 years, has died at 65
For more than 20 years, Jenny Paradis was the administrator for the Straight Dope Message Board, which bills itself as “Fighting Ignorance since 1973.” The SDMB had its roots in a Chicago Reader column that ran from 1973 to 2018. Some in the Straight Dope Message Board community said the news had them mourning a person they never met. With the help of an estimated two dozen moderators she managed worldwide, “That’s what Jenny did,” said Ed Zotti, editor of the original Straight Dope column. People who post on Straight Dope sometimes debate politics, Confederate statues and the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition to her mother, Ms. Paradis is survived by her sister Deborah A. Koma and brothers Edward C. Paradis III, Lawrence M. Paradis, David M. Paradis and Gerald L. Hagar.
Dallas Keuchel perfect in White Sox intrasquad game
The White Sox left-hander signed as a free agent in the offseason, started and retired all seven batters he faced in the White Sox’ intrasquad game at Guaranteed Rate Field. And so in my position, the amount of times I’m going to see multiple lefties in a row, I don’t think I really will. If I’m a manager, I’m going to pick and choose my points. At $49 per, more than $55,000 in net proceeds was raised for White Sox Charities. At the plate, Vaughn struck out, singled and lined out to right field.
A Waukesha School Board member swore at a resident during a recent public meeting
The Waukesha School Board and Waukesha School District are investigating which school board member swore at a resident following a public comment session of the board's July 8 meeting. Ben Strong, a Waukesha resident, was speaking to the board about why he thought district should end its school resource officer agreement with the Waukesha Police Department, as had several residents who spoke during the public comment session. Strong, who initially had not planned to attend the meeting, said the comment was representative of where the values and principles of the Waukesha School Board lie right now. Waukesha School District superintendent James Sebert said he and Como are aware of the comment and have been trying to determine who said it. Sebert said as a general practice, school board members do not publicly comment during that portion of the meeting.
Pritzker’s new director for unemployment claims could actually fix this political mess
Chan was a former state Senate Republican legal staffer who had been named acting general counsel for IDES by Gov. By all accounts, he’s a decent guy who helped negotiate a crucial unemployment insurance revamp this year. Richards was named Senate President John Cullerton’s chief of staff in 2016 after serving as Cullerton’s policy and budget director. I would say that was her greatest strength as chief — she was always working for members in the caucus and that, by extension, helped the Senate President. She’s as professional as I’ve ever seen.”The appointment also helps smooth things over with Senate President Harmon.
Positive COVID-19 case reported at Legislature’s special session
A person who was inside the Nevada Legislature building has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes said Friday. Joe Hardy and Heidi Gansert on the third day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Friday, July 10, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)CARSON CITY — A person who attended the Nevada Legislature’s ongoing special session has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes said Friday. It’s unclear how or if the positive case will affect the special session. The Assembly was scheduled to convene at 9:30 a.m. to start the third day of the special session to address the state’s budget deficit.
White Sox’ Michael Kopech to miss 2020 season
White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech will not pitch for the team this season, the club announced Friday. The Sox were not forthcoming about the reason why, only to say it’s a personal matter for the 23-year-old right-hander. White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn issued the following statement Friday:“Michael Kopech has informed us of his decision to not participate in the 2020 season. During spring training, he said he was in a good place emotionally, and was celebrating his Jan. 4 marriage to actress Vanessa Morgan. Kopech was acquired with Yoan Moncada and Luis Basabe from the White Sox in the Chris Sale trade.
Bars in 7 Nevada counties must close again
Seven counties in Nevada with elevated indicators of COVID-19 transmission will see bars and other alcohol-only establishments close late Friday. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal)CARSON CITY — Seven counties in Nevada with elevated indicators of COVID-19 transmission will see bars and other alcohol-only establishments close late Friday for a minimum of two weeks under guidance that follows Gov. Bars, pubs, taverns, distilleries, breweries and wineries that don’t serve food in those counties must close effective 11:59 p.m. Friday. — New case rate: a 14-day new case rate of fewer than 100 per 100,000 residents. — Positive test rate: A seven-day average of positive tests, measured after a seven-day lag, divided by the county population.
My readers write to me about “how it used to be”
I have wondered if they still carry this tradition on any longer because families have changed so much, Black and white. Nobody’s neighborhood is the same as it was in our childhood.”Columnists In-depth political coverage, sports analysis, entertainment reviews and cultural commentary. My hope is that remembering the way it was can remind us of the way it can be. Today, as a white believer of justice and freedom, I was insulted by the last two paragraphs. So let me say it again:“We’re all we’ve got.”As for instigating a “race war,” this country doesn’t need my words.
As crime heats up, CPD’s David Brown turns to community policing — Dallas-style
EditorialsIn Dallas, officers assigned to teams worked to build better relationships in the city’s toughest communities. ‘Make us feel safe’Created by Brown in 2012, the 80-officer Dallas Neighborhood Police Team significantly increased foot patrols. Officers got to know the residents on their beats and helped them form neighborhood crime watch groups. Along with better community relations and less crime, excessive force complaints against Dallas police officers dropped by a staggering 80%. Brown announced the new program in the Woodlawn community, where he had come to participate in a neighborhood cleanup.
Best bets for UFC 251
Lou Finocchiaro (@GambLou) is parlaying two favorites on the main card and is betting two underdogs on the preliminary card Saturday. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoHandicapper Lou Finocchiaro usually bets underdogs, but he doesn’t see many options for the top bouts for UFC 251 on Saturday. “I see the favorites having the advantage on every single fight on the main card,” Finocchiaro (@GambLou) said. Volkanovski is giving Max Holloway a rematch for the featherweight title after taking the crown from him via unanimous decision in December. “I saw Volkanovski dominating their first fight, and I don’t know what Holloway can do to change it,” Finocchiaro said.
Las Vegas Ballpark opening up for tours
Las Vegas Ballpark is opening up to fans for tours, the Las Vegas Aviators announced on Friday. Las Vegas Ballpark in Las Vegas, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoGroundskeeper Logan Mace sprays water on the field at the Las Vegas Ballpark in Las Vegas, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzcofans line up to enter the Las Vegas Ballpark for the Las Vegas Aviators' home opener in Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Las Vegas Ballpark is opening up to fans for tours, the Las Vegas Aviators announced on Friday.
‘A slap in the face’: Goya Foods faces boycott after CEO says US is ‘truly blessed’ to be led by Trump
But the controversy is also drawing attention to the mixed political sentiments of Latinos in the U.S. Many of them oppose Trump because of his derogatory comments about Hispanics and harsh policies toward immigration, most notably the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Hispanics have also been disproportionately hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic recession, causing them to question Trump's handling of both.
Inundated with unemployment claims since pandemic began, Illinois agency implements callback system to reduce time on hold
The caller identification number that will show up when the IDES call back comes through is 800-244-5631. If the call isn’t answered, the agent will attempt to leave a voicemail, and then make a second call. If neither call is answered, the claimant or employer would need to start the process all over again, calling the agency back and being placed into another queue for a callback.
COVID-19 pandemic hits Chicago media hard. ‘There’s never been a more challenging time for newsrooms.'
“Without this grant, some of them would have folded,” said Andres Torres, who helped oversee the program’s launch for the McCormick Foundation, one of six Chicago foundations behind the initiative. “This was, in some cases, a lifeline for organizations that were on the brink of saying ‘we don’t know how we’re going to make our next payroll.‘”
Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech opts out of the 2020 season for ‘personal reasons'
“We recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season.”
Illinois’ daily new coronavirus case count tops 1,000 for second day in a row; Chicago orders bars and restaurants that sell booze to close by midnight
“Some places are letting people linger,” Roper said. “Some are probably letting people order a few drinks before 11 so they can keep drinking for a while. We have found that our crowd dwindles early, so we stop serving food and drink at 9 and are clearing the house at 10. With our limited staff, it keeps the hours down and focuses our open hours on peak demand times.”
The Spin: New Illinois coronavirus cases top 1,000 for second day in a row | Chicago further restricts hours for businesses that sell alcohol | Duckworth slams Trump, Fox News host in op-ed
“They should know, though, that attacks from self-serving, insecure men who can’t tell the difference between true patriotism and hateful nationalism will never diminish my love for this country — or my willingness to sacrifice for it so they don’t have to,” Duckworth wrote. “These titanium legs don’t buckle.”
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
This week, Facebook posts viewed more than a million times shared a diagram of the nasopharyngeal swab test next to an anatomical picture of the brain, suggesting the swab disrupts the blood-brain barrier. THE FACTS: Multiple experts told The Associated Press there is no medical evidence that wearing a face mask could lead to this condition, despite Facebook posts claiming it could. ___CLAIM: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out COVID-19 tests “seeded” with the virus. The post asserts that COVID-19 tests are tainted and could expose people to the virus. On Facebook alone, posts connecting teachers with antifa have been viewed more than a million times in the past week.
Wai Fong Leung of Wantagh: A 'beacon of light' to her family
One day in March, when Jennifer Leung walked in her parents' Wantagh home, she was met with laughter. Jennifer Leung said that was the last happy memory she has of her mom, Wai Fong Leung. Wai Fong, her family said, was a “beacon of light.” There wasn’t a moment when she didn’t have a positive attitude. Wai Fong moved to New York from Hong Kong in 1968. Wai Fong met her husband, Paul Leung, in 1970 through a mutual friend.
Former-LI couple face bigotry, bias, assault charges in Conn. beating, authorities say
Investigators said they believed the pair may have absconded to Long Island following the assault in late June. Sarner and Orbay “do not have permanent addresses, but are known to be primarily in Nassau County, N.Y. When police arrived at the hotel, Sarner and Orbay requested medical attention. Surveillance video shows Sarner and Orbay returning to the hotel in a Lyft shortly before 2:30 p.m. the day of the alleged assault. The charges against Sarner and Orbay are serious enough to merit extradition upon their arrest, Olson said.
NYC mayor helps paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside Trump Tower
Al Sharpton as he helped paint the racial justice rallying cry in giant yellow letters on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower. Our streets!”“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ there is no more American statement, there is no more patriotic statement because there is no America without Black America,” de Blasio said. “We are acknowledging the truth of ourselves as Americans by saying ‘Black Lives Matter.’ We are righting a wrong.”The mayor announced the plan to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower last month after earlier saying the slogan would be painted on streets at several locations around the city. Bowser said the painting was intended to show solidarity with Americans outraged over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump lived in Trump Tower before he took office as president but has spent little time there since.
St. Paul man sentenced to 30 years for fatally shooting young father and injuring four-year-old
A St. Paul man has been sentenced to 30-years in prison for fatally shooting a young father and injuring his four-year-old son last fall. Carpenter, 23, was on the West Side of St. Paul near Wabasha Street and Congress Street last October when he spotted rival gang member Jeriko Boykin Sr. in a Jeep, court records say. He walked up to the vehicle and started firing, fatally striking Boykin, also 23, in the back and head. Police tracked down one of them and he reportedly admitted he was driving the vehicle the night of the shooting. He explained that he, Carpenter, and another man were driving around when, at some point, Carpenter spotted Boykin in another vehicle, charges say.
Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants
What happened next illustrates how difficult it has become to seek asylum in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. In normal times, the family would probably have been released in the United States with appointments in immigration court to argue for asylum. Alexy believes hiking in the San Diego mountains precipitated Karina’s labor. Jewish Family Service wants the family released in the United States, where they have relatives, to argue their asylum case in court. Together with the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties, the group on Friday asked the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog to investigate what happened.
Robinson Cano's mystery absence from Mets camp highlights uncertainty in COVID-19 era
There could be a hundred different reasons why Robinson Cano hasn’t shown up at Citi Field in four days. As for the monitoring, there were 17 new positives (13 players) among the 7,401 samples (0.2%) with 10 clubs affected. “I think you recognize the danger that we’re all in and how much unpredictability exists,” Van Wagenen said. Even so, Van Wagenen insists that the Mets remain on board. “Every player has expressed a desire to play, and we haven’t had any players express the potential of opting out,” Van Wagenen said.
Veterans' presence should help depleted Nets for restart in NBA 'bubble' during pandemic
As they prepare to restart their season in the NBA “bubble” at Disney World in Orlando, the Nets are in scramble mode. Of course, as Temple noted Friday in a Zoom session with reporters, even the veterans are in uncharted waters. But having that veteran leadership, trying to be adaptable, trying to withstand and be resilient in times of adversity, I think that’s going to help. Obviously, he’s going to provide scoring punch, provide a voice in the locker room that’s been around for a long time, understands how to win games. “I’m not really a ‘feel pressure’ type of guy,” Allen said.
Fans, coach Landon Donovan return to pitch for USL relaunch
Fans get to watch U.S. pro team sports in person for the first time in four months when Landon Donovan resumes his fledgling coaching career in a United Soccer League match. While it's a step toward normalcy, Donovan is OK that ticket sales will be capped at about 5,300. “ If you think about stadiums, the noise and home-field advantage comes from people sitting next to each other making noise. It was weird because usually when you play without fans, it's a preseason game or one that has no meaning. The plan includes a modular stadium that would seat 12,000 to 15,000 and cost about $15 million to $20 million.
Coronavirus closures inflated $23 million reported in downtown Portland protest damages
Almost 90% in reported damages and lost business came from one respondent, which reported $2.5 million in damages and $18 million in lost sales because of business closures for repairs from May 31 through June 18. The respondent said the business lost $1 million every day during that time period, according to the survey. The 90 businesses who responded to the survey other than Pioneer Place reported a combined $2.3 million in damages amid the first three weeks of demonstrations. The Portland Business Alliance would not confirm or deny the respondent that reported the largest loss was Pioneer Place. No other surveys have been publicly released tallying the financial impact of downtown Portland protests on businesses.
Bus garage for Stillwater school district could still end up in Lake Elmo
Lake Elmo has pushed a $7 million school bus terminal out of the city — in a dispute over how it’s connected to the city’s sewer system. Stillwater School District 834 moved its buses off of the 11-acre lot in Lake Elmo, and plans to move into a facility in Oak Park Heights. But there is still a chance that the district might move the facility back to Lake Elmo. In a text-message Friday, Stivland said: “I am interested in working together with … Lake Elmo to find a win-win-win solution to resolve the concerns relating to this bus garage site. The school district agreed to hook up the facility’s toilets and drains to the city sewer system.
Bill Monroe: Reeling in a first-ever salmon on the Columbia River
“Reel and don’t stop!” shouted Bill Monroe Jr. as he made his way to the nets stored on the bow of his boat. A hypothetical constant for guides and fishing boat hosts was at work this past week on the newly reopened waters of the Columbia River, where Elena landed her first-ever salmon (her kokanee don't count). Clackamas spring chinook: The long-awaited resurrection of the Clackamas River's once-strong hatchery spring salmon run is nearly ready to begin. PGE helped design and provide a gravity-fed, siphon system that takes cool Clackamas River water directly out of Estacada Lake. The closed area, from Tillamook Head north to the Columbia River, accounts for more than 90% of Oregon’s razor clam harvests.
Autopsy results complete for woman who died after Columbus protest
The final autopsy report is in for Sarah Grossman, a 22-year-old Springboro, Ohio, resident who died on May 30 after she attended a Columbus protest. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent E. Harshbarger today released her cause of death as "coronary artery dissection due to Ehler's-Danlos Syndrome." [ Subscribe now for unlimited access to Cincinnati.com ]The coroner's office also released a statement issued by the Grossman family in regard to the autopsy report released today. Shortly after her death, her family said there was no evidence pepper spray caused her death. In her obituary, her family said she was kind, and had a unique spirit and unwavering dedication to her convictions.
Former UConn player Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19, is asymptomatic
“The Liberty are in frequent communication with Megan and are optimistic that she will eventually join the team at IMG Academy and compete in the 2020 WNBA season when it is safe for her to do so,” the team said in a statement. “The safety and health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that Megan receives the best care possible.”
Former Cincinnati Reds backup catcher Corky Miller excited for first chance to manage
After spending eleven seasons in Major League Baseball, seven years as a backup catcher for the Cincinnati Reds and the past five years as the franchise’s catching coordinator, Miller finally has the chance to manage a professional baseball team. Miller checked with the Reds, received approval from MLB and then became the Slammers' manager for the 2020 season. “It was all about how they reacted to the team,” Miller said. Miller said he hopes instructional and fall leagues in Arizona begin later this year, and he expects to return to Arizona to work with Reds players if these leagues happen. “Obviously, the goal would be to get back to the big leagues and to succeed up there as a coach or a manager,” Miller said.
BuckeyeXtra Football podcast | Big Ten cancels non-conference games for fall football
Ohio State football beat reporters Bill Rabinowitz and Joey Kaufman speak with Dispatch sports columnist Rob Oller on the latest episode of the BuckeyeXtra Football podcast. On today’s show we discuss the recent news of how the Big Ten has canceled all nonconference games for fall football, talk about how Ohio State has paused voluntary workouts due to positive coronavirus tests, and mention what athletic director Gene Smith had to say about this. Finally, we speculate if we think fans will be allowed if a football season occurs, and talk about what it would feel like for Ohio State to play Michigan earlier in the season. >> Listen to this episode of the BuckeyeXtra Football podcast hereJoin the conversation at Facebook.com/BuckeyeXtraand connect with us on Twitter @BuckeyeXtra
Opinion: Trump delivers for Michigan with flooding relief funding
President Donald Trump is once again following through on his commitment to Michigan by expediting the arduous process of accessing federal relief funding to assist Michigan residents impacted by the recent flooding in mid-Michigan. (Photo: Nic Antaya, Special to The Detroit News)The flooding destroyed property, public infrastructure and displaced as many as 11,000 people. The president's action makes federal funding available to affected families in the counties of Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland and Saginaw. The funding will help residents and small business owners across the region rebuild communities, homes and businesses. Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership on this issue.
Facebook's software kit to blame for popular apps crashing
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Friday's widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you're not browsing the social network. Early Friday, users of the apps reported crashes when they tried to open them up. Facebook attributed the problem, which was quickly fixed, to a bug in its software development kit, or SDK, a tool developers use to integrate their apps with Facebook. The integration allows people to use their Facebook credentials to log in to apps for dating, music or anything else. It also allows the app developers to send data from their app to Facebook, which tracks and measures what people do on the apps.
Shipbuilder files complaint over union threats during strike
Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing strike in Maine. The company accused leaders of Machinists’ Local S6 of threatening so-called scabs with fines and loss of benefits — and hinting at violence. “We are extremely disappointed that union leaders would make false and threatening statements to the very employees they are supposed to represent,” said BIW President Dirk Lesko. “We take these issues very seriously and will continue to ensure our employees’ rights are protected.”Union leaders in a statement warned that anyone who chooses to cross the picket line will be fined after the strike is over and had this to say about scabs: “No man has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with.”
Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake affects women covered under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, not the majority with workplace insurance. The ruling hinged on the arcane question of whether a congressional requirement that insurers collect a “separate payment” for abortion coverage meant the companies also have to send their policyholders an additional, different bill, as the Trump administration wanted to require. The judge's ruling means insurers can continue to make the charge for abortion coverage a line item on their monthly bill, or just give policyholders notice that it's included. Although abortion is a legal medical procedure, federal law has long barred the use of taxpayer funds to pay for it in most cases.
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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Masks and flu seasonDr. Dale Bratzler with OU Medicine, reviews the latest coronavirus information, highlights the importance of masks and talks about the upcoming flu season.
US targets $1.3 billion in French imports in tech tax clash
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to impose taxes on $1.3 billion in French imports — hitting handbags and makeup but sparing cheese and wine — in retaliation for France’s digital services tax on U.S. technology giants. The French tax is designed to prevent tech companies from dodging taxes by establishing their headquarters in low-tax European Union countries. It imposes a 3% annual levy on French revenue of digital companies with yearly global sales worth more than 750 million euros ($848 million) and French revenue exceeding 25 million euros. The U.S. said the tax unfairly targeted U.S. firms such as Amazon and Google. It also criticized the French tax for targeting companies’ revenue, not their profits, and for being retroactive.
NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities without any new coronavirus cases among residents and staffers in the last 28 days can allow limited visits, state Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Friday. The department said the state's policy follows federal guidance and is limited to nursing homes without staffing shortages that have tested all residents. Health department spokeswoman Jill Montag said about 150 of the more than 600 nursing homes in the state could qualify to open up to visitors. Roughly 500 nursing homes had reported COVID-19 cases among staffers in June, according to recently released data from the state, which doesn't release data about the number of cases at individual nursing homes.
Fresh ink: second annual Oklahoma Tattoo Arts Convention in OKC
Ink is flowing this weekend at the downtown Cox Convention Center where artists, tattoo enthusiasts and entertainers have gathered for the second annual Oklahoma Tattoo Arts Convention. Hosted by Troy Timpel and Villain Arts, the convention draws people looking for fresh ink, accessories and merchandise at about 80 booths. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizer is plentiful. Social distancing is required. “We really feel we’ve created an environment suitable for what we’re doing here,” Timpel said Friday afternoon.
Croatia, Bulgaria take big step toward joining the euro
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Croatia and Bulgaria took a big step toward joining the shared euro currency Friday, underlining the currency bloc's attraction despite its 2010-2015 debt crisis and the continuing debate about how to strengthen it against possible future trouble. Finance ministers of the 19 current euro nations and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde agreed to admit the two European Union members to the waiting room for the euro, known in European Union jargon as the exchange rate mechanism II. Before an EU member state can join the euro, its currency has to remain in a fluctuation band of 15% plus or minus against the euro for a minimum of two years. Bulgaria, which joined the EU in 2007, has already pegged its currency to the euro. Croatia, an EU member since 2013, has engaged in a so-called managed float, in which its central bank intervenes in currency markets to prevent excessive swings against the euro.
Social justice nonprofits pay $1.4M in bonds for protesters
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's local Black Lives Matter chapter posted a total of $1.4 million in cash bonds to release four protesters from jail who were arrested and charged with various crimes during demonstrations against police brutality and racism. With help from the National Bail Fund Network, Black Lives Matter paid a $750,000 bond to release Eric Christopher Ruffin on Thursday. Ruffin, 26, is charged with violating Oklahoma’s Anti-Terrorism Act for encouraging people to burn an Oklahoma County sheriff’s van and an Oklahoma City bail bonds business on May 30. Adam Warner Hayhurst, Desha Lee Dixon and James Lovell Holt, who are charged with rioting, were also released Thursday. The trio is accused of violent acts during racial justice protests on May 31.
Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rosters
Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rostersPHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season, joining Dodgers pitcher David Price and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the sidelines. Others like Texas slugger Joey Gallo and San Diego outfielder Tommy Pham provided good news: They can get back on the field after previously testing positive for coronavirus. One week into Major League Baseball's strange summer camp, the constant churn of rosters is one of the few constants. Posey — a six-time All-Star and 2012 NL MVP — said his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided skipping the season was in his family’s best interest.
NBA teams at Disney had tough travel-party decisions to make
The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday. None of them, however, made it to the Orlando, Florida area with their usual travel party. Space limitations within the quasi-bubble at Disney also meant that teams had to cut their official traveling parties down to 37 personnel, including players, so many people who usually travel with a club aren’t on this trip. “We’ve tried to identify how to be the most efficient we can be with people that can be excellent remotely as well. I think that that’s one of the things that we’ve had to identify.
Internet romance fraudster sentenced to federal prison
A 36-year-old Chicago man was sentenced this week to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent internet romance scheme. Through the scheme, supposed romantic relationships were entered and victims shared personal information about their finances. Fraudsters encouraged the victims to wire money under the pretext of managing their investments. On Oct. 2017, Ojimba was arrested in Chicago. He has been in federal custody since his conviction.
NASCAR clears Justin Allgaier to race after Xfinity wreck
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — NASCAR cleared Justin Allgaier to race in Friday’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway afer he was released from a hospital for “non-racing related medical purposes.”The JR Motorsports driver was involved in a last-lap overtime wreck Thursday night with several drivers. 7 Chevy didn’t appear to sustain a hard hit, but he was taken to a hospital for evaluation. 90 Chevy Big hit at the end of @shadyrays 200!#NASCAR - #KentuckySpeedway - #ShadyRays200 - #TallPoursToughRacing https://t.co/vE6YtOPWno— Kentucky Speedway (@KySpeedway) July 10, 2020 ”sustained heavy damage — were evaluated and released from the infield care center. The JRM team tweeted Friday that Allgaier was being evaluated following his release from the hospital earlier in the day. Another tweet followed announcing he was cleared to race.
Masvidal finally gets title shot on short notice at UFC 251
Jorge Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days' notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal isn't mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman on Saturday night. Three spectacular wins last year turned Masvidal into one of the UFC's top rising stars at the tender age of 35, and he plans to ride his momentum all the way through the reigning welterweight champion at UFC 251. “The reason I'm here is because I've taken opportunities like this in the past,” Masvidal said. I've just got to give it everything I've got.”The showdown between Masvidal (35-13) and the hard-nosed Usman (16-1) headlines the UFC's biggest show of the summer on Yas Island, the tourist destination that has been taken over by the UFC and rechristened “Fight Island.”
Fans, coach Landon Donovan return to pitch for USL relaunch
Fans get to watch U.S. pro team sports in person for the first time in four months when Landon Donovan resumes his fledgling coaching career in a United Soccer League match. While it’s a step toward normalcy, Donovan is OK that ticket sales will be capped at about 5,300. “I don’t think it’ll change anything from our standpoint,” said the former U.S. national team and MLS star, who is two games into his coaching career. “ If you think about stadiums, the noise and home-field advantage comes from people sitting next to each other making noise. If they’re spread out in a 20,000-seat stadium, it’s not that daunting.”
Delayed start should help Brewers' Knebel play all season
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel believes the pandemic-imposed hiatus will enable him to be ready for the start of the season as he returns from Tommy John surgery. “I’m feeling very confident that I’ll be ready to go,” Knebel said after throwing an inning of scoreless relief in a Friday afternoon scrimmage. Knebel didn’t pitch at all last year after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow during spring training, an injury that required him to undergo surgery in April 2019. Knebel said that if the 2020 season had started on time, he probably wouldn’t have been able to join the active roster until June. The delay to the start of the season now means the 28-year-old right-hander shouldn’t miss any more time.
Madrid beats Alavés 2-0 for 8th straight win in title march
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema scored one goal and set up another to help Real Madrid beat Alavés 2-0 on Friday, restoring a four-point lead over Barcelona in the Spanish league with only three rounds left. Benzema scored a penalty kick in the 11th minute and assisted Marco Asensio in the 50th to ensure Madrid remained on course to dethroning Lionel Messi’s team for the first time in three years. The French striker led Madrid to an eighth straight victory since La Liga resumed play after stopping for three months due to the pandemic. Madrid will finish the season with matches against Granada, Villarreal, and Leganés.
Boston boy, 11, in hospital with ‘totally preventable’ fireworks injury: Walsh
Mayor Martin Walsh again called for people to stop messing around with illegal fireworks, which put an 11-year-old boy in the hospital this week. “July 4 behind us, but I’m still hearing them go off in many of our neighborhoods,” a visibly frustrated Walsh said in a press conference Friday. Walsh said he spoke on Thursday to the tearful mother of an 11-year-old South Boston boy who remained in the hospital with wounds from a firework. Police said the boy, who authorities didn’t identify, on Tuesday was handed a firework by another child on Mercer Street in South Boston. The firework exploded around 9:30 p.m., causing a “laceration” to the boy’s hand.
6 shot overnight in Boston as violence continues: police
Six people were shot in nighttime assaults in Boston, police said as the summer bump in violence continues. Over the previous 24 hours, two people were stabbed non-fatally, and no one was reported shot. Last weekend — a long weekend including July 4 — saw five people killed, nine shot non-fatally and three stabbed non-fatally, according to Boston Police logs. The previous week going back to the weekend before that saw two people killed, 11 non-fatally shot and nine non-fatally stabbed. That adds up to seven killed, 26 more shot and 14 more stabbed in the past two weeks, according to police.
Opinion: What's an NBA halftime performer do when there's no halftime? Red Panda cleans her house — a lot
What do you do when you’re a halftime performer without any halftimes? — but she is missing the fans every bit as much. “I miss those days.” ••• Rong Niu was in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference men’s basketball tournament when she started hearing talk games were going to be canceled. “I can’t believe that will happen.” After Niu performed, she left the arena and headed for the airport. She had to catch a red-eye flight to New York City where she was scheduled to perform at the Big East men’s basketball tournament the next day.
Former Broken Arrow football star DeMeco Roland commits to Texas Tech
Former Broken Arrow football standout DeMeco Roland announced Friday on Twitter he has committed to Texas Tech. Roland, a defensive tackle, is heading into his sophomore season at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He is the second defensive lineman from Oklahoma to sign with Texas Tech’s 2021 recruiting class, joining Vian’s Solomon Wright. In 2018, Roland helped Broken Arrow win its first football state title in school history, finishing his senior year with 42 tackles and two sacks. 23 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top 2019 recruits, committed to North Texas during high school before changing his decision.
Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins prepare for summer return, but who have Boston fans missed the most?
The Patriots won’t kick off until at least September, but the Red Sox have a new opening day on the calendar: July 24, against the Orioles. A poll of Herald readers revealed the Bruins as the top team fans want to see play out their year, with 57% of respondents choosing the B’s among Celtics, Red Sox and the Revolution. The Red Sox came in second with 25% of fan votes. “I just don’t think it’s practical or realistic that they’ll come back, but if they do, Red Sox,” said Tom Boyajy. Celtics fan Ben Lebowitz is looking forward to the team coming back, but joked about the NBA’s bubble meals.
Coronavirus will force parents to decide whether to send kids to school in the fall
Parents and caregivers of Boston Public Schools’ 55,000 students are waiting for the district to release three possible scenarios for the fall by the end of this month before they decide whether to send their children back to school on Sept. 10. The three options would be to continue to hold entirely remote classes, to return to in-school instruction or to have some hybrid of the two, said BPS spokesman Jonathan Palumbo. The latter two would entail 6 feet of social distancing in schools, beyond the 3-foot minimum the state has recommended, Palumbo said. Mayor Martin Walsh said in a press conference on Friday that he’s been meeting with the school department and expects in the next week or two to announce a specific plan. The mayor said that he has “no intention” of school staff layoffs but added that further federal government assistance is important in ensuring that.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
On this July Fourth, health officials worry more U.S. residents will abandon measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. See how our state compares to others in maps and charts that show virus spread, testing and more.
IndyCar drivers grateful to have fans back this weekend
A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years scheduled three days from now over COVID-19 concerns. Get caught up on the latest.
It’s not just the presidency: Trump is changing the Congress
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........WASHINGTON — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. Republicans shrug it off as Trump being Trump, leaving Democrats almost alone to object. But typically presidents only go so far, knowing Congress is eyeing their every move, ready and willing to intervene. Trump rejects that model outright, treating the Congress as support staff to his presidency and relying on sheer force of personality to shape the government to his will. “Congress is evolving,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., once a Trump rival for the White House.
Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate
Updated 4 times AlertMeWASHINGTON — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. Yet Trump paints a rosy picture of progress and ramps up his attacks on his government’s own public health officials, challenging the CDC’s school-reopening guidelines and publicly undermining the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci. Many outside the White House also fault Redfield, who was appointed two years ago, for failing to adequately assert himself and his agency. Redfield does not have a close personal relationship with the president and has rubbed some at the White House the wrong way. Vanderbilt’s Schaffner said that Redfield’s commitment to public health is clear, but said he nonetheless lacks the standing and forcefulness needed to influence the president’s thinking.
‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise
Standing beside Trump in the Rose Garden on Thursday, Goya CEO Robert Unanue declared: “We are truly blessed, at the same time, to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.”ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................ Lorgia Ortega, a retired payroll manager in Los Angeles who regularly puts about 10 Goya products in her shopping cart, said she called her four sisters when she saw Unanue’s comments on Twitter. “This president has insulted us so much.”Ortega said her children, cousin and her daughter’s mother-in-law all plan to stop buying Goya products, even if they don’t know yet how to replace them. The company calls itself the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, listing 2,500 products including seasonings, cooking oils, beans, frozen products and snacks. Jenny Robles, a public relations professional in New Jersey, said she had just finished making a chicken stew with three Goya products on Thursday night when her younger sister read a tweet about Unanue’s praise for Trump.
Virus review: Judge halts 1st federal execution in 17 years, citing pandemic. Here's the latest.
A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years scheduled three days from now over COVID-19 concerns. Daniel Lee had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday. But Chief District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson in Indiana ruled that the execution would be put on hold because the family of the victims wanted to attend but were afraid of traveling during the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 130,000 people and is ravaging prisons nationwide. The injunction delays the execution until there is no longer such an emergency. In other developments:
NM records 301 new virus cases, hits highest daily average
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Vics Peak Fire over 13,000 acres, 50% containment
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Vics Peak Fire burning in the San Mateo Mountains in Socorro County has grown to more than 13,000 acres with containment at 50%, the U.S. Forest Service says. The lightning-cause fire, which has been burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, is measured at 13,477 acres. The Forest Service said “moderate fire behavior” continued Thursday. “The fire continues to move between Milo Canyon and Smith Canyon,” the agency said in its Friday update. “The fire is backing and creeping north from West Blue and Teepee Peak Mountains.
Kentucky records second-highest total of daily coronavirus cases
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky on Friday saw its second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Andy Beshear reported 426 new cases, bringing Kentucky's total to 18,670. Kentucky's COVID-19 cases are not simply on the rise because of increased testing, Beshear said, but because of greater spread. Beshear pointed to other states, including Arizona, which led the nation in the growth of confirmed cases this week, as a warning. The state's highest daily total (577) of new COVID-19 cases came on May 5, but included hundreds of cases from wide-scale testing at the the Green River Correctional Complex that week.
UFC 251: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal odds, picks and best bets
The "Nigerian Nightmare" has won all 11 of his fights at the UFC level, including two straight title bouts. In fact, each of Masvidal's past five wins at the UFC level have been by way of KO/TKO, so Usman will have to be very careful of those devastating Masvidal fists. UFC 251 Special Offer in CO, IN, NJ and WV: Bet $1 at BetMGM.com, WIN $100 in free bets if Kamaru Usman wins at UFC 251. Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal betting oddsOdds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Usman (-228) is a heavy favorite to retain his belt for a third straight fight, and he hasn't lost at the UFC level yet.
Bodies donated to science 'left to be eaten by rats at Paris centre'
Bodies donated to science 'left to be eaten by rats at Paris centre'Authorities in France will investigate claims that human corpses donated for science were left to rot and be eaten by rats at a university research facility, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said. An investigation into “violations of the integrity of a corpse” was handed over to magistrates by prosecutors who handled the initial phase of the investigation after l’Express magazine reported the scandal last November. The newspaper said the remains of thousands of people who donated them for research were discovered in abhorrent conditions at the Centre for Body Donations (CDC) of Paris Descartes University. Some body parts were decomposing, others lay there chewed by rats amid overflowing bin bags containing pieces of flesh. The centre, opened in 1953, was the largest of its kind in Europe, and until its closure received hundreds of donated bodies every year.
Why many business owners welcome Beshear's order requiring face masks
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Local business owners and advocates were expressing relief on Friday, even some gratitude, for Gov. Andy Beshear's mask mandate, an order they say might help companies stay open amid an increase in coronavirus cases across Kentucky and around the U.S. "Most business owners want to protect themselves and their employees. They are very appreciative when their customers wear masks," she said. Both the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, the state Department for Public Health and local health departments will be in charge of enforcement.
Portuguese police search wells near Praia da Luz for body of Madeleine McCann, say local reports
Portuguese police have launched searches for Madeleine McCann’s body 20 minutes away from Praia da Luz, according to local reports. The searches are said to have been conducted in wells in Vila do Bispo, ten miles west of the town where the young girl vanished in May 2007. Portugal’s state broadcaster RTP says that detectives have discovered “fundamental evidence” relating to prime suspect, German paedophile Christian Brückner, but these claims have not been verified by police. Previously, police sources told the Telegraph that because the German authorities are running the investigation, the Portuguese police will only conduct searches if they are requested to do so. Four children told their parents he had flashed them at a playground in Sao Bartomoleu de Messines, a town an hour from Praia da Luz, in 2007.
California sees two deadliest days since pandemic began as Covid-19 cases rise
Over 40 Florida hospitals max out ICU capacity as Covid-19 cases surge across US Read moreCalifornia has now reported 296,500 coronavirus cases and 6,700 deaths, according to public health data. The governor, Gavin Newsom, said on Thursday the state’s seven-day average had topped 8,000 new cases a day, its highest yet. Counties on the state’s watchlist for three consecutive days are required to close bars and dine-in restaurants for at least three weeks. The state is conducting more tests than ever, but that hasn’t prevented facilities from becoming overwhelmed, worrying health officials that demand has outpaced capacity. In San Bernardino, where cases have tripled since Memorial Day, health officials have had to cancel hundreds of appointments for coronavirus tests, citing a shortage in materials.
Dancing With The Stars professional dancer Emma Slater looks fit in an all black outfit
The Dancing With the Stars pro flaunted her fit figure on her way in to her workout at an F45 studio in Studio City on Friday. The 31-year-old blonde beauty looked fit as she donned black athletic leggings, highlighted with cyan blue strips down her thighs. The professional dancer was sure to wear a face mask as the coronavirus pandemic continues to place regulations for face coverings in public spaces. But by December 2015, they confirmed the relationship was back on, and Sasha proposed to Emma in October 2016 during a Dancing With The Stars episode. The couple married in March 2018, with multiple Dancing With The Stars dancers in the bridal party.
Anthony Joshua is a hit with the locals as he signs a mural of himself in a Marbella sports shop
And Anthony Joshua was a hit with the locals as he signed the wall at a new sports shop in Marbella on Friday. Celebrity endorsement: Anthony Joshua was a hit with the locals as he signed his name beneath a mural in a sports shop in MarbellaThe fighter wore a white shirt and grey jeans as he walked through the streets of the southern city. 'AJ' wore a mask until he entered the sports shop where he then hugged a fan as he posed for a snap. It comes after Anthony left viewers in stitches when he had grated cheese on his abs during his appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway earlier this year. Anthony was goaded on by Dec to tell chef Yvette: 'You know what somebody said to me the other day?
Bird Box author Josh Malerman reveals a sequel to the hit Sandra Bullock film is in development
Bird Box author Josh Malerman revealed Friday that a film adaptation of his upcoming Bird Box sequel Malorie is already in development. His first novel, Bird Box, was published in 2014 and was a hit with critics, but the Sandra Bullock–starring film for Netflix raised his profile considerably. I was also aware that there was a possibility that Sandra Bullock wouldn't be playing Malorie,' Malerman said. It felt the same writing Malorie, but I didn't have Sandra Bullock in mind when I wrote the first one.' 'But I understand that Bird Box would fit into this sort of lockdown life that we're leading.
Boxing returns: Brad Foster retains super bantamweight title behind closed doors
Brad Foster emphatically retained the British and Commonwealth super bantamweight titles on points against James Beech Jnr at BT Sport Studios in East London as boxing returned - behind closed doors - after an 118-day absence dueBrad Foster emphatically retained his British and Commonwealth super bantamweight titles on points against James Beech Jnr in a behind-closed-doors return for boxing at BT Sport Studios in East London - after an 118-day absence. Under the banner of Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, the unusual silence, the crack of body shots and boxers breathing heavily, underlined the new reality of the sport without spectators. Foster won 116-113 and 117-111 twice on the judges’ cards. “It was a bit different, a bit like sparring, but you have to put it to one side. Between bouts, the ring canvas, ropes and corners were sanitised, while the referee, wearing a mask during the action, showered and changed clothes.
Premier League star says he is gay in an open letter... but admits only his family and friends know
However there is something that sets me apart from most of the other players in the Premier League. I don’t feel ready to share it with my team or my manager. The truth is I just don’t think football is ready yet for a player to come out. The game would need to make radical changes in order for me to feel able to make that step. Right now, I don’t feel I would be.
Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs
Image caption Emirates president Sir Tim ClarkThe president of Emirates said the Middle Eastern airline is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. The global airline industry has been severely impacted by coronavirus, with activity all but grinding to a halt. In an interview with the BBC, Sir Tim said Emirates was "not as badly off as others". The job cuts sweeping the wider aviation industry are fuelling concern amongst Emirates staff that things might get worse. Watch Sir Tim Clark's full interview on "Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst" this on BBC World News at Saturday 2330 GMT.
PM planning radical revamp of the NHS
Boris Johnson is reportedly planning a radical reorganisation of the NHS in the wake of coronavirus. The move is being seen as an attempt to dilute the powerbase built by NHS England Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens, who has been in the post since 2014. Raising the spectre of a law change, he added: "Some of that is in legislation but others are just culturally different bits of the NHS. It is a team effort - it needs to be brought together, there needs to be more cooperation across different parts of the NHS. I just want to make it as easy as possible for people on the frontline to do their jobs."
Devastation in China as flooding continues to engulf parts of the country
Large areas of China are being battered by rainfall and heavy flooding which has destroyed many houses.
Dan Akroyd hopes to change the minds of supernatural skeptics
Dan Akroyd hopes to change the minds of supernatural skeptics with his chilling new show, Hotel Paranormal. The upcoming Travel Channel show reenacts real-life hotel ghost stories, with actual video evidence and commentary from paranormal experts. The narrator of Hotel Paranormal, Dan, 68, considers himself a true believer in the the supernatural, according to People. For skeptics out there who don't believe in the paranormal, Dan hopes this show could potentially change things around. Hotel Paranormal will premiere on the Travel Channel on Saturday.
Chrissy Teigen flaunts her sexy figure in bikini video... after recently removing breast implants
Chrissy Teigen has been posing up a storm on social media after recently undergoing surgery to remove the breast implants she got in 2006. The 34-year-old former Sports Illustrated model looked sensational as she continued to showcase her stunning curves to her 30.5million Instagram followers on Friday. While looking over the suit, she suddenly realized she was accidentally wearing the garment 'inside out' and started to laugh. When the social media star underwent the procedure, she revealed she kept her breasts the same cup size, with a few adjustments. But when you have kids you think about (the risks) of surgery, and I think, "This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery."
Kourtney Kardashian models a swimsuit designed by her sister Khloe for Good American
Kourtney Kardashian shared a swimsuit image for her 96M Instagram followers on Friday. The 41-year-old Keeping Up Kardashians star was doing her younger sister Khloe a favor as the suit was designed by the 36-year-old owner of Good American. Stunning: Kourtney Kardashian shared a swimsuit image for her 96M Instagram followers on Friday. In May Kourtney admitted she was 'proud' of her body after gaining a few extra pounds in self-isolation. But it looks as if the POOSH founder has shed all the weight'I noticed someone left a comment the other day, commenting on a photo I posted saying "pregnant, pregnant, pregnant,"' she said.
Clarence Thomas's wife says BLM a 'Trojan Horse for mob rule'
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's wife Ginni branded the Black Lives Matter movement a 'Trojan Horse for mob rule' after a tiny town in northern Virginia put up a banner expressing support for protesters. Among the furious critics was Ginni Thomas, according to The Washington Post, which viewed an email sent to town officials from her account. Ginni Thomas, the wife of the only black justice on the US Supreme Court and an outspoken conservative, runs a consulting firm in Burke, about eight miles east of Clifton. Clifton residents, the majority of whom are white, also reported receiving fliers in the mail that tied the Black Lives Matter movement to various international conspiracies. Ginni Thomas, an outspoken conservative, runs a consulting firm in Burke, about eight miles east of Clifton.
FDA warns against dangerous or even LETHAL hand sanitizers
The five specific hand sanitizers were all made by the chemical manufacturer Eskbiochem SA de CV in Celaya, Mexico, and contain dangerous amounts of methanol without listing it as an ingredient. The most common and safest active ingredient for hand sanitizer is ethyl alcohol (ethanol), which is what the five hand sanitizer products listed on their own packaging. One of the hand sanitizer brands singled out by the FDA contained an 81% concentration of methanol and contained no ethyl alcohol at all, according to a report in ArsTechnica. 'Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects,' the FDA report says. 'FDA’s investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing.
Lisa Vanderpump announces her beloved Villa Blanca restaurant is closing after 12 years
Lisa Vanderpump is officially closing the doors to her beloved Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly Hills after 12 years. Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd will focus on reopening their other locations - Pump, SUR, Tom Tom and Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Caesars Palace – and hope to relocate Villa Blanca staff to other locations down the track. The television personality and staff have been feeding the homeless fresh meals every Monday morning since the Beverly Hills restaurant opened and she revealed that will continue despite the closure. The closure of Villa Blanca will come to a shock for many of its A-list clientele which includes Nicole Kidman, Drake, Dustin Hoffman, Stevie Wonder, La Toya Jackson, Sidney Poitier, and Robert Wagner. It has even become a cornerstone of the Beverly Hills community for over a decade as it was a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Dutch short track world champion Lara van Ruijven dead at 27
Lara van Ruijven (right) with Yara van Kerkhof, Suzanne Schulting and Rianne de Vries after winning the 3000 metre relay final during the ISU World Cup Final in Dordrecht in February this yearAdvertising Read moreParis (AFP)World champion short track speed skater Lara van Ruijven died on Friday after a short illness at the age of 27, the International Skating Union (ISU) reported on its website. Van Ruijven had been in a hospital in Perpignan, France, for two weeks after falling ill during a training camp. However, the ISU, quoting the Royal Dutch Skating Federation (KNSB), said she died on Friday evening. "The ISU is very saddened by the news of Lara's passing," said ISU president Jan Dijkema. At the world short track speed skating championships in Sofia in 2019, van Ruijven became the first Dutch woman to win a world title, taking the 500m gold medal.
Bolt says open to comeback -- if coach asks
Advertising Read moreKingston (Jamaica) (AFP)Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirment if former coach Glen Mills asked him. The world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no plans to resurrect his sprinting career. However the 33-year-old told Variety magazine in a video interview he would at least consider a comeback if veteran coach Mills asked him. "If my coach came back and told me, let's do this, I will, because I believe so much in my coach," Bolt said. Give Glen Mills a call, and I'll be back."
Fourth day of virus protests in Serbia
The protests were held as the Balkan nation announced a record daily death toll from COVID-19. At the same time, Brnabic condemned as "irresponsible" protests held in Belgrade and other cities on Thursday, after demonstrations in the capital on the previous two days had spilled over into violence. The president later backtracked on his plan, but the protests continued, turning into a general rebuke of his handling of the health crisis. On Thursday, the government formally dropped the curfew plan and announced restrictions on public gatherings of more than 10 people -- effectively barring protests. Neighbouring Croatia and Bosnia likewise posted 24-hour records for new virus cases Friday -- 116 and 316 respectively.
Workers affected by Phoenix pay woes to get $350 million in compensation
Article contentOTTAWA – At least another $350 million will be added to the $2.6 billion cost of the badly mismanaged Phoenix pay system, as the government has reached a deal to compensate public servants for the stress and uncertainty the flawed payroll program caused. The deal announced Friday with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will see 140,000 public servants receive a lump sum payment of $2,500 in compensation. Try refreshing your browser, or Workers affected by Phoenix pay woes to get $350 million in compensation Back to videoThe payroll software, launched in early 2016, has been mired with technical problems ever since, public servants went unpaid, sometimes for months at a time and the system struggled to handle basic payroll functions, like maternity leaves or overtime. There were widespread reports of public servants being unwilling to pursue promotions because of fears Phoenix would wreck their pay. PSAC president Chris Aylward, said even people who got paid on time were hit by the system.
Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves
Karim Benzema scored his 23rd goal of the season as Real Madrid beat Alaves 2-0 on Friday. Advertising Read moreMadrid (AFP)Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance of the title. If Barca fail to win away at Real Valladolid on Saturday, Madrid will clinch the title with two games to spare by beating Granada on Monday at Los Carmenes. Real coach Zinedine Zidane will be relieved all the same, particularly as he had to do without a string of key players. Benzema was able to continue but injured referee Gil Manzano was replaced by Rodriguez Carpallo, whose first big decision was to allow Madrid's second goal.
Russia and Turkey Scramble to Avoid Conflict. And What do U.S. Democratic Primaries Mean for Moscow?
This week on the podcast:— The leaders of Russia and Turkey meet in Moscow on Thursday in a bid to de-escalate fighting in Syria which has brought the two countries to the brink of direct military confrontation. Financial Times Bureau Chief Henry Foy joins us in the studio to discuss what is at stake for both countries. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow. Read More:Russia’s Syria gamble under pressure as Turkey attacks in IdlibHawks say Sanders will be weak on Russia. But Putin should fear a President Bernie
De Niro leads the way in cutting back alimony payments to ex-spouse because of COVID
Article contentDivorced couples are using the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to renegotiate maintenance payments, family lawyers claim, after Hollywood star Robert De Niro attempted to halve his spousal support. De Niro claimed that the pandemic had significantly impacted his earnings, and family lawyers warned that mounting numbers of warring former couples were making similar claims. Try refreshing your browser, or De Niro leads the way in cutting back alimony payments to ex-spouse because of COVID Back to videoThe 76-year-old has been battling his ex-wife Grace Hightower, 65, over the terms of their divorce. An emergency hearing, held over Skype, was called after De Niro halved Hightower’s monthly American Express credit card limit, down to $50,000. Caroline Krauss, De Niro’s attorney, told the judge that the actor had been forced to reduce her allowance because his businesses and career had suffered following the pandemic.
Moscow Targets Chinese Nationals Amid Coronavirus Fears. And the Arctic Heats Up in Record Speed
This week on the podcast:— China has complained that Moscow’s response to coronavirus is discriminatory and risks damaging relations with Beijing. Associated Press correspondents Francesca Ebel and Dasha Litvinova looked at how Moscow authorities went into great lengths to track down Chinese nationals. — The battle for the Arctic is heating up — literally — as countries, companies and citizens wrangle to protect and advance their interests in the region. We’ll speak to American journalist Alec Luhn about the effects of climate change on the Arctic, and Russia’s political and economic strategy for its icy north. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.
Russia Gets Tough on Coronavirus. And What Does Surkov's Departure Say About Modern Russia
From today — that’s Thursday the 20th of February — most Chinese citizens will be temporarily blocked from entering Russia as part of Moscow’s latest moves to contain the spread of coronavirus. The ban covers all Chinese citizens traveling to Russia on employment, tourist and student visas. to discuss Russia’s latest moves to stop the coronavirus spread is Alexander Gabuev , chair of the Asia-Pacific programat Carnegie Moscow Center.
A city-by-city breakdown of how Canadians want to defund the police
As a concept, defunding the police is not new, but reached new heights following protests worldwide after George Floyd was killed during his arrest in Minneapolis in May. What it means is less clear and hotly debated. Try refreshing your browser, or A city-by-city breakdown of how Canadians want to defund the police Back to videoFor supporters, it means a more diversified approach to policing, and reallocating police budgets to other social services and support. For detractors, it means less police to protect people and their property. British Columbia Premier John Horgan called defunding a “simplistic approach.” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said: “I think we need strong police within the communities.
When a Russian Bum Is Not a Bum
Here’s a good one, actually about language: “Are the Russian word ???? and the English word bum related?”The short answer: No. Most of what I now know about the word ???? (also ????) and its derivatives comes from a fascinating article by Alexei Bulannikov published in the journal ??????? ???? (Russian Speech). ?? ?? ?????? ?????????? ?? ?????? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???????? ??????????? (A person without a residence permit is like a homeless person. So Russian practitioners decided to go with English abbreviation to describe their Russian work. There is a whole world of meaning in those little Russian abbreviations.
Russia Prepares for a Surge in Coronavirus Cases
This week on the program we look at how Russia is dealing with the coronavirus, with experts on the line to take us through the latest developments and assess how Russia’s health system and economy will cope with the pandemic. — Moscow Times reporter Evan Gershkovich joins us to go over the steps Russia has taken in recent days. — And finally, ING’s Chief Russia Economist Dmitry Dolgin explains how the massive global economic disruption caused by the coronavirus will affect Russia. Read More:Russia Says It Has Very Few Coronavirus Cases. ‘We Don’t Have Enough Intensive Care Beds’: Coronavirus Will Test Russia’s Creaking Healthcare System
Putin Forever? And Russia's Economy Rocked by Coronavirus Fallout
This week on the podcast:— In a televised statement to Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Putin backed a constitutional shake-up that could see him remain president for another two full terms. — Last week, Russia rejected a proposal from Saudi Arabia to cut oil production in response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, kicking off an “oil price war” and sending global energy prices tumbling. In the studio to weigh up those claims and assess the real damage is Natasha Doff, economy and government editor at Bloomberg News here in Moscow. From Russia With News is hosted by Jake Cordell and produced by Pjotr Sauer. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.
Ten Ways to Be Tired in Russian
For me, the first half of the year is summed up in one word: ?????? (I’m tired.) So being tired in Russian is basically “can’t stand.” At least that part makes sense. You can intensify the fatigue factor with a variety of adverbs, declaring yourself to be ????? (hellishly); ???? (wildly); ????? (terribly); ??????? (savagely); ??????? (awfully) or ?????????? (fatally) ????? (tired). Or you can say ?????? (I’m tired) + ?? (to the point of) and add some nouns. These get translated in various ways: ????? ?? ????????????? (I’m so tired I can’t take it anymore); ????? ?? ?????????? (I so tired, I’m half-dead); ????? ?? ?????? ???????? (I’m so tired I could faint); ????? ?? ??????? (I’ve hit the wall, I’m so tired).
When Time and Place Meet in Russian
??? ? ???????? ?? ??? (Suddenly — at just that moment — I remembered her name.) The most important one for every discussion with your spouse or boss is: ??? ??? ??? ?? Another nice phrase to have in your pocket is ? ??? ???. ?? ????? ?? ?????? ? ??????, ? ??? ??? (We don’t want to have our babies in the city. ??????? ???? ?????? ????????, ? ??? ???.
Flying Objects and Other Horrors of Russian
?????? is the adjective you use to talk about anything connected with flying or aviation — something used in flying, associated with the profession of a pilot, having to do with aviation, or convenient or favorable for flying. The last one is nifty: ?????? ?????? (flying weather, i.e., good weather for flying). ??????? is used, in general, to describe the phenomena of animals or inanimate, non-mechanical objects that have the ability to fly or anything that happens really quickly, almost (but not quite) “on the fly.”So, we have flying animals: ??????? ???? (bat, literally flying mouse); ??????? ??????? (flying fox or fox bat); ??????? ????? (flying squirrel); ??????? ???? (flying fish) and even ??????? ??????, aka ???????? ?????? (flying fox). (The bat flying in the air circled above us.) And then it is used to describe the ability to fly for anything that usually doesn’t fly: ???????? ??????? (flying saucer); ???????? ?????????? (flying car); ???????? ????? (the flying/moving castle); ???????? ??? (flying house).
From fishboats to patrol vessels, yard marks 65 years of shipbuilding
Patrol vessels, tugboats and shrimp boats are among the more than 100 watercraft built at Naval Shipyard No. Among the boats built in recent years at the Tampico shipyard are 10 Tenochtitlán-class patrol vessels. Naval boatbuilders began the project in 2011 and by 2018 had completed and delivered all 10 of the 42-meter patrol boats. More recently, a Oaxaca-class patrol vessel was completed and launched in the Pánuco River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Patrol vessels such as those built at Naval Shipyard No.
‘Plans ruined’: Chinese university students weigh options after US visa rule change amid coronavirus pandemic
Harvard University (pictured) and MIT have filed a lawsuit to try to block the new visa rule.
The cave at the end of the world and the ghost town of Tequilizinta
You see, when the world comes to an end — and it’s coming very soon — only seven places will be spared, and this cave is one of them! “No, this isn’t it,” said Don Guadalupe. “The Cave at the End of the World” as seen by cartoonist Jesús Moreno. Waiting for the world to end inside la Cueva de Tequilizinta. One of many buildings now abandoned at Tequilizinta“I heard weird noises inside that cave,” recounts one of the few inhabitants of Tequilizinta.
The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait
“If he responds, we know we’ve had some effectiveness,” Reed Galen, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project told Yahoo News. But as social media obsessed about Trump’s cautious stroll, the Lincoln Project’s Twitter handle started using the hashtag #Trumpisnotwell. The top operatives who are part of the Lincoln Project, who collectively have over 3 million Twitter followers, amplified the hashtag. Trump doesn’t have the strength to lead.”Courtesy of the Lincoln Project MoreThat video has been viewed 1.3 million times on Twitter. And more important, how many persuadable voters are actually taking the time to watch political videos on YouTube?
Getting Out the Vote the Russian Way
????????????? ???????????: nationwide voteThis week in Russia has been all about the Big Vote: the 7-day nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution that ended on July 1. The question read: ?? ????????? ????????? ? ??????????? ?????????? ?????????? Or even: ?? ????????? ????????? ??????????? (something like: Do you approve of the Constitutional changes?) So the better construction, both grammatically and politically, would have been: ?? ????????? ?????????, ???????? ? ??????????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????? ? ??????????? (amendments to the Constitution) using the accusative case was dismissed by grammarians as ??????????? ??????? (a colloquial version).
Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout
Trump Jr. had invested in Eden Green Technology, a vertical farming company just south of Dallas, whose co-chair, Gentry Beach, was a Trump campaign fundraiser. Trump Jr. purchased his shares as Beach sought Trump administration funding for his other global business interests, ProPublica first reported in December 2018. The company has said Trump Jr. played no role in running Eden Green and was brought in during “U.S. Neither Trump Jr. nor a spokesman returned a message seeking comment. Once dubbed the “Donald Trump of lawyering” by The New York Times, Kasowitz represented Trump in the Trump University fraud lawsuit.
Report Exposes Trump DOJ's Secretive Efforts in Obtaining Drugs to Resume Federal Executions
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 cleared the way for federal executions to resume when it denied to hear an appeal from death row prisoners challenging the Trump administration's lethal injection protocol. https://t.co/yUOIoWqhjR pic.twitter.com/tgzvi0QM0l — Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 10, 2020The government documents showed that by March 2018, the Justice Department found a compounding pharmacy to make an injectable pentobarbital. Representatives for all three laboratories that Reuters identified as involved in pentobarbital testing said they were hired by a compounding pharmacy rather than the Justice Department. A department spokesperson declined to disclose to Reuters any details related to the administration's efforts to secure drugs for lethal injections. Since Barr's July 2019 announcement, critics have raised concerns about the Trump administration using the drug.
Watchdog Accuses Trump's NOAA of 'Choosing Extinction' for Critically Threatened Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence
"NOAA has powerful tools to protect the North Atlantic right whale, but it is choosing not to use them. "The North Atlantic right whale is the world's first large whale species nearing extinction," said PEER science policy director Kyla Bennett. NOAA has powerful tools to protect the North Atlantic right whale, but it is choosing not to use them. Warnings are only issued when at least three right whales are known to be in an area. Weeks after Trump opened the Atlantic's only marine sanctuary to commercial fishing, endangered Atlantic right whales have now been declared critically endangered.
'Compassionless': Lawsuit says Bernie Sanders campaign demoted staffer day after cancer surgery
The former California political director for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says she was demoted a day after undergoing cancer surgery and forced to quit after the campaign ignored her harassment and discrimination complaints. "It's so disappointing that a political campaign that purported to stand for so much, including access to healthcare and workers' rights, would behave this way," Liberty said. Courtesy Susie ShannonA spokesman for the Sanders campaign, Mike Casca, said, "We've not received this lawsuit and we don't comment on litigation." The suit says Navar brought on a second political director and assigned her Shannon's work. A spokesman for the Sanders campaign, Mike Casca, said, "We've not received this lawsuit and we don't comment on litigation."
Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Increased By 25 Per Cent In 2020
Many farming and mining projects have been facilitated on protected land and indigenous reserves. June, which marks the start of the dry season and fires, also hit a record with 1,034 square kilometers of deforestation, an increase of nearly 11 percent. Bolsonaro, a climate change skeptic, has facilitated farming and mining projects on protected land and indigenous reserves. In May he deployed troops in the Amazon ahead of the burning season to take "preventive and restrictive action against environmental crimes, namely illegal deforestation and wildfires." What we are seeing is pressure from the private sector for a different plan for the Amazon," said Napolitano.
Dame Vera Lynn: Spitfire flypast marks funeral
Dame Vera died last month at the age of 103 and her funeral was held at Woodvale Crematorium in Brighton. Representatives from the Royal British Legion stood with flags as they waited to honour Dame Vera. The cheers were followed by a spontaneous rendition of We'll Meet Again, one of the songs Dame Vera was well-known for. Chief of Defence Staff Sir Nick Carter said the Armed Forces would be "forever grateful" to Dame Vera, adding: "Her lasting legacy of lifting spirits will remain." A picture of Dame Vera and a video were projected on to Dover's white cliffs ahead of her funeral.
U.S. slaps French goods with 25% duties in digital tax row, but delays effective date
REUTERS/Al DragoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday announced additional duties of 25% on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports valued at $1.3 billion in response to France’s digital services tax, but would hold off on implementing the move for up to 180 days. The decision also reflected France’s agreement to defer collection of its 3% tax on digital services. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer first disclosed on Thursday plans to impose new tariffs on French goods with deferred implementation. OECD talks aimed at developing a multilateral solution for taxing digital services have failed to produce any results, with negotiations complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for the European Union told Reuters earlier that Brussels could propose its own solution if the OECD talks failed to produce an agreement.
Judge halts federal execution of Arkansas killer
(The Courier via AP / Dan Pierce )WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years, citing concerns over the coronavirus by the victims’ family. Lee, of Yukon, Okla., was convicted in Arkansas of the 1996 killings of gun dealer William Mueller; his wife, Nancy; and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarah Powell. The court order applies only to Lee’s execution and does not halt two other executions that are scheduled for later next week. It’s not clear what will happen with the other scheduled executions, which are scheduled next week for Wednesday and Friday. Dustin Lee Honken, who killed five people in Iowa, including two children, is scheduled to be executed Friday.
Hamilton Mob boss Pat Musitano shot dead in Burlington
Hamilton Mob boss Pasquale (Pat) Musitano has been shot dead in a Burlington parking lot, just over a year after surviving a previous attempt on his life amid ongoing mafia violence, The Hamilton Spectator has confirmed. Multiple police sources have confirmed the victim is Pat Musitano, the reputed boss of Hamilton’s Musitano crime family. However, with Pat Musitano’s death it’s unclear what will happen with the once prominent Mob family. Pat Musitano took control of the family business when his father, Dominic Musitano, died in 1995. On June 27, 2017, less than two months after Angelo’s murder, Pat Musitano’s house was sprayed with bullets in an apparent warning to the Mob boss.
Seoul's mayor found dead in presumed suicide after #MeToo allegation
Police officers stand guard in front of the residence of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon as rescue workers conduct a search operation in Seoul, South Korea, July 10, 2020. The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent suicide a day after being accused of sexual harassment. He defended many political activists and in the 1990s won South Korea's first sexual harassment conviction, in a landmark judgement. He helped launch the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, an influential NGO pushing to reform the conglomerates that dominate South Korean business. "Mayor Park, you were an excellent politician," one poster wrote on Daum, the country's second-largest portal site.
Supreme Court of Canada upholds genetic non-discrimination law
Canada's highest court has issued a ruling today upholding a federal law preventing third parties, such as employers and insurance companies, from demanding genetic information from individuals. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has decided the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act is a constitutional exercise of federal powers. "I think it's unusual, to say the least," said Cowan of the government's opposition to the law. In 2018, that appeal court unanimously found the legislation unconstitutional because it does not fit within the framework of criminal law. The Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness appealed the decision to the top court.
Canadian police chiefs call for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession
Send this page to someone via emailShare this item on TwitterShare this item via WhatsAppShare this item on FacebookThe head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is calling for the decriminalization of simple possession of illicit drugs. “Arresting individuals for simple possession of illicit drugs has proven to be ineffective,” Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, who heads the CACP, said Thursday. Enforcement and judicial efforts must continue to target trafficking and the illegal production and importation of drugs to choke off the supply of harmful substances coming communities, the chiefs say. premier expresses support for CAPC’s decriminalization of illegal drugs B.C. In a report released in April, Dr. Bonnie Henry says the change is an important step in dealing with the province’s ongoing overdose crisis.
US troops accused of wreaking havoc at July Fourth beach party in South Korea
US troops accused of wreaking havoc at July Fourth beach party in South KoreaAbout 200 police were dispatched to break up the festivities July 4, 2020, on Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea, after receiving more than 70 complaints about fireworks and other unruly behavior by U.S. service members. SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military expressed regret for “disruptive behavior” Tuesday after American troops allegedly caused a ruckus with a Fourth of July party that included fireworks on a popular beach in the southern city of Busan. About 200 police were dispatched to break up the festivities Saturday on Haeundae Beach in Busan after receiving more than 70 complaints from local residents. “We regret the inconvenience and disruption this behavior caused the people of Busan,” the command said in a statement. “We are going to start checking the beach periodically to ensure members of the base community aren’t misbehaving there,” Stallings said in a Facebook post on June 29.
Tensions rise over Detroit police killing of man they say fired first at officers
CLOSE Residents in the area confront Detroit Police officers after the shooting death of a man on West McNichols Road at San Juan Drive in Detroit. "The officer pushed him away, that’s when additional officers, fearing for their lives … fired several rounds striking the suspect," Craig told reporters at the scene. "We’re still very early in this investigation ... Based on what I know right now, this suspect was unprovoked and just fired on the officers." According to Craig, police have recovered the gun that the suspect allegedly used on police, along with casings from that weapon. That man was an associate of the wanted suspect, he said, and allegedly also had ties to a gang.
Deceased cat gets voter registration application in the mail
When Ron Tims checked his mail Wednesday he found something addressed to Cody Tims. 2020 ELECTION COVERAGEAdvertisementThe Tims were surprised, and a bit amused when they saw what Cody received in the mail. "We have a voter registration application for Cody Tims! "There's a huge push but if they're trying to register cats, I'm not sure who else they're trying to register. I'm not sure if they're trying to register dogs, mice, snakes," said Tims.
Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum
Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." During the years that Neff wrote for him at Fox, Carlson has hosted one of the most influential shows on cable news. In August 2019, a user started a thread titled, "We should just buy Canada and kick the Canadians out." On the afternoon of July 1, Neff started a thread titled, "Two GOP senators propose replacing Columbus Day w/Juneteenth."
Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano shot dead in Burlington
Sources have confirmed long-time Hamilton mobster Pasquale (Pat) Musitano was shot to death in his armour-plated SUV on a Burlington street on Friday afternoon — a year after he survived a similar attack in Mississauga. Pat Musitano was involved with a paving and construction company at the time of the attempt on his life last year. “I thought he’d flip in the end,” Manning said, noting that Pat Musitano apparently never co-operated with police. At the time of the attack last year, Pat Musitano was embroiled in a dispute with truckers, who complained he owed them money. Sign Up Now“I want to go home to be a husband to my wife,” Pat Musitano told the parole board.
Florida gun enthusiast shoots three armed intruders, killing two
Investigators said he grabbed a gun and walked to the back of the house where he saw a masked intruder in the hallway pointing a gun at him. The homeowner fired his gun, striking the intruder. A second intruder, also pointing a gun toward the homeowner, was behind the first one. The homeowner shot him and he fell to the floor as well.
Protesters swarm site where Detroit police fatally shoot man
Protesters swarm site where Detroit police fatally shoot man Dozens of people protesting police brutality in Detroit confronted officers following the fatal shooting of a man who the city’s police chief said fired at officers investigating a Fourth of July block party shootingDETROIT -- Dozens of people protesting police brutality in Detroit confronted officers following the fatal shooting of a man Friday who the city’s police chief said fired at officers investigating a Fourth of July block party shooting. He said the man then pulled a gun and started shooting over his shoulder at the officers. “Based on what I know right now, this suspect was unprovoked and just fired on the officers.”The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a hospital. He is a suspect in a gang-related shooting on July 5 at a block party that left three people dead and five others wounded. Protests have been held in the city and across the U.S. since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Officers Shot Latino Man Five Times in the Back, Autopsy Says
An 18-year-old Latino man who was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last month was fatally shot five times in the back, according to an autopsy released Friday in a killing the man’s family contends was unjustified. The confrontation occurred on June 18 when a police unit on patrol in Gardena, Calif., approached the man, Andres Guardado, and the woman he was standing with on a sidewalk, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s report. According to the report, Mr. Guardado ran, and sheriff deputies caught up with him and told him to get down and not to reach for the weapon that was around his waistband. When he did, the report said, deputies shot at him. One deputy’s weapon, a 9-millimeter handgun, was collected as evidence, along with another weapon, a Smith & Wesson handgun, which was found lying a few feet from Mr. Guardado’s body.
Announcement: My Birthday Is Cancelled This Year
Hi, Everyone,Just writing to let you know that, in light of everything going on, my birthday is cancelled this year. Cancelling my birthday was just the right thing to do, and I have not even for a second wavered on this decision. For local people, I’ll be setting up a booth in Prospect Park on Saturday, from 1 to 4 P.M., where you can wish me a happy birthday from a safe six-foot distance and, in return, I will use a T-shirt cannon to shoot you a T-shirt commemorating my cancelled birthday. I really don’t want to spend the entirety of my cancelled birthday looking at a bunch of old cars. I can’t make your Zoom party, as I’m going to be lying down at that time.
Trump Warns That Social Distancing in Schools Would Make It Harder for Students to Cheat Off One Another’s Papers
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Borowitz Report)—Laying out his plans for reopening the nation’s schools in the fall, Donald J. Trump expressed concern that social distancing would make it “really hard” for students to cheat off one another’s papers. “Especially if the person writes really small, which they sometimes do.”Trump recommended that teachers test their students’ eyesight on the first day of school to determine how far away they can sit from one another while still having a clear view of their neighbors’ papers. “I don’t know why those beauties at the C.D.C. didn’t think of this,” he said. Responding to a reporter’s question, Trump said that he could not recall any time that other students tried to cheat off his papers.
The Cartoonist Emily Flake Demonstrates How to Draw a Child
The Cartoonist Emily Flake Demonstrates How to Draw a ChildEmily Flake discusses how having a child changed how she illustrates kids, and pokes fun at her pre-motherhood drawings.
The Unstrung Power of Elaine Stritch in “Original Cast Album: Company”
D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary “Original Cast Album: Company,” which is now streaming on the Criterion Channel, has long been as widely revered as it was hard to find. Staking out the jammed-up intersection of theatre, audio recording, and cinema, “Original Cast Album: Company” illuminates all three art forms simultaneously and thrillingly—and at the center of the movie and its thematic network is the singular artistry of Elaine Stritch. Stritch played a supporting role in the Broadway show, yet she dominates the documentary of the cast album’s recording nearly from start to finish. He films the ensemble title tune, “Company,” in a succession of extreme closeups of singers in front of dangling microphones—and the first shot is of Stritch. “Original Cast Album: Company” is a symphony of faces, a grand harmony of dramatic expressions and creative energy.
A Preview of How a Biden White House Might Make Policy
In April, Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden during a split-screen, live-streamed video event, bringing the Democratic Party’s Presidential-primary race effectively to an end. The task forces’ report, though, could be an early clue to how policy creation and debate would occur in a Biden Administration, and how much of a voice the left wing of the Party would have. The Sanders-appointed representatives on the climate-change task force, in particular, left crowing. Meanwhile, during the six weeks that the task force was meeting, public attention and sentiment on issues like policing and mass incarceration changed dramatically. The task force’s members—which included the former Attorney General Eric Holder and the Biden campaign’s senior adviser Symone Sanders—were announced on May 13th.
Michaela Coel of “I May Destroy You,” and the State of the Biden Campaign
Illustration by Aurélia DurandAt the beginning of the year, Joe Biden’s campaign looked like it might never take flight. Then the country shut down, which has prevented Biden from campaigning in any traditional way, while possibly helping his candidacy. David Remnick interviews the South Carolina congressman James Clyburn, who endorsed Biden and defends the intentions behind the controversial 1994 crime bill, which both he and Biden supported. And Michaela Coel, the creator of HBO’s “I May Destroy You,” explains how she turned an experience of sexual assault into a nuanced, often funny TV drama. Representative James Clyburn Speaks up for Joe Biden’s Record on RaceThe most senior African-American in Congress, Clyburn helped Biden win the critical South Carolina primary.
“Grosse Fatigue” Tells the Story of Life on Earth
The French artist Camille Henrot’s thirteen-minute video-art masterpiece, “Grosse Fatigue” (“Major Exhaustion,” or, as a 1994 comedy translated the phrase, “Dead Tired”), is a Wunderkammer of and for the Internet era. (Because video art is so rarely displayed in full online, it is something of a rare item in its own right.) “Grosse Fatigue” emerges from and dissects the endless archives we’ve created online. “Grosse Fatigue” depicts, more or less, the evolution of life on Earth, mashing up creation myths and scientific theories, art, poetry, and the human body, with a conspicuous lack of boundaries that recalls the seventeenth century, when all of those categories were thought to have more in common. The format of “Grosse Fatigue” is particularly successful at illuminating the crush of information we face in the twenty-first century, daunting and confusing but also magical, infinitely recombinable.
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Kanate told us that four of his dormmates either tested positive for Covid or had symptoms, but were deported to India anyway. He was one of 22 from his flight who tested positive upon arrival. The Guatemalan government said that 186 deportees had tested positive for Covid-19, so far. We spoke to Lourdes, who was one of 30 passengers on a single flight who tested positive after arriving. He said he was one of 32 from his flight who tested positive.
Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Relationship Timeline
Despite their undeniable chemistry, Underwood and Fisher couldn't see much more of each other right away, considering the country crooner was based in Nashville and the National Hockey League star lived in Canada. "I mean, can I make dating more difficult?" Underwood recalled on VH1's Behind the Music. "Let's get a hockey guy who lives in another country. They began long-distance dating, which consisted of regular phone calls — before eventually reuniting in person once more three months later.
Archie Comics Podcasts Featuring Riverdale Characters Coming to Spotify
The podcasts will target different age demographics to include both young and mature audiencesNeed more Riverdale in your life? Archie Comics has struck a deal with Spotify to create multiple podcasts featuring the iconic Riverdale characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The podcasts will target different age demographics to include both young and mature audiences and will feature Archie Comic properties including Archie, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. "Bringing the iconic Archie library of characters to Spotify is a perfect match, and we're so excited to partner with them to explore new, compelling stories featuring our characters. Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene was canceled earlier this month after one season on the CW.
Manhattan Bar Liquor License Suspended over Social Distancing
White Horse Tavern was hit with 30 citations for failing to abide by social distancing rulesA landmark Manhattan bar — known for serving icons like Bob Dylan and Jack Kerouac — shut down this week after having its liquor license suspended for repeatedly violating social distancing guidelines over the last month. The 140-year-old bar was slammed with 30 citations, according to a document from the SLA. Officials cited "multiple counts of failure to comply with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders concerning COVID-19 restaurant restrictions, operating an unauthorized outdoor bar and failure to supervise the licensed premises." NYPD officers found as many as one hundred customers outside the bar on multiple occasions. Beyond that, I can’t be the social distancing police.”On Thursday, the restaurant shared the news on social media that they would be "temporarily closed for business."
Katy Perry Releases New Single 'Smile,' Reacts to Rumor That She's Related to Taylor Swift
The pop star's fifth album — also titled Smile — will be released on Aug. 14Katy Perry has a lot to smile about these days. The pop crooner, 35, just released her uplifting new song "Smile," which also serves as the title of her upcoming fifth album set to be released next month. "I'm so thankful / Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful / Now you see me shine from a mile / Finally got back that smile," Perry chants on the track. ? KP5 is called ? #SMILE ?," Perry captioned the announcement post on Instagram. While details about the upcoming album are largely under wraps, Perry did divulge details on one song said to be included on the tracklist.
Turkish Court Rules Iconic Monument Hagia Sophia Can Be Restored to a Mosque Again
Turkish Court Rules Iconic Monument Hagia Sophia Can Be Restored to a Mosque AgainHagia Sophia will become an Islamic place of worship once again. On Friday, a Turkish court ruled that the iconic religious monument can be restored as a mosque after nearly nine decades of it functioning as a museum, according to Reuters. The United States, Greece and church leaders also raised concerns about the move since Hagia Sophia currently serves as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the outlet reports. Originally built in the sixth century as a cathedral, Hagia Sophia has long been the center of a battle between Christians and the Muslims, according to The New York Times. Today, Hagia Sophia annually attracts millions of tourists at the museum and is considered one of Turkey's most-visited monuments, NBC News reported.
HGTV’s Erin Napier Is ‘Turning Off’ Instagram Comments Until 2021 After Calling Out Trolls
“Turning off comments till 2021 feels like a good move,” she captioned a photo of her and her husband (and HGTV co-star), Ben, 37. “It’s getting harder to shoulder every opinion from every direction at all times about everything when everyone is freaking out constantly. There’s too much noise.”She used an analogy to explain how social media can be deceiving, and explained that commenters often react without seeing the full picture. “It’s like this: we’re each making a bed and can’t see how far the sheet is hanging on the other side. Social media is for fun,” she wrote.
The 3 Best Sales Happening This Weekend and Exactly What to Buy
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Police Return to Colo. Mom's Home 2 Months After She Vanished — and Nobody Ruled Out as Suspect
Mom's Home 2 Months After She Vanished — and Nobody Ruled Out as SuspectTwo months after the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew, the Colorado mom who went missing during a Mother's Day bike ride, investigators have returned to her home to search for answers. Chaffee County sheriff Sheriff John Spezze said in a news release that investigators returned to the home west of Salida on July 9. Since her disappearance, investigators have received more than 600 tips, carried out numerous searches throughout the county and conducted "countless" interviews, the sheriff's office said. Family has previously stated that her husband, Barry Morphew, was out of town in Denver when his wife went missing. Image zoom Barry Morphew Find Suzanne Morphew/FacebookIn a video uploaded to the Facebook page "Find Suzanne Morphew," Barry Morphew urges anyone with information to call the FBI tip line.
David & Victoria Beckham's Cutest Family Pics, Featuring Birthday Girl Harper
Quiet on set! The Beckhams visited dad on the set of Modern Family, when he shot a cameo for the sitcom. Spot Jesse Tyler Ferguson posing à la VB in the background.
Auschwitz Survivor to Meet with Family of Soldier Who Gave Her Special Gift After Liberation
Lily Ebert was able to track down the American soldier's name and surviving family thanks to her internet-savvy great-grandsonAuschwitz Survivor to Meet with Family of Soldier Who Gave Her Special Gift After LiberationA Jewish woman who survived Auschwitz as a teenager will soon meet, for the first time, the family members of an American soldier who helped liberate her, and who gave her a special gift she’s held onto for 75 years. That changed, however, with a kind soldier who gifted her a German bank note he’d inscribed with a special message: “As a start to a new life. That is important.”Ebert, who was originally from Hungary but eventually settled in London, kept the bank note over the years, and recently re-discovered it while going through her possessions with her great-grandson Dov Forman, 16. “I joked with my great-grandma that I’d be able to find the soldier in 24 hours,” the teen told Sky News. RELATED VIDEO: Woman Reunites with Holocaust Survivors She Helped Save“It means so much that we can now connect with the family,” the mom of three told CNN.
Dan Aykroyd Hosts New Paranormal TV Show: 'Whether You're a Believer or Not, It's Entertaining'
The Ghostbusters alumnus narrates the new series Hotel Paranormal on the Travel ChannelDan Aykroyd Hosts New Paranormal TV Show: 'Whether You're a Believer or Not, It's Entertaining'Dan Aykroyd is returning to his Ghostbusters roots. The writer, actor, musician and filmmaker is narrating a new series on the Travel Channel, Hotel Paranormal, which delves into true stories of paranormal encounters from hotel guests around the world. "Bottom line about all of it, whether you're a believer or not, it's entertaining." Image zoom Courtesy Travel ChannelFrom Poltergeist activities to demonic spirits, the series showcases hotel guests' terrifying encounters through dramatic re-creations, actual video evidence and insights from paranormal experts. As a longtime believer in ghosts, Aykroyd thinks "the incredible encounters we're highlighting will open up a lot of minds and hopefully break through some of the skepticism people carry about the paranormal."
Starbucks to Require All Customers to Wear Masks Across the Country
The new safety protocol will begin on July 15Starbucks to Require All Customers to Wear Masks Across the CountryStarbucks is increasing its safety measures and will soon be requiring all customers to wear face coverings at its stores nationwide. Image zoom Starbucks Justin Sullivan/GettyAccording to Business Insider, the updated protocol makes Starbucks the first national restaurant chain to require face coverings. Other locations including Costco and Apple have announced mask policies, however, Starbucks is the first eatery to do so. Last month, Starbucks made headlines when one of its baristas in California stood up to a woman who was not wearing a face mask. In the state of California, it is required that people wear masks in public, including restaurants and cafes.
Colorado Officials Looking to Euthanize Bear After It Entered a Home and Attacked Owner
Officials said the large bear entered through the front door, which reportedly had a lever handle, and swiped the owner with its paw once they encountered each other in the living room, ABC affiliate KMGH reported. "You’re talking about a 400-pound animal — they can push down with enough force to sometimes pop those locks," CPW Public Information Officer Randy Hampston told the outlet. "There is nothing to indicate that this homeowner did anything wrong that attracted the bear," he told the local outlet. RELATED VIDEO: Bear Enters Montana Home, Proceeds to Take a Nap in the ClosetThe incident marks the first bear attack that has occurred in Aspen this year, CPW said. Generally, though, Hampston said it is rare for a bear to enter homes or willingly be around humans.
Chick-fil-A Postpones Annual Cow Appreciation Day amid Coronavirus Spikes
The annual event has been held by the fast-food chain since 2005Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day has officially been moo-ved. "Until we can gather again in person and celebrate our Cows, we have created a few fun ways to keep the spirit of Cow Appreciation Day alive this summer." According to Business Insider, 2 million people participated in Cow Appreciation Day last year. Ben & Jerry's postponed its annual Free Cone Day back in March. Since 1979, the ice cream company has hosted Free Cone Day in mid-April to celebrate the anniversary of its founding.
The Cutest Things John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Have Said About Each Other
"I’m going to share this completely with my husband John Krasinski, because the entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly," Blunt said in her acceptance speech for outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role for her turn in A Quiet Place, written and directed by Krasinski. "You are a stunning filmmaker, I’m so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you. Thank you for giving me the part. You would have been in major trouble if you hadn’t though, you didn’t really have an option," she joked, before giving a sweet shoutout to the couple's two children. "Thank you to the two little poems in our life, our daughters Hazel and Violet who will have to be at least 45 before they can see this film but they will proud of you, nonetheless."
Eminem Calls Out Drew Brees and People Who Don't Wear Masks amid Pandemic in New Kid Cudi Song
The rappers dropped the single "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady" on Friday, also targeting so-called "half-wit" politicians in officeEminem Calls Out Drew Brees and People Who Don't Wear Masks amid Pandemic in New Kid Cudi SongEminem is setting his sights on several hot-button issues. On Friday, the Grammy winner, 47, and Kid Cudi dropped a collaborative single titled "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady," which sees Eminem rap about recent headlines — taking aim at Drew Brees' controversial kneeling comment. Brees soon apologized, saying in a statement at the time that his words "lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy." In the new song, Eminem references New Orleans, where Brees plays for the Saints, and rhymed "F--k Drew Brees" before redirecting his targeted lyrics to other matters. "Got a lil' green (Yeah) / But I don't do weed (Nope)," he raps, later adding: "Not high, but I'm your highness."
Cardi B and Offset Celebrate Daughter Kulture Kiari's 2nd Birthday: 'You Are a Prize from God'
"She don't know how f---ed up in emotions and tears I am today," wrote Cardi B of her daughter turning 2 years oldCardi B and Offset Celebrate Daughter Kulture Kiari's 2nd Birthday: 'You Are a Prize from God'Kulture Kiari is growing up — and living her best life! On Friday, as their adorable daughter turned 2 years old, mom Cardi B and dad Offset celebrated their toddler with sweet birthday shout-outs on Instagram. Cardi, 27, shared a video of Kulture dancing as the proud mom and others shouted "Go Kulture, it's your birthday." The birthday girl smiled as she waved her hands in the air and stepped in her all-pink outfit. RELATED VIDEO: Offset Styles Daughter Kulture's Hair in Adorable Video Shared by Cardi B"Happy Friday!!!
Charlize Theron Wants Her 2 Black Daughters to 'Grow Up In A World Where They See Themselves'
Charlize Theron Wants Her 2 Black Daughters to 'Grow Up In A World Where They See Themselves'Charlize Theron is calling for better representation in Hollywood because she wants her two black daughters to "see themselves" represented in both cinema and "in life." The Bombshell actress, 44, joined Variety's The Big Ticket podcast where she discussed race and gender inclusivity in Hollywood and how she wants her adopted daughters — Jackson, 8, and August, 4, — to "feel they belong." "I’m a mom to two small Black girls and I want them to grow up in a world where they see themselves, where there is an awareness that they can be whomever they want to be because they see it,” Theron shared. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Theron shared, "As a parent, it's been a difficult time. And the world has kind of shaken me in a way that I realize that I don't have time.
Diane Kruger Shows Off Sexy Cutout One-Piece from Model Helena Christensen's Swimsuit Line
Diane Kruger is showing support for fellow model Helena Christensen — and she looks good doing it! Jason Wu left three fire emojis in the comment section, while fellow fashion designer Giambattista Valli wrote, “WOW! ??”Christensen, a former Victoria’s Secret Angel, has used quarantine to get in numerous photo shoots modeling Stærk & Christensen items and promoting them on her own Instagram page with sexy selfies and videos. Last week, Christensen rocked a red lipstick and bangs as she posed outside and around her house in chic Stærk & Christensen one-piece styles and a strappy nude bikini. In the post, Christensen appears in different swimsuit styles from her brand’s resort collection, including the “Knot Body” in both red and purple, as well as the low-cut “Wave Body” in black.
Before & After: See How One Husband Transformed an Attic Into His Wife's Dream Closet
"She didn't even have to ask," the couple's daughter Joserin says about the transformation, which went viral on TwitterBefore & After: See How One Husband Transformed an Attic Into His Wife's Dream ClosetYou know the old saying: one man's unfinished attic is another's dream closet. The Maryland family, who owns the company Remodeling & Design LLC, used the time to transform their attic into a jaw-dropping walk-in closet — and the enviable project has gone viral on social media. “Anyways my dad built my mom a closet in the attic,” Joserin Cabrera tweeted on June 21, sharing before-and-after photos of the dramatic transformation. One day I went up to my attic and I began to think ‘Wow, we have all this empty space that we can transform into something else.’”Image zoom Remodeling & Design LLCImage zoom Remodeling & Design LLCImage zoom Remodeling & Design LLCThe family purchased the 1925 house this past September. They quickly noticed it had limited closet space but a huge, unfinished space up top.
Why Supreme Court Decision Against Trump Doesn’t Mean You’ll See His Taxes (Yet)
But the decisions, handed down on Thursday, do not mean Trump's finances will be made public any time soon. Justice Brett Kavanaugh concurred: "In our system of government, as this court has often stated, no one is above the law. The president is exceedingly tight-lipped about the particulars of his business dealings, which are anchored around the family's privately held Trump Organization. In the New York case, the Supreme Court paved the way for prosecutors to obtain the requested financial documents via a grand jury subpoena there, as part of a probe into hush-money payments and other matters. The subpoenas in both cases were to either Deutsche Bank, where Trump does business, or his accounting firm, Mazars USA.
Will Children Have to Wear Masks When They Return to School? Officials Weigh in on Fall Plans
Officials Weigh in on Fall PlansAs the upcoming school year quickly approaches, parents across the nation are wondering how school officials plan on ensuring the safety of their students, faculty and staff amid the coronavirus pandemic. For a large number of districts around the country, including Miami-Dade County Public Schools and New York City Public Schools — both of which have been COVID-19 hotspots — the answer to this question is a definitive yes. Meanwhile, public schools in Texas, Pennsylvania, Utah and North Carolina have all said they're requiring masks in their buildings for everyone. Seattle Public Schools will also require masks, their media specialist confirms to PEOPLE. Meanwhile, Buford City staff will only be mandated to wear masks in common areas and when social distancing is not possible.
Brother of Trump’s Niece Blasts Her Tell-All Book, Calling Release a ‘Violation of Our Privacy’
Robert Trump, Mary's uncle and the president's younger brother, filed a lawsuit arguing that a confidentiality agreement Mary signed in 2001 related to a fight over patriarch Fred Trump Sr’s estate should prevent her from writing a book. While the result of Friday's court hearing looms, Mary’s brother, Fred Trump III, called the forthcoming release a “breach of trust and a violation of our privacy.” (Their father, Fred Trump Jr., is the president's older brother; he died in 1981.) We had no involvement with the preparation of this book, which is a breach of trust and a violation of our privacy," Trump III said in a statement sent to PEOPLE by the Trump Organization. “Moreover, my uncle, the President, has spoken out about our family and the will dispute on numerous occasions," she added. The president has since said he's grown closer to Trump III, and Mary was invited to the White House in 2017.
Rapper YG Channels Colin Kaepernick in Music Video and Cover Art for New Song 'Swag'
The rapper dons an afro wig and a red and gold football uniform reminiscent of that worn by San Francisco 49ers players in both the music video and cover art for his new songRapper YG Channels Colin Kaepernick in Music Video and Cover Art for New Song 'Swag'YG is making another political statement through his music, this time with his new single, "Swag." The Compton-born rapper, 30, dons an afro wig and a red and gold football uniform reminiscent of that worn by San Francisco 49ers players in both the music video and cover art for his new song, clearly emulating current free agent and political activist Colin Kaepernick. YG previously announced the track on social media Thursday, unveiling the song's cover art where he can be seen dressed as Kaepernick in front of two cheerleaders situated behind him. YG has been a vocal supporter of Kaepernick over the years ever since the football star began his peaceful protests back in 2016. The music video for the song includes footage taken from a Black Lives Matter gathering that YG helped to organize in Hollywood earlier this month following the murder of George Floyd.
Pregnant Jade Roper Tolbert Reveals She Suffered a Chemical Pregnancy Between Daughter and Son
Jade Roper Tolbert, who is expecting her third child with husband Tanner Tolbert, also suffered a miscarriage before getting pregnant with daughter EmmyJade Roper Tolbert and husband Tanner Tolbert are gearing up to become a family of five, but the road toward that reality wasn't without its bumps. "We lost a baby when we first got together and then I also had a chemical pregnancy the month before I became pregnant with Brooks," Jade added. (According to the American Pregnancy Association, a chemical pregnancy "occurs when a pregnancy is lost shortly after implantation, resulting in bleeding that occurs around the time of her expected period" and "may account for 50 to 75 percent of all miscarriages.") Image zoom Jade Roper Tolbert's Instagram Story Jade Roper/InstagramImage zoom Jade Roper Tolbert's Instagram Story Jade Roper/InstagramIn February 2019, while pregnant with Brooks, Jade opened up about her past miscarriage, sharing in an Instagram post that she and Tanner, 33, conceived during their stint on BiP but ultimately lost the baby. RELATED VIDEO: Tanner Tolbert Says Baby No.
Brandis Kemp Dies: Actress from 'Fridays' and 'AfterMASH,' Dead at 76
Brandis Kemp, the actress best known for her appearances on the television shows Fridays and AfterMASH, has died after battling brain cancer and complications from COVID-19. Kemp died July 4 at her home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. On AfterMASH, Kemp starred as Alma Cox, opposite actors from the original M*A*S*H including Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan and William Christopher, for the sitcom produced as the second spin-off and continuation of M*A*S*H, airing on CBS from 1983 to 1985. Kemp also made appearances on other shows such as The Wonder Years and ER in the 1980s and 1990s. Donations can be made in her name to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Christie Brinkley ‘Put on a Couple Pounds’ During Quarantine: ‘I’m Determined to Get Back’
The supermodel said that her houseful of guests — including kids Sailor, Alexa and Jack, plus their significant others — are working out togetherChristie Brinkley ‘Put on a Couple Pounds’ During Quarantine: ‘I’m Determined to Get Back’No one is immune to the quarantine weight gain — even supermodels like Christie Brinkley. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, 66, said that she’s “put on a couple pounds” while isolating at her Hamptons home. “I dragged my Total Gym into my bedroom, [and] getting out and gardening is a lot of work,” Brinkley said. “We’ll take the boat to a deserted beach and we’ll do speed walks or running … I’m determined to get back to my fighting shape.”She said that overall, the household is “doing very well” during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Brinkley told Extra that Sailor is now in a better place.
Carrie Underwood Marks 10-Year Wedding Anniversary with Mike Fisher in 'Awkward' Throwback Photos
the singer wrote of their younger selvesCarrie Underwood is counting her blessings that she and husband Mike Fisher found each other. On Friday, the "Southbound" singer, 37, celebrated her 10-year wedding anniversary with Fisher, 40, whom she wed on July 10, 2010, at a ceremony in Georgia. Sharing some deep-cut throwbacks of the pair as kids, Underwood reflected on Instagram about meeting the former hockey star backstage at one of her concert meet-and-greets. Underwood — who shares sons Jacob Bryan, 18 months, and Isaiah Michael, 5, with Fisher — added that their marriage has been "pretty incredible." In October, Underwood celebrated 11 years since she met Fisher that fateful night at one of her concerts.
N.Y. Daughter Helps Crack Case of Dad's Killing After Police Initially Said He Died in Fall
Jennifer Espinal overcame what she saw as police indifference to locate video of her 76-year-old father's attacker, leading to an arrestN.Y. Daughter Helps Crack Case of Dad's Killing After Police Initially Said He Died in FallJennifer Espinal never accepted that her 76-year-old father had suffered fatal injuries in a fall on the street. But the lieutenant at the precinct station in Queens, New York, was adamant in this belief, she alleged. "He didn't even care, my dad to him was nothing, but to us, my dad was everything, he mattered," Espinal told WABC. Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases.
Queen Elizabeth Responds to Boy Who Sent Her a Custom-Made 'Happiness' Word Search amid Lockdown
Timothy Madders, 7, "wanted to do something to cheer [the Queen] up"Seven-year-old Timothy Madders had the perfect way to lift Queen Elizabeth's spirits during the coronavirus lockdown. Image zoom Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle Steve Parsons/PANot only did Queen Elizabeth receive the word search, but one of her ladies-in-waiting replied to Timothy. Image zoom Queen Elizabeth Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty"He kept saying to me not to send the original to anyone else because that was for the Queen," Timothy's mother said. There are discussions what we could do and couldn’t do come October.”Image zoom Queen Elizabeth Kensington PalaceCan't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? While she may not be making in-person appearances, she’s still maintaining a full schedule while she’s in isolation at Windsor Castle.
Trump Boasts of ‘Unbelievable’ Cognitive Test Results as Biden Says He ‘Can Hardly Wait to Debate’
"I can hardly wait to deal with what he refers to himself as a 'stable genius,' " Biden said this weekTrump Boasts of ‘Unbelievable’ Cognitive Test Results as Biden Says He ‘Can Hardly Wait to Debate’Boastful as ever, President Donald Trump this week claimed the results of a cognitive test he recently took were — in his words — “unbelievable.” Meanwhile his 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, said he “can hardly wait to debate” Trump, whose allies have repeatedly suggested Biden is in decline. I can hardly wait to deal with what he refers to himself as a 'stable genius,' " Biden, 77, told WBRE. "I can hardly wait to debate him.”Biden echoed that same sentiment about a week ago when questioned about his own mental acuity. Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?”Image zoom Former Vice President Joe Biden Patrick Semansky/AP/Shutterstock“I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested,” Biden replied, appearing to laugh off the question. I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”
Kate Middleton Wore Her Most Whimsical Dress Yet (with Tiny Tennis Players!) for Andy Murray Chat
Kate Middleton Wore Her Most Whimsical Dress Yet (with Tiny Tennis Players!) for Andy Murray ChatKate Middleton wasn't able to attend Wimbledon this year, but she still brought her style A-game. For the call, Kate wore a green patterned dress — but upon closer inspection, it's clear why she chose that exact outfit: the features tiny tennis players in action! During the call with the Bond Primary School children, they excitedly asked Murray some questions, such as why he decided to take up tennis as a career. Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
Prince Charles Experiences Scary Moment When Man Faints Mid-Conversation During Royal Outing
Prince Charles witnessed a scary moment firsthand when a man he was speaking with during a royal outing unexpectedly fainted and fell to the ground. As Prince Charles spoke to one worker, he suddenly became unsteady on his feet, wavering back and forth before falling backward. Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 72, unveiled a plaque to mark their visit and heard how Asda has teamed up with the food charities FareShare and Trussell Trust. Image zoom Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/GettyCan't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? After months of quarantining at their Scottish home and doing royal engagements virtually, Camilla and Prince Charles have returned to in-person visits.
Tx. Students Make COVID-19 Care Packages for Seniors to Prevent Them from Feeling Isolated
The first round included 80 care packages across three senior care facilities — Grand Brook Memory Care Allen, Grand Brook Memory Care Mckinney and Cariad at Northbrook — while their second one consisted of 60 care packages to BeeHive Homes of Frisco and Grand Brook Memory Care of Richardson/N. Most recently, the students came together again to assembly more packages — this time, to be delivered to Grand Brook Memory Care of Allen. "It was so heartwarming to see them on the couches sitting with their puzzle books open," Chawla told KXAS. "We wanted to do something to give back to the community and we were able to do it assembly-line style," Chawla told KXAS. And these care packages, volunteering, this is something we can do."
Pregnant Jinger Duggar Cradles Her 20-Week Baby Bump in Adorable Family Photo
Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, who is expecting her second child, shared an adorable family photo to Instagram this week to celebrate the halfway mark of her pregnancy. As Jeremy, 32, holds little Felicity with one arm and embraces his wife with the other, Jinger cradles her growing baby bump. Image zoom Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo with daughter Felicity Jinger Vuolo/InstagramIn May, the couple exclusively revealed to PEOPLE that they are expecting their second child together — a baby girl. Baby.’ ”Their baby on the way comes after they suffered devastating miscarriage last fall. That was very difficult and definitely a trial for us.”Image zoom Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo with daughter Felicity Jinger Vuolo/ InstagramTo help get them through the devastating period, the couple relied on their faith and turned to family and friends.
103-Year-Old Man Becomes Oldest Person to Ever Go Tandem Skydiving
Al Blaschke previously went skydiving to celebrate his 100th birthday three years ago103-Year-Old Man Becomes Oldest Person to Ever Go Tandem SkydivingAfter celebrating a century of life, it would seem there’s little that could scare Al Blaschke – especially not a freefall jump out of an airplane. Blaschke, 103, recently went skydiving for a second time, and in doing so broke the record for being the oldest person to ever do a tandem jump out of an airplane, ABC News reported. “It was awesome to be able to jump out of an airplane with my grandpa,” grandson Kevin Blaschke told ABC News. Guinness currently lists the oldest person to ever tandem parachute jump as Kathryn “Kitty” Hodges, who was 103 years and 129 days old when she went skydiving in Washington state in 2019. Last week’s jump wasn’t the first for the retired craftsman — he went skydiving for the first time three years ago to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Florida Sets a New Single-Day Record for Coronavirus Deaths as Overall Toll Exceeds 4,000
After a month and half of soaring COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations, the death toll in Florida has also increasedFlorida set a new single-day record for COVID-19 deaths on Thursday as the state’s overall death toll surpassed 4,000. The state reported 120 new COVID-19 deaths, more than two times the 7-day average and significantly higher than the state's previous record of 83 deaths from April 28. One day earlier, Texas also set its own single-day record for COVID-19 deaths, with 119, nearly double the 7-day average. The national death rate is also now trending upwards for the first time since April, when New York was dealing with a major outbreak. According to health experts, as the case numbers soar, it is only a matter of time before the death rate increases as well.
Making Masks Fun! Tips for Getting Kids to Embrace Face Coverings amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Here, we've rounded up a few tips for parents to help make mask-wearing a more enjoyable experience — both for kids and their moms and dads. Image zoom Child wearing a face mask Getty1. "Show your child pictures of other children wearing [masks]," the AAP recommends. various face masks in fun prints that kids can pick out as part of their outfit for the day. Image zoom Face mask by Etsy seller MadisonJamesCo EtsyRELATED VIDEO: Supermodel Karolína Kurková Launches #Masks4All Initiative to Help Distribute Sustainable Masks3.
Bill Nye Shows How Face Masks Slow the Spread of Coronavirus: It's 'a Matter of Life or Death'
Scientific research has proven that masks are one of the most effective tools in stopping the spread of COVID-19Bill Nye Shows How Face Masks Slow the Spread of Coronavirus: It's 'a Matter of Life or Death'Bill Nye is breaking down why it’s so important to wear face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Face masks like this one prevent particles from getting into the air and then into your respiratory system,” Nye said while holding up a surgical mask. No matter the mask, though, Nye emphasized that wearing one is vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Scientific research has proven that masks are one of the most effective tools in stopping the spread of COVID-19. A bandana was the least effective mask of the four, reducing the distance to just 3 feet, and the quickly folded mask reduced the distance to 1 foot, 3 inches.
Charlize Theron Is Proud of Her 'Proactive' Daughters' Protesting: 'They Still Have Their Signs'
For more from Charlize Theron, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands nowCharlize Theron Is Proud of Her 'Proactive' Daughters' Protesting: 'They Still Have Their Signs'Charlize Theron couldn't be prouder of the behavior her daughters are exhibiting amid the ongoing protests surrounding police brutality and racial injustice. "And when they see protesters on the side of the road, they'll say, 'Mom, honk. Honk, Mom, honk,' " she adds. "For more from Charlize Theron, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. Image zoom Charlize Theron Noam Galai/GettyRELATED VIDEO: Why Charlize Theron Knew She Would Adopt Her Kids: "It Was Always My First Choice"Unfortunately, Theron's many talents do not extend to arithmetic education — at least according to Jackson.
Darius Rucker Speaks About His Support of Black Lives Matter: 'I'm Sure I've Already Lost Fans'
Darius Rucker is opening up and speaking out against racism — specifically as a Black artist in a predominantly white music genre. "I've lived with racism my whole life," the country music star shared. And Rucker knows that there is a risk in becoming forthright about delicate issues within the country music genre, including his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. "I'm sure I've already lost fans,'' he told TODAY, before adding, "You become a rich Black man and you think racism goes away. "It feels like so much of the country really wants some kind of change,'' he said.
FedEx Reportedly Gives Redskins an Ultimatum: Change Name or Stadium Signage Will Be Removed
FedEx reportedly said it will pull its name from the Washington Redskins' field if the team doesn't change its name after next seasonFedEx Reportedly Gives Redskins an Ultimatum: Change Name or Stadium Signage Will Be RemovedThe Washington Redskins have played at FedEx Field for nearly 20 years — but unless the team changes its name, that will not be the case come 2021, according to a new report. FedEx alerted the team in a two-page letter that it will pull its name from stadium signage following the 2020 NFL season if the team does not agree to a name change, the Washington Post reported. Frederick Smith, the founder, chairman and CEO of FedEx, is a part owner of the Redskins. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx told PEOPLE in a statement the same day the letter was sent. On Friday, FedEx referred to the initial statement in response to PEOPLE's request for comment about the Post story.
Proud Mom Rita Wilson Plugs Son Colin Hanks’ Handkerchief Business to Michelle Pfeiffer
(from left to right) Samantha Bryant and husband Colin Hanks; Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson; Chet Hanks, Elizabeth Hanks and Truman HanksRita Wilson never misses an opportunity to promote her kids. When fellow star Michelle Pfeiffer shared an Instagram post suggesting a brand of scarves to use as face coverings amid the coronavirus pandemic, Wilson plugged her stepson Colin Hanks’ handkerchief business. One of my favorite stores, check them out and please wear a mask,” Pfeiffer wrote alongside the photo, a selfie featuring her face covering. “May I also recommended @hankskerchiefs to add to your bandanna scarf wardrobe?” Wilson commented on the post, referencing the business Colin, 42, started — Hanks Kerchiefs. In April, Colin shared with his fans a helpful tutorial on how to make a no-sew face mask with the kerchiefs his business makes.
Paula Abdul Opens Up About Living with Osteoarthritis: 'I'm Not Going to Let Pain Keep Me Down'
The former American Idol judge stays healthy by moving regularly, meditating daily and following a low-alkaline, plant-based dietPaula Abdul Opens Up About Living with Osteoarthritis: 'I'm Not Going to Let Pain Keep Me Down'Paula Abdul will be the first to admit that she's put her body through a lot. But about five years ago, Adbul noticed a new, strange pain in her joints during workouts and dress rehearsals. "I knew something was wrong with my body," the former American Idol judge tells PEOPLE. Abdul's doctor told her she had osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that can cause stiffness and pain. "I'm not going to let pain keep me down," she says.
Chocolate-Glazed Donuts Are Back at Krispy Kreme — for 2 Days Only
Chocolate-Glazed Donuts Are Back at Krispy Kreme — for 2 Days OnlyKrispy Kreme is here to make the start of your weekend a sweet one. It is made with one of their famous original glazed donuts that is then covered in a second, rich chocolate glaze. The chain started teasing the one-day-only return yesterday on its social media pages with pictures of dozens of freshly glazed chocolate donuts saying, "We’re here to bring some deliciousness to your feed…#ChocolateGlazed #Doughnuts are back TOMORROW! If your local Krispy Kreme has stopped serving the chocolate glazed for today, set your calendars because the next Chocolate Glaze Friday is coming up in just three weeks on July 31st at participating locations. The company also recently launched mini donuts in January, which come in four varieties: Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced Glazed, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles and Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles.
Psych Stars Dulé Hill and James Roday on Shawn's Best Nicknames for Gus
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Death of Pregnant Black Woman, Sha-Asia Washington, Highlights Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality
The death of Sha-Asia Washington, a Black woman giving birth at a Brooklyn hospital, has prompted protests and petitions highlighting the racial disparities in maternal mortality in the U.S.Washington, 26, died in labor on July 2 at Woodhull Medical Center. A few days past her due date, she went for a routine stress test to the New York hospital, where doctors gave her medication to induce labor, Rolling Stone reports. Things went south soon after, Desiree Williams, the mother of Washington’s boyfriend, Juwan Lopez, told the outlet. The infant Khloe was healthy, but Washington was pronounced dead after doctors spent 45 minutes performing CPR. This woman died in Brooklyn at woodhull hospital a few days ago and never met her little girl.
Jimmie Allen Teams with His Childhood Musical Heroes on His New EP: 'It's Been a Dream of Mine'
The yearning, R&B-infused song, which Allen co-wrote, teams him with perhaps the two most influential Black artists in all of country music history: Hall of Famer Charley Pride and genre-hopping hitmaker Darius Rucker. "For me, as a Black guy being a fan of country music, Charley Pride was 'the guy.' It's also personal: No one more than Pride reminds Allen of his father and grandmother, the two people who gave Allen his love for country music. Image zoom Jimmie Allen Dustin HaneyHe's named the EP Bettie James in memory of these two personal heroes. "Darius said, 'I love this song,' but he was like, 'Man, I don't think the first song we do together should be a drinking song,'" Allen recalls with a laugh.
Amazon Says Staff Email About Deleting TikTok Over Reported Security Risk Was 'Sent in Error'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said the U.S. was "looking at" banning the appAmazon Says Staff Email About Deleting TikTok Over Reported Security Risk Was 'Sent in Error'Amazon has announced a staff email about TikTok was "sent in error." The company told staffers that TikTok had to be deleted from any device that had access to Amazon email in a note sent Friday that was obtained by The New York Times. However, an Amazon spokesperson now tells PEOPLE in a statement, "This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error. The company reportedly cited “security risks” associated with the app, and said that employees had to get rid of TikTok by Friday in order to keep mobile access to their Amazon email. A spokesperson for TikTok told PEOPLE that Amazon did not communicate with them before making the initial announcement, but that the company hopes to open communication channels with Amazon moving forward.
The Baby-Sitters Club: See the Netflix, TV Show, & Movie Casts
The classic book series by Ann M. Martin turned TV series turned movie turned reboot, The Baby-Sitters Club, has officially hit Netflix, with an all-new cast and reimagined takes on the storylines we grew up reading — and then watching — and loving,Meet the new Kristy, Claudia and the gang — and look back at the casts of the original 1990 TV series and 1995 movie.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Split: A Timeline of Their 13-Year Relationship
After 10 years of marriage, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer announced their split on Friday. Hammer had planned an “adventure day” with friends in Los Angeles, he told Vulture in 2017, and Chambers was invited to join. Image zoom Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers in 2012 Jeffrey Mayer/GettyThe WeddingPrior to their wedding in May 2010, Chambers said Hammer was intent on getting married. '”Image zoom Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers in 2019 BackgridBecoming ParentsFive years later, Hammer and Chambers welcomed daughter Harper and then son Ford in another two years. Happy Anniversary, my love," Elizabeth wrote in an Instagram tribute.
Darius Rucker's Annual St. Jude Benefit Goes Virtual for 2020 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Over the years, the concert has raised more than $2 million for St. Jude Children's Research HospitalDarius Rucker’s 11th annual charity concert, Darius and Friends, will be held virtually this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Over the years, the concert has raised more than $2 million for St. Jude Hospital and featured guest artists such as Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley and Kenny Rogers. Rucker, 54, will be performing from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry venue on July 30 and live streaming the concert, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event, on sale Friday, start at $15, with higher price points for limited edition and signed posters. Pay-per-view tickets are on sale tomorrow, July 10th at 10AM CT. More details at the link in bio!"
Tenn. Mom Accused of Fatally Shooting Daughter, 5, Then Trying to Blame Toddler Son
The charges against Robin Howington come nearly a year after Destiny Oliver was shot once in the chestTenn. Mom Accused of Fatally Shooting Daughter, 5, Then Trying to Blame Toddler SonA Tennessee woman is accused of fatally shooting her 5-year-old daughter, then trying to blame the killing on two different men and her 2-year-old son, according to multiple reports. According to an indictment obtained by multiple outlets, Howington allegedly tried blaming three separate individuals for the fatal shooting. However, investigators obtained video footage shot by a neighbor that allegedly shows Howington hiding the weapon, reports WVLT-TV, the indictment states. The tampering charges stem from Howington's alleged efforts to destroy her cell phone the evening of her daughter's killing.
Police Say Investigation into Naya Rivera's Disappearance Points to 'a Tragic Accident'
Kevin Donoghue tells PEOPLERivera's 4-year-old son Josey was found alone and sleeping aboard a boat at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California, on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced that "investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident." Image zoom Naya Rivera and son Josey CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images"To say definitively what actually happened, we really can't say. But so far, we really don't have a lot of information to make any guesses as to what could have happened." Image zoom Naya Rivera and her son, Josey, swimming on July 4, 2018 naya rivera/instagramPolice said Thursday that Josey, who has since reunited with dad Ryan Dorsey, was in "good health."
Naya Rivera & Ryan Dorsey Agreed to Joint Custody of Son Josey 3 Months Before She Disappeared
Ryan Dorsey and Naya Rivera tied the knot in 2014 and were married for four years before finalizing their divorce in June 2018Three months before Glee actress Naya Rivera disappeared during a lake trip with her son, she and ex-husband Ryan Dorsey agreed to joint physical custody of the little boy. "The Parties shall share joint physical custody of the minor child with [Rivera] having primary physical custody of the minor child. [Dorsey] shall be afforded frequent and meaningful custodial contact with the minor child according to" an outlined schedule, the documents read. Image zoom Naya Rivera and son Josey naya rivera/instagramFollowing his discovery on the pontoon, the little boy told investigators that his mother did not get back in the boat after being in the lake. According to court documents obtained by The Blast in 2018, Rivera and Dorsey agreed to share joint custody of Josey and waived spousal support.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Throw Virtual Wedding for Essential Worker Couple amid COVID-19
Rasheda Patton and Anthony Presley's nuptials in St. Martin were canceled because of the coronavirus outbreakKelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest just helped one couple say "I do" after their dream wedding was called off due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Patton and Presley's big day began with a surprise announcement from Tamron Hall, who agreed to be their officiant. As one last surprise, Ripa and Seacrest gifted the couple an eight-day stay at a private villa in the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon. "We wanted to make sure that when the time does come to travel, you're able to do it right," Seacrest said. "It's a different kind of wedding," Patton said of her virtual nuptials.
Will Smith Says Marriage 'Ain’t for the Weak at Heart': How He and Jada Pinkett Smith Reunited After Split
"I wasn’t sure I was ever going to speak to you again," Will Smith said to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith of how he felt during their brief split years agoWill Smith Says Marriage 'Ain’t for the Weak at Heart': How He and Jada Pinkett Smith Reunited After SplitWill Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are giving a candid look at the ups and downs in their marriage after the actress confirmed she'd had a romantic relationship with singer August Alsina while they had been briefly separated. The two met Alsina, 27, about "four and a half years ago" and Pinkett Smith, 48, became "really, really good friends" with him, she said. Smith said their brief split had taken a toll on him, saying, "I wasn’t sure I was ever going to speak to you again. Image zoom August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2017 BET Awards Paras Griffin/GettyPinkett Smith agreed, saying, "You gotta go through some s— to get the answers. Smith said, "There's a real power in just knowing somebody’s riding with you no matter what.
All of the Best Photos From Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Family Vacation in Mexico
He seems to be very into sticking out his tongue these days, showing it off in a photo atop his dad's shoulders. (Also, peep the upside-down sunnies!)
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers’ ‘Main Focus’ Is Their Two Kids amid Split, Source Says
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced their split after 10 years of marriageArmie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers’ ‘Main Focus’ Is Their Two Kids amid Split, Source SaysElizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer are putting their kids first as they split after 10 years of marriage. Hammer, 33, Elizabeth, 37, announced the split on their respective Instagrams with a throwback picture of the two and a statement recounting their long history together. I know their main focus right now is their kids and making sure nothing changes for them," the source says. Happy Anniversary, my love," Elizabeth wrote in an Instagram tribute. “We’re currently quarantined in the Caymans, which wasn’t planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc,” Elizabeth explained in April.
Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Wanted to ‘Feel Good’ During August Alsina Romance: ‘I Was Very Broken’
"I just wanted to feel good," Pinkett Smith said. RELATED VIDEO: Jada Pinkett Smith and Son Jaden 'Disgusted' Over YouTuber Shane Dawson 'Sexualizing' Willow in VideoPinkett Smith and Smith had "decided we were going to separate for a period of time," he recalled. So at the time she was dating Alsina, "I was in a lot of pain and I was very broken," Pinkett Smith said. Image zoom Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith in October. Ultimately, Pinkett Smith declared to her husband since 1997, "I’m just grateful for the journey that you and I have had together.
Mary-Kate Olsen Seen for the First Time Since Filing for Divorce from Olivier Sarkozy
The fashion designer was spotted outside her New York City office on ThursdayMary-Kate Olsen Seen for the First Time Since Filing for Divorce from Olivier SarkozyMary-Kate Olsen is back at work after filing for divorce from her husband of four and a half years, Olivier Sarkozy. She had previously requested an emergency order to file for divorce from Sarkozy on May 13, according to court documents. RELATED VIDEO: Mary-Kate Olsen Files for Divorce from Olivier Sarkozy the Day New York City Courts ReopenThe couple tied the knot in November 2015, but didn't see eye to eye on several issues that ultimately led to their split. "Mary-Kate thought he would budge on that and he hasn’t.”Image zoom Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy Amy Graves/WireImageThe couple were also driven apart by their lifestyles. “Mary-Kate prefers to be quiet and alone and doing the things she likes,” a fashion source told PEOPLE.
Petition Created to Add Warning Signs to Lake Piru, Where Naya Rivera Went Missing
Police confirm there have been prior drownings on the lakeA petition has been created urging officials to post warning signs for swimmers at the California lake where Naya Rivera went missing Wednesday afternoon. "Naya Rivera is not the first, nor the last to go missing at Lake Piru," Erin Jordan, the petition's creator, wrote in the description. "Lake Piru is a very deep lake with very bad whirlpools, people have been asking for years for the city to put up warning signs for swimmers." "Lake Piru needs signs. According to the Los Angeles Times, about seven people drowned in Lake Piru between 1994 and 2000.
Naya Rivera Posted a Touching Photo with Her Son Days Before Disappearance: 'Just the Two of Us'
The Glee actress is presumed dead after her son Josey was found alone aboard a boat they'd rented on Lake PiruNaya Rivera Posted a Touching Photo with Her Son Days Before Disappearance: 'Just the Two of Us'Naya Rivera's last Instagram post before her disappearance was a photo with her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey. The Glee alumna posted a sweet photo with the boy just two days before she was reported missing following an outing to the local Lake Piru. On Wednesday, Rivera rented a pontoon boat on the lake and went swimming in the water with Josey. "A source in "disbelief" over the news of Rivera's disappearance told PEOPLE that the boy was always her first priority. Image zoom Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty ImagesPolice also told PEOPLE they are "confident" that Rivera is still in the water.
Valentina Sampaio Becomes First Transgender Model to Appear in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Valentina Sampaio can add another milestone to her impressive boundary-breaking résumé: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. The feeling was surreal," Sampaio exclusively tells PEOPLE about the moment her agent, Christiana Tran at The Lions Talent Management, broke the good news. She garnered much support in the comments of her Instagram post from Victoria’s Secret models and LGBTQ+ activists alike. “Stunning ??????,” wrote Lily Aldridge, who has walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show nine times and earned her Angel wings. With everything Sampaio has going on in her career, she'll be very hard for DeGeneres to miss.
Indiana Teen Who Wanted to Be Scientist Vanished in 1986 — and Ex Is Now Accused of Killing Her
Indiana Teen Who Wanted to Be Scientist Vanished in 1986 — and Ex Is Now Accused of Killing HerThe boyfriend of an Indiana teenager who went missing in 1986 has been charged with manslaughter in connection with her presumed death. But he allegedly recently confessed to killing her in March 1986, when she was reported missing. At the time of Pflum's disappearance, she had been living at home in in Connersville with her parents and younger sister. When she went back to get her things the next day, she never came home, her parents told Dateline. The investigation into Pflum's disappearance remains ongoing, according to the news release.
Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She Had a Relationship with August Alsina While Briefly Separated from Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up about singer August Alsina's claims they had a relationship with Will Smith's "blessing"Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She Had a Relationship with August Alsina While Briefly Separated from Will SmithJada Pinkett Smith says she had a romantic relationship with singer August Alsina while she and Will Smith were going through a temporary separation. Pinkett Smith added, "It’s a situation that I consider private. "Four and a half years ago… I started a friendship with August and we actually became really, really good friends," she continued. The two were able to repair their relationship with Pinkett Smith saying, "We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love." Pinkett Smith previously teased the episode, tweeting, "There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table."
Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King Hug After Testing Negative for Coronavirus
In the clip, Oprah Winfrey greets Gayle King at the front door with her arms open wide for a hugOprah Winfrey and Gayle King Hug for the First Time After Testing Negative for Coronavirus: 'Welcome!' Oprah Winfrey celebrated the end of her longtime friend Gayle King's COVID-19 quarantine on Thursday with a heartwarming welcome at her home. In the clip, Winfrey greeted King at the front door with her arms open wide for a hug. "Welcome, welcome!" But while King wasn't allowed in the main house until she tested negative, the friends did enjoy a few socially-distanced meals together.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Split
The two married in May 2010 and have two children togetherArmie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer have split after 10 years of marriageHammer, 33, Elizabeth, 37, announced the split on their respective Instagrams with a throwback picture of the two. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority. It appears Elizabeth stayed at the Cayman Islands with their kids as she posted a picture of their son drinking out of a coconut on the beach minutes before the announcement. Happy Anniversary, my love," Elizabeth wrote in an Instagram tribute. Elizabeth shared a photo of herself, her husband and a group of friends posing beside a dinner table at Nobu Los Cabos.
Best Under-Desk Ellipticals & Bikes 2020
You need to check out our list of the best of the best then, from the best with Bluetooth capabilities, to the best for weight loss, to the best under-desk elliptical and the best under-desk bike overall! Best under-desk elliptical overall: Cubii JR1 Under Desk EllipticalThis fan-favorite is no joke. Best under-desk bike overall: DeskCycle Under Desk CycleLike the best elliptical, this bike also has eight calibrated resistance settings, offering over twice the range of many other under-desk bikes. Best for weight loss: Stamina InMotion E1000 Compact StriderThis under-desk elliptical is definitely a top choice for someone who’s concentrated on losing weight. Best under-desk bike with app: FlintFit CycliThis under-desk Bluetooth bike has a great Cycli app that lets you and your friends sign up and create a group so you can race each other while you work or watch TV!
Penelope Disick Photo Album: Kourtney Kardashian, Scott’s Daughter
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick‘s daughter, Penelope, is growing up fast — but her parents have been documenting her childhood from the start. She became a big sister in 2014 when the Poosh creator and her then-boyfriend welcomed their second son, Reign. A source told Us Weekly exclusively that “the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan was at the hospital and everyone was super excited” when Penelope arrived. Us broke the news in November 2011 that Kardashian and Disick were expecting. “I’m really excited for Mason to not have to compete with a little brother.
Proof Jessica Simpson Has Always Had a Killer Bikini Bod: A Series of Pics
Jessica Simpson knows how to flaunt what she’s got and we can’t blame her! The 39-year-old has been a blonde bombshell since she came on the scene and while she’s struggled with body confidence, she’s always known how to rock a sexy swimsuit. Then after she gave birth to her first daughter Maxwell in 2012, there were even more trolls who criticized her physique. “I’m not a supermodel!” she told USA Today that same year. From sleek one-pieces to barely-there bikinis, keep scrolling to see Simpson’s hottest swim snaps of all time.
Carrie Underwood Found Her 'Happily Ever After' With Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood is still head over heels in love with her husband of 10 years, Mike Fisher. ????????????????????.”Underwood and the Canadian hockey player tied the knot in July 2010 and later welcomed sons Isaiah and Jacob in 2015 and 2019, respectively. “Mike and Carrie are in an amazing place right now,” an insider tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Carrie and Mike have been keeping to themselves, but Carrie is telling friends she is doing really well with the lockdown and really enjoying family time,” the source adds. The couple dove deep into the strength of their connection in their candid new docuseries, Mike and Carrie: God and Country, which debuted in May.
Lady Gaga Is the Face of Valentino Voce Viva Perfume
Lady Gaga is adding to her ever-growing resume, serving as the face for Valentino’s latest perfume. On Friday, July 10, Valentino announced that the “Rain on Me” singer will be the face of its Valentino Voce Viva fragrance. “Lady Gaga means freedom, self-consciousness, pure heart,” Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli said in a statement from the company. “Be yourself, love who you are, and never give up your dreams,” Gaga is quoted saying in the statement. Though this is her first time officially working with a design label’s perfume, she has her very own perfume line called Fame.
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Pump Rules’ Stassi, Kristen’s Ups and Downs Over the Years
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have ended up fighting in the alley behind SUR more than once or twice. The Vanderpump Rules costars’ friendship has been rocky for years. Stassi and Kristen met while working at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood hotspot in 2010, three years before the Bravo series premiered. The following year, the Basically Stassi star left the show and moved to New York City to be with then-boyfriend Patrick Meagher. Halfway through season 4, however, Stassi was back — and living with Kristen!
Paulina Porizkova’s Best Makeup-Free, Natural Hair Color Moments: Pics
Paulina Porizkova looks breathtaking in full-glam, but she looks equally as fabulous when she’s makeup-free and embracing her natural hair color. She’s no stranger to posting selfies without a stitch of makeup or giving her followers an up-close look at her natural hair ?— even when it’s “tricolor” or first thing in the morning. Recently, the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shared two contrasting pics to make a point about flawless Instagram pics versus less-than-perfect reality. She’s dedicated to encouraging women to practice self-love at every age and posting photos of herself confidently rocking grays and imperfections is one of her ways of doing just that. Keep scrolling to check out some of Porizkova’s most iconic selfies featuring her natural hair color and her makeup-free skin.
Ryan Reynolds Jokes About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Step Back
Ryan Reynolds poked fun at a question on his game show, Don’t, that referenced Meghan Markle‘s former royal title. “Meghan Markle went from Suits to crowns after she married into the royal family. The Deadpool star — who serves as executive producer and commentator on Don’t — joked in January about Meghan, 38, and Prince Harry moving to Canada following their royal step back. Particularly in Canada, where they drink it.”Harry, 35, and Meghan announced their plans to step back from their senior royal duties in January. “And of course, Meghan feels more at home too and she’s really starting to feel like herself again.”
Stars Who've Self-Shot Professional Campaigns at Home: Pics
While quarantining at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, plenty of A-listers have done relatable things like test face masks or binge Tiger King. As experts and leaders continue to encourage social distancing, professional photoshoots are simply out of the question for the time being. The 45-year-old filmed the video on her own, becoming the industry’s first-ever hair color TV commercial created at home on a smartphone. In the clip, viewers watch here color her grays with Excellence Crème to demonstrate how easy it is to refresh your hair color from home. The ’90s supermodel used her iPhone to self-shoot the pics, which turned out breathtakingly beautiful.
Kylie Jenner, Stormi's Sweetest Mother-Daughter Moments
Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend, Travis Scott, welcomed their first child together in February 2018 — and the reality star has been posting adorable pics with Stormi ever since. The makeup mogul kept her pregnancy under wraps, announcing her daughter’s arrival three days after her birth. “I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions,” the Kylie Cosmetics creator wrote on Instagram at the time. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could.
These Hand Sanitizers Are Back in Stock on Amazon and Will Ship Fast
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Elizabeth Chambers Wanted More Kids Ahead of Armie Hammer Split
Elizabeth Chambers gushed about her future family plans ahead of her and Armie Hammer’s Friday, July 10, split announcement. I love my kids. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as coparents and dear friends will remain our priority. Wherever you put the work, that’s where it’s going to blossom.”The exes tied the knot in May 2010 in Los Angeles. “[It’s] usually [to] someone talking about my kids or something that’s just completely inaccurate,” Chambers explained at the time.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Split After 10 Years of Marriage
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers have called it quits after a decade of marriage and two children together. [Elizabeth] is still there with the kids.”Earlier this year, Chambers gushed about her dream of having more children with the Social Network star. Wherever you put the work, that’s where it’s going to blossom.”Hammer and the Texas native began dating in 2008 after a longtime friendship. “Our friendship continued to grow and grow until one day when I was like, ‘I can’t be friends with you anymore. You’ve got to break up with your boyfriend, and we’ve got to start dating,'” Hammer told Vulture in November 2017.
Jessica Simpson's Incredibly Toned Legs: Photos
Jessica Simpson’s Insanely Toned LegsWork it! Jessica Simpson’s muscular legs would make anyone jealous. However, Simpson has been vocal about the “scrutiny” she has faced through the years because of her body. … Even when it felt impossible, I chose to work harder.”The actress acknowledged that her weight loss journey was tough but rewarding. “It’s been a lot of hard work.
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith Joke About Past Split
Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the table for the Friday, July 10, episode of Red Table Talk. In her seat as the host was her husband of 23 years, Will Smith. “I feel like that husband, like, I’m with you at the press conference,” Will said, making her laugh. The fact that I’m speaking to you again is a miracle,” the four-time Grammy winner joked. Bad marriage for life.”Red Table Talk is available on Facebook Watch.
5 Container Store Picks You Need to Organize Your Closet Right Now
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Mary-Kate Olsen Spotted for 1st Time Since Olivier Sarkozy Divorce News
Mary-Kate Olsen was seen for the first time since news broke in April of her split from husband Olivier Sarkozy. The fashion designer, 34, stepped out in New York City in photos posted by the Daily Mail on Friday, July 10. Olsen and her twin sister, Ashley Olsen, were leaving the office building of their fashion line The Row. She and Sarzoky, 51, ended up at odds over their New York City apartment, which the businessman wanted her to move out of as soon as possible. Her legal team were the first in New York City to do so after courts lifted the eight-week moratorium that halted all proceedings not considered emergencies.
Lisa Rinna Supports Sarah Paulson After Lisa Vanderpump Drama
Lisa Rinna made her love for Sarah Paulson known after Andy Cohen brought up the American Horror Story star’s past drama with Lisa Vanderpump on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Thursday, July 8. “I love Sarah Paulson!!!!!!! ????????,” Rinna, 56, commented on PageSix’s Instagram about Paulson and Vanderpump’s beef. She wasn’t that nice!”During Thursday’s episode of WWHL, Cohen, 52, asked Paulson about her confession. “I try to be nice to everybody lol.”When Vanderpump quit RHOBH after nine seasons in June 2019, she left the show on bad terms with her costars, including Rinna.
Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel’s Son Isn't Pursuing Acting: ‘Refreshing’
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel’s 10-year-old son, Walker, would rather be on a field than in front of a camera. “He doesn’t feel the need to follow in our footsteps,” the actor, 49, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, July 8, while promoting his partnership with Quaker Chewy. He’s a really great athlete. So that’s been very, very refreshing.”Diggs and Menzel, also 49, welcomed Walker in 2009, six years after they tied the knot in Jamaica. “We have a very easy time, I think,” Diggs told Us of their dynamic.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Most Shocking ‘Red Table Talk’ Revelations
Jada Pinkett Smith is an open book. “I guess at this point in my life, I’ve really been doing a lot of interior work,” Pinkett Smith told NPR in January 2019. “And I just realized that in part of my growth, the women and the people who had the courage to be very transparent with me with certain aspects of their journey really, really helped my journey tremendously. In each episode, the three generations gather around a red table (hence the name) in the Smith family’s home in the Calabasas neighborhood of Los Angeles. Scroll down to read Pinkett Smith’s most shocking revelations from Red Table Talk!
Katie Holmes Follows Thandie Newton Amid Tom Cruise Drama
Katie Holmes seemingly showed her support for Thandie Newton after she admitted to feeling “so scared” of Tom Cruise while filming Mission: Impossible 2. Holmes, 41, followed the Westworld actress, 47, on Instagram days after her comments about Cruise, 58, went viral. On Monday, July 6, Newton raised eyebrows with her candid remarks about her experience working with the Jack Reacher actor. “I was so scared of Tom,” she said in the latest issue of New York magazine. “That time was intense,” Holmes told InStyle in their April 2020 cover story.
Naya Rivera Seen Hours Before Disappearance, 911 Call Released
Naya Rivera was spotted pulling up to Lake Piru hours before she was reported missing on Wednesday, July 8. In new security footage released by investigators, the 33-year-old actress can be seen getting out of her car with 4-year-old son Josey. As the search for Rivera continues on Friday, July 10, officers also released the 911 call made by an employee at the rental boat business. “The emergency is: We have a missing person,” the employee said before seemingly misidentifying Josey, who has long hair. We don’t know,” he said, confirming that Josey told officers that his mother went swimming.
Pregnant Gigi Hadid’s Dad Mohamed Covers Her Baby Bump in Rare Pic
Mohamed Hadid kept his pregnant daughter Gigi Hadid’s baby bump hidden in a Thursday, July 9, family photo. “Miss you my beautiful family under the willow tree,” the real estate developer, 71, captioned a photo of Gigi, 25, Bella Hadid, Anwar Hadid, Dua Lipa and Leah McCarthy. Us Weekly confirmed in April that Gigi and her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, are expecting their first child. The One Direction member, 27, “couldn’t be more thrilled” to become a dad, a source exclusively told Us at the time. “Zayn has always been so into Gigi and she’s always been such a big part of his life,” the insider shared.
Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute Friends Again After 'Pump Rules' Scandal
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have called a truce after being let go from Vanderpump Rules last month. “Stassi and Kristen are friends at this point,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. Fans watched their feud play out on season 8 of Vanderpump Rules, with Schroeder addressing the fallout during the May 19 finale. Schroeder, Doute and fellow Witches of WeHo wine creator Maloney, 33, dined outside and later posed for a photo with a fan. Earlier in the month, an insider told Us that Doute and Schroeder had started to mend their friendship in light of their Bravo scandal.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Relationship Timeline
Hollywood is full of enviable high-profile romances, but none can compare to the relationship between Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Blunt and Krasinski began dating in 2008 after meeting through a mutual pal. During a 2011 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Office alum revealed that it was love at first sight for him. Speaking to Marie Claire in February 2020, Blunt opened up about how she’s raising the pair’s children to be empathetic. “But it’s always about coming back home and being together, it’s the most important thing.”Scroll down to see Blunt and Krasinski’s romance over the years.
Sutter Health’s Request to Delay $575 Million Settlement Is Denied
Sutter Health’s Request to Delay $575 Million Settlement Is DeniedAdded: 10.07.2020 15:23 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe large California hospital system wanted to postpone an agreement reached in a state antitrust case, as coronavirus cases rise.
August Alsina: 5 Things to Know About Jada Pinkett Smith’s Ex
August Alsina has lived many lives in his 27 short years — from his New Orleans upbringing to his romance with Jada Pinkett Smith and beyond. The “Kissin’ on My Tattoos” artist gained attention in June, after he claimed that he had a past relationship with Pinkett Smith, 48, when she was estranged from husband Will Smith. Pinkett Smith’s rep told Page Six at the time that the claims were “absolutely not true,” but Alsina stood by his original declaration, and posted a statement about it on Instagram on July 3. Pinkett Smith explained that when she met the singer, she and the Bad Boys actor, 51, were on a break. Both she and her husband were confused by the timing of Alsina’s discussion, since they said they have moved on years ago.
Lady A's Name Change Lawsuit: Everything to Know
The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum announced in June that they were changing their name — but the transition hasn’t been easy. One day after news of their name change made headlines, the band faced backlash from blues singer Anita White, who has been performing under the name Lady A for over 20 years. “They’re using the name because of a Black Lives Matter incident that, for them, is just a moment in time. “We hope Anita and the advisers she is now listening to will change their minds about their approach. We can do so much more together than in this dispute.”Scroll down to learn more details about the Lady A drama.
These Cooling Face Masks With UV Protection Are Perfect for Summer
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie's 'Legal Matters' Have Slowed Down
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s “legal matters” are being put on pause as courts grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. “Brad is seeing the kids but everything involved in their process of resolving legal matters between Angelina and Brad, including the courts, is slowed down because of COVID,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “Brad and Angelina have continued to navigate a path forward for their children,” the insider explained. “I separated for the well-being of my family,” the Girl, Interrupted star told Vogue at the time. “Things between Brad and Angelina are better than they have been,” the insider said.“They’re more cordial — they’re aiming toward resolutions that work for each of them.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Dated August Alsina During Will Smith Split
Jada Pinkett Smith did not hold back during her first Red Table Talk episode following August Alsina’s claim that the pair had an affair, sitting down across from husband Will Smith. The couple revealed that around four and a half years ago, they met Alsina, 27, who was sick. Luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process in a much different matter,” Jada continued. It was really a joy to help heal somebody.”However, when Will and Jada began communicating again, Alsina ended the romance. In June, Alsina made headlines for alleging that he was introduced to Jada by her son, Jaden Smith, in 2015 and began an affair.
Bindi Irwin Talks Quarantine Honeymoon, Australia Zoo Shutdown
Terri Irwin: I think I am most proud of the way Robert, Bindi, and Chandler all worked to help out at the zoo, and also to help me. To see her and Bindi so effortlessly lead the entire zoo team and keep everything running, while not knowing what the next day would bring, was truly amazing. Postponing the wedding was something neither of us wanted, in fact we moved the wedding day earlier! Bindi Irwin: Our honeymoon certainly wasn’t what we had originally planned. We spent our honeymoon doing our best to care for our animals and zoo team hoping that things would get brighter.
Cassie Randolph: Colton Underwood Is Trying to ‘Monetize’ Our Split
After vowing to keep the details of their breakup under wraps, Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph’s split is getting messy. The drama started after Randolph, 25, appeared on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! While Chris Harrison pressed the grad student for details on the Bachelor season 23 couple’s recent split, she played coy. Underwood, 28, subsequently shaded his ex for agreeing to do the interview to begin with. I didn’t see any harm in doing the interview, as I wasn’t going to dish out details about our relationship to them.”Randolph went on to address Underwood directly.
A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.
A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here. Added: 10.07.2020 20:32 | 16 views | 0 commentsA virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?
Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Tolls Rise in Some U.S. States, Signaling a Possible End to the National Decline
Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Tolls Rise in Some U.S. States, Signaling a Possible End to the National DeclineAdded: 10.07.2020 19:23 | 22 views | 0 commentsThe country recorded its sixth single-day record in 10 days with almost 60,000 cases on Thursday. In South Africa, virus rules are forcing a choice for some between breaking tradition and breaking the law.
Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy
Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and PregnancyAdded: 10.07.2020 18:41 | 14 views | 0 commentsMore than six months into the pandemic there’s still a lot we don’t know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and babies.
Lockdowns Spared Millions of Animals From Becoming Roadkill, Researchers Say
Lockdowns Spared Millions of Animals From Becoming Roadkill, Researchers SayAdded: 10.07.2020 18:21 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe number of wild animals killed by vehicle traffic was down as much as 45 percent in Maine and 21 percent in California, according to a U.C. Davis report.
She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.
She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future. Added: 10.07.2020 17:11 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Early Reopenings Drive U.S. Case Surge
Added: 10.07.2020 16:20 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe country recorded its sixth single-day record in 10 days with almost 60,000 cases on Thursday. U.S. immigration officials have helped spread the virus, a Times investigation found.
Large Dolphin from Oligocene Epoch was Fast-Swimming Apex Predator
Large Dolphin from Oligocene Epoch was Fast-Swimming Apex PredatorAdded: 10.07.2020 19:05 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comPaleontologists have found and described the first nearly complete skeleton of Ankylorhiza tiedemani, an extinct large dolphin that lived about 24 million years ago (Oligocene epoch). With a body length of 4.8 m (15.7 feet), Ankylorhiza tiedemani was the largest member of the group Odontoceti (toothed whales) during the Oligocene - a size not surpassed [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Whales
Changes in the immune system can promote healthy aging
Changes in the immune system can promote healthy agingAdded: 10.07.2020 17:18 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.upi.comAs we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the immune system is constantly active and sends out inflammatory substances. Such chronic inflammation is associated with multiple age-related diseases including arthritis and Alzheimer's disease, and impaired immune responses to infection. One of the questions in ageing research is whether chronic inflammation is a cause of aging, or a consequence of the aging process itself? Scientists have found evidence suggesting that increased inflammation causes the aging process to speed up, and that there is a fine balance between maintaining immune system function and longevity.
Sodium Regulates Circadian Clock in Mice, New Study Shows
Sodium Regulates Circadian Clock in Mice, New Study ShowsAdded: 10.07.2020 16:49 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.slideshare.netA new study published this week in the journal Nature shows that injecting mice with a salt solution (hypertonic saline) leads to the activation of neurons associated with the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the brain’s master circadian clock. Our circadian clock, or circadian rhythm, adapts our body’s cells and organs to changing requirements at different times of [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: EU
Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19
Added: 10.07.2020 16:21 | 19 views | 0 commentsLopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Researchers have now discovered that the concentration of the two drugs in the lungs of Covid-19 patients is not sufficient to fight the virus.
Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new commentary
Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new commentaryAdded: 10.07.2020 15:09 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: consultqd.clevelandclinic.orgA commentary published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and take into account rates of transmission in their community, can and should reopen in the fall. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: Children
Comet NEOWISE Now Visible to the Unaided Eye
Added: 10.07.2020 13:35 | 17 views | 0 commentsComet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), a recently-discovered visitor from distant parts of our Solar System, is putting on a spectacular nighttime display. C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a retrograde comet discovered on March 27, 2020 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission. “In its discovery images, C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) appeared as a glowing, fuzzy [...]
Britain Gambles on a Bankrupt Satellite Operator, OneWeb
Added: 10.07.2020 21:49 | 7 views | 0 commentsPushed by Brexit, the U.K. government will have a platform to expand into the space business.
Born to be a cannibal: Genes for feeding behavior in mandarin fish identified
Born to be a cannibal: Genes for feeding behavior in mandarin fish identifiedAdded: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.digitaljournal.comSome mandarin fish species (Sinipercidae) are pure fish-eaters, which feed exclusively on living juvenile fish - also of their own species. A research team has described the genome of four mandarin fish species and thus also identified genes for cannibalistic eating behavior. Knowledge of the connections between the genome and feeding behavior is of interest for sustainable aquaculture. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: Genes
Enormous 'superflare' detected on nearby star
Enormous 'superflare' detected on nearby starAdded: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.constellation-guide.comAstronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. Subsequent data analysis presents new insight into these explosive phenomena. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Major cause of rare genetic mitochondrial disease identified
Added: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 7 views | 0 commentsAn international study has given hope to families of children born with a fatal heart muscle disease caused by faulty cell machinery.
Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified
Added: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsHow is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? A new study quantifies the socio-economic losses and environmental gains.
Study identifies unique cells that may drive lung fibrosis
Study identifies unique cells that may drive lung fibrosisAdded: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: www.molecular-medicine-israel.co.ilThis is one of the first comprehensive looks at lung cells using a technology called single-cell RNA sequencing. Instead of examining a mash-up of many cells from a tissue sample, single-cell sequencing allowed researchers in this study to closely examine the individual cells that make up the lungs; to identify their function, and ultimately understand the molecular changes that may be driving the disease. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Cher Tags: Technology
Salmonella biofilm protein causes autoimmune responses -- Possible link with Alzheimer's
Salmonella biofilm protein causes autoimmune responses -- Possible link with Alzheimer'sAdded: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsScientists have demonstrated that a Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in animals.
Community initiative increases teenage use of effective contraception
Added: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsStudy finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a whole.
TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app 'sent in error'
TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app 'sent in error'Added: 10.07.2020 22:06 | 13 views | 0 commentsEarlier, the company had asked staff to remove the TikTok app from phones over "security risks."
'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage'
'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage'Added: 10.07.2020 21:47 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wowhead.comSmile Bank customers have been unable to access their accounts for days due to an ongoing outage. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Apple apps collapse as Facebook takes blame
Added: 10.07.2020 16:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsApps which integrate with Facebook's software were unusable for a while, thanks to a code change.
How trickery makes video calls more personal
How trickery makes video calls more personalAdded: 10.07.2020 16:04 | 24 views | 0 commentsMicrosoft says superimposing callers in the same virtual space makes chats more natural.
Thousands flock to Neverspoons pub app
Added: 10.07.2020 15:19 | 23 views | 0 commentsAn app designed to highlight independent pubs has risen to the top of the Google Play free app chart.
Android 10 adopted faster than any other version, Google says
Android 10 adopted faster than any other version, Google saysAdded: 10.07.2020 14:20 | 24 views | 0 commentsGoogle's latest Android version was installed on more devices, faster - but is still behind iOS.
Parker Solar Probe Sees Comet NEOWISE’s Twin Tails
Added: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 13 views | 0 commentsNASA’s Parker Solar Probe has captured unique images of comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) and its two tails. C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission. The comet’s nucleus is about 5 km (3 miles) across and is covered with sooty, dark particles. C/2020 F3 [...]
Gall fly outmaneuvers host plant in game of 'Spy vs Spy'
Added: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 8 views | 0 commentsOver time goldenrod plants and the gall flies that feed on them have been one-upping each other in an ongoing competition for survival. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that by detecting the plants' chemical defenses, the insects may have taken the lead.
The spin state story: Observation of the quantum spin liquid state in novel material
Added: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe quantum spin liquid (QSL) state is an exotic state of matter where the spin of electrons, which generally exhibits order at low temperatures, remains disordered. Now, scientists have developed a new material where a two-dimensional QSL state can be experimentally observed, advancing our knowledge of spin behavior, and getting us closer to next-generation ''spintronic'' devices.
Black individuals at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, according to new research
Black individuals at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, according to new researchAdded: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.bouncetv.comA new study found that Black individuals were twice as likely as White individuals to test positive for COVID-19. The average age of all participants in the study was 46. However, those infected were on average 52 years old, compared to those who tested negative, who were 45 years old on average. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
The first stimulus check brought $1,200 per person. How about a second payment?
The first stimulus check brought $1,200 per person. How about a second payment? Added: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsIf the government agrees on a new round of checks as part of another stimulus package, you might get see more financial relief. Just how much is still anyone's guess.
Make your own gadgets to protect you from coronavirus video
Make your own gadgets to protect you from coronavirus videoAdded: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comWhile personal protective equipment -- or PPE for short -- is no longer in short supply, some people enjoy making their own gear to keep them safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are tutorials and inspiration for how you can make high-tech gadgets to keep you safe. More in www.cnet.com »
AirPods Pro vs. Jabra Elite 75t: It's not a 'one size fits all' situation
AirPods Pro vs. Jabra Elite 75t: It's not a 'one size fits all' situationAdded: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsThese are among the best wireless earbuds you can buy, so which pair should you spend your cash on?
Best 4K TV for 2020: LG, Vizio, Samsung and TCL compared
Best 4K TV for 2020: LG, Vizio, Samsung and TCL comparedAdded: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsPretty much every new TV is a 4K TV. Here are our favorites.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks ahead of expected Unpacked debut
Added: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsVideo of Samsung's next foldable flip phone has been shared online.
iPhone 11 and 11 Pro water test: These phones might secretly be waterproof
iPhone 11 and 11 Pro water test: These phones might secretly be waterproofAdded: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsBoth phones are water resistant. But from our extreme water test, we weren't able to drown the iPhone 11 or 11 Pro.
How to estimate your 2020 tax refund: Tips, calculators and more
How to estimate your 2020 tax refund: Tips, calculators and moreAdded: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsTaxes are due this Wednesday, July 15. But you can calculate your 2020 refund now.
Meet the socially distant robot scientist
Added: 10.07.2020 22:19 | 13 views | 0 commentsWhile the research labs have been locked down, one robotic scientist has continued experimenting 24/7.
Google targets stalkerware in updated ad policy
Added: 10.07.2020 22:43 | 6 views | 0 commentsApp-makers who sell these intrusive spy apps are on notice not to advertise with Google.
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is a new affordable SUV likely headed to America
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is a new affordable SUV likely headed to America - RoadshowAdded: 10.07.2020 22:29 | 6 views | 0 commentsThis new Corolla-based SUV has rugged looks and an optional hybrid powertrain.
Free movies: 10 Netflix alternatives that will keep you entertained
Free movies: 10 Netflix alternatives that will keep you entertainedAdded: 10.07.2020 22:15 | 6 views | 0 commentsStream unlimited movies (and some TV, too) without paying a dime. Here's the scoop on Crackle, IMDb TV, Pluto and more.
The best meal delivery kits for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket and more compared
The best meal delivery kits for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket and more comparedAdded: 10.07.2020 21:53 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: lovewoodkitchens.co.ukThese convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. And with shelter-in-place lockdowns, they're more useful than ever. More in www.cnet.com »
Apple says don't close your MacBook with a camera cover on
Apple says don't close your MacBook with a camera cover onAdded: 10.07.2020 21:33 | 6 views | 0 commentsDoing so could damage your display, the company cautions.
The best VPN service for 2020
The best VPN service for 2020Added: 10.07.2020 21:41 | 6 views | 0 commentsA virtual private network lets you send and receive data while remaining anonymous and secure online.
The best headphones of 2020
The best headphones of 2020Added: 10.07.2020 21:30 | 2 views | 0 commentsSource: bestgamingpro.comWith many different headphones to choose from, which ones are the best of the best? Here's a look at CNET's top picks -- from full-size models to tiny wireless earbuds. More in www.cnet.com » Tags: Headphones
All the iOS 14 features coming to iPhones that Android had first
All the iOS 14 features coming to iPhones that Android had firstAdded: 10.07.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsGoogle was ahead of the curve on these features that Apple announced are coming to the iPhone this fall.
20 best Animal Crossing: New Horizons tips: From fishing to fertilizing flowers
20 best Animal Crossing: New Horizons tips: From fishing to fertilizing flowersAdded: 10.07.2020 21:30 | 6 views | 0 commentsGo for a swim, cross-breed flowers and other ways to make the most of Nintendo's hit game.
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: deadpoetssociety.fandom.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 4 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
Toyota RAV4 Prime experiences production shortage, report says
Added: 10.07.2020 22:54 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe plug-in hybrid is already getting people excited, but battery production issues may put a damper on that for many.
Awesome deal on an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: $50 off plus free stuff
Awesome deal on an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: $50 off plus free stuffAdded: 10.07.2020 22:45 | 7 views | 0 commentsFor $140, you get the tablet, a case and free software.
Sex toy sales take off amid Colombia's coronavirus quarantine
Added: 14.04.2020 20:02 | 4 views | 0 commentsGerson Monje holds up his cellphone to proudly show off his online sex shop. A red banner reading "sold out!" is plastered across half of the products.
A 64-Year-Old Man Got To Ride In A Fighter Jet, Then Panicked And Accidentally Ejected Himself At 2,500 Feet
A 64-Year-Old Man Got To Ride In A Fighter Jet, Then Panicked And Accidentally Ejected Himself At 2,500 FeetAdded: 13.04.2020 19:24 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.airliners.netA 64-year-old man's gift of a flight in a military fighter jet ended with the man accidentally hitting the "Eject" button in a panic and being launched from the aircraft at 2,500 feet, reports. The comedy of errors that led to the incident began when the unidentified man's employees gifted him a ride in a Dassault Rafale B jet with an experienced pilot. The fighter jets, which can achieve a speed of about 870 miles per hour, are used by the French military. The man and his team showed up at the Saint-Dizier air base in northeastern , where his employees had arranged for him to take the flight, even though the man had no military aviation experience and had never shown any interest in taking a ride in a fighter jet. Even before climbing into the aircraft, data from the man's smartwatch shows that he began to panic as soon as he realized what was happening.
Novelty toilet roll cakes keep Finnish baker in business
Added: 08.04.2020 16:55 | 4 views | 0 commentsA quick-thinking Helsinki bakery has saved itself from financial ruin due to the new coronavirus pandemic by creating a cake that looks like a toilet roll.
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 4 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 4 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 4 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 4 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 4 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police sayAdded: 06.05.2020 10:51 | 4 views | 0 commentsA trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted.
Thailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow
Added: 05.05.2020 12:36 | 4 views | 0 commentsChewy and Miley, both two-year-old Schnauzer dogs, are getting their hair cut at a groomer in Bangkok for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak began in Thailand in January.
'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village
Added: 04.05.2020 14:02 | 4 views | 0 commentsDressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages.
President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test
Added: 04.05.2020 12:21 | 4 views | 0 commentsCoronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battleAdded: 04.05.2020 6:58 | 5 views | 0 commentsVolunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert."
Circus Performers With Nowhere To Go Have Been Stuck In A Texas Parking Lot For Weeks, With No End In Sight
Added: 30.04.2020 17:42 | 4 views | 0 commentsA troupe of circus performers have been stuck in a parking lot for nearly two months, and their supplies of food and money are dwindling as the coronavirus pandemic continues with no end in sight, reports. Many of the performers are from countries that have instituted travel bans, meaning that the performers effectively have no homes to go to. Cirque MonteCarlo had been touring through in early March, just as the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic was starting to be fully understood in the U.S. By March 9, the group had made it as far as the town of Grand Prairie, before dwindling ticket sales and shelter-in-place orders forced them to shut down. They've been in a nearby location, which they've declined to divulge due to privacy concerns, ever since.
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urgedAdded: 30.04.2020 10:14 | 4 views | 0 commentsWith potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tupac Shakur Gets Apology From Kentucky Governor, Who Claimed His Unemployment Application Was A Prank
Tupac Shakur Gets Apology From Kentucky Governor, Who Claimed His Unemployment Application Was A PrankAdded: 29.04.2020 18:39 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: liveforlivemusic.comA man named Tupac Shakur has gotten a public apology from Gov. Andy Beshear, who had accused him of filing his unemployment application under a fake name as a prank, reports. The rapper Tupac Shakur was born in 1971 with the name Lesane Parish Crooks, but he later changed it. And on his unemployment application, he, of course, applied using his legal name. More in feeds.inquisitr.com » Crocs, Malta, Tupac Shakur Tags: Workers
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in businessAdded: 16.06.2020 16:48 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.topnewsjournal.comVolunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Thailand
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 5 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Police remove emaciated lion from French circus
Added: 11.06.2020 16:11 | 5 views | 0 commentsFrench police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.
Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income
Added: 09.06.2020 14:14 | 4 views | 0 commentsRussian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 4 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-inAdded: 18.05.2020 13:35 | 4 views | 0 commentsAustralian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown
Added: 08.05.2020 10:20 | 4 views | 0 commentsAs Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year? Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 12 views | 0 commentsJuneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
Added: 18.06.2020 19:30 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling? Added: 18.06.2020 19:29 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Added: 18.06.2020 19:20 | 13 views | 0 commentsTop officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 12 views | 0 commentsHundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 12 views | 0 commentsJean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 5 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Ford pressured to stop selling police cars, but it won't get out of the business
Ford pressured to stop selling police cars, but it won't get out of the businessAdded: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 2 views | 0 commentsFord CEO Jim Hackett rejected employees' calls to get out of the police car business, saying the automaker can support the Black Lives Matter movement while selling the majority of America's police cars.
Amazon, Apple and Microsoft race to $2 trillion
Added: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsTwo trillion dollars is a lotta money -- government stimulus and budget deficit kind of money. But three American tech companies each could soon be valued at that 13-digit amount.
Americans are rapidly shrinking their credit card debt
Added: 10.07.2020 15:19 | 16 views | 0 commentsAmericans' credit card debt is shrinking rapidly during the coronavirus recession. That's a sharp contrast with the last two economic downturns.
U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
Added: 18.06.2020 20:07 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.
Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be presidentAdded: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 4 views | 0 commentsFormer top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.
Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
Added: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 12 views | 0 commentsU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.
Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain
Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 12 views | 0 commentsAhead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.
Grenfell Tower fire engineers 'gave no thought to evacuating disabled residents', inquiry hears
Added: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 7 views | 0 commentsGrenfell Tower fire engineers gave no thought to evacuating disabled residents because it was not required by law, the inquiry into the blaze has heard.
Search for Naya Rivera enters third day as police chief warns body of Glee actress may have become 'entangled' on lakebed
Search for Naya Rivera enters third day as police chief warns body of Glee actress may have become 'entangled' on lakebedAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe search for the actress Naya Rivera, who police say has probably drowned, has entered its third day.
Man guilty of killing mother and unborn baby in Thornton Heath, south London
Man guilty of killing mother and unborn baby in Thornton Heath, south LondonAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 15 views | 0 commentsA man has been found guilty of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn son in south London.
Police officer stabbed tackling 'knifeman' in north London
Added: 10.07.2020 17:58 | 21 views | 0 commentsA Metropolitan Police constable has been stabbed after trying to tackle a knife-wielding suspect in north London.
Kensington fire: Woman rushed to hospital after flames rip through flat on street of multimillion pound houses in west London
Kensington fire: Woman rushed to hospital after flames rip through flat on street of multimillion pound houses in west LondonAdded: 10.07.2020 16:34 | 21 views | 0 commentsA woman was rushed to hospital in a helicopter after a fire broke out in an exclusive west London street.
Wild bison to return to British woodland for the first time in 6,000 years
Wild bison to return to British woodland for the first time in 6,000 yearsAdded: 10.07.2020 16:15 | 20 views | 0 commentsA closely-knit herd of four European bison are set to be released in Blean Woods near Canterbury, Kent, in Spring 2022
European hamsters are now critically endangered, conservationists warn
European hamsters are now critically endangered, conservationists warnAdded: 10.07.2020 15:48 | 23 views | 0 commentsEuropean hamsters are now critically endangered, conservationists have warned.
Missing Glee star Naya Rivera 'may have been incapacitated before drowning', police say
Missing Glee star Naya Rivera 'may have been incapacitated before drowning', police sayAdded: 10.07.2020 23:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsMissing Glee star Naya Rivera may have been incapacitated before she drowned in a lake during a boating trip with her four-year-old son, police have said.
Pupils could miss out on deserved exam results, Commons committee warns
Added: 10.07.2020 21:15 | 7 views | 0 commentsPupils could miss out on the exam results they deserve this summer as the system risks being "unfair" for disadvantaged students, a Commons committee has warned.
Number of Transport for London staff earning more than £100,000 rises to 557
Number of Transport for London staff earning more than £100,000 rises to 557Added: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe number of Transport for London staff earning more than £100,000 a year has increased to 557, it can be revealed today.
UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll rises by 48 as quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations
UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll rises by 48 as quarantine rules end for dozens of destinationsAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsA further 48 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, the lowest Friday increase since the start of lockdown.
Koalas return home to Australian bush after devastating summer fires
Added: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 7 views | 0 commentsFamily of six marsupials, including months-old joey, released back into the wild after being saved from blazing infernos which gripped Australia for months
Sadiq Khan renews call for Boris Johnson to make face masks mandatory in all 'busy and enclosed' public places as lockdown eases
Sadiq Khan renews call for Boris Johnson to make face masks mandatory in all 'busy and enclosed' public places as lockdown easesAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsSadiq Khan has called on Boris Johnson to make face masks mandatory in all "busy and enclosed" public places to "help avoid a second wave" of Covid-19.
Shein in hot water again as online retailer sells 'swastika' necklaces
Shein in hot water again as online retailer sells 'swastika' necklacesAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe brand was in trouble earlier this week for selling Islamic prayer mats under the product description of "Greek carpets"
Former Tesco employee to take legal action after alleged racial abuse incidents at east London store
Former Tesco employee to take legal action after alleged racial abuse incidents at east London storeAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsA former Tesco employee is set to take legal action against the company after a series of alleged racial abuse incidents at an east London store.
Can chlorine kill coronavirus? As pools reopen, here's how safe public swimming is
Can chlorine kill coronavirus? As pools reopen, here's how safe public swimming isAdded: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsIndoor swimming pools in England have been given the green light to reopen to the public at the end of the month.
Hong Kong protests: top court to hear legal challenge against mask ban
Added: 10.07.2020 14:04 | 7 views | 0 commentsHong Kong’s top court will hear the legal challenge brought against the government’s ban on masks imposed at the height of anti-government protests last year. Both the government and 25 pan-democrats who initiated the judicial review had sought to bring...
German gov't press office employee probed over Egypt spying
Added: 10.07.2020 12:36 | 20 views | 0 commentsBERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating suspicions that an employee of the government's press office worked for years for an Egyptian intelligence service, according to Germany's domestic intelligence agency. The BfV agency said in its annual report, released Thursday,...
UK showers Saudis with apologies hastily after criticizing Riyadh regime’s rights record: Report
Added: 10.07.2020 12:25 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe United Kingdom has reportedly offered Saudi Arabia profuse apologies, only days after London publicly leveled criticism against the ultra-conservative kingdom over its human rights abuses and imposed sanctions on the Riyadh regime in this regard. According to a report published by the online publisher The Independent, British officials “called to apologize” to the Riyadh regime on Monday after the government imposed economic sanctions on 20 Saudi nationals held responsible for the killing of US-based dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post columnist, was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Turkish officials said his body...
Iran Made 'Procurement Attempts' for Its Nuclear Programme Last Year, Report Says
Iran Made 'Procurement Attempts' for Its Nuclear Programme Last Year, Report SaysAdded: 10.07.2020 11:40 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe crisis around Tehran’s atomic programme resumed in 2018 after President Donald Trump announced America's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
SCOTUS Sends Clear Message To Trump: That He Is Above Congress, Below Civic Virtue and Responsibility
Added: 10.07.2020 11:25 | 35 views | 0 commentsArticle by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling The day Donald Trump assumed the office of the presidency, many Americans feared that there was a clear mismatch in character. He had, after all, bragged about his personal immorality, boasted of marital infidelity and womanizing, belittled political opponents-especially women, dehumanized people with disabilities, and ignited racial tensions with his rhetoric. Something else he did was brag that finding ways to avoid paying taxes made him “smart.” (1) All the Justice You Can Afford to Buy At its core, the office of the presidency depends on following the rule of law and answering to Congress, and a measure of civic virtue and responsibility....
UK will not join EU coronavirus vaccine scheme, says Matt Hancock
Added: 10.07.2020 23:18 | 3 views | 0 commentsThe UK will not join an EU initiative to buy a coronavirus vaccine if one is developed, Matt Hancock has said.
'No one is listening to her!' Merkel shunned by EU allies as divisions deepen
'No one is listening to her!' Merkel shunned by EU allies as divisions deepenAdded: 10.07.2020 14:37 | 15 views | 0 commentsANGELA MERKEL has long been an influential figure within the EU - but her imminent departure has seen that diminish to the point where "no one will listen to her", an expert warned.
EU infighting: Guy Verhofstadt turns on Angela Merkel with scathing Germany attack
Added: 10.07.2020 14:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsGUY VERHOFSTADT has turned on Angela Merkel in a scathing tweet over Germany's supposed reluctance to take a tougher stance against China.
‘No other option!’ China’s stark vow to take action against US over visa rules revealed
‘No other option!’ China’s stark vow to take action against US over visa rules revealedAdded: 10.07.2020 14:19 | 17 views | 0 commentsCHINA has sparked panic with its promise to take action against Australia's pledges to help Hong Kongers, with a stark threat already in the offing against US President Donald Trump over controversial visa rules issued earlier this year.
Germany crisis: Brexit no deal collapse would be 'DISASTER' for Merkel
Germany crisis: Brexit no deal collapse would be 'DISASTER' for MerkelAdded: 10.07.2020 12:45 | 22 views | 0 commentsA BREXIT no deal would be an "economic disaster" for German companies, it has been warned.
EU crisis: Yanis Varoufakis in 'death knell' warning after appointment of Eurogroup chief
Added: 10.07.2020 12:27 | 19 views | 0 commentsYANIS VAROUFAKIS has lashed out at the appointment of Paschal Donohoe as the new President of Eurogroup, warning it is the "death knell to any thoughts of corporate tax harmonisation in the Eurozone and the EU".
The Russian whistleblower risking it all to expose the scale of an Arctic oil spill catastrophe
Added: 10.07.2020 20:48 | 8 views | 0 commentsNorilsk, Russia (CNN)Vasily Ryabinin stands on the banks of the River Daldykan and pushes a long stick into the blood-orange sludge. Raising the stick, he puts a lighter to it and it ignites it like a torch. "It's very likely that these puddles are stretching all over the river and will be polluting it for a very long time." The owner of the plant, the Nornickel metals giant, says the spill was quickly contained, and the damage limited. Ryabinin has sacrificed his job and his...
Plane crash horror: Aircraft explodes in flames after crashing into rush hour traffic
Added: 10.07.2020 12:02 | 19 views | 0 commentsA TRAGIC plane crash in Brazil was caught on camera, after a small private plane crash-landed onto the streets of Sao Paulo during rush hour traffic before exploding into flames.
Genocide denial gains ground 25 years after Srebrenica massacre
Added: 10.07.2020 16:38 | 7 views | 0 commentsAt the genocide memorial centre outside Srebrenica, thousands of simple white gravestones stretch across the gently inclined hillside for as far as the eye can see. Nearby, over a number of days in July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces systematically murdered around 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and...
Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque
Added: 10.07.2020 16:35 | 7 views | 0 commentsTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday formally re-converted Istanbul’s sixth-century iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had turned it into a museum. Erdogan signed a decree handing over Hagia Sophia to Turkey’s Religious Affairs Presidency and declaring it open to Muslim worship. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Turkey’s highest administrative court on Friday issued a ruling that paves the way for the government to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia — a former cathedral-turned-mosque that now serves as a museum — back into a Muslim house of worship. The Council of State threw its weight...
The white-collar fraud pandemic is as serious as Covid
The white-collar fraud pandemic is as serious as CovidAdded: 10.07.2020 15:34 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: en.wikipedia.orgWirecard is the latest corporate scandal. The German company declared, last week, that it was unable to locate €1.9 billion of its bank deposits! The Wirecard fraud is eerily similar to Satyam. Set up in 1999, Wirecard became a payments processor to process credit card payments for online credit card transactions. It acquired a listed company, thereby obviating scrutiny to get its own listing and also acquired a bank in 2006 in Germany.
Multiple protests against French minister accused of rape
Added: 10.07.2020 14:40 | 7 views | 0 commentsPARIS (AP) — Women’s rights activists are calling for protests Friday in about 50 cities in France and abroad against President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of a new interior minister who is accused...
China sparks panic with promise to take action against Australia after grave law violation
Added: 10.07.2020 20:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsCHINA has warned it will "take action" against Australia after the country announced it will offer visas to some Hong Kong residents and has suspended its extradition treaty with the city following the new state security law imposed on it.
Kim Jong-un dead? Fears North Korean leader has died as sister seeks end to US summit
Kim Jong-un dead? Fears North Korean leader has died as sister seeks end to US summitAdded: 10.07.2020 19:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsNORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo Jong has expressed doubt that a historic meeting between the North and the US will go ahead this year, sparking further concerns about Mr Kim's health.
Dutch launch legal action against Russia over downing of MH17 plane
Dutch launch legal action against Russia over downing of MH17 planeAdded: 10.07.2020 19:19 | 16 views | 0 commentsTHE NETHERLANDS is launching legal action against Russia over the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine six years ago.
China sparks panic with threat to take 'reciprocal measures' against US over sanctions
China sparks panic with threat to take 'reciprocal measures' against US over sanctionsAdded: 10.07.2020 16:07 | 15 views | 0 commentsCHINA has threatened the US with "reciprocal measures" after Washington imposed tough sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority.
TikTok ban: Popular Chinese social media app DISCONTINUED in Hong Kong due to security law
Added: 10.07.2020 16:05 | 19 views | 0 commentsBEIJING has discontinued operations of the short-video app TikTok in Hong Kong after imposing the new security law.
Archaeology breakthrough: Astounding discovery of Arctic shipwreck 'frozen in time'
Archaeology breakthrough: Astounding discovery of Arctic shipwreck 'frozen in time'Added: 10.07.2020 15:58 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: en.wikipedia.orgARCHAEOLOGISTS were blown away by a stunning find when they discovered the wreck of HMS Terror - a ship "frozen in time". More in feedproxy.google.com »
Brussels orders firms to kick start no deal Brexit plans after Merkel's shock warning
Added: 10.07.2020 15:22 | 15 views | 0 commentsTHE European Union has urged companies to revive their plans for no-deal Brexit in a warning of the "inevitable changes" when Britain quits the single market.
PG&E confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire as part of guilty plea - USweekly
Added: 10.07.2020 19:24 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe fire, which completely devastated the town of Paradise, was blamed on the company’s crumbling electrical gridPacific Gas & Electric confessed on Tuesday to killing 84 people in a devastating 2018 wildfire that wiped out the northern California town of Paradise in November 2018. Bill Johnson, PG&E’s CEO, entered guilty pleas on behalf of the company for 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the fire, which was blamed on the company’s crumbling electrical grid.
'We're in uncharted territory': coronavirus and wildfire risks collide in California - USweekly
Added: 10.07.2020 19:24 | 6 views | 0 commentsEmergency centers and fire agencies work to reduce the risk of spreading the virus as the western and south-western US brace for the inevitableWildfires are searing through California and states in the US south-west, as the region braces for an intense fire season complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. With 2020 on track to be one of the hottest and driest years on record, the National Interagency Fire Center is of a higher potential for fires across much of America’s west and south-west.
Egypt breakthrough: How isotope analysis exposed 'ingenious' origins of Great Pyramid
Added: 10.07.2020 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsEGYPT's Great Pyramid of Giza's origin was exposed after researchers uncovered the "ingenious" solutions used by the ancient civilisation thanks to isotope analysis.
Varoufakis demands release of secret documents amid accusations of backroom EU cover-up
Varoufakis demands release of secret documents amid accusations of backroom EU cover-upAdded: 10.07.2020 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsYANIS VAROUFAKIS has called for the release of top secret European Union documents amid accusations of a backroom cover-up.
China's doomsday missile packed with 10 nukes ‘capable of striking US in 30 mins’ exposed
China's doomsday missile packed with 10 nukes ‘capable of striking US in 30 mins’ exposedAdded: 10.07.2020 22:18 | 4 views | 0 commentsCHINA has a terrifying doomsday missile, which - according to analysis - is capable of striking the US in just 30 minutes, deploying up to 10 nuclear warheads to strike multiple targets.
China MOCKS Trump over US withdrawal from WHO ‘worst global retreat ever'
China MOCKS Trump over US withdrawal from WHO ‘worst global retreat ever'Added: 10.07.2020 22:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsCHINA has criticised the US for leaving the World Health Organisation branding Donald Trump's decision the "worst global retreat ever".
South China Sea crisis: Beijing accuses US of benefiting from provoking regional relations
Added: 10.07.2020 20:39 | 11 views | 0 commentsCHINA has lashed out at the US over its criticism of military drills in the disputed South China Sea.
Health expert says 250,000 Americans could die of COVID by end of year
Health expert says 250,000 Americans could die of COVID by end of yearAdded: 10.07.2020 11:22 | 21 views | 0 commentsOn "The Takeout" this week, Dr. Zeke Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania slammed the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus. More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
How the Trump administration has tried to explain clearing protesters from Lafayette Square
How the Trump administration has tried to explain clearing protesters from Lafayette SquareAdded: 10.07.2020 18:21 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe Trump administration has given differing and at times contradictory accounts of why protesters were cleared outside Lafayette Square on June 1.
Trump delays Saturday rally in New Hampshire because of weather, White House says
Trump delays Saturday rally in New Hampshire because of weather, White House saysAdded: 10.07.2020 18:21 | 15 views | 0 commentsPress secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that the event would be postponed by a week or two because of a forecast for a “big storm.” Forecasts currently do not call for a storm to hit coastal New Hampshire.
Trump says he’s ‘looking at’ pardoning Roger Stone ahead of prison term
Added: 10.07.2020 16:19 | 13 views | 0 commentsWith the latest comments, the president continued to build suspense over whether he will intervene on behalf of his former aide and longtime confidant.
The Technology 202: Tech to contain coronavirus on college campuses sparks fresh privacy concerns
The Technology 202: Tech to contain coronavirus on college campuses sparks fresh privacy concernsAdded: 10.07.2020 14:19 | 21 views | 0 commentsSchools are considering everything from contact-tracing apps to facial recognition.
COVID-19 surge: Next bailout could cost $1.5 trillion, Moody's says
Added: 10.07.2020 20:05 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe price tag jumped from an earlier estimate of $1 trillion due to the hit to states that are struggling with a surge.
Trump says he "aced" cognitive test, challenges Biden to take it
Trump says he "aced" cognitive test, challenges Biden to take itAdded: 10.07.2020 19:25 | 13 views | 0 commentsMr. Trump said doctors told him "rarely does anybody do what you just did."
Feds worry Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell is suicide risk
Added: 10.07.2020 19:12 | 13 views | 0 commentsOfficials took away her clothes and bedsheets because of fears Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest.
Trump rally in New Hampshire postponed
Added: 10.07.2020 18:21 | 9 views | 0 commentsWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the rally was postponed due to a storm, as it would have been held in an outdoor venue.
This week on "Face the Nation," July 12, 2020
This week on "Face the Nation," July 12, 2020Added: 10.07.2020 18:21 | 13 views | 0 commentsSurgeon General Jerome Adams, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
DNC hopes to reach more voters with new voter file model
DNC hopes to reach more voters with new voter file modelAdded: 10.07.2020 15:06 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe DNC aims to raise its voter outreach productivity and efficiency by helping volunteers to reduce the number of texts going to wrong or disconnected numbers.
Trump appointee cutting 10 visas for international journalists
Trump appointee cutting 10 visas for international journalistsAdded: 10.07.2020 14:36 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: theconversation.comThe number of Voice of America journalists' visas being stalled may grow in the coming months after CBS News first reported last month that possible cuts to J-1 visas were feared under Michael Pack's leadership. More in feeds.cbsnews.com » Tags: Journalists
After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4 billion in virus aid
Added: 10.07.2020 13:37 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe Catholic Church used an unprecedented exemption to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed aid.
President Trump's Supreme Court appointees rule against him
Added: 10.07.2020 13:48 | 15 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump classified the Supreme Court's ruling on his financial records as "not fair." His two picks for the Supreme Court, Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, voted against him. Paula Reid reports. (Photos courtesy: Christopher Sadowski)
California, Arizona and Texas struggle to contain coronavirus
Added: 10.07.2020 12:48 | 16 views | 0 commentsDespite efforts by state leaders, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in California, Arizona and Texas. One family is now blaming their governor's policies during the pandemic for the death of their father. Mireya Villarreal reports.
The Takeout: A CBS News original political podcast
Added: 10.07.2020 12:11 | 15 views | 0 comments“The Takeout” is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett.
Trump tries to woo Latino voters, but some see an empty gesture
Trump tries to woo Latino voters, but some see an empty gestureAdded: 10.07.2020 20:21 | 15 views | 0 commentsMany condemned his recent executive order to boost Hispanic opportunities and blasted the Goya CEO and other Trump supporters.
Goya Foods CEO "not apologizing" for praising Trump
Goya Foods CEO "not apologizing" for praising TrumpAdded: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comFamily company's top exec, Robert Unanue, calls an anti-Trump Goya boycott an attempt at "suppression of speech." More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
Universal basic income cause gets $3 million boost from Jack Dorsey
Universal basic income cause gets $3 million boost from Jack DorseyAdded: 10.07.2020 22:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsSource: www.army.milThe Twitter co-founder's donation will help fund a group of guaranteed income pilot programs in a dozen U.S. cities. More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
Goya faces calls for boycott after CEO praises Trump
Goya faces calls for boycott after CEO praises TrumpAdded: 10.07.2020 22:19 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cntraveler.comJulian Castro was among many to tweet his disapproval of Goya, urging consumers to "think twice before buying their products." More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
What Americans could learn from Donald Trump's financial records
What Americans could learn from Donald Trump's financial recordsAdded: 10.07.2020 20:33 | 13 views | 0 commentsReal estate holdings, business relationships, spending habits, even romantic entanglements can be deduced from tax and bank records.
Elevate history "we're all proud of," not Confederate flag, analyst says
Elevate history "we're all proud of," not Confederate flag, analyst saysAdded: 10.07.2020 20:20 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe debate over Confederate flags and statues reignited following the police killing of George Floyd.
Coronavirus: Package holiday firms told to sharpen up on refunds
Coronavirus: Package holiday firms told to sharpen up on refundsAdded: 10.07.2020 13:19 | 28 views | 0 commentsThe competition authority says some package holiday firms misled customers after virus-related cancellations.
Joe Biden used to predict a post-Trump GOP 'epiphany.' Now he doesn't.
Joe Biden used to predict a post-Trump GOP 'epiphany.' Now he doesn't. Added: 10.07.2020 22:47 | 9 views | 0 commentsProgressives criticized the line, but the former vice president kept using it — until he didn’t. Here’s how he refined his message.
Police seeking N.Y. couple accused of racist attack at Connecticut hotel caught on video
Added: 10.07.2020 22:26 | 8 views | 0 commentsCrystal Boyd Caldwell, 59, says the suspects, Philip Sarner, 39, and Emily Orbay, 28, beat her twice and hurled racial slurs at her during both assaults.
Trump's N.Y. tax case returns to judge who called immunity claim 'repugnant'
Trump's N.Y. tax case returns to judge who called immunity claim 'repugnant'Added: 10.07.2020 22:22 | 10 views | 0 commentsFederal Judge Victor Marrero called the president's immunity claim "repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values."
Army secretary pledges to take steps in Vanessa Guillen case
Added: 10.07.2020 22:07 | 12 views | 0 comments"He did assure me that all their findings will be available to Congress," said Rep. Sylvia García about the meeting with Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.
Colorado man charged after allegedly waving gun at Latino couple for making U-turn in his driveway
Colorado man charged after allegedly waving gun at Latino couple for making U-turn in his drivewayAdded: 10.07.2020 21:58 | 12 views | 0 commentsChris Ochoa said he and his girlfriend were were chased by the man with the gun after their GPS had led them to the wrong address.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features first transgender model
Added: 10.07.2020 21:40 | 12 views | 0 commentsThis isn't the first time the 23-year-old Brazilian beauty has broken barriers for trans models.
Netflix's "Baby-Sitters Club" spotlights Japanese heritage
Added: 10.07.2020 21:09 | 16 views | 0 commentsOne episode discusses the experiences of Claudia's grandmother in a Japanese American prison camp during which she slept in a horse stall.
More than ever, this is John Roberts' Supreme Court
More than ever, this is John Roberts' Supreme CourtAdded: 10.07.2020 21:06 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe George W. Bush appointee is leading from the center — and drawing Trump's wrath along the way.
WHO experts head to China to investigate origins of COVID-19
WHO experts head to China to investigate origins of COVID-19Added: 10.07.2020 20:46 | 15 views | 0 commentsA major question is whether the virus jumped from animals to humans, and what species it jumped from.
Free home insulation: Too good to be true?
Free home insulation: Too good to be true? Added: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsQuestions remain over the Green Homes Grant, which aims to make homes more energy efficient.
Rishi Sunak's 'Kickstart' jobs scheme: Back to the future?
Added: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsWhat do those who were on Labour's 2009 Future Jobs Fund say about Rish Sunak's "Kickstart" programme?
Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than ever
Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than everAdded: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe same technology that runs computer games is increasingly popular for making films and television.
'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage'
'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage'Added: 10.07.2020 22:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wowhead.comSmile Bank customers have been unable to access their accounts for days due to an ongoing outage. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK?
Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK? Added: 10.07.2020 22:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe pandemic will cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?
Liz Truss: US trade deal ‘won’t mean lower food standards’
Added: 10.07.2020 20:56 | 13 views | 0 commentsLiz Truss says the UK will not be pushed into a trade deal that lowers food standards.
Royal Mail fined for late letters and overcharging
Royal Mail fined for late letters and overchargingAdded: 10.07.2020 18:21 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe company missed delivery targets, according Ofcom, and overcharged customers for stamps.
EasyJet 'using sickness records to decide job cuts'
EasyJet 'using sickness records to decide job cuts'Added: 10.07.2020 16:11 | 26 views | 0 commentsPilots say the airline will include sick days when assessing job losses - a claim EasyJet rejects. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Boohoo action on exploitation claims 'inadequate'
Added: 10.07.2020 16:01 | 26 views | 0 commentsOne of the fashion firm's biggest shareholders dumps stock amid reports over poor working conditions.
Thousands flock to Neverspoons pub app
Added: 10.07.2020 14:22 | 23 views | 0 commentsAn app designed to highlight independent pubs has risen to the top of the Google Play free app chart.
Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs
Added: 10.07.2020 23:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsThe Middle Eastern airline will make more redundancies but says it is 'not as badly off as others'.
Oprah Winfrey and BFF Gayle King Reunite for "Freedom Dinner" After Negative Coronavirus Tests
Best friends back together again! Gayle King may have flown from New York to her BFF Oprah Winfrey's Santa Barbara, Calif. home at the end of June, but it wasn't until Thursday...
The MixtapE! Presents H.E.R., Anitta, Katy Perry and More New Music Musts
New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover. It's essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest...
Today's Best Sales: Aerie, Madewell, Sur la Table & More
Today's Best Sales: Aerie, Madewell, Sur la Table & MoreAdded: 10.07.2020 19:10 | 14 views | 0 commentsWe love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not... We love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not... More in www.eonline.com » SPA Tags: Stocks
16 Impulse Buys That Are Now Must-Haves for Us
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Brie Larson Proves She's Ariana Grande's No. 1 Fan With "Be Alright" Cover
Brie Larson's latest Ariana Grande cover is more than just alright. The Oscar winner took to social media to share a video of her rendition of Grande's hit song "Be...
Shop The Best Men's Deals at Lulelemon's Warehouse Sale
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Champions League draw: European giants discover their fate
Added: 10.07.2020 11:42 | 29 views | 0 commentsIt has been four months since a ball was last kicked in the Champions League, but now finally all the fixtures are confirmed for the remainder of the competition.
Arsenal player ratings on a curious night of Europa League action
Added: 14.09.2017 23:23 | 10 views | 0 commentsArsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.
Sadio Mane has a plan to avoid another red card nightmare
Added: 14.09.2017 22:48 | 9 views | 0 commentsLiverpool forward Sadio Mane insists the red card he received for kicking Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in the head has only made him more determined to be even quicker.
Liverpool player ratings after a disappointing night at Anfield
Added: 13.09.2017 22:36 | 10 views | 0 commentsLiverpool's Champions League return did not go entirely to plan as they twice shot themselves in the foot in the 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla.
Jurgen Klopp bemoans missed opportunities in draw against Sevilla
Jurgen Klopp bemoans missed opportunities in draw against SevillaAdded: 13.09.2017 22:32 | 10 views | 0 commentsLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp bemoaned two defensive lapses that denied his side victory against Sevilla.
Morphe Cosmetics Cuts Ties With Jeffree Star After Jackie Aina and More YouTubers Speak Out
Morphe is envisioning their future without Jeffree Star. In a statement released on Friday, the makeup company stated they are working towards cutting ties with the controversial...
Jada Pinkett Smith Admits to Past Relationship With August Alsina While Separated From Will Smith
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Liz Lemon Hasn't Changed a Bit in Hilarious 30 Rock Reunion Special Teaser
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Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Break Up After 10 Years of Marriage
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are going their separate ways after 10 years of marriage. In a statement shared to their respective Instagram accounts, alongside a throwback photo of...
Tennis Tours Hope to Salvage Their Seasons. It’s Not Getting Easier.
Tennis Tours Hope to Salvage Their Seasons. It’s Not Getting Easier. Added: 10.07.2020 19:20 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: bnpparibasopen.comBoth the ATP Tour and the WTA are set to resume play in August, but travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines may pose roadblocks. More in www.nytimes.com »
Women’s British Open Will Proceed Without Fans
Added: 10.07.2020 19:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe event, held Aug. 20 to 23 at the Royal Troon in Scotland, will be the first women’s major tournament of 2020.
Meet 'Spot' and 'Pepper': Baseball's robot fans
Added: 10.07.2020 18:23 | 8 views | 0 commentsSay hello to "Spot" and "Pepper." They're big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks.
Black boxer who sparked race riots after world heavyweight win
Added: 10.07.2020 18:23 | 16 views | 0 commentsGlobal protests sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis are likely never to be forgotten, but less well known are the race riots that flared across the US 110 years ago.
A Lot of Athletes Seem to Have the Coronavirus. Here Are Some Reasons.
A Lot of Athletes Seem to Have the Coronavirus. Here Are Some Reasons. Added: 10.07.2020 17:09 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: heavy.comThe rate of positive test results released by a few leagues seems higher than that of the general population. But there are explanations for that. More in www.nytimes.com »
Thierry Henry kneels during match to honor George Floyd
Added: 10.07.2020 14:20 | 9 views | 0 commentsAs one of only two Black managers in Major League Soccer (MLS), Montreal Impact's Thierry Henry used his platform to make a powerful statement by taking a knee for nearly nine minutes of last night's game with the New England Revolution.
Lewis Hamilton is using his stature like no other F1 champion in history
Added: 10.07.2020 14:20 | 21 views | 0 commentsOn a karting track in southeast England, an eight-year-old Lewis Hamilton has the measure of his rivals. He is flying around the course. He is quicker than the other boys and, though these are supposed to be carefree years, is racing with the intensity of someone who is eager to make an impression.
PSG handed huge boost on potential path to final
Added: 10.07.2020 12:57 | 20 views | 0 commentsIt has been four months since a ball was last kicked in the Champions League, but now finally all the fixtures are confirmed for the remainder of the competition.
Honeywell claims it has built the most powerful quantum computer ever
Honeywell claims it has built the most powerful quantum computer everAdded: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: www.electronicspecifier.comHoneywell, a US-based tech firm, has built the most powerful quantum computer ever by some measures, but some experts say it isn’t actually better than other quantum computers on the market More in www.newscientist.com »
How the coronavirus kills people – and how to stop it
How the coronavirus kills people – and how to stop itAdded: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsWe now know that the coronavirus kills by disrupting both our immune systems and blood clotting. But doctors are finding ways to beat this and boost survival rates
Clouds may explain why climate models are predicting a warmer future
Clouds may explain why climate models are predicting a warmer futureAdded: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsMore realistic representation of clouds and aerosols seems to explain why a new generation of climate models are projecting the world is more sensitive to rising CO2 levels More in www.newscientist.com »
College Football Season Teeters on the Brink
Added: 10.07.2020 21:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsBit by bit, workouts, programs or seasons are canceled by conferences, throwing into question if it is worth having a season at all in a pandemic.
US police kill up to 6 times more black people than white people
US police kill up to 6 times more black people than white peopleAdded: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsPolice in the US kill black people at a higher rate than they kill white people. In some areas the rate is as much as six times higher
Everton Weekes, Cricket Star and Racial Pioneer, Is Dead at 95
Added: 10.07.2020 22:06 | 6 views | 0 commentsAlong with his fellow Barbados batsmen Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — together they were “the three Ws” — he broke the sport’s longstanding color barrier.
The Boom and Bust of North London Economics
Added: 10.07.2020 19:30 | 14 views | 0 commentsTottenham and Arsenal are clinging to their status as members of the Premier League’s Big Six. The pandemic may loosen their grip for good.
Last call: Las Vegas to shuts bars down again Friday night to thwart coronavirus spike
Last call: Las Vegas to shuts bars down again Friday night to thwart coronavirus spikeAdded: 10.07.2020 17:51 | 11 views | 0 commentsLas Vegas bars, including restaurant bars, will shut down again on Friday night, just five weeks after The Strip reopened to visitors.
Welcome back: Las Vegas' Bally's hotel-casino to reopen July 23 during COVID-19 pandemic
Welcome back: Las Vegas' Bally's hotel-casino to reopen July 23 during COVID-19 pandemicAdded: 10.07.2020 16:43 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Las Vegas Strip property plans to welcome guests back at 10 a.m. on July 23 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hersheypark's opening amid COVID-19 involves masks, higher security and temperature checks
Added: 10.07.2020 15:47 | 15 views | 0 commentsHersheypark has had thousands of questions on their social media pages about when the park would open and how guests would stay safe amid COVID-19.
A sugary diet changes gut bacteria and worsens brain function in rats
Added: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsRats fed a sugar syrup early in life develop an unusual gut microbiome that seems to worsen the rodents’ memories by changing the way their brains work
Fossil cells with 'tails' may have been moving 3.4 billion years ago
Fossil cells with 'tails' may have been moving 3.4 billion years agoAdded: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsPalaeontologists claim that early microorganisms may have moved under their own power using whip-like tails, but other researchers are sceptical
How many of us are likely to have caught the coronavirus so far?
How many of us are likely to have caught the coronavirus so far? Added: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsModelling and antibody tests are estimating what proportion of people have already caught the coronavirus – and it looks like herd immunity is a long way off
Monitoring of ticks in the US is patchy and underfunded
Monitoring of ticks in the US is patchy and underfundedAdded: 10.07.2020 18:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: www.woodroffe.dorset.sch.ukTick-borne diseases like Lyme are on the rise in the US, but a survey has found that programmes to assess and control tick populations are lacking More in www.newscientist.com »
Eminem slams Drew Brees, people who refuse to wear masks in new Kid Cudi song
Eminem slams Drew Brees, people who refuse to wear masks in new Kid Cudi songAdded: 10.07.2020 17:27 | 13 views | 0 commentsDetroit rapper Eminem takes no prisoners on timely new song "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady" with Kid Cudi.
Charlie Daniels funeral: Vince Gill, Travis Tritt and more memorialize Hall of Fame singer
Added: 10.07.2020 19:40 | 9 views | 0 commentsGod and country were at the center of the funeral service for the "Devil Went Down to Georgia" singer, who died Monday at age 83.
Robert De Niro's finances take a hit due to COVID-19 pandemic, his lawyer says
Robert De Niro's finances take a hit due to COVID-19 pandemic, his lawyer saysAdded: 10.07.2020 20:09 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: www.breitbart.comRobert De Niro's lawyer said the actor lowered his estranged wife's spending limit after experiencing a financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Naya Rivera: Is she latest victim of 'curse' of beloved TV musical series 'Glee'?
Naya Rivera: Is she latest victim of 'curse' of beloved TV musical series 'Glee'? Added: 10.07.2020 15:49 | 11 views | 0 commentsCan a TV show be cursed? The death of Naya Rivera of "Glee" in a California lake adds another to the grim toll among the beloved show's cast and crew.
Valentina Sampaio makes history as first openly transgender Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model
Added: 10.07.2020 16:33 | 12 views | 0 commentsValentina Sampaio continues to make history as the first openly transgender model to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.
Carnival cruise lines plan 'staggered' comeback, won't return to full capacity until 2022
Added: 10.07.2020 19:11 | 10 views | 0 commentsCarnival's eight cruise lines will take a phased return to sailing determined by region and will not reach full capacity until 2022 at the earliest.
'Staggered resumption': Carnival Corp. will not make full return until 2022
'Staggered resumption': Carnival Corp. will not make full return until 2022Added: 10.07.2020 18:26 | 11 views | 0 commentsCarnival Corp. cruise lines will take a phased return to sailing determined by region and will not reach full capacity until 2022 at earliest.
Here's to Jada Pinkett Smith! Her wildest revelations on 'Red Table Talk'
Added: 10.07.2020 21:04 | 7 views | 0 commentsIf there is one thing that can be said about Jada Pinkett Smith, it's that she keeps it real. See her craziest revelations from "Red Table Talk."
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith join for Red Table Talk, reveal details of August Alsina relationship
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith join for Red Table Talk, reveal details of August Alsina relationshipAdded: 10.07.2020 20:34 | 8 views | 0 commentsJada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith came to the Red Table to address questions around Smith and August Alsina's alleged affair.
Army's 'Captain America' dies by suicide after nearly a dozen combat tours
Added: 10.07.2020 22:38 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe enemy could never break him, but what this decorated Green Beret eventually found was that his enemy was within.
Kudlow lays out 'four things every citizen should do' to ensure schools, businesses stay open
Kudlow lays out 'four things every citizen should do' to ensure schools, businesses stay openAdded: 10.07.2020 22:46 | 6 views | 0 commentsWhite House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday that schools have to reopen for in-person classes this fall because many parents can't work if their children have to learn at home.
Russia calls US’s newest stance on nuclear arms agreement 'undiplomatic,' considers not extending
Added: 10.07.2020 22:22 | 6 views | 0 commentsA top Russian diplomat said Friday that he is not optimistic that the U.S.-Russian nuclear arms agreement will be extended because of Washington’s demands to include China in the proposal.
McCarthy hits Pelosi for 'defending destruction,' says Speaker bolstering mob with 'appalling' statue comment
McCarthy hits Pelosi for 'defending destruction,' says Speaker bolstering mob with 'appalling' statue commentAdded: 10.07.2020 22:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: americanindependent.comHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was encouraging mob behavior and supporting "destruction" with her recent comments about the removal of controversial statues. More in www.foxnews.com »
Nonprofit watchdog files complaint against Hickenlooper's Senate campaign alleging illegal coordination
Added: 10.07.2020 22:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsA Washington, D.C. based nonprofit watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against John Hickenlooper's U.S. Senate campaign this week, accusing the former Colorado governor of illegally coordinating with an outside group.
Navy announces first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot
Navy announces first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilotAdded: 10.07.2020 22:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: en.wikipedia.orgThe U.S. Navy announced its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot Thursday. More in www.foxnews.com »
Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers announce split after 10 years of marriage
Added: 10.07.2020 21:26 | 8 views | 0 commentsArmie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers have announced that they are going to "move on" from their marriage after 10 years. They share two children.
Connecticut judge dismisses charges against 2 men convicted of murder 35 years ago
Added: 10.07.2020 22:47 | 5 views | 0 commentsA Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed all criminal charges against two men who spent decades in prison after their murder convictions were vacated last year.
Ford's redesigned F-150 pickup will offer greater connectivity, sleeper seat
Added: 18.06.2020 18:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsFord Motor Co next week will show the next generation of its brawny F-150 pickup truck that offers a new sleeper-seat feature and over-the-air software updates in a machine Ford is counting on to help pay off coronavirus-related debts.
Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves: Real two wins from title after Benzema & Asensio goals
Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves: Real two wins from title after Benzema & Asensio goalsAdded: 10.07.2020 23:02 | 5 views | 0 commentsReal Madrid are two wins away from clinching La Liga title after Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio goals give them victory over Alaves.
Transfer rumours: Ceballos, Chiesa, Martinez, Havertz, Rashica
Added: 10.07.2020 22:49 | 5 views | 0 commentsArsenal face competition for the permanent signature of Ceballos, Man Utd want Chiesa, plus more.
'How long did it take Klopp?' Jose Mourinho confident of trophies with Spurs
'How long did it take Klopp?' Jose Mourinho confident of trophies with SpursAdded: 10.07.2020 22:33 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.newshub.co.nzJose Mourinho says he can win trophies at Tottenham and does not think the club need to make a "huge investment" this summer. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Fulham 2-0 Cardiff City: Mitrovic and Onomah goals boost top-two hopes
Fulham 2-0 Cardiff City: Mitrovic and Onomah goals boost top-two hopesAdded: 10.07.2020 22:30 | 5 views | 0 commentsGoals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Josh Onomah give Fulham victory over Championship promotion rivals Cardiff City.
England v West Indies: 'Dropping Stuart Broad looks like a mistake'
Added: 10.07.2020 20:42 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe argument for leaving Stuart Broad out of the England team is understandable, but it sill looks to be an error, says Jonathan Agnew.
Video shows Houston man helping officer with arrest: 'Don't get on his neck now'
Video shows Houston man helping officer with arrest: 'Don't get on his neck now'Added: 10.07.2020 23:01 | 5 views | 0 commentsA passerby recorded Houston police making an arrest on the sidewalk in front of a gas station—and then helped them deescalate the situation by getting directly involved, according to reports.
Saints' Malcolm Jenkins calls DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts 'a distraction'
Added: 10.07.2020 22:58 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe controversy surrounding DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts this week continued to spiral on Friday.
Lufthansa investor Thiele seeks talks with German government: Handelsblatt
Added: 18.06.2020 18:54 | 17 views | 0 commentsLufthansa's biggest shareholder, German billionaire Heinz Hermann Thiele, has reached out to Berlin politicians for talks, Handelsblatt said, the latest step in a standoff over the airline's 9 billion euro ($10.1 billion) bailout.
Colgate reviewing Chinese toothpaste brand Darlie amid debate on racial inequality
Added: 18.06.2020 18:50 | 17 views | 0 commentsColgate-Palmolive on Thursday said it was working to review and evolve its Chinese toothpaste brand, Darlie, the latest in a string of brand reassessments amid a U.S. debate on racial inequality.
Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness
Added: 18.06.2020 18:48 | 17 views | 0 commentsA newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google's market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry's failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.
Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to fill SEC Democratic commissioner slot
Added: 18.06.2020 18:28 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
U.S. labor market improvement stalling; second wave of layoffs seen
Added: 18.06.2020 18:23 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the pace of decline has stalled amid a second wave of layoffs as companies battle weak demand and fractured supply chains, supporting views that the economy faces a long and difficult recovery from the COVID-19 recession.
LATAM Airlines says operations to plunge 50% by year's end
LATAM Airlines says operations to plunge 50% by year's endAdded: 18.06.2020 18:23 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.peoplemattersglobal.comLATAM Airlines Chief Executive Roberto Alvo said on Thursday he expects the region´s largest carrier to be operating at half of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2020, and that a full recovery was unlikely for at least 3-4 years. More in feeds.reuters.com »
Populist candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador elected president of Mexico in landslide
Added: 03.07.2018 0:02 | 14 views | 0 commentsMexico “will never be the piñata of any foreign government,” López Obrador declared to supporters on the trail
Mitch McConnell gloats after Supreme Court undercuts public sector unions in final decision
Mitch McConnell gloats after Supreme Court undercuts public sector unions in final decisionAdded: 27.06.2018 18:31 | 14 views | 0 commentsIn its final 5-4 decision of the term, the Supreme Court ruled unions can’t collect fees from non-member workers
In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court sides with Trump administration on travel ban
In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court sides with Trump administration on travel banAdded: 26.06.2018 15:43 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe Tuesday ruling hands the White House a victory on one of its most controversial measures
Steve Bannon: Martin Luther King, Jr. “would be proud” of what President Donald Trump has done
Steve Bannon: Martin Luther King, Jr. “would be proud” of what President Donald Trump has doneAdded: 17.06.2018 17:55 | 10 views | 0 comments“He would be proud of what Donald Trump has done for black and Hispanic working class,” Bannon boldly claims of MLK
Judge orders Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail
Judge orders Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jailAdded: 15.06.2018 17:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsHe awaits separate trials on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges brought forward by Mueller.
Federal Reserves raises interest rates, drops crisis stance
Added: 13.06.2018 22:25 | 14 views | 0 commentsTrump’s new federal reserve chairman raises interest rates for a second time
Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer
Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summerAdded: 18.06.2020 19:28 | 18 views | 0 commentsElectric vehicle maker Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.
Wall Street oscillates amid COVID-19 spikes, muted data
Wall Street oscillates amid COVID-19 spikes, muted dataAdded: 18.06.2020 19:21 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: money.cnn.comWall Street struggled for direction on Thursday as investors weighed a resurgence in coronavirus infections and the possibility of a new round of shutdowns against data that suggested the U.S. economy might not bounce back with quick, V-shaped recovery. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Economy
Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 18 views | 0 commentsHundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.
Ford pressured to stop selling police cars, but it won't get out of the business
Ford pressured to stop selling police cars, but it won't get out of the businessAdded: 10.07.2020 23:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsFord CEO Jim Hackett rejected employees' calls to get out of the police car business, saying the automaker can support the Black Lives Matter movement while selling the majority of America's police cars.
Tropical Storm brings heavy rain to US Northeast
Tropical Storm brings heavy rain to US NortheastAdded: 10.07.2020 22:10 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: floodlist.comTropical Storm Fay slightly picked up speed and strength as it moved closer to land Friday, and forecasters decreased projections for rain totals and flooding. (July 10) More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Bob Geldof assess personal toll 35 years after Live AId
Bob Geldof assess personal toll 35 years after Live AIdAdded: 10.07.2020 21:31 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thefamouspeople.comBob Geldof reflects on the frustration of sudden fame after Live Aid, 35 years after groundbreaking fundraiser. (July 10) More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
'It was a blessing': A trio of Ohio sisters gave birth on the same day, by the same doctor
'It was a blessing': A trio of Ohio sisters gave birth on the same day, by the same doctorAdded: 10.07.2020 21:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe odds of three sisters having babies on the same day are 1 in 50 million. It happened July 3 in Mansfield, Ohio.
West Hollywood enforces mask use as virus surges
Added: 10.07.2020 19:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe city of West Hollywood has initiated efforts to enforce a mask mandate - with Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies authorized to issue citations for those not wearing facial coverings in public.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends her boss: Trump will “fight back” against media critics
Added: 30.10.2018 14:35 | 12 views | 0 commentsSanders returned to the podium for the first time since Pittsburgh shooting and was on the defensive
Cynthia Nixon declares herself a “democratic socialist”: “Count me in”
Cynthia Nixon declares herself a “democratic socialist”: “Count me in”Added: 11.07.2018 18:41 | 10 views | 0 commentsNixon and pro-choice activists held an emergency protest against Trump’s SCOTUS nominee
Only “positive coverage” allowed: Melania Trump is making money off of her press photos
Only “positive coverage” allowed: Melania Trump is making money off of her press photosAdded: 03.07.2018 14:29 | 14 views | 0 commentsFirst Lady Melania Trump reportedly earned at least $100,000 in royalties from Getty Images in 2017
U.S. sanctions Mexican firms, individuals over links to Venezuela
Added: 18.06.2020 20:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe United States on Thursday blacklisted Mexican company Libre Abordo and a related firm, accusing them of helping Caracas evade U.S. sanctions in the first formal action taken by the Treasury Department against Mexican companies involved in trading Venezuelan oil.
Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity
Added: 18.06.2020 20:04 | 9 views | 0 commentsPrime Minister Boris Johnson told France's President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited London to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance,
Brazil police arrest former aide to president's son in graft probe
Added: 18.06.2020 19:52 | 9 views | 0 commentsBrazilian police on Thursday arrested a former aide to Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son in a graft investigation threatening to undermine the president's pledge to crack down on corruption and ratchet up his battle with the judiciary.
New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up
New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep upAdded: 18.06.2020 19:50 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: www.seattletimes.comThe number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday, but the number of new confirmed cases crept up again to reach a five-day high. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: France
Family attorney: No sign of foul play in hanging
Family attorney: No sign of foul play in hangingAdded: 10.07.2020 23:16 | 4 views | 0 commentsAn attorney for the family of a Black man found dead hanging in a Southern California park says an independent investigation finds no signs of foul play.
Trump warns Biden embraces socialism or 'worse'
Added: 10.07.2020 23:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsPresident Donald Trump is criticizing former President Barack Obama's efforts to lift some sanctions against Cuba and warns that the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, would even embrace socialism domestically.
Amazon, Apple and Microsoft race to $2 trillion
Added: 10.07.2020 23:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsTwo trillion dollars is a lotta money -- government stimulus and budget deficit kind of money. But three American tech companies each could soon be valued at that 13-digit amount.
Black Lives Matter painted outside Trump Tower in New York
Added: 10.07.2020 23:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe mural was painted on Fifth Avenue and others are planned for each of New York's five boroughs.
Lawyer asks U.N. to intervene with Cerrejon mine on behalf of indigenous Colombians
Lawyer asks U.N. to intervene with Cerrejon mine on behalf of indigenous ColombiansAdded: 18.06.2020 21:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsA British barrister is asking the United Nations Special Rapporteur to intervene with coal miner Cerrejon on behalf of Wayuu indigenous people in Colombia allegedly suffering damage to their health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Discord thwarts U.N. nuclear watchdog's plans for virtual Iran meeting
Added: 18.06.2020 20:47 | 9 views | 0 commentsOpposition led by China to a planned resolution rebuking Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board has forced it to call an in-person session after four days of meeting online because of the coronavirus, diplomats said on Thursday.
Iran foreign minister: An 'agreeable solution' possible for IAEA inspection request
Added: 18.06.2020 20:46 | 11 views | 0 commentsIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that "an agreeable solution is possible" for the United Nations nuclear watchdog's request for access to two nuclear sites in the country.
Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs eased
Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs easedAdded: 18.06.2020 20:39 | 9 views | 0 commentsWearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased.
Colombian army frees two foreigners held by FARC dissidents
Added: 18.06.2020 20:44 | 9 views | 0 commentsColombian soldiers have freed two foreign nationals who were being held hostage by FARC rebel dissidents in the country's southwestern Cauca province, the government said on Thursday.
Brazil education minister steps down, heading to World Bank
Added: 18.06.2020 20:22 | 10 views | 0 commentsBrazilian Education Minister Abraham Weintraub on Thursday announced he was stepping down to take a role at the World Bank.
Bundesliga sets Sept. 18 start date, calendar for 2020-2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany will start the 2020-21 season with cup games on Sept. 11 before the Bundesliga resumes Sept. 18. The calendar published Friday by the German soccer federation has the league starting more than a month after it did in 2019-20. The Bundesliga will end May 22, in time for the European Championship, which start June 11 after being pushed back a year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The last games of 2019 will be cup games Dec. 23 and the first league games of 2021 are set for Jan. 2, two weeks earlier than in 2019-20. Bayern Munich secured its eighth straight Bundesliga title last month, after the German league restarted amid the pandemic in May.
Blue Grass Stakes Betting Preview, Odds and Best Bets
A filly will be looking to defeat the boys for only the second time ever in the history of the Blue Grass Stakes. Trainer Ken McPeek has decided to enter his star filly, Swiss Skydiver (3/1), into the Kentucky Derby discussion by stepping up to take on the boys. Swiss Skydiver enters the Blue Grass Stakes as the points leader atop the Kentucky Oaks standings and is in superb form winning each of her last three races. I am hoping Swiss Skydiver draws more of the money so I can grab solid value on odds of over 5/1 at post. My top plays will involve using Art Collector and Swiss Skydiver on top in all exotics.
BetMGM Wants Dominance in Online Sports Gambling Market Share
BetMGM is in a heated race against FanDuel and DraftKings as the top destination for mobile and online sports gambling. This looks like a direct hit to investor sentiment and potentially market share for DraftKings. UFC 251: First Ever From Fight IslandFight fans are getting ready for UFC 251 which features Karmaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal in the main event and Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway in the co-main. UFC 251 starts Saturday Night, July 11th from the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The purpose of fight island is for international athletes who can’t compete in the United States due to travel restrictions during the coronavirus.
Most Intriguing Teams in the NBA Bubble
NBA players and teams have arrived in Orlando for the season restart at Disney World. But which squads will be most intriguing to watch when action does tip back off? Sports Illustrated host Robin Lundberg talked with Melissa Rohlin of All Lakers and SI's Rohan Nadkarni to get their picks. And while there are some obvious ones, a few under the radar selections made the list. For more NBA coverage:
NBA Bubble: Why It's Time to Embrace the New Season
NBA teams and players have touched down in Orlando for the season restart at Disney World. After months off, it appears the NBA really is on the way back. And under very unique circumstances. Sports Illustrated host Robin Lundberg says it is time to embrace the bubble as the NBA has the clearest plan amongst all sports and some of the best athletes in the world are about to compete for an unprecedented championship.
Fortune Brainstorm Health Virtual 2020: Here's what happened
Map: It’s not just Florida, Texas, California and Arizona driving the new record high in U.S. COVID cases
New York City Marathon Has Been Canceled Due to the Coronavirus
This year is the 50th Anniversary of The New York City Marathon and although tens of thousands of people were looking forward to running in it, they'll have to sit this one out. The world's largest marathon has been canceled as it's been deemed too risky amidst the current coronavirus pandemic. The marathon usually hosts around 50,000 runners and 1 million fans from all over the world but this marks the second time it has been canceled. The New York City Marathon is one of many events that will not be taking place this year. Boston Marathon and Berlin Marathon have also been canceled for 2020, as health experts try to contain the coronavirus from spreading.
MLB Betting: AL Central Win Total Breakdown
SI Gambling insider Ben Heisler is diving through each division ahead of the 2020 season to share his betting thoughts on each team's win total. Today we’ll focus on the AL Central win total odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. Odds via FanDuel SportsbookAL Central Team-By-Team Win Total ProjectionsMinnesota Twins: UNDER 34.5 winsThe 34.5 win total for Minnesota feels like a fair number considering their breakout 2019 season. Chicago White Sox: UNDER 31.5 winsThis was the team total I kept tossing and turning over. Compared to some of the other projected teams in the cellar for win total projections, Detroit made some substantial offseason moves.
Man City ban appeal verdict due from CAS on Monday, July 13
Man City to Get Champions League Ban Appeal Verdict From CAS on MondayGENEVA (AP) — Manchester City will get the verdict on Monday in its appeal against a two-year ban from UEFA competitions. UEFA punished Man City in February for “serious breaches” of rules monitoring club finances and failing to cooperate with investigators. That year, UEFA fined City 20 million euros ($22.6 million) of its Champions League prize money in a first wave of assessments of European clubs’ finances. Turkish club Trabzonspor’s appeal against a one-year ban is being heard at CAS next Thursday. Even if City fails to overturn the ban on Monday, the team’s place in this season’s Champions League is not affected.
CBS Champions League rights start early; Network's plans for USA
The pandemic-enforced changes to the Champions League presented the perfect format for CBS to find to broadcast European soccer’s showpiece competition earlier than planned in the United States. But the rights to the rest of this Champions League season and all of next season became available last month when Turner opted out of its 2018-21 deal for exclusive English language rights in the United States. The competition will be used to push the CBS All Access digital subscription service, which will stream every game in the Champions League and second-tier Europa League. “I think this property is built for the internet in some way — August is a single elimination tournament tournament and that’s an amazing, unique piece,” DeBevoise said. Starting on Aug. 12, the Champions League quarterfinals will be played on four straight nights in single-leg knockout games at the home stadiums of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.
Europa League draw: Quarterfinal, semifinal pairings in Germany
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — English clubs ended up on one side of the Europa League draw on Friday and German clubs on the other. All of the quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played in Germany ahead of the final on Aug. 21 in Cologne. Inter Milan is in the other path to the final, with Getafe as its round of 16 opponent. But first come the six outstanding games from the round of 16 on Aug. 5 and 6, hosted by Man United, Leverkusen, Shakhtar, Wolves, Basel and Copenhagen. The two remaining pairings in the round of 16 — Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma — did not begin in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.
ESPYs: Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird open with Black Lives Matter speech
ESPN held its annual ESPY Awards on Sunday, this time with no red carpet crowds or in-person award presentations. Instead, this year's ceremony opened with a video featuring Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird that called for unity against racial injustice. The trio started the show from their own homes and delivered a powerful message by addressing the critical social issues the country is facing in light of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. "But do Black lives matter to you when they’re not throwing touchdowns, grabbing rebounds, serving aces? I used to shy away from moments like this, because it’s convenient to be quiet, to be thought of as safe and polite.”
2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Michael Thomas is the Ideal 1st Round Pick
There’s a relative level of pressure when making a first-round pick in fantasy football drafts. Fantasy Football Championships are not one solely during the draft and first-round fantasy football selections are not the only reason a team wins. The goal with a first-round pick isn’t to get the player that will finish at the top of their position. Getting ready for your Fantasy Football Draft? Build your team with the stud that is Michael Thomas and you’ll have a great foundation for fantasy football success in 2020.
Daily Cover: Will Sports Wave Goodbye to Handshakes?
It was the first recorded instance of a black player and a white player shaking hands on a modern professional baseball field. It was the first recorded incidents of a black player and white players shaking hands on a modern professional baseball field. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Faucci has said that he doesn't think we should ever shake hands again. Hockey players fight each other on the ice, then shake hands afterwards. So I have to ask you, do you really think the sports world could wave goodbye to the handshake?
Home Field Advantage Lost Due to Lack of Fans?
How real is home field advantage and will it still exist if there are no fans in the stands? Well, SI Senior Writer Jon Wertheim has researched the topic in the past. And while home field advantage is a real thing, he talked with Sports Illustrated host Robin Lundberg about why it has dwindled in recent years and may be completely non existent without fans. That in today's edition of the Daily Cover.
Black Lives Matter, Mental Health Highlight 2020 ESPY Awards
The 2020 ESPY Awards was held on Sunday, June 21. It kicked off with a powerful message in support of Black Lives Matter and ending systemic racism. Kim Clavel was awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service for her contributions as a nurse during the pandemic. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year award for building baseball fields in underserved communities. Other awards were given to athletes such as Nelson Cruz, Taquarius Wair, Kevin Love, and moreWatch the Latest News Clips from Sports Illustrated
ESPN is Taking it to the Limit One More Time With an Eagles Concert This Weekend
ESPN is Taking it to the Limit One More Time With an Eagles Concert This WeekendThe Eagles will be featured on ESPN this weekend, but wait a minute Philadelphia fans- it's not those Eagles I'm talking about. ESPN will air Don Henley and the Eagles in concert Sunday at 8 pm. It's a little bit different content for the wide world leader in sports but hey, ESPN is thinking outside the box. ESPN is taking it to the limit one more time with a 2018 Eagles concert airing this weekend. Kaitlin O'Toole is joined by SI's Media Columnist, Jimmy Traina for more on the Eagles concert.
Max Holloway Prepares for UFC 251 Motivated to Win the Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway is preparing for UFC 251 and is looking to regain the Featherweight Championship next week in Abu Dhabi. The once longtime king will take on Alexander Volkanovski at Fight Island which takes place on Yas Island. Holloway was crushed in a unanimous decision to Volkanovski this past December. After seven years of struggling to regain the title, Kaitlin O'Toole is joined by Justin Barrasso to get insight on if this fight will be any different.
Valentina Sampaio: In Her Own Words
Valentina Sampaio pens a personal essay on what it means to be a part of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Brazil is a beautiful country, but it also hosts the highest number of violent crimes and murders against the trans community in the world—three times that of the U.S.Valentina Sampaio was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. Valentina Sampaio was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. Thank you for supporting me in continuing to spread a message of love, compassion and unity for ALL.
UFC 251: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal - MMA Betting & DFS Preview
Usman vs. MasvidalNot even a week ago, Kamaru Usman opened up at -300 or higher across the board. After 48 fights, he gets his first appearance in a UFC title fight, and it's been a long time coming. If this stays a technical fight, Usman will retain. PREDICTION: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI -200 (BET)UFC 251 Notes & PredictionsC KAMARU USMAN 16-1 vs #3 JORGE MASVIDAL 35-13Masvidal is making the trip on six days' notice. As mentioned in the tip sheet above, here’s my MMA DFS Heat Chart for UFC 251.
SI Swimsuit 2020 Rookie: Valentina Sampaio
Valentina Sampaio was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. I have acted before, but I would love to produce and act in a film that truly inspires people of all persuasions to see and feel what unifies them all as humans. I would also like to share this message by having the chance to deliver a speech at the U.N. one day. What inspires me both personally and professionally are opportunities to have a voice to advocate for anyone facing prejudice. Valentina Sampaio was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI.
Julian Edelman Offers Desean Jackson the Opportunity to Learn Together
Several NFL players have condemned anti-Semitic messages posted on social media by Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson earlier this week. One of them is New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. Julian Edelman took to social media to share how he is proud of his Jewish heritage- saying quote t’s not just about religion. He also went a step further offering to take Jackson to 2 different museums. Kaitlin O'Toole is joined by Patriot Maven Devon Clements for more on this.
New ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary Will Highlight the Legendary 1986 Mets
New ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary Will Highlight the Legendary 1986 MetsESPN Films announced an upcoming multi-part 30 for 30 documentary on the legendary 1986 Mets team. The film will have a number of producers including Jimmy Kimmel and will highlight the iconic Mets season. The 1986 team had a franchise record of 108 wins, 54 losses, and one of the greatest World Series comebacks of all time. And although the team was one of the best in the league, they were also known as one of the 'wildest' ones because of the drugs and alcohol used by players throughout their championship-winning season. The documentary will show iconic team moments on and off the field.
Carlos Vela Opts Out of MLS is Back Tournament
Reigning Major League Soccer MVP and LAFC forward Carlos Vela is opting out of the MLS is Back Tournament. Vela is LAFC's captain and one of the league's biggest stars and is definitely the highest-profile player so far to forego the tournament. Carlos Vela opts out of MLS is Back TournamentVela has reportedly decided to stay home with his pregnant wife and 3-year-old son instead of playing in the five-week tournament. Kaitlin O'Toole is joined by Planet Futbol's Luis Miguel Echegaray for more on what Bob Bradley will do without his main star on the field.
Valentina Sampaio Sits Down With GLAAD for an Exclusive Interview
Today SI Swimsuit rookie Valentina Sampaio joined GLAAD head of talent Anthony Ramos for a live interview on Instagram. The two sat down to discuss her journey as a trans woman, her rookie shoot for SI Swimsuit and the importance of inclusivity. GLAAD is a media monitoring organization for the LGBTQ community that helps to ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation in media. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love,” notes the organization.
Which QBs and RBs are Playing for a Big Contract in 2021?
Cam Newton, New England PatriotsIf there ever were somebody who has to play with a chip on his shoulder and exceed expectations for a big contract, it’s Newton. A big season could make this dollar-figure multiply by 10 or more in a new deal. Tennessee has shaped their identity around Henry and he’ll probably be able to dictate big terms with another presumably big season. Now in Atlanta, they signed him to a “prove-it” deal for a one-year, $5.5 million contract, fully guaranteed. He played 2019 on a one-year RFA deal and was re-signed for 2020 on a one-year deal.
Chris Godwin Fantasy Outlook: Breakout Performance is the New Normal
Once a player establishes himself as a big talent in the NFL, they’re expected to do it again and again. That’s a good problem for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin to have though. Godwin began his career quietly with two solid but unremarkable fantasy seasons (34/525/1 in 2017 and 59/842/7 in 2018). Godwin gained over 100 yards in five other games (8/121/1, 12/172/2, 7/125/2, 10/151, and 5/121). The key here is Godwin has to continue to occupy the slot role often headlined by Larry Fitzgerald in head coach Bruce Arians’ offense.
2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Outlook: More Than Just Tom Brady
Cappa is an athletic power blocker who will have the most value in the run game. OffenseLast year Tampa ran the ball 39.4 percent of the time while ranking as the top team in the league in passing yards. More wins and playing from the lead will also help the success and production of the run game. Tampa doesn’t have the ideal structure at running back in the passing game, but Brady will surely improve the value of their running backs in the passing game. to be a physical press player, but Whitehead makes up for it with his strength and willingness to attack the run game.
Can Lamar Jackson Replicate His MVP Season?
Last year the Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson shocked the NFL with an MVP season, but can he deliver a repeat performance for fantasy owners? Will Jackson have the same star power this season for fantasy owners? There is no doubt that Jackson is a talented quarterback but so much of performance depends not only on him but on his coaches. So what do the Baltimore coaches need to do to build on the schematic momentum that allowed Jackson to dominate? Rich Barnes-USA TODAY SportsLatest News and Videos from Sports IllustratedRavenCountry: Fantasy View: Can Lamar Jackson have a repeat performance?
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Group of Five administrators are bracing for the budget hole that will be left without their big-money road games.
NBA bubble: It's time to embrace season restart at Disney World in Orlando
We’ve now seen masked LeBron, this thing is happening. And one thing is for sure, this is about to be a unique experience for everyone. And considering the circumstances, it is going to take a unique level of focus and commitment to make it happen. But I’m ready to salute whoever wins. And I’m sure the eventual champs will be ready to celebrate, anywhere but Disney World.
Adam 'Edge' Copeland: WWE wrestler stars in movie 'Money Plane'
Adam “Edge” Copeland returned to WWE after a nine-year hiatus but is on the shelf again after tearing his triceps. Copeland suffered a torn triceps in the second Orton match, yet wrestled through it, and his story with Orton will continue when he is cleared to return. JB: Even though you’re on the injured list for WWE, you have a new movie in Money Plane. For me as a performer, I had to realize there was no such thing as the greatest wrestling match ever. In the present, there is also a really fun movie in Money Plane for people to enjoy.
Arsenal, Tottenham have fallen behind; How can they contend again?
Yet three weeks later, Arsenal goes into Sunday’s North London derby not only above Tottenham in the table but with a distinct sense of optimism. Tottenham, by contrast, having finished above Arsenal three seasons in a row and even reaching last season's Champions League final, is in a steady decline. The Cherries are sinking fast and had lost 17 of its previous 22 league games, yet on Thursday Spurs became the first side in four years to fail to have a shot against them. Both North London giants have their problems. Both may have to get used to Europa League involvement, but Arsenal at least has hope.
MLB runs into coronavirus testing issues
As MLB players took the field for the first time in months in preparation for a shortened season, the problems have already begun. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, testing has become a vital aspect of the sport to ensure players and staff are safe and it's falling short. There's been vocal frustration from players, managers, and even the front office surrounding the testing issues the MLB is running into. The Covid-19 test program is one of the most crucial features of MLB’s return to play. Kaitlin O'Toole is joined by SI's MLB writer Emma Baccellieri for more on this.
SI Insider: Gary Sanchez's Catching May Improve This Season
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez's new stance should improve his pitch framing abilities and also help him remain healthier longer. Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver made a similar change last season and his pitch framing numbers got significantly better. For more MLB coverage:
Most intriguing NBA teams to watch in bubble
The NBA season is close to returning after a long suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. All 22 teams have arrived in Orlando for the bubble experience. Teams like the Lakers, Clippers and the 76ers arrive in Florida with intriguing storylines. The Crossover staff takes a look at some of the most intriguing teams in the NBA bubble. There’s no denying the team’s talent, but the potential outcomes for how Philadelphia does in the restart could be vast.
Champions League draw: Lopsided bracket, PSG's chance in Portugal
This season's Champions League is unlike any other, and for good reason. Years of disappointment on the Champions League stage have been piling up, with the last-16 and quarterfinal hurdles proving too high for the last seven years despite spending habits that should have yielded considerably more success. The potential for Messi vs. RonaldoMany things need to fall into place, but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could share the Champions League semifinal stage. It must make up the deficit to Lyon, which, like PSG, will barely have had any reps before returning to Champions League play. Messi and Ronaldo have met on the Champions League stage three times before, but not since 2011, when Messi's Barcelona ousted Ronaldo's Real Madrid en route to the final.
UFC 251 fight card preview: Usman vs Masvidal, Andrade vs Namajunas
UFC 251 is the most loaded fight card of the year. If this stays a technical fight, Usman will retain. And Leon Edwards, who has proven repeatedly that he is deserving of a title shot, also deserves to be in the mix. A Masvidal win puts him on par with the biggest names in the sport. More on UFC 251:• Dana White Dishes on Fight Island Ahead of UFC 251• SI Gambling's Odds and Best Bets for UFC 251
How to Make Stress Work to Your Advantage
But what if I told you you could actually use stress to your advantage? This will enable you to step further into a place of success, as opposed to letting stress hinder you. Here are three ways I have used stress to my advantage in life. Let stress help you build resilience. Thanks to this stress, I ultimately turned a blind spot into one of my biggest assets today.
Trail Blazers' Gary Trent Jr. has photoshoot in airplane bathroom
His teammates were pissed, pun intendedTrail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. spent a long time in the bathroom during his team’s flight to Orlando. After Trent posted four photos of his mile-high fashion show on Instagram, his teammates immediately started roasting him. It’s not like every member of the roster had to pee during the 15-minute window Trent turned the toilet into his personal Milan. But the jersey-swap ban isn’t acting like that isn’t a risk, it’s simply trying to do away with an unnecessary additional risk. The 25 best players in the NBA bubble.
Jemele Hill talks Colin Kaepernick, ESPN, 'worst' experience on 'SportsCenter'
One of the producers for the series is Jemele Hill, who had a rocky exit from ESPN in 2018. According to Hill, Kaepernick definitely wants to play football again, and he has never said he'd come back only as a starting quarterback. Hill also said that Kaepernick reached out to get her side of her exit from ESPN before he agreed to get into business with the network. During the podcast, Hill shed a lot of light on the end of her tenure at ESPN. I asked her whether she thought ESPN gave her and Michael Smith a fair shot with the 6 p.m. SportsCenter.
Champions League draw: Quarterfinals, semifinals set for Lisbon
Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich will whittle down one side of the draw to reach the final on Aug. 23 at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon. The other side will between three-time finalist Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta and Leipzig. Those four outstanding games will be played on Aug. 7 and 8, hosted by the home teams: Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus and Man City. The other half of the draw was much more straightforward with all four quarterfinals set before the coronavirus pandemic shut down European soccer. The single-leg quarterfinals and semifinals were both drawn Friday, putting Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates on course to meet Messi and Barcelona.
FedEx to remove signage from Washington stadium barring name change
FedEx will remove all signage from Washington’s stadium if the team does not change its name, according to the Washington Post’s Liz Clarke. FedEx has been a Washington sponsor since 1999 upon signing a $205 million stadium naming rights deal. FedEx notified Washington of the potential signage removal in a letter sent on July 2, per Clarke. The announcement followed a week of significant pressure from team sponsors, including FedEx and PepsiCo. Nike appeared to remove all Washington’s apparel from its website on July 2.
Lamar Jackson Is Ready to Run it Back
We are thankfully beyond the point when the greater football world feels the need to question the very idea of Lamar Jackson playing quarterback. Jackson led the league with 36 touchdown passes in 2019, his first full season as a starter. Jackson finished first in Pro Football Reference’s approximate value metric by a comfortable margin, meaning there was no single player more critical to his team’s success in 2019 than Jackson. This story originally appeared in SI's fantasy football preview issue, available on newsstands now. Check out SI Fantasy for more fantasy football coverage.
5 Ways Covid-19 Changed Leadership Forever
Here are a few things I've learned about leadership during difficult times from my Finnish friends:1. That can paralyze employees, especially in an organization that's actively run on fear-based leadership. Values make it easier for leaders to give employees the full autonomy they need to do their work effectively. That means leadership can't be removed somewhere far away from the actual action--especially when most of the work is done remotely. We're all seeking advice from one another, moving decisions closer to where the work happens, and thinking more globally.
Shaq Barrett Accepts Franchise Tender from Bucs, but Files Grievance Over Position Designation
The NFL's reigning sack leader will indeed be back in Tampa Bay for at least the 2020 season, but not without one last request. He would prefer the security of a long-term deal, but has always made it clear that he would play 2020 on the franchise tag, if necessary, rather than holding out. The gem of last year's NFL free agent class, Barrett signed with the Bucs on a one-year deal for just $4 million, then proceeded to lead the NFL with 19.5 sacks. Don't be surprised if the two sides eventually hammer out a long-term extension at some point this year, especially if Barrett continues to put up big numbers early in the 2020 season. He's a perfect fit in Todd Bowles' defense in Tampa Bay, and staying there would be the best situation for all parties, as long as Barrett gets paid what he's worth.
Buster Posey opts out of 2020 MLB season
The Giants will play this summer without star catcher Buster Posey, who opted out of the 2020 season Friday. Posey said he probably would have chosen to play in 2020 if the twins were not born prematurely, according to The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly. Posey becomes the latest MLB star to opt-out of the season after Dodgers starter David Price and Braves reliever Felix Hernandez announced last weekend their decisions to not play in 2020. A player or staff member has tested positive on 27 of 30 teams. Posey, 33, was set to play his 12th season with the Giants this summer.
MLB COVID-19 Screening Results in 66 Positive Tests
Major League Baseball released the results of its latest round of COVID-19 tests on Friday. 58 players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Of the 3,748 samples tested, 1.8% came back positive, per MLB. A player or staff member has tested positive on 27 of 30 teams. The accuracy of some tests came into question following unreliable results, while other teams had significant delays in receiving their test results.
United Airlines Just Made a Disturbing Admission About Social Distancing on Airplanes
United has said it will continue to sell middle seats while limiting the overall number of passengers on flights. Last week, American Airlines announced it would start booking flights to full capacity effective July 1, leaving only Delta and Southwest among the largest domestic carriers to block middle seats. Except, now United is saying that blocking middle seats probably doesn't really help. Here's the thing, and I think it's an important point. Sometimes going above and beyond is the difference between providing a level of comfort to your customers and those customers simply staying home.
College football conference-only schedules cost Group of Five big
In all, schools from the MAC may lose more than $10 million for missing the 11 scheduled games against the Big Ten. Nearly 40 Power 5 programs have scheduled a total of 49 buy games worth about $65 million, according to the Associated Press. In many cases, school funding is responsible for more than half of a Group of Five’s athletic budget. Lump that in with expected lower ticket sales because of limited attendance—the absent buy games, too—and lower-level athletic directors are in quite a pickle. While the Green Wave did plan to start scaling back on buy games, it played one each season the last three years.
3 Takeaways From Running a Startup During Covid-19
I own a diverse range of companies, including a towing company, a bar and restaurant, a real estate redevelopment company, plus my consumer product startup, Kube Sound. Tell us about your new consumer product startup. Kube Sound is a consumer audio system company. They advised that we postpone our crowdfunding campaign because the shutdown in China would cause a manufacturing delay. What are your biggest takeaways as a startup entrepreneur during Covid-19?
Will MLB's Testing Plan Sink Its Season?
The Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah, is responsible for running all of the league's tests for COVID-19. It left people around the game questioning: Is this a major league testing protocol? “The key to success with frequent testing is not just doing the testing,” says Dr. Neel Gandhi, an epidemiologist at Emory University. “What are the ethics of professional sports occupying testing capacity if there isn't enough testing capacity for the communities that they're in?” says Gandhi. “I was surprised that they decided to use a drug testing laboratory,” says Pinsky.
7 Things You Should Say to Your Team More Often to Inspire Them
But knowing what to say to trigger this kind of response is not always easy. To help, these seven entrepreneurs share some of the most important things leaders should say to their employees to help them stay or get back on track. Admitting to your team that you don't know something or don't have all the answers is not a sign of weakness. "I frequently say this to team members, and the impact is tangible. In addition to showing appreciation for team members when they do a great job, it's also important to communicate when there is room for improvement, according to Piyush Jain, CEO of SIMpalm.
Why Smart Businesses Should Stop Requiring College Degrees
The new wave of production supervisors, all with college degrees and experience in other departments, liked to make fun of Don. Fortunately, Don had risen through the hourly ranks to become a supervisor before the company made having a college degree a management requirement. The report shows that in 2015, 67 percent of job postings for new production supervisors required a college degree -- even though only 16 percent of existing production supervisors had degrees. A college degree is definitely a requirement for professions like health care and engineering, where certification is involved. But for plenty of high-level jobs -- including many leadership positions -- a college degree is hardly an indicator of skill and talent.
If You Say Yes to These 5 Questions, Your Life Is Better Than You Think
But while professional success is important, still: Your definition of "success" surely involves more than just your business or your job. If you can answer yes to these questions -- even though you may currently be on the downside of advantage and relying solely on courage and hope -- your life is better than you think. If you're hard-working and you associate with hard-working people, you're successful. If you're generous and associate with generous people, you're successful. Even so, finding discipline, day after day after day, is also hard.
Some Companies Can't Hire Fast Enough. Study Their Business Models
While many businesses--and, yes, entire industries even--have suffered as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, some companies have managed to thrive in this moment. Based on an informal poll I conducted among HR people and other interested professionals, here's a small sampling of some of the industries that can't hire people fast enough:Cleaners--all types. While some medical people lost jobs, now that people are going back for regular care, the hiring signs are out. You don't need to be FedEx or Walmart, hiring tens of thousands of people, to be a successful business. If Etsy can explode with homemade masks (735,907 Etsy results on a search of "mask"), what could your business do?
3 Critical Reflections All Mentors Should Consider
I then discovered a study that prompted me to reexamine a third identity, my role as a member of the Entrepreneurial Industry (EI). But Hunt and Kiefer found that the more resources from the EI an entrepreneur consumes, the more likely that entrepreneur is to fail. My goal is to maximize the odds that I do good in the entrepreneurial world and minimize the chances I do harm. As mentors, the more pithy our statement, the more likely it is people will embrace it and share it. As a result, mentors constantly pass along the notion that volatility and risk are good things, rather than possibly dangerous to the business and the entrepreneur.
Warren Buffett Is Finally Spending Some of Berkshire Hathaway's $137 Billion and It's Classic Buffett
Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, is buying Dominion Energy's gas pipeline network. The $9.7 billion deal is Buffett's first big investment since 2016. At the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting, he called this your "circle of competence." Dominion announced the cancellation and the sale of its pipeline business to Berkshire Hathaway on the same day. On the other hand, it's only about 7 percent of the $137 in cash Berkshire Hathaway has been sitting on.
90 Percent of Remote Workers Are Now Ignoring the 'First Things Rule'
This is a story about the difference between working from home in theory and working from home in practice--and a key rule that everyone is now ignoring. The "First Things Rule," which said that to work from home successfully, the first thing workers needed to do was to get up in the morning, shower, and get dressed as if they were going to an office. But now that so many of us are suddenly working from home, it turns out almost nobody is actually following the "First Things Rule." Wardrobe was just a lower priority than things like work setup, schedule, and, for many, childcare. It's that when everyone gave that "First Things Rule" advice, people who were working from home were in the minority.
Manage Openly. Just Don't Call It Open Book
So why do we avoid the phrase open-book management? (Spoiler alert: How you develop your key number is at least as important as the number itself.) Once you have a key number, you can put it up on a scoreboard and get people to track it from week to week. You can also create a bonus program tied to specific improvements in the key number, as ABA and many others have done. Bill Fotsch is founder and president of Open-Book Coaching Inc. John Case, a former senior writer for Inc., is author of Open-Book Management and The Open-Book Experience.
What Working From Home Can Teach Us About Leadership
While we have long been trending toward remote work, I never imagined a scenario where much of the country would be working from home for months on end. Major companies like Facebook, Google, and others have already said that employees can work from home (WFH) until the end of the year. Employees Adapt Quickly--and High Productivity is Still PossibleAs a psychology major, I was taught that it takes at least 28 days to teach your brain a new habit (though new studies show it can take more like 66 days). In fact, 46 percent of employees say they're working longer hours right now. It's clear, easy to digest, and lets employees wake up knowing that their mission is to bring more gender parity to business leadership.
4 Pandemic Awakenings That Will Shape the New Economy
Giordano says that the global pandemic caused us to leap five years into the future--yet we're still in our digital nascency. Many of us never realized how many people are food insecure, or that communities of color face inequities in health care, technology, and support systems. Giordano says that we'll pay greater attention to planetary health moving forward, with better balance between the economy and the planet. The pandemic taught us that businesses with the right systems in place to pivot quickly were more prepared and successful. If they had already embraced technology, support systems, and organizational cultures, they could respond effectively and efficiently.
5 Reasons to Reconsider an Open-Door Policy
Using my friend's cautionary tale as an example, I see five reasons why an open door policy is actually a bad idea for startups:1. In the best-case scenario, an open door policy allows for ongoing communication about pertinent issues. When an open door policy is enacted, however, many of the rank-and-file go straight to a higher-up for help. It wasn't entirely because of the open door policy confusion, but it fanned the flames. To that end, I asked him, "What's the perfect alternative to an open door policy?"
How to Create Clear Paths for Internal Promotions and Advancement
That said, consider these best practices when creating paths for promotion and advancement within your organization. Establishing paths for advancement encourages dedication, increases retention, and improves morale, but this strategy doesn't necessarily work for every position--or every organization, for that matter. Define promotion paths early. Make it known that your company prioritizes, values, and actively promotes career development by carving out promotion paths with employees early on in their tenures. Creating paths for advancement keeps everyone on the same page and accountable for working toward independent and group success.
Neuroscientist: Covid Brain Is Real. Here's How to Deal With It
But according to Insead neuroscientist Hilke Plassmann, the trouble goes deeper. You're not just sleep deprived and stressed, you're experiencing the effects of very real brain changes brought on by the trauma and uncertainty of the pandemic. If that sounds familiar, you can at least take comfort that you're not alone and you're not imagining things. Your brain really is struggling at the moment, and a couple of extra naps won't solve the problem (though they certainly wouldn't hurt). Indeed, one study linked emotions induced through music to activity in brain networks that are essential for generation and regulation of emotions.
Businesses Face Existential Threats, Made Worse by Politicians
While health concerns are real and hard to argue with, businesses say the about-face on reopening guidance has been both jarring and potentially harmful to their long-term prospects. It's the marketing dollars spent advertising new menu items that customers won't be able to enjoy in person. A new survey from the National Small Business Association, a business advocacy group, pegs the cost of those kinds of workspace changes at $11,729, on average per location. Knauer adds that under no circumstances should a business open if it can't operate safely for both employees and customers. "If it's not Covid safe, your customers won't feel safe and they won't come back, nor will your employees."
The Ways We’re Fighting Back Against Doomscrolling
I'm a senior writer at WIRED, and I am joined by my cohost, WIRED senior editor Michael Calore. It's that thing where you just stare at social media, you're constantly refreshing and scrolling. Then, once that starts, you kind of can't stop going down that completely different, but entirely distinct and less optimistic looking rabbit hole. LG: How is this different from our normal addiction to social media? AW: We generally talk about social media addiction in the sense of like a FOMO kind of thing.
Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells
But to Buggert, who studies T cells—part of an orchestra of cells that perform in the body’s immune response—the symphony appeared incomplete. Research from SARS offered hints that, even if antibodies faded, some people retained immune cells that recognized the virus. For SARS-CoV-2, similar dimensions of the immune response could have bearing on how immunity works and how to design a vaccine. There are B cells, which help coax those virus-specific antibodies into existence, plus killer T cells, which can learn to obliterate infected cells. That’s because T cell responses are much harder to measure than antibody levels, requiring a lot of blood and fine-tuned instrumentation to wrangle the right kinds of immune cells.
What's the Best Unlimited Data Plan?
Even the best unlimited plans have a lot of limits. For instance, an unlimited plan might get greatly throttled (slowed down) tethering speeds or downgraded streaming video quality after using a certain amount of data each month. And we've done the hard work of finding out which unlimited plan is the best bang for your buck. The carrier has three unlimited plans: Essentials, Magenta, and Magenta Plus. Other perks we like include international texting and data (the latter is only available on Magenta plans), but you get unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico and Canada on all plans (2G data speeds on Essentials, 5 gigabytes of 4G LTE on the Magenta plans).
Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs
Microsoft has neutered a large-scale fraud campaign that used knockoff domains and malicious apps to scam customers in 62 countries around the world. An earlier so-called BEC, or business email compromise, that the same group of attackers carried out in December used phishing attacks to obtain unauthorized access. Microsoft used technical means to shut it down. Microsoft’s Burt didn’t explicitly say the apps used in the more recent case connected through OAuth. In a separate post published on Wednesday, however, Microsoft warned of “Consent phishing,” in which attackers use the same OAuth method.
What It's Like to Work at Studio Ghibli
Steve Alpert spent 15 years at Studio Ghibli, working to get films such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away distributed outside of Japan. In particular he remembers a phone call from a pushy New York Times reporter who demanded an interview with Miyazaki. “Miyazaki wasn’t going to be in the country, and it wouldn’t have been possible to do the interview,” Alpert says. Fortunately she knew the work of Hayao Miyazaki, so it was a little bit easier. That’s how a lot of the interviews go.”Steve Alpert on Hayao Miyazaki:“All the [Disney] animators had pirated versions of Ghibli’s art books on their desks and little Totoros on their desks, and they were very willing to talk about Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.
Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?
Lorenz defended herself and called out what she characterized as previous harassment by Srinivasan and others on a variety of platforms, including Clubhouse. The controversy moved to Clubhouse that night, when a roomful of VCs and others continued the discussion. Lorenz was called to the stage, but before she could speak, the moderator called Srinivasan to the stage. This very public episode exposed that Clubhouse, at least in this nascent state, had given little thought to policing the discussions that occur on its platform. For people learning about Clubhouse for the first time, it was a disastrous introduction.
Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition
That starts with banning facial recognition, a technology perfectly designed for the automation of racism. Numerous studies have shown that facial recognition algorithms exhibit systemic racial and gender bias. To be blunt, facial recognition software thinks all Black people look the same. (Though the company has placed a moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology, it’s difficult to see this as anything other than a publicity stunt.) Facial recognition is the tool that allows police to weaponize those surveillance cameras.
How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous
Above our heads, a “heat dome” of high pressure could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks. But as the heat dome persists, it blasts away the soil’s moisture, and that solar energy now goes full-tilt into heating the air. “And so those super dry land surfaces are going to amplify the heat and the persistence of this heat dome,” says Swain. This won’t be the last heat dome, or the most severe one. And thanks to climate change, those air temperatures will be hotter even before a heat dome arrives.
13 YouTube Channels We Geek Out Over
You have to watch to find out her answer to the age-old rivalry of which is better to fly: Boeing or Airbus. Folks like the 8-Bit Guy help show us rare old tech, like digital cameras that used full-size floppy disks. He's a relaxed natural in front of the camera, and you can tell he's always having a good time. Baumgartner Restoration shows a wide variety of methods on healing wooden split-panels, torn canvas, and masterpieces from the old masters. And he will be the first to tell you he has a different definition of high-end audio equipment.
Meet the Secret Algorithm That's Keeping Students Out of College
The workings of the IB diploma—and the timing of the results—proved particularly harmful for IB students applying to US colleges. Unlike AP tests, which are typically separate from high school grades, the IB results are intended to reflect a student’s work for the year. IB students are often granted college admission based on predicted grades, and they submit their final results when they become available over the summer. Some colleges, including NYU and Northeastern, warn on their admissions pages that students whose IB results don’t get close enough to those predictions may lose their place. In March, IB canceled all tests and said it would calculate each student’s final grades using a method developed by an unnamed educational organization that specializes in data analysis.
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist star Skylar Astin on the challenge of not singing perfectly
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist type TV Show network NBC genre MusicalDramedyIt's no secret that Skylar Astin is a polished performer. The implications of this moment change everything for Max and Zoey's friendship, but the scene itself was important for another reason. Because it's the real Max singing and not the idealized Max in Zoey's head, he couldn't be a professional singer with the pipes of a Broadway star like Astin. In this way, she's telling someone about her powers, all while he's actually singing to her in real life. And so to be able to do that completely out of your comfort zone, the way Max did, and then she runs away?
The Super Smash Bros. Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Over the past week, allegations of rampant sexual misconduct have quaked the Super Smash Bros. pantheon of top players and personalities. From the most celebrated Smash Twitch streamers to longtime tournament champions and local heroes, the Smash community is reeling from a series of dark revelations. It just matters what character you play and what value you bring,” says Smash player Nico “Ryobeat” Rodriguez. Smash player Zack “CaptainZack” Lauth wrote a post describing how, when he was 15, he had a sexual encounter with top player and Smash Twitch streamer Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, who was then 20. (In 2019, former top Smash player Elliot Bastien “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce, who was in his late twenties, retired after admitting he had a relationship with Lauth, who was still a minor.)
How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies
This Independence Day weekend took place in an altered America. And above 80 different locations around the US, planes were writing messages in the sky appended with a simple hashtag: #XMap. As smartphones, social media, and encrypted messaging have given rise to new forms of grassroots organizing, new movements have sprung up in minutes, giving anyone the ability to join when, where, and how they want. On social media, news of the messages spread fast, much faster than details of where the planes came from and what kind of effort went into pulling off such an ambitious nationwide effort. It wasn’t planned to coincide with the largest US human rights protests yet of this young millennium, but it has.
Amazon Says It Didn’t Mean to Ban Employees From Using TikTok
Around midday Friday, some employees at Amazon began posting on Twitter about another beloved, but increasingly embattled, online platform: TikTok. After this story was published, however, Amazon sent a statement saying, "This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error. “We're proud that tens of millions of Americans turn to TikTok for entertainment, inspiration, and connection, including many of the Amazon employees and contractors who have been on the front lines of this pandemic." India, which is embroiled in a border dispute with China, recently blocked a number of Chinese apps, including TikTok. But Amazon also previously placed paid advertisements on TikTok, as have other prominent US tech companies such as Apple.
The Triumphant, Complicated Return of Hamilton
Last weekend was the Fourth of July, a cause for socially distanced picnics and (even more) fireworks (than usual). Hamilton, a musical that debuted at the Public Theater in New York in 2015, shouldn’t be such a topic of conversation five years later. It was a phenomenon when it premiered, but in the intervening years it has been analyzed and think-pieced ad infinitum. It also called into question the legacy of Alexander Hamilton himself, and the liberties Miranda took with history. I study history.”The reexamination of Hamilton is instructive of two things: One, that art can, and should, always be subject to re-examination and criticism.
The Walking Dead showrunner previews the season finale war against Beta
Angela Kang spills some beans in this exclusive outtake from Friday Night in With the Morgans. The Walking Dead type TV Show network AMC genre Thriller Where to watch Close Streaming OptionsI know zombies tend to move slow, but this is ridiculous! When we last left things on The Walking Dead on April 5, Beta was leading his army of walkers and Whisperers toward a hospital tower where our heroes were holed up and hiding. "And then the big story that we have been following all season with the Whisperers," teases Kang. Well, in the meantime, watch the exclusive outtake above, and then watch the entire episode of Friday Night in With the Morgans tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
Emmy nominations: Consider Zoe Kazan for The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America (TV Show) type TV Show network HBO genre MiniseriesThere's a three-minute shot from The Plot Against America that I can't get out of my head. There's a lot to love and admire about The Plot Against America, which adapts Philip Roth's 2004 novel into a vibrant piece of 2020 political art. "Fear presides over these memories, a perpetual fear." I don't think anyone actually says the words "perpetual fear" in the miniseries, but you can feel that mood in every frame. Kazan exudes an anxious power, and it's a role that has taken on new resonance in our own year of perpetual fear.
Why horror film Relic was 'like therapy' for Emily Mortimer and director Natalie Erika James
Relic is the rare horror movie that's as likely to bring a tear to your eye as a chill to your bones. "It's a brilliant genre movie, but it transcends the genre, like one of the great horror films," star Emily Mortimer tells EW. Relic is unabashedly a genre film; James has a penchant for David Cronenberg-esque body horror, and Edna's decaying, possibly haunted house is an indelibly creepy setting. James drew extensively on her personal experience while writing the film: her grandmother suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years, and died in 2019. "Just watching her relationship with my mother change over time, and my direct relationship with her, that whole experience really was the starting point," James explains.
Jurassic World: Dominion returns to set, studio denies reports of filming delays
Jurassic World: Dominion type Movie genre Action AdventureSci-fiThe cast and crew of Jurassic World: Dominion have officially returned to finish filming this prehistoric sci-fi blockbuster, currently in Day 5. Despite unconfirmed reports that multiple members of the production tested positive for COVID-19, the studio says there are no new production delays at this point. On Thursday, The Sun published a report alleging "several of the crew" tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A rep for Universal Pictures did not deny these rumors outright, but told EW in a statement on Friday, "Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue. Colin Trevorrow, who returns to direct Dominion after helming the first Jurassic World, spoke with Empire about the hurdles that entails.
Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: J'Tia Taylor on smashing the Survivor stereotype
We sent a Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire to a batch of former players to fill out with their thoughts about their time on the show as well as updates on what they’ve been up to since. Read on, as J’Tia spills a lot more than just rice in her Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire. Who’s one player from another Survivor season you wish you could have played with or against and why? I’d love to see an all-female Survivor season! To keep track of our daily Survivor Quarantine Questionnaires and get all latest updates, check out EW's Survivor hub, and follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.
Tom Hanks and Greyhound director on ensuring authenticity in the World War II drama
Greyhound type MovieIf you're making a World War II movie with Tom Hanks, you'd better do your research. "It's a highly preserved World War II ship," says the director. "It's the only World War II Destroyer still in its World War II configuration which was important because a lot of them got modified in the Vietnam War and the wars that followed." "As a guy who goes back to World War II again and again, I see a direct correlation to life as it's lived right now," he says. "I see the same questions being asked and I see the same solutions being pursued in stories of World War II, despite them being period pieces, despite them being museum pieces that recreate a world.
Celebrity feuds: A look at famous Hollywood fights
It all started, famously, with a fight over a backup dancer, and intensified with several back-and-forth diss tracks. Taylor Swift wrote "Bad Blood" about their feud, and things heated up in 2017 when Katy Perry dropped the album Witness. When asked whether she would respond to "Bad Blood" on the new album, Perry told EW, "There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person," but added, "Everything has a reaction or a consequence, so don’t forget about that, okay, honey." The moment that Swift's album, Reputation, dropped, feud watchers everywhere were glued to their computer screens for any word of another update. On the eve of the tour's big kickoff show, that update finally came: Katy Perry extended an olive branch.
Tom Hanks jumps into his birthday with an epic pool dive: 'This Greyhound is 64!'
Tom Hanks jumps into his birthday with an epic pool dive: 'This Greyhound is 64!' Tom Hanks made quite the splash on his 64th birthday! As Hanks dives into the pool, a major splash erupts causing water to fly onto the camera. Hanx," he captioned the epic video, referencing his new World War II movie, Greyhound, which drops Friday on Apple TV+. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments.
Sabrina showrunner hints the now-canceled Part 5 would've been Riverdale crossover
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina type TV Show network Netflix genre DramaAs if it wasn't hard enough to learn that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 will be the last we get of the Netflix series, fans also got a glimpse of what would've been in store for the planned Part 5: the long-awaited Riverdale crossover. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner of both CAOS and Riverdale who also created the horror-tinged Sabrina comics, shared a message on Twitter after Netflix announced the end of the Kiernan Shipka-led show. The neighboring town of Greendale, where Sabrina (Shipka) resides, lies just beyond Sweetwater River border of Riverdale. "Working on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honor from Day One," Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. Related content:Episode Recaps Previous Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 binge recap: Episodes 1-8 By Nick RomanoS1 E11 Recap Chilling Adventures of Sabrina recap: Not quite a nightmare before Christmas By Nick RomanoChilling Adventures of Sabrina binge recap: Welcome to Greendale By Nick Romano Next
World War Z writer Max Brooks recommends the book you should read to survive a pandemic
"Microbe Hunters," says Brooks, referring to the 1926 non-fiction best-seller by microbiologist Paul de Kruif. "Microbe Hunters was read to me as a children’s bedtime story by my mother [the late actress Anne Bancroft] who was a secret, closet scientist. And the Microbe Hunters traces the history of germs and how humans discovered them and eventually linked them to disease. "As with all my books, for every hour I spent writing, I must have spent maybe between 10 and a hundred hours researching," says Brooks. As far as the Bigfoot creatures themselves, I've always studied the lore but I really tried to research genuine primate biology and behavior.
Sara Bareilles breaks down the challenges of writing music for television on Little Voice
After six albums and writing a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, you might assume that songwriting, for Sara Bareilles, could be as simple as baking a pie. But for her new series Little Voice, which premieres on AppleTV+ on July 10, Bareilles faced a new challenge: writing music for episodic television. "TV requires a little more reverse engineering because you're ultimately serving the picture, more than you're serving the song itself. As a songwriter and a performer, Bareilles is continually evolving, so naturally she feels she could push herself even further when it comes to writing for television. "If I can do it again, I would go probably one step further towards just writing to the scene."
Julia Sawalha says she has been 'unfairly dismissed' from 'Chicken Run' sequel
Actress Julia Sawalha claims to have been unfairly dismissed from the sequel to Aardman Animations's 2000 animated film Chicken Run because her voice now sounds "too old." On Thursday, Julia Sawalha posted a statement on Twitter alleging that she was told her voice now sounds "too old" to voice the character. "Last week I was informed out of the blue, via email, through my agent that I would not be cast as Ginger in the Chicken Run sequel," Sawalha said in the statement. The original Chicken Run also featured the vocal talents of Phil Daniels, Jane Horrocks, Miranda Richardson, Timothy Spall, and Imelda Staunton. It was announced last month that Aardman Animations were producing a Chicken Run sequel which would debut on Netflix.
The Batman TV spin-off in the works from director Matt Reeves
Holy spin-off, Batman! Matt Reeves, who's directing Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader in his DC Comics-based The Batman, is now developing a TV series that will expand the world of the upcoming superhero movie. Reeves is working on the series with his producer on The Batman Dylan Clark, as well as Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, the latter being on writing duties. It's unclear at this point whether characters featured in The Batman movie will crossover into the show, though one would assume that's a possibility. Sign up for Entertainment Weekly's free daily newsletter to get breaking TV news, exclusive first looks, recaps, reviews, interviews with your favorite stars, and more.
Darius Rucker speaks about his support of Black Lives Matter: 'I'm sure I've already lost fans'
Darius Rucker is opening up and speaking out against racism — specifically as a Black artist in a predominantly white music genre. "I've lived with racism my whole life," the country music star shared. Image zoomAnd Rucker knows that there is a risk in becoming forthright about delicate issues within the country music genre, including his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. "I'm sure I've already lost fans,'' he told TODAY, before adding, "You become a rich Black man and you think racism goes away. "It feels like so much of the country really wants some kind of change,'' he said.
37 photos of Zac Efron through the years
During Efron's appearance on the Hot Ones the star admitted how hard it was to work on the movie Baywatch, stating, "I never want to be in that good of shape again."
Gina Prince-Bythewood teases the future of The Old Guard
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Netflix's The Old Guard. Such is the case with Netflix's new action-drama The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne as undying mercenaries who literally cannot be killed. "The graphic novel itself is a trilogy," Prince-Bythewood tells EW. The final moments of the film hint at what might be next for The Old Guard: Original member Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts) has been exiled for a century after betraying the team. As he leaves and resigns himself to 100 years of solitude, he's approached by a familiar face: former Old Guard member Quynh (Veronica Ngo),"Booker, it's nice to finally meet you," she says with a smile.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith set the record straight on affair rumors
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are opening up about rumors that she had an affair with singer-songwriter August Alsina. Alsina claimed in a recent interview with Angela Lee on YouTube that he had an affair with Pinkett Smith, with her husband's blessing. A Smith family source denied the allegations at the time. Pinkett Smith said her relationship with Alsina proceeded at that time. "Yeah, it's the idea of any relationship in trying to get to deeper understanding of love is going to be forged in fire," Pinkett Smith said.
Tina Fey's Liz Lemon accosts maskless New Yorker in 30 Rock reunion teaser
If you don't wear a mask, you'll have Lemon to deal with. 30 Rock type TV Show network NBCHere's your first look at the upcoming 30 Rock reunion special. And, yes, Liz Lemon has a problem with New Yorkers who don't wear masks in public. The 30 Rock actors reprised their roles from the hit NBC comedy series, which ended in 2013. The reunion special will air next week on Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Lady A shares her side of legal issue with country group: 'I am not going to be erased'
Seattle artist Lady A, a blues singer who has used her stage name for 30 years, has finally responded to the lawsuit filed against her by the country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum. I had suggested on the Zoom call that they go by the Band Lady A, or Lady A the Band, and I could be Lady A the Artist, but they didn’t want to do that.”White expanded on the issue in a piece as told to Rolling Stone on Friday. They were going by Lady Antebellum before; they weren’t going by Lady A. 'Anytime I went on Google, I only saw Lady Antebellum; I never saw [them referred to as] Lady A.' The band has not yet publicly responded to Lady A the artist.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers split after 10 years of marriage
The couple married in May 2010 and have two children togetherArmie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer have split after 10 years of marriageHammer, 33, Elizabeth, 37, announced the split on their respective Instagrams with a throwback picture of the two and a statement. "It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. It appears Elizabeth stayed at the Cayman Islands with their kids as she posted a picture of their son drinking out of a coconut on the beach minutes before the announcement. News of their split comes just under two months after the actor, 33, and the entrepreneur, 37, celebrated a decade of marriage. Happy Anniversary, my love," Elizabeth wrote in an Instagram tribute.
Rosamund Pike is Radioactive as Marie Curie in new biopic trailer
"Welcome to the new age" would be an apt tagline for Radioactive, the new biopic starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie, whose pioneering work included groundbreaking research into radioactivity. The new trailer for the film highlights many of the real-life accomplishments by Curie and her husband Pierre (played by Sam Riley), while also previewing the biopic's dramatic take on her life. "Science is changing," Pike's Curie intones at the beginning of the trailer. She did indeed: Curie became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and later the first person to win it twice. Her accomplishments included the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, and conducting the first studies into the treatment of cancer using radiation.
Police give update on search for Glee star Naya Rivera, say investigation will continue
The search for missing Glee star Naya Rivera has yet to locate the actress, but will continue despite difficult conditions, authorities say. Investigators believe Rivera drowned and she is currently presumed dead, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. The search has been hampered by poor visibility underwater, with divers having to search by touch due to murky waters, debris, and vegetation. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Capt. "Sophisticated sonar equipment" was brought in to aid the search on Friday, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's official Twitter account.
35 College Dorm Room Essentials 2020 — Cute College Dorm Items
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you're an incoming freshman, you're gonna need to get rid of...a lot. Unfortunately, your entire collection of high heels and white sneakers aren't going to be able to accompany you to college. You're gonna have to downsize, bb. minimizing the potential clutter in the room, and enhancing the ambience in your drab space. Take a look at exactly how it's done and discover a list of all the essentials below.
Common Financial Aid Terms and What They Mean
To help, here are some terms you should commit to memory:Cost of Attendance (COA)The actual cost of a single year of college—including tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, food, transportation, and personal expenses—as calculated by a school’s financial aid office. This is the maximum amount your financial aid package (including all grants and loans) can cover. Direct PLUS LoanYour parents can apply for these loans to make up the difference between your COA and your financial aid package. The upside is you don’t have to prove your financial need and there are higher caps on what you can borrow. (Just talk to your financial aid office to make sure they won’t magically disappear after your freshman year.)
Whitney Port's Love, Whit Collection Launches on Rent the Runway
No big deal or anything, but Whitney Port is basically styling you through Rent the Runway right now. Okay, it’s more like she has a brand-new line with RTR called Love, Whit, which will help raise funds for charity—and it launches today, July 8! You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. In the line, you’ll find everyday staples, like this stunner suit right up here ^, and OOTD-worthy pieces, like the fabulous wrap style you’ll see farther down. “The collection is filled with comfortable, lightweight silhouettes and beautiful prints that will brighten up these weird summer days,” she tells Cosmo.
Meghan Markle Reportedly Wishes She Could Do "Mommy and Me" Classes With Archie
Meghan Markle wants Archie to learn emotional and social skills by being around other kids. The Duchess reportedly feels like she can't do "Mommy and Me" groups because she's too well-known. Much like the rest of the world, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have—for the most part—been stuck inside due to coronavirus safety concerns. Which means their son Archie isn't really getting to interact with other kids his age. Here's to hoping Meghan finds a cute class for Archie to take once it's safe to get out there and socialize!
Anita “Lady A” White Speaks Out Amid Lawsuit With Lady Antebellum: “I Am Not Going to Be Erased”
The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing Black blues singer Anita “Lady A” White, and the hypocrisy is next-level. Anita says she is “not going to be erased.”In case you missed it, the band formerly known as (FKA) Lady Antebellum—who changed their name to Lady A in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement—is suing Black blues singer Anita White, who’s performed as Lady A since 1987. “But here we go again with another white person trying to take something from a Black person, even though they say they’re trying to help. And that might require you to give up something because I am not going to be erased.”This content is imported from Instagram. White also explained that FKA Lady Antebellum sent her a contract on June 30 that suggested they coexist and said they’d “use their best efforts” to promote her music on their various platforms.
Sheriff’s Department Says There Are “No Signs of Foul Play” as Search Continues for Naya Rivera
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed there are “no signs of foul play” as they continue to search for actress Naya Rivera. Naya was reported missing after taking a boat ride with her son, Josey, on Lake Piru. Authorities are continuing to search for actress Naya Rivera after she was reported missing following a boat ride on Lake Piru with her son, Josey, on Wednesday, July 8. Multiple teams of professional search & rescue personnel are actively searching Lake Piru for clues to the location of Naya Rivera. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has also released security footage of Naya and her son renting their boat.
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Feud Timeline
It’s been a hot minute since Taylor Swift released 1989 and set the Katy Perry fight rumors in motion, but now, the bad blood’s all gone. — KATY PERRY (@katyperry) December 13, 2009January 2010: Taylor and Katy joke around backstage at the Grammys. Lockhart Brownlie, a dancer who worked with Katy on her California Dreams Tour, gives an interview where he discusses working with both Katy and Taylor. March 2020: Despite rumors that Katy would invite Taylor to her wedding, Katy said she and Taylor aren't that close since ending their feud. Today marks the 2nd anniversary of “reputation Stadium Tour” where Katy Perry sent an olive branch to Taylor Swift with a letter.
SHEIN Apologizes for Selling a Swastika Necklace After Facing Backlash Online
SHEIN came under fire for selling swastika necklaces on their website yesterday. A simple search of SHEIN showed they were selling a gold swastika necklace, which is truly disgusting for obvious reasons. One Twitter user wrote, "In case u needed another reason to boycott shein: They are selling f*cking SWASTIKA NECKLACES. in case u needed another reason to boycott shein: they are selling fucking SWASTIKA NECKLACES. Saw the Shein swastika and knew it was off.
16 celebrities who got real about their post-baby bodies
2 Millie MackintoshAfter giving birth to baby daughter Sienna in May 2020, Millie has been open about the way her pregnancy has changed her body. In an underwear photograph shared on Instagram, the former Made In Chelsea star got extremely candid about how she feels in the way she looks. "I now see photos of myself pre-pregnancy and remember thinking at the time I didn’t like my body at certain angle but now I look back and think I looked great," Millie wrote. Sienna is worth every extra inch, pound and stretch mark. My body made me a Mother and for that I'll always be grateful."
Wait, Am I in Love With Andy Samberg After Watching 'Palm Springs'?
If you, like me, are currently stuck in your home with no plans to go anywhere exciting anytime soon, let me introduce you to Hulu's new movie Palm Springs. It hits the service this weekend, and it follows Andy Samberg's Nyles as he relives the same day in Palm Springs over and over again because of a truly unfortunate time warp situation. My first memory of Andy is really thanks to one Justin Timberlake. I would have been, like, 12, so I didn't really watch SNL enough to know who Andy was. But then I watched Palm Springs.
How Will Sex Scenes Work After COVID-19?
O'Brien has choreographed scenes for HBO’s new series I May Destroy You, and hit shows Sex Education, and Normal People. If you’ve seen Normal People, it’s pretty hard to believe the very intense and very realistic sex scenes aren't real. It's an old-fashioned technique, but Rachel Flesher—who’s coordinated stunts and intimate scenes for shows like GLOW and Never Have I Ever—thinks it might make a comeback. Flesher explains, “It's something we already use for simulated sexually intimate scenes. Sex scenes aren't just a way to demonstrate horniness, but a way to show vulnerability and emotion.
PSA: The Crown will do a season 6, actually
After previously stating that their hit series The Crown would end after season five, Netflix has now confirmed that the show will get a sixth after all. Yesterday Netflix tweeted a confirmation that not only will the show be getting a sixth season in addition to the fifth season they announced six months ago, but that the sixth season will be the show's final instalment. News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five! Season six would take the story up to the early 2000s, but with season five not even filming yet, who knows when series six will air. Hey, whatever gets us more seasons of The Crown is good with us.
The Kardashians are reportedly worried about Kanye
The Kardashian family are reportedly giving their full support to Kanye and his 2020 presidential bid, but also "worry for him", and have concerns about his "tendency to overwork", according to a source. Kanye announced his presidential bid via Twitter on the 4th July weekend, and wife Kim was quick to voice her support, retweeting his announcement along with an American flag. According to ET the Kardashian family is in full support of Kanye, but, the source says, they're also worried for him; "Kanye’s family will always support him in his endeavours but they also worry for him. Kanye has a tendency to overwork himself physically, emotionally and mentally and not take time to rest and reset." Recently Kanye confirmed that his political party will be called The Birthday Party, stating this is "Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday".
Men are sharing how the women they date make them feel attractive
We can all be guilty of sometimes 'forgetting' to compliment the men and masc-presenting people in our lives, right? We all internalise (and are hurt by) the nonsense of patriarchy and sexism, so often think women and femmes need to be told they're beautiful, while men are OK to go without. Men on Reddit just started sharing how the women they date and have dated have made them feel attractive, and it's clear what a positive impact these seemingly small compliments can have on someone's confidence and self esteem. As someone who has never had the greatest self confidence, I felt quite vulnerable but gave her permission. "I like being told I'm cute/hot/handsome.
Naya Rivera presumed dead as search now a 'recovery mission'
The hunt for missing Naya Rivera has now been changed to a "search and recovery operation", after police said the Glee star is presumed dead. The pair rented a boat at Lake Piru, where they both got out and swam, but four-year-old Josey was later found alone inside the vessel. Despite a 100-strong search, no body has yet been recovered, and a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff said there are fears Rivera may never be found. Rivera's latest Instagram post featured a lovely image of herself and son Josey, with the caption, "just the two of us." She shares son Josey with the actor Ryan Dorsey, with the couple divorcing in 2018.
Netflix has cancelled Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
Netflix has announced it's cancelling Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after season four, and fans have started a petition in response. Jeff Weddell/NetflixDiscussing the popular show's cancellation, show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said:"Working on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honour from day one. Fans have since set up a petition to stop the cancellation going ahead, set up by a fan named Dominic Barrett, who explained: "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an extremely popular show on the streaming service, Netflix. Diyah Pera/Netflix"The show is extremely loved by fans and we hope this petition can bring the show back from the dead." Currently, Netflix haven't responded to the petition, but here's to hoping for fans' sakes that their pleas are heard.
Katie Holmes Followed Thandie Newton After She Revealed "Nightmare" Tom Cruise Incident
Katie Holmes just followed Thandie Newton on Instagram. This is huge because Thandie revealed a "nightmare" incident while working with Katie's ex Tom Cruise on the Mission: Impossible II set. In a brilliant interview with Vulture, Thandie detailed how Tom was so stressed he manifested a zit on his nose. Katie Holmes did just follow Thandie Newton, so that's just as good if you ask me. Not only did Thandie reveal she turned down Charlie's Angels because of Amy Pascal's racist stereotyping, but she also detailed a "nightmare" incident with Tom Cruise on the set of Mission: Impossible II.
29 Signs Your Boyfriend Cheating On You
Welcome to an article dedicated solely to subtle signs your boyfriend could be cheating on you. But maybe you’re just feeling slightly uneasy about something your boyfriend is doing—or he’s just acting super suss. Good news for you: We’ve already spoken with 12 dating experts who lay down some subtle, not-so-obvious signs a guy could be cheating on you. If there’s only one thing that really hits home, it’s worth bringing up in a conversation, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re cheating. It may be a sign they’re becoming more withdrawn and sharing less with you,” says marriage counselor Wyatt Fisher, PhD, who leads a couple’s retreat in Texas.
Beauty salons are set to reopen: these are the treatments you can have
It's the announcement beauty professionals and people desperate to use their services have been waiting for: as of Monday 13th July, beauty salons (including nail bars and massage studios) are allowed to open their doors again. As lockdown continues to ease, businesses are having to adapt the way they work in order to ensure a 'Covid-secure' service. A phased approach means some treatments are still very much off the menu...What beauty treatments are not allowed? This includes, but is not limited to:Face waxing, sugaring or threading servicesFacial treatmentsAdvanced facial (electrical or mechanical)Eyelash treatmentsMake-up applicationDermarollingDermaplaningMicrobladingElectrolysis on the faceEyebrow treatmentsSo, what beauty treatments are allowed from Monday? Follow Cassie on InstagramCassie Powney Beauty Writer I’m Cosmo’s Beauty Writer, and before that I dabbled in a bit of soap acting.
Thanks to Trump, Republicans May Skip Voting by Mail
Trump may have outsmarted himself by demonizing voting by mail so much that his followers won’t come near it. Trump doesn’t want those people on the other side of the barricades to have a chance to vote by mail. But where voting by mail is already relatively free and easy, Trump certainly doesn’t want his own people to pass up any opportunity to vote for team MAGA. Mail ballots only have fraud cooties when they’re cast by or for Democrats. Trump has sent the message out there that he’s concerned about it as well …“Our county kind of is a Trump county.
'The Old Guard' Star KiKi Layne Is Ready to Ask the Questions She Never Felt She Could Before
You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Next up, KiKi will star in Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1989 hit Coming To America with Eddie Murphy. She is committed to showing Black lives onscreen, period, and I think that it shows in this film, too. I’m so grateful I got a chance to work with her, especially during her first entry into the action genre. The director, Craig Brewer, I would say to him, "You come to work and work with these people?
It's Fun to Watch Zac Efron Travel the World, but That's the Only Draw of His Show 'Down to Earth'
Zac Efron's new show Down to Earth seems like the perfect culmination of a not-so-subtle image shift that started a few years ago. The show follows Zac and his friend/guru Darin Olien as they travel the world in search "healthy, sustainable ways to live." In the two episodes I saw, Zac and Darin went to Iceland and France. Both Zac and Darin react to the things the experts say with a, "Whoa, that's cool!" Let's face it: sometimes it's fun to just let a hunk be a hunk, and Zac does that exceedingly well.
Reality Steve Says Extra Guys Were Cast on 'The Bachelorette' Just In Case Someone Tests Positive for COVID-19
The Bachelorette has reportedly flown "extra" men out for Clare Crawley's season just in case someone tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival. Reality Steve recently reported that Clare and her guys are staying at La Quinta Resort & Club in California—but apparently the show is flying in "extra" men just in case. Clare's fleet of boyfriends arrived this week, but according to Reality Steve, that "still doesn’t guarantee they’ll be on the show." "But in typical Bachelor fashion, it’s not like they’re telling any of the 'extra' guys they flew out that they’re basically just a standby person." Reality Steve reports that everyone on set will continue to be tested throughout the filming process—at least every third day, but perhaps even more frequently.
Cassie Randolph Accuses Colton Underwood of Attempting to "Monetize" Their Breakup
Cassie Randolph has accused Colton Underwood of trying to make her look bad and attempting to monetize their breakup. Yikes, Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph's breakup is getting messy. By which I mean Cassie just accused Colton of trying to monetize it. I chose to do that since we were living in this interim period, but obviously a lot changed this week." This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
What the F*ck You Just Watched: Netflix's 'The Old Guard'
THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR NETFLIX’S THE OLD GUARD. Usually, we at Cosmo use our WTF You Just Watched column to discuss movies and TV shows that baffled us in a bad way. It's Netflix's The Old Guard, a movie that follows a group of immortals as they try to avoid capture and save the world, and it kicks almost every other superhero movie's ass. The Old Guard has, on top of really great action, awesome characters I actually liked watching. Theron and Layne have a total mentor/mentee thing going that really works, and we normally see with two dudes.
Mercury Retrograde Ending July 2020
It’s been the tail end of Venus Retrograde, we’ve been blasted by a couple of eclipses, and the infamous Mercury Retrograde has really thrown us all for a loop. Luckily, Venus Retrograde is in the past, eclipse season is done, and on July 12, Mercury Retrograde is finally over! This Mercury Retrograde also wanted you to focus on how you express your emotions. GeminiThis Mercury Retrograde threw your chart’s second house—which governs values and valuables—for a loop, Gemini. LibraLife at work has been pretty intense lately thanks to Mercury Retrograde in your chart’s career zone.
Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model to Appear in the 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue
Valentina Sampaio is the first trans woman to appear in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. Valentina previously made history for being Victoria's Secret first model who is trans. The world of swimsuit modeling has surely come a long way, and by that I am directly referring to Sports Illustrated's esteemed swimsuit issue, because who/what else? But history is being made yet again: Valentina Sampaio has become the first transgender woman to appear in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, and she couldn't be more excited. At the time, Valentina said her being chosen to work with the brand was a major step toward inclusivity in fashion.
K-Pop Group Together x Tomorrow Is the TikTok Dream Team
On this episode of TikTok Challenge Challenge we got K-pop boy band Together x Tomorrow to try and learn some of those viral dances like the one to Megan Thee Stallion's hit. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Be sure to watch 'till the end to find out who won and also try out their TikTok dance they created for their single Can't You See Me? This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information on their web site.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issues executive order requiring face masks in the city
“I’m joining so many mayors across the state who have ordered people to wear face coverings,” Bottoms told Channel 2 Anchor Justin Farmer. “And what it means, it’s just another layer for us to remind people and really enforce the emergency that we are in in our city and in our state right now.”
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Mayor rolls back Atlanta’s reopening plan from Phase 2 to Phase 1
“Mayor Bottoms’ action today is merely guidance - both non-binding and legally unenforceable. As clearly stated in the Governor’s executive order, no local action can be more or less restrictive, and that rule applies statewide. Once again, if the Mayor actually wants to flatten the curve in Atlanta, she should start enforcing state restrictions, which she has failed to do. We ask citizens and businesses alike to comply with the terms of the Governor’s order, which was crafted in conjunction with state public health officials. These common-sense measures will help protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”
In-Stock Hand Sanitizer, From Unlikely Sources
$6 at Megababe BuySaie Hand Sanitizer Inspired by local distilleries making hand sanitizer, Saie, a clean-makeup brand, has started manufacturing and shipping hand sanitizer with every order. $6 at Nudestix BuyMaapilim Hand Sanitizer $10 $10 If you like the gel texture of a traditional hand sanitizer, then this quick-drying one from Maapilim is a good option. $5 at American Provenance Buytype:A Hand Sanitizer $6 $6 Type:A, known for their clean deodorant formulas, is making eucalyptus-scented hand sanitizer. $6 at Type:A BuyBiossance Squalane Hand Sanitizer $10 $10 Biossance, beloved by Strategist writer Rio Viera-Newton for its zit-busting masks and creams, is now making hand sanitizer. $7 at Sanitizer.com BuyOlika Minnie Fragrance Free Hand Sanitizer $18 for 3 $18 for 3 For an adorably packaged hand sanitizer, we recommend this option from hand sanitizer brand Olika, which loosely resembles a pink bird.
26 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Uniqlo to Sunday Riley
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What’s the Best Black T-shirt for Men?
Photo: RetailerWhite T-shirts get a lot of attention, but let’s not forget their equally versatile counterpart: the exceedingly wearable, deceptively simple black T-shirt. $112 at Prospective Flow BuyHeavyweight Collections Classic Fit T-Shirt $21 “Black T-shirts are a part of my daily uniform,” says production designer Greg Jackson. “ It’s pretty much the only black shirt I own these days and I have tons of them,” he says. From $20 at Amazon Buy From $20 at Amazon BuyBest black T-shirts with pocketsCarhartt WIP Black Pocket T-Shirt $48 Perfumer and Ponsont founder Justin Vaughan says a black T-shirt with pockets is his go-to “because I lose sunglasses easily.” His pick is the Carhartt WIP Pocket T-shirt, which, he specifies, stands out from other Carhartt tees. [Editor’s note: The black t-shirt is currently only available as part of a 2-pack including a grey t-shirt.]
Cristin Milioti, Forever
Photo: Jake WilsonA few years ago, Cristin Milioti and her brother got high and went to a Radiohead concert. Milioti is wearing high-waisted jeans, no makeup, her hair loose, and a T-shirt featuring “Famous Witches”: Stevie Nicks, Frida Kahlo, Cher, Marsha P. Johnson. Having endured years of self-doubt and confusion as an emerging actress, Milioti wasn’t sure where she fit in the entertainment industry. Milioti was left with a lot of time and space to examine the personal life she’d pushed aside for her career. Milioti uses that Disney-esque façade — once considered a disadvantage — to subvert expectations, and to cycle almost supernaturally between humor and vengeful wrath.
Everything to Wear While Gardening, According to Experts
In fact, Gatanas and the four other gardening experts we spoke with for this story say they’ve gardened wearing everything from sundresses to pajamas to basketball shorts. What you choose to wear will also depend on your location and the type of gardening you’ll be doing. Best gardening clothesDuluth Trading Co. Women’s Heirloom Gardening Bib Overalls $90 $90 While gardening apparel varies widely, the experts we spoke to all mentioned the importance of pockets for storing tools. Best gardening hatsQisuBeautiful Genuine Panama Hat $75 Wide-brimmed straw hats are popular among gardeners for a number of practical reasons. She says to choose one that’s made for gardening, “not some big leather monstrosity” meant for heavier tools.
How to Prevent (and Treat) Mosquito Bites, According to Experts
Brown is a fan of the EPA’s search tool that “helps identify the best repellent for the situation I will be in, which I know have been tested for both safe use and repellency.”But “not all repellents are the same,” says Cope. There are other theories that say that mosquitoes may not like the way DEET feels on their feet, keeping them from landing on your skin. Cope recommends looking at the percentage of DEET found in a formulation, and doesn’t recommend using anything more than 30 percent for the average person, with 5 to 10 percent being enough for one-to-two hours of exposure at a time. That’s because, says Brown, “The higher the concentration of a product does not necessarily provide stronger protection; it just provides longer protection” — but a higher concentration can be convenient if you don’t want to keep reapplying throughout the day. As far as other popular methods of mosquito control are concerned, Bentley says, “Citronella candles can offer some relief when used in combination with protective clothing and insect repellents, but products like these will not serve as a stand-alone repellent against hungry mosquitoes.”
Everything You Need to Know About Buying an Aboveground Pool
Because the humble aboveground pool has suddenly become the latest social distancing hot-ticket item, it may be difficult to get your hands on one. A hard-sided aboveground pool, typically made from steel or heavy duty PVC, could easily last a decade, he notes, though you may have to eventually replace the liner. Keep in mind that an aboveground pool is going to require regular cleaning and maintenance to keep the water clean. The Pool Factory Deluxe Chemical Package $214 $234 now 9% off $214 “We highly recommend a chlorine chemical package that includes everything you need to keep your pool water crystal clear,” says Vincent Carrotozzolo of The Pool Factory. $214 at The Pool Factory Buyget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts.
11 Online Classes That’ll Make You a Better Photographer
But if your work turns out a little more Martha Stewart than Irving Penn, you may want to consider brushing up your skills with an online class. In fact, 11 photographers we spoke to told us online classes have been instrumental in developing their skills and careers. So to help you on your journey to becoming the next Bill Cunningham or Billy “Fundi” Abernathy (pictured above), we asked those same experts to tell us about the most useful, informative, and all-around memorable online photography courses they’ve taken. Which is part of the reason they loved this free, 15-minute YouTube course, which “gives an overview of high-end skin retouching” for all skin colors. The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
The Best Tom Hanks Movies, Ranked
Tom Hanks, icon. You might say there’s a unified theory of Hanks: The actor contains multitudes, but is always Tom Hanks. Thus, we present you with our complete ranking of Tom Hanks’s 47 movies, up to and including this week’s Greyhound. With its hints of Captain Phillips and Saving Private Ryan, Greyhound is a perfectly respectable Tom Hanks vehicle as he reaches his mid-60s. The Green Mile is the sort of bloated awards-bait that doesn’t work at all unless you’ve got somebody like Tom Hanks piloting the ship.
Dead to Me Season 2: Linda Cardellini’s Five Toughest Scenes
Photo: NetflixIn the scene that opens the fourth episode, Jen and Judy drive home from burying Steve’s body. I found it.” It doesn’t stay too dramatic for too long, and I think that’s how life is; you have to do something to grab yourself out of it. I think that relationship is really complicated, and I think there were things that she truly loved about him. And in true Dead to Me fashion, Jen has a huge secret that mirrors Judy’s secret from the first season! I wanted it to be something that the audience knows is a moment, but Judy isn’t making a moment out of it.
Margo Price’s ‘I’d Die for You’ Is Transcendent Rock Music
Photo: Stephen J. Cohen/Getty ImagesMargo Price’s voice has always been larger than life. That’s always been the dual draw of Price’s music: that voice and those lyrics. And they’re the simple reasons why closing track “I’d Die for You,” a stark departure from Price’s past sound on her most adventurous record yet, shouldn’t be so surprising. “I’d Die for You” is the biggest song Price has ever made: rock music with psychedelic and gospel undertones, a hymn more focused on life than whatever comes after. Price has had music like “I’d Die for You” in her all along.
The 50 Best Horror Movies on Shudder
But the real horror heads know the truth: Shudder is the best streaming service for them. Dark WaterHideo Nakata’s Ringu is widely recognized as an essential modern horror film, but this 2002 ghost story feels a bit more underrated. It’s the rare horror movie that can send chills up your spine every time you see it. Who can forget the first time they saw Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man, one of the best horror characters of his era? It’s one of the few horror films of its era that feels nearly as terrifying today as it did the day it came out.
Dear White People Creator Justin Simien on Netflix, Hollywood, and Black Art
Photo: Lara Solanki/NetflixIn 2004, Justin Simien started writing a movie called Dear White People. Due to a national tragedy, massive civil unrest, and a lot of white guilt, some people are finally confronting Dear White People’s themes for the first time. It’s so peak Dear White People, and I never would’ve come up with it. Netflix seems eager to embrace Black shows, but when it comes to promotion, it’s like they’re afraid to really advertise those shows. And so white stories, big and small, get full, comprehensive, thorough marketing and promotional pushes, whereas Black shows don’t.
A Legendary Legacy
Photo: HBO MaxOkay, I’ll say it: As a Black queer person, I found this past Pride Month really strange. Through a seemingly unending series of tragic events, Black lives, specifically Black queer lives, have been thrust into the center of the narrative for the first time in my lifetime. You have to be tough to survive in competitions, just as you have to be tough to survive in this world as a Black queer person. I’m legendary face. But despite these relatively small imperfections, Legendary offers something very few television shows will: a small peek into the psyche, heart, and soul of a Black queer person.
How Did A24’s ‘First Cow’ Cast the Perfect Cow?
She may be the first cow, but she’s also, you know, just a cow. Since the cow would primarily be acting alongside Magaro, who is not a gigantic man, Reichardt wanted the smallest cow with the biggest eyes. She was commanding onscreen without being overwhelming, like, Whoa, there’s a cow.” Aesthetically, Eve’s muted-brown color turned out to match the film’s palette. Photo: Allyson Riggs“Compared to horses, cows are very practical animals,” Henry says. “They don’t get upset about things.” Still, to prepare Eve for the hustle and bustle of a working set, Henry set up a gradual period of acclimation.
Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Best Minor Characters, Ranked
Photo-Illustration: Vulture and NickelodeonNearly two decades after it premiered on Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Last Airbender is getting a new rebirth of attention on Netflix. I’m also leaving out any nonhuman characters (sorry, badgermoles) and previous incarnations of the Avatar (technically, they all are the same person). Anyway, he’s ranked last because he’s a total asshole who abandoned his friend to his death so he could conquer the world. Still, he gets to come back later and help Team Avatar in its larger battles with the Fire Nation, so good for him. Master PakkuHe’s an important figure within the Avatar world, being a highly skilled waterbender and a crucial part of the Northern Water Tribe, but as a character, he doesn’t bring a ton to the table.
Little Voice Wears Its Heart on Its Sleeve
Brittany O’Grady in Little Voice. Little Voice also has a flair for turning the creative process, something that is generally internal, into something dynamic and visually arresting. In addition to the demands of caring for someone on the spectrum, Little Voice deals with other serious issues. That said, every time I could feel my eyeballs starting to roll back in their sockets, something in Little Voice would compel them to return to their default, straight-ahead setting. It’s true Little Voice may wear its heart a little too obviously and, sometimes, clumsily on its sleeve.
Relic Is a Wrenching, Frustrating Horror Story of Dementia
But when it comes to the dimensions of horror within the film, Relic is lacking. Instead, Relic is emblematic of much of the modern horror landscape that seems reticent to explore the possibilities the genre allows. In many ways, Relic feels emblematic of much of the modern horror landscape that eschews genuine thrills. It isn’t that there is a problem with a horror film relying primarily on dread, or choosing to be a more quiet exploration of what the genre can do. But without the heft of sincere horror behind it, Relic falls short of its potential and we’re left wondering how terrifying this message actually is.
Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Relationship With August Alsina on Red Table Talk
Photo: Red Table Talk/FacebookAfter taking a week to build the table from scratch, apparently, Jada Pinkett Smith appeared on her own Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk to confirm some of the rumors that have been circulating about an extramarital relationship with R&B singer August Alsina. Alsina himself revealed the relationship in an interview with Complex earlier this month, saying that Will Smith gave him “his blessing” to date Pinkett Smith, implying that they have an open marriage. However, at the time, reps for the actress issued a statement saying the claims were “absolutely not true.” Jada Pinkett Smith actually confirmed her relationship with August Alsina in her new Red Table Talk Friday, revealing that she and Smith went through a “difficult” separation four and a half years ago. Posted by Red Table Talk on Friday, July 10, 2020Joined by her husband at the table, Pinkett Smith said their marriage was “struggling” when she initially started a “friendship” with August Alsina over four years ago. The one thing Pinkett Smith refutes from Alsina’s interview is that her husband gave Alsina his blessing.
Elizabeth Chambers Drops the Hammer
Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty ImagesQuarantine has claimed yet another marriage — this time it’s the union of one (perfect goddess) Elizabeth Chambers and one (actor/ex-Winklevoss) Armie Hammer. The couple announced the end of their ten-year marriage via a pair of Instagram posts Friday afternoon: “Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage,” they wrote. “As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority. The family had been quarantining in the Cayman Islands, where Hammer spent part of his childhood, before Hammer decamped to Los Angeles earlier this week, according to People.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Is the Next-Best Thing to Going Out to a Bar
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Photo: UtopiaA few hours before the bar in Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets closes its doors forever, two of its patrons tussle on a couch like kittens. Felix is trying to get Michael, a bedraggled actor turned full-time alcoholic, up, though it’s unclear to what end. Michael doesn’t seem to have anywhere else to go — he’s passed out at the bar when the film begins, and he’s still there when it ends, not quite 24 hours later. Adding to the sense of liminality is the fact that the bar in which the movie’s set does and doesn’t really exist. The Ross brothers are documentarians, but Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is an unclassifiable hybrid creation.
Good God, Lemon, It’s the 30 Rock Reunion Trailer
We’re not sure how the geniuses at NBCUniversal/Kabletown/Sheinhardt Wig Company pulled it off, but the trailer for the upcoming 30 Rock reunion is here, and it looks less like a front-facing-camera Zoom reunion and more like an actual coronavirus episode, shot with real cameras and everything! Jenna (Jane Krakowski) has a Cindy Sherman–ish self-portrait on her wall that made me wonder, Is this a prop in Jenna’s house, or does Jane Krakowski just have that portrait of herself on her actual wall? Either way, it’s the first new taste of 30 Rock in years, barring the fan theory that Mikey, the construction worker from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, exists in the 30 Rock universe. The special airs Thursday, July 16, on NBC and will be uploaded to Peacock the following day. Speaking of Peacock, the trailer boasts, “Every 30 Rock episode available July 15 on Peacock.” Every episode?
Jeffree Star’s Days Are Numbered
Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImageIf India Ferrah’s failed “Snatch Game” impersonation of Jeffree Star on last week’s Drag Race All Stars 5 didn’t get a statement out of the YouTube beauty mogul, maybe this might. “Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products. “As we look to the future, we will continue to share updates on what lies ahead for the Morphe brand.” Morphe carried Jeffree Star Cosmetics makeup and his Morphe X collaborative palettes in its stores. Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products. He hasn’t posted on social media or YouTube in weeks, even with the July 10 launch of Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ velour lip liners.
Desus & Mero Ranking the Worst Places in NYC Won Late Night This Week
Desus and Mero when you tell them a Whole Foods is one of the worst places in New York. Billy Porter Talks Transphobia and Homophobia With Billy EichnerIntersectionality is hard. Billy Porter made all of this look easy when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which was guest-hosted by Billy Eichner. On Thursday, Desus & Mero joined the viral conversation regarding the top-three worst places in New York, shedding serious light on how skewed the conversation is. While coming up with their own top-three worst places in New York, Mero hit another home run by shouting out the Arby’s on Seventh Avenue.
The 100 Best Movies on Hulu Right Now
As we have with Netflix and Amazon, we’re hear to provide a service — a regularly updated list of the best movies you can watch on Hulu right this minute. It’s one of Germany’s best films, a nominee for six Academy Awards. Drinking BuddiesIndie filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s best film and biggest hit remains this 2013 comedy starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. If Beale Street Could TalkOne of 2018’s best films is already on Hulu in Barry Jenkins’ lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin’s beloved novel. Robert Wise’s 1961 adaptation of the 1957 stage musical is one of the best films of its kind, released to such acclaim that it won a stunning 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.
A Short History of The Old Guard Comic Universe
Photo: Courtesy of NetflixNetflix’s The Old Guard introduces a familiar, covert group of unkillable soldiers, but it’d be hard to classify it as a typical comic-book adaptation. The ConceptThe Old Guard is a “fairy tale of blood and bullets” following immortal soldiers whose lives are defined by conflict. Image Comics publishes the title in a five-issue miniseries format, starting with The Old Guard in 2017 and continuing with 2019’s The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, which concludes next week. The collection of the first miniseries is on sale now as The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire, and The Old Guard, Book Two: Force Multiplied hits stands September 16. You can read the first issue of The Old Guard for free here.
Beans Have Betrayed Us
Photo: Goya, Getty ImagesAfter experiencing a tremendous surge in popularity during lockdown, declared by the Cut as a “boom time for beans,” beans now face a devastating setback: Goya, notorious and beloved grocery store bean purveyor, creator of finely crafted legumes that you don’t have to be on a waiting list for, is now the subject of a boycott after the company’s CEO lavished praise upon President Trump. People are posting with the hashtag #goyaway because Robert Unanue, the CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the Rose Garden of the White House yesterday for a press conference with Trump, in which he heaped praise on the president like one might season a hearty bowl of Goya rice and beans. “We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said. I had eaten some simple and delicious tacos stuffed with Goya black beans and Goya pickled jalapeños just a few moments before learning of Unanue’s comments, an experience no doubt shared by many bean lovers who must now face their cupboards full of Goya products. This betrayal is a hard, hard bean to swallow.
Everything Worth Copping at Herbivore Botanicals 30 Percent Off Sale
Soon after it launched in 2009, beauty and skin-care brand Herbivore Botanicals went from little-known Etsy soap shop to selling its all-natural, super-effective products at places like Madewell and Sephora. To celebrate their ninth birthday the brand is having a massive sale — the entire site is 30 percent off through Monday, July 13. (As a side benefit, it comes with a sample of their popular Lapis Facial Oil to really give you that at-home facial experience.) $41 at Herbivore Botanicals Buy with code: HAPPY9Rose Quartz Gua Sha $18 now 28% off $13 Gua sha tools are good for improving the elasticity of skin and depuffing, too. $34 at Herbivore Botanicals Buy with code: HAPPY9get the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts.
Have You Noticed All the Bikers on the Streets?
Caro is a bike courier and an essential worker in New York, delivering medicine to clients for a private company. She’s spent eight hours a day on her bike since she moved to New York five years ago, but now things are different on the streets. I’ve heard my bike friends call this wobble amateur hour (none but none of these friends is a biking professional). Even if you remember how to ride a bike, you might not know how to ride a bike. Coincidentally, I’ve noticed in the past five-ish years, there are so many less nerdy-looking helmets than there used to be!
How to Recover From Losing Everything
I had some student loan debt after I graduated undergrad, but I paid it off in a year or so. And then I’m going to say, “So, now what? If you have four years’ worth of cash, you’re losing money by not investing it. Less expensive debt is any debt that’s 9 percent interest or under. I had to reconcile with myself: Tiffany, you’re going to be late.
A Zoom Wedding Only Two Digital Creatives Could Produce
Peter: At 10:30 a.m. on our wedding day, Elisa was inflating hundreds of balloons in the living room for an arch that would be the backdrop of our Zoom. Normally, on your wedding day, you’re with your mom, sisters, or bridesmaids — people who can do little, helpful things for you. Peter: Elisa had a full rack of wedding dresses she’d ordered online and was still deciding on the day of our wedding what she was going to wear. At the end, she screamed, “Happy wedding day!” in her cute voice. Peter: We got in our sweats and had cheeseburgers, fries, and wedding cake in the apartment, which was filled with flowers and the balloon arch.
The Indigo Girls Helped Glennon Doyle Feel Things Again
So I guess the most recent one — as a writer and a speaker and just a liver of experience — is Nanette. I just remember reading Adrienne Rich and being like, Oh there is something that she is that I am, too. I just think that right now, some of the best things I’m learning about gay activism is from Black activism. For every single day of my life since I started getting sober when I was 25, I have listened to the Indigo Girls — they are my idols. That helped me get through, and it’s a love that Abby brought to our marriage, too.
Hey, Do You Hear the Perfume Truck?
& DurgaI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Indie perfumer D.S. & Durga, known for creating fragrances for interesting people, will be driving its Fume Truck, which runs on (per)fume, around the city, selling great scents from an appropriate social distance. The truck will offer exclusive drops, fragrances, candles, and auto scents (yes, the best car air fresheners you’ve ever smelled) alongside hand and body care. & Durga Fume Truck will be parked daily at locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, starting July 9 and running through September.
Oh No, Not Muji Too?!
A man walks in front of a Muji store, closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 24, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Corbis via Getty ImagesOn Friday, Muji joined the ever-growing list of retailers filing for bankruptcy in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a press release from Muji, it sounds like the beloved Japanese emporium, known for its soothing gel pens and minimalist home goods and clothing, will be okay for now. MUJI, the Japanese retailer w 18 U.S. locations (including one below the NYT office), filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. “Muji has felt the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on in-store retail, and as a result will take this opportunity to refocus our efforts in the United States on key regional markets and e-commerce,” Muji U.S. CEO Satoshi Okazaki explained in a statement.
28 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Uniqlo to Sunday Riley
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Hulu’s Palm Springs Is a Misfit Romance in the Multiverse
And joining the cadre today is a new addition by Hulu: Palm Springs, Max Barbakow’s feature-film debut and a record-breaking Sundance sale. Palm Springs combines two of my favorite things in the world: misfit romance and the multiverse. So far, so good: Boy meets girl, they skip the party to have sex in the desert, and we all make fun of weddings and the wasteland that is Palm Springs, California. Groundhog Day is probably the most popular cultural touchpoint for the time loop Palm Springs uses at this point (although more recent examples, like Russian Doll and Rick and Morty, get even more zany with it). For her, hell was already other people, and Palm Springs was already her hellscape.
Marilyn Monroe Changed Gaby Dunn’s Idea of Feminism
Essentially, these two girls — Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe — are best friends. I love Jane Russell, and I love Marilyn Monroe, and I think it was formative in some ways because I had this bare-bones idea of feminism and then I was like, Oh, Marilyn Monroe was actually smart. Smallville and Law & Order: SVUI very much enjoyed the comic-book shows like Smallville and all that kind of stuff. And we went to see The Daily Show, which I loved — I loved Jon Stewart — and then we went to see Wicked. So it was the Stones, the Who, a lot of Beach Boys, the Beatles … and then my mom loved Motown.
Lady Gaga’s Face Has a New Job
Lady Gaga in Valentino couture. Photo: Maria Moratti/Contigo/Getty ImagesWhat does Lady Gaga smell like? Today the fashion house announced that Mother Monster will be the face of its newest perfume, Voce Viva. Lady Gaga, though, undoubtedly means “freedom, self-consciousness, and pure heart,” according to Piccioli. Everything, including what it smells like, will be revealed come September, when Voce Viva launches worldwide.
Can the Trump Administration Really Ban TikTok?
Two months after President Trump banned U.S. tech companies from working with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the administration is considering a ban on TikTok, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app that has as many as 80 million active American users every month. Kara Swisher: Bad news for quarantined moms of Gen-Z kids: The United States is weighing a ban of TikTok. President Trump confirmed that his administration was considering the ban — but I don’t think he can do such a thing. Kara Swisher: What’s interesting is what’s happening in India, where the Modi government outright banned TikTok. But this is a typical Trump administration action, this blanket attempt at a ban that doesn’t leave room for any nuance.
Congress Can’t Handle the Truth About the Coronavirus Recession
Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty ImagesAmerica’s economic crisis is worse than it looks. And these figures were based on surveys taken in mid-June, before the Sun Belt reopenings crashed into new coronavirus outbreaks and kicked into reverse. The disbursement of $1,200 relief checks and $600-a-week federal unemployment benefits has enabled personal income in the U.S. to rise since the onset of the pandemic. The present recession emerged from a public-health shock, not a structural imbalance in the financial system or real economy. For perspective, back in May, 100 U.S. business leaders advised Congress to spend that much on fiscal aid to states alone.
New York Couturier Christy Rilling Is Doing Virtual Fittings
That’s why Christy Rilling, a New York–based couturier and tailor to the stars, has been facilitating “virtual fittings” with her clients over the last few months. Rilling offers her own styles that she tailors to your body, or you can bring her something else by another designer. In 2010, she became the former First Lady’s personal tailor, and continued to work with her on the many outfits she wore for her Becoming book tour. As of phase two, Rilling is now also “carefully and safely” seeing clients in person at her New York studio, if they want. But since she’s become a pro at virtual fittings, she wonders if they will become more common practice post-pandemic as well.
The Pandemic Is Putting Parents in an Impossible Situation
Ben: On Wednesday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a public-schools reopening plan that involves the return of some in-person learning — but a fraction of the pre-pandemic norm. Kids can’t learn. Kids can’t see each other. The CDC can mandate distancing requirements, but the schools can’t comply within their infrastructure limits. Ben: What, you mean President Trump just threatening state governments if they don’t reopen schools isn’t enough for you?
When (and How) Sports Are Returning Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty ImagesIn mid-May, NASCAR became the first major American sport to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL, meanwhile, is still two months away from week one, which is both a blessing and a curse. Though commissioner Roger Goodell will get to learn from the other leagues, the NFL season seems likely to run headfirst into a cool-weather-supported second wave. The league’s season is set to start in late July. On Friday, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport wrote that negotiations between the NFL and the NFL Players Association have resolved most issues prior to a restart.
Yet Another Good Reason to Just Stay Home
Tropical Storm Fay. As a result, a tropical storm warning has been issued for coastal New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut. Once Tropical Storm Fay hits land today, it’s expected to lose some of its steam — but not by much. According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical storm will likely dump somewhere between two and four inches of rain on some areas of the East Coast. “The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night,” the National Weather Service said in a warning yesterday.
Who Tells Your Story on Camera? How Hamilton Was Edited Into a Movie.
Photo: Disney+As the characters in Hamilton often reiterate, living your life is one thing, how it ends up in history is another. But when a stage show gets filmed and becomes a movie, the questions of who lives, who dies, etc. Working the camera anglesContinuing into the show’s opening number, “Alexander Hamilton,” Kail felt it was important to establish the “grammar” of how the film was shot. Kail and Moran felt it was important to convey Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography. “We wanted to make sure that the audience had real proximity, because that’s something the camera could give us.
COVID-19 Is Changing Many Things — But Not Apartment Rents
You may have heard that apartment rents in expensive cities like New York have fallen significantly during the COVID crisis. It’s not that the pandemic has not affected the apartment market at all. First of all, apartment rents normally rise at a modest pace, so a one percent year-over-year drop means the market in New York is already somewhat soft. To the extent that Congress fails to adequately extend that support, both household finances and the broader economy will suffer, which will likely push market rents down. So if the economy gets a lot worse, it may become significantly cheaper to rent an apartment in New York.
Trump Likes Tweet Praising ‘Stripper’ Vibes in New Summer Walker Song
Photo: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesEarly Friday morning, the R&B singer Summer Walker put out a five-song EP that, according to Vulture, will “get you in your feelings.” Donald Trump seems to agree. In the middle of the night, Trump’s Twitter account liked a tweet praising the first two tracks on the 24-year-old’s EP. The tweet shares Vulture’s assessment of the first song, “Let It Go,” and says the second track, “SWV,” brings the “stripper back.” The tweet is currently the only one listed under the president’s likes. Show creator and star Issa Rae responded: “what the fuck is this.” In the past, Trump has also liked tweets praising Rihanna’s work-life balance and a tweet criticizing him as “not presidential material.”It should be noted, that Trump may not the person smashing the heart on these tweets. Last year, Politico reported that when Trump “likes” a tweet, he uses a decidedly more lo-tech method.
Andrew Sullivan: COVID-19 Will Be the Real Swing Voter
And the decision largely to get out of the way of Trump’s constant bouts of self-destruction has so far seemed a smart one. Trump is currently losing this election, and there’s no reason to intervene in any major way. All one can say politically is that a new jump in death rates would render Trump’s reelection even less likely than today. But the virus will be the real swing voter in this election. The only way Trump can win is to ignore the pandemic or lie about it.
Megan Thee Stallion Vogues for ‘Savage’ Performance During ‘Legendary’ Finale
Megan Thee Stallion took to the Legendary floor during the HBO Max ballroom competition’s first season finale. The Houston rapper performed her hit song “Savage” with help from the talented contestants from the show. Dubbed “our avenging angel” by the show’s host/MC Dashaun Wesley, Thee Stallion took the stage in giant white angel wings and a beaded, sparkling bodysuit. Joining her were Chise Ninja, Sattva Ninja, Honey Balenciaga and Dremon Cooper, who competed on the show’s first season as parts of their respective houses. Megan Thee Stallion joined ballroom legend Leiomy Maldonado, stylist Law Roach, and The Good Place star Jameela Jamil as a judge on Legendary.
Disney World’s Reopening in Florida Sparks COVID-19 fears
Despite a massive local surge in COVID-19 cases, Walt Disney World will begin what CNN calls a “phased reopening,” beginning with its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom attractions. For Disney the company, Disney World is a crown jewel, a mawkish testament to the power of a brand. That’s work, and the people who perform it are somewhat less than enthusiastic about the revivification of Disney World. Disney World workers face regular abuse from tourists who make the pilgrimage to the land of the Mouse. In 2018, workers from Disney World and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, protested a Disney shareholder meeting over low pay.
Grateful Dead Dose ‘Playboy After Dark’ Crowd in Graphic Novel, Share Unreleased Version of ‘St. Stephen’
Ahead of the release of the graphic novel Grateful Dead Origins on August 4th, Z2 Comics have shared a hilarious excerpt from the band’s early days — as well as a previously unreleased live performance of “St. Stephen” — a track off 1969’s Aoxomoxoa — is from a live performance at the Fillmore West in San Francisco in August 1968, marking the first West Coast live performance of the song. In typical Dead fashion, the band spikes the coffee with acid shortly before the show. “This is exactly the kind of prank that Neal [Cassady] would have pulled!” Bob Weir tells Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. “We’ve seen so many photos and videos of the Grateful Dead in the Eighties and beyond, and even quite a bit from the Seventies,” Dead archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux said in a statement.
Anitta Throws a Sexy Quarantine Party in New ‘Tócame’ Video
Brazilian pop star Anitta has dropped a new single and video, “Tócame,” featuring the comeback of reggaeton duo Arcángel and De La Ghetto. Written by the three collaborators, and produced by Ryan Tedder, the fiery new single comes with a video directed by Giovanni Bianco, filmed in Rio de Janeiro under strict COVID-19 precautions. With a mix of impressive drone cinematography and special effects, the clip shows the Anitta, Arcángel, De La Ghetto and many Brazilians dancing along to the song in their respective balconies and in isolated apartments. “Tócame is reggaeton with such a sensual and irresistible rhythm,” Anitta said in a statement. The pop star was set to perform at Coachella and Rock In Rio this year, but both performances were canceled due to the pandemic.
In ‘My Man,’ Becky G Is the Star of Her Own Video Game
The new song recalls the same tough but lovable energy that colored many of Rivera’s songs. “I always loved the perspective Jenni Rivera sang from on ‘La Gran Señora’ and thought that it was so different,” Becky said in a release. The video was shot at their home in Los Angeles, where Becky and Sebastian have remained in quarantine. “The music video is a true moment that has now been captured forever,” Becky G said. We really didn’t feel like we were shooting a video, we were just being us.”
Emmys 2020 spotlight: ‘Gayme Show’ is the true queen of Quibi
The competition series “Gayme Show” is perfectly suited for a streaming service like Quibi, served up in sweet, highly specific morsels of queer excellence. At the end of the episode, one contestant, typically the one who had the most uninhibited fun, is crowned Queen of the Straights. While “Gayme Show” isn’t going to change the world, it is pure, dumb fun that comes from an authentic place. Always remember to keep your predictions updated because they impact our latest racetrack odds, which terrify Hollywood chiefs and stars. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
‘This is Us’ Emmy interviews: Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz and more [WATCH]
The series follows the lives of the Pearson family in different time periods as siblings Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) navigate their lives, families and careers. Brown won Best Drama Actor in 2017. Gerald McRaney won Best Drama Guest Actor that same year. And Ron Cephas Jones won Best Drama Guest Actor in 2018. Mandy Moore, ActorJustin Hartley, ActorChrissy Metz, ActorSusan Kelechi Watson, ActorGriffin Dunne, ActorRon Cephas Jones, ActorSiddhartha Khosla, ComposerMake your predictions at Gold Derby now.
‘The Mandalorian’: How Baby Yoda Became the Perfect Hybrid Character for the ‘Star Wars’ Universe
Thanks to a combination of brilliant puppetry and deft CG animation, Baby Yoda has become an endearing Force to be reckoned with. “Normally, we discover things on set where we’re fine doing a lot more CG shots than we thought in post. We really hit the magic working on set, and that became the ground truth for the character. Disney+Rosengrant recalled his fondest moment when Baby Yoda can’t stop pushing buttons and playing with the control ball in Mando’s Razor Crest gun ship. Fortunately, Bluff worked on the CG version of Yoda in the “Star Wars” prequels, and was already familiar with the exploration.
Jimmie Allen Pays Homage To His Late Father & Grandma With EP Of Star-Studded Collabs
Jimmie Allen released his highly-anticipated EP of collabs today and with it, paid tribute to his late father and grandmother. Country artist Jimmie Allen took cross-country and cross-genre collaborations to a whole new level with the release of his latest EP, Bettie James. Inspired by and named after his late father, James Allen, and grandmother, Bettie Snead, who passed away in September 2019 and February 2014, Jimmie told HL that he wanted to start to leave “trails of their legacy” through his music. “A lot of people don’t know that Nelly has actually been working with country artists for a while,” Jimmie said. Be sure to stream Jimmie Allen’s new EP Bettie James out today!
Brett Eldredge Learned to Slow Down and Meditate. Then He Made His Best Album
On his new album Sunday Drive, released July 10th, Eldredge commits himself to the bigger picture. It’s the title track, though, that is the most personal to Eldredge and, ironically, the only song on Sunday Drive he didn’t write. But the poignant track never fit with the party love songs like “Beat of the Music” and “Drunk on Your Love” that he was recording at the time. “The words ‘authentic’ and ‘organic’ get thrown around really liberally, and I just could tell that [Eldredge] really meant it. If it’s a love song, I don’t want it to be perfect love … I’ve never been perfectly in love.
Morphe Cuts Ties With Jeffree Star
Morphe has severed its business relationship with Jeffree Star. “Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products. “So there’s no point in buying Morohe’s [sic] cheap s–t anymore, the only reason people go in morphe [sic] stores is for JSC,” read another. The Morphe x Jeffree Star Collection is said to have been a driver in the brand’s success in recent years. As of Friday afternoon, Jeffree Star Cosmetics was still available on Morphe’s site.
Nielsen Reverses Course, Will Add Out-Of-Home To National TV Ratings This Fall – Update
Nielsen, bowing to pressure from major TV networks, has reversed course and will once again aim to include out-of-home viewership with overall TV ratings starting this fall. Related Story Nielsen Delays Injection Of Out-Of-Home Viewing Into Overall Ratings Data“Our concern was about consumer behavior, and not the Nielsen methodology,” the CEO wrote. Sean Cunningham, CEO of VAB, conveyed the push-back in a letter sent Thursday to Nielsen CEO Dave Kenny. Earlier in the day, Kenny had informed Nielsen clients of the plan to put the initiative on hold. “With future uncertainty around how the pandemic will further impact out-of-home viewing, Fall 2020 is not the ideal time to integrate this measurement into currency,” Kenny wrote.
Willie Nelson Sings Songs From His Friends On ‘First Rose of Spring’
Willie Nelson has now been releasing music for over seven decades, since the 1950s. Yet his enthusiasm for finding great songs remains unmatched: See “The First Rose of Spring,” the title track of his new album, written by Nashville pros Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin and Mark Beeson, a perfectly-crafted love song with a tragic ending; it’s the kind of track made for Nelson to deliver, and he plays a gorgeous, melody-shaking solo on his ragged guitar Trigger. After writing many of the songs on 2018’s Last Man Standing and 2019’s Ride Me Back Home, Nelson embraces the songs of his commercial country friends on his new album, covering melancholy songs by Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton and more. The highlights are when Nelson sings the songs of his old friends: His cover of Johnny Paycheck’s 1977 outlaw rocker “I’m the Only Kinda Hell My Mama Ever Raised” is a blast; Sharing a similar melody with Nelson’s 70s outlaw classic anthem “Me and Paul,” Nelson sings about turning to a life of crime for money, robbing a liquor store and winding up in jail, where he’s longing for the good old days. And his his cover of Billy Joe Shaver’s “We are the Cowboys” is even more timely than it was when it was released in 1981: “Cowboys are average American people,” Nelson sings, “Texicans / Mexicans / black men and Jews / They love this old world and they don’t want to lose it / They’re counting on me and there counting on you.”
Seattle City Council Pledges to Cut Police Budget in Half
A veto-proof majority of Seattle’s city council has backing a blueprint from activists at Decriminalize Seattle to cut the city’s $400 million police budget by 50 percent, and redirect much of that funding into community-led public safety initiatives and affordable housing. The city’s 2021 budget will set in the fall, but there is an opportunity to re-balance the city’s current budget later this summer. In June, activists occupied several square blocks in the center of the city, first known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. The city government in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, has put in motion a plan to dismantle its police department and start anew. New York City has voted to shift $1 billion from its $6 billion annual police department.
‘The First Time’ With Kiki Layne
Kiki Layne had a screen debut that may sound familiar to any working Chicago performer. “Must have been my episode of Chicago Med,” the actress and star of Netflix’s The Old Guard says, punctuating it with a laugh. “All Chicago actors know: It was either on Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. Somewhere in Chicagoland, you ended up, you got yourself a credit.”In this episode of “The First Time,” Layne discussed her new role alongside Charlize Theron — “Charlize is dope as fuck” — and the filming process for The Old Guard, which is now streaming on Netflix. “Storm is a goddess, and I feel like that has been missing,” Layne explains.
Elizabeth Chambers: 5 Things About The Actress, 37, Splitting From Armie Hammer
Elizabeth Chambers confirmed she was ‘moving on’ from her decade long marriage to Armie Hammer on July 10. Armie Hammer, 33, and Elizabeth Chambers, 37, shocked the world on July 10 when they announced their unexpected split. Elizabeth and Armie are both doting parents, recently taking their little ones for a sun-filled vacation in the Cayman Islands! Elizabeth was proudly born-and-raised in San Antonio, Texas! “My grandmother was such a strong woman, and her recipes were part of her character,” she said of her British-born grandmother to San Antonio Magazine, who ran a known catering company in San Antonio for years.
The Contagious Presidency
Verses 14 through 16 in Matthew 5 follow Jesus’ proclamation of the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. Either transfer quickly to an institution teaching students live and in person, as Trump has demanded, or goodbye. What is more normal or expected, after all, than students going back to school in the fall? While some governors who previously backed premature “reopenings” are now expressing regret and instituting overdue public-safety measures, Trump and his administration have grown only more recalcitrant. Insulting China and all the other nations, even if it stops them from exporting their most talented young people to America?
RS Latin Music Picks: Week of July 6th
Rolling Stone Latin selects some of the best new music releases from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Keep track of the latest in Latin via our playlist on Spotify. Rauw Alejandro, “Tattoo (Remix)”In the new video for “Tattoo (Remix)” Colombian pop eccentric Camilo meets Puerto Rican MC Rauw Alejandro at the beach for some summer shenanigans. Arcángel, De La Ghetto, “Tócame”In the new video for “Tócame,” Brazilian pop star Anitta throws a wild quarantine balcony party in Brazil, alongside reggaeton duo Arcángel and De La Ghetto. Directed by Giovanni Bianco, the video was filmed in Rio de Janeiro under strict COVID-19 precautions.
Ethan Hawke Plays Tortured Genius Nikola Tesla in Biopic Trailer
Ethan Hawke stars as the famed inventor Nikola Tesla in the new trailer for the upcoming biopic, Tesla, set to arrive in theaters and video on-demand services August 21st. As the trailer teases, Tesla takes a slightly unconventional approach to the biopic. In early scene, Eve Hewson, who plays Anne Morgan — daughter of banker J.P. Morgan and one of Tesla’s biggest supporters — opens a laptop and speaks directly to the camera, as if she’s delivering a PowerPoint presentation: “If you Google Nikola Tesla you get 34 million results. Beyond that, things get murky.”The trailer goes on to highlight the way Tesla, in classic genius fashion, grappled with that mix of a brilliant brain and a tortured soul. It focuses particularly on his rivalry with Thomas Edison (played by Kyle MacLachlan), as well as his relationships with Anne Morgan and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan).
Judas Priest Postpone, Cancel 50th Anniversary Tour Dates Due to COVID-19
Judas Priest have been forced to rearrange their 50th-anniversary tour because of COVID-19. The metal outfit has postponed a handful of shows to next year, although they were forced to cancel multiple dates as well. All tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new dates, although refunds will be available for those that can’t make the rescheduled gigs. While much of the tour was rescheduled, Judas Priest said some shows had to be called off completely, including stops in Philadelphia, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis. Tickets for those gigs will be refunded within 30 days.
Tyler Childers Gets Animated, Drops Easter Eggs in Colorful ‘Country Squire’ Video
Tyler Childers teams with Kentucky comic-book artist Tony Moore for an eye-catching new video for “Country Squire,” the title track of Childers’ 2019 album. It’s a lighthearted tale, with a bunch of Easter eggs for both Childers and Kentucky diehards. In a few scenes, Childers is shown drinking an Ale-8 soft drink in its iconic green bottle (it’s made in Winchester, Kentucky). Earlier this year, Childers headlined four sold-out nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, before hitting the road with Sturgill Simpson on their A Good Look’n Tour. “Country Squire” marks the director Moore’s first music video, a collaboration with Bomper Studio.
Death of Sha-Asia Washington, Pregnant 26-Year-Old Black Woman, Highlights Devastating Trend
Last Christmas, Sha-Asia Washington, a paraprofessional at a Brooklyn charter school, and her boyfriend Juwan Lopez announced to his mother Desiree Williams that she was pregnant. “The structural racism that shows up in hospitals and health care institutions has been an under-examined contributor to how people die,” says Monica McLemore, associate professor in the family health care nursing department at the University of California San Francisco. Williams is holding a Justice for Sha-Asia Washington protest at Woodhull Hospital on Thursday. And I feel [Sha-Asia] was mistreated.”According to Williams, Washington felt pressured into having an epidural, and her death was due to the improper administration of the epidural. As for Khloe, Williams says she’s a happy, well-adjusted baby.
Alanis Morissette Settles the Whole ‘Ironic’ Thing, Once and For All
in her hit song “Ironic.” To hear the entire episode, press play below or download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify. In the hit Broadway musical version of Jagged Little Pill (now shuttered indefinitely due to the current health crisis), the show’s characters echo years worth of mockery of the song: “That’s not irony,” one says. “That’s just, like, shitty.” Morissette says Diablo Cody, who wrote the show’s book, “nailed it” in that scene. Until the next onslaught of shaming!”In any case, Morissette was never particularly attached to “Ironic,” which largely stood apart from the autobiographical narrative of the Jagged Little Pill album. ET to hear Rolling Stone Music Now broadcast live from SiriusXM’s studios on Volume, channel 106.
This $60 Device Can Sanitize Your Phone in Just Five Minutes
Columbia University’s Center For Radiological Research recently published an article saying UV light can actually help reduce the passing of airborne viruses, which includes COVID-19. Invisible ShieldInvisible Shield, a company best known for making screen protectors, recently released a $60 UV sanitizer that it says can kill 99.9% of common surface bacteria on your phone in just five minutes. This one, from Invisible Shield, is just $59.99 and available to ship right away. The Invisible Shield UV Sanitizer is 9.45 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and 1.57 inches deep, which is small enough that you easily carry it in a backpack. As for the deal, you can pick up the Invisible Shield UV Sanitizer for just $59.99 here.
Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Hamilton,’ Freestyle Love Supreme and What Comes Next
The big knock against Hamilton, especially at the beginning, was that only a few people could see it at a time. So the language about revolution in Hamilton really pops. Bryant Fisher/HuluLet’s talk about the Freestyle Love Supreme documentary — what’s it like looking back on those younger versions of you and Thomas and Christopher [Jackson]? For me, being onstage with Freestyle Love Supreme is the only place I can go that’s feels pre-Hamilton. My relationship with fame, and particularly the success of Hamilton, is that I have to concentrate simply on what comes next.
6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Enable quick snacking straight from the fridge—or more sanitary distribution of pickles, olives, and more at your next outdoor gathering—with this fork set, which attaches straight to the side of your condiment jar. The appropriate utensil will always be there when you need it, and bands in two different sizes let you attach your tool to jars of any size. To buy: $7; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Watch Rufus Wainwright Share the Stories Behind His Songs
Rufus Wainwright came by Rolling Stone’s video studio earlier this year to share the stories behind his greatest recordings in a new episode of “My Life in Songs.”The Canadian-American singer-songwriter, whose new album, Unfollow the Rules, is out July 10th, talks candidly about early conflicts with his late mother, Kate McGarrigle (“Beauty Mark”), and his father, Loudon Wainwright III (“Dinner at Eight”); his wild twenties in downtown New York (“Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” “Poses”); and his life today with his husband, Jörn Weisbrodt, and daughter Viva. Unfollow the Rules is Wainwright’s first pop album since 2012’s Out of the Game, following a stretch of time in which he’s toured widely and written operas, among other pursuits. The album’s release was delayed from this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic; during the global shutdown, he did a series of home concerts from L.A., including one for Rolling Stone’s “In My Room.”For much more, read the full interview in Rufus Wainwright’s “My Life in 15 Songs” feature.
Pizzagate Proponents Believe Ghislaine Maxwell Was Involved With JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder
So it was only a matter of time before that happened with the case of JonBenét Ramsey, the six-year-old Colorado beauty queen who was found murdered in her home on Christmas Day 1996. The theory also received a great deal of traction on TikTok, where the image supposedly showing Maxwell in the background was sometimes shared with the hashtag #pizzagate:A photo of JonBenét Ramsey has been making its rounds due to what looks like Ghislaine Maxwell to the left of her. JonBenét Ramsey case is still unsolved. (The firm has also represented, among others, Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Sheen). According to Snopes, it was first publicly seen in the A&E documentary, Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story, which premiered in April 2019.
Tropical Storm brings heavy rain to US Northeast
Tropical Storm brings heavy rain to US NortheastTropical Storm Fay slightly picked up speed and strength as it moved closer to land Friday, and forecasters decreased projections for rain totals and flooding. (July 10)AP
Citing COVID threat, judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years; sides with victims' family
Citing the threat posed by a resurgence of the deadly coronavirus, a judge delayed Monday's federal execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, who would have been the first federal inmate to be put to death in 17 years. "The family is hopeful that the federal government will support them by not appealing today’s ruling." The family had planned to attend Lee's execution, even though they are opposed to his death sentence for the murders of William Mueller, his wife, Nancy, and her daughter, Sarah Powell. The Arkansas judge who presided at trial and the lead prosecutor in the case also have expressed their opposition to Lee's death sentence. Two other inmates are scheduled for execution next week at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, but it was unclear whether those would proceed as planned.
Trump asks Treasury Department to review universities' tax exemption over 'Radical Left Indoctrination'
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday threatening funding for universities and schools he says are "indoctrinating" students, calling on the Treasury Department to review their tax-exempt statuses. "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education," Trump said. "Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. During his Mount Rushmore speech July 3, Trump blamed violence in cities with Democratic leaders on "indoctrination and bias in education, journalism and other cultural institutions." That move was in response to those in his base who have criticized colleges where conservative speakers were protested.
Giants' Nate Solder: 'There is no football in 2020' if NFL doesn't keep players healthy
New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder sent an ominous warning on social media Friday about the immediate future of the upcoming NFL season. "If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020," Solder wrote on his verified Twitter account. Solder serves as the Giants' NFLPA representative, and the players' union was conducting a conference call Friday afternoon with several significant issues still to be resolved in negotiations with league officials with the start of training camps set for July 28. More:Buccaneers' Donovan Smith questions NFL's return to play planThe NFL has stated since the spring that it still plans on playing (and completing) the 2020 season as scheduled despite issues brought to the forefront due to the pandemic. According to an NFL Network report, members of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee and the NFLPA Executive Committee have a call scheduled Monday to continue working through issues such as testing protocols, report dates, player opt-outs and compensation.
Marine dad gives family the best wake-up call ever
Marine dad gives family the best wake-up call everAfter an extended deployment, U.S. Marine GySgt. Wesley Johnson wanted to make sure he was the first thing his family saw when they woke up. Militarykind, USA TODAY
'Greyhound' battles for realistic destroyer action: How accurate is Tom Hanks' World War II drama?
Tom Hanks enters dangerous seas in his World War II drama "Greyhound." "Greyhound" (streaming Friday on Apple TV+) states onscreen that's "inspired by actual events," with Hanks adapting the screenplay from C.S. The destroyer was legit, as was the big gun"Greyhound" relies heavily on CGI scenes depicting the expansive sea battles. But the sea drama was shot on USS Kidd, a decommissioned WWII-era Fletcher-class destroyer, and a highly accurate interior sound stage set on gimbals to recreate water movement. The German taunting broadcasts didn't happen"Greyhound" features haunting moments when the unseen German U-boat hack the convoy's inter-ship intercom.
From Weird Al's polka to the mask-up medley, these 'Hamilton' parodies are keeping us satisfied
The Broadway smash hit has spawned a variety of parodies that re-imagine the music, message or both. Here are some of our favorites:Weird Al Yankovic's "The Hamilton Polka"By July 4, comic singer Weird Al Yankovic was out with a new video for "The Hamilton Polka." Miranda responded to Yankovic's video on Twitter, tweeting a GIF from "Lord of the Rings." 'Hamilton Mask-up Parody Medley'Another popular parody reworks lyrics from the show, turning it into a commentary on the current coronavirus pandemic. In addition to Trump and Clinton, actors also portray a number of other politicians, including Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine.
'He’s going to kill us:' Woman says Lyft driver shot her niece in the leg
So Rice said she repeatedly asked, “Sir, can you please let down the window?” The driver, she said, acted like he didn’t hear her. Harris told the driver that she was going to call and ask for a refund from the ride-hailing company. That’s when the man reached down and pulled out a handgun. When reached, Miller said the York County Public Defender’s Office told him not to talk to reporters. “Upon becoming aware of the incident, we permanently removed the driver from the Lyft community and reached out to the rider.
‘Relic’ Review: Haunting in Mind and Body
Sometimes first efforts are dismissed with, if not damned by, the faint praise of “promising.” That’s what “Relic” is for a while—probably a longer while than ideal. This debut feature from Australia, directed by Natalie Erika James from a screenplay she wrote with Christian White, keeps promising to be something special, one of those small-scale horror tales with a big impact on your heart rate. But then it fulfills the promise with a revelation that you can’t quite pin down with words—not that I’ll try—and a final image guaranteed to take up residence in your long-term memory.
Stocks Extended Gains to End Week Higher
Text sizeU.S. stock indexes extended gains in Friday afternoon trading to close higher, after a rally in the year’s underperforming sectors. Renewed optimism about a coronavirus treatment prompted gains in virus-sensitive sectors such as airlines, cruise operators, and energy companies. Gilead shares rose 2.2%. This week investors have turned their focus to rising coronavirus cases, realizing that the path to economic recovery will be slow and bumpy until the spread of the virus is under control. The company is set to reopen its Florida theme park this weekend despite rising coronavirus cases in the state.
Daily Virus Death Toll Rises in Some States
Some health experts cautioned that it was too early to predict a continuing trend from only a few days of data. That steadily downward trend in daily deaths began in April after states instituted stay-at-home orders and it continued through June after states reopened their economies. The decline had continued over the past month even as cases of the virus skyrocketed in the South and West. Deaths occur weeks after infections, so any rise in deaths would be expected to come later than a rise in cases. Still, many experts predicted that the declining death tolls were unlikely to last because the young would spread it to older people and those more vulnerable.
Coronavirus, Hagia Sofia, Frozen Drinks: Your Friday Evening Briefing
U.S. deaths from the coronavirus are rising in several states, possibly ending months of declining national death totals. The seven-day death average in the U.S. reached 608 on Thursday, up from 471 earlier in July, but still a fraction of the more than 2,200 deaths the country averaged each day in mid-April. Health experts cautioned that it was too early to predict a continuing trend, but the pace of deaths in the Sunbelt suggested an end to the nearly three-month period of declines. The U.S. reported nearly 60,000 new cases on Thursday, setting a single-day record for the sixth time in 10 days, according to a Times database. Above, testing in Dallas.
Tropical Storm Fay sets record for earliest ‘F’-named cyclone in history
Tropical Storm Fay, which churned up the East Coast toward New York Friday, has become the earliest cyclone in the Atlantic to reach the letter F in the official list of storm names, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. Fay is the sixth named storm of this year’s hurricane season, breaking the record for the previous earliest “F”- named storm, which was set on July 21, 2005, the weather experts said. “One reason we’re seeing storms earlier this year is that the Atlantic waters are warmer than average, and that helps storms develop. So far, tropical storms this season have included Arthur and Bertha, which formed in May — before the official start of hurricane season on June 1 — followed by Cristobal and Edouard. Isolated tornadoes are also possible in parts of New Jersey, southeast New York and southern New England, Reppert said.
BYO COVID-19 results: The new way to RSVP to NYC parties
Before they RSVP, some New Yorkers are being asked to get tested for COVID-19 first. Both the 40-year-old McLean and her 51-year-old husband John had gone to CityMD in the days leading up to the event for party approval. “We all felt really protected because of the testing — and we’re all really close friends,” says McLean of the small gathering of 10 people. gave us all a sense of relief.”On Wednesday, CBS News anchor Gayle King posted about a similar gathering on Instagram. “And then it became a thing,” says Michôd, who was tested at a mobile site near her apartment.
Eagles’ DeSean Jackson begins educational tour following Hitler post
DeSean Jackson apologized. The Eagles wide receiver, who posted anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on social media this week, met Thursday with a group that fights against anti-Semitism, and was scheduled to meet with a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It is unclear if Jackson was meeting with Edward Mosberg, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor who earlier this week invited the wide receiver to join him in visiting the Nazi concentration camp where he was imprisoned in Europe. Holocaust Memorial Museum with the Eagles receiver. The Super Bowl MVP revealed in an Instagram video that an opposing player hurled an anti-Semitic slur at him during a 2011 game.
Malcolm Jenkins: DeSean Jackson Hitler-post fallout is ‘a distraction’
Ex-Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins addressed former teammate DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts in an Instagram video Friday, calling the aftermath a “distraction.”“We gotta stay focused,” Jenkins said in the video. “But we’ve got to stay focused. Stay focused.”Recently, Jenkins notably criticized new-teammate Drew Brees for his comments towards kneeling during the national anthem. In the emotional video, Jenkins stressed the need for solidarity among all players in the fight for social justice. “You’re someone that doesn’t understand their privilege,” Jenkins said in the video.
Magic’s Terrence Ross shows off impressive NBA bubble players’ lounge
It turns out that the NBA bubble isn’t as bad as some early reviews have made it seem. Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross shared a video showing off the players’ lounge the NBA stars all have access to while in the league’s Disney World bubble. Despite access to this luxurious area, the NBA players have been posting about the facility’s flaws since their arrival in Orlando. Nets guard Chris Chiozza shared a picture of an unappetizing chicken meal on Wednesday, captioned with a crying smiling emoji. The meals that the MLS players received in their bubble was also compared to the underwhelming food from the infamous Fyre FestivalOn Thursday, Lakers guard Rajon Rondo shared a picture of his hotel room with the caption, “Motel 6 hun, @NBA.”
Brooklyn’s US attorney tapped for Justice Department role
The New England Small College Athletic Conference has canceled all...Donoghue's replacement, Seth D. DuCharme, being sworn in as the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York today. The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn is leaving his post for a job at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff Thursday that he will become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. Donoghue was appointed U.S. attorney in early 2018, serving as the chief federal prosecutor for a region that includes Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The Eastern District prosecuted several high-profile cases during Donoghue’s tenure, including the conviction of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Ole Henriksen takes 50 percent off clearance for summer sale
NY Post may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you buy through our links. You don’t want to miss out on Ole Henriksen’s latest flash sale, which is packed with deals on some of your favorite skincare items. The brand is taking 50% off sale items — including a variety of moisturizers, cleansers and facial peels. Standouts include the B.R.B (Bring Radiance Back) Skincare Set and the L.O.L. So grab what you like and get ready to transform your skincare routine.
Immunity checks could help ensure fans’ safety at sporting events, doctor says
When sports finally emerge from their slumber, one physician believes proof of coronavirus immunity can eventually be a way to ensure the safety of those who attend certain arenas. Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician at a hospital in Ottawa, Canada, said that a digital immunization check would help promote gatherings at sporting events even with a deployable vaccine roughly a year or so away. “We’re going to need some kind of test that is proof of immunity to get people back into society,” Wilson told CBC Sports. He said fans at stadium gates could be checked as they present their tickets — before they would be permitted inside. Just like when you go to a sporting event [and] they scan your ticket, they are going to scan your barcode for proof of immunity,” Wilson said, according to the outlet.
Lasers could replace sailors in peeling old paint off ships
Chipping paint has, in essence, served as a torturous form of labor since the Navy made the switch from wood to metal ships. Sailors from the deck department of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln mask and paint the ships’s hull below the waterline. Chipping paint has, in essence, served as a torturous form of labor since the Navy made the switch from wood to metal ships. Luckily, an experiment aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson that used laser ablation from Adapt Lasers, proved successful in cutting time and cost from paint removal activities. “Results from these experiments showed laser paint removal to be safer for the workers and faster than traditional methods used for many years,” Timothy Niemeier, vice president of Adapt Laser, said in a statement.
Long Island’s Roosevelt Field mall reopens for first time since pandemic
Long Island’s largest shopping mall reopened Friday for the first time in nearly four months — with a trickle of wary shoppers dropping by for a little retail therapy. Customers were required to put on face masks and practice social distancing during their jaunts to Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City, which has been closed since March 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Business at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove and Walt Whitman Shops in South Huntington also resumed Friday. At Roosevelt, some stores remained closed, including Bath and Body Works, Foot Action and Express. The restaurants in the food court were open for takeout only and hand sanitizing stations were dotted throughout the mall.
NYC gunman fires off at least four shots, striking two innocent bystanders
A gunman fired off at least four shots in the middle of the night in Brooklyn — striking his intended target as well as two innocent bystanders, police said Friday. A 27-year-old man, who cops believe was the intended target, was shot in the thigh and was in critical condition before being stabilized at Brookdale Hospital. A 32-year-old man was also hit by one of the bullets in the foot and another 23-year-old man was struck in the buttocks, police said. Both were believed to be innocent bystanders, cops said. The NYPD released video of the shooting and photos of the suspects on Friday.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s explosive week in court
Rudy Giuliani called the NYPD when “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen tried to prank him into a spoof interview. And Zendaya and John David Washington managed to make a secret movie during the pandemic. We Hear: Quick Fix is a Spotify exclusive week-in-review five minute podcast from the Page Six gossip podcast We Hear. Page Six editors Maggie Coughlan and Ian Mohr break down the biggest stories of the week – including The Joy of Six, the most satisfying piece of gossip. For all the juiciest scoops about celebrities and high society, subscribe to the We Hear podcast released every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Ghislaine Maxwell had no contact with Epstein for over a decade, lawyers claim
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell claimed in a court filing Friday that the alleged madame hadn’t been in contact with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein for more than decade prior to his 2019 suicide in a Manhattan jail cell. Maxwell’s lawyers made the claim while arguing she should be released on $5 million bond while awaiting trial on a six-count indictment for allegedly procuring girls for Epstein to abuse and then lying about it under oath. They wrote that the media sought to blame Maxwell for Epstein’s alleged crimes after his suicide — even though she hadn’t been in contact with him for years. “But sometimes the simplest point is the most critical one: Ghislaine Maxwell is notJeffrey Epstein,” they added. In the the Friday filing, Maxwell’s attorneys argued she’d been scapegoated by the press and was forced to go into hiding after Epstein’s suicide to avoid intrusive reporters who sought to blame her for Epstein’s crimes.
Celebrities swear by these stylish face masks to stay safe
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the face mask has quickly become 2020’s most important accessory. SKIMS Seamless Face Mask in Sand ($8)SKIMS Seamless Face Mask in Sienna ($8)SKIMS Seamless Face Mask in Onyx ($8)This LA designer has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and J.Lo (to name but a few). Michael Ngo Cosmic Jet Face Mask ($55)Michael Ngo Special Lilac Face Mask ($45)Michael Ngo Cosmic Amethyst Face Mask ($55)Having launched in 2014 with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Werkshop specializes in athleisure and workout wear. Werkshop Roses Face Mask ($26)Werkshop Nightmare Face Mask ($26)Werkshop Leopard Face Mask ($26)Bridal designer Katie May’s masks are as glam as it gets. Sanctuary Fashion PPE Masks ($28 for five)Sanctuary Summer Lightweight PPE Masks ($28 for five)Sanctuary Summer Lightweight Organic Cotton PPE Masks ($24 for three)
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were privately separated during August Alsina tryst
Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith have revealed that they were privately separated when singer August Alsina had his contended relationship with the actress. He needed plenty: In 2014, Alsina collapsed during a concert and was in a coma for three days. Jada denies Will gave her “permission” to see Alsina, but says she understands why the crooner would assume he did. She also knows Alsina wouldn’t want to be perceived as a “homewrecker.”After admitting to her relationship with the R&B star, Jada claims she was “broken” and looking for fulfillment in others at the time. “We did everything we could to get away from each other, only to realize that’s not possible,” Jada told her husband.
The vanity of ‘white guilt’ and other commentary
From the right: The Vanity of ‘White Guilt’“Clarion declarations” by whites of their “racial blameworthiness” simply don’t have “the texture of guilt,” declares Lionel Shriver at Spectator USA. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, for example, recently “dodged questions about the particulars” of a Republican plan. Indeed, since the 1990s, the GOP has focused on “being the opposition” to Democratic proposals rather than “developing a substantive alternative” to the current system. Remarkably, Roberts managed to convince both liberals and conservatives that they won cases. Fortunately, President Trump has been “unequivocal in his demand” that all nations join in the “urgent moral duty” of curbing religious persecution.
Trump could commute Roger Stone’s sentence tonight, report says
President Trump was expected to announce as early as Friday night that he would commute Roger Stone’s sentence — just days before his longtime political adviser was due to report to prison to serve 40 months, Fox News reported. Stone is set to report to prison on Tuesday. I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people, and in the meantime Comey and all these guys are walking around, including Biden and Obama, because we caught them spying on my campaign. He was referring to former FBI Director James Comey, former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama. Stone said a day earlier he was “praying” that Trump would grant him clemency or a pardon.
‘Glee’ was an upbeat teen musical. Tragedy is taking over its legacy.
Rivera’s disappearance is the third major tragedy to befall the cast of the cheery musical comedy. In the Season 1 episode “Sectionals,” the glee club arrives at the big show choir competition, only to learn that its fiercest rivals received an advanced copy of its set list. “And if you tell anyone this, I’ll deny it — but I like being in glee club,” Santana tells her sidekick Brittany. During the waning days of production for the show’s fourth season, Monteith bowed out of filming to check himself into a rehab facility. So what to make of “Glee,” an uplifting show that has become a reference point in heavy headlines?
Live updates: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed
At a briefing in late April, President Trump and Vice President Pence promoted a laboratory study with promising results. It suggested that heat and humidity could be a factor in reducing transmission rates of the novel coronavirus. “Whether there is any effect of temperature and humidity, it’s not enough," Bernstein said. States with notoriously hot summers like Texas and Florida have seen cases rise sharply in the months of June and July, according to Washington Post tracking. Crowded indoor spaces where people may not move around very much may be particularly risky,” Bernstein said, noting that people tend to congregate inside to avoid the heat.
Carlos Loret de Mola A.: Trump and López Obrador and their shape-shifting act at the White House - The Washington Post
Among Mexican voters, López Obrador is still quite popular, but he is trying to turn the page on a disastrous response to the novel coronavirus. López Obrador is failing to contain the economic impact of the pandemic. So to revitalize his image, López Obrador chose to visit Trump, his first foreign trip as president. While Trump considers himself an ally of the business community, López Obrador makes a point of repudiating it. Perhaps a dinner at the White House with important business leaders helped build some trust.
Facebook, in a possible reversal, considers banning political ads near the U.S. election
ADFacebook spokesman Andy Stone declined to comment on the internal discussions regarding political advertising at Facebook, but he did not deny a report on the subject by Bloomberg News Friday afternoon. News of the internal discussions generated immediate waves, including from those who thought it was a bad idea. Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer at Facebook, tweeted, “Political ads are a tiny part of FB’s revenue and a huge” hassle for the company. AD“This is nothing but a distraction," said NAACP President Derrick Johnson in a statement Friday afternoon, after reports emerged that Facebook was considering limiting political advertising before the election. We need actions, not words.”Facebook had considered banning political ads as recently as last summer, but ultimately decided on permitting them even as some rivals, such as Twitter, banned them.
Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change
Express currently has ship from store capabilities at more than 330 locations and buy-online-pick-up-at-a-store service enacted at more than 275 stores. It plans to have buy online pick up at store service available at all locations by the end of the third quarter. Express has more than 500 retail and factory outlet stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. AD— Muji U.S.A Ltd., the U.S. entity of Japanese retailer Ryohin Keikaku Co., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CUP OF JOE: Since shelter-in-place orders began in the U.S. in mid-March, consumers have changed their morning coffee routine.
PM Update: A cold front is coming, but don’t plan on much heat relief this weekend
Tropical Storm Fay, so close but so far from the Washington area Friday afternoon. (College of Dupage)Despite a strong tropical storm centered about 130 miles to our east, we ended up with another summer-filled day around here. Tomorrow (Saturday): A cold front will pass on the early side, which will diminish a strong storm risk that had seemed possible. If you’re looking for heat relief from the cold front, well … not much of that, either. Sunday: Coming off lows in the upper 60s to low 70s, we’ve got more heat for Sunday.
Mexico’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel blazes a bloody trail in rise to power
Omar García Harfuch was shot three times in the June 26 attack but survived. Analysts blame much of the killing on turf wars between the Jalisco cartel and its rivals as it expands into new territory. That attack appears to have been launched by the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel against the Jalisco cartel. The populist leader campaigned under the slogan “Abrazos, no balazos” — “Hugs, not Bullets” — suggesting he would not launch a military offensive to curb the Jalisco cartel’s influence. The government has said the cartel most likely attacked García Harfuch for his crackdown on its expansion.
Connecticut judge dismisses charges against 2 men convicted of murder 35 years ago
A Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed all criminal charges against two men who spent decades in prison after their murder convictions were vacated last year. Ralph “Ricky” Birch served more than 30 years of a 55-year sentence and Shawn Henning was granted probation in 2018. Both had been convicted in connection with the brutal Dec. 1, 1985, slaying of 65-year-old Everett Carr. It’s been a long time coming.”No DNA evidence was found in the bloody crime scene to link the pair to the murder, said Andrew O’Shea, Birch’s attorney. Despite being identified as suspects shortly after the crime, no blood was found on their clothes or in their car.
Nonprofit watchdog files complaint against Hickenlooper's Senate campaign alleging illegal coordination
A Washington, D.C. based nonprofit watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against John Hickenlooper's U.S. Senate campaign this week, accusing the former Colorado governor of illegally coordinating with an outside group. The complaint, from the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), accuses the Senate Majority PAC of partnering with Hickenlooper's campaign to push out a series of advertisements, despite laws to the contrary. "Federal law prohibits candidates from coordinating with super PACs on advertising and separately prohibits super PACs from republishing campaign materials," the document states. The Senate Majority PAC is at the forefront of Democratic efforts to regain the congressional upper chamber in November and is aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.HICKENLOOPER SAYS HE BELIEVES TARA READE CLAIMS, BUT HE'S VOTING FOR BIDEN ANYWAY"The facts demonstrate there was coordination between Hickenlooper’s campaign and Senate Majority PAC. She added, "The fact that 12 days after the ask was published Senate Majority PAC ran the advertisement leads me to believe there was coordination between the campaign and super PAC."
Russia calls US’s newest stance on nuclear arms agreement 'undiplomatic,' considers not extending
A top Russian diplomat said Friday that he is not optimistic that the U.S.-Russian nuclear arms agreement will be extended because of Washington’s demands to include China in the proposal. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was signed in 2010 by former President Barack Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. If the treaty expired it would be the first time the U.S. and Russia were not united in a nuclear arms treaty since the Cold War. The U.S. and Russia account for more than 90 percent of the world’s nuclear arms, according to Defense News. Lavrov rejected the U.S.’s calls to have Russia negotiate with China on reducing its nuclear arms arsenal, calling it “undiplomatic”.
LA coroner rules California teen's shooting death by police a homicide
The cause of death for Andres Guardado was certified July 7 as multiple gunshot wounds and certified as a homicide, the coroner's office said in a statement. Earlier this week, Guardado's family released the results of an independent autopsy that also concluded he was shot five times in the back. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The official autopsy's findings do not alter in any way the ultimate fact that Deputy Vega acted properly and lawfully," Marangell said. "Deputy Vega did everything possible that night to avoid firing his weapon and regrets his actions resulted in a loss of life. Guardado's death triggered protests in Los Angeles and calls for greater transparency amid a national reckoning over police policies and tactics.
T. Becket Adams accuses mainstream media of pushing 'literal Chinese communist propaganda' amid pandemic
"When China’s overwhelming incompetence, hubris, and duplicity brought a viral pandemic to the U.S., a substantial segment of the free press reflexively recited literal Chinese communist propaganda. Adams highlighted a Foreign Policy report alleging that China's government directed media outlets not to publish negative information about its response to the pandemic. EXCLUSIVE: CHINESE VIROLOGIST ACCUSES BEIJING OF COROANVIRUS COVER-UP, FLEES HONG KONG: 'I KNOW HOW THEY TREAT WHISTLEBLOWERS'Liu added that Beijing's suppression included mass removals of COVID-19 patients' online pleas for help. Similarly, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, has accused the Chinese government of knowing about the coronavirus long before it acknowledged its existence to the world. As Adams noted, the mainstream media in the U.S. has repeatedly come under fire for its coverage of China's coronavirus response.
McCarthy hits Pelosi for 'defending destruction,' says Speaker bolstering mob with 'appalling' statue comment
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was encouraging mob behavior and supporting "destruction" with her recent comments about the removal of controversial statues. During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi declined to admonish demonstrators who tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus in her hometown of Baltimore. "That’s where she grew up, she's [of] Italian-American heritage and Christopher Columbus was torn down." PELOSI ON CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE DESTRUCTION: 'PEOPLE WILL DO WHAT THEY DO'McCarthy also accused Pelosi of not doing more to prevent the destruction of a statue in her own district in California. He added: "This is appalling to me that she would defend the destruction ... We believe in a rule of law.
Army's 'Captain America' dies by suicide after nearly a dozen combat tours
Andrew Christian Marckesano served six full tours in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne and the Ranger regiment and a half dozen more combat tours overseas. He is one of the 20 combat veterans taking their lives each day -- an epidemic the military and White House are trying to stop. I heard the crack of the gunshot from across the neighborhood,” his wife Danica wrote. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPYoung combat veterans die by suicide at four times the rate of other veterans. And repeat combat tours have led seasoned troops to say the forces still being deployed to Afghanistan are "out of gas."
Navy announces first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot
The U.S. Navy announced its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot Thursday. “Swegle is the @USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month,” the announcement continued. She is assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron 21 based out of Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas. ALL-MALE GREEN BERETS WELCOME FIRST FEMALE SOLDIERSwegle follows a path forged by Rosemary Mariner, who became the Navy’s first female tactical pilot in 1974. Two years ago, two Black male aviators claimed they were removed from the Navy’s Tactical Aircraft training program due to their race.
Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers split after 10 years of marriage: ‘We’ve decided to turn the page’
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are no more after 10 years of marriage. ARMIE HAMMER SHOCKS FANS WITH NEW LOOK WHILE IN QUARANTINE"It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage," the statement continued. Hammer, 33, and Chambers, 37, married in May 2010 and share two children together: daughter Harper Grace, 5, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3. ARMIE HAMMER ADDRESSES HIS WHITE PRIVILEGE, DISCUSSES STAN LEE BACKLASH"TEN years married, twelve together, thirteen years as best friends. Happy Anniversary, my love," Chambers wrote in an Instagram tribute in May.
FUBU CEO Daymond John details the successful pivots to e-commerce amid Covid-19
FUBU CEO Daymond John details the successful pivots to e-commerce amid Covid-19As retailers struggle to keep up with the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, many are going bankrupt including apparel store Brooks Brothers this week. FUBU CEO and Shark Tank investor Daymond John joins “Closing Bell” to discuss the future of online retail.
Facebook considers to pause political ads during the election
Facebook considers to pause political ads during the electionCNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that Facebook is considering to pause political ads during the election to help level the plain field, first reported by Bloomberg and the New York Times.
Immigration advocates, educators slam new ICE rule restricting foreign college students: 'It really has no basis'
The DHS rule states that those students "attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. So there's really no rationale for changing it," explained Allen Orr, the president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a group representing over 16,000 international students. Orr said a court will likely issue a temporary restraining order for the new rule as early as next week. "I think the policy speaks for itself, you don’t get a visa for taking online classes at the University of Phoenix, so why would you if you were just taking online classes generally," said White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. In one instance of the rule taking effect, a Harvard student was recently denied entry to the U.S. just this week.
Kudlow lays out 'four things every citizen should do' to ensure schools, businesses stay open
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday that schools have to reopen for in-person classes this fall because many parents can't work if their children have to learn at home. Kudlow told host Bill Hemmer. TRUMP, IN PUSH TO REOPEN SCHOOLS AMID CORONAVIRUS, VOWS 'PRESSURE' ON GOVERNORS"There's an economic component but there's a kids component for education and social development," Kudlow added. President Trump continued his push for schools across America to reopen by slamming “virtual learning” and claiming it has “proven to be terrible." Kudlow answered that his prescription had been in deference to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus guidelines.
Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald on surging 2021 bookings
Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald on surging 2021 bookingsCarnival Cruises had an increase in its bookings for 2021 despite the fact that it’s one of the worse performing stocks in the S&P 500 this year. Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation CEO joins “Closing Bell” to discuss.
U.S. issues 25% tariffs on some French products
U.S. issues 25% tariffs on some French productsCNBC's Ylan Mui reports on headlines that the U.S. plans to issue 25% tariffs on some French products in response to the country's digital services tax on tech giants such as Facebook and Google.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber on reopening soccer season
MLS Commissioner Don Garber on reopening soccer seasonMajor League Soccer is kicking off a tournament this week at Disney World despite the fact that two teams have pulled out after its players tested positive for the coronavirus. Don Garber, Major League Soccer Commissioner joins “Closing Bell” to talk about whether it’s safe to play.
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The First 10 Minutes: Jay Leno's Garage Top 10 Most Outrageous Rides
The First 10 Minutes: Jay Leno's Garage Top 10 Most Outrageous Rides8 Mins AgoTo view this site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser, and either the Flash Plugin or an HTML5-Video enabled browser. Download the latest Flash player and try again. In next week's episode, Jay Leno counts down his top ten favorite outrageous vehicles from "Jay Leno's Garage"! Catch the full opening and don't miss an all new episode next Wednesday at 10P ET on CNBC.
Battle between skepticism & fear of missing out is raging: Meghan Shue
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How I became a millionaire in my 30s and retired early by learning to invest during the 2008 recession
So instead of buying a house, I decided to invest in the stock market. But the important thing to remember is that you can find opportunity during uncertain times like this one, especially if you want to start investing. These are three lessons I learned from the 2008 recession that still help us manage our portfolio today. So we decided to invest that money and take advantage of periodically buying as the stock market fell so that we could pick up units on sale. While this worked for us, the most important thing to remember is that you don't need to have a big sum like that saved already to start investing.
Canada Goose CEO says experiential store offers a 'break from the insanity of the world today'
Canada Goose, famous for its extreme weather outerwear, opened the location in the CF Sherway Gardens Mall in Toronto late last year, before the Covid-19 crisis began. The entrance to Canada Goose's concept store is called "The Crevasse." Source: Canada GooseThis particular store, the first of its kind for the company, has no inventory for shoppers to take home. And the shop is built with multiple cold rooms showcasing Canada Goose's gear — including one room that spits out snow. Source: Canada Goose