• ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Helena Miller listened to teachers, terrified to reenter classrooms, and parents, exhausted from trying to make virtual learning work at home. She heard from school officials who spent hundreds of hours on thousands of details — buses, classrooms, football, arts, special education. She spent countless nights, eyes wide open, her mind wrestling over the safety and education of the 17,000 children she swore to protect....
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate on Tuesday, reigniting public debate over her ethnicity. The Democratic National Committee called her “Black” and “Asian American.” But it also called her “African American.” [email protected] is the third woman in American history to hold the vice presidential nomination on a major party ticket. And she’s the first Black and Asian American woman to be nominated. It’s...
  • Getty Everson Griffen has found a new home. Everson Griffen has found a new home. The 10-year Vikings veteran will join the Dallas Cowboys for the 2020 season, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “The #Cowboys are adding a big-time pass-rusher, signing former #Vikings DE Everson Griffen, sources tell me, @TomPelissero and @SlaterNFL. With Minnesota for a decade, Griffen now heads to Dallas. A surprise,” Rapoport tweeted Wednesday night....
  • SYDNEY (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak centered in Australia’s second-largest city showed a decline in new infections Thursday, though the state’s leader urged continued vigilance. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said there were 278 new infections and eight new deaths, down from around 700 daily at the peak of the outbreak. Daniels said the lower numbers indicate the lockdown restrictions in Melbourne are working but urged people to stay...
  • NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country’s top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. But unlike those stars, Margaret Holloway never made it to Broadway or Hollywood. Instead, the 68-year-old’s stage was the New Haven streets where she...
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    Everything about SARS-CoV-2 seems unfair. It afflicts the poor worse than the rich, and Blacks more than whites. It also disrupts — and potentially derails — the lives of people in some generations more than others. There’s social and political dynamite in this inequity. One likely effect is to make several developed countries swerve left politically, toward some bowdlerized form of “socialism.” The generational effects of COVID-19 may seem counterintuitive....
  • AMC Theaters, the nation's largest theater chain, announced Wednesday that it plans to reopen approximately two-thirds of its U.S. locations by September 3. More than 100 U.S. theaters will reopen by August 20, AMC added.  AMC said all of its remaining U.S. locations will reopen when state and local authorities say it is safe to do so, but did not specify where it expected further delays. All of its theaters...
  • ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will continue its cross-border operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq if Baghdad continues to overlook the militants' presence in the region, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, urging Iraqi authorities to cooperate with Ankara. Turkey has regularly attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)militants, both in its mainly Kurdish southeast and in northern Iraq, where the group is based. In June, Ankara launched a new ground offensive,...
  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are warning residents that fraudulent face mask exemption cards are being distributed to the public. The cards falsely purport to be issued by the New Mexico Department of Health and the U.S. Justice Department, and officials say anyone caught creating or using the cards could face a felony charge. Federal authorities also have issued similar warnings elsewhere that such cards are...
  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statue honoring a 20th Century Hispanic priest and World War II veteran has been vandalized along with the New Mexico History Museum walls in an apparent attack to honor an anniversary where Indigenous people revolted against early Spanish settlers. The vandalism took place Monday on the 340th anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt and appears to be connected to protests targeting Spanish colonial monuments in...
  • BENGALURU (Reuters) - India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 47,000. Infections grew by 66,999 on Thursday from a day earlier to reach a total of nearly 2.4 million to date, India's health ministry said. The country, with the world's biggest case load behind the United States and Brazil, has now reported a jump of 50,000 cases or...
  • TOKYO (AP) — The last day of the Pacific War was also supposed to be Fumie Sato’s last. After hearing Emperor Hirohito’s Aug. 15, 1945, radio broadcast declaring Japan would soon be “enduring the unendurable” in defeat, her father, an Imperial Army officer in Manchuria, announced his family would die by suicide together because the Soviets would soon invade their neighborhood. She was 13. Now 88, as the 75th...
  • PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Another El Dorado County restaurant was ordered to shut down after flagrantly refusing to follow mask and social distancing rules. The county environmental agency suspended the health permit of Danette’s Brick Oven Pub this week. This is the third suspension in just weeks, and now the restaurants are teaming up to take on the county, according to Cherie Baldridge, the owner of Café El Dorado. “They haven’t...
  • A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier near Central Park, sources said. The suspected thief was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property stemming from the robbery outside a building on Central Park West near West 91st Street at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, law enforcement sources said. Miller’s son was robbed of his wallet...
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known as a derecho, slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to 100 miles per hour on Monday, gaining strength as it plowed through Iowa farm fields,...
  • Three weeks into the season, the most stunning statistic so far is this: Across Major League Baseball, the combined batting average of all 30 teams entering Wednesday’s games was .235. If that sounds bad, it should: 52 years ago, in 1968, the 20 big-league clubs hit a combined .237. You may recall: 1968 has been known forever as the “Year of the Pitcher.” Denny McLain won 31. Bob Gibson had...
  • A California brush fire tore across thousands of acres in Lake Hughes Wednesday and was still burning into the evening, continuing to rapidly spread with zero containment. Photos of the fire show smoke rising into the sky as flames crawl up a mountainside. The blaze broke out around 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time in the foothills of the mountainside community about 65 miles north of Los Angeles. It is near North Lake Hughes and Pine...
  • Fire burns thousands of acres in L.A. County 6 national restaurant chains in deepest trouble amid COVID-19 include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Dennys The Offices Jenna Fischer Opens Up About Filming Emotional Scene of Dwight Comforting Pam Jenna Fischer is remembering a particularly emotional moment from The Office. © Provided by People Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer Speaking with her Office Ladies podcast co-host Angela Kinsey, Fischer, 46, looked back on...
  • Fire burns thousands of acres in L.A. County 6 national restaurant chains in deepest trouble amid COVID-19 include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Dennys Dietrich debuts as Rangers rally in 8th for 7-4 win over Ms © APWF Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis follows through on a sacrifice fly to right in the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Tim Lopes...
  • Pitching, Turners 3-run blast help Dodgers beat Padres, 6-0 The 20 worst things to buy at Walmart Italy Breaks Lull With Sale of Debt That Yields Twice Its Peers (Bloomberg) -- Italy is looking to capitalize on low borrowing costs by offering longer-dated bonds at its first mid-August sale in a decade. The Treasury will sell 30-year debt at auction on Thursday, a tenor that yields almost twice as...
  • The business of being Dwayne Johnson Thursday’s Market vs. Economy Dilemma: Gold, Silver, Stocks & Bonds Jimmy Butler picks up offensive foul, knocks down Chris Paul after incident with Duncan Robinson Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was called for a pretty blatant offensive foul after charging into Chris Paul during their 116-115 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Turns out, he did that on purpose.  He...
  • Journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, his second on the Trump presidency, will include 25 personal letters exchanged between President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE and North Korea's Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnOvernight Defense: Trump pushed to restore full National Guard funding...
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have bought a stunning multi-million dollar estate in Montecito, Calif. — complete with nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, Page Six can reveal. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid $14,650,000 for the 18,000-square-foot home, which features rose gardens, century-old olive trees, a tennis court, a tea house, children’s cottage and a pool. It also comes complete with a two-bed guest house, perfect for Markle’s mom...
  • Twitter/Angeles_NF A photograph of the Lake Hearth. The Lake Hearth in California spawned a fireplace twister on August 12 whereas the blaze grew to greater than 10,000 acres in dimension. You may see movies of the firenado and be taught extra beneath.The Lake Hearth Spawned an Spectacular FirenadoThis video beneath was shared by Invoice Melugin of Fox Los Angeles. He wrote on...
  •           The second session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly wrapped up Wednesday evening after passing the legislation called for in Governor Bill Lee’s proclamation. Over the course of three legislative days, the state Senate and House passed measures related to COVID-related liability protection, expansion of telemedicine and criminal laws related to protests. The Senate addressed the legislation through its existing standing committees, while...
  • Since Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young run began in 2018, the Mets have gone 31-37 in games he’s pitched. They know how inconsequential a day’s starter can ultimately be. Revealing hours before Wednesday’s game against the Nationals that Robert Gsellman would make his first start in nearly three years, the Mets watched the right-hander surrender the game’s first three runs and be limited to two innings on the mound, only for...
  • LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Inside the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center intensive care unit there were few beds left in the hospital where many COVID-19 patients make their last stand. In the wake of a surge in coronavirus patients, military medical personnel from Travis Air Force Base were dispatched to County/USC Medical Center to help. (Credit: U.S. Air Force-County/USC Medical Center) Separated from their families, the technicians, nurses and doctors...
  • It is Legendary actress Sridevi’s 57th birth anniversary. The superstar has done a plethora of work in the Indian film industry including Bollywood and South. Over her vast span of career, she donned various characters on the silver screen, making her fans proud and happy. She has given some of the most memorable films to the industry that everyone will be forever grateful for. Not just her films but she...
  •           Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the second hour, Carmichael discussed Joe Biden’s VP pick, Kamala Harris, while noting Biden’s tax issues and double standards of law....
  •           Despite COVID-19, Nashville Metro At-Large Council Member Steve Glover wants to gather with other people in public to watch U.S. President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention later this month. But, as Glover said this week on Facebook, some people have a problem with that. I will be headed out tomorrow to look at a location for one of...