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    The moocher class is back. You’ll recall that the reviled demographic made its most dramatic public appearance during the 2012 campaign, when Mother Jones’ David Corn got that video of Mitt Romney telling some swells at a private fundraiser that 47 percent of voters were bound to vote for Barack Obama because they love all the free stuff the gummint gives ’em.  Today, no one is talking openly about the “moocher class” but  hatred of these alleged teat swillers is entirely what’s behind the obscene Republican delay in re-upping on unemployment insurance.  And yes, I know Donald Trump bowed enough to political reality to sign an executive order over the weekend partially restoring the payments. But he lowered the amount...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities confirmed 5,118 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the national case tally to 892,654, the fourth largest in the world. The official death toll rose to 15,001 after authorities said in their daily coronavirus report that 70 people had died in the last 24 hours. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (CNN)More than 97,000 children in the US tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, a new report says. The report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, said in those two weeks, there was a 40% increase in child cases across the states and cities that were studied. The age range for children differed by state, with some defining children as only those up to age 14 and one state -- Alabama -- pushing the limit to 24. As new academic year looms, public school nurses call for more funding to battle the coronavirusThe compiled data comes during back-to-school season as health officials are trying to understand the effects of the...
    By STEVE PEOPLES and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden's imminent announcement, this year could be different. At a minimum, the decision will shift the force of the campaign — at least temporarily — away from Donald Trump's turbulent presidency onto Biden himself. That's not a place many Democrats are comfortable given Biden's proclivity for gaffes and the persistent lack of excitement behind his candidacy. More fundamentally, the choice offers Biden an unusual opportunity to unify a party still reeling from Trump's 2016 win and solidify its future. He's already committed...
    NEW YORK (AP) — For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden’s imminent announcement, this year could be different. At a minimum, the decision will shift the force of the campaign — at least temporarily — away from Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency onto Biden himself. That’s not a place many Democrats are comfortable given Biden’s proclivity for gaffes and the persistent lack of excitement behind his candidacy. More fundamentally, the choice offers Biden an unusual opportunity to unify a party still reeling from Trump’s 2016 win and solidify its future. He’s already committed to selecting a woman and is considering...
    (CNN) — The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,036,387 estimated cases, 162,851 have been deadly, according to data collected by John Hopkins University. To put the number in perspective, that means the United States has had more COVID-19 cases than Ireland has people. The number of cases is also slightly higher than the entire population of Alabama. To put the speed in which the number is growing in perspective: It took the country 99 days...
    A six-year-old Pennsylvania girl is spending her summer selling lemonade, not to raise money for a new toy, but to support her local fire department. That is why Kali Karnatski of White Haven spent her weekend filling cups with pink lemonade and collecting donations to help the White Haven Fire Department, WNEP reported. “Because I wanted to, because they help other people, and I want to help them,” explained Kali. “It’s awesome, it’s awesome, part of the reason why I wanted to bring the boys by here today, you know?” said Kristy Piccolotti of White Haven after she and her sons bought lemonade at the stand. “She’s doing a great job for a great community.” The fire department primarily receives its...
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reported 1,789 new cases of the coronavirus and 10 related deaths but said the numbers still did not include a pending backlog of lab reports that could cause a spike in new cases. Young residents continue to account for an outsize share of the new cases, officials said. Of the infections recorded Sunday, 35% were among residents 30 to 49, and 69% were among residents under 50, the Department of Public Health said in a news release. Hospitalizations continued to trend downward, with a total of 1,514 confirmed coronavirus patients as of Saturday, compared with 2,017 patients two weeks before. “As we begin to see the curve flattening again, I want to...
    A woman wearing a face mask runs with cruise ships docked in the background due to a no-sail order at the port of Long Beach, California, on April 11, 2020. APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images More than 12,000 cruise crew members are still aboard ships since the coronavirus halted the industry in March, according to USA TODAY. Many cruise workers are uncertain when they will return home. A Celebrity Cruise stateroom attendant told USA TODAY that he has been on ships for months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the no-sail order to the end of September. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 12,000 cruise ship crew members are still at sea months...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Sunday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton alleged that the Russian government is helping President Donald Trump win reelection, Mediaite reported. Speaking with anchor Zerlina Maxwell — who worked on Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign — Clinton noted that U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Kremlin is meddling in the 2020 presidential election. “When even the Trump administration intelligence officials have to admit that there is so much activity coming from Russia that is designed to help Trump, then you know there’s so much more than they are even telling us.” The former secretary of state alleged that the situation is “much worse” than the public suspects, calling on the news media to stay “vigilant.”...
    (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — The U.S. topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,022,187 estimated cases, 162,696 have been deadly, according to data collected by John Hopkins University. To put the number in perspective, that means the United States has had more COVID-19 cases than Ireland has people. The number of cases is also slightly higher than the entire population of Alabama. To put the speed in which the number is growing in...
    PARIS (Reuters) - An emergency donor conference for blast-stricken Lebanon raised pledges worth nearly 253 million euros ($298 million) for immediate humanitarian relief on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. (Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Richard Lough and Angus MacSwan) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer didn’t mince words with regards to President Trump’s economic executive orders: He thinks they’re “unworkable” and “weak,” and will cause even more economic pain for New York. While questioning the Constitutionality of Trump’s executive orders on budgetary issues such as extending unemployment insurance and freezing payroll tax collection, Schumer said that Trump’s orders completely ignored the financial plight of states and local governments devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, New York’s senior senator pointed out that the president did not provide any compensation for expanded COVID-19 testing and treatment, or for schools preparing to reopen. Trump’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    By The Associated Press LONDON — Britain has recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections in a day for the first time since late June. Government statistics say 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 24 hours until 9 a,m. Sunday. The last time the number was over 1,000 was on June 26. Britain has seen a gradual rise in coronavirus infections since it began lifting lockdown restrictions in mid-June. The government has put the next stage of reopening, which had been due to take effect Aug. 1, on hold for at least two weeks. The number of patients hospitalized with the virus continues to decline, as does the daily number of deaths. Eight new COVID-19 fatalities were...
    I don’t know why this hasn’t been happening for five years now, but thank you, thank you, thank you Paula Reid. I’m sure you’ve heard the one about Donald Trump passing the Veterans Choice Act, which no other president could do for 50 years except, it turns out, Barack Obama, who actually signed it in 2014. And not only that, the law — which gives veterans the option of seeking care outside the VA system — was championed by Trump’s two favorite people, Crazy Bernie Sanders and Loser John McCain. Well, a tough, intelligent woman reporter — the kind Donald Trump likes the mostest! — just called him out on this fairy tale, which, as CNN notes, Trump has told some...
    Brazil has become the second country to have surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from coronavirus. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May.   On Saturday, Brazil's health ministry confirmed 49,970 new confirmed cases and 905 deaths within the previous 24 hours. This brought the total number of cases to more than three-million and the death toll up to a staggering 100,477.  Brazil has become the second country to surpass 100,000 deaths from coronavirus after confirming more than three-million cases and 100,477 deaths. Pictured, a tribute for the victims is held on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro The only country to have...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman said the number of people in the state who have lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic is “more than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime.” Mass. AFL-CIO includes about 400,000 members from more than 700 unions. Tolman discussed the impact of coronavirus on workers in the state with WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller. “It’s more than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime. The heartache and struggles of so many workers,” Tolman said. “Boston’s an entertainment town. There are no plays, there’s no concerts. The backup people for them – the stagehands, the sound people – they were the first to go and they’re going to be the last coming back.”...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Tri-State power companies are making progress, but more than 100,000 were still without power Sunday morning – five days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Con Edison said it is optimistic most customers in New York City will have power restored Sunday; most in Westchester could have their lights back on Monday. Power Outages Click on the links below for information from utilities in your area. New York: Con Edison NYSEG National Grid PSEG Long Island Orange & Rockland New Jersey: PSE&G New Jersey Jersey Central Power & Light Atlantic City Electric Orange & Rockland Connecticut: Eversource United Illuminating New York City’s effort to clear...
    Shortages threaten Trump’s plan for rapid coronavirus tests From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home This 95-foot putt shows Bryson DeChambeau can do more than crush with his driver Bryson DeChambeau swings his driver like he’s a designated hitter in MLB. It has become his M.O. and claim to fame on the PGA Tour, especially since he bulked up during quarantine. © Provided by For The Win But the 6-foot-1, 240 pound golfer can do more than hit for distance off the tee. He closed out an excellent round on Saturday at the PGA Championship with an absurdly beautiful putt from distance on the 18th green. The putt went...
    FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Help is on the way for the hundreds of thousands of people in the Tri-State area that are still without power after Tropical Storm Isaias.One of the hardest hit areas was Queens, where more than 10,000 customers are without power.Con Edison hopes to restore power to those customers Sunday evening. They say additional crews are arriving today to help fast track the process.As customers ask what's taking so long, Con Edison is getting some much-needed reinforcements Sunday to help in the restoration of power.RELATED: Widespread damage, power outages across Long IslandEMBED More News Videos Some 105,000 remained without power on Long Island Thursday after Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage, downing trees and power lines and...
    (CNN)The US is nearing five million cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic -- and as experts have highlighted in the past, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The staggering number means the country holds about a fourth of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. More than,162,000 Americans have died. The pandemic shows no sign of slowing and health officials from coast to coast have urged the use of face masks in public places and pleaded with residents to avoid all kinds of social gatherings until the spread of the virus is under control. As of this week, five states together hold...
    A new report claims that more than 97,000 American children have tested positive for coronavirus in just the last two weeks of July.  The news comes as school districts around the country are preparing to reopen for the new school year or have already started in-person classes.   The American Academy of Pediatrics released the report stating that the positive test results came in between July 16 to July 30, according to CBS News This Morning.  A new report reveals that more than 97,000 kids tested positive for coronavirus between July 16 to 30. A child is seen getting tested for the virus in Los Angeles (file image) The news comes as schools across the country prepare for the...
            by Jake Dima and Spencer Landis  Approximately 111 New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers have been injured in demonstrations across NYC’s five boroughs since June 10, a law enforcement spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. A total of 461 NYPD officers have been injured since the start of violent demonstrations on May 26 that followed the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, NYPD spokesperson Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell told the DCNF in an email. NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker told the city council on June 10 approximately 350 officers had sustained injuries since the start of the unrest, according to NBC 4....
    The United States established a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million persons now contaminated, as the country’s best infectious conditions official offered hope before this 7 days that an powerful vaccine may possibly be available by the finish of the calendar year. With just one out of every 66 people infected, the United States leads the earth in Covid-19 conditions, according to a Reuters evaluation. The country has recorded additional than 160,000 deaths, approximately a quarter of the world’s complete. The grim milestone will come as President Donald Trump signed government orders meant to give economic relief to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic just after the White Dwelling failed to achieve a offer with...
    BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Beirut on Saturday amid mounting fury over this week’s blast that devastated much of the city and killed nearly 160 people. . The tragedy left at least 5,000 injured and dozens of people were still missing. During the protests on Saturday, a group of protesters broke into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some of the thousands of people who came to the main square of the Lebanese capital hung symbolic ropes in the Martyrs Square so that, they said, the officials responsible for the blast that devastated much of the capital would be hanged. The tragedy occurred due to the explosion of thousands of...
    TOKYO (AP) — With dwindling survivors, Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of US atomic bombing that killed more than 70,000 people. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta tossed six shutout innings for his first win in more than a year and Jay Bruce and J.T. Realmuto each homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Atlanta Braves 5-0 Saturday night. Arrieta (1-1) tossed three-hit ball and struck out six for his first win since June 30, 2019. He made seven more starts before he was shut down with season-ending surgery on a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta, who won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs, was sharp in shutting down the Braves and looked like the ace the Phillies expected when he joined them in 2018. Arrieta made his first start without allowing a run since Aug....
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times. Trump, speaking at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, had claimed again that he is the one who got the Veterans Choice program passed -- adding, "They've been trying to get that passed for decades and decades and decades and no president's ever been able to do it, and we got it done."In fact, former President Barack Obama signed the Choice program into law in 2014. The law, which allowed eligible veterans to be covered by the government for care provided by doctors outside the VA system, was a bipartisan initiative...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Guns piled up Saturday as a church in the Austin neighborhood partnered with the Chicago Police Department to get weapons off the streets with no questions asked."Just solely a safe space where they come in and turn in those weapons so they're not used on the street, don't do any harm to people or children out in the street," said Commander Angel Novalez of the CPD Community Policing Group. Today, is our no-questions asked Gun Turn in event in conjunction with Hope Community Church (5900 W. Iowa) from 10am to 2pm, to get guns out of the community. Each gun turned in at the event will receive a $100 prepaid gift card each BB, replica and air...
    BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Beirut on Saturday amid mounting fury over this week’s blast that devastated much of the city and killed nearly 160 people. . The tragedy left at least 5,000 injured and dozens of people were still missing. During the protests on Saturday, a group of protesters broke into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some of the thousands of people who came to the main square of the Lebanese capital hung symbolic ropes in the Martyrs Square so that, they said, the officials responsible for the blast that devastated much of the capital would be hanged. The tragedy occurred due to the explosion of thousands of...
    BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Beirut on Saturday amid mounting fury over this week’s blast that devastated much of the city and killed nearly 160 people. . The tragedy left at least 5,000 injured and dozens of people were still missing. During the protests on Saturday, a group of protesters broke into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some of the thousands of people who came to the main square of the Lebanese capital hung symbolic ropes in the Martyrs Square so that, they said, the officials responsible for the blast that devastated much of the capital would be hanged. The tragedy occurred due to the explosion of thousands of...
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 80 students in a Tennessee school district have been quarantined during the first week of classes after a student tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, officials said. News outlets report that a student at Cookeville High School tested positive and others who were in close contact with the student have been told to quarantine for 14 days, according to the school district in mostly rural Putnam County. An additional seven teachers and staff, and a bus driver, are also at home due to a positive test or coming into close contact with someone who tested positive. Many of the contacts occurred outside of school, which started this week, the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Red Cross is sheltering more than 350 people across our region after another round of thunderstorms Friday flooded neighborhoods already saturated by Tropical Storm Isaias. Friday’s storm triggered the evacuation of an apartment building in Avondale, Chester County. The Red Cross says the evacuation put an additional 60 people into shelters, bringing the total to more than 350. Since Tuesday, the Red Cross has received more than 200 calls for assistance from residents of flooded homes. They say the majority are from Philadelphia’s Eastwick section, as well as Delaware County. Red Cross disaster workers are providing care and comfort to those affected by the flooding. They are helping in shelters, serving meals, distributing clean up supplies...
    Shoppers waiting on line at The Shoprite supermarket in Jersey City.Kostas Lymperopoulos/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Now more than ever in the US, your money defines you. If you’re rich, you’ve splurged on enough canned food and TP to ride out several pandemics, let alone COVID-19. As the start of the school year approaches, perhaps you’ve hired tutors for your kids. Maybe you’ve decamped to your country compound to hunker down and escape the masses. But if you’re poor, you may be stuck taking public transport to your essential job. Without much savings in the bank, you have...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY JOSEPH MENN In a reversal from a few years ago, many officials who oversee U.S. election technology and outside security experts now worry less about hacking in the November elections than about misinformation and logistics such as a shortage of poll workers and slowdowns at the U.S. postal service. Though most computerized voting systems can be hacked, some undetectably, more states have moved away from paperless balloting and more vendors are listening to warnings about software flaws, longtime specialists told the annual Black Hat and Def Con security conferences this week. “We finally know how to do this well,” Georgetown...
    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Frustration is growing for residents and business owners in New Jersey after more than three days without electricity. There were plenty of large trees falling and wreaking havoc across the state, but there were also a lot of small trees falling in the wrong spot, leaving residents wondering why they still don’t have power days later. Dentist Heather Sculthorpe showed CBS2’s Nick Caloway around her pediatric dental practice in Franklin Lakes, which went dark on Tuesday. Friday, after more than 72 hours, still no power. “We’re not here for our patients, which is so upsetting, and we’re losing tons of money,” Sculthorpe said. Even though most businesses nearby have had their power restored, her office...
    The school district's Superintendent called the fifth day of school an "amazing milestone." Getty More than 200 students in a Georgia public school district have been placed in quarantine after 11 schools have reported cases of coronavirus, according to the school district. The Cherokee County School District reopened for in-person teaching on Monday. On Tuesday, the second day of instruction, the school district reported that a second-grade student tested positive for coronavirus. The school district's superintendent lauded the first week of reopening as an "amazing milestone," and said the district makes decisions "not based on what people in New York or Kansas think." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 200 students in a Georgia public...
    TikTok : The Brazilian posted this fun dance on TikTok. He quickly ran through social media and even Ibai reacted to him on Twitter.
    Graphic copyright Getty Visuals BBC 1Xtra DJ Sideman has quit the station over the use of a racial slur in a BBC Information report. Sideman, authentic name David Whitely, claimed in a assertion the “motion and the defence of the action feels like a slap in the face of our community”. The N-phrase was used in comprehensive in a report about a racially aggravated assault in Bristol, broadcast by Factors West and the BBC Information Channel. The BBC afterwards defended the use of the slur but acknowledged it brought about offence. Extra than 18,600 issues have been produced to the BBC above the broadcast. The corporation claimed it required to report the term allegedly utilised in the...
    San Francisco's coronavirus response has been far from perfect. But with just over 7,000 cases and 64 deaths, in a population of over 800,000, it's better off than most U.S. cities, experts say. At this stage, the city remains on the state's watchlist— although things have recently been frozen for the past few days because of a data glitch — and schools will open later this month with 100% remote learning. But hospitals were never overwhelmed. That allowed the University of California, San Francisco to send medical volunteers to other parts of the country that have been harder hit by the virus.  The city's health experts say that there are lessons to be drawn from San Francisco's response. Dr. Bob Wachter,...
    Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections. The world's worst-affected region has reported 213,120 fatalities in total, 460 more than Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official data. In Brazil, demonstrators released 100 biodegradable red balloons as the country's coronavirus death toll nears 100,000. Worldwide there have been more than 19 million cases of coronavirus and over 715,000 deaths from the illness since it was first reported in China at the end of last year. In Latin America, which is already the region with the largest number of infections at 5.3 million, deaths continue to soar. Over the last...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than $1.2 million in grants is going to 11 projects to improve water quality, habitat, biodiversity and flood resilience across the Upper Connecticut River watershed. The grants were announced from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The money comes from a fund the foundation had created as part of the settlement agreement between the parties involved in the federal process to award a new operating license for three hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River at Fifteen Mile Falls near Littleton, New Hampshire, and Ryegate, Vermont. Money has gone to remove hazards at remnant dams; buffer plantings in floodplain forests; land conservation; and other projects. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
    I guess it was always too much to hope that the blight on humanity that is Fox News would suddenly reform itself when its architect, Rupert Murdoch, departs this Earth. That kind of magical thinking was based on the idea that the next generation of Murdochs would be more enlightened—enlightened enough to know the malignant effects of Fox News and enlightened enough to see those effects as a long-term liability to the business rather than a core asset. Well, the next generation is now clarified in the form of one person, Lachlan Murdoch, and we can forget about enlightened. Lachlan is Rupert Redux, a young-ish man in full genetic regression.
    In another move destined to inflame tensions with the Chinese government, the Trump administration took aim Thursday at TikTok and WeChat. Citing national security concerns, the president signed a pair of executive orders that bar Americans or anyone subject to US jurisdiction from doing business with the social media apps. The orders take effect in 45 days, seemingly giving TikTok leeway to be acquired by Microsoft, which has said it is in talks to buy parts of the video platform from its parent company ByteDance. While vaguely worded, the orders could have far-reaching consequences, including for the future of America’s relatively free and open internet. WeChat, owned by China’s Tencent, is used by millions of people in the US to...
    Used to be that if you wanted a new phone, you had to choose between something cheap and something good. But a recent slate of smartphones like the new Google Pixel 4A and the Apple iPhone SE offer an appealing compromise: most of the features and processing power of a $1,000 phone for somewhere around $400. These devices come with some trade-offs, of course. The cameras aren't quite as fast, and the screen might not be buttery smooth or blisteringly bright. But the growing market for budget phones shows that premium features aren’t everything, especially at a time when people are less and less likely to splurge on fancy gadgets. This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED senior associate editor...
    More than 200,000 New York City parents have chosen to keep their kids home when school starts in September, shunning a combination of in-person and remote learning, according to preliminary data. Of 322,572 families who filed an online preference form with the Department of Education by Thursday, 212,940 requested 100 percent remote learning — nearly twice the 109,362 who chose blended learning, according to a tally obtained by The Post. The DOE gave parents through Friday to chose between the two options and said anyone who did not pick would be in the blended model by default. There are 1.1 million children enrolled in the school system. Kimberly Watkins, president of the parent advisory Community Education Council in District 3,...
    More than 1 out of every 4 mail-in ballots submitted by New York City residents in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary were not counted because they failed meet one or more submission criteria, according to the New York Post. The city Board of Elections received over 400,000 mail-in ballots, but certified results released Wednesday revealed that only about 318,000 mail-in ballots were counted. That means about 84,000 people who attempted to vote in the primary did not get their vote counted — another example of the potential problems that could arise in November under a universal vote-by-mail system. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) facilitated the high number of mail-in ballots with an executive order expanding the practice...
    Firefighters walk through a flooded neighborhood after Tropical Storm Isaias moved through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on, August 4, 2020. Matt Slocum/AP NOAA announced Thursday that it expects an "extremely active" hurricane season. Scientists forecast an additional 10 to 16 named storms in addition to the nine that have already formed, including five to nine more hurricanes. The announcement came after Hurricane Isaias cut power and caused damage in many parts of the Caribbean and US East Coast. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a rare, "extremely active" 2020 hurricane season, the agency announced on Thursday.  NOAA scientists predict the season will see 19 to 25 named storms in total, seven to...
    Bale did not wish to play for Real against City, says Zidane Heres What Happens to Your Body When You Dont Eat Breakfast America is more miserable than Russia, China, Mexico and dozens of other countries, survey shows IN ONE CHART © iStockphoto It's miserable out there! A shocker, this is not. Considering the amount of sick and out-of-work citizens navigating the battered U.S. economy, the latest results from Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which “relies on the age-old concept that low inflation and unemployment show how good a country’s residents feel,” pretty much sums up 2020. The U.S. fell a whopping 25 spots — more than any other country — to No. 25 on the index. Only Iceland, Israel...
    The NBA is unique relative to other industries in terms of its leverage over China given its monopoly on professional basketball, said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), offering his remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Marlow asked about the Chinese government’s influence over entertainment industries, including Hollywood and the NBA. He highlighted the NBA’s acceptance and promotion of left-wing and partisan Democrat politics. “The ratings for the NBA have been very bad. The NBA is very woke on President Trump and guns and Black Lives Matter, not so much on China,” Marlow said. “People are really starting to get the picture of China as an evil actor on the world stage. It is I...
    In the wake of a massive unemployment fraud scheme in Illinois and around the country, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said state officials are working with the federal investigators to address the problem. Thousands of Illinoisans who did not apply for unemployment benefits have received prepaid unemployment debit cards. Pritzker blamed the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. “This is a brand new program that the federal government rushed to develop and then left each state to create its own separate system,” the governor said. “As a result, there were massive holes for illegal fraudsters to steal federal dollars from taxpayers across the country.” He said the Illinois Department of Employment Security has identified more than 120,000 cases of unemployment...
    (CNN)The coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down around the world, with many workers losing their jobs, economies plummeting and parents worried about reopening schools.But the US is being hit harder in more than one way. Not only does the US have the highest number of cases and deaths; the US population is also suffering more mental health consequences than people in other countries, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund released on Thursday. "As our country struggles with the surging number of cases and the economic havoc that the pandemic is wreaking, people in other countries are living a different, better reality," Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, said in a news release alongside the...
    Nine named storms already in the books have broken records for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, but government forecasters said Thursday that even stormier conditions are on the horizon that could push the limit on traditional storm names. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in its updated hurricane season outlook that conditions exist for what could be one of the busiest on record. "We've never forecast up to 25 named storms, so this is the first time," said Gerry Bell, the lead hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. 2020 HURRICANE SEASON LABELED 'EXTREMELY ACTIVE' IN COLORADO STATE FORECAST, MAY BE BUSIEST SINCE YEAR OF KATRINA NOAA forecasters are now calling for up to 25 named storms with winds of 39 mph...
    As COVID spreads through nations jails and prisons, lawmakers demand transparency NFL opt-out tracker: Thursday deadline fast approaching for players How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Amazon / Pop TV Schitt's Creek Funko Pop Figures Exist, and We're More Than a Little Excited to Buy Them BUY NOW $11 There are no words to convey how my heart still aches from the overwhelmingly beautiful finale of Schitt's Creek, but retail therapy has always been a personal demon of mine, and these Funko Pop figures are the perfect way to dispel those pesky feelings...
    (CNN)A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.Fair Wayne Bryant, 62, was convicted in 1997 on one count of attempted simple burglary. In his appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Louisiana in 2018, his attorney, Peggy Sullivan, wrote that Bryant "contends that his life sentence is unconstitutionally harsh and excessive."Last week, though, the state Supreme Court disagreed -- with five justices choosing to uphold the life sentence.The lone dissenter in the decision was Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, who wrote that "the sentence imposed is excessive and disproportionate to the offense the defendant committed."Johnson...
    Fifty-six percent of parents say it is unsafe to send children back to school for in-person classes in the fall during the pandemic, according to a new poll by The Washington Post-Schar School. Forty-four percent say it is safe for their children to go back to classrooms. Here are the results of the poll, conducted by Ipsos: 44% of parents want their schools to offer a mix of in-person and online classes. 39% favor an all-virtual education. 16% want a full in-person school. 57% of parents mainly leave home to work, compared to 42% who are mainly working from home. 63% disapprove of the way the Trump administration is handling school reopenings, while 36% approve. 73% worry that they...
    Outside of its hardware announcements, one of the bigger takeaways from yesterday’s Samsung event was its ever-closer relationship with Microsoft. The two companies are partnering together on everything from mobile gaming bundles, to optimizing their apps and integrating their software. They even announced that you’ll soon be able to use and control multiple apps from your Samsung phone directly on your Windows 10 PC, as well as use your Samsung tablet as a secondary display. It’s not a new partnership, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella even personally appeared at Samsung’s Note 10 event last year. But it’s more important than ever before, as the industry hurtles toward the next big ecosystem battle between iOS and Android. It’s no longer just...
    HOUSTON -- When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the Midwest.They had been told to sign a paper they thought would tell the shelter they didn't have the coronavirus, the boy said. The form was in English, a language he and his sister don't speak. The only thing he recognized was the letters "COVID."Instead, the bus drove five hours to an airport where the children were told to board a plane."They lied to us," he said. "They didn't tell us we were going back...
    Meat plants in the US and abroad have been especially hard-hit by coronavirus - and an outbreak at one South Dakota facility spread like wildfire to more than 900 workers in just five weeks, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals.  Dozens of meat and poultry processing plants across the US have overwhelmed by coronavirus, which is transmitted easily in confined spaces with a high density of people in them.  The South Dakota plant's outbreak quickly exploded from a first case diagnosed in March to 929 of its 3,635 employees by April 25.  Two of those employees died of the disease that has ravaged the world.  Yet, the processing plant did not begin to close down until...
    In 1957, America was faced with a flu-like virus that had a similar fatality rate to COVID-19 and was even more disruptive in some ways. Yet, Americans understood that these viruses cannot be stopped, and they slogged along without shutting down their economy and infringing upon liberties. Which, as I mentioned before, is why almost nobody living at the time remembers it. Contrast that to 2020 when we have compounded inevitable viral deaths with avoidable man-made deaths from lockdown – no matter how much these policies fail to deliver. On July 30, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the GDP numbers for second quarter and revealed that the economy had contracted by an unfathomable 32.9%. This number shocks the...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Hispanic voters in the United States were an “incredibly diverse community,” which he said contrasted with African Americans. “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Biden said in comments to the National Association of Black Journalists, which has been holding its annual conference virtually this week. “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona.” The comment prompted President Donald Trump to take a shot at Biden during an afternoon press spray with reporters outside the White House — and to say...
    Founder and CEO of US online social media and social networking service Facebook Mark Zuckerberg reacts upon his arrival for a meeting with European Commission vice-president in charge for Values and Transparency, in Brussels, on February 17, 2020. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)KENZO TRIBOUILLARD Shares of Facebook stock were up more than 5% on Thursday following the U.S. launch of Reels, a new Instagram feature designed to rival Chinese upstart TikTok.  Reels is a short-form video feature that allows Instagram users to create content with overlaid audio and augmented reality effects, much as they already can on TikTok. The feature was first launched in Brazil in November 2019, but on Wednesday, Instagram released...
    IT'S ALL ABOUT the Money, Honey. A high school yearbook containing a rare photo of Elvis Presley sold for over $2,500 in an auction Wednesday. 3 Elvis Presley's high school year was sold for over $2,600 at a west London auction houseCredit: Bournemouth News The King of Rock's signature graces the yearbook next to his photo, showing the king's boyish good looks just years before he broke into the music industry. "Best of luck to a swell pal, Elvis" the "Jailhouse Rock" singer wrote in the yearbook. Presley graduated from Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1953. Enamored with songwriting and hoping to make it big, Presley spent the subsequent next three years writing and recording his songs before...
    PGA Tour confirms layoffs; says job cuts will most efficiently deal with the current climate Around the World in 20 Stunning Sunsets America, relative to the rest of the world, is more miserable than it was last year — a lot more miserable IN ONE CHART © iStockphoto It's miserable out there! A shocker, this is not. Considering the amount of sick and out-of-work citizens navigating the battered U.S. economy, the latest results from Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which “relies on the age-old concept that low inflation and unemployment show how good a country’s residents feel,” pretty much sums up 2020. The U.S. fell a whopping 25 spots — more than any other country — to No. 25 on...
    Bill Gates says the US should tackle climate change with the “same sense of urgency” as the coronavirus pandemic — arguing that failing to do so will inflict long-lasting “pain.” “If you want to understand the kind of damage that climate change will inflict, look at COVID-19 and spread the pain out over a much longer period of time,” the Microsoft co-founder wrote Tuesday in a blog post. “The loss of life and economic misery caused by this pandemic are on par with what will happen regularly if we do not eliminate the world’s carbon emissions.” The billionaire estimated that climate change could be as deadly as the pandemic by 2060 — only to increase casualties fivefold by 2100. “Within...
    More than two dozen women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and rape against porn star Ron Jeremy, according to a new report. The wave of accusers contacted prosecutors in Los Angeles shortly after the once-revered king of smut was charged with raping and sexually assaulting four women, the Los Angeles Times said. The accusations from 25 women across the nation ranged from “misdemeanor sexual battery to rape” — with the LA County Sheriff’s Department receiving 30 allegations of forcible rape and groping in incidents that took place in LA County since 2000. None of the claims the Sheriff’s Department is handling have been presented yet to prosecutors and it’s not clear how many of those claims overlap...
    In trying to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus, more than a third of U.S. adults are putting their health at risk by using cleaning products incorrectly, according to a recent report. The report in JAMA stated a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 39% of adults in the U.S. reported using cleaning products and disinfectants in potentially dangerous ways while intending to limit exposure to the deadly virus. CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK ON MAINE BLUEBERRY FARMS SPARKS CONCERN FOR AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY DURING HARVEST SEASON “Drinking or gargling diluted bleach solutions, soapy water, and other cleaning and disinfectant solutions" was one of the dangerous practices the authors of the survey reported. The survey also found that 19% of...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska North Slope region produced more oil in July than it had since 2013. The area's final production averaged 477,896 barrels per day in July, the highest monthly figure since 497,300 barrels were pumped daily in July 2013, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. Roughly 466,000 barrels per day were produced in North Slope in July 2019, according to Revenue Department records. The summer months are traditionally a time when producers administer facility maintenance that can require them to curtail or outright stop production. The state's largest oil producer, ConocoPhillips, said it would slow production by roughly 100,000 barrels per day for about six weeks in May as a response to low oil prices. The...
    President Donald Trump’s administration has deported more than 2,000 unaccompanied children since March, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The deportations have come as part of Trump’s immigration response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He declared the pandemic a national emergency earlier this year, and has used that authority to maintain stricter policies at the border, such as turning people away without allowing them to apply for asylum, the AP reported. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have all agreed to close down America’s borders to non-essential traffic amid the pandemic, leading to a massive reduction in illegal border crossings. (RELATED: Senate Republicans Urge Trump To Suspend All Guest Worker Visas Amid Coronavirus Pandemic) MATAMOROS, MEXICO – DECEMBER 09: Immigrant children break a...
    THE 2019-20 season is over and immediately bosses are diving into the transfer market. In a condensed summer ahead of an equally-congested 2020-21 fixture list, managers will have to work hard and quickly. 12SunSport's worst transfer XI for 2019-20 has been revealed It's inevitable there will be the odd panic-buy or two - and, of course, the typical over-pay. But even last year, when life was "normal", bosses made some massive mistakes in the transfer market. From "the worst goalkeeper in Premier League history" to a forgotten ex-Manchester United man, we've put together a worst XI of transfers involving Premier League clubs in 2019-20 - which cost clubs £224million. And isn't pretty... GK - Roberto 12Roberto made blunder after blunder...
    New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is cutting a further 353 staff as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on museums around the world due to restrictions on movement and concerns about public gatherings. The reduction will come through a combination of the elimination of positions, voluntary retirements and furloughs, a spokeswoman for the museum said in an emailed statement. The museum is projecting a $150 million loss in revenue due to the pandemic, the spokeswoman said. Its annual budget is $320 million. The Met laid off over 80 people in April after closing in March as the pandemic spread across New York. The latest cuts will take its employee count to about 1,600, down from about 2,000 in March...
    Danny Green Needs to Make Shots if the Lakers Want to Win a Title Around the World in 20 Stunning Sunsets U.S. Jobless Claims Fall More Than Forecast to Pandemic Low (Bloomberg) -- U.S. applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest since the pandemic started, in a broad decline across nearly all states, suggesting the labor market is improving. Initial jobless claims in regular state programs fell by 249,000 to 1.19 million in the week ended Aug. 1, Labor Department data showed Thursday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 1.4 million. Stock futures erased earlier declines after the figures. © Bloomberg U.S. unemployment claims fall more than estimated...
    Detail, a Grammy Award-winning music producer behind hits from Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa, was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of sexual assault. The 41-year-old producer, whose real name is Noel Christopher Fisher, was held on nearly $6.3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detail was charged on July 31 with 15 counts of sexual assault and five counts of felony assault, the statement said. He is accused of crimes between 2010 and 2018. RAPPER YG ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES ON SUSPICION OF ROBBERY AHEAD OF GRAMMYS PERFORMANCE Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office in January, the statement said. It...
    A fan recently set a record for the largest 50/50 raffle win in the history of sports. According to the Edmonton Journal, an unnamed fan won $1,629,722.50 on a 50/50 raffle during the Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks game Monday night. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The total is a record amount, and is more than multiple players in the game earn in yearly salary. ???? WINNING TICKET ???? If you have ticket A-13893018, you’re the winner of $1,629,722.50 with today’s record-setting #Oilers online 50/50 presented by @REMAXca! The winning ticket holder has until Thursday at 4pm MT to claim their prize by e-mailing 5050@edmontonoilers.com. pic.twitter.com/snntIkN84C — Oilers Foundation (@Oil_Foundation) August 4, 2020...
    The number of new applications for unemployment benefits last week was 1.2 million, the Labor Department reported Thursday, marking the 20th straight week that claims have been over 1 million. Economists predicted that new claims would be 1.42 million. The weekly totals for workers claiming jobless benefits have been extremely high since the pandemic hit the U.S. For comparison, weekly jobless claims pre-coronavirus were in the 200,000 range. The persistently high number of claims suggests that the jobs recovery is moving at a slow pace. Business News Unemployment Coronavirus
    THE SECOND stimulus package could see Americans receiving even more money than the $1,200 checks - if the bill is passed. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Democrats and Republicans are working to come to a deal on coronavirus checks before heading into a month-long recess on August 7. 3The stimulus package might be more than expectedCredit: AP:Associated Press The Senate is currently discussing providing additional benefits to residents on top of the stimulus checks. Negotiations between the two parties have slowed to a crawl as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to back down over the amount of unemployment relief on offer. "I think that the number, the $600, is related more to the unemployment rate. If the unemployment goes down, then that...
    VIDEO: They kill a merchant in Mexico with more than 50 bullets Photo: Video capture TLN news / Courtesy An armed group, apparently related to the drug trafficking, killed with more than 50 bullets Luis Salazar, group merchant leader Ignacio Saragossa Of the municipality of Tepeaca, in the state of Puebla in Mexico. The victim was on board in his vehicle Chevrolet Chevy blue on Calle 3 Sur, as detailed in the first expert reports of the authorities. Of more than 50 bullet wounds, Luis Salazar, a business leader in #Tepeaca, was executed. #Puebla Via: @ AldoHdez18 pic.twitter.com/m931wjoaUA – Juan Carlos Valerio (@JCarlos_Valerio) August 4, 2020 … Read more Chapito sends a message...
    Al Roker is on a mission to bring comfort and hope to people across the US amid the pandemic by attempting to break a world record for the longest online sandwich-making relay.  The 65-year-old Today host has enlisted more than 60 chefs across the country to help with the food-focused challenge, which will be broadcast throughout the day on Thursday.  Al's sandwich stunt is the latest installment of his much-loved Rokerthon series, which the father-of-three launched in November 2014, when he broke the record for the longest uninterrupted live TV weather report after broadcasting for a staggering 34 hours.  Ready, set, sandwich! Al Roker will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest online sandwich-making relay on...
    JEFF Bezos sold one million Amazon shares this week worth more than $3.1billion, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The filing was disclosed on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News. 1Credit: Alamy Most read in NewsDOC SHOCKTrump docs handed to prosecutors amid 'fraud probe' ahead of 'major announcement''he does things without asking'Women 'tell horror tales of rape & groping by Ron Jeremy'LAGO PANICTeens with AK-47 jump wall at Mar-a-Lago, police say - but they were just 'lost'‘OFFENSIVE’ MASKBLM activist ‘kicked off flight for wearing “f**k the police” mask’SOCIAL STORMTwitter BANS Trump team from tweeting over virus video as Facebook axes postPLAYING WITH FIREPics show 'bags of explosive chemicals packed into Beirut warehouse' More to follow… For the latest news on...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Nintendo (NTDOF) sales are still soaring.The Japanese company posted another round of blockbuster earnings Thursday, proving that its hot streak from the pandemic is far from over.The company said it made 145 billion yen ($1.37 billion) in operating profit for the quarter ended June, marking a 428% surge compared to the same time a year ago. That blew away expectations from analysts, who had estimated about 62 billion yen of profit, according to data provided by Refinitiv. Nintendo also doubled sales from a year ago, taking in about 358 billion yen ($3.4 billion).The results show that months into the pandemic, people are still turning to the Nintendo Switch game console in droves. Nintendo sold about 5.7 million...
    The chief of Portland Police has called for the violence in the city to stop after it saw its 70th night of protests on Wednesday, saying 'enough is enough'. Meanwhile, Portland police declared a riot Wednesday for the second night running after protesters gathered outside of a police precinct in the south-east of the city. In a press conference yesterday, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said that those 'dedicated to just provoking a police response' through vandalism and violence are draining police resources. 'This is not forwarding the goals' of the Black Lives Matter Movement, he said. Lovell, who is Black, also wrote in the New York Times on Monday that the riots were 'drowning out the voices that need...
    Moderna, the first pharmaceutical firm to conduct human trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., is charging as much as $37 per dose for its experimental treatment. That's more than three times what some industry rivals say they plan to charge for their vaccines. Individuals are expected to need as many as two doses to fully immunize them from COVID-19, which means treatment could cost as much as $74 per person. For now, there is no approved vaccine to protect people from the novel coronavirus. But Moderna appears to have a lead on the many drugmakers and biotech firms working to develop one. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company started a Phase III trial of its vaccine in late July, following promising...
    Singletons looking for a date online are pretending to be more politically progressive to attract new partners, in a new trend that's been dubbed 'wokefishing'.   The term, coined by writer Serena Smith in an article for Vice, is a portmanteau of 'catfishing' where a person pretends to be someone else online and 'woke' which describes someone who is socially conscious and alert to injustice in the world.  Smith, from Leeds,  claims she herself was a victim of wokefishing, as her former partner had lured her in believing the pair had similar beliefs, but revealed his true self when she decided to become vegan, sending her patronising texts with derogatory language.  In one case, a woman of Arabic descent found herself dating a...
    The atrocities have been committed in just six months of this 2020 and during the government of AMLO In Mexico, during the first half of 2020, at least 2 thousand 124 were registered.atrocities“, Mainly in the state of Guanajuato, where drug dealers of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and huachicoleros of the Poster of Santa Lime rose (CSRL) have a dispute, reported the organization Cause in Common. The NGO defined the “atrocities”Such as the intentional use of physical force to cause death, laceration or extreme abuse. Among the events cataloged as “atrocities“Are the desecration of corpses, massacres, torture, dismemberment and murders of minors of age and journalists. Common Cause obtained the number of “atrocities” from a thousand 272...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities reported 5,267 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, pushing its national tally to 871,894, the fourth largest in the world. The official death toll rose to 14,606 after officials said 116 people had died across the country in the last 24 hours. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT has been cancelled by Sky Sports after more than 20 years due to next season's huge Premier League fixture pile-up. The hit show, which features a panel of journalists discussing the hot topics in football, failed to make the cut for the 2020-21 season schedule. 2Sunday Supplement has been cancelled after 21 years Sky Sports blamed the congested fixture list due to last season overrunning following the coronavirus pandemic. A statement read: "The huge volume of live football since the restart and a condensed season that has already begun means we must look at how best to deploy our resources for the benefit of our customers." The Sunday morning staple first hit the screens in 1999, under the...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom would be anointed a kingmaker — or queenmaker — if Joe Biden selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. That’s because Newsom, on his own, would select Harris’ Senate replacement if the Democratic presidential ticket won on Nov. 3. The U.S. Constitution gives governors that right. If Biden instead chose another Californian, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass of Los Angeles, Newsom would not have a formal role in her replacement. Voters in her 37th Congressional District would select a new representative in a special election. And that would alter the L.A. political landscape. So for Newsom and California, there’s a lot more riding on Biden’s decision than who fills out the Democratic presidential ticket....
    COLUMBUS (CBS LOCAL) – During this unprecedented time in our country, new research shows our social media habits are changing. The pandemic, politics, and race relations have increased tensions around the country. A new survey from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds more than half of Americans (56%) have changed their social media habits because of tensions surrounding current events. “There’s another shift of people doing what we call “doom scrolling,” like looking for the worst stories out there and binging on doom stories. It is the current social equivalent to watching a train wreck,” says Dr. Kenneth Yeager, the director of the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. About...
    An 'extreme' stalker accused of tormenting a Utah family by sending them more than 500 unwanted services has pleaded guilty to one count of cyberstalking. Loren Okamura, 44, is said to have ordered food deliveries, locksmiths and prostitutes, to the home of Walt Gilmore and his family for more than a year.  The family's attorney Nathan Crane said Okamura, from Hawaii, targeted the Gilmores because he felt 'slighted' by a member of the family, though he declined to provide more specifics.   Okamura entered the pleas during a video conference hearing based out of U.S. District Court in Utah last week. He is scheduled to be sentenced October 5. His guilty plea capped off a case that prosecutors called an 'extreme' example of the darker and seedier side...
    Getafe was not disappointed by the elimination of his team The president azulón, Angel Torres, valued in ‘El Partidazo’ by Cope and Radio MARCA the elimination in the Europa League against Inter: “No, I am not disappointed by the defeat. Lukaku has scored a goal for us, who is a player who is worth more than the budget of the Getafe”. There is no other choice but to think about the next season: “We will make four signings. Bordalás has a contract, he hasn’t told me to leave. It’s going to be a difficult year for Spanish football, I don’t think there will be an audience next season in LaLiga. “ Europa League (eighth): Summary and goals of Inter...
    This feels like a pro wrestling subplot more than anything else. Most of us have never wasted a moment of our lives worrying about what Kanye West might be thinking, and are not about to start now. Suffice it to say West announced at one point he was running for president, is making few if any serious attempts to follow up on that announcement, and we'll leave it at that. What does exist of an actual West campaign, however, seems to be near-entirely a Republican ratfucking operation. The New York Times has a story on just who's "helping" West, and there doesn't seem to be any Republican effort to hide that it's a scheme to siphon votes away from, in...
    (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's re-election and allies raised more money than their Democratic opponent Joe Biden in July, they said in a statement, lifting the amount of cash they have to spend to over $300 million. The groups raised a record $165 million in July, they said. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in New York; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Porter posts 2nd straight 30-point game, Nuggets beat Spurs All My Dad Wants Are Nice Mens Face Masks Modernas virus vaccine costs far more than rival treatments Moderna, the first pharmaceutical firm to conduct human trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., is charging as much as $37 per dose for its experimental treatment. That's more than three times what some industry rivals say they plan to charge for their vaccines. © Credit: CBSNews cbsn-fusion-stage-3-clinical-trials-on-covid-19-vaccines-could-see-results-before-end-of-the-year-thumbnail-521455-640x360.jpg Individuals are expected to need as many as two doses to fully immunize them from COVID-19, which means treatment could cost as much as $74 per person. Load Error For now, there is no approved vaccine to protect people from the novel coronavirus....
    Seeing a loved one after being apart for a while, sleeping in a freshly made bed and feeling the sun on their face are Americans’ top “little joys,” according to new research. Following those, the survey of 2,000 Americans revealed getting something for free and having time alone rounded out the top five little things they look forward to. The average respondent experiences four of these small things per day and results revealed 83 percent of respondents agree: it’s the little things in their day that bring the most joy. SWNS Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Bubbies Ice Cream, the survey found many of the little things respondents look forward to relate back to nature and the great outdoors....
    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press analysis found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa where the percentage of positive tests is high and continuing to climb, an indicator that the virus is still spreading uncontrolled. Amid the crisis, some health experts are calling for the introduction...
    At least one American citizen was killed and several others injured when a massive explosions rocked Beirut on Tuesday, the US Embassy in the Lebanese capital has said. In a Wednesday statement, the embassy said it’s still working closely with local authorities to determine if any additional US citizens died or were hurt in the blast. ‘We offer our sincerest condolences to their loved ones and are working to provide the affected U.S. citizens and their families all possible consular assistance,’ the statement read. The death toll in Beirut continued to rise Wednesday as at least 135 people have now been confirmed to have died in the blast, with more than 5,000 others injured. Scroll down for video  A...