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4 Aug 2021

Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi

With three gold medals from three events, Tokyo's Ariake Urban Sports Park has been a home from home for Japanese skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics.

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

England reopened amid a Delta surge, then cases fell. Are there lessons for the U.S.?

The United Kingdom's Covid-19 cases continue to fall weeks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted restrictions in England amid a surge of the delta variant.

Source: NBC News

4 Aug 2021

What we still don't know about Beirut's port explosion

There are still many unanswered questions about what led to the tragedy in Beirut a year ago, and there has been no sense of closure in the 12 months since the explosion.

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

Media slam Cuomo as he denies graphic findings of sexual harassment

The events surrounding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are a sorry spectacle in a number of ways.

Source: Fox News

4 Aug 2021

Olympics 2021 - Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad's 400m hurdles duel lived up to the hype

McLaughlin broke her own world record on Tuesday to beat Muhammad -- and started a new chapter in American track and field.

Source: ESPN

4 Aug 2021

U.K. maritime authority says alleged Iranian hijacking over: Vessel is secure

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Source: Haaretz

4 Aug 2021

A year after the Beirut blast, survivors are still grieving, still angry, and still waiting for justice

One year ago, at 6.08pm on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday, they detonated in a mushroom cloud of death and destruction -- one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history.

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

4 takeaways from Ohio's special congressional primaries

In two Ohio congressional primaries Tuesday, Democratic voters embraced the party's establishment, delivering President Joe Biden another ally and denying the left-wing "Squad" its latest member. Republicans, meanwhile, stuck with former President Donald Trum…

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth

A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen, making most of life as we know it possible.

Source: KSL.com

4 Aug 2021

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya boards Vienna-bound flight out of Tokyo

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to fly home fearing she would be arrested, was seen boarding a Vienna-bound flight out of Tokyo on Wednesday.

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

Ohio Democratic primary election: Shontel Brown defeats progressive Nina Turner

Victory in the safe Democratic district will be interpreted by moderates as proof the party should hold centre ground and not shift to left

Source: The Guardian

4 Aug 2021

McLaughlin SMASHES world record, edges Muhammad for 400m hurdles gold | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

Source: Google News

4 Aug 2021

UK agency reports potential hijacking of commercial vessel reported in Gulf of Oman, off UAE

A British marine tracking agency has reported a "potential hijacking" incident off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, without providing any further information on the vessels involved.

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

Titanic Museum ice wall collapse injures three in Tennessee

A wall of ice at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Tennessee collapsed and injured three guests, the museum’s owners said.

Source: NBC News

4 Aug 2021

Oppo announces ‘next-generation’ under-display selfie camera

Oppo has provided details on the latest iteration of its under-screen camera technology, claiming that users should notice “almost no difference” in screen quality. It’s still yet to ship on a commercial device, however.

Source: The Verge

4 Aug 2021

NBA free agency winners and losers: Lakers defense takes hit; Heat make power moves; Bulls go all-in

Here's a look at the best and worst from 2021 NBA free agency so far

Source: CBS Sports

4 Aug 2021

Virginia Covid patient goes from 'invincible' to hospital-bed vaccine advocate

“If you have to take time off work, if you have to miss out on something, you need to go get the vaccine, because we didn't, and look where we are now,” his ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

4 Aug 2021

49ers are signing B.W. Webb

The 49ers are signing cornerback B.W. Webb to a one-year deal, his agent, Sunny Shah, announced on social media. Webb recently worked out for the team. The 49ers’ cornerback depth has taken a hit with Emmanuel Moseley on the COVID-19 reserve list and Tim Harr…

Source: NBCSports.com

4 Aug 2021

Australia records one of its youngest COVID-19 deaths amid Sydney outbreak

An Australian man in his 20s died at home of COVID-19 in Sydney, authorities said on Wednesday, one of the country's youngest coronavirus deaths.

Source: Reuters

4 Aug 2021

Shontel Brown beats Nina Turner in key Ohio primary

Brown's victory in a special election primary for Congress marked a striking defeat for the Democratic Party's liberal wing.

Source: Politico

4 Aug 2021

NASA Says Cold Shadows on the Lunar Surface Can Explain Moon Water Mystery

The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon’s surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime. Scientists are confident that water ice can be found at the Moon’s poles inside permanently shadowed craters – in …

Source: SciTechDaily

4 Aug 2021

Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP special election primary in Ohio's 15th District, AP projects

Trump-backed candidate Mike Carey wins special election primary in Ohio.

Source: NBC News

4 Aug 2021

Rep. Billy Long launches Missouri Senate campaign after meeting with Trump

Long is the latest entrant in a crowded GOP primary for retiring Sen. Roy Blunt's seat.

Source: Politico

4 Aug 2021

49ers signing B.W. Webb after cornerback depth takes a hit

According to the player's agent, the San Francisco 49ers are signing cornerback B.W. Webb to a one-year deal. The defender recently worked out for the team. The 49ers have signed veteran CB B.W. Webb

Source: 49ers Webzone

4 Aug 2021

Cuomo report spotlights role of top aide Melissa DeRosa in trying to contain sexual harassment crisis

The influential adviser to the governor is portrayed as working to discredit one of his accusers and contain the fallout as the allegations piled up.

Source: The Washington Post

4 Aug 2021

New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining and Gyms

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the tough restrictions were necessary to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated and curtail a third wave of coronavirus cases.

Source: New York Times

4 Aug 2021

Iran-backed forces said behind ‘potential hijack’ in Gulf of Oman

Reports come after 6 vessels announced they were 'not under their command; Asphalt Princess tanker now heading toward Iran under control of armed men; Tehran denies involvement

Source: The Times of Israel

4 Aug 2021

Missouri governor pardons St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

San Francisco to allow people who received the J&J vaccine to get a supplemental mRNA vaccine dose

People vaccinated with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine will be able to receive a supplemental mRNA vaccine dose in San Francisco, the city's health department said.

Source: CNN

4 Aug 2021

Ohio State Quarterbacks Embracing Competition, Ready to Welcome Quinn Ewers As Preseason Camp Begins | Eleven

C.J. Stroud, Jack Miller and Kyle McCord say the competition between them is making them better, and Stroud says they’ll welcome Quinn Ewers “with open arms.”

Source: Eleven Warriors

4 Aug 2021

Apple launches big redesign of its online store

Apple has launched a new look for its online Apple Store and given it a spot on the company’s top-level navigation. The relaunch follows a short but mysterious downtime.

Source: The Verge

4 Aug 2021

Coronavirus latest: US vaccination rates picking up, says Biden

Source: Financial Times

4 Aug 2021

Apple's Website Gains Redesigned Store Section and Dedicated 'Store' Tab

Following a short downtime, Apple has updated its Apple.com website to add a dedicated "Store" section, which has a new look. ...

Source: MacRumors

3 Aug 2021

Judge blocks Texas governor's order limiting immigrant transport

The Biden administration argued that Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive intruded on federal authority.

Source: Politico

3 Aug 2021

Two More Of Capcom's Legendary Street Fighters Join Fortnite

Cammy and Guile drop in

Source: Nintendo Life

3 Aug 2021

Key findings of the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment report -- and what's next

New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women and created a "hostile" work environment for women, a report released Tuesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

S.F. exploring potential mandate requiring vaccination proof for entry to indoor restaurants, gyms

San Francisco is exploring a mandate that could be similar to one announced by New York...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

3 Aug 2021

A black hole warped space-time so much that astronomers saw flashes of light from its far side

Albert Einstein predicted that black holes warp space-time, and astronomers just saw the proof — flashes of light on the far side of a black hole.

Source: Business Insider

3 Aug 2021

A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion.

Source: Associated Press

3 Aug 2021

Judge temporarily blocks Texas order targeting transport of migrants

A federal district judge in Texas temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from implementing an executive order targeting the transport of migrants who are released from custody.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Biden Has Blunt Words for Republican Governors on Vaccines: ‘Get Out of the Way’

President Biden signaled a new level of frustration with Republican leaders in states where the highly contagious Delta variant is surging.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Help or 'get out of the way,' Biden says to governors on combatting pandemic

Source: ABC News

3 Aug 2021

Florida poll: DeSantis falls behind Crist as COVID-19 cases surge | TheHill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has slipped behind a Demo...

Source: The Hill

3 Aug 2021

Google Store leaks ‘Nest Doorbell,’ new ‘Nest Cam (battery)’ and two other models

At the start of this year, Google told us that it would be releasing a new security camera lineup in 2021. A new Nest Cam leak, courtesy of...

Source: 9to5google.com

3 Aug 2021

Mark and Patricia McCloskey pardoned by Missouri governor

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) delivered on his promise that he made before the couple pleaded guilty that he would « most certainly » pardon them.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Aug 2021

Companies Begin to Mandate Covid Vaccines for Employees

Tyson and Microsoft were the latest to require employees to be vaccinated. Other major employers have tried less sweeping approaches.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Federal judge temporarily blocks Gov. Greg Abbott's order to pull over vehicles with migrants, which drew racial profiling concerns

The U.S. Justice Department sued Abbott and Texas after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland called the order “dangerous and unlawful.”

Source: The Texas Tribune

3 Aug 2021

'The Squad' celebrates Biden eviction moratorium | TheHill

Members of "the Squad," including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), celebrated President Bi...

Source: The Hill

3 Aug 2021

Tenants Were Evicted Between The End Of The Eviction Ban And The Pledge To Resume It

People who owe months of rent were thrown out before the Biden administration said it will restore protections for most of the country.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Poland Offers Asylum to Belarusian Olympic Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya Amid Safety Concerns

After a mysterious incident at the 2020 Tokyo Games, Poland offers Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya asylum.

Source: Eonline.com

3 Aug 2021

Grading the Biggest Deals from Day 2 of NBA Free Agency

The start of 2021 NBA free agency on Monday did not disappoint . And on Day 2, the deals kept coming. Most won’t be official until the NBA’s annual moratorium concludes on Aug...

Source: Bleacher Report

3 Aug 2021

The CDC extending the federal eviction moratorium is expected to help about 90% of renters

After pressure from House Democrats and housing advocates, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the federal eviction ban will be extended.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says

Almost 72,000 children and teens caught Covid-19 last week -- a "substantial" increase from a week earlier, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported Tuesday.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

COVID-19 transmission increases in much of Mass., CDC data shows

The pace of coronavirus transmission has increased in much of Massachusetts, according to the latest reports.

Source: WCVB Boston

3 Aug 2021

White House to DeSantis, Abbott: Handle Delta spike or 'get out of the way and let people do the right thing'

Case counts are mounting in Texas and Florida, the two states where one-third of all infections nationwide were recorded last week. But the Republican...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

3 Aug 2021

The Biden Administration Issues A New Eviction Moratorium After A Federal Ban Lapsed

After intense pressure from progressives, the CDC has announced a more limited eviction moratorium days after an earlier freeze on evictions expired.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Pentagon police officer dies in stabbing outside metro entrance, assailant shot dead

A police officer has died after he was stabbed several times in the neck outside the Pentagon on Tuesday, sources confirmed with NBC News.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

Spotify is testing a bargain-bin tier to lift its most annoying restrictions

Spotify, the music audio streaming service, is testing a more affordable way to access some of the functionality normally reserved for full-paying Premium

Source: Android Police

3 Aug 2021

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

A heat wave in southeast Europe has fueled wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled to secure the resources to cope with the emergency.

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Regrets Signing Mask Ban Into Law as State Sees Delta Surge

Hutchinson said he signed the law because cases were "at a very low point." He is urging the state legislature to amend the law.

Source: Newsweek

3 Aug 2021

LeBonheur reports 2 children died from COVID-19 complications over the weekend

The hospital did not share the children’s ages but said one died in the hospital and another died on the way to the hospital.

Source: WMC

3 Aug 2021

Simone Biles reveals that her aunt died during Tokyo Olympics

Biles won bronze in the balance beam on Tuesday after withdrawing from four individual events in Tokyo.

Source: USA Today

3 Aug 2021

Biden calls on Cuomo to resign after bombshell sexual harassment report

President Joe Biden called on Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Tuesday, following a report that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

Biden teases new eviction freeze, admits likely unconstitutional

President Joe Biden is expected to announce a new federal eviction moratorium in places with high rates of coronavirus cases.

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Florida adds 50K COVID cases over 3 days as leaders fight misinformation

The mayor of Hialeah has taken to the Spanish-language airwaves to combat misinformation and, as he says, promote non-partisan public health tools aimed at tamping down transmission.

Source: WPLG Local 10

3 Aug 2021

Spirit Airlines and American Airlines cancel hundreds of flights.

Bad weather and pandemic-related staffing issues have caused occasional disruptions this summer as air travel rebounds.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

NBA free agency 2021: Live updates, trade rumors, news as Bulls land DeRozan, Carmelo joins LeBron's Lakers

The Bulls have reportedly added DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso in the early days of free agency

Source: CBS Sports

3 Aug 2021

Watch cosmonauts explore Russia's new Nauka space station module in this video tour

Look inside Russia's new space module with cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov, who have created a video tour of the new Russian "Nauka" module that docked with the International Space Station last week.

Source: Space.com

3 Aug 2021

The ISS Backflipped Out of Control After Russian Module Misfired, New Details Reveal

Initial reports said the space station spun 45 degrees. The actual figure is far scarier.

Source: Gizmodo.com

3 Aug 2021

Apple's digital student IDs are coming to Canada and more US schools

n 2021, the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College outside of Toronto will allow students to add their ID cards to Apple Wallet and use their iPhones and Apple Watches to access facilities and pay for food and other items and services across campus..

Source: Engadget

3 Aug 2021

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul believes Cuomo accusers, calls his behavior ‘repulsive and unlawful’

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said that a report from the state attorney general's office shows "repulsive & unlawful" behavior by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

An Officer Is Killed In An Attack Outside The Pentagon, Officials Say

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia said on Twitter that a Pentagon police officer was killed "in a senseless act of violence." Authorities have released few details about the incident.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

US consults UK, Romania, Israel over alleged Iranian strike -- rules out ditching nuclear deal

The White House is now consulting with the UK, Romania and Israel in the wake of the alleged Iranian drone strike — but is still ruling out ending nuclear deal negotiations with Iran.

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

NCAA Undervalued Women’s Basketball Tournament by Millions While Prioritizing Men’s Tourney, Report Finds

The analysis by a law firm hired by the NCAA says its drive to support the men’s tournament over all else perpetuates gender inequities

Source: The Wall Street Journal

3 Aug 2021

Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony agree to one-year NBA free-agency contract

The Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with Carmelo Anthony. A source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Los Angeles has also agreed to a deal with Malik Monk.

Source: ESPN

3 Aug 2021

Fact check: Does Biden have the authority to extend eviction moratorium without Congress?

The recent expiration of the federal eviction moratorium for renters has led to internal strife inside the Democratic Party, as progressive lawmakers argue President Joe Biden should do more to extend the moratorium, despite his demands for congressional acti…

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Police officer dies following shooting outside the Pentagon building, law enforcement sources say

A police officer died Tuesday following a shooting outside the Pentagon building, according to three law enforcement sources.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Apple updates Mac Pro GPUs with new AMD Radeon options

Apple has updated its Mac Pro with three new swappable modules based on the AMD Radeon Pro W6000 series. The new GPU modules also add an additional four Thunderbolt 3 ports and an HDMI 2.0 port.

Source: The Verge

3 Aug 2021

NBA free agency 2021: Live updates, trade rumors, news as Suns keep Chris Paul; Heat, Bulls make big splash

The Bulls landed Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, while the Heat acquired Kyle Lowry and P.J. Tucker

Source: CBS Sports

3 Aug 2021

Treasury Secretary Yellen to meet with House Democrats over eviction moratorium

Frustration over the administration's position has continued to build among its allies.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Aug 2021

'They can't sit calmly in Tehran': Israel vows to retaliate against Iran if US won’t

Israel will retaliate against an alleged Iranian attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea — and unilaterally, if need be, according to Israeli Prime...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

3 Aug 2021

Florida Gov. DeSantis defends unvaccinated people who are catching COVID-19, media is being 'judgmental'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who are testing positive for COVID-19, saying, "Nobody's trying to get ill here."

Source: Business Insider

3 Aug 2021

Allegheny County breaches CDC threshold for return of face masks - Pittsburgh Post

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

3 Aug 2021

New York City to require vaccination for indoor dining, concerts and gyms

Mayor Bill de Blasio says ‘if you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated’

Source: The Guardian

3 Aug 2021

Nikkei: Google Tensor is a 5nm chip and Samsung is handling production

The Tensor chipset to be used within the Pixel 6 will reportedly be made using a 5nm process, with Samsung handling the production.

Source: 9to5google.com

3 Aug 2021

Google Is Making Its Own Smartphone Chips. What It Means for Qualcomm Stock.

Investors thinking about the generation of phones that Google unveiled Monday should be looking past how they will stack up against the iPhone.

Source: Barron's

3 Aug 2021

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Scrubbed Again Following System Anomaly

The company has announced yet another launch cancellation, this time thanks to a faulty fuel valve.

Source: ExtremeTech

3 Aug 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo strongly denies claims in bombshell sexual harassment report

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexually harassing at least 11 women in a report overseen by Attorney General Letitia James.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

Covid hospitalizations rise across US as hospitals say patients aren’t vaccinated

More than 50,000 hospitalized in US as of Monday, similar to rates seen last summer

Source: The Guardian

3 Aug 2021

Heat Emergency Brings Record Temperature and Fires to Southern Europe

Greece experienced its hottest day on record this week, and wildfires raged across the region, leaving much of Southern Europe struggling to cope.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Florida school district reverses mask mandate after DeSantis' funding threat

Broward County Public Schools said it would comply with the governor's order barring mask mandates in schools.

Source: Axios

3 Aug 2021

Simone Biles on bronze medal victory: 'I was just happy to be able to perform'

Simone Biles said Tuesday she was just happy to be out on the Tokyo Olympics floor performing regardless of the outcome, after taking home the bronze medal in the balance beam.

Source: Fox News

3 Aug 2021

Congressional Gold Medal is awarded to Capitol Police and others who battled rioters on Jan. 6

Final passage of the honor came Tuesday after a months-long debate on how to best honor those who defended the Capitol from an attack by a pro-Trump mob.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Aug 2021

When delta strikes: Latest coronavirus surges grow faster, hit record heights in Louisiana, Florida

While much of the country wrestles with new masking guidance, public health authorities and doctors in the states hit hardest by the delta variant are confronting a new stage of the pandemic unlike anything they’ve seen.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Aug 2021

Indianapolis Colts OL Quenton Nelson out 5-12 weeks with foot injury

Colts All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson will miss the next five to 12 weeks after suffering the same foot injury as quarterback Carson Wentz.

Source: ESPN

3 Aug 2021

Watch Boeing's Starliner test flight to the ISS at 1:20PM ET (update: not happening today after all)

Boeing's Starliner capsule will conduct a long-awaited test that includes docking at the International Space Station.

Source: Engadget

3 Aug 2021

Last Week, 1 In 3 U.S. COVID Cases Were In Florida And Texas

In the last week, 3 million Americans got their first vaccine shot. On Tuesday, the U.S. hit President Biden's July Fourth goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one shot.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Four ships off UAE report loss of control; U.K. sources suspect hijacking of vessel by Iranian forces

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Source: Haaretz

3 Aug 2021

Black man who feared 4th of July 'lynching' charged in same incident

Vauhxx Rush Booker, a black Indiana man who claimed a group of white men threatened to lynch him during a Fourth of July confrontation last year, is now facing criminal charges himself.

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Despite record COVID-19 hospitalizations, Florida's governor says 'admissions have slowed'

'We're not shutting down,' Gov. Ron DeSantis declares

Source: WPTV.com

3 Aug 2021

2 ships off UAE in Gulf of Oman warn they've lost control

Two ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported "an incident" was underway in the area.

Source: Fox News

3 Aug 2021

Kevin Durant praises Devin Booker’s ‘all-around’ play in USA win vs. Spain

Four games in to the Tokyo Olympics, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker might have solidified himself as a guy the Americans can lean on.

Source: Arizona Sports

3 Aug 2021

Panthers cut J.T. Ibe after practice hit that injured Keith Kirkwood

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule gave a positive update on wide receiver Keith Kirkwood‘s condition after Kirkwood left Tuesday’s practice in an ambulance. Kirkwood got hit in the head while in a defenseless position by safety J.T. Ibe, which led to him being p…

Source: NBCSports.com

3 Aug 2021

Biden to make fresh plea for the unvaccinated to get their shots after CDC raises alarm on delta variant of COVID-19

Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida continue to suffer spikes in new cases

Source: MarketWatch

3 Aug 2021

Apple updates Intel Mac Pro with three new graphics card modules

Apple has rolled out three new graphics card modules for the Intel-powered Mac Pro today. The new graphics card modules include the Radeon Pro W6800X MPX Module, the Radeon Pro W6800X Duo MPX Module, and the Radeon Pro W6900X MPX Module. As first reported by …

Source: 9to5Mac

3 Aug 2021

Perseid meteor shower returns for 2021, wildfire smoke could dampen the show

The best meteor shower of the year is back this month, promising a good show if skies are clear in Oregon.

Source: OregonLive

3 Aug 2021

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will mandate Covid vaccines for certain indoor activities

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a mandate requiring employees and customers of indoor eateries, gyms and entertainment centers to get vaccinated.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

A Belarusian Activist Has Been Found Dead In Ukraine

Authorities in Belarus have ramped up the pressure against non-governmental organizations and independent media. An Olympic runner has recently received a humanitarian visa from Poland.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

First COVID-19 death reported in Tompkins County since April 28

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—COVID-19 has claimed the life of another Tompkins County resident according to the Tompkins County Health Department, which made the announcement Tuesday morning. That brings the total death toll to 32 in the county, amid a wave of new c…

Source: The Ithaca Voice

3 Aug 2021

Panic-Buying And Transport Lockdowns. In Wuhan, It Feels Like Early Pandemic Again

In a dramatic move reminiscent of the first days of the coronavirus in China some 19 months ago, flights and trains in and out of the city of 11 million have been halted.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Pope's prayer intention for August: Church on the way

Pope Francis releases the prayer intention for the month of August, inviting everyone to work for a transformation of the Church - a work that begins ...

Source: Vatican News

3 Aug 2021

Vitaly Shishov, Belarusian Activist, Is Found Dead in Ukraine Park

The police began an investigation after Vitaly Shishov went missing in Kyiv and was found dead in a park near his home.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

3 employees wounded in Smile Direct Club workplace shooting in Tennessee

The unidentified gunman was a dayshift employee at the warehouse who opened fire inside the building “for whatever reason.”

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Fourth officer who responded to US Capitol attack dies by suicide

Kyle DeFreytag, who was deployed to protect Capitol after police cleared building of rioters, died earlier in July

Source: The Guardian

3 Aug 2021

White House celebrates US reaching 70% of US adults getting at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday that 70% of US adults have received at least one Covid-19 vaccination shot, reaching President Joe Biden's July Fourth goal about one month late.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Blizzard president is leaving amid harassment lawsuit against the company

Blizzard's president, J. Allen Brack, is stepping down from the video game giant, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

Mass testing ordered amid outbreak in Wuhan | TheHill

Chinese leaders announced mass COVID-19 testing in Wuhan on Tuesday amid an outbreak driven...

Source: The Hill

3 Aug 2021

N.Y.C. to Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining and Fitness

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said the vaccinated will “get to benefit in all sorts of ways,” while for the unvaccinated, there will “be fewer and fewer things that you’re able to do.”

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Delta Variant Arrives in Wuhan After More Than a Year With No Covid-19

Wuhan officials order mass testing; Beijing cuts off travel in bid to protect capital from multiplying outbreaks

Source: The Wall Street Journal

3 Aug 2021

Shipping crisis from floods in Europe, China threatens holiday shopping

Industry insiders warn that recent floods in Europe and China are hitting global supply chains, threatening to drive up prices and cause shipping delays by Black Friday and holiday shopping.

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Trenton's Athing Mu wins gold for US in women's 800 meters - WPVI

Trenton, New Jersey's Athing Mu has won the 800-meter gold medal for the US in her first Olympics after leading almost from start to finish.

Source: WPVI-TV

3 Aug 2021

Florida district drops mask mandate after DeSantis threatens funding cut | TheHill

A Florida school district has dropped its mask mandate for school...

Source: The Hill

3 Aug 2021

Memory DOES Matter for APUs - Ryzen 5 5600G & Ryzen 7 5700G Frequency & Timings Testing

Source: Google News

3 Aug 2021

Cadillac saves its best for last: The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac's Blackwings are its swan song to the gasoline performance-car era.

Source: Ars Technica

3 Aug 2021

Realme's 'MagDart' is an Android take on MagSafe, but faster

Realme, the sister brand of Oppo and OnePlus, has announced its very own "MagDart" magnetic wireless charging system, which is essentially the Android version of iPhone's MagSafe..

Source: Engadget

3 Aug 2021

When Is the Boeing Starliner Launch and How to Watch the NASA Test Flight Live

After years of delays and a bungled first mission, the aerospace giant will make a second uncrewed test flight

Source: The Wall Street Journal

3 Aug 2021

2 employees shot at Smile Direct Club in Antioch, Tennessee, gunman shot by police

Two employees were injured during an early morning workplace shooting Tuesday at a Smile Direct Club on Antioch Pike in Antioch, Tennessee.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Inside the Epic Infrastructure Bill

What’s in the $1 trillion proposal, from broadband and bridges to ports and pedestrian crossings.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Senate infrastructure bill ends a Covid-era business tax break early

A $1 trillion Senate infrastructure bill unveiled Sunday would cut the timeline to claim the employee retention tax credit by three months, to Oct. 1.

Source: CNBC

3 Aug 2021

Russia's Latest Space Station Incident Points to Larger Issues

Nauka’s errant firings were likely the result of human error—and they raise concerns about the future of the country’s space program and its partnership with NASA.

Source: Wired

3 Aug 2021

Why Kyle Lowry is nearly a perfect fit next to Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo on the Miami Heat

It was just four seasons ago when the Heat were bogged down with cap-clogging overpays. Now, a year removed from a bubble run to the Finals, and with a new big three of their own, they seem poised to ascend again.

Source: ESPN

3 Aug 2021

Man arrested in deadly road rage shooting of teen after Astros game

Gerald Wayne Williams was charged with murder after he arrived at the headquarters of the Houston Police Department with activist Quanell X on Monday.

Source: NBC News

3 Aug 2021

Olympic Basketball 2021: Kevin Durant, Team USA Beat Spain to Advance to Semifinals

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Jayson Tatum added 13 off the bench, allowing the United States to overcome a spectacular Ricky Rubio performance on their...

Source: Bleacher Report

3 Aug 2021

COVID-19: More NY Counties Reach CDC Level Recommending Indoor Mask Use In Public Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified several more counties in New York state where masks should be worn indoors in public settings, according to new guidance prompted by a surge of COVID-19 cases due to the D…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

3 Aug 2021

Astronomers spot light from behind a black hole for the first time — proving Einstein right, again

The discovery proves Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity was right — again.

Source: CBS News

3 Aug 2021

Day 1 of NBA Free Agency deals tracker: Grades, analysis and emojis for all of the moves made on a crazy day

A look at all of the deals from Day 1 with grades for some and emojis for others.

Source: The Athletic

3 Aug 2021

A year after massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon's crisis deepens

Mohamad Bazzi writes that one year after the devastating Beirut explosion that killed more than 200 people and caused billions in damage, the country is worse off than it was before August 4, 2020.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Simone Biles has changed what it means to be an elite gymnast

While inventing new skills and winning an astonishing number of medals, Simone Biles has also demonstrated a different way to win. She is paving the way for other gymnasts to use their own voices to create change in a sport that desperately needs it.

Source: ESPN

3 Aug 2021

The vacation outbreaks among vaccinated people on Cape Cod is proof that vaccines work, CDC director says

A COVID-19 outbreak among vaccinated people in Provincetown, Cape Cod, around July Fourth prompted the CDC to update its indoor-masking guidance.

Source: Business Insider

3 Aug 2021

Belarusian Olympic athlete says ‘punishment’ awaited her at home

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleges threats from officials and calls for a probe into her Olympics withdrawal.

Source: Al Jazeera English

3 Aug 2021

Google Pixel 6 adds an under-display fingerprint reader but drops the under-display earpiece speaker

The Google Pixel 6 series does away with the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and opts for an under-display fingerprint scanner.

Source: XDA Developers

3 Aug 2021

Vitaly Shishov, prominent Belarusian activist, found dead in Ukraine park

Vitaly Shishov’s death has rattled Belarusian exiles who fear that even countries considered havens are no longer safe from strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Aug 2021

Best race ever? Warholm wins record-setting hurdles race

TOKYO (AP) — When brash Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm led the field to the starting line on a steamy afternoon at Olympic Stadium, he and his seven opponents had every reason to expect they'd be part of something special.

Source: Associated Press

3 Aug 2021

COVID-19 is spreading fast among Texas’ unvaccinated. Here’s who they are and where they live.

There are two main groups within Texas’ unvaccinated population: white conservatives in rural areas, and Hispanic and Black people in big cities.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

3 Aug 2021

Simone Biles takes bronze on balance beam in return to Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles competed for the first time since withdrawing from the team competition a week earlier, winning her seventh career Olympic medal.

Source: USA Today

3 Aug 2021

Trump 2024 could be American democracy's zero hour

Get ready for a full-blown legitimacy crisis

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

3 Aug 2021

What You Need To Know About NASA’s Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Launch + How To Watch It Live

NASA and Boeing are taking another major step on the path to regular human spaceflight launches to the International Space Station on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil with the second uncrewed flight test of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner as part…

Source: SciTechDaily

3 Aug 2021

CDC’s Covid-19 Mask Mandate Clouded by Flawed Data

Some health experts say agency relies on data that is lacking or inconclusive

Source: The Wall Street Journal

3 Aug 2021

Simone Biles wins medal in highly anticipated Olympic return

The GOAT always finishes strong. After bowing out of the gymnastic team final and missing much of her events during the 2021 Olympics, USA gymnastics star Simone Biles defended her bronze medal on …

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine

A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday.

Source: Fox News

3 Aug 2021

US Urged To Play Stronger Role In Getting COVID Vaccines To Countries In Need : Goats and Soda

The Biden administration is closing in on 110 million doses delivered. But global health experts caution that billions more are needed to vanquish the pandemic.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Trump raised millions but spent none of it on audits and GOP candidates

The one outside group the former president supported during the first half of 2021 was his own.

Source: Politico

3 Aug 2021

Simone Biles back in Olympics competition for this reason, former gold medalist says

Simone Biles was set to return to Olympics competition on Tuesday morning in the balance beam event finals after withdrawing from three events over mental health reasons.

Source: Fox News

3 Aug 2021

Gymnastics Live: Simone Biles's Return, Routine and Score Updates

Biles has missed much of the Tokyo Games after bowing out of the gymnastics team final. But she is back for the balance beam — her last chance to win a medal during these Olympics.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Outside the Olympic Cocoon, a Tokyo Abuzz Only With Cicadas

The sequestered Games have left the host city feeling like anything but.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Michigan's Lake Huron sinkhole is a window into how Earth's earliest forms of life diversified

The rate at which Earth turns not only determines the length of our day, but it could have contributed to an influx of oxygen on early Earth that helped life to flourish, according to new research that focused on observing life in a sinkhole in Michigan's Lak…

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

'These are the darkest days of the pandemic,' hospital administrator says as state struggles with rising Covid-19 cases

The ICU of Louisiana's largest hospital is stretched to its limit with Covid-19 patients while others experiencing symptoms were waiting for a bed Monday, an official said.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Team USA overcomes sluggish start vs. Spain thanks to Kevin Durant, advances to Olympic men's basketball semifinals

Kevin Durant's shooting rescued Team USA again Tuesday, as the Americans overcame a 10-point deficit and withstood 38 points from Ricky Rubio to beat Spain 95-81 and advance to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament.

Source: ESPN

3 Aug 2021

Touring Trinity, the Birthplace of Nuclear Dread

A recent visit the site of the first atomic bomb explosion offered desert vistas, (mildly) radioactive pebbles and troubling reflections.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Track world record smashed as IOC probes Belarus over sprinter

The Olympics governing body was probing Belarus's treatment of an athlete seeking refuge while Norway's Karsten Warholm demolished a world record on the track and Simone Biles was set for a highly anticipated return to the gymnastics stage.

Source: Reuters

3 Aug 2021

Team USA basketball vs. Spain score, Tokyo Olympics: United States advance to semifinals with 95-81 win

Team USA can move one step closer to competing for a gold medal with a win

Source: CBS Sports

3 Aug 2021

NBA free agency winners and losers: Heat make power moves; Lakers defense takes a hit; Knicks go sideways

Here's a look at the best and worst from an active first day of 2021 NBA free agency

Source: CBS Sports

3 Aug 2021

Belarusian athlete to leave Tokyo for Poland with humanitarian visa after 'forced flight' claim

Source: Google News

3 Aug 2021

Ingraham: 'Country is going nowhere good' if Dems' infrastructure package passes

Fox News host Laura Ingraham ripped the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure spending package on Monday's "The Ingraham Angle," claiming that the country is “going nowhere good” if it ends up passing.

Source: Fox News

3 Aug 2021

Vast Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic leak spills even more specs

An extensive machine-translated specs sheet has leaked seemingly detailing the Samsung Galaxy 4 Classic 46mm model from top to tail.

Source: Android Authority

3 Aug 2021

Death toll from China floods jumps to 302, as Covid outbreak complicates recovery

The death toll from floods that ravaged central China last month now stands at 302, local authorities said Monday -- more than triple the last estimate.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

U.S. Nabs Olympic Silver In The Fastest Men's 400 Meter Hurdles Race Ever

The world record was absolutely smashed with the fastest field ever to run the men's 400 meter hurdles. Norway's Karsten Warhom took gold and the U.S.'s Rai Benjamin won bronze.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

5 Miami Beach officers face charges after the alleged use of excessive force during arrest inside hotel

Five Miami Beach police officers are facing criminal charges, accused of using excessive force during the arrests of two men at a local hotel last week.

Source: CNN

3 Aug 2021

Capitol police officer Kyle DeFreytag dead of suicide

A Washington, DC police officer who responded to the deadly riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6 took his own life last month, making him the fourth law enforcement officer who took part in the events …

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Dodge County has high level of COVID-19 transmission, but what does this mean?

Red (high transmission) means 100 or more positive cases out of 100,000 people have occurred in the past seven days, so 0.1% of a county's population testing positive puts it in red.

Source: KTTC

3 Aug 2021

Kyle Lowry Signs With Miami Heat Leaves Toronto | HYPEBEAST

An end of an era for the Toronto Raptors.

Source: HYPEBEAST

3 Aug 2021

COVID Surge: Officials Fear Spike In Cases Could Overwhelm Community Testing Sites

Source: Google News

3 Aug 2021

Qualcomm stock dips following Pixel 6 ‘Tensor’ reveal, teases future collaboration w/ Google

Alongside the reveal of Google's in-house Tensor chip, Qualcomm stock took a dip and the company confirmed future Snapdragon Pixels.

Source: 9to5google.com

3 Aug 2021

NBA free agency tracker 2021: Chris Paul returning to Suns; Kyle Lowry joins Heat; Lakers add key role players

Keeping tabs on all the free agency moves before the start of the 2021-22 NBA season

Source: CBS Sports

3 Aug 2021

NBA free agency 2021 - Breaking down the most important moves around the league

NBA free agency is underway, and Kevin Pelton is weighing in on all the comings and goings, including Lonzo Ball joining the Bulls and Kyle Lowry heading to South Beach.

Source: ESPN

3 Aug 2021

In battle with Russian lab module, space station 'brought a knife to a gun fight' – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

3 Aug 2021

Letter: Trump legal team not trying to block testimony of former DOJ officials

The Biden Justice Department issued a recent memo making clear it would not stand in the way of Congress seeking testimony from its predecessor’s DOJ.

Source: Politico

3 Aug 2021

White House Calls On States To Do More After Federal Eviction Ban Expires

Democratic allies have called on the Biden administration to extend the federal eviction moratorium, but the White House maintains that its hands are tied by a Supreme Court ruling.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic | TheHill

The Biden administration will keep in place a Trump-era policy of turning migrants away at the so...

Source: The Hill

3 Aug 2021

Delta variant: Of 10 Chicago friends who went to Cape Cod, 7 got breakthrough COVID infections - WLS

WCL executive producer Hank Mendheim returned from a Cape Cod vacation in July only to learn a few weeks later he and many friends had gotten COVID.

Source: WLS-TV

3 Aug 2021

People Evacuate Wildfires In Turkey's Beach Resorts

Residents and tourists alike are being forced to evacuate Turkey's coastal towns, where flames have blazed for six days.

Source: NPR

3 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Street fighting rages as Taliban attack key city

The militants are battling to take control of a provincial capital for the first time in years.

Source: BBC News

3 Aug 2021

Biden Administration Will Keep Using Covid Rule to Limit Border Immigration

Citing new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the administration will continue to rely for now on a Trump-era policy.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Liberal Democrats erupt in anger at Biden

The anger comes on top of the left’s frustration with a bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Aug 2021

100-year-old alleged Nazi camp guard 'fit to stand trial'

'Several of the co-complainants are just as old as the accused and expect justice to be done,' a victims' attorney said

Source: New York Daily News

3 Aug 2021

Official recommends rerun in Amazon union fight

A National Labor Relations Board official wants another union vote for Amazon workers in Alabama.

Source: BBC News

3 Aug 2021

Biden’s bipartisan win leaves progressives thirsting for more

The sprawling bill tackles a range of items on Congress’ wish list, including transit, broadband, climate change, clean water, cybersecurity and payments to drugmakers.

Source: Politico

3 Aug 2021

Trump hitting the road again, sets Alabama rally for Aug. 21

Former President Donald Trump will hold his next campaign-style rally in Alabama later this month, his political organization announced Monday.

Source: New York Post

3 Aug 2021

Google's Pixel 6 phones are coming with a chip the Apple rival designed in-house

The search giant's latest phones have a radical new design. Will it be enough to woo consumers?

Source: CNET

3 Aug 2021

2021 NBA Free Agency: Instant analysis of the biggest reported signings

As of 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 2, teams are allowed to negotiate with this year's free agents. Teams aren't allowed to sign free agents until Friday, Aug. 6, but we have you covered with live analysis of each reported deal.

Source: Sporting News

3 Aug 2021

100-year-old alleged former Nazi guard to stand trial in Germany

Suspect is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder, stands accused of working for SS at the Sachsenhausen camp in 1942-1945

Source: The Times of Israel

3 Aug 2021

Olympics Live Updates: Beach Volleyball, Track and Simone Biles

U.S. men’s basketball faces Spain in a must-win quarterfinal, and the American duo of April Ross and Alix Klineman play Germany in beach volleyball.

Source: New York Times

3 Aug 2021

Amazon violated labor law in Alabama union election, labor official finds

<p>The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Amazon violated labor law after workers at its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse tried to join a union,

Source: NBC News

2 Aug 2021

Minnesota employers mandate vaccines, masks for workers as COVID cases rise

Major Minnesota employers and education institutions are imposing mask mandates and vaccine requirements for workers to slow a COVID-19 surge across the country.

Source: FOX 9

2 Aug 2021

Carson Wentz injury: Colts have no current plans to pursue QBs Foles, Minshew, or Mariota, per report

The Colts will reportedly consider acquiring a QB if Wentz's rehab does not go as planned

Source: CBS Sports

2 Aug 2021

NASA, Boeing launch Starliner to the ISS: How to watch test flight live

A technical issue delayed Boeing's second attempt to reach the ISS, but now it's ready to fly. Here's how to catch the launch live on Tuesday.

Source: CNET

2 Aug 2021

Delta variant drives nationwide COVID surge, prompting new mandates

The Delta variant is responsible for the nation's exponential surge in COVID cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Source: CBS News

2 Aug 2021

Simone Biles plans to compete in balance beam final in Tokyo

It's her last chance to take part in the 2020 Games. She pulled out of the other individual finals she qualified for, citing mental health issues.

Source: CBS News

2 Aug 2021

U.S. finally reaches milestone of 70% of adults with at least one COVID-19 shot

The Biden administration had set a July 4 goal for reaching 70% of adults with at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Source: CBS News

2 Aug 2021

Chris Paul staying with Suns on four-year deal in NBA free agency

The Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul are running it back. The star point guard and the Suns agreed on a four-year contract worth up to $120 million, according to ESPN. The new deal will expire after Pau…

Source: New York Post

2 Aug 2021

Report: Colts QB Carson Wentz underwent foot surgery on Monday

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz underwent foot surgery on Monday—with local highly regarded orthopedic foot specialist Dr. David Porter performing the...

Source: Stampede Blue

2 Aug 2021

Covid is surging in Florida. Doctors and nurses are back in crisis mode.

Florida hospitals are once again filling up with patients battling Covid-19.

Source: NBC News

2 Aug 2021

COVID-19: Bay Area mandates indoor masks amid Delta variant

Residents in a large swath of the Bay Area will again need to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, officials announced Monday.

Source: Los Angeles Times

2 Aug 2021

In Mollie Tibbetts case, judge denies new trial request for killer

An Iowa judge on Monday denied a request for a new trial by a man convicted of the 2018 murder of Mollie Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student whose body was found in a cornfield weeks after she vanished.

Source: Fox News

2 Aug 2021

Miami Heat land Kyle Lowry, retain Duncan Robinson on 5-year, $90 million deal

Kyle Lowry is joining the Heat on a three-year deal while Duncan Robinson agreed to a 5-year, $90 million contract.

Source: ESPN

2 Aug 2021

Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

The investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office could determine Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political future.

Source: New York Times

2 Aug 2021

Canada's soccer captain consoled her American club teammate after the USWNT lost its shot at Olympic gold

Canadian captain Christine Sinclair comforted club teammate Lindsey Horan after the Canadians booted the USWNT out of gold-medal contention in Tokyo.

Source: INSIDER

2 Aug 2021

Multiple closures in South Lake Tahoe after chipmunks test positive for plague

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

U.S. cases and deaths from COVID-19 rise, so do vaccinations -U.S. officials

Cases of COVID-19, along with hospitalizations and deaths from it, have increased in the last week, U.S. officials said on Monday, even as vaccination rates grow amid concern over the highly contagious Delta variant.

Source: Reuters

2 Aug 2021

How Democrats Screwed Up So Royally on Evictions

They knew the moratorium was ending. They knew their legal options were limited. So what happened?

Source: Slate Magazine

2 Aug 2021

August 2, 2021 US coronavirus news

The Delta variant is wreaking havoc through much of the US, and an internal CDC document shows it spreads as easily as chickenpox. Follow here for the latest news.

Source: CNN

2 Aug 2021

California pastor delivers sermon urging Newsom’s recall — a test of IRS rules for churches

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

Flattery and subservience: Israel raps EU plan to attend Iran pres. inauguration

Jerusalem urges EU to reverse 'shameful' decision to send diplomat to ceremony for 'butcher of Tehran'; cites deadly attack on oil tanker, Ebrahim Raisi's human rights violations

Source: The Times of Israel

2 Aug 2021

Four officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicide

Metropolitan officers Gunther Hashida and Kyle DeFreytag died by suicide in July, becoming the third and fourths officers who responded to the Capitol riot to die by suicide.

Source: NBC News

2 Aug 2021

US finally reaches vaccine goal of 70% of adults with at least one Covid shot

CDC director issues new warning as cases rise: ‘Covid-19 is clearly not done with us’

Source: The Guardian

2 Aug 2021

Sen. Lindsey Graham may have exposed multiple senators to COVID-19 on Joe Manchin's DC houseboat

Manchin and Sens. Jacky Rosen and Mark Kelly were all in contact with Graham on the boat and their staff say the lawmakers will be tested.

Source: Business Insider

2 Aug 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns things will get worse amid delta variant surge

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

How language in the infrastructure bill could roil the crypto markets

The Senate's infrastructure bill requires any "broker" to report customer information to the IRS, but it could expand the definition of a broker.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

CDC says most Iowans should wear masks indoors as 75 counties make COVID-19 watchlist

The number of counties where the CDC recommends masks has increased from 47 to 75 since Wednesday as COVID-19 activity increases in Iowa.

Source: Des Moines Register

2 Aug 2021

Israel and Iran Are Tanking Their Own Security

The Middle East is transforming, but the two foes are trapped in a destructive pattern, and dragging the U.S. down with them.

Source: Slate Magazine

2 Aug 2021

5 Miami Beach police officers charged after rough arrests of scooter operator, bystander

Five Miami Beach police officers charged following rough arrest of scooter operator, bystander

Source: NBC News

2 Aug 2021

Cuyahoga County reaches 'substantial' COVID-19 spread; CDC recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors

Cuyahoga County now has 'substantial' COVID-19 spread, according to the CDC.

Source: WKYC.com

2 Aug 2021

August 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google has published the August 2021 Android Security Bulletin, and a new Android security update is rolling out for supported Pixel phones.

Source: XDA Developers

2 Aug 2021

Blinken vows ‘collective response’ to Iran over hit on tanker with Israel ties

Secretary says US coordinating with UK, Israel, Romania and others on response to deadly attack; Johnson says Tehran will have to face consequences of its 'outrageous' actions

Source: The Times of Israel

2 Aug 2021

Biden sought new eviction moratorium but lacked legal authority: White House

The Biden White House said Monday that it lacked the legal authority to extend the federal moratorium on evictions that expired over the weekend, putting pressure on states that have been “too slow” to disburse the billions of dollars in assistance to the mil…

Source: Fox News

2 Aug 2021

Microsoft is ready to rent Windows 365 cloud PCs for as little as $20 per month

Microsoft has launched Windows 365, a cloud streaming platform that gives workers access to Windows 10 or Windows 11 from anywhere with a web browser and internet connection.

Source: The Verge

2 Aug 2021

Hands-on: You can now run Windows 365 on iPad, and Microsoft even has an app for it

Microsoft’s new cloud PC system, Windows 365, has officially launched for all eligible businesses and enterprises. While it’s not available to consumers yet, we hope to see it in the future. In the meantime, I was able to go hands-on with Windows 365 on my iP…

Source: 9to5Mac

2 Aug 2021

'Nowhere else to go': Bootleg Fire victims, under constant threat of wildfires, find recovery slow

'Nowhere else to go:' Under constant threat of wildfire from drought and lightning strikes, recovery is slow for Bootleg Fire victims in southern Oregon

Source: NBC News

2 Aug 2021

Florida Covid hospitalizations shatter record as DeSantis downplays threat

The Florida Hospital Association reported more than 10,000 Covid hospitalizations, the most statewide during any point in the pandemic.

Source: Politico

2 Aug 2021

Officer who responded to January 6 attack is third to die by suicide

A DC police officer who responded to the US Capitol insurrection has died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Source: CNN

2 Aug 2021

Third police officer, Gunther Hashida, dies from suicide after defending Capitol during riot by pro-Trump mob

The Jan. 6 riot began after then-President Donald Trump urged supporters to march to the Capitol to fight against the confirmation of Joe Biden as president.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham reveals Covid infection, lauds vaccine: 'My symptoms would be far worse'

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham commended the vaccine after saying he tested positive for Covid, saying that his "symptoms would be far worse" without it.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

Space station situation with Russian module misfire more serious than stated: report

The space station spun far more than the reported 45 degrees, according to NASA flight director Zebulon Scoville.

Source: Space.com

2 Aug 2021

Missouri hospital reaches 'sad new record' of COVID patients

In the past week, 887 more people tested positive in Greene County, according to state data. Increasingly, hospitals are admitting children with the virus

Source: KSDK.com

2 Aug 2021

Bay Area health officials reinstate indoor mask mandate

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Seven Bay Area counties are requiring everyone to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The order is in effect starting Tuesday, August 3. Health officers representing the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, S…

Source: KRON4

2 Aug 2021

Boeing Starliner capsule readied for Tuesday launch

A successful unpiloted Starliner test flight should clear the way for astronaut flights starting late this year.

Source: CBS News

2 Aug 2021

Former Nazi Guard, Aged 100, to Stand Trial in Germany

Rights groups say all Nazi perpetrators must be brought to justice, with prosecutions serving as warnings to present and future offenders

Source: The Wall Street Journal

2 Aug 2021

Recall backers try to block Trump mentions from California voter guide

Recall supporters say that Gov. Gavin Newsom's language misleadingly casts the recall as illegitimate and falsely implies only Republicans are in support.

Source: Politico

2 Aug 2021

From the Senate's infrastructure bill proposal to record trading volume for NFTs: 5 key things that happened in crypto this past week

From the Senate's infrastructure bill proposal to a record trading volume for NFTs, here are five key things that happened in crypto this past week.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

The vaccines work very well against Delta, so stop badgering the vaccinated to wear masks

Even in cases of breakthrough infections, like those in Provincetown, it's clear vaccines work. It's time to stop with the one size fits all rules.

Source: Business Insider

2 Aug 2021

Nation hits 70 percent vaccination goal amid surging Delta variant

White House Covid-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar said on Twitter that at least 70 percent of adults have at least one shot.

Source: Politico

2 Aug 2021

Nick Foles would welcome Frank Reich reunion with Wentz injured, but 'I'm a Chicago Bear right now'

Could Nick Foles be called on once again to sub for Carson Wentz? Currently with the Bears, Foles made it clear he wants to have involvement in a potential destination, if he is to be traded, and spoke highly of Indy's Frank Reich.

Source: NFL News

2 Aug 2021

Turkish wildfires burn out of control as local officials plead for help

The European Union and neighboring countries sent planes to assist with firefighting on Monday.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Aug 2021

Google's self-designed Tensor chips will power its next smartphones

Your next smartphone might use one of Google's own chips. What does that mean for you?

Source: The Washington Post

2 Aug 2021

Millions in China under lockdown amid COVID outbreak

More than 1.2 million residents in Zhuzhou were ordered to stay home Monday for the next three days as the central city rolls out a testing and vaccination campaign, Agence Frances Presse reported.

Source: New York Post

2 Aug 2021

Palestinians fight eviction in Sheikh Jarrah

The court hearing marked the four families’ last chance to fight eviction orders in the politically charged East Jerusalem neighborhood.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Aug 2021

Olympics Day 10 Update: The USWNT crashes out in semifinal vs. Canada | NBC Sports

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

I Was Part of the July Fourth Provincetown “Breakthrough” COVID Cluster. It’s Been a Sobering Experience.

My “hot vax summer” has cooled into season of confusion and dread.

Source: Slate Magazine

2 Aug 2021

NY teachers union urges free testing but against vaccine mandate - WIVB.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – With COVID-19 cases on the rise again and school about a month away, Gov. Cuomo on Monday urged school districts to implement vaccine requirements or weekly testing for teachers in high-risk areas. New York State United Teachers, a larg…

Source: WIVB.com - News 4

2 Aug 2021

Kawhi Leonard Burned Russell Westbrook To Get Paul George To Clippers

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

German court sets trial for 100-year-old alleged Nazi guard

The man is accused of assisting in 3,518 murders at the Sachsenhausen camp during World War Two.

Source: BBC News

2 Aug 2021

Trump PACs paid lawyers nearly $8 million as he fought election results and impeachment

Former President Donald Trump's political action committees spent nearly $8 million on legal matters related to the 2020 recount and his impeachment fight.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service will range from $20 to $162 per user per month

Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service is now generally available, and pricing is public. The service will cost users anywhere between $20 to $162 per user per month, based on cores, RAM and storage.

Source: ZDNet

2 Aug 2021

DOJ watchdog warns about FBI using female support staff photos in sex-trafficking stings

FBI pledges to take action after DOJ inspector general raises concerns about pictures of support employees being used as bait for sexual predators.

Source: NBC News

2 Aug 2021

Dixie Fire: Nearly 249K acres burned, 35% containment; Some evacuation orders lifted

More than 3,160 structures are now threatened by the blaze, which is down from the more than 10,000 threatened one day earlier.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

2 Aug 2021

Gantz urges action against Iran ‘right now’ in response to deadly drone attack

Defense minister warns that Tehran has 'hundreds' of UAVs in the Middle East that could be used in more attacks, says Jewish state will remove any threat to it

Source: The Times of Israel

2 Aug 2021

Jade Carey: Gold medal winner says Simone Biles told her to go and 'kill floor'

With the words of USA teammate Simone Biles resounding in her ears -- "Go out and kill floor" -- gymnast Jade Carney did just that at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

Source: CNN

2 Aug 2021

Indianapolis Colts' Carson Wentz to have foot surgery, out 5-12 weeks, coach Frank Reich says

Colts QB Carson Wentz will undergo surgery on his injured left foot and is expected to miss five to 12 weeks, according to head coach Frank Reich.

Source: ESPN

2 Aug 2021

Boeing's Starliner capsule rolls out to launch pad again (photos)

Liftoff is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. EDT on Tuesday (Aug. 3).

Source: Space.com

2 Aug 2021

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones announced with custom Tensor chips

Google has announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Due to be released in the fall, their headline feature is a custom Google system on a chip called Tensor. It’s focused on AI and ML.

Source: The Verge

2 Aug 2021

'People are waking up': US sees rise in COVID-19 vaccinations as delta variant spreads

"The delta variant has proven to be so highly contagious that even the young and the healthy, including pregnant patients, are now starting to fill up our hospitals."

Source: KCCI Des Moines

2 Aug 2021

Astronomers spot light behind a black hole for the first time, reaffirming Einstein's theory of general relativity

Led by Stanford University’s Dan Wilkins, the team focused on a black hole that is 10 million times as massive as our sun and located 1,800 million...

Source: TechSpot

2 Aug 2021

DC Mayor Bowser rejoins ever-growing list of COVID hypocrites

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser appeared to break her own coronavirus-related restrictions over the weekend, renewing her standing on the ever-growing list of "rules for thee, not for me" Democrats who have faced criticism for hypocrisy over the course …

Source: Fox News

2 Aug 2021

Light detected behind a black hole for the first time

For the first time, scientists have detected light from behind a black hole and it fulfills a prediction rooted in Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Source: CNN

2 Aug 2021

Israel's High Court Floats Plan To Solve Standoff Over Sheikh Jarrah Evictions

A plan put forward by the court would prevent the evictions of dozens of Palestinians in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Attempts to expel them sparked an 11-day war in May.

Source: NPR

2 Aug 2021

YouTube’s “Premium Lite” trial offers ad-free YouTube for €7 a month

YouTube unbundles music features from the Premium plan in Europe.

Source: Ars Technica

2 Aug 2021

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientists have struggled to explain the factors that controlled this gradual and stepwise process, which unfolded over nearly 2 bi…

Source: Phys.Org

2 Aug 2021

Megan Rapinoe on US women's soccer's Olympics loss to Canada: 'It sucks'

Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women’s soccer team were stunned in the Tokyo Olympics semifinals against Canada and will compete for a bronze medal instead of a gold.

Source: Fox News

2 Aug 2021

A Slowdown in Earth’s Rotation Could Have Affected the Oxygen Content of the Atmosphere

A long day for microbes, and the rise of oxygen on Earth. Virtually all oxygen on Earth was and is produced by photosynthesis, which was invented by tiny organisms, the cyanobacteria, when our planet was still a rather uninhabitable place. Cyanobacteria evolv…

Source: SciTechDaily

2 Aug 2021

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientists have struggled to explain the factors that controlled this gradual and stepwise process, which unfolded over nearly 2 bi…

Source: Umich.edu

2 Aug 2021

Delta variant update: Lockdowns unlikely, but ‘things are going to get worse,’ Fauci says

The nation’s top infectious disease expert stressed that this is an “outbreak of the unvaccinated,” and that this group is far more vulnerable to catching COVID-19 and its variants of concern than those who are vaccinated.

Source: nj.com

2 Aug 2021

Cheap material converts heat to electricity

New thermoelectric could usher in inexpensive power source

Source: Science Magazine

2 Aug 2021

New York Gov. Cuomo asks private businesses to require Covid vaccination for admission

"I am asking them, and suggesting to them, go to vaccine-only admission," Cuomo told reporters.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

Disappointed by your iPhone's battery life? Apple might finally have a fix

Could smaller components mean bigger batteries?

Source: TechRadar

2 Aug 2021

Simone Biles Will Compete, and Helped Jade Carey Prepare for Gold

Biles, who will compete in the balance beam final women’s gymnastics competition of the Tokyo Games, gave Jade Carey a pep talk before Carey won gold in the floor exercise.

Source: New York Times

2 Aug 2021

Poland Offers Visa to Belarusian Olympic Athlete

Kristina Tsimanouskaya is expected to stay at the Polish embassy in Tokyo until her departure to Warsaw.

Source: The Moscow Times

2 Aug 2021

US senators unveil text of $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill

The 2,700-page bill will launch what is certain to be a lengthy debate over Joe Biden’s big priority

Source: The Guardian

2 Aug 2021

Galaxy Watch 4 reportedly hits up to 7 days of battery life on top of the new Wear OS

According to a new report, battery life on the Galaxy Watch 4 series could top out at up to 7 days on a single charge while on Wear OS.

Source: 9to5google.com

2 Aug 2021

Miami Beach cops suspended for rough arrest at hotel expected to face criminal charges

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

Portland police's newly resurrected gun violence team can't find officers to fill unit: report

Portland police are struggling to find officers willing to serve on its newly resurrected gun violence unit, which was dismantled over a year ago at the height of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Source: Fox News

2 Aug 2021

Nauka module’s near miss raises concerns about future of space station

"Everything was going well, but there was a human factor."

Source: Ars Technica

2 Aug 2021

Biden ignores Pelosi's call to extend eviction ban despite Kavanaugh opinion

President Biden and the White House as of Monday morning didn't respond to a statment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team calling on the executive branch to extend the federal eviction moratorium.

Source: Fox News

2 Aug 2021

Top House Democrats call on Biden administration to extend eviction moratorium | TheHill

Top House Democrats on Sunday called on the Biden administration ...

Source: The Hill

2 Aug 2021

Controversial penalty dooms USWNT in shocking semifinal upset | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

Source: Google News

2 Aug 2021

Florida's largest school district is worried about funding after governor bans mask mandates for schools

Florida's largest school district said it's worried about funding if it does not follow Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order preventing the implementation of mask mandates in schools.

Source: CNN

2 Aug 2021

NBA free agency preview and predictions: Lakers and Clippers' options, latest on Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul and...

Leonard and Paul opted out of contracts, but remain likely to sign new deals with the Clippers & Suns. Kyle Lowry, however, is likely moving

Source: The Athletic

2 Aug 2021

Jade Carey secures gold in floor exercise at Tokyo Olympics

Carey is the third consecutive American to take gold in the event.

Source: CBS News

2 Aug 2021

The top 15 players in NBA free agency and where they may land

Most of the stars who had been anticipated to be 2021 free agents have long been off the market. But there are still a number of players who could contribute, and will surely get big contracts thro…

Source: New York Post

2 Aug 2021

Belarusian athlete will seek asylum in Poland after criticizing regime

Belarusian Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, will seek asylum in Poland after she refused an order to return home — claiming she wouldn’t be “safe” in the authoritarian country.

Source: New York Post

2 Aug 2021

The COVID culture war: At what point should personal freedom yield to the common good?

America's debate over pandemic mask and vaccine mandates hinges on an age-old dilemma: When does personal liberty yield to the public interest?

Source: USA Today

2 Aug 2021

German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II.

Source: Associated Press

2 Aug 2021

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Square, Moderna, First Solar and more

The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Square, Moderna, First Solar, and more.

Source: CNBC

2 Aug 2021

COVID Breakthrough: About 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly breakthrough case, CDC data shows - WPVI

More than 99.9% of people fully vaccinated against COVID have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization or death, according to the CDC.

Source: WPVI-TV

2 Aug 2021

COVID Breakthrough: About 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly breakthrough case, CDC data shows - WTVD

More than 99.9% of people fully vaccinated against COVID have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization or death, according to the CDC.

Source: WTVD-TV

2 Aug 2021

The Morning After: IKEA hid an air purifier inside a table

Today’s headlines: Apple Watch titanium models seem to have sold out, IKEA hid an air purifier inside its newest table and Ariana Grande is your next Fornite concert superstar..

Source: Engadget

2 Aug 2021

US airstrikes pound Taliban positions as militants threaten key cities in Afghanistan

The United States has ramped up airstrikes against the Taliban in a bid to turn back the militants' advances on a number of key provincial capitals in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan security official said Monday.

Source: CNN

2 Aug 2021

What does the edge of the solar system look like?

It's weirder than you may have imagined.

Source: Live Science

2 Aug 2021

Google is ending Gmail, YouTube sign-in support for older Android phones

Google has decided to end sign-in support for Android 2.3.7 and older versions to "keep users safe."

Source: Android Central

2 Aug 2021

Square Stock Slides After $29 Billion Afterpay Takeover, Solid Earnings Update

Square shares slipped lower Monday after the Twitter TWTR-backed payments group unveiled a $29 billion takeover of Australia's Afterpay and pre-announced stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings.

Source: TheStreet