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Chasm grows between Trump and government…

In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in what seemed to be a portrait of unity to confront the pandemic

Snail 'baby factory' spotted in the ocean

Ryan Reynolds: Plantation Wedding Was a 'Giant…

For almost 200 years, enslaved people suffered and died on Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. Ryan Reynolds now acknowledges that it was a poor choice of wedding venue . The Canadian actor tells Fast Company that he and wife Blake Lively will "always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for" the...

Slight progress as urgency grows on virus relief

Senate Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters "we are not going to give up. We are not going to walk away," as negotiations continue on a huge coronavirus relief bill. (August 4)

'SOS' Message Scrawled In The sand Saves Three…

An "SOS" message written in huge letters on the beach saved three missing men. The emergency communication was spelled out on the shore of a tiny Pacific island. United States and Australian authorities confirmed three men had set out in a 23-foot boat last Thursday. The mariners had planned to make a 26-mile journey from Pulawat to Pulap atolls in the Federated States of Micronesia. According to CNN, the group went off course and ran out of fuel, stranding them on the small island.

Questions being raised after Kodak's stock has a…

Eastman Kodak’s potentially lucrative deal to help the U.S. government make more generic drugs domestically is threatening to turn into a regulatory headache for the fallen photography giant

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Portia de Rossi Shows Support for Wife Ellen…

Portia de Rossi Shows Support for Wife Ellen DeGeneres The 'Arrested Development' star posted an Instagram photo on Monday that read, "I Stand By Ellen." Portia de Rossi, via Instagram A hashtag de Rossi added, #bekindtooneanother, references a phrase associated with DeGeneres' brand. The embattled talk show host is facing backlash over reports of a toxic working environment on her show. Former employees claim they "faced racism, fear, and intimidation," and stories from Buzzfeed add there was "rampant sexual misconduct." DeGeneres has issued an apology and says she was unaware of any issues. That claim is disputed by former producer Hedda Muskat, who says DeGeneres allowed verbal abuse against staffers. Warner Bros. has confirmed it is conducting an internal investigation into the allegations.

Amex Expand "Buy Now, Pay Later" Program

Business Insider reports that American Express gave more cardholders access to its Pay It Plan It and Pay Over Time tools. Providing greater payment flexibility could boost Amex's payments volume despite the pandemic. AMEX has announced that its Green, Gold, and Platinum cardholders now have access to its Pay It Plan It offering. Platinum cardholders can start using its Pay Over Time feature, which Green and Gold members could already use Pay It Plan It allows cardholders to pay off purchases under $100 to lower their monthly balances. Cardholder can spread purchases worth more than $100 over several months for a fixed fee and no interest. Pay Over Time lets members put a purchase worth over a $100 into a balance that can be paid off later that accrues interest.

Jerry Falwell Jr. Photo Called 'So Gross'

The week didn't get off to the best start for Liberty University thanks to this Slate article about Black athletes leaving the school. But now these headlines: Ones about the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., who allegedly posted a photo of himself on a yacht with his pants unzipped and...

Isaias' powerful winds knock power out

As Isaias hit North Carolina on Aug. 3, the storms powerful winds lashed the area, knocking out the power to this area in Wilmington.

Powerful Colombian ex-president to lose freedom…

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will not be allowed to remain at liberty while the Supreme Court investigates allegations of witness tampering against him

AP Top Stories August 4 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday August 4th: Isaias strikes the US East Coast; Huge explosion rocks Beirut; UN Chief warms of educational catastrophe; Miner finds third rare gem in a month.

2014 Movie Was Sunday's Top-Grossing Film…

Christopher Nolan's dystopian sci-fi epic Interstellar was a hit in 2014—and it returned to become the world's top-grossing movie on Sunday. That's thanks to box office figures from China, where movie theaters started to reopen on July 20, reports Quartz . Interstellar made $2.6 million when it opened on...

Lions say Stafford's test was a false positive

The Detroit Lions removed quarterback Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result

Beetle escapes after being swallowed by frog

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NYC's Top Health Official Quits With 'Deep…

New York City has abruptly lost its top health official as it fights to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the city's public health commissioner, submitted her resignation Tuesday following clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, which had given responsibility for contact tracing to the...

Lupe Fiaco’s tweet response led to new 'Hou…

Lupe Fiasco answered a tweet from up-and-coming producer Kaelin Ellis to freestyle on one of Ellis’ beats. That interaction, combined with stay-at-home pandemic orders, led to a new project called “House.” (Aug. 4)

Staff Says Ellen's Mistreatment Of Staff Is…

Brad Garrett is doubling down on a series of blistering allegations against Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her talk show in a memo following numerous accounts of abuse. It came days after Warner Bros. TV began an internal investigation into the workplace misconduct claims. Many of the claims were outlined in a BuzzFeed report earlier this month, reports HuffPost. The news of these claims comes as a surprise to many who adore Ellen's bright persona. Unfortunately, the claims continue to come from staff, celebrity guests, and others.

Endangered GOP senators are driving force for…

Republican senators up for reelection are a key group to watch in Washington's coronavirus negotiations

Apple Is Now the World's Most Valuable Public…

Apple Is Now the World's Most Valuable Public Company On Friday, Apple shares jumped by over 10%. On Monday, they rose another 2.5%, leaving Apple with a $1.86 trillion valuation. That valuation topped oil giant Saudi Aramco, which had been the most valuable public company since 2019. Before oil prices crashed due to COVID-19, Saudi Aramco was worth more than $2 trillion. They are now worth $1.76 trillion. Via Morgan Stanley Apple has proven its ability to adapt and sustain itself by embracing the new work-from-home culture. Apple CEO Time Cook, via NBC

UK Getting 90-Minute COVID Tests

The British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests. These tests can detect not only coronavirus but other viruses common in autumn, winter, and spring. Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will provide on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes. This will help break chains of transmission quickly, according to reports at CNN. The department has said that the tests "will hugely increase testing capacity ahead of winter." Fast results means people will know they are positive sooner, which will contain the exposure to others.

Where's Spain's Ex-King? No One Seems to Know

Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos dramatically announced in a Monday letter sent to son King Felipe VI that he had made a "considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.” A day later, his destination remains the subject of "intense speculation," as the BBC puts it. Prime Minister Pedro...

Devastation in Oak Island after Isaias made…

Jonathan Petramala reports on the devastation on Aug. 4, left behind by Isaias, which made landfall at Oak Island, North Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane.

Trump hosts swearing-in of first Black Air Force…

President Donald Trump has hosted the swearing-in of the first Black chief of staff of the Air Force

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Strong winds, flooding as Isaias hits East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias is spawning tornadoes and dumping rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast. Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, shortly before midnight. (August 4)

5-Month Pandemic Honeymoon Is One for the Ages

Honeymooners Feeonaa and Neville Clifton planned to spend two weeks visiting family in the Falkland Islands before heading to South America. Instead, they spent four months stuck in the Falklands—three in isolation with an elderly aunt—and another month crossing the ocean in a fishing boat to get back...

Beyond Meat's 2Q sales jump as more try…

More people are throwing plant-based burgers on the grill this summer