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CNN

TikTok: Is the security threat real?

Video sharing app TikTok is experiencing record-setting growth. But now it could be banned in the US. CNN Business explains why politicians fear TikTok's automatic data collection could prove a national security threat.


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CNBC

Here's where the jobs are — in one chart

CNBC studied the net change in employment by industry for July based on data from the Labor Department.


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Zero Hedge

Lebanese President: We Will Investigate "Possible External Interference" In Historic Beirut Blast

Lebanese President: We Will Investigate "Possible External Interference" In Historic Beirut Blast Tyler Durden Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:53 With more than 3,000 Beirut families now homeless, and more than 150 have officially been declared death as the search for remains over the massive blast site continues, Lebanese ...


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Fox News

Black communities are not 'monolithic' like the far left believes, says former NYPD lieutenant

The African American community definitely wants police in their neighborhoods, said former NYPD Lt. Dr. Darrin Porcher on Friday.


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Sputnik News

Ohio Governor's Second COVID-19 Test Comes Back Negative After Initial ...

The governor's first test came back positive just before his planned meeting with President Trump in Cleveland. The official took the test as part of the standard protocol required ahead of meetings with the US president.


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The Hill

More than 100,000 cast absentee ballots in Tennessee primary

Tennessee officials say that a record number of voters submitted absentee ballots for the state's primary elections on Thursday.Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett's (R) office ...


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CNBC

The jobs report was better than expected, but market worries gains will be fleeting without stimulus

July's jobs report was a slight positive, but market focus remains on whether Congress can agree on stimulus to head off future job losses.


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Fox News

India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as health volunteers strike

As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas.


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Russia Today

Orban says ALL illegal immigrants pose potential health risk to Hungary amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that while immigration advocates may disagree, all illegal immigrants trying to enter Hungary during the Covid-19 pandemic pose a possible health threat and should be treated as such. Read Full Article at RT.com


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Fox News

Laura Ingraham warns NRA lawsuit is a sign of things to come if Biden elected president

"The Democrats in New York are giving us a precursor of what will happen nationally if [Democratic presidential nominee] Joe Biden wins," Laura Ingraham said Thursday of New York Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit looking to "dissolve" the National Rifle ...


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Reason

Trump's New Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Are Indefensible

One month after signing a signature trade deal with Canada (and Mexico), Trump just launched an unnecessary and counterproductive new trade war against America's northern neighbor.


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Forbes

Don’t Like Microsoft Edge? You Won’t Be Able To Get Rid Of It Soon

Bad news if you’re not a big fan of the Microsoft Edge browser: it will soon become a mandatory part of Windows 10.


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The Hill

Milwaukee police chief demoted over tear-gas use, other incidents

Former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has been demoted to captain over the department's recent use of tear gas during protests against police brutality on Thursday, according to ...


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Business Insider

'I'm so bearish, I'm bullish': BofA says 'maximum liquidity' will push stocks to new all-time highs, but a COVID-19 vaccine will mark the 'big top'

A big top in 2020 is likely at the time of a successful vaccine, which will lead to "full capitulation by bears, [and] higher interest rates," Hartnett said.


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New York Times

California Doesn't Have Covid-19 Travel Restrictions. But Here's How to Protect Yourself

Friday: What you can do to protect yourself if you are traveling. Also: The Supreme Court sided with officials at a California jail.


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Business Insider

Drivers on French rideshare app BlaBlaCar volunteered to deliver medicine during COVID-19. It ...

French rideshare app BlaBlaCar, like Uber and Lyft, struggled during COVID-19. Its response was BlaBlaHelp, and drivers became an army of volunteers.


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New York Times

Trump Administration Penalizes Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

These are the first punishments levied against officials in China and Hong Kong for repressing pro-democracy protests in the region.


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United Press International

In photos: Moments from the 2020 PGA Championship

The PGA Championship, the first major event of the resumed PGA Tour season, runs August 6-9, 2020, at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The tournament was originally scheduled to begin May 14 but was rescheduled without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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The Hill

Massive power outage hits Manhattan

A massive power outage was reported in the upper side of Manhattan early Friday, disrupting commutes and cell service.Con Edison said in a statement Friday that they are "investigating a problem ...


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Business Insider

A top Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Mohammed bin Salman, ...

Saad al-Jabri, who spent 40 years working in Saudi intelligence, claims Crown Prince Mohammed wants him dead because he knows too much.


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NBC News

Members from both sides urge Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

lawmakers are increasingly focus on the Postal Service, which is reeling from mail delays and financial problems as record numbers of ballots are expected in the November presidential election.


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CNN

Check out the first fully-electric Cadillac

The Lyriq is the first fully-electric Cadillac. General Motors says the SUV is the first of several all-electric Cadillacs it plans to make as it tries to compete with the likes of Tesla.


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CNN

More than 60 players withdraw from the NFL season over coronavirus concerns

Over 60 NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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New York Times

Georgia Student Suspended Over Photo of Crowded Hall

A student was suspended for five days for posting images of packed hallways at North Paulding High School, her mother said.


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Wall Street Journal

Pro-China Populists Consolidate Power in Sri Lanka

The Rajapaksa family cemented its grip on Sri Lanka in parliamentary elections, according to results released Friday, gaining enough seats to push through constitutional changes increasing executive power.


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The Washington Post

Trump said Biden ‘hurt God.’ Biden has spent his life drawing from his Catholic faith.

Biden's Catholicism has long influenced his policy-making and guided him through personal trials.


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United Press International

Judge dismisses Republican challenge to House proxy voting ...

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a challenge to a resolution allowing members of the House to vote by proxy amid the pandemic.


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Voice of America

US Presses for Extension of UN Arms Embargo on Iran

US could seek vote early next week on its draft UN resolution indefinitely extending the conventional weapons ban and other sanctions


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Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Note phones used to set the pace for the future of smartphones, but now they seem unoriginal

Samsung's first Galaxy Note phones signaled a shift in smartphone design, but its latest model is very similar to the Galaxy S20.


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CNN

Mortgage rates hit another all-time low

If it seems like you keep hearing about mortgage rates hitting yet another record low, that's because you are. The 30-year mortgage rate just hit its eighth record low so far this year.


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Zero Hedge

Chinese Military Commander Confronts Esper About America's "Dangerous Moves"

Chinese Military Commander Confronts Esper About America's "Dangerous Moves" Tyler Durden Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:11 Attempting to cool or at least find a way forward through soaring tensions Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe for over an hour and a half on Thursday in a tense phone call. Focused ...


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Al Jazeera

Belarus begins fuelling its first nuclear power plant

The Russian-built Astravets nuclear plant is expected to start powering Belarus by the end of this year.


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CNBC

Payrolls increase by nearly 1.8 million, topping expectations despite coronavirus resurgence

The total nonfarm payroll increased of 1.763 million for the month. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, also better than the estimates from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.


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Business Insider

A Walmart cashier, an heiress, and claims of sex discrimination: The story behind the landmark lawsuit that Netflix is turning into a show starring Amy Adams

The lawsuit, filed in 2001, claimed that Walmart systematically underpaid and under-promoted women in its thousands of stores across the US.


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Al Jazeera

Thousands take part in banned opposition rally in Belarus

The electoral race is proving the strongest challenge yet to the 26-year rule of President Alexander Lukashenko.


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Al Jazeera

Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term

The governing party in Guinea has asked President Alpha Conde to seek a controversial third term in office and after weeks of speculation, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has announced that he too is seeking a third term.


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Sputnik News

Joe Biden Will 'Hurt the Bible & God' if Elected, Trump Says - Video

Speaking to a crowd at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, President Trump fired some serious shots against his presumptive Democratic rival Joe Biden. This time, the president’s criticisms targeted the religious underpinnings of Biden’s ...


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BuzzFeed

The US Government Is Texting Russians Offering $10 Million For Information On Election ...

“I thought that this was some type of fraud,” Russian Artyom Vysokov told BuzzFeed News. “Sending such text messages through a service that usually sends spam was not the best idea.”View Entire Post ›


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United Press International

Trump admin to send federal troops to Memphis, St. Louis

The Trump administration announced federal law enforcement officers will be sent to Memphis and St. Louis to stamp out violent crime in the cities.


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New York Times

Arson Suspected in Denver Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

Three adults and two children from the same family died in the early-morning house fire in Denver, the authorities said.


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Voice of America

Trump Loses Bid to Add Fourth Debate with Biden in Early September

Current schedule has 3 90-minute debates starting in late September


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Zero Hedge

Raoul Pal: "It May Not Be Worth Owning Any Asset Other Than Bitcoin"

Raoul Pal: "It May Not Be Worth Owning Any Asset Other Than Bitcoin" Tyler Durden Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:55 Authored by Turner Wright via CoinTelegraph.com, Raoul Pal, CEO and founder of Real Vision, says Bitcoin may soon become his only asset for long-term investments. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph CEO and founder of Real Vision ...


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New York Times

Brent Scowcroft, a Force on Foreign Policy for 40 Years, Dies at 95

He was a national security adviser to President Ford and the first President Bush and an influential voice in Washington for decades.


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The Guardian

Oakland A’s bench coach apologizes for 'Nazi salute' in dugout

Ryan Christenson says: ‘I made a mistake and will not deny it’Bench coach apologies for ‘racist and horrible salute’ after winOakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized after making a gesture which the Major League Baseball ...


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Foreign Policy

Oslo Is Dead, the Two-State Solution Isn’t

A two-state solution remains the only politically viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and, with the right Israeli and U.S. leaders, it can be achieved outside the Oslo framework.


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NBC News

Maluma has become one of music's hottest acts, poised to take Hollywood

At 26, the Colombian superstar has collaborated with the likes of Madonna, Ricky Martin, Shakira and JLo.


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Forbes

Why You Should Wait For The Google Pixel 4a 5G

Hold on to your money.


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Forbes

Pharma Giant Pfizer Teams With Gilead To Boost Production Of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

The buddy system will help the pharmaceutical companies quickly ramp up production, even as the coronavirus continues to spread.


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United Press International

'Dirty Dancing' sequel announced with Jennifer Grey

A sequel to 1987's Dirty Dancing is in development at Lionsgate and original star Jennifer Grey is set to return in the followup film.


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Voice of America

Afghan Loya Jirga Meets to Determine Fate of 400 Taliban Prisoners Ahead of Peace ...

US urges Afghan rivals to clear last obstacle in way of peace talks


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ABC News

US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound


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Business Insider

The best deals and sales happening on Amazon right now⁠⁠ —save $202 on a Sony 65-inch 4K UHD smart TV

We've rounded up the best sales and deals happening on Amazon today, with discounts on tech, home goods, and more.


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Business Insider

SpaceX just launched 57 new Starlink satellites with sun visors to make them less bright. A scientist says that ...

The skies could soon be crawling with tens of thousands of false stars. Making those satellites dimmer might not keep them out of astronomers' way.


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Al Jazeera

Mexico's Oaxaca state bans sale of junk food to children

It is an effort to cut down on high levels of obesity in Mexico, which, for children, are among the highest in the world.


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CNBC

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: TripAdvisor, ...

The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include TripAdvisor, T-Mobile US, FedEx, Uber, and more.


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The Washington Post

Jerry Falwell Jr. said a racy photo was ‘in good fun.’ A GOP lawmaker says he should resign.

Rep. Mark Walker, who has ties to Liberty University, said Falwell should step down as the Christian college's president.


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USA Today

Unlawful assembly declared during Portland protest

Portland, Oregon police declared an unlawful assembly outside a precinct on Thursday night and ordered protesters to leave. Earlier, the city's Mayor criticized the protests that have shaken Portland since ...


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USA Today

With 9 storms so far this hurricane season, what happens if we run out of names?

From Arthur to Isaias, the hyperactive 2020 hurricane season has already used nine storm names. But what happens if we run out of names?        


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CNN

Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion

Mark Zuckerberg has joined the world's most exclusive club of the ultra rich.


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CNN

Hawaii reinstates inter-island travel quarantine as Covid-19 cases ...

Hawaiian officials are tightening restrictions after a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide -- with majority of the cases on the island of Oahu.


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Fox News

Reese Witherspoon shares sad 2020 meme, goes viral on social media

Reese Witherspoon, like many, began the year with the utmost glam and positivity only to have some of those hopes and dreams of a prosperous 2020 dashed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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