Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference
President Trump warned Thursday of a radically different future for Americans under a President Joe Biden. "Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything," Trump told supporters at the Cleveland airport. "Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God." The president had made a similar...
A woman alleging abuse by one of her troop leaders in the 1980s detailed the ordeal in a lawsuit filed against Girl Scouts of the USA, part of a flurry of child sex-abuse cases using a “look back window” for making civil claims against abusers. (August 6)
An escaped convict shot and wounded a rookie Denver police officer in October of 1971. He was caught and convicted in 1973, but escaped from prison again the following year. Newser reports his second escape began a 46-year life on the run, which finally came to an end Wednesday with his arrest in Española, New Mexico. That's where Luis Archuleta had been living under the name Ramon Montoya, at the home he shared with his wife. The FBI will find you, no matter how long it takes or how far you run, and we will bring you to justice. FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider Statement Also known as Lawrence 'Larry' Pusateri, the 77-year-old will now be returned to Colorado, from where he escaped long, long ago.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for Coronavirus. The Republican Governor was tested as a precaution prior to a scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday. As part of the standard protocol to greet President Trump on the tarmac in Cleveland, I took a COVID test. I tested positive. I have no symptoms at this time. I'm following protocol and will quarantine at home for the next 14 days, Gov. Mike DeWine, via CNN. Calling DeWine a "great guy," Trump responded to the news upon landing in Cleveland. We want to wish him the best, he'll be fine, Donald Trump, via CNN. As a Republican governor, DeWine stands out in his aggressive approach to slowing the spread of the coronavirus in Ohio. The Ohio Democratic Party issued a statement in response to the news. We know how hard he's been working to keep Ohioans safe, and this is just one more reminder that this virus can impact everyone. As fellow Ohioans, we stand with and support our governor and his family at this time, Ohio Democratic Party, via CNN
Deadline reports that Tom Hanks is now once again in talks to play Gepetto in Robert Zemeckis’ remake of Disney’s Pinocchio. Insiders say negotiations are very early. Gizmodo reports Hanks read the script and reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he wants to do the film. Disney has always longed for Hanks to play the Geppeto. They approached him years ago when Paul King was attached to direct. That deal was never made. Hanks and Zemeckis’ have a long standing working friendship. Gizmodo reports that this version of the project seems more likely to move forward.
Photos from the crowded hallways of a high school in Georgia went viral this week, and now at least two students have been suspended for sharing them, reports BuzzFeed . One is 15-year-old Hannah Watters, who tweeted a photo and video of the hallway traffic at North Paulding High School, along...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Shohei Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1
Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan described efforts of the agency's task during the coronavirus pandemic saying, "illegal immigration, it continues -- putting American lives at risk." (August 6)
As its future began to look even more litigious Thursday, President Trump had a suggestion for the National Rifle Association. "I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life," he said. "And I've told them that for a long time." Trump was commenting...
A new report on jobless claims Thursday showed that a staggering 1.2 million people applied for benefits last week. But in the age of the coronavirus, that actually qualifies as decent news because the figure is down from 1.4 million the previous week, notes the AP . Largely because...
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. (Aug. 6)
In 2019, a Runner’s World survey found that 84% of women have said they experienced some kind of harassment that left them feeling unsafe. So, why in the world would anyone post their running routes on social media? According to Gizmodo, that's a terrible idea. Many apps allow people to access the times, locations, and sweaty selfies of complete strangers online. In fact, most of these running apps encourage this sort of social broadcasting. So, post some data if you will, but make your location settings private, private, private. At the very least, you'll make it harder for creeps to predict where you’ll be and when!
The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season
New York Attorney General Moves to Dissolve NRA. The decision comes after an 18-month investigation that found the National Rifle Association (NRA) "fraught with fraud and abuse.". In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, Attorney General Letitia James claims that top NRA executives used charitable funds for personal gain, among other offenses. The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets, Letitia James, via statement. The complaint names the organization as a whole in addition to four current and former NRA executives. James has jurisdiction over the not-for-profit organization since it is registered in New York
Former First Lady Michelle Obama says she's suffering from a "low-grade depression." Obama says her depression has been brought on by several factors: the pandemic, race relations in the US and the political strife surrounding it all. According to CNN Obama talked about the issues on her podcast, "The Michelle Obama Podcast." "I'm waking up in the middle of the night because I'm worrying about something or there's a heaviness." The former First Lady said exercise usually helps but some days, she says, she feels too low for a work out.
Gwyneth Paltrow is in the celeb headlines on two fronts: She interviews friend Cameron Diaz, who talks about her retirement from acting, and she writes an essay in British Vogue about her famous, or maybe infamous, use of the phrase "conscious uncoupling." The BBC has the Diaz details, in which...
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.
Democratic presidential Joe Biden has again waded into controversy over how he discusses race and ethnicity, as he compared the relative diversity of the Black and Hispanic populations in the United States
U.S. Coast Guard members helped release two endangered sea turtles off the coast of Florida into the wild on Thursday. The turtles, named Emma and Bubbles, were rescued in June and rehabilitated at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. (Aug. 6)