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Leavine Family Racing to close at end of 2020…

Leavine Family Racing has sold its NASCAR team but will finish the season with driver Christopher Bell

Fish acts like electric fence

This fish acts like an electric fence.

New George Floyd Video Prompts an Investigation

Authorities in Minneapolis are trying to figure out how Britain's Daily Mail got hold of more footage of George Floyd's fatal arrest. The outlet published roughly 10 minutes of video from ex-officer Thomas Lane's body camera and about 18 minutes from the bodycam of former officer J. Alexander Kueng, per...

Some Michigan voters head to polls on primary day

More than 1 million Michigan voters cast absentee ballots in the state's primary. But there were still those who chose to vote in-person (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.

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel…

Hotel and home-sharing reservation site Booking

WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet…

WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19 The World Health Organization has warned that despite the progress in vaccine research, the road to normality remains far off. WHO's Tedros Adhanom, via virtual news briefing WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan emphasized the importance of enforcing mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing. Mike Ryan, via virtual news briefing COVID-19 has infected over 18.14 million people and 688,080 people have died worldwide.

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.

After 'Professor' Dies of COVID, Bizarre Hoax…

It's a convoluted tale without a lot of answers at the moment. It revolves around an apparently fictitious professor at Arizona State University, the announcement of that professor's death on Twitter of COVID-19, and a prominent crusader against sexual harassment in the sciences. Digging in: The death: On Friday, a...

Isaias floods man's home and truck

As Isaias lashed the North Carolina coast on Aug. 4, Chris Belliveau's home and truck in Oak Island were flooded by storm surge.

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat…

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

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation…

President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands

Portland, Oregon protest declared unlawful…

Protests in Portland, Oregon were declared an unlawful assembly on Monday night, as protesters confronted the police who had taken the place of federal officers in the area. (Aug. 4)

Barron Trump's School Gets the OK to Open

President Trump has been quite vocal about his desire to see schools open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, an order from the Maryland governor may see Trump partly get his wish in one part of that state, in a decision that could affect his own son. On Friday, an order...

Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread…

Explosions rocked Beirut, inflicting injuries and damaging buildings in a large radius around the city;s port

What's it like to live with 6 fingers?

Here's what it's like to have 6 fingers in each hand.

In This Nation, Hello Kitty 'Flight to Nowhere…

We've heard of cruises to nowhere—but a "flight to nowhere"? That's the plan behind EVA Air's latest gimmick to appeal to Taiwanese citizens who haven't been able to travel outside the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Per CNN , to celebrate Father's Day in Taiwan on Saturday, the airline is...

Tornado spawned by Isaias hits NC trailer park

Tropical Storm Isaias spawned multiple tornadoes, including one that caused at least one death and multiple injuries as it flattened a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina. (Aug. 4)

Georgia's Biggest School District Has Hundreds Of…

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, reports HuffPost. Some 260 of their employees have either tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19. Those people will be quarantined ahead of the start of the fall semester next week. The district intends to offer all-digital classes with both prerecorded and live components. However, staff members were still required to come to work and began preplanning activities in-person. As the reports of exposure and positive results are still coming in, the number of those infected grows.

One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio…

Tormented by mind-scarring memories and questions without answers, Dion Green has dedicated his life after the death of his father and eight other people in a mass shooting to memorializing them and trying to bring helpful change

Lord & Taylor to File for Bankruptcy

Lord & Taylor to File for Bankruptcy Lord & Taylor, which started in 1826, adds that it is looking for new ownership. According to 'USA Today,' rental clothing company Le Tote Inc. acquired the chain last year. Before COVID-19, Lord & Taylor was already struggling due to the rise of online shopping. After over 100 years, its most famous location on N.Y.C.'s Fifth Avenue sold off in 2019. With the pandemic forcing the closure of non-essential stores, Lord & Taylor's path to bankruptcy accelerated. Currently, the chain has several dozen locations nationwide. Lord & Taylor is one of 40 retailers who have filed for Chapter 11 in 2020.

COVID-19 Chances Of Spreading Through School and…

Schools and day-care centers are preparing strong COVID-19 infection prevention controls. With them in place, they hope to have low levels of virus transmission, reports CNN. Recently, seven schools and daycare centers underwent antibody screening, symptom surveys, and testing. The child-to-child transmission rate was found to be 0.3%. However, the child-to-staff rate was 1%, and staff-to-child transmission rate was 1.5%. Even worse, the staff-to-staff was 4.4%.

'I Don't Know John Lewis': Trump Withholds Praise

President Trump's new interview with Axios on HBO is drawing attention not only for the president's condemnation of mail voting but for his comments on the late John Lewis. On the latter, Trump didn't criticize Lewis exactly, but he chose not to praise the congressman and civil rights leader, who...

Isaias batters the North Carolina coast

AccuWeather's Jonathan Petramala recorded as Oak Island, North Carolina, was hit by Isaias' northern eyewall on Aug. 4.

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines…

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.

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke…

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke