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Trump stokes 'birther' theory about Kamala Harris
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:07:28 GMT
Trump stokes 'birther' theory about Kamala Harris

The US president fuels a fringe idea, echoing his past baseless claims about Barack Obama's origins.
Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:50:11 GMT
Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agree to normalise relations in the third Israel-Arab peace deal.
Belarus election: Claims of 'widespread torture' against jailed protesters
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:34:15 GMT
Belarus election: Claims of 'widespread torture' against jailed protesters

People who have been freed allege mistreatment, including beatings, in jails as unrest continues.
US suspends private charter flights to Cuba
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:55:12 GMT
US suspends private charter flights to Cuba

It is the latest White House move to undo Barack Obama's thaw with communist-run Cuba.
'Firenado' rages through Angeles National Forest
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:02:29 GMT
'Firenado' rages through Angeles National Forest

The brush fire north of Los Angeles is not contained. At least 100 structures were evacuated.
Department of Justice says Yale discriminates against whites and Asians
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:16:33 GMT
Department of Justice says Yale discriminates against whites and Asians

The Ivy League university denied that its admissions process breached Supreme Court rulings.
US 'foils' militant cryptocurrency fundraising
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:32:39 GMT
US 'foils' militant cryptocurrency fundraising

The US government seizes millions from the Islamic State group, al-Qaeda and the armed wing of Hamas.
US labels Confucius Institute a Chinese 'foreign mission'
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:45:34 GMT
US labels Confucius Institute a Chinese 'foreign mission'

The Chinese government educational programmes are "advancing Beijing's global propaganda", the US says.
Trump blocks postal funds to prevent expanded mail-in voting
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:36:36 GMT
Trump blocks postal funds to prevent expanded mail-in voting

The Postal Service requires emergency funds to cope with the pandemic and the election, Democrats say.
Beirut explosion: Russell Crowe donates to Le Chef restaurant
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:53:58 GMT
Beirut explosion: Russell Crowe donates to Le Chef restaurant

The donation was made for late chef Anthony Bourdain, who featured the restaurant in a documentary.
Rise in far-right threats against Justin Trudeau, police warn
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:41:39 GMT
Rise in far-right threats against Justin Trudeau, police warn

The threats follow a number of security incidents targeting Canadian federal officials.
Frankfurt sniffer dog catches whiff of hidden cash stash
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:29:22 GMT
Frankfurt sniffer dog catches whiff of hidden cash stash

Aki, a nine-year-old Malinois detection dog, has sniffed out nearly €250,000 this summer.
The girl who picked up an AK47 to defend her family
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:08:32 GMT
The girl who picked up an AK47 to defend her family

An Afghan girl was hailed as a hero, but her story was more complicated than it first looked.
Beirut blast: Picking up the pieces of a shattered city
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:27:27 GMT
Beirut blast: Picking up the pieces of a shattered city

The destruction goes for miles, but Beirutis are slowly picking up the pieces in a broken city.
Belarus elections: Shocked by violence, people lose their fear
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:01:58 GMT
Belarus elections: Shocked by violence, people lose their fear

Defiance is spreading in the face of attacks by police on people in the streets and detainees.
Mauritius oil spill: Are major incidents less frequent?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:28:19 GMT
Mauritius oil spill: Are major incidents less frequent?

Oil slicks can lead to major environmental disasters but industry experts say regulations are now much tighter.
Robots go their own way deep in the ocean
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:01:59 GMT
Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.
Americans, go home: Tension at Canada-US border
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:05:45 GMT
Americans, go home: Tension at Canada-US border

Fears about spikes in US Covid-19 cases have led to some hostility between Canadians and Americans.
Beirut explosion: Children dealing with the trauma of the explosion
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:43:54 GMT
Beirut explosion: Children dealing with the trauma of the explosion

Thousands of injured, displaced and traumatised children are dealing with the aftermath of the port explosion.
Bangladesh: Losing my job as a garment factory worker
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:08:05 GMT
Bangladesh: Losing my job as a garment factory worker

Sonia is one of thousands of garment workers who have lost their jobs in Bangladesh due to Covid-19.
Coronavirus travel: Majorca's party capital deserted
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:03:57 GMT
Coronavirus travel: Majorca's party capital deserted

Majorca's famous party destination Magaluf has been left deserted because of coronavirus.
Rapper who refused Bollywood to become voice of poor
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:12:28 GMT
Rapper who refused Bollywood to become voice of poor

Dule, a former migrant worker, has turned to rap music to make a difference – and a living.
Dolphin stampede wows whale watchers
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:18:43 GMT
Dolphin stampede wows whale watchers

A safari group sailing near Dana Point in southern California came across a travelling pod of dolphins.
President Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace of President Obama. Now Kamala Harris is the target.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:20:27 GMT
President Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace of President Obama. Now Kamala Harris is the target.

President Donald Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace and presidential eligibility of President Barack Obama, the first Black president.
Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:17:24 GMT
Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President's frequent attacks on voting by mail.
Collins pushes Trump on USPS money and mail-in ballots
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:30:39 GMT
Collins pushes Trump on USPS money and mail-in ballots

CNN's Kaitlan Collins pushes President Donald Trump on comments he made to Fox Business about withholding money from USPS over mail-in ballots.
Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:17:40 GMT
Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election

The US Postal Service plans to remove hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines from facilities across the country, leading some postal workers to fear they may have less capacity to process mail during election season.
Pennsylvania election officials seek to extend deadline for receiving mail-in ballots, citing slowdown in mail
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:14:43 GMT
Pennsylvania election officials seek to extend deadline for receiving mail-in ballots, citing slowdown in mail

Pennsylvania officials said Thursday that they are willing to count mail-in ballots up to three days after the November general election, provided they are mailed by November 3, a significant change in a key swing state.
New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, source says
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:13:55 GMT
New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, source says

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce as soon as Friday that the state's November election will be conducted largely through mail-in ballots, a source familiar with the move confirmed to CNN.
GOP governor compares kids going back to school to the killing of Osama bin Laden
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:55:12 GMT
DOJ accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian and White applicants
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:16:46 GMT
DOJ accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian and White applicants

The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process.
GOP candidate on defensive over social media post of visit to Hitler retreat
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:59:12 GMT
GOP candidate on defensive over social media post of visit to Hitler retreat

Twenty five-year-old North Carolina GOP congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn is on the defensive over photos on his Instagram page that show him in 2017 visiting Adolf Hitler's vacation house in Germany known as the "Eagle's Nest."
US calls to ease shower rules after Donald Trump complained about his hair
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:58:11 GMT
US calls to ease shower rules after Donald Trump complained about his hair

The US Department of Energy released a proposal to roll back water efficiency standards for showerheads following President Donald Trump's comments that he was unable to wash his "beautiful hair properly." CNN's Bill Weir has more.
Opinion: Kamala Harris throws Trump off balance
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:03:28 GMT
Opinion: Kamala Harris throws Trump off balance

Everyone knew that Sen. Kamala Harris was a frontrunner to get the nod as Joe Biden's running mate; everyone, it seems, except President Donald Trump and his brain trust of loyalists and paid staffers.
Lemon: Guess how many of Harris' GOP colleagues stood up for her?
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:03:05 GMT
Lemon: Guess how many of Harris' GOP colleagues stood up for her?

After President Trump floated a baseless birther theory about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), CNN's Don Lemon said his producers reached out to all 53 of Harris' GOP colleagues in the Senate for comment.
Opinion: In Trumpian times, Israel and a Gulf State find common ground
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:50:22 GMT
Opinion: In Trumpian times, Israel and a Gulf State find common ground

In a broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East, most matters associated with Arab-Israeli peace rarely turn out well. In fact, for a Trump administration that has demonstrated an uncanny clumsiness and obtuseness, this has been a region where American ideas go to die. The formal statement today announcing normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may prove to be something of an exception.
Brianna Keilar reacts to Dr. Atlas: I'm sorry but what the hell is he talking about?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:09:29 GMT
Brianna Keilar reacts to Dr. Atlas: I'm sorry but what the hell is he talking about?

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced Dr. Scott Atlas as a medical adviser for the White House coronavirus task force. CNN's Brianna Keilar breaks down Dr. Atlas's controversial stance on Covid-19.
Salt Lake City police officer ordered his K9 to bite a Black man's leg repeatedly, lawyers say, and now it may need to be amputated
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:17:39 GMT
Salt Lake City police officer ordered his K9 to bite a Black man's leg repeatedly, lawyers say, and now it may need to be amputated

A man's leg may need to be amputated after the Salt Lake City Police Department allegedly used excessive force against him by ordering a police dog to bite the man repeatedly, leaving him severely injured.
Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:31:19 GMT
Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings

The Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFOs that have been observed by US military aircraft, according to two defense officials.
Stephen Colbert: Kamala Harris unleashed a 'zinger' on President Trump
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 08:12:13 GMT
Stephen Colbert: Kamala Harris unleashed a 'zinger' on President Trump

Late-night hosts picked on President Trump and his reaction to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate.
A stash of beer and gum that dates back to the 1980s was discovered hidden behind the shelves of a Washington library
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:30:51 GMT
A stash of beer and gum that dates back to the 1980s was discovered hidden behind the shelves of a Washington library

It was a real whodunit when a stash of beer and gum from the 1980s was discovered behind the walls of the Mystery section at a Washington library.
James Corden's parents review racy new Cardi B music video
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:06:50 GMT
James Corden's parents review racy new Cardi B music video

The parents of late-night host James Corden joined "The Late Late Show" to offer their review of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new music video for their hit song "WAP."
RIP jeans. We're all eating our feelings now
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:35:35 GMT
RIP jeans. We're all eating our feelings now

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Eugene Levy tears up as Steve Martin and stars pay tribute in touching video
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:28:34 GMT
Eugene Levy tears up as Steve Martin and stars pay tribute in touching video

Actor Eugene Levy won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year, and the organizers sent him a special video to celebrate.
An officer saved a man in a wheelchair stuck on train tracks. Her bodycam shows the rescue
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:54:05 GMT
An officer saved a man in a wheelchair stuck on train tracks. Her bodycam shows the rescue

A California police officer rescued a man in a wheelchair from the path of an oncoming train.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend expecting third child
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:43:23 GMT
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend expecting third child

Things are going to get even more "Wild" in Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's home.
The long, and now controversial, career of Ellen DeGeneres
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:49:33 GMT
The long, and now controversial, career of Ellen DeGeneres

After years as one of America's most well-known celebrities, Ellen DeGeneres is facing waves of backlash amid investigations into the workplace culture of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Prosecutors say 30 women have come forward with groping accusations against Cuba Gooding Jr.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:22:43 GMT
Prosecutors say 30 women have come forward with groping accusations against Cuba Gooding Jr.

Manhattan prosecutors in Cuba Gooding Jr.'s groping case said in court Thursday that more women have come forward with accusations of unwanted touching by the Oscar-winning actor, bringing the total number of women to come forward to 30.
Kushner claims Kanye West meeting was a 'policy' talk
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:18:53 GMT
Kushner claims Kanye West meeting was a 'policy' talk

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner confirmed on Thursday that he had a "friendly discussion" about policy with Kanye West in Colorado, saying the conversation wasn't necessarily focused on the rapper's presidential campaign.
Michael Cohen offers a glimpse of upcoming Trump book
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:09:55 GMT
Michael Cohen offers a glimpse of upcoming Trump book

Michael Cohen released the cover of his upcoming book, kick-starting the publicity campaign for his tell-all book promising graphic and unflattering details from his years working as President Donald Trump's personal attorney and fixer.
Legendary journalist set to release new book about Trump
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:47:50 GMT
Legendary journalist set to release new book about Trump

CNN's Kaitlan Collins discusses investigative journalist Bob Woodward's new book on President Donald Trump -- titled "Rage" -- which has details about the President's behavior and decision making, according to sources familiar with the book.
Details revealed for Bob Woodward's upcoming book on Trump
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:39:59 GMT
The week in 44 photos
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:09:36 GMT
The week in 44 photos

Take a look at 44 photos of the week from August 7 through August 13.
A scientist found a tongue-eating parasite in the mouth of a fish
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:52:51 GMT
A scientist found a tongue-eating parasite in the mouth of a fish

In the course of studying wrasse skulls, an evolutionary biologist found a parasite hiding inside a fish's mouth. And not only had the louse eaten the fish's tongue -- it effectively replaced it.
Former 'Jackass' star tapes himself to billboard in publicity stunt
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:38:47 GMT
Former 'Jackass' star tapes himself to billboard in publicity stunt

TV personality and former "Jackass" star Steve-O attached himself to a billboard in Los Angeles as a publicity stunt for a new comedy special.
The best over-ear headphones of 2020
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:18:18 GMT
The best over-ear headphones of 2020

When you're looking to get the most out of your music, a great pair of headphones can make all the difference. Over-ear headphones, at times affectionately referred to as cans, can give you some of the best sound. But with such an abundance of options, it's not always easy to find the pair that'll fit your needs. How do you ensure you're getting the best quality? And, if you're on a budget, which ones strike the best balance between cost and quality?
REI is selling its brand-new, unused headquarters to shift to remote work
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:47:43 GMT
REI is selling its brand-new, unused headquarters to shift to remote work

It's the beginning of the end for office culture.
This is what it's like when a country actually bans TikTok
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:02:17 GMT
This is what it's like when a country actually bans TikTok

Jaya Lall first joined TikTok in early March to make a slideshow set to music for her friend's birthday. But the short-form video app took on new significance to her three weeks later when India went into a coronavirus lockdown, forcing her to close the preschool she runs in the country's capital, New Delhi.
Europe isn't going on vacation. That spells trouble for millions of workers
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:26:02 GMT
Europe isn't going on vacation. That spells trouble for millions of workers

Europe's summer tourist season may be officially past saving.
Give the political reins to millennials
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:29:30 GMT
Give the political reins to millennials

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the American economy. But one group has been hit particularly hard: already struggling millennials.
The world won't be mended by chickens, but it's a start
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:30:13 GMT
The world won't be mended by chickens, but it's a start

We did not get the chickens because the pandemic was coming. We did not get them to survive what has often felt like the end of the world and has certainly been the end of the world as we knew it.
Georgia teen is being persecuted for telling the truth
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:20:41 GMT
Georgia teen is being persecuted for telling the truth

The treatment Hannah Watters has received since she highlighted the lack of social distancing at the recently-reopened North Paulding High School by posting a now-viral photo of its hallways crowded with many unmasked students has been -- from an outside perspective -- incredible.
What's stopping Putin from expanding further?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:42:00 GMT
What's stopping Putin from expanding further?

With mass protests erupting in Belarus over a disputed presidential election on Sunday, after which incumbent Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory, the Kremlin must be watching nervously.
The hidden metaphor in 'Perry Mason' finale
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:38 GMT
The hidden metaphor in 'Perry Mason' finale

For me and many others, HBO's "Perry Mason" reboot has been a dark mirror -- but after its season finale last week, an immensely satisfying one. (Like CNN, HBO is a unit of WarnerMedia.)
Why it's so hard to keep young people inside
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:06:35 GMT
Why it's so hard to keep young people inside

Covid-19 numbers are bad and getting worse. At the time of writing, there have been over 20.5 million cases and nearly 750,000 deaths worldwide. In the United States alone there are over 5 million cases, and the pandemic has now claimed more lives than those lost in the nearly two decades of the Vietnam War.
The importance of the poor person's vote
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:58:27 GMT
The importance of the poor person's vote

For the last three years, the Poor People's Campaign has organized among the 140 million Americans who are in poverty or one emergency away from poverty, and who have decided it's time to build the power to change their country. From California to the Carolinas, Mississippi to Maine, the mountains of Kentucky to the backroads of Alabama, we've seen how paid-for politicians have threatened the voting rights of poor folks of every race, creed and sexuality. We've also seen what's possible when the dispossessed of this nation begin to move together.
Power lifter fractures both knees while attempting to squat nearly 900 pounds
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:42:49 GMT
Power lifter fractures both knees while attempting to squat nearly 900 pounds

A Russian power lifter broke both his knees while trying to lift nearly 900 pounds.
Israel and UAE establish 'full normalization of relations,' Trump says
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:04:49 GMT
Israel and UAE establish 'full normalization of relations,' Trump says

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a "historic" peace agreement.
New Zealand was acclaimed a world leader in handling Covid-19. Now it's dealing with a fresh outbreak
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:54:45 GMT
New Zealand was acclaimed a world leader in handling Covid-19. Now it's dealing with a fresh outbreak

New Zealand reported 13 new community coronavirus cases on Thursday as the country tackles a fresh outbreak that ended an enviable run of more than 100 days without any locally transmitted infections.
Video shows enormous oil leak in pristine lagoon
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:44:59 GMT
Video shows enormous oil leak in pristine lagoon

Mauritius is facing an environmental catastrophe after a stricken Japanese-owned ship began leaking oil into the ocean.
NCAA president says no fall championships this year, except FBS football -- for now
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:47:22 GMT
NCAA president says no fall championships this year, except FBS football -- for now

The NCAA has officially canceled fall championships -- a decision that could potentially push fall sports to the spring.
Michigan plans to redesign road for self-driving cars
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:56:52 GMT
Michigan plans to redesign road for self-driving cars

Michigan announced Thursday that it's teaming with tech and auto companies to attempt to retrofit a roughly 40-mile stretch of two roads outside Detroit exclusively for self-driving vehicles.
Fortnite's maker is suing Apple after being removed from its App Store
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:06:17 GMT
Fortnite's maker is suing Apple after being removed from its App Store

The maker of Fortnite is suing Apple after Apple blocked the wildly popular online video game with hundreds of millions of registered players from its app store Thursday.
$8 million in drugs seized in largest heroin bust in Georgia's history, officials say
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:34:49 GMT
$8 million in drugs seized in largest heroin bust in Georgia's history, officials say

An Atlanta man has been indicted on federal charges related to the largest heroin bust in Georgia's history, according to officials.
The re-emergence of charming 'little wine holes' in Florence
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:54:43 GMT
The re-emergence of charming 'little wine holes' in Florence

Bars and restaurants around the world are having to rethink the way they interact with customers during the pandemic. In the Italian city of Florence, some are looking to the past: using centuries-old wine windows to dole out food and drinks.
The 'fox eye' beauty trend continues to spread online. But critics insist it's racist
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:07:04 GMT
The 'fox eye' beauty trend continues to spread online. But critics insist it's racist

"Ching chong eyes!" That's what elementary school kids used to call Sophie Wang. It was an insidious racist slur casually thrown around as they mocked her Asian ethnicity while pulling on the corner of their eyes. Upward for Japanese. To the side for Chinese. Downward for Korean.
Beauty of mastectomy tattoos revealed in powerful photo project
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 01:50:24 GMT
Beauty of mastectomy tattoos revealed in powerful photo project

In the portrait series "Reclaim" women in diffuse pink lighting reveal delicately tattooed designs inked across their chests, unfurling over scar tissue in explosions of color or in black and gray. Nude, with nothing else in the frame, the women embody a sense of openness.
Gothic architecture: Can the 12th-century style radically change how we build today?
Tue, 19 May 2020 09:42:16 GMT
Gothic architecture: Can the 12th-century style radically change how we build today?

Little over a year ago the world nearly lost one of its most recognizable examples of Gothic architecture, as the spire and a sizeable part of the roof of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burned to ashes. Now the debate carries on about what to do with the damaged building. Should the missing spire be restored to its original Gothic form, or updated with something more in line with the architecture of today? And what does it mean to be "Gothic" anyway? If something is Gothic can it also be contemporary? For such questions we need a little background.
Step inside Latin superstar J Balvin's luxury homes in Colombia
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 10:50:38 GMT
Step inside Latin superstar J Balvin's luxury homes in Colombia

Latin music superstar J Balvin is known for his bold style -- including his mix of streetwear and couture, and his ever-evolving hair color. But he likes to keep things more subdued on the interior design front.
Pop culture nostalgia can help ease the pain of 2020
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:19:40 GMT
Pop culture nostalgia can help ease the pain of 2020

Can we please go back in time before 2020?
Sarah Cooper, viral video star, lands a Netflix special
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:11:00 GMT
Sarah Cooper, viral video star, lands a Netflix special

Sarah Cooper may want to send President Donald Trump a muffin basket.
'Diana' musical streaming prior to Broadway
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:21:07 GMT
'Diana' musical streaming prior to Broadway

With Broadway shut down because of the pandemic, shows have had to pivot.
Leslie Odom Jr. fought for fair pay
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 01:35:50 GMT
Leslie Odom Jr. fought for fair pay

Leslie Odom Jr.'s performance in "Hamilton Live" as Vice President Aaron Burr almost didn't happen.
Late-night hosts head back to studios
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:23:11 GMT
Late-night hosts head back to studios

Late night is cautiously leaving the house and getting back to work in what is the new normal.
What Kamala Harris as VP would mean for Silicon Valley
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:46:28 GMT
What Kamala Harris as VP would mean for Silicon Valley

With Sen. Kamala Harris ascending to become former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate, Silicon Valley can breathe a little easier, at least for now.
How Trump's war on WeChat could upend the global tech industry
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:02:29 GMT
How Trump's war on WeChat could upend the global tech industry

President Trump's executive order last week banning TikTok if it doesn't find a buyer by next month potentially threatened to upend a vibrant social network and the broader social media marketplace.
After TikTok and WeChat, Alibaba could be the next target in Trump's tech war
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:41:59 GMT
After TikTok and WeChat, Alibaba could be the next target in Trump's tech war

The United States has taken aim at some of China's biggest tech champions, from Huawei and ByteDance's TikTok to Tencent's WeChat. Alibaba, one of the world's largest retail and internet conglomerates, could be next.
Tim Cook is now a billionaire. Why that's unusual
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:33:42 GMT
Tim Cook is now a billionaire. Why that's unusual

Apple CEO Tim Cook has become a billionaire as he nears a decade at the helm of the world's most valuable company.
Chicago Looting: At least 42 charged with felonies, Foxx says
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:29:07 GMT
Chicago Looting: At least 42 charged with felonies, Foxx says

At least 42 people have been charged with felonies following the widespread looting and unrest in Chicago this week, according to Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx.
Portland to allow cops to interact with some federal authorities
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:17:10 GMT
Second Amendment activist Colion Noir claims Harris hiding gun confiscation plans behind 'fancy words'
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:13:30 GMT
Second Amendment activist Colion Noir claims Harris hiding gun confiscation plans behind 'fancy words'

Presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris' use of rhetorical devices like "mandatory buyback" is hiding the true extent of her intentions to confiscate American civilians' legally-obtained firearms, according to Second Amendment activist Colion Noir.
Kentucky AG meets with Breonna Taylor’s family for first time – 5 months after her death
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:05:13 GMT
Kentucky AG meets with Breonna Taylor’s family for first time – 5 months after her death

The attorney general of Kentucky extended condolences to the family of Breonna Taylor this week, meeting with them for the first time since Taylor was fatally shot by police during a drug raid in March, according to reports.
This Day in History: Aug. 14
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:00:49 GMT
This Day in History: Aug. 14

President Harry S. Truman announces that Imperial Japan surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
Journalist declares 'one-man war against critical race theory' after nuke lab holds 'white privlege' training
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:58:38 GMT
Journalist declares 'one-man war against critical race theory' after nuke lab holds 'white privlege' training

A major nuclear laboratory forced white male executives to undergo "white privilege" training that amounted to "racism masquerading as anti-racism," City Journal contributing editor Chris Rufo told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday.
New York City’s Annual 9/11 light Installation canceled over coronavirus
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:52:45 GMT
New York City’s Annual 9/11 light Installation canceled over coronavirus

New York City’s annual light installation in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been canceled to help control the spread of the new coronavirus, organizers said Thursday.
National security adviser O'Brien says Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize after Israel, UAE announce deal
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:41:42 GMT
National security adviser O'Brien says Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize after Israel, UAE announce deal

President Trump should be eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize after the "historic" agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien told “Hannity” Thursday.
Teachers union leader claims schools don't have enough money for PPE to reopen, blames McConnell
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:32:16 GMT
Teachers union leader claims schools don't have enough money for PPE to reopen, blames McConnell

Schools across America don't have the money for enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to shield themselves from the coronavirus, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten told "The Story" Thursday.
Progressives blast DNC for giving AOC just 60 seconds at convention but more time to Kasich, Bloomberg
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:18:28 GMT
Progressives blast DNC for giving AOC just 60 seconds at convention but more time to Kasich, Bloomberg

Progressives blasted the Democratic National Committee for allotting only 60 seconds at next week's convention to "Squad" member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. while giving larger platforms to former Republican Gov. John Kasich and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 
Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer - Phys.org
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:31:39 GMT
Perseid Meteor Shower 2020: Dates, best time to view and more - KABC-TV
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Sartell man suspected of strangling woman, kicking her in ribs
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:33:09 +0000
Sartell man suspected of strangling woman, kicking her in ribs

Jeffrey Lloyd Hedin, 29, is facing a felony domestic assault by strangulation charge and a felony threats of violence charge.
       
Sauk Rapids-Rice to begin school year with 'slow start' to in-person classes
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:23:38 +0000
Sauk Rapids-Rice to begin school year with 'slow start' to in-person classes

The specific plans for reopening each building and grade level will fall to building administrators with guidance from the district.
       
Catholic Community Schools' elementary schools, Cathedral High School to open in person
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:21:10 +0000
Catholic Community Schools' elementary schools, Cathedral High School to open in person

'By virtue of our smaller class sizes by design, we're able to do that hybrid social distancing and still be within our facilities,' said Warzecha
       
CentraCare staff in Monticello picket over contract negotiations
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:58:43 +0000
CentraCare staff in Monticello picket over contract negotiations

CentraCare - Monticello workers are picketing over contract negotiations that have continued since December. The picket is informational and is not a strike.
       
Challenges face incoming truck drivers during pandemic
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:41:41 +0000
Challenges face incoming truck drivers during pandemic

The American Trucking Associations has reported a shortage of truck drivers, and projects that to grow. How is the pandemic affecting potential new drivers?
       
Q&A: Finding answers for an unprecedented fall high school sports season
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:46:06 +0000
Q&A: Finding answers for an unprecedented fall high school sports season

There are many questions heading into a unknown and unusual high school sports fall season. This Q&A answers some of those questions.
       
Senate GOP ousts Walz cabinet member amid pandemic dispute
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:55:31 +0000
Senate GOP ousts Walz cabinet member amid pandemic dispute

The Senate voted 34-32 not to confirm Peggy Lippink, whose agency has been in charge of workplace safety during the pandemic.
       
Donald Trump to campaign in Mankato next week
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:48:41 +0000
Donald Trump to campaign in Mankato next week

Trump plans to hold a series of events next week in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona as Democrats nominate Joe Biden for president.
       
By the numbers: Here's how many voted in-person and absentee in the tri-county area
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:06:54 +0000
By the numbers: Here's how many voted in-person and absentee in the tri-county area

Fun fact: More people voted absentee in Stearns County than voted at the polls in Tuesday's primary election.
       
Vote now in annual Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey!
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:17:54 +0000
Vote now in annual Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey!

It's a chance for readers to voice their preferences in 61 categories covering businesses, organizations and events in Central Minnesota.
       
St. Cloud mayoral primary: Kleis, Schiller on track to advance
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:17:14 +0000
St. Cloud mayoral primary: Kleis, Schiller on track to advance

Incumbent Mayor Dave Kleis and three challengers vied for two spots on the November ballot in the St. Cloud mayoral primary election
       
August 2020 deaths
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:47:54 +0000
August 2020 deaths

August 2020 deaths
       
Catholic Church continues to harbor sexual predators
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:00:38 +0000
Catholic Church continues to harbor sexual predators

It is unconscionable how many damaged lives are left in the wake of the actions of people like Haas.
       
Local CD pick: 'Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid,' Collective Soul (re-release)
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:00:09 +0000
Local CD pick: 'Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid,' Collective Soul (re-release)

The album is full of great melodies and was essential in shaping the rock/alternative sound of the 1990s.
       
MN Comets host AAU tournament
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 02:20:47 +0000
MN Comets host AAU tournament

Over a dozen local players were in action at the Great Plains Alliance tourney
       
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:18:58 +0000
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more

Saw a post on the St. Cloud Times Instagram and want to know more? You've come to the right place.
       
Hit and miss: Twins, MLB batters go through offensive slump
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:40:38 +0000
Hit and miss: Twins, MLB batters go through offensive slump

The Twins piled up 12 runs against the Brewers on Wednesday. But scoring has declined around MLB so far. "It takes time for everything to feel comfortable," Twins hitting coach Edgar Varela said.
Too little Sylvia Fowles, too many fouls doom Lynx in loss to Las Vegas
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:11:47 +0000
Too little Sylvia Fowles, too many fouls doom Lynx in loss to Las Vegas

Before the game Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said her team had to defend without fouling and rebound the ball. Without the injured Sylvia Fowles, that proved a problem.
Isolated but not immune: Pandemic reaches Lake of the Woods County
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:31:39 +0000
Isolated but not immune: Pandemic reaches Lake of the Woods County

The state's least-densely-populated county was spared infection for a while, but the effects have been felt for months. The busy summer could have consequences.
Charges say driver's BAC more than three times legal limit when he hit, killed man in St. Paul
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:23:17 +0000
Charges say driver's BAC more than three times legal limit when he hit, killed man in St. Paul

The driver was found drunk, barefoot and asleep near the crash scene in the back seat of his pickup, according to the charges.
Minneapolis police officer fired for decorating racist Fourth Precinct Christmas tree gets job back
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:26:05 +0000
Protesters drive 10 mph in I-94 freeway blockade between St. Paul and Minneapolis
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:25:44 +0000
Protesters drive 10 mph in I-94 freeway blockade between St. Paul and Minneapolis

As many as 60 drivers could face charges of impeding traffic, the State Patrol said.
Gov. Walz appoints new leader of Minnesota National Guard
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:25:01 +0000
Gov. Walz appoints new leader of Minnesota National Guard

Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke has marched up the ranks, counts two children as lieutenants in the Army.
Minneapolis removes tax demand that was blocking rebuilding of riot-torn areas
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:24:16 +0000
Minneapolis removes tax demand that was blocking rebuilding of riot-torn areas

Property owners said they couldn't move forward with clearing debris because of tax bills.
Third body camera video in George Floyd killing shows officer pushing bystanders
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:23:51 +0000
Third body camera video in George Floyd killing shows officer pushing bystanders

The video was filed to support a motion to drop the criminal charges against former officer Tou Thao.
Minnesota senior homes struggle with virus testing backlogs, delays
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:23:28 +0000
Minnesota senior homes struggle with virus testing backlogs, delays

Testing supplies have not kept up with surging demand, putting greater pressure on an already stretched system,
Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:13:21 +0000
Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.
American Indian Movement leader charged with felony for toppling Columbus statue at Minnesota State Capitol
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:02:27 +0000
Court clears way for Olympic star Mark Pavelich to leave high-security state hospital
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:44:53 +0000
Court clears way for Olympic star Mark Pavelich to leave high-security state hospital

As assault charges remain pending, the "Miracle" gold medalist will soon move to a less restrictive treatment facility.
3 churches sue over Minnesota's mask mandate and other rules
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:37:54 +0000
3 churches sue over Minnesota's mask mandate and other rules

Three churches in Minnesota sued Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and other officials over