Georgia mom missing, toddler son found wandering alone in Florida
Authorities are searching for a missing Georgia woman whose toddler son was found wandering alone in a Florida city nearly two weeks ago. Leila Cavett, 21, was last seen on July 25 in Hollywood, Florida, driving a mid-to-late 90s white Chevy 3500, with a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window, police said. Her...
Ohio governor tests negative after positive result at Trump visit earlier in day
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office. His wife, Fran DeWine, also tested negative, as did staff members. They underwent a different type of test in...
Trump gives Chinese owner 45 days to sell TikTok
The president had previously said Sept. 15 was the deadline.
Alicia Keys' new brand is 'not another celebrity beauty line'
The singer-songwriter is launching a new "lifestyle beauty brand."
Ex-aide pleads guilty to murder of conservative Arkansas state senator Linda Collins
An Arkansas woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison under a deal with prosecutors after she plead guilty to killing a former conservative state lawmaker who was found dead from multiple stab wounds outside her home last year, according to reports.
Florida governor says unemployment system was designed to be a ‘total failure’
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the state’s unemployment system was deliberately designed to be tedious and “not user friendly”.
TikTok and privacy: What's the problem? Perhaps the video-sharing app gathers too much data
TikTok says it keeps users data in the United States and Singapore and won't hand it over to the Chinese government.
Nonprofit to hold in-person 9/11 ceremony for family members
Family members of victims who died on 9/11 will be allowed to read the names of their loved ones after all, at a separate Lower Manhattan ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation — a nonprofit created in honor of fallen 9/11 FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller — announced...
Hannity hammers Biden after 'weird, strange, embarrassing public breakdown': 'What's going on here?'
Democrats are quietly scrambling after Joe Biden's "weird, strange, embarrassing public breakdown" this week, Sean Hannity claimed Thursday.
Trump issues order banning US companies from transacting with TikTok parent company
President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order banning transactions beginning in 45 days between US companies and the Chinese parent company of social media app TikTok. The app may be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party and the United States “must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to...
Lori Vallow will be charged in death of her ex-husband within 4-6 months, police confirm
Investigators in Arizona will most likely file charges against Lori Vallow -- who is at the center of a case involving the deaths of her two children, in connection with the 2019 fatal shooting of her former husband, Fox News has learned.
Advisers fear Trump's military decisions would lead US to war
Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, President Trump's advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
Barry Trotz: Islanders need to be their best to eliminate Panthers
Islanders coach Barry Trotz wants his players to accept that Friday’s Game 4 is going to be the toughest of the series. Since the opportunity to complete the best-of-five series sweep over the Florida Panthers slipped through their fingers Wednesday following convincing wins in Games 1 and 2, the Islanders are putting it on themselves...
Trump signs order that will bar transactions with TikTok's parent company
It is not clear if the ban will affect the millions of U.S. users who are avid fans of the app.
Ohio gov. tests negative for COVID-19 hours after positive result
The reason for the discrepancy between the test results was not immediately clear.
Hawaii to reinstate 14-day travel quarantine for traveling between islands
Hawaii is reinstating its 14-day interisland travel quarantine amid a new surge in coronavirus cases, effective August 11
Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Brothers Win by Landslide in Parliamentary Election
The election results could enable them to change the constitution and strengthen dynastic rule
Part 3: Entire CNN coronavirus town hall (August 6)
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps tells CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta about how keeping a normal routine has helped him cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Tucker Carlson spotlights 'how similar to China we have become' in just seven months
It's time to reclaim the freedoms and principles upon which the United States was founded before the country becomes completely unrecognizable, Tucker Carlson warned his viewers Thursday.
UrbanSpace to bring fresh business to NYC’s Union Square amid COVID-19
The fifth UrbanSpace in Manhattan, slated to open in 2021, will offer interactive online ordering with is traditional “curated” food stands.
Mets vow to end struggles with runners in scoring position
Key numbers suggest the Mets are a solid team offensively, despite their mediocre scoring output. Start with an on-base percentage of .350 that ranked second in the major leagues as Thursday’s play began, 117 hits (second in the majors) and .261 batting average (third in the majors). And yet the Mets were averaging just 3.92...
Chris Cuomo: Trump's judgment 'may be impaired'
CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses President Donald Trump's recent comment that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wants to "hurt God."
Judge Denies Trump’s Bid to Delay Defamation Suit From Woman Alleging Rape
Trump's lawyers have argued that the Constitution bars presidents from being dragged into lawsuits in state courts
Facebook takes down Romanian troll farm posing as African-American support for Trump
Facebook on Thursday said it had taken down several fake accounts and pages tied to a Romanian troll farm, including some pretending to be African-American supporters of President Trump. The foreign network pushed content on Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) under names like “BlackPeopleVoteForTrump” and on Facebook under “We Love Our President,” NBC News...
Biden seeks to clarify comment that Latino community is diverse, 'unlike the African American community'
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sought Thursday night to limit the political damage after he said in an earlier interview that the Latino community in the United States was diverse, "unlike the African American community with notable exceptions."
Hundreds of new homeless turn UWS into a spectacle of drugs and harassment: residents
Upper West Side residents say three hotels that are housing hundreds of homeless men during the coronavirus pandemic have turned the area into a spectacle of public urination, cat-calling and open drug use. Among those staying at the luxury Belleclaire on Broadway and the Lucerne on W. 77th Street, and the more down-market Belnord on...
California man robbed of life savings outside of bank
He was fighting for his life savings. A California man was filmed as a crook beat him and swiped $200,000 — his entire life savings —  in a bank parking lot last week, a local TV station reported Thursday. Francisco Cornejo withdrew the cash from a Chase Bank in Huntington Park on July 30 following the...
Chaffetz accuses New York AG of 'political agenda' against NRA that is 'driving more gun sales'
New York Attorney General Letitia James has a "political agenda" against the National Rifle Association (NRA) former Utah congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz told "The Story" Thursday.
Dwight Gooden on if 1986 Mets could have handled MLB coronavirus rules
Dwight Gooden started laughing, and kept laughing. After he began his answer, he started to laugh again. The question, posed by The Post, asked how the 1986 Mets World Series team — notorious for its partying and antics off the field — would handle the current MLB landscape. “We probably would’ve all opted-out before it...
Trump-backed businessman beats Cruz and Paul-backed surgeon in Tennessee primary clash
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement for President Trump to victory Thursday in a hotly contested Republican Senate primary in Tennessee.
With negotiations on brink of collapse, no clear path forward on coronavirus relief
With negotiations on the brink of collapse, there is no clear path forward on coronavirus relief
Bill Hagerty wins Tennessee's bitter Republican US Senate primary
Tennessee's Republican primary for U.S. Senate turned bitter between candidates Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi.
Las Vegas hotel-casino faces complaint for allegedly violating social distance policies
A resort on The Strip is now facing a regulatory complaint alleging the hotel-casino violated social distancing policies.       
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Kevin Holland on turnaround after last week's last-minute cancelation: 'I guess I'm double ready'
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Alyssa Milano: I don't know what to do in Covid-19 recovery
Alyssa Milano says she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19. The actress and activist joined CNN's Chris Cuomo to discuss her experience with infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner.
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Africa reaches 1 million coronavirus cases
Africa has reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, but health experts believe the real figure could be far higher.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Barring Transactions With TikTok in 45 Days
The order prohibits U.S. residents from doing any business with TikTok or the apps’ Chinese owner ByteDance Ltd., beginning 45 days from now
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Trump signs executive order to ban TikTok
President Trump has signed an executive order that will ban the viral video app TikTok in the U.S. in 45 days. A separate order bans WeChat, the popular communications app owned by Tencent.
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Lady Gaga scratched Ariana Grande's eye on accident while prepping 'Rain On Me' video
The claws were out during rehearsals for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" music video -- kind of.
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Kaia Gerber looks like twin of mom Cindy Crawford in new Vogue Japan issue
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Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days
President Donald Trump is reportedly expected to issue an order compelling social media app TikTok to sell its US operations. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The new order is the latest in Trump’s escalating crackdown on the Chinese-owned app over alleged national security concerns. President Trump issued an executive order on Thursday night that will effectively ban any US company or individual from making transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of the TikTok app, after 45 days. While this conditional ban on TikTok’s US business operations will likely face serious legal challenges, and it’s unclear how immediately enforceable it is, the order creates a serious challenge for TikTok, a wildly popular video streaming app with some 100 million US users. For months, Trump and other bipartisan politicians have periodically raised concerns about TikTok as a potential national security threat, worrying that the app’s Chinese parent company could censor content in the US or access American users’ sensitive data at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. The executive order states that TikTok “automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users,” and that this “threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.” The company has vehemently denied these accusations, saying repeatedly that it does not share user data with the Chinese government. But reports last year showed a lack of TikTok content about subjects controversial with the Chinese government — such as videos of the Hong Kong protests. These reports have fueled US government suspicions that the company is influenced by the Chinese government, particularly as China has been expanding its surveillance state in recent years and US-China diplomatic relations have become more strained. Trump has gone back and forth about how he planned to take action on TikTok. As recently as last Friday, he warned of an eminent executive ban on TikTok. On Monday though, Trump seemed to reverse his stance and said in a White House press briefing that instead of banning it, he would allow a US-based company to purchase the app. “I don’t mind if — whether it is Microsoft or someone else — a big company, a secure company, a very American company, buys it,” said Trump about TikTok. Trump also warned that TikTok will be “out of business in the United States” by September 15 if the company doesn’t reach a deal to sell by then. Now, the executive order has established timeline of 45 days from Thursday (which would be September 20) for the sale to happen before TikTok will no longer be able to conduct business as usual in the US. Though TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, is best known as a place where teens share short, often lighthearted musical videos, it has become the center of geopolitical controversy between the US and China over technological power. But getting rid of an app used by some 100 million Americans isn’t easy, even if you’re the president. According to a New York Times report on Sunday, after Trump’s advisers convinced him that an executive action to ban TikTok would face severe legal and political consequences, Trump decided he would allow the tech giant Microsoft to continue its previous talks to buy the app, which had reportedly been in the works for weeks. Since Microsoft is a US-based company, the idea is that if Microsoft took control, it would ensure all of TikTok’s user data is stored in the US, secure from the potentially prying eyes of the Chinese government. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked to Trump about it over the weekend, according to a Microsoft blog post published on Saturday evening, and has agreed to work out a deal — or not — by September 15. Here’s a rundown of the recent controversy surrounding TikTok and what’s expected to happen next: TikTok’s political troubles TikTok has faced intense political scrutiny for months leading up to Trump’s executive order. Republicans escalated their attacks on TikTok this summer, with some bipartisan support from Democrats as well. Last Thursday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to the Justice Department demanding that the agency open an investigation into TikTok and Zoom over reported violations of “Americans’ civil liberties” and national security concerns about relationships between these companies and China. This followed statements in July from Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who both said the Trump administration was considering banning TikTok altogether. For the past year, it’s been thought that the app has been under government review for national security reasons. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed this last week, and said he’s expecting the review to conclude soon. The government committee in charge of this review, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), has the power to recommend the president force TikTok to sell to a US company. Even if Trump can’t enforce a full-on ban, a government decision that forces TikTok’s parent company to sell it off would be a game changer for the social media industry, and would threaten to disrupt the app’s extraordinary popularity. And for established social media giants Facebook and Google, the decision could significantly weaken their fiercest new competitor. A forced sale of TikTok could have negative consequences beyond the people running TikTok, too. The move threatens to jeopardize the success of an app that’s had a meteoric rise from a relative underdog to one of the most downloaded apps in the world. And since TikTok is one of the only recent social media startups to compete with tech giants like Facebook, weakening TikTok could further concentrate power among a few tech giants in the US. “While we do not comment on rumors or speculation, we are confident in the long-term success of TikTok,” a spokesperson for TikTok told Recode on Friday, adding the company is “committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform.” How a sale would work You may be asking how Trump can force a company as popular as TikTok to sell itself, or go so far as to try to ban it. The answer is complicated and bureaucratic. To force a sale, Trump could issue an order for ByteDance to divest from TikTok through CFIUS, an interagency committee that reviews foreign acquisitions and investments in US businesses that can threaten national security. The committee, chaired by Mnuchin, has the power to block or reverse mergers and acquisitions involving US and foreign companies. Increasingly, the agency has been exercising its authority over foreign-owned tech companies operating in the US. Last year, CFIUS helped block one of the biggest deals in tech history, after Trump followed its recommendations to stop Singapore-based Broadcom from acquiring the US semiconductor company Qualcomm. The committee also forced Chinese owners to divest from the dating app Grindr and the health startup PatientsLikeMe. But as Brookings Institution fellow Geoffrey Gertz has written, tech companies weren’t always the target of CFIUS. In the past, the committee “tended to focus on companies with military or intelligence connections,” but more recently, personal data and high-tech intellectual property have become a bigger focus for the committee. Last year, CFIUS started investigating ByteDance, which had purchased the Chinese-owned lip-sync video platform in 2017 and then rebranded and launched a similar app in the US under the name TikTok. When that investigation comes to a close, the committee’s recommendations will reportedly lead to Trump’s order for ByteDance to sell TikTok or divest its US operations. It’s unclear how CFIUS would enforce a potential unwinding of ByteDance and TikTok, but last year, the committee issued a $1 million fine to an undisclosed company for not following through on a mitigation agreement, its first penalty of that kind. It could also fine TikTok — or Trump could just continue to dangle the threat of banning TikTok altogether, no matter how legally or politically contentious that would be. In a press briefing on Monday, Trump said that whoever ends up owning TikTok should pay the Treasury department of the US government a “substantial amount of money” as part of the deal. As some have pointed out, including Axios’s Dan Primack, Trump’s comments could be “skating very close to announcing extortion.” It’s not immediately clear how Trump would try to ensure the US government gets a cut of the sale or whether it’s even legal to do that. What comes next If Microsoft or another major US company does purchase TikTok, it’s likely that TikTok as we know it would remain largely unchanged. TikTok is a valuable brand in a lucrative industry with a massive, devoted user base — so for Microsoft, buying TikTok would be an opportunity to seriously compete with other major tech companies like Facebook and Google in the social media space. Microsoft also has experience when it comes to purchasing already successful companies and allowing them to retain their independence — as it did when it acquired the platform for software developers, GitHub, in 2018, and the video game Minecraft in 2014. Depending on how Microsoft chooses to run TikTok — if it acquires it — the app could continue to grow, and with the backing of a major US tech company, it might more seriously take on other social media companies, including Facebook. Microsoft isn’t the only potential buyer — other firms could try to buy TikTok or share ownership. Reportedly, Microsoft may invite outside investors to join them in the deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s too soon to say what impact a sale would have on the app’s popularity and growth. But in the meantime, there are plenty of Clippy jokes to make. On Monday, a spokesperson for TikTok told Recode in a statement that the company is “committed to continuing to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform as we build TikTok for the long term. TikTok will be here for many years to come.” Update, August 6, 9:54 pm ET: This article has been updated to include news of Trump’s executive order against TikTok. Update, August 3, 3:05 pm ET: This article has been updated to include new comments from President Trump and new reporting about ongoing negotiations between Microsoft and TikTok. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus -- and then tests negative on second test
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday afternoon that he had tested positive for coronavirus, but said later on that he had tested negative for Covid-19 later on in the evening.
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British fire department helps free boy who got his head stuck in toilet seat
A toddler was taken to a Bedminster fire station to free him from a toilet seat that got stuck around his head.
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A 7-year-old boy in Georgia died of Covid-19, the youngest victim in the state
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What Matters: I asked for hate mail from teachers and this is what I got
When I wrote Wednesday about the crisis of kids not being in school and linked to a story written by a nurse and arguing teachers are essential workers and that kids should be in the classroom, I invited them to email me their hate mail.
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'Broken' coronavirus tracking system leaves California in the dark: 'We have no idea'
The lack of reliable test result data is disrupting pandemic response efforts, leaving officials in the dark about the spread of COVID-19.
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Rams wide receiver Robert Woods ready to show his worth and 'get paid'
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Jake Paul's Arizona misdemeanor charges dropped as federal investigation continues
Misdemeanor charges against Jake Paul have been dropped by the Scottsdale Police Department ​​​​​​​in Arizona.
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