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Bryson DeChambeau favored to win all three golf majors amid jaw-dropping surge
Bryson DeChambeau has muscled his way into the PGA Tour spotlight, and his recent surge has him favored to win all three of golf’s scheduled majors in 2020. Westgate Superbook has the bulked-up 26-year-old as the new betting favorite for the PGA Championship, the Masters and the US Open, coming in at 10/1 in each...
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East Wing braces for upcoming book by former Melania Trump aide
The East Wing is bracing for the upcoming book by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, titled, "Melania and Me," a source familiar with the situation tells CNN.
Younger people hit hard as Orange County sets coronavirus record
For the first time, Orange County reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, with young adults accounting for most new infections.
Georgia’s Public Universities to Mandate Wearing Masks, Reversing Previous Stance
Masks won't be required in dorm rooms or outdoors, or when people are alone
UK pedophile who raped baby, shared sick video online gets 18 years in prison
A twisted recruitment consultant in the UK who raped a baby and shared depraved video with other pedophiles online has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to reports. Barry Hudson-Muscroft, 33, of Prestwich, was sentenced Monday after a judge characterized his actions as “plumbing the depths of depravity,” the Manchester Evening News reports....
Students may not get "the true college experience" this year
Amid rising coronavirus cases in some states, college and university reopening plans vary across the country.
Russian Space Agency Official Accused of Relaying Information to Spy Agency Charged With Treason
(MOSCOW) — An adviser to the director of Russia’s state space corporation has been detained on treason charges, the nation’s top security agency said Tuesday. Ivan Safronov, a former journalist who served as an adviser to Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, was detained in Moscow by agents of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the main KGB…
Cassie Randolph speaks out on Colton Underwood breakup
The pair announced their breakup in May.
Hilary Swank Goes to Mars in Netflix’s ‘Away’ Teaser Trailer
The series comes from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood creator Jason Katims.
Dutch Police Arrest 6 Men After Uncovering Makeshift Soundproof ‘Torture Chamber’
Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims
New York, Connecticut, New Jersey add 3 more states to mandatory quarantine restriction list
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced that individuals traveling to their states from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma will be required to quarantine for 14 days -- after the three states experienced a recent surge in coronavirus cases.
The pandemic may have changed the American college experience forever
The pandemic could mean financial disaster for colleges and universities and, ultimately, a shift in the quality of education provided to students, write Charles A. Goldman and Rita T. Karam of RAND Corporation.
White House hits back at Dem criticism over Trump visit with Mexican president: 'It’s really a shame'
A senior Trump administration official said that President Trump's upcoming visit from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will help build on the leaders' relationship — while pushing back against criticism from Democrats over the meeting.
‘The Guest’ Perfectly Weaponizes the Spellbinding Niceness of Dan Stevens
It's a film with a very clear understanding of the powers and appeal of its star.
The Supreme Court Just Pointed Out the Absurdity of the Electoral College. It’s Up to Us to End It
Here’s one nice thing we can now say about the Electoral College: it’s slightly less harmful to our democracy than it was just days ago. In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to “bind” their electors, requiring them to support whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote in their…
Did he or didn't he? The cast talks about making 'Defending Jacob'
Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell like the ambiguity of the series that revolves around a teen's guilt or innocence in a murder.
Donald Trump's base-first strategy is working -- and dooming him
Gallup's new poll on President Donald Trump's political standing shows two things:
Spirit Airlines rescues family with private flight after girl, 4, had medical emergency
The carrier went above and beyond to go the extra mile.
Australia closes border between two most populous states
Australia has closed the border between the states of Victoria and New South Wales in a bid to control a coronavirus outbreak in Victoria. Strict lockdown measures will also be reimposed in Australia's second largest city and Victoria's capital, Melbourne.
Vanessa Bryant finds ‘Sex and the City’ finale dress Kobe gifted her
"Not going to lie, I was taken back with emotion," Bryant said of discovering the sweet present. "He was SO romantic."
Where is Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès of Netflix’s ‘Unsolved Mysteries’?
Reddit's armchair detectives are on the case.
Covid-19 could force international students out of US
International students in the United States could be made to leave the country if their universities decide to only offer online courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced. CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.
Woman returns home after lockdown to discover 'strange' potato growth: 'I was terrified'
A French woman returned to her home after being gone for three months during the coronavirus lockdown to discover her potatoes had sprouted vines spanning 3 feet.
What is laundry stripping, TikTok's new favorite way to clean?
The laundry stripping trend began on TikTok, and showed a whole bunch of dirt coming right off of dirty towels.
Rockslide in Idaho sends boulders crashing down on highway
Motorists heading along a highway in Idaho on Friday got an unexpected surprise when a rockslide sent boulders tumbling down, blocking the route.
Get new tech and outdoor gear with sitewide sales at Otterbox and Lifeproof
With summer on the horizon, you and your phone may be in for some new adventures. If you're looking to keep it protected, or at least looking fresh for less, Otterbox and Lifeproof are running sitewide sales now through July 8.
Amtrak offers buy-one, get-one promotion on its sleeper trains amid COVID-19 — with a catch
Amtrak wants you to have sweet dreams the next time you travel — so much so that it's sweetening the deal on its sleeper "roomettes."
Cops search for perv who attempted to rape woman in Queens
Cops are looking for a perv who attempted to rape a woman inside her Queens building this week. The 37-year-old woman was returning to her Ridgewood home at Gates and Cypress avenues around 8 a.m. Monday when a stranger followed her into the building, authorities said. Once inside, the man shoved the victim to the...
What's left of a glacier that's thousands of years old
CNN's Bill Weir visits what's left of the melting Spencer Glacier in Alaska.
Slimmer Rob Kardashian attends July Fourth party after declaring he’s ‘back’
He stepped out for a Fourth of July party.
Dr. Dre Signs NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace to Apple Products Endorsement Deal Following 'Noose' Controversy
Beats by Dre, the consumer audio products line created by the rapper Dr. Dre, has signed NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to an endorsement deal. The announcement comes after President Donald Trump slammed Wallace over the driver's disproven claim that he was the victim of a hate crime after a “noose” was found in his garage stall.
Videos show car hitting Indiana protesters who were calling for arrests in alleged attempted lynching
Disturbing videos have emerged purportedly showing a car driving into two protesters following a demonstration last night in Indiana, leaving them clinging onto its hood as it raced down a street.
Halle Berry won’t play transgender man in movie after backlash
"The transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO – Gunman Carries Out Double Murder in Mayor Bill de Blasio's NYC
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison shared a video showing a July 5, 2020, double murder in Mayor Bill de Blasio's New York City.
Viral pictures show two dogs with their mouths flapping because of a strong wind gust
Owners of a pair of cocker spaniels took amusing photos of their dogs during a wind gust that caused their faces to become contorted, British news agency SWNS reports.
Why Covid-19 relief funds went to some members of Congress
After withering pressure from lawmakers, the federal government released data on hundreds of thousands of borrowers from the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program -- the main relief vehicle for small and mid-size companies suffering from the pandemic lockdowns.
Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says
A Florida teen was given hydroxycholorquine at home before being hospitalized and eventually dying of COVID-19.
Facebook will meet with civil rights groups as hundreds of companies join ad boycott
More than 750 companies, including Coco-Cola, Hershey and Unilever have suspended their advertising on the platform,
CBS’s ‘Tough as Nails’ tries to celebrate hard work, but its tough talk smacks of class divide
Creator and host Phil Keoghan strikes a sour note with “Tough as Nails,” a blue-collar competition series.
Sheryl Sandberg denies Facebook is feeling pressure from ad boycott
Facebook is making changes to its hate speech policies ahead of its meeting with civil rights leaders on Tuesday, but operating chief Sheryl Sandberg insists they aren’t in response to high-profile ad boycotts. In a Tuesday morning post on her Facebook page, Sandberg said that the results of the company’s two-year independent civil rights audit...
'A great friend of the show': 'Fox & Friends' hosts remember Charlie Daniels
"Fox & Friends" hosts remembered Country Music giant Charlie Daniels on Tuesday as a "great friend of [the] show" and a talented man who loved the U.S. military.
Dr. Tom Frieden: Coronavirus has the upper hand, but we can still stop the virus
Our health, our economy and our kids’ ability to go back to school all depend on all of us working together to get this right.
What is Blackout Day? Everything to know about the economic boycott
Tuesday has been declared Blackout Day, a campaign calling on black Americans to spend their dollars exclusively at Black-owned businesses. Activist and YouTuber Calvin Martyr founded the initiative, compelled by the death of Georgia man Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down by three white men, then shot and killed, activist and YouTuber Calvin Martyr founded...
Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?
The Tiger King. | Netflix On this episode of Land of the Giants: How does Netflix’s famous algorithm work? And how does Netflix use it? Did you watch Tiger King during the quarantine? A lot of us did. Netflix’s true-crime documentary about tiger breeders battling it out with animal rights activists was released in late March. Within a month, some 64 million people had watched at least some of the series. This was during the same time that millions of people were stuck at home for lockdown and decided to subscribe to Netflix. But did all of those Netflix users watch Tiger King because they wanted to or because their friends told them to? Or was it because Netflix told them to via its vaunted recommendation algorithm? That’s the question we explore on the latest episode of Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect. And more broadly, we wanted to get a better understanding of how Netflix uses the vast trove of data it collects about its viewers’ habits. At this point, most of us know that big tech companies often surveil their users and then use the information they gather to decide what their users are likely to see or engage with. The downside of that can be obvious: Just ask Facebook’s and Google’s many critics. The stakes seem lower for Netflix. For instance, to date, no one has accused the company of subverting democracy in the US. And Netflix says it doesn’t hoover up nearly as much of your data as other big tech companies because it’s not in the ad business and doesn’t need that level of information. But Netflix does take very detailed notes about the way its 200 million users behave when they watch Netflix. It says it uses that data to help figure out what you might want to watch — and to figure out the best way to present that choice to you. Even if Netflix thinks you and your friend both want to watch, say, Floor Is Lava, it may show each of you different images or clips from the show based on what it knows about your viewing habits. But our big question is whether Netflix has a bias about who owns the stuff it shows you. It’s an increasingly relevant question as media companies that used to license their stuff to Netflix claw that content back so they can power their own competing streaming services. Which is why Friends has left Netflix for HBO Max, and The Office is going to Comcast’s Peacock, and why most of Disney’s TV shows and movies have moved to Disney+. So it would seem obvious that Netflix would want to promote shows it makes and owns, like Tiger King and Floor Is Lava, because it can keep those shows, as opposed to ones that will eventually leave for another streamer. Which is why we asked Netflix executives and people outside of the company if that’s actually happening. You can hear their answers on the player below, or on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. 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.
Christopher Meloni talks return to 'Law & Order,' potential reunion between Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson
Christopher Meloni is opening up about his return to the “Law & Order” franchise as well as the circumstances surrounding his previous departure from “SVU.”
Fire ants are heading north as climate warms, researchers say
Fire ants are hitching free rides on agricultural deliveries and are headed north, where experts say they will deliver their painful bites on unsuspecting victims. The stinging insects were accidentally brought into a port in Alabama from South America in the 1930s and have expanded across the South since, according to a report by AccuWeather....
Australia man fends off venomous snake with knife, seatbelt while driving on highway, police say
An Australian man fought off one of the world’s deadliest snakes with only a knife and a seatbelt after the serpent coiled around his leg while driving on a highway, authorities said.
Raise your glass! This Nigerian company wants to change how locally made gin or 'ogogoro' is perceived
Nigerian company Pedro's is making what it describes as the country's first distilled local gin or "ogogoro."