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NBA having problems holding ‘Delete 8’ camp that would include Knicks
Tom Thibodeau still hasn’t gotten his first wish as head coach. A stalemate still exists between the players association and NBA on an agreement regarding organized team activities (OTA) for the “Delete 8,’’ according to multiple sources. The union still is apprehensive about health/testing protocols that meet the standards of the Orlando restart bubble that...
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Judge Judy sued over Les Moonves sale of show’s ‘library rights’
Rebel Entertainment Partners alleges that she stiffed the company out of profits when she bought and sold the show's library rights in 2015.
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Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California
The Navy on Tuesday located an amphibious tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and is preparing to recover the human remains of troops believed to have been on board. Seven Marines and one Navy sailor went missing when the 26-ton vehicle sank on Thursday just a mile from San Clemente Island...
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Former Uber self-driving car exec sentenced to 18 months in prison
Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber executive who oversaw its self-driving vehicle efforts, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday for stealing an internal tracking document from Google related to its self-driving car program.
Clothes dryer likely caused house fire
Virus outbreak linked to memorial service, funeral
City to fine illegal street racing spectators
Teen with Covid-19 dies after being intubated
Police dog attack leaves victim badly injured
Officials: School laptops held up ahead of new academic year
Alabama education officials say 4,000 laptop computers bound for a school district were held up over issues with manufacturers
Turley explains how Antifa is the 'Keyser Soze' of social unrest
Senate lawmakers convened Tuesday for a hearing to address Antifa’s growing presence in the United States and their participation in the recent Black Live Matter protests.
Colorado State football players allege officials are covering up COVID-19 health threat
Colorado State football players and athletic department staff say coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms to trainers.
Widow to Trump: Shame on you for my husband's Covid-19 death
Stacey Nagy told CNN's Erin Burnett she wrote an obituary for her husband's coronavirus death where she blamed President Trump, Texas Gov. Abbott and those who do not wear masks because she felt a need to "put blame where it belonged."
Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players
Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating.
3 charged in shooting death of Texas ice cream vendor who was known in community as 'Grandpa,' police say
Three Texas men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 68-year-old Adelaido Bernabe Urias.
Young people fueling rise in COVID-19 cases, WHO says
Youngsters hitting nightclubs and beaches have sparked an uptick in coronavirus cases around the globe, the World Health Organization said. The proportion of people between the ages of 15 and 24 infected with COVID-19 has risen three-fold in about five months, according to the United Nations health agency. “We’ve said this before and we’ll say...
Alabama football may be on the hook for more than $3.5M for canceled non-conference games
When the SEC moved to a 10-game, league-only schedule, it canceled three Alabama football games. The school may owe more than $3.5M in payouts.
Sen. Kennedy blames Democrats for making 'no progress' in coronavirus relief negotiations
Fed up Republican lawmakers are beginning to support the possibility of a Trump issued executive order as Congress continues to make  "no progress" in the ongoing coronavirus relief negotiations, as Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy said.
Cuomo beats back ‘surprise’ AOC challenge to lead NY delegation to DNC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily defeated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tuesday in a surprise challenge to determine who will head New York’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs — a Cuomo ally — fumed that he was “blindsided” when a motion was made to nominate AOC to head the delegation during an...
NFL players face major fines for violating coronavirus protocols
Players can also be fined or suspended for engaging in “High-Risk COVID-19 conduct."
Evacuations recommended in 2,500-acre Stagecoach fire in Kern County
A 2,500 acre fire in Kern County has led officials to recommend evacuations for residents in the area.
Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin responsive after taken off on stretcher
TORONTO — Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made contact with Columbus’...
Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again for Angels this year
Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.
Trump offers 'sympathies, assistance' to Lebanon
President Donald Trump offered his "deepest sympathies" to the people of Lebanon after more than 70 people were killed and more than 3,000 were injured in the huge explosion that rocked Beirut. (Aug. 4)
Bellator signs Cage Warriors champ, ex-UFC fighter Mads Burnell
Mads Burnell is the most recent addition to the Bellator roster.        Related StoriesUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Aug. 4: Did Derek Brunson make a leap?Bellator 243 loses two fights from Friday's lineup in ConnecticutJP Buys out of DWCS 31 bout vs. Nate Smith due to pandemic-induced work permit delays
Dems, White House optimistic stimulus deal could be reached this week after both sides make concessions
Top Democrats and negotiators from the White House say a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package could be reached by the end of the week.
New York college students must pass a COVID-19 test to enter campus
Students enrolled at New York’s public colleges must first pass a COVID-19 test in order to get access to campus in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious virus. The State University at Albany and Stony Brook University sent notices to students saying they have to provide proof of having tested negative for...
Deroy Murdock: Trump is right about vote fraud — here’s proof
President Trump has focused national attention on the dangers of mass-mail-in ballots, despite Democrats’ mulish insistence that vote fraud is a bigger myth than Sasquatch.
2020 Daily Trail Markers: Ohio Democrats see opportunity on the horizon
The Biden campaign has two ads running in the state, part of a seven-figure ad buy that will run through the Democratic convention.
Andy Greene comes up big for Islanders in Game 2 win
The fact veteran defenseman Andy Greene was a healthy scratch in Game 1 of the Islanders’ best-of-five play-in series against the Panthers says a lot about the team’s depth on defense. Greene, acquired in a trade from the Devils in February, made his series debut Tuesday after Johnny Boychuk was deemed unfit to play following...
Twins, Pirates game delayed by drone flying over Target Field
A drone flew over Target Field prior to the start of a Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates game on Tuesday, which forced a delay.
Trump backs mail in voting in Florida battleground
In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump now is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice. (August 4)
Rams launch scouting apprenticeship program to help minorities and women
The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday they are launching a scouting apprenticeship program to help minorities and women in the sport.
DC police deny pro-life activists had permission to mark or paint street following weekend arrests
Washington D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is pushing back on the way Students for Life of America (SFLA) has described events leading up to the arrest of two of its activists outside of a local Planned Parenthood facility over the weekend.
Packers' Davante Adams opts in for NFL season: 'It’s something I truly believe we can not necessarily run from'
Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Davante Adams has decided to not opt-out of the 2020 NFL season, despite many NFL players opting to sit the year out due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We need a vaccine for Dems’ COVID lies
Beware of three widely circulating coronavirus lies — and the partisan motives behind them. These lies are dangerous to our children and hinder our communities’ ability to cope with this virus. Lie No. 1: “The United States’ response stands out as among the worst of any country.” House Majority Whip James Clyburn leveled that charge...
Bestsellers List Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
Bestsellers List Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
Bloody brawl breaks out after woman throws coffee in man’s face for not wearing mask
A brawl broke out between a bystander an a passerby in Los Angeles County on Friday after the passerby's girlfriend chose to throw hot coffee in a stranger's face, for not wearing a coronavirus mask.
Teachers and their unions have been anything but heroes amid COVID-19
No other group has shown as much contempt for its own work during the coronavirus crisis as teachers. Their unions are actively fighting to keep kids out of classrooms and to limit remote instruction, lest it require too much time and attention from people who are supposed to be wholly devoted to educating our children....
How Medgar Evers College is betraying its namesake
Civil-rights warrior Myrlie Evers says the situation at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College — named for her martyred activist husband — is an “embarrassment.” She’s being too kind. It’s also a humiliation, an enduring example of the hypocrisy that pervades race-related policy-making in New York — and Gov. Cuomo’s responsibility to fix. Fat chance of the...
Teachers Are Not Essential
Remote education isn’t a matter of life and death, but in-person instruction could be.
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De Blasio, Carranza better move fast if schools are to reopen
If the city’s children are to get an education this year — in whatever form — Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza better start getting their ducks in order. Fast. With just a few weeks left before the start of the new school year, teachers are vowing to strike, principals are threatening to retire,...
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What's on TV Wednesday: 'Coroner' on the CW; 'Big Brother'
What's on TV Wednesday, Aug. 5: "Coroner" on the CW; "Big Brother" on CBS; Dodgers and Angels Baseball; NBA Basketball; MLS Soccer
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Cooper talks to directors behind controversial docuseries
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to "Immigration Nation" co-directors Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau about their Netflix docuseries that goes behind the scenes of the US immigration system. Watch Full Circle every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 6pm ET
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Here's what's next for Ellen DeGeneres' TV show amidst workplace misconduct allegations
USA TODAY's Gary Levin explains why he thinks Ellen DeGeneres will return to her daytime talk show despite allegations of mistreatment from staffers.       
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"It's easy for anyone" to spread disinformation, expert warns
The U.S. needs a "joined-up government response" to disinformation, author Nina Jankowicz said.
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