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Big Ten cancels fall football season in first major college hit
The Big Ten will skip the fall season. The collegiate outfit announced on Tuesday its decision to cancel its football season, but it will attempt to play in the spring. It’s the first Power 5 conference to decide its fate, with the Pac-12 expected to follow suit. The Big Ten cited medical advice in announcing...
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22-year-old Tel Aviv tower-washer is rising TikTok star
TEL AVIV – Twirling to hip hop over chasms of steel and glass, soapy squeegee in one hand and a smartphone in the other, Noa Toledo is an Israeli social media star who aims to encourage other women to take on her traditionally male-dominated job. The 22-year-old window washer’s high-rise dance routines have earned close...
Suspect identified in shooting incident near White House
The Secret Service says the suspect "crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon."
Tiny Harris defends Zonnique Pullins’ pregnancy
"I was not married and I turned out fine. I did not struggle — I was out there getting my money."
Beluga whales smile as they return to sea after years in captivity
Meet Little Grey and Little White.
Minnesota court denies GOP effort to block ballot harvesting
A Minnesota court issued a ruling Tuesday that blocks a Republican effort to deny ballot collection and voter assistance known as ballot harvesting in the state, saying their effort to block the process was motivated by politics.
Soap star Melody Thomas Scott says she was sexually abused in front of grandmother
Her memoir, “Always Young and Restless,” is out later this month.
Thank God ‘A Kid in King Arthur’s Court’ Didn’t Make Daniel Craig and Kate Winslet Famous 25 Years Ago
Yeah, that's right—both Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig are in this movie. Seriously.
Sycamore Partners’ bid for bankrupt JCPenney opposed by workers’ group
Sycamore Partners should not be allowed to buy JCPenney out of bankruptcy because of its long history of closing stores and decimating jobs, a worker advocacy group said on Tuesday. A group of current and former retail workers from Toys r Us, Kmart, Sears and other bankrupt retailers are sounding the alarms about the Big Apple-based private...
‘It Smells Like Despair.’ A Diary of Life Inside Beirut After a Deadly Explosion
After a powerful blast on Aug. 4 killed more than 200 people in Beirut and left 300,000 homeless, Gaëlle Moutran did what many young people in Beirut felt compelled to do in the ensuing days: film what was happening around her. With her iPhone, Moutran, a scenographer working in film and art, documents a city…
Navajo Nation Asks Trump To Commute Death Sentence Of Native Man Facing Execution
The U.S. government plans to execute Lezmond Mitchell, who killed two people on a Navajo reservation. Tribal leaders, citing Navajo beliefs that life is sacred, don't want him to be executed.
Maryland to drastically reduce number of polling places in November, despite gov's concerns of disenfranchisement
A proclamation issued by the governor issued Monday will allow the state Board of Elections to set up "voting centers" rather than traditional polling places.
New York's true nursing home coronavirus death toll cloaked in secrecy
New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount.
'Fury' producer Anton Lessine seeks $5.95 million for modern Palisades retreat
Movie producer Anton Lessine is asking $5.95 million for his modern retreat in Pacific Palisades, about $2 million more than he paid in 2015.
South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid coronavirus
JOHANNESBURG — When her regular clinic ran out of her government-funded HIV medications amid South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, Sibongile Zulu panicked. A local pharmacy had the drugs for $48, but she didn’t have the money after being laid off from her office job in the shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Desperate for...
Second body found at site of Baltimore gas explosion identified
Newly released video shows the massive gas explosion that leveled three Baltimore homes Monday, as authorities reported that a second body — a 20-year-old college student — was found buried in the rubble, according to reports. Joseph Graham, a junior at Morgan State University, was found in the ruins in the northwest Baltimore neighborhood of...
U.S. weighing order to deny entry to certain citizens
The proposal would constitute a significant expansion of immigration and travel restrictions during the pandemic.
Kal Penn to host Freeform series on election issues for millennial, Gen Z voters
The untitled project is described as a smart, irreverent unscripted comedy.
Get up to 30 percent off designer shoes for Shopbop Summer Shoe Sale
You can score some awesome designer footwear with Shopbop’s Summer Shoe Sale. For a limited time, you can get up to 30% off all of your favorite designer brands. Standouts include sneakers, wedges and heels from top brands like Sergio Rossi, Badgley Mischka and Tory Burch. You’ll also find major markdowns on a variety of...
A's outfielder Ramon Laureano suspended five games, Astros coach Alex Cintrón gets 20 after brawl
MLB brings down hammer on Astros bench coach Alex Cintron, A's outfielder Ramon Laureano after benches clear.
Jessica Alba, Ruby Rose, Viola Davis, more celebs call for action in Breonna Taylor's death with new campaign
Dozens of A-list stars are demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with a new initiative that launched 150 days from the date she was murdered by police.
Where Kanye West is and isn’t on the ballot for the 2020 election
West has managed to successfully get himself on the ballot in three states: Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont.
Twitter is finally helping people shut out “reply guys”
Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets people limit who replies to their posts | Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images You can now limit who is allowed to respond to your tweets, which Twitter says is helping reduce harassment. If you’re on Twitter — and especially if you’re a woman on Twitter — you’re probably well aware of the “reply guy” phenomenon. It goes something like this: You post something on Twitter — a joke, a fact, a personal story — and you get a bunch of unhelpful, distracting, and sometimes hateful replies alongside the thoughtful responses to your original tweet. Twitter is rolling out a new feature today that it has been testing since May to help people shut out reply guys and other unwanted interactions on the platform. Now, when you tweet, you can limit who can reply to either the people you follow or the people you mention (by tagging their handle with the @ tag) in the tweet. People who can’t reply can still view, share, and “like” the tweets you limit replies on. Here’s what it looks like: As for those who feel left out of the conversation — reply guy or otherwise — they can still quote and retweet these limited-reply tweets. Limiting replies is an important feature because it’s designed to help some people who may otherwise feel bombarded with harassment on Twitter be more comfortable posting on the platform. According to Twitter’s internal research, people who submitted abuse reports are three times more likely to use these settings. The reply-limiting feature is also useful for people who are trying to have a focused conversation in a small group, like a virtual panel discussion or a 1:1 interview. Take, for example, the interview that Recode co-founder Kara Swisher had with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey via Twitter back in February. The Q&A between Dorsey and Swisher was nearly impossible to follow because they were both bombarded with distracting replies that cluttered the discussion. (Dorsey joked about the event when Twitter first announced the reply-limiting feature in May.) Since Twitter has been testing this feature, the company says it’s seen some solid progress, as detailed in a blog post by Twitter director of product management Suzanne Xie. Xie wrote that people who tested the feature are seeing positive results: They said they feel more protected from spam and abuse and are more comfortable sharing their thoughts freely as a result. “These settings help some people feel safer and could lead to more meaningful conversations, while still allowing people to see different points of view,” wrote Xie. And, mercifully, Twitter says that “reply guys” aren’t blasting people’s DMs instead — for now. It’s too soon to tell how this feature will be received now that it’s being rolled out on a wider scale. But the hope is it will make the platform a little less awful for some people. Will you become our 20,000th supporter? When the economy took a downturn in the spring and we started asking readers for financial contributions, we weren’t sure how it would go. Today, we’re humbled to say that nearly 20,000 people have chipped in. The reason is both lovely and surprising: Readers told us that they contribute both because they value explanation and because they value that other people can access it, too. We have always believed that explanatory journalism is vital for a functioning democracy. That’s never been more important than today, during a public health crisis, racial justice protests, a recession, and a presidential election. But our distinctive explanatory journalism is expensive, and advertising alone won’t let us keep creating it at the quality and volume this moment requires. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will help keep Vox free for all. Contribute today from as little as $3.
The FDA is recalling some potatoes, lemons, limes and oranges due to potential listeria contamination
First it was onions and now, it's lemons, limes, oranges and potatoes.
Anti-Semitic note reportedly left at Manhattan assemblywoman’s office
Someone taped an anti-Semitic note to the storefront of Upper East Side Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright’s legislative office. The lurid message, which The Post is not re-printing, made sexual references and alluded to Jewish stereotypes. Seawright recently sponsored a “virtual town hall” event that focused on combating anti-Semitism and featured New York State Jewish leaders. “We...
How one small business is innovating amid the pandemic
After months under coronavirus lockdowns, small businesses are struggling to survive as they reopen under new social distancing restrictions. Joanne Canady-Brown, owner of the Gingered Peach Bakery in New Jersey, joins CBSN to discuss how her business is adjusting.
7-foot-5 Tacko Fall shows off his golf swing
Bryson DeChambeau has golf’s longest drive. Tacko Fall has its longest swing. On a golf outing at one of the resorts within the NBA bubble in Orlando, the 7-foot-5 Celtics center recently hit the links with Magic center Mo Bamba, who was kind enough to share Fall’s mammoth swing with the world, via Instagram. Celtics...
Kelly Ripa claps back after troll criticizes her ‘lack of personal grooming’
It's far from the first time the TV host has stood up to social media haters.
Joe Biden to announce VP pick
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is expected to announce his running mate for the 2020 election ballot. Follow here for the latest.
Iran shuts down newspaper after expert accuses regime of coronavirus cover-up
The Iranian regime has shut down a newspaper in Iran after it published remarks by an expert who said the number of coronavirus cases and deaths could be 20 times higher than official statistics.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says memorial of unarmed Black people killed by police must come down
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has announced that a memorial honoring more than 100 unarmed Black individuals killed by police in the U.S. must come down by Saturday, according to a Monday report.
Lawsuit filed after video showed officers trying to handcuff 8-year-old at Florida school
Benjamin Crump filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after sharing video of Florida police officers trying to handcuff an 8-year-old at school in 2018.
Test Drive: The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a slimmer SUV
Three-row Atlas transforms into two-row Atlas Cross Sport
We Need to Take Care of the Growing Number of Longterm COVID-19 Patients
On July 7, 2020, the Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez tested positive for the new coronavirus. He was scheduled to start Opening Day for the Sox, but the virus had other plans—damaging Rodriguez’s heart and causing a condition called myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). Now the previously fit 27-year old ace left-hander must…
Fashion Entrepreneur Aurora James: ‘We Need to Support Black-Owned Businesses. Period.’
James discusses the importance of the "15 Percent Pledge" during a TIME100 Talks conversation
Biden close to picking a running mate, while speakers are announced for DNC convention
The decision of who Joe Biden will pick to be his running mate is imminent. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has interviewed top finalists for the vice presidential slot and an announcement of his choice is expected this week. Meanwhile, a list of speakers has been announced for the DNC convention next week. Ed O'Keefe reports.
McConnell tries to hold the line on lawsuits
Meanwhile governors are leery of Trump’s unemployment money.
Wake up and smell the cereal: Dunkin’ expands breakfast offerings
As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, Dunkin’ is getting into the cereal game. The Massachusetts-based coffee and donuts empire is releasing two new breakfast cereals based on two of its most popular coffee drinks: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte. The team-up with Post Consumer Brands, the makers of Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Raisin...
NJ woman, 107, has survived coronavirus and Spanish flu in her lifetime: report
A 107-year-old New Jersey woman who survived the Spanish Flu, has reportedly defied the odds once again by surviving the coronavirus.
'Not Enough Time': Census Workers Fear Rushing Count Could Botch Results
Already hampered by the coronavirus, Census Bureau workers are now scrambling to visit households that haven't filled out a 2020 census form, trying to finish a count that's been cut short by a month.
Could Kanye even theoretically win? Missed ballot deadlines seem to erase any path
Kanye West's bizarre bid for the White House has hit a major roadblock -- if his goal was ever to become president, rather than play spoiler against Joe Biden.
New York becomes 30th state to require seat belts for all car occupants
All car passengers in New York state must wear seat belts starting in November, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the rule into law Tuesday. The new law makes it mandatory for back-seat passengers to buckle up in addition to those in the front — and makes New York the 30th state to require seat belts...
Good Samaritan rescues people from flooding car
Mike Wilson jumped to the rescue when he turned down a flooded street and spotted three people trapped in their car.
15 celebrity-approved beauty buys from the Dermstore Anniversary Sale
From a gentle makeup remover to oil for your pubes.
Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world with salty water under the surface, NASA mission finds
Ceres, a dwarf planet in our solar system, may be a geologically active ocean world with salty water below its surface, according to new research.
NIH chief says politically motivated approval of coronavirus vaccine 'cannot happen'
The director of the National Institutes of Health is putting his foot down.
Larry Elder: Joe Biden has been lying about his civil rights record for decades
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been lying about his civil rights record for decades, said radio talk show host Larry Elder on Tuesday.
A surprise 'safe-haven' investment has surged 180% since March
Bitcoin is on a tear: The price of one bitcoin is now trading just above $11,500, the highest level in about a year. Bitcoin has surged more than 60% in 2020 and is up more than 180% from its mid-March lows of about $4,000.