Heat's Meyers Leonard on why he stands for national anthem

Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat chose to stand for the national anthem while the rest his teammates knelt on Saturday, during the team's re-opening game against the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. 
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Graham Ivan Clark, teen mastermind of infamous Twitter hack, pleads not guilty
TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of a scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of fraud. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people around the world out...
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Kansas girl hears for the first time thanks to cochlear implants
Now, without her mom signing, Mavis understands and a trip to the park with her older brothers is a whole new world.
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Tornadoes leave trail of destruction along East Coast
At least 20 tornadoes have left a trail of destruction as Tropical Storm Isaias slammed into East Coast on Tuesday. Chip Reid reports.
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At least 4 people dead, dozens injured after Tropical Storm Isaias rips through the East Coast
At least 4 people are dead and dozens are injured after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped slammed the East Coast on Tuesday. The storm spawned at least 20 tornadoes, leaving millions without power. Mola Lenghi reports.
Ford turns to a 'car guy' to lead the company into the future
It's hard to imagine two people more different from one another than Jim Hackett, the departing CEO of Ford, and Jim Farley, his incoming replacement.
‘Who’s The Boss’ sequel series with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano coming
One of the most beloved television comedies is making a comeback.
Disney to sell ‘Mulan’ on Disney+ for $30 as pandemic sinks sales
After reporting an eye-popping $5 billion loss, Disney said it will release “Mulan” directly to the Disney+ as it looks to its budding streaming service to carry it through the pandemic. Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek on Tuesday told investors that the live-action version of its popular animated film from 1998 — originally scheduled to...
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
What the US government can do now to help fix testing problems
Why is coronavirus testing in the US still a debacle? CNN spoke to more than 20 testing experts including state health officials, testing labs, test suppliers, hospitals and industry insiders, and the overwhelming consensus is that a federal plan is needed to help fix it. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
Disney earnings plummeted in its third quarter. Blame COVID-19
The pandemic drove Disney revenue down by 42% from 2019 for the three months ending in June. But the company's streaming services have 100 million subscribers, including 60.5 million for Disney+.
Gary Sanchez is a Yankees mess again
Gary Sanchez is missing. Not missing like when the Mets scared the daylights out of everyone by announcing they couldn’t find Yoenis Cespedes, even though they had a pretty good idea what happened to him. Missing as in swinging at baseballs and failing to connect with them at an alarming rate. Even an 8-1 start...
'She deserved better': Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone, breaks down in tears
Zoe Saldana says Nina Simone "deserved better" than her controversial portrayal of the  famed jazz singer in the 2016 biopic "Nina."
Explaining Matthew Stafford's COVID-19 false positive and the 'nightmare' it could create
An NFL game this fall probably will be altered by a false negative or false positive COVID test. Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford already knows that.
Guy Benson knocks Trump over 'terrible' interview, says president 'woefully underprepared' for basic criticism
President Trump's recent interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios showed why he is on track to lose his bid for reelection, Fox News contributor Guy Benson wrote Tuesday in a op-ed.
Clippers lose to Suns on Devin Booker's buzzer-beater
Devin Booker spins away from George Paul and sinks a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 117-115 victory over the Clippers.
Federal officers in Portland suffered 113 eye injuries from lasers, DHS official says
The deputy director of the Department of Homeland Security says federal officers in Portland suffered 113 eye injuries while guarding a courthouse from activists armed with powerful lasers. The usually green beams produce uncomfortable heat, unlike common small red pointers, Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the clashes in Oregon. “We’ve...
Neil Young sues Trump campaign over use of music at events
Neil Young has filed a lawsuit against the Trump 2020 campaign for copyright infringement after the President has repeatedly used the rocker's music at official events.
Companies race to develop COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment
In contrast to the convalescent plasma taken from survivors' blood, monoclonal antibodies can be manufactured in large amounts in a lab.
Southwest Airlines cuts back on Covid-19 cleanings to speed up flight turnarounds
A Southwest memo says the company is cutting back on some parts of its passenger cabin cleaning procedures for the Covid-19 pandemic so the airline can reduce the time aircraft spend on the ground between flights.
Novavax becomes fifth COVID-19 vaccine developer to release promising early results
The candidate vaccine seems to have generated an immune reaction similar to those in people who have recovered from COVID-19, the data shows.
Thousands of cockfighting roosters found during raid on Los Angeles property
California authorities are crying foul against occupiers of an L.A. property after approximately two to three thousand roosters were found being bred for cockfighting.
Mulan is coming to Disney+ as a $30 rental
Liu Yifei, star of Disney’s live-action Mulan, which will be released on the Disney+ streaming platform for an additional fee on September 4. | Walt Disney Pictures Along with Tenet’s staggered release and big announcements from AMC and Universal, it’s a sign of change. The coronavirus pandemic has trashed the entertainment industry, and one of its highest-profile targets has been Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan. Originally slated to release on March 27, the film’s theatrical debut was moved to July 24, then August 21, then taken off the calendar entirely. But on an earnings call with investors, Disney executives announced that Mulan will be released on Disney+, the company’s streaming service, on September 4. It will come with a fee attached: Subscribers will pay an additional $29.99 to rent the film. The company plans to release the film in theaters on the same day in countries without Disney+ (which includes China, the country in which Mulan is set). This is big news for Disney, which had delayed the film to make sure it could maximize profits by releasing it in movie theaters. Theaters around the world closed down in March out of concerns for public health and safety, and they remain closed in many countries. With theaters in the US remaining in a state of limbo into the fall, the company’s new release plans are a kind of trial balloon that will indicate whether at-home audiences are willing to pay $29.99 to see a movie they won’t even own. That sounds like a lot of money, though it’s still less than the cost of two or three movie tickets in many cities. (The average cost of a movie ticket nationwide in 2019 hovered around $9.) Add popcorn and soda and the cost is about the same, albeit without the theatrical experience. For some audiences, that may be enough; for others, the plethora of at-home entertainment available on streaming platforms may suffice until the film’s price drops. On August 4, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the decision was made due to the pandemic and didn’t represent a future shift in Disney’s business model. But it’s not hard to imagine that if Mulan is very successful on Disney+, the company will begin to ponder more permanent changes. Walt Disney Pictures The Mulan decision is one in a string of pandemic-prompted changes to movie release schedules. The Mulan news is just the latest in a string of recent announcements that indicate the pandemic has hastened seismic changes that industry insiders have long believed would eventually arrive. A week earlier, Warner Bros. announced that the summer’s other extensively delayed high-profile release, Christopher Nolan’s thriller Tenet, would open in 70 international territories on August 26 before releasing in limited US theaters on September 3. The film had initially been delayed to ensure it would be released in the US simultaneously with the rest of the world. But as other countries reopened out of a lockdown state, so did their theaters. Meanwhile, in the US, the vast majority of theaters (with the exception of drive-in theaters) remain closed as states suffer from spiking infection rates and few signs of the virus slowing. And on July 29, megaplex theater chain AMC and Universal, one of Hollywood’s six major studios, announced they’d struck a deal to shorten the window between theatrical release and a movie’s digital release. Traditionally, a movie wouldn’t arrive on on-demand digital platforms (such as iTunes and Amazon Prime) until months after its theatrical release; now, Universal’s movies can go digital a mere 17 days after playing in AMC’s theaters. (AMC will share a cut of the profits.) A month past the 2020 midway point, it seems foolhardy to speculate about what these changes truly mean for the future of movies. Theaters and theater chains are in danger of going out of business completely. Even when they reopen, it will be a long time before they can reopen at full capacity. And the fact that concessions are a big part of the theatrical business in the US — but you can’t wear a mask and munch popcorn at the same time — is another giant wrinkle. Movie studios hold the cards for now, but they’re not immune to financial turmoil; with the expensive, large-scale productions that keep the lights on experiencing not just delayed releases but production challenges, it’s not clear how many studios will last, either. Compact release windows and higher digital rental fees, if audiences become accustomed to them, may start to seem inevitable. There are more questions than answers, and anyone who acts as if they know the future of the movies right now is either a fool or trying to sell someone something. And changes in Hollywood have almost always been propelled by new technologies and social norms, from the addition of sound to the changes in self-censorship models. The advent of streaming is yet another chapter in that book. But one thing is clear: The decision by the biggest business in the entertainment industry to release a tentpole release like Mulan to their digital service signals that the pandemic, and the US’s failure to contain it, is what’s shifting tectonic plates this time around. 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. 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Galaxy resume training following COVID-19 scare
The Galaxy returned to training Tuesday following a COVID-19 scare in which eight members of the team's USL Championship affiliate tested positive.
AG Barr and Ivanka Trump announce DOJ providing $35m in housing to human trafficking victims
Ivanka Trump has made human trafficking a focal point of her work.
‘Doomsday’ dad Chad Daybell texted about shooting raccoon after daughter disappeared
The day after "Doomsday" dad Chad Daybell’s stepdaughter was last seen alive, he sent his then-wife an "unusual" text about shooting a raccoon and burying it in a pet cemetery.
'Midnight Sun' is finally here and 'Twilight' fans have already started binge-reading it
Just as Edward leaped through the trees (who can ever forget that spider monkey line), "Midnight Sun" has already leaped up to #1 on Amazon's bestselling books.
'Midnight Sun' is finally here and 'Twilight' fans are binge-reading it
It's been 12 long years since the last book of the "Twilight" series came out, meaning high schoolers that once classified themselves into #TeamJacob or #TeamEdward are now working adults.
Tom Cotton introduces move to block China-owned companies from receiving stimulus funds
WASHINGTON  — GOP Sen. Tom Cotton on Tuesday introduced an amendment to the Republican HEALS act banning any Chinese-owned entity from receiving stimulus cash. The measure would also require the Secretary of the Treasury to claw back CARES Act funds provided to Chinese firms earlier this year amid reports they scored millions of dollars of...
Jaguars' Gardner Minshew on being placed on the COVID-19 list: 'It took one look at me and ran the other way'
COVID-19 is no match for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew.
NYC health commissioner resigns amid pandemic, tells staffers 'your talents must be better leveraged'
Five months after New York City's first confirmed coronavirus case, the head of the city's health department, who lead efforts to contain the virus that left more than tens of thousands of New Yorkers dead, has resigned.
Trump's national security adviser returns to White House after coronavirus diagnosis
National security adviser Robert O'Brien returned to the White House Tuesday after a period of self-isolation following his coronavirus diagnosis last month, a National Security Council spokesperson said.
Prosecutors: Pimp kept ‘minutes,’ contracts with victims
A Maryland man who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to prostitution charges kept detailed “meeting minutes” and a “comptroller’s report” that allowed investigators to document his illegal business, according to court records.
Appeals court blocks Trump 'public charge' immigration rule in 3 states
A federal appeals court Tuesday blocked in three states the Trump administration's controversial "public charge" rule that critics say has a chilling effect on immigrants who may need to seek medical assistance,
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew: COVID-19 won’t mess with me
Gardner Minshew II doesn’t think COVID-19 would dare mess with his swagger. The mustachioed Jaguars’ quarterback has been activated after a “brutal” stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which lasted all of two days after coming into contact with infected teammate Michael Walker. “Did not contract the virus,” 24-year-old Minshew told reporters on a conference call...
Rep. John Lewis to be celebrated tonight by Oprah, Brad Pitt, Gayle King, Tyler Perry
A star-studded TV tribute to Rep. John Lewis — co-hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry and Gayle King — is airing tonight on CBS.
Michigan Democratic rising star Rep. Jon Hoadley blogged about drug use and sex
A Michigan lawmaker and rising star in the Democratic Party who is running for Congress in one of the nation’s most contested seats discussed drug use and sex in a now-deleted blog where he also published derogatory comments about women and creepy remarks about children in underwear. State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is seeking the...
NYPD cop arrested for the second time in less than a week
An NYPD cop was arrested for the second time in less than a week on Monday — for stealing model cars, clothes and hygiene products from a Queens Walgreens just days after he was busted for knifing his former girlfriend, police said.
Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast
So far, at least 60 people were killed in the blast and over 3,000 others were injured
Meghan Markle birthday plans revealed as royal family sends well-wishes from abroad: Source
The Duchess of Sussex turned 39.
Trump to join 'Fox & Friends' Wednesday to discuss coronavirus, 2020 election and China
President Trump will join “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday for an in-depth interview, Fox News Media announced on Tuesday.
Disney's theme park coronavirus closures result in third-quarter hit of $3.5 billion
The Walt Disney Company's theme park closures due to the coronavirus pandemic took their toll on the company's balance sheet in the third quarter.
Slight progress as urgency grows on virus relief
Senate Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters "we are not going to give up. We are not going to walk away," as negotiations continue on a huge coronavirus relief bill. (August 4)
NYC mayor responds to health commissioner's resignation
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responds to the resignation of Oxiris Barbot, the city's health commissioner, who helped lead efforts to contain Covid-19.
Vaccine, Beirut, Census: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Air Force may buy 180 new B-21 stealth bombers
It is by no means impossible to envision a U.S. Air Force fleet of as many as 150-to-180 new B-21 bombers, should the service’s force-size vision come to fruition by virtue of the pace and success of construction, new requirements driven by threats and budget availability.
Gallup poll finds 84% of Americans say media to blame for US political divide
A new poll released on Tuesday shows Americans have a growing distrust of the media, with an overwhelming majority saying the press have a political bias and nearly half saying news outlets display a "great deal" of bias.
Nets’ insane upset of Bucks includes huge betting payoff
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-116, as 19-point underdogs Tuesday, pulling off a historic upset. The win was the third-biggest point-spread upset since 1990 according to ESPN — behind the Orlando Magic (+21 at Chicago, 1992) and the Mavericks (+19¹/₂ at Seattle SuperSonics, 1993) — and the largest in 27 years. The Nets...
California's coronavirus test result data may be flawed, says top health official.
Newsom may have relied on faulty numbers when announcing a steep decline in infection rates.