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Judge Rules Meghan Markle’s Friends Can Remain Anonymous in Privacy Invasion Case Against British Newspaper
Meghan is seeking damages for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and data protection breaches
New York Times' digital revenue exceeds print for first time ever
The nation's newspaper of record is looking more and more like a digital shop, and it has the subscription numbers to show it.
Deadly Beirut blast wiped out 85% of grain silos
The blast occurred at Beirut's port, which manages 60% of all imports for Lebanon.
Trump: ‘Teachers in a certain age group’ should stay home in fall due to COVID-19
"If a teacher's in a certain age group, I think they shouldn't be going in and probably they'll have to wait until the thing goes by," Trump said during a "Fox & Friends" interview.
The most alarming claims from USA TODAY's investigation into Texas Tech
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports obtained Texas Tech's exit interviews with players from the past two seasons via public records requests. In addition to reviewing those documents and others, USA TODAY Sports interviewed 10 players, two former assistant coaches and two parents about the program.
New York health department investigating Long Island nursing home after CBS News report
As coronavirus nursing home deaths continue to rise across the country, CBS News took a look at policies in New York and Florida that allow COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities, and spoke to a former employee of a nursing home in New York who alleges COVID-19 patients were not separated from other residents, which may have led to deaths. David Begnaud reports from Miami.
Big Ten announces schedule of 10 conference games to start Sept. 5
The Big Ten plans to kick off its Big Ten college football schedule of conference games on Sept. 5 but leave flexibility due to coronavirus concerns.
Trump said he may deliver convention speech from White House
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will "probably" deliver his Republican National Convention acceptance speech live from the White House after scrapping his plans to deliver the speech in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Oprah called a ‘fraud’ for calling out ‘white privilege’ since she’s so rich
"Why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people?"
Astronauts describe trip home aboard SpaceX capsule and what they would do differently next time
Mark Strassmann speaks to NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who had a successful landing back on Earth. They describe their landing and what they can do better for next time. One astronaut's wife is going to be flying in the same capsule next year.
Jets mailbag: What new cap space means in lingering Jadeveon Clowney saga
You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Jets. [Jadeveon] Clowney would fill a big hole but at what cost? Problem is the Jets are not one player...
Instagram's TikTok copycat Reels is now available in the US
Facebook has a long history of copying features from rivals, but even by that benchmark, Reels stands out.
Magic Johnson's advice for baseball players during coronavirus outbreak: 'You can't be selfish'
Magic Johnson knows about changing habits in order to live through a virus as an athlete.
JaMychal Green provides a boost: Five takeaways from Clippers' loss to Suns
JaMychal Green did his part in trying to keep the Clippers from losing to Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, scoring 10 points off the bench in the 117-115 loss.
Between renting and buying, Unagi offers personal scooters with a subscription
Unagi subscription plan starts in New York and Los Angeles. Service says pandemic brought its scooter sales from "hundreds" to "thousands."
Coronavirus fears complicate Apple fire evacuation plans
Coronavirus concerns mean some fire evacuees head to hotels, not shelters.
Hollywood & Highland is getting a big makeover that includes turning stores into offices
The $100-million overhaul of the Hollywood & Highland shopping and entertainment center will bring offices to the complex and a new name: Ovation.
UConn becomes first FBS team to cancel football season in 2020
The UConn Huskies football team became the first FBS program to cancel its 2020 season, citing safety challenges and scheduling issues.
'How many Quibis make an episode?' An 'SNL' vet re-imagines 'Murder, She Wrote'
Former "Saturday Night Live" head writer Paula Pell comes to Quibi with "Mapleworth Murders," a short-form, star-studded spin on "Murder, She Wrote."
How gay feminist composer Pauline Oliveros taught us to hear with more than ears
Pauline Oliveros was one of the most radical composers of her time. Listen to her "The Well & The Gentle" and be changed by the experience.
PEN America calls for Hollywood transparency on China censorship to 'protect artistic freedom'
The free expression advocacy group is encouraging greater transparency in Hollywood's dealings with China, as well as commitments to protect the globally released versions of films from Chinese government censorship.
Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here
One of these things is a lot like the other. | Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Meet Instagram Reels, the 15-second video platform that looks exactly like that other 15-second video platform. Today, Instagram is releasing its most significant update since Stories in 2016: Reels, an editing tool that allows users to craft 15-second clips set to music with options to add timed effects, has officially launched in the US. Users can access Reels from the camera in the upper left-hand corner, where you would normally go to film an Instagram Story, and then flipping through to the Reels tab. There, you can search an audio database, upload video clips and splice them together, add text, and play around with the speed or other effects, like greenscreen. Rebecca Jennings/Vox The Reels video tool, featuring my cat. Rebecca Jennings/Vox Reels, my cat, and Taylor Swift. If this sounds suspiciously similar to a different very popular social media app, well, yes. Reels is essentially Facebook’s answer to TikTok, just as Instagram Stories were a pretty blatant copy of Snapchat’s own disappearing Story feature. Reels and TikTok are, for the most part, functionally identical, and Instagram is positioning it as such: as a place to hop onto trending memes and dances, to create goofy content, and perhaps, ultimately, to find fame. Beyond the fun new editing features, though, what Instagram likely really wants to replicate is the endless scroll of TikTok’s addictive For You page, which is personalized to each user and has been a huge key to TikTok’s success. While the Explore tab on Instagram theoretically exists for the same purpose — to show users content they might like but aren’t following yet — the launch of Reels coincides with a major revamp of Explore, which will now include a For You page-type endless scroll of vertical Reels videos. The launch comes just as TikTok faces mounting pressure from US leadership to sever ties with its Chinese owner, ByteDance, culminating in rumors that President Donald Trump will force a selloff. Facebook, which owns Instagram, has long considered TikTok a threat (Mark Zuckerberg tried to buy it in 2016). If Reels takes off, or if it replaces TikTok as the de facto platform for short-form time-wasting due to a political mandate outside TikTok’s control, that’s a huge win for Facebook. There are a few minor differences between the two: Reels has a feature called Align that makes it easier to line up clips for more seamless editing. On the new Explore page, Reels will also label certain particularly entertaining or trending videos as “featured,” meaning they’ve been hand-selected by a person to appear in your feed. A user’s Reels videos will also live in a tab separate from their Instagram grid, located next to the tab for tagged photos. Other than that, it’s basically … TikTok, but on Instagram. For better or for worse, judging by Instagram’s history, that may as well make it a hit. 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.
‘Who’s the Boss’ Reboot In the Works with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano
The classic sitcom is returning to the small screen.
Trump claims children are 'virtually immune' to Covid-19
Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over expansion of mail-in voting
The lawsuit takes aim at a new bill signed by Governor Steve Sisolak on Monday.
Coronavirus relief must focus on jobs, not 'force' people to choose between work and unemployment, Hawley says
The coronavirus relief package should focus on jobs not some "$3-plus trillion dollars of bailout money for blue states of spending on special interest lobbying projects," Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.
Hilary Duff shows off toned abs in new bikini pic, encourages fans to 'do whatever feels good'
Hilary Duff is flaunting her figure and encouraging her fans to do what that makes them happy, all at once.
Activist Cori Bush upsets 10-term incumbent US Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri primary
Missouri Democratic congressional candidate Cori Bush upset longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's Democratic primary on Aug. 4, 2020.
Meet Members of a Historic University of California Class
Wednesday: Latinos were the largest group of Californians admitted to the university’s freshman class. Also: A deeper look at the life of Representative Karen Bass.
NFL's Stephon Clark video omits 'crucial facts' in police-involved shooting case, prosecutors say
An NFL video highlighting the police-involved death of Stephon Clark in 2018 “performs a disservice instead of a public service,” California prosecutors said Tuesday.
President Trump flips on his longstanding attitude toward mail-in ballots
President Trump has repeatedly denounced mail-in ballots, but he is changing his tune for Florida. Weijia Jiang reports.
'Who's the Boss?' reboot confirmed by Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano
We are waiting on you, Judith Light. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano say that a reboot of "Who's the Boss?" is in the works.
Beirut explosion reportedly caused by fertilizer seized from Russian businessman
The 2,700 tons of fertilizer believed to have caused the explosion that devastated Beirut had been confiscated from a Russian businessman — who “abandoned” his cargo ship after an unscheduled stop, according to reports. Officials revealed Tuesday that the blast that killed at least 100 — and left up to 300,000 homeless — appeared to...
'Who's the Boss' reboot starring Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza in development by Sony
“Who’s the Boss?” is the latest 1980s sitcom to get the modern-day reboot treatment, Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday.
Cori Bush unseats 20-year Missouri incumbent
Cori Bush, a progressive activist and veteran of the racial justice protest movement, defeated 20-year incumbent Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary.
Texas teacher charged with having sex with 15-year-old student
A Texas teacher is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old male student -- just months after she started working at a high school, court records show.
Kirk Cousins talks ‘mermaids’ on Kyle Brandt’s new Spotify podcast
Aaron Rodgers isn’t the only NFL star in Kyle Brandt’s hot seat. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, The Ringer’s “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt” podcast will premiere exclusively on Spotify, hosting a series of familiar faces, including Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu, and Chiefs superfan Paul Rudd, The Post can...
Blast of highly explosive material kills dozens, injures thousands in Beirut, Lebanon
Huge explosions rocked Lebanon's capital city, killing dozens of people and injuring thousands more, and sending an enormous blast wave across the city. The blast was seen around the city, and eyewitnesses suffered injuries likened to war wounds. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports.
BBC Arabic interview dramatically interrupted by deadly Beirut, Lebanon blast
A dramatic illustration of the power of the explosion that rocked Beirut on August 4 came during a video interview on BBC Arabic.
Beirut explosion: Rescue workers frantically search for survivors as Lebanon capital confronts massive devastation
Rescuers on Wednesday are working frantically to search for survivors in Beirut a day after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, leaving at least 100 dead and some 4,000 injured.
NYC gang member involved in 3 drive-by shootings after being released without bail in May: report
A previously convicted alleged gang member was involved in three drive-by shootings after he was released without bail following an attempted murder arrest in May, prosecutors said.
Donald Trump: Obama's 'Angry Speech' at John Lewis Funeral 'Totally Inappropriate'
"I thought that speech was totally inappropriate, very bad," Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends, adding that it was a "terrible terrible representation for what our country was about."
France's President Macron Visiting Lebanon After Beirut Blast
PARIS (AP) - As Lebanon reeled in shock a day after the massive blast in Beirut and counted the dead, nations around the world promised it would not be alone.
Ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski gets 18 months for stealing trade secrets
A former Google engineer who stole self-driving car technology for Uber was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison,  in what a California judge called the “biggest trade secret crime” he’s ever seen. US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco refused to hand out a shorter sentence Tuesday to Anthony Levandowski, because it...
Julie Chen confirms 'Big Brother' contestants were eliminated before filming due to positive COVID-19 tests
Julie Chen confirmed on Tuesday that some contestants of the “Big Brother: All-Stars” upcoming season were removed from the show before filming began due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Get a text lately about an unpaid bill? Unclaimed cash? It's a scam
Scammers are banking on the notion that many households are dealing with a lot of uncertainty in 2020. Did you forget to pay the Internet bill?
Kelsey Grammer is the Best Part of ‘Money Plane,’ the Zaniest Summer Movie of 2020
You want to hear Frasier Crane talk about dudes f*cking alligators?