US groups sue Alabama over 'extreme' abortion ban

The lawsuit was expected and is part of a conservative strategy to re-examine federal abortion law.
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Pompeo says another summit between Trump, North Korea unlikely this year
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said another summit between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to happen this year.
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Chris Evans hails Wyoming boy who saved sister from dog as ‘a hero’
“Captain America” star Chris Evans hailed the 6-year-old Wyoming boy who saved his sister from a dog attack as a real life  superhero — praising his fantastic feat this week as “so brave.” Evans, sent a video message to Bridger Walker who jumped in front of a German Shepherd last week when it charged at...
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Flight to Suburbs: Homebuilder Sentiment Soars to Pre-Pandemic Heights
Americans are seeking homes outside of the cities in the aftermath of riots, looting, police defunding campaigns, resurgent crime, and months-long lockdowns
Trump’s 2020 strategy: Pick a bunch of unpopular battles
In extraordinary circumstances, Trump is preoccupied with using his perch to push the same grievances he usually does.
UK accuses 'Russian actors' of interfering in 2019 general election
The British government accused “Russian actors” Thursday of seeking to interfere in the U.K.'s last general election, and a powerful committee of lawmakers confirmed it would publish within days a long-awaited report into previous allegations of interference from Moscow.
Instagram is reportedly rolling out a TikTok copycat
Facebook’s Instagram app will reportedly launch a new service in the coming weeks that copies the wildly popular features of the controversial TikTok app. Instagram Reels — which, like TikTok, allows users to make 15-second video clips set to music — will make its global debut soon as TikTok faces growing scrutiny over its Chinese...
Trump prepares new arguments as judge sets timeline of New York tax return case
President Trump will have less than two weeks to submit new arguments in his case against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance over a subpoena for financial records, including his tax returns.
'Beautiful' storm captured in Illinois as severe weather brings tornadoes, flash flooding
A storm chaser in Illinois caught quite the sight as severe thunderstorms rocked the region on Wednesday.
Bennie’s Thai Cafe in Manhattan to close after 24 years, citing COVID-19 crunch
Bennie’s Thai Cafe is about to become the latest restaurant casualty of the coronavirus in lower Manhattan.
Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier
Nearly impossible without man-made global warming, this year’s freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change’s most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash study says. International scientists released a study Wednesday that found the greenhouse effect multiplied the chance of the region’s prolonged heat by at least 600 times and maybe tens of...
How Orange Cassidy turned into AEW’s new breakout star
All Elite Wrestling ensured Orange Cassidy was lightly squeezed leading up to his Fyter Fest match against Chris Jericho. The strategy was all part of the plan Tony Khan formulated that slowly turned the comedy wrestler into a viable “main event star” once the AEW president realized what he had. “I was like, ‘oh my...
Sun gets close-up in historic new NASA pictures
NASA has released the closest-ever pictures of the sun, which were captured by the agency's Solar Orbiter.
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green's former hideaway sells for $5.289 million
Restauranteur Rafael Vega just sold a Studio City estate he bought from Drew Barrymore and Tom Green for $5.289 million.
American Airlines and JetBlue are teaming up
A new American Airlines and JetBlue partnership will allow the airlines to sell seats on each other's flights and share frequent flyer benefits.
Xi Jinping pledges Chinese business reforms to global CEOs
Chinese President Xi Jinping tried to assure CEOs that he is committed to supporting foreign companies as the Trump administration works to crimp China's role in global commerce.
What the heck is Brian Kemp doing in Georgia?
On Wednesday in Georgia, there were almost 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Almost 2,800 people are hospitalized due to Covid-19, the highest number in the state's ongoing battle against the virus. A total of 37 people died, the highest number of daily deaths since June 25, according to data from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Criminals Selling Fake Coronavirus-Test Negative Results For Border-Crossing Travellers
Criminals along the Greek border are allegedly selling fake medical certificates showing a negative result for the Wuhan coronavirus to those travelling to Greece.
Rob Kardashian is returning to ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’
It's been years since he had a full-time spot on the show.
Slack shares drop after Google announces work-related Gmail upgrades
Slack shares tanked after Google announced new Gmail features designed to compete with the popular work-messaging app. The search giant announced this week that Gmail for businesses is getting a major upgrade which will see a slew of new features added to the email app. Corporate Gmail users will receive integration for Google Chat, Docs,...
Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops
SAN FRANCISCO — After hours of emotional public testimony and a middle-of-the-night vote by Berkeley leaders, the progressive California city is moving forward with a novel proposal to replace police with unarmed civilians during traffic stops in a bid to curtail racial profiling. The City Council early Wednesday approved a police reform proposal that calls...
Mary Trump book already nearing 1 million sales
Combined first day sales and preorders of print, digital and audio editions of "Too Much Is Never Enough" have sold more than 950,000 copies
Cotton to visit New Hampshire later this month, stirring more 2024 speculation
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas will travel to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire later this month, sparking more speculation that the conservative lawmaker and strong supporter of President Trump may have his own national ambitions in 2024.
Disney may not rebound from the pandemic for at least a year
Disney’s theme parks and movie studios won’t be back in full force until at least the middle of next year, according to a Wall Street analyst’s gloomy prediction. Cowen analyst Doug Creutz said Thursday that Disney’s theme parks and its box-office busting movie division — which includes its namesake studio, Marvel, Pixar and 20th Century...
Nia Long believes race played a part in not getting 'Charlie's Angels' role
Nia Long is sharing why she believes she didn't get the role of Alex Munday in the 2000 film "Charlie's Angels," saying age and race played a part.
Protests And Pandemic Spark Record Gun Sales
Americans are on pace to buy more guns than ever, a surge driven by fears over the pandemic and protests. And nearly half of all the sales appear to be to those buying guns for the first time.
NYPD searches for man in attack on woman pushing baby in stroller
Police in New York City are searching for a man seen in a disturbing video allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend as she was pushing their infant son in a stroller.
Additional 1.3 Million Laid-Off Workers Applied for Unemployment Benefits Last Week as Companies Continue to Cut Jobs
Applications fell in Texas, which has seen infections spike, and in New Jersey and New York, where cases have stabilized
Former major league player Micah Johnson finds new voice as an artist
Micah Johnson, who retired from baseball two years ago, is a full-time artist these days, focusing his work on the Black Lives Matter movement.
U.K., U.S. and Canada Accuse Russian Hackers of Stealing Information From Coronavirus Vaccine Research
The ongoing attacks are seen by officials as an effort to take intellectual property, rather than to disrupt research
Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN 13 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them
Khamzat Chimaev and Mounir Lazzez were among those who name-dropped their preferred next opponents at UFC on ESPN 13 in Abu Dhabi.       Related StoriesCalvin Kattar: Alexander Volkanovski wants contenders, and he won't find one more ready than meUFC on ESPN 13 results: Calvin Kattar overcomes game Dan Ige for unanimous decisionTwitter reacts to Calvin Kattar's victory over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 13
Disappearing deep-sea, ultra-black fish mystery solved by scientists
Researchers have found how deep-sea, ultra-black fish become imperceptible with the help of their skin cells.
Disappearing deep-sea, ultra-black fish mystery solved by scientists
The Invisible Man isn't the only expert in making himself imperceptible with optics science. Species of ultra-black fish also have that tactic down pat, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
Daniel Gillies files for divorce from Rachael Leigh Cook
The "Originals" star and the "She's All That" star announced that they were splitting after 15 years of marriage in June 2019.
mThis prestigious New York theater has an unlikely season coming. All of the titles are TBA.
New York Theatre Workshop, the birthplace of “Rent,” puts its faith in artistic “instigators.”
Penguins are being entertained with bubble machine because of coronavirus pandemic
Penguins at a zoo in England who would typically be occupied with feeding shows and guests were instead kept active with a bubble machine, British news agency SWNS reports.
After 20 straight days with 90-degree temperatures or higher, D.C. may tie its all-time record today
Even if we manage to miss 90 today, there are a whole lot more 90-degree days to come.
Fox News Autos wants to see YOUR Ford Broncos
There's a new one on the way.
Penguins’ playoff hopes look solid; Wild upset chances strong
16 teams will battle for eight remaining playoff spots when the NHL resumes on Aug. 1 in two hub cities, Toronto and Edmonton.
Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis release statements defending Johnny Depp
Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis both gave powerful statements defending Johnny Depp against "wife beater" claims in his UK court case.
Las Vegas man allegedly provoked homeless person into fatal backflip for $6
A Las Vegas man was arrested for “goading” a homeless person into performing a backflip for $6 – a cruel, live-streamed stunt that resulted in the victim’s death, police said. Keonte Jones, 28, was arrested Tuesday for felony willful disregard of a person’s safety in the death of 55-year-old Larry Coner, Las Vegas police said...
Georgia governor "does not give a damn about us," mayor says after mask decision
Governor Brian Kemp is explicitly banning cities and counties in the state from ordering people to wear masks in public.
No Servers, No Tables: How One Israeli Cafe Is Fighting Back Against Coronavirus
TEL AVIV, Israel — As restaurants worldwide struggle to stay open in the coronavirus era, a new Tel Aviv noodle chain offers a pandemic-friendly approach: meals on the go with no human contact.
The Peacock ‘30 Rock’ Debacle is Exactly What Tina Fey Deserves
Messy, mean, and brilliantly meta, the circumstances surrounding the 30 Rock reunion are a mirror to Fey's legacy.
Former Disney World 'Pocahontas' actress reveals bizarre question visitor asked in viral clip
The story of a particularly absurd incident that happened a decade ago has been viewed 1.1 million times
Silicon Valley pours money into Biden’s campaign — and snubs Trump’s
Steve Ballmer, the world’s fifth-richest person, appears to be getting more political. | Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Biden is sweeping up cash from billionaires, CEOs, and political kingmakers in a show of force. Silicon Valley’s elite are choosing their partisan teams with just over 100 days to go until Election Day — and few appear to be backing Donald Trump. The breakdown came into the clearest view yet in fundraising reports released Wednesday that portray a tech industry that has unmistakably coalesced around Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, despite him being the first choice of few during the party primary. Now, juxtaposed against a president long reviled by the power set of Silicon Valley, Biden is sweeping up cash from billionaires, CEOs, and political kingmakers in a show of force. A who’s who of tech’s rich and powerful cut checks of up to $620,600 — the legal maximum — to a jumbo-sized joint fundraising committee between Biden and Democratic Parties around the country after April 1, when the primary was effectively over and the fundraising quarter began. The committee’s fundraising report makes clear that Silicon Valley forms the backbone of Biden’s high-dollar fundraising shop. For instance, of the dozen people who gave the legal maximum to the Biden Victory Fund, half came from the Bay Area. Among the tech billionaires giving the legal maximum, or close to it: Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz; philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs; eBay’s first full-time employee, Jeff Skoll; Zynga founder Mark Pincus; and media moguls Barry Diller and Jeffrey Katzenberg. If you scanned the Biden Victory Fund’s report, every few lines you’d find another marquee name who forked over hundreds of thousands of dollars. The quarterly fundraising report of Trump Victory reads much differently. While high-wattage supporters of the president do exist in Silicon Valley, they have preferred to maintain low profiles in an industry where they fear backlash. So the billionaires who didcut major checks to Trump stand out even more. The sole tech titan who cut a significant check last quarter to Trump’s joint fundraising group with the Republican Parties was Safra Catz, the CEO of the software giant Oracle. Catz and her husband each donated $125,000 to Trump Victory in the spring, the latest sign of coziness between Trump and Oracle, which perhaps more than any other tech giant has fostered a close relationship with the White House. In some ways, who was missing from Trump’s quarterly fundraising report was more notable than who was on it. That’s especially true for Peter Thiel, the billionaire who served as Trump’s emissary to Silicon Valley after loudly backing Trump in 2016 to the chagrin of his industry. Thiel, who has reportedly drawn distance from the president and is now a non-factor in Trump’s orbit, did not make a donation to Trump Victory during the three-month period — extending the fundraising snub that Thiel has extended to Trump since the last gift he made in October 2018. Thiel is instead focusing on down-ballot races so far, and one race in particular. In June, Thiel invested an additional $500,000 in a super PAC that he set up to back Kris Kobach, a hardline immigration official running for the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Kansas. Thiel has now spent $750,000 on the behalf of Kobach, who Democrats at least see as a weak general-election candidate. Another billionaire leaving a surprise mark on the election, the reports reveal, is former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who is now the world’s fifth-richest person. Ballmer, who is today most known as the exuberant owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has not been known as particularly ideological or even that political. He’s funded Republicans and Democrats over the years, but in generally modicum amounts compared to his billionaire peers. But Ballmer made a landmark political donation this spring, when he gave $7 million to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group founded by Mike Bloomberg that primarily supports Democrats. (Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, ran for president this year.) It is Ballmer’s single-largest disclosed donation ever, over 200 times as big as his next biggest check ($32,000.) And it comes around the same time that his wife, Connie Ballmer, cut her own single-biggest disclosed check, a half-million dollars to a pro-Biden super PAC. The Ballmers have long been advocates for gun control. But they have never put their foot down with the same financial force as Steve Ballmer did this spring. And in a tech industry shaken by Trump, they’re proving to be not alone. 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.
Republicans scale back convention plans for Jacksonville
GOP officials announced on Thursday that they’re dialing back on the size of next month’s Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, amid a new surge in coronavirus cases in Florida and many other states across the country.
Young farmers and farmers of color have been shut out of federal assistance during the pandemic
Young farmers and farmers of color have been shut out of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and PPP loans during the pandemic.
Michelle Obama will solve the world’s relationship woes with new podcast
"The Michelle Obama Podcast" will explore human connections.