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At Least 16 Dead, Dozens Injured After Air India Plane Skids Off Runway

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off...

Prince Harry Says Social Media Is Stoking A ‘Crisis Of Hate’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry on Thursday said social media was stoking a “crisis of hate,” and he appealed to companies to...

Covid-19: Govt Says Herd Immunity Not An Option For India. This Is What It Means

As Covid-19 cases spike in India, the Union health ministry has said that given the size of India’s population, herd immunity “cannot be a strategic choice...

Rookie Police Dog Proves He’s A Very Good Boy During First Shift

Max the police dog proved himself during his very first shift on the job.The 2-year-old German shepherd and his handler, Police Constable Peter Lloyd,...

Tourist’s 19-Century Statue Photo-Op Goes Horribly Wrong

It wasn’t the kind of snap he was hoping for. A tourist posing for a photograph ended up accidentally breaking the toes off a 19th-century...

In A Horrific Instant, A Burst That Ravaged Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — As black smoke billowed into the sky, Shiva Karout stepped out of his gym with his colleagues and customers to watch....

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Olympians Michael Phelps, Apollo Ohno Discuss Suicide, Depression In New Doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming...

Scientists study COVID-19 outbreaks among minks in Europe

MADRID — Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they...

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US will sanction Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, 10 others

The Trump administration said Friday it will sanction Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and 10 other Hong Kong and Chinese leaders for eliminating...

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Updated Forecast Warns Of ‘Extremely Active’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

Federal forecasters on Thursday updated their outlook for the ongoing Atlantic hurricane season, predicting an “extremely active” period as the nation continues to struggle...

CDC Warns Of Seasonal Outbreak Of Polio-Like Illness Among Kids

Federal health officials are asking parents and health care workers to be on the lookout for symptoms of a mysterious paralyzing illness among children...

Top Health Official: Time To ‘Move On’ From Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy Claims

Assistant health secretary Adm. Brett Giroir on Sunday rejected claims that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating COVID-19, pointing out that there’s...

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Tech News

Tired of Zoom calls? Company offers at-home hologram machines

LOS ANGELES – Looking for a new way to communicate during the pandemic? A Los Angeles company has created phone booth-sized machines to beam...

TikTok threatens legal action against Trump’s executive order to ban

TikTok has threatened legal action following President Trump’s late-night executive order banning transactions beginning in 45 days between American firms and the Chinese parent...

Federal employees banned from using TikTok on government devices: Senate

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill banning federal employees from using the social media app TikTok on government-issued devices. Authorities have raised...

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Sports

Mets star Pete Alonso’s undeniable persistence shaped him into the face of the franchise he represents today. During an interview with ESPN, Alonso revealed that...

Business

Goldman Sachs restates 2Q earnings on 1MDB settlement

Goldman Sachs on Friday lowered its previously stated quarterly earnings as the bank set aside more money to pay for its settlement with the...

Coronavirus helps subscription numbers at Dish Network

The coronavirus pandemic has helped stanch the bloodletting at Charlie Ergen‘s struggling satellite TV company Dish Network. The Englewood, Colo.-based company on Friday reported fewer...

Facebook to give employees $1,000 as WFH extends to July 2021

It’s looking like Big Tech isn’t going back to the office any time soon. Facebook this week announced that it will allow its employees to...

UrbanSpace to bring new life to NYC’s Union Square amid COVID-19

In a welcome step forward for the retail- and restaurant-ailing Union Square area, major food-hall operator Urban­Space has signed a long-in-coming lease for 10,000...

Health

Many People Think Period Sex Is Disgusting. These People Crave It.

David’s life was turned upside down when he was just 15 years old. He was hanging out at his house after school with a girl...

Abortion By Telemedicine Remains Out Of Reach In Many Coronavirus Hot Spots

A few weeks ago, Dr. Sanithia Williams was working when her group text, made up of friends active in reproductive rights, lit up with...

India Hits New Coronavirus Milestone: 2 Million Cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases of infection and more than...

Forecast: 300,000 U.S. COVID-19 Deaths By December 1

  The latest predictions from the university’s widely cited Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) comes as top White House infectious disease advisers warned...

Entertainment

Bon Appétit Test Kitchen star Molly Baz resigns in solidarity

Yet another Bon Appétit Test Kitchen star has resigned — but this time in solidarity with colleagues at the controversy-ridden video channel. Molly Baz, the...

‘E! News’ Canceled After Nearly 30 Years Amid Coronavirus Cuts

It’s time for ‘E! News’ to E!xit. The entertainment news show, which premiered in 1991, has been canceled, Entertainment Weekly reported. A rep for the program’s...

Watch Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s wild ‘WAP’ video with Kylie Jenner

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Ex-Florida State center Michael Ojo dead at 27 from heart attack

Michael Ojo, the former Florida State basketball big man, died Friday after suffering a heart attack at practice, according to multiple reports. The 27-year-old, who...

Facebook to give employees $1,000 as WFH extends to July 2021

It’s looking like Big Tech isn’t going back to the office any time soon. Facebook this week announced that it will allow its employees to...

‘E! News’ Canceled After Nearly 30 Years Amid Coronavirus Cuts

It’s time for ‘E! News’ to E!xit. The entertainment news show, which premiered in 1991, has been canceled, Entertainment Weekly reported. A rep for the program’s...

MSNBC Supercut Shows How Every Trump Line Of Attack On Biden Can Backfire

Co-host Joe Scarborough used a series of montages to show why the president “can’t take Biden on, on so many issues, because it always...

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David’s life was turned upside down when he was just 15 years old. He was hanging out at his house after school with a girl...

Watch Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s wild ‘WAP’ video with Kylie Jenner

At long last, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up on a track, “WAP,” released Thursday night along with a steamy music...

Probe into Beirut blast to consider ‘external interference’

Lebanon’s president on Friday said the investigation into the massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 154 people and wounded some 5,000 would...

TikTok threatens legal action against Trump’s executive order to ban

TikTok has threatened legal action following President Trump’s late-night executive order banning transactions beginning in 45 days between American firms and the Chinese parent...

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‘Ren & Stimpy Show’ revival with new episodes coming to Comedy Central

“The Ren & Stimpy Show” is returning with all-new episodes — 25 years after ending its original run. Comedy Central has ordered an updated version...

Republican National Convention Says Press Not Welcome, Blames COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the...

Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

WASHINGTON – The Mets are bloodied but managed to avoid a worst-case scenario Tuesday. Even so, the team lost its hottest hitter for at least...

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