July 2020

July 31, 2020
Gay officer who settled suit will resign from diversity unit

A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of...

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July 31, 2020
Twitter hack

17-year-old charged 🚓

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July 31, 2020
From Apple to Android

LG Velvet review 📱

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July 31, 2020
LPGA returns with Kang posting 66 at Inverness for the lead

Danielle Kang went more than six months without competing and looked as though she had never been away, playing bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot...

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July 31, 2020
Aircraft parts maker Spirit announces 450 more layoffs

Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced Friday that it is laying off 450 more workers., blaming the latest production-rate cut for Boeing's 737 Max jets and the coronavirus pandemic's negative...

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July 31, 2020
Lawmakers return Aug. 10 for session to deal with deficit

Gov. Kate Brown will call lawmakers back to the Capitol beginning Aug. 10 to try to fill a billion-dollar budget hole due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This crisis has...

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July 31, 2020
James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp’s board

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch's son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher's board over content appearing in its newspapers, which include the Wall Street Journal and the New York...

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July 31, 2020
Miami Beach voters to decide about marina project, sale of public land for high-rise

This November, Miami Beach residents will vote on whether to allow the city to sell public waterfront land attached to the Miami Beach Marina to a real estate developer, who...

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July 31, 2020
TCL's huge 8-series TVs are half off right now for savings up to $1,500

Two popular TCL Roku TVs are priced at half off right now—find out how get the 8-series 65- and 75-inch models at a massive discount.

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July 31, 2020
Theresa May's husband Philip to be given knighthood for political service

Philip May, husband of former UK prime minister Theresa May, will be given knighthood for political service.

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July 31, 2020
Former Georgia regent agrees to deal on federal charges

A former member of the Georgia Board of Regents has agreed to settle civil charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he swindled investors in his energy development...

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July 31, 2020
You can save $150 on a pair of Beats Studio3 wireless headphones right now

The well-reviewed Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones are currently $150 off their usual list price—find out where you can buy them.

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July 31, 2020
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market's most influential companies on Friday helped Wall Street close out its fourth straight winning...

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July 31, 2020
Florida declares emergency on Atlantic coast as Hurricane Isaias approaches

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for counties on the Atlantic coast with Hurricane Isaias expected to cause heavy rains in the state as early as Friday...

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July 31, 2020
Ben Stokes unimpressed as Cricket World Cup final misses out on Bafta

Ben Stokes expressed his displeasure after England's Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa won the TV Bafta for sport.

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July 31, 2020
Washington psychiatric hospital has 21 new COVID-19 cases

Washington state's embattled psychiatric hospital has seen a spike of more than 20 new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. At least 57 workers at Western State Hospital have...

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July 31, 2020
First Asian giant hornet found in Washington state trap

Washington state agriculture workers have have trapped their first Asian giant hornet. The hornet was found July 14 in a bottle trap set north of Seattle near the Canadian border,...

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July 31, 2020
Virus kills 21 at Missouri nursing home; cases up statewide

A coronavirus outbreak at a southwestern Missouri nursing home has led to 21 deaths so far as confirmed cases increase across the state. The outbreak at Joplin's Spring River Christian...

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July 31, 2020
Plug it in: Electric car charging station numbers are rising

When the electric car revolution arrives, will there be enough places to plug in? There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with...

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July 31, 2020
Reports: Trump to order China’s ByteDance to sell TikTok

President Donald Trump will order China's ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns, according to reports published Friday. “We are looking at TikTok," Trump told...

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July 31, 2020
Departing N.C. Rep. McGrady is transportation board choice

Another North Carolina legislator is resigning before the two-year General Assembly term ends. Republican Rep. Chuck McGrady of Henderson County is one of House Speaker Tim Moore's appointments to a...

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July 31, 2020
Company to open beef processing facility in S. Idaho

A beef processing company said Friday it will open a new plant in south-central Idaho and hire 400 workers. Agri Beef announced plans to build the plant that will operate...

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July 31, 2020
Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok, reports say

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire TikTok, the app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, amid possible ban in the U.S. from President Trump.

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July 31, 2020
Twitter hack: Three charged for alleged roles, including 17-year-old 'mastermind'

Three people including a 17-year-old Tampa teen has been charged in connection with the hack of high-profile Twitter accounts.

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July 31, 2020
Twitter hack: Three arrested for alleged roles, including 17-year-old 'mastermind'

Three people including a 17-year-old Tampa teen has been charged in connection with the hack of high-profile Twitter accounts.

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July 31, 2020
Trader Joe’s says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names

Trader Joe's, which indicated earlier this month it might change the names of some of its products after an online petition denounced them as racist, now says it will stick...

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July 31, 2020
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what happened this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social...

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July 31, 2020
We gotta talk about Joe Biden’s cognitive decline because his US media cheerleaders won’t… it’s so like the sad fate of Brezhnev

The examples and incidents illustrating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's failing faculties can no longer be ignored and it's inhumane for him to be allowed to campaign to be leader...

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July 31, 2020
Captain Sir Tom Moore receives honorary freedom of his home town

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been awarded the freedom of his home town for his outstanding fundraising efforts.

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July 31, 2020
US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

The U.S. government announced Friday that four huge dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. The decision...

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July 31, 2020
US-German relations are beyond repair as result of decades-long clash of views & ideas. Troop pullout is only a symptom

While the Trump administration sells the decision to withdraw US troops from Germany as a strengthening of NATO force alignment, the reality is it's merely the latest manifestation of a...

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July 31, 2020
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 35 cents to settle at $40.27 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for September delivery rose 37 cents to $43.31 a barrel....

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July 31, 2020
British teenager among trio charged in US over Twitter hack

Three people, including a 19-year-old from Britain, have been charged in the United States over a hack of high profile Twitter users earlier this month.

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July 31, 2020
Teenager among trio charged in US over Twitter hack

Three people, including a 19-year-old from Britain, have been charged in the United States over a hack of high profile Twitter users earlier this month.

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July 31, 2020
Florida teen charged in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin theft

A Florida teen hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin, authorities said Friday. The...

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July 31, 2020
This adorable vintage amp is actually a helpful smart speaker

The Marshall Uxbridge Voice comes with your pick of smart assistants, Bluetooth and Chromecast connectivity, and a retro look

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July 31, 2020
Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

A US federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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July 31, 2020
US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule

Two U.S. astronauts about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years said Friday they'll have seasick bags ready to use if needed. SpaceX and NASA plan to bring...

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July 31, 2020
Large US coronavirus vaccine trials will exclude pregnant women for now

The first two COVID-19 vaccines to enter large-scale U.S. trials will not be tested in pregnant women this year, raising questions about how this vulnerable population will be protected from...

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July 31, 2020
Cardinals contact tracer finds ‘tricky balance’ in new role

St. Louis Cardinals assistant general manager Moisés Rodríguez has been expecting the news that came down Friday. “At seven in the morning when my phone rings, I sort of panic...

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