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AP source: Indians' Clevinger flew with team…

A person familiar with the situation said Indians starter Mike Clevinger flew home with his teammates despite knowing he had broken the club’s COVID-19 protocols by going out with right-hander Zach Plesac during Cleveland’s weekend trip to Chicago

New Zealand Won't Commit on Official Wizard's…

Now that he's 87, Ian Brackenbury Channell has stepped back from his job a bit. Not even the official wizard of the New Zealand city of Christchurch can go on forever, so he's looking for someone to eventually take his staff. The job description is pretty clear—"perform acts of...

Today in History for August 11th

Highlights of this day in history: Start of the Watts riots in Los Angeles; President Ronald Reagan's joke causes a Cold War flap; The Mall of America opens; 'Roots' author Alex Haley born; Painter Jackson Pollock killed in auto accident. (Aug. 11)

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Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets…

A politically charged episode of “black-ish” from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu

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Big 10 to Reportedly Cancel College Football…

Big 10 to Reportedly Cancel College Football Season Over COVID-19. According to sports personality Dan Patrick, sources claim league presidents voted 12-2 in favor of the move. Only Iowa and Nebraska supported playing in the fall. Patrick adds that sources say the Pac-12 will follow suit this week, and the Big 12 and ACC are also considering cancelations. DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will cancel their football seasons tomorrow... The ACC and the Big 12 are on the fence.. And the SEC is trying to get teams to join them for a season. , @dpshow, via Twitter. Some college football players, including Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, have expressed disagreement with the idea. The hashtag #WeWantToPlay began circulating on social media over the weekend. Players from teams in the Power Five conferences also revealed a list of demands. They include mandated health and safety procedures and protocols to protect athletes against COVID-19. The demands also allow players to opt-out if they so choose and the creation of a "College Football Players Association."

As If COVID-19 Weren't Enough, 'Thunderstorm…

People with arthritis often say they can predict the weather with their arthritic joints. Now, new research shows bad weather also impacts the upper respiratory system. According to CNN, emergency room visits for seniors with breathing problems such as asthma and COPD rise significantly the day before thunderstorms. While the study looked at patients 65 and older, the researchers say the danger is just as real for younger people with severe respiratory illnesses. 'Thunderstorm asthma' was first recorded in the 1980s. Waves of asthma attacks were connected to thunderstorms during high pollen counts.

Trump: I'll Accept GOP Nomination at White House…

President Trump is considering accepting the Republican nomination with a Gettysburg address. The president tweeted Monday that the site of his acceptance speech on Aug. 27 has been narrowed down to two locations: "The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C." The White House and...

Roof disintegrates as derecho hits Chicago

Intense winds blasted through Chicago on Aug. 10, blowing the roof off of a building into oncoming traffic.

New York Gun Sales Spiked in June, Study Says

New York Gun Sales Spiked in June, Study Says. The ‘New York Post’ reports that New Yorkers bought more guns this past June than any other June in the past decade. The FBI reportedly ran over 52,000 background checks for firearm purchases, a 121 percent increase from 2019. Of those background checks, 31,003 were for people trying to purchase a rifle. 11,585 background checks were for handgun purchases. June also accounted for a rise in New York gun violence, with gunshot injuries experiencing a 238 percent increase. According to the NYPD, there were a total of 205 shootings in June 2020, making it the bloodiest June since 1996. Nationwide, researchers of the University of California Davis have found a link between increased gun sales and gun-related injuries. They estimate that an extra 2.1 million guns sold between March and May account for 776 gun-related injuries that would have otherwise not occurred

California judge rules Uber, Lyft drivers are…

A judge has ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors

Trump tries bypassing Congress for virus relief

President Donald Trump's end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it's even legal. (August 10)

Worried Dad Urges Tourists to Avoid Tahoe Area

Maeson Howard, a formerly healthy 10-year-old California boy, has been critically ill for weeks with a rare syndrome that doctors believe is linked to COVID-19. Family members aren't sure how he became ill—but they are pleading for visitors to stay away from South Lake Tahoe. The boy's father, Corley...

Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff…

The first round of the NHL's Eastern Conference playoffs features a large mix of familiar faces and foes

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Meet Thunder and Bolt, two therapy pigs making a…

With names like “Thunder” and “Bolt,” you just know these pigs were destined for greatness.

'Play College Football,' Trump Demands

President Trump was quick to weigh in following reports Monday that the Big Ten Conference has voted to cancel the fall season . "Play College Football!" the president tweeted . He also retweeted a post from Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who said "we all want to play football" and called for...

Top California health official steps down

California's top public health official, Dr. Sonia Angell, has resigned days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results. The glitch caused thousands of records to be backlogged. (Aug. 10)

Goldman Sachs Raises 2020 Earnings

On Friday, Goldman Sachs lifted its 2020 S&P 500 earnings-per-share estimate. The move comes after better-than-expected second-quarter results. Business Insider reports that Goldman expects 2020 S&P 500 EPS of $130, from $115. That's about 21% lower than 2019. Goldman also thinks S&P 500 earnings will surge 30%, to $170 per share in 2021. The estimate is tied to Goldman's economic growth outlook.

Trump wants to host G-7 — and Russia — after…

President Donald Trump says he wants to host the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations after the November presidential election and still plans to invite Russia, which was kicked out of the G-7 for its activities in Ukraine

Oprah Winfrey Uses Billboard Campaign to Demand…

Oprah Winfrey Uses Billboard Campaign to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor. Oprah Winfrey and her team at ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ are demanding justice. Their message calling for the police involved in her killing to be “arrested and charged” is displayed on a total of 26 billboards. The billboards were erected all around Louisville, Kentucky, on August 6. Taylor will also be featured on the cover of the September 2020 edition of ‘O Magazine.’. It will mark the first time in the magazine’s 20-year history that the cover won’t feature Winfrey herself. In an Instagram post, Winfrey explained her decision to get involved and honor Taylor. We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice ... The September issue honors her life and the life of every other Black woman whose life has been taken too soon, Oprah Winfrey, via Instagram

Simon Cowell Uses Dreadful Accident To Deliver…

British talent judge Simon Cowell has been hospitalized for an accident in which he broke his back. According to CNN, Cowell's spokeswoman said the former 'American Idol' judge broke his back in several places while testing a new electric bike. Cowell tweeted his thanks to hospital staff and well-wishers and reminded first-time electric bike users to read the manual first. The accident took place in the courtyard of Cowell's home in Malibu, California. The 60-year-old was with his family at the time. He has one son with his partner, Lauren Silverman.

Agency Finds Jump in US Unemployment May Top Out…

The way the Labor Department figures it, the federal government's increase in unemployment benefits under President Trump's plan might come to $300—half the size of the checks that had been going out. That's because the agency's guidance advises that states would be allowed to count their existing payments toward...

Don't underestimate Category 1 hurricanes

Most people get concerned from a Category 3-5 hurricane. AccuWeather's Geoff Cornish explains why you shouldn't underestimate a Category 1 or a tropical storm.

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Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Executive Actio…

Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Executive Actions:, Explained. President Donald Trump signed four executive actions regarding coronavirus relief on Saturday. Here’s a breakdown of the actions and what they will accomplish if deemed constitutional. Unemployment Benefits, The action plans to extend benefits with an extra $400 a week but stipulates that part of the funds must come from individual states. Evictions, Previous moratoriums will not be reinstated and no funding will be set aside for homeowners or renters. Payroll Taxes, The measure will not reduce taxes but instead will defer the due date for taxes paid by employees to December 31. Student Loans, The pause on loan payments and interest has been extended from September 30 through the end of the year

'Heavy lifting:' West is big, tough, deep and…

The top of the Western Conference features the defending Stanley Cup champion, a finalist from the previous year and an MVP candidate

White House: states can access aid in week or two

Governors were scrambling Monday to determine if they could implement President Donald Trump's executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy. (Aug. 10)