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Indians send down Clevinger, Plesac after virus…

The Cleveland Indians activated pitchers Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger from the restricted list and optioned them to the team’s alternate training site

Hostess Attacked for Following Virus Rules Won't…

When a group of 13 arrived at a Louisiana Chili's last weekend to dine, the hostess explained that the restaurant's social distancing rules limit each table to six people. The group became agressive then, Kelsy Wallace said. She was trying to figure out where to put everyone when one of...

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Here's the latest for Friday August 14th: Trump's younger brother, Robert, hospitalized; Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era; Jerry Falwell Jr. has been toppled, at least for now; World's oldest model village reopens.

Hacks To Make Your Ice Cream Taste Better

Business Insider asked chefs and ice-cream developers how to make store-bought ice cream taste better. Store ice cream away from foods with strong scents, like frozen fish and pizza. For the best texture possible, store ice cream in the back of the freezer. Dip ice cream scoop in warm water before serving. Try to eat ice cream in one sitting. Use regular silverware to eat ice cream, not spoons made with wood or cornstarch.

Yankees star Judge put on injured list with…

Oft-injured Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time

NCAA Cancels Fall Championships, Major College…

NCAA Cancels Fall Championships, Major College Football to Continue. In announcing the cancellations, NCAA President Mark Emmert cited not enough participation from schools facing fall restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. . We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships, Mark Emmert, NCAA President, via Twitter. Emmert suggested that championship games for a variety of sports could be rescheduled for the winter or spring. [Cancellation] doesn't mean we shouldn't and can't turn toward winter and spring and say, ‘How can we create a legitimate championship for those students?’ There are ways to do this. , Mark Emmert, NCAA President, via Twitter. Will it be normal? Of course not. We'll be playing falls sports in the spring. Will it create other conflicts and challenges? Of course. But is it doable? Yeah, Mark Emmert, NCAA President, via Twitter. The process of moving fall sports to the spring involves the consideration of the Division I Council and the approval of the DI Board of Directors. The decision does not impact most of college football, as six leagues have committed to having a season. Joined by two infectious disease experts, the NCAA chief medical officer has expressed concerns that COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to college athletics

Dolly Parton: 'Of Course Black Lives Matter'

Does country music legend Dolly Parton support the Black Lives Matter movement? Her answer is a no-brainer. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” the 74-year-old star recently told Billboard, sharing her support for the ongoing movement but admitting that she hasn’t attended any protests. “And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” Parton's comments arrive on the heels of country music’s own reckoning with systemic racism and racist stereotypes following the protests sparked by the unjust deaths of Black Americans including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

R. Kelly Manager Allegedly Phoned in Threat to…

R. Kelly's former manager was charged Friday with calling in a threat to a 2018 screening of Surviving R. Kelly , which examined allegations of sexual abuse against the singer. Donnell Russell faces two counts of threatening physical harm by interstate communication and conspiracy after the filing in New York, where...

A strong line of storms to very heavy rain over…

The potential for severe weather could include all forms of hazards, including flash flooding, hail and isolated tornadoes.

Social Distancing 'Isn't Helpful' With Airborne…

Social Distancing 'Isn't Helpful' With Airborne Coronavirus, Say Scientists. Researchers from the University of Florida published the findings on the server medRxiv. Their work indicates that aerosol droplets that contain the coronavirus can remain airborne. This means that they can be inhaled by others. The public health implications are broad, especially as current best practices for limiting the spread of Covid-19 center on social distancing, wearing of face-coverings while in proximity to others and hand-washing, University of Florida Study, via 'The Independent'. For aerosol-based transmission, measures such as physical distancing by six feet would not be helpful in an indoor setting, provide a false sense of security and lead to exposures and outbreaks, University of Florida Study, via 'The Independent'. Short-range aerosol transmission, particularly in specific indoor locations, such as crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces over a prolonged period of time with infected persons cannot be ruled out, WHO, via 'The Independent'. Doctors have called the study "a smoking gun," saying it confirms that "that virus in aerosols is infectious.". As of Thursday afternoon, the number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. exceeds 5,200,000. The death toll in the U.S. exceeds 167,000

Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout…

Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi each scored twice, Carey Price stopped 30 shots and the Montreal Canadiens rebounded without coach Claude Julien to rout the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Friday and tie the series at a game apiece

First statue of women in NY's Central Park arrives

A statue honoring three suffragettes, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton arrived in New York's Central Park Friday ahead of it's unveiling later in this month. It is the first statue of women in the park. (Aug. 14)

Seattle 'Flu' Cases Were COVID, Obscuring the…

In early March, the state of Washington had reported just over 100 coronavirus cases. But Seattle alone may have actually had thousands of infections at that point, according to a new study, because so many illnesses were thought to be the flu instead. The findings by researchers at the University...

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk…

U.S. authorities have given wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead

This blind cat is living a happy, love-filled life

Need inspiration? Check out this cat who’s blind, has stage 2 kidney disease, and living an incredibly happy life.

USPS Warns 46 States of Mail-In Voting Trouble

The mail-in voting controversy is intensifying. The Washington Post reports that the US Postal Service has warned 46 states and DC that trouble is looming—the USPS can't guarantee all ballots cast by mail would arrive back in time to be counted. The reason is because current deadlines for people...

NJ to move to a nearly all-mail election this fall

New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy says the state will move to a nearly all-mail election this November, following the model it used for the July primary because of the coronavirus. (Aug. 14)

Analyst: StocksTo Soar 14%

Stock strategist Ed Yardeni said the market will rally back in 2022. The stock market has "discounted lots of the good news likely to occur through the end of next year." Yardeni has been bullish about the market. He raised his S&P 500 targets to 3,500 for this year and to 3,800 for 2021. He said expectations for strong profit growth should keep prices rallying for several months Indexes' jumped on Tuesday's with news of a Russian coronavirus vaccine.

Unpredictability ahead as NASCAR gets on Daytona…

Unpredictability is as much a part of racing at Daytona International Speedway as bumping, drafting and the Big One

Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Jim Boylen

Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Jim Boylen. The Chicago Bulls have announced their decision to relieve Jim Boylen as head coach of the NBA team. . Boylen first joined the team as an associate head coach for the 2015-2016 season before becoming head coach in 2018. . In a statement, the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas, said Boylen’s firing was a necessary “next step” to move into a new “era.”. This was a very difficult decision, but it is time for our franchise to take that next step as we move in a new direction and era of Chicago Bulls basketball … Jim is a great human being that cares deeply about this organization and the game of basketball, Arturas Karnisovas, via ‘USA Today’. The Bulls’ decision follows the team’s failure to make it to the postseason for the fourth time in five years. . The team was 22-43, making them one of the eight teams to not qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World

'Incredibly Difficult Decision' Made on 9/11…

The pandemic has killed many more New Yorkers than the 9/11 attacks—and officials don't want the annual commemoration of the terrorist atrocity to add to the total. Organizers say the "Tribute in Light," in which two columns of light are beamed into the sky from the former World Trade...

Josephine to pass east and north of the Leeward…

The tropical storm is slowly moving west-northwest and could make impacts through Saturday morning.

CDC Issues Dire Coronavirus Warning for This Fall

CDC Issues , Dire Coronavirus Warning , for This Fall. The stark warning was issued by Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For your country right now and for the war that we're in against Covid, I'm asking you to do four simple things: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and be smart about crowds, Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director, via CNN. Without taking these simple precautions, Redfield said the U.S. faces "the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we've ever had.". I'm not asking some of America to do it. We all gotta do it, Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director, via CNN. In addition to the standard coronavirus precautions, Redfield is urging Americans to get a flu vaccine. The CDC has upped its purchase of flu vaccines this year to 10 million for uninsured Americans. More than five million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus. The official death toll has exceeded 166,000, though U.S. deaths are now more than 200,000 higher than at this time in 2019. On Wednesday, the U.S. again broke the record for single-day coronavirus deaths with 1,499 reported. 55,910 new cases were reported on the same day

Burakovsky scores late, Avalanche beat Coyotes…

Andre Burakovsky scored late in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 30 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their Stanley Cup playoff series

Author: Harry and Meghan are in touch with royal…

The co-author of a new book about royals Harry and Meghan says the prince is in touch with his family now that he's living in America. Omid Scobie wrote 'Finding Freedom" with Carolyn Durand. He says the book tackles tabloid tales about the couple "that were so far from the truth." (Aug. 14)