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Is Halloween canceled? Costumers, candy makers, theme parks face scary realities

59 minutes ago   |   Los Angeles Times

Knott's Scary Farm is canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as are other California theme parks' Halloween events.
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The Feds Want These Teams to Hack a Satellite-From Home

59 minutes ago   |   Wired

Meet the hackers who, this weekend, will try to commandeer an actual orbiter as part of a Defcon contest hosted by the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service.
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'I'm waiting for you': Zabit Magomedsharipov sends ominous warning to UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski

'I'm waiting for you': Zabit Magomedsharipov sends ominous warning to UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski

1 hour ago   |   RT

After an injury to Yair Rodriguez derailed what would have been an eye-catching main event this month, Zabit Magomedsharipov is turning his attention to the man who holds gold...
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Today in history: Aug. 6

Today in history: Aug. 6

1 hour ago   |   Arizona Daily Star

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and more events that happened on this day in history.
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GOP Congressman Rodney Davis tests positive for COVID-19

GOP Congressman Rodney Davis tests positive for COVID-19

1 hour ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. - Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis on Wednesday announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, Davis said he has taken his temperature...
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Goldman Sachs says investors are underestimating the chance of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020, an event that could push the S&P 500 11% higher

Goldman Sachs says investors are underestimating the chance of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020, an event that could push the S&P 500 11% higher

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Goldman Sachs thinks markets are underpricing the prospect that at least one coronavirus vaccine will be developed and ready for use by the end of 2020. The US bank said in a...
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A JPMorgan-backed fintech is looking to help kids play the market

A JPMorgan-backed fintech is looking to help kids play the market

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

August is typically a slow month in finance, as many on Wall Street take some time off - or a lot of time off if you're in Europe - to recharge before things ramp back up in...
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“Family Life Coaches,” Private Jets, and the One Percent's Pandemic Economy

2 hours ago   |   The New Republic

A “ family life coach ” position in Aspen pays between $80,000-$100,000-the ideal applicant “wins,” is willing to make time for “overnight stays,” and possesses the “3G's...
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Biden campaign to give online electoral training during virtual convention

Biden campaign to give online electoral training during virtual convention

4 hours ago   |   Politico

Democrats wanted to hold massive in-person electoral training at their national convention. With the event now going fully virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, Joe...
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Backed by Millions from Pro-Israel Interests, Antone Melton-Meaux Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar

Backed by Millions from Pro-Israel Interests, Antone Melton-Meaux Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar

7 hours ago   |   MintPress News

Some of the most committed pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian groups are flooding the Democratic primaries in an attempt to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar. On the surface, there are five...
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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes President Trump post

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes President Trump post

It's the first time the social media company has deleted a post by the president. Read more ...

Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting after it shared...

Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting after it shared a video of the president spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter briefly banned the Trump campaign's account from tweeting Wednesday after it violated the company's policies against COVID-19 misinformation, a spokesperson told... Read more ...

Pence blasts Chief Justice Roberts as ‘disappointment to conservatives'

Pence blasts Chief Justice Roberts as ‘disappointment to conservatives'

Vice President Pence issued a rare rebuke of Chief Justice John Roberts, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives” over his recent rulings. In an interview with CBN News... Read more ...

Number of US nationals ‘were detained' in Belarus ahead of election...

Number of US nationals ‘were detained' in Belarus ahead of election - President Lukashenko

President Aleksandr Lukashenko was quoted as saying on Thursday that Belarus had detained a number of people who possessed US passports and were married to US women ahead of... Read more ...

Biden Won't Go To Milwaukee For Acceptance Speech

Biden Won't Go To Milwaukee For Acceptance Speech

The Democratic candidate won't travel to the party's convention due to coronavirus concerns. Read more ...

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Beirut as death toll from blast...

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Beirut as death toll from blast rises to 137

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Thursday in Beirut to survey the site of this week's devastating explosion whose death toll has risen to 137 - as Lebanese army... Read more ...

NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de...

NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de Blasio says

New York City is setting up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and train stations to crack down on visitors from 34 states attempting to elude a statewide mandatory two-week... Read more ...

NH Primary Source: Democrat Perkins Kwoka explains why she voted in two GOP...

NH Primary Source: Democrat Perkins Kwoka explains why she voted in two GOP primaries in 2016

Is it a political “sin” in the strongly Democratic, very progressive city of Portsmouth - and the surrounding towns in state Senate District 21 - for a Democratic candidate to... Read more ...

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok planning to open its first European data...

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok planning to open its first European data center in Ireland

Chinese-owned technology company TikTok has announced plans to build a $500 million European data hub which will be located in Ireland. It is expected to become operational by... Read more ...

Woman dies, man injured in fire on West Side

Woman dies, man injured in fire on West Side

CHICAGO - A woman has died after a fire on the city's West Side. The fire broke out just after 1 a.m. Thursday near Parkside and Augusta in the South Austin neighborhood. A... Read more ...