The small-scale miner in Tanzania who sold two of his finds for $3.4 million in June has made another big sale. Saniniu Laizer collected $2 million for a 14-pound Tanzanite stone, the BBC reports. The rare gemstones—which a geologist said could be gone in 20 years—are found...
President Donald Trump has dismissed reports of a NY prosecutor's attempts to get his tax returns, saying it is a continuation of the "witch hunt" against him. (Aug. 3)
Amazon's Q2 2020 was its biggest online sales quarter ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon racked up $45.8 billion in global online store net sales in the second quarter of 2020. Amazon exceeded the $45.7 billion it brought in during the forth-quarter of 2019. Business Insider reports that Its Prime subscription thrived in the second quarter, building Amazon's base of loyal customers.
Dwayne Johnson and Redbird Capital Buy XFL for $15 Million The actor and private equity firm purchased the football league just hours before it was meant to go up for auction. The sale was split evenly between the two parties, with Johnson’s business partner Dany Garcia joining as a stakeholder. Johnson’s involvement is anticipated to draw non-sports fans and appeal to broadcast networks hoping to partner with the star. XFL filed for bankruptcy in April, after it was forced to cancel its inaugural season due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The league was founded by former WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who spent the past two years developing its reboot.
Shares of Apple have surged as much as 5% to an intraday high of $446.55 per share on Monday. That continues a post-earnings rally for the tech company. The surge pushed Apple's market capitalization to $1.92 trillion. If Apple gains another 5%, it will become the first company to hit a $2 trillion market value. Business Insider reports that Apple has had quite the year, gaining more than 48% even amid the coronavirus crisis.
"Are you still not hearing us," John Holmes asked rhetorically during an interview Sunday. Last week, his son was told he could not take part in the procession at his high school graduation in Pennsylvania unless he took off his Black Lives Matter mask. School officials offered Dean Holmes another...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney are accusing government leaders and the United Nations of failing to bring Islamic State extremists responsible for the genocide against Iraq's Yazidi minority to justice
Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to move into the Carolinas as a hurricane late Monday or early Tuesday with heavy rain and wind and a storm surge of up to 5 feet. (Aug. 3)
If you don't have anything nice to say ... well, whatever. Andrew Lloyd Webber had previously made his less-than-rosy thoughts on the movie version of Cats known via some harsh words for James Corden's performance as alley cat Bustopher Jones, reports NBC News . He returned to the topic during an interview...
The clock is going tick-tock when it comes to TikTok selling its US arm to Microsoft or another American company, President Trump said Monday. The president—who on Friday said he was considering banning the Chinese-owned app for security reasons—said TikTok would be shut down on Sept. 15 unless...
Here are the top stories for Monday, August 3rd: NYC prosecutor explains subpoena justication in Trump tax case; Federal judge calls for more pirvacy after shooting; Tropical Storm Isaias threatens Carolinas; California wildfire continues to burn.
"The Go-Go's" new rock documentary features everything their fans have been waiting for and more. The film presents an oral history of the chart-topping all-female group complete with sex, drugs, music, and money, They are the first and last female group that plays their own instruments and writes their own songs to have a No. 1 album. "The Go-Go's" spotlights archival footage highlighting the group's roots in the L.A. punk scene. Directed by Alison Ellwood, the documentary is a 97-minute roller coaster of nostalgia. "The Go-Go's" is available to stream on Showtime, as well as other streaming platforms.
Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks
Frank Ocean's Teen Brother Reportedly Killed in Car Crash According to a local report, Ocean's 18-year-old brother, Ryan Breaux, and another young man, Ezekiel Bishop, were killed early Sunday in Southern California. The car Breaux and Bishop were riding in reportedly crashed into a tree and burst into flames. According to the Ventura County sheriff's department, the two young men were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say speed may have been a factor. Deputy Wendell Campbell, to KTLA The sheriff's department is waiting to make an official statement until the next of kin is notified by the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office. Ocean has yet to comment.
It's time to play the music, its time to light the lights. The Muppets have made a return to the small screen. Kermit, Miss Piggy and all their friends have returned to the airwaves in the latest reboot of the puppet variety show. The show features a star-studded cast including Taye Diggs, Linda Cardellini, and Danny Trejo. According to CNN, the new show featuring all our old favorites is available on Disney+.
So far, the new XFL isn't exactly the luckiest league in the history of sports—because of the pandemic, all games were suspended five weeks after its launch this year and it filed for bankruptcy in April. But new owner Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he is going to build...
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.
MSNBC has shuffled its daytime lineup, doubling Nicolle Wallace's workload and moving Chuck Todd's ‘Meet the Press Daily’ program from 5 p.m. ET to 1 p.m. Wallace's program will increase by an hour and run from 4 to 6 p.m. Wallace, the former Bush administration communications official and fierce critic of President Donald Trump, had been drawing a bigger audience than Todd
In North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, tourists and locals plan to hunker down for Isaias, which is expected hit land later Monday as a minimal hurricane. But many aren’t letting the storm get in the way of their summer plans. (Aug. 3)