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Done for the year: Braves ace Soroka felled by…

When Mike Soroka’s teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst

Karl gets prosthetic beak to impress ladies

Karl gets a prosthetic beak to impress ladies.

Cape Cod Island Opens to Public for First Time in…

A Cape Cod island is open to the public for the first time in three centuries. Sipson Island, located in Pleasant Bay off the coast of Orleans, opened to visitors last month, marking the first time the public has been welcomed to the island since 1711, the Cape Cod Times...

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane touched down just after 11 p.m. EDT on Monday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. (August 4)

Staff Says Ellen's Mistreatment Of Staff Is…

Brad Garrett is doubling down on a series of blistering allegations against Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her talk show in a memo following numerous accounts of abuse. It came days after Warner Bros. TV began an internal investigation into the workplace misconduct claims. Many of the claims were outlined in a BuzzFeed report earlier this month, reports HuffPost. The news of these claims comes as a surprise to many who adore Ellen's bright persona. Unfortunately, the claims continue to come from staff, celebrity guests, and others.

Asian shares extend rally after S&P 500 nears…

Shares have risen across Asia after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports

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WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet…

WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19 The World Health Organization has warned that despite the progress in vaccine research, the road to normality remains far off. WHO's Tedros Adhanom, via virtual news briefing WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan emphasized the importance of enforcing mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing. Mike Ryan, via virtual news briefing COVID-19 has infected over 18.14 million people and 688,080 people have died worldwide.

UK Getting 90-Minute COVID Tests

The British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests. These tests can detect not only coronavirus but other viruses common in autumn, winter, and spring. Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will provide on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes. This will help break chains of transmission quickly, according to reports at CNN. The department has said that the tests "will hugely increase testing capacity ahead of winter." Fast results means people will know they are positive sooner, which will contain the exposure to others.

Gohmert's Daughter Calls Him Out on COVID…

"My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID." That's the official word from Caroline Gohmert, Louie Gohmert's daughter, on the congressman's coronavirus diagnosis. "Wearing a mask is a non-partisan issue. The advice of medical experts shouldn't be politicized," the younger Gohmert, who is a musician going by BELLSAINT,...

Ken Graham on Hurricane Isaias impacts

On Aug. 3, AccuWeather's Brittany Boyer was joined by the director of the National Hurricane Center, Ken Graham, to talk about Isaias impacts along the east coast.

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat…

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

LEADING OFF: Marlins back in action, Ohtani on…

The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players

Virus ravages poverty-stricken US border town

California’s often-forgotten Imperial Valley illustrates how lower-income and Latino households are among those suffering most from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. (August 4)

Researchers Have Grim Warning on Mississippi

Florida is currently the No. 1 state when it comes to new coronavirus cases per capita—but Mississippi is on track to overtake it, NPR reports. In a grim Twitter thread , Harvard researcher Ashish Jha says Mississippi is "doing VERY badly but has received little attention." Testing is down 8%...

McDavid's hat trick propels Oilers past…

Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece

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This is the world's only known albino orangutan

This is the world's only known albino orangutan.

After Trump's Shots, Fauci Backs Birx on 'New…

It's not just Dr. Deborah Birx who believes the nation has moved into a frightening "new phase" of the COVID-19 pandemic, even if that view is unpopular with President Trump . Dr. Anthony Fauci, her colleague on the White House coronavirus task force, sees things pretty much the same way. Community...

Today in History for August 4th

Highlights of this day in history: Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and family; Britain declares war on Germany in World War I; Three civil rights workers found slain in Mississippi; The Bordens axed to death; Jazz great Louis Armstrong born. (Aug. 4)

Georgia's Biggest School District Has Hundreds Of…

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, reports HuffPost. Some 260 of their employees have either tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19. Those people will be quarantined ahead of the start of the fall semester next week. The district intends to offer all-digital classes with both prerecorded and live components. However, staff members were still required to come to work and began preplanning activities in-person. As the reports of exposure and positive results are still coming in, the number of those infected grows.

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing…

Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS in the sand that was spotted from above

Lord & Taylor to File for Bankruptcy

Lord & Taylor to File for Bankruptcy Lord & Taylor, which started in 1826, adds that it is looking for new ownership. According to 'USA Today,' rental clothing company Le Tote Inc. acquired the chain last year. Before COVID-19, Lord & Taylor was already struggling due to the rise of online shopping. After over 100 years, its most famous location on N.Y.C.'s Fifth Avenue sold off in 2019. With the pandemic forcing the closure of non-essential stores, Lord & Taylor's path to bankruptcy accelerated. Currently, the chain has several dozen locations nationwide. Lord & Taylor is one of 40 retailers who have filed for Chapter 11 in 2020.

COVID-19 Chances Of Spreading Through School and…

Schools and day-care centers are preparing strong COVID-19 infection prevention controls. With them in place, they hope to have low levels of virus transmission, reports CNN. Recently, seven schools and daycare centers underwent antibody screening, symptom surveys, and testing. The child-to-child transmission rate was found to be 0.3%. However, the child-to-staff rate was 1%, and staff-to-child transmission rate was 1.5%. Even worse, the staff-to-staff was 4.4%.

Comedian Denies 'Horrific' Rape, Harassment…

Comedian Bryan Callen says he "categorically and absolutely" denies allegations of rape or sexual misconduct from four women—but he will be taking a break from weekly podcast The Fighter and the Kid , which he co-hosts with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. After reports of alleged misconduct going back to...

Preparing for flooding and storm surge

AccuWeather's Jonathan Petramala was live in the Oak Island area in North Carolina, on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m., reporting with an update on Isaias.

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Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines…

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.

Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima…

For nearly 70 years, until he turned 85, Lee Jong-keun hid his past as an atomic bomb survivor

Trump slams Nevada lawmakers over mail-in voting

President Donald Trump says his administration plans to sue Nevada after the state's lawmakers passed a bill to mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Aug. 3)