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Obama endorses challenger to Maine's Susan Collins, under fire for Kavanaugh confirmation voteDemocratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in a race that could help decide which party controls the Senate for at least the next two years.

8/4/2020 4:04:29 PM

Massive Explosions Devastate BeirutA series of massive explosions detonated in Beirut on Tuesday, with footage showing a mushroom cloud and shockwave emanating from the city port.> Video of the explosion that rocked Beirut not long ago > pic.twitter.com/Lt1kahDXEt> > -- Intel Air & Sea (@air_intel) August 4, 2020It is still unclear what caused the explosions. Lebanese security forces claimed the explosion took place at a fireworks factory. Security officials say at least ten people have died.Terrorist group Hezbollah is suspected to control weapons depots and even missile launch sites in the city."We are closely following reports of an explosion in Beirut on August 4," a State Department spokesperson told National Review. "We extend our deepest condolences to all those affected, and stand ready to offer all possible assistance."The spokesperson added, "We have no information about the cause of the explosion," and urged American citizens to "avoid the affected areas."The explosions came several days before a U.N.-backed court's expected verdict on the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in a car bombing in 2005. The suspects are four members of Hezbollah. After Hariri's killing was traced back to the terror group, international pressure led Syria to pull its military forces out of Lebanon after a 29-year presence.Tensions have risen lately between Hezbollah and Israel, following a Monday attempt by suspected militants to infiltrate Israel's Golan Heights region. However, senior Israeli officials denied that the country was involved in the Beirut explosions.Video footage from Beirut showed extensive damage to the area:> Beirut streets now. pic.twitter.com/8mZSXTLNQI> > -- Samar Saeed/سمر سعيد (@Samarsaeed) August 4, 2020> Fireworks explosion?! I felt like I’m dying, I still can’t believe it Lebanon Beirut pic.twitter.com/EMTS470FOH> > -- Ahmad M. Yassine | أحمد م. ياسين (@Lobnene_Blog) August 4, 2020

8/4/2020 11:40:06 AM

Georgia prosecutor asks court to revoke bond for former Atlanta policeman charged with murderA Georgia prosecutor has asked a judge to revoke the bond for the former Atlanta policeman charged with murder in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, saying in court papers that he had violated its terms by taking an out-of-state vacation. Brooks, a Black man, was fatally shot in June in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta, an incident that was caught on video and set off days of protests over racial inequality and social injustice. District Attorney Paul Howard asked the court late on Tuesday to send former officer Garrett Rolfe, 27, back to jail for violating the terms of his bond, which include a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and an order that he stays within the court's jurisdiction.

8/5/2020 10:28:32 AM

This is what it looked like after the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima 75 years agoOn August 6, 1945, a U.S. bomber famously known as the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, marking a historic act of nuclear warfare.

8/5/2020 4:57:12 AM

Gold Coast shooting leaves Chicago rapper FBG Duck dead, friends say; 2 seriously hurt on Oak Street
      The shooting happened a short time after 4 p.m. near 70 E. Oak St.

8/4/2020 10:32:04 PM

'Delta may be onto something': Experts describe how the company is winning with customers even though rival airlines can fit more passengersA new survey and financial figures indicate travelers are willing to pay higher fares for social distance.

8/5/2020 9:37:39 AM

Letters to the Editor: Putting mom-and-pop landlords out of business isn't a solution to evictionsA state bill to offer tax credits that can be redeemed for cash doesn't give small landlords what they need most: a monthly rent check.

8/5/2020 5:00:06 AM

Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after stormFlorida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for a coronavirus testing site to reopen after being closed because of the storm. Florida reported 225 new deaths Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average of daily reported deaths to a high of 185, behind Texas with 197.

8/5/2020 12:25:14 PM

Q's your daddy? Republican funders back conspiracy theorists running for CongressMarjorie Taylor Greene appears to be on her way to becoming the first elected member of the House of Representative who openly aligns with the online conspiracy theory known as QAnon.

8/4/2020 7:27:36 PM

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Using open source software and less than $100, a researcher was able to create plausible images and audio of actor Tom Hanks.

8/5/2020 1:00:00 PM

In 2020, America may ruin the American movie-going experience. But hey, if you’re willing to plop down 30 bucks, you’ll be able to watch Mulan next month.

8/5/2020 10:26:10 AM

The company's latest portfolio is filled with powerful and expensive devices.

8/5/2020 10:00:00 AM

The Games and Online Harassment Hotline launched Tuesday as a resource for anyone to talk about the emotional issues that emerge all over the industry.

8/5/2020 9:00:00 AM

Apple's new operating system hasn't been released to the public yet, but its new permission notifications are already shaming developers into cleaning up their acts.

8/5/2020 9:00:00 AM

WIRED Tested. Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.

8/5/2020 9:00:00 AM

The company is wooing creators with features they know and love, on a platform President Trump doesn’t publicly hate.

8/5/2020 8:00:00 AM

The now-patched vulnerability would have let hackers target Microsoft Office using Symbolic Link—a file type that hasn't been in common use in over 30 years.

8/5/2020 7:00:00 AM

America's rich used to move around more than the poor. When Covid landed, that flipped: The wealthy now work remotely, while essential workers toil.

8/5/2020 6:00:00 AM

A Dutch public broadcaster got rid of targeted digital ads—and its revenues went way up.

8/5/2020 6:00:00 AM