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FDA Officials Worried WH Will Cut Corners With Approving COVID-19 Vaccine Ahead Of Elections

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reportedly concerned that the Trump administration will improperly rush the process of approving a vaccine for COVID-19 as a Hail Mary before the presidential elections this November. The New York Times reported on Sunday that several health experts involved in the government’s efforts to find the vaccine fear how politics may interfere with their operations given how the White House had pushed for an October deadline. Dr. Paul Offit, a...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Times, Trump, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Paul Offit, Judd Deere, Cristina Cabrera, Offit, COVID-19


Apple is reportedly trying to negotiate 50% rent reductions in some of its UK stores after posting $59.7 billion revenue in Q3

Apple is trying to negotiate cheap rent for some of its retail locations in the UK, the Times reports. In some of its 38 stores across the UK, Apple is asking for a 50% rent reduction plus a temporary rent-free period, according to the report. Apple generated $58.3 billion in revenue in Q2 of this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is trying to negotiate half rent in some of its UK locations, The Times of London reported on Sunday. According to The Times, the tech...
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Obie Award Winner Vinie Burrows Has Been Working In Theatre For More Than Seven Decades

Burrows is an actor, playwright, producer, and activist who started her career as a kid on a radio show. In 1968, she was favorably written about in The New York Times, and she says, “It put me in another tax bracket. I remember being in Algiers at a festival. Why was someone in Algiers talking about me? He knew me because he had read the Times article about me. The Times review can put you in another tax bracket, even today.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, People, New York Times, Times, Algiers, Burrows, 07.31.20


TikTok is at the heart of a wild geopolitical dogfight which means Microsoft might buy it. Here's what's going on.

News broke on Friday that ByteDance-owner TikTok is being pressured by the Trump administration to divest its US business, and Microsoft was in the running to buy it up. Trump then said on Friday he was banning the app, possibly as soon as Saturday. The ban has yet to materialize. Trump's comments reportedly halted Microsoft's acquisition talks, but on Sunday Microsoft announced it was resuming discussions with TikTok. Here's everything we know so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Navy, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, New York Times, New Zealand, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Republican Party, Times


Tory minister refuses to confirm whether chief whip knew of rape claims against MP

Former aide claims she told Mark Spencer extent of allegations months before MP was arrestedA minister has refused to confirm whether the government’s chief whip was told about claims against a Conservative MP by his alleged victim four months before he was arrested on suspicion of rape.It is understood that the woman in her 20s, a former parliamentary staffer, spoke to the chief whip, Mark Spencer, in April. Last week, the woman told the Times that Spencer had taken no action. Continue reading....
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TikTok is at the heart of a wild geopolitical dogfight and it could result in Microsoft buying TikTok. Here's what's going on.

News broke on Friday that TikTok-owner ByteDance is being pressured by the Trump administration to divest its US business, and Microsoft was in the running to buy it up. Trump then said on Friday he was banning the app, possibly as soon as Saturday. The ban has yet to materialize. Trump's comments reportedly halted Microsoft's acquisition talks, but on Sunday Microsoft announced it was resuming discussions with TikTok. Here's everything we know so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Navy, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, New York Times, New Zealand, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Republican Party, Times


A 17-Year-Old's Journey: Minecraft, SIM-Swapping Bitcoin Heists, Breaching Twitter

The New York Times tells the story of the 17-year-old "mastermind" arrested Friday for the takeover of dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts. They report that Graham Ivan Clark "had a difficult family life" and "poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency" after his parents divorced when he was 7, and he grew up in Tampa, Florida with his mother, "a Russian immigrant who holds certifications to work as a facialist and as a real estate broker." By the age of 10, he was playing the vi...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Youtube, Tech, New York Times, Secret Service, Graham, Minecraft, Times, Seattle, Tampa, Bennett, Clark, Tampa Florida, Bitcoins, Gregg Bennett


Public transportation may not be a major source of coronavirus transmission

At first glance, taking public transportation seems like a particularly risky activity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but in several major cities where ridership has rebounded, there haven't been any outbreaks linked to subways, buses, or commuter railways, The New York Times reports.In Paris, contact tracers have not found public transportation to be linked to any of the city's 386 coronavirus clusters between early May and mid-July. The same goes for Tokyo's famously busy...
Tags: News, Paris, Tokyo, The New York Times, Times, New York Times More, Bill Barr


Biden Unlikely To Announce VP Pick Until Second Week Of August

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is unlikely to publicly announce his vice presidential pick before August 10, in spite of low murmurs regarding interviews of about a dozen or so women and even talk on Friday about a short list. The Associate Press reported Saturday that a public announcement likely wouldn’t happen until just one week before Democrats hold their convention to formally nominate Biden as their presidential nominee which begins August 17. Biden said in May that he hop...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Joe Biden, Ap, Susan Rice, The New York Times, Vice President, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Times, Kamala Harris, Jill, Val Demings, Karen Bass, ASSOCIATE PRESS


Trump Rails At ‘Bulls**t’ Cancel Culture In Secretly Recorded Phone Call

Trump was recorded talking to Sen. Inhofe about keeping Lee's name at military sites, and The Times got the tape.
Tags: News, Times, Trump, Lee, Sen Inhofe, Trump Rails At ` Bulls


Short-form video app Triller sues TikTok for patent infringement, alleging the platform is copying its editing feature

The creators of a short-form video app called Triller filed a lawsuit Wednsday against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance. In the lawsuit, Triller alleges TikTok is infringing on its patent, approved in 2017, for the video-editing, sountrack-adding software made notable by TikTok. TikTok currently faces an uncertain future in the US, as the Trump administration weighs banning the app due to its ties to China. TikTok's US users and creators have started planning for a future without the a...
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Apple Emails Reveal Internal Debate on Right to Repair

Tim Cook didn't reveal anything new during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. But emails his company shared with the committee spoke volumes. These internal discussions reveal that what looks like Apple's united front against Right to Repair is really an internal debate, rife with uncertainty. From a report: The New York Times editorial in favor of Right to Repair last April set off a fire alarm inside Apple's public relations team. When Binyamin Appelbaum reached out ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Repair, New York Times, Tim Cook, Times, Greg, House Judiciary Committee, Appelbaum, Joswiak, Phil -LSB- Schiller, Binyamin Appelbaum, Greg Joz Joswiak, Kaiann Drance VP, Kaiann, Repair Of Apple


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said social media is a 'nuance-destruction machine' when asked about his views on 'cancel culture'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said social media is a "nuance-destruction machine" during a historic antitrust hearing that also featured the execs of Facebook, Google, and Apple on Wednesday. The comment was made in response to a question asked by Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican, who probed the four CEOs for their opinion on "cancel culture." The hearing was designed for Congress to grill the execs over anticompetitive business practices used by their firms, but as expected, lawmakers veered off course ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Ohio, Jordan, Jeff Bezos, Times, Jim Jordan, Weiss, Facebook Google, Facebook Join


UEFA Champions, Europa League TV Schedule: How To Watch, Match Schedule & Times

(CBS Local)- CBS Sports announced its broadcast schedule for the upcoming return of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Europe’s top-flight club competition has been on pause since April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the competition is set to return on August 5 with the Round of 16 games for the Europa League beginning with Shaktar Donetsk taking on VfL Wolfsburg and Copenhagen battling Istanbul Basaksehir. Then, the Champions League returns on August 7 with Round of 16 play between ...
Tags: Europe, Sports, Barcelona, Manchester City, Champions League, Cbs, Only CBS, Copenhagen, Times, Sevilla, Wolfsburg, Europa League, Roma, Istanbul, Shakhtar Donetsk, Glasgow Rangers


Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg, and Pichai set to testify in House antitrust hearing

The bosses at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are about to face a (virtual) congressional grilling.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday will testify before Congress, speaking to a House subcommittee that has been investigating the companies' business practices as part of a 13-month antitrust probe, The New York Times reports.The main question they'll face essentially boils down to, as CBS News puts it, "Are...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, News, Congress, Cbs News, Cnn, House, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Trump


Trump Says He ‘Never’ Discussed Russian Bounty Plot With Putin

President Donald Trump said that he has “never” addressed an intelligence finding that Russian operatives bribed Taliban-linked militias to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan during his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I have never discussed it with him,” Trump said in an interview with “Axios on HBO” Tuesday of his conversation with Putin last week. The full interview is scheduled to air on August 3. The comments mark a shift from a murkier tone taken by...
Tags: Hbo, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, House, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Schiff, President Trump, Zoë Richards


Trump Admits He’s Never Mentioned Bounties to Putin Because He Thinks It’s ‘Fake News’

President Donald Trump has admitted that he failed to mention U.S. intelligence that indicates Russia paid the Taliban to kill American troops during a call with Vladimir Putin last week. In fact, Trump says he has “never” brought up the issue with the Russian president apparently because he doesn’t believe the CIA.The New York Times reported back in June that U.S. intelligence officials concluded “months ago” that a Russian military intelligence unit paid out for each U.S. or allied soldier kil...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Cia, Times, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Tajikistan, Trump, Axios, PDB


Quarantining Coronavirus through Comics at MSU's Comic Art Collection

by Mike Rhode Like many of us, Michigan State University librarian Randy Scott was sent to work from home when covid-19 began shutting down schools and libraries across the country. To be able to work from home, he had to get creative, since he couldn't take parts of the Comic Art Collection home with him. Scott began clipping comic strips from the Lansing, MI papers that dealt with coronavirus and setting up new subject headings in the collection's Reading Room Index (RRI).When I checked in wit...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Library, Washington Dc, New York Times, Times, Clyde, Blondie, Scott, MSU, Ernest, Michigan State University, Randy, Chris Ware, Ian Gordon, Baldo


Remington Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection… Again

Remington Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection…Again U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In a not-too-surprising move, Remington Arms has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years, the first time having been back in March 2018. The announcement comes just over a month after reports surfaced about Remington being in “advanced talks” with the Navajo Nation about a potential purchase that was reported by the Wall Street Journal and New York Post. The latter...
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Bill Gates calls Elon Musk's comments on COVID-19 'outrageous' (TSLA, MSFT)

Bill Gates called Elon Musk's comments about the coronavirus pandemic "outrageous" when speaking with CNBC. "Elon's positioning is to maintain a high level of outrageous comments," the Microsoft cofounder said during the interview. Musk has cast doubt on the severity of the virus on Twitter and has rallied against shelter-in-place orders meant to curb its spread. He tweeted in June that there were a lot of "false positives messing up the numbers." He also tweeted that "kids are essentially imm...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Tesla, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Times, Gates, Mayo Clinic, Cnbc, Musk, Elon


Another Step In New York Times’ Turn Toward Hollywood

“In a move expanding the news outlet’s presence in Hollywood, The New York Times has named Caitlin Roper executive producer for scripted projects. Roper, who has been a senior editor at The New York Times Magazine since 2016, will develop Times stories for film and TV, ‘developing and producing alongside Hollywood producers using our stories as the launching point for fictional projects.'” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, New York Times, Times, New York Times Magazine, Roper, Caitlin Roper, 07.27.20


U.S. to disclose UFO findings from Pentagon task force

Since 2007, a Pentagon task force has been collecting data on unidentified aerial phenomenon.Earlier this year, the Pentagon published three videos showing encounters between Navy pilots and strange-moving flying objects.The former head of the Pentagon task force believes U.S. officials have collected artifacts from crashed aircraft. In April, the Pentagon released three videos taken by Navy pilots showing unidentified flying objects. Government officials didn't say the videos depicted alien sp...
Tags: Space, Technology, Navy, Senate, China, Russia, Nasa, Military, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Marco Rubio, Aliens, Fox News, Pentagon, Times


Live Biden vs Trump 2020 Election Updates

The Times checked back in on the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate. John Lewis will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
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Biden vs. Trump: Updates on the 2020 Election

The Times checked back in on the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate. John Lewis will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
Tags: John Lewis, News, Joe Biden, Biden, Times, Presidential Election of 2020


Elon Musk says he's terrified of AI taking over the world, and is most scared of Google's 'DeepMind' AI project (TSLA, GOOGL)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly said that he thinks artificial intelligence poses a threat to humanity. Of the companies working on AI technology, Musk is most concerned by the Google-owned DeepMind project, he said in a new interview with the New York Times. "The nature of the AI that they're building is one that crushes all humans at all games," he said. "It's basically the plotline in 'WarGames.'" In the 1983 film "WarGames," starring Matthew Broderick, a supercomputer trained...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Alibaba, Ufc, Times, Jack Ma, Musk, Soviet Union, Shanghai China, Matthew Broderick, Swayze Valentine


Finding Freedom: 10 things we learned from Harry and Meghan's book

Biography reveals extent of Buckingham palace’s hostility towards Duchess of SussexA new book by the royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie chronicles what the authors’ claim has been a deepening rift between Prince Harry, his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Buckingham Palace – which ultimately led to the couple’s decision to take a step back from public life. The biography has been providing headlines in UK newspapers in recent days after being serialised in the Times and the S...
Tags: UK, UK News, Monarchy, Prince William, The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry, Harry, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, Times, Sussex, Buckingham, Meghan, Omid Scobie, Duchess of Sussex


Biden vs. Trump: Live 2020 Election Updates

Joe Biden’s campaign offered a snapshot of its strategy, and The Times checked back in on the top contenders to be his running mate.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Biden, Times, Presidential Election of 2020


Elon Musk personally called Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after realizing his account had been hacked

Elon Musk's Twitter account was hacked alongside dozens of celebrity accounts earlier in July. The Tesla CEO told The New York Times he became aware of the hack within minutes because friends texted him. He directly rang Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to alert him. "Probably within less than five minutes my account was locked," Musk said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Elon Musk's Twitter account was hacked as part of a coordinated attack on dozens of high-profile accounts ...
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Biden vs. Trump: Live Updates for the 2020 Election 

Joe Biden’s campaign offered a snapshot of its strategy, and The Times checked back in on the top contenders to be his running mate.
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Cotton’s Office Denies He Believes Slavery Was A ‘Necessary Evil’ After Backlash Over Remark

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) aired his grievances over a school curriculum based on the New York Times’ “1619 Project” initiative in an interview published by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on Sunday, going so far to argue that slavery was a “necessary evil” in the country’s history. On Friday, Cotton introduced legislation that would prohibit federal tax dollars going toward school curriculums based on the NYT’s initiative, which seeks “to reframe American history” by highlighting how the first slav...
Tags: News, America, Cotton, Arkansas, New York Times, The Times, Slavery, Lincoln, Hitler, Times, Tom Cotton, Nikole Hannah Jones, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, James Arnold, James Bennet, Tom Cotton R AR