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Postal Service Warning Some States, Including California, It May Not Deliver Ballots In Time

(CNN) — The US Postal Service is warning states that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, according to letters reviewed by CNN, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain how to adjust. Multiple states received communications from the USPS general counsel outlining standard mail delivery times and prices leading up to the November election and warning secretaries of stat...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, California, Washington Post, California News, Cnn, Pennsylvania, US Postal Service, Washington Dc, Usps, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Consumer, Alex Padilla, 2020 Election


Obama condemns Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal Service – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ bid to discourage votingPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.17pm BST According to the Washington Post, the USPS had warns 46 states, and Washington DC that some mailed ballots may not arrive in time to be counted for November election.From the Post:So...
Tags: Business, Florida, Obama, Washington Post, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US Postal Service, US politics, Washington Dc, Usps, Edward Snowden, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


Epic Games vs. Apple: Timeline of Events Surrounding Fortnite's Removal From App Store

Apple has faced increasing scrutiny over its App Store practices from both developers and regulators in recent months. One particularly vocal critic has been Fortnite creator Epic Games, which has repeatedly referred to the App Store as a monopoly. In August 2020, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency V-Bucks, defying the App Store rules. In what appears to have been an orchestrated move, Epic Games pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, California, Washington Post, Epic, Ibm, App Store, Cnbc, Stubhub, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Big Brother Epic Games, FAQ Epic Games


Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel and Creator of the First Digital Photo, Dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel and the first person to create a digital photograph, died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, according to a report from the Washington Post. Kirsch was 91 years old.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Inventions, Obituaries, Pixels, Portland Oregon, Kirsch, Russell Kirsch, Russell Kirsch Inventor


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since. (AMZN)

In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, both Bezos and Sanchez have finalized their respective divorces and have embarked on a whirlwind roman...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Fox, Bill Gates, Italy, Novak Djokovic, Beverly Hills


US politics live: state troopers pulled from Portland after 78th night of BLM protests – news updates

Oregon State Police had arrived to augment federal officers sent by TrumpTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.16pm BST The Washington Post editorial board came out with some extremely strong words last night about the conduct of the president running up to November’s election. In a piece titled “Trump’s c...
Tags: Washington Post, Senate, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Usps, Portland, Donald Trump, BLM, Kamala Harris, Trump, Oregon State Police, TrumpTrump, Coronavirus outbreak, Capitol Hill Millions of Americans


Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

"As always, authorities outside the U.S. may seek data needed for criminal investigations through diplomatic procedures," Google said in an emailed statement. Google reviewed all requests for user data and pushed back on "overly broad ones" to protect the privacy of users, it added. The Washington Post newspaper reported earlier on Friday that Google would stop responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong authorities, implying the company would now treat Hong Kong effectively the same a...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, News, Washington Post, China


‘Enormous Price to Pay’: Pompeo Says He Warned Russian Foreign Minister against Bounties on U.S. Troops

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he warned Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov against placing bounties on the heads of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, assuring him there would be “an enormous price to pay.”“If the Russians are offering money to kill Americans, or for that matter other Westerns as well, there will be an enormous price to pay. That’s what I shared with foreign minister Lavrov,” Pompeo said during an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.“I know our milit...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, The Times, Trump, State, Sergey Lavrov, Lavrov, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, Pompeo


The US reported the highest single-day COVID-19 death toll since mid-May

Nearly 1,500 new coronavirus deaths were reported on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported, the highest single-day tally in three months.
Tags: News, Washington Post, US


Bob Woodward obtains letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un for new book Rage

Publisher announces details of successor to bestseller FearNorth Korean leader describes bond out of a ‘fantasy film’Interview: ‘Too many people are emotionally unhinged’Bob Woodward’s second book on the Trump White House has a title, Rage, and promises to reveal the secrets of “25 personal letters exchanged between [Donald] Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that have not been public before”. Related: It Was All a Lie review: Trump as symptom not cause of Republican decline Continue r...
Tags: Books, Media, Washington Post, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, US press and publishing, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Bob Woodward, Trump White House, Donald -RSB- Trump, Trump Administration, Politics books


Study Suggests That Some Masks Are Much Better than Others

A new study on masks that measures the number of droplets emerging from the mouth during speech shows that properly fitted N95, surgical, and polypropylene masks are best, layered cotton masks are good, bandanas are not great, and neck gaiters may be worse than wearing no mask. Here’s a Washington Post article about the study. I have some issues with this study — most masks were tested by only one speaker and mask materials were not identified precisely1 — but when combined with other studies...
Tags: Washington Post, Jason Kottke, Vt, Susan Matthews


This 1962 illustrated book imagined what space stations would look

One of my favorite websites is John Sisson's Dreams of Space, which is singularly focused on vintage non-fiction children's books and ephemera about space travel. Most of the stuff he posts is from the 1950s through the 1970s, a heyday for pie in the sky visions of humans breaking free of earth's wicked gravity. This month, John is posting about books that speculated on space stations of the future. One of the books is simply called Space Stations, and was written in 1962 by Erik Bergaust.  In h...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, John, Space Agency, John Sisson, Erik Bergaust


Here's how the Silicon Valley dream of universal basic income slowly — then suddenly — became a solution for inequality in the US and abroad

Andrew Yang will not be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.  Yang and his supporters were disappointed by the news.  The entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate gained support for his progressive policies, including universal basic income, or UBI, a government guarantee that each citizen receives a minimum amount of money. Spain is moving to establish a permanent basic income for low-income citizens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The ideas behind UBI ar...
Tags: Elon Musk, Washington Post, Stanford, Senate, US, America, Trends, Spain, House Of Representatives, Social Security, Treasury, World Health Organization, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, World Bank, Kpmg


Trump and his aides reportedly think they have Democrats in a 'real pickle' with the COVID-19 aid stalemate

The Democratic-led House passed a huge COVID-19 aid package in May, the Republican-led Senate began discussing its more modest alternative in July, but after talks between congressional Democrats and the White House negotiating team broke down last Friday, it may well be September before any relief package reaches President Trump's desk. "In fact, we are told it could be weeks before any serious talks resume barring any significant events like Wall Street sell-offs or a run of truly dismal e...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Trump, Freedom Caucus


Kamala Harris Will Be Dems’ Vice Presidential Pick, Biden Announces

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democrats’ 2020 presidential ticket, Biden announced Tuesday. The development came in a tweet from Biden: Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020 ...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, India, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, 2020, Associated Press, Jamaica, Biden, UC Berkeley, Delaware


Secretive Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


Trump campaign tweets mugshots of alleged criminals, all of them Black, to claim Biden is pro-crime

Trump campaign Twitter account @TrumpWarRoom has tweeted and retweeted some questionable things in the past. Lately, it's been all systems go against former Vice President Joe Biden, who is set to oppose President Trump in November's election.The latest effort to bring down Biden is a series of tweets that seem to claim Biden is pro-crime. In a blog post, the campaign points to Biden staffer's donations to bail funds amid the nationwide protests against police brutality. The campaign...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Philip Bump, Willie Horton, Given Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, Chris Megerian


George Conway's biting column holds a mirror up to Trump supporters, and it ain't pretty

George Conway's satirical piece in The Washington Post, "I (Still) Believe the President, and in the President," is like a Lincoln Project video in prose form. Playing the part of a moron, Conway puts a mirror up to Trump — and his supporters — by listing Trump's outrageous lies, hateful remarks, and sheer idiocy as things he believes in. Some of my favorite lines: "I believe it’s normal for the president to say 'Yo Semites' and 'Yo Seminites,' 'Thigh Land,' 'Minne-a-napolis,' 'toe-tally-taria-...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Columns, Black Lives Matter, The Washington Post, Grant, Trump, Conway, Anthony S Fauci, Minne, George Conway, Lincoln Project, Thomas Jeffers


Secretive data-analytics firm Palantir Technologies has thrived in the shadows, but a coming IPO could poke holes in its most valuable asset — its reputation

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


It's time to implement a 4-day workweek, Andrew Yang says. The pandemic has made it important now more than ever.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told Business Insider that the US is past due on implementing a four-day workweek to better accommodate American workers. As health experts project that life as we know it may not return until next year, Yang told Business Insider in an interview that a four-day workweek could be imperative now more than ever. "It would help get us off of this hamster wheel that we're on right now, where we're all sort of racing against the clock in service ...
Tags: Japan, London, Microsoft, Washington Post, US, Trends, New Zealand, Finland, Monogram, John Maynard Keynes, Yang, Barnes, Yuen, Andrew Barnes, Jacinda Ardern, Andrew Yang


Searing George Conway Column Shows Trump’s Supporters What They Really Believe In

Conway laid out Trump's mountain of lies and misdeeds in a Washington Post column.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Trump, Conway, George Conway


Biden Aides Will Stiff-Arm GOP’s Burisma Probe, Sources Say

Two key witnesses in Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) probe into corruption allegations involving presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter are unlikely to appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee before the 2020 presidential election even if subpoenaed, according to an individual familiar with the matter and another individual with knowledge of the probe. Johnson, the chair of the Senate committee, is leading two separate but related ...
Tags: Post, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, Connecticut, National Security Council, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson


Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults

The English translation of Elena Ferrante’s latest novel, The Lying Life of Adults, is due out at the beginning of September and is available for preorder (Kindle). Here’s the synopsis: Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely the...
Tags: Hbo, Washington Post, Netflix, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Jason Kottke, Giovanna, Ferrante, Vittoria


Washington Post: Reverse Mortgage a Possible Option for ‘Underwater’ Homeowner

For a senior struggling with their home due to their mortgage being “underwater” — defined as the mortgage balance on a home exceeding its fair market value — a reverse mortgage could present a potentially viable option to unlock a home’s equity compared with other available options. This is according to reporters Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin in a newly-published piece at The Washington Post. “I am a widow in my 70s and my mortgage is underwater. In addition, the house is in need of much ...
Tags: Featured, Education, Washington Post, Finance, The Washington Post, Tamkin, Ilyce Glink, Samuel J Tamkin, Glink


Apple News+ in iOS 14 Opens Article Web Links in Apple News, Intercepting Traffic From Websites

Apple News in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur has a toggle that's designed to open web links from ‌Apple News‌+ publishers directly in ‌Apple News‌, which has the effect of directing users who tap to read a news story in Safari to the ‌Apple News‌ app instead of to the publisher's website. Enabled by default in the Settings app, the option to open web links in ‌Apple News‌ is an ‌Apple News‌+ "feature," so an ‌Apple News‌+ subscription is required to have the ‌Apple News‌ app open when a web link is...
Tags: Apple, Washington Post, New York Times, Apple News, Haile, Tony Haile


Chicago.

Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores and clashing with police for hours https://t.co/oUd3diKaDm — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 10, 2020 "The looting began shortly after midnight as people darted through broken store windows and doors along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise. Cars dropped off more people as the crowd grew. At least one U-Haul van was seen pulli...
Tags: Post, Crime, Law, Washington Post, Police, Journalism, Chicago, Portland, Louis Vuitton, Chicago Tribune, Drake Hotel, Michigan Avenue, Delaware Place, Ann Althouse, Walton Place


TikTok's US fate reportedly rests on a brawl between two senior White House advisers

The confused messages from the Trump administration about the fate of ByteDance-owned TikTok may stem from a disagreement between two senior White House advisers. According to The Washington Post, trade adviser Peter Navarro pushed for an outright ban of TikTok, while Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wanted a sale. The pair ended up in a "shouting match" in front of President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in late July, according to the report. President Trump has told TikTok, whose parent co...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Treasury, Donald Trump, Trump, Peter Navarro, Oval Office, Navarro, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin, Steve Mnuchin, Bytedance, Tiktok


Media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under Hong Kong's new national security law

Jimmy Lai, a 72-year-old media tycoon and activist who is a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party, was arrested early Monday, accused of colluding with foreign forces, The Washington Post reports.This is a crime under Hong Kong's new national security law that aims to stifle dissent, and anyone found guilty could receive life in prison. Lai's company, Next Digital, publishes the Apple Daily, a pro-democracy newspaper, and a person familiar with the matter said several company execu...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, News, Washington Post, China, Chicago, Chinese communist party, Trump, Lai, Tiananmen Square, Mark Simon, Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Police Force


How COVID-19 will change the way we design our homes

COVID-19 is confounding planning for basic human needs, including shelter. Around the world, home builders are vigilantly reading tea leaves in the fog, trying to figure out how to survive (and even thrive in) an unfolding economic disaster. And we mourn the fallen, working to keep our loved ones healthy and safe.COVID-19 has drawn a political dividing line in much of the world. It reminds me of something an American revolutionary, Samuel Johnson, said in 1775: "Patriotism is the last refuge of ...
Tags: Work, Europe, Design, Washington Post, China, America, Architecture, Canada, Work-life balance, House, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Epidemiology, Zika, World Economic Forum, U S Supreme Court