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Treasury ramps up auctions as borrowing, virus…

The Treasury Department says it will be increasing the size of the Treasury bonds and other securities it auctions across-the-board in an effort to cope with the unprecedented borrowing needs facing the government as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

An abandoned bull named Elizabeth is now living…

A bull named Elizabeth is living the “sweet life” now, but that’s not at all how his time on this planet began.

Judge Rules on Request to Expose Meghan's Friends

The Duchess of Sussex received a day-late birthday present Wednesday when a High Court judge ruled that the identifies of five friends who defended her last year will remain secret—at least for now. The issue is part of Meghan Markle's lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail on...

Today in History for August 5th

Highlights of this day in history: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal; 'American Bandstand' debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die. (Aug. 5)

COVID-19 Is More Widespread Than Ever In The US

US leaders have struggled to enforce social gathering rules and mask mandates. This is difficult as residents push for a return to normal life amid a rampant spread of coronavirus. But while people may be tired of the pandemic, there's still a long way to go. "We need to remain focused, strong. We need to accept that this is challenging, but (move) towards something positive and fight this pandemic together." WHO's COVID-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove. Many people are exhausted and ready to return to work, not taking the risks into consideration.

Spanish club Alavés hires coach Pablo Machín

Spanish club Alavés has hired coach Pablo Machín on a one-year contract

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Apple Is Now the World's Most Valuable Public…

Apple Is Now the World's Most Valuable Public Company. On Friday, Apple shares jumped by over 10%. On Monday, they rose another 2.5%, leaving Apple with a $1.86 trillion valuation. That valuation topped oil giant Saudi Aramco, which had been the most valuable public company since 2019. Before oil prices crashed due to COVID-19, Saudi Aramco was worth more than $2 trillion. They are now worth $1.76 trillion. Despite COVID-19 headwinds, Apple grew revenue in every segment and geography, beating consensus revenue by 14 percent as ecosystem engagement rises, Via Morgan Stanley. Apple has proven its ability to adapt and sustain itself by embracing the new work-from-home culture. We’re conscious of the fact that these results stand in stark relief during a time of real economic adversity for businesses large and small, and certainly for families, Apple CEO Time Cook, via NBC

Trump Justifies Wishing Ghislaine Maxwell Well

President Donald Trump has revealed why he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well after she was arrested. Last month, when asked about Maxwell's arrest, Trump told reporters: 'I just wish her well, frankly.' According to CNN, it's because he says he doesn't want her to die in jail like her former boyfriend and alleged accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein. Trump made the remarks in an interview with "Axios on HBO" that aired Monday night. Trump was asked why he wished Maxwell well when she's been arrested on allegations of child sex trafficking. The president said the charges were as yet unproven and acknowledged having met Maxwell 'numerous times' over the years. Trump's suggestion that Epstein may have been murdered contradicts both the NYC medical examiner's office and his own attorney general, Bill Barr. Barr has said 'a perfect storm of screw-ups' gave Epstein the chance to take his own life and called Epstein's death a suicide.

'The Scale of the Disaster Is Immense' in Beirut

"The scale of the disaster is immense" in Beirut, Lebanon, the Guardian reports. The death toll in the massive explosion that rocked the capital Tuesday night, causing blocks of devastation , currently stands at at least 100, the AP reports, with another 4,000 injured—and many still missing. TV and...

Tropical Storm Isaias visits New York City

Accuweather's Dexter Henry was in New York City on Aug. 4 to see how Tropical Storm Isaias impacted Lower Manhattan.

Trump considering giving convention speech from…

President Donald Trump says he's considering delivering his Republican convention speech from the White House

V&A takes welcoming visitors back to new heights

Dale Chihuly's hanging glass sculpture gets a special dusting, as the V&A in London prepares to reopen after pandemic shutdown. (Aug. 5)

It Was a Big Primary Night, and a Good One for…

FiveThirtyEight dubbed it "Super Tuesday III." Yesterday marked the last major primary day of the election year, with voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington casting a ballot. And the results have Republicans largely breathing a sigh of relief. Major takeaways. How Steven Shepard at Politico puts the overall...

Mourners honor Nobel laureate and peace advocate…

Mourners have remembered activist John Hume, celebrating the visionary politician who devoted his life to peace and forged the agreement that ended violence in his native Northern Ireland

Animal wakes up after 30 years and has a baby

Watch an animal wake up after 30 years and have a baby.

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What Isaias Has Wrought

Isaias has just about left the US behind, having entered southeastern Canada on Wednesday as a post-tropical cyclone. The storm's US toll: Six dead and almost 3 million people without power in the early-morning hours, per the AP and CNN . They report two people died in Windsor, North Carolina, when...

On This Day: 5 August 2009

In 2009, singer Steven Tyler fell off the stage during an Aerosmith show in South Dakota. (Aug. 5)

Study Finds Common Cold Could Boost COVID-19…

The common cold might help produce immunity against COVID-19, reports UPI. This may even be true in people who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. A study published Tuesday by the journal Science details the findings. This immune response is likely a function of a phenomenon called "T cell memory." T cell memory could help explain why some people don't get as sick as others from COVID-19. Those with T cells that fight the common cold have success because the coronavirus is a type of cold.

US trade deficit drops in June on record rise in…

The U.S. trade deficit fell in June for the first time since February as exports posted a record increase and rose twice as fast as imports

Egypt Invites Elon Musk to Discover the Truth…

Egypt Invites Elon Musk , to Discover the Truth About the Pyramids. The tech tycoon recently said he thinks aliens built the Egyptian pyramids. Egypt's international co-operation minister Rania al-Mashat invited Musk to visit and find out the truth about the pyramids. I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders, Rania al-Mashat, via Twitter. Mr. Musk, we are waiting for you, Rania al-Mashat, via Twitter

Amex Expand "Buy Now, Pay Later" Program

Business Insider reports that American Express gave more cardholders access to its Pay It Plan It and Pay Over Time tools. Providing greater payment flexibility could boost Amex's payments volume despite the pandemic. AMEX has announced that its Green, Gold, and Platinum cardholders now have access to its Pay It Plan It offering. Platinum cardholders can start using its Pay Over Time feature, which Green and Gold members could already use Pay It Plan It allows cardholders to pay off purchases under $100 to lower their monthly balances. Cardholder can spread purchases worth more than $100 over several months for a fixed fee and no interest. Pay Over Time lets members put a purchase worth over a $100 into a balance that can be paid off later that accrues interest.

Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign Over Use of His…

Neil Young is taking his fight with President Trump a step further. The singer is now suing the Trump campaign for copyright infringement over its use of his music at campaign events, Fox News reports. Young spoke out after two of his songs were played at Trump's Mount Rushmore event...

Drenching rain from Isaias reached the Northeast

Isaias brought disruptive and dangerous impacts to the region into Wednesday.

Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring…

U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring last month in a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak this summer slowed the economic recovery as many states closed parts of their economies again and consumers remained cautious about spending

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ShowBiz Minute: Young, Jay-Z, Mulan

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes; Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school; Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price. (Aug. 5)

Trump Reverses Himself on Voting by Mail, Kind Of

President Trump is OK with voting by mail ... in one state, at least. "Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True," he tweeted Tuesday. "Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at...

Catlin out of tournament after breaking COVID-19…

American golf player John Catlin and his caddie Nathan Mulrooney have been removed from this week’s English Championship by the European Tour after they breached its COVID-19 protocol