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Talk of Harris successor sets off California…

The possible election of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president has kicked off widespread speculation about who might replace her

Dog rescued from China’s meat trade finds a…

This sweet dog who was destined for the meat trade in China has a remarkable story of survival to tell.

AMC Plans to Reopen With 15-Cent Tickets

In 1920, with America recovering from a pandemic, the Dubinsky Brothers opened a cinema in Kansas City, Mo., and charged 15 cents a ticket. AMC Theaters, the chain their cinema spawned, plans to charge the same price when it reopens theaters next week. The company says it will reopen around...

Families struggle as DC tussles on unemployment

Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall. Washington's gridlock on aid and the devastated jobs market has left unemployed workers like Nelia Gonzalez with few places to turn. (Aug. 13)

Economist Breaks Down What Kamala Harris VP…

On Tuesday, Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden's Vice President for the Democratic Party ticket. How will that pick effect the economy? According to Allison Schrager, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, the markets seemed comfortable with Harris on the ballot. Last summer Harris proposed a tax on stock and bond trades. However, Schrager does not expect Biden and Harris to make that change if they're elected. She added that Biden and Harris "aren't particularly risk-takers as candidates." Schrager said the nation could expect higher income taxes and corporate taxes under a Biden-Harris administration.

Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get…

Christian artists Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at this year’s Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria Gaynor earned their first ever nominations

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Couples Are Putting Pregnancy Plans on Hold Due…

Couples Are Putting Pregnancy Plans on Hold Due to Pandemic. A recent study conducted for the Guttmacher Institute found that a third of the women surveyed will either delay building a family. or want a smaller family due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Brookings Institution, the shift could equate to half a million fewer births. The pandemic has totally thrown off what we've envisioned our family to be like. This isn't it, Tracy Leong, via CBS News. Opinions about pregnancy amid the pandemic varied among different races. 44 percent of Black women and almost half of Hispanic women said they wanted fewer children. 28 percent of White women expressed the same sentiment

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Puts His Money Where His…

Andrew Lloyd Webber is anxious to get audiences back to the theater, which is why he's now taking part in a coronavirus vaccine trial from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. "I am excited that tomorrow I am going to be vaccinated for the Oxford Covid 19 trial," the composer...

A sandy national park located in the heart of the…

Located along Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park is home to 15 miles of shorelines and dunes. AccuWeather’s Lincoln Riddle has more on what makes this park special.

CDC Issues Dire Coronavirus Warning for This Fall

CDC Issues , Dire Coronavirus Warning , for This Fall. The stark warning was issued by Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For your country right now and for the war that we're in against Covid, I'm asking you to do four simple things: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and be smart about crowds, Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director, via CNN. Without taking these simple precautions, Redfield said the U.S. faces "the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we've ever had.". I'm not asking some of America to do it. We all gotta do it, Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director, via CNN. In addition to the standard coronavirus precautions, Redfield is urging Americans to get a flu vaccine. The CDC has upped its purchase of flu vaccines this year to 10 million for uninsured Americans. More than five million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus. The official death toll has exceeded 166,000, though U.S. deaths are now more than 200,000 higher than at this time in 2019. On Wednesday, the U.S. again broke the record for single-day coronavirus deaths with 1,499 reported. 55,910 new cases were reported on the same day

Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are…

There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga.”

Taboo subjects fair game in new comedy

"Jokes about both death and bigamy?" The stars of new TV comedy "The Other One" make grief, betrayal and forgiveness a laughing matter. (Aug. 13)

A Welcome Milestone on Jobless Claims

Layoffs continue five months into the pandemic, but there is a silver lining. Unemployment claims dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since March. There were 963,000 new filings for state unemployment benefits in the week ending Aug. 8—a drop of 228,000 claims from...

AP source: Kittle agrees to 5-year extension with…

All-Pro tight end George Kittle has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position

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Nate Silver Thinks Predictions on Biden Too…

(This file has been corrected to reflect that 40,000 simulations were run.) Stats guru Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight.com team ran 40,000 simulations of the November election and concluded that Joe Biden has a 71% chance of defeating President Trump. This is clearly good news for...

Foxx: World will change for the better as young…

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx says he's optimistic about finding a way through the coronavirus pandemic - with the help of today's youth. (Aug. 13)

WHO Seeks $76 Million For Lebanon After Beirut…

The World Health Organization is passing the hat to assist Lebanon after last week's massive explosion in Beirut. HuffPost reports the WHO appealed for $76 million in aid on Wednesday, following the damage done to Lebanese hospitals, clinics, and medical supplies. HuffPost reports the blast put three hospitals out of operation and has left three others working at partial capacity. WHO officials said in an online press conference that the number of beds in public and private hospitals in Beirut has been reduced by 500-600. WHO's regional emergency director, Richard Brennan, said the loss of beds has clear implications for managing the coronavirus outbreak and other conditions. Initial assessments of 55 primary healthcare clinics and centres across Beirut showed just over half are not functioning.

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 2.96%

U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week but remained at historically low levels

How to Sleep Better in Quarantine

How to Sleep Better , in Quarantine. Lockdown has been causing sleep issues in a growing number of people due to increased uncertainty and stress. Here are a few methods to improve your sleep during quarantine. Stretch before you sleep , by doing yoga on Zoom or a fitness app. . Try guided meditation , to soothe yourself before going to bed. Create a routine , that will mentally prepare you for sleep like having a cup of tea to unwind before brushing your teeth. Practice good sleep hygiene , by getting room darkening curtains and a diffuser with essential oils. . Read a good book, to avoid using anything with a digitally-lit screen right before bed

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City Changes Park Name Over Grim Jackie Robinson…

A Florida park has been renamed so it no longer honors the police chief who threw Jackie Robinson out of a baseball game, USA Today reports. The city commission in Sanford, Fla., voted unanimously Monday to remove the "Roy Williams Park" sign, and by Tuesday it was gone. "We're not...

NYC cools streets as temperatures rise

Accuweather's Dexter Henry takes a look at one of New York City's more environmentally friendly options to help people to stay cool.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Could Be Hindered…

COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Could Be Hindered by Obesity. According to a CNN report, a coronavirus vaccine could mirror other vaccines, such as influenza and tetanus, in their loss of effectiveness in patients that are obese. Research shows that obesity affects the body's overall immune response. Will we have a COVID vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way. Will it still work in the obese? Our prediction is no, Raz Shaikh, UNC Professor, via The Grio. A 2017 study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina found that obese adults who received a flu vaccine were twice as likely to develop the flu as those of a healthy weight. Americans of color, especially non-Hispanic Black Americans experience obesity at elevated rates. Still, some medical professionals say that any vaccine is better than none. The influenza vaccine still works in patients with obesity, but just not as well…We still want them to get vaccinated, Dr. Timothy Garvey, via The Grio

AP FACT CHECK: Trump payroll tax cut is Social…

President Donald Trump’s proposed payroll tax cut is a threat to Social Security no matter how he casts it

On This Day: 13 August 1899

Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London. (Aug. 13)