Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

21st Century Fox Stock Rises After Posting Mixed Quarterly Earnings

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

Executive chairman Lachlan Murdoch leads off the company's conference call with remarks about Fox News, now run by his father, Rupert, after Roger Ailes stepped down amid accusations of sexual harassment.

AYER Backs SUICIDE SQUAD After Reviews Hit, Fans Believe ROTTEN TOMATOES Conspiring Against It

From newsarama.com | Archived Version

Suicide Squad doesn't officially hit theaters until August 5, but reviews of the film are starting to pour in... and to say they aren't positive would be a bit of an understatement.

Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma

From health.usnews.com | Archived Version

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It can't be easy living a 19th-century life in the midst of 21st-century technology, but new research suggests the Amish people have at least one distinct advantage over the rest of the population -- much ...

Analysis: Trump Not the First to Claim Voter Fraud Will Rig Elections

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

Donald Trump, slipping in the polls, has taken to warning that the election is being "rigged." In an interview with The Washington Post published Tuesday, Trump suggested that recent court rulings against strict voting laws in North Carolina, Wisconsin ...

Another case of local Zika infection confirmed in Miami

From cidrap.umn.edu | Archived Version

The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) confirmed yesterday that there was another case of locally spread Zika in Miami, this time outside of the Wynwood neighborhood.

Apple mends the pay gap for women and minorities

From cnet.com | Archived Version

Apple is the latest tech company to close its pay gap. Getty. Women and minorities at Apple earn the same amount of money as their white, male co-workers for similar roles, the company said Wednesday.

Battle for Aleppo a Pivotal Moment for Besieged Residents

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

BEIRUT - The 28-year-old Syrian attorney turned down a scholarship to study economics in Germany in order to remain in his native Aleppo after rebels took it over in 2012, promising a new administration and life free of the rule of President Bashar Assad.

Birthday boy: Patriots celebrate Brady turning 39 (Aug 3, 2016)

From foxsports.com | Archived Version

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady removes his helmet during an NFL football training camp practice Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass.

Climate Change Created Shocking Environmental Records in 2015

From newsweek.com | Archived Version

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking ...

Clinton and Trump lay groundwork for pitched battle over Colorado

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

DENVER - With their national party conventions in the rearview mirror, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are showering attention on the Western battleground state of Colorado.

Clinton fundraiser at hacker conference in Las Vegas

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

LAS VEGAS - In a first for both sides, a Clinton fundraiser is being held Wednesday night during a major computer security and hacker event in Las Vegas.

Cutler on Martellus Bennett: Hopefully Brady can do a better job finding him

From profootballtalk.nbcsports.com | Archived Version

In an entertaining interview with ESPN The Magazine, Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett shared his feeling that Jay Cutler is the “worst quarterback in the NFL.

DC transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) In the first case of a US police officer charged with aiding ISIS, a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority cop was arrested Wednesday for providing material support to ISIS, the Justice Department announced.

Earl becomes a Category 1 hurricane

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) Earl, which is moving in the Caribbean toward Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, has been upgraded from a tropical storm to hurricane, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Facebook's new hardware lab is built for Oculus and internet drones

From theverge.com | Archived Version

Facebook, as one of the largest and most popular sites in the world, has a healthy amount of physical infrastructure to manage its various mobile apps and web services.

Fed penalizes Goldman Sachs for use of confidential data

From in.reuters.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK The U.S. Federal Reserve Board said on Wednesday it had ordered Goldman Sachs Group Inc to pay a $36.3 million civil penalty for the unauthorized use and disclosure of confidential information.

Fire guts Emirates jet after hard landing; one firefighter dies

From reuters.com | Archived Version

DUBAI An Emirates jetliner arriving from India caught fire after slumping onto the runway in Dubai on Wednesday, killing one firefighter in an intense blaze and bringing the world's busiest international airport to a halt for several hours.

Forget the opening ceremonies — the Olympic Games start today

From marketwatch.com | Archived Version

The U.S. women's soccer team opens its campaign for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal - and a fifth overall - with tonight's game against New Zealand at Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte. The group stage match will be followed by games against ...

Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause

From consumer.healthday.com | Archived Version

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease risk factors -- such as abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood pressure -- appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after, new research finds.

Here Are The Bachelorette Villain Chad Johnson's Craziest Antics, Ever

From people.com | Archived Version

Chad Johnson may have been eliminated pretty early on The Bachelorette, but he refused to disappear from the public eye. On Tuesday night's two-hour season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise, Johnson made a triumphant - or should we say, violent and ...

Human trials begin for Zika vaccines

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has injected two human volunteers with an experimental DNA-based Zika vaccine, Director Anthony Fauci announced today, a month ahead of its projected schedule for vaccine development.

IOC approves addition of 5 sports for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Olympic leaders approved the addition of five sports to the program of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, including the return of baseball-softball and the introduction of youth-oriented events such as skateboarding and ...

India says Saudis to assist thousands of stranded workers

From in.reuters.com | Archived Version

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has agreed to assist thousands of laid-off Indian workers stranded in the kingdom without money or food, India's junior foreign minister Vijay Kumar Singh said on Wednesday.

Is Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn the Most Divisive Character in Comics?

From vanityfair.com | Archived Version

There's no doubt about it: Harley Quinn, née Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, is having a moment. Thanks to a splashy, Margot Robbie–focused ad campaign for the upcoming film Suicide Squad, people who've never picked up a comic book, video-game ...

Jet.com Eyes an Exit Short of Its Audacious Goal

From wsj.com | Archived Version

Jet.com Inc. told investors last summer that the company would be worth $40 billion in five years. Now the e-commerce startup that had aspired to rival Amazon.

LIVE: Obama attends Young African Leaders town hall

From wfmz.com | Archived Version

3:20 p.m. ET: President Barack Obama participates in a town hall at the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit.

Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

From tulsaworld.com | Archived Version

People hug near a crime scene, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Roswell, Ga. Detectives on Tuesday were combing through video from multiple cameras and hoping to hear from any possible witnesses near a suburban Atlanta grocery store in the pre-dawn hours ...

Michael Phelps: I don't think I've ever competed in a clean sport'

From latimes.com | Archived Version

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman, star and head coach of the U.S. Olympic men's swimming team, respectively, voiced frustration Wednesday with the lack of a solution to doping problems that continue to shadow the Games.

Mo' Money, Mo' Bug Problems: Wealthier Homes Are Rich In Insects Too

From npr.org | Archived Version

Looking for a healthy variety of bugs? You might want to try searching in your wealthiest friend's house. Neighborhood income is a good predictor of the number of kinds of insects found indoors, according to a recently-published study in Biology Letters.

More rain forecast for Southwest after monsoonal soaking

From usnews.com | Archived Version

Cars sit stranded in flood waters along Interstate 17, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Phoenix. wo high schools in southern Arizona were evacuated as a precaution Tuesday and some drivers had to be rescued as flooding closed several major roads and stranded ...

NTSB investigators begin probing fatal California bus crash

From stltoday.com | Archived Version

This still frame from video provided by KCRA3-TV shows authorities investigating the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif.

Obama just commuted the sentences of a record number of inmates

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

President Obama granted clemency to a record 214 inmates on Wednesday, far surpassing his previous single-day record, as part of an ongoing effort to release federal inmates serving prison terms deemed to be unduly harsh.

Olympic Games 2016: how Rio missed the gold medal for human rights

From theguardian.com | Archived Version

Amid the broader promises loaded on to Rio as they have been on to every other recent Games until they threaten to collapse under their own weight, there was one specific promise that has not been kept.

Pence, Trump diverge on Ryan support

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) Indiana Gov. Mike Pence broke with his running mate Donald Trump on Wednesday in endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary re-election fight.

Rio Olympics 2016: Games begin with Sweden women's football win

From bbc.co.uk | Archived Version

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games got under way on Wednesday with a women's football match played in front of a sparse Olympic Stadium crowd.

Scientists Harness Quantum Physics to Build a Programmable Computer

From wsj.com | Archived Version

Scientists engineered a high-tech computer that can run several simple programs by harnessing the relationships between tiny particles, or quantum mechanics, according to a new report Wednesday.

Scorpius Malfoy Saves Harry Potter and the Cursed Child From Itself

From io9.gizmodo.com | Archived Version

At some point while reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it becomes abundantly clear that Scorpius Malfoy is the best-written character in the whole thing.

Solving a Mystery of Mammoth Proportions

From smithsonianmag.com | Archived Version

Dwindling freshwater sealed the demise of the St. Paul woolly mammoths, and could still pose a threat today. gettyimages-515509034_720.

Supreme Court grants emergency order to block transgender male student in Virginia from using boy's restroom

From latimes.com | Archived Version

The Supreme Court intervened for the first time Wednesday in the controversy over transgender rights and blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed a transgender boy to use the high school restroom that fits his “gender identity.

Texas agrees to modify voter-ID law for November election

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Texas struck a deal Wednesday that will modify its voter-ID law for the November general election - a development that lawyers suing the state say will make it easier for minorities to cast their ballots.

Time Warner buys a 10 percent stake in Hulu

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Time Warner has become the latest media company to invest in the streaming service Hulu. The move could boost the viability of an online television service that Hulu is expected to launch next year as an alternative to cable TV.

US sent plane with $400 million in cash to Iran

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) US officials confirmed Wednesday that the Obama administration secretly arranged a plane delivery of $400 million in cash on the same day Iran released four American prisoners and formally implemented the nuclear deal.

US strikes easing advance against Islamic State in Sirte, says commander

From reuters.com | Archived Version

SIRTE, Libya U.S. air strikes are easing the passage of Libyan forces as they seek to clear Islamic State from the militant group's former North African stronghold of Sirte, a senior field commander said on Wednesday.

United States launch air strikes against Islamic State in Libya

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Vibrations bring still photos to life

From bbc.com | Archived Version

Interactive photographs in which still objects can be manipulated have been developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Women's Olympic Soccer Preview: Is There A Threat To The U.S. Reign?

From fivethirtyeight.com | Archived Version

RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2016 Olympic Games start Wednesday - not with Friday's opening ceremony - with group play in the women's soccer tournament.

YouTube Kids rolls out an ad-free option

From techcrunch.com | Archived Version

YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of YouTube's service that launched last year and faced criticism for the way it handled advertisements, has today launched a version of the service that will offer parents the option to pay for an ad-free ...