Friday, Aug 5, 2016

'Is There Anyone Alive?': 7 Stories From Hiroshima and Nagasaki

From time.com | Archived Version

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Combined with a similar nuclear strike on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, the attacks helped lead to Japan's surrender during World War II and the end of ...

'Striking' Results from Early Zika Vaccine Trial

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

The race to develop a safe and effective vaccine against the Zika virus got one step closer Thursday, when a team of researchers reported positive results in the latest round of testing in monkeys.

2016 Rio Olympics daily viewer's guide - The Opening Ceremony (Aug. 5)

From sports.yahoo.com | Archived Version

Well, now that we've had a couple of days of appetizers, it's time for the main course. After two days of men's and women's soccer, the Rio Olympics officially kick off with the Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m.

5 Things to Know About Justin Bieber's Skinny-Dipping Partner Sahara Ray

From eonline.com | Archived Version

Although E! News exclusively learned that the "Love Yourself" crooner reunited with Chantel Jeffries for a private date night only a few weeks ago, it seems the Biebs has taken to someone new: Sahara Ray.

Americans weigh at least 15 pounds more than 20 years ago, CDC study says

From abc11.com | Archived Version

The average American's adult's weight is at least 15 pounds more than it was 20 years ago, according a newly released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apple announces invitation-only bug bounty program at Black Hat conference

From macworld.com | Archived Version

The company had lagged behind competitors in providing financial incentives to report exploits to it. apple campus headquarters stock Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, on April 3, 2009.

Apple buys machine learning startup Turi

From theverge.com | Archived Version

Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Turi, according to GeekWire. As usual with an Apple acquisition, it's picking up a small company whose products will likely make their way into the fabric of other Apple services.

Asked About Black Friends, Clinton Says She's 'Blessed To Have A Crew'

From npr.org | Archived Version

Addressing a joint convention of black and Hispanic journalists Friday, Hillary Clinton found herself wading through a Q&A session - a format that has become a rarity for her.

Baltimore County Police: Officer Fired Shot That Wounded 5-Year-Old

From baltimore.cbslocal.com | Archived Version

BALTIMORE (WJZ) - Investigators now believe an officer fired the shot that wounded a 5-year-old boy during a deadly standoff between his mother and police at a Baltimore County apartment complex on Monday, authorities said.

Berkshire profit up 25 percent as insurance helps, BNSF weighs

From cnbc.com | Archived Version

Berkshire Hathaway on Friday said second-quarter profit rose 25 percent, helped by improved results from insurance underwriting and investments and the purchase of Precision Castparts, Warren Buffett's largest-ever acquisition.

Box Office: 'Suicide Squad' Making a Killing Friday for $140M-Plus Debut

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

Fending off dismal reviews, the anti-superhero film looks to beat the openings of 'Deadpool' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' as well as scoring an August-best; overseas, 'Suicide Squad' is also doing big numbers.

Bristol-Myers Investors Feel the Harsh Downside of Cancer Bet

From bloomberg.com | Archived Version

For almost four years, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. investors have profited handsomely thanks to the company's sharp focus on cancer.

Britney Spears Auditions Sexy, Shirtless Studs in "Make Me" Video

From eonline.com | Archived Version

In the just-released video for "Make Me," Spears and her dancers audition a number of sexy, shirtless studs to play her love interest.

Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald sign 1-year extensions

From nfl.com | Archived Version

Arizona has rewarded the two aging stars with one-year contract extensions, the Cardinals announced Friday. Palmer's extra year is worth $24.35 million with a $6.75 million signing bonus, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Clinton acknowledges misspeaking about FBI director's testimony

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

In an effort to clarify her most recent statements about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton on Friday only further muddled a controversy that has dogged her presidential candidacy from the start.

Donald Trump says he didn't see video of cash being transferred for ransom after all

From politifact.com | Archived Version

Donald Trump initially said -- twice -- that he had seen video footage of cash being loaded on a plane as ransom for American hostages.

Donald Trump's new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday announced a new team of ultra-rich financiers and businessmen as his core economic advisers, a move that brings high-profile names to his inner circle but also may step on his populist claims to ...

Emirates plane crash-lands in Dubai

From wikinews_en

Facebook tests MSQRD selfie filters and opening your camera atop feed

From techcrunch.com | Archived Version

Snapchat opens to the camera by default to spur content creation, and now Facebook is trying the same starting with an Olympics-themed test in Brazil and Canada.

Federal agents search Philadelphia union boss' properties

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

PHILADELPHIA - Federal agents spread out across the city on Friday to search properties linked to a powerful labor boss and the City Hall office of his protege on City Council.

Google's Olympics Doodle is a weird set of fruit-themed mobile games

From theverge.com | Archived Version

The 2016 Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro today, and what better way to celebrate than opening the Google app on your phone, tapping on the Google Doodle logo, and playing some simple free minigames in which various fruits take part in sporting ...

Here Are All the Ways You Can Watch the Rio Olympics

From fortune.com | Archived Version

And, that Olympics coverage has already proven to be a windfall for the network, which said this week that it has already set a record with $1.2 billion in national advertising sales for this year's summer games, which puts NBC on pace for a 20% bump ...

Incredible discovery reveals the truth behind an ancient Chinese legend

From arstechnica.com | Archived Version

A deluge on the Yellow River 4,000 years ago led to a feat of Bronze Age hydro-engineering. Annalee Newitz - 8/5/2016, 11:47 AM. A photo of Jishi Gorge upstream of the landslide dam caused by an earthquake.

Islamic State Nabs 3000 People In Iraq Trying To Escape Violence

From dailycaller.com | Archived Version

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the ...

Live From Copacabana, Brazil: Party And Protest

From forbes.com | Archived Version

Along the sidewalks of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro this morning, the juxtapositions could not have been greater. Below, an exclusive glimpse of the scene in Copacabana: An error occurred.

Malaysia Confirms Flight 370 Course was on Pilot's Simulator

From voanews.com | Archived Version

August 05, 2016 9:53 AM. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA —. Malaysia acknowledged for the first time that one of the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had plotted a course on his home flight simulator to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is ...

Melting Ice In Greenland Could Expose Serious Pollutants From Buried Army Base

From npr.org | Archived Version

Buried below the ice sheet that covers most of Greenland, there's an abandoned U.S. Army base. Camp Century had trucks, tunnels, even a nuclear reactor.

Muslim cleric's lawyers decry Turkey's push for extradition from US

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Allegations by Turkey that Fethullah Gulen was responsible for the recent coup attempt there are “absurd,” and the Turkish effort to have him extradited from the United States to face charges is unfounded and baseless, lawyers representing Gulen said ...

New particle hopes fade as LHC data 'bump' disappears

From bbc.com | Archived Version

Hopes for the imminent discovery of a particle that might fundamentally change our understanding of the Universe have been put on hold.

Obama: 'Congress needs to do its job' on Zika

From politico.com | Archived Version

Gov. Rick Scott slashed mosquito-control funding when he first took office in Florida, and Cigna is getting cold feet on its planned merger with Aetna.

Posnanski: 2016 likely to be Michael Phelps' favorite Olympic Games

From nbcolympics.com | Archived Version

RIO de JANEIRO - A couple of days after Michael Phelps emphatically retired in London, I was talking with Mel Stewart, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist in the 200m butterfly and the founder of the website SwimSwam. He said something then that only now ...

Republicans, Please Hear Me Out

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

When I think of the most conflicted (and, perhaps, most frustrated) voters in this presidential election, I think of my dad. I don't know how my dad will vote come November—maybe he doesn't either, at this point—but I do recognize, from knowing him ...

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

From rt.com | Archived Version

Following the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision to uphold an appeal by Efimova against her Games ban, a special three-member IOC panel will make a final ruling, says lawyer of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Aleksandra Brilliantova, ...

Roche: Patriots Display Perfect Blend Of Trash Talk, Competitiveness In Intrasquad Scrimmage

From boston.cbslocal.com | Archived Version

FOXBORO (CBS) - It was another spectacular weather day Friday in Foxboro as the Patriots held their eighth practice of training camp on the Gillette Stadium practice fields.

Scott Eastwood Explains Why His Agents Told Him Not to Star in Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Video

From people.com | Archived Version

Scott Eastwood had movie and music fans swooning with his turn as a hunky matinee idol (not much of a stretch) in Taylor Swift's cinematic music video for "Wildest Dreams.

Sickle Cell Trait Doesn't Raise the Risk of Death

From psmag.com | Archived Version

But having a single copy of the sickle-cell gene does put carriers at risk for a serious muscle condition, a study finds. By Nathan Collins.

Spotify's Release Radar is a personalized playlist of brand-new music

From theverge.com | Archived Version

Over the last year the tech product that has brought the most joy into my life has undoubtedly been Discover Weekly, Spotify's playlist of tracks personalized for my taste.

Strong US employment report brightens economic outlook

From reuters.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON U.S. employment rose more than expected for the second month in a row in July and wages picked up, bolstering expectations of faster economic growth, and raising the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase this year.

The Latest: Trump says if you don't like him, vote Pence

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 5:30 p.m.. Republican Donald Trump has a message for reluctant voters: “If you don't like me.

Trump expected to endorse Ryan Friday

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) Donald Trump is expected to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, moving to mend an intra-party rift that has put the Republican presidential nominee at odds with its highest-ranking elected official.

Trump: 'I don't throw babies out'

From wmur.com | Archived Version

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) —Donald Trump sought to correct the record Friday on his position on babies. Related. Trump expected to endorse Ryan Friday · Indirect 9/11 link to Saudi Arabia's... Kasich: I don't know if I'll vote... Melania Trump's nude ...

US Government Bonds Sell Off on Strong Jobs Data

From wsj.com | Archived Version

U.S. government bonds pulled back sharply Friday as the latest employment report pointed to a solid labor market, potentially giving the Federal Reserve more room to raise interest rates.

US-Mayor-Arrested-California

From yahoo.com | Archived Version

In this Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, booking mug released by the Amador County Sheriff's Office is Anthony Silva, the mayor of Stockton, Calif.

Video shows Chicago cops' shooting of teen (WARNING:GRAPHIC)

From nydailynews.com | Archived Version

Chicago authorities have released video of an unarmed teen Paul O' Neal being shot and killed by officers, including one who laments that he will receive “desk duty” for his actions.

Viginia mayor accused in meth-for-sex sting

From pressherald.com | Archived Version

The mayor of Fairfax is facing drug charges after allegedly supplying meth to undercover detectives. By MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press.

Watch sunflowers dance under the sun (Seriously)

From latimes.com | Archived Version

Sunflowers may be rooted to the ground, but that doesn't mean they can't dance. Each day, young sunflowers trace the path of the sun across the sky, turning their faces 180 degrees from east to west.

Zika Changes The Conversations Between OB-GYNs And Patients In Florida

From npr.org | Archived Version

Late last fall, Dr. Christine Curry was at a faculty meeting with her colleagues when the conversation turned to new reports linking the Zika virus to a surge in microcephaly in infants in Brazil.