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News 2020-08-15T03:11:00Z
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Greece has secretly sent away more than 1,000 migrants, taking them to the edge of the country's territorial waters and then abandoning them at sea

"I left Syria for fear of bombing — but when this happened, I wished I'd died under a bomb," Najma al-Khatib told The Times.
News 2020-08-15T00:24:00Z
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The Pentagon launched a task force to investigate UFO sightings by military aircraft

Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist will help oversee the task force, which is expected to be officially unveiled within days, CNN reported.
News 2020-08-14T22:49:45Z
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The Trump administration is reportedly considering a floating wall to block river crossings along the US-Mexico border

The federal government put a call out for designs that would "impede incursions via swimming, or via unassisted climb-over in water."
Culture 2020-08-14T21:38:30Z
TikTok links usually show up as previews in iMessages, but a glitch made them look like HTML text files.
News 2020-08-14T21:11:00Z
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3 major wildfires are burning in Colorado, one of which is the 4th largest in state history

Three major wildfires scorched Colorado this week. One of them, Pine Gulch, is the fourth largest wildfire in the state's recorded history.
News 2020-08-14T20:59:44Z
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The DOJ's Yale investigation is 'leveraging the model minority myth' to pit racial groups against each other, Asian-American scholars say

The Trump administration DOJ's claim against Yale is just "political messaging for November," according to a senior counsel at the Brennan Center.
News 2020-08-14T20:38:12Z

A bald eagle flying over Lake Michigan attacked a government-owned drone and dropped it into the water

Michigan officials said in a statement on Thursday that the eagle "launched an airborne attack" on the drone late last month.
News 2020-08-14T15:57:56Z

A 3rd body cam video from George Floyd's fatal arrest shows a crowd of shocked bystanders demanding officers to check his pulse

The new body cam footage was taken from ex-officer Tou Thao, who held back a crowd of horrified bystanders while his colleagues restrained Floyd.
News 2020-08-14T15:46:00Z

The Lake Fire has engulfed more than 11,500 acres in Los Angeles County

The fire, located near Lake Hughes, was 12% contained as of Friday morning. Between 100 and 200 people have been evacuated so far.
News 2020-08-14T14:32:24Z

Prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell is being kept in isolation in jail for her own safety

The prosecutors were responding to a filing in from Ghislaine Maxwell's attorneys, who asked that she be moved to the jail's general population.
Health 2020-08-14T13:23:00Z

How tantric sex trains people to have more intense orgasms, and why it's so controversial

Netflix's docuseries "(Un)Well" explores the roots of tantric sex, its sexual benefits, and the ways it's been used to sexually manipulate followers.
Health 2020-08-14T11:08:00Z

You don't have to avoid restaurants, but there are some coronavirus risks you should be aware of

As restaurants and bars reopen, some are reducing capacity and spacing out tables. But eating out during the pandemic still comes with some risk.
Sports 2020-08-14T04:49:00Z

The NBA playoff bracket is set, including the league's first-ever play-in tournament

The Blazers and Grizzlies will battle it out in a play-in tournament, and then on August 17, the NBA playoffs will begin.
Sports 2020-08-14T04:42:36Z

A 'Michael Jordan' soundbite of the Nets' strategy revealed how far they were willing to go to stop Damian Lillard, and it still wasn't enough

"If Damian Lillard is dribbling up, you guard him," Nets swingman Garrett Temple told teammate Jeremiah Martin.
Sports 2020-08-14T04:31:33Z

Damian Lillard willed the Blazers into the NBA play-in tournament by shooting from half-court and avoiding the 'right' play

When the Nets double-teamed Damian Lillard, he knew he had to shoot even further from the hoop to help the Blazers make the playoffs.

LeBron James group lands deal to turn Dodger Stadium into a polling place for presidential election

LeBron James thanked Dodgers pitcher David Price for his help in the More Than A Vote group's latest initiative.
Sports 2020-08-13T22:27:00Z

Stephen Strasburg was ejected for heckling while sitting in the stands of an empty stadium as the weirdest MLB season continues

Stephen Strasburg chirped a little too loud at the homeplate umpire before being thrown out of the stands.
Culture 2020-08-13T20:41:06Z

Jake Paul addressed the FBI raid on his Calabasas mansion, claiming he's removed people who do 'malicious things' from his life

Former Team 10 manager Adam Quinn and a woman who says she has filed a police report pertaining to Arman Izadi appeared on "Drama Alert."
Sports 2020-08-13T20:31:11Z

The Seahawks cut a rookie for trying to sneak a woman disguised as a player into the team hotel

The Seahawks cut Kemah Siverand for breaking COVID-19 protocols by bringing an outsider into the team's hotel during training camp.
Culture 2020-08-13T19:47:26Z

Video shows American Airlines banning a pro-Trump personality for refusing to wear a mask

David Harris Jr., a conservative author and podcaster, had documented his refusal to wear a mask on two prior flights.
News 2020-08-13T19:35:18Z

Satellite and aerial images show how a derecho destroyed 10 million acres of Iowa's corn crops

Iowa officials have estimated that at least 10 million acres of corn and soybean crops were damaged or destroyed by the violent windstorm.
News 2020-08-13T19:08:32Z

Video shows the tense moment a California police officer saved a man in a wheelchair from being hit by an oncoming train

Lodi Police Officer Erika Urrea jumped into action when she saw a man's wheelchair stuck on train tracks in Lodi, California, on Wednesday.
Health 2020-08-13T19:08:00Z

A grapefruit-scented perfume ingredient that's toxic to ticks and mosquitoes is the first new insect repellent to be approved in a decade

Nootkatone is naturally found in grapefruit rinds and certain cedar trees. The chemical shows promise as a defense against ticks and mosquitoes.
Sports 2020-08-13T18:58:22Z

FC Dallas fans booed players who knelt for the national anthem in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and the team's defender called them 'absolutely disgusting'

FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said it was "absolutely disgusting" that fans booed as the players demonstrated on the field.
News 2020-08-13T17:40:00Z

The sister of Fahim Saleh — the CEO found dismembered in his NYC apartment — says her baby brother's killing is a devastating loss for their tight-knit immigrant family

Saleh proudly shared his life on his social media, including the address of his $2 million apartment where he was found dead.
News 2020-08-13T17:12:43Z

For a father-daughter pair who've built a tradition around riding, going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is sacred and worth the risk, even during the pandemic

Mercedes Raya was 19 when she and her father first made the 2-week trip to Sturgis. Now 35, the trek is a can't-miss event during a pandemic.
Health 2020-08-13T17:05:00Z

CDC: 11% of US adults seriously considered suicide in June

According to a new CDC report, rates were far higher among young adults, minorities, unpaid caregivers, and essential workers.
Health 2020-08-13T16:35:00Z

Michelle Obama says women deserve an ESPN-style network about childbirth to showcase the physical and mental endurance they muster

The former First Lady said an ESPN-like television channel that showcased what women's bodies go through could boost appreciation and self-love.
News 2020-08-13T16:09:33Z

New Hampshire's governor issued a mask order ahead of the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week after seeing photos of huge Sturgis crowds

Laconia Motorcycle Week will bring around 250,000 bikers to New Hampshire at the end of August. Gov. Chris Sununu doesn't want Sturgis-like behavior.
News 2020-08-13T15:22:20Z

A Salt Lake City police officer was suspended after video showed him ordering his K-9 to attack a Black man

Salt Lake City police body camera footage shows an officer ordering a K-9 to attack a Jeffery Ryans while responding to a 911 call in April.
News 2020-08-13T11:08:16Z
News 2020-08-13T06:45:55Z

Children in Beirut lost access to their cancer treatment after their hospital was destroyed in the explosion

"My home is now destroyed," a 7-year-old cancer patient said. "This was my hospital. It's gone. I don't want to see my hospital die like this."
News 2020-08-13T04:34:58Z

'A lab coat is white, my wedding dress is white:' The woman from a viral video of a bridal shoot interrupted by the Beirut explosion was a doctor who rushed to tend to wounded victims still in her wedding dress

"I started to help some people who got injured, telling them to relax, we are all good, we are still alive and we will be fine," Isra Seblani said.
News 2020-08-13T03:50:33Z

Protesters in Minneapolis say they won't clear barricades around the George Floyd Memorial until the city leaders meet their 24 demands

Some of the demands include recalling Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, and ending qualified immunity.
News 2020-08-12T23:00:13Z

3 men were charged with threatening and intimidating women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse

Authorities said a friend of Kelly tried to silence a victim with $500,000, and one of his managers blackmailed another woman who sued Kelly.
News 2020-08-12T21:19:56Z

A 30-year-old corpse was discovered in the basement of an abandoned $41.2 million mansion

French media reported that man's corpse found in the basement had since been identified and that fractures and stab wounds were found on the body.
News 2020-08-12T21:07:00Z

Here's the full list of people charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, and who has pleaded guilty so far

The parents include the actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, as well as executives at prominent public and private companies.
News 2020-08-12T21:00:47Z

A Florida sheriff banned his deputies from wearing face masks the same day the county saw its highest number of COVID-19 deaths

Deputies in Marion County, Florida, are prohibited from wearing masks, according to an email obtained by the Ocala Star-Banner. So are visitors.
News 2020-08-12T20:01:14Z

This is what it looks like in Sturgis, South Dakota, where hundreds of thousands of unmasked bikers are partying like the coronavirus isn't real

Bikers at the Sturgis Rally say they're enjoying the freedom and crowds they haven't been able to experience elsewhere during the pandemic.
News 2020-08-12T19:52:18Z

Boston University announced students can still receive their degrees after they die, but the school says it has nothing to do with the pandemic

Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said plans for a posthumous degree policy were in place long before the novel coronavirus outbreak began.
News 2020-08-12T18:48:04Z

An admitted KKK leader has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after driving a truck through a crowd of protesters in June

A Virginia man who boasted to police of his Ku Klux Klan rank was sentenced to six years in prison after driving his truck into a crowd of protesters.
Culture 2020-08-12T18:36:00Z

6 of Bon Appétit's stars departed the popular YouTube channel after allegations of a 'toxic' work culture. Here's how the magazine devolved into chaos.

In a lengthy Twitter post, Carla Lalli Music became the most recent YouTube star to announce her departure from the video team.
News 2020-08-12T18:09:00Z

Critics say Portland protests have been co-opted by 'white spectacle,' but Black activists say they're staying focused on Black lives

The president of the Portland NAACP called the demonstrations "white spectacle." Portland activists say the reality of the movement is more nuanced.
Culture 2020-08-12T17:59:27Z

Bon Appétit personalities Carla Lalli Music and Gaby Melian announced that they're leaving the brand's videos

On Aug. 12, Carla Lalli Music announced that she was leaving Bon Appétit video. Test Kitchen Manager Gaby Melian said on Aug. 8 that she was leaving.
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