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House can subpoena former White House counsel to testify, appeals court rules

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:38
• READ: Appeals court ruling on Don McGahn subpoena
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At least three dead in India plane crash

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:37
• Air India plane crashes in Calicut after skidding off the runway
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Loudest opponents of women's vote were...women

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:34
On a Friday afternoon in April 1909, a group gathered in lower Manhattan to debate women's right to vote (a right extended at that time only to women in select Western states, except for a few others that allowed women to vote in school-related elections).
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Most US churches holding in-person services ignore this key CDC guideline

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:31
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, religion in the US has seemed a helter-skelter mix of legal disputes and defiant pastors, altered rites and sanctuaries as sites of contagion.
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Beirut explosion: UN warns of Lebanon humanitarian crisis

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:17
Agencies send urgent support to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tuesday's explosion.
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Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon 'furious' at Aberdeen players as cluster grows

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:14
Nicola Sturgeon said it was "unacceptable" that eight footballers had broken the rules to visit a bar in the city.
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Trump campaign pounces on Biden's remark about black and latino voters

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:13
Joe Biden sought Thursday to limit the political damage after he said in an earlier interview that the Latino community in the United States was diverse, "unlike the African American community with notable exceptions." CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.
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England v Pakistan: Ben Stokes drops Abid Ali

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:10
Ben Stokes goes across Joe Root's path and drops Abid Ali on 7 as England look for much-needed wickets in the first Test at Old Trafford against Pakistan.
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Women's 2021 World Cup postponed until 2022

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:01
The Women's Cricket World Cup, due to take place in New Zealand next year, has been postponed until 2022.
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Hong Kong: US imposes sanctions on chief executive Carrie Lam

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:56
US imposes sanctions on Carrie Lam and others for "undermining" the Chinese territory's autonomy.
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England v Pakistan: Stuart Broad removes Shan Masood for a duck

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:45
After making 156 in the first innings, Shan Masood is dismissed by Stuart Broad for a duck in Pakistan's second against England in the first Test at Old Trafford.
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BTS announces US theater premiere

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:43
BTS is set to bring its latest film to movie theaters next month, a plan that will depend on which venues actually are open.
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Coronavirus: Nurse who ignored pain has leg amputated

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:38
Sette Buenaventura ignored cramp in her calf to continue working but later found she had cancer.
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TikTok: Is the security threat real?

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:37
Video sharing app TikTok is experiencing record-setting growth. But now it could be banned in the US. CNN Business explains why politicians fear TikTok's automatic data collection could prove a national security threat.
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Can a Eurovision-style song contest work in the US?

BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:29
The American Song Contest is set to air in 2021, organisers have announced.
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Brent Scowcroft, longtime Bush confidant, dies at 95

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:26
Brent Scowcroft, a former national security adviser and longtime confidant of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, a spokesman for the 41st president's foundation said Friday. He was 95.
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'Howard' doc review

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:25
Disney honors one of its own with "Howard," an emotional documentary tribute to the late "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" lyricist Howard Ashman. Teamed with composer Alan Menken, nobody did more to put the studio's animation back on the map, making his loss to AIDS in the midst of that run all the more poignant.
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How 'The Matrix' is a trans story

CNN - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:24
Netflix has posted a Twitter thread explaining the trans themes in "The Matrix," after one of its co-directors confirmed earlier this week that the movie was an allegory for gender transition.
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