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NATO allies are facing off in the Eastern Mediterranean. The conflict could entangle the entire region

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:36
Tension is simmering in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean as Greece and Turkey, NATO allies but historic rivals, inch toward a possible military confrontation that could end up engulfing the region.
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California wildfires have burned 1.25 million acres, but firefighters say the weather is now helping

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:36
Lower temperatures and weaker winds are helping firefighters get a handle on deadly wildfires that have afflicted California for days, fire officials said Tuesday.
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Governors have a role in securing elections

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:31
Last week, the Democratic Party wrapped up a convention like none other, marked by unity across a broad spectrum of Americans, and I am looking towards a general election like none other. Still, I fear the events that might follow could test our country's ability to stand as United States.
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What Pompeo and Kushner are up to

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:24
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left for Israel and the Gulf on Sunday not with the two-state solution on his mind; but with a focus on what you might call the 22-state solution: how best to use Arab state relationships with Israel to support President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.
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Mike Pence at RNC 2020: The rare times he made headlines

BBC - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:20
The vice-president has largely stayed out of the limelight. We take a look at the few times he didn't.
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Olympic great Usain Bolt tests positive for the coronavirus

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:18
Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus as Jamaica's Prime Minister says there will no special treatment if anyone has been found to break the rules stemming from a party held for the former sprinter's recent 34th birthday.
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'Rapid intensification' is likely as Hurricane Laura tracks toward Gulf Coast

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:05
Track Laura | 70 million face severe weather
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Trump to nominate acting Homeland Security secretary to top role

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:51
President Donald Trump announced in a Tuesday tweet he will officially appoint acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to take over the role on a permanent basis.
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Eat Out to Help Out discount used 64m times in three weeks

BBC - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:51
The Treasury says its scheme, which gives diners 50% off in August, is helping protect 1.8 million jobs.
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British Army could axe ageing tanks as part of modernisation plans

BBC - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:36
Senior Army officers have told the BBC the military may abandon its ageing stock of Challenger 2 tanks.
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House lawmakers introduce bipartisan resolution to condemn QAnon conspiracy

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:25
Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski and Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan resolution in the US House to condemn QAnon, which has increasingly started to take hold in mainstream politics after originating as a fringe conspiracy theory on the internet.
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England v Pakistan: James Anderson takes seven wickets in final Test of the summer

BBC - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:16
Watch England's James Anderson take seven wickets in the final Test against Pakistan to move to 600 Test victims.
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Exxon was the world's largest company in 2013. It was just kicked out of the Dow

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:13
For decades, ExxonMobil was an unstoppable machine. It made gobs of money, spent that cash wisely and rewarded shareholders lavishly.
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Analysis: How 30 minutes revealed the fight for the GOP's future

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:12
The contrast was jarring.
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GOP candidate spread conspiracies about Charlottesville and 'Pizzagate'

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:01
In the years before she ran for office, GOP congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote two conspiracy-laden blog posts speculating that the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to one counter-protester's death was an "inside job" and promoting a debunked conspiracy alleging some Democratic Party leaders were running a human-trafficking and pedophilia ring -- known as "Pizzagate" -- was real.
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University creates student avatars for virtual graduation ceremony

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:01
At universities around the world, graduation ceremonies provide an opportunity to mark an educational achievement with family and friends, but the coronavirus pandemic has robbed students of the chance to do so in the traditional way.
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University creates student avatars for virtual graduation ceremony

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 17:58
As the coronavirus pandemic keeps affecting our lives, one university has come up with a unique way of awarding students their degrees, using virtual reality.
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Coronavirus: Ofqual chief quits and latest on mask advice in schools

BBC - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 17:52
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday evening.
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Opinion: The pandemic's financial impact on airlines will be worse than the 9/11 attacks

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 17:50
Covid-19 will impact the US airline industry even more than the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Planes have been grounded and the financial impacts of the pandemic will change the industry and air travel for the foreseeable future.
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Your Roomba just got a lot smarter

CNN - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 17:47
Your robot vacuum is getting a big upgrade. Roomba's parent company iRobot announced Tuesday it's giving its robots a "genius" software update.
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