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Trump's counter to Democratic convention? Swing state trips.
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  • 2020-08-14 14:52:12Z

President Donald Trump is looking to counter next week's Democratic National Convention with travel to several swing states - including Wisconsin, which was to have hosted the Democratic gathering. Trump campaign announced Friday that Trump will host events aimed at attacking his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, on Monday in Wisconsin and Minnesota and on Tuesday in Arizona. Trump's events in Mankato, Minnesota, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are being billed as remarks on Biden's "failures on Jobs and the Economy."

Epic Games wins support from Fortnite gamers, firms on Apple standoff
Epic Games wins support from Fortnite gamers, firms on Apple standoff
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  • 2020-08-14 14:52:01Z

Epic Games started a social media campaign against the iPhone maker by releasing a parody of Apple's iconic "1984" commercial in its video game, and soon the hashtag "freefortnite" was trending on Twitter. Gamers with hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers took to the video-streaming platform and other social media platforms to share their thoughts on the situation and show their support.

Late to shut down, first to reopen, Georgia reports its highest daily death toll
Late to shut down, first to reopen, Georgia reports its highest daily death toll

As photos of crowded school hallways catch the nation's attention, Georgia reports its highest daily coronavirus death toll.

José Filomeno dos Santos: Son of Angola
José Filomeno dos Santos: Son of Angola's ex-leader jailed for five years
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  • 2020-08-14 14:44:22Z

José Filomeno dos Santos was accused of stealing $500m from Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow
Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow

A fresh streak of oil spilled Friday from a ship stranded on a reef in pristine waters off Mauritius, threatening further ecological devastation as demands mount for answers as to why the vessel had come so close to shore.

Manhattan DA says Trump not entitled to heightened standard for subpoena for tax returns
Manhattan DA says Trump not entitled to heightened standard for subpoena for tax returns
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  • 2020-08-14 14:37:01Z

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was responding to an argument by Trump's lawyers that the president deserves extra protection from what he called harassment. Trump filed a lawsuit last month challenging the subpoena, which covers eight years of his personal and corporate tax records. Vance is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

Root Car Insurance Will Stop Using Credit Scores to Set Rates
Root Car Insurance Will Stop Using Credit Scores to Set Rates

The app-based car insurer points to the practice as another instance of systemic racism and says rates should be based on how the insured actually drives.

C-Suite At The Open: Steve Taylor, CEO, BlueRush Inc. tells his Company
C-Suite At The Open: Steve Taylor, CEO, BlueRush Inc. tells his Company's Story. Filmed in July, 2020

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2020 /CNW/ -https://www.

Decades before Kamala Harris made history, Charlotta Bass became the first Black woman to run for VP
Decades before Kamala Harris made history, Charlotta Bass became the first Black woman to run for VP

Charlotta Bass became the first Black woman to run for vice president in the United States in the 1952, running on the Progressive Party ticket.

Forecasters lift U.S. third-quarter outlook, but cut fourth quarter and beyond: Philly Fed
Forecasters lift U.S. third-quarter outlook, but cut fourth quarter and beyond: Philly Fed

The Philly Fed's quarterly Survey of Professional Forecasters predicted growth in the current third quarter will come in at a 19.1% annualized rate, nearly double the previous forecast for a 10.6% expansion from July through September. The survey of 35 forecasters predicted the growth rate will slow sharply from there, with the expansion in the fourth quarter seen at a 5.8% rate, down from forecasts for 6.5% in the regional Fed bank's survey three months ago. The forecasters see the unemployment rate dropping more than previously thought in the current quarter but that fewer jobs will be created per month.

Leaked product plan reveals what Subaru has in store until 2023
Leaked product plan reveals what Subaru has in store until 2023

Subaru will introduce at least 10 new or updated models in the next three years, according to a leaked product plan. Canadian publication AutoGuide posted the product plan on its Instagram account in August 2020. 2021 will bring Wilderness-badged editions of the Forester and the Outback, though the slide does not reveal what the package will consist of.

Making More Rental Housing for Families in Toronto
Making More Rental Housing for Families in Toronto

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - As Canadians have done their part to contain the spread of COVID-19, home has become a sanctuary - a place of safety and refuge.

Doctor runs 22 miles while wearing a face mask - to prove they
Doctor runs 22 miles while wearing a face mask - to prove they're safe

British critical care doctor, Dr. Tom Lawton, ran 22 miles in a face mask. His oxygen levels remained at a healthy percentage for the entire trek.

Media Advisory - Government of Canada to mark 75th anniversary of V-J Day and end of the Second World War
Media Advisory - Government of Canada to mark 75th anniversary of V-J Day and end of the Second World War

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - To mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day and the end of the Second World War, the Government of Canada will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial.

Ex-pizza delivery boy
Ex-pizza delivery boy's gym firm worth over £1bn

Ben Francis, the founder of sportswear company Gymshark, has sold a 21% stake to a US investor.

Trump campaign, Republican groups sue Iowa election officials over absentee ballot forms
Trump campaign, Republican groups sue Iowa election officials over absentee ballot forms

The suits seek to invalidate tens of thousands of ballot request forms already being returned, requiring voters to resubmit before an Oct. 24 deadline

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates Is Investigating the Merger
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates Is Investigating the Merger

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 14, 2020 / Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating: * Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

In dramatic shift, half of Americans fear difficulties voting in November election, poll says
In dramatic shift, half of Americans fear difficulties voting in November election, poll says

It's a dramatic spike in fears about voting from the 2018 midterm election, when only 15% of voters said they anticipated difficulties.

Walmart Shoppers Can Now Earn
Walmart Shoppers Can Now Earn 'Cryptoback' Through StormX App

Shoppers at Walmart stores can now earn the cryptocurrency equivalent of cashback when they spend in-store. StormX, a blockchain-based loyalty rewards platform, has enabled a 'cryptoback' option of 4% on Walmart purchases, and up to 14% for super-users of the rewards app. The mobile and web app developed by the Seoul-headquartered StormX also supports purchases […]

U.S. judge rejects GM bid to reopen racketeering case against Fiat Chrysler
U.S. judge rejects GM bid to reopen racketeering case against Fiat Chrysler

GM claimed it had new information on foreign accounts used in an alleged bribery scheme involving FCA and leaders of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. GM said it would appeal the ruling to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump announces Israel and United Arab Emirates will formalize diplomatic ties in potentially historic deal
Trump announces Israel and United Arab Emirates will formalize diplomatic ties in potentially historic deal

The agreement makes the UAE only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties with Israel. The other two are Egypt and Jordan.

How Trading Your Own Retirement Can Fleece Your Financial Future - August 14, 2020
How Trading Your Own Retirement Can Fleece Your Financial Future - August 14, 2020

Achieving your retirement goals takes a much different investing approach than regular stock trading, from smartly managing risk to keeping emotions in check.

LIM College Maintains
LIM College Maintains 'Usual Calendar' For Fall, Reimagines Internship Program

The school is reconfiguring its internship program with the help of fashion leaders.

Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch
Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

Samsung has made many, many smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch 3 is the latest effort to keep up with reigning smartwatch ruler Apple, introducing familiar features like fall detection and ECG. At $400, the Watch 3 costs the same as the Apple Watch Series 5, making it clear who Samsung sees as competition.

Cree (CREE) Set to Report Q4 Earnings: What
Cree (CREE) Set to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

Cree's (CREE) fourth-quarter fiscal 2020 results are likely to reflect ongoing momentum in silicon carbide devices amid coronavirus crisis induced macroeconomic headwinds.

You can change careers in the middle of a pandemic. Here are 7 tips
You can change careers in the middle of a pandemic. Here are 7 tips

Thinking about changing careers? Here are some pandemic-proof tips.

New Jersey to give voters in-person, mail-in option in November election, governor says
New Jersey to give voters in-person, mail-in option in November election, governor says
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  • 2020-08-14 13:50:54Z

Under the procedure, which is designed to protect residents from exposure to the coronavirus, all registered voters will have ballots mailed to their homes which they can mail back or place in secure "drop boxes." Residents who opt to go to their local polling places on Nov. 3 will do so in "provisional voting," meaning they must use paper ballots, not voting machines, so that officials can guard against duplicate voting, Murphy said. Mail-in voting, which several states encouraged because of the pandemic, often led to delays in reporting the results of this year's primary elections, especially in close races, because of the additional time needed to count them.

"The Secret" author Rhonda Byrne has new release in November
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  • 2020-08-14 13:16:49Z

The author of the million-selling self-help book "The Secret" is aiming even higher with her next work. Rhonda Byrne's "The Greatest Secret" is coming out Nov. 24, HarperOne announced Friday. Byrne said in a statement that "With every step you take through this book, you will become happier and

Spanish police arrest poachers who sold 10,000 wild birds to sing in cages
Spanish police arrest poachers who sold 10,000 wild birds to sing in cages
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  • 2020-08-14 13:16:08Z

Police in Catalonia have broken up a gang of poachers believed to have captured 10,000 protected finches in two years, amassing an estimated €150,000 by illegally selling the animals as caged songbirds. Officers found 260 birds in a raid in the town of Sabadell, near Barcelona, on the home of an individual with a previous conviction for wildlife crime. The 117 goldfinches, 68 chaffinches, 46 greenfinches, 15 common linnets and 14 bramblings -- all birds prized for their singing ability -- were being kept in a poor condition in cages throughout the home. Police also found €20,000 in cash proceeding from the sale of birds at illegal markets in the Barcelona area. The investigation started...

Factbox: AstraZeneca
Factbox: AstraZeneca's potential coronavirus vaccine
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  • 2020-08-14 13:06:48Z

There are no approved vaccines for COVID-19, but AstraZeneca's shot is widely seen as one of the leading candidates. The company has been granted protection from future product liability claims related to the vaccine by most of the countries with which it has so far struck supply agreements, a senior executive told Reuters. Below are the main details of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine hopeful and its supply and production deals.

Conversations with American Legends: Ambassador Andrew Young Discusses the U.S.' Standing on the World Stage
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  • 2020-08-14 13:00:00Z

Free Virtual EventNew York City, Aug. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- August 21st @ 2 pm ET Register @ https://bit.ly/2PNKcka CommPRO is honored to be working with The Museum of Public Relations and LEVICK on this new series entitled Conversations with America's Legends, kicking off with Ambassador

Video appears to show Miami-Dade officer kneeling on man's neck during a 2018 arrest
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  • 2020-08-14 12:59:19Z

The family of a man arrested two years ago has released body camera video footage showing a Miami-Dade police officer who appears to be kneeling or sitting on the man's neck as he repeatedly gasps, "I can't breathe."

Lockdown extended in northwest England as COVID-19 cases remain high
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  • 2020-08-14 12:53:43Z

Britain extended lockdown restrictions on regions of northwest England on Friday, saying there was no evidence that the COVID-19 infection rate in the area had fallen. The decision was taken following a two-week review of restrictions imposed on Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire

U.S. retail sales miss expectations in July, may slow further in months ahead
U.S. retail sales miss expectations in July, may slow further in months ahead
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  • 2020-08-14 12:39:29Z

U.S. retail sales in July increased less than expected as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and could slow further in the months ahead amid spiraling new COVID-19 infections and a reduction in unemployment benefit checks. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday, however, did not change expectations that consumer spending will rebound this quarter after a record collapse in the second quarter. Retail sales rose 1.2% last month after advancing 8.4% in June.

Palestinians warn Israel-UAE deal imperils Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque
  • World
  • 2020-08-14 12:29:16Z

Angry Palestinians in Jerusalem accused the United Arab Emirates of collaborating with Israel and endangering Al-Aqsa mosque - Islam's third-holiest site - as they gathered for Friday prayers the day after the Gulf state's deal with Israel. Under an agreement brokered by U.S. President Donald

U.S. to make coronavirus strain for possible human challenge trials
U.S. to make coronavirus strain for possible human challenge trials

But many scientists consider human challenge trials with the coronavirus unethical because there are no "rescue therapies" for those who fall ill.

Renewable biogas from cow manure injected into grid in UK first
Renewable biogas from cow manure injected into grid in UK first
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  • 2020-08-14 12:19:29Z

Renewable biogas made from cow manure has been injected into the National Grid in a UK first which will create enough energy to power ten homes for a year. The Murrow Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Cambridgeshire mixed the manure with straw and left it in an oxygen-free environment to produce methane, which has been sold to the grid so people can use it to cook meals and heat their homes. Biogas is being increasingly looked at by energy companies as it offers far better carbon emissions savings than natural methane gas. It could also be a boon for farmers, who could sell their manure to energy companies in order for it to be turned into renewable gas. The post-brexit agriculture bill also...

Tweets show what hinders reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus
Tweets show what hinders reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus
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  • 2020-08-14 12:13:59Z

"The nurse at the clinic said, 'he did not mean it.' He drugged my drink. How could he not 'mean it?' My grades plummeted. I quit college. I lost my dignity. I lost me."That statement is just one among the thousands of tweets with the hashtag WhyIDidntReport. The hashtag went viral in 2018 after President Trump questioned why Christine Blasey Ford didn't report the sexual assault she alleged against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.I analyzed these tweets for a research project about obstacles that sexual assault survivors face when reporting what happened. Those obstacles include skeptical outsiders, an intimidating legal system and the trauma of having to talk about the abuse...

Virus spike pushes Sarajevo Film Festival online
Virus spike pushes Sarajevo Film Festival online
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  • 2020-08-14 12:08:03Z

The Sarajevo Film Festival will be launched entirely online on Friday after a spike in coronavirus cases forced organisers to cancel plans to stage Europe's first in-person movie fair since the outbreak of the pandemic. Organisers had said face masks and disinfectant at cinema entrances would be a must. "Even though we were looking forward to the festival with the audience, we decided to kick off without it, taking no risk," said festival director Mirsad Purivatra.

Mozambique's leader blames 'war' in north on wealth-seekers
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  • 2020-08-14 12:06:22Z

The "war" in northern Mozambique is the fault of people who want to divide the country for its wealth, President Filipe Nyusi said Friday during a visit to the region, days after Islamic extremists seized a key port there. The president's comments, posted on social media, came after the latest brazen

Coronavirus live updates: Hawaii may delay tourists
Coronavirus live updates: Hawaii may delay tourists' return; California orders closure of defiant private school; US deaths near 170K

California approaches 600,000 confirmed cases. Hawaii considers another stay-at-home order. Movie theaters reopen in Mexico City. Latest COVID news.

China is set to expand its digital currency testing program to large cities, including Beijing
China is set to expand its digital currency testing program to large cities, including Beijing

China's commerce ministry has officially said that it would expand the digital currency testing program to large cities, including the capital Beijing.The post China is set to expand its digital currency testing program to large cities, including Beijing appeared first on The Block.

Chinese firms hit by new import hurdles in India - sources
Chinese firms hit by new import hurdles in India - sources

Chinese firms like Xiaomi are facing delays getting approvals from India's quality control agency for their goods, five industry sources told Reuters, as the business environment deteriorates after a clash on their Himalayan border. Greater scrutiny of Chinese imports follows calls for boycotts from Indian nationalist groups linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, angered by the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in the border clash in June. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has in recent weeks delayed approvals for mobile phone components and televisions, jeopardizing the plans of firms such as Xiaomi as well as Oppo, industry sources in India and China said.

How homeowners can beat the new mortgage refinancing fee
How homeowners can beat the new mortgage refinancing fee

A refi will soon cost an extra $1,400, on average. But here's what you can do.

Chinese shoppers wary of frozen food imports after virus found
Chinese shoppers wary of frozen food imports after virus found

Chinese shoppers on Friday expressed dismay at news that traces of the coronavirus had been found on imported frozen food, with some saying they would avoid the products. Two cities in China on Thursday found the virus in frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil and shrimp from Ecuador, raising public concern even though the World Health Organization downplayed the risk of the virus entering the food chain. "I won't choose imported products, because right now the epidemic situation abroad is more serious than in China."

REPEAT - Inventory in Second Iteration of Beyond Tobacco™ Retail Market Testing Sells Out in Under 72 Hours
REPEAT - Inventory in Second Iteration of Beyond Tobacco™ Retail Market Testing Sells Out in Under 72 Hours

Picture 1 Original and Menthol Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes in the cigarette display of a Nevada-based retail store that participated in the second iteration of retail market testingIn July 2020, Taat undertook a test production run for Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes with its manufacturing partner, which confirmed initial production estimations of one million sticks per day. An allocation of the batch of Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes from this test production run was reserved for market research purposes, with the balance to be offered to select retail stores in Nevada that participated in the Company's initial retail market testing in early May 2020. Less than 72 hours after the selected stores...

Fiera Capital reports second quarter 2020 results
Fiera Capital reports second quarter 2020 results

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An International Online Factory Brings High-tech Innovation into Pig Farming Industry
An International Online Factory Brings High-tech Innovation into Pig Farming Industry

SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / August 14, 2020 / Woodrow Wilson Bledsoe, known as the father of facial recognition, developed a system that could read faces by using a 10-inch-square tablet with vertical and horizontal coordinates in the 1960s.

Coronavirus:
Coronavirus: 'Serious mistakes' made over Ruby Princess outbreak

An Australian inquiry is highly critical of the authorities' handling of the Ruby Princess outbreak.

USPS Warns At Least 2 States That Mail-In Ballots May Not Be Delivered On Time
USPS Warns At Least 2 States That Mail-In Ballots May Not Be Delivered On Time

Pennsylvania and Washington have been informed by the U.S. Postal Service that some ballots may not be delivered on time to be counted in the Nov. 3 election.

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