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Daily Crunch: Twitter and Facebook take action against Trump

Facebook and Twitter are taking a stronger stand against pandemic misinformation, we preview the latest version of macOS and a mental health startup raises $50 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 6, 2020. The big story: Twitter, Facebook take a

Buccaneers' Tom Brady admits learning new playbook is 'really tough'

For the first time since the 2000 NFL season, 43-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is learning a new playbook.  

After White House reporters bow out of covering Mike Pence trip, Pence taps Some Guy to fill in

On Wednesday, Vice President and somewhat-sentient Trump skin tag Mike Pence flew to pandemic-awash Florida. Normally he would be accompanied by a pool reporter from the White House press corps, just in case something resembling «news» happened du

Macron says ‘Lebanon is not alone’ as he visits devastated Beirut, gets quickly blasted for hypocrisy

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in solidarity with people of Lebanon following the massive explosion in its capital. It did not go over well and just reminded critics of the troubled history the two countries share. Read Full Article at RT.com

As the new school year looms, children across America continue to face inequities in education

Educators and organizers have made longstanding efforts to find a way for students of color to succeed and learn within an American system of education that is pervasively rigged against them. More equity in education would mean that students who come from ma

Security bugs let these car hackers remotely control a Mercedes-Benz

Few could ever forget back in 2015 when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely killed a Jeep’s engine on a highway with a Wired reporter at the wheel. Since then, the car hacking world has bustled with security researchers lookin

Uber’s delivery business is now larger than ride-hailing

Uber reported its second-quarter earnings Thursday and buried in the blizzard of less-than-rosy numbers is a stunning figure that illustrates how much the company has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Uber’s delivery business — better known as Ube

Mexico resort pulls controversial 'anything goes' tourism ad

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican coastal city of Acapulco pulled a pair of controversial video ads Thursday touting the faded resort’s reputation as an “anything goes” tourism destination because they weren't appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic. T

Grand Teton seeks goat cull help after canceled air shoot

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park is seeking volunteers to shoot nonnative mountain goats this fall after calling off a helicopter goat shoot amid criticism from Wyoming’s governor last winter. The new effort to eradicate the goats, deemed a t

RC Enerson: Road America NASCAR debut «a little intimidating»

Enerson will compete in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Road America, driving the No. 07 Chevrolet for SS Green Light Racing, his first start in a NASCAR national series event.The 23-year-old part-time IndyCar Series driver and 2014 U.S. F2000 Winterfest

Pearn: Indy 500 venture with ECR doesn’t signal a career U-turn

The Canadian was one of the keys to Truex’s 23 wins over six seasons with Furniture Row Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing, the zenith of which was title glory in 2017 with FRR. Then, last winter, Pearn quit racing to go into business with his wife.But in July he

No big names opt out of NFL season before deadline

It appears rumors suggesting that multiple NFL superstars could opt out of the 2020 season ahead of Thursday's 4 pm ET deadline to do so were exaggerated.

In the zany «American Pickle,» Seth Rogen gives a strong dual performance to explore Jewish identity

The HBO Max film, about a man brined for 100 years after falling into a pickle vat, plays with time travel tropes

Wild held scoreless in Game 3, fall to Vancouver 3-0

Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0

MLB announces make-up dates for Brewers-Cardinals series

The Milwaukee Brewers will make up their three-game series against St. Louis with doubleheaders later in the season, MLB announced Tuesday.

Trump is using D.C.-based Republican convention plans to suck more profit out of the presidency

Donald Trump’s main reason for wanting to give his Republican National Convention speech on the South Lawn of the White House is most likely the venerable backdrop and the aura of importance it will lend him. If he can’t have the screaming, adoring crowd

WATCH: Wild’s Stalock makes diving glove save

Alex Stalock makes a sensational diving glove save in Game 3 against Vancouver.

Pirates stage ninth-inning comeback, walk off Twins, 6-5

The Twins led the Pirates 5-4 entering the ninth inning, but a Colin Moran single and Bryan Reynolds double set the stage for Kevin Newman, who delivered a walk-off two-run single. It was just the Pirates’ third win of the year and just the Twins’ third l

Tristan Thompson & Ric Bucher react to LeBron’s loss versus OKC & his groin injury in the bubble

Tristan Thompson & Ric Bucher join the show to react to LeBron's loss versus the Thunder & his groin injury while in the bubble. Tristan isn't worried at all while Bucher is seeing showing some concern.

Pirates steal 6-5 win, Twins narrowly miss home-and-home sweep

Kevin Newman's two-run pinch-single with one out in the ninth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 6-5 victory on Thursday.

66 NFL players opt out of 2020 season prior to Thursday's deadline

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen.

Watch SpaceX launch its tenth Starlink mission to build out its satellite internet constellation

SpaceX is getting ready for a third try at launching its tenth Starlink mission, after two prior attempts were scrubbed, first in June and then again in July. Meanwhile, SpaceX has accomplished a lot – including another launch of a GPS satellite, and return

Uber shares drop 4% after it loses more money than expected in Q2

Today after the bell, American ride-hailing giant Uber released its second quarter results. The company’s revenue fell compared to both the year-ago quarter (Q2 2019), and the sequentially-preceding period (Q1 2020). Investors had anticipated Uber’

Jack Miller: I can’t afford any more mistakes

The Pramac Ducati rider declared on the Saturday of the second Jerez race last month following reigning world champion Marc Marquez’s withdrawal through injury that he was in the championship hunt.However, after crashing out of the Andalusian GP, Miller adm

Ravenous Frogs and Surprised Bears Form an Adorably Expressive Ensemble of Ceramic Creatures

Helen Burgess, who works under the moniker nosey mungo, crafts a playful troupe of characters with endlessly diverse expressions: there’s a flock of startled chickens, a bulging rain frog sporting a dramatic frown, and a whale duo grinning with contentm

Report: Penguins 'leaning' toward starting Tristan Jarry for must-win game

Murray started all three qualifier games in Toronto, but Jarry entered the bubble site with a better regular-season goals against average (2.43 to 2.87) and higher save percentage (.921 to .899).

Take the woke pill: ‘The Matrix’ was always meant to be a ‘TRANS STORY,’ Lilly Wachowski claims

‘The Matrix’ co-director Lilly Wachowski is claiming the classic science fiction fantasy was always intended to be an allegory for transgender struggles, making her the latest artist to give into woke revisionism. Read Full Article at RT.com

Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the shuttered power plant. A new article looks at the many radioactiv

NASA's Maven observes Martian night sky pulsing in ultraviolet light

Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate complex circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere

Study finds high levels of toxic pollutants in stranded dolphins and whales

Researchers examined toxins in tissue concentrations and pathology data from 83 stranded dolphins and whales from 2012 to 2018. They looked at 11 different animal species to test for 17 different substances. The study is the first to report on concentrations

Training neural circuits early in development improves response

When it comes to training neural circuits for tissue engineering or biomedical applications, a new study suggests a key parameter: Train them young.

Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds

A new study found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining their filtration and fit. This could enable wearers to safely reuse limited supplies of the respirators.

The Rock and Daniel Bryan eye showdown after social media back-and-forth

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s daughter Birdie helped set the stage between the two iconic Superstars.

Mark Schlereth: Antonio Brown is not a good fit for the Baltimore Ravens

Mark Schlereth joins Emmanuel Acho and LaVar Arrington to discuss if Antonio Brown would be a good fit for the Baltimore Ravens. Hear why Schlereth believes that AB would not be willing to fit into the Ravens' offense.

Scholars slap down Trump's claim that Supreme Court's DACA ruling gives him added powers

Following the Supreme Court’s decision that he unlawfully ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, impeached president Donald Trump didn’t then reopen it to the hundreds of thousands of new applicants he’s blocked since trying t

Hostage taker who demanded ‘freedom for Palestinians’ surrenders to police in France’s Le Havre

The 34-year-old armed assailant who kidnapped six people inside a La Havre bank in France’s Normandy and demanded freedom for Palestinians has surrendered to police and is now in custody after an hours-long standoff with police. Read Full Article at RT.com

Israel strikes ‘underground terror infrastructure’ in Gaza in retaliation for ‘explosive balloons’ (VIDEOS)

The Israel Defense Forces have announced they had targeted multiple “underground terror infrastructure” installations in the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for several “explosive balloons” launched into Israel earlier in the day. Read Full Article at RT.c

Russians & Iranians SPAMMED with State Dept’s promises of riches after US offers $10mn for HACKERS ‘interfering with election’

Russian and Iranian citizens are receiving text messages hyping a $10 million bounty the US State Department has offered for information on anyone interfering in US elections on behalf of foreign governments. Desperate much? Read Full Article at RT.com

Mercedes' De Vries fined €5000 for causing “dangerous situation”

The Mercedes driver suffered a large lock-up into Turn 1 of the reversed-configuration Tempelhof Airport on lap 15. After running wide and slowing immediately, he crawled to the run-off at Turn 2 and parked up.Reigning FIA Formula 2 champion de Vries then go
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