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At Least 14 People Wounded In Mass Shooting Outside Funeral In Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 14 people were wounded Tuesday evening in a mass shooting directed at people attending a funeral in the Auburn Gresham community. Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said a black vehicle was heading west on 79th Street at 6:30 p.m., when people inside began firing at attendees of a…

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Torstar shares halted on report of $58 million competing bid

Trading in shares of Torstar Corp was halted on Thursday, after a report said two investors were proposing to offer a competing bid of about US$58 million for the Toronto Star newspaper publisher.Matthew Proud, the chief executive officer of software firm Dye & Durham Corp, and his brother Tyler Proud would up the ante on…

Coronavirus crisis is just going to heat up condo market, says developer

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A ‘very dark history’: Oregon’s racist past fuels ongoing protests against injustice in Portland

Video from Portland, Oregon on Sunday night showed demonstrators crowded around the federal courthouse building. Eventually, authorities rushed the crowd amid explosions and gas, as demonstrators cou…

Some Republicans call for Liz Cheney to step down from leadership after Trump criticisms

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NFL agrees to cancel 2020 preseason, reduce team roster sizes to 80 for training camp

The NFL Players Association and league's owners have agreed to scrap the 2020 preseason while also reducing the size of training camp rosters.  Union executives informed players of the agreement Tue…

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Video Shows American Airlines Passenger Punching A Woman’s Reclined Seat | Travel + Leisure

An American Airlines passenger claims that a man sitting behind her on a recent flight continually punched the back of her seat, leaving her with headaches and need of medical care. Wendi Williams, who recorded the situation described her experience on Twitt…

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Hy-Vee announces campaign to hand out masks to shoppers without one

Hy-Vee announced Tuesday that it will distribute more than 3 million free masks to customers without one starting next week.According to a news release, the mask giveaway is part of a new initiative called “Mask It Up to Shut COVID Down. It’s Your Choice.”Beginning July 27, Hy-Vee employees stationed outside store doors will hand out…

Texas Instruments Gives Strong Forecast But Urges Caution

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Amazon-owned firm in Black Lives Matter legal claim

Image copyright Getty Images Workers at Whole Foods are suing the US supermarket for punishing them for wearing Black Lives Matter masks.The federal lawsuit says the firm discriminated against black staff by selectively enforcing its dress code.Whole Foods, owned by tech giant Amazon, forbids staff from wearing clothes with messages that are not company-related.It denied…

United Airlines loses $1.6 billion in the second quarter as pandemic saps travel demand

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraftNicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesUnited Airlines on Tuesday lost $1.63 billion during the second quarter, driven by a plunge in air travel demand because of the coronavirus pandemic. Revenue plunged to $1.48 billion in the three months ended June 30, an 87% drop from $11.4 billion during the same time…

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Best macOS 11 Big Sur Features: Control Center, Safari Updates, Notifications Overhaul, Design Changes…

Juli ClovermacOS Big Sur, an update significant enough that Apple called it macOS 11 instead of macOS 10.16, introduces design changes, feature updates, and app tweaks that make macOS feel refreshingly new and streamlined. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.In our latest YouTube video, we've highlighted some of the best features coming…

Android 11 brings Personal/Work tabs to share sheet, more parts of the OS

With Android 9, Google introduced the concept of partitioning work and personal apps in the launcher. Android 11 now brings the “Work” tab to the share sheet, system settings, and file picker. In bringing the “Work” tab to more parts of the OS, Google said at Cloud Next that it wants to “make the separation…

How to disable Meet tab in Gmail for Android and iOS

Google has been working hard to bring many G Suite apps together into one, using Gmail as the “home for work,” but not everyone is a fan of the change. Here’s how to disable the Google Meet tab in Gmail for Android and iOS. For years, Google Meet — Google’s Zoom competitor, previously known as…

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Coronavirus expert Dr. Peter Hotez: New evidence shows social distancing works

With the COVID-19 outbreak, vaccine researcher Peter Hotez has become one of the country’s most reassuring presences on cable news: a scientist with a rare ability to explain the complex, fast-changing science of the coronavirus. His lab is developing a COVI…

Coronavirus: Skilled nursing facilities ordered to accept coronavirus patients

As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if…

Nation’s top coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci forced to beef up security as death threats increase

(CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times…

Beijing’s coronavirus lies have badly deepened global suffering

Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community has concluded that China is intentionally hiding the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities a fact that should surprise no one, and is yet another way Beijing has made the pandemic a bigg…
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How coronavirus concerns completely shut down talk of climate change

Near the top of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, 3,400 metres above sea level, a gleaming observatory surrounded by dark lava rocks measures carbon dioxide levels every second of every day.It is the birthplace of modern climate science, because it was here, using these records, that chemist Charles Keeling first established the link between…

Posthaste: Many small businesses can’t cope with the coronavirus lockdown — should Ottawa start paying their rent?

Good Morning!Saying things like “these are extraordinary times” is increasingly sounding like tired cliches, but every day new policy ideas emerge that truly highlight the unprecedented nature of the coronavirus crisis.CIBC World Markets Inc.’s economist Benjamin Tal has floated the intriguing idea of the federal government helping many businesses pay their rent — which is…

Amid oilpatch carnage, this Canadian energy commodity is actually seeing prices spike

CALGARY — Canadian natural gas producers are enjoying a rare spike in the price of their commodity, but the upswing could be short lived as analysts expect gas demand from the oilsands to fall amid the oil price collapse.The AECO benchmark natural gas price traded at an average of $2.07 per thousand cubic feet on…

Occidental dilutes Carl Icahn to pay Warren Buffett as debt woes mount

Occidental Petroleum Corp. is paying a special dividend to Warren Buffett in shares rather than cash, diluting investors including activist billionaire Carl Icahn as the indebted shale explorer grapples with oil’s collapse.The Houston-based oil producer issued common shares worth about US$257 million to honour a quarterly payout on Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s preferred stock, according to…

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Microsoft To Fix Big Omission In Workplace For iPad: Mouse Assistance

Apps like Word and Excel currently lack mouse support Apple Microsoft is adding cursor support to its Office for iPad app later this year, according to a new report. MORE FROM FORBESIgnore AirPods: Microsoft Surface Earbuds & Surface Headphones 2 Out In DaysBy David PhelanApple’s iPad OS added comprehensive support of mouse and trackpad earlier…

Galaxy Z Flip: After 3 months, I can’t stop using it

Juan Garzon/CNET Last year, if you told me about all the things that would happen in 2020, I'd shake my head with disbelief. This includes the fact that I'd like the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone. When it launched in February I was skeptical because just a year before, Galaxy Fold reviewer units had a…

Microsoft opens a can of whoop-ass on reply-all e-mail storms in Office 365

When you work in an office, there are many annoying things you must put up with, such as coworkers microwaving stinky fish for lunch, or dealing with people that never refill the paper tray in the printer. There is probably nothing more annoying, however, than reply-all email storms. This is where one coworker accidentally selects “reply…
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Video from Portland, Oregon on Sunday night showed demonstrators crowded around the federal courthouse building. Eventually, authorities rushed the crowd amid explosions and gas, as demonstrators cou…

Some Republicans call for Liz Cheney to step down from leadership after Trump criticisms

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Best macOS 11 Big Sur Features: Control Center, Safari Updates, Notifications Overhaul, Design Changes…

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With Android 9, Google introduced the concept of partitioning work and personal apps in the launcher. Android 11 now brings the “Work” tab to the share sheet, system settings, and file picker. In bringing the “Work” tab to more parts of the OS, Google said at Cloud Next that it wants to “make the separation…

At Least 14 People Wounded In Mass Shooting Outside Funeral In Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 14 people were wounded Tuesday evening in a mass shooting directed at people attending a funeral in the Auburn Gresham community. Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said a black vehicle was heading west on 79th Street at 6:30 p.m., when people inside began firing at attendees of a…

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ECB’s Lane says central bank could cut rates in future, will ensure spreads don’t hurt policy transmission

In a blog post after the poorly-received European Central Bank decision, ECB Chief Economist Philip Lane said it retains the option of future cuts in the policy rate, if warranted by a tightening in financial conditions or a threat to its medium-term inflatio…

Fauci says he wears a mask to be a symbol of what ‘you should be doing’

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