• Celebrity
    USA TODAY Entertainment

    Cameron Diaz reveals to Gwyneth Paltrow why she left Hollywood: 'I got a peace in my soul'

    In a conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, which streamed live on YouTube Wednesday, Cameron Diaz discussed why she stepped back from her acting career.

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  • World
    The Telegraph

    Beirut explosions: Blast detonated 2,750 tons of chemicals - latest news and video

    At least 100 dead and more than 4,000 injured, officials say Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate detonated Everything we know so far 'It was like a nuclear explosion': How terrified residents fled the fireball Explained: What is ammonium nitrate? In pictures: Ancient city ripped apart The president of Lebanon has said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were detonated in massive blasts in Beirut that have killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000. Explosions shook Lebanon's capital on Tuesday and the death toll is expected to rise. Lebanon's health minister said residents who are able to leave should, saying the hazardous materials in the air after the explosion can have long-term deadly effects. Officials said the chemicals were stored in a warehouse for six years without safety measures. Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, said that those responsible would "pay the price" and said the warehouse at the epicentre of the blast had been "dangerous". "I promise you that this catastrophe will not pass without accountability," he said in a televised speech. "Facts about this dangerous warehouse that has been there since 2014 will be announced and I will not preempt the investigations."

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  • U.S.

    Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: Mayor Eric Garcetti Says DWP Will Shut Off Water And Power At Homes That Throw Large Parties

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday announced the city was taking action against those who throw large parties. He called recent gatherings of mostly young people in the Hollywood Hills and Calabasas "flagrant violations of health orders." "While we have already closed all bars and nightclubs, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs," […]

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  • Business

    Bezos Sells $3.1 Billion of Amazon Shares After Fortune Surges

    (Bloomberg) -- The numbers are eye-popping: 1 million Amazon.com Inc. shares offloaded for more than $3.1 billion. And yet for the seller, Jeff Bezos, it barely puts a dent in his stake in the e-commerce giant.The disposals, disclosed Wednesday in Securities and Exchange Commission filings, adds to a $4.1 billion sale earlier this year. The proceeds are a fraction of the amount that Bezos’s holdings have increased this year as the Covid-19 pandemic forced people to stay at home and created a surge in demand for Amazon’s e-commerce services.For Bezos, 56, this year has been a reversal from years of relative restraint in reducing his stake in Amazon. He still holds more than 54 million shares and is worth $189.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His net worth has surged by $74.9 billion this year with Amazon stock rising 73%.The spectacular gains for Bezos and other titans in his industry have put Big Tech under increased scrutiny. Bezos testified before Congress last month along with the chief executives of Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc. to defend their power and influence. It’s also highlighting widening income inequality with the U.S. economy entering its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.“In the 19th century, we had the Robber Barons. In the 21st century, we’ve got the ‘Cyber Barons,’” Representative Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, told the CEOs at the July 29 hearing. “And we want to make sure that the extraordinary power and wealth that you’ve been able to amass is not used against the interests of democracy and human rights around the world and not against the free market at home.”Read more: Tech titans called ‘Cyber Barons’ as fortunes surgeIn his opening statement before Congress, Bezos, who was born to a single mother and adopted by his Cuban-immigrant father when he was four, referenced his humble upbringing: ”I was born into great wealth, not monetary wealth, but as said the wealth of a loving family, a family that fostered my curiosity and encouraged me to dream big.”The biggest hit to Bezos’s wealth was his divorce last year. His ex-wife MacKenzie Scott received a 4% stake in Amazon as part of the split. Scott, now worth $61.6 billion, is the 13th-richest person in the world.Scott, 50, recently donated about $1.7 billion to several causes including racial equity, climate change and public health. The novelist has pledged to give away a majority of her wealth.Many of the world’s wealthiest people have become richer in 2020, but Bezos is pulling far ahead of the pack. He is $70 billion wealthier than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the second richest man in the world.Bezos is now on the cusp of another record: a fortune exceeding $200 billion.Click here for the filing.Click here for the holdings data.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Lifestyle
    Southern Living

    Jadeite Is the Retro Kitchen Trend We're Loving Right Now—Here Are 10 Favorite Items To Shop Online

    Jadeite is one of those vintage kitchen trends that will always hold a warm place in our hearts, whether we’re remembering the butter dish that always headed up our grandmother’s table or the cake stand that she’d showcase her most delicious masterpieces. Ah, to smell those caramel cakes was to go into sugar overload. Luckily, what’s old is forever coming back as new, and jadeite is once again popping up all over the home trend forecast. From the cutest salt-and-pepper shakers to spice up your dinner table to the most charming iced tea pitcher that’ll have you porch-sitting in no time (and even a whole dinnerware set, too), these are our favorite jadeite kitchen items to shop now and enjoy always.  

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  • U.S.
    Inside Edition CBS

    Woman Dragged Off South Carolina Beach by Cops After Complaint About Her Bikini

    A professional acrobat in South Carolina was handcuffed and led off the beach by police after another woman complained about her thong bikini. Sam Panda kept calm while being detained as her friend pleaded with police. Police read Panda the specific ordinance they said she was breaking with her swimsuit. "It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in the nude on any public beach... or any public property in the view of the public." Panda pushed back: "I'm not nude.”

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