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As they watched a huge mushroom cloud rise over the seaport capital, many who felt the massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday thought it was a nuclear detonation. Others described the popping and bursting of fireworks and a raging fire that spread to another building, triggering the blast felt kilometers (miles) away. The explosion collapsed balconies, shattered windows and ripped bricks from buildings, killing more than 70 people and injuring more than 3,000.
Walt Disney Co. is doubling down on streaming after reporting a quarterly loss of nearly $5 billion Tuesday amid a pandemic that has all but paralyzed its theme parks, live productions and cruise line. Disney (DIS) reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $4.72 billion, or $2.61 a share, compared with net income of 79 cents a share in the year-ago quarter. The loss was largely due to a $4.95 billion charge Disney took as a result of the pandemic and changing media habits globally.
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Dogs in a K-9 demonstration last year attacked a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey, who later joked about the former quarterback’s protests.
In some states with moderate case counts, experts are seeing "that same insidious increase in percent positive that we had seen and pointed out ... in states like Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota and others", Fauci said during an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Fauci said last week that he was seeing signs the surge of COVID-19 cases could be peaking in the South and West while other areas were on the cusp of new outbreaks. Fauci said that it is crucial that the outbreak be contained before autumn, when influenza cases are likely to spike alongside COVID-19 and more people begin to move indoors, increasing the risk of contagion.
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Planet Fitness reports bigger quarterly loss than expected; CEO aims to get people safely back to gym
Yahoo Finance catches up with Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau moments after his second quarter earnings release. Here's is what he said about the future of gyms.
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Search crews have located a Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle nearly 400 feet under the ocean's surface after it sunk in a deadly accident off the coast of Southern California last week, according to military officials. "Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) positively identified on Aug. 3 the location of the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30," a military official said in a statement Tuesday.
A love story for the modern age, Disney alum Dylan Sprouse and model Barbara Palvin's coupling began with a chance meeting at a New York City party and his decision to slide into her DMs.