- WorldAssociated Press
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 at least 70 people and injuring more than 3,000.
- CelebrityMarie Claire
The Queen's on Meghan and Harry's side.
Judge Judy Says She’ll Eat Contract “On National TV” If It Can Be Produced In New Suit Over CBS’ $95M Purchase Of Syndicated Series’ Library – Update
UPDATED with statement from Judy Sheindlin: Judge Judy is heading back to court, but not in the way the fans of the soon-to-end syndicated series probably assume, and it looks to partially be Les Moonves’ fault. Less than six months after CBS and Rebel Entertainment Partners settled their long-running legal battle over big bucks in missed […]
- PoliticsThe Week
President Trump may end up throwing out what was supposed to be the biggest foreign policy achievement of his first term.Trump has spent pretty much all of his presidency trying to work out a trade deal with China, sparking an all-out tariff war along the way. But all of that may have been for naught as Trump's advisers work to convince him to "nuke" the whole thing before November, saying it's his best chance to boost his re-election chances, four people with knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast.National and swing state polls keep putting former Vice President Joe Biden safely ahead of Trump to win this fall's election, and advisers have been looking for ways to change his fate. Conservative economist Stephen Moore tells The Daily Beast it could benefit Trump to capitalize on anti-China sentiment both within the White House and around the country right now. And while Moore stopped short of calling to completely abandon the trade deal, Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro and other aides have reportedly gotten Trump at least considering it.The U.S. and China reached a "phase one" trade deal in February, which didn't actually mark much concrete progress after two years of negotiations and tit-for-tat tariffs. Trump has only ramped up his criticism of China since then, and has repeatedly said he wants to hold it responsible for the coronavirus pandemic. It's unclear how blowing up the deal would punish China for COVID-19 or help the American farmers and businesses who the trade war has hurt along the way.More stories from theweek.com Why Obama still drives Republicans nuts The most damning inside portrait of the Trump administration yet The American leadership void
- WorldPopular Mechanics
Physics explains why the intense blast produced the menacing mushroom shape.
- SportsNBC Sports Boston
Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan hilariously trolled ex-New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady while wishing him a happy 43rd birthday, and Brady had the perfect response.
While the coronavirus pandemic prompted Disney to accelerate the streaming release of some movies like Pixar's "Onward," and to send certain lower-profile movies like "Artemis Fowl" straight to Disney+, until now the company has chosen to delay its bigger releases like "Mulan" and "Black Widow." In fact, "Mulan" and Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" were expected to be the first big movies in theaters whenever they reopened.