- U.S.NBC News
Fires ravaging California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 34 people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and charred an area about the size of New Jersey.
On Tuesday, voters got in Trump's face for the first time. On Thursday, they practically gave Biden a hero's welcome in Scranton, Pa.
A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.
Imagine a painting of a female nude but with the bare flesh of her legs and body blotched with purple, green and yellow bruises as she lies on the floor and embraces an outline of her country Belarus. The striking protest image, an oil painting by Belarusian artist Yana Chernova, takes aim at what rights groups says is systematic violence and torture used by police to try and quell mass anti-government protests. Tens of thousands of Belarusians have taken part in nationwide protests against veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko for more than five weeks.
- CelebrityEntertainment Weekly
Sure it was all in character, but Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunited in a 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' table read, which also included Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, and John Legend.
- TechnologyThe Wrap
After the Trump administration on Friday announced a ban on U.S. downloads of TikTok (and WeChat) to take effect this Sunday, you might be wondering: Can Americans still use TikTok?The short answer is “yes.” But here’s the deal.The Commerce Department’s ban blocks companies lie Apple and Google from making TikTok available on their app stores, starting on Sunday. (TikTok will also be blocked from updating its app in the U.S. as of Sunday, too.) Users who already have TikTok on their phones, though, will still be able to use the app. Loren Gray’s song clips and Sarah Cooper’s Trump parodies can continue.So if you have TikTok on your phone heading into Sunday, you’re still able to post all the videos you like. This applies to about 100 million people in the U.S. who are already regular TikTok users — and that figure may spike over Friday and Saturday, as people download the app just in case they want to use it moving forward.Also Read: TikTok 'Disappointed' With US Ban on New App Downloads, Pledges to Protect User Privacy and SafetyThe real key date to keep in mind is November 12. That’s when President Trump’s executive order, banning TikTok unless its parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance, sells its U.S. operations to an American company, goes into effect. If TikTok isn’t able to reach a deal that alleviates the government’s national security concerns, the app will go away on that date. Still, American users who have the app on their phone as of Sunday would be able to use TikTok until November 12.“As to TikTok, it’s just upgrades, maintenance things like that, that would be shut down at this stage,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Fox News on Friday. “The real shutdown would come after November 12 in the event that there is not another transaction.”Whether a deal that satisfies the Trump Administration is reached by then remains up in the air. Government officials this week have been reviewing Oracle’s bid to become TikTok’s “trusted technology partner” in the U.S., and President Trump is expected to make a decision on the matter as soon as Friday.Also Read: Trump Says TikTok and Oracle Are 'Close to a Deal'On Wednesday, President Trump said he wasn’t a fan of any deal that leaves ByteDance with a majority stake of TikTok’s U.S. business.“Conceptually, I can tell you, I don’t like that,” Trump said. “If that’s the case, I’m not going to be happy with that.”If Oracle’s deal gets the green light, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said earlier this week it would lead to a new wing of the company dubbed TikTok Global. The deal would lead to about 20,000 new American jobs, Mnuchin said. TikTok Global would also look to file for an initial public offering about a year from now, a person familiar with the deal told TheWrap on Thursday.But to clarify again what likely brought you here: if you have TikTok on your phone by Sunday, you’ll still be able to use the app up until November 12, at a minimum. And if the president ends up signing off on Oracle’s bid, the November 12 ban date won’t end up mattering.Read original story Can You Still Use TikTok After the Trump Administration Bans App Downloads? At TheWrap
- NewsDr. Phil CBS
As parents and teachers try to navigate the new normal brought on by the coronavirus, they often find themselves on opposite sides when it comes to returning to school. “I love being a teacher, but we can’t be in the classroom with our students if we’re dead or if they’re dead,” says Andrea, a teacher and mom. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story making headlines? Bridget, a mom of three, says her 8-year-old son needs to be in the classroom and teachers “owe” students an education. “If a teacher at my son’s school passed away from COVID, I would feel a little bit guilty. However, they know those risks prior to becoming a teacher,” she says. Michelle, a K-3 special education teacher, says she cried the day that she found out her classes would be virtual. “I’m furious that this fall we’re not in school. If people don’t think that’s hurting children, you’re crazy,” she says. “I am not afraid to go back into the classroom and teach students. I’m really not afraid of this virus. I will do what I need to do to put precautions in place and keep myself as safe as possible but, I’m not afraid.” WATCH: Pres. Of FL. Education Association Says Teachers Are Updating Wills Because They Fear Returning To School Hear more of the women’s strong opinions in the video above. On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, the debate continues when doctors on both sides of the issue weigh in. Check here to see where you can watch.