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U.N. chief: School closures amid pandemic have caused 'generational catastrophe'
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:37:50 -0400
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for nations to place the reopening of schools as a top priority in their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On This Day, Aug. 4: Anne Frank captured by Gestapo
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:00:06 -0400
On Aug. 4, 1944, acting on a tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captured 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family.
Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina as residents brace for impacts
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:58:27 -0400
Tropical Storm Isaias will regain its strength to a Category 1 hurricane Monday evening and make landfall in North and South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said in an updated advisory.
Census Bureau to end counting a month early
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:07:54 -0400
The U.S. Census Bureau announced it will end all data collection efforts on Sept. 30, a month earlier than planned.
Multiple people injured after 3 hot air balloons crash in Wyoming
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:44:59 -0400
More than a dozen people were injured when three hot air balloons crashed Monday in Wyoming.
Esper: Nation grieves over 9 service members killed in training
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:50:07 -0400
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday the United States grieves the deaths of eight Marines and a Sailor who were killed over the weekend when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the California coast.
Tedros: There may never be a 'silver bullet' to cure COVID-19
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:38:52 -0400
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus said Monday there may not ever be a "silver bullet" cure for COVID-19, encouraging the nations of the world to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
Seized Fyre Festival merch auctioned off by U.S. Marshals
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:20:50 -0400
U.S. Marshals are auctioning promotional hats, clothing, and other merchandise left over from the disastrous 2017 Bahamas Fyre Festival fraud scheme as a way to raise forfeiture funds.
U.S. CEOs urge Congress to approve small business coronavirus rescue aid
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:25:26 -0400
Saying American small business owners need a "Marshall Plan," 100 U.S. CEOS of large companies such as Starbucks, Salesforce and Walt Disney Company urged Congress in a letter to increase rescue aid for small businesses.
Israel conducts airstrikes in Syria after thwarting explosive attack near Golan Heights
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:02:42 -0400
Israeli Defense Forces said they conducted a series of airstrikes against multiple targets in Syria on Monday after thwarting a potential IED attack by four men the night before.