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Beirut Tragedy, Tech War and India's Virus Strike: Weekend Reads

6 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Already grappling with the intensifying coronavirus pandemic, the last thing the world needed this week was more turmoil. It got some anyway.
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Crowded Villages Show Why Virus Cases Are Surging in Rural India

20 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

As India passes the grim milestone of two million virus cases and new hotspots emerge in villages, experts are worried infections will now rise exponentially in the world's...
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Trump's Attacks on China Reach New Peak of ‘Pent-Up' Grievances

21 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Donald Trump's rapid-fire escalation of attacks on China - from bans of WeChat and TikTok to sanctions on Hong Kong's top official - underscores that he's dropped past...
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Say China and Iran Want Trump to Lose

22 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   7 articles

China and Iran are working to sway U.S. voters against President Donald Trump while Russia is working against his rival, Joe Biden, intelligence agencies said Friday.
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Trump Hits Wall With Bid to Place Ally at Latin American Bank

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Mexico called for delaying the election of a new chief for a key Latin American development bank amid controversy caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's push to have a close...
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Botswana Rules out Pesticides and Pathogens as Cause for Elephant Deaths

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

A mystery over what killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana, which has the world's biggest population of the animals, remains unsolved with the government ruling out...
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Air India 737 Overshoots Runway, Breaks Apart in Trying to Land

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg   |   5 articles

An Air India Express plane with 195 passengers and crew aboard overshot the runway attempting to land at a southern Indian airport, breaking in two and coming to rest in a...
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TikTok Tug-of-War Ensnares App's Affable Billionaire Founder

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

TikTok founder Zhang Yiming built his tech empire by fending off giants like Alibaba and Tencent at home and humbling Facebook abroad. Now all that could get torn apart at the...
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U.S. Poised to Sanction Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam for Crackdown

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg   |   7 articles

The Trump administration is poised to impose sanctions on Chinese officials and their allies in Hong Kong, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as soon as Friday over their...
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The China-U.S. Divorce is Going to Hurt

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

In recent years we've learned a new phase: Conscious Uncoupling. The aim is to keep things civil and constructive in a separation.
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Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened...

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states

"If you don't know where your onions are from, don't eat, serve, or sell them or any food prepared with them," the CDC said Friday. Read more ...

Mid-American Conference postpones fall football season due to COVID-19 concerns

Mid-American Conference postpones fall football season due to COVID-19 concerns

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league competing at college football's highest level to postpone its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. Read more ...

National Parks Service has some suggestions if you're attacked by a bear...

National Parks Service has some suggestions if you're attacked by a bear: 'Don't push your slower friends down'

"Do not climb a tree. Both grizzlies and black bears can climb trees.⁣⁣ Do not push down a slower friend (even if you think the friendship has run its course)," the NPS added. Read more ...

A military veteran who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $30 of...

A military veteran who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $30 of marijuana will be freed

He's already served nine years in prison. Read more ...

FBI helping in search for Georgia woman whose 2-year-old son was found...

FBI helping in search for Georgia woman whose 2-year-old son was found wandering alone in Florida

The FBI is now involved in the case of a missing Georgia woman whose toddler was found barefoot, wandering alone in a Florida city two weeks ago. Read more ...

A Sarri state of affairs: Juventus coach gave his bosses little choice but...

A Sarri state of affairs: Juventus coach gave his bosses little choice but to sack him after being so blunt about his expectations

Juventus's limp exit from the Champions League at home to Lyon in the round of 16 meant the writing was on the wall for Maurizio Sarri, and his words at the end of his first... Read more ...

Mid-American Conference postpones fall football season due to COVID-19 concerns

Mid-American Conference postpones fall football season due to COVID-19 concerns

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league competing at college football's highest level to postpone its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. Read more ...

Police deploy tear gas as protesters in Lebanon try to break into parliament...

Police deploy tear gas as protesters in Lebanon try to break into parliament building following massive Beirut explosion

Huge crowds gathered close to Lebanon's parliament building blaming the government for the massive ammonium nitrate explosion. Demonstrators tried to break the barriers and... Read more ...

Illinois officials report 2,190 cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths

Illinois officials report 2,190 cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday that the state had 2,190 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 18 additional confirmed deaths. On... Read more ...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden in Delaware just days before...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden in Delaware just days before he was expected to announce his VP pick

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Joe Biden last Sunday, days before the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was expected to announce his running mate, the... Read more ...