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Today β€” August 16th 2022Headlines

'Boomerang' employees are back in force. Why you should β€” or shouldn’t β€” try to get your old job back

Did you quit your job during the pandemic and now hope to get it back? CNBC Make It finds out the pros and cons of doing so.
Yesterday β€” August 15th 2022Headlines

Doodle for Google Winner Cares for Herself by Not Going It Alone - CNET

Florida teen's contest entry highlights the importance of a support network.

Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' leaps to top of Amazon bestseller lists

The author's "The Satanic Verses" topped several Amazon's bestselling book lists on Tuesday, days after he sustained serious injuries in a stabbing.

Largest Hollywood Unions to Pay Members' Abortion Travel Expenses

Hollywood's two largest entertainment unions, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, will now pay for its members to travel to get abortions.

GOP Leader McCarthy: Cheney Primary Is a Jan. 6 Panel 'Referendum'

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is a 29-point underdog in a final poll before Tuesday's GOP primary and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said her loss will be a "referendum" on the House Jan. 6 Select Committee.

Florida Abortion Clinics Inundated as Nearby States Clamp Down

Doctor D. has never had so much work.The abortion clinic where she practices in Jacksonville, Florida, has been overwhelmed by patients from neighboring states that have placed new restrictions on the procedure since a historic ruling in June by the US Supreme Court."I used...

I've Been Drinking Rainwater the Past 2 Years. Is It Time To Stop? - CNET

Recent studies find all rainwater may be unsafe to drink, according to the latest health advisories for levels of PFAS, also known as "forever chemicals."

Florida County Gives AR-15s to Every School in District

Every school in Florida's Indian River County School District will now bave AR-15s, which school resource officers will have access to in the event of an attack, Breitbart News reported.

55 Pounds of Suspected Cocaine Spotted off Key West

Key West police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported over the weekend that 25 bricks of narcotics were seen floating 50 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida. Authorities in Southern Florida received a tip on Saturday afternoon from a person who spotted a...

Bettors Favor Hageman Over Cheney, 98 Cents on Dollar

The latest odds from PredictIt show that bettors believe incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has little chance of defeating her Republican primary rival Harriet Hageman on Tuesday.

SoftBank-backed Ola Electric wants to launch a made-in-India EV in 2024

Ola's venture into India's electric car market will see it compete with companies like Tata Motors.

Survey: Over 60 Percent of US Adults Concerned About Housing Costs in 2023

A new survey from Freddie Mac, a nationally renowned, government-controlled loan mortgage company, reveals that more than 6 in 10 Americans are concerned about making their housing payments in full over the next 12 months.

'Dangerous territory': Investor Peter Boockvar warns recession is spreading to other parts of economy

"People are not being sensitive enough to this economic slowdown," Bleakley Advisory Group's Peter Boockvar tells CNBC's "Fast Money."

China Conducts More Air Drills Near Taiwan During US Lawmakers' Island Visit

China's military agitation of Taiwan continues; and once again, American lawmakers could be the primary source of dissension. According to China officials, military exercises were performed near Taiwan Monday.

Apple tells employees to work at the office three times per week starting in September

The move is a sign that Apple remains committed to in-person work.

Military Confirms Drone Strike on US Forces at Syrian Base

The United States military confirmed Monday that coalition forces at the Al-Tanf Garrison base in Syria responded to an attack by "multiple" aerial drones Monday morning local time.

Report: Minneapolis Planning to Lay Off White Teachers First

Amid enrollment and funding reductions in the crime-ravaged region, Minneapolis Public Schools plan to lay off white teachers before any teachers of color under a new union agreement reached this past spring.

Cramer’s week ahead: Retail giants report with all eyes on the consumer

Jim Cramer reviewed this week's slate of scheduled earnings from retail giants on Monday's episode of "Mad Money."

Recall of Los Angeles DA GascΓ³n Fails to Make Ballot

A high-profile attempt to recall a progressive district attorney in the nation's most populous county has failed, after organizers were unable to collect sufficient, valid petition signatures to place the proposal before voters, election officials said Monday.

Minneapolis Forcing White Teachers to Be Laid Off First

Amid enrollment and funding reductions in the crime-ravaged region, Minneapolis Public Schools are planning to lay off white teachers before any teachers of color under a new union agreement reached last spring.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Revives Three-Row Madness - CNET

New options packages will offer a bit more customization than before.

Dodge Makes It Easier to Turn Your Challenger Into a Convertible - CNET

There's nothing easy about the $26,000 it costs to make this happen, though.

Dodge will discontinue its Challenger and Charger muscle cars next year

Dodge will discontinue its gas-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars at the end of next year, as the brand transitions to electric vehicles.

2023 Dodge Charger, Challenger Lean on Nostalgia for Final Production Year - CNET

Seven new special-edition models are coming, in addition to heritage paint colors and a shiny new "Last Call" plaque.

Ukrainian Military Says it Repelled More than Dozen Attacks

The Ukrainian military said Monday that it had repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the country's east and north, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas.

US to Provide States With Up to 442,000 Jynneos Doses to Combat Monkeypox

The U.S. government said on Monday it will provide states with up to 442,000 doses of Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos vaccine to combat the outbreak of monkeypox disease.The allocation, as part of the Phase 3 of the national vaccine strategy, is double the number of doses...

Grand Jury Subpoenas Former Trump WH Lawyer

Eric Herschmann, who served as White House lawyer for former President Donald Trump has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6 attack, Politico reports.

Medical Investigator Rules Baldwin Set Shooting an Accident

The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, according to a determination made by New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator following the completion of an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports.The medical...

'Extreme Heat Belt' to Cover Middle of US by 2053: Report

An area of intensely warm weather -- a so-called "extreme heat belt" -- with at least one day per year in which the heat index hits 125 Fahrenheit (52C), is expected to cover a US region home to more than 100 million people by the year 2053, according to a new study.The...

Initiative to Legalize Cannabis on November Ballot in North Dakota

North Dakota will vote on the legalization of recreational cannabis in November after state officials on Monday certified a ballot measure, The Associated Press reported.

USDA Relaxes Title IX Regulations With Lunches at Religious Schools

The Agriculture Department (USDA) will not require religious schools to follow the new Title IX regulations, after a lawsuit condemned the Biden administration for threatening to take away lunches from children attending Christian schools. Friday's USDA determination comes...

DOJ urges judge to keep Trump search warrant affidavit sealed to protect national security investigation

Federal prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump asked a judge not to unseal an affidavit related to the FBI's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.

Best Car Dryer for 2022 - CNET

Whether you're looking for an air blower, chamois, towel or squeegee to use as a car dryer, we have our top picks for each.

Justice Dept Opposes Revealing Evidence Supporting Search of Trump's Home

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it opposes unsealing the affidavit that prosecutors used to obtain a federal judge's approval to search former President Donald Trump's Florida home, where they seized classified documents.

Download vs. Upload Speeds: Yes, Your Upload Speeds Matter - CNET

Don't overlook your upload speeds. Here's why they're important and how to improve them.

Rep. Tom Emmer: GOP Midterm Ad Campaign Will Show 'No Mercy' to Dems

With the congressional midterm elections fast approaching, House Republicans are preparing to launch a punishing $180 million ad campaign, Breitbart reports.

Smith & Wesson: Dems 'to Blame' for 'Crime Wave,' Not Us

Smith & Wesson fired back at the House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoena filed by Democrats, which seeks details on its modern sporting rifles (MSR), issuing a stinging rebuke of crime in Democrat-run cities with strict gun control on law-abiding citizens.

Gallup: Biden's Approval Slide Began With Afghanistan Withdrawal

One year after a miserably mishandled withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, Axios reported it is that event which began President Joe Biden's descent in approval ratings from which he has yet to recover.

Walmart Plus Has a New Perk: Paramount Plus at No Extra Cost - CNET

Walmart Plus members will get the streaming service starting in September.

NASA Yeast Mission Will Send Living Organisms to Deep Space - CNET

BioSentinel will launch on NASA's historic Artemis I moon mission.

Atlantic Claims Catholic Rosary 'Extremist' Symbol

The Atlantic on Monday reported on a recent trend on social media accounts belonging to radical-traditional, or "rad-trad," Catholics, in which rosaries are displayed alongside images of firearms and messages urging men to join religious militant groups.

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick: Migrants Will 'Keep Coming' to Blue Cities

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warned on Monday that if the White House and left-leaning media don't address the surging influx of migrants at the southern border, then "big blue city" mayors should expect busloads of them to show up in their cities.

D.C. Think Tank: Russian Recruits Not Paid, nor Fed Adequately

The Institute for the Study of War's latest assessment on Moscow's invasion of Ukraine reported Russian volunteers are not being provided sufficient food, pay, or benefits.

Best Car Duster for 2022 - CNET

Wipe away the dust and keep the quick detailer in the garage. A car duster keeps your car clean without any other products.

How the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act could benefit Linde's clean hydrogen projects

Hydrogen plays a central role in advancing the development of clean energy initiatives.

'The Hunger Games' Prequel Movie: Everything to Know - CNET

Viola Davis has joined the cast of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

New Lord of the Rings Game Coming From Weta Workshop - CNET

Weta has worked on everything from James Cameron's Avatar to The Amazing Spider-Man.

Biden to Sign Law Cutting Most Current EV Credits

U.S. President Joe Biden will sign legislation on Tuesday that will eliminate electric vehicle tax credits for most models currently getting up to $7,500 effective.

Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur Species Found in Argentina - CNET

The tiny dinosaur likely roamed the Earth between 97 million and 94 million years ago.

Defiant White House: Withdrawal From Afghanistan Justified

The White HouseΒ takesΒ exception with House Republicans'Β report criticizing the United States militaryΒ withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, claiming the Biden administration's actions were justified at the time.

Trump Says FBI 'Stole' His Passports, Predicts Raid Backlash Will Help GOP at Polls

The FBI seized former President Donald Trump's passports in last week's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which Trump says will ultimately help the Republican Party in November's midterm elections.

4moms Recalls Some MamaRoo Swings, RockaRoo Rockers Over Strangulation Hazard - CNET

More than 2 million rockers and swings were sold in the US, and about 70,000 were sold in Canada.

Best iPad for 2022 - CNET

Here's our guide to picking out the best iPad, whether you need a Mini or a Pro.

DeVos Slams Teachers Unions for Pandemic Learning Loss

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos blamed teachers unions for the lost learning time of students during the coronavirus pandemic in an opinion article in the Washington Examiner on Monday and lauded several states for adopting expanded school choice programs.

Stocks Higher on Wall Street; Economic Worries Hit Oil Price

Stocks on Wall Street recovered from early losses and turned higher in afternoon trading Monday as investors remain focused on the economy and on several updates from retailers this week.

40 Countries, EU Call on Russia to Back Off Nuclear Plant

More than 40 countries and the European Union are calling on Russia to demilitarize the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

Best Samsung Phone for 2022 - CNET

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold 4 has a big price tag, but there are other devices in the lineup to fit your budget.

Walmart strikes exclusive streaming deal to give Paramount+ to Walmart+ subscribers

Walmart has reached a deal with Paramount Global to offer its streaming service as a perk of the retailer's subscription service, Walmart+.

House Democrats call for action on Social Security reform. What that could mean for your benefits

Democrats are seeking to bring a bill to enhance Social Security benefits up for a vote on the House floor this fall. Here's what it includes.

Bill Gates' company TerraPower raises $750 million for nuclear energy and medicine innovation

TerraPower, the nuclear innovation company founded by Bill Gates, announced a $750 million funding raise co-led by Gates himself and SK Group from South Korea.

Voyager customer lost $1 million saved over 24 years and is one of many now desperate to recoup funds

Voyager Digital had 3.5 million customers, and many are now doing everything they can to try and get some of their money back.

California lawmakers float legislation to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open

California lawmakers and local utility executives are talking about keeping Diablo Canyon open, but for that to happen, a lot has to happen very quickly.

Academy Apologizes to Indigenous Star for Historic Oscars Abuse

Nearly 50 years after she was booed off the Oscars stage for declining Marlon Brando's award on his behalf in protest at the film industry's treatment of Native Americans, Sacheen Littlefeather has received an apology from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,...

Investors flock to green energy funds as Congress passes climate bill. What to know as assets reach β€˜new territory’

There's been a surge of interest in green energy funds as Congress allocates $369 billion for climate change funding. Here's what investors need to know.

Business travel spending might not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2026

Business travel spending won't recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2026, two years later than previously expected, according to a new forecast.

Republicans Press FBI Director on Vacation Use of Govt Jet

Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., James Comer, R-Ky., and Mike Turner, R-OhioΒ inquired into FBI Director Christopher Wray's recent vacation, specifically allegations of the agency director using a government planeΒ for personal travel.

Drivers are paying an average $702 monthly for new cars: Here's why that record high was 'inevitable,' says analyst

With interest rates rising and the average transaction price on a new car just below $46,000, consumers may want to explore ways to keep costs down.

How to keep up with distressing climate news and take care of your mental health, according to experts

Consuming climate news can be overwhelming. Here are some ways to manage your mental health amid the stressful news cycle.

Rep. Jordan Says He's Heard From 14 FBI 'Whistleblowers'

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, claimed on Sunday that more than a dozen FBI agents have approached his office "as whistleblowers … about a whole host of issues."

Best Car Glass Cleaner: Clean Your Windshield and Windows, Inside and Out - CNET

Streak-free windows are tough to achieve, but these products can help.

Stores and suppliers clash over price hikes as shoppers hit by sticker shock

Suppliers and retailers must walk a tightrope of keeping prices high enough to drive profits and low enough to attract and retain customers.

Unity shares drop 7% after board rejects acquisition by AppLovin

Gaming software company Unity rejected AppLovin's proposal to buy the company for $20 billion.

Rudy Giuliani named a target in Trump election probe in Georgia, lawyers say

Giuliani was ex-President Donald Trump's personal attorney and a leading figure in various attempts to challenge his electoral loss to President Joe Biden.

2 Ex-cops Charged in George Floyd Killing Reject Plea Deals

Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing told a judge Monday that they have rejected plea deals that would have resulted in three-year sentences, setting the stage for trial in October.

Morgan Stanley note on Amazon's streaming ambitions points to reasons we own the stock

Analysts highlighted Amazon's NFL Thursday Night Football contract and its upcoming "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" series.

Italy Film Legend Gina Lollobrigida to Run in Senate Election at Age 95

Ninety-five-year-old Italian movie legend Gina Lollobrigida has announced that she is running for the nation's Senate in next month's elections, The Guardian reported on Monday.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Education Agenda Tour

FloridaΒ Gov.Β Ron DeSantis is embarking on the DeSantis Education Agenda Tour, launching Sunday, which will include stops in Miami-Dade, Sarasota, Volusia, and Duval counties for his pro-parent, student-first education agenda.

Giuliani Is Target of Georgia Criminal Probe of Election Interference

Rudy Giuliani, who was President Donald Trump's personal lawyer during his fight to hold onto office after the 2020 election, has been told he is a target of a Georgia criminal investigation of interference in that election, The New York Times reported Monday.

Andreessen Horowitz announces plans to invest in Adam Neumann's new residential real estate company

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced Monday that it plans to invest in Adam Neumann's new residential real estate company called Flow.

Android 13 Has Arrived on Google Pixel Phones - CNET

The update will come to other Android devices later this year.

Best Budget Laptop Under $500 for 2022 - CNET

Here are the best budget-friendly laptops you can buy from Lenovo, Acer and others.

Pentagon Chief Tests Positive for COVID-19, Has Mild Symptoms

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year.

Senate Dems Hit Rubio, Johnson Over Votes Against Insulin Cap

Senate Democrats on Monday hit out at Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in a new digital ad criticizing their votes against a cap on insulin costs.

4 takeaways from the Investing Club’s β€˜Morning Meeting’ on Monday

The Investing Club holds its "Morning Meeting" livestream every weekday at 10:20 a.m. ET.

Get America's Best Foods Delivered to Your Door and Save 20% - CNET

Enjoy a delicious lobster roll from Maine or a plate of slow-cooked southern barbecue, wherever you are.

Uber and Office Depot Team Up to Deliver School Supplies - CNET

You can now shop at Office Depot and OfficeMax through Uber Eats.

NASA Artemis I Moon Rocket Rollout: How to Watch on Tuesday - CNET

The mega moon rocket's journey to space starts with getting a ride to the launchpad.

Save Over $500 On This Top-of-the-Line Xgimi Aura Home Theater Projector - CNET

Turn your living room into a private movie theater with this discounted Xgimi projector.

Democrat Ex-NY Gov. Paterson Calls Abbott's Migrant Busing Strategy 'Brilliant'

As the public war of words between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and New York City Mayor Eric Adams continues, 31 young adult migrants got off the bus around 7 a.m. Sunday at Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, according to the New York Post.

How to quickly scan, sign and send documents with your iPhone

Next time you need to scan, sign and send a document, use the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Disney, Poshmark, Vroom and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in midday trading.

Trump Offers to Help Cool Country's 'Temperature'

Former President Donald Trump offered to do "whatever I can to help the country"Β during "a dangerous time"Β following the FBI's raid of his Mar-a-Lago home last wee

One factor is the 'best way to stack the deck' when investingβ€”but many people ignore it

High fees charged by mutual funds and ETFs hamper growth in the value of your investments, experts say.

Dollar General hit with nearly $1.3 million in fines for worker safety violations at Georgia stores

Dollar General was hit with $1.3 million in penalties after visits by federal workplace safety inspectors.

Video Report: Iran Blames Rushdie Attack on Author's Supporters

On Monday's "National Report," correspondent Alex Salvi has Iranian leaders' first comment on the attack of Salman Rushdie.

Family of Murdered Fort Hood Soldier Seeking $35M From Army

The family of Spc. Vanessa GuillΓ©n, who was found dead in 2020 at Fort Hood, Texas, is seeking $35 million in damages from the Army, according to a court filing, The Hill reported.

More than 100 million Americans will be exposed to extreme heat by 2053, mostly in the South and Midwest

Next year, about 50 U.S. counties, which are home to more than 8 million residents, are expected to feel heat index temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit.

US Home Builder Sentiment, NY State Factory Activity Drop

U.S. single-family homebuilders' confidence and New York state factory activity fell in August to their lowest levels since near the start of the COVID pandemic, a further sign the economy is softening as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates.

GOP Anti-Trump Group Buys $3M in Ads in Swing States

The Republican Accountability Project, an anti-Trump group, bought $3 million in advertising to air in seven swing states starting Monday that includes footage of the riot at the Capitol and messages from GOP congressmen who oppose the former president, the Washington Examiner reported on Monday.

Amazon Deal Knocks Up to $250 Off Both Pixel 6 Models With No Strings Attached - CNET

You can save hundreds on both models of Google's latest Pixel 6 phones without jumping through any hoops.

Police Identify Man Who Drove Into Capitol Barricade, Shot Himself

Capitol Police identified the man who drove a car into the Capitol barricade on Sunday before shooting himself as Richard A. York III, 29, a resident of Delaware.

Bentley Mulliner Batur Promises 3D-Printed 18-Karat Gold - CNET

Money may not grow on trees, but it can grow in a 3D printer, apparently.

Trump Attorney to Newsmax: DOJ Against Independent Review

The Department of Justice is opposing a request from former President Donald Trump's attorneys seeking an independent special master to review records that were seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate one of the former president's attorneys, Alina Habba, said on Newsmax.

75% of families don’t know a key date to get financial aid for college

To get financial assistance for college, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Video Report: New Developments Related to Mar-a-Lago FBI Raid

"National Report" correspondent Leonardo Feldman has the latest developments surrounding the FBI raid at former President Donald Trump's Florida home.

Texas Accepting Donations to Fund Busing of Migrants

Public donations are being accepted to help Texas cover costs of busing migrants to blue cities.

How AMC could stage a comeback in 2022

Top theater chain AMC saw its revenue plummet in 2020 at the height of the pandemic and as new streaming services began to form. Now it's making a comeback.

Best Probiotics of 2022 - CNET

Which probiotics will work for you? Here are our top picks.

Home Run Inn Pizza Recall: Check Your Freezer for These Frozen Meat Pizzas - CNET

The recall comes after customers complained of finding metal in the frozen pizzas.

Police Probe Threat to JK Rowling Over Rushdie Tweet

Scotland's police said on Sunday they are investigating a death threat made to author J.K. Rowling after she spoke out against the stabbing of Salman Rushdie.

Sen. Graham Ordered to Testify in Trump Probe in Georgia

A federal judge on Monday rejected an attempt by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to avoid testifying in the Georgia grand jury probe of former President Donald Trump's alleged interference in the 2020 election.

Host Your Next Dinner Party for Less With 75% Off Williams Sonoma Cookware Today - CNET

Be the envy of all your friends with this affordable sale on hosting and cooking essentials.

Take the Party Anywhere With This $70 Select Pro Bluetooth Boom Box - CNET

Today only at Best Buy, you can pick up this portable Soundcore speaker for $40 off.

Porsche Inks 25-Year Solar Power Deal at Atlanta HQ - CNET

The new solar panels will cover "a significant portion" of the facility's annual energy requirements.

Score Up to 57% Off Leave-Ins, Masks, Thermals and More at Beauty Brands - CNET

Follow up your shampoo and conditioning session with products that will keep your hair strong and healthy.

Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb buys a new stake in Disney and pushes for ESPN spinoff

In a letter to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Loeb said there is a strong case that the ESPN business should be spun off.

Apple reportedly plans to put ads in more apps on your iPhone

Apple's advertising business, which generates about $4 billion annually, is planning to expand.

Judge denies Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid to quash subpoena in Trump election probe in Georgia

Fulton County's DA wants to question Graham about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after the Trump-Biden election.

6 Best Fidget Toys for Anxiety - CNET

Fidget toys can help redirect nervous energy and reduce anxiety.

Homebuilders say U.S. is in a 'housing recession' as sentiment turns negative

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index has declined for eight straight months.

AP-NORC Poll: Many in US Doubt Their Own Impact on Climate

Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally β€” and about how their personal choices affect the climate β€” than they were three years ago, a new poll shows, even as a wide majority still believe climate change is happening.

Video Report: Palestinian Gunman Wounds 5 Americans in Jerusalem Attack

On Monday's "Wake Up America," correspondent Daniel Cohen reports on the terror in Jerusalem's Old City.

Extremism Glossary: 11 Red Flag Words and What They Mean - CNET

Red pill, black pill, accelerationist and other terms you should be aware of.

DeSantis Slams FBI for Raiding Trump's Florida Home

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, while speaking at an Arizona rally for Republican candidates, condemned the FBI's raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, saying federal law enforcement agencies have been "weaponized."

CIA Director Employed Chinese Communist Party Members at Elite Think Tank: Report

When CIA Director William Burns was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the prominent D.C. think tank employed at least 20 undisclosed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members, a Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) investigation has discovered.

Ford's High-Resolution Headlights Could Make Night Driving Even Safer - CNET

This is the first time we've seen this tech from a mass-market brand.

UK becomes the first country to approve a dual Covid vaccine targeting omicron

Britain on Monday became the first country in the world to approve a dual Covid-19 vaccine, which tackles both the original virus and the newer Omicron variant.

Here Are Today's Mortgage Rates on Aug. 15, 2022: Rates Are Varied - CNET

Today, mortgage rates were varied, but one benchmark rate slid down.

Mortgage Refinance Rates for Aug. 15, 2022: Rates Vary - CNET

Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate dropped. If you're shopping for the best refinance rate, now's a good time to assess your options.

Snapchat Reveals How Many People Pay for Its Subscription Service - CNET

The app launched its subscription service in June.

We're using a pullback in one of our drug stocks to buy more shares

While mindful of a liability risk, we continue to believe this company's exposure will be minimal, if anything.Β 

Illinois Hospital Agrees to Pay $10.3M in COVID Vaccine Mandate Settlement

More than 500 healthcare workers who challenged their Illinois hospital's COVID-19 vaccine mandate will divide an overall $10.3 million received in a settlement agreement.

Iran Will Respond to EU's Nuclear Text by Midnight on Monday: Foreign Minister

Iran will respond to the European Union's "final" text by midnight on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, calling on the United States to show flexibility for the revival of a 2015 nuclear pact.

Chinese tech giants share details of their prized algorithms with top regulator in unprecedented move

Chinese tech giants from Alibaba to Tencent have shared details of their algorithms with the country's powerful cyberspace regulator in an unprecedented move.

Starbucks asks labor board to suspend mail-in ballot union elections, alleging misconduct in voting process

Starbucks is asking the federal labor board to suspend all main-in ballot union elections nationwide.

U.S. freight shipping rates have likely peaked, according to new Cass Freight Index data, in another sign that inflation is easing

U.S. freight rates are still up year over year, but declined in July, according to the Cass Freight Index, signaling a peak for one more inflation indicator.

China Announces New Drills as US Delegation Visits Taiwan

China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island's president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday.

Roofless Aston Martin DBR22 Is Inspired by Le Mans Race Cars - CNET

This speedster was built to celebrate the Q by Aston Martin division's 10th anniversary.

Aston Martin DBR22 Celebrates 10 Years of the Q Bespoke Division - CNET

This beautiful roofless creation is inspired by vintage Le Mans race cars, and a few of them will be built.

Trump: Raid Was 'Sneak Attack on Democracy'

Former President Donald Trump lambasted last week's FBI raid on his Florida home as a "sneak attack on democracy" that was conducted purely for political reasons.

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Vroom, Poshmark, Revolve, Green Plains and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in premarket trading.

Jon Voight: 'Democrat Fools' Guilty of 'Lies, Tricks' After Trump Raid

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight attacked the "Democrat fools" who he says are lying about last week's FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's home and says the "evil ones" are guilty of "lies, tricks, and corrupt action" against him.

Britain First to Approve Moderna's Variant-adapted COVID Vaccine

Britain has become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine that targets both the original and omicron variant of the virus. The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) approved the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug company Moderna as a booster for adults.

US: Drone Attack Targets US Base in Syria, No Casualties

An attack with drones hit a compound run by American troops and U.S.-backed Syrian opposition fighters in eastern Syria on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no casualties or damage.

Zelenskyy Tells Russians That Silence on War in Ukraine Equals Complicity

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated Sunday that Russians who do not speak out against Russian President Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine are complicit in it.

Brittney Griner's Legal Team Appeals Russian Drugs Sentence

The defense team of Brittney Griner, the U.S. basketball star jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges, appealed on Monday against her conviction for narcotics possession and trafficking.

How the Apple Watch Saved My Life -- and Could Rescue You - CNET

These features on the Apple Watch could help you and others in life-threatening situations.

How to Factory Reset a Nintendo Switch Before Selling or Regifting It - CNET

Wiping your Switch is a best practice before getting rid of your old device.

Iran: Rushdie and Supporters to Blame for Attack

No one has the right to level accusations against Iran over Friday's attack on Salman Rushdie, for which he is to blame after denigrating the world's Muslims, the foreign ministry in Tehran said on Monday.

UN Fires Senior Official for Condemning Gaza Rocket Fire

A senior United Nations official lost her job after condemning the Palestinian Islamic Jihad for "indiscriminate rocket fire" against Israel in the recent flareup between Israel and the Gaza-based terrorist group.

Bitcoin tops $25,000 for the first time since June before slipping

Bitcoin briefly topped $25,000 to hit its highest level in June before falling sharply as the cryptocurrency struggles to make any significant move higher.

Buying a New iPhone Now? You Couldn't Pick a Worse Time - CNET

Apple is about to drop prices, so be patient.

Malaysia’s fourth quarter will be 'the challenge' for its economy, says finance minister

The fourth quarter will be "the challenge" for Malaysia's economy if the Russia-Ukraine war and China's zero-Covid policy persist, said Zafrul Aziz.Β 

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2: Start Time, How to Watch, Everything to Know - CNET

Usky vs. Joshua takes place this coming weekend. It's a big one.

Personalized coffees and prestige skincare: Consumers snap up premium products despite cost-of-living crisis

Personalized coffees, "prestige" skincare and "elevated" spreads: companies are focusing on premium products β€” and consumers seem to love it.
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UFC 278 Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards: Start Time, How to Watch Online - CNET

Can Usman retain his spot among the pound-for-pound greats?

China's consumer and factory data miss expectations in July

Investment into real estate fell at a faster pace in July than June, while investment into manufacturing slowed its pace of growth.

Zelenskyy Tells Russians That Silence on War in Ukraine Equals Complicity

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated Sunday that Russians who do not speak out against Russian President Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine are complicit in it.

Clearest UFO Photo Ever Taken Released After 30 Years

One of the clearest UFO photos ever taken, which was shot by two hikers in the Scottish Highlands and once considered lost, has now been uncovered after 30 years.

Cramer: The big market rally out of nowhere since mid-June is why I tell people to stay invested

I often tell you to stay the course, as I did in June, reminding you that if you flit out and flit back in the market you're doomed to failure.

Blinken: Iran State Media Recently Gloated About Attempt on Rushdie

Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a statement Sunday regarding last week's attempt on the life of author and free speech activist Salman Rushdie.

Pompeo: China's Xi Detects 'Weakness' in Biden Administration

Speaking to The Washington Times on the United States pulling out of Afghanistan, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that China has grown emboldened, particularly in advancing its Taiwan interests.

The Absolute Best Horror Movies on Netflix - CNET

Netflix is sitting on a huge stash of impeccable horror movies.

Alleged Rushdie Attacker in Contact With Revolutionary Guard

Hadi Matar, the 24-year-old man who has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly repeatedly stabbing author Salman Rushdie on Friday, had been in direct contact with members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on social media.

Mark Cuban Sued for Allegedly Promoting Crypto 'Ponzi Scheme'

Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Voyager Digital CEO Stephen Ehrlich are being sued for allegedly promoting Voyager Digital's crypto products, which the plaintiffs claim was "a massive Ponzi scheme."

Police: Man Drives Into Fundraiser Crowd, Then Kills Mother

Pennsylvania state police say a man who was upset about an argument with his mother drove through a crowd at a fundraiser for victims of a recent deadly house fire, killing one person at the event and injuring 17 others, then returned home and beat his mother to death.

Anne Heche Taken off Life Support, Dies 9 Days After Crash

Actor Anne Heche was taken of life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, and has died.

Putin: Russia and North Korea Will Expand Bilateral Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the two countries will "expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common efforts," Pyongyang's state media reported on Monday.

Columnist Joe Concha: Biden in Lead for 'Lie of the Year'

President Joe Biden has moved into the lead to win the "Lie of the Year" award with his claim that the U.S. economy is experiencing zero inflation, Joe Concha wrote in an opinion piece in The Hill.

Tesla hedging: New ETF gears up to attract hesitant investors

Innovator ETFs launched the Innovator Hedged TSLA Strategy ETF (TSLH) – among other defined outcome products – last month.

Egyptians Mourn 41 Killed in Cairo Coptic Church Fire

Funerals were held in two Cairo churches Sunday evening for 41 victims of a fire that ripped through a Coptic Christian church during mass, forcing worshippers to jump out of windows.

White House on Trump FBI Raid: 'We Do Not Interfere'

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told ABC that neither the FBI nor Attorney General Merrick Garland informed the White House that the federal investigatory agency would raid former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

Poll: Abbott Holds Steady Lead Over O'Rourke for Texas Governor

A new survey has Texas Gov. Greg Abbott possessing a firm 7-point lead over Democratic Party nominee Beto O'Rourke in the state's gubernatorial race.

Save Up to 52% On Vacuum-Insulated Reduce Tumblers Today Only at Amazon - CNET

These durable stainless steel tumblers can keep your drinks cold for hours at a time. And right now you can snag one at a bargain.

Gunman Wounds 8, Including 5 Americans, in Jerusalem Shooting

A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem's Old City early Sunday, wounding eight people in an attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and medics said.

'Raising Kanan' Season 2 Will See Raq 'Unsettled,' Says Star Patina Miller - CNET

The highly anticipated premiere of the Power spinoff on Starz finds Raq 'putting out fires' while Kanan questions his existence.

Trump Requests Return of Materials Seized in FBI Raid Via Social Media

Former President Donald Trump chastised the FBI Sunday morning for seizing "'executive' privileged material" in its raid of the Mar-a-Lago resort, and subsequently demanded the agency return his materials as soon as possible.

Elon Musk says Tesla has made over 3 million cars

"Congrats Giga Shanghai on making millionth car! Total Teslas made now over 3M," Musk tweeted.

Keep Your Lawn Looking Lush With 30% Off This Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller - CNET

Save money, time and water with this discounted R3 Pro smart sprinkler controller that knows exactly when to water and when to stop.

Retired Gen. Keane Slams Afghanistan Exist Ahead of Anniversary

Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan. This invasion eventually led to President Joe Biden ordering the United States to implement a full withdrawal of its military forces in that country.

Damning Report on Afghanistan Pullout: WH 'Put Head in Sand'

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on Sunday said an interim report examining the chaotic withdrawal by the United States from Afghanistan showed how the White House and State Department "put their head in the sand" about warnings against the pullout.

Save Hundreds on TVs, Smart Watches and More at Woot's One-Day Samsung Sale - CNET

Take advantage of these Samsung Day flash deals before they're gone.

Passage of Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers over drug prices

The legislation represents a historic expansion of Medicare's power that was fiercely opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Make the Most of Your Smart Thermostat to Save Money and Energy Today - CNET

Smart thermostats have useful features that can help you save with minimal effort on your part.

Scott Perry Blasts Biden's Foreign Policy Stance With China, Iran

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., on Sunday blasted President Joe Biden's foreign policy stance with both China and Iran, warning he'll "capitulate" to both.

Beat the Summer Heat With Up to 34% Off Liquid I.V. Hydration Boosters - CNET

These mix-in electrolyte powder packets are a great alternative to sugary sports drinks, and today only you can stock up for less.

Best Home Security Systems for 2022 - CNET

Keeping your home safe is a priority. Consider these top picks for home security systems from brands like Ring, Xfinity, SimpliSafe and more.

Co-pays, childcare costs and gas prices are some of the reasons people cut back on therapy this year, survey finds

Many people are canceling therapy sessions for financial reasons, according to a recent survey. Experts say inflation may be worsening the issue.

Soft Landing Hopes for US Economy Brighten Outlook on Stocks

Optimism is seeping back into the U.S. stock market, as some investors grow more convinced that the economy may avoid a severe downturn even as it copes with high inflation. The benchmark S&P 500 has rebounded about 15% since mid-June, halving its year-to-date loss, and the...

Animal Crossing Fireworks Guide: How Long Do Fireworks Last and More - CNET

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is closing out summer with a weekly fireworks show.

'China Threat' Emerges in Elections from UK to Australia

It's not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U.K. and Australia to the U.S. and beyond: the "China threat."The two finalists vying to become Britain's next...

3 books to help you feel more fulfilled in life and at work, according to a happiness scholar

A workplace wellness coach shares her 3 book recommendations to be more fulfilled in life and at work.