Britney Spears Shares Cute Callback To Her Romance With Justin Timberlake & Fans Lose It

Britney Spears was feeling nostalgic for 2001! The pop star couldn’t help but remember her date with Justin Timberlake at the AMAs almost two decades ago, after stumbling upon this photo. Britney Spears, 38, just reminded fans of her most iconic moment with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, 39: the time they showed up to the 2001 […]

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Fed’s Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

The Federal Reserve says its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its first month of operations By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writers August 6, 2020, 11:20 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her second child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula. Around the country, across industries and occupations, […]

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Beirut explosion: Pompeo says US is ready to help, Australia donates $1.4M as international community responds

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of a number of high-ranking international officials to offer help to Lebanon in the wake of a devastating explosion that tore through Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at least 100 people dead and injuring thousands more. “We are closely monitoring and stand ready to assist the people of Lebanon as they […]

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So You Want to Volunteer in a Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Maybe you are an altruist looking for a way to help fight the coronavirus. Maybe you are hoping to be among the first to try an experimental vaccine. Or maybe you are just bored or could use a few hundred dollars. Whatever your reasons, scientists, bioethicists and current volunteers say participating in a vaccine trial […]

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Oregon Dem wants to replace cops using unarmed teams funded via Medicaid hike: report

An Oregon Democrat is seeking a hike in Medicaid funding to help finance unarmed response teams that would replace police officers in some instances, according to a report. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, says a decades-old program in Eugene called CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) would be […]

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Nonprofit Karmagawa to donate $1 million for children in Yemen

A popular charity on Instagram will donate $1 million to help children impacted by coronavirus and civil war in Yemen. Karmagawa — the nonprofit founded by millionaire trading expert Timothy Sykes that raises awareness of global issues on social media — will announce the donation on Wednesday. Sykes chipped in $500,000 from his June and […]

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Small business loan program rife with potential fraud, watchdog says

Suspected fraudsters have infiltrated a loan program meant to help small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis — and the feds are letting them slip through, a watchdog warned. The Small Business Administration’s inspector general has received more than 5,000 complaints from lenders about suspected fraud in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which offers aid […]

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Pregnant ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back After Fan Assumes She Gave Birth Already

Kailyn Lowry couldn’t help but laugh after a fan assumed the ‘Teen Mom 2’ star welcomed baby No. 4, thanks to this picture of her ex. Kailyn Lowry, 28, appears to still be pregnant. The Teen Mom 2 star hinted that she’s still carrying her baby bump after hopping onto Instagram on July 28, where she […]

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Federal forces sent to Seattle have ‘demobilized’ and ‘left,’ mayor announces

A tactical team of border agents deployed to Seattle last week to help protect federal property has departed the city, officials said Tuesday. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the Department of Homeland Security informed her of the move. The Special Response Team was sent to the city last week as the Trump administration continues to defend the intervention of the […]

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Conor McGregor’s coach offers to train Elon Musk for ‘fight’ with Johnny Depp

He wants to help Elon Musk put Johnny Depp on Mars — with a punch. SpaceX boss Musk, 49, might’ve been goofing around when he challenged Depp, 57, to a “cage fight” last week for allegedly threatening to remove his manhood.  However, now Conor McGregor’s coach is offering to train the Tesla founder for the […]

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Florida Man Took Coronavirus Aid and Bought a Lamborghini, Officials Say

A man in Florida who received nearly $4 million in federal loans intended to help struggling businesses — and spent the money on a new Lamborghini Huracán sports car and other fraudulent purchases — was arrested and charged with three felonies, officials said on Monday. David T. Hines, 29, of Miami, was charged with bank fraud, […]

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Q&A: How will LAUSD coaches prepare for return to school?

No one is going to be more important in trying to help resume high school sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District than Trent Cornelius, the district’s director of athletics. A former basketball player at Reseda Cleveland, Cornelius is the person LAUSD will consult regarding its sports program as it attempts to navigate the […]

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Andrew Yang: Economic uncertainty is a ‘crisis on top of another crisis’

Millions of Americans are facing an economic nightmare as weekly checks meant to help people survive the coronavirus pandemic are set to run out. CNN’s Andrew Yang tells Wolf Blitzer the potential loss of health insurance and employment during a global pandemic is "an enormous crisis on top of another crisis." #CNN #News

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Cracking Open a Bottle of Calgary’s Past

For part of each week, I help put together The Times’s live briefing on the pandemic, which continues to ravage the United States and cause worrying outbreaks in Canada, where things are otherwise significantly better. But the pandemic isn’t all grim destruction. It’s inspiring new interests and resurrecting some too. That’s currently the case in […]

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‘Monuments to white supremacy’ vs. the legacy of Italians: not all Chicago aldermen agree with statue removal

City crews help guide the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park as it is removed by a crane Friday. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Most Chicago aldermen are praising Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s decision to remove two Columbus statues. But not all are on board for the permanent removal of the statues. Most Chicago aldermen are praising Mayor […]

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South Sudan activist flees to US, says Kiir wanted him dead

A prominent South Sudanese activist has fled to the United States with the help of the U.S. government, which issued emergency visas to his family after he said South Sudan’s president had ordered him abducted or killed By CARA ANNA Associated Press July 24, 2020, 12:07 AM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Romney will oppose Trump’s pick Shelton for Fed board: report

© Reuters. Senate HELP Committee Hearing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19): update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School on Capitol Hill (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney will oppose the nomination of former Trump campaign adviser Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board, becoming the first Republican to break […]

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A High-Tech Array of Travel Tools: ‘Smart’ Health Cards,Temperature-Reading Glasses and More

Three weeks into Israel’s lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Rafi Kaminer decided to get creative with his cabin fever. The chief executive of Pangea Group, an Israeli company that builds infrastructure for biometric identification and digital analytics, Mr. Kaminer was used to flying abroad several times a month. But with global air […]

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Trump to ‘surge’ federal agents to Chicago, other cities, amid spike in violent crime

President Trump is deploying 100 federal agents to Chicago to help combat rising rates of some crimes – a move that marks an expansion of the White House’s intervention into local law enforcement as Trump continues to position himself as the “law and order” president. The “surge” of agents announced on Wednesday to Chicago and […]

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NYC is now the worst place to do business, retailers say

New York City’s progress fighting the coronavirus is doing little to help retailers, who say business in the city that never sleeps has become worse than anywhere else in the country. National retailers — from Shake Shack, Applebees, and cap seller Lids — say their Big Apple stores are bouncing back slower than even neighboring […]

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