Flywheel Sports files for bankruptcy, plans to shut down

Spinning gym chain Flywheel Sports has filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down its business, making it the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Flywheel — known for its intense, bicycle-based classes — submitted a bankruptcy petition this week under Chapter 7 of the US bankruptcy code, which companies use to sell off their […]

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USC football and men’s water polo teams are cleared to resume workouts

Nearly two weeks after their workouts were abruptly shut down due to positive cases of the coronavirus, the USC football and men’s water polo programs have been cleared to return. The decision was made after USC conducted three rounds of testing in the last 11 days, with zero additional cases of the infection. The pause […]

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Facebook users will be paid to ditch their accounts for election study

Facebook users will be paid up to $120 to shut down their accounts as part of an experiment on how the platform affects elections. The social-media giant is reportedly recruiting users willing to give up Facebook and Instagram for one or six weeks in late September for a study of how the apps influence political […]

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Soccer to watch on television: Iceland vs. England in Nations League

International soccer resumes this weekend for the first time since COVID-19 shut down the FIFA calendar in March with a pair of Nations League group-play games highlighting the schedule of televised soccer from Europe. Nations League: Iceland, unbeaten in its last five matches, faces England in its group-play opener in Reykjavik on Saturday (TUDN, 9 […]

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Over half of NY restaurants face closure without COVID-19 bailout

Nearly two-thirds of restaurants in New York State say they’ll have to shut their doors if they don’t obtain additional government relief, according to a grim survey released Thursday. The New York State Restaurant Association polled 1,042 eateries and 64 percent said they are likely to close by year’s end without help to counter a […]

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4 employees of clout-heavy, failed Bridgeport bank charged with $29 million embezzlement conspiracy

Washington Federal Bank for Savings, 2869 S. Archer Ave., was shut down in December 2017 for “unsafe or unsound practices” days after its president, John F. Gembara, was found dead at a bank customer’s home in what authorities labeled a suicide. A federal | Google Street View Among those charged were two of Washington Federal […]

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TikTok’s parent ByteDance reportedly preparing to shut down app if it’s not sold

TikTok’s parent company is getting ready to shut down its American operations in the event that a sale doesn’t materialize in the next few months, according to a report. President Trump signed an executive order earlier this month ordering ByteDance to sell TikTok’s US business to a “very American company” or be banned from operating […]

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Kim Zolciak Claps Back After Hater Claims She & Daughters Brielle & Ariana Have Fake Teeth — Watch

Kim Zolciak shut down a social media troll in her latest Instagram video with daughters Brielle & Ariana after they claimed the three of them had fake teeth. Don’t mess with us! Kim Zolciak, 42, had the time when a hater took a jab at her, Brielle & Ariana‘s appearance on Wednesday, August 26. The […]

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Trolls flood DNC Native American event with Elizabeth Warren, forcing organizers to disable chatroom

Organizers of the Native American Caucus where forced to shut down a virtual event’s chatroom Tuesday, after trolls got wind that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was scheduled to speak and inundated the livestream. Members of the Trump administration blasted the event, which was hosted as a part of this week’s Democratic National Convention, and mocked Warren in regards to […]

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Chinese diplomats return from Houston consulate shut by US

The staff of the Chinese consulate in Houston that was ordered shut by the U.S. government have returned to China By The Associated Press August 18, 2020, 4:30 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — The staff of the Chinese consulate in Houston that was ordered shut by the […]

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to Move Online as Virus Spreads

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Monday that it would shut down in-person instruction for undergraduates and move classes online starting Wednesday after a spate of coronavirus outbreaks among students. The announcement came just a week after classes started. The university, with 30,000 students, is one of the largest in the […]

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Uber says new driver ruling would force it to shut down in California

Uber would be forced to shut down its ride-hailing operations in California if a court ruling that blocks it from classifying its drivers as independent contractors goes into effect, the company said in a court filing. A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber and rival Lyft from […]

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Iran shuts down newspaper after expert accuses regime of coronavirus cover-up

The Iranian regime has shut down a newspaper in Iran after it published remarks by an expert who said the number of coronavirus cases and deaths could be 20 times higher than official statistics. Jahane Sanat, which has published since 2004, mainly on business news, was shut down after it quoted epidemiologist Mohammad Reza Mahboobfar, its editor […]

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China confirms they will vote against extending Iran Nuclear arms embargo, effectively ending Pompeo’s efforts

China confirmed Thursday that they will shut down any proposal put forward by the United Nations Security Council that would extend the arms embargo on Iran. “We don’t agree with the U.S. in pushing for the extension of the arms embargo against Iran in the Security Council,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Webin said Thursday.  “All the […]

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Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

A federal appeals court panel has reversed an order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press August 5, 2020, 10:01 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that […]

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Dallas shuts down Young Americans for Liberty event but allows protests, group says

The city of Dallas shut down a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) “Mobilize 2020” event three days before it was scheduled to occur. The YAL event was a conference scheduled for Thursday-Sunday at the Omni in downtown Dallas, but on Monday the city issued a force majeure order to shut down the event. A similar […]

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Homeland Security Shuts Down ‘Intelligence’ Reports on Journalists

WASHINGTON — The acting secretary of homeland security said on Friday that he had shut down an intelligence examination of the work of reporters covering the government’s response to protests in Portland, Ore., beginning an investigation into what he suggested was an infringement on First Amendment rights. The effort by the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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Marlins are temporarily shut down because of coronavirus outbreak

The Miami Marlins will not resume play until at least Monday, shut down for a week in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak that has resulted in half their players testing positive. The Philadelphia Phillies, who took the field against the Marlins on Sunday, will not play until at least Friday. The decisions came on […]

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City shuts down River North weed dispensary days after opening

MOCA’s new cannabis dispensary in River North was effectively shut down on Thursday. | Provided A Department of Buildings spokeswoman said a stop-work order was issued Thursday for the MOCA dispensary at 214-232 W. Ohio St. “due to work being completed without a permit.” The move forced the shop to close just two days after […]

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Portland police chief laments move to disband gun violence reduction team, as gun violence soars

Portland’s police chief is lamenting Mayor Ted Wheeler’s decision to shut down a gun violence reduction team — just as the city has seen a dramatic spike in shootings that the top cop described as “very, very alarming.” “The loss of the gun violence reduction team, in particular, has a diminishing effect on how we’re able […]

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Tesla reportedly shuttering Fremont factory for upgrades

Tesla is planning to temporarily shut down its Fremont factory for upgrades, a move that arrives just a day after reports emerged that coronavirus cases were surging at the plant. The closure, which is expected to come at the end of the month according to Tesla blog Electrek, is necessary to install new heavy machinery […]

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Banks set aside billions, bracing for more economic pain

By Ken Sweet, The Associated Press With tens of millions of Americans out of work and many businesses shut down or operating under restrictions due to the coronavirus, three of the nation’s biggest banks set aside nearly $30 billion in the second quarter to cover potentially bad loans that were fine only a few months […]

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North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline By The Associated Press July 14, 2020, 12:34 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order […]

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