Here are today’s top stories.
President Donald Trump isn’t leading America much as its pandemic worsens. But that’s not stopping Walmart — along with Kroger, Kohl’s, and city and state leaders and officials — from making the tough decisions that the President has shirked.
A 33-year-old tech CEO was found dismembered in a luxury New York condo, a law enforcement source told CNN.
For years, New Zealand has been seen as a plan B for wealthy preppers. So when disaster came in the form of the coronavirus, did they reap the rewards?
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In vowed to “become a feminist president.” So why do members of his party keep being accused of sexual harassment or assault?
Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.
A 15-year-old boy has died from bubonic plague in western Mongolia, according to government health officials.
Britain’s decision to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G network is a huge blow to the Chinese conglomerate’s global ambitions and its position as a leader in the next generation of wireless technology.
Written by Oscar Holland, CNN British Vogue’s editor Edward Enninful has revealed that he was racially profiled on his way into the magazine’s own offices, with a security guard instructing him to enter the premises via the loading dock.
President Donald Trump shook up his campaign leadership on Wednesday, announcing he was promoting Bill Stepien to be his campaign manager and demoting Brad Parscale, who had been serving in that role.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is to become the youngest ever recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among several high-profile individuals targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam. Posts that appeared on official accounts on Wednesday requested donations in the cryptocurrency. “Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time,” a tweet from Mr Gates’s account said.
Rwanda’s interior ministry has ordered selected areas in the south-west of the country back into lockdown from Wednesday after a rise in coronavirus cases. Movement restrictions for two weeks have been put in place in Nyamasheke and Nyamagabe districts – including in a refugee camp which hosts thousands of Congolese.
A reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed Grand Renaissance dam on the River Nile has started filling with water – a day after talks with Egypt and Sudan ended without agreement, officials say. Ethiopian Water Minister Seleshi Bekele confirmed the latest satellite images showing water levels rising.
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“900 years young” reads the bold slogan emblazoned on the side of the tram as it rattles through Freiburg im Breisgau’s historical Old Town. Celebrating its 900th anniversary since originating as a merchant settlement in 1120, the medieval German city nestled at the foot of the Black Forest near the border triangle of Switzerland, France and Germany is arguably quite old.
Former President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Joe Biden have been compromised. They’re part of a major Twitter hack targeting public figures and politicians. Considering the influence that political figures – one in particular – wield on Twitter, the world is lucky that all the people behind this seem to want is bitcoin.
Twitter blocked verified users from tweeting in an effort to curb a site-wide hack, and unverified accounts are rising up. The hack affected accounts with massive followings, like former President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, and more. The scammers behind the attack managed to receive over $50,000 in bitcoin transfers.
Donald Trump doubled down on his family’s beans endorsement, even though it’s likely a federal ethics violation. The president posted a photo promoting Goya on Instagram on Wednesday. In the photo, he gives two thumbs-up over a selection of Goya products in the Oval Office.
Listen: We’re all a little bored and going a little stir-crazy, what with much of the world locked down amid a global pandemic. So yes, people did get really fascinated with a fish that had nice lips. Specifically, people really enjoyed this lipped and toothed fish posted by the Twitter user Raff_Nasir earlier in July.
No, sending your bitcoin to a random digital address will not magically result in twice as much bitcoin being sent back to you. And yet, the verified Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, big tech companies, and major cryptocurrency exchanges were all promising that very thing Wednesday in what appears to be yet another iteration of the oldest scam in the relatively young crypto-scam book.
Shane Wighton’s YouTube channel, Stuff Made Here, is no stranger to remarkably complicated robotics projects. You might remember his viral video where he built a basketball hoop where he’d never miss. So now, with many barbershops and salons closed during the pandemic, Wighton’s latest project was a robot that could cut hair.
If you’re as much of a fan of dystopian future fiction as I am, you know this scene in the 2013 movie Snowpiercer. On a vast train criss-crossing the world after humanity accidentally geo-engineers itself into a new ice age, steerage passengers are grumbling about the oppressive upper class that keeps them at the back of the train through cruelty and force.