The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday August 7)

August 7, 2020

Here are some of today’s top headlines from select sources around the world.

REVEALED: New York prosecutors got Trump’s records from Deutsche Bank

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance obtained the records through subpoena last year Vance is investigating potential crimes in Trump’s business dealings New York AG Letitia James also subpoenaed the Deutsche Bank records James plans a mysterious ‘major national announcement’ on Thursday New York prosecutors were able to obtain Donald Trump’s financial records from Deutche Bank last year, it has been revealed, as the state’s attorney general plans a mysterious major announcement on Thursday.

Facebook removes post by President Trump for COVID-19 misinformation

For the first time, Facebook took down a video post from Donald Trump’s personal page on Wednesday for making false claims about the coronavirus. Trump had uploaded a video of an interview he gave to Fox News earlier Wednesday, in which he falsely stated that children are ‘almost immune’ from the disease.

Three teens arrested after jumping Mar-a-Lago wall with ‘mini AK-47’

Three teenagers have been arrested at Mar-a-Lago while fleeing from police Cops believe they jumped a wall inadvertently while trying to elude Backpack ditched by the teens was found to contain semi-auto gun Teens first ran when cop approached their parked car, initiating the chase Three teenagers fleeing police while carrying a semiautomatic gun in a backpack jumped a wall at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, but probably didn’t know that’s where they were, authorities said Wednesday.

YouTube star Jake Paul’s LA home is raided by the FBI

FBI and law enforcement officers were seen taking several firearms from Jake Paul’s Los Angeles home Aerial footage of the raid showed authorities seizing what appeared to be at least three rifle-style weapons Multiple FBI units dressed in tactical gear stormed the Calabasas property after executing a search warrant A SWAT team was also deployed to gain entry into the star’s home, sources told the LA Times Videos from the scene showed heavily-armed feds had arrived at the house in armored trucks A number of U.S.

Dr Fauci says he has hired personal security for his daughters

Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that he has had to get security protection after his family received threats and harassment Fauci, his wife Christine Grady and their three adult daughters, Jennifer,34, Megan, 31, and Alison, 28, have all been on the receiving end of the threats Fauci said that his

Moderna’s vaccine protected mice from coronavirus for 13 WEEKS

Moderna’s vaccine tricks the body into producing some of the viral proteins, which the immune system recognizes and builds a response against mice Researchers gave mice two intramuscular doses, one-microgram each, three weeks apart The rodents were exposed to the virus five weeks and 13 weeks after the second injection, but didn’t get sick either time After mice were given just one dose, and then exposed to the virus seven weeks later, they still didn’t fall ill Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for several weeks, results published on Wednesday reveals.

How tons of potentially explosive cargo were stranded at Beirut port

As Lebanon’s investigation into the devastating blast in Beirut continues, officials have pointed to a possible cause: A massive shipment of agricultural fertilizer that authorities say was stored in the port of Beirut without safety precautions for years — despite warnings by local officials.

From sea to mountain, how an explosion devastated Beirut

The blast created a huge crater where part of Beirut’s port used to be. It was also felt beyond the Lebanese capital.

Ammonium nitrate may have sparked the Beirut explosion. It happened in Texas, in 1947, too

Lebanon’s government has blamed a large quantity of poorly stored ammonium nitrate for the huge blast that rocked its capital, Beirut. What is this chemical, and why did it explode?

Live updates on the coronavirus pandemic

By Jessie Yeung and Adam Renton, CNN Updated 12:32 a.m. ET, August 6, 2020 From CNN’s Yoko Wakatsuki in Tokyo Japan announced 1,358 new coronavirus cases and four virus-related deaths on Wednesday, as infection numbers soar across the country. The new figures raise the national total to 42,975 total confirmed cases and 1,037 deaths.

Pompeo: ‘Untrusted’ Chinese apps should be removed from US app stores

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging American companies to remove “untrusted” Chinese-owned technology from their digital networks, as the Trump administration steps up efforts to restrict the reach of Chinese tech in the United States.

Facebook and Twitter removed a Trump video for Covid misinfo – and it revealed something about Fox News

Facebook and Twitter took action against President Trump and his campaign Wednesday night over a video posted in which he falsely claimed that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus.

Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association’s new scientific statement on marijuana.

Trump trashes Obama’s Lewis eulogy that pressed for voting rights

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former President Barack Obama’s eulogy at John Lewis’ funeral — which at points was aimed at voting rights and the election — was “terrible,” adding that “It showed his anger there that people don’t see.”

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone

On Wednesday, Samsung took to the “stage” at its virtual Unpacked event to unveil the latest additions to the Galaxy Note family: the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Yes, much like it did with the Galaxy S20 lineup from earlier this year, Samsung has jumped from the Note 10 moniker all the way up to 20 to signify the line’s feature upgrades.

Instagram officially launches TikTo…excuse us, Reels

Instagram launched yet another way to create and share videos on the platform, with this one aimed at TikTok. The Facebook-owned app announced Wednesday morning that its Reels feature has launched widely. It lets you create 15-second clips in the Instagram app and share either to your feed, your story, or a new, dedicated Reels page in the Explore tab.

Why Triller and Snapchat can’t beat TikTok (unless Trump actually bans it)

The Trump administration’s possible ban on TikTok in the U.S. could prove to be a golden opportunity for the viral video app’s competitors. This past weekend, President Trump announced that his administration was going to ban TikTok due to national security risks related to its Chinese-parent company, ByteDance.

Facebook removes Trump post for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook, apparently, does have a line. The social media giant removed a video from Donald Trump’s official Facebook page on Wednesday. The stated reason, according to a company spokesperson, was that the post spread misinformation about the coronavirus.

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are a direct shot at Apple’s AirPods Pro

After weeks of speculation and leaks, Samsung went ahead and officially unveiled its answer to Apple’s AirPods Pro. Samsung announced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Live, at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday. The bean-shaped wireless buds (which garnered the nickname “Galaxy Beans”) probably look a little odd if you haven’t been following all of the leaks.

Here’s the story behind Netflix’s iconic intro sound. A goat is involved.

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