Art

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

It’s probably no coincidence that the same subjects we’re taught to avoid in polite conversation — politics, religion, money — are so irresistible to read about. We’ll save religion for another time, but this week we invite you to think about money by way of Stefano Massini’s epic novel of the Lehman Brothers company, and about politics by way of the other books we recommend, from Robert M. Gates’s treatise on foreign policy to DW Gibson’s tour ... Full story

Education

Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

Those experiences and conclusions may offer hopeful guidance to societies still weighing how to get students and teachers back into primary and secondary classrooms. With coronavirus science still iffy, U.S. schools hope to reopen for 56.6 million K-12 students. Still, public health officials and researchers caution that most school reopenings are in their early stages. Much remains unknown about the interaction between children, schools and ... Full story

Economics

Brexit border infrastructure gets £705m boost

Brexit border infrastructure gets £705m boost

A funding package of £705m to boost infrastructure on Britain's border with the EU has been announced by the government. Plans include border control posts and 500 more Border Force personnel. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said the move would help the UK "seize...opportunities" post-Brexit. The funding follows a leaked letter from International Trade Secretary Liz Truss raising concerns about the readiness of Britain's ports. The UK left ... Full story

Entertainment

Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public  News

Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public News

Image caption "I think it's a great thing to wear a mask," the president said. US President Donald Trump has worn a facial covering in public since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington to meet veterans. "I think it's a great thing to wear a mask. I've never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place," he said while leaving the White ... Full story

Health

In a first, Trump dons mask in visit to a military medical facility

In a first, Trump dons mask in visit to a military medical facility

U.S. President Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis. BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care ... Full story

Law

2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town

2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday in a South Texas border town after reportedly responding to a disturbance call, authorities said. The McAllen police officers were shot on the south side of the city and transported to an area hospital, said Lt. Christopher Olivarez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. A suspect in the shooting was also shot, though that person’s condition was not ... Full story

Living

Businesses pushed to ease covid-19 restrictions in Georgia, documents show

Businesses pushed to ease covid-19 restrictions in Georgia, documents show

The email correspondence, released through a public records request, shows how business networks and industry organizations helped write the rules of the pandemic response in some of the places that were the last to impose restrictions and the first to ease them . It also sheds light on the thinking of governors who have pledged not to reverse course on reopening, even as coronavirus cases spike in their states. Among those remaining steadfast ... Full story

Politics

In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

WASHINGTON — The former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III broke his long silence on Saturday to defend his prosecution of Roger J. Stone Jr., forcefully rebutting President Trump’s claims that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was political and illegitimate. Speaking out the day after Mr. Trump commuted Mr. Stone’s prison sentence for obstructing an inquiry into Russia’s role in the campaign, Mr. Mueller said ... Full story

Sport

Fauci sidelined by Trump as he talks bluntly about pandemic - The Washington Post

Fauci sidelined by Trump as he talks bluntly about pandemic - The Washington Post

In recent days, the 79-year-old scientist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has found himself directly in the president’s crosshairs. During a Fox News interview Thursday with Sean Hannity, Trump said Fauci “is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.” And when Greta Van Susteren asked him last week about Fauci’s assessment that the country was not in a good place, Trump said flatly: “I disagree with ... Full story

Technology

RHA Nearly Doubles Battery Life With TrueConnect 2 Earbuds | Digital Trends

RHA Nearly Doubles Battery Life With TrueConnect 2 Earbuds | Digital Trends

A year ago, RHA came out with some excellent true wireless earbuds in the TrueConnect . Since then, industry standards have changed almost across the board, leaving a one-time leader behind. RHA, however, didn’t blink. Instead, it adapted. RHA has announced its second-generation TrueConnect wireless buds, which feature 44 hours of total battery life and improved environmental resistance. The company managed to keep the price the same, at $170. ... Full story