Art

Audiomack: Music Streaming and Sharing

Audiomack: Music Streaming and Sharing

Audiomack is a free music streaming and discovery platform that allows artists to share their music and fans to discover new artists, songs, albums, mixtapes, playlists and more. Full story

Education

Suspension reversed for student who shared photo of crowded school hallway

Suspension reversed for student who shared photo of crowded school hallway

Schools begin reopening amid COVID-19 concerns Schools begin reopening amid COVID-19 concern... A high school student in Georgia was suspended after she posted a photo of the school's packed hallway when classes resumed this month. But that suspension has now been rescinded, CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL reports. North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, faced national criticism over the viral photo that shows students shoulder-to-shoulder, ... Full story

Economics

Lebanon's battered economy dealt fresh blow after port blast hits 'Achilles heel'

Lebanon's battered economy dealt fresh blow after port blast hits 'Achilles heel'

AMMAN (Reuters) - Lebanon’s economy, already sinking before the explosion that knocked out its main port, could now shrink by double the rate previously forecast for this year, making it even harder to secure the financing the country needs to get back on its feet. FILE PHOTO: A view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo. Economists say Tuesday’s blast, ... Full story

Entertainment

Lebanon mourns victims of Beirut blast, even as more dead are found

Lebanon mourns victims of Beirut blast, even as more dead are found

Joe Akiki, 23, called his mother Tuesday afternoon to tell her he was about to start a 24-hour shift at his job as an electrician at Beirut’s port. Three hours later, he shared to a group chat a video of a fire at the port. Then he went silent. Three days later, he was still missing. His distraught mother pleaded on Lebanese TV for his return. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. “I will keep on waiting because I know that Joe Akiki is ... Full story

Health

Exclusive: FAA employees report industry pressure, question agency safety push in survey

Exclusive: FAA employees report industry pressure, question agency safety push in survey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety employees reported facing “strong” external pressure from industry and raised alarms the agency does not always prioritize air safety, according to an independent survey seen by Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Ducey. The survey report gives ammunition to ... Full story

Law

U.S. officials find 'sophisticated' smuggling tunnel on Mexican border

U.S. officials find 'sophisticated' smuggling tunnel on Mexican border

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent stands by for security at a tunnel spur that went off into a different direction, during mapping of the "Baja Metro Tunnel", which CBP says is the longest illicit cross-border tunnel ever discovered along the Southwest border, in Otay Mesa, California, U.S. November 13, 2019. Picture taken November 13, 2019. U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Handout via REUTERS. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. ... Full story

Living

A sweetheart deal: Germany to exempt unmarried couples from COVID-19 border controls

A sweetheart deal: Germany to exempt unmarried couples from COVID-19 border controls

FILE PHOTO: A couple stands on a landing stage on river Main opposite to a hotel with its window lights illuminated in the shape of a heart after German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the nation on the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt, Germany, March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will give a welcome break to the coronavirus lovelorn from Monday - easing ... Full story

Politics

Opinion | Want a democracy? Stop making voting hard.

Opinion | Want a democracy? Stop making voting hard.

Even before the pandemic, voting in the United States was too difficult and vulnerable to foreign manipulation. Our electoral system has been infected by systemic racism and efforts to block younger, poorer and non-White voters, which is why House Democrats passed H.R. 1 (the “For the People” Act) last year to remedy many of those infirmities. The bill included anti-corruption and campaign finance elements, but the core of it was to protect and ... Full story

Sport

Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf has collapsed

Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf has collapsed

Arctic sees hottest recorded temperature Arctic sees hottest recorded temperature. The last fully intact ice shelf in Canada has collapsed into the Arctic Ocean. It took just a couple of days for the shelf to lose nearly half of its area, scientists said Friday, sending large ice islands out into the ocean. The 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf, located at the edge of Ellesmere Island in the northern territory of Nunavut, collapsed at the end of ... Full story

Technology

Mauritius oil spill: Cargo ship leaks fuel into protected areas

Mauritius oil spill: Cargo ship leaks fuel into protected areas

NAIROBI — On Thursday, 12 days after a large cargo ship got stuck on a reef off the coast of Mauritius, an island nation in the southern Indian Ocean, its hull was punctured and hundreds of tons of its fuel began spilling into a pristine lagoon. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. By Friday afternoon, local environmental organizations estimated that at least a quarter of the ship’s nearly 4,000 tons of thick, black fuel oil had seeped into ... Full story