Trump offers to help Beirut investigate blast amid protests

Trump offers to help Beirut investigate blast amid protests

President Trump said the US would assist in investigating the cause of the massive explosion that rocked Beirut — and acknowledged the “peaceful protesters” in Lebanon calling for government accountability, the White House said Sunday. The president, in a call with world leaders, “urged the Government of Lebanon to conduct a full and transparent investigation, … Read more

Lebanon’s allies pledge major resources to help rebuild Beirut after deadly blast

Lebanon's allies pledge major resources to help rebuild Beirut after deadly blast

A demonstrator waves the Lebanese flag in front of riot police during a protest in Beirut – REUTERS Countries including Britain pledged to donate “major resources” to help rebuild Beirut after Tuesday’s blast, saying any aid will be “directly delivered to the Lebanese population” amid growing anger over government corruption. The push for aid came … Read more

Best gaming deals: Nintendo Switch controllers and games, 4K Blu-rays

Best gaming deals: Nintendo Switch controllers and games, 4K Blu-rays

This weekend, Amazon’s buy-two-get-one-free deal on select action movie Blu-rays is still going strong, including Ingloruious Basterds, Jurassic World, and The Fate of the Furious. If there’s nothing in that selection that strikes your fancy, however, the retailer is also offering $5 off a few more action movies, including John Wick 1-3 and Quentin Tarantino’s … Read more

Business is booming for NYC psychics amid coronavirus pandemic

Business is booming for NYC psychics amid coronavirus pandemic

Who could’ve seen this coming? While storefronts are going bust across the Big Apple due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York’s psychics and fortune-tellers say they are seeing more clients — and making more money — than ever before. Unlike most businesses, they thrive in times of uncertainty and despair. “When there’s a big change … Read more

Twitter is reportedly the latest to explore a deal with TikTok

Twitter is reportedly the latest to explore a deal with TikTok

TikTok’s list of suitors is extending significantly beyond Microsoft. Wall Street Journal sources say Twitter has held “preliminary talks” about a possible union with TikTok’s US business. It’s still very early, and might not move forward, but Twitter reportedly believes it has an advantage over bidders like Microsoft due to its size. It thinks it … Read more

Cardinals-Pirates game postponed because of coronavirus

Cardinals-Pirates game postponed because of coronavirus

The Cardinals haven’t played a game since July 29, and they’ve reportedly been told it’ll be even longer until they do again. ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Pirates’ scheduled Sunday flight to St. Louis was canceled and that their Monday game against the Cardinals has been postponed. The decision comes after the Cardinals’ three-game series against … Read more

French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Despite the dangers, tourists head to Koure to see the only giraffes left in West Africa Gunmen in Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver. The gunmen rode in on motorcycles and opened fire, the governor of Tillabéri region, Tidjani Ibrahim, told the French news … Read more

Apple wants this recipe app to stop using a pear in its logo

Apple wants this recipe app to stop using a pear in its logo

Apple has filed a notice of opposition against a meal prep company because it claims the Prepear app’s cartoon fruit logo— in this case, a pear— is too close to Apple’s own trademarked logo which is, of course, an apple (via MacRumors and iPhone in Canada). The company claims the pear logo would “cause dilution … Read more

Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation

Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation

As the Mets await Marcus Stroman’s potential return from the injured list in the near future, another starting pitcher is on the sideline. Michael Wacha was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation before Sunday’s game against the Marlins, leaving the Mets with half the starting pitchers they had in their spring training rotation … Read more