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Yahoo! ArtsAug 10, 2020
US passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic 'breaks heart'
US has highest number of cases and highest deaths in world, as Democratic nominee attacks Trump over coronavirus ‘failures'The US on Sunday passed 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump's executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as "unconstitutional slop" and Joe Biden accused the president of issuing little more than "excuses and lies".Recriminations have been flying in Washington since talks on further aid for the unemployed and for states struggling with a public health crisis collapsed on Friday.Trump intervened on Friday and Saturday, holding press conferences at his luxury golf club in New Jersey, cheered on by well-heeled members crowding close together - a jarring setting amid a pandemic and recession. On Sunday, there was loud criticism of the president's unilateral proposals on reduced federal enhanced unemployment benefits, payroll tax cuts and protection against evictions.New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, dismissed Trump's executive orders as "laughable" and another chapter in the federal government's botched response to the pandemic. Cuomo said Trump's plan would likely cost New York state $4bn: "The concept of saying to states, you pay 25% of the insurance, is just laughable. It's just an impossibility. So none of this is real on the federal side. This is going to have to be resolved."Cuomo said he did not know if Trump was "genuine in thinking the executive order is a resolution or if this is just a tactic in the negoti

Yahoo! TVAug 10, 2020
Kelly Clarkson to Fill in for Simon Cowell on ‘America's Got Talent' After His Back Surgery
Kelly Clarkson will be filling in for her former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell on "America's Got Talent" this week while Cowell recovers from back surgery, NBC said Monday.Clarkson will join Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara at the judges' table on this week's live episodes on Tuesday and Wednesday."My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won't be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday's live shows for AGT, but no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson ???? You're welcome in advance!," Clarkson said in a statement.Also Read: Simon Cowell Offers Up 'Some Good Advice' About Electric Bikes After Breaking His BackCowell underwent five-hour surgery on Saturday night after suffering a serious injury while testing his new electric bike outside his Malibu, California, home. His representatives said in a Sunday statement that the operation involved "a number of fusions and metal rod put into his back," and Cowell remained in the hospital recovering.The British star took to Twitter Monday to make light of the injury, writing, "Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time."Production on this 15th season of "America's Got Talent" resumed back in June after shutting down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic back in March. This week's episodes — which feature new s

Yahoo! TVAug 10, 2020
The It List: Bear Grylls hosts 'World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji,' Selena Gomez gets her own cooking show, pandemic thriller 'Before the Fire' debuts and the best in pop culture the week of Aug. 10, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we're going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for Aug. 10-16, including the best deals we could find for each.


Yahoo! BooksAug 10, 2020
Want to keep spoiling your pets during the coronavirus pandemic? Here's the latest in 'pet tech'
During the COVID-19 crisis, pets get plenty of attention. Some pet tech can help you keep spoiling your cat or dog when you are with them or away.


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BBC Entertainment & ArtsAug 10, 2020
Coronavirus: Arts venues to go red for live events awareness campaign
The National Theatre is among the venues taking part in the "Red Alert" day of action.

VultureAug 10, 2020
Packed Crowd Turns Up for Smash Mouth Concert Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Yahoo! ArtsAug 10, 2020
Senate cafeteria workers reportedly face layoffs if Congressional stalemate continues
Up to 80 people who are part of the Senate cafeteria staff in the capitol could face layoffs by October if Congress can't emerge from its coronavirus relief deadlock, CNN reports.The company that employs the workers, Restaurant Associates, did not confirm the number, but did not deny issuing warnings of potential layoffs, which are the result of having to close some of its restaurants because of the pandemic.Senators told CNN they believe they will pass a bill that will fund the Architect of the Capitol — the federal agency that oversees the day-to-day function of the Capitol and has a private contract with Restaurant Associates — in time, allowing employees to continue to receive their paychecks, like the CARES Act did.Lawmakers said they were committed to protecting the workers' jobs, although Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blamed Restaurant Associates, which he said "has been a problem to deal with," rather than his colleagues for the layoffs threat. As Murphy sees it, the company is simply trying "get more money out of the Architect of the Capitol," which he said could mean it's "time to find a vendor that's not going to use the threats of layoffs as a cajole to try to get more money." Read more at CNN.More stories from theweek.com Donald Trump's impotent tyranny California judge orders Uber and Lyft to classify drivers as employees QAnon goes mainstream


Yahoo! ArtsAug 10, 2020
Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to pass 100,000 deaths after US
Brazil's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 100,000, with the country's affliction showing no signs of abating as most cities reopen shops and restaurants.The nation became the second in the world to reach the grim milestone by official counts, 10 weeks after the United States.

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