UAE, Israel normalise ties: All the latest updates

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic deal that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations. The deal came after a phone call between United States President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi. The White House says the agreement will see Israel suspend its plans to annex Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank. Here are …

Carole Baskin Debunks Facebook Group Investigation Into Husband’s Case

Exclusive 2:51 PM PT — Carole is shooting down allegations her missing husband is buried on her property under or inside a septic tank. CB claims the rumors were started by a disgruntled employee, who was fired 3 years after Don’s disappearance. Carole says she would have looked inside the septic tank to see if he fell in if the theory held any water. Speaking of water, she also says there wasn’t much rain the year Don went missing and …

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti Demand Strict COVID Testing at MS Prison, Claim Alarming Stats

Jay-Z & Yo Gotti Claim COVID Exploding in Parchman Prison … Demand Stricter Testing 8/13/2020 1:37 PM PT Exclusive Jay-Z, Yo Gotti and their social justice team allege Mississippi’s infamous Parchman prison is coming up way short in protecting inmates from COVID-19 … and stats prove it. Team’s ROC’s lawyers filed docs this week accusing the state penitentiary of serious testing failures on the heels of reports of a coronavirus outbreak among just a small sample of inmates. According to …

Your Friday Briefing

Israel-U.A.E. deal, New Zealand, Kamala Harris: Here’s what you need to know.   We’re covering a shift in Israel’s ties with Arab nations, the reaction of Indian-Americans to Kamala Harris joining the national ticket and how some theaters are putting on pandemic-friendly shows. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday. Credit…Pool photo by Abir Sultan Israel and U.A.E. strike a major diplomatic agreement Israel struck an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to establish “full normalization of relations” …

Who Is Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarus’s Unlikely Opposition Leader?

Ms. Tikhanovskaya spent her summers in rural Ireland, as a “Chernobyl child” sent to the country for respite. Her host family remembers her as a compassionate leader, even as a youngster. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, center, at a campaign meeting this month.Credit…Vera Eremova/Shutterstock When Svyeta, then age 12, arrived in rural Ireland from Belarus in the mid-1990s, it was her strong grasp of English and her kindness that stood out. One of thousands of children brought to Ireland by charities in the …

The Rise of QAnon

Good morning. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their debut as running mates. The British economy sank into its deepest recession on record. And the QAnon conspiracy theory has found its way to the mainstream. A man wearing a QAnon shirt at a pro-police rally in Brooklyn on Sunday.Credit…Stephanie Keith/Reuters Over three years, the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon has spread from the outskirts of the internet into the mainstream. And by next year, it will most likely make its way …

Sedgefield Country Club Profile: The Classic Donald Ross Course That Hosts The Wyndham Championship

(CBS Baltimore) — Sedgefield Country Club, in Greensboro, North Carolina, is home to the Wyndham Championship, the last PGA Tour event of this abbreviated season before the FedExCup Playoffs. Sedgefield has been a regular Tour stop since 2008. But its relationship with professional golf, not to mention its rich history, dates back much further. Sedgefield Country Club formed in 1925, around the time famed course architect Donald Ross drew up sketches of his next masterpiece. Ross’s courses use the natural …

Yanks star Judge ailing, uncertain for start of Bosox series

Yankees star Aaron Judge was out of the lineup Wednesday night because of tightness in his lower body and it was uncertain whether the oft-injured slugger would return for the start of a weekend series against Boston. “I hope so but that’s, in a lot of ways, a long way from now, so let’s just kind of get through today,” manager Aaron Boone said before New York hosted Atlanta.   “Hopefully this is something we’re out ahead of and will …

Masters Tournament To Be ‘Conducted Without Patrons Or Guests’ In November

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament last year in Augusta, Ga. One of golf’s most iconic tourneys, the Masters Tournament, will be played without spectators when the sport’s best players tee it up in Augusta, Ga., in the fall. The competition was already postponed from its usual slot in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament, now scheduled for November 12-15, will be “conducted without patrons or guests,” officials say. “As we have considered the …

New Outbreak In New Zealand Leads To New Rules And Supermarket Runs

People queued outside a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday before a three-day lockdown went into affect. Four new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Auckland, and an additional four probable cases have been identified. People queued outside a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday before a three-day lockdown went into affect. Four new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Auckland, and an additional four probable cases have been identified. After more than 100 days without any community spread of …

Sumner Redstone Dies at 97; Built Media Empire and Long Reigned Over It

Starting with a chain of drive-in movie theaters, Mr. Redstone negotiated, sued and otherwise fought to amass a domain that included CBS and Viacom. Sumner M. Redstone in his Times Square office in 1994.Credit…Joe McNally/Getty Images Aug. 12, 2020Updated 12:06 p.m. ET Sumner M. Redstone, the billionaire entrepreneur who saw business as combat and his advancing years as no obstacle in building a media empire that encompassed CBS and Viacom, died on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He …

Britain’s Lockdown Recession Is Worst in Europe and North America: Live Updates

From left, Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell in 2019.Credit…Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters A Federal Reserve regional bank president warned that the country’s inability to control the spread of coronavirus is undermining its economic rebound and risks delaying the return of full employment, as nervous consumers stay home to avoid getting infected. “We must get the virus under control in order for a sustainable economic recovery to take hold,” Eric Rosengren, president of …

Kamala Harris’ Indian roots and why they matter

Besides being the first Black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket, she’s also the first Indian American. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai and immigrated to the US to attend a doctoral program at UC Berkeley. Like Barack Obama, a mixed-race heritage has allowed Harris to connect across identities and reach multiple audiences and voting blocs. To understand what today’s announcement means to this community, I turned to the best source I know on Indian Americans and …

Trump briefly leaves press briefing after shooting near the White House

Trump returned to the briefing room minutes later, confirming a shooting. “There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I’d like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work,” Trump said when he returned. After he returned to the podium, the Secret Service tweeted that there had been an officer-involved shooting at 17th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. The Secret Service said later …

‘Any Time Jordan Peele Asks You To Do Something, You Feel Very Honored’ – CBS DC

(CBS Local)– Actor Gillian Jacobs is one of the many stars to make an appearance on season two of “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access. Jacobs in featured in the first episode of the season called “Meet In The Middle” with Jimmi Simpson, where a man named Phil connects telepathically with a complete stranger named Annie. Phil begins doing things for a woman he’s never met and Jacobs was honored to work with executive producer Jordan Peele for the …

New York’s largest hospital network had to buy garden hoses to fix ventilators: book

At one point during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, staffers at New York’s largest hospital network were forced to shop at hardware stores for garden hoses to make the ventilators they had received from the state actually work, according to a new book. This experience and many others resulted in Northwell Health seeking to buy its own medical supply company so it never again has to rely on China or other governments for vital goods like vents, scrubs and masks. “We …

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