Archive for August 2nd, 2020

Lord & Taylor, Oldest U.S. Department Store, Files For Bankruptcy

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 8:20 PM

The retailer was acquired in 2019 by online clothing-rental startup called Le Tote. It joins a cascade of bankruptcies by major apparel stores, triggered by the doldrums of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tropical Storm Isaias Grazes Florida En Route To The Carolinas

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 8:00 PM

Isaias largely spared Florida over the weekend, but is expected to be a "strong tropical storm" when it reaches the coast of eastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina on Monday night.

Microsoft Consults With Trump About Ongoing Talks To Buy TikTok From Chinese Firm

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 8:00 PM

In its first public acknowledgement of a deal that could be worth in the billions of dollars, Microsoft said it is continuing talks with TikTok about a potential takeover of the hugely popular app.

Birx Warns U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is In 'New Phase' As Cases And Deaths Climb

US & World | | August 02 2020, 3:40 PM

Dr. Deborah Birx said on Sunday that infections are widespread in both urban and rural areas. Adm. Brett Giroir said it is time to "move on" from hydroxychloroquine and focus on effective treatments.

California's Apple Fire Destroys More Than 20,000 Acres

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 2:40 PM

Officials have ordered evacuations for nearly 8,000 people in southern California, as the state continues to grapple with a rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases.

Splashdown! SpaceX And NASA Astronauts Make History

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 2:20 PM

NASA and SpaceX are welcoming home two astronauts who splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico after several months on the International Space Station.

Washington Farmworkers Ask State Supreme Court For Overtime Pay

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 7:20 AM

Farmworkers in Washington state have gone to court to demand overtime pay. Coronavirus outbreaks in agricultural communities have focused new attention on working conditions and pay on farms.

Americans Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border

US & World | | August 02 2020, 7:20 AM

U.S. pleasure boats have been sneaking into Canada despite a border shutdown. A group of Canadian retirees is on the lookout for violators from the "petri dish" that is America.

DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists, Protesters

https://scpr.org/archive | | August 02 2020, 5:40 AM

Brian Murphy was removed from his post at the DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis following news that his office compiled reports on protesters and journalists in Portland, Ore.

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