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Maher says Biden`s lead over Trump too slim: `Hillary was ahead by more`

"Real Time" host Bill Maher expressed his concern that Joe Biden isn`t "comfortably ahead" of President Trump as much as he should be less than 90 days until the 2020 election. 

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bone-dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a statewide heat wave.

Charter Can Charge Online Video Sites for Network Connections, Court Rules

Charter can charge Netflix and other online video streaming services for network interconnection despite a merger condition prohibiting the practice, a federal appeals court ruled today. From a report: The ruling [PDF] by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturns two merger conditions that the Obama administration imposed on Charter when it bought Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2016. The FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai did not defend the merits of the merger conditions in court, paving the way for today`s ruling. The case was decided in a 2-1 vote by a panel of three DC Circuit judges. The lawsuit against the FCC seeking to overturn Charter merger conditions was filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free-market think tank, and four Charter users who claim they were harmed by the conditions. The FCC unsuccessfully challenged the suing parties` standing to sue, and it did not mount a legal defense of the conditions themselves. Though Charter did not file this lawsuit, the ISP separately asked the FCC to let the network-interconnection condition and a condition prohibiting data caps expire on May 18, 2021, two years earlier than scheduled. Today`s court`s ruling seems to render Charter`s petition moot as far as the network-interconnection condition goes, but the court ruling did not overturn the data-cap prohibition. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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People who recover from the virus have a three-month window of safety, C.D.C. guidance shows. The U.S. Postal Service warned several states that it may not be able to meet deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots.

Colorado 82 over Independence Pass reopens to limited traffic

Colorado 82 over Independence Pass has reopened with limited access and alternating traffic, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Cameron Peak Fire Grows Forcing Evacuations

This post was updated on August 14 at 10:55 pm. The Cameron Peak Fire started 25 miles East of Walden and 15 miles Southwest of Red Feather Lakes on Thursday afternoon. It quickly grew to [...] This post Cameron Peak Fire Grows Forcing Evacuations previously appeared on North Forty News .

Pirates` game Saturday in question after Reds player tests positive for COVID-19

The Pirates’ game Saturday in Cincinnati is up in the air after a Reds player tested positive for COVID-19.

Hundreds of thousands of Californians face blackouts amid brutal heatwave

Hundreds of thousands of Californians could be hit with preemptive blackouts after a record-breaking heatwave rolled in Friday. As temperatures in the state tipped 112 degrees, the corporation that runs its electric grid announced rolling blackouts beginning at 6:30 p.m. for up to 250,000 homes and businesses in the northern and central areas of the...

Jax ready to open store on West Eisenhower Boulevard in Loveland

Jax Outdoor Gear, Farm and Ranch is days away from opening its new location on West Eisenhower Boulevard in Loveland.

Lynn tosses 2-hit complete game, Rangers beat Rockies 3-2

The Colorado Rockies dropped the series opener at home Friday night. The post Lynn tosses 2-hit complete game, Rangers beat Rockies 3-2 appeared first on Rocky Mountain News .

TC Line calls for Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

FYI for all the people who think the president is causing the slowdown at the post office. My granddaughter started working there a year ago and her biggest complaint is the lack of help. It`s not a new thing.

Trump issues order effectively banning TikTok: What you need to know - CNET

Trump now has two executive orders targeting TikTok`s parent.

Design your own video game with this guide for absolute beginners

TL;DR: The Absolute Beginner`s Guide to Learning Unreal Engine for Game Design and Animation is on sale for £30.57 as of August 15, saving you 96% on list price. Way back in 1998, a game engine called the Unreal Engine was developed and showcased in the first-person shooter game Unreal. More than two decades later, it`s now used in a variety of other game genres, like platformers (think Super Mario Bros.) , fighting games (think Mortal Kombat ), MMORPGs (think World of Warcraft ), and other RPGs (like The Legend of Zelda ). It`s even become a leading resource in the creation of animations, television shows , and illustrations. Read more... More about Video Games , Mashable Shopping , Online Courses , Shopping Uk , and Uk Deals

Red Sox fall to Yankees, lose 5th straight

Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3

Photos: Greeley Central softball defeats Greeley West at Twin Rivers Ball Fields in first game during COVID-19 pandemic

Evacuations ordered as wildfire grows to 1,300 acres in Grand County

8 p.m.: The Williams Fork Fire has grown to at least 1,300 acres and is displaying extreme fire behavior as it continues moving east/northeast toward Church Park, according to the US Forest Service. The fire...

OPINION: Step out on the playground and be a voice for the region

I remember back in fourth grade I was feeling sorry for myself because no one would play with me and I was leaning up against the school building all by myself. My teacher, Mrs. James, came up and asked me what was wrong, and I choked out that no one wanted to play with me. […]

Boulder-based Stream raises $15M in a Series A fundraiser

Stream.io Inc., a developer of chat and messaging functionality for software applications, announced Friday it has raised a $15 million Series A fundraising round led by GGV Capital.

GoPro Mountain Games Elements series cancels Saturday’s 5K race due to smoke from Grizzly Creek Fire

On Friday, the Vail Valley Foundation announced the GoPro Mountain Games Elements series Arpres 5K run, originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, has been canceled “due to the smoke and haze from the Grizzly Creek...

The future of wildfires: A cultural struggle to learn to live with fire

The future of wildfires doesn’t have to be calamitous or tragic. There are factors at play that point to a bad ending. The results of ongoing climate change and a history of questionable land-management policies...

L.A. Weekly’s Movie Guide: The Tax Collector, My Dog Stupid, The Silencing and More

L.A. Weekly’s Movie Guide is your look at the hottest films available on your TV sets, electronic devices and in select drive-ins and theaters throughout Southern California. Theaters remain closed, but the good news is that there’s no shortage of diverse and engaging films to see at home. And as always, we let you know […] The post L.A. Weekly’s Movie Guide: <i>The Tax Collector, My Dog Stupid, The Silencing</i> and More appeared first on LA Weekly .

City, fire district reach agreement for Urban Renewal Authority

After several months of negotiations, the City of Cañon City and the Cañon City Area Fire Protection District have come to a joint agreement on the Urban Renewal Authority cooperation agreement. Under the Tax Incremental Financing system, tax funds are diverted from taxing entities into the TIF to be used to promote and pay for […]

Women We Love: Charlize Theron (26 Photos)

As legend has it, Charlize Theron was discovered by an agent while fighting with a bank manager on Hollywood Boulevard. Eighteen and starving, Theron purportedly got into the argument after the manager refused to cash her check. The outburst caught the agent’s attention, and eight months later Theron got her first acting job. She subsequently … The post Women We Love: Charlize Theron (26 Photos) appeared first on Suburban Men .

Tekashi 6ix9ine Says He Didn`t Disrespect Nipsey Hussle

Tekashi 6ix9ine is feeling like Randy Newman ... he says he loves L.A. and didn`t disrespect Nipsey Hussle when he visited a mural of the late rapper ... near where he was murdered. We got Tekashi shopping on Rodeo Drive in Bev Hills Friday, where…

26 Relatable Songs Written About the Pandemic That Will Cover All Your Quarantine Emotions

one to ride out the uncertain circumstances with you. "Panic on the brain, world has gone insane, things are starting to get heavy, I can`t help but think I haven`t felt this way since I asked you to go steady...Wonderin`, would you be, my little quarantine?" Tyler Joseph sings. Alicia Keys dedicated her new song "Good Job" to frontline workers. While Alicia originally wrote the track with her husband Swizz Beatz last year, it resonates even more in the current state of the world. "Whether you`re on the front lines at the hospitals, balancing work, family, and homeschool teaching, delivering mail, packages, or food, or facing other personal difficulties because of COVID-19, I feel you. You are seen, loved, and deeply appreciated," Alicia said in a statement. Newcomers Avenue Beat went viral on TikTok with their song "F2020." The bop, which recounts how terrible this year has been, ended up receiving over 14 million views. The trio had originally posted the song in the hopes of convincing their manager to let them release it and it`s safe to say, they must be pretty excited that they did! Blake Shelton recruited longtime love Gwen Stefani for his new song "Happy Anywhere" which is all about being happy no matter what the circumstances are as long as you are with the people you love. Bon Jovi wrote his new song "Do What You Can" after volunteering at his community restaurant in New Jersey, encouraging his fans to lend a helping hand to those in need. OneRepublic’s "Better Days" shares a hopeful message of perseverance and that things are going to get better. The band even recruited fans to share moments from quarantine to include in their music video. In April, Alec Benjamin released his quarantine song "Six Feet Apart" which is all about feeling alone during the pandemic. "Oh I miss you most at six feet apart, when you`re right outside my window but can`t ride inside my car," Alec sings on the track. In March, Bono wrote a song that he dedicated to the Iri

Burakovsky scores late, Avalanche beat Coyotes 3-2

Andre Burakovsky scored a late goal in the third period and the Colorado Avalanche held on for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes that gave Colorado a 2-0 lead in the NHL Western Conference series going into Saturday`s Game 3.

Mathematical tool helps calculate properties of quantum materials more quickly

Many quantum materials have been nearly impossible to simulate mathematically because the computing time required is too long. Now engineers have demonstrated a way to considerably reduce the computing time. This could accelerate the development of materials for energy-efficient IT technologies of the future.

What’s on at the theatre?

Here are the movies for this week. We have almost any kind of film people are looking for great classic movies and two new movies this week too: Classics: comedy-Grown Ups with some extra footage, cult classic-Pulp Fiction, Animated Children’s Musical- “Sing” and two new movies: Historic Drama- “Summerland” and a Horror movie- “The Rental” […]

Springs Utilities plays role in "down the toilet" COVID-19 detection program

Colorado Springs Utilities is participating in a statewide study of wastewater and what it can tell experts about the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. We reported on May 4 that CSU was involved in another study. From that report: …

The 2020 fight over the Postal Service underscores its long-unaddressed challenges

The current standoff between President Donald Trump and Congress over the U.S. Postal Service is rekindling a long-standing debate over how to overhaul an agency delivering more packages from online shoppers, but not enough letters to overcome a mounting revenue decline and growing retirement costs. Bipartisan calls from lawmakers to cut a big check for […] The post The 2020 fight over the Postal Service underscores its long-unaddressed challenges appeared first on Roll Call .

Heavily redacted CIA declassified “Adam and Eve story” confirms planetary catastrophe cycle

Intellihub | Scientific evidence shows global solar storms, pole shifts, and planetary disasters happen time and time again The post Heavily redacted CIA declassified “Adam and Eve story” confirms planetary catastrophe cycle appeared first on Intellihub .

Notorious B.I.G.`s Son Transforms `Big Poppa` With Retro House Remix

Rap icon Notorious B.I.G.‘s music producer son Christopher Jordan Wallace is paying tribute to his dad`s classic banger, “Big Poppa,” with an old-school house music remix. Hypebeast spotted the YouTube video of the retro-inspired jam, which will be instantly recognizable to fans of Biggie`s ...

Remember When a Car Meant Freedom?

“If the car was invented today and we said this consumer product will improve mobility and productivity, but … it will kill 33,000 people a year in America, do you think the government would approve it for sale?” Volvo senior safety engineer Thomas Broberg’s measured iconoclasm came as the automaker defended its decision to restrict […] The post Remember When a Car Meant Freedom? appeared first on MotorTrend .

Heavy Rotation

“SULA (Paperback),” Jamila Woods  For her most recent release, LEGACY! LEGACY!, Chicago R&B artist Jamila Woods highlights artists of color who have inspired her: Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Frida Kahlo. “SULA (Paperback)” is her tribute to the late Toni Morrison, based on the author’s 1974 novel about two black women who navigate society’s rules […] The post Heavy Rotation appeared first on Boulder Weekly .