Portugal: Forest fire blazes north of Lisbon | AFP

From AFP News Agency. Click Here to watch video. Portugal battled major forest fires over the weekend as temperatures rose sharply. A blaze broke out in the Mafra area, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Lisbon, where some 400 firefighters were drafted in to fight the blaze. Interested in licensing this video ? Get in…

Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols Passes Away From Natural Causes

From NBC News. Nichelle Nichols broke barriers in Hollywood during the 1960s, playing Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek series. She became the first Black woman cast in a major role on primetime TV and made more history with the first interracial kiss on TV with costar William Shatner. Though she originally planned…

Goldman Sach Is ‘Overweight’ Energy, Banks in Asia

From Bloomberg Markets and Finance. Tim Moe, chief Asia-Pacific equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, discusses the prospects for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and his views on Chinese stocks. Alibaba says it will comply with applicable laws and regulations after US Securities and Exchange Commission labeled the company as a "commission-identified issuer" under the Holding Foreign Companies…

23-Year-Old Co-Pilot Dies After Exiting Plane Without Parachute

From NBC News. A pilot fell to his death after exiting a plane mid-flight during an emergency landing near Raleigh, North Carolina. Police say 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks either jumped or fell from the plane without a parachute; however, there is no mention of the pilot exiting the aircraft on new audio recordings from inside…

Pelosi Itinerary Skips Taiwan Stopover

From Bloomberg Markets and Finance. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Asian countries including Singapore and Japan in her trip to the region, according to a statement from her office that skipped any mention of a possible stopover in Taiwan. John Liu reports on Bloomberg Television. ——– Follow Bloomberg for business news & analysis,…

Death Toll Rises To 28 In Kentucky As New Rains Fall

From NBC News. Tonight, eastern Kentucky was hit again with up to three more inches of rain. Isolated flood threats have plagued the region, which is still recovering from the devastating floods. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear visited the disaster zone. The governor says more than 600 people have been rescued by air alone since the…

Bill Russell’s legacy on and off the court

From CNN. Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy and Forbes.com writer Terrence Moore discuss the legacy of NBA legend Bill Russell who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, was the first Black coach in US professional sports and a civil rights icon off the court. #BillRussell #CNN #News

Nichelle Nichols has died at 89

From Associated Press. Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original ‘Star Trek’ TV series, has died at the age of 89. (July 31) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this…

Charlie Hurt: Americans are going to pay the price for this

From Fox News. ‘The Big Sunday Show’ panelists react to findings from the Joint Committee on Taxation’s claiming that the Manchin-Schumer reconciliation bill would raise taxes. #foxnews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering…

PBS News Weekend full episode, July 31, 2022

From PBS NewsHour. Sunday on PBS News Weekend, Amazon’s latest expansion into health care raises concerns about prescription prices and data privacy. Then, we look at the history of America’s long and complicated relationship with abortion access. Plus, a new podcast uncovers the double life of iconic civil rights photographer and FBI informant Ernest Withers.…

Nichelle Nichols, trailblazing ‘Star Trek’ actress, dies at 89

From CNN. Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series," has died at age 89, according to a statement from her son, Kyle Johnson. Nichols portrayed communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura in the "Star Trek" TV series and many of its film…

News Wrap: Destructive Western wildfires force evacuations

From PBS NewsHour. In our news wrap Sunday, the McKinney Fire in northern California forces thousands to flee their homes, at least seven deaths in Oregon are suspected caused by excessive heat, the death toll from flooding in Kentucky rises to 26, Ukraine’s president urges civilians to evacuate Donetsk amid fierce fighting with Russian forces,…

Why Dems’ spending bills won’t actually reduce cost

From Fox News. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY, joined ‘Fox News Live’ to discuss the economic implications of the Democrats’ spending bill as Americans battle rampant inflation. #foxnews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering…

The double life of civil rights photographer Ernest Withers

From PBS NewsHour. Photographer Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic images of the civil rights era. But Withers was also an FBI informant, funneling information to the bureau about the civil rights movement and its leaders. Journalist Wesley Lowery joins Geoff Bennett to discuss his new podcast, “Ernie’s Secret.” Stream your PBS favorites…

Early America’s complicated history with abortion access

From PBS NewsHour. The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade relied heavily on the argument that, in Justice Samuel Alito’s words, “a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the nation’s history and traditions.” Paul Solman takes a look at that history, as part of our continuing coverage of America after Roe. Stream…

Democrats Working To Get New Climate Deal Across The Finish Line

From MSNBC. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to hold a vote on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 next week. The massive bill is aimed at fighting climate change and rising costs. Senior NBC News National Political Reporter Sahil Kapur and Senior Editor for Insider Kadia Tubman joined Symone Sanders to discuss the path…

AP Top Stories July 31 P

From Associated Press. Here’s the latest for Sunday, July 31: Biden still positive for COVID 2nd day in a row; Infrastructure damage hampers Kentucky flood recovery; Fast moving wildfire burns California forest; Portion of Beirut port silos, damaged in 2020 blast, collapses. Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Instagram:…

FBI accused of Hunter Biden cover-up following whistleblower report

From Fox News. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., talks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, controversy stemming from the FBI’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings and GOP lawmakers’ move to vote down the ‘PACT Act.’ #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX…