Google's latest Doodle encourages visitors to wear masks, socially distance Google has an animated "Doodle" on its homepage that's all about COVID-19 prevention. If you visit Google.com on Wednesday and wait a few seconds, you'll notice that each letter of the search giant's logo grows legs, spins around and dons a face covering before scurrying further apart. The cutesy display is supposed to symbolize adhering to mask policies and social distancing during the pandemic. Clicking on the characters will take you to the company's coronavirus prevention information page. "Wear a mask. Save lives," the page says. Minnesota National Guard activated after George Floyd ex-cop released, demonstrators gather in Minneapolis The Minnesota National Guard has been activated "out of an abundance" of caution, officials said Wednesday, following the release of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin from a correctional facility. “Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of Minnesotans, we have asked the Minnesota National Guard to prepare to assist in keeping the peace,” Gov. Tim Walz said.
Climate crisis breaks open generational rifts in US families The climate crisis lingers in the back of Gemma Gutierrez’s mind, a gnawing anxiety that blossoms fully when she reads about wildfires, flooding or other climate-related disasters. It’s a nagging concern that clouds how the 16-year-old sees her future. “I have a sense of dread,” says Gutierrez, who lives with her parents in Milwaukee. “I dread that in my lifetime the clean water I have now or the parks I’m lucky enough to be able to go to won’t be there any more. Miley Cyrus surprised by how many tattoos she has: 'Huh?' Miley Cyrus is getting to know herself. Since leaving her days on Disney Channel behind, the star has become known for her unabashed approach to style, which includes her tattoos. The 28-year-old singer appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Microsoft's Surface Duo launches with $1,399 price tag Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo officially launched on Wednesday, and the device looks to be a multitasking machine with a $1,399 price tag. The American tech company has been reluctant to call the Android-powered gadget a smartphone. Although that's essentially what it is: a pocket-sized device that can be used to call and text people. The smartphone enables you to run different apps on each of the two screens. Kyle Rittenhouse would be turned 'over to the mob' if extradited to Wisconsin, attorneys say Rittenhouse, 17, is facing multiple homicide charges after two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured during a night of unrest in Kenosha on August 25 over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. He was arrested in his home state of Illinois, where he remains in custody. Rittenhouse appeared on a brief virtual hearing on Friday, wearing a blue face mask from a Lake County, Illinois, detention facility. Prior to the hearing, his attorneys filed a petition for habeas corpus saying that "to extradite Rittenhouse would be to turn him over to the mob." People have threatened the teen's life and "encouraged fellow inmates to kill Rittenhouse and have offered bounties," attorneys John Pierce and Michael Baker wrote in the petition. During Friday's hearing, Pierce called the case "a very unique, extraordinary situation" and said that there is a "massive amount of video evidence that shows that there's beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this is not a legitimate criminal prosecution."
IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 57 runs to reach final Jasprit Bumrah's 4-14 helped Mumbai Indians reach the final of the Indian Premier League with a dominant 57-run victory over Delhi Capitals. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan earlier scored half-centuries as Mumbai posted 200-5 from 20 overs. Delhi were reeling at 0-3 in their run-chase, before reaching 143-8. What Is “MasterClass” and Why Is It the Perfect Quarantine Rabbit Hole? The grounding principle behind MasterClass isn’t anything new. Successful people peddling their "secrets to untold success" for a fee is a tale as old as time. What sets this platform apart is the polish — and the sheer amount of well-known faces, whose disciplines range from filmmaking to tennis playing to cooking. Unlike some one-off class or self-help buy-in, MasterClass feels vetted, all thanks to those 80+ professionals. Photo Courtesy: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg/Getty Images