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Does BP’s conversion signal the end of Big Oil?

The plunge in oil demand caused by the pandemic won’t fix the climate crisis. But it could force the oil industry to accelerate a shift away from fossil fuels as executives try to carve out a future in clean energy. What’s happening: UBS analysts estimate that earnings in the sector were down 172% on average…MORE

Two police officers in Georgia put on leave after shooting at minors

Two police officers in Georgia are on administrative leave after shooting at five minors during a vehicle stop Saturday morning. The officers are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, a news release from Waycross Police said. Waycross is in south Georgia. No one was injured or killed in the shooting, but a…MORE

6 injured in Philadelphia shooting, police say

Six people were shot in Philadelphia Saturday night, including a pregnant woman, police said. Three women, ages 59, 24 and 18, were taken to a hospital and are in stable condition, the Philadelphia Police Department said, and the unborn baby is healthy. Three teenaged boys, two 18-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were also shot, police said.…MORE

Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020

We hope you’re not afraid of sharks, because the annual week of shark obsession has arrived. The Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week series has officially begun. With more than 20 hours of shark programming this week, here’s a sample of what you can sink your teeth into: Sunday (August 9) “Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off”…MORE

A retirement community shoots for 1,006 cards for a woman turning 106

106 cards for 106 years of life. That was the goal set by Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community for Venus Tucker, a resident who’s turning 106 years on August 13. Tucker is the oldest resident at the Roanoke, Virginia, community. And the facility had to resort to celebrating this way since the pandemic…MORE

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