Watch the first videoconference, which took place 50 years ago today

Six years later, with the 1970 launch of the Picturephone II, AT&T began letting any company install a videoconferencing system at its own premises. At least any company in Pittsburgh, which is where the service debuted. (AT&T had planned to offer it in New York as well, but its network there was insufficiently robust to […]

Teenager is sentenced to 35 years to life after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a Philadelphia father in the face in front of his two-year-old daughter during attempted carjacking

Grandzol, who was a community activist in his neighborhood, was shot twice in the face by Roberts during the attempted carjacking

Poll reveals half of Democrats don’t think Joe Biden will serve all four years of his term if elected president as he prepares to announce his female VP pick midweek

Warren has spoken with Biden regularly since dropping out of the Democratic nominating race and endorsing him. The senator from Massachusetts is seen by Biden advisers as a bridge between the former vice president and people skeptical of his commitment to progressive policy priorities.

DA in Rayshard Brooks case ousted in runoff after 23 years in office

He remains under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which has declined in the past to discuss its probe with CNN, but CNN affiliate WSB reported it stems from allegations he illegally padded his government salary with funds from a nonprofit.

15-year-old boy is carving wooden flags to support ‘forgotten heroes,’ like veterans and first responders, during the pandemic

Lorenzo wants to raise $50,000 to make flags for the hospitals most impacted by Covid-19 in each state, and has raised $13,641 so far. The net proceeds will go towards homeless veterans, “as their needs have not diminished during the pandemic,” he says on his GoFundMe.

State Police Searching For 13-Year-Old Alexa Seaberg

CAMBRIA COUNTY: Runaway. Alexa Seaberg, 13 YOA. She is 5’05”, 102 lbs. w/ straight, long blonde hair & brown eyes. Was carrying a camo backpack with a pink strap. Ran away from a residence at Gallitzin Mobile Home Park, Gallitzin Twp. today at approx. 2:40 AM. If seen, call 911. pic.twitter.com/pVkwBPIvJ4

Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo admits she has stuck with show for 15 years ‘to make money’ after raking in $20m a year

“You’ve got to chase roles, you’ve got to beg for roles, you’ve got to convince people … and although I produce and it’s the same kind of thing, I think I still do it from a place of, I’m never that thirsty because I’m financially set.”

Coronavirus Kills More in Florida, Texas in One Month Than 20 Years of Hurricanes

In Florida, daily new cases began spiking from around May 27, three weeks since most Florida counties entered phase one of reopening on May 4. The daily case count saw sharper rises from around June 8, a few days after phase two of reopening began on June 5.

Cleaning fanatic gets rid of grim stains on her mattress using £1.50 Home Bargains spray

Well if you find yourself in the second category, then you’ve already won the half the battle – because cleaning fans are singing the praises of a £1.50 spray which promises to get rid of unsightly stains in minutes.

Indonesia prepares 339 mln USD for this year’s COVID-19 vaccine production

JAKARTA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — The Indonesian government has prepared five trillion rupiahs (some 339 million U.S. dollars) for this year’s production of the COVID-19 vaccine which is now still under a clinical test, a senior minister said.