Big Sean Wins the VMA for Best Video With a Social Message

Shouts out to Big Sean for having a hell of a year. His third album, Dark Sky Paradise, is one of the best albums of the year already and tonight he won his first ever VMA—and John Legend’s too—for his video for “One Man Can Change The World,” featuring Legend and Kanye West. Congrats Big Sean! Check out all the winners of tonight’s #VMAs right here and read Sean’s breakdown of why that particular song means so much to him right here.

Tropical storm Erika: Dominica declares disaster status and appeals for aid

Flooding and landslides kill at least 20 people and leave more than 50 missing on Caribbean island

Rescue teams worked to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica on Sunday after tropical storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.

“Access by road to these communities is impossible,” said the prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. These towns “are cut off from the rest of the country”.

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Watch Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Open VMAs With Surprise Medley

Nicki Minaj provided an unexpected opening for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards as she teamed with Taylor Swift, who the rapper briefly beefed with in the months prior to the VMAs, onstage for a surprise duet. Minaj and a cadre of dancers started things off with a thumping rendition of “Trini Dem Girls” before Swift emerged to join in on Minaj’s “The Night Is Still Young.”

After trading verses on the The Pinkprint track, Swift sang a few bars of her hit single “Bad Blood,” a song that caused actual bad blood between the singer and Minaj after the 1989 cut scored a Video of the Year nomination over “Anaconda.” After making peace on the VMA stage to a rousing ovation, Minaj threw it over to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed “Downtown” outside the Orpheum in Los Angeles.

Thankfully for the rapper, she wasn’t hit with any wardrobe malfunctions at this year’s ceremony. At the 2014 VMAs, Minaj first delivered an incident-free “Anaconda” – no backup dancers were bitten by snakes, unlike at rehearsals – before swapping outfits to join Ariana Grande and Jessie J on “Bang Bang.” However, while changing from her silver bikini into a black décolleté dress, Minaj failed to properly latch the dress, resulting in an awkward, garment-clutching performance.

Minaj’s 2015 VMAs appearance wasn’t without controversy, either. After “Anaconda” was snubbed of a Video of the Year nomination, the rapper tweeted, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it.”

Considering that the Video of the Year nominees included three men (Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson) and one African-American female (Beyoncé), Minaj’s tweet was seemingly aimed at Taylor Swift, whose nominated “Bad Blood” video was filled with a celebrity assortment of “women with very slim bodies.”

Swift, who also interpreted Minaj’s comments as a knock on “Bad Blood,” tweeted at Minaj, “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.” Minaj snapped back at Swift, “U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u.” The brief beef was squashed when Swift apologized to Minaj, “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.”

In the days leading up the VMAs, however, host Miley Cyrus criticized Nicki Minaj for her behavior after “Anaconda” was shut out. “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself,” Cyrus said. “If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.'”

“Anaconda” did earn two VMA nominations for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Female Video. Minaj later revealed that, despite the residual bad blood from the “Anaconda” snub, she would open this year’s VMAs. Minaj made the announcement by posting a sonogram showing a Moonman instead of a fetus, a nod to rumors in recent months that she was pregnant with boyfriend Meek Mill’s child.

CoModule shows autonomous e-bike concept at Eurobike

CoModule has some ambitious ideas for its autonomous e-bike concept

Self-driving technology isn’t solely the domain of cars and trucksbikes are getting in on the act too. We spied the latest example at Eurobike in Germany, where CoModule showed a smartphone-controlled, three-wheeled e-bike prototype. The concept is designed to stimulate a conversation about the sorts of practical applications this technology could find in the real-world.

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Asia stocks sag as Fed rate prospects revived, China still a worry

A pedestrian is reflected on an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks sagged on Monday after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and investors braced for China economic data this week. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, speaking at the central bank' conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, said recent volatility in global markets could ease and possibly pave the way for a rate hike. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard also said he still favored hiking rates next month, though he added that his colleagues would be hesitant to do so if global markets continued to be volatile into mid-September.


Newark Liberty Terminal C Reopens After Security Breach

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A security breach forced a lockdown of terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday night.

A man walked into the terminal through an exit at around 6:55 p.m., according to the Port Authority.

The man was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and turned over to Port Authority police.

As per security protocol, the terminal was locked down, the Port Authority said.

The terminal was swept by authorities and K9 units and reopened at around 8:30 p.m.

 

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Newark Liberty Terminal C Reopens After Security Breach

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A security breach forced a lockdown of terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday night.

A man walked into the terminal through an exit at around 6:55 p.m., according to the Port Authority.

The man was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and turned over to Port Authority police.

As per security protocol, the terminal was locked down, the Port Authority said.

The terminal was swept by authorities and K9 units and reopened at around 8:30 p.m.

 

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FedEx Cup Standings 2015: Latest Rankings After Barclays Tournament

Jordan Spieth may have been the story in the first part of the 2015 golf season, but as the season hits its stretch run, nobody is hotter than Jason Day.

The Australian star ran away with The Barclays in Edison, New Jersey, and in winning the first of the FedEx Cup playoff tournaments, Day has moved into the lead in the FedEx Cup point standings.

Day, who picked up his first major victory at the PGA Championship in Kohler, Wisconsin two weeks ago, shot a 19-under-par 261, giving him a six-stroke victory over runner-up Henrik Stenson. Day was especially hot in the final two rounds of the tournament, as he closed with rounds of 63-62. 

Day has won three of his last four tournaments, and he is on the kind of roll that could lead him to the FedEx Cup championship in September. Day has won four tournaments overall this season.

“It’s been a special summer for me, and it’s not over,” Day told the Associated Press after winning the tournament (h/t Golf.com). “To be able to play the way I did over the weekend is fantastic. Today was just phenomenal golf.”

In addition to moving past Spieth in FedEx Cup points, he is the third-ranked golfer in the world behind Rory McIlroy and Spieth. Any one of those three players could end up with the No. 1 ranking by the conclusion of next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

Day has been playing scintillating golf. In his last five tournaments, he finished tied for fourth, first, tied for 12th, first and first.

Stenson, who won the 2013 FedEx Cup playoffs, made a huge jump up the ladder with his second-place finish. He moved up 37 spots with his excellent performance and is now fourth-ranked in points. Stenson fired six birdies and two bogeys and finished with a final-round score of 66. This was Stenson’s second second-place finish of the year. He was also a runner-up at Bay Hill in March.

Day has a 290-point lead over Spieth in FedEx points, while Bubba Watson, Stenson and Zach Johnson hold down the next three places. The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup points race are eligible to play at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

While Day has been playing sensational golf, it’s hard to imagine a more thrilling round than the one that Brian Harman had. His final score was a moderately impressive 68 and he finished 31st in the tournament, but Harman became the third player in tour history to have two holes-in-one in the same round.

He fired an ace on the 184-yard third hole with a 7-iron after starting with a pair of bogeys. Harman repeated his brilliance on the 220-yard 14th hole when he struck his 4-iron with perfection.

Japan’s Yusaku Miyazato recorded the feat at the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2006, while amateur Bill Whedon accomplished it at the Insurance City Open 60 years ago.

Traditionally, golfers who record an ace in a round treat the other golfers at the bar to a round (or more) of drinks. Harman was lamenting his fate.

“It’s going to hurt. It’s going to hurt real bad,” he told Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel.

 

 

 

 

Day wins in a blowout at Barclays (Yahoo Sports)

Jason Day, of Australia, holds up a trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old Australian powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field, capping off an explosive weekend at Plainfield with an 8-under 62 for a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.


Ford GT racer sounds wicked during testing at Sebring

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The Ford GT sounds amazing in this clip of the future racer rumbling around Sebring during development.

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