U.S. July New Home Sales Record Steep Drop

By Cristina Roca Purchases of new single-family houses in the U.S. fell sharply in July. Here are the main takeaways from the Commerce Department’s report published Tuesday: –New home sales fell 12.6% in July compared with the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000. –Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal expected home sales to fall 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 574,000. –New home sales in June were downwardly revised to 585,000 from an earlier estimate of 590,000.

Netflix is “rapidly expanding new gaming offerings”

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Netflix says it is “rapidly expanding new gaming offerings” for its cloud gaming service.As spotted by NME (opens in new tab), the company’s gaming ambitions were listed in a recruitment advertisement looking to recruit (opens in new tab) a new senior software engineer, specializing in rendering.Whilst the position itself isn’t such big news, it’s the advert we’re interested in, as it shows Netflix is expanding its games business. “Bring your passion for games and joy of enabling others as we build our games experience,” the recruitment advertisement says.

New York Yankees shutout for fifth time in August, manager Aaron Boone says team ‘should be ticked off’

The New York Yankees offense which has been so feared throughout the 2022 MLB regular season has hit a wall and manager Aaron Boone is hoping that it lights a fire under his team before it’s too late. For the fifth time in the month of August, the Yankees were blanked, losing 4-0 to the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium Friday night.  Jameson Taillon #50 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout after being pulled from the mound during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on August 19, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Is The New Alone In The Dark A Sequel, Remake, Or Reboot?

Alone in the Dark, one of the seminal survival horror games that helped create and define the genre in 1992, is getting a new addition to its portfolio, which was revealed at the recent THQ Nordic Digital Showcase. Something between a sequel, a remake, and a reboot, the new Alone in the Dark will be a new experience for returning and new players alike. Based on the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, the original game was set in the 1920s and featured Edward Carnby as the private detective protagonist. The original game was so successful that it spawned six sequels.

iPhone 14 cases just leaked online — here are all the colors

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The official iPhone 14 announcement isn’t happening yet, though it may come as soon as September 7 based on the rumored date for the next Apple event. But at least we have a better idea of what colors the silicone iPhone 14 cases will come in — and that may tip us off to the colors of the phone themselves.Majin Bu is a leaker with a reputable track record when it comes to iPhone case colors. They recently tweeted (opens in new tab) out images of what are identical clones of the iPhone 14 cases.

Nadler senior staffer appears to be providing legal services to congressman, breaking House rules: watchdog

FIRST ON FOX: A senior staffer for House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., appears to be providing legal services to the congressman, which would break the House rules, a watchdog group says. Fox News Digital has learned that Nadler’s district director Robert Gottheim performed fiduciary services as an attorney for the New York Democrat between 2019 and 2021 while meeting the senior staff threshold.Gottheim has been a member of Nadler’s staff since 1998 and had been paid for services by the congressman’s campaign between 2003 and 2018, but he did not meet the senior staff payment threshold.

IWSH Completes New Plumbing Training Facility at Navajo Technical University Ahead of Program Launch

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In preparation for the start of the Navajo Nation’s first dedicated plumbing training program later this month, the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) has finished the construction and setup of a new plumbing classroom and wet lab at the Navajo Technical University Kirtland Instructional Site in Kirtland, New Mexico.

The new education facility will offer a 34-credit plumbing certificate program. IWSH developed the introductory courses covering plumbing concepts and applications, which will equip learners with the skillsets and understanding needed for a career in the plumbing profession.

Mark Ruffalo says expect She-Hulk in the next Avengers movies

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Cousins bicker all the time, but Marvel’s Hulks may have just spilled some news at the red carpet premiere for She-Hulk (which debuts on Disney Plus tomorrow, August 18). It all stemmed from Tatiana Maslany (who plays Jennifer Walters, who becomes She-Hulk in the new series that drops tomorrow asking for some time to be the one true Hulk in the MCU.As published in The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), Maslany joked with co-star Mark Ruffalo to “give [her] one year” to be the main Hulk in the MCU.

Consulting firm to assess needs for new animal shelter

Aug. 17—A new animal shelter could be in store for Raleigh County.

During a regular Raleigh County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners voted to approve the hiring of a consulting firm called Animal Arts to assess the needs for a new animal shelter which will serve the city of Beckley and Raleigh County.

The cost of the contract with Animals Arts is $8,600. Commissioner Dave Tolliver said the county is partnering with the city of Beckley with the city will pay half of the contract fee.

Vulcan Centaur rocket: The space workhorse of tomorrow

The Vulcan Centaur rocket — due to launch in late 2022 — is a new methane-fueled rocket from one of America’s most experienced space launch operators, United Launch Alliance (ULA). The Vulcan Centaur rocket will join ULA’s well-established workhorses Atlas V and Delta IV in launching payloads into space.  As with its predecessors, this will be able to launch satellites into a variety of orbits, including geosynchronous ones, for NASA and other U.S. government customers. But it’s hoped that the new rocket will be able to do this more cheaply, thanks to an initiative the company refers to as SMART — for “Sensible, Modular, Autonomous Return Technology”.