PREPARING TO LOSE. Donald Trump blames ‘Clinton Machine’ conspiracy for recent errors: “With fewer than 100 days until Election Day, the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign has posited a simple and nefarious explanation for recent damaging stories about intra-party turmoil over Trump’s feud with Gold Star parents, his deteriorating standing in national and swing-state polls, a positive U.S. jobs report in July, and his wife’s plagiarism: The “Clinton machine” is orchestrating them all.”
BUSH DYNASTY. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urges GOP activists to vote Trump: “As the Texas GOP’s victory chairman, the eldest Bush son is tasked with ensuring Republican wins statewide in the 206 election. But his endorsement, no matter how reluctant, is striking given the bruising treatment his father received at Trump’s hands during the primary contest.”
LUXEMBOURG. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visits Pulse Nightclub.
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NORTHERN IRELAND. Gay men under 45 to be offered HPV vaccine: “The jab protects against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which has been linked to a range of cancers most commonly found in men who have sex with men. Michelle O’Neill said her department was investing £100,000 in the new vaccination programme after seeking advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.”
NYC. Trans woman kicked out of gay bar Boots and Saddle for using the women’s bathroom: “The girl and her gay friend are yelling at me, saying ‘You shouldn’t be in there,’ and ‘Unless you have titties and a vagina, you should not be in there, you’re not trans,'” Steaphon told Mic. “I feel like a lot of gay guys don’t want to hear it. They don’t know what makes someone trans.”
TELEVISION. Real O’Neals never at risk over Noah Galvin’s bad behavior: “That part of that story is not true. There wasn’t any threat to cut our order or anything like that,” Johnson said on the comedy showrunners panel at the Television Critic’s Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills Thursday. “ABC has been incredibly supportive.”
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PROVINCETOWN. Sharks feed off whale carcass near Ptown harbor: “Truro officials closed three beaches to swimming Friday on Cape Cod Bay because of unconfirmed reports of great white sharks near the shore, following a report on Thursday of two sharks feeding on a minke whale carcass 4 miles off Pamet Harbor. The minke carcass washed ashore overnight at Noons Landing, leading town officials to close that beach on Friday along with two nearby beaches, Cold Storage and Beach Point, Town Manager Rae Ann Palmer said. The ban on swimming at the three beaches was for one day only and done as a precaution, Palmer said.”
FENDER BENDER. In Great Falls, Virginia, a woman in a Benz backed up over a Ferrari.
MAC MILLER. Rapper gets on the remix of Ariana Grande’s “Into You”.
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MONDAY MUSCLE. Moldovan Olympic wrestler Nicolai Ceban.