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1. RUSSIA’S NEW TARGET

Russian hackers are reportedly still trying to influence U.S. elections, but this time they’re targeting conservative organizations that have disagreed with President Trump and want to sanction Moscow. Microsoft says it uncovered fake internet domains linked to the same Russian military intelligence unit involved in trying to sway voters in the 2016 election. NY TIMES

     

2. WESTERN WILDFIRES

MONTANA: There have been more evacuation orders at Glacier National Park as a fire there continues to grow. This is incredible video of a father and son driving through fire as they try to escape. WATCH

CALIFORNIA: The massive Ferguson Fire threatening Yosemite National Park is now 100% contained. And the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest in state history, is nearly 75% contained. SFGATE

     

3. PRESIDENTIAL BOOK LISTS

President Obama released his summer reading list. It includes “Warlight,” which he describes as “a meditation on the lingering effects of war.” President Trump said he doesn’t have much time to read anymore, but recommended books on Twitter, including “Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.” SEE READING LISTS

     

4. MISS AMERICA

Nineteen former Miss America winners are calling for chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper to step down. The two are accused of bullying, manipulating and silencing current Miss America Cara Mund. 20,000 people have signed a petition calling on Carlson and Hopper to resign. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

     

5. SAY WHAT?! LOW CARB-DIETS

A low-carb diet has been linked to a shorter lifespan. Researchers found that people who ate a moderate amount of carbohydrates lived four years longer than those on low-carb diets, and one year longer than people with high-carb diets. USA TODAY

Because without carbs life isn’t worth living.

     

6. PEPSI BUYS SODASTREAM

PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion, a big bet that the thirst for healthier drinks will last. Pepsi is also yielding to consumers’ mounting concerns about plastic waste and “potential backlash against single-service plastic.” CHEDDAR

What if we drink our SodaStream through a plastic straw?

     

7. SHARING IS CARING

New data finds that over a third of millennials share passwords for streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, likely costing these companies hundreds of millions of dollars in subscription fees. But Netflix has said in the past it doesn’t mind, because password sharing exposes new customers to its content. FORTUNE

Most common password: avocado143

     

8. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

The AP released its first Top 25 Poll for the 2018 NCAA College Football season and reigning champion Alabama holds the #1 spot. Clemson, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Ohio State round out the top 5. SEE LIST

     

9. MTV MOVIE AWARDS

WINNERS: Camila Cabello took home video of the year for “Havana” and artist of the year. Childish Gambino won three awards for “This Is America.” And Jennifer Lopez was the recipient of this year’s Video Vanguard Award and performed a medley of her biggest hits: WATCH

CARDI B: Cardi B won song of the summer for “I Like It.” It was her first public appearance since giving birth in July. She said, “A couple of months ago, a lot of people were saying, you know, you are gambling your career. You about to have a baby… I had a baby, I carried a baby, and I am still winning awards!” GLAMOUR

MADONNA: The VMAs picked Madonna to speak about Aretha Franklin, but many people think she spent more time talking about her own career: WATCH

     

10. SPOTTED…

… the cast of Wonder Woman 1984, in a fan-created poster that pays homage to Breakfast Club. Cheddar Big News breaks down the photo. SEE POST

Yeah, but can Chris Pine do this?

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