Denver breaks record-high temp Monday and another record could fall Tuesday

Rapper has conviction overturned after death of Holby City star’s daughter

Rapper Ceon Broughton has had his conviction for the manslaughter of his girlfriend Louella Fletcher-Michie, who died after taking the drug 2C-P at Bestival, overturned by the Court of Appeal.

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The Home Depot, Inc. Q2 Earnings Advance

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced a profit for its second quarter that climbed from last year.

The company’s profit came in at $4.33 billion, or $4.02 per share. This compares with $3.48 billion, or $3.17 per share, in last year’s second quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.71 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 23.4% to $38.05 billion from $30.84 billion last year.

The Home Depot, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $4.33 Bln. vs. $3.48 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $4.02 vs. $3.17 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.71
-Revenue (Q2): $38.05 Bln vs. $30.84 Bln last year.

Exam results fiasco: Did ministers fail the test?

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the government’s handling of the A-levels fiasco.

We are joined by Welsh student Maia Gould and her dad Ashley. There is analysis from our political correspondent Tamara Cohen, and writer Timandra Harkness looks at the algorithm controversy.

Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker

Credits:
Podcast producer – Annie Joyce
Podcast producer – Nicola Eyers
Assistant producer – Sabah Choudhry
Interviews producer – Oli Foster

Indonesia reports 1,673 new coronavirus infections, 70 deaths

JAKARTA (REUTERS) – Indonesia reported 1,673 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday (Aug 18), bringing the total number of cases in the South-east Asian nation to 143,043, data from the country’s Health Ministry showed.

The data indicated an additional 70 deaths, taking the total to 6,277.

Home Depot quarterly sales soar 23% as consumers take on more DIY projects in pandemic

  • Adjusted EPS: $4.02, vs. $3.71 expected, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv.
  • Revenue: $38.05 billion, vs. $34.53 billion expected.
  • Comparable sales surged 25%, vs. up 10.9% estimate.

Home Depot on Tuesday reported that its quarterly sales soared 23% as consumers stuck in the house during the coronavirus pandemic tackled home improvement projects.

Shares of the company rose 2.6% in premarket trading.

Here's what the company reported for the fiscal second quarter compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

  • EPS: $4.02 vs. $3.71 expected
  • Revenue: $38.05 billion vs. $34.53 billion expected

Home Depot reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $4.33 billion, or $4.02 per share, up 25% from $3.48 billion, or $3.17 per share, a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting earnings per share of $3.71.

Net sales rose 23.4% to $38.05 billion, topping expectations of $34.53 billion. Its same-store sales soared 25% in the quarter.

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Philippines reports 4,836 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

MANILA (REUTERS) – The Philippines’ Health Ministry on Tuesday (Aug 18) confirmed 4,836 novel coronavirus infections, the seventh straight day of reporting more than 3,000 cases, and seven additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 169,213, while deaths had reached 2,687.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday eased the strict coronavirus lockdown in the capital Manila and nearby provinces to reopen the economy and help struggling businesses, despite the country having the highest number of infections in South-east Asia.

Eric Trump’s ‘Absolutely Terrible’ Tweet During The DNC Gets Flipped On Him

Eric Trump tweeted just four words during Monday’s opener of the Democratic National Convention.

“This is absolutely terrible,” wrote President Donald Trump’s son.

The post prompted ridicule as the majority of responders, who assumed it was about the DNC, used the comment to attack his father’s administration.

“The state of the union? Yes it is,” one person commented.

Added another: “This Presidency sure is. Can’t end soon enough.”

Others mocked the lineup for next week’s Republican National Convention:

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Denver breaks record-high temp Monday and another record could fall Tuesday

Denver set a record-breaking high temperature on Monday, hitting 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The 98 degrees mark for Aug. 17, set at 2:39 p.m., broke the old record of 97 degrees from 2013, the weather service said.

On Tuesday, another record high temperature could fall in Denver. Tuesday’s high temperature in the city is expected to top out at 98 degrees, according to the weather service forecast. The prior record for Aug. 18 is 98 degrees, also set in 2013.