☀16. August: Outdoor events still a risk thanks to Delta. Reynolds ‘Free Guy’ saves the box office.

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Posted: 08/16/2021 / 5:36 AM CDT
Updated: 08/16/2021 / 05:36 CDT

This picture, published by 20th Century Studios, shows Ryan Reynolds in a scene from “Free Guy.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

Good Morning! It is Monday, August 16, 2021. Here’s a look at your messages across the country:

1️. Concerts, outdoor events can still be risky as the delta variant continues to spread

FILE – In this April 20, 2019 file photo, Tame Impala performs live at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. AEG Presents, a major tour and festival organizer, announced that COVID-19 vaccines are required for concert goers in its clubs, theaters and festivals. The company announced in a press release on Thursday, August 12, 2021 that the requirement should take full effect no later than October 1. (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP, File)

2. Board meeting goes viral thanks to ex-Disney actress speech

David Turner (left); Odion Turner (right) died in a shooting in the Madison South neighborhood of Portland on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (PPB)

3. Bidder Offers Up To $ 120 Million For Collapsed Florida Condo

A worker waits to load his truck with debris from the rubble of the Champlain Towers South building as removal and salvage work continues on the site of the partially collapsed condominium building on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo.) / Lynne Sladky)

4th Report: Britney Spears’ father agrees to step down as restorer

Jamie Spears, Britney SpearsThis combo photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, leaving the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on October 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on February 11 , 2017, in Beverly Hills, California. Britney Spears’ father reportedly agreed to step down from the conservatory that has controlled her life and money for 13 years on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Multiple media outlets, including celebrity website TMZ and CNN, reported that James Spears had filed legal documents stating that while there were no reasons for his removal, he would step down. (AP photo)

📱 [Trending] this morning

Ryan Reynolds rules the box office … again

Ryan Reynolds’ box office appeal shows again when his video game-based “Free Guy” begins a theater-only release and higher-than-expected total numbers.

This picture, published by 20th Century Studios, shows Ryan Reynolds in a scene from “Free Guy.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

📅 What we observe

🔴 Taliban continue takeover of Afghanistan.

🔴 TS Fred is expected to hit the Florida Panhandle

🔴 Earthquake relief in Haiti continues

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