Desktop app updated, now wont display news

At 11:20 a.m. PDT today 7/17/2020, started app and it suggested an update was available. Clicked to restart and download update. It seemed to complete normally, came back up, but now there is no news in the middle and I get a “Something went wrong. We’re having difficulty retrieving content from our servers. Please try again with the button below” message with a RELOAD button which I have tried several times with no success.

Finally restarted the app a second time manually and it loaded properly.