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  • Residents forced to evacuate as 'Apple Fire' burns out of control in California
    The Telegraph

    Residents forced to evacuate as 'Apple Fire' burns out of control in California

    Nearly 8,000 residents of Riverside County in Southern California were forced to evacuate their homes on Saturday as a wildfire spread uncontained across more than 4,000 acres, the County fire department said. The fire - dubbed the Apple Fire by local firefighters, who routinely give blazes identifying names - was reported on Friday in Cherry Valley, a community about 75 miles east of Los Angeles. Photographs shared by the Riverside County fire department on Twitter on Saturday showed thick plumes of smoke filling the sky over the mountainous region.

  • James Clyburn: Trump doesn't plan to 'give up the office'
    Yahoo News

    James Clyburn: Trump doesn't plan to 'give up the office'

    House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., on Sunday defended his recent comments saying President Trump “thinks that the American people will be duped by him, like the people of Germany was duped by Adolf Hitler.” Clyburn, the No. 3 House Democrat and a key backer of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, noted that he has for years been comparing Trump to history's strongmen and warning that the president does not plan to leave office.

  • Homicides Spike in 50 Largest Cities across Nation
    National Review

    Homicides Spike in 50 Largest Cities across Nation

    Homicides and gun violence have spiked in major cities around the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, spurred by an economic recession and unrest that arose from protests against police brutality. Chicago saw the largest jump in homicides, reporting more than 400 more homicides than last year, an increase of more than 50 percent. Philadelphia and New York City came in just behind the country's third-largest city, both tallying more than 200 more homicides this year.

  • Florida man once bitten by alligator is chomped by 8-foot shark while on vacation
    USA TODAY

    Florida man once bitten by alligator is chomped by 8-foot shark while on vacation

    Justin Stuller was looking forward to relaxing in the Florida Keys — fishing, lobstering and swimming with his wife, kids, extended family and friends. Stuller, 38, now sports two dozen stitches and a small limp after he tangled with an eight-foot lemon shark Wednesday. Stuller said he has encountered sharks before on similar trips.

  • A California couple were arrested on hate-crime charges after they yelled 'white power' during an episode of road rage, police say
    INSIDER

    A California couple were arrested on hate-crime charges after they yelled 'white power' during an episode of road rage, police say

    Torrance Police Department/ Facebook A California couple was arrested on hate-crime and vandalism charges on Friday, the Torrance Police Department said. Gregory and Rachel Howell are accused of yelling "white power" and "only white lives matter" at a Black man and his girlfriend in July. "Never in my life did I think I was gonna experience this," the girlfriend, Itzel Lopez, told KTLA.

  • See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Revolutionary Oeuvre
    Architectural Digest

    See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Revolutionary Oeuvre

    A new book by Taschen surveys the Pritzker Prize–winning architect's process, including her paintings and drawings—which are works of art in their own right Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Ningaloo Reef: Woman injured by humpback whale at Australian tourist spot
    BBC

    Ningaloo Reef: Woman injured by humpback whale at Australian tourist spot

    A woman has suffered serious injuries after being struck and injured while swimming with humpback whales off the coast of Western Australia. The Australian woman, 29, was with a tour group at the popular Ningaloo Reef on Saturday when she was struck. St John Ambulance said the woman had suffered internal bleeding and upper torso injuries "from the crush".

  • Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue
    Associated Press

    Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue

    A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday that had been blocking Virginia officials from removing a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state's capital city, but he immediately imposed another injunction against dismantling the figure. The new 90-day injunction bars Gov. Ralph Northam's administration from “removing, altering, or dismantling, in any way” the larger-than-life statue of Lee on a prominent Richmond avenue while claims in a lawsuit filed by local property owners are litigated. Now covered in graffiti, the Lee monument has become a focal point and gathering spot amid Richmond's sustained anti-racist protests since the police custody death in Minnesota of a Black man, George Floyd.

  • These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travelers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each
    Business Insider

    These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travelers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each

    NapCity started out smalling private pods travelers could rent to take a rest in airports. NapCity makes tiny pods mostly used in airports, where travelers can take a quick nap on a layover. The COVID-19 pandemic completely upended the travel industry, and the company has pivoted to selling what president Stephen Rosenfeld calls "private space as a service."

  • Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19
    Reuters

    Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

    The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with the disease and 688,080​ have died, according to a Reuters tally, with some nations that thought they were over the worst experiencing a resurgence. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.

  • The federal pullback in Portland immediately brought calm to the anti-racism protests
    The Week

    The federal pullback in Portland immediately brought calm to the anti-racism protests

    Large crowds have still been showing up at the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, since federal agents disappeared from view Thursday, but there's been a palpable change in atmosphere, and for the first time in weeks, calm. Protesters and members of the Trump administration cited the withdrawal of militarized federal agents and their violent tactics — tear gas, rubber bullets, clubs, legally dubious detentions — as the main reason for the relative peace. With federal agents present, some protesters threw bottles or firecrackers, tried to breach fencing around the courthouse, and shined laser pointers at officers.

  • Trump’s Coronavirus Testing Czar: Time to ‘Move On’ From Hydroxychloroquine
    The Daily Beast

    Trump’s Coronavirus Testing Czar: Time to ‘Move On’ From Hydroxychloroquine

    Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir pushed back against President Donald Trump's obsession with unproven anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine on Sunday, stating unequivocally that he “can't recommend” the drug as a coronavirus treatment and that it's time to “move on” from it. Over the past week, the president and his allies have renewed their embrace of the controversial medication after a fringe group of doctors touted it as a coronavirus “cure” in a viral video. Trump continued to endorse the video even after finding out that Dr. Stella Immanuel, one of the most outspoken members of the group, claimed that “alien DNA” was in medicine and some female medical problems are caused by demon sex.

  • Splash Mountain log flume ride sinks at Disney World's Magic Kingdom
    USA TODAY

    Splash Mountain log flume ride sinks at Disney World's Magic Kingdom

    Walt Disney World's Splash Mountain hit rough waters Sunday as Twitter users posted video of a submerged log flume ride they were in only moments earlier. The riders tweeted that the ride began taking on water, and they decided to evacuate even though a Disney employee told them they should have stayed in the boat. In a video that's been viewed nearly 200,000 times, a Twitter user named Sky shared footage of the boat after it sank.

  • Transcript: Mark Meadows on "Face the Nation"
    CBS News

    Transcript: Mark Meadows on "Face the Nation"

    So I think it's important for your viewers to understand that if- if you have unemployed people that have lost their enhanced unemployment, they need to call their Democrat senators and House members because they're the ones that are standing in the way of having those extended right now. JOHN DICKERSON: But there was also obviously considerable debate among Republicans on the size of that benefit that made some people think the Republicans couldn't even get a majority of their own votes. But let's talk about the sticking points now.

  • Who is Karen Bass?
    Yahoo News Video

    Who is Karen Bass?

    Karen Bass, D-Calif. has been mentioned as a potential running mate for former VP Joe Biden, who has vowed to pick a woman as his vice president.

  • Mexico crime: Mexican police seize alleged oil theft crime boss The Sledgehammer
    BBC

    Mexico crime: Mexican police seize alleged oil theft crime boss The Sledgehammer

    Mexican security forces have seized the head of a criminal gang specialising in stealing fuel from pipelines in the central state of Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez, better-known as El Marro - or The Sledgehammer - was one of the most wanted men in the country. Mexican police had been closing in on him in recent months and had taken his mother and sister into custody.

  • Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns
    Associated Press

    Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns

    Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns.

  • Boaters, one flying a Trump flag, swarmed SpaceX's historic landing on Sunday and endangered NASA astronauts — and they'll never be punished
    Business Insider

    Boaters, one flying a Trump flag, swarmed SpaceX's historic landing on Sunday and endangered NASA astronauts — and they'll never be punished

    SpaceX's historic first spaceflight with NASA astronauts concluded Sunday when the Crew Dragon spaceship splashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. More than a dozen private boats swarmed the floating capsule, flouting US Coast Guard directives to stay clear. When two NASA astronauts splashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, marking the successful completion of the first human flight in a SpaceX commercial spacecraft, the first ships on the scene weren't the recovery boats dispatched by Elon Musk's rocket company to bring them home.

  • California governor says COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, trending down
    Reuters

    California governor says COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, trending down

    The rates of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions were all trending downward in California in the latest counts, the governor said on Monday. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said that despite that good news, the state's Central Valley agricultural region was still being hit hard by the coronavirus. "This virus is not going away," Newsom said at a daily coronavirus briefing.

  • Obama targets Texas in first round of 2020 endorsements
    The Week

    Obama targets Texas in first round of 2020 endorsements

    Former President Barack Obama unveiled his first round of 2020 endorsements on Monday, and he's got his eyes on Texas, at least at the local level. Obama is endorsing 27 Democratic candidates in Texas, including 19 for the state House, where Democrats need to win nine seats to grab the majority. The focus seems to make sense for Obama, The New York Times notes, because Texas districts will be redrawn after the 2020 census, and Democrats want to gain a foothold before that happens.

  • She got the virus. Then she was fired. Some sick workers left in cold by employers.
    NBC News

    She got the virus. Then she was fired. Some sick workers left in cold by employers.

    As of June 12, nearly 700 companies had violated the law's paid-leave provisions and owed back wages to hundreds of employees, according to Labor Department records. Violators include six McDonald's franchises and the franchise owners of a Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott and Red Roof Inn. In all, the businesses owe $690,000 in unpaid wages to 527 employees, who are not identified in the documents.

  • Hydroxychloroquine not effective; time to 'move on:' White House coronavirus testing chief Giroir
    USA TODAY

    Hydroxychloroquine not effective; time to 'move on:' White House coronavirus testing chief Giroir

    The White House coronavirus task force member charged with coordinating the U.S. testing effort said Sunday that the nation needs to "move on" from the debate over hydroxychloroquine, a drug President Donald Trump has promoted as a COVID-19 treatment even though there is no clear evidence it is effective. Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of health and human services, said on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that "from a public health standpoint, at first, hydroxychloroquine looked very promising" but at "this point in time, there's been five randomized control, placebo-controlled trials that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine." Trump first touted hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 at a task force news briefing March 19 after initial reports of its success, saying it "could be a game-changer."

  • New York City has already had more shootings in 2020 than in the whole of 2019
    The Independent

    New York City has already had more shootings in 2020 than in the whole of 2019

    New York City has recorded more shootings so far in 2020 than the whole of last year, authorities have confirmed. There were 777 shootings between January and 2 August 2020, compared with 776 in 2019, according to figures compiled by the New York Post, and later confirmed by New York Police department (NYPD). The milestone was reached when a man presented to Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, north New York, with gunshot wounds on Saturday evening.

  • Trey Gowdy on delayed COVID relief deal: If there's no consequence for inaction then politics rules
    FOX News Videos

    Trey Gowdy on delayed COVID relief deal: If there's no consequence for inaction then politics rules

    Democratic leaders, White House officials continue negotiations over COVID relief package; reaction from Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

  • Bower Studios and West Elm Reprise a Partnership With This New Collection
    Architectural Digest

    Bower Studios and West Elm Reprise a Partnership With This New Collection

    The release includes seven designs to bring harmony home Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest