Investigators believe a "Glee" star drowned in a tragic accident. The Supreme Court ruled on President Donald Trump's taxes. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing back on revising its guidelines on schools.
It's Ashley with the news to know.
But first, a heroic catch: A former football player and Marine caught a toddler dropped from a burning building. “I just did my best.”
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The CDC's guidelines are staying put
Parents, take note: Federal health guidelines for reopening schools across the nation will not be altered despite Trump's complaints that they are too difficult and expensive, the director of the CDC said Thursday. “Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to basically aid communities in trying to open K-through-12s,” Dr. Robert Redfield said. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines.” Though the CDC recommendations on in-school practices – such as wearing face masks, separating desks and staggering schedules for students – still hold, the debate over schools has led to questions on whether the president has the power to cut federal school funding or influence the CDC.
Can Trump do that? FAQ on CDC guidelines, federal funding for schools during coronavirus.
What are the CDC school guidelines Trump wants changed amid COVID-19? These are the highlights.
'Glee' actress Naya Rivera feared dead
Actress Naya Rivera, best known as the snarky Santana Lopez on "Glee," is presumed dead after she disappeared from a boat on a California lake. Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident, according to a statement released Thursday by Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Eric Buschow. The actress arrived at Lake Piru on Wednesday and rented a boat with her 4-year-old son, officials said. Rivera’s son told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake, and he got back in the boat, but Rivera did not, according to Buschow. The child is safe and with family.
What everyone’s talking about
Years of study "wasted": College students on visas fret over ICE ruling that could force them out of USA.
Missing Seoul mayor's body was found after a search with 600 officers and drones.
The mysterious coronavirus can wreck your health, but medical care for very ill COVID-19 patients is getting better.
The Big Ten will play conference-only schedules in all fall sports, including football.
Starbucks will soon require its customers to wear face masks.
Show us the money
President Trump’s battle over his finances marches on after two Supreme Court rulings over who will be allowed to see his tax and financial records. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Trump can’t keep his financial records from prosecutors’ eyes, specifically a Manhattan district attorney pursuing possible hush-money payments made during his presidential race. On the plus side for Trump, the grand jury process is secret, so the public won't see his records – for now. In a separate ruling, the justices temporarily blocked Congress from the financial records, sending subpoenas from three House committees controlled by Democrats back to lower courts for further work. That means voters will probably not see them before the election Nov. 3.
Trump blasts Supreme Court decision on financial records, saying it showed a lack of "deference."
Floyd told officers he couldn't breathe nearly 30 times
In the moments before George Floyd’s death, the unarmed Black man pleaded, “I can’t breathe” to police nearly 30 times. Newly released transcripts from body camera footage detail the incident, in which Floyd appeared to be deferential to officers as he pleaded to not be put in a squad car and instead be restrained. "I'll do anything y’all tell me to," he told officers. "I'm not resisting, man." Footage from police body cameras was released Wednesday as part of former officer Thomas Lane's plea to dismiss charges of aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin, who faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter after pinning Floyd's neck down with his knee for more than eight minutes. Floyd’s death set in motion months of protests against racism and police violence.
Eight minutes, 46 seconds and "inherently dangerous": What's in the criminal complaint in the George Floyd case.
1.3 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week.
Police arrested five people in relation to the death of rapper Pop Smoke.
Thailand could become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex unions.
Stress from the pandemic can lead to "broken heart syndrome," a study says.
Michael Cohen, who served as Trump's loyal personal attorney and fixer, is back in federal custody.
Eastern Oklahoma remains Native American territory, SCOTUS says
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the eastern half of Oklahoma can be considered Native American territory. The case concerned an appeal from Jimcy McGirt, a Native American member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, who claimed his rape conviction from 1997 should be overturned because Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction on tribal lands. The high court’s decision means that the Muscogee – not Oklahoma – have the authority to prosecute crimes committed within the boundaries of the reservation.
A break from the news
Ketchup-flavored ice cream: Tasty or gross? Heinz sells kits that turn savory sauces into frozen treats.
Treat yourself to a backyard pool: Here's where you can still buy inflatable pools online.
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