Disneyland releases enhanced health and safety measures for reopening

When Disneyland Resort plans to reopen in July, there will be some new health and safety measures in place including mandatory face coverings, temperature checks and physical distancing for guests and cast members.

  • White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatal
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    White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatal

    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany came to her press briefing on Monday prepared to defend President Trump's claim over the weekend that “99 percent” of U.S. coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” with two charts illustrating the country's COVID-19 death rate. But McEnany's slides showed a case fatality rate — the percentage of confirmed cases that result in death — of 4.6 percent, not the 1 percent implied by Trump. During a July 4 “Salute to America” speech on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump boasted that the administration has conducted more than 40 million coronavirus tests.

  • Biggest Transfer of Wealth in US History Has Begun

    Biggest Transfer of Wealth in US History Has Begun

    A Maryland multimillionaire says the biggest legal transfer of wealth in American history has just gotten underway—here’s #1 step you must take.

  • China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus
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    China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

    Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus
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    Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus

    Citing concerns about the coronavirus, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will not attend this year's Republican National Convention, marking the first time he has sat out a convention since he was elected to the U.S. Senate 40 years ago. Grassley, 86, said he has attended every RNC since he was elected to the Senate in 1980. This year, President Donald Trump will accept the party's nomination for reelection at a convention in Jacksonville, Florida, which is scheduled for Aug. 24-27.

  • Olson Kundig’s Latest Design Embraces Its Hawaiian Habitat
    Architectural Digest

    Olson Kundig’s Latest Design Embraces Its Hawaiian Habitat

    On a stunning lava rock field site in Kona, this stunning home seems to hover over the landscape as a series of pavilions Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese Expansion
    The National Interest

    Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese Expansion

    Key Point: Submarines are an important part of maintaining a balance of power in the Western Pacific region. This month the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet submarine force announced that all of its forward-deployed submarines were simultaneously conducting "contingency response operations" in the Western Pacific in support of the Pentagon's "free and open Indo-Pacific" policy. This was to counter China's expansionism in the South China Sea, but also to downplay the notion that the U.S. Navy has been hampered by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities
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    The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities

    reported last month that China delayed the release of critical information about the outbreak to the public and the WHO for several days, and waited more than a week to release the virus' genome — actions that likely delayed the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests. The AP also reported in April that top Chinese leaders had known for six days in January that the coronavirus could become a deadly pandemic, but told the world the virus posed a low risk to people and could not be transmitted between humans. At the same time, the WHO, which relies on countries to provide their own data, took China at its word and offered the same advice — which has since proven to be wrong.

  • Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause
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    Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

    A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to the cause. The other person hit in the incident, meanwhile, remained in serious condition Sunday at a Seattle hospital. The deceased, Summer Taylor, 24, spent the last six weeks “tirelessly standing up for others while working full time and supporting everyone around them," wrote Urban Animal on Instagram, the veterinarian clinic where Taylor worked in Portland, Oregon.

  • NBC News

    Police clear officer who appeared to flash white power sign at Oregon protest

    The Oregon State Police on Sunday cleared a trooper who appeared to make a white power symbol during a Black Lives Matter protest in Salem, Oregon, over the weekend. In a statement, authorities said the trooper made the gesture after seeing a skirmish during the event at the Oregon Capitol on Saturday. The officer then walks towards one of the counter-protesters and flashes the "OK" hand gesture, which is used among extremist circles to signal "white power," according to the Anti Defamation League.

  • Residents of Mexican town block Americans from entering
    Politico

    Residents of Mexican town block Americans from entering

    Residents of the town of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville, Arizona, briefly blocked the main road leading south from the U.S. border over the weekend over fears of coronavirus outbreaks. Arizona has seen a major upsurge in infections and there were worries about intensified contagion during the July 4 weekend. Sonoyta Mayor José Ramos Arzate issued a statement Saturday “inviting U.S. tourists not to visit Mexico.

  • Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'
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    Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'

    Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn't put his son-in-law in charge of it. That is partly, of course, a recognition of the incompetence of Trump's administration, which has presided over an epic public health disaster and whose signature border wall initiative, guided by Jared Kushner, is proceeding at the rate of approximately 1 mile per year of new construction, not counting upgrades to existing barriers.

  • Hong Kong: Chinese ambassador warns UK over 'interference'
    BBC

    Hong Kong: Chinese ambassador warns UK over 'interference'

    China has warned the UK not to interfere with Hong Kong following the imposition by Beijing of a sweeping new national security law. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the UK's offer of a path to citizenship for up to three million Hong Kongers amounted to "gross interference". British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab rejected the accusation.

  • Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials
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    Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials

    The pharmaceutical firm Regeneron on Monday announced it was entering the late stages of its human clinical trials investigating a drug to both treat and prevent COVID-19. The drug, called REGN-COV2, is a combination of two antibodies that block the coronavirus' "spike protein" which it uses to invade human cells. The company is moving to the final Phase 3 stage of a trial to determine if its drug can prevent infection among people recently exposed to the virus -- for example through a person in their household.

  • European Commission refuses to apologise after accusations of meddling in Croatia's elections
    The Telegraph

    European Commission refuses to apologise after accusations of meddling in Croatia's elections

    The European Commission refused to apologise on Monday after its president appeared in a party political video for the ruling party before elections in Croatia. Ursula von der Leyen was accused of meddling in the national vote and of breaching expectations of neutrality after the video for the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which won Sunday's election, was posted at the weekend. “Mistakes were made and the important thing is to make sure that such mistakes are not repeated,” he said, after numerous questions over whether Mrs von der Leyen would apologise for the gaffe.

  • Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia
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    Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

    A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.

  • We Fought a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy Lost.
    The National Interest

    We Fought a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy Lost.

    The U.S. Navy is backing up its Philippine allies — two LCSs, USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth, are both about 30 miles south of the Emilio Jacinto and Artemio Ricarde. The USS Halsey, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, is behind them at an equal distance. Shots fired The ships of the Philippine navy have comparatively crude sensors — basically amounting to eyeballs and navigational radars — and are having a difficult time identifying all of the ship traffic in and around the shoal.

  • Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air
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    Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

    More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic. In a letter published this week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, two scientists from Australia and the U.S. wrote that studies have shown “beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses are released during exhalation, talking and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in the air. That means people in certain indoor conditions could be at greater risk of being infected than was previously thought.

  • Man 'pulls gun' on Black Lives Matter protester after Trump supporters deface mural
    The Independent

    Man 'pulls gun' on Black Lives Matter protester after Trump supporters deface mural

    A man has been arrested in Martinez, California after reportedly pulling a gun on protesters protecting a Black Lives Matter mural that had previously been vandalised by Trump supporters. Speaking to local media, one protester described how he saw the man drive past the demonstration yelling “all lives matter” and “flipping us off”; he followed the man's car on his skateboard, at which point the man allegedly made a u-turn and and pointed a gun in the protester's face. Police, who were at the scene, pulled the man over to arrest him.

  • 'I am incredibly sorry that we failed': Rocket Lab's 13th space mission didn't reach orbit on Saturday, losing 7 small satellites in the process
    Business Insider

    'I am incredibly sorry that we failed': Rocket Lab's 13th space mission didn't reach orbit on Saturday, losing 7 small satellites in the process

    Just minutes after successfully lifting off a launch pad in New Zealand on Saturday, one of Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicles failed to deliver seven satellites to orbit. Rocket Lab, a small-launch company founded by CEO Peter Beck in 2006, had planned to deliver the batch of satellites for three different customers using the 56-foot-tall (17 meter) rocket. However, just over 2 minutes after Electron's large first stage pulled away and its second or upper-stage engine ignited, the company's camera feed for the launch paused during a live broadcast on YouTube.

  • Miami Herald

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now free to get tough with COVID-19. Here’s why: | Editorial

    The astounding increase in the number of new coronavirus cases is proof that Florida is getting outsmarted by COVID-19. On the Fourth of July, the White House announced the president will no longer be the daily voice of the coronavirus response. Trump never should have been that daily voice.

  • Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones
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    Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to strike down a federal law banning automated calls to the nation's cellphone users. A group of fundraisers, political organizations, and pollsters filed a lawsuit, claiming that the revision made the law unconstitutional because it discriminated on the basis of the content of the call. A victory for them would have unleashed automated calls to cellphones just as the 2020 presidential election campaign heats up.

  • South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse website
    BBC

    South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse website

    A South Korean court has denied a US extradition request for the man behind one of the world's largest child sexual abuse websites. Son Jong-woo, who ran the site Welcome to Video, served 18 months in South Korea for producing and distributing indecent images of children. Following his initial release in April, Son was taken back into custody after a warrant was issued for US extradition.

  • The Best Glassware to Upgrade Your Summer Beverages
    Architectural Digest

    The Best Glassware to Upgrade Your Summer Beverages

    Seven statement sets for anything you're serving up Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules
    The Telegraph

    China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules

    Britain's television watchdog is expected to announce on Monday that China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules by airing a forced confession of a UK citizen, the Telegraph understands. China's state broadcaster, which airs in English in the UK as CGTN, is likely to face sanctions, decided in a separate process by Ofcom, which could include hefty fines or being stripped of its broadcast license as a result of the investigation launched May 2019. The ruling could escalate diplomatic tensions between the UK and China at a time when MPs have become more vocal in pressing for a re-think of bilateral relations.

  • Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages
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    Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

    Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programmed to form images above the Han river -- which runs through the South Korean capital -- for the eyecatching flash mob. The show began with messages reminding people of key precautionary measures, including wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a two-metre distance from others.

  • Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility
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    Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility

    Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iranian officials had previously sought to downplay the fire, which erupted early on Thursday, calling it only an “incident” that affected an “industrial shed. However, a released photo and video of the site broadcast by Iranian state television showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof apparently destroyed.