Visitors from coronavirus hotspots asked to self-quarantine upon arrival in New Jersey, Philadelphia

Officials in New Jersey and Philadelphia announced a travel advisory for anyone traveling to and from more than a dozen states.

  • Trump says a President Biden would get 'no ratings'
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    Trump says a President Biden would get 'no ratings'

    President Trump, whose halting leadership in the face of the coronavirus pandemic Americans increasingly question, boasted Monday about his one undisputed success: the ability to command media attention. The president shared a video, originally posted by his social media director, of former Vice President Joe Biden during a recent campaign event. The heavily edited footage showed Biden asking whether an unidentified noise was rain and telling campaign staff to allow supporters to take cover inside.

  • French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia
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    French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia

    A French man accused of molesting hundreds of children in Indonesia has died in a suspected suicide, police say. Francois Camille Abello, 65, was found unresponsive in his cell at a detention centre in the capital, Jakarta, last Thursday, said spokesman Yusri Yunus. Mr Abello was pronounced dead on Sunday night after three days of treatment.

  • US Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes at New Mexico base, marking service's fifth fighter jet crash since May
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    US Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes at New Mexico base, marking service's fifth fighter jet crash since May

    A US Air Force F-16C Viper crashed during landing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico Monday, the Air Force said in a statement. The crash is the fifth Air Force fighter jet since mid-May. Two of the previous crashes saw the losses of Air Force pilots. A US Air Force F-16C Viper fighter jet crashed while landing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico Monday, marking the service's fifth fighter jet crash since May.

  • It’s so hot at Death Valley National Park that cars are breaking down
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    It’s so hot at Death Valley National Park that cars are breaking down

    Having your car break down is never pleasant, but it's probably much worse when it's 128 degrees outside. Some unlucky visitors at Death Valley National Park ran into car trouble Sunday when the extreme heat caused their engines to give out, the park said Monday. Yesterday's excessive heat caused at least three vehicles in the park to break down from overheated engines, which can quickly turn fatal if passengers are stranded in this climate without air conditioning,” Death Valley National Park officials said on Facebook.

  • Trump's bizarre COVID-19 claim: 'Biden and Obama stopped their testing'
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    Trump's bizarre COVID-19 claim: 'Biden and Obama stopped their testing'

    President Trump on Monday defended the nation's coronavirus testing record and rising case numbers.

  • Ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: Deal Barr Offered ‘Could Be Seen as a Quid Pro Quo’
    The Daily Beast

    Ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: Deal Barr Offered ‘Could Be Seen as a Quid Pro Quo’

    Geoffrey Berman, formerly the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, was brought in for a closed-door session of the Judiciary Committee on July 9 to talk about the events surrounding Barr's public announcement on June 19 that Berman had “stepped down” from his post, even though the U.S. attorney made clear to Barr multiple times that he was not stepping down. The next day, Berman said he would leave the job when Barr agreed to let his deputy take over as acting U.S. attorney, as opposed to Craig Carpenito, the U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey, whom Barr wanted to install in the position until the Trump administration's pick, Securities and Exchange Commission chief Jay Clayton, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

  • South Africa's 9 million smokers were faced with cold turkey when the government banned cigarette sales in March as a coronavirus measure. Now Big Tobacco is fighting back.
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    South Africa's 9 million smokers were faced with cold turkey when the government banned cigarette sales in March as a coronavirus measure. Now Big Tobacco is fighting back.

    earlier in July. South Africa's government had also banned the sale of alcohol but has since eased that restriction, which according to an AP report, has led to an increase in "drunken brawls and traffic accidents, putting added strain on hospitals as they deal with the virus." Reuters FITA is also arguing that by banning the legal sale of cigarettes, the South African government is encouraging a black market trade, and putting thousands of jobs at risk.

  • U.S. Considers TikTok Ban as Chinese Threat to Global Internet Freedom Grows
    National Review

    U.S. Considers TikTok Ban as Chinese Threat to Global Internet Freedom Grows

    The partnership between Chinese tech companies and the Chinese Communist Party is threatening global Internet freedom. But the U.S. has the chance to push back and safeguard online free speech and privacy worldwide. Last Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News's Laura Ingraham that the U.S. is “certainly looking at” banning TikTok, a video-sharing social-media platform owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, over its ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

  • Man, 37, who died from coronavirus had dismissed pandemic ‘hype’ on Facebook
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    Man, 37, who died from coronavirus had dismissed pandemic ‘hype’ on Facebook

    An Ohio man who died of Covid-19 had repeatedly posted on Facebook about his scepticism of the outbreak – and a tweet containing a montage of his posts is now going viral. Richard Rose, 37, died at home in Port Clinton on 4 July just days after he tested positive for Covid-19. The montage of his posts spreading on social media, which has been viewed 3.5 million times, shows that he tested positive and was quarantined on 1 July, when he was already viewing symptoms.

  • Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50% police cut
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    Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50% police cut

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council's plan to cut the police department's budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 call center and parking enforcement out of the agency's budget. “The community has made clear, they want us to transform the Seattle Police Department and to reinvest in programs that provide this kind of community safety.” Monday's announcement came after weeks of street protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • Man arrested in kidnapping of Amish woman missing since Father's Day
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    Man arrested in kidnapping of Amish woman missing since Father's Day

    A man has been arrested and is charged with kidnapping an 18-year-old Amish woman who has been missing since June 21, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced Friday. On Friday, East Lampeter Township police charged 34-year-old Justo Smoker with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment. Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, who was last seen walking home from church in the Bird-in-Hand area is still missing.

  • Florida mayor warns 'it won't be long' until hospitals hit capacity, as Florida sees record-high levels of new coronavirus cases
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    Florida mayor warns 'it won't be long' until hospitals hit capacity, as Florida sees record-high levels of new coronavirus cases

    Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez expects "it won't be long" until South Florida's hospital are filled with coronavirus patients. The greater Miami area is already seeing a "sharp increase in the number of people going to the hospital, the number of people that are in ICU, and the number of people on our ventilators," the Republican mayor said in a Sunday interview on CNN's "State of the Union." Florida also reported Sunday the nation's largest-ever one-day increase in coronavirus infections, with more than 15,000 new cases.

  • A squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. Are people at risk?
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    A squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. Are people at risk?

    Humans can get the plague if an infected animal or flea bites them or if an infected person coughs on them, according to Jefferson County Public Health. Cats are especially susceptible to the plague and if not treated properly, they may die, the release said. They can get the plague through infected flea bites, a rodent scratch or bite or if they eat an infected rodent, according to the release.

  • Airline contacts US senator over maskless photo
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    Airline contacts US senator over maskless photo

    American Airlines said Monday it had contacted Republican Senator Ted Cruz after he was seen without a mask on a flight, but he said he had only removed it to eat and drink. Health experts and scientists have called on politicians to set an example by wearing face coverings as the coronavirus rages across the United States. "While our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to Senator Cruz to affirm the importance of this policy," American Airlines said in a statement.

  • Minority U.S. diplomats face bias entering own country - group
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    Minority U.S. diplomats face bias entering own country - group

    Retired U.S. diplomats on Monday accused the Customs and Border Patrol of a "deeply troubling pattern" of discrimination and harassment against Black, Hispanic and other minority members re-entering their own country. The American Academy of Diplomacy, which groups former U.S. officials in international affairs, urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a letter to order a review of incidents, "ensure equal treatment" of minority U.S. diplomats and make clear their mistreatment is "unacceptable."

  • Claudia Conway, 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway, announced she will be deleting her social media accounts per her parents' request
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    Claudia Conway, 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway, announced she will be deleting her social media accounts per her parents' request

    Claudia Conway, daughter of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and Trump administration critic George Conway, announced Monday that her parents were "forcing" her to delete her social media accounts. "My parents are forcing me to delete social media so this is my last tweet," Claudia wrote in a Monday night tweet. Claudia Conway, the 15-year-old daughter of high-profile political couple Kellyanne and George Conway, announced Monday that she would be deleting her social media accounts at her parents' request.

  • 64 Stunning Kitchen Island Ideas
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    64 Stunning Kitchen Island Ideas

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  • AOC suggests NYC crime spike linked to unemployment and parents shoplifting to feed children
    The Independent

    AOC suggests NYC crime spike linked to unemployment and parents shoplifting to feed children

    New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that spikes in New York crime are not related to police budget cuts but people needing to pay rent and feed their children. In a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, reported by The Hill, AOC was questioned about the significant rise in crime in the city. “Do we think this has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment in the United States right now?” she said.

  • Associated Press

    Pakistan says 4 troops, 4 militants killed in shootout in NW

    Pakistan's military on Sunday said four soldiers and four militants were killed during a shootout in the rugged northwestern region of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan. A statement from the military's public relations wing said the exchange of fire took place after the army personnel had surrounded the militant hideout early Sunday. The statement did not identify the militants, but Pakistan's military has been battling members of the Pakistani Taliban group, known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) in that region for years.

  • Romance scam: US woman freed after year as hostage in Nigeria
    BBC

    Romance scam: US woman freed after year as hostage in Nigeria

    An American woman lured to Nigeria by a promise of marriage from a man she met on Facebook has been rescued after being held captive for more than a year, police say. The suspect Chukwuebuka Obiaku, 34, "took control" of the unnamed victim's credit and debit cards, and retirement benefits, according to the police. Police say Mr Obiaku "also used the victim as a front to defraud her associates and other foreign personalities and companies".

  • Photos capture the intense fight against the fire that has been burning aboard a US Navy warship for over 24 hours
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    Photos capture the intense fight against the fire that has been burning aboard a US Navy warship for over 24 hours

    The US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard has been burning for more than 24 hours, and there is the possibility the fire will continue for days. The US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) has been burning for a day, the first of what could be a multi-day fight to get the fire under control. A fire broke out on the USS Bonhomme Richard at around 8:30 am Sunday (local time) at Naval Base San Diego, California.

  • ‘We’re going to lose a lot of teachers.’ Coronavirus kills beloved Arizona educator
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    ‘We’re going to lose a lot of teachers.’ Coronavirus kills beloved Arizona educator

    Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd loved teaching so much that the 61-year-old Arizona woman returned to work after retiring, according to The Arizona Republic. “She was a wonderful teacher, respected by everyone that she worked with,” said Jeff Gregorich, superintendent of the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District, KSAZ reported. With kids stuck at home, Byrd shared a classroom with two other teachers for a virtual summer school program, CNN reported.

  • Do children spread coronavirus? What doctors say about going back to school
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    Do children spread coronavirus? What doctors say about going back to school

    But this doesn't mean classrooms can be exempt from social distancing and other safety precautions, particularly if schools intend to welcome kids back on site in less than two months. "It really shouldn't be a debate of getting kids back to school, but getting kids back to school safely," said Dr. Jennifer Lighter, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at NYU Langone Health in New York. Having kids physically present in schools in the fall as much as possible would be an "ideal situation," Lighter said, but schools will need to implement policies that allow students to maintain some distance indoors and avoid close contact for prolonged periods of time.

  • Canada and U.S. likely to extend ban on non-essential travel ban - sources
    Reuters

    Canada and U.S. likely to extend ban on non-essential travel ban - sources

    Canada and the United States are set to extend a ban on non-essential travel that was imposed to fight the coronavirus outbreak, although a final decision has not been taken, two Ottawa sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Although some U.S. politicians in northern states are pressing for the measures to be relaxed, the Ottawa sources said the extension was virtually inevitable given the seriousness of the crisis in the United States. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters talks between the two nations on the ban were continuing and said "We will have more to say later this week, I'm sure."

  • 'I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child': Pressley slams DeVos on reopening schools
    USA TODAY

    'I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child': Pressley slams DeVos on reopening schools

    Rep. Ayanna Pressley tore into Betsy DeVos after the secretary of education backed President Donald Trump's demand that schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 135,000 people in the U.S. DeVos appeared on Sunday morning news shows to defend Trump's insistence that schools reopen even as the number of confirmed cases across the county continue to spike.