The federal Bureau of Prisons said says a staff member involved in preparing for the first federal executions in nearly two decades has tested positive for coronavirus
Calling the reopening of the nation's schools "not a matter of if" but "a matter of how," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that the students have to get back into the classroom. "Parents are expecting that this fall their kids are going to have a full-time experience with their...
Highlights of this day in history: Julius Caesar born; Walter Mondale taps Geraldine Ferraro as the first woman to run on a major party ticket for the White House; Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party; Comedian Bill Cosby born. (July 12)
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone. As part of Mueller's Russia investigation, Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing Congress. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mueller said Stone is still a convicted felon, despite President Donald Trump's commutation of Stone's sentence. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands. Robert Mueller CNN reports Trump's decision to commute Stone's sentence is the climax of a months-long effort to rewrite the history of the Mueller investigation. Trump's move spared Stone from having to serve 40 months in prison after Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced him in February.
Valentina Sampaio Becomes First Transgender 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Model The upcoming issue is out on July 21. The 23-year-old from Brazil has been named a 'Rookie' for this year's issue. Valentina Sampaio, via Instagram In an essay on the 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit website, the model expressed her gratitude. She thanked the magazine for seeing, respecting and understanding her for who she is. Sampaio has been making waves in the modeling industry since 2017 when she covered 'Vogue' Paris, German and Brasil. She is also Victoria Secret's first openly transgender model and has worked with Dior and Marc Jacobs.
For the loved ones of patients in memory care units and nursing homes, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll. Florida issued an emergency order in March that prohibits visits to long-term care facilities, except for families and friends in end-of-life circumstances. Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the restrictions this week for another 60 days. According to CNN, Mary Daniels was barred from seeing her husband Steve, who lives in a memory care center due to his Alzheimer's disease. Separated for 114 days, Mary says Steve quickly began to decline, due to the loneliness from isolation. So she took a part-time job washing dishes at the facility, just so she could visit with him after her shift. Steve's doing much better now. Mary has urged the state and Gov. DeSantis to adjust the restrictions and to find a better way of handling the situation. We are isolating these patients to save them, but the isolation is killing them. Mary Daniels
Elaine Duke gives the White House response to Hurricane Maria devastating Puerto Rico as an example of her disappointment in her brief tenure running the Department of Homeland Security. She wanted President Trump to issue an emergency declaration before the hurricane hit land but was rebuffed, the New York Times...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Kosovo’s president is going to The Hague to prove to the prosecutors investigating war crimes allegedly committed amid a 1998-1999-armed conflict in Kosovo between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia he has broken no international law
The search to find “Glee” TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake resumed on Sunday and will now include boats and expand to nearby cabins. Officials believe Rivera, 33, drowned in Lake Piru, northwest of Los Angeles. (July 12)
The Supreme Court's unusual term has come to an end, and Chief Justice John Roberts managed to anger President Trump on multiple occasions, including on DACA , gay rights , abortion , and the privacy of Trump's own financial records . So what's going on with Roberts, a 65-year-old lifelong conservative? Various analysts weigh...
The first person in the US to receive an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 has provided a medical update, and it's encouraging. "It's been 16 weeks since I had the first dose," Jennifer Haller says. "I feel fantastic." The Washington state woman, an operations manager for a tech startup, has experienced...
Racing fans were out in their thousands on Saturday for the opening race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America, with IndyCar welcoming fans to its races for the first time this season. (July 11)
Sonar equipment and a specially-trained dog are being used to search for "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in murky California waters. According to CNN, Ventura County authorities say the recovery operation could take days. Rivera, 33, went to Lake Piru on Wednesday. She rented a pontoon boat with her 4-year-old son, then vanished. Rivera's son was on the boat, but she was nowhere to be found. We don't know if she's going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now, so we're still going to be continuing this effort. Capt. Eric Buschow, Spokesman, Ventura County Sheriff's Office
A Republican governor who's rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024 says the GOP needs to be a “bigger tent party” after President Donald Trump leaves office
10 Viral Trends That Have Emerged During the Pandemic 1. Many people have fostered or adopted animals to help with anxiety and depression. 2. Nintendo Switch's 'Animal Crossing' is giving people an escape into virtual life. 3. Many people have started to utilize virtual communication platforms such as Zoom for work and being social. 4. More people are taking up baking. 5. Instagram Live videos have risen in popularity, especially among celebrities. 6. TikTok dance challenges are more popular than ever. 8. Everyone seems to love Dalgona coffee. 9. Puzzles are providing a much-needed break from technology. 10. Tie-dye has resurfaced in the fashion world.
Actor Armie Hammer and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, have announced they are separating. The couple have been married for 10 years. Armie and Elizabeth announced the split via social media. The pair and their two kids, 5 and 3, had been quarantining together in the Cayman Islands for months, People.com reports. CNN reports that Hammer has returned to Los Angeles.
If going to a party at all seems like a bad idea these days, going to one in which attendees try to contract the coronavirus proved a fatal one for a Texas man, reports NEWS4SA . The 30-year-old man went to a "COVID party"—one hosted by someone known to have...
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.