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Poland holds momentous, tight presidential…

Voting has started in Poland’s tight presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, backed by the ruling party, and liberal, pro-European Union Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski of the main opposition party

Octopus tricks prey into running to its arms

UC Berkeley and California Academy of Sciences researchers found that the larger Pacific striped octopus has a unique hunting strategy. Rather than pounce on its prey -- typically shrimp -- it stalks and gently taps it to startle it, hoping it will dart into its arms. The octopus, which is only a few inches across, is found on the Pacific coast of Central America.

Coronavirus Infections Surge India, double in…

South Africa and India are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases. Poorer countries are facing a lack of equipment and space to care for patients.

New Battle Over 'Cancel Culture' Is Getting…

Over 160 academics and journalists issued an open letter Friday in an ongoing battle over so-called "cancel culture," the Wrap reports. The letter rebuked an earlier letter —published in Harper's and signed by luminaries including Fareed Zakaria, JK Rowling, and Gloria Steinhem—that decried "the intolerant climate" seeping into "liberal...

IndyCar racing fans return after late season start

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)

Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith Confirm Her August…

(CNN) Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith "never ever thought that we would make it back." But the couple came together for a special Friday edition of her "Red Table Talk" show on Facebook to share their side of the controversy surrounding her relationship with singer August Alsina. According to the superstar couple they "were going through a very difficult time" and had broken up when Pinkett Smith started a romantic relationship with the 27-year-old singer. During their "Red Table Talk" chat Smith pushed his wife to be clear about what her relationship had been with Alsina.

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As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign…

Businesses in beach communities and mountain getaways up and down the East Coast are fretting about a shortage of workers as the summer season picks up steam

Valentina Sampaio Becomes First Transgender…

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.

Scientists Eye TB Vaccine As Weapon To Battle…

New research supports the use of the tuberculosis vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as a tool in the fight against the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to CNN researchers found that countries in which many people have been given the vaccine were less likely to die from COVID-19. That doesn't mean that BCG somehow reduces the risk of severe illness from a coronavirus infection. However, it aligns with other research indicating BCG can boost people's immunity in general, and perhaps help against the virus. The World Health Organization cautions against using vaccine for coronavirus until more is known. Still, teams around the world are looking into it.

Tucker Carlson's Top Writer Gets Outed Over…

Tucker Carlson's top writer has quit after posting bigoted comments on an online forum known for its offensive content, CNN Business reports. The writer, Blake Neff, was using a pseudonym on AutoAdmit—a mostly unmoderated board where sexism and racism run rampant—to pepper in his share of intolerant remarks....

A storm on one end and a sunset on the other

While filming in Merriman, Nebraska, one weather enthusiast was able to catch both a lightning storm and a fantastic sunset, on July 10.

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat…

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

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus…

While 2019 was the worst year on record for global dengue cases, experts fear an even bigger surge is possible due to the coronavirus pandemic

Trump wears mask in public for first time

U.S. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. (July 11)

Roger Stone Commutation Ups Outrage to Fever Pitch

If media pundits could use exclamation points, they surely would. A day after President Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence, words like "outrage" and "unforgivable" are blazing across the media landscape in op-eds, tweets, and TV interviews. To recap, the president commuted the sentence of his longtime confidant, who was...

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The Latest: Vatican highlights plight of maritime…

The Vatican is highlighting the plight of maritime workers during the pandemic, saying bans on shore leave are severely stressing crews stuck aboard ship, some to the point of suicide

Trump Calls Obama 'Criminal,' Slams 'Witch Hunt…

President Trump called Joe Biden and Barack Obama "criminals."

Pac-12 And Big Ten Announce Conference-Only Fall…

ESPN reports a major factor in Pac-12's decision was coronavirus cases in Los Angeles, where UCLA and USC are located.

Factory With 'Heartbreaking' Virus Count Is Shut…

A Los Angeles clothing factory with four coronavirus deaths and 300 confirmed cases has been shut down, CNN reports. County health officials said Friday the Los Angeles Apparel facility had violated mandatory health orders and refused to let health inspectors inside. "The death of four dedicated garment workers is heartbreaking...

AP Top Stories July 11 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, July 11th: Search for missing 'Glee' star Rivera continues; 5 dead and 40 arrests in attack on South Africa church; Two dead in Nigeria building collapse; Michigan's Palace of Auburn Hills imploded.

Katy Perry, Kane Brown New Music

Katy Perry, Kane Brown and Summer Walker also have dropped new tunes in time for the weekend. "Smile" is the the title track from Perry's forthcoming fifth album with the same name. The upbeat song contains lyrics about perseverance and she shared the backstory on her official Instagram account. "This whole album is my journey towards the light - with stories of resilience, hope, and love." He enlists fellow artists Swae Lee and Khalid to sing about the ups and downs of relationships.

Search of lake for missing "Glee" star to resume…

Authorities say the search to find “Glee” TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday without any results

10 Viral Trends That Have Emerged During the…

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.

Fauci Says Trump's Wrong About Coronavirus

President Donald Trump said "99%" of coronavirus cases in the US are "totally harmless." Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation's top infectious-disease expert. Fauci said Trump's claim is "false." "I'm trying to figure out where the president got that number," Fauci said in a Financial Times interview published Friday. Business Insider reports that there is overwhelming evidence of COVID-19's effects contradicts Trump's statement. Fauci stressed that the virus is unpredictable and affected people very differently.

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Paper: Gun-Wielding Homeowners 'Almost Always in…

There's a new wrinkle in the case of the Missouri couple who stood outside their St. Louis mansion and pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters last month. KSDK reports a search warrant was executed Friday night by St. Louis police officers at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey,...

Scattered thunderstorms follow Fay's departure

On the heels of Fay, a new round of showers and thunderstorms disrupt outdoor activities across the Northeast.

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines…

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.