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    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States today. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally. Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca. While the other vaccine candidates require two doses, Johnson & Johnson’s...
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose, Breonna Taylor announcement, Beta still a threat: 5 things to know Wednesday Chain restaurants in bad financial shape Opinion: Small-cap stocks typically lose in the fourth quarter and this group of wealthy investors are to blame FA CENTER © Getty Images Now is not a good time to be actively investing in small-cap U.S. stocks. That’s because small-caps typically lag their larger counterparts during the fourth quarter. Take a look at the accompanying chart, which plots the average monthly return advantage that the smallest stocks have over the largest. (The exact definitions of these two hypothetical portfolios are provided on the website maintained by Dartmouth College professor Ken French.) Notice that...
    (CNN)Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States today. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally. Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. FDA considering authorization rules that could push coronavirus vaccine past Election DayJohnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca.While the other vaccine...
    Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested The most historic restaurant in your state The Chargers lost to the Chiefs in OT after one of the most cowardly punts since 2009 While the Baltimore Ravens saw the value of going for it on fourth and one Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers did the exact opposite, and that played a large role in their 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. With the game tied at 20 entering overtime, the Chargers received the kickoff and drove to their own 34, but then opted to punt on fourth and one. And that punt didn’t look good for Los Angeles even from the onset, as per the @surrender_index Twitter...
    The Yankees have extra incentive in their next seven games because they are all against AL East foes — the Red Sox and Blue Jays — and the results of those games could impact where they play the first round of the playoffs. The Yankees went into the weekend one game behind the Twins for the fourth seed in the AL. The teams are not locked into fourth and fifth seeds, but it is their likely outcome with a week-plus left in the regular season. Whichever team finishes fourth gets all the games in the best-of-three in their home park in a 4-5 matchup. The Twins are 21-5 this year at Target Field and the Yankees are 21-7 in...
    In addition to the challenges that the pandemic has caused, it has generated an increase in cases of alcoholism among women at the local level, say aid organizations for this type of problem. The first step, they say, is for the person to recognize the problem by the way of drinking that leads to a lack of control in their life and ends in alcoholism or drug addiction. In North Texas there are 66 Alcoholics Anonymous groups working and 34 Fourth and Fifth Step groups where a moral inventory is made and motivated to release what each person with problems has inside. If you want help, contact the following organizations: Alcoholics Anonymous at 214-414-8655 Fourth...
    Social media star Sommer Ray sent the pulses of her 25.4 million Instagram followers racing after posting a series of sultry videos where she wore a number of revealing bodysuits. In the first clip, Sommer wore a bodysuit with multiple cut-out details in the back. It also featured a plunging neckline and a halter silhouette. The side cuts were a high-waisted style, nearly reaching her midriff — highlighting her hourglass figure in the process. The bottom featured a thong cut so that her toned glutes were on full display. Sommer completed the look with large gold hoop earrings and a high ponytail. Last but not least, she sported white boots to elongate her sculpted legs. In the clip, she put...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly escaped from federal custody on his way to Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park on Wednesday afternoon.  A spokesman for the NYPD would not disclose the suspect’s identity but told Brooklyn Paper that the inmate is on the run with no shoes. Reports from the crime app Citizen describe the detainee as a 120-pound Latino man standing at 5-feet, 7-inches tall with a ponytail, black pants and a gray hoodie. Videos from the Citizen app also show police officers searching roofs and backyards for the escapee. Cops believe the suspect may be...
    Bogotá, Aug 27 . .- Colombia reached 582,022 cases of COVID-19 by confirming 9,752 positives this Thursday, for the fourth consecutive day of the decline in infections as the country prepares to lift a quarantine on September 1 older than five months. After the record of 13,056 cases on August 19, Colombia seems to be beginning to reduce daily infections and after the 10,549 positives on Monday, on Tuesday it was 10,432 and on Wednesday it reached 10,142. During the day today the Ministry of Health also reported 284 deaths that bring to 18,468 the number of fatalities left by the pandemic in the country. Regarding the deaths, the authorities indicated that 249 correspond to previous days that until now...
    New York (CNN Business)Elon Musk just became the fourth-richest man in the world, according to Bloomberg. He's about to get a lot richer.The Tesla CEO takes no regular salary, but in 2018 shareholders approved a pay package that could eventually give him 20.3 million stock options, paid in 12 equal tranches, potentially making him the richest person in the world. Thanks to the tremendous run-up in Tesla shares, Musk has qualified for two blocks of options, which on paper are worth about $2.8 billion each after he pays the exercise price.Now he's weeks away from qualifying for the third tranche of options, worth an additional $2.8 billion.Musk will be awarded the options as the company hits a series of targets...
    NBA 2020 Playoffs Antetokounmpo (31 + 15 + 8) can with Vucevic (31 + 11) Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a set of the game against Orlando. EFE The Milwaukee bucks They are not having an easy series against Orlando Magic. Far from what was expected, the level shown in the playoffs by the “local” franchise in the Disney bubble is being optimal. So much so that he scored the first point of the tie and has been about to tie it at 2. But Giannis Antetokounmpo is still unstoppable (31 + 15 + 8) and has managed to put out the fire in time for the Wisconsin ones. A 21-2 run at the start of the last quarter was decisive....
    Elon Musk is now the fourth richest person in the world after he tacked on $8 billion to his net worth in a single day as Tesla's shares soared to all-time highs. Musk rose from fifth place to surpass Bernard Arnault, a French billionaire and CEO of the luxury brand Louis Vuitton.  Tesla's stock jumped 11 percent on Monday, and Musk's net worth rose to $84.8 billion, making him the fourth richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.  The Tesla CEO now sits behind Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has a net worth of $99 billion. Elon Musk is now the fourth richest person in the world, after he tacked on $8 billion to his...
    Elon Musk on Tuesday became the fourth-richest man on earth after a surge in Tesla shares helped him leapfrog French luxury titan Bernard Arnault. The eccentric tech tycoon — who added $7.8 billion to his net worth on Monday, thanks to a more than 9-percent jump in Tesla’s stock — is now worth $84.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. That leaves Musk trailing only Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Musk has added added $57.2 billion to his fortune since the beginning of the year as Tesla shares have soared amid rising production and demand for its electric cars. The automaker continued its supercharged run on Tuesday, adding another 3.2 percent in the first few hours...
    (Bloomberg) – Elon Musk’s financial rebound shows no signs of slowing down. The entrepreneur is now the world’s fourth-richest person, after Tesla Inc. shares rose 11% on Monday, closing at an all-time high and increasing Musk’s net worth by $ 7.8 billion. The increase put Tesla co-founder ahead of French luxury mogul Bernard Arnault, the richest non-American on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s $ 84.8 billion fortune puts him less than $ 15 billion behind Mark Zuckerberg, number three in the ranking of the 500 richest people in the world. Monday’s Tesla rally is just the latest win for the billionaire who just two years ago was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for dishonest tweets and had...
    WWE flourished in three of it's biggest eras during the 2000s that saw the start of several Hall of Fame careers. From the end of the Attitude Era to Ruthless Aggression and then PG, the decade after the Millennium featured the best to ever step inside the ring. 4 Ranker, which is a popular destination for crowdsourced rankings, has collected mass voting from WWE fans all over the world to find out best of the 2000s. The vast criteria for rewarding your favourite wrestler takes into account everything from championship reigns to skills on the microphone. With stars like Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio just missing out and Brock Lesnar not even in sight, here are the top-ten... Jeff Hardy...
    The Crown has been one of Netflix’s biggest shows and it was recently revealed that the series revolving around the British Royal Family of Windsors will wrap up with season 6. The show has already released three seasons and is gearing up for the fourth one to release soon. The show has seen several cast changes every two seasons as it moves ahead in the timeline. While Olivia Colman essayed the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the third and fourth seasons, the final two seasons will have Imelda Staunton taking the baton, the makers have now also found their Prince Philip and it is none other than famed British actor Jonathan Pryce who was recently seen in The Two...
    It took over ninety minutes of overtime before the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the fourth longest game in NHL history. Game 1 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets started at 3 PM EST, and it didn’t end at 9:24 PM after the game went to a fifth overtime Brayden Point scored his second goal of the game 10:27 of the fifth overtime to finally end what will go down in history as the most bizarre game in the most strange circumstances imaginable. It took 90:27 of just extra overtime to finally have the winner be scored, the equivalent of over a regulation game and a half. Brayden Point puts an end to the 4th longest playoff game...
    Napheesa Collier is developing a knack for owning the big moment. Solid but not exceptional through roughly 10 quarters of the Lynx’s first three games, after Thursday’s fourth quarter, she’s now largely responsible for both of the team’s victories. The reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year tallied 10 points and six rebounds — five offensive — in Thursday’s final frame to push Minnesota past Chicago, 83-81 in Bradenton, Florida. The Lynx entered the fourth quarter leading 57-54. Three of the team’s first four possessions of the quarter ended with Collier put-back buckets off offensive rebounds, as Minnesota’s advantage quickly grew to nine. Then late, with Chicago nipping at Minnesota’s heels, Collier delivered another put back on one possession, and hit...
    Florida to temporarily close state-run testing sites due to storm 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring How did Patrick Mahomes land fourth in the NFLs Top 100? Fore in golf means look out. Four in the top 100 NFL player rankings of 2020 means everyone better look out when they play Kansas City and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. © Provided by Touchdown Wire Mahomes the fourth-best player heading into 2020? Seems like NFL players are the ones without 20-20 vision? When you can’t beat the Super Bowl MVP and possessor of a $503 million contract, it seems like the only way to tweak him is to have rankings suggest three other players are better than...
    The total death toll has already exceeded the 175,000 CDC forecast for August 15. Several states posted new highs this week. Photo: CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH / EFE More than 1,000 people have died daily from coronavirus in the past four days. Those new thousands of deaths raise the Deadly number of the virus in the United States to almost 147,000, as the Johns Hopkins University showed on its website. The country exceeded 175,000 deaths related to the virus predicted by the network of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, shortly after more than 150 prestigious medical experts, scientists, professors and nurses, among others, signed a letter asking political leaders for new confinement to contain the...
    A 17-year-old high school student has died in a drowning accident at a Georgia lake – becoming the fourth person to die in the same body of water in less than a month. The body of Cristofer Acosta-Farias was pulled from Lake Lanier in Gainesville on Friday afternoon, an hour after he failed to re-emerge after disappearing beneath the surface of the water while swimming from a dock to the shore. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Hall County Fire responded to the call near Balus Creek Park at 5pm and located Acosta-Farias’ body shortly afterwards using sonar. Acosta-Farias was found by officials in a part of the lake that is more than 27 feet deep. The...
    US coronavirus deaths have topped 1,000 for the fourth day in a row Friday as 18 states set single day records of infections. A staggering 1,019 Americans were killed by the virus in the last day, topping off a dismal week with 1,140 deaths Thursday, 1,135 Wednesday and 1,141 Tuesday. Infections rose by at least 68,800 Friday, driven by escalating outbreaks across the south and west with Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and California especially hard-hit.     More than 4.1 million people have been infected with the virus and 145,565 people have been killed.   A total of 18 states surpassed their own records for new daily infections this week, as the US looks set to break its national record of...
    At the Kansas Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin seized victory, while championship rival Kevin Harvick finished in 4th place. Harvick led the last few laps until Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. relegated him to fourth-place. Despite a decent finish, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver felt that he ‘didn’t have a very good night’. Apparently, one of the biggest issues plaguing the No. 4 Ford Mustang was a lack of balance. A few laps before Denny Hamlin pounced, Kevin called out to his team over the radio, complaining about his car was going “sideways”. In other words, he had to fight to get the car to turn into the corners. This left him going sideways on the exits the longer the...
    Parents in a county with one of Georgias highest coronavirus rates are protesting to get children back in school An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States ASU adds kicker for fourth commitment pledge in same day and 17th of the cycle Make that not one, not two, not three but four recruits added to the Arizona State program in the same day. © Courtesy of ASU Athletics A look at the new artificial field at ASU football's Camp Tontozona. The latest to declare his intention to head to Tempe is kicker Edward Czaplicki of Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He makes the 17th recruit for the  next cycle and follows the lead of...
    VIDEO2:4502:45Tesla shares keep climbing, but a reversal could hit in fourth quarter: BarclaysStreet Signs Asia Tesla shares could start to see a reversal in the fourth quarter after a huge rally this year, as the "flaws in the growth story" begin to show, according to one major bear.  Barclays auto analyst Brian Johnson, who put a $300 price target on Tesla in February, questioned the outlook for the electric carmaker, despite the company posting second-quarter earnings that beat market expectations.  First, he said that while Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised "industry-leading" margins, according to its earnings results released Wednesday, that is not likely to happen. "That's clearly not what he (Musk) is going to do, he is trying to...
    Tesla turned a profit of $104 million in the second quarter of 2020 despite shutting down its electric vehicle factory in Fremont, California, for roughly seven weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Tesla has now been profitable for four straight quarters for the first time in company history — an elusive benchmark the company has long sought. But perhaps more importantly, Tesla says it has a “site selected” for its next Gigafactory in the US. The company is on track to receive several tax incentive packages from local authorities in Austin, Texas, though it has been in talks with Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wherever the factory lands, Tesla will use it to build the Cybertruck and more Model...
    Defense Secretary Esper effectively bans Confederate flag from US military bases 785 Michigan restaurants got $150K or more in federal loans. Only 1 listed as Black-owned CAA becomes fourth FCS conference to not play football in the fall Just how many FCS teams will be playing college football in the fall? The CAA became the fourth FCS-level conference to say that it wouldn’t play football and other sports in the fall. The CAA said in a statement Friday that it would explore the idea of a spring season and that teams would have the option to play as an independent in the fall of 2020 if it was feasible. “I commend the Board of Directors for their forward thinking...
    A leading expert on the immune system has warned of 'tremendous deaths' from COVID-19 across the United States unless lockdowns are reimposed in states currently seeing a surge in cases. More than 70,000 Americans tested positive for the virus on Friday - the fourth consecutive day that the number of confirmed cases broke a new record. On Saturday, five states and territories set a record for coronavirus-related hospitalizations: Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Alaska, Florida and California.  A doctor is pictured in Houston, Texas, informing relatives of a patient who died. Texas is among the states to have a soaring toll from the coronavirus The number of new infections broke another record on Friday - the fourth consecutive rise...
    The US has once again set a record-high number of coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day.  According to an NBC News Tally, more than 70,000 people tested positive to COVID-19 on Friday, fueled by soaring numbers in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida.  In comparison, there were just above 63,900 new infections reported the previous day.   There are now 3,215,861 Americans who have been diagnosed with the highly contagious virus, and 134,420 who have died.   In Florida, the total number of cases has now surpassed a quarter of a million, with 11,433 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. 96 additional deaths were reported overnight.  In recent weeks, Florida has ramped up its testing, but the percentage of people testing positive...
    As the U.S. celebrated its Independence Day and President Trump vowed to punish those who destroy U.S. monuments, a life-sized sculpture of first lady Melania Trump was burned near her hometown in Slovenia, the Reuters news agency reported.  Brad Downey, the Berlin-based American artist who commissioned the sculpture, told Reuters that police told him what happened the day following the incident. The wooden sculpture, he told Reuters, was blackened and disfigured. "I want to know why they did it," Downey said. He told Reuters that he had hoped the sculpture of Mrs. Trump would spark conversation about political issues in the U.S., namely regarding immigration. Downey said he filed a police report and is hoping to interview the person or...
    US troops sparked anger in South Korea after they fired fireworks and brawled in the streets of Busan during last weekend's Fourth of July celebrations.  United States Forces Korea (USFK), the commanding office for troops stationed in the country, apologised today after videos circulated on social media of American forces setting off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.     One clip showed a group of South Korean police officers trying to apprehend a man before the suspect let off a firework towards an open shop.  In another video obtained by local media, two Americans could be seen scrapping with each other in the middle of the street.   'It was totally like a foreign country, not Korea,' one Busan resident told South...
    Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic could have put a damper on this yr’s Fourth of July festivities, our favourite celebrities nonetheless discovered (socially-distanced) methods to benefit from the vacation weekend — and look good whereas doing so. Beneath, see what stars together with Kim Kardashian, Lizzo, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling wore for his or her Independence Day celebrations.Kim KardashianThe shapewear mogul couldn’t have gone crimson at a greater time! For the Fourth, she performed up her new fiery ‘do with an identical Rick Owens crop prime and Helmut Lang leather-based pants ($1,195) — and captioned her pictures with a firework emoji, in fact.Alessandra AmbrosioThe supermodel regarded mighty festive, posing shoreside in a Tommy Hilfiger flag sweater ($248) and a...
    While the COVID-19 pandemic may have put a damper on this year’s Fourth of July festivities, our favorite celebrities still found (socially-distanced) ways to enjoy the holiday weekend — and look good while doing so. Below, see what stars including Kim Kardashian, Lizzo, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling wore for their Independence Day celebrations. Kim Kardashian The shapewear mogul couldn’t have gone red at a better time! For the Fourth, she played up her new fiery ‘do with a matching Rick Owens crop top and Helmut Lang leather pants ($1,195) — and captioned her photos with a firework emoji, of course. Alessandra Ambrosio The supermodel looked mighty festive, posing shoreside in a Tommy Hilfiger flag sweater ($248) and a...
    CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- The Fourth of July may be over but its aftermath can be seen at local shelters, where many runaway pets inevitably ended up as a result of the loud bangs.Pet owners were reunited with their dogs on Sunday after the booms subsided. Some animals may have also found themselves in the homes of strangers as they fled.Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control officers say if you found a lost pet, you don't necessarily need to bring them to the shelter and can instead report the lost pet on an app."We are recommending to the public if they can keep them and use the Shadow app and post them on there and then when people come...
    On the eve of the first-at any time Independence Working day in 1776, Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that long run generations should commemorate their “working day of deliverance” from Britain with acts of devotion to God. “Previous Sink or Swim” also envisioned “shows, games, athletics, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one conclude of this continent to the other.” President Donald Trump obtained the second component right, 244 years afterwards, with fireworks at Mount Rushmore and in Washington — even though Adams could possibly not have endorsed these types of festivity in the middle of a pandemic that has killed almost 130,000 People. July Fourth has fallen on some dim moments in American history, and presidents have typically...
    This photo provided by WROC-TV shows the remnants of a Frederick Douglass statue ripped from its base at a park in Rochester, New York, on July 5, 2020. Ben Densieski/WROC-TV via AP Police in Rochester, New York, found a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass removed from its base in Maplewood Park on Sunday. The statue had been disposed of by a nearby river gorge, and police are investigating the incident.  Douglass gave his famed "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" speech in Rochester, New York, on July 5, 1852. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was found torn from its base and disposed of 50 feet away in...
    A group of American families and communities are in mourning Monday following shooting incidents over the Fourth of July weekend that resulted in the deaths of five children – the youngest just 6 years old. The fatal incidents come as shootings are on the rise in places like New York City – and continue to persist in Chicago, where a girl attending a holiday party was among the recent victims. “Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Twitter late Saturday following the death of Natalia Wallace, who police say was fatally shot in the head while standing on the sidewalk at her grandmother’s house during a Fourth of July party around 7 p.m. The victims, from...
    A statue of iconic abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn down over the weekend where it stood in a park in Rochester, New York, the Democrat & Chronicle reported — and the act occurred on the anniversary of Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" that he gave in the city prior to the Civil War. What are the details? The Douglass statue in Maplewood Park was toppled from its base and left near the Genesee River Gorge, about 50 feet from its pedestal, police told the paper. The base and lower part of the statue were damaged, as was a finger on the statue's left hand, but police added to the paper that there...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York state, on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet from its pedestal, police said. There was damage to the base and a finger.  President Donald Trump responded to the vandalism in a tweet this afternoon, stating: 'Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester. This shows that these anarchists have no bounds!'  The...
    India, the fourth country with the most cases of coronavirus in the world, today registered a new daily record of infections and deaths, approaching the figures of Russia, for now in third place behind the United States and Brazil. The health ministry reported reported in the last 24 hours a little less than 25,000 cases and 613 deaths, the highest daily peak since the start of the pandemic in late January, the ANSA news agency reported. The increase coincided with the opening of a care center with 10,000 beds, many of them made of cardboard, in a large structure like 20 football stadiums, dedicated to mild and asymptomatic cases. Indian authorities fear more than half a million cases may be...
    Eddie Grader of San Carlos went straight to the point on Saturday when asked to describe life in San Diego County on Independence Day 2020. “There are no fireworks, there are no community events, and people can’t get together,” Grader said as he played on the Solana Beach lawn with his 1.5-year-old son Zeke. “It is really different.” Zeke left and Grader went after him, saying as he walked away: “Hopefully there will be a shot for Christmas.” On the Fourth of July holiday in San Diego, lifeguards watched the swimmers in Mission Beach. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune) On Saturday of the nation’s 244th birthday, people around the world were grieving for the good old days,...
    Gunfire broke out in cities across the US during Independence Day celebrations, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 14 dead.  Chicago appeared to experience the worst of the violence on Saturday as 30 people were shot and eight were killed, including two children.  New York City, Memphis, Omaha, Cleveland and several other cities were also rocked by a spate of shootings amid the holiday revelry.   One of the children killed in Chicago was identified by her family as seven-year-old Natalie Wallace.    The girl was playing outside her grandmother's house in the city's Austin neighborhood during a Fourth of July party when a vehicle pulled up and three men emerged and began shooting indiscriminately at about 7pm.  Gunfire...
    Large crowds of people gathered in both London, UK, and Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 4. Getty Large crowds came together to celebrate in both the US and the UK on July 4. Beaches, parks, and streets across the US thronged with people celebrating Independence Day, despite parts of the country recording record high coronavirus cases. In England, revelers marked the reopening of pubs, bars, and restaurants by drinking in the streets in large groups, prompting fears of a second wave of the pandemic. "What was crystal clear is that drunk people can't/won't socially distance," said Chairman of the Police Federation John Apter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Independence Day in the US and "Super Saturday"...
    The United States of America observes its Independence Day on July 4. Every year there is large gathering for celebration of this wonderful day. This day is celebrated with fireworks, parades, carnivals, family reunions, political speeches, and much more. But owing to the ongoing crisis, this year many have avoided public gatherings and instead kept it as a low-key celebration with loved ones. Preity Zinta and Sunny Leone, who are currently in the US, have also celebrated this day with their families. Kim Kardashian’s Husband Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run (View Tweet). Bollywood actresses Preity Zinta and Sunny Leone have shared pic and video, respectively, and shared a glimpse of their Fourth of July celebrations with their families....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hundreds protested for several hours in downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon. Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson At one point, tensions ran high when Pittsburgh police officers showed up in riot gear. The event began in Market Square at 3:00 p.m. Then, the group marched down Grant Street and onto Liberty Avenue. “We want to be at the table,” said Chrissy Carter of Black, Young, and Educated. “We want a table that’s made for us. We want people to step down from positions of power and include us.” As protesters approached the end of Liberty Avenue, police with helmets and batons stood blocking Commonwealth Place. Pittsburgh Public Safety tells KDKA those officers were dispatched after receiving word that...
    Joe Biden emphasized racial issues in the United States in a Fourth of July post. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee released an Independence Day message video on social media focused on racial issues, lauding the creed written in the Declaration of Independence, though asserting the U.S. has never lived up to its ideals. "Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let's not just celebrate those words, let's commit to finally fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly," Biden said in a caption of the video on Saturday. In the message, the former vice president made the case that his election to...
    Considering the fact that late March, the White House has been on digital lockdown. This 7 days, nonetheless, party preparation began anew. Tables popped up on the South Garden, set up by personnel who had been cut back from in-person work various months previously out of an abundance of warning, but who have returned this week to set up the White House July Fourth social gathering. For White Residence social secretary Rickie Niceta and the White Property workforce of chefs and butlers, housekeeping personnel and ushers, the gradual establish back to usual commences with a celebration in the midst of a pandemic. The chairs for the tables, on the other hand, are not the regular eight or 10, but as...
    (CNN)The White House was always one of the busiest social hubs in Washington, accustomed to hosting at least three to five events per day, ranging from meetings with dignitaries and VIPs to smaller luncheons or private dinners. That is, until Covid-19.Since late March, the White House has been on virtual lockdown. This week, however, party preparation began anew. Tables popped up on the South Lawn, installed by staff who had been cut back from in-person work several weeks earlier out of an abundance of caution, but who have returned this week to set up the White House July Fourth party. For White House social secretary Rickie Niceta and the White House team of chefs and butlers, housekeeping staff and ushers,...
    I keep hearing people all over our country talk of their freedom and independence and rights when asked why they are not personally participating in our fight to slow the spread of the coronavirus. They are independent and free to do what they like, they say. No one has the right to make them wear masks, maintain physical distance or avoid congregating en masse — to take the sensible steps that might help us all be free to go about our lives again. On this Independence Day, I’d rather focus on our extreme interdependence, on how our future on so many fronts depends on our acting as one to help stem a global pandemic that has already killed more...
    (CNN)Bettors with the stomach for it can now legally put up their money to see how many hot dogs Joey Chestnut will take down.For the first time ever, wagering on the iconic July Fourth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is on the table for US sportsbooks. The event has long been a favorite offshore, but with three states -- New Jersey, Colorado, and New Hampshire -- serving up their approval the 2020 offering figures to be one gamblers will relish."ESPN had already affirmed us as a sport in the early 2000s," Major League Eating president Rich Shea said, according to Bleacher Report. "But, with legal betting, we are really now as legitimate as the NFL and the NBA." Joey...
    President Trump headed to Mount Rushmore Friday evening to headline a Fourth of July event that has attracted controversy for bringing out crowds amid a spike in coronavirus cases.  'We're going to Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore is in great shape and it's going to be in great shape for centuries to come,' the president told reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews before he left. 'I'll be making a speech there. I'll be seeing a lot of people, a lot of different people and I think it will be a fantastic evening.'  Trump's allusion to Mount Rushmore's staying power was a preview of the speech he plans to deliver that will focus on condemning protesters who want to 'tear down' the...
    Former President Barack Obama cautioned Americans to stay safe over the Fourth of July holiday and 'listen to the experts, not the folks trying to divide us' in a subtle swipe at President Trump.  'This holiday weekend, let's be safe and smart. It's going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Wash your hands,' Obama also said in a Friday tweet. 'That's the only way we'll do this - together.'   The ex-president's comments come as Trump is about to headline back-to-back Fourth of July events expected to draw crowds in the thousands despite the uptick in coronavirus cases around the U.S.  President Obama cautioned Americans to stay safe and 'listen to the experts,...
    Amanda Marcotte July 3, 2020 7:30PM (UTC) Of the many images that flowed out of Ferguson, Missouri, during the 2014 Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in response to the police shooting Michael Brown, by far the most iconic is Robert Cohen's photo of Edward Crawford throwing a tear gas canister. The police had fired the canister at the protesters: In a series of photos that won him a Pulitzer Prize, Cohen captured Crawford rushing forward, scooping up the flaming canister up, and throwing it back at police. The image was arresting for many reasons: Crawford's stirring courage, the brightness of the flames, the fierce pitcher's posture that Crawford struck as he protected protesters from the tear gas. But one undeniable aspect of...
    Mount Rushmore hasnt had fireworks for more than a decade because its very dangerous. Heres why Where You Can Order Groceries Online With an EBT Card Fourth of July Weekend Forecast: Hot With Low Rain Chances in the DC Area © AFP/Getty Images Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks are seen over the Washington Monument, July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images) Fourth of July weekend in the D.C. area is about to begin with hot, sunny weather. Thursday will have plenty of sunshine and high temperatures are expected to hit the upper 80s to 90°. If we hit 90°, the region's heatwave will have reached a seventh...
    Emmari Jackson, 21, has been charged with battery after an incident at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday A 21-year-old Texas woman allegedly flew into a rage when she was told she had to pay $65 to carry a bag aboard a Spirit Airlines flight in Orlando, prompting her to throw a bag of shoes at one agent, punch another in the head, hit another in the head with a metal dustpan, and then jump on top of a company supervisor. Emmari Jackson was arrested and taken into custody by Orlando Police Department officers on Wednesday afternoon. While she was being booked at Orange County Jail, she allegedly refused to cooperate and told officers that she was infected with COVID-19....
    Coronavirus can’t put these Fourth of July celebrations on ice. Singer Vanilla Ice announced via Instagram that he will be holding a July 4 throwback concert in Austin, Texas — one of the states currently seeing a rise in coronavirus cases. Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, said that the concert will feature hit songs from the 90s. “The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. We had 5.0’s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan … Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight … the last of the great decades,” he wrote on the post. The venue, Emerald Point Bar & Grill, is located on...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Legal or not, you've probably been hearing fireworks going off every night for weeks in the Bay Area. Well friends, the Fourth of July is upon us and things are about to get - as the kids say - lit.FOURTH OF JULY RULES: What's allowed and what's not in CaliforniaMost professional fireworks shows are canceled this July 4th to discourage congregating amid the coronavirus pandemic.But some Bay Area cities allow for the sale and use of amateur fireworks during the week of Fourth of July. Only fireworks with the "safe and sane" label, meaning they don't fly into the air or explode, are allowed in those cities.In the Bay Area, fireworks are allowed in: Cloverdale, Dixon,...
    We already know the first blow to the economy by coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown: Spanish GDP registered a -5.2% drop at first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter in terms of volume. The contribution of national demand to the year-on-year change in GDP is -3.7 points, 5.0 points lower than that of the fourth quarter. For its part, external demand presents a contribution of −0.4 points, nine tenths less than in the previous quarter And that until March only 2 weeks of alarm and confinement are registered, although already the forecasts and uncertainties hit the demand. The rate for the first quarter is 5.6 points lower than that registered in the fourth quarter and similar to...
    The official Twitter page for the Democratic National Committee has quickly taken down a tweet that suggested President Donald Trump's rally at Mt. Rushmore would be 'glorifying white supremacy.' In the since deleted Tuesday morning tweet, the DNC took Trump to task for the series of grievances he has enacted against indigenous communities in the United States.  'Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief,' they said in the tweet. In the since deleted Tuesday morning tweet, the DNC took Trump to task for the series of grievances he has enacted against indigenous communities in the United States They then turned their attention to Trump's July 3rd visit...
    MANY people are still planning a celebratory cookout this Fourth of July weekend despite coronavirus fears. Three in 10 Americans are still set to have a traditional holiday meal outside, according to new research. Three in 10 Americans are planning a July 4 cookout A survey of 2,000 Americans found 49 percent of them have a traditional cookout day during the summer – and July 4 was revealed to be one of the top choices at 63 percent. Results revealed the average respondent plans to attend six cookouts in the coming months, assuming social distancing guidelines are lifted in the United States. The survey also analyzed what delicious food people are planning to eat. Commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef...
    The majority of Americans think that attending July 4 celebrations this weekend pose moderate or large risks to their health amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new Axios/Ipsos poll finds. As cities nationwide prepare to celebrate America's independence, many state officials are taking precautions in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus over the holiday weekend. Some states have reclosed their beaches and are requiring masks to be worn in public, while Texas and Florida both last week prohibited standalone bars from serving alcohol as the states dealt with record numbers of daily new cases. The Pentagon has scheduled flyovers for several East Coast cities as well as Mount Rushmore. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTop intelligence officials release statements criticizing leaking of Russian bounties...
    Macy's on Monday launched the first of six nights of fireworks displays to celebrate the Fourth of July with a brief pyrotechnics display that was launched unannounced off Long Island City and nearby areas along the East River to limit crowd capacity and promote social distancing during COVID-19.  The five minute shows will be repeated nightly until the July 4th holiday from locations to be disclosed just before the shows.  An announcement about Monday's show came via Twitter. 'In celebration of the 4th of July, a 5-minute Macy's fireworks display will occur tonight btwn 9 – 10 PM & may be seen or heard in parts of LIC, Roosevelt Island, & along the East River in Manhattan,' the tweet said....
    ENGLEWOOD — My Block My Hood My City is launching a new initiative to quell gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend. The peace initiative, called Hit the Hood, comes from a collaboration of community leaders and activists. The effort will include a weekend of activities, including a march. It will begin Friday, according to a press conference the group held Monday in Englewood. My Block My Hood My City will also award $50,000 in peace grants to aid any person, block, or group in preventing violence during the holiday weekend. According to the organization’s website, they will fund “up to $5,000 per request and assist in providing resources for #HitTheHood.” Individuals and groups can apply for a $5,000...
    DENVER (AP) — Seven people died in a head-on collision crash on a highway in eastern Colorado, authorities said. The Colorado State Patrol said the two trucks crashed Friday around 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 between Limon and Kit Carson in Cheyenne County. A white Ford F-150 pickup truck towing a boat was attempting to pass a semi-truck heading in the same direction when it crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, the department said. The Ford truck burst into flames and all four people in the truck died, authorities said. Four people were in the Chevrolet truck. Two of them died at the scene, another died en route to a hospital and...
    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez plans to issue an emergency order closing down the county's beaches during the Fourth of July weekend.  The planned closures from July 3 to July 7 come after Florida has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections. There were more than 5,000 new cases reported in the state Thursday, the second single highest tally since the outbreak began.  Gimenez warned that he may extend the shutdown if 'conditions do not improve and people do not follow New Normal rules requiring masks to be worn always inside commercial establishments and outdoors when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible,' in a statement about the order. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez plans to issue an emergency...
    Florida has joined Texas in banning consuming in bars, whereas Miami has moved to shut seashores and parks — all simply in time for the Fourth of July vacation weekend, officers introduced Friday. The drastic measures come as Florida’s coronavirus instances proceed to soar. Underneath the bar ban, companies that rake in additional than half of their gross sales from alcohol can nonetheless promote booze to go. The Florida bar ban comes simply three weeks after the companies have been allowed to reopen. Texas, in the meantime, ordered bars closed earlier Friday. “Efficient instantly, the Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide,” Halsey Beshears, the division’s secretary, tweeted Friday morning....
    Florida has joined Texas in banning drinking in bars, while Miami has moved to close beaches and parks — all just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, officials announced Friday. The drastic measures come as Florida’s coronavirus cases continue to soar. Under the bar ban, businesses that rake in more than half of their sales from alcohol can still sell booze to go. The Florida bar ban comes just three weeks after the businesses were allowed to reopen. Texas, meanwhile, ordered bars closed earlier Friday. “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide,” Halsey Beshears, the department’s secretary, tweeted Friday morning. Beshears added under the order...
    CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device All across the Bay Area from the suburbs to the urban cities, residents are losing sleep, babies are crying and dogs are hiding behind the couch every night because illegal fireworks have been going off incessantly for weeks. Although pre-Fourth of July fireworks aren’t exactly a new phenomenon, no one seems to remember hearing them so many weeks before the holiday and with such frequency. “They’re disrupting people’s lives,” said Marione Michlich, of South San Jose, adding that the fireworks start around 8 every night like clockwork. “My little dog is going to have a heart attack. I’m not getting any sleep because I’m trying...
    There will be July 4 fireworks in the Big Apple — just not the way New Yorkers are used to them. The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show will be spread out in smaller displays over three nights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. The individual light shows will run five minutes apiece between June 29 and July 1 — with a grand finale that will air July 4th on NBC. It was not immediately clear whether the July 4 show would be a conglomeration of the smaller shows or something unique. “The idea is very brief bursts, brief but mighty,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing. Hizzoner called the plan ...
    President Donald Trump will hold his “Salute to America” event in D.C. on July 4, albeit in a what appears to be a scaled-back manner. Following weeks of uncertainty as to whether the president would move forward with a large-scale event in the District amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House said Friday that Trump, first lady Melania Trump and the Department of the Interior will host the Independence Day event on the South Lawn of the White House and the Ellipse. Last year, the event was held at the Lincoln Memorial and included displays of armored military vehicles. This year’s event will include “music, military demonstrations, and flyovers” meant to honor U.S. troops and veterans, and Trump...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – “We know this is a black issue because we are taking to the streets not just here, but all over the world, because we are tired of black people being killed by the hand of police,” one organized addressed the crowd. It was the fourth Saturday in a row that protesters filled the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh, demanding change. The civil protest took place in front of the City-County Building. They were again calling for police reforms and recognized those African-Americans that had been killed by police. They also were calling for LGBTQIA rights.
    LAS VEGAS — UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision. Featherweight Josh Emmett won a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos in a thrilling joint performance during the penultimate bout of the latest show from the fan-free UFC Apex gym in the mixed martial arts promotion’s hometown. Blaydes (14-2) showcased his superior wrestling skills from the start against Volkov, taking down the towering Russian within the first 10 seconds and then dominating the first 3 1/2 rounds. Volkov (31-8) landed his own takedown late in the fourth and nailed Blaydes with a few strikes early in the fifth, but Blaydes pushed through and won by bending...
    By SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters shut down a six-lane state highway that feeds into downtown Madison for a second day on Tuesday, as Gov. Tony Evers called for the Legislature to pass a law to reduce the use of police force and urged a united battle against racism. The latest actions came after a third night of violence gripped downtown Madison, with protesters spraying graffiti on the state Capitol and nearby buildings, dumping paint on the beloved “Forward” statue and breaking into boarded up businesses. Police in riot gear used tear gas to disperse the crowd. Madison, the liberal state capital with one of the deepest racial divides in the nation, has been a flashpoint for protests...