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NBA shutdown allowed many in league unexpected…

Plenty of aches and pains around the NBA have healed in the almost-four-month span since the league had to suspend its season because of the pandemic

Turtle Heals Using Lego Wheelchair

A turtle that had a fractured shell was returned to his natural habitat after using a Lego wheelchair for recovery.

U.K. To Let Travelers From 59 Countries In…

Travelers from 59 countries will be allowed to come into England without having to self-isolate.

California Holiday Warning: Assume Everyone Is…

Worried about the rising number of coronavirus cases, California officials have closed beaches and ruled out indoor dining for the holiday weekend. And they're stepping up their warnings: "Only leave for essential activities like going to work or going to the market," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti implored residents. "And...

AP Top Stories July 3 P

Here are the top stories for Friday, July 3: Trump heads to Mt. Rushmore for fireworks display; Chicago urges social distancing for July 4th; More than 160 dead in Myanmar landslide; Washington Redskins eyes nickname change.

Kylie Jenner Launches Clear Sunscreen

If you're not a fan of the white color of most sunscreens, Kylie Skin is launching a new clear sunscreen. The face specific cream, was introduced on Kylie Jenner's Instagram page as the "invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Face Sunscreen." It is the first face sunscreen product made by the young reality star and beauty mogul's brand, Kylie Skin. Product details shared on Kylie's Instagram Stories say that the colorless formula can be added to your daily routine. Kylie writes, "As your last step to protect and moisturize, and the perfect primer for your makeup!" The SPF 40 Face Sunscreen launches on Thursday, July 9 and can be found on kylieskin.com.

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Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea…

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year, his defense against charges he sexually abused girls hinged on a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that his lawyers said prevented him from being charged with further crimes

This Day in History: American Colonies Declare…

This Day in History: American Colonies Declare Independence July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence was adopted in Philadelphia during the first Continental Congress. 12 colonies would ratify the Declaration on this day. New York would ratify on the twelfth. Written by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration was essentially a list of colonist grievances with the British. Jefferson's ideas about equality were borrowed largely from European philosophers, including John Locke. The famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ..." would alter the course of human history. The United States would become an independent nation with the defeat of the British and signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

Brie Larson Reveals Major Roles She Did Not Get

(CNN) Before she was "Captain Marvel," Brie Larson says she missed out on some big movies. She auditioned but was not cast for a role in a "Star Wars" movie, along with starring roles in "The Hunger Games" and "Terminator: Genisys," she revealed on her new YouTube channel on Thursday. It was so great learning from all of those who joined - make sure to follow them. I'm so excited about this journey - be sure to let me know what you want to see.

Nation Makes 'Upskirt' Photos Illegal

Taking a photo under a woman's skirt until now has brought only a small fine in Germany, which hasn't been much of a deterrent. "That is why we are closing a major criminal liability gap," said a spokesman for the ruling legislative coalition. The offense will now fall under criminal...

What you need to know before lighting fireworks

Fireworks can be fun, but they are also very dangerous and should be handled with caution and care.

Official US COVID-19 Death Toll Is a 'Substantial…

Official US COVID-19 Death Toll Is a 'Substantial Undercount,' Yale Study Finds Conducted by researchers at Yale University, the study was published on Wednesday in 'JAMA Internal Medicine.' Using data from the National Center for Health Statistics Data, the study compared excess deaths in the U.S. between March 1 and May 30 with deaths from COVID-19 during the same time. The total deaths of 781,000 during this time was 122,300 higher than expected. 95,235 of these deaths were attributed to coronavirus. According to researchers, most of the remaining excess deaths were likely caused by the coronavirus as well. Dan Weinberger, Yale, via CNBC Because COVID-19 affects almost every system of the body, the uptick in strokes and heart attacks was also indirectly caused by the coronavirus. Some states, including TX and AZ, show more than a 50 percent discrepancy between COVID-19 deaths and excess deaths.

31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for…

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%

Astros begin summer camp at home amid pandemic

The Houston Astros resumed training Friday at their home field in the midst of a pandemic. Major League Baseball is set to start later this month with no fans and a shortened season. (July 3)

Mexico Issues First Border Restrictions Over…

Any other year, Arizonans would "flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July," reports the Daily Star . But this holiday, most will be turned away if they try. Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced the country's first border restrictions since the pandemic,...

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Rays lefty Snell puts comments behind, gets back…

Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell reported for work after all

Astronomers Discover A New Oval Spot On Jupiter

Astronomers discover a new spot on Jupiter.

Washington Redskins May Drop Team Name Under…

The NFL team says it will undertake a "thorough review of the team's name" after stadium sponsor FedEx calls for dropping the offensive term.

Mutated Virus Now Dominates: Research

Many uncertainties remain about the mutated form of the new coronavirus that has been under study as it quickly spreads. But one question about G614 has been resolved, researchers said Thursday. "This is now the virus," said Erica Ollmann Saphire, who worked on a study published in Cell , reports CNN...

Store robbery prompts fatal shootout, suspect dead

A man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander, police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Friday morning. (July 3)

Qatar Airways Mandates Face Masks AND Shields…

Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies. Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, according to reports at CNN. Qatar Airways has announced that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield... ...in addition to a face mask or face covering. The Middle East carrier says it will be issuing fliers with protection kits before boarding. The kits include face shields, hand sanitizer, a surgical face mask, and disposable globes. Face shields are obligatory for passengers unless they're eating or drinking.

Cop who stopped Elijah McClain fired over…

One of the three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain has been fired over photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used on the Black man before he died last year

Hand Sanitizer May Make Fireworks More Dangerous…

Hand Sanitizer May Make Fireworks More Dangerous on July 4 With the ongoing pandemic, many people have integrated alcohol-based hand sanitizer into their daily lives. Combined with Fourth of July celebrations, which rely heavily on fireworks, the pairing could lead to trouble. NSC's Maureen Vogel, via CNN The National Safety Council has strongly recommended that people leave the fireworks to the professionals this year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 57% of the 7,000 firework-related injuries from July 4 last year were from burns.

CDC Denied Public Briefing About COVID-19

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NFL Team Takes Step Toward New Name

After decades of saying they'll never change a team name considered by many to be a slur against Native Americans, the Washington Redskins announced Friday they'll reconsider. People familiar with the team's talks with NFL officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, said a process is being set up for the review....

How weather plays a role in firework shows

Fireworks launch under the mercy of the weather, so people who prepare firework shows have to watch out for weather conditions at all times.

Over 50,000 New US Coronavirus Cases Reported in…

Over 50,000 New US Coronavirus Cases Reported in a Single Day According to Johns Hopkins University, 50,203 coronavirus cases were reported in the U.S. on Wednesday. To put those numbers into perspective, in the early days of the pandemic, it took more than two months to reach the 50,000 mark in the U.S. The previous record of cases reported in a single day occurred on June 26. On that day, there were 45,255 cases. On Wednesday, five states reported a record number of cases: CA, AZ, NC, TX and TN. Reopening of businesses in many of the states has been rolled back or halted. Gavin Newsom, CA Governor, via CNN The record number of cases comes as states are prepping for Fourth of July celebrations. Infectious disease experts refer to the holiday as "the perfect storm." Dr. Ricardo Franco, University of Alabama