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Coronavirus: Texas governor mandates wearing of face masks

BBC - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:10
Texans who refuse to don the coverings in public settings could be fined up to $250.
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'On another planet': Tapper reacts to what Trump said today

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:05
President Trump continues to falsely suggest that the coronavirus is under control in the United States. Health experts have repeatedly contradicted this false claim.
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Man City 4-0 Liverpool: Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling & Phil Foden score

BBC - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:04
Liverpool's Premier League title-winning celebrations are slightly dampened as they are thrashed by deposed champions Manchester City.
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Ex-Trump supporter on virus response: He blew it

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:40
CNN's Jeff Zeleny speaks to longtime Republicans in Florida who say they will not vote for President Donald Trump in November because of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Protest, rally or eating out - Where is riskier?

BBC - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:39
Dr Georges Benjamin breaks down the risks of going into crowds and how best to protect yourself.
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Big name Republicans signing up for new social media platform

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:39
As Twitter begins to crack down on some of President Trump's tweets, some Republicans have started flocking to a new social media app, "Parler." CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
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'Sending the population to the slaughterhouse': Restaurants and bars open in Rio amid pandemic

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:32
A chilly wind ruffled tablecloths at the open-air restaurants along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. But it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Pedro Assy as he prepared to open his simple eatery for the first time in more than three months.
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UN staff in Israel sex-act video suspended without pay

BBC - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:31
The move comes after video of a sex act in UN-marked vehicle in Israel went viral.
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Coronavirus: Public should 'act responsibly' as England's lockdown is eased, says PM

BBC - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:29
Boris Johnson will make the appeal to the public ahead of rule changes and reopenings on Saturday.
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Prosecutor fired by Barr to testify before House committee next week

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:20
Fired US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman is scheduled to appear behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee next week, a congressional aide told CNN.
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Lego debuts new sets for the young at heart featuring The Beatles, Star Wars and Iron Man

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:17
Lego announced a new line of "Lego Art" -- a higher-end building set geared towards adult fans.
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Hugh Downs, anchor of '20/20' and 'Today,' dead at 99

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:14
Hugh Downs, the versatile and Emmy-winning broadcaster whose decades-long TV career ranged from anchoring ABC News' "20/20" to the "Today" show to serving as Jack Paar's sidekick on "The Tonight Show," has died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 99.
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US marks most new coronavirus cases in a day

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:12
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Police unions have helped shield officers from accountability. Now they're facing backlash

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:00
One San Antonio police officer repeatedly used the n-word as he arrested a Black man for trespassing at a mall. Another told a man he could go free if he beat the officer in a fistfight. A third allegedly tried to give a homeless man a sandwich filled with dog feces. 
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Home Depot changes the way it sells rope after nooses are found in store

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:00
Home Depot has changed the way it sells rope after a customer reported finding nooses hanging in a North Carolina store — the latest in a series of similar incidents at its stores in recent years.
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Another leader at Refinery29 steps down after allegations of toxic work environment

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:51
Amy Emmerich, global president and chief content officer of Refinery29, announced Thursday that she is stepping down from her position immediately.
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Fourth of July: Why this Independence Day will be unlike any other

BBC - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:46
With the usual parades and events on hold, it's set to be a unique year for US Independence Day.
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A Miami-Dade officer struck a woman at an airport will be terminated, officials say

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:38
Termination proceedings have been initiated against a Miami-Dade police officer who struck a woman who he said struck him during an argument at Miami International Airport.
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Get ready for a grilled cheese burrito

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:22
Cheese lovers: Get ready.
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Unemployment rate won't recover for the next decade, CBO projects

CNN - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:18
America's recovery from the pandemic recession could last through the better part of the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office's 10-year forecast published Thursday.
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