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Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during…

As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV

Circular Radio Objects Spotted In Space Baffle…

Astronomers say that radio waves picked up by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope indicate there are four completely inexplicable circular objects in space.

President Trump Attends Mount Rushmore Fireworks…

Presidnet Trump spent July 3 at Mount Rushmore's first Independence Day fireworks celebration in over a decade.

Days After New Law, Activist Flees Hong Kong

A prominent pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong has fled the territory days after China's introduction of a draconian new security law . Former student leader Nathan Law, who spent time in prison for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, says he has left Hong Kong and will continue advocating for...

Calif. beachgoers seek surf, sun before closures

California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections. (July 3)

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.

Coronavirus behind him, Utah's Rudy Gobert…

Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed

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.

Coronavirus Infections Rising, 36 States

(CNN) As Americans head into a holiday weekend in the shadow of a ravaging coronavirus pandemic, some governors are rethinking their stance on face coverings after days of record infections. Coronavirus has killed more than 128,000 people and infected over 2.7 million nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. Infection rates are rising in 36 states, with patients rapidly filling hospitals across the South and West. California, Arizona, Texas and Florida all posted record new cases this week -- Florida reported more than 10,000 additional coronavirus cases Thursday while Texas had about 8,000.

Senator: I'm Ready to Block Over 1K Military…

Sen. Tammy Duckworth is drawing the line. The Illinois Democrat announced Thursday she'll hold up over 1,100 military promotions unless the Pentagon promises it won't block the promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump, USA Today reports. "It is...

The role of weather in fireworks shows

Experts who prepare fireworks shows, like Casey Helfrich, have to keep an eye on weather conditions at all times.

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.

Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US…

Syrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country's civil war

Demo against St. Louis couple who pulled gun

Hundreds of people staged a demonstration near the home of a Missouri couple who pointed guns at protesters last week during a protest against the city's mayor Lyda Krewson. (July 3)

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...

Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in…

Explosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities

Snake-Like Dental Glands Found In Amphibians

Utah State University reports that researchers have made a “fang’tastic” discovery.

2 Oklahoma Police Officers Charged With Murder In…

Officials say Jared Lakey died last year "after being tased multiple times" by officers ​Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman.

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...

Arizona sees record demand for hospital beds

Arizona is seeing record demand for hospital beds as the state struggles to control a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state broke several of its own records for additional cases, deaths and hospitalizations. (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.

North Korea says it has no plans for talks with…

North Korea is reiterating it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang

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.

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.

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,...

Holiday fireworks spark wildfire concerns

Authorities are warning people to be careful with backyard fireworks and grilling over the holiday weekend as they battle wildfires in Arizona.

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