How America Uses Lincoln’s Space

It feels, today, like a secular temple—so quiet and hallowed that many Americans take it as an affront when anyone they might disagree with seizes the space. But from the start, the Lincoln Memorial has pulled all kinds of Americans together and even provided a (mostly) civil spot for them to argue. Advertisement The first idea for a monument to Abraham Lincoln was a grandiose design by sculptor Clark Mills, selected by Congress after it … Read more

Overseas arrivals at Sydney airport will be capped at 450 a day

No vacancy! Overseas arrivals landing at Sydney Airport will be limited to just 450 a day as hotels struggle to cope after Melbourne diverts flights International arrivals at Sydney Airport will be capped at 450 until July 17  The federal government limit will help to alleviate stress on resources in NSW  Flights were on Wednesday diverted from Melbourne until July 14 amid spike  By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia and Aap Published: 09:00 EDT, … Read more

England’s Globe Theatre at risk amid coronavirus pandemic

England’s Globe Theatre at risk amid coronavirus pandemic – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live The coronavirus pandemic has put the future of many theaters in peril, and landmarks such as the replica of William Shakespeare’s beloved Globe Theatre in London have not been spared from the consequences of lockdown orders. Imtiaz Tyab visits the world-renowned stage to see how it is determined to survive. View CBS News In

Neil Young says he is “NOT OK” with Trump using his songs at Mount Rushmore event

At a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore Friday night, President Donald Trump blasted multiple Neil Young songs for the crowd. Shortly after, the legendary singer reiterated that he is “NOT OK” with the president using his music.  “This is NOT ok with me…,” Young tweeted.  “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me,” he added.  The president played both “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Like … Read more

Watch live: Trump to deliver 4th of July remarks in “Salute to America” event

President Trump will deliver remarks at the “Salute to America” event at the White House on Saturday in honor of Independence Day. The event will include military aircraft flyovers and conclude with fireworks over the Mall. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel has asked people not to gather downtown to celebrate Independence Day due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. How to watch President Trump’s 4th of July remarks: What: President Trump delivers remarks for … Read more

Michael Cohen may have violated the terms of his prison release by eating out at a restaurant in Manhattan

Michael Cohen is seen returning to his Manhattan home on May 21, 2020, after being granted a furlough from prison due to the coronavirus. More David Dee Delgado/Getty The New York Post obtained photos showing Michael Cohen eating out at a Manhattan restaurant Thursday night.  Cohen is currently serving a three-year sentence under home confinement, and eating out appears to be a violation of the conditions of his release from a federal prison camp.  Business … Read more

Trump orders creation of national heroes garden

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a “National Garden of American Heroes” to defend what he calls “our great national story” against those who vandalise statues. His executive order gives a new task force 60 days to present plans, including a location, for the garden. He insists the new statues must be lifelike, “not abstract or modernist”. A number of US statues have been pulled … Read more

‘Multiple charges’ in Canada’s Rideau Hall breach

An armed member of Canada’s military faces 22 charges after breaching the gates of an estate where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives. Police say Corey Hurren, 46, drove a pick-up truck through the main entrance of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday morning. He then allegedly entered the grounds on foot before being confronted by police. Police spoke to him for almost two hours before arresting him. Mr Hurren drove from his home in Manitoba … Read more

Trump’s `strong wall’ to block COVID-19 from China had holes

President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic — a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempted were thousands of residents of the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. Efforts to track U.S. residents returning from mainland China were riddled with errors and … Read more

Trump’s incendiary Mount Rushmore speech criticized for ‘peddling fiction’ – live

President says US under assault from ‘far-left fascism’ in speech US coronavirus deaths near 130,000 Supreme court gives conservatives blues – what’s really going on? Sign up to our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated Play Video 1:20 Donald Trump says US ‘under siege from far-left fascism’ in Mount Rushmore speech – video Key events Show 10.15am EDT10:15 Trump speech sparks media storm 8.06am EDT08:06 Good morning … Live feed Show 11.00am EDT11:00 Joe Biden, the … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A further 44 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in UK hospitals on a major day of lockdown easing. NHS England said another 39 people have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England hospitals to 28,871, NHS England said. Patients were aged between 45 and 99 years old and all had known underlying … Read more

Designer behind the made in Australia Kangaroo SLAMS coronavirus logo

Designer behind the iconic Made in Australia Kangaroo SLAMS the nation’s new logo ‘coronavirus’ as ‘confusing and unoriginal’ Ken Cato designed the original Australian Made kangaroo in just two days He said pointed out a number of flaws in the new ‘coronavirus’ logo’s design Mr Cato said the design was confusing and would be difficult to link to Australia By Tom Place For Daily Mail Australia Published: 10:28 EDT, 4 July 2020 | Updated: 10:40 … Read more

Eden-Monaro byelection: Labor tipped to win NSW seat but yet to claim victory

Labor has pulled in front at the close of the count in the Eden-Monaro byelection on Saturday night – but the contest remains tight, with postal votes still to tally. While senior Labor sources expressed confidence that Kristy McBain would get across the line, and the ABC’s respected election analyst Antony Green predicted a likely Labor win after a five week campaign conducted in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, the count remained in progress. … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: As England’s bars reopen, Boris says ‘let’s not blow it now’; Ontario courthouses to resume in-person hearings Monday

By Star staffwire services Sat., July 4, 2020timer3 min. read The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 9:36 a.m.: Courthouses across Ontario are set to resume some in-person hearings Monday, according to the Ministry of the Attorney General, despite unions representing Crowns and court staff saying safety concerns remain unresolved. “More precautions are required to adequately … Read more

Boris Johnson begs the public to behave when pubs open TOMORROW

‘None of us believe this is a risk-free next step’: Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warns pandemic ‘is a long way from gone’ as Boris Johnson begs people to behave as pubs reopen Boris Johnson has appealed for the public to show restraint as lockdown eases on ‘Super Saturday’ tomorrow  The PM warned that ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’ and said he will not hesitate to reimpose curbs locally  Prof Chris Whitty insisted … Read more

So how will total confinement lockdown work?

So how will total confinement lockdown work? From feeding 3,000 people to free rent and no school – Premier Daniel Andrews reveals plans for unprecedented shutdown in Melbourne Nine Melbourne public housing estates have been put in immediate lockdown  About 3,000 residents will be confined to their units for at least five days  The enforcement will require an unprecendented level of help from police Premier Daniel Andrews said the ‘vulnerable’ residents would be supported  By … Read more

Overseas arrivals at Sydney airport will be capped at 450 a day

No vacancy! Overseas arrivals landing at Sydney Airport will be limited to just 450 a day as hotels struggle to cope after Melbourne diverts flights International arrivals at Sydney Airport will be capped at 450 until July 17  The federal government limit will help to alleviate stress on resources in NSW  Flights were on Wednesday diverted from Melbourne until July 14 amid spike  By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia and Aap Published: 09:00 EDT, … Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son is ‘just about walking’

Archie’s first steps! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son is ‘just about walking’ and is ‘loving life in Los Angeles’, reveals royal expert According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, Archie, one, ‘is just about walking’ Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are currently living with Archie in L.A.  Katie revealed: ‘He’s a very happy little boy and he’s loving life in Los Angeles Said they are ‘really loving family time’ which they have ‘had … Read more

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

1 / 7 Nation on Edge FILE – In this June 1, 2020, file photo, protesters rally as Philadelphia Police officers and Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers look on in Philadelphia, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) It was the worst of times. It was the weirdest of times. It was a season of sickness and shouting, of defiance and tension, of … Read more

Kevon Todd’s family says deputies caused his death. BSO releases video in response

After months of silence from the Broward Sheriff’s Office to the family of Kevon Todd, who died after an altercation with deputies at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Sheriff Gregory Tony has released video and reports that shed new light. Robyn Blake, attorney for Todd’s family, said at a press conference on Thursday that Todd was South Florida’s own version of an unarmed Black man being killed by police officers. At the time, Blake said all … Read more

Service businesses in Halifax are increasing prices to offset high cleaning costs

Most businesses in Nova Scotia are adjusting to the “new normal” after reopening in early June, but it might take consumers some time to adjust as well. Reopening regulations called for an increase in cleaning and sanitation, purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and workplace safety equipment. Along with reduced capacities in most businesses, the costs of operating while maintaining public health regulations have increased. Read more: Atlantic provinces encouraging staycations as they compete for local … Read more

Michael Cohen caught at New York City restaurant — and it could land him back in prison

Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday. Exclusive photos show President Trump’s former personal lawyer seated at a sidewalk table outside Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant around the corner from his Park Avenue apartment, on Thursday night. Cohen, his wife, … Read more

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

A small Michigan village is pulling together after two dam failures in May By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS Associated Press/ Report for America July 4, 2020, 1:57 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LANSING, Mich — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. … Read more

Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workers

LLEIDA, Spain — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain’s peach orchards, he still refused to do so. As part of an army of cheap labor that follows the ripening of different crops across the country, the 52-year-old responded in May to an urgent call for workers in … Read more

Eden-Monaro by-election goes down to the wire

Eden-Monaro by-election goes down to the wire with Labor narrowly in front but the Liberals closing in on pre-poll votes – as Nationals leader John Barilaro makes a stunning claim Polling booths closed at 6pm Saturday evening in the Eden-Monaro by-election  Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs and Labor’s Kristy McBain are the favourites  The area is a bellweather seat indicating what party would win a federal election  Labor narrowly pulled ahead Saturday night but the votes … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Drinkers today celebrated their first trip to the pub since the nation went into lockdown, with one declaring: “It’s like winning the Premier League.” Since 8am publicans across England have been throwing open their doors to welcome customers for the first time in more than three months, on what the Government has dubbed “Super Saturday”. The day began with … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A landlord has spoken of his devastation after a car ploughed into his pub hours before he was due to reopen as lockdown restrictions eased. Ray Perkins was due to host 200 guests throughout “Super Saturday” at The Swan Inn, in Little Chart, Ashford, Kent. The crash, around 2am on Saturday, smashed a large hole in its side, now … Read more

China’s role in the United States’ July 4 fireworks displays

China’s role in the United States’ July 4 fireworks displays – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live While fireworks displays around the country have been called off over coronavirus concerns, some Americans have taken it upon themselves to create their own celebrations, using backyard fireworks — often imported from China. Ramy Inocencio speaks to the person responsible for purchasing for Phantom Fireworks, who says their business would “cease to exist” without China’s production. View CBS … Read more

North Korea dismisses chance of ‘face to face’ U.S. nuclear talks ahead of election

Brushing away speculation that President Donald Trump could meet with Kim Jong Un ahead of November’s presidential election, a senior North Korean diplomat said Saturday that the country does not “feel any need” to enter into negotiations with the U.S. “We do not feel any need to sit face-to-face with the U.S.,” said Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency. “The U.S. is mistaken if it … Read more

Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders

1 / 4 Virus Outbreak Tennessee Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered what then was its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Bill Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response. It wasn’t a mandate to wear masks in public or clamp down on businesses or … Read more