Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, tests positive for coronavirus while in South Dakota

The girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s eldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, CBS News has confirmed. Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr., had traveled to South Dakota to see the president’s Fourth of July speech and fireworks show at Mount Rushmore. Both Guilfoyle and Trump Jr., who serves as a top surrogate for the president, are isolating themselves and have canceled public events, according to Sergio … Read more

Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

In a jaw-dropping speech that amounted to culture war bonfire, President Donald Trump used the backdrop of Mount Rushmore Friday night to frame protesters as a nefarious left-wing mob that intends to “end America.” Those opponents, he argued, are engaged in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.” On Saturday in the nation’s capital, the Trump administration has planned July 4 celebrations that ignore … 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. But at around 2am on Saturday the car veered off the road that lines … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK has been on lockdown since March 23 – and during that time we’ve had major news events, binge-worthy TV shows and questionable celebrity stunts. But as lockdown begins to ease and people start to return to normal, it’s important to remember all the many things that we as a nation, and as a global community, have shared … Read more

International Flights Are Ramping Up. Slowly. And With Plenty Of Caveats

Enlarge this image Passengers are tested for COVID-19 at Beirut International Airport on July 1. Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images I’ve been stranded in Kenya since March, trying to get a “repatriation” flight to return home to the United States. I was finally able to book a flight but I’m still not sure I’ll be able to board at the scheduled departure time – a week … Read more

Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises

July 4 (Reuters) – Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as he launched new measures to try to curb the coronavirus. Iran has been battling the spread of the coronavirus, with the total number of cases hitting 237,878 on Saturday and a further 148 deaths bringing the country’s toll … Read more

English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world

1 / 6 APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Chile Peruvian migrant Jose Collantes grieves as he cries on the coffin that contains the remains of his wife Silvia Cano, who died due to COVID-19 complications, according to Collantes, at a Catholic cemetery in Santiago, Chile, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pubs across England were reopening Saturday in an effort at normal life, while South Africa signaled anything but — reporting another record … Read more

Trump uses Mount Rushmore address to rail against removal of monuments

“As we meet here tonight there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for,” Trump warned. He added, “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.” It was the kind of dark message the President has turned to often in recent weeks to incite his most loyal supporters as he attempts to ignore a pandemic … Read more

See how Canada crushed the curve while the US struggles – CNN Video

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Fred Fleitz: At Mount Rushmore, Trump right to highlight danger leftist radicals pose to America

President Trump celebrated America’s independence and our nation’s 244th birthday Friday night with stirring speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota calling attention to serious threats America faces here at home from radical lawbreakers. Praising the four presidents whose 60-foot-high heads are carved into a mountain in the Black Hills – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt – Trump attacked extremists who have denounced such great Americans and sought to tear down … Read more

Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise

Authorities in the Australian city of Melbourne have confined people living in nine housing estate tower blocks because of an outbreak of coronavirus. The 3,000 or so residents of the blocks are being told not to leave their homes for any reason for at least five days. At least 23 cases of infection were found on two estates in recent days. The state of Victoria recorded 108 new cases on Saturday, its second-biggest daily increase. … Read more

Eden-Monaro byelection results: counting under way in tightly fought NSW contest – follow live

Follow all the results, news and analysis as Labor’s Kristy McBain attempts to retain seat for ALP and the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs hopes for a once-in-100-year upset. Latest news LIVE Updated The Liberal candidate for the Eden-Monaro byelection, Fiona Kotvojs, and the Labor candidate, Kristy McBain. People in the electorate, which stretches from Queanbeyan to the NSW south coast and the snowfields, cast their votes on Saturday after the retirement of the former Labor … Read more

Letters to the Editor: Justice system unfair to victims’ families

TOUGH ON CRIMEI agree with my MP Stephanie Kusie’s proposal to make it harder for people like Matthew de Grood, after committing a terrible killing of five innocent young people because he was driven by a psychotic outbreak, and got to spend his time in a mental health facility. Now, he is to be granted unrestricted freedom and let loose in society, the five young people he brutally killed do not have that choice. The … Read more

Melbourne’s ‘hard lockdown’ orders residents of nine public housing towers to stay home as coronavirus cases surge

Coronavirus outbreak Five hundred police sent to enforce command that 3,000 tenants remain in their units Police at one of the nine public housing towers in Flemington, Melbourne, placed under ‘hard lockdown’ on Saturday afternoon. Victoria has recorded 108 new coronavirus cases. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP Three thousand people living in nine public housing towers in Melbourne have been placed under the harshest lockdown rules of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia so far and banned from … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A fleet of caravans choked traffic on the M5 this morning as millions of motorists tried to make a “Super Saturday” getaway. As lockdown restriction were eased across England, allowing overnight stays and meals out in pubs and restaurants, roads and motorways were gridlocked with tourists heading to the coast. The M25 was clogged with traffic between junction 24 … Read more

Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of ‘New Far-Left Fascism’ In Speech Ahead Of July 4th

Enlarge this image President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, U.S., on Friday, July 3, 2020. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images On the eve of Independence Day, President Trump celebrated at the foot of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota with a fireworks display and an impassioned speech against what he called a “new far-left fascism.” About … Read more

Victoria records 108 new coronavirus infections

3000 Melburnians are locked in their homes immediately as Victoria orders Australia’s first total shutdown after recording 108 positive COVID-19 tests in second worst daily spike since pandemic started Nine public housing towers in two post codes will go into ‘hard’ lockdowns  No one will be allowed to leave their units ‘for any reason’, Daniel Andrews said  Victoria has reported 108 coronavirus infections in second biggest spike ever Only bigger jump in daily totals was … Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially close Sussex Royal charity

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially SHUT DOWN their Sussex Royal charity as they shift focus to eco-tourism scheme ‘Travalyst’ Meghan and Harry said to have filed paperwork to dissolve the royal foundation  The couple are shifting their focus to Prince’s eco-tourism scheme ‘Travalyst’  ‘Travalyst’ hopes to help the tourism industry survive the coronavirus crisis Follows Queen’s decision that couple can no longer use word ‘royal’ in branding’ By Jemma Carr and Antonia Paget For … Read more

Our country is in chaos. But it’s a great time to be an American

They had just been treated to a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, which Congress had officially adopted less than a week earlier. After hearing calls to “dissolve the political bands” of tyranny, they marched to a public park that featured a statue of King George III, Britain’s ruler, and knocked the 4,000-pound statue off its 15-foot pedestal. The head of the statue was then decapitated and perched on top of a spike, and … Read more

‘Eviction crisis’: Housing advocates fear waves of homelessness as moratoriums expire

The crippling economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic could force a wave of evictions across the United States as a federal ban and a patchwork of state moratoriums quickly expire, fair housing advocates and legal experts warned. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act that Congress passed in March provided a temporary moratorium on evictions, but it was for a fraction of the nation’s tenants and some homeowners — applying to those … Read more

Trump’s trying to end Obamacare but there’s emerging evidence it could undo him

WASHINGTON — Six days after President Donald Trump’s administration asked the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, voters in deeply red Oklahoma effectively voted to embrace the law by adopting its Medicaid expansion. The narrow victory for Obamacare came in a state that Trump won by 36 points in 2016, highlighting a growing gap between the president and his own base on health care as he asks Americans to give him four more years. The tension … Read more

Opinion | What would George Washington do? The founders’ approach to masks and quarantine

With states such as Texas, Arizona and California closing stores and restaurants to rein in COVID-19 and cities nationwide mulling the requiring of masks in public, angry residents and business owners claim these restrictions violate the American idea of freedom. These measures clearly do involve hardships and exceed the normal restraints citizens expect from their governments in liberal democracies, but are they truly an affront to liberty? The extensive body of writings, constitutional arguments and … Read more

Oregon governor meets with state troopers caught flouting mask mandate in coffee shop

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown met Friday with three Oregon State Police troopers who were seen on video earlier this week defying a mandated statewide mask order while visiting a Corvallis coffee shop. The incident occurred the same day the governor’s mask order took effect as a response to the coronavirus outbreak. Brown said on social media that the meeting with the troopers was her idea. In posts to Twitter and Facebook, she is seen having an … Read more

Here’s what Americans prefer to grill — and how they grill it

Grilling season is upon us. But as you’re stoking your coals or firing up your propane tank, what’s going on top of that grate? According to the majority of Americans, that answer is easy: beef. HOW TO HAVE A SAFE COOKOUT AND CREATE NEW TRADITIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS In a survey by Grill Cook Bake, an amateur-chef-created platform for reviewing cooking gear, more than 3,900 Americans were polled about their grilled food habits. Protein penchants … Read more

Bob Ross’ time in the Air Force influenced him in ‘The Joy of Painting,’ pal says

Before Bob Ross introduced the world to “The Joy of Painting,” he served in the Air Force where he discovered happy trees and almighty mountains. The beloved artist and TV icon previously spent two decades in the United States Air Force, where he reached the rank of Master Sergeant before retiring in 1981, Biography.com reported. His pal Joan Kowalski, president of Bob Ross Inc., told Fox News that it was during the star’s time in … Read more

Fourth of July: Why do we celebrate with fireworks?

Fireworks are a quintessential part of Independence Day festivities in America – but do you know why it’s popular to celebrate July 4 with a bang? The vision for the tradition dates all the way back to 1776, when John Adams imagined that a sparkling sky would honor the soon-to-be independent 13 colonies each year in a July 3 letter to his wife, Abigail. Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial during the Fourth of July … Read more

‘It’s a constant barrage of hate’: how Trump sparks heated clashes in Florida’s retirement resort

Florida ‘It’s a constant barrage of hate’: how Trump sparks heated clashes in Florida’s retirement resort The Villages – where video showed a resident spewing racism, retweeted by the president – has long been Trump country. But minds may be changing People walk up to La Hacienda Recreation Center, as voters cast their ballots in the Democratic primary in The Villages, Florida, in March. Photograph: Yana Paskova/Reuters It promotes itself as “Florida’s friendliest hometown”, a … Read more

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2020-07-04T09:26:03.593Z Welsh told to resist urge to visit England pubs People in Wales must continue to follow the five-mile advice and stay local this weekend as pubs open over the border in England, the first minister has said. Mark Drakeford said that while those living very close to England may be able to visit pubs that are open, it would not be possible for the majority of people in Wales. Police forces have also urged Welsh … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Welsh people fancying a pint on “Super Saturday” can only travel to England if they live within five miles of the border. First Minister Mark Drakeford said that while those living very close to England may be able to visit venues serving alcoholic beverages, the vast majority would not be permitted to travel. Police have also urged Welsh residents … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Downing Street has been mocked after tweeting incorrect rules on the day lockdown is being eased again. The verified UK Prime Minister Twitter account posted: “You can only meet people who don’t live with you outside. Whatever the weather.” The hastily-deleted tweet on Saturday morning sparked an angry backlash, with Labour lashing out at “incoherent advice” and Piers Morgan … Read more