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.
80 American artists are writing messages in the skies above ICE detention centers
Over Independence Day weekend, the project "In Plain Sight" aims to bring attention to the complex network of facilities and landmarks related to US immigration around the country.
Why do Trump, allies repost racist messaging and will it help his reelection effort?
The growing pattern comes as Trump drops in national polls.
Our country is in chaos. But it's a great time to be an American
It's easy to be cynical this Fourth of July. Racial protests have rocked every major US city, and Americans can't even agree if they should wear face masks during a pandemic. But what some see as chaos, others see as an explosion of patriotism.
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.
Fourth of July: Why do we celebrate with fireworks?
Do you know why it’s popular to celebrate July 4 with a bang?
Your Weekend Briefing: Halfway Through 2020
January feels like a decade ago. Here’s what you may have forgotten.
Toledo police officer fatally shot outside Home Depot store: reports
A police officer was fatally shot outside a Home Depot store just after midnight Saturday in Toledo, Ohio, according to reports.
As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July Fourth with pleas for people to skip the parties
After a week of skyrocketing coronavirus cases in the United States, officials are issuing a stark warning this July Fourth: Skip the parties.
MLB’s Cleveland Indians say they’re open to possible name change
Cleveland’s MLB team hasn’t always been called the Indians -- and the team indicated Friday it might soon be willing to change its name again.
Military vets and fireworks: It's a complicated relationship
While the Fourth of July can be likened to one of America's biggest street parties — at least in pre-pandemic times — our celebration of the sacrifices made by our nation's warriors can cause intensely painful trauma reactions for some who fight our wars.
Spouse cheating? 10 tech clues to find evidence
Years of marriage will hone a spouse’s instincts, and we often know when something seems funny. Smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart tech absorb adulterous evidence like a sponge. Once suspicions are aroused, a digital trail could contain many clues about a potential dalliance.
Trump will host a scaled-back July 4th party at White House as coronavirus cases spike
Trump's guests will include members of the military and law enforcement, as well as doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.
Britain has one of the world's worst Covid death rates. Now many fear it's about to drink itself into chaos
After four months of coronavirus lockdown closure, England's pubs are opening their doors again amid fears that this thirst for normality may risk further infections.
Britain has one of the world's worst Covid death rates. Now many fear it's about to drink itself into chaos
The thought of a pint of beer in a proper pub is a dream that has sustained many people in the UK through the tough months of coronavirus lockdown, but as the doors to drinking establishments finally reopen after four months on Saturday, a potential nightmare looms.
Lawyer for Epstein victims thinks Ghislaine Maxwell will die in jail
Ghislaine Maxwell will likely kill herself or “be silenced” in jail, a victim lawyer has reportedly predicted — a year after he correctly forecast Jeffrey Epstein’s early death behind bars. “I don’t think she is going to get out of jail alive,” Spencer Kuvin, an attorney for several Epstein victims, told The Daily Mail. “I..
Gilbert Burns comments on 'devastating' removal from UFC 251 after positive COVID-19 test
Gilbert Burns said he's "not feeling well" in his first comment since news of his removal from the UFC 251 main event.        Related StoriesMarina Rodriguez vs. Carla Esparza removed from July 15 UFC event after positive COVID-19 testConor McGregor offers condolences following death of Abdulmanap NurmagomedovOvin
Mets’ Luis Rojas: Yoenis Cespedes has been sprinting
Yoenis Cespedes’ legs might be the most heavily scrutinized body part in spring training 2.0 for the Mets. If he can run, he can play. And from reports manager Luis Rojas has received, Cespedes was sprinting during the COVID-19 layoff. “I know he was still in a progression while we were away, running bases and...
Fireworks canceled this year? Watch the lunar eclipse 'Buck Moon' instead
If your family's Fourth of July fireworks plans are up in smoke because of the pandemic, watch the sky for a lunar eclipse instead.
Yankees’ Zack Britton: No-fan games will be a ‘challenge’
When you run through a list of reasons for a team winning a title in a shortened season, solid starting pitching, strong bullpen and deep lineup are the top three selections. Now, with MLB hoping to launch a 60-game regular season and a 10-team postseason in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic and in front...
3 Colorado police officers linked to photos at Elijah McClain memorial are fired: reports
Three Aurora, Colo., police officers linked to controversial photos snapped at the site of a memorial for slain black man Elijah McClain were fired Friday, according to reports.
More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers sign letter asking governor for more coronavirus restrictions
More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers have petitioned the state's governor asking that he impose further restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19.
Nets’ Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has chance to make mark
Sometimes it takes an outside eye for perspective. And as Nets wing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s friends and family back home in France watch the U.S. fail to slow the coronavirus — and many Americans refuse to act responsibly — they can’t help but be stunned. “Yeah, they’ve been really questioning myself on what’s going, why is...
Gamblers can (legally) bet on the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest for the first time in the July Fourth event's history
Bettors with the stomach for it can now legally put up their money to see how many hot dogs Joey Chestnut will take down.
Mets’ Edwin Diaz not ready to give up closer role without a fight
Edwin Diaz didn’t resemble much of a closer for the Mets last season, but in spring training this year indicated he still had faith the job was his. Returning to workouts 3½ months later, that mindset hasn’t changed. “My mentality has always been that I’m a closer, despite even what happened last year,” Diaz said...
Trump announces creation of ‘National Garden’ with statues of ‘greatest Americans’
President Trump concluded his Friday night Mount Rushmore speech by announcing he has signed an executive order creating a “National Garden of American Heroes.” The president described the garden as a “vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans who ever lived.” An interagency task force will look for potential sites,.
Justin Trudeau might skip US-Canada-Mexico summit due to tariff and coronavirus
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be skipping the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) summit in Washington DC next week. Comments made by Trudeau on Friday indicated he intended to stay in Canada due to the recent uptick in the coronavirus cases in the United States. He also cited US threats to re-impose a 10 percent...
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Time, TV info for Fourth of July competition
Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the favorites again for Saturday's fan-less Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Nigerian Instagram star flaunted lavish lifestyle but was actually conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars, US prosecutors say
Trump at Mount Rushmore: Controversy, fireworks and personal fascination
Trump's long-sought July Fourth visit has sparked racial and health controversy.