RV rentals rise as Americans prepare for Fourth of July road trips

While many Americans are canceling travel plans entirely, others with cabin fever are renting RVs in unprecedented numbers this summer.       
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Angels aren't shying away from 'difficult conversations' about social injustice
Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella and manager Joe Maddon are using video calls with players to discuss the importance of addressing social inequality.
Winona Ryder will testify Johnny Depp was ‘never abusive’ to her: report
His ex-wife, Amber Heard, has accused Depp of repeatedly assaulting her during their doomed relationship.
Benjamin Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley, has died at age 27
His mother "is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated," a representative for Lisa Marie Presley said in a statement.
CUNY planning for most classes to be online this fall amid coronavirus concerns
The City University of New York is preparing to keep providing most classes online for the fall semester amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. The CUNY Board of Trustees of Trustees approved a resolution last week alerting 275,000-degree seeking students and 6,700 professors at its 25 colleges and professional schools that there’s a strong likelihood...
Hundreds gathered at a lake. Now, some have Covid-19
Dodgers' Kenley Jansen reports to camp after having COVID-19
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was late arriving to summer camp after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Lack of drama gives Mets reason to ‘believe’
The hurdles to a season remain significant, but it’s OK to recognize small victories while stressing the need to stay vigilant. Spring training 2.0 reaches a midpoint Monday — which the Mets will denote by giving the players a day off from workouts — leaving a week and a half before the Braves arrive to...
Wild bison will be released into the UK for the first time in thousands of years in hopes to revive wildlife
About 10,000 years after the Steppe Bison went extinct, UK's most important wildlife species are now also racing toward extinction.
Fire damages a nearly 250-year-old California church
California firefighters are investigating the origin of a fire that badly damaged the San Gabriel Mission, a historic 249-year-old Catholic church. CNN affiliates KCAL/KCBS report.
Starbucks barista who got $100,000 over face mask dust-up: 'This is so mind-blowing'
When Lenin Gutierrez asked a customer to don a mask, she went after him on Facebook. Then thousands of people chipped in to back him through a GoFundMe campaign
Yankees’ Gerrit Cole lauds Gary Sanchez as domination grows
Gerrit Cole has just one outing left before finally making his Yankees debut on Opening Day against the Nationals in Washington on July 23. And if his effectiveness in Sunday’s simulated game in The Bronx was any indication, Cole seems to be in top form. The $324 million right-hander struck out nine in 5 ²/₃...
Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27
Elvis Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough has died, a representative for his mother, Lisa Marie Presley, said. He was 27.
Houston leaders call for lockdown as coronavirus cases spike
"Not only do we need a stay home order now, but we need to stick with it this time until the hospitalization curve comes down, not just flattens," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo tweeted Sunday​.
Street vendor hailed as hero after helping to apprehend carjacker
Fredy Hernández shrugged off any credit for his role in stopping the carjacker. "Man, we're just selling food," he said. "We're not heroes."
ESPN’s Jay Williams slams NBA players for ‘tone-deaf’ bubble complaints
ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams ripped players who are complaining about living conditions inside the NBA’s Disney World bubble, calling them “tone deaf” and challenging them to think about the “real everyday working Americans.”
First US federal execution in 17 years is back on, for now
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh District issued a ruling Sunday which will allow for the first federal prisoner to be executed in 17 years on Monday, pending an appeal to the US Supreme Court.
First US federal execution in 17 years is back on, for now
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh District issued a ruling Sunday which will allow for the first federal prisoner to be executed in 17 years on Monday, pending an appeal to the US Supreme Court.
'Atrocious': Schiff reacts to attempt to discredit Fauci
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff weighs in on reports that White House officials are raising questions about Dr. Anthony Fauci for openly disagreeing with President Donald Trump in favor of science.
Soaring disrespect for cops means big trouble for the most vulnerable New Yorkers
It happened on July 1, but the event captured on Page One of Sunday’s Post captures what’s going horribly wrong across the city right now: a lack of respect for the police, from people on the street, to politicians in their offices. Two police officers have handcuffed a man and are putting him in their...
It’s not just police: Public servants of all stripes are now under assault
‘Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” So asks Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker while meeting his social worker, motioning to Gotham outside the window. It isn’t just you or the stuff of superhero thrillers. Gotham — the real Gotham — is in chaos, and disrespect for authority, and not just police authority,...
Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts
A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.
The speech police go after the peanut gallery
Recently, I came across a piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer that laid out four racist words and phrases that should be banished from the English language. It began like this: “Editor’s note — Please be aware offensive terms are repeated here solely for the purpose of identifying and analyzing them honestly. These terms may upset...
DeSantis downplayed coronavirus help from New York after Florida health department praised it
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis publicly downplayed New York's role in providing his state with shipments of an antiviral drug to help combat the coronavirus pandemic after a staffer in The Sunshine State's health department had privately praised the assistance, CNN has learned.
Lisa Marie Presley 'heartbroken' over death of son Benjamin Keough, Elvis Presley's grandson, at 27
Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, has died at 27. Lisa Marie Presley is "heartbroken."
How Congress can get the next COVID-relief bill right
With COVID-19 still wreaking economic havoc, both parties want to enact a new federal rescue package before they face voters in the fall. But Congress and the White House must avoid the mistakes they made in the $2 trillion CARES Act, enacted in March. There is no question more federal help is needed. Continued public-health...
New York horse-racing bookies land millions in PPP loans as critics cry foul
And they’re off — to a government bailout! Five of New York’s state-created horse-racing bookie offices with its Off-Track Betting Corporation are raking in millions of dollars apiece in federal loans meant to keep small businesses afloat amid the coronavirus, The Post has learned — and critics are crying foul. The regional OTBs of Nassau...
Controversial Clint Frazier makes admirable mask pledge
Forgetting whatever other barnacle issues have latched themselves onto the issue of masks, let’s be perfectly honest about something: They aren’t the most comfortable thing to get used to. That’s not political. That’s not controversial. That’s just how it is. If you wear glasses, they help fog those glasses up, constantly. On hot and humid...
Rookie Cole Custer wins Kentucky NASCAR Cup Series race
Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.
Wild bison will be released into the UK for the first time in thousands of years in hopes to revive wildlife
About 10,000 years after the Steppe Bison went extinct, UK's most important wildlife species are now also racing toward extinction.
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Free speech is under threat and other commentary
Conservative: Will the Backlash Kill Joe’s Bid? When the hard-left theorist Noam Chomsky thinks bedrock American principles like free speech are under threat, Matthew Continetti observes in The Washington Free Beacon, “it is a sign that . . . things have gotten out of control” — “Joe Biden better be paying attention.” The wokesters are going too...
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Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says
The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died
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What's on TV Monday: 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'; MLS Soccer
What's on TV Monday, July 13: 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' on The CW; MLS Soccer; movies on TV; TV talk shows
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Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos: This Limited-edition coupe has encoded secret messages
Only 50 models will be built.       
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Robert Mueller: Roger Stone “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so.”
Former special counsel Robert Mueller prepares to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in July 2019. | Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images Robert Mueller has avoided speaking out about his report. But Trump’s clemency for Roger Stone changed his mind. Former special counsel Robert Mueller offered pointed criticism of President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his longtime friend and campaign advisor Roger Stone in an op-ed in the Washington Post on Saturday, declaring that despite being granted clemency, Stone “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so.” Trump commuted Stone’s sentence on Friday — just days before he was set to begin serving a 40 month prison sentence after being convicted of lying to lawmakers who were investigating whether Russia influenced the 2016 elections. That conviction stemmed from work done by Mueller’s team in its investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Stone was convicted of seven charges in total, which also included witness tampering and obstructing a congressional committee proceeding. Mueller’s emphatic defense of his investigation’s findings about Stone marked a sharp departure from his history of either avoiding discussing his investigation or presenting its findings in understated terms, and has prompted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to say he will allow Mueller to testify before the Senate, something Democrats on that committee have long pushed for. On Saturday, Trump continued his defense of Stone, tweeting his friend had been “targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place.” But in his op-ed, Mueller refuted the president’s aspersions, and systematically laid out Stone’s many violations of the law — including the way he lied to avoid revealing his links to the Russian government: Congress also investigated and sought information from Stone. A jury later determined he lied repeatedly to members of Congress. He lied about the identity of his intermediary to WikiLeaks. He lied about the existence of written communications with his intermediary. He lied by denying he had communicated with the Trump campaign about the timing of WikiLeaks’ releases. He in fact updated senior campaign officials repeatedly about WikiLeaks. And he tampered with a witness, imploring him to stonewall Congress. The jury ultimately convicted Stone of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress and tampering with a witness. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands. Mueller also defended the women and men who conducted the investigations and prosecutions, writing that they acted “with the highest integrity” and operated based “solely on the facts and the law.” Mueller’s decision to intervene in the public debate that followed Trump’s commutation diverged from his general tendency to avoid defending his investigation, and his apparent preference to have the report his team produced speak for itself. Vox’s Zack Beauchamp described Mueller as having “such a circumscribed view of his own responsibilities that he didn’t want to answer questions beyond simple statements or citation of the full report” when he testified before the House of Representatives last July: Mueller testified before both the House Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence, saying very little of substance beyond what was already contained in the text of his report. He responded to questions with monosyllables or requests for clarification. According to a count by NBC, Mueller “deflected or declined to answer questions 198 times” during the two three-hour hearings. Mueller did not detail what informed his decision to write the op-ed, but it comes at a time when Democrats — as well as some Republicans — have expressed deep concern about the extraordinary precedent that Trump is setting by granting clemency to his friend and someone who, according to prosecutors, lied to protect the president. Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst for CNN and the New Yorker, has argued that with the commutation of Stone, Trump has entered new, dangerous territory. “Trump had not, until now, used pardons and commutations to reward defendants who possessed incriminating information against him,” he wrote in the New Yorker. “The Stone commutation isn’t just a gift to an old friend—it is a reward to Stone for keeping his mouth shut during the Mueller investigation. It is, in other words, corruption on top of cronyism.” Trump is receiving pushback for what may be unprecedented corruption Trump’s move to pardon Stone was notable even amid his sustained trend of using his powers as president to reward those who are loyal to him (and punish those who he believes aren’t). Experts say that that the frequency with which Trump has granted clemency toward those he sees as allies — like when he pardoned or commuted the sentences of 11 people who had an inside connection to him or were promoted on Fox News in February — appears to be historically unique. “Modern presidents have sullied clemency through disuse (both Bushes) and occasional self-serving grants (Clinton),” Mark Osler, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas’ School of Law, told NPR. “However, no president [until Trump] has ever used clemency primarily to reward friends and political allies.” On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Trump’s decision to scrap Stone’s sentence in strong terms. “It’s staggering corruption, but I think it’s important for people also to know it’s a threat to our national security,” Pelosi said on CNN’s State of the Union. “The whole impeachment process was about our national security. Why we are at the Supreme Court on these cases was to find out about the Russian connection, and we will continue to pursue that. This case was about the Russian connection.” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) told NBC News on Saturday that Trump’s commutation sends the clear signal that, “If you lie for the president, if you cover up for the president, if you withhold incriminating evidence for the president, you get a pass from Donald Trump.” Schiff argued that the situation speaks to the urgency of passing a bill he introduced in 2019 — the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act, which requires the president to present evidence to Congress when granting clemency to someone in an investigation in which the president or a family member is a witness, subject, or target. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who has demonstrated a willingness to break from his party in his criticism of the president, deemed Trump’s move ”unprecedented, historic corruption.” He was joined in this criticism by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who said in a statement, “In my view, commuting Roger Stone’s sentence is a mistake,” adding, “Earlier this week Attorney General Bill Barr stated he thought Mr. Stone’s prosecution was ‘righteous’ and ‘appropriate’ and the sentence he received was ‘fair.’ Any objections to Mr. Stone’s conviction and trial should be resolved through the appeals process.” The critiques from the Republican senators caused Trump to lash out at them on Twitter Saturday, calling them Republicans in name only. Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign? Do they care if Comey, McCabe, Page & her lover, Peter S, the whole group, ran rampant, wild & unchecked - lying & leaking all the way? NO!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2020 Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham followed that tweet with one of his own, indicating Mueller would be asked to testify before his committee. “Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing — and also capable — of defending the Mueller investigation through an oped in the Washington Post,” Graham wrote on Twitter. “Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation. That request will be granted.” It’s unclear, however, whether Mueller will ultimately testify, or if the op-ed will be his final word on the issue.
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Federal appeals court, calling COVID-19 threat 'frivolous,' rules to allow first federal execution in 17 years
A federal appeals court ruled the first federal execution in 17 years should go forward Monday, overturning an injunction to spare Daniel Lewis Lee.      
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There are at least 3,286,025 US coronavirus cases
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Fifth jockey who raced at Los Alamitos tests positive for coronavirus
Flavien Prat, last year's Kentucky Derby winner, is one of five jockeys who raced at Los Alamitos last weekend to test positive for the coronavirus.
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Game On: F1, NASCAR games rev their engines
The official games of both racing series' 2020 seasons put the pedal to the metal.
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Lisa Marie Presley's son, Benjamin Keough, dead at 27
Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough has died at the age of 27.
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CNN fact-checker: Dr. Fauci's corrections were necessary
When it's most critical for President Donald Trump and top health officials to be working together, CNN is learning that the White House may be trying to actively discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert. CNN's Daniel Dale weighs in with the facts.
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 251: Usman's approach, Holloway's heartbreak, Yan's potential
Thoughts and analysis of the biggest storylines coming out of UFC 251, which took place Saturday in Abu Dhabi.       Related StoriesUFC 251 rookie report: Grading the newcomers at 'UFC Fight Island'UFC 251 post-event facts: Even in defeat, Max Holloway makes historyPetr Yan defends UFC 251 stoppage, says Aljamain Sterling should be next in line 
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MLS postpones match after 'unconfirmed positive' coronavirus test
Major League Soccer (MLS) was forced to postpone Sunday morning’s match between Toronto FC and D.C. United amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Yankees' Aroldis Chapman tests positive for coronavirus, manager says
New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman tested positive for coronavirus, according to manager Aaron Boone, who made the announcement on Saturday.
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What Trump's mask can't hide
Reacting to Donald Trump publicly wearing a mask on a visit to the Walter Reed hospital, Dean Obeidallah writes that Trump's previous undermining of the recommendation on face coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19 only made the consequences of the pandemic worse.
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Florence's Uffizi museum reopens with pandemic restrictions
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, has reopened after closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic. New health and safety restrictions, such as temperature checks and social distancing requirements, have been put in place. Chris Livesay reports.
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An explosion on a naval ship in San Diego injures sailors and causes a three-alarm fire
Several sailors were injured after an explosion on board a ship at the US Naval Base in San Diego, according to the San Diego Fire Department (SDFD).
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Trump lawyer blasts 'irresponsible' Mueller op-ed defending Roger Stone conviction: 'Should have remained quiet'
Trump 2020 senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis defended President Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s prison sentence over the weekend and fired back at former Special Counsel Robert Mueller for what she called an "absolutely irresponsible" op-ed defending the prosecution and conviction of the Trump associate.
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Execution of Daniel Lee can proceed, federal appeals court rules
A federal appeals court on Sunday ruled that the first federal execution in nearly two decades can proceed as scheduled on Monday, overturning a lower court order that had delayed the execution over concerns of the coronavirus.
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