Raccoon needed to be removed from NYC summer heat

Raccoon needed to be removed from NYC summer heat

The heat is getting to New Yorkers of all shapes and sizes. A raccoon was spotted seeking respite from the sweltering summer sun in Queens on Sunday — refusing to budge from the steps of 61st Street-Woodside Subway station of the 7 line. NYPD’s ESU team had to coax the critter into a crate to … Read more

Tropical Storm Hanna drenches South Texas amid virus crisis

Tropical Storm Hanna drenches South Texas amid virus crisis

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases. Downgraded to a tropical storm, Hanna hovered over the … Read more

NYC BLM protesters briefly shut down traffic on FDR Drive

NYC BLM protesters briefly shut down traffic on FDR Drive

A large group of protesters briefly shut down traffic for miles on FDR Drive Sunday night. Video posted on social media showed hundreds of people marching north on the parkway at around 8:30 p.m., chanting “No justice, no peace.” By around 9:15 p.m., the group left the roadway, making their way to Marcus Garvey Park … Read more

Florida surpasses New York to have 2nd highest number of COVID-19 cases in U.S.

Florida surpasses New York to have 2nd highest number of COVID-19 cases in U.S.

With 423,855 coronavirus cases recorded as of Sunday afternoon, Florida now has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, surpassing New York. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that California, the country’s most populous state, has the most cases, with 450,242. New York was the epicenter of the pandemic during the spring, … Read more

Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse, smash windows

Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse, smash windows

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest in Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when a small group of demonstrators wearing helmets and goggles and carrying large signs that doubled as shields set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers, authorities said. About 700 … Read more

Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

CHENGDU, China (AP) — The American flag has been taken down at a U.S. consulate in southwestern China, according to state media, as officials vacate the premises under order of the Chinese government. State broadcaster CCTV said on its social media account that the flag was lowered at 6:18 a.m. on Monday at the U.S. … Read more