Jets and fireworks, but masks optional

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2002, file photo, the sun rises on Mt. Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D. as the flag is flown at half staff in honor of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the United States. When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial Friday, July 3, 2020, before the first fireworks show there in years, he'll stand before a crowd of thousands of people who won't be required to socially distance or wear masks despite the coronavirus pandemic. Public health experts say the lack of social distancing and enforced mask wearing could lead to a surge in the disease, while the fireworks risk setting the surrounding forest ablaze.(AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks show there in years, he’ll stand before a crowd of thousands of people who won’t be required to socially distance or wear masks despite the coronavirus pandemic. Friday night’s event, with 7,500 tickets issued, will … Read more

Campaign bus for Jeff Sessions’ primary opponent goes up in flames

Campaign bus for Jeff Sessions' primary opponent goes up in flames

A campaign bus belonging to Jeff Sessions’ opponent for Alabama’s Senate seat burst into flames on a highway Wednesday night. The driver of Tommy Tuberville’s bus escaped injury after the vehicle caught fire heading northbound on Interstate 59, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Photos posted to the department’s Facebook page show flames roaring … Read more

Florida police laugh about shooting rubber bullets

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers can be heard laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality, according to newly released body camera footage. In response to a story by the Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale police posted a video on its official YouTube channel Wednesday … Read more

De Blasio’s press secretary, comms director leave City Hall

De Blasio's press secretary, comms director leave City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that both his Press Secretary Freddi Goldstein and Communications Director Wiley Norvell are leaving City Hall. Bill Neidhardt, spokesman for former presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be taking Goldstein’s place later this month. “I’ve watched Freddi and Wiley rise through the ranks, lead their teams and … Read more

Margot Robbie Birthday Special: Relaxed Chic, Sophisticated and Fiercely Feminine, Say Hello to the Red Carpet Trailblazer!

Margot Robbie Birthday Special: Relaxed Chic, Sophisticated and Fiercely Feminine, Say Hello to the Red Carpet Trailblazer!

Margot Robbie, the Australian actress and producer has crafted a terrific resume, transitioning from the small screen to Hollywood resulting in nominations for two Academy Awards and five BAFTA Awards. With a series of stellar performances in The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus, The Legend of Tarzan, Suicide Squad, I, Tonya, Bombshell, Birds of Prey, … Read more

Google discontinues its affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones

Google discontinues its affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones

“Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3a. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3a, the product is available from some partners while supplies last.” The Pixel 3a and 3a XL were launched in 2019 as affordable spinoffs of Google’s flagship Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones. … Read more

NFL 2020 preseason will be cut in half

NFL 2020 preseason will be cut in half

Don’t rule out the Jets versus Giants preseason game just yet. The NFL is shortening its preseason from four to two games per team, as first reported by NBC Sports, but the changes will be more complex than just lopping off Week 1 and Week 4 from the current schedule. The start of preseason games … Read more