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Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight
Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop
Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop

NASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin's team because a piece of tungsten fell off his car on the pace lap before the Coca-Cola 600. The tungsten is required to meet minimum weight requirements on the car and the NASCAR rule book states if it is separated at any point it is an automatic four-race suspension for the crew chief, car chief and engineer. Chris Gabehart, the crew chief, was suspended along with car chief Brandon Griffeth and engineer Scott Simmons.

A man has barricaded himself in his home in Hollywood, cops say
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  • 2020-05-25 20:31:31Z

The area around North Hills Drive and 46th Avenue in Hollywood has been shut off since around 2:45 p.m. Monday as police deal with a person barricaded in a home along the avenue south of Hills.

NASCAR News: Hamlin crew members suspended after ballast incident
NASCAR News: Hamlin crew members suspended after ballast incident

Three Joe Gibbs Racing crew members have been suspended for four NASCAR events after two large pieces of ballast came off Denny Hamlin's car at the start of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19
Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home, his son said Monday. The 57-year-old Hall of Famer, who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA, announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital. Patrick Ewing Jr. said three days later on Twitter that his father was getting better after receiving treatment and thanked the doctors and nurses who looked after him during his hospital stay.

Colorado mom
Colorado mom's disappearance on Mother's Day still a mystery
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  • 2020-05-25 20:04:06Z

Authorities continue to search for a Colorado mother of two who disappeared after going for a bicycle ride on May 10.

In Bolsonaro
In Bolsonaro's Brazil, everyone else is to blame for virus
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  • 2020-05-25 19:28:59Z

With Brazil emerging as one of the world's most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media. Havoc and heartache are unfolding beneath a void of leadership, according to Miguel Lago, executive director of Brazil's Institute for Health Policy Studies, which advises public health officials.

Kvitova: Cancel Grand Slams if there are no fans
Kvitova: Cancel Grand Slams if there are no fans

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she would prefer canceling the remaining Grand Slam events to playing them without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I have my age and of course I would like to play another Grand Slam, but if it's like this, I'd rather cancel them," the 30-year-old told Agence France-Presse. "Playing a Grand Slam is the greatest thing there is and playing without fans who are our engine doesn't look nice to me and the Grand Slam doesn't deserve it," she added.

They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus.
They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus.

HOLYOKE, Mass. -- In 1945, James Leach Miller returned from the war and said nothing.He said nothing about it to his wife, not for 64 years of marriage. He folded up his Army uniform, with the medals still pinned to it, and put it in the basement, where his older boy would sometimes take it out to play soldiers.He joined the fire department. He went to church on Sundays. He never complained."That generation, they didn't air their problems," said his younger son, Michael Miller. "He would say, 'It was not a good time. I've had better times.' He would not embellish."James Miller was already in his 70s when he began to tell Michael Miller, an Air Force flight engineer, little bits about...

Report: "No traction" for Cowboys
Report: "No traction" for Cowboys' pursuit of Jamal Adams

The Jets aren't interested in doing a long-term deal with Jamal Adams right now because of the uncertainty of how COVID-19 might affect the season. The All-Pro safety isn't interested in waiting. Because contract talks have reached a stalemate, speculation has run rampant about whether Adams will request a trade and/or whether the Jets would [more]

Reunited! Randy Jackson Rejoins Journey as Official Bassist:
Reunited! Randy Jackson Rejoins Journey as Official Bassist: 'The Boys Are Back'

The former American Idol judge was part of the iconic band in the 1980s

Israeli leader vows to push ahead with annexing West Bank
Israeli leader vows to push ahead with annexing West Bank
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  • 2020-05-25 17:27:17Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday pledged to annex parts of the occupied West Bank in the coming months, vowing to move ahead with the explosive plan despite a growing chorus of condemnations by key allies. The Palestinians, with wide international backing, seek the entire West Bank as the heartland of a future independent state. In an apparent reference to the friendly administration of President Donald Trump, Netanyahu said Israel had a "historic opportunity" to redraw the Mideast map that could not be missed.

Republicans sue to block California Gov. Newsom from mailing ballots to all voters
Republicans sue to block California Gov. Newsom from mailing ballots to all voters

Republican organizations called the Democratic governor's order an illegal "usurpation of the legislature's authority."

Trump fumes on Twitter as media slams pandemic golf outing
Trump fumes on Twitter as media slams pandemic golf outing

US President Donald Trump on Monday fumed at negative media coverage of him playing golf over Memorial Day weekend, as the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000. "The Fake and Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin!" the golf-loving president said on Twitter, noting that the game at his own course in Virginia was the first time he had played since early March. The timing of his outing, as the nation approached a milestone in deaths from the pandemic, sparked widespread criticism in the media, with commentators recalling Trump's own past attacks on his predecessor Barack Obama for playing the game during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Joe Biden makes first public appearance since March
Joe Biden makes first public appearance since March

The apparent Democratic presidential nominee and his wife laid a wreath Monday to honor Delaware war dead, his first public foray since mid-March.

Brian Schottenheimer: Russell Wilson "the wrong guy to doubt"
Brian Schottenheimer: Russell Wilson "the wrong guy to doubt"

Seahawks head coach Brian Schottenheimer thinks his team has a couple of things going for it as they prepare for the 2020 season under unusual circumstances. The Seahawks have continuity at the upper levels of head coach Pete Carroll's staff, which Schottenheimer thinks may give them "a chance to get more done than the new [more]

Out of the house: Democrat Biden makes first campaign stop in weeks
Out of the house: Democrat Biden makes first campaign stop in weeks
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  • 2020-05-25 15:55:41Z

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his first campaign trip outside his Delaware home since quarantining himself due to the coronavirus pandemic 10 weeks ago, visiting a nearby veterans memorial to mark the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Biden, the prospective Democratic presidential nominee, and his wife, Jill, both wearing black masks, laid a wreath of white roses at a memorial for U.S. military personnel who fought in World War Two and the Korean War. "It feels good to be out of my house," Biden told reporters, his speech slightly muffled by the mask.

Venezuela celebrates docking of tanker with Iran gasoline
Venezuela celebrates docking of tanker with Iran gasoline
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  • 2020-05-25 15:44:49Z

Venezuelan authorities celebrated Monday as the first of five Iranian tankers loaded with gasoline docked in the South American country, delivering badly needed fuel to the crisis-stricken nation that sits atop the world's largest oil reserves. The gasoline shipments are arriving in defiance of stiff sanctions by the Trump administration against both nations, and they mark a new era in the burgeoning relationship between Venezuela and Iran, which is expanding its footprint in the Western Hemisphere. "We keep moving forward and winning," Venezuela's Minister of Energy Tareck El Aissami tweeted.

Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months
Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months
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  • 2020-05-25 15:42:31Z

Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has waged much of his campaign from his home in Wilmington. When Biden emerged on Monday, he wore a face mask, in contrast to President Donald Trump, who has refused to cover his face in public as health officials suggest.

In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery
In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads
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  • 2020-05-25 14:40:12Z

College could wait until the fall. About a mile and a half into his usual route, Ahmaud Arbery would cross the four lanes of Jekyll Island Causeway into the subdivision of Satilla Shores. Three months ago, at the age of 25, he ran through Satilla Shores for the final time.

'Looks better tbh': Grimes and Elon Musk slightly change baby's name to comply with state law

Elon Musk and Grimes have tweaked their baby's famous name after California officials pointed out the moniker didn't comply with vital records rules.

First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela
First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela
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  • 2020-05-25 14:29:22Z

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives has docked in Venezuela and a second one entered its waters, the government said on Monday amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship. The United States has closely monitored the shipments, concerned that Iran and Venezuela -- both under US sanctions -- were taking their longstanding ties to another strategic level. Venezuela boasts the largest proven oil reserves in the world, but production has plummeted under the current regime and its oil exports have been hampered by US sanctions.

Vehicle theft spikes across the U.S. amid COVID-19 pandemic
Vehicle theft spikes across the U.S. amid COVID-19 pandemic
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  • 2020-05-25 14:14:00Z

"You might as well put a sticker on the window that says 'come take my stuff,'" said an exasperated Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff.

Merkel in tug-of-war with states over virus safety rules
Merkel in tug-of-war with states over virus safety rules
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  • 2020-05-25 13:43:00Z

A power struggle between Chancellor Angela Merkel and two German states over coronavirus rules erupted Monday as Berlin sought to extend social distancing restrictions by another month against a regional revolt. A draft policy document from Merkel's office seen by AFP showed that the German government aims to impose existing safety rules until at least July 5 to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control. The working paper would prolong by a month existing contact restrictions "to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres (five feet)" between people, prevent large gatherings and "require masks in certain public areas" such as shops and buses.

Trump warns he may move Republican convention site from NC
Trump warns he may move Republican convention site from NC
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  • 2020-05-25 13:39:18Z

U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday that he may move the Republican National Convention from North Carolina set for August if the event faces state social distancing restrictions as a result of the coronavirus. The coronavirus pandemic has forced Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to halt campaign rallies. Trump said on Twitter that if Democratic Governor Roy Cooper does not immediately answer "whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied," then the party will find "with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site."

Coca-Cola 600: Brad Keselowski wins 600 to extend Jimmie Johnson
Coca-Cola 600: Brad Keselowski wins 600 to extend Jimmie Johnson's losing streak

It was the first win for Keselowski this season, his first Coca-Cola 600 victory and the first win at this event for Ford since 2002.

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor
Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor
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  • 2020-05-25 13:28:15Z

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet. On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper moved the state into a second phase of gradual reopening by loosening restrictions on hair salons, barbers and restaurants.

Matt Nagy switching gears on playing starters in preseason
Matt Nagy switching gears on playing starters in preseason

The Bears are scheduled to play their first preseason game on August 15 against the Browns and head coach Matt Nagy is planning a different approach to that game than last year's exhibition contests. Nagy rested first-team players during the preseason, but said during a recent appearance on The Waddle and Silvy Show that the [more]

Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant's 11-Month-Old Daughter Capri Takes Her First Steps: 'So Proud of My KoKo Bean'

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant welcomed their fourth daughter, Capri, in June 2019

Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic
Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic
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  • 2020-05-25 13:06:22Z

The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. Despite silent streets and nearly non-existent traffic, vehicle larcenies shot up 63% in New York and nearly 17% in Los Angeles from Jan. 1 through mid-May, compared with the same period last year. "You might as well put a sticker on the window that says 'come take my stuff,' " said an exasperated Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff.

You
You're Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled. Governments and businesses now require or at least recommend them in many public settings. But as parts of the country reopen, some doctors want you to consider another layer of personal protective equipment in your daily life: clear plastic face shields."I wear a face shield every time I enter a store or other building," Dr. Eli Perencevich said. "Sometimes I also wear a cloth mask if required by the store's policy."Perencevich is an infectious disease physician at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System. In an opinion article published last...

UK PM defiant as political scandal rages over aide
UK PM defiant as political scandal rages over aide
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  • 2020-05-25 11:55:15Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday failed to draw a line under a scandal over his top aide Dominic Cummings allegedly breaching coronavirus rules as pressure mounted on the Brexit mastermind to go. Johnson faces the threat of his government's authority being undermined in the heat of a health crisis that has claimed nearly 37,000 lives in Britain and thrown one of the world's top 10 economies into its biggest downturn of modern times. Cummings was already a lightning rod for many Britons over his role in orchestrating the 2016 Brexit campaign that eventually saw Britain pull out of the European Union after nearly 50 years on January 31.

Frank Reich: Chad Kelly has been a 10 out of 10 on and off the field
Frank Reich: Chad Kelly has been a 10 out of 10 on and off the field

The Colts signed Philip Rivers to a one-year deal as a free agent this offseason and Jacoby Brissett is back to play out the final year of his deal, so the team is well-stocked with options for this season and without much certainty beyond the coming season. While the team thinks Rivers will stick around [more]

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UK's Johnson struggles to shift attention from aide's trip
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  • 2020-05-25 10:13:57Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to announce further lockdown-easing measures were being overshadowed Monday by an outcry over the movements of a senior aide who allegedly flouted restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Conservative leader Johnson is standing by adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 250 miles (400 kms) from his London home to his parents' house while he was infected with the virus. Johnson said Cummings "followed the instincts of every father and every parent," traveling so that extended family could care for his 4-year-old son if he and his wife both fell ill.

Russia
Russia's Pushing a Quack COVID Cure All Over Africa
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  • 2020-05-25 08:40:10Z

ABUJA, Nigeria-U.S. President Donald Trump is not the only figure threatening the World Health Organization while endorsing dubious coronavirus treatments. In Africa, news outlets and social media posts notorious for spreading Russian-created disinformation and conspiracy theories are leveling all sorts of allegations against the WHO, ranging from incompetence to fraud.At the center of the attacks is what appears to be a coordinated campaign promoting an herbal concoction the Moscow-backed government of Madagascar claims will cure COVID-19. The attacks on the WHO intensified when the agency released a statement on May 4 warning Africans against using untested remedies for treatment of the...

Trumpsters Are Already Revolting Against COVID Contact Tracing
Trumpsters Are Already Revolting Against COVID Contact Tracing

Donald Trump's allies in conservative media have a new villain in the coronavirus fight: contact tracing, the rigorous efforts to track the virus's spread that public health experts say is essential to safely restarting society. Fox News host Laura Ingraham devoted much of her show Thursday night to raising questions about contact tracing, the process where interviewers try to figure out who has been exposed to the virus by literally figuring out whom the infected had contact with. As a Fox News chyron warned that contact tracing should "concern all Americans," Ingraham claimed that calls for more contact tracers were just an "excuse" to keep businesses closed, and compared being...

Will COVID-19 Wipe Out the Tribes of the Amazon?
Will COVID-19 Wipe Out the Tribes of the Amazon?

CALI, Colombia-There is nowhere left to hide from the novel coronavirus. Even the Amazon rainforest-one of the most remote wilderness areas in the world-is now riddled with infection. Tragically, COVID-19 is also devastating fragile indigenous communities in the region, putting entire cultures and population groups at risk.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) estimates that there are at least 20,000 active coronavirus cases in the Amazon Basin, which is the world's largest watershed and home to many indigenous communities, including isolated tribes who survive without sustained contact with the outside world.The PAHO warned last week that indigenous peoples who "live both in...

Idaho
Idaho's Anti-Lockdown Lieutenant Governor Has Gone Rogue

When the Republican governor of Idaho issued a plan to safely reopen businesses in the state, he ordered bars to stay closed until at least June 13. Last weekend, in defiance of those guidelines, Idaho's lieutenant governor-also a Republican-reopened the tavern she owns with her family in Idaho Falls.A few days before reopening The Celt Pub and Grill, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin penned a scathing op-ed in which she slammed Gov. Brad Little's oversight of the coronavirus pandemic. "As Lieutenant Governor, I am one heartbeat away from the governor's chair," McGeachin wrote. State residents, she added, were "sidelined and left to watch silently as the government closed Main Street by...

Trump
Trump's Fifth Simple Trick for Stealing the Election Will Give You Nightmares-and Tear America Apart

So many shocking things have become normal now under this administration that it's kind of hard to imagine what would genuinely jolt the nation at this point. And with regard to November's election, the shocking-but-normal reality is that we know Donald Trump will cheat. There was a terrifying piece in the Times on Sunday laying out all the different moves he could pull to steal the election that his opponents are war-gaming to prepare for and counter. One little nugget from it: Trump could issue orders that impact cities in battleground states like "declaring a state of emergency, deploying the National Guard or forbidding gatherings of more than 10 people." Everyone knows he'll cheat....

Three Republican groups sue California governor over mail-in-vote order
Three Republican groups sue California governor over mail-in-vote order
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  • 2020-05-25 07:34:51Z

California was the first state in the country to commit to sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters for the November election, a move responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "Democrats continue to use this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda, and Governor Newsom's executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said https://bit.ly/2Xqmqy9 in a statement.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Keeps Her Cool As Earthquake Hits Mid-Interview
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Keeps Her Cool As Earthquake Hits Mid-Interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern managed to keep her cool even as an earthquake struck in the middle of a live TV interview.

China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission
China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission

China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet, the company in charge of the project has said. Beijing has invested billions of dollars in its space programme in an effort to catch up with its rival the United States and affirm its status as a major world power. The Mars mission is among a number of new space projects China is pursuing, including putting Chinese astronauts on the moon and having a space station by 2022.

Trump Flips Out After Biden Ad Rips Him For Golfing Amid Growing Death Toll
Trump Flips Out After Biden Ad Rips Him For Golfing Amid Growing Death Toll

Trump golfed twice over the weekend as the coronavirus death toll in the United States approached 100,000.

Dancing with disinfectant: China
Dancing with disinfectant: China's nightclubs back in the groove
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  • 2020-05-25 05:05:37Z

Nightclubs in China have mostly come back to life as owners and customers feel increasingly comfortable the novel coronavirus epidemic is under control, but disinfectant, disposable cups and masks have become part of the experience. At 44KW, a club for electronic music lovers in the financial hub of Shanghai, customers sat, danced and mingled with little sign of social distancing on the weekend. "There really weren't many clients as most people were quite worried about their safety," said Charles Guo, founder of 44KW.

Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events
Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events
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  • 2020-05-25 04:39:07Z

President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore. Trump recently called Baltimore a "rat and rodent infested mess" and its mayor has suggested Trump stay home. Trump will only lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Republicans sue California Gov. Newsom over his executive order to allow mail-in voting for the November election
Republicans sue California Gov. Newsom over his executive order to allow mail-in voting for the November election

In a lawsuit filed on Sunday, Republican groups called Newsom's executive order to allow mail-in voting a "brazen power grab."

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots
Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots
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  • 2020-05-25 04:15:49Z

Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. When he launched his presidential campaign, such overtures to Republicans were central to Biden's promise to "unify the country" and "restore the soul of the nation" after defeating President Donald Trump. Now that he's the presumptive Democratic nominee, Biden is sharpening his tone, still pitching consensus but touting a "bold agenda" aimed at mollifying progressives who remain skeptical he'll deliver enough on health care, student loan debts and the climate crisis.

GOP Rep. Warns Trump On Wild Scarborough Murder Claim:
GOP Rep. Warns Trump On Wild Scarborough Murder Claim: 'Just Stop. It Will Destroy Us.'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger is one of many reeling from Trump's meltdown attack on an outspoken critic in the press.

Woods-Manning prevail in star-studded match, raised $20m for charity
Woods-Manning prevail in star-studded match, raised $20m for charity

Tiger Woods says while his surgically repaired back may never be 10-out-of-10 again, it won't stop him from being healthy and ready to go when the PGA Tour starts up again. The 44-year-old Woods says he's been able to use the down time during the coronavirus pandemic to get himself in shape for an expected condensed fall golf season. "It is going to be interesting," said Woods during a four-man charity golf tournament in Florida on Sunday.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters protest coronavirus restrictions
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters protest coronavirus restrictions

What began as a Memorial Day weekend celebration of constitutional rights turned into a protest of Gov. Andy Beshear's administration.

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