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Oregon state troopers help save injured American Bald eagleALBANY, Ore. (KATU) — An American Bald eagle was spotted on July 8. The Oregon State Police (OSP) says a man observed the injured eagle near train tracks, hopping away from him into nearby bushes and reported it to state troopers. A trooper closest to the area responded to the scene, found the injured bird and transported him back to the Albany Area Command Center.
Would-be travelers in Taiwan live out dreams of flying againTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Like almost every region, Taiwan has been hit hard by restrictions on international travel imposed because of the coronavirus. Some residents have found comfort in boarding a flight that didn’t take off, just to revisit some memories and plan for the day when they can fly again.
London animation studio adapts to finish Disney filmLONDON (AP) — Hanging under blankets for audio soundproofing and working around patchy home Wi-Fi, a London animation studio is following the British motto of “keep calm and carry on” during the coronavirus pandemic to complete its first feature film in time for Disney’s planned release early next year. Some 270 crew members have been working from home on “Ron’s Gone Wrong” in a re-imagined production process that Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith calls a logistical “nightmare. ”
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers separate after 10 yearsActor Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers are splitting up after 10 years of marriage and 13 years together. Both parties posted the same message on their respective instagram accounts Friday, writing that they have decided to “turn the page and move on" from the marriage. The couple share a 5-year-old daughter, Harper, and a 3-year-old son, Ford. They exchanged vows in May 2010.
Walmart Plus to challenge Amazon PrimeWalmart is planning its own membership program to compete with Amazon Prime. Recode reported that Walmart Plus, stylized Walmart+, will launch later this month. The service was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. A yearly subscription to Walmart Plus will be $98, Recode said, and will include same-day delivery, fuel discounts and other perks. Grocery options will also be available. The food deliver service will look to take on Amazon's Whole Foods.
It's Fauci by a length; horse named for doctor wins 1st raceLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci won his first race at Keeneland on Thursday. The 2-year-old colt won by 1 length as the heavy favorite against 11 rivals in the $70,000 race. Fauci ran 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in 58. 65 seconds under jockey Tyler Gaffalione and paid $4. 20 to win. Fauci finished second in his career debut at New York's Belmont Park on June 3 for trainer Wesley Ward.
Country musician Charlie Daniels honored at memorial serviceMOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Fame musician Charlie Daniels received military honors at a memorial service in Tennessee on Wednesday night. The country music icon, who penned the hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died at the age of 83 on Monday after a stroke, according to his publicist.
Police: 5 arrested in Los Angeles death of rapper Pop SmokeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the February home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles, police said Thursday. The 20-year-old New York, rapper whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson was killed Feb. 19 at a home in the Hollywood Hills. A 911 call from a friend of someone in the house reported armed intruders inside the home, police previously said.
Bidi, bidi, Trump, Trump? Family of late Tejano icon Selena protests planned Trump rallyA group organizing a Trump Pop-Up rally at the Selena memorial in Corpus Christi says the event will go on, despite a cease and desist letter sent by the Quintanilla family's attorneys. According to organizer Joe Michael Perez, he says he expects about 200 people to show up at a pro-Trump rally on July 11 at the statue honoring the late Tejano music icon. The letter, provided to us by Perez, states that holding the rally implies the Quintanilla family approves or endorses the event.
Shark researchers detect 4 great whites off Rhode IslandBLOCK ISLAND, R. I. (WJAR) — The Atlantic Shark Institute said Wednesday that four great white sharks have been detected off Block Island, Rhode Island. The organization said the sharks were detected at the Block Island wind farm, the Southwest Ledge, the southeast corner of Block Island, and on the west side of the island. The four white sharks ranged in size from a little more than 8 feet in length to the largest, a male, at over 13 feet.
Supreme Court says Congress can't get Trump records, for nowWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved. The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously sought to keep his financial records private.
Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump tax returnsUPDATE. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The records are held by Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order.
Salt Lake City seeks artists to design Black Lives Matter muralSalt Lake City is creating a Black Lives Matter mural and they want your help. According to Mayor Erin Mendenhall's office, the city is calling all local artists, designers, and community members to assist in creating the mural. The mural will be placed on the east steps of the City and County Building. Mayor Mendenhall says: We want to make it clear that Salt Lake City believes Black Lives Matter and is committed to real change in our community.
Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stuntNEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter. The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump and said the two share “dragon energy,” tells Forbes that he is “taking the red hat off” — a reference to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap. In a story published Wednesday, West also insisted that his weekend announcement that he’s running for President was not a stunt to drum up interest in an upcoming album.
Review: Hanks lends steady, sober hand to taut naval dramaHe’s Forrest Gump. He’s Mr. Rogers. He’s Woody. But with all the famous titles Tom Hanks has owned, few have fit as snugly and as smoothly as “captain” — whether it’s fending off Somali pirates in “Captain Phillips,” landing a plane on the Hudson in “Sully,” finding his way back to Earth in “Apollo 13,” or commanding WW II troops in “Saving Private Ryan. ”
Vindman retiring from army, lawyer blames TrumpWASHINGTON (AP) — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the national security aide who played a central role in President Donald Trump's impeachment case, announced his retirement from the Army Wednesday in a scathing statement that accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation. ”
Supreme Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth controlWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Trump administration rules allowing some employers to decline to provide contraceptive coverage on religious or moral grounds, which could leave more than 70,000 women without cost-free birth control. The high court ruled 7-2 for the administration, which made a policy change to allow some employers who cite religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control required by the Obama-era healthcare law.
Burger King launches new mini milkshakes for a dollarWASHINGTON (SBG) — If you have a sweet tooth, Burger King's new milkshakes could be your new guilt-free summer indulgence. The fast-food chain has launched new 9-ounce mini shakes, and they only cost a dollar. And the best part? They are reported only to be 22 calories! They are available in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors and topped with whipped cream, according to CNN. The new shakes are only available at participating locations.
Teen fashions coronavirus themed prom dress with duct tapeWASHINGTON (SBG) — A teen from Illinois made an incredibly detailed coronavirus themed prom dress using duct tape. Manker's prom dress theme was the coronavirus | CNN Newsource. It took 18-year-old Peyton Manker four months and a staggering 41 rolls of duct tape to make her dress, according to CNN. She made the prom dress as an entry for a scholarship competition hosted by Duck Brand tape.
France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather virus crisisPARIS (AP) — Unlike other museums thumped by the coronavirus pandemic, Paris’ Rodin Museum might have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces. The self-financed museum dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin is facing a mountain of challenges. Tourists were scarce as it reopened Tuesday after four months of virus-enforced closure, and a return to the good old days is a long way off.