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'We need to keep our eye on' new flu strain with pandemic potential in China, Fauci saysWASHINGTON (WJLA/WSYX/WTTE) – Scientists in China have identified a new flu strainin pigs in recent weeks that has the potential to become a human pandemic. Top U. S. infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about it at aSenate committee hearing Tuesday. "It is not yet shown to be infecting humans but it is exhibiting what we call reassortment capabilities," he told theSenate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Willie Nelson performing during virtual fundraiser for Joe BidenTEXAS (KTXS) – Willie Nelson is performing during a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden. The event -- which also features Robert Earl Keen -- is at 5:15 p. m. EDT / 4:15 p. m. CDT Monday, June 29. Special guests include former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke, and the daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, Cecile Richards. Tickets are anywhere from $250 to $100,000.
World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virusLONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Global Citizen said its summit with world leaders had raised $1. 5 billion to help COVID-19 efforts in poor countries, along with a promise of 250 million doses of a vaccine for those nations if one is successfully developed.
Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songsLONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop use of their material in Trump's reelection campaign.
"Jeopardy!," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" win Daytime EmmysLOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamara Braun of “General Hospital” and Bryton James of “The Young and the Restless” earned supporting acting honors at the Daytime Emmys on Friday night. Braun triumphed over “Days of Our Lives” star Susan Seaforth Hayes, who at 76 is the only cast member to appear in the series in all of the nearly 55 years that it has been on the air. Among other early winners were “Jeopardy!
Incredibly rare male tortoiseshell cat finds loving home in New YorkERIE COUNTY, N. Y. (SBG) – An incredibly rare furry friend has found a loving home in New York. Milo -- previously named "Bill" while at the shelter -- is a maletortoiseshell kitty, and while that may not seem to be all that exciting, his genetics prove to be out of the ordinary. "Genetics are pretty interesting when it comes to calico cats, and the same goes for tortoiseshell catseven the “pastel” or dilute ones like Bill, with softer colors," the release says.
New HBO series looks at lives disrupted by a serial killerNEW YORK (AP) — It's said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director Liz Garbus has been doubly lucky with her latest project. Two years ago, she and her team started filming their series on the hunt for the still-unknown Golden State Killer, whose trail had been cold for more than 30 years. The very next day, a suspect was arrested. “If you’re making a documentary and everything happens as expected, isn’t that boring?1
Tidal, Revolt TV pull podcast episode featuring Russell Simmons after backlashWASHINGTON (SBG) – REVOLT TV and TIDAL are under fire from fans after the companies included Russell Simmons in a new episode of the N. O. R. E hosted "Drink Champs" podcast, where they discussed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Both streaming platforms have removed the episode from their podcasts sections as well as all promotional material regarding the episode after facing backlash from fans.
Kurt Cobain 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for sky-high $6 millionBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction. The 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain played in the band's rare acoustic performance and subsequent live album was sold to Australian Peter Freedman, owner of Røde Microphones, at the Music Icons event run by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
This bear at the Denver Zoo could not resist taking a bubble bathWASHINGTON (SBG) -- You won't be able to watch this video without it bringing a smile to your face. A bear staying at the Denver Zoo noticed a bath full of bubbles and walked around the structure until finally deciding to jump in. Miss Tundra, the bear's name at the Zoo, appeared to enjoy herself and seemed intent on figuring out whether the bubbles that were on her body were edible.
AMC planning to reopen most theaters beginning July 15WASHINGTON (SBG) — AMC has unveiled a plan to get theaters up and running again after all of them shuttered in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The company rolled out the "AMC Safe & Clean" plan Thursday, which will go into effect on July 15 when select theaters reopen for business. 10 of its theaters have already reopened in Norway, Germany, Spain and Portugal as coronavirus restrictions ease around the globe.
NASA's next Mars rover honors medical teams fighting virusCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s next Mars rover is honoring all the medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus battle around the world. With just another month until liftoff, the space agency on Wednesday revealed a commemorative plate attached to the rover, aptly named Perseverance. The rover team calls it the COVID-19 Perseverance plate, designed in the last couple months.
California-based company drops off free ice cream to Oregon healthcare workersROSEBURG, Ore. (KPIC) -- The gloom of June disappeared just in time for ice cream. A California-based ice cream company is making its way up the West Coast, giving ice cream to healthcare workers. Re:THINK Ice Creamdropped off hundreds of cups to healthcare workers in Douglas County.
The special secret sauce in John Legend's album: the GrammysNEW YORK (AP) — At the 2020 Grammy Awards, John Legend excitedly walked around with “a special secret,” as he puts it: He had just finished recording a batch of songs and felt like his new album was near done. And though he performed and won his 11th gramophone at the show, he productively used the week where most of the music industry flocks to Los Angeles to add new flavor to his album.
Washington city prints its own wooden money to assist residents, merchants during pandemicTENINO, Wash. (AP) — The blue-cheese salad dressing, butter, ground turkey, cans of grain-free dog food and new toothbrush came to $24. 97. Laurie Mahlenbrei handed the cashier a slice of wood marked $25, and walked out. The wooden currency is good only in the small city of Tenino, Washington, part of an effort to help residents and local merchants alike get through the economic fallout of the pandemic.
Beyoncé wants officers charged in Breonna Taylor's deathLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Beyoncé has joined the call for charges against officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a black woman gunned down by officers who burst into her Kentucky home. The superstar said in a letter Sunday to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron that the three Louisville police officers “must be held accountable for their actions.
Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state oppositionMASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID. ”Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has been constrained when dealing with the sovereign tribal nations that own two of the world's largest casinos.
Spike Lee issues apology after defending Woody AllenNEW YORK (AP) — After voicing support for Woody Allen and criticizing cancel culture, Spike Lee apologized Saturday for words he said were “wrong. ” In an interview Friday on the New York radio station WOR 710, Lee called Allen “a great, great filmmaker. ” “This cancel thing is not just Woody. And I think that when we look back on it, (we’re) gonna see that, short of killing somebody, I don’t if you can just erase somebody like they never existed. Woody’s a friend of mine,” said Lee.
Parents test the will power of their toddlers with fruit snack challengeUTAH (KUTV) – The #fruitsnackchallenge is alive and well in the Beehive State. Parents submitted videos to 2News via Chime In of how the experiment worked with their toddlers. The idea of tempting the tots derives from apsychologist Walter Mischel testing children’s willpower at Stanford University with the Marshmallow Test. The test was done in the 1960s to study the science of self-control in children under 5.
Coachella, Stagecoach canceled this year over virus concernsLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns. Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County's public health officer, signed an order Wednesday canceling the popular festivals outside Palm Springs. Health officials are concerned about a possible surge in coronavirus cases in the fall.