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    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so despite the presidents decision to commute his prison sentence. The op-ed in The Washington Post marked Muellers first public statement on his investigation since...
    (CNN)When the going gets tough, President Donald Trump distracts. This is the essence of his media strategy: give journalists the red meat of controversy and they wont be able to resist the temptation. With the Presidents will to say or do almost anything -- such as tweeting out the video of a supporter yelling White Power! to protesters at the Villages retirement community in Florida -- hes confident that his Twitter feed and his blistering rallies might give him some...
    President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center today, CNN reported. Pictures of the president wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic caused quite a stir on Twitter when members of the press pool shared them. The moment marked the first time that Trump publically wore a mask in the view of the press pool. The United States Centers for Disease Control, other medical professionals, and politicians from...
    MANCHESTER United legend Paul Scholes’s marriage is in crisis after 27 years together.  The ex-England hero’s wife Claire has left the marital home they shared for 21 years. 8Manchester United legend Paul Scholes in actionCredit: Reuters 8Paul and his wife, Claire, on a night out in 2013Credit: Insight News and Features She is now staying 20 minutes away and no longer wears her wedding ring. A source said the pair, both 45, are “devastated”. They added: “You have to feel...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is in a “very fortunate place” with the coronavirus, the states epidemiologist says, as deaths have all but vanished and the states transmission rate is among the lowest in the country. Dr. Matt Cartter tells the Hartford Courant hes grateful for the progress even as the testing situation in the state remains less than ideal. “We’re doing a lot of testing just to find very few cases,” Cartter said. Connecticut was seeing more than 100...
    THOUSANDS of protesters are marching through Brighton today in support of Black Lives Matter. Demonstrators wearing black are carrying placards through the city centre today after gathering near Palace Pier. 9Thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets of Brighton todayCredit: London News Pictures 9Black-clad campaigners are carrying placards through the city centre Credit: PA:Press Association 9The demonstrators gathered at Palace Pier before marching through the cityCredit: PA:Press Association It comes after a police watchdog launched a...
    By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judges permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to national associations representing state attorneys general and governors. The money was sent after Purdue entered bankruptcy protection last year in an effort to settle...
    Israel Adesanya in the UFC 4 game (via EA Sports/UFC) Everything you need to know about the new EA Sports’ UFC 4 video game. The UFC has finally revealed the cover and details for EA Sports’ UFC 4, the fourth installment of the UFC video game. On the cover is BMF champion and welterweight title contender Jorge Masvidal and UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, arguably two of the coolest fighters on the UFC roster. “EA SPORTS UFC 4 is...
    DAVID BECKHAM presented Captain Sir Tom Moore with a framed football shirt as the charity hero was welcomed into a new FA initiative. The Football Association named Capt Sir Tom the honorary captain of the Lionhearts, a new scheme for those who have inspired the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. 3David Beckham presented a framed shirt to Capt Sir Tom Moore on SaturdayCredit: PA:Press Association An amazing £32million was raised by the World War Two veteran before his 100th birthday...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ABC News White House correspondent and White House Correspondents Association President Jonathan Karl slammed Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany in a blistering op-ed for The Washington Post that took issue with McEnany’s ‘denial of reality.” The op-ed, entitled “It’s the duty of the White House press secretary to hold briefings. But not like this.“, accuses McEnany of consistently denying reality and speaking more like a “partisan political talk show” than a public official delivering information. Karl fact-checked...
    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge’s permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to national associations representing state attorneys general and governors. The money was sent after Purdue entered bankruptcy protection last year in an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits accusing it...
    By MIKE STOBBE and NICKY FORSTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases and hospitalizations — and reported daily U.S. infections broke records several times in recent days....
    NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases and hospitalizations — and reported daily U.S. infections broke records several times in recent days. Scientists warned it wouldn’t last. A coronavirus death,...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Parma soccer club has announced that a non-playing member of the team tested positive for the coronavirus. Parma says the person is asymptomatic and is being isolated according to Italian government protocols. The Serie A club adds that every other member of the team tested negative but that the rest of the squad was being kept under observation at its training...
    The July 6 Washington Post carried a typically colorful headline on top of the Style section. “A binder full of bombast: Kayleigh McEnany plays her boss and his base with derisive news briefing walk-offs.” Media reporter Paul Farhi wrote McEnany’s “would-be smackdowns seemed so orchestrated” they only lacked some kind of musical flourish, like the opening witticisms that lead into the theme song on the crime drama “CSI: Miami.” McEnany flourished again later that day, noting: “I was asked probably...
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and scores of people have gathered at the scene. Local reports say two people are dead. Associated Press live video shows emergency tape separating the mound of rubble from murmuring onlookers. Such collapses are alarmingly common in Africa’s largest city and elsewhere in Nigeria, where corruption often hollows out building standards. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written...
    Donald Trump’s palpable desperation in the face of cratering poll numbers and nationwide revulsion at his incompetence has manifested itself in a campaign ad that explicitly tells voters they face being raped and murdered if Joe Biden is elected. The ad is a racist fever dream in which footage of a lonely telephone in an empty police station is split-screened with scenes of unrest over the police killing of George Floyd, while a recorded message plays for whatever distressed...
    PUBS struggled to keep flirty drinkers from getting too close last night as Brits enjoyed their first Friday night out since lockdown. Revellers in Leeds huddled in kebab shops and partied into the early hours, while thirsty punters filled pubs up and down the country. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9Two friends walk side by side during a night out in LeedsCredit: nb press ltd 9Revellers hug each other in a fast...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg. A statement says police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six other people were injured. Police...
    In Texas, state with most nursing homes, experts fear for elderly amid virus surge The One Place You Should Be Buying Your Groceries, But Arent AP Was There: Edberg defeats Becker for 1st Wimbledon title EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
    JULY 4 – 10, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABCs “This Week — Lineup not yet released. ___ NBCs “Meet the Press” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. ___ CBS “Face the Nation — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry Shaw, president and CEO, AdventHealth; Tom Wyatt, CEO...
    Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.   Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr.    Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.  There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia.  Such...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Lineup not yet released. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry Shaw, president and CEO, AdventHealth; Tom Wyatt, CEO...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah prosecutor who cleared two officers in the shooting death of an armed man denounced subsequent protests that turned violent and resulted in another officer being injured. Protesters rallied Thursday evening following Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gills announcement that police officers had acted legally in May when they fired more than 30 times at Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, 22, as he ran away. His death has become...