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Squaw Valley Ski Resort considers name change
California's Squaw Valley Ski Resort received international name recognition by hosting the 1960 Olympics. Now that name, considered offensive to Native Americans, is being reconsidered in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice. (July 14)       
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 05:11:31 +0000)

Small businesses fight for survival as they reopen
As New York City businesses re-open after the COVID-19 lockdown, they have to balance the safety of their staff and patrons with their own feelings of excitement and anxiety. (July 14)       
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:25:52 +0000)

Today in History for July 14th
Highlights of this day in history: Bastille prison stormed during the French Revolution; Outlaw 'Billy the Kid' gunned down; Richard Speck murders student nurses in Chicago; Mariner 4 probe flies by Mars; Folk singer Woody Guthrie born. (July 14)       
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:16:05 +0000)

Black Lives Matter street mural in front of Trump Tower vandalized with red paint, quickly repainted
Police are looking into a criminal mischief complaint after someone splashed red paint on the mural on Fifth Avenue.        
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:52:03 +0000)

Zoo kittens show their carnivorous side
A pair of black-footed cat kittens are starting on a carnivorous diet at the San Diego Zoo. Although the pair look like cute house cats, their species is said to be the world's deadliest. (July 13)       
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:15:57 +0000)

In CA: $320,000 in overtime when your base salary is $25,000; It's the life in the LADWP
Gov. Gavin Newsom calls it a dimmer switch, but for many Golden State businesses, it's lights out. Again. And it's a good gig if you can get it — a security guard at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power pulled in a cool $931,000 in overtime over the past three years.       
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:11:08 +0000)

COVID outbreaks threaten plans to reopen colleges
COVID-19 outbreaks linked to student parties are threatening plans to reopen colleges and universities. A spike in infections linked to fraternity parties are complicating efforts to bring students and faculty back to the UC Berkeley campus. (July 13)       
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:31:03 +0000)

Analyst: Redskins rebranding is necessary
Washington's NFL team is shedding the "Redskins" name and logo after pressure from sponsors and criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. An analyst says the team was forced to rebrand after financial backers demanded it. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:25:37 +0000)

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Trump: Radical politicians want to 'defund' police
President Donald Trump used a White House law enforcement roundtable to pitch himself as a law and order candidate while warning of a "radical left" push toward lawlessness. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:46:19 +0000)

AP Top Stories July 13 P
Here's the latest for Monday July 13th: Trump doubles down on schools reopening; Body found in search for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera; Fire still burning on Navy ship; Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name; Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth.       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:16:04 +0000)

Football fans react to Redskins "retiring" name
Some football fans are upset while others support "retiring" the Redskins name and Indian head logo from the Washington DC-based NFL team. It follows pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:06:00 +0000)

California returns to limits on indoor gatherings
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:40:47 +0000)

Trump says he has 'good relationship' with Fauci
President Donald Trump says he has a "good relationship" with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, who has been sidelined by the White House. But, Trump says, he doesn't "always agree with him."(July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:26:26 +0000)

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:37:19 +0000)

Fire burns on Navy ship in San Diego, dozens hurt
Firefighters are still battling a blaze that broke out on a Navy combat ship in San Diego and injured at least 57 people. The fire started Sunday morning aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, triggering an explosion that rocked San Diego Bay. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:10:46 +0000)

California Gov. Newsom orders statewide closures, including indoor restaurant operations
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday a list of business sectors that will be required to close amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.        
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:34:35 +0000)

Coronavirus updates: LA and San Diego school districts will start fall classes online only; California orders statewide closures
Two of the largest school districts in the U.S., the Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts, will start school online only. Latest news.        
(Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:36:19 +0000)

Pres. Trump says he's getting 'rave reviews' for commuting Roger Stone's sentence
Pres. Trump says he's getting "rave reviews" for his decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone.       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:05:29 +0000)

Seattle mayor: police cuts plan 'not responsible'
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is responding to a push by the Seattle City Council to cut the police force's budget by 50 percent. Such a cut could "decimate" the department's ability to respond to emergencies, Durkan said Monday. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:31:17 +0000)

Michigan partygoers test positive for COVID-19 after July 4th lake bash; 43 cases tied to house party
"This is a very clear example of how quickly this virus spreads," a Michigan health official said after 43 COVID-19 cases were tied to a house party.        
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:06:14 +0000)

Federal execution would be first in 17 years
The federal government could carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:26:07 +0000)

McEnany says Trump, Fauci have 'good' relationship
After days of White House attacks on the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany insists President Donald Trump and the nation's top infectious disease specialist have always had a "very good working relationship." (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:26:00 +0000)

How to watch for spectacular Comet Neowise – before it disappears for 6,800 years
Skywatchers are in for a treat over the next few weeks as newly discovered Comet Neowise is paying a visit to our solar system.        
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:54:29 +0000)

Andy Samberg's new movie 'Palm Springs' broke a Sundance sales record by 69 cents
Andy Samberg's new movie 'Palm Springs' broke a Sundance sales record by 69 cents       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:20:52 +0000)

Ohio county creates hotline for residents to report people not wearing face masks
Three days after Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced the hotline, the county had received more than 500 complaints.       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:59:37 +0000)

Docuseries 'Lenox Hill' follows staff at New York Hospital
A new eight-part Netflix series, "Lenox Hill," follows four doctors at a New York City hospital of the same name. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:46:08 +0000)

New study shows multiplying your dog's age by 7 doesn't add up to their age in human years
A new study from the University of California, San Diego, debunks the myth of one dog year equals 7 human years.        
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:12:09 +0000)

NYC mayor 'heartbroken' over killing of 1 year old
New York City's mayor called the killed of a 1 year old child over the weekend 'heartbreaking' Monday as he started his daily coronavirus briefing. Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a moment of silence in memory of Davell Gardner, Jr. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:31:12 +0000)

'Dangerous,' record-breaking heat scorches southern USA
After a sweltering weekend, heat advisories and excessive heat warnings remained in place Monday across the southern USA.        
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:14:28 +0000)

Tractor trailer flips, catches fire on NJ highway
A tractor trailer flipped and caught fire on a New Jersey highway Monday, sending a large plume of smoke into the air that could be seen from afar. (July 13)       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:50:38 +0000)

Police investigate after 'disturbing' video shows officer kneeling on man's neck in Allentown, Pa.
Video of the incident in Pennsylvania shows two officers restraining a man on the ground while a third officer appears to put a knee on his neck.       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:44:13 +0000)

Your dog might be older (in human years) than you realize. New study debunks 7 years claim
Seven dog years doesn't equal one human year, a new study says. Here's the equation you should be using to determine your dog's age.       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:13:04 +0000)

Madeline Swegle becomes US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot in its 110-year history
Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle will be the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot. Swegle will receive her "wings of gold" later this month.       
(Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:56:29 +0000)

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