Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict

The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will be larger than usual this summer, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted on Wednesday. The dead zone, an area of the northern Gulf of Mexico with low oxygen levels that appears every summer, is produced by nutrients washing into the Mississippi, many from […]

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Obama Will Address George Floyd Protests in Online Town Hall

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday will make his first on-camera comments about the killing of George Floyd and protests over police brutality sweeping the country — but he will not attend the memorial planned for Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis on Thursday, contrary to a published report, according to people familiar with his […]

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Kings sign 2019 draft picks Arthur Kaliyev and Jordan Spence

Though it’s unclear when Kings prospects will be able to return to the ice, the team on Wednesday signed two more of their up-and-coming players, 2019 draft picks Arthur Kaliyev and Jordan Spence, to entry-level contracts. Both are coming off of strong junior-hockey seasons. Kaliyev, an early second-round pick last summer, was a finalist for […]

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Restaurants in much of NY get green light for outdoor dining

New York will start to allow outdoor dining at restaurants as soon as Thursday in much of the state outside of New York City and its suburbs as coronavirus restrictions ease, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Restaurants must place outdoor tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart, all staff must wear face coverings, and customers must […]

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N.B.A. Team Owners to Vote on 22-Team Plan to Resume Season

The N.B.A. will formally present a return-to-play plan to owners on Thursday that calls for 22 of its 30 teams to resume the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World in Orlando in late July, according to several people familiar with the league’s intentions. The structure requires the voting support of at least 23 owners, but […]

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Mayor orders review of Kentucky city’s police after violence

Louisville’s mayor says the Kentucky city will seek an independent review of its police department amid protests over the deaths of black people during encounters with law enforcement By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press June 3, 2020, 6:00 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The […]

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Barack Obama to address George Floyd’s death for first time on camera

Former President Barack Obama will address the death of George Floyd for the first time on camera in a virtual town hall Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET. The town hall, hosted by a branch of the Obama Foundation called the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, will focus on “Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police […]

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Barack Obama to Livestream Talk About Police Brutality Protests

Former President Barack Obama will be doing a livestream via his website Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST to address protests surrounding the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd. Floyd was killed by police on May 25th, after cops arrested him for allegedly using a forged $20 bill at a convenience store. The livestream is part […]

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Season Interrupted, Prom Edition: Carter Graham and Sammy Nuchow

Throughout the spring, The Times will interview high school seniors whose athletic careers were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. Today we play two. Names: Carter Graham and Sammy Nuchow School: West Hills Chaminade Sport: Baseball/lacrosse Advertisement Why we are pairing them: They are boyfriend and girlfriend Key stats: Graham batted .391 in eight games […]

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Lebanese money changers say buying dollars at minimum 3,950 pound rate

© Reuters. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese money changers will buy U.S. dollars for a minimum of 3,950 Lebanese pounds and sell them at maximum price of 4,000 pounds on Wednesday, the syndicate of money changers said in a statement, marking the end of a one-month strike. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that […]

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GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Nine-term Congressman Steve King of Iowa will lose his Republican primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra, CNN projected, after King’s racist comments led to his ostracization in Washington and Feenstra mobilized conservative Republicans to his insurgent campaign. The primary fight was an undeniable referendum on King — not on his conservatism, but on his […]

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USC’s announcement of on-campus classes in fall could boost football’s return

USC will open its campus for in-person classes in the fall, presumably clearing the way for the Trojans’ football season to forge ahead in spite of the lingering threat of COVID-19. In a letter to the campus community Tuesday, USC President Dr. Carol Folt wrote that the university plans to start its fall semester Aug. […]

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G7 finance leaders to hold virus telecon on Weds, Japan’s Jiji says

TOKYO (Reuters) – Finance leaders of the Group of Seven nations will hold a teleconference on Wednesday to discuss measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Japan’s Jiji news agency said. It will be the latest of several teleconferences held by G7 finance leaders since the spread of the pandemic that has pushed the global economy […]

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Sheriff confirms will of ‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin’s dead husband was forged

A Florida sheriff has confirmed wild rumors that the will of Don Lewis, the missing millionaire husband of “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin, was forged. “They had two experts deem it 100 percent a forgery. But, we knew that…we knew that before,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told WTSP. Chronister had also previously told the […]

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NHL hub city candidates: The pluses and minuses for each of the 10 potential sites

In choosing two playoff hubs from 10 finalists the NHL will give weight to the trend of COVID-19 cases and the availability of testing. Those numbers remain fluid. Also, it’s unclear if recent looting in the American cities will hurt their bids. Here are key pluses and minuses for all 10: Chicago: Its location is […]

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Rod Rosenstein testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday about Russia probe: What to know

Former acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the first witness to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe on Wednesday. Rosenstein will testify about “new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters,” according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, who chairs […]

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Bears required to hold training camp at Halas Hall, barred from joint practices: report

The Bears will hold training camp at Halas Hall, as planned. | Annie Costabile NFL teams are not allowed to hold practices offsite and cannot practice together. That means the Bears will not spend a week in Denver as they had hoped. The NFL will require teams to hold training camps at their facilities beginning […]

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Russia gets court date to appeal Olympic ban

With the Olympic Games postponed until next summer, Russia will get a chance to appeal its four-year doping ban and, perhaps, compete in Tokyo. It was late last year that the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended barring the Russian team, flag and anthem from international competition after finding the country had manipulated years of test results […]

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Biden blasts Trump’s ‘narcissism’ in new phase of campaign

By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT PHILADELPHIA — Joe Biden mounted one of his most aggressive attacks against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, deriding the commander in chief’s disregard of core constitutional values and blistering him for being “more interested in power, than in principle.” “He thinks division helps him,” the presumptive Democratic nominee said […]

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Box office could see 50 percent drop in ticket sales this year, analyst finds

The coronavirus will slash box office revenues in half this year, and the pandemic is now poised to weaken the longtime status of movie theaters as destinations for first-run movies, according to an influential media analyst. Revenue from ticket sales will plunge to $5.5 billion this year, down more than 50 percent from $11.4 billion […]

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As always with the Bears, it’s all about the QB(s)

Will Mitch Trubisky respond to the challenge of competing with Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job with the Bears? That will be the focus of the Bears’ offseason, whenever they return to the field. | Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Answering seven Bears questions as they begin organized team activities this week — albeit on Zoom and […]

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Red Stars will open NWSL season with match against the Orlando Pride

Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. will be the site of the NWSL semifinals and finals. | Rick Bowmer/AP The second opening day match will have the Portland Thorns playing the defending champion North Carolina Courage. The National Women’s Soccer League has set the schedule for the opening round of its tournament starting later this […]

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Austria approves plan to turn Hitler’s birthplace into a police station

The Austrian building where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 will finally be turned into a police station after a yearslong back-and-forth over the ownership and use of the building. Authorities presented the winning architectural plan Tuesday that will “neutralize” the Braunau am Inn home and make it unattractive as a pilgrimage site for people seeking […]

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