Trump Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for coronavirus
One of President Donald Trump’s top campaign fundraisers — and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr. — tested positive for coronavirus Friday in South Dakota hours before Trump gave a speech at Mount Rushmore.“After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure,” said Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump Victory Finance Committee, which Guilfoyle chairs.“She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic, but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events,” Gor said in a statement. “Donald Trump Jr was tested ...
New York Daily News
Citing coronavirus fears, Mexico shuts border with Arizona over holiday weekend
The Mexican state of Sonora is temporarily shutting its border with neighboring Arizona to prevent an influx of coronavirus infections over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich said the measure would prohibit nonessential travel so foreign visitors don’t place “a greater burden” on her virus-stricken state, a popular summer destination among American tourists.Arizona is one of at least 40 U.S. states dealing with a spike of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, along with California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and others. The Grand Canyon State recorded nearly 5,00...
New York Daily News
Endangered butterfly in San Diego County is the focus of a new protection effort
SAN DIEGO — Two environmental groups have filed a petition with the state asking it to provide more protection for a once-abundant butterfly that has seen its numbers fall precipitously in San Diego County and elsewhere in recent decades.The tiny Quino checkerspot should be added to California’s list of endangered species because its remaining habitats are under threat from development projects, according to the petition, which was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Endangered Habitats League.“It’s alarming that a butterfly that once filled the skies of Southern California is...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Five-star recruit Makur Maker commits to Howard University: 'I need to make the HBCU movement real'
Five-star high school basketball recruit Makur Maker announced his commitment to Howard University on Friday morning. Maker is now the highest-ranked college basketball prospect to commit to a historically black college or university.Maker also considered UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis before announcing his commitment to Howard.“I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & others started to dream ‘what if,’ ” he tweeted. “I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow. I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey. I am committing to Howard U & coach Kenn...
New York Daily News
Chicago will rely largely on signs announcing self-quarantine for people from states seeing COVID-19 surge
CHICAGO — Chicago health officials said Friday they have no plan for enforcing the city’s abrupt quarantine order for people arriving from states where coronavirus cases are surging, but will rely largely on signs posted along highways and at the two airports.“We do not have a plan to, for example, look for out-of-state license plates and pull people over,” the city’s public health commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, said at a news conference. “We do not have a plan to create a list of individuals who are traveling and try to track them down.”Arwady said the city’s main goal with the order is to...
The Week Ahead: Follow the mouse
There were several milestones in March that grabbed the attention of Americans to the fast developing threat from the novel coronavirus: local schools closing, California’s statewide stay-at-home order, and Disney closing the gates of its theme parks.Some of those gates are scheduled to reopen in the week ahead. Downtown Disney starts the company’s phased return on Thursday. The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom in central Florida are due to welcome guests back on Saturday. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are supposed to reopen four days later.As a Florida resident and Disney shareholder (...
Martin Schram: The spirit of Providence can keep us all strong
In the spring of 2019, I was walking through a Providence, R.I., airport concourse after what had been a very painful, yet rewarding day. I had just bid a final goodbye to Armand LaValle, my pal since we were seventh-graders in Florida, who had courageously battled a cancer that we both knew was going to claim him in just a few hours.As I walked slowly toward my gate for the flight home to Washington, I was feeling the weight of a sadness that knows no words. I wasn’t really seeing any of the people I walked past – until I glanced to my left and saw a young girl whose head was immobilized in a...
Tribune News Service
Sixers' Ben Simmons: 'I'm feeling better than I was when I started this season'
PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons’ declaration has to be pleasing to the 76ers.“I’m feeling better than I was when I started this season,” Simmons said during Thursday’s Zoom call with the media.Simmons missed the final game before the NBA shutdown with a lower-back pinched nerve and began his rehabilitation a few days after suffering the injury against the Bucks on Feb. 22 in Milwaukee. The chiseled 6-foot-10, 240-pounder said he’s added more strength and muscle to his frame. He also feels more explosive.“I was able to get pilates in almost every day, lifting weights taking care of my body, getting ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Group of veteran California Republicans will campaign against Trump and senators who back him
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Now that the Lincoln Project has the nation’s attention with its ads baiting and attacking President Donald Trump, the political action committee is going grassroots.To start, the Lincoln Project, founded by well-known conservatives late last year, is tapping veteran California Republicans to fundraise and volunteer for campaigns in a handful of states against GOP incumbents who the committee considers Trump sympathizers.Among the 12 Californians joining the cause to make phone calls, build the network and raise some cash are Rosario Marin, treasurer under President George...
The Sacramento Bee
Jeffrey Epstein victims cheer arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell
MIAMI — Jeffrey Epstein’s reputed longtime madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by federal authorities and is in the custody of federal authorities. She was detained at 8:30 Thursday morning in a residence in the small town of Bradford, New Hampshire.The British socialite allegedly helped procure girls for the financier, who died in August 2019 in a jail cell after being arrested himself a month earlier on federal charges of sex trafficking.Maxwell has been charged with four counts of sex trafficking a minor and two counts of perjury, according to the federal indictment.The charges invo...