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Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has died. He was 75. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin. “Today, the world…

Two Men Arrested in Death of Ahmaud Arbery; A Case That’s Gained National Attention

BRUNSWICK, GA: On May 7th, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail. On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood…

Legendary NFL Coach Don Shula Dies at 90

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died today at his home, the team said. He was 90. Shula was the father of former University of Alabama head football coach Mike Shula, who led the Crimson Tide from 2003-06. Shula…

Blue Bell to Pay $19 Million as Part of Guilty Plea in Listeria Case

Blue Bell Creameries has pleaded guilty to distributing contaminated goods and its former CEO has been charged with conspiracy and attempted wire fraud in connection to a 2015 listeria outbreak that left three people dead, federal prosecutors have announced. Blue Bell Creameries agreed to pay more than $19 million in fines and forfeiture as part of a plea agreement that…

Joe Biden Responds to Former Staffer’s Sexual Assault Allegation

FILE – (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade, come at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tries to relieve…

Poll Shows 68% of Americans Trust CDC on the Coronavirus Crisis

Americans are grappling with an essential question as they try to get the information they need to stay safe during the coronavirus crisis: Whom do you trust? Sixty-eight percent of Americans say they have high trust in the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty-six percent highly trust their doctor or health care provider, and 52%…

Many States Fall Short of Mandate to Track Virus Exposure

As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so, which is having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with the coronavirus. A review by The Associated Press finds a patchwork of systems around the U.S for conducting so-called…

“I just can’t do this.” Frustrated Parents Reconsider Home School

Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups, and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated and exhausted parents are choosing to disconnect entirely for the rest…

Georgia’s Reopening Continues as Virus Deaths Top 900

Georgia business owners were officially allowed to welcome back customers on Friday, April 24 after Governor Brian Kemp gave them the go-ahead, relaxing all coronavirus restrictions in the state. Although they were in the clear according to the governor, some businesses remained satisfied in their decision to stay closed, considering there has been a rise of the virus in both…