(CNN) Actress Kelly Preston died after losing her battle with breast cancer, her husband John Travolta said in a post on Instagram Sunday. Preston had been battling breast cancer for two years, Travolta said, and "fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. The actress had not been photographed publicly at a major event since June 2018 when she walked the red carpet with her husband for the premiere of his film "Gotti" in which he portrayed the late mobster, John Gotti and she played his wife, Victoria Gotti. CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the photocall for "Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. She acted less in the years that followed Benjamin's birth, most notably in a guest starring role on the TV series "CSI: Cyber" and the film "Gotti" with her husband.
July 13, 2020 08:49 UTC
In addition to wearing mouse ears, all guests ages two and older will be required to wear face coverings in the park. Related content Florida's virus record exemplifies growing disaster of early state openingsGuests will not receive their ride photos if they were not wearing a mask on the ride. Not wearing a mask would be consistent with that policy. Disney is also asking visitors to self monitor how they are feeling and leave if they feel ill. Prompted by claims on social media this weekend that a guest felt sick on Disney property, CNN asked Disney about its policy regarding guests who feel unwell while inside the parks.
July 13, 2020 08:37 UTC
States across the U.S. reported rising numbers of coronavirus cases, while India recorded another record single-day increase. Total U.S. coronavirus cases topped 3.3 million Monday and the nation’s death toll exceeded 135,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. World-wide, more than 12.9 million confirmed cases have been recorded, Johns Hopkins data said.
Source:Wall Street Journal
July 13, 2020 08:31 UTC
(Kaiser Health News) States across the country are beginning to roll back heart-wrenching policies instituted when the coronavirus pandemic began and allow in-person visits at nursing homes and assisted living centers, offering relief to frustrated families. As of July 7, 26 states and the District of Columbia had given the go-ahead to nursing home visits under these circumstances, according to LeadingAge, an association of long-term care providers. Two weeks earlier, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified federal guidance on reopening nursing homes to visitors. On June 19, the state's health commissioner announced that all long-term care facilities could accept visitors outdoors — just in time for Father's Day. As it stands, facility administrators retain considerable discretion over when and whether to offer visits because states are issuing recommendations only.
July 13, 2020 08:29 UTC
(CNN) — Even after hundreds of miles into his two-wheel journey, Kleon Papadimitriou says he still wasn't sure he'd make it home. The 20-year-old Greek college student had been stuck in Scotland, where he studied, with no way to return to Athens while flights were shut down due to the pandemic. He spent the last few moments of each day writing down his progress, tracking the next day's path and checking in with family and friends. As the weeks passed, he said more people caught word of his journey and tuned in, receiving updates from his friends and family. And he's got a piece of advice for those who (rightly) think a 48-day bike trip is a huge undertaking.
July 13, 2020 08:26 UTC
Pacific Press via Getty Images Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot during this year's Republic Day parade in Jaipur. Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot has reportedly claimed the support of 25 MLAS who are with him in Delhi, even as Congress on Monday said the party’s doors were open for him and the MLAs should come and discuss issues on party forums. A Congress legislative party meeting is underway at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s resident where party leaders and at least 100 MLAs are gathered, the Indian Express reported. #WATCH Rajasthan: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Congress leaders and party MLAs show victory sign, as they gather at CM's residence in Jaipur. pic.twitter.com/FowLM7CAGA — ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2020Pilot had on Sunday declared open rebellion, claiming that the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government was in minority as over 30 Congress MLAs had pledged support to him.
July 13, 2020 08:21 UTC
An Australian white supremacist who pleaded guilty to killing 51 worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand last year plans to represent himself at a sentencing hearing in August, a court heard on Monday, raising concerns that he might use the proceedings to push his views and traumatize the survivors once again. The white supremacist, Brenton Tarrant, initially denied involvement before pleading guilty in March to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism for the killing spree in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. The massacre, the deadliest shooting in New Zealand’s history, led the government to ban most semiautomatic weapons and spurred an effort to restrict racist and violent content on the internet. The gunman had posted a white-supremacist manifesto online and live-streamed part of the shootings on Facebook. On Monday, a judge at Christchurch’s High Court confirmed that Mr. Tarrant, who appeared via video link from Auckland Prison, had waived his rights to legal representation before allowing his lawyers, Jonathan Hudson and Shane Tait, to withdraw from the case, according to the local news media.
Source:New York Times
July 13, 2020 08:20 UTC
(CNN) -- After months out of the classroom, Sarah Gross, a high school English teacher in New Jersey, is eager for schools to reopen in the fall. "And I wonder if that type of thing would happen in this time," she said, "because parents don't have childcare." "I don't think anybody would be willing to name the one student you're willing to let be intubated" based on reopening schools, he said. "Most schools will not be able to have all their kids in school at the same time," the mayor said. "The big thing is universal mask-wearing," said Strunk, the middle school teacher in Virginia.
July 13, 2020 08:15 UTC
She pointed out a ... partly gilded Chinese vase on a cupboard -- a cherished object which she knew to be something special and valuable." Sotheby's records also showed that the vase had passed through its London auction house in 1954, selling for just £44 ($56), worth around $1,500 in today's money. A Ming dynasty table and couch-bed went for 60 million and 49 million Hong Kong dollars respectively (around $8 million and $6 million), while a blue-and-white porcelain jar from the same era sold for just under 34 million Hong Kong dollars ($4.4 million). The sales helped wrap up Sotheby's seven-day Hong Kong spring sales series, which had been delayed due to the coronavirus. Although the series generated around 15% less than last year's spring sales , the auction house has announced combined takings of $3.22 billion Hong Kong dollars ($411 million).
July 13, 2020 07:52 UTC
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July 13, 2020 07:52 UTC
(CNN) Mark Urquiza had been battling Covid-19 for more than three weeks before he died in an Arizona hospital on June 30th, his daughter Kristin Urquiza wrote in an obituary. The father of one was a former high school 400-meter-dash state champion and cross-country runner with no underlying health conditions, his daughter said. "His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity of this crisis, and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk," Urquiza said in her father's obituary. Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic , with nearly half of deaths and two-thirds of all cases impacting people of color in the US, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 135,000 people have died across the US since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University.
July 13, 2020 07:41 UTC
An initial exit poll had seen the two candidates neck and neck, with Duda being less than one percentage point ahead of his centrist contender. The early figures gave rise to hope among Trzaskowski supporters that overseas votes could still decide the election in his favor. “But it’s also bad news, because it shows to what extent the society is really divided into tribes or camps. It is neatly divided in half.”Whereas Trzaskowski primarily won in Poland’s west, Duda’s campaign rallied its supporters in the more right-wing east of the country. ADAfter an at times brutal campaign in which Duda called the opposition worse than coronavirus, the incumbent called for unity in the country on Sunday night and struck a conciliatory tone, inviting Trzaskowski to the presidential palace.
July 13, 2020 07:29 UTC
Global stocks rose Monday as investors turned their focus to major U.S. companies that will report earnings this week and offer guidance on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their operations. Futures tied to the S&P 500 ticked up 0.5%, following a week that saw the benchmark climb almost 1.8% despite a surge in infections across parts of the U.S.
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July 13, 2020 07:19 UTC
A 1-year-old was killed and three other people were shot late Sunday night at a family cookout in New York City, authorities saidThe infant suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach and later died at the hospital, according to police. The deadly shooting came amid another violent weekend in New York City. New York City has seen a surge in violence in recent weeks, following the City Council's vote that included $837 million in budget cuts and funding reallocations involving the New York Police Department. From the beginning of the year through July 4, there were 530 shootings in New York City. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThere haven't been this many shootings in New York City since 1996, Fox 5 New York reported.
July 13, 2020 07:05 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan — During one of the most violent stretches of fighting in northern Afghanistan, as the Taliban scored victories that had eluded them since the beginning of the conflict, the top American commander went public with a suspicion that had nagged for years: Russia was aiding the insurgents. In diplomatic circles in Kabul around the time of that accusation, in 2017, there were murmurs that the Russian assistance had included night-vision goggles and armor-piercing ammunition. But Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander, offered no definitive evidence, and that spoke to how confusing the battlefield had become as three longtime adversaries — the Taliban, Russia and Iran — agreed on their common interest in seeing the Americans leave Afghanistan. In the maze of corruption, cash and foreign hands in Afghanistan, it was no easy task to pin down who was doing what. “We’ve had weapons brought to this headquarters and given to us by Afghan leaders and said, ‘This was given by the Russians to the Taliban,’” General Nicholson said a year later.
Source:New York Times
July 13, 2020 07:00 UTC