The United States government is doing more today to protect old statues honoring racists than it is to protect living human beings from coronavirus. Read the rest
Officials in Los Angeles have ordered all beaches in the county closed over the Independence Day Holiday, in hopes of slowing the accelerating coronavirus pandemic in Southern California. Read the rest
Quite the scoop at CNN.com from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. Read the rest
• AZ governor Ducey orders bars, gyms, theaters to close 8 p.m. tonight • Large gatherings restricted • School start delayed
People not wearing masks or social distancing is why we can't have nice things.
Arizona's governor today ordered all bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks in the state to close for at least 30 days as coronavirus continues to surge in the state. Read the rest
Impeached and obviously unfit acting U.S. president Donald Trump plans to kick off the Fourth of July holiday with pageantry and photo ops at Mount Rushmore. Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land stolen violently from tribes say they plan to protest. Read the rest
Facebook said Thursday it will introduce a notification screen to warn users if they try to share content more than 90 days old, “To ensure people have the context they need to make informed decisions.” Read the rest
Tourist Steve Challice, from Southampton in England, thought he was merely taking a photo of a "big fish" in Loch Ness while on holiday in Scotland. Read the rest
This is not something iguana see when I'm at a pizza restaurant. Read the rest
A Black man in Detroit was wrongfully arrested and detained by police who mis-identified him with a false facial recognition hit. The case of Robert Williams, an innocent person who was held in police custody for a day, is the first publicly reported case of artificial intelligence resulting in a false arrest in the United States. Read the rest
“America's frownders.” Read the rest
• A 1.2 mile (2km) wide circle of large shafts was found, measuring over 10 meters wide and 5 meters deep.
• The holes surround the ancient settlement of Durrington Walls, 2 miles (3km) from Stonehenge.
• Tests suggest the earthworks are Neolithic, excavated over 4,500 years ago. Read the rest