Gun rights activist who supports QAnon defeats five-term congressman endorsed by Trump – CBS News

A restaurant owner and political newcomer in Colorado scored an upset Republican primary victory Tuesday over a five-term congressman endorsed by President Trump. Lauren Boebert has made headlines for defying coronavirus restrictions, boosting the QAnon conspiracy theory and staunchly supporting guns — and now she’s headed to the general election in November. Boebert, 33, owns the Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where workers openly carry guns while serving …

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Carlo Ancelotti hopes Everton can ‘soon’ compete for Premier League title | Football News | Sky Sports

0:36 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says his young squad has the potential to ‘soon’ compete for the Premier League title Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says his young squad has the potential to ‘soon’ compete for the Premier League title Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says he hopes his side will “soon” be competing for the Premier League title.  Having taken over from Marco Silva in December with Everton …

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This cat stowed away on a military cargo plane. Now some humans are trying to help it get home. – Bangor Daily News

A cat with an apparent case of wanderlust — or that was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time — managed to hitch a ride on a military flight that landed at Bangor International Airport Tuesday night and flew out Wednesday morning. “We are calling it the ‘feline recovery mission,’” said Aimiee Thibodeau, airport marketing and business development manager. “As far as anyone knows, this …

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Seattle police clear “CHOP” zone as mayor issues emergency order; 23 arrested – CBS News

Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tearing down demonstrators’ tents and using bicycles to herd the protesters away. The move came after the mayor issued an emergency order that the area be cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed no signs of clashes between the police, many dressed in riot gear, and dozens …

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Trump tweets that painting Black Lives Matter on street would be “symbol of hate” – CBS News

President Trump slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue, referring to the planed painting as a “symbol of hate.” In a pair of tweets, Mr. Trump wrote that de Blasio “is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue,” and he predicted that doing so …

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Proposed HUD rule rolls back Obama-era protections for homeless transgender individuals – CBS News

The Trump administration announced a proposal on Wednesday to allow federally-funded housing services to turn away individuals whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. The proposed rule, according to Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, would “better accommodate religious beliefs of shelter providers.”  The proposal rolls back provisions added during the previous administration. In 2016, former President Barack …

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Opinion: Fox News is Now “Covering Up” For Toledo Democrats Arrested in Extortion Scheme

On Wednesday, Fox News covered a scandal amongst five Toledo, Ohio, city council members this way: “Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Garrick ‘Gary’ Johnson, Larry Sykes and Keith Mitchell were charged with bribery and extortion in a federal criminal complaint after a two-year investigation, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).” The Toledo Blade covered it this way: “For years, Democrats have been the dominant political machine in …

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Couple married for 53 years dies of coronavirus an hour apart, holding hands at the end – CBS News

A long-married couple from Texas were both diagnosed with COVID-19 last month, and as they grew sicker they were hospitalized separately. However, thanks to a thoughtful nurse, Betty and Curtis Tarpley were able to be together and hold each others’ hands in their final moments. The couple, who died less than an hour apart, had been married for 53 years, their son Tim Tarpley told CBS News.  …

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Victoria records 66 new coronavirus cases, thousands refuse testing in hotspot suburbs – ABC News

More than 10,000 people in Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspots have declined to be tested during Victoria’s testing blitz, with Health Minister Jenny Mikakos saying some of those residents believe the virus is a conspiracy. As cases have continued to climb across Melbourne, doorknockers have targeted suburbs where community transmission is a concern, encouraging people to be tested. Ms Mikakos said authorities had been “smashing targets for testing” with …

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Today’s coronavirus news: India reports more than 18,000 new virus cases and 400 deaths; Scandinavian Airlines is getting an aid package worth $1.5 billion | The Star

4:32 a.m.: Scandinavian Airlines is getting an aid package worth $1.5 billion 5:15 a.m.: India reports more than 18,000 new virus cases and 400 deaths 5:21 a.m.: China confirms 19 new cases as those infected in Beijing’s June outbreak start being released from hospital The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Tuesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer …

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