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Coronavirus contact tracing apps flop in France and Australia

Coronavirus contact tracing apps are not all they’ve cracked up to be and those being used in France and Australia have flopped, experts warn.  In France, two million people downloaded the StopCovid app but only 14 people received alerts that they were at risk in three weeks of the app being in operation.  Australia faced the […]

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Teens cause $10k damage breaking into new $1.1m Arizona home

Around 100 teenagers broke into a new $1.1million Arizona home to have a July 4 party, leaving a staggering $10,000 worth of damage in their wake.  The luxury property was trashed, with alcohol thrown up the walls, staging furniture destroyed and the hallway flooded when one culprit allegedly organized a keg party over Snapchat and swarms of […]

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Protesters smear red paint on Salt Lake City DA’s office and smash windows amid protests

Outraged protesters smashed the windows of a Utah government building and smeared red paint to mimic blood after two officers who fatally shot a 22-year-old 34 times in the back as he ran away escaped charges because the killing was justified under state law.  One police officer was injured and two residents were arrested late Thursday […]

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Donald Trump postpones planned New Hampshire rally this weekend ‘for a week or two’

President Donald Trump‘s campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday night has been canceled due to Tropical Storm Fay. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters traveling on Air Force One with the president to Florida the rally in Portsmouth will have to be delayed by a ‘week or two’ because a ‘big storm’ […]

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Coronavirus UK: Ministers ‘dodge wearing face masks in public’

Boris Johnson has been seen wearing a face mask for the first time today after he had hinted the coverings would be made compulsory in shops in England. The prime minister was spotted wearing the covering while out greeting shop owners in his Uxbridge constituency this afternoon.   The UK government currently recommends measures such as a face covering […]

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The Far Side’s Gary Larson releases first cartoons in 25 years

The Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson released his first new work in 25 years Tuesday, posting three cartoons to his website and revealing his digital debut.  Larson, 69, retired in 1995 citing deadline exhaustion but fans have still clamored for more ever since.  A website was launched just last year that republished selections from The […]

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Coronavirus US: 67% disapprove of Donald Trump’s response

A new poll out Friday had bad news for President Donald Trump as a majority of Americans disapproved of his handling of the coronavirus. The ABC News/Ipsos poll found 67 percent disapprove and 33 percent approve of the president’s response to the pandemic. It’s the highest level of dissatisfaction with Trump’s response to the pandemic. Additionally his presidential […]

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Sobriety coach lists 11 signs you are drinking too much alcohol

As the nation comes out of lockdown, many of us have found we are drinking more alcohol than ever – but how much is too much?  Sobriety coach Simon Chapple, from the UK, who is the author of The Sober Survival Guide, says there are many tell tale signs that you may have a drink […]

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Court hears tape of Johnny Depp asking Amber Heard to cut him

A recording of Johnny Depp begging ex-wife Amber Heard to ‘cut him’ while he wielded a knife in front of her was played to the High Court today. The audio recording taken by Amber Heard was yet another piece of evidence in her claims that he abused her on 14 separate occasions.  On the stand […]

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Coronavirus US: Cases hit record single-day high again at 63k

The US has once again set a record-high number of coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, recording more than 63,000 new infections in a single day. This breaks the previous record set on Wednesday of more than 62,000 and brings the total number of cases to more than 3.1 million. So far, […]