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Olympic events to watch this weekend

Olympic events to watch this weekend

The torch has been lit at the Tokyo Olympics and the opening weekend will feature competition in men’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming, tennis and more. Here’s how to watch the games in the US and key events to tune in for. 5 events to watch Tennis: Serbian player Novak Djokovic is in the running for…MORE

DEA agents seize cocaine disguised as a cake

DEA agents seize cocaine disguised as a cake

A man and woman were arrested in Maine following the discovery of cocaine disguised as a cake in their vehicle, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Acting on information received from anonymous sources, agents stopped a vehicle on Tuesday along I-295 as it entered Gardiner. A drug-sniffing K9 alerted them to the presence of…MORE

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The Olympics’ pandemic playbook is put to the test

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The Olympics’ pandemic playbook is put to the test

When I first told my medical colleagues that I would be traveling 14 hours to Tokyo, they looked at me with a bit of surprise, then hesitantly told me simply to “be safe.” It is the same reaction I have often received when jetting off to cover a natural disaster, like the earthquake in Haiti,…MORE

Belgian basketball star Ann Wauters’ Olympic dream was a long time coming

Belgian basketball star Ann Wauters’ Olympic dream was a long time coming

More than 10,000 athletes compete in the summer Olympics. There are gold medalists and athletes who’ll never get anywhere near the podium. There are global superstars and athletes who soon will be, all rubbing shoulders with competitors from countries that they’ve never heard of. There will be veterans of the greatest sports show on earth…MORE

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian judo athlete Fethi Nourine says he has chosen to withdraw from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rather than face an Israeli competitor. Nourine told Algeria’s Echourouk TV that he “decided to withdraw out of conviction, because this is the very least we can offer the Palestinian cause.” “This is my duty,” he said, adding that…MORE

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream debuts and quickly sells out

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream debuts and quickly sells out

Nothing gets cheddar than this… The Kraft Heinz Company has partnered with Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream to introduce a limited-edition macaroni and cheese flavor of ice cream. “We know that there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than ice cream. That is why we wanted to combine two of the most…MORE

Miami-Dade police to take over search efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse site

Miami-Dade police to take over search efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse site

Firefighters are turning over the search and recovery efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse to the Miami-Dade Police Department, officials said Friday. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue had been in charge at the site of the now-leveled residential building in the South Florida community. But that is now changing, according to a news release from…MORE

A Missouri hospital just hit its all-time high for Covid cases. But the county fair that attracts thousands won’t be canceled

A Missouri hospital just hit its all-time high for Covid cases. But the county fair that attracts thousands won’t be canceled

Amy Tignor remembers the crowds that attended the Ozark Empire Fair’s rides, concerts and livestock shows in past years. A resident of Springfield, Missouri, since 2005 and the owner of a local brewery, Tignor said nothing could “drag her there” this year, even though she’s fully vaccinated. “As you’re sitting in a crowd, six out…MORE

Fire whirls, ‘pyro’ clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what’s to come

Fire whirls, ‘pyro’ clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what’s to come

Dozens of wildfires currently blazing across the West have been exhibiting extreme fire behavior: demonstrating alarming rotational patterns and wafting smoke across the country while also creating their own weather. Given 2020’s historic wildfire season, the early return of the destructive flames puts 2021 on pace to be another potentially record-shattering year for blazes. Human-caused…MORE

Mask mandates are back on the table as Covid-19 surges nationwide

Mask mandates are back on the table as Covid-19 surges nationwide

While the need for mask wearing never fully dissipated during the pandemic, guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May that removed restrictions for vaccinated individuals was a welcome harbinger of a possible return to normalcy. Now, with Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing throughout the nation, safety precautions such as mask…MORE

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