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Coronavirus live news: Scotland to announce ‘life beyond level zero’; North Korea tells WHO it has detected no cases

North Korea claims zero cases from more than 30,000 tests; Scotland “unlikely” to see restrictions ease on 28 June; US average deaths fall below 300 for first time since March 2020Are you kidding me?’ Fauci responds to rightwing attacks over emailsAustralia’s vaccine rollout ‘constrained’ by Pfizer supply shortages until AugustIndonesia tightens restrictions as it confirms record new casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.52am BST North Korea has told the World Health Organization it tested...
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$12.7 million in counterfeit designer apparel, Cialis pills seized at Los Angeles ports

More than 47,000 counterfeit Cialis pills and 10,117 fake pieces of designer clothing and footwear – with an estimated value of $12.7 million-plus – were seized at the Los Angeles and the Long Beach ports area, officials announced Monday, June 21. The clothing items bore Christian Dior, Versace, Gucci, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nike Air and Swoosh designs and was part of a shipment from China, said Jaime Ruiz, spokesman for U.S Customs and Border Protection. The haul included handbags, sh...
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$12.7 million in counterfeit designer apparel, Cialis pills seized at LA-Long Beach ports area

More than 47,000 counterfeit Cialis pills and 10,117 fake pieces of designer clothing and footwear – with an estimated value of $12.7 million-plus – were seized at the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports area, officials announced Monday, June 21. The clothing items bore Christian Dior, Versace, Gucci, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nike Air and Swoosh designs and was part of a shipment from China, said Jaime Ruiz, a spokesman for U.S Customs and Border Protection. The haul included handbags, shoes an...
Tags: Crime, News, China, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Long Beach, Border Patrol, Phoenix, U S Customs, Border Protection, Los Angeles Police Department, U S Homeland Security, Ruiz


Shipping stocks have notched triple-digit gains in 2021 as transport rates skyrocket

Suez Canal Authority via AP Shares of shipping companies have been on a tear in 2021 as supply-chain bottlenecks persist. The owner of the Ever Given ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal has gained 273% in 2021. In the US, Eagle Bulk Shipping and Diana Shipping are both up over 170% year-to-date. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of shipping companies have been on a tear in 2021 as supply-chain bottlenecks and pent-up demand drive up the costs of transport.Evergreen...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Ap, Shanghai, Rotterdam, Suez Canal, Stifel, Diana Shipping, Shipping Costs, Shipping Fees, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, COSCO Shipping Holdings, Suez Canal Authority, Ben Nolan, Emily Graffeo


China's latest major military flight around Taiwan suggests Beijing is expanding its combat training

A J-16 fighter jet during an airshow in China's northeastern Jilin province, October 17, 2019. STR/AFP via Getty Images The June 15 mission was the largest of its kind and the first on the eastern side of Taiwan, home to key airbases. Military analysts say this suggests China is trying to improve its operational capabilities and do "realistic" combat training. See more stories on Insider's business page. The PLA's largest sortie into Taiwan's air defence identification zone...
Tags: Hong Kong, Washington, China, US, Trends, Reagan, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, Taiwan, Beijing, Britain, Biden, PLA, South China Sea, Taitung


High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that the NCAA can’t enforce certain rules limiting the education-related benefits — things like computers and graduate scholarships — that colleges offer athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead, the ruling will help determine whether schools decide to offer athletes tens of thousands of dollars in those benefits ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Washington, Uncategorized, NFL, West Virginia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Ncaa, Biden, WNBA, JESSICA GRESKO, Neil Gorsuch, Shawne Alston


Iran's hard-line president-elect says he won't meet Biden

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over...
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Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden nor negotiate over...
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Tokyo Olympics to allow local fans

TOKYO (AP) — A limited number of local fans will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics, organizers announced Monday as they tried to...
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Residency Program for Treating Rural Women to Have 1st Grad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Dr. Laura McDowell finishes her obstetrics and gynecology training at UW Health this month, she will be the first person in the country to complete such a residency program focused on caring for women in rural areas.
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Flores Homers Twice, Giants Rout Phillies 11-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores had four hits, including two of San Francisco’s four home runs, and the Giants routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford hit his 16th homer and Mike Yastrzemski combined with Flores for consecutive homers in the first off Zach Eflin (2-6). San Francisco has 107 home runs, tied with Toronto for the major league lead. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 20: Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants and Brandon Crawford #35 celebrate after the ga...
Tags: Washington, Angels, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Flores, San Francisco California, Phillies


Yankees Turn Game-Ending Triple-Play, Beat A’s 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone knew it off the bat. “Usually, a triple play sneaks up on you,” he said. “Right away, I’m thinking, ‘That’s a triple play.’” New York turned its record-tying third triple play of the season to strand the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, bailing out closer Aroldis Chapman from a shaky outing and closing down a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Gary Sánchez spoiled Sean Manaea’s gem with a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and rel...
Tags: New York, Texas, Sports, Ap, Blue Jays, Arizona, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Buffalo, Oakland, Yankees, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Montgomery, Boone


The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

By The Associated Press BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine at UMass Memorial Health, told the Boston Globe. Periodic, localized blood shortages are not uncommon, but this shortage is “unprecedented in its scope,” said Dr. Claudia Cohn, chief medical officer for the Americ...
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Drought Raises Reliance on Nevada Desert Wildlife 'Guzzlers'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a mountain in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park, a state wildlife biologist is refilling water tanks.
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The US sent 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan - more than triple it initially pledged - as it deals with an unexpected outbreak

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, third from left, and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, fourth from left, hold up thank you cards as they welcome a China Airlines cargo plane carrying COVID-19 vaccines from Memphis. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP The US on Sunday sent Taiwan 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the AP reported. Previously, the US said it would send 750,000 vaccine dos...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, China, US, International, Trends, Ap, Taiwan, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Memphis, Reuters, Duckworth, Johns Hopkins University


Southern New Mexico Officials See Uptick in Pets Surrendered

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — In 2020, Alamogordo Animal Control took in 1,260 animals, saw 563 adopted and euthanized 36 animals, according to Alamogordo Police Department data.
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Lizzie Watts Is a Superintendent for All Seasons

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — “I guess it was the sunsets,” Lizzie Watts said.
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Baltimore Was One of First Cities to Celebrate Drag Culture

BALTIMORE (AP) — It was the night of nights in 1931 Baltimore. Drinks were flowing and gowns of satin and velvet — some decked in rhinestones, others layered under fur throws — sashayed around the dance floor. Whispers of who would be named “best dressed” of the eighth annual ball at Monumental Elks’ Lodge swirled around the room while spectators stood outside, eager to catch a glimpse of the night’s attendees and the world behind the dance hall’s walls — a world of drag.
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Virginia Drama Teacher Takes His Final Bow After 30 Years

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The show must go on, as they say in the theater world. But after 30 years as a drama teacher at Thomas Harrison Middle School, Michael Strawderman will get to watch the show from the seats and not the wings of the stage.
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Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say

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Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Russia, Local, Ap, Davis, Moscow, Npr, UC Davis, Catherine, Northern California, Investigative Committee, Nizhny Novgorod, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Catherine Serou


Mississippi Students’ Time Travel Film Competing Nationally

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — If you could go back in time and provide crucial information to your past self, what would it be?
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Daughter of Fannie Lou Hamer Continues Mother’s Fight

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the youngest daughter of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Jacqueline Hamer Flakes grew up intimately aware of prejudice and how much her mother struggled against it.
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Director of Naval Museum Hopeful for Move Despite Delay

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricanes Laura and Delta have kept the USS Orleck Naval Museum stuck at its location on North Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles. Efforts to move the former Navy ship to the Jacksonville Naval Museum in Florida have been on hold for more than a year, but Orleck Museum Executive Director Ron Williams is hopeful that it will get done.
Tags: Florida, Navy, Ap, Delta, Laura, Lake Charles La, Ron Williams, Naval Museum Hopeful for Move Despite Delay, North Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles Efforts, Jacksonville Naval Museum, Orleck Museum Executive


Vietnam Medical Battalion Vets Get Flight on Huey Helicopter

BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) — Maurice “Corky” Walsh stepped off the Huey helicopter and onto the tarmac at Grissom Air Reserve Base as the deep thumping of the blades subsided. The 75-year-old Vietnam veteran was grinning ear to ear.
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Vietnamese Community Emerges Among Alabama’s Most Vaccinated

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) — At the boat dock in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, shrimp boat Captain Truc Le unties a thick mooring line attached to his blue and white vessel with the name “Lucky Kim” painted on the side.
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Urshela Takes Shard In Eye, Hits Go-Ahead Homer As NY Stops Streaking A’s 7-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Six innings after a shard of his broken bat hit Gio Urshela in the right eye, he saw a fastball clearly enough to hit a go-ahead home run. Urshela’s eighth-inning drive off Jesus Luzardo landed in the netting above Monument Park beyond center field and helped the New York Yankees rally from a three-run deficit in a 7-5 victory Saturday that stopped the Oakland Athletics’ seven-game winning streak. Urshela’s bat splinted as he grounded into a double play in the second inning. “Obv...
Tags: New York, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Giancarlo Stanton, Oakland, Yankees, New York Yankees, Boone, Chapman, Aroldis Chapman, Kemp, Frazier, Gary Sanchez


Day of history, discussion, hope: LA County joins nation to mark first Juneteenth national holiday

Daphne Glass, 70, of Rancho Cucamonga dances during the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event comes after Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, was officially recognized as a federal holiday. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Community members gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Sa...
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Phillies Roll Through Giants 13-6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rhys Hoskins broke out of a 2 for 40 slump with a pair of home runs and a career-best six RBIs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 13-6 on Saturday. Ronald Torreyes also homered and drove in three runs as the Phillies won at San Francisco for the second time in nine games since 2018. Bryce Harper doubled and scored. Alec Bohm had three of Philadelphia’s 16 hits and had two RBIs. Brandon Belt and Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco. There w...
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As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the...
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Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say

MOSCOW (AP/CBS13) — Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of a UC Davis graduate who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, approximately 250 miles east of Moscow, the reports said. Serou reportedly went missing Tuesday after getting into a car with a stranger, NPR reported on Saturday. The newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda said she...
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