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  • Moved by the death of George Floyd, Alabama man walks to Minneapolis as tribute

    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) — The killing of George Floyd and its aftermath made headlines around the world. One man who saw them lives in Huntsville, Alabama and decided he was going to walk all the way to Minneapolis to pay tribute to Floyd’s memory and try to bring people together. Terry Willis is a man on a mission. “I thought of the most extreme thing that would get the most attention silently,” he explained. He’s walked halfway across the country […]

  • Navy announces 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Navy announced its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot Thursday. “BZ to Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle on completing the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus,” the Naval Air Training Command tweeted, using an abbreviation for the “Bravo Zulu,” meaning “well done.” The Navy’s tweet also included a pair of images of the history-making pilot standing alongside a T-45C Goshawk training jet on Tuesday. “Swegle is the @USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive […]

  • Fire destroys roof of 249-year-old California church

    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (KTTV) – A four-alarm fire at the historic San Gabriel Mission demolished the 249-year-old structure’s wooden roof and much of its interior early Saturday morning. The San Gabriel mission is on fire! — S.L (@StephLittle) July 11, 2020 A fire alarm at 4:25 a.m. sent firefighters to 428 S. Mission Road, where arriving firefighters reported a large column of smoke and fire coming from the corner of the roof, said Capt. Antonio Negrete of the San […]

  • Arizona woman says her father’s death from COVID-19 falls governor, President Trump

    PHOENIX — Losing a loved one is painful, and the pain is even worse when COVID-19 is factored in. COVID-19 means many can’t properly mourn, creating a perfect storm of tragedy and grief. Now, one Arizona family in grief is placing some of the blame at the feet of Governor Doug Ducey. Woman remembers late father Kristin Urquiza said her father, Mark Urquiza, was a loving father and family man. Full of life and a friend to all “He was the type of […]

  • ‘Epic fail:’ 2 teens take joyride through restricted area, drive over side of California dam

    FULLERTON, Calif. – Fullerton Police are calling it an “epic fail” after two teens took a joy ride through the Brea Dam area Friday and ended up driving over the side of a dam. Thankfully, the two teens received only minor injuries, authorities said. The police department shared photos of the red sedan after it drove off the side of the dam and fell approximately 20 feet. “Turns out it was a bad idea,” Fullerton Police said about the two teens’ decision to […]

  • ‘Silent transmission’: COVID-19 largely spread by asymptomatic, presymptomatic carriers, study says

    LOS ANGELES — Asymptomatic individuals are believed by many scientists to be contributing to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, and a new study indicates that people with COVID-19 but who do not show symptoms may be behind most infections. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the July 6 study refers to the phenomena of COVID-19 infections by asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals as “silent transmission.” The study says that even if symptomatic cases are isolated — such […]

  • Bill Nye demonstrates effectiveness of COVID-19 mask materials on TikTok

    LOS ANGELES — Bill Nye “The Science Guy” shared a public service announcement about face masks and how effective the materials used to make them are in a pair of TikTok videos Wednesday amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. “Why do people in the scientific community want you to wear a face mask when you’re out in public?” Nye asks at the beginning of the video. “Face masks like this one prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into the […]

  • SpaceX standing down from Saturday’s launch ‘to allow more time for checkouts’

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – SpaceX says it is standing down from Saturday’s launch of Starlink satellites. About an hour and a half before liftoff time, the space company tweeted: “Standing down from today’s launch of the tenth Starlink mission to allow more time for checkouts; team is working to identify the next launch opportunity.” A new target date will be announced once confirmed. This would’ve been SpaceX’s 10th Starlink mission as part of the company’s effort to deliver broadband internet service from low-Earth […]

  • ‘A test is not a passport to party’: Mayor Eric Garcetti says gatherings remain prohibited in LA

    LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday reminded the public that gatherings of any size, outside of those in your immediate household, remain prohibited in Los Angeles. Fears of the virus spreading among young people will be heightened over the weekend, when a heat wave drives up temperatures, likely leading to large crowds at Southland beaches. Garcetti urged residents Friday evening to continue taking precautions, like avoiding crowded places, confined spaces and close contact with others. “Gatherings large and small are a major […]

  • California plans to release 8,000 inmates early amid COVID-19 prison outbreaks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTVU) – As many as 8,000 California inmates could be released under a new state plan to reduce the prison population amid a rampant spread of COVID-19 behind bars. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Friday several new actions to create extra space, provide social distancing and better protect inmates and prison staff. The potentially 8,000 eligible inmates could see early release by the end of August. It comes as cases of COVID-19 climb at several prisons, especially San Quentin where more than […]

  • Photographer captures incredible view of comet NEOWISE in timelapse over UK

    EXETER, U.K. — If you haven’t seen the comet NEOWISE cross the skies yet, you’re in luck: One photographer managed to capture a beautiful timelapse of the comet over the city of Exeter, in the southwest of England. When the comet was visible over the United Kingdom on July 7, photographer Alyn Wallace drove for two and a half hours from Wales to Exeter to get the ideal vantage point. Wallace shared a Youtube vlog showing his process of capturing a clear […]

  • FDA warns labs about high risk of false positives from medical company’s COVID-19 test

    LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter for clinical labs and health care providers over COVID-19 tests manufactured by global medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) which has produced coronavirus tests the department says are at high risk for false positive results. In a study conducted by the company and cited by the FDA, approximately 3% of results from tests using the BD SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for the BD Max System were false positive results. […]

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