HEADLINES: • US sanctions Chinese entities over human rights violations • Trump administration considering first US nuclear test since 1992 • France announces quarantine plans for UK arrivals..
Washington Post: Trump tells states to let houses of worship open, sparking cultural and political fight over pandemic restrictions..
Public health officials continue to warn against mass gatherings or settings in which people will be in close quarters, and note that religious gatherings have been the source of several outbreaks.
New York Daily: Archaeologists uncover the bones of about 60 mammoths beneath Mexico city airport..
The bones of about 60 mammoths were uncovered near human-built “traps” at an airport under construction just north of Mexico City, where they will likely remain for now.
Reuters: Rouhani says Iran to retaliate over any U.S. 'trouble' for Venezuela-bound tankers..
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday of retaliatory measures against the United States if Washington caused problems for tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported..
BBC News: France announces quarantine plans for UK arrivals..
Those travelling to France must now self-isolate for 14 days, in a response to similar measures taken by the UK government..
NBC News: Trump visits one of his private golf courses for first time in 75 days..
President Trump visits one of his private golf courses for the first time in 75 days, the longest stretch of his administration without spending time at one..
Sky News: Coronavirus deaths: 282 more COVID-19 fatalities take UK's total to 36,675..
Another 282 people have died with COVID-19 in the UK, taking the total to 36,675..
New York Times: New York Allows Any Gatherings of Up to 10 People..
In an unexpected executive order, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said that gatherings of up to 10 people would be allowed “for any lawful purpose or reason” anywhere in the state, provided that social-distance protocols were followed..
AFP News Agency: 40 bodies recovered, dozens more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash..
At least 40 dead bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi, according to rescue officials, with dozens more feared dead.
New York Post: Fire rips through San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf..
Firefighters fought to rescue the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, one of two fully functioning Liberty ships launched during World War II..
Daily Beast: Kobe Crash Company Collected $600K in Coronavirus Funds..
Island Express is facing four wrongful death lawsuits from the accident that killed Bryant, his daughter, and seven others.
Fox News: Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks legend and Georgetown head basketball coach, announced on Twitter Friday that he's been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and urged the public to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.
Bloomberg: New York Reports 84 New Virus Deaths, Lowest Since March 24..
AFP News Agency: Outrage in Hong Kong as China pushes security law..
Pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong have vowed to take to the streets in protest over what they said was China's fiercest assault on the city's treasured autonomy with its move to impose a security law.
New York Post: Trump administration considering first US nuclear test since 1992..
Some arms control experts worry a US test could ignite a new era of testing around the world..
CTV News: A hairstylist worked while symptomatic and exposed 91 people to coronavirus..
A hairstylist with coronavirus worked for eight days this month while symptomatic, exposing as many as 91 customers and coworkers in Missouri, health officials said..
Daily Mail: 12-year-old girl among 282 new coronavirus deaths in the UK..
The fourth child to die from COVID-19 in Britain..
DW News: US sanctions Chinese entities over human rights violations..
The US says it will penalize 33 Chinese entities for human rights abuses against Uighurs and other minority groups.
Daily Beast: China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for First Time in Pandemic..
China reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country on Saturday for the first time since the pandemic started there late last year.
Sky News: Boris Johnson has backed his top aide Dominic Cummings after it emerged he travelled 260 miles from London to Durham during lockdown..
Daily Mail US: Fox News meteorologist blames NY governor for her parents-in-law dying of COVID-19 in nursing home..
New York Daily: Rapper KJ Balla gunned down in Brooklyn after rhyming in recent video that he 'cannot die in the street’..
A rising rapper who boasted in a recent video that he “cannot die in the street” was gunned down and another man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn, police said.
Noel Kennedy, 23, known by his rap name KJ Balla, was shot in the chest by a gunman firing from a passing car in East New York.