• U.S.
    Yahoo News

    Gun sales spike among African-Americans: 'Our ancestors died for us to vote, they also died for us to be able to carry guns'

    When Americans panic, they buy guns — lots of them. During the first six months of 2020, amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, gun retailers reported a record 10.3 million firearm transactions, according to a new survey by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). And while various demographic groups are buying guns in 2020, African-Americans currently account for the highest increase in gun purchases.

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  • Politics
    Reuters

    Judge rejects Trump restrictions on coronavirus sick leave for employees

    A U.S. judge on Monday voided parts of a Trump administration rule that restricted paid sick leave and emergency family leave for potentially millions of workers affected by the coronavirus. Ruling in a case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan said the Department of Labor overstepped its authority in denying eligibility for benefits to several groups of workers. The rule was adopted in April to implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which made as many as 61 million employees eligible for up to two weeks of paid sick leave and 12 weeks of mostly paid emergency family leave.

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  • U.S.
    Benzinga

    Motorist Takes Video Of Man Clinging To The Hood Of A Speeding Truck

    A dramatic video posted on social media shows a bloodied man taking a nine-mile ride on the hood of a tractor-trailer traveling northbound on Florida's Interstate 95 turnpike on Saturday. The video, which was shot by another motorist, shows the driver of the tractor-trailer trying to wiggle the unidentified man off its hood as it sped down the highway.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident began with an unidentified man driving southbound on I-95 when he stopped his vehicle at an exit ramp and started walking along the highway.He crossed a median onto the northbound I-95 lanes, causing traffic to slow down. The man allegedly jumped on the hood of a passing tractor-trailer and "began striking the windshield with his hands.""He was banging on the windshield with his hands, and with his forehead," said Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant Yanko Reyes to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.Reyes said the driver of the tractor-trailer "pretty much freaked out" and just kept driving.After a nine-mile ride, a Florida Highway Patrol officer stopped the truck and apprehended the man.Officers took the man who had been clinging onto the truck into custody. No other injuries were reported.Click for more FreightWaves articles by Noi Mahoney.More articlesSurvey highlights China's dominance of rare earth metals Arkonik Ltd. launches North American headquarters in South CarolinaContinental to lay off 2,000 as it closes Mexican factorySee more from Benzinga * Infrastructure Investment Firms Reportedly Eye Kansas City Southern * Ports Continue Preparing For Tropical Storm Isaias (With Forecast Video) * Electric Pickup Maker Lordstown Motors Going Public In Reverse Merger(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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  • U.S.
    Business Insider

    An impassioned obituary for a 79-year-old coronavirus victim blames Trump for his death, then calls out Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and people who refused to wear masks

    "Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not," David W. Nagy's widow wrote in her husband's obituary.

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  • Celebrity
    People

    Kate Hudson Does Yoga in Her Underwear as Daughter Rani, 1, Hangs Onto Her Legs

    “Morning yoga with my little monkey,” Hudson said of the pair's workout

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  • Celebrity
    Yahoo Entertainment

    '90 Day Fiancé' star Karine Martins breaks silence amid dispute with estranged husband Paul Staehle: 'I feared for my life'

    Karine Martins of “90 Day Fiancé” said she and 1-year-old son Pierre are “not missing” after her estranged husband, Paul Staehle, claimed they were. “I want you all to know that me and Pierre are doing well now,” the 23-year-old Brazilian wrote in a statement on her Instagram Stories.

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