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  • Rockets' Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

    Houston's Russell Westbrook hasn't made it to the NBA restart yet. On a day of troubling news for the league - Westbrook revealing that he has tested positive for the virus and two other players facing 10-day quarantines for leaving the league campus perimeter at Walt Disney World - it was also announced that two players tested positive for the virus after arriving in Central Florida last week. The NBA said both players, neither of whom were identified, ''have since left the Campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing.'' They could rejoin their teams later.

  • North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

    North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Sagsveen argued a shutdown will devastate the oil industry and cost North Dakota billions of dollars in tax revenue, hurting programs and residents. Last week U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered the pipeline shut down by Aug. 5 for an additional environmental assessment more than three years after it began pumping oil.

  • COVID outbreaks threaten plans to reopen colleges

    COVID-19 outbreaks linked to student parties are threatening plans to reopen colleges and universities. A spike in infections linked to fraternity parties are complicating efforts to bring students and faculty back to the UC Berkeley campus. (July 13)

  • 10-year-old killed, 2 teens hurt in New Orleans gunfire

    A 10-year-old child was killed and two teenagers wounded by gunfire Monday afternoon in New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said police responding to shots being fired around 5 p.m. found the three victims. Ferguson said police so far had learned the victims were standing along a street in New Orleans' 7th Ward “when they were approached by individuals on foot who began to fire at the victims.”