The deafening wind gusts and heavy rain that lashed New Jersey Friday has weakened into a post-tropical low pressure system Saturday as Fay moved over Eastern New York. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely cross western New England over to southeastern Canada later in the day and night. Earlier Saturday morning, Fay had packed maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour just north of New York City. It's expected to produce up to 3 inches of rain in the Mid-Atlantic states and parts of New England. The storm prompted the White House to postpone President Donald Trump's campaign rally that had been set for Saturday night in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
U.S. President Donald Trump's planned executive order on immigration will not include amnesty for migrants, known as Dreamers, who are in the U.S. illegally but arrived in the country as children. That’s according to a White House spokesman who issued a statement Friday after Trump said his executive order would involve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That program - known as DACA - currently protects hundreds of thousands of such immigrants from deportation and provides them work permits… but does not offer a path to citizenship. Trump on Friday told the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo - quote - “I am going to do a big Executive Order, I have the power to do it as President and I'm going to make DACA a part of it.” And, the president said: “We will give them a road to citizenship.” The White House statement, however, said Trump's executive order would establish a merit-based immigration system and said Trump would work with Congress on a legislative solution that "could include citizenship…” but no amnesty. This all comes after the U.S. Supreme Court last month blocked Trump’s bid to end DACA, which was created in 2012 by then-president Barack Obama. But that ruling did not prevent Trump from trying again to end the program.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks reopened on Saturday, July 11, with safety protocols in place to ensure visitors maintain social distance from others to limit the exposure to the coronavirus.According to Disney’s website, visitors were also required to wear face coverings and submit to temperature screenings at the park.This video taken by @thrillgeek shows the park on opening day. “About every 10 minutes there is a parkwide Health and Safety announcement. Reminding guests to distance, wear their mask and more,” they wrote on Twitter.Photos from @thrillgeek also show signage and sanitation stations.According to reports, Florida reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on July 11, bringing the total across the state to over 250,000. There were 95 new deaths reported on July 11 connected to the virus. Credit: @thrillgeek via Storyful
Tributes have been flooding in for former Republic of Ireland manager and World Cup winner Jack Charlton after he died aged 85. One of many to pay their tribute is Kate Wilkinson, Jack's granddaughter. .
Singapore's ruling party is stung by its worst ever election results on Saturday (July 11). The People's Action Party - PAP- signaled a possible delay to its meticulous succession plans. Here's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. "On the outcome of the election, the popular vote is 61.2 percent, we won 83 seats out of 93, we have a clear mandate. But the percentage of the popular vote is not as high as I had hoped for." He added the results showed "a clear desire for a diversity of voices." Singapore's politics have been defined by stability and predictability. Dominated by PAP since its independence in 1965, it has been crucial in developing the city-state into a global financial hub. Lee is the son of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, who had said he was preparing to hand over the reins to the new generation of leaders in coming years. However, his designated successor, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, scraped through with 53% of the vote in his constituency in the first real test of his popularity. With an overwhelming parliamentary majority, the PAP rarely has to court public opinion on policy or government plans. Heng had been selected by his peers as a future leader in a secretive process compared to how cardinals pick a pope.
The remnants of The Palace of Auburn Hills were demolished in a spectacular implosion in Michigan. ‘The Palace’ was the hometown arena of the Detroit Pistons basketball team, who relocated to the new Little Caesars Arena along with the Detroit Red Wings. When it opened its doors in 1988, the structure was a state-of-the-art venue. Its demolition will make room for a new development expected to include technology companies. #Demolition #Implosion #BuildingCollapse.
Brooklyn Beckham has confirmed he is engaged to American actress Nicola Peltz. Brooklyn, the eldest child of David and Victoria Beckham, revealed in an Instagram post that he had asked Peltz, 25, to marry him two weeks ago.
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has shared his disappointment at his side's relegation from the Premier League. Michail Antonio’s four goals secured a 4-0 victory for the Hammers at Carrow Road, as the Canaries lost their top-flight status with three games still remaining.
Police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who tried to storm the Serbian parliament in Belgrade after four nights of demonstrations. Protesters, who are defying a ban on mass gatherings, rallied against President Aleksandar Vucic and his government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the country faces a new wave of infections, the Serbian government is moving to re-impose lockdown restrictions. Several arrests have been made following the night of unrest, with many reporters injured mainly in attacks by the demonstrators.
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings in western South Dakota on July 10. A tornado warning was also issued.Local residents recorded intense weather in the area, including hail and heavy rainfall.This video was recorded in a rural area in the vicinity of Rapid City. Thick storm clouds can be seen, as well as lightning. Credit: Tim Lundahl via Storyful
Further coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been lifted from today with amateur cricket restarting. The players at The Old Merchant Taylors Cricket Club in Slough are seen following health and safety guidance.
Hong Kong's opposition camp kicks off primary elections on Saturday (July 11). The primaries aim at selecting democracy candidates who stand the best chance of success in Legislative Council elections in September. Candidates set up polling booths across the Chinese-ruled city, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong. "Now is the second week after the implementation of national security law. Our voice hope to be represented by our vote and let Beijing realise people in Hong Kong choose not to kowtow to China." This come less than two weeks after Beijing imposed sweeping national security legislation on the Asian financial hub, stoking concerns that wide-ranging freedoms not seen in mainland China will be crushed. The law punishes what China describes broadly as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with up to life in prison. It also allows mainland security agents to operate officially in Hong Kong for the first time. On the eve of the primaries, police searched the office of independent pollster Robert Chung, whose Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute helps organize the election, raising concerns among activists of interference in the poll. While the primaries are only for the opposition camp, observers are watching closely as they say the turnout at the election will serve as a test of broader opposition to the national security law.
Former Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone said he's "confident" he can win an appeal after the President commuted his prison sentence for obstructing a probe into whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
For swimmers in England, it’s now safe to go back in the water. After months without the opportunity to get their feet wet, the public were welcomed back to outdoor leisure pools on Saturday (July 11). It comes just days after the UK government announced that it was now safe to reopen the pools and for Joe Rham who looks after one such facility in south London, getting everything ready has taken some doing. "It's been a challenge to kind of inform the staff, to let the customers know what to expect, get all the systems up and running and then make sure the center is COVID secure in terms of customer journey and that everyone knows what to expect." Swimmers have to book time slots in advance and the lanes have been widened to allow people to maintain their distance. For the time being anyone looking to work on their backstroke in this facility has been asked to refrain for now. Life in England is slowly starting to return to normal, with indoor pools and gyms also set to reopen in two weekends time.
Heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Fay led to flooding in New York City subway stations on July 10.This video was taken in the Court Square station in Queens, and shows water pouring onto the platform from the ceiling.Flooding was reported elsewhere in the system, including in Times Square in Manhattan and 149th Street in the Bronx.Elsewhere in the northeast, flooding was recorded in a number of locations along the Jersey Shore. Credit: Nicole Johnson via Storyful
The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
Some outdoor pools and lidos have welcomed back swimmers this weekend, after the Government announced further easing of coronavirus lockdown measures. But some facilities opted to remain closed after saying the Thursday announcement had not given them enough notice to put safety features in place.
England 1966 World Cup hero and former Republic of Ireland boss Jack Charlton has died aged 85. Charlton had been suffering from a long-term illness and also had dementia. Alongside his brother Bobby, he was part of the team that won the World Cup at Wembley in 1966. His family said he passed away peacefully.
Members of the St Louis Fire Department rescued ten puppies from a house fire in north St Louis, Missouri, on Friday, July 10.According to reports, firefighters responded to a house on fire on the 4500 block of Martin Luther King Drive at around 12:25 pm.Footage released by the fire department shows firefighters giving the puppies oxygen and dousing them with water.Ten people were displaced by the fire, a department spokesperson said. No other injuries were reported. Credit: St Louis Fire Department via Storyful
In a first for the Russian Navy, an all-female crew carried out patrols on the Black Sea on Friday (July 10). The crew fulfilled a broad array of drills in preparation for the country's Navy Day celebrations later this month. The voyage marks a symbolic step in Russian women's quest to play a more active role in the armed forces, an institution dominated by men. Olga Chelkova, a senior engine mechanic in the crew hailed that this is an experiment that women have never taken part in before. The navy still holds barriers to entry for women. A decree signed by President Vladimir Putin in 2000 lists 456 jobs in 38 industries which women are barred from doing. It says those jobs would entail "heavy work and work in harmful working conditions". The Russian government plans to shorten the list of jobs women are barred from holding next year.
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has said that Wales is now open for tourism and that it is 'absolutely safe' to visit. He added that social distancing measures are still in place though as the coronavirus has not gone away. .