NEWS HEADLINES: Monday, June 29th, 2020

NEWS HEADLINES: Monday, June 29th, 2020
  • The world has surpassed two new coronavirus milestones ½ a million confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases –the US ALSO hit another high mark for daily new infections.   Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that numbers here could spike again if New Yorkers let down their guard down and fail to follow social distancing and mask-wearing requirements.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is asking for a report to Congress after news reports cited U.S. intelligence from months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump denies being briefed
  • Nassau police are trying to find the person who attacked and killed a 49 year old man in Hempstead on Sunday night.  Police say it happened on Terrace Ave and Fulton Ave.  Anyone with info should call crime stoppers.
  • A Boating accident Sunday on the Great South Bay, killed a 25 year old Lindenhurst man.  The accident happened just before 3pm in West Fox Creek Channel.
  • Multiple people on a boat from the Bronx to Port Jefferson… were rushed to various Suffolk county hospitals on Sunday, treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. Voters will be asked to approve the new flag in the Nov. 3 election.
  • Starbucks is pulling its ads from Facebook next month-  joining an effort led by civil rights organizations who say the social media company, doesn’t do enough to stop racist and violent content.