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Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash

Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett was among four people killed when a small plane crashed in Utah on Friday, authorities said. The plane crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The crash was witnessed by a man out hiking with his two…MORE

A hiker died after a fall at the Grand Canyon

A hiker died after a fall at the Grand Canyon

A woman hiking at the Grand Canyon National Park died after a fall, park officials said on Saturday. Maria A. Salgado Lopez, 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was hiking off trail on Friday and taking photos with her family when she accidentally fell from the canyon’s rim, according to a National Park Service press release. She…MORE

Some Americans mark Fourth of July with protests

Some Americans mark Fourth of July with protests

As Americans celebrate an Independence Day like no other on Saturday, some are practicing their First Amendment rights by demonstrating about racism, police brutality and President Donald Trump. Protests from a group called Refuse Fascism were planned for the day in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. It would…MORE

Google Maps releases new features to help people navigate coronavirus hot spots

Google Maps releases new features to help people navigate coronavirus hot spots

Google Maps has launched new features to help users safely get around during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 11 million people worldwide have contracted the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 500,000 have died. Countries and regions have implemented varying restrictions, depending on the severity of their outbreaks, and that has complicated travel. “COVID-19…MORE

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

For the Fourth of July, Frederick Douglass‘ descendants read excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass, an abolitionist who fought for social reform in the 1800s, delivered the speech on July 5, 1852 at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in…MORE

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