Georgia COVID-19 cases surpass 901K; latest data from health department
This article includes the most recent data from the Georgia Department of Public Health on cases of COVID-19 in the state.
Overall crime rate in dropped, but Jacksonville is still the murder capital of Florida
Property crimes dropped by 17% in Florida last year while violent crimes edged up 2.3% and Duval County continues to have the highest murder rate in the state.
Vaccine technology transfer center to open in South Africa
The head of the World Health Organization says the U.N. organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa, a move to boost supply to the continent desperately in need of COVID-19 jabs.
FDOT offers glimpse of what goes into inspecting the Hart Bridge
As the Florida Department of Transportation continues its inspection of Jacksonville’s iconic Hart Bridge, News4Jax got a chance to shadow the people responsible for making sure the bridge is safe.
Woman driving red car suspected in deadly shooting at Northside Popeyes
Police are searching for a woman driving a red car who may be connected to a deadly shooting Monday at a Northside restaurant.
Driver who rammed bicyclists in Arizona race has DUI history
An Arizona man authorities identified as the driver who plowed his pickup truck into a group of bicyclists at a weekend race has a criminal history of driving while intoxicated.
Armani talks succession at 1st live show since pandemic
Giorgio Armani hinted at his succession plans on Monday as he staged his first live runway show since the pandemic, and following a fall that landed him the hospital for two weeks.
Soggy Monday afternoon as storms track east across I-10
We’re in for a wet Monday afternoon as a line of training showers and thunderstorms continues to track east along the FL/GA border and I-10 corridor.
Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as U.N. Special Envoy
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their own insecurity, and said the world isn’t doing enough to help.
Gov. DeSantis bests Trump in early 2024 presidential straw poll
The Western Conservative Summit, an annual gathering of conservatives in Denver, was a scaled-back event this year, but that didn’t stop it from making headlines on Monday.
High court: Congress erred in patent dispute board setup
The Supreme Court says that Congress erred when it set up a board to oversee patent disputes by failing to make the judges properly accountable to the president.
Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix
Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant.
New this week: Whales, 'LFG,' 'Mysterious Benedict Society'
This week’s new entertainment releases includes Conan O’Brien closing out his TBS late-night show and the new soccer documentary “LFG,” a revealing look at the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s battle for equal pay.
Writer says opposition should sit out Nicaragua elections
Writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez says that there is “zero possibility” of holding free elections in Nicaragua Nov. 7 and that opposition forces who participate would only be “legitimizing” President Daniel Ortega’s re-election.
Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal
President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June.
Gov. DeSantis highlights $12M in new funding to fight Alzheimer’s disease
More than 500,000 Floridians are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Georgia scout troops arrive to empty lots, not Airbnb rentals in Florida Keys
Two groups of Boy Scouts from Georgia, 24 of them to be exact, had a sour start to a trip to the Florida Keys when they found out the Airbnb house they had rented didn’t exist, WSVN reports.
Flagler County principal crafts personal notes for all 459 graduates
Matanzas High Schools' principal spent the last several months of the school year crafting personalized notes for each of the 459 graduates.
High court win for college athletes in compensation case
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of athletes in the latest case in the decades-long fight over whether and how colleges can compensate their sports stars.
Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of wins
Police say Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province and encircled the provincial capital, as the insurgent group added to its string of recent victories on the battlefield.
EXPLAINER: Calls to #FreeBritney and court conservatorships
When Britney Spears appears in front of a Los Angeles judge Wednesday, she'll do it 13 years into the conservatorship that has control over her life and money.
Merkel's bloc pledges stability, renewal to German voters
Germany’s center-right bloc is pledging to boost the economy without raising taxes and make the European Union nation “climate neutral” by 2045 while preserving industrial jobs.
Georgia officials seek to remove 102,000 voters from rolls
Georgia’s secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration.
Too many wood pellets, too little water contributed to blaze
The size of wood pellet stacks and low water pressure may have contributed to a spectacular blaze that burned for days in May at a warehouse on the Georgia coast.
Scottish leader, Manchester mayor spar over virus travel ban
Scotland’s leader has defended the ban on nonessential travel between the country and the northwest English city of Manchester after its mayor lambasted the decision and called for compensation.
Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice
Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper says it may shut down
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily says its board of directors has asked authorities to unfreeze some assets so that it can pay salaries.
Chinese banks promise to step up cryptocurrency ban
China’s biggest banks have promised to refuse to help customers trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies after the central bank said executives were told to step up enforcement of a government ban.
2 plead not guilty in trial linked to Jordan's royal rift
A former top adviser to Jordan's King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch have pleaded not guilty to sedition and incitement charges.
Rainstorms bring relief as Europe suffers summer heat wave
Thunderstorms have brought a much-needed cooldown to parts of Western Europe over the weekend after the continent sweltered under its first summer heat wave.
Extend the cool: How to keep your A/C unit running longer
With temperatures hovering in the 90s each day, we all want to stay cool inside. And repair companies stay busy all summer keeping air conditioners working.
Spanish leader: 9 Catalan separatists will receive pardons
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the Spanish Cabinet will approve pardons for nine separatist Catalan politicians and activists imprisoned for their roles in the 2017 push to break away from Spain.
Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden
Iran’s president-elect says he’s not willing to meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support for regional militias.
You can’t hear it enough: Don’t leave a child in a hot car
As the temperatures start to climb, Cleveland Clinic Children’s emergency medicine physician Purva Grover is reminding parents of how quickly life-threatening heat can build up in a parked car.
German tourists investigated in Italy for fatal boat crash
Italian police say they are investigating two German tourists from Munich for a boat collision on Lake Garda that killed an Italian man and woman.
Couric book tour this fall will be in-person, in theaters
For her tour this fall to promote her memoir “Going There,” Katie Couric is anticipating not only the interest of her fans but a return to something like a pre-pandemic world — a nationwide book tour.
EU, US, UK, Canada join forces to slap sanctions on Belarus
The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada have joined forces to impose sanctions on several officials in Belarus over the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight to Minsk last month.