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Trump Boat Parade Breaks Guinness World Record with Over 3,000 Vessels » The Daily Gumbo—”A boat parade honoring President Donald Trump over the Fourth of July weekend in South Carolina may have broken the world record, with thousands of vessels taking part. The “Trump Boat Parade” was held at Lake Murray on Sunday. Organizers originally thought around 1,500 boats would take part in the event, which was a display […] Full story

U.S. CDC reports coronavirus cases rise by 62,918 to 3.2 million total

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks outside at a shopping plaza after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he would sign an executive order requiring people to wear face coverings outdoors to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Edgewater, New Jersey, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar. (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 3,236,130 cases of the new ... Full story

Iran plane crash: 'Human error' to blame for downing of Ukrainian jet

Image caption The plane came down shortly after taking off from Tehran. Iran has said the misalignment of air defence equipment was responsible for the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January. In a report released on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran (CAOI) blamed "human error" and poor military communication. All 176 people on board were killed when the plane was hit by two missiles shortly after take-off ... Full story

Mexico set to surpass Italy's coronavirus tally as death toll nears 35,000

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is poised to overtake Italy’s and shoot above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American nation set to post the world’s fourth highest deaths total, according to Reuters data. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line along the street before entering the area where stores are open, during the gradual reopening of commercial activities in the city, as the coronavirus disease ... Full story

Civil War descendants in Brazil fly Confederate flags Washington Post

It’s one of history’s lesser-known episodes. After the Civil War, thousands of defeated Southerners came to Brazil to self-exile in a country that still practiced slavery. For decades, their descendants have thrown a massive party that now attracts thousands of people to the twin cities of Americana and Santa Bárbara d’Oeste to celebrate all things Dixie. The Confederate flag? Everywhere. Why do Brazilians and others around the world fly the ... Full story

Florida sets new record with 15,299 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

AdventHealth CEO: Florida COVID cases likely to peak in July AdventHealth CEO: Florida COVID cases likely ... The state of Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours on Sunday, setting a new record for the largest number of new reported cases in a state in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous record stood at 11,571 reported cases in New York on April 14, when the state was the epicenter of the ... Full story

President Donald J. Trump's America First Policies are Uplifting and Empowering Hispanic Americans House

Hispanic Americans are not only living the American Dream, but their incredible efforts are unlocking the American Dream for citizens all across our land. EMPOWERING HISPANIC AMERICANS: President Donald J. Trump is taking significant action to ensure Hispanic Americans continue to prosper and achieve the American Dream. - President Donald J. Trump is issuing an Executive Order focused on promoting the success of every member of America’s proud ... Full story

Fire Breaks Out on Ship at Naval Base in San Diego

A fire broke out on the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard at the U.S. Naval base in San Diego on Sunday, the Navy said. The San Diego Fire Department said on Twitter that “several sailors” were being treated for “a variety of injuries.”. The Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship and light aircraft carrier, was docked for scheduled maintenance between deployments, said Krishna Jackson, a Navy spokeswoman. The sailors assigned to it were staying in ... Full story

White House fires back at Mueller after op-ed, says Russia probe ‘wasted taxpayer dollars trying to undo an election’

The White House issued a response Sunday after former Special Counsel Robert Mueller published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he defended the prosecution and conviction of political operative Roger Stone. President Trump commuted Stone’s sentence on Friday, just days before it was set to begin. Stone was convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in relation to Mueller’s Russia ... Full story

Japan sees surge in online matchmaking during pandemic isolation

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. So the now-familiar tool of pandemic-era business — the video chat and those little windows — became an unexpected opportunity for Japan's Cupids for hire. Online matchmaking in Japan has become a rare upbeat counterpoint to the economic slowdowns, shutdowns and restrictions during the covid-19 crisis. Matchmaking agencies say the video encounters have proved to be a hit, removing the pressures of ... Full story