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Federal firefighters battling blaze on US Navy ship that could last for days

Federal firefighters battling blaze on US Navy ship that could last for days

Federal and Navy firefighters on Monday were still fighting a fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship docked at Naval Base San Diego. There were 160 people on board when the blaze started and there was an internal explosion around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, said Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group…MORE

NFL’s Washington Redskins will change name and logo, team says

NFL’s Washington Redskins will change name and logo, team says

The National Football League’s Washington franchise will change the Redskins name and logo, the team announced Monday in a statement. The new name of the team was not revealed. The announcement comes just days after the team said that a “thorough review” of the name would be conducted. The name has long been denounced by…MORE

Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27

Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27

Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died, a representative for his mother, Lisa Marie Presley, said. He was 27. Keough died in Calabasas, California, Roger Widynowski told CNN Sunday. The representative said he did not have further details on the circumstances of Keough’s death, including the date. Presley is “entirely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated,”…MORE

A massive fire has destroyed a 249-year-old church in California

A massive fire has destroyed a 249-year-old church in California

California firefighters are investigating the origin of a fire that destroyed a historic 249-year-old Catholic church. In the early morning hours Saturday, firefighters responded to a fire at the San Gabriel Mission where they found a massive blaze engulfing the roof and front entrance of the church, San Gabriel Fire Department fire captain Antonio Negrete…MORE

USC will remove a John Wayne exhibit after actor’s racist comments resurfaced

The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts will remove an exhibit dedicated to John Wayne as the late actor’s past bigoted remarks have come under increased scrutiny. “Conversations about systemic racism in our cultural institutions along with the recent global, civil uprising by the Black Lives Matter Movement require that we consider the…MORE

This guitar-playing skateboarder is warming hearts in pandemic-stricken Atlanta

This guitar-playing skateboarder is warming hearts in pandemic-stricken Atlanta

One of the bright spots in Atlanta as it struggles under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic is Chavis Flagg, a guitar player who has turned the city’s popular Beltline trail into his stage. Flagg’s impromptu performances aboard a Onewheel electric skateboard have helped double the 24-year-old musician’s social media following over the past two…MORE

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