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Big Story A 62-year-old python laid 7 eggs, apparently without male help

Burmese python invasion: Fighting invasive species Burmese python invasion: Fighting invasive sp... 26:43 Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for more than 15 years. Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, said it is…

Big Story Senate fails to advance slimmed-down GOP coronavirus relief bill

Washington — The Senate failed to advance a slimmed-down coronavirus relief bill in a procedural vote on Thursday, as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse in negotiating legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would have extended additional unemployment benefits and poured more money into a…

Big Story NFL player charged in alleged COVID-19 relief loan scam

NFL receiver Josh Bellamy has been charged and arrested for allegedly participating in a multi-million dollar Paycheck Protection Program loan fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. According to the Justice Department, Bellamy, along with talent management company owner Phillip J. Augustin and several others, applied for PPP loans worth more than a combined…

Big Story Texas police group puts up billboard warning “enter at your own risk,” saying Austin defunded police

The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) has put up two billboards along Interstate 35 entering Austin after the city council voted last month to cut the Austin police budget. One of them reads: "Warning! Austin defunded police. Enter at your own risk!" The second says, "Limited support next 20 miles," according to the association. TMPA, the…

Big Story Kudlow says Trump “led wisely” in response to coronavirus

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the president "led wisely" earlier this year. Mr. Trump has argued that his decision to downplay the severity of the virus to the American public in February and March was to avoid creating a panic. "I think we…

Big Story Over 500,000 U.S. kids have tested positive for coronavirus, report says

New data out Tuesday shows that more than 500,000 children have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic started, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). They said children represented 9.8% of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S., where more than 6.3 million total cases have been reported, per a tally by Johns Hopkins…

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