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Today β€” July 5th 2020msnbc.com: US news

Resort communities feel a devastating financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic

For many resort towns across America, summer visitors are vital to maintaining the entirety of their economy. With decreased tourists because of the coronavirus, vacation venues have already seen a massive reduction in revenue that will have effects lasting far longer than just this summer.

  • July 5th 2020 at 00:55

Many coronavirus patients face months of recovery after leaving the hospital

For some coronavirus patients, leaving the hospital is just the beginning of a long road to recovery, especially if they had been on ventilators. Doctors are finding many are weak and suffering from long-lasting effects like trouble walking, talking, swallowing and memory loss.

  • July 5th 2020 at 00:50

Cheer and caution as England reopens pubs amid coronavirus pandemic

Pubs across England reopened on Saturday for the first time in three months with new precautions in place. Health experts worry that the indoor gatherings could lead to a spike in coronavirus cases.

  • July 5th 2020 at 00:45

Trump to hold D.C. Independence Day fireworks event despite mayor’s objections

President Trump is holding an event at the White House and crowds are set to pack the National Mall for fireworks, despite concerns over coronavirus spread. Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore on Friday and attacked “angry mobs” for tearing down statues amid ongoing protests against racial inequality, while Democratic rival Joe Biden focused on racial justice in his Fourth of July message.

  • July 5th 2020 at 00:38

Florida breaks daily coronavirus case record as concerns grow over July Fourth gatherings

Florida recorded 11,400 new coronavirus cases in a single day, breaking its record. Infections are on the rise in nearly 40 states as beaches remain open and crowded in some parts of the country this holiday weekend.

  • July 5th 2020 at 00:36

Los Angeles police officer dies from COVID-19

By Dennis Romero

She was identified as Senior Detention Officer Erica McAdoo.

  • July 5th 2020 at 00:28

Thomas Jefferson alongside Black descendant holds 'a mirror' to U.S.

By Shamar Walters and Maia Davis

Shannon LaNier, a TV host in Houston, is pictured in a photo in Smithsonian Magazine alongside his direct ancestor, Thomas Jefferson.

  • July 5th 2020 at 01:49
Yesterday β€” July 4th 2020msnbc.com: US news

Florida's new coronavirus cases break record, nearly tying New York's peak

By Phil McCausland

Florida reported 11,458 new coronavirus cases Saturday, it highest daily tally yet, nearly tying New York's high of 11,571 in April.

  • July 4th 2020 at 22:14

Grand Canyon hiker falls to her death trying to take photos

By Minyvonne Burke

Maria A. Salgado Lopez, 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was hiking off trail and trying to take photos at Mather Point when she fell, the park said.

  • July 4th 2020 at 19:49

You have no idea they're sick. But contracting the virus could be especially lethal for them.

By Daniella Silva

"When I look at people going out into the public now, what I see is the prolonged time that I'm not going to get to be with my dad while he is losing his memory."

  • July 4th 2020 at 18:11

Two protesters in Seattle seriously injured after being struck by car on closed highway

By Minyvonne Burke

A 24-year-old was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and a 32-year-old suffered serious injuries.

  • July 5th 2020 at 01:19

'NOT ok with me': Neil Young blasts use of his songs at Trump rally

By Phil McCausland

The rock 'n' roller posted his statement with a video of his song “Keep On Rockin In The Free World” playing as Trump supporters found their seats at the Mount Rushmore rally on Friday.

  • July 4th 2020 at 17:35

Black students describe suffocating cultures of racism at elite prep schools

By Isoke Samuel and James Wellemeyer

"I stopped loving myself because I realized the community did not love who I actually was," one student said.

  • July 4th 2020 at 16:50

COVID-19 treatments enter new testing phase as cases surge in U.S.

By Erika Edwards

Research on therapeutics is accelerating as cases of COVID-19 surge across the United States.

  • July 4th 2020 at 11:00

2 California death row inmates die from coronavirus complications

By Phil Helsel

The deaths of Scott Thomas Erskine and Manuel Machado Alvarez came as more than 53,000 new cases across the U.S. were reported Friday.

  • July 4th 2020 at 06:58

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign official and girlfriend of president's son, tests positive for coronavirus

By Monica Alba and Peter Alexander and Phil Helsel

Donald Trump Jr. tested negative, a person familiar with the situation said. Neither traveled with the president Friday on Air Force One.

  • July 4th 2020 at 05:09

31 MLB players test positive for virus; NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson also positive

By Phil Helsel

The players tested positive in a first round of screening, and Johnson will miss Sunday's race.

  • July 4th 2020 at 02:04

Three Aurora officers fired for taking photos near Elijah McClain memorial site

By Dennis Romero and Gabe Gutierrez

"I am disgusted to my core," said the interim chief of the police department in Colorado.

  • July 4th 2020 at 01:38

New fears Fourth of July celebrations could spread coronavirus as U.S. cases surge

The U.S. has seen 200,000 new coronavirus cases since Monday and infections are continuing to climb in 33 states. Experts warn that Independence Day celebrations could fuel the spread as crowds flock to beaches and backyard barbecues.

  • July 4th 2020 at 01:28

Women of color celebrate ancestors who fought in Revolutionary War

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a group for women who can prove direct lineage to the Revolutionary War. Now, more women of color within the group are coming together to celebrate their American heritage.

  • July 4th 2020 at 01:00