SpaceX Launches More StarLink Satellites
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- Just days after a historic launch, SpaceX has another reason to celebrate. Today marks the company's tenth anniversary of its first launch from Cape Canaveral when a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Launch Complex 40. Over the weekend, SpaceX became the first private company to launch astronauts into space. Another launch took place last night when 60 StarLink satellites were sent into low-Earth orbit to help spread broadband internet around the world.
Protest Today In Daytona Beach
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Daytona Beach Police are joining calls for change. The police department is organizing a protest today at City Island to address racism, police brutality and discrimination. The NAACP is also helping organize the 'I Can't Breathe Peaceful Protest' that starts at 5:30 on East Magnolia Ave. Protesters will march and drive across the ISB Bridge, and all are invited.
Protester Throws Object At St. Pete Police Chief
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A man is facing charges for his actions during a protest in St. Petersburg. Police say the man threw an object at Police Chief Tony Holloway and a police major. The alleged incident happened after police told a group of protesters on First Ave North to move to the sidewalk. Police say they also found a gun on the man.
Jacksonville On 'Very Short List' To Host GOP Convention
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Jacksonville appears to have a good chance to host the Republican National Convention. After President Trump said he wanted to pull the convention out of Charlotte, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry stepped up with an invitation. Members of the Republican National Committee have reportedly been in the city to explore the possibility, and a source tells Action News Jax the city is on a very short list. Governor Ron DeSantis said yesterday that Orlando and Miami are also options.
Universal Orlando Passholders Get Special Preview Today, Friday Opens For All
(Orlando, FL) -- Universal Orlando passholders are getting a special preview today. The park reopens to everybody on Friday. At restaurants, customers have to sanitize hands before sitting down, food is ordered with a mobile app, and servers bring the food on a tray to the table without touching plates.
Woman Buys Husband Winning Lotto Ticket For Birthday
(Australia) -- Wishing to win the lottery is usually just that, a wish. But one guy in Australia didn't have to blow out candles to score the best birthday present ever. His wife bought him a lottery ticket over the weekend as a gift, and it turned out be one 10 winners. It's worth nearly 350-thousand dollars. The couple is retired and looking forward to planning how they'll enjoy their new fortune.
Social Media Sites Cracking Down On George Floyd Challenge
(Undated) -- Some social media sites are reacting to the arising "George Floyd Challenge." Videos and photos of people posing with their knee on their friend's neck began to pop up recently. Three teens were investigated in the U.K for posting a video alongside a challenge hashtag and an Air Force graduate was condemned for putting up a similar photo with the caption "Graduate Lives Matter." Facebook and Instagram have begun to hide the hashtag, with officials saying they are removing the videos that violate Community Standards. Most of the video or pictures have caused swift backlash online, though Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok have not taken reported action as of yet.
Mexican Senator Accidentally Goes Topless On Zoom
(Mexico) -- One Mexican lawmaker says she is "not ashamed" after accidentally appearing on a government Zoom meeting topless. Sixty-six-year-old Senator Martha Lucia Micher Camarena admitted she had no idea she was still on camera while changing during a meeting on the nation's economy. The Senator later apologized for unintentionally breaking the known standards of conduct. On Twitter, Camarena wrote that she is not good with technology, but is proud of her body, especially as a woman. Many fellow politicians spoke out in support of the Senator and condemned those who continued to share the screenshots online.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2007, Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was indicted on 16 counts related to bribery, fraud and conspiracy. Prosecutors say Jefferson used his position and influence to promote the sale of telecommunications equipment to a Nigerian company in return for stock and cash payments.
1990, Doctor Jack Kevorkian helped an Oregon woman commit suicide, starting the debate over a patient's right to die.
1989, China cracked down on pro-Democracy protests in Beijing in the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
1986, Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy Intelligence analyst, pled guilty to spying for Israel.
1929, George Eastman demonstrated the first Technicolor movie in New York.