The Supreme Court has ruled against the NCAA in a case that could affect compensation for college athletes. Claudette has regained her strength and the status of a storm. And the buyers, the offers are waiting for them: it’s Amazon Prime Day.
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Claudette is still a storm
Claudette regained her strength off the Carolinas on Monday, regain tropical storm status after leaving at least 14 dead in its path over the weekend. Parts of eastern North Carolina have been hit by high winds and heavy rain as the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for the area. Claudette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The death toll stood at 14 in Alabama, including nine children who died Saturday in a crash involving multiple vehicles. On Monday, the storm was 90 miles south of Ocean City, Md., And was moving east-northeast at 28 mph, forecasters said. The storm is expected to move into the Atlantic Ocean and then roll into Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
Supreme Court supports payments for student-athletes
The Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA on Monday in a landmark athlete compensation case. The unanimous decision will end the association’s limits on the educational benefits athletes can receive to participate in varsity sports. Athletes playing Division I men’s or women’s basketball or Bowl Division football will be able to receive benefits from their schools, including cash or cash-equivalent rewards depending on the academics. Schools can choose to pay athletes to graduate. The move seemed likely to at least have an indirect impact on the NCAA’s attempts to address a range of other issues, including athletes’ ability to make money with their name, image and likeness.
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3 dead, 5 injured in Father’s Day shooting in California
Three people died and the police hunted for killer on Monday after gunfire erupted at Father’s Day celebration in Richmond, California. Police said several people apparently went to a house party on Sunday and shot at the crowd. First responders at the scene found two dead victims and a third person died in hospital shortly after. Police said no arrests had been made and no reason had been determined.
Delta variant could fuel the fall push in the United States
The good news: About 45% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and cases are on the decline in the majority of states (way to go, team). The less good: The spread of highly contagious delta variant among the unvaccinated could pose a new threat, warn public health officials. The delta variant, first identified in India, accounts for up to 10% of cases in the United States. That could trigger an increase in the fall if just 75% of the nation’s population is vaccinated, according to a former FDA chief.
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