The Empire State Building lights were red on Monday to represent the “heartbeat” of America. And the mast flashed like a red and white siren to pay tribute to emergency workers. Officials say the lights will go on like this every night during the coronavirus pandemic.
WEB EXTRA: Mongooses Play In Ball PitThree mongooses at the Oregon Zoo searched for their food in a ball pit set up by their keepers on May 21. It's a multi-sensory enrichment game that helps keep them active, healthy, and engaged. The Oregon Zoo is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WEB EXTRA: "Happiness Bubble" helps Senior Home Welcome VisitorsHere's a look at how a senior center in France is using a so-called "happiness bubble" to bring seniors closer to their families.
WEB EXTRA: NYSE Trading FoorReopensThe New York Stock Exchange trading floor is back open at 25% capacity. Gov. Andrew Cuomo rang the opening bell Tuesday. Everyone must have their temperature checked, wear a face covering, and follow social distancing rules. The NYSE floor closed March 23 because of the pandemic.
WEB EXTRA: Church of the Nativity Reopens In BethlehemThe Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem reopened to visitors on Tuesday. It closed on March 5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The church is limiting the number of people allowed inside at a time to 50.
WEB EXTRA: Eye on the Day May 26Americans observe Memorial Day and honor COVID-19 victims, the holiday weekend brought many out to beaches for the first time in 2020, and a plastic bubble that's helping seniors. Have homes in your community found new ways to welcome visitors?
WEB EXTRA: Baby Beluga Weighs 174 PoundsWhisper the beluga whale gave birth to a 174-pound calf, measuring 5 feet 4 inches in length on May 17. The Georgia Aquarium released video of the two and said they are resting and bonding while the staff monitors them 24-7.
Trending Now: Two-Faced KittenThe baby cat has been affectionately named Biscuits and Gravy.
WE EXTRA: Meet The Astronauts For Wednesday’s NASA/SpaceX FlightFor the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit from American soil. Liftoff is scheduled for Wednesday at 4:33pm ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Get to know the astronauts on this mission: Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
WEB EXTRA: People Surfing On Miami Beach's Flooded StreetsThe adventurous took to the streets to skim board a flooded roadway this rainy Memorial Day.
WEB EXTRA: Bidens Lay Wreath at Delaware Veterans ParkJoe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and his wife laid a wreath at a veterans park in Delaware on Memorial Day. This was his first public appearance outside his house in Wilmington since pausing in-person campaign events in March because of the pandemic.
WEB EXTRA: President Trump Visits Tomb Of The Unknown SoldierPresident Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
WEB EXTRA: Earthquake in New Zealand While Prime Minister Is On Live TVNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern continued on with a live TV interview during an earthquake Monday. Ardern was in the executive wing of parliament, known as the Beehive. It was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the country’s tracking service.
WEB EXTRA: Hundreds Of People Crowd Around Vehicle In Daytona BeachA shooting that erupted at a Florida beachside road where more than 200 people gathered and were seen partying and dancing despite pandemic restrictions on Saturday night left several people injured. Video courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Trending: Dwade Dies Hair Red With Daughter ZayaDwyane Wade dies his hair red and is joined by his daughter Zaya
WEB EXTRA: Wearing Sunscreen Inside and OutsideThis weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. We know sunscreen is necessary this time of year, but dermatologists aren’t just recommending it for when you’re outside.
WEB EXTRA: Flags At Half Staff For COVID-19 VictimsAmerican flags on federal buildings and national monuments have been lowered to half-staff to honor those who have died from COVID-19. From the White House to the Capitol, here is a look at flags around Washington, DC.
WEB EXTRA: Design For Individual Shields At RestaurantsA French designer created a clear plastic lampshade-type shield that could be used for customers as restaurants reopen during the pandemic. Would you feel more comfortable eating at a restaurant if you had your own area like this to eat in?
WEB EXTRA: Inflatable Costume Race At Senior Care FacilityThe 145th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore may have been postponed, but that didn't stop the staff at a senior living center in nearby Bel Air, Maryland from holding a mock horse race for the residents. Take a look!
WEB EXTRA: Businesses Finds Ways To Limit Touching Frequently Used SurfacesFrom foot pedals to operate elevators to menus on your phone, businesses are finding ways to help customers avoid frequently touched surfaces and limit the potential exposure to germs.
WEB EXTRA: Graceland ReopensGraceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, reopened Thursday. It closed in March because of the pandemic. Guests will have their temperatures checked and are encouraged to wear face coverings. Mansion tours will be limited to 25% capacity to allow for social distancing.
WEB EXTRA: Circus Becomes Safari Park During PandemicLike many businesses, a circus near Budapest, Hungary has had to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic. So it became a safari park. Take a look at how guests are following social distancing rules while they visit with the animals.
WEB EXTRA: Miami-Dade Police Update On Alejandro RipleyMiami-Dade Police Update On Alejandro Ripley
WEB EXTRA: Florida Keys Honors Graduates With PortraitsPortraits of graduating seniors adorn power poles in Islamorada.
Trending: Happy Birthday Pac-ManThe classic arcade game Pac-Man turns 40 today.