United States at 3 million cases; New Jersey masks outdoors

CLOSE Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to how personal responsibility and social distancing is the key to ending the spread of the coronavirus. USA TODAYAs the Ivy League cancelled fall sports over coronavirus concerns Wednesday, hospitalizations continued to rise and ICU beds were quickly filling as the nation surpassed 3 million coronavirus cases.The stunning milestone hit less than six months after...

EU on brink: Bloc’s ‘fake mind’ exposed amid bitter dispute over climate change | World | News

Naomi Seibt, the German teen on a mission to explore the arguments against climate change, launched a vicious assault on the bloc and its "one-sided" views on the issue. Her exclusive comments to Express.co.uk came amid the announcement that Brussels intended to create new legislation in order to eliminate carbon emissions to become the world's first "carbon neutral continent". Ms Seibt, who has...

Ministers must have plan to avoid PPE shortage if coronavirus second wave hits, MPs warn

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday 8 July Ministers must have a plan in place by the end of the summer to deliver sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for a potential second wave of coronavirus in the UK this winter, an influential House of...

Convention jitters grip Democrats – POLITICO

Asked whether the party would hold regional events, Democratic National Convention Committee spokesperson Ofirah Yheskel said, "The specifics of the satellites have not yet been finalized.” Democratic officials said any choices will be made in consultation with two epidemiologists, Ian Lipkin and Larry Brilliant, that they have hired. They also said they have done several calls with DNC...

N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy’s arrival in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive in South Korea for discussions on the stalled nuclear diplomacy.In a statement released through Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, senior North Korean foreign ministry official...

China’s Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

BEIJING -- While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities in the Bayannur district raised the plague warning on Sunday, ordered residents not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and to send for treatment anyone with...

NYC grocers struggle to hire while workers fleece on unemployment

New York City supermarkets are getting inundated with unemployment claims — while most of them are looking to hire workers during the coronavirus lockdown, not fire them. Morton Williams, which operates 16 stores in the New York metro area, was slammed with 400 claims at the height of the pandemic in March and April — up tenfold from a year earlier, co-owner Steven Sloan told The Post....

Second Spanish region goes into lockdown after spike in coronavirus cases

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates A second Spanish region will go into lockdown following a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Some 70,000 people in La Marini, north of Lugo in Galicia, will be barred from leaving the area from midnight tonight, except in exceptional circumstances. It comes after Catalan authorities in El Segria, around the city...

Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program Extension : NPR

President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. On Saturday he signed a bill extending the deadline to apply for the program. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck...

Over 200,000 evacuated as flooding, mudslides strike southwestern Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a dire warning for flooding and landslides for two prefectures in southwestern portions of Japan as an unprecedented deluge unfolded Friday into Saturday.Approximately 203,200 people in the hard-hit prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima are under evacuation orders, with around 126,500 people being told to evacuate in Yatsushiro City alone, according to...