LeBron James hails new California NCAA law: “I feel for those kids”

The Fair Pay to Play Act won’t take effect until January 1, 2023. The hope is other states will use the time to look at enacting their own laws. That seems to be happening with Washington, Colorado, New York and South Carolina, saying they’re in the exploration phase.

The Latest: Mississippi gov says college football essential

Under the revised program, up to $5,000 will be available for those with a maximum household income post-pandemic at or below 60 percent of the area median. Applications must now be submitted by landlords or property owners on behalf of tenants, and payments will be made directly to the property owners.

New US COVID-19 cases drop to the lowest in a month after infections surpass 5 million after spread slows rapidly in previously out-of-control Sunbelt states

‘It appears that people are wearing masks and socially distancing more frequently as infections increase, then after a while as infections drop, people let their guard down and stop taking these measures to protect themselves and others – which, of course, leads to more infections. And the potentially deadly cycle starts over again.’ 

Envoys’ words seen as harbinger of hope

That must change, he said. “There must be some sort of floor where things bottom out and then begin to improve. For the sake of each nation and the world, it has to improve. That means countering the voices of those who are pressing for diplomatic and economic decoupling. Such myopic thinking is a recipe […]

Spain Overtakes Britain for Most COVID-19 Cases in Europe

Spain, one of the world’s hot spots early in the pandemic before imposing strict lockdowns and other measures, has seen a surge in the number of cases since lifting most measures instituted to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which causes COIVD-19. From an average daily infections tally of 132 cases in June, Spain has counted some 1,500 per day in the first 10 days of August.