Across China: Customized services warm elderly in Xinjiang

“The device offers a variety of functions such as contacting community workers to arrange deliveries and calling the police. They only need to press a button,” said Zhang Chunhua, a volunteer. Zhang also helps the elderly dispose of their household garbage and delivers daily necessities regularly.

Coronavirus live updates: 5 million coronavirus cases in US, most in world

10:08 a.m. New rapid bus for East Bay: Mass transit in the Bay Area has plunged as people fear coronavirus transmission, but in a striking parallel development, bus rapid transit will start Sunday in East Oakland. AC Transit’s new “Tempo” line promises ease and speed with bus-only lanes along a roughly 10-mile route and 46 […]

Bautista hits 3-run homer as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

Catcher Russell Martin was the last Blue Jays player to steal home, accomplishing the feat in the second half of a doubleheader at Washington. A catcher was also involved in Saturday’s double steal: Luke Maile stole second as Travis came home from third.

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 7-8

4:29 p.m. California has a lot at stake as D.C. falters:California had a lot riding on the stimulus relief package that hit a standstill in Washington on Friday. The Democrats’ version would release at least $14 billion that California officials are counting on in the state budget. Without it, steep cuts will hit the UC […]