What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, August 4

The US Census Bureau will stop collecting field data a month earlier because of the pandemic. The census, conducted every 10 years, determines how many people live in America, and as a result how many representatives each state gets in Congress along with how billions of dollars in federal funding are spent. But the possibility […]

Coronavirus live updates: Case numbers prompt cautious optimism on state turnaround

12:58 p.m. Newsom says out-of-state quarantine not necessary: When asked why California didn’t institute a two-week quarantine order for visitors entering the state from hotspots, Governor Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Monday that past infection declines proved that such an order isn’t needed to curb the spread. “The key is when you do […]

Coronavirus live updates: American Airlines to lay off 700 at SF, Oakland airports

11:29 a.m. Low-income students on Peninsula to get free internet: San Mateo County will provide high-speed internet to disadvantaged students, using nearly $3 million in federal CARES Act funding, the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday. The pilot program focuses on three school districts whose students are struggling most with distance learning, providing about half of […]

Thanks to red states, the world views America with shock and pity

Beyond its enormous population, the Golden State’s pandemic troubles can largely be chalked up to two factors: (1) an exceptionally high number of coronavirus cases among Latinos, who are more likely to live in multi-generational homes and to work higher-risk, “essential” jobs, and (2) a surge in cases in Orange County, formerly a bastion of […]

Save the parasites! Conservationists say the creatures are essential for the environment and should be protected before they go extinct

‘We need to recognise that there will be a diversity of responses among parasite taxa and not take for granted that every parasite is dwindling toward extinction or about to cause a major outbreak,’ Wood said.    

‘I feel like I dodged a bullet’: Idris Elba says he’s ‘thankful to be alive’ after COVID-19 diagnosis… as he discusses his career ahead of BAFTA TV awards

IAN WILKINSON, LEE WALPOLE, FRASER BARBER, STUART HILLIKER A Cristmas Carol – FX Productions in association with the BBC, Minim UK Productions, Scott Free, and Hardy Son & Baker/BBC One

Dismantle satellites and pay off your debts in Hardspace: Shipbreaker, a superb and offbeat space sim

The financial chasm you’re thrown into isn’t merely thematic. It serves a mechanical purpose too, adding a subtle but ever-present pressure to perform. This is layered atop another more immediate pressure, that of time. Each shift lasts only fifteen minutes, which is a heck of a deadline for carefully dismantling a whole damn spaceship. As […]

Today’s Kansas primary crucial to fight for Senate

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Today’s Kansas primary crucial to fight for Senate – Trump: Corona ‘under control,’ death toll ‘is what it is’ – Veepstakes candidate Bass: ‘I’m not a communist’ – House Dems ramp up spending in Midwest – Emmett Brown, call your […]

Lori Vallow’s best friend calls ‘cult’ mom ‘misleading and manipulative’, telling Chad Daybell’s first court hearing how the couple ‘asked her to lie to police about missing son JJ’s whereabouts’ before he was found dead with his sister Tylee

January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months as police serve them with two search warrants in Kauai. Lori is also served with a court order to produce the children to authorities in Idaho in five days. The couple are approached by the media while officers serve the documents and refuse […]

India’s revocation of Article 370 in occupied Kashmir brought ‘more violence and uncertainty’

Najar’s grandfather, Ghulam Mohammad Najar, 78, recalled how hard he had worked to build the family home. “For more than 50 years, I have invested my blood and sweat to build my home. Now everything is lost, even housing and bank documents,” he said. Among the civilians, who were stuck by explosives after the fighting […]