Spotlight: U.S. economic recovery at risk as Trump’s executive orders fall short of what’s needed

The impasse in Congress over the renewal of the expiring programs that mitigated the economic impact of the pandemic threatens to undo the stimulus effect of the programs and exacerbate the economic damage from the lockdown, according to a study released by the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Wednesday.

Thousands of cars form miles-long line for Dallas food bank as coronavirus unemployment cripples Texas

The organization has estimated that a shocking one in six Americans could face hunger as a result of the COVID crisis.

Kentucky to offer limited in-person unemployment services

Appointments will be available beginning on Monday in Frankfort, at the Mayo-Underwood Building, according to a news release from the state Labor Cabinet. The appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for state holidays, and will continue until further notice.

‘We don’t need war’: Belarus releases detainees in bid to quell protests

Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky and Vasily Fedosenko in Minsk; Additional reporting by Anton Zverev and Andrey Ostroukh in Moscow and Gabriela Baczynska in Brussels; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Alex Richardson, Giles Elgood, Grant McCool and Michael Perry

Daily horoscope for Wednesday August 12 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today

Conflict can turn to cooperation if that’s what you want – but you’re also able to walk away. Do some thinking before you make any choice.

Daily horoscope for Monday August 10 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today

If you have been a little half-hearted in a health change, this week starts with a new you, with strong focus and the ability to stick to a routine.

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

— An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working. Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, reported 331 new cases and 19 more deaths from COVID-19, equaling the record number of deaths set a day earlier. The number of new infections was less than half the peak […]

Depts of school and higher education need to work closely to send every child to college: Sisodia

While Rai has taken over school education from Binay Bhushan, Haque has replaced SS Gill in higher education. Sisodia said both outgoing officials had made significant contributions to the education sector in Delhi, including revamping schools and increasing seats in colleges.

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

— South Korea reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to stem transmissions amid increased social and leisure activities. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brought the total cases to 14,714, including 305 deaths. The center says 35 of the new cases were local transmissions, all […]

Stimulus talks could drag into September as negotiations hit wall over aid deal

In addition to specific policy measures like money for state governments and the Postal Service, one of the biggest points of contention between the parties is the cost of the proposal. House Democrats passed a roughly $3 trillion bill in May, while Senate Republicans responded with legislation worth about $1 trillion at the end of […]