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- Cuba Fast Factson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Read CNN’s Cuba Fast Facts to learn more about this communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.
- Haiti assassination suspects wait in limbo, with family members left in the darkon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
“As of this moment, we know absolutely nothing about how they’re doing and how they’re being treated. We’re still in the same suffering,” Milena Africano, whose husband is among the detained, said after the meeting.
- Man accused of setting 8 fireson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Man wants charges dropped, prosecutor off caseon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Zoo discovers endangered population of beeson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Cuomo signs bill ending use of ‘inmate’ in NY lawon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Video of officer punching man concerns chiefon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Peru’s electoral authority declares Pedro Castillo President-elect, 6 weeks after runoffon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Six weeks after voters headed to the polls in Peru, former schoolteacher and union leader Pedro Castillo has been formally declared the country’s President-elect. He will be sworn in on July 28, the bicentennial of Peruvian independence, election authorities announced Monday.
- Tracking Covid-19 vaccines in the USon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Factson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Read CNN’s Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts and learn more about its detention facility, nicknamed “Gitmo.”
- Brazil’s scandal-plagued President may face a reckoning as lawmakers consider impeachmenton August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Corruption inquiries, a spreading Covid-19 crisis, plunging popularity and persistent bouts of the hiccups. Brazil’s scandal-plagued President Jair Bolsonaro just can’t seem to catch a break ahead of presidential elections next year.
- Fidel Castro Fast Factson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
View CNN’s Fast Facts on the life of Fidel Castro and learn about the former Cuban leader.
- 7 of 10 travel friends get COVID infectionson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Fear stalks Haitians as their murdered president is buried and gangs terrorize the capitalon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
As Haiti’s elite lay their assassinated president to rest, many terrified residents in Port-au-Prince have far more pressing issues on their minds as gang violence brutalizes the capital.
- Canada’s first Indigenous governor general is installedon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Indigenous leader and advocate Mary Simon has been installed as Canada’s governor general.
- Exclusive: Leaked documents reveal death threats, roadblocks in Haiti assassination investigationon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
There was no mistaking the meaning in last week’s anonymous text message: Do what we say or die.
- Ecuador revokes citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangeon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
An Ecuadorian court on Monday ruled in favor of revoking the citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a judgment published by the Judicial Branch of Ecuador.
- After historic protests, defiant Cubans face mass trialson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Following the most widespread protests since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, Cubans are now bracing themselves for a new aftershock poised to shake the communist-run island: Mass trials of those who dared to take to the streets calling for change.
- Haiti’s first lady wants to know where the president’s guards were during Jovenel Moise’s assassinationon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Mrs. Moise was found bleeding on the floor next to the body of her husband, Jovenel Moise, on July 7. But she survived the mysterious attack — and is now lighting a fire under the search to bring the killers to justice.
- CNN en Españolon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
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- One reported dead in anti-government protests in Cubaon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Anti-government activists in Cuba say that more than 100 people have been arrested or are missing on the island following widespread protests on Sunday.
- Illegal gold miners threaten fragile way of life, deep in Amazon rainforeston August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
The Yanomami people are battling an old and elusive enemy — one they haven’t seen since the 1980s.
- Judge gives Jussie Smollett team more timeon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Blind students in Nebraska build robots at STEM campon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Haiti’s acting prime minister to step down amid power struggle after president’s assassinationon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
After a lengthy power struggle that has pitched Haiti’s political landscape into uncertainty, the country’s acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph has agreed to step down and hand power to his rival Ariel Henry, according to a top government official.
- Passenger recounts capsizing of historic schooneron August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Canada could let fully vaccinated US citizens enter the country by next monthon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents on non-essential travel into the country by mid August, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- The doctor accused of plotting the assassination of Haiti’s President was planning his entry into national politics, a source sayson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Christian Sanon, the Haitian-American doctor accused by authorities of plotting the assassination of Haiti’s President, spent months planning a foray into national politics in the country, holding weekly Zoom meetings through early this year with academics and business leaders, and at one point meeting with the man who allegedly supplied the mercenaries behind the killing, according to a person at the meeting.
- Thousands of children from Canadian schools for indigenous communities may be buried in unmarked graves, officials sayon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
The first forensic evidence that unmarked graves in their hundreds were located at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School was a juvenile rib bone and tooth found beneath the apple orchard.
- The assassination of Haiti’s president is the latest challenge for CNN Heroes serving their nationon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Amid their country’s national crisis, Haitian CNN Heroes are stepping up to keep the most vulnerable — children and women — safe. And they hope this moment points Haiti toward a better future.
- Cuba lifts customs restrictions on food and medicine after biggest protests in decadeson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Cuba announced on Wednesday it was temporarily lifting restrictions on travelers bringing food, medicines and hygiene products into the country in an apparent acknowledgment of demands from anti-government demonstrators.
- Amazon rainforest is emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs in some areas, study sayson August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Parts of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb, raising fears of the potentially devastating impact on its fragile ecosystems and a further worsening of the climate crisis, according to a new study.
- Head of security at Haiti’s presidential residence in police custodyon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
The head of security at Haiti’s presidential residence has been placed in police custody, according to a close associate, as authorities continue to investigate the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
- Brazil’s Bolsonaro transferred to Sao Paulo hospital after intestinal obstruction foundon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be transferred to a hospital in Sao Paulo for additional tests to determine whether he needs emergency surgery, according to Brazil’s Special Secretariat for Social Communication.
- Tracking Covid-19 cases in the USon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Former Haitian justice official emerges as alleged key figure in President’s assassinationon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
Colombia’s National Police chief has claimed that former Haitian Justice Ministry official Joseph Felix Badio was a key player in the assassination of Haiti’s president.
- 12-year-old student with autism charged with felonyon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Rare set of identical triplets born in PAon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- 5-yo reunited with missing wheelchairon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Uber passenger killed in multi-car crashon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- House partially collapses in rainon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- NTSB: Hot-air balloon crash was ‘experimental’on August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Nonprofit falls victim again to thefton August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Judge grants post-conviction relief to manon August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
- ‘Something terrible happened’: A radio call with one of the men accused in presidential assassination ploton August 4, 2021 at 1:00 am
As Haitians woke up last week to the news their President had been brutally killed, an unidentified man called into a local radio station and unleashed a strange monologue while live on air.
- Florida may drop Ben & Jerry’s parent over Israel boycotton August 3, 2021 at 4:49 pm
Florida has taken a a step to halt investment of state resources in the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s over its decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem
- Record wildfire burns amid drought on Hawaii’s Big Islandon August 3, 2021 at 4:45 pm
Firefighters have gained more control over a Hawaii wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island
- Pentagon Lockdown Lifted Following Shootingby John Ismay on August 3, 2021 at 4:33 pm
It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired or if anyone was injured or killed.
- Florida police ID boyfriend as suspect in shooting of mom killed in front of her two childrenby Stephen Sorace on August 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Police in Florida identified the boyfriend of a mother who was shot and killed in front of her two children as the suspect in her death, warning on Monday that he is considered armed and dangerous.
- Suspect in fatal road-rage shooting of teen Astros fan turns himself inby Audrey Conklin on August 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm
The man suspected of fatally shooting a 17-year-old in a road rage incident on July 6 has turned himself in to police, authorities said Monday.
- Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize their divorceon August 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm
The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized
- JetBlue not departing New York for Florida, expanding at JFKon August 3, 2021 at 4:22 pm
JetBlue is staying in the Big Apple
- Food giant Tyson to require vaccination for all US workerson August 3, 2021 at 4:19 pm
Meat processer Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employer of frontline workers to so amid a resurgence of the virus
- Police: 3 wounded in workplace shooting; gunman deadon August 3, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Authorities say a gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business and was later fatally shot by police
- Atlanta’s Piedmont Park stabbing: Police refute social media rumors of serial killer as manhunt continuesby Stephen Sorace on August 3, 2021 at 4:08 pm
The murders of two women in Atlanta-area parks last week sparked rumors on social media that a serial killer was on the loose – claims that police have flatly refuted – as authorities continue the hunt for suspects in both cases.
- Pelosi and Yellen to Discuss Rental Assistance as Eviction Crisis Loomsby Alan Rappeport and Glenn Thrush on August 3, 2021 at 4:04 pm
The meeting came as the White House faced an uproar from progressive Democrats, who fault the administration for not finding a way to extend the eviction ban.
- Pentagon entered lockdown due to ‘shooting event’ outside building near Metro station, scene now secureby Houston Keene on August 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm
The Pentagon entered into a lockdown due to a “shooting event” outside the building, police confirmed to Fox News.
- Dramatic hot-air balloon landing: Report details how passengers took control after pilot killed in accidenton August 3, 2021 at 3:28 pm
A preliminary report released Monday details how three passengers were able to radio for help and crash-land a hot-air balloon without injury in July, after their pilot and a fourth passenger were thrown overboard by the impact of an initial crash and bounce back to the sky.
- Service held for last survivor of ’58 Great Lakes shipwreckon August 3, 2021 at 3:20 pm
A memorial Mass has been held in northern Michigan for the last remaining survivor of a Lake Michigan shipwreck that killed 33 people in 1958
- Attorney general’s investigation concludes that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple womenon August 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm
Attorney general’s investigation concludes that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women
- D.N.C. Staff to Join Union, in a Milestone for Laborby Lisa Lerer on August 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm
The effort follows the unionization of several 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, and will make the D.N.C. the first national party group to have an organized work force.
- Firefighter battling western wildfires shares his story on front linesby Julia Musto on August 3, 2021 at 3:02 pm
Ryan Meehan is one of more than 22,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel working to extinguish the flames of some of America’s biggest wildfires.
- US household debt soared to nearly $15 trillion last quarteron August 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm
Americans have more debt than ever before.
- Waterspouts Over the Great Lakes Dazzle Onlookersby Derrick Bryson Taylor on August 3, 2021 at 2:59 pm
Waterspouts usually occur in the region from August through October, when the water of the Great Lakes is near its warmest, meteorologists said.
- Administration Seeks to Blunt Effects From End of Eviction Moratoriumby Glenn Thrush and Matthew Goldstein on August 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm
After the expiration of the moratorium over the weekend, the White House called on state and local governments to protect renters and sought to speed the flow of federal aid.
- White House Calls on States to Prevent Eviction Crisisby Glenn Thrush and Matthew Goldstein on August 3, 2021 at 2:49 pm
The Biden administration, in consultation with tenants’ groups, is considering a range of limited actions to blunt the impact of the expiration.
- Mudslides Shut Down I-70 in Coloradoby Derrick Bryson Taylor on August 3, 2021 at 2:45 pm
Gov. Jared Polis said he would issue a state of emergency declaration.
- Study: Which Countries Will Best Survive a Collapse?by Heather Murphy on August 3, 2021 at 2:16 pm
A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.
- Chinese espionage retrial sought for Tennessee researcheron August 3, 2021 at 2:02 pm
Federal prosecutors are seeking to retry a former University of Tennessee researcher accused of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from NASA
- College vaccine mandates: Highest court yet affirms Indiana University requirementby Danielle Wallace on August 3, 2021 at 1:56 pm
In the highest court decision so far when it comes to college immunization mandates, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.
- Bootleg Fire: Increasing Heat and Wind Could Complicate Fight to Contain Blazeby The New York Times on August 3, 2021 at 1:55 pm
We’re on top of the latest extreme weather in the U.S. and around the world. Follow here for news on heat waves, wildfires, floods and more.
- Suspect in fatal S. Carolina shooting of 3 found in Floridaon August 3, 2021 at 1:55 pm
Authorities say the suspect in the killing of three people in rural South Carolina hopped on a plane after the shootings and was arrested hours later at a Florida hotel
- AP appoints Daisy Veerasingham as agency’s president and CEOon August 3, 2021 at 1:41 pm
The AP’s board of directors has appointed chief revenue officer Daisy Veerasingham as the news cooperative’s new president and CEO
- Trump Says He Won’t Sue to Stop Justice Dept. Officials’ Testimonyby Katie Benner on August 3, 2021 at 1:39 pm
President Donald J. Trump said that he would not sue to keep six former officials from testifying, according to letters sent to them on Monday by his lawyer.
- Conservative Group, Seizing on Crime as an Issue, Seeks Recall of Prosecutorsby Kenneth P. Vogel on August 3, 2021 at 1:37 pm
A group backed by undisclosed donors is targeting three Democratic prosecutors in Northern Virginia for recall campaigns in a test of what could be a national strategy in 2022.
- Gary Duncan Tried to Break Up a Fight in 1966. But He Was the One Arrested.by Pierre-Antoine Louis on August 3, 2021 at 1:37 pm
A new documentary follows the complicated legal fight of a civil rights case in 1960s Louisiana that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Hello, From Your New Writerby Soumya Karlamangla on August 3, 2021 at 1:36 pm
Tuesday: Introducing the new voice of the newsletter. Plus, Bay Area counties instate a universal indoor masking requirement.
- PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B dealon August 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm
PepsiCo will sell Tropicana and other juices to a private equity firm in a $3.3 billion deal
- Trump-appointed appeals court judge slams critical race theory in Texas discrimination caseby Stephen Sorace on August 3, 2021 at 1:24 pm
A Trump-appointed appeals court judge criticized critical race theory in a concurrence he penned last week that challenged the viability of disparate impact theory as a legal claim in a racial bias case, according to a report.
- 5 Miami Beach police officers charged with using excessive force against Black men in hotel lobbyby Danielle Wallace on August 3, 2021 at 1:12 pm
Five police officers in Miami Beach, Fla., were charged Monday for allegedly using excessive force against two Black men in a hotel lobby about a week ago as prosecutors say body camera and surveillance footage show cops kicking a handcuffed man on the ground – before tackling another bystander who attempted to record the incident on his cellphone.
- Record wildfire burns on Hawaii’s Big Island amid historic droughton August 3, 2021 at 1:03 pm
Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return on Tuesday, raising the danger again.
- Voting Rights Groups Press Biden on Response to GOP Lawsby Nick Corasaniti on August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Dozens of groups criticized what they see as a misguided White House strategy that focuses on organizing instead of federal legislation.
- Survivor of Capsized Louisiana Lift Boat Seacor Power Detail Escapeby Jesus Jiménez on August 3, 2021 at 12:51 pm
The man, who was one of six survivors of the capsizing that killed 13 people, said at a Coast Guard hearing that he broke a window with a fire extinguisher and was swept into sea.
- Reward offered in search for Texas man accused of stealing shotgun, killing 2 horsesby Greg Norman on August 3, 2021 at 12:39 pm
A $1,000 reward is now being offered in the search for an “armed and dangerous” man in Texas accused of shooting and killing two horses during a burglary at a rural residence.
- This Las Vegas mom of 3 could be kicked out of her home at any timeon August 3, 2021 at 12:38 pm
When CNN knocked on her door, Dasha Kelly panicked, thinking the eviction she’s been dreading was finally at hand.
- Frontier Airlines passenger seen duct-taped to seat after allegedly targeting flight attendants, report saysby Greg Norman on August 3, 2021 at 12:06 pm
A photograph has emerged of a man being duct-taped to a seat on a Frontier Airlines flight after he allegedly punched a male flight attendant and inappropriately touched two female ones, reports say.
- Oil companies are wooing skeptical investors with cash. Will it work?on August 3, 2021 at 12:06 pm
Wall Street isn’t convinced that the world’s biggest oil firms can successfully overhaul their businesses as the climate crisis accelerates.
- Detroit officer punches man and knocks him out cold, faces swift backlashby Emma Colton on August 3, 2021 at 12:03 pm
Video out of Detroit shows a police officer punching a man so hard he was knocked out and fell to the ground.
- Garden to open for El Paso Walmart shooting 2nd anniversaryon August 3, 2021 at 11:56 am
Officials in the border city of El Paso are unveiling a garden meant to bring healing two years after a gunman targeting Latinos opened fire at a Walmart, killing 23 people in an attack that stunned the U.S. and Mexico
- Southwest, Rockies face heavy rain and flood risk this weekby Janice Dean on August 3, 2021 at 11:37 am
Parts of the Southwest and the Rockies are getting rain with the risk of flooding as daily thunderstorms continue producing heavy downpours this week.
- PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B dealon August 3, 2021 at 11:17 am
PepsiCo has struck a deal with private equity firm PAI Partners to sell the Tropicana, Naked and other juice brands in North America
- The Gymnast Who Won’t Let Her Daughters Do Gymnasticsby Emma Green on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am
Gymnast Rachael Denhollander is one of many people who can no longer watch the Olympics with casual enjoyment.
- Americans’ optimism of COVID-19 handling plummets, poll showsby Emma Colton on August 3, 2021 at 10:48 am
Americans’ optimism about the coronavirus pandemic getting better has plummeted as threat of the delta variant continues.
- PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juice brands, in exchange for $3.3 billion in pretax proceedson August 3, 2021 at 10:41 am
PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juice brands, in exchange for $3.3 billion in pretax proceeds
- The Covid Variant in Schools: What to Knowby Emily Anthes on August 3, 2021 at 10:28 am
Classrooms are opening their doors to a different pandemic. Here is how to think about risk.
- Ultra-liberal Seattle heads to polls for mayoral primary with ‘defund police’ push under scrutinyby Danielle Wallace on August 3, 2021 at 10:18 am
Voting in Seattle’s mayoral primary opens Tuesday, and voters living in the city plagued by the “CHOP” or “CHAZ” protest zone last summer must now decide among 15 candidates, including at least one city council member who supported cries to “defund the police.”
- Infrastructure Bill Includes $73 Billion for Electricity Gridby Lisa Friedman on August 3, 2021 at 9:03 am
The bill falls short of the transformational climate measures that President Biden has requested.
- ‘We’re Living in Hell’: Inside Fresnillo, Mexico’s Most Terrified Cityby Oscar Lopez on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
Fresnillo feels to residents overrun by violence and paralyzed by fear, a testament to the failure of Mexico’s government to tackle organized crime.
- Biden anti-semitism envoy once lashed out at Omar, labeled her ‘textbook example’by Jack Durschlag on August 3, 2021 at 8:36 am
- California mom dies after being shot in car with daughter, 6; police say it could be case of mistaken identityby David Aaro on August 3, 2021 at 8:21 am
A California mother died Friday just days after she was shot in front of her 6-year-old daughter, in what police said may be a case of mistaken identity.
- South Carolina shooting: 3 killed, suspect captured in Florida after manhunt, sheriff saysby David Aaro on August 3, 2021 at 8:01 am
A man suspected of killing three people and injuring a child in a shooting in South Carolina on Monday has been arrested in Florida following a manhunt, authorities said Tuesday.
- 5 Florida officers charged over violent arrests of Black menon August 3, 2021 at 6:58 am
Prosecutors say five Florida police officers are being charged with battery connected to the violent arrests of two Black men last week
- Armed robbery suspect believed linked to Brinks truck shooting is captured: reportby David Aaro on August 3, 2021 at 6:01 am
An armed robbery suspect who was shot by an officer in Georgia on Monday afternoon before being captured by police has been linked to a previous armed robbery of a Brinks truck, according to reports.
- Long Island county legislature votes to allow first responders to sue protesters and sets civil fines of up to $50,000on August 3, 2021 at 5:26 am
The legislature for Nassau County, New York, approved a bill Monday that says anyone who harasses or injures a first responder — which includes police officers — can be fined up to $50,000 while giving first responders the ability to sue the person directly.
- 5 Miami Beach officers face charges after the alleged use of excessive force during arreston August 3, 2021 at 4:46 am
Five Miami Beach police officers are facing criminal charges, accused of using excessive force during the arrests of two men at a local hotel last week.
- Ohio House Races: What to Watch Forby Jeremy W. Peters on August 3, 2021 at 4:01 am
Two primary contests for special elections, one in a heavily Democratic district and one in a Republican-friendly area, will provide some clues as to where the parties are headed.
- Today in Historyon August 3, 2021 at 4:00 am
Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the 100-meter sprint. On this date: In 1914, Germany declared war on France at the onset of World War I. In 1949, the National Basketball Association was formed as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League. In 1966, comedian Lenny Bruce, whose raunchy brand of satire and dark humor landed him in trouble with the law, was found dead in his Los Angeles home; he was 40. In 1972, the U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. (The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) In 1981, U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan they would be fired, which they were. In…
- A New Surge at a Santa Monica I.C.U.by Isadora Kosofsky and Shawn Hubler on August 3, 2021 at 3:50 am
They thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them. Then a new wave of cases arrived at the I.C.U. at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
- The Infrastructure Bill Contains Billions for Broadbandby Nicholas Fandos on August 3, 2021 at 3:39 am
The legislation contains $65 billion to connect rural communities and low-income urban residents who cannot afford high-speed internet service.
- Report details dramatic hot-air balloon crash in New Englandon August 3, 2021 at 3:33 am
A preliminary report details how three passengers were able to radio for help and crash-land a hot-air balloon without injury in July, after their pilot was thrown overboard by the impact of an initial crash
- $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needsby Emily Cochrane, Christopher Flavelle and Alan Rappeport on August 3, 2021 at 3:19 am
The sprawling, 2,702-page bill includes historic investments in traditional projects as well as broadband expansion and funds for some climate projects.
- Americans Suffer Pandemic Whiplash as Leaders Struggle With Changing Virusby Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Shear on August 3, 2021 at 2:20 am
An evolving virus and 18 months of ever-changing pandemic messaging have left Americans angry, exhausted and skeptical of public health advice.
- NYT: Andrew Cuomo questioned for 11 hours by New York attorney general’s office in sexual harassment inquiryon August 3, 2021 at 1:53 am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was questioned by investigators in the state attorney general’s office for 11 hours last month as part of an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against him, The New York Times reported Monday.
- Charlottesville Zoning Plan Prompts Debate Over Racial Justiceby Campbell Robertson on August 3, 2021 at 1:36 am
Four years after a white supremacist march, the Virginia city is reconsidering its housing and zoning rules.
- Biden Administration Will Keep Using Covid Rule to Limit Border Immigrationby Eileen Sullivan and Zolan Kanno-Youngs on August 3, 2021 at 12:50 am
Citing new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the administration will continue to rely for now on a Trump-era policy.
- UN calls Myanmar military actions moves away from democracyon August 3, 2021 at 12:30 am
The United Nations is calling the Myanmar military’s extension of the state of emergency and election delay moves in the wrong direction from international calls for the restoration of democracy
- Maricopa County defies subpoena request seeking to expand ballot reviewon August 3, 2021 at 12:28 am
Maricopa County and Dominion Voting Systems are rebuffing the latest subpoenas from Arizona’s GOP-led Senate for election materials related to the so-called audit of 2020 election ballots.
- Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Todayby Jonathan Wolfe on August 3, 2021 at 12:03 am
The workplace mandate gap.
- 3 dead, 1 hurt in rural South Carolina shootingon August 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm
Investigators say three people have been killed in a shooting in rural South Carolina
- UN creates permanent body to address challenges of racismon August 2, 2021 at 11:38 pm
The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution establishing a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent to provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance
- Oregon: Settlement with Victoria ‘s Secret owner ends ‘fear’on August 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm
Oregon officials believe a $90 million settlement with the parent company of Victoria’s Secret guarantees an end to its culture of harassment and fear
- Sen. Graham tests positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinatedon August 2, 2021 at 11:10 pm
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and has experienced “flu-like symptoms,” but said that he now has only “mild symptoms” and is very glad he had been vaccinated because “without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now.”
- Ding! Ding! San Francisco’s cable cars are running againon August 2, 2021 at 11:07 pm
San Francisco’s iconic cable cars were rolling and ringing their bells on the city’s hills again Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic
- Case of ex-trooper charged with unmasking protester advanceson August 2, 2021 at 10:55 pm
A Tennessee state trooper has testified that he saw his former colleague on the force yank the mask off a protester last summer during the COVID-19 pandemic The testimony refutes the ex-officer’s denial
- Trump Plans to Fight Release of Tax Returns to Congressby Jonah E. Bromwich on August 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm
“We’re going to fight this tooth and nail,” said a lawyer for the former president.
- Even the Pope Has Prayed to Venezuela’s Beloved ‘Doctor of the Poor’by Meridith Kohut and Isayen Herrera on August 2, 2021 at 10:31 pm
In a deeply polarized country, suffering an extreme health crisis, one of the few uniting beliefs is the admiration across the political spectrum for a doctor recently beatified by the Vatican.
- Iowa agrees to pay $5K to 4 protesters banned from Capitolon August 2, 2021 at 10:23 pm
The Black Lives Matter supporters alleged constitutional rights violations.
- Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate, joining other cities and states as Covid-19 cases surgeon August 2, 2021 at 10:22 pm
A mandate to wear face coverings in indoor public places is back for millions of residents — even those fully vaccinated — in the San Francisco Bay Area as the highly contagious Delta variant causes a spike in new Covid-19 cases.
- Infrastructure Bill Allocates Grants for Clean Water in U.S. Schoolsby Luke Broadwater on August 2, 2021 at 10:21 pm
Billions each year would be allocated to grants to remove lead-contaminated pipes in the nation’s schools.
- Here’s How Congress Wants to Pay for the Infrastructure Billby Alan Rappeport on August 2, 2021 at 9:23 pm
Lawmakers have turned to $200 billion in unused money from previous economic relief programs that Congress approved to combat the pandemic.
- Infrastructure Bill Directs Money Toward Road Repairsby Emily Cochrane on August 2, 2021 at 9:11 pm
The legislation directs funding toward an expansive backlog of needed repairs and aims to shore up infrastructure to withstand climate change.
- Camarones Embarazados: A Grilled, Head-On Shrimp Recipe From Puerto Vallartaby Pati Jinich on August 2, 2021 at 7:54 pm
With their cheeky name and rich adobo, these skewered “pregnant shrimp” rule the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and are perfect for grilling at home.
- Haitians Investigating President’s Death, Under Threat, Go Into Hidingby Anatoly Kurmanaev on August 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm
The officials, two court clerks and an investigative judge who collected evidence in President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, are now in hiding.
- Why remote work is a big problem for the economyon August 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Americans are trickling back to their pre-pandemic workplaces, but most offices are still largely empty. And that’s affecting local economies in a major way.
- Infrastructure Bill Gives Amtrak $66 Billionby Madeleine Ngo on August 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm
The new funding would be the largest investment in passenger rail since Amtrak was created in 1971, according to the administration.
- It will be a rainy week at the beach along the Gulf and East coastson August 2, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Showers and storms will build throughout the week along the Gulf and East coasts as a cold front stalls in the Southeast.
- 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Seasonon August 2, 2021 at 3:45 pm
Here is a look at the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
- The Blue Jays Finally Return to Canadaby Alex Wong on August 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm
With a pandemic-forced sojourn to Buffalo and Florida now complete, Toronto’s exciting young team got a chance to experience its actual home crowd.
- How to Avoid the Worst Parenting Mistakeby Emma Green on August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Emily Oster caters to a data-obsessed crowd of modern parents. But sometimes you just can’t optimize your kid.
- Tense Funeral for Haiti Leader Exposes Rifts, and U.S. Delegation Departs Earlyby Catherine Porter on August 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm
Angry protests before and during the funeral reflected the nation’s deep divisions, a backdrop to a moment many had hoped would help mend a fractured nation. Shots were reported outside the event.
- Martine Moïse, Haitian President’s Widow, Recounts Assassinationby Frances Robles on August 2, 2021 at 1:56 pm
Struck by gunfire, Martine Moïse lay bleeding as the assassins who killed her husband ransacked her room. Now, she says, the F.B.I. must find the mastermind behind the attack.
- Havana Syndrome stokes fear and frustration among diplomats over response from State Departmenton August 2, 2021 at 10:28 am
As reports continue to rise of US diplomats and intelligence officials being sickened by the mysterious Havana Syndrome, inside the State Department frustration is rising among rank-and-file staffers and diplomats over what multiple officials say has been a tepid response by the department.
- Three Olympic Refugee Team Members Will Call Canada Homeby Vjosa Isai on July 30, 2021 at 10:15 pm
The athletes will join another 150 refugee students selected who were accepted to one of 80 participating institutions this fall.
- Spanish Court Targets Chilean Bank Tied to Pinochetby Raphael Minder on July 30, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Spurred by victims of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s regime, the court has reopened an investigation into whether Banco de Chile helped the former Chilean dictator launder money.
- The Indigenous Archaeologist Looking for Residential School Graves in Canadaby Ian Austen on July 30, 2021 at 9:00 am
Kisha Supernant has brought radar technology to the search for burial sites in Canada while she works to reshape her profession’s relationship with Indigenous communities.
- Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81by Gavin Edwards on July 30, 2021 at 1:20 am
The “Elvis of Merengue” released more than 100 albums and won six Latin Grammys. For a time, he was mayor of the capital of the Dominican Republic.
- ‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Messageby Ernesto Londoño and Daniel Politi on July 29, 2021 at 2:15 am
In a remarkable act of defiance, thousands of Cubans took to the streets two weeks ago and chanted “We’re not afraid!” Many are now terrified.
- Photos of California’s Dixie Fireby Alan Taylor on July 28, 2021 at 6:23 pm
Scenes from the Golden State’s largest wildfire of 2021 so far
- Sponge Like Fossils Could Be Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just Squigglesby Marion Renault on July 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Critics challenged a study’s claim that a netlike structure found in rocks in a Canadian mountain range could be an 890-million-year-old sponge fossil.
- The Unraveling of the Trump Eraby Olga Khazan on July 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The Trump administration desperately wanted to cut government benefits, and it had outside help to do so. But very few of its new rules held up.
- Companies Want Remote Workers in All States but 1by Saahil Desai on July 28, 2021 at 10:00 am
Businesses such as Nike and Oracle are happy to let you work from home—just not in Colorado.
- Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economyby Maria Abi-Habib on July 27, 2021 at 1:26 am
Workers in factories that produce goods for the U.S. are getting American vaccines. Officials in both countries hope the program will help reopen the border and restore their economies.
- Canadian Military Veterans Fill Void to Help Afghans Who Worked With Themby Ian Austen on July 24, 2021 at 1:26 pm
Despite promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has yet to produce a plan to bring Afghan interpreters and other workers to the country.
- Countdown Begins For Canada-U.S. Border Reopeningby Ian Austen on July 23, 2021 at 10:16 pm
Canada said this week that most restrictions on fully vaccinated American travelers will be lifted in early August. But the U.S. extended its border closure.
- It’s a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.by Alanna Mitchell and Alana Paterson on July 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm
In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.
- U.S. Sanctions Cuba for Crackdowns on Protestersby Lara Jakes on July 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Among those facing the human rights sanctions are Cuba’s defense minister and special forces troops who swept up protesters in a wave of arrests larger than any other crackdown over the last few years, if not decades.
- Vaccinated America Has Had Enoughby David Frum on July 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
In the United States, this pandemic could be almost over by now. The reasons it’s still going are pretty clear.
- Argentina Formally Recognizes Nonbinary People, a Latin American Firstby Daniel Politi on July 22, 2021 at 10:42 pm
Argentines no longer have to be identified as female or male on their national identity documents, the latest step in President Alberto Fernández’s push for gender equality.
- Apollo’s First Lunar Rover, Driven 50 Years Agoby Alan Taylor on July 22, 2021 at 6:45 pm
Images of the development, training, and deployment of the first vehicle driven by humans on the surface of another world
- His Name Was Emmett Tillby Wright Thompson on July 22, 2021 at 11:00 am
In 1955, just past daybreak, a Chevrolet truck pulled up to an unmarked building. A 14-year-old child was in the back.
- ‘A Storm Waiting to Happen’: A Colombian Writer Watches His Home From Afarby Anderson Tepper on July 22, 2021 at 9:00 am
Juan Gabriel Vásquez sees his new story collection, “Songs for the Flames,” as part of a thriving literary landscape in Colombia because, he said, “places in conflict produce fiction.”
- Two Ways to Think About the New Mask Debateby Olga Khazan on July 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Depending on where you live and your risk tolerance, vaccinated people are justified in either masking or unmasking indoors.
- Countries welcoming US tourists backon July 20, 2021 at 1:39 am
Once one of the world’s most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases now past the 32.4 million mark, some nations continue to view vacationers warily even as more Americans get vaccinated.
- Scenes From California’s Sugar Fireby Alan Taylor on July 12, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Images from one of the largest blazes so far in California’s 2021 fire season
- The Rise of Anti-historyby David A. Graham on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am
The Trumpist wing of the GOP uses history as a bludgeon, without regard to context, logic, or proportionality.
- How Democrats Lost the Courtsby Emma Green on July 8, 2021 at 11:00 am
Justice Stephen Breyer hasn’t retired yet. But filling Supreme Court seats is just one battle in a war over the judiciary—one that progressives worry they’re losing.
- The Vortex of White Evangelicalismby Emma Green on July 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm
“Every single Christian of color who is proximate to evangelical spaces gets called everything but a child of God. And that’s just part of the work.”
- The Perverse Consequences of the NCAA Rulingby Angel Pérez on July 6, 2021 at 11:00 am
The high court’s decision was overdue. It will also usher in a new world.
- The Other July 4by David Frum on July 4, 2021 at 11:00 am
On July 4, 1776, the United States committed itself to a set of principles. It did not always live up to those words. But the words exerted their own power.