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US surpasses three million coronavirus cases

Image caption California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases on Tuesday. More than three million people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day. Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on some reopenings, including for schools. US Vice-President ... Full story

Warren Buffett donates $2.9 billion to Gates Foundation, family charities

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett has donated roughly $2.9 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc ( BRKa.N ) stock to four family charities and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the latest but not largest contribution in his plan to give away his fortune. FILE PHOTO: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual shareholder meeting ... Full story

Trump is making it harder and harder to escape blame on the coronavirus

Throughout his presidency and especially the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump has avoided blame — to use a phrase — like the plague. When the outbreak took off and U.S. testing and medical equipment weren’t up to snuff, he blamed the Obama administration for leaving the cupboard “bare” ( it didn’t , and he had been president for three years by that point). When governors complained about the lack of ventilators, he blamed them for not ... Full story

Canada projects $343bn deficit amid Covid 'uncertainty'

Image caption Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Canada is projecting a $343bn ($241bn, £200bn) deficit - more than a 1000% increase - for the upcoming fiscal year. The government has been pumping money into the economy since March, to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. It is the largest deficit, when compared to the country's GDP, since World War Two. About a third of the workforce is unemployed, and the economy is expected to shrink by almost ... Full story

Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital

Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital July 8, 2020 GMT. HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband’s funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death. Her oxygen levels had fallen deadly low due to complications from COVID-19, and her heart stopped. Ten people, each in two layers of protective equipment, surrounded her hospital bed. ... Full story

Evictions likely to skyrocket this summer as jobs remain scarce. Black renters will be hardest hit. Post

Meanwhile, enforcement of federal moratoriums on some types of evictions is uneven, with experts warning that judges’ efforts to limit access to courtrooms or hold hearings online because of covid-19 could increasingly leave elderly or poor renters at a disadvantage. Of the 110 million Americans living in rental households, 20 percent are at risk of eviction by Sept. 30, according to an analysis by the Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project , a ... Full story

Shepard Smith, former Fox News anchor and frequent Trump target, to host CNBC nightly news show

Fox News veteran Shepard Smith, who abruptly departed the network last year, will host a news program on CNBC starting this fall. “The News with Shepard Smith” will air at 7 p.m. on weeknights, the network announced Wednesday. “We’re thrilled that Shep, who’s built a career on an honest fight to find and report the facts, will continue his pursuit of the truth at CNBC,” network chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement. Support our journalism. ... Full story

Explainer: What 1.1 million foreign students contribute to the U.S. economy

(Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Monday that foreign university students will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online - clouding the future of tens of thousands of enrollees and potentially straining budgets at schools struggling to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A graduating Masters student from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) ... Full story

One dead and four injured in London crane collapse

A collapsed crane is seen near a construction site in Bow, east London, Britain, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay. LONDON (Reuters) - A person was killed and four others injured when a crane collapsed at a building site in Bow, east London, on Wednesday, emergency services said. The 20-metre crane fell onto a site where flats were being constructed and two adjacent terraced houses, the London Fire Brigade said. Two of the injured were treated ... Full story

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing"

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story