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Washington State Beat Back Covid-19. Now It’s Rising Again.

YAKIMA, Wash. — In what seems like almost a lifetime ago, America’s coronavirus story started in January in Washington State, with the nation’s first confirmed case followed by an early outbreak that spread with alarming ferocity. But swift lockdown measures were credited with holding down illnesses and deaths. By June, nail salons and bars had begun to reopen, even as the virus began to rage in Texas, Arizona and Florida. Washington still had ... Full story

Refrigerated trucks requested in Texas and Arizona as morgues fill up due to coronavirus deaths

Doctor treating COVID-19 shares grim details Doctor treating COVID-19 shares grim details. Refrigerated trucks have been requested in Texas and Arizona as coronavirus deaths continue to rise. They are among the states that have recently seen a surge in COVID-19 cases . In San Antonio, Texas, there is an issue of morgue space at hospitals, so refrigerated trucks are at the ready, Bruce Davidson, director of communications for the San Antonio ... Full story

UK says Russia tried to meddle in election by leaking U.S. trade documents

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday Russia had tried to interfere in its 2019 general election by illicitly acquiring sensitive documents relating to a planned free trade agreement with Washington and leaking them online. FILE PHOTO: A Russian flag is seen on the laptop screen in front of a computer screen on which cyber code is displayed, in this illustration picture taken March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo. ... Full story

Amazon India demands product listings have country of origin by August 10

FILE PHOTO: An employee of Amazon walks through a turnstile gate inside an Amazon Fulfillment Centre (BLR7) on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/ Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Inc’s India unit has told sellers they must provide country of origin information on product listings by August 10, according to an email sent by the e-commerce giant to sellers, against a backdrop of ... Full story

Bank of America profit slumps as heavy loan losses loom

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp ( BAC.N ) saw its profit more than halve in the second quarter as it set aside $5 billion to cover potential loan losses, while warning that it would struggle as long as interest rates stayed low. FILE PHOTO: A Bank of America sign stands on the side of a building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender is especially vulnerable to rate movements because ... Full story

India coronavirus cases near one million, driven by surge in rural areas

A worker cleans the seats during a routine cleaning of Navina cinema hall that was closed following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri. MUMBAI (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in India neared one million on Thursday as infection numbers rose in the countryside, pushing authorities to reinstate lockdowns across several states. India reported a record 32,696 ... Full story

Twitter hack: What went wrong and why it matters

There are a lot of unanswered questions about the Twitter hack. But one thing most can agree on is that it could have been far worse. Potentially thousands of people were scammed out of money after hijacked accounts of prominent verified users promised to double the money that fans sent them in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Using Twitter's internal systems, the cyber-criminal's messages had a reach of at least 350 million people, and it looks ... Full story

Activ Surgical raises $15 million to advance autonomous and collaborative robotic surgery – TechCrunch

Boston-based startup Activ Surgical has raised a $15 million round of venture funding led by ARTIS ventures, and including LRVHealth, DNS Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Tao Capital Partners and Rising Tide VC. The round will help Activ continue to develop and expand availability of its software platform, which it launched to market in May. Activ Surgical’s ActivEdge platform uses data collected from surgical implements, outfitted with sensors ... Full story

France speeds up plans to mandate face masks over COVID-19 fears

FILE PHOTO: People, wearing protective face masks, line-up outside a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) installed inside a gymnasium in Laval, in Mayenne department, France, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo. PARIS (Reuters) - France accelerated plans on Thursday to make it compulsory to wear face masks in enclosed public spaces because of concerns about renewed flare-ups of COVID-19. President Emmanuel Macron said on ... Full story

The White House revolving door: Who's gone?

Image caption On Mr Trump's reality TV show, his catchphrase was "You're fired!". Donald Trump's old catchphrase was "you're fired" - and while he has been president, his senior team has had a very high turnover. Here is a run-down of what they did, and why they left, starting with the most recent. BRAD PARSCALE, CAMPAIGN MANAGER - 15 JULY 2020. Mr Parscale served as digital media director for Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The ... Full story