From high above the ground, a drone image showed a cluster of towering silos that were half destroyed. The tall, cylinder-shaped structures were blown apart, spilling grain into huge heaps. Now the towers resemble an ancient ruin rising from a pile of sand. … [Read more...] about AP PHOTOS: Beirut images show shattered, dust-covered city
Children and teens often have only mild illness or no symptoms when infected. That means they could unknowingly pose a risk to other students — who may pass the virus on to their parents and grandparents — or to teachers and other adults who might be vulnerable to severe illness if infected. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to reopen schools during the pandemic?
The latest string of layoffs follows the expiration of a $600 weekly federal jobless payment that provided critical support for many of the unemployed. Members of Congress are locked in prolonged negotiations over a new rescue aid package that might extend that unemployment benefit, though likely at a lower level of payment. … [Read more...] about Many more likely sought jobless aid amid resurgence of virus
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty speaks at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. less … [Read more...] about STORY REMOVED: US–Election 2020-Senate-Tennessee
Finally, when Jihad could travel, he came bearing gifts. After days in the hospital by his family's side, he visited their 9-year-old son, Karl, for a weekend. He returned two days before the explosion, bearing new pajamas for his wife and a plate of tabbouleh for his daughter, who had craved it. … [Read more...] about ‘The world exploded’: Beirut blast takes a husband, father