COVID-19 Deaths in US Getting Worse but Far Below Pandemic Peak: CDC Data

U.S. hospitalizations for COVID-19 are averaging nearly 35,000 per day, which is nearly 50 percent over the previous week, according to federal data, but it’s much lower than the pandemic’s peak in January 2021. The United States is also reporting about 300 deaths per day, which is an increase from the 170 per day in […]

Malaysia Defers Special Parliament Sitting Citing Virus Risk

By Hadi Azmi and Yantoultra Ngui From Bloomberg News The final day for Malaysia’s special parliament sitting on Monday has been postponed indefinitely because of the risk from a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The deferment follows a risk assessment by the health ministry, which found that the parliament’s locality is at risk of the […]

Americans Ousted by Canada in Olympic Beach Volleyball

TOKYO—The scoreboard at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue said: “Challenge successful. Ball out.” That didn’t make any sense. And the Americans’ survival was riding on it. “The referee just said, ’Wait, wait, wait. We’re sorting it out,” Canada’s Heather Bansley said on Sunday after winning a twice-reversed challenge to oust Sarah Sponcil and Kelly […]

Americans Ousted by Canada in Olympic Beach Volleyball

TOKYO—The scoreboard at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue said: “Challenge successful. Ball out.” That didn’t make any sense. And the Americans’ survival was riding on it. “The referee just said, ’Wait, wait, wait. We’re sorting it out,” Canada’s Heather Bansley said on Sunday after winning a twice-reversed challenge to oust Sarah Sponcil and Kelly […]

Sen. Collins: ‘Bipartisan’ Infrastructure Bill Has Support of at Least 10 Republican Senators

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that the $1 trillion infrastructure bill backed by the White House has at least 10 Republican senators, suggesting the measure will clear the 60-vote filibuster. Collins, in a comment on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said the bill has enough support to pass in the chamber this week. “I […]