Multnomah County advises mask wearing indoors in public spaces, as Delta surges - Portland Business Journal
With the highly contagious delta variant driving a surge in Covid-19 transmission, Multnomah County Public Health on Monday "strongly recommended" that anyone age 5 and older wear masks in all indoor public spaces, regardless of their vaccination status.
COP26 climate summit president says progress made, but not enough
Alok Sharma said that the countries aligned more closely on climate issues but on some key matters they were "not yet close enough".
Florida Accounts for 1 in 5 New COVID Cases as DeSantis Sells Anti-Fauci Shirts
The state of Floridanow accounts for one in five new coronavirus infections in the United States, making it the nation's most alarming hot spot as the highly transmissible Delta strain rips through undervaccinated communities and drives a surge in hospitalizations.
Eyeing the SEC, Oklahoma and Texas Plan to Leave the Big 12
The Longhorns and the Sooners may move to the Southeastern Conference, which could soon have 16 teams. The repercussions would be felt across college sports.
Afghan Civilian Casualties Soar as U.S. Exits, Monitors Say
Detentions and summary executions of those accused of colluding with the Kabul government were also reported, with the Taliban found to be largely responsible.
Covid: Delta variant spreads globally as cases soar
It is expected to become the dominant variant globally in the coming months, with the WHO predicting that there could be more than 200 million confirmed cases within a matter of weeks.
Daily tests not self-isolation for police, fire, borders, transport and freight staff
By George Bowden BBC News
Police, fire, Border Force, transport and freight staff will now be able to join a daily workplace test scheme, whether they are vaccinated or not.
Nancy Pelosi primes Capitol attack panel to take hard line on Trump
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is readying the committee that will on Tuesday begin its investigation into the attack on the Capitol to press ahead with an aggressive inquiry into Donald Trump, as she seeks to exploit Republicans' refusal to participate that could leave the former US president unguarded.
U.S. General Won't Commit to Ending Airstrikes on Taliban
With the militants making advances across Afghanistan, the top American general there suggested that airstrikes may continue, even with the U.S. troop pullout largely completed.
Additional emergency workplace testing to be introduced in England
Ministers will meet on Monday to sign off additional emergency testing sites for workplaces in England hit hard by the "pingdemic," amid warnings of mounting chaos across the economy.