June 14, 2024

Coronavirus
Hong Kong Confirms First Case Of COVID-19 Reinfection Anywhere In The World
Germany Imposes Fine For All Non-Mask Wearers In New National Crackdown
Hawaii’s COVID-19 Outbreak Spirals Out Of Control As Gov Revives Lockdown
India Smashes Global Record For Most New COVID-19 Cases Reported In A Day
US and UK are bottom of the pile in rankings of governments’ handling of coronavirus pandemic

Business/Economics
In Historic Reshuffling, Exxon, Pfizer & Raytheon Kicked Out Of Dow Jones Industrial Average, Replaced By Saleforce, Amgen & Honeywell
US Consumer Confidence Re-Plunges In August To 6 Year Lows
Record GDP Plunge Revised Slightly Higher: US Economy Contracted 31.7% In Q2
Initial Jobless Claims Above 1 Million Again Last Week
US Cargo Thefts Erupt As Violent Crime Spreads Across America
MGM Resorts To Fire 18,000 Employees, A Quarter Of Its Workforce

Government/Politics
Pence reinvents Trump’s presidency on a disorienting night of crises
7 takeaways from the Republican convention
Democrats Beat Republicans In Convention Television Ratings

Global
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Longest-Serving Postwar Leader, Resigns As Health Deteriorates

Protests
Gov Evers Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ As Wisconsin Braces For 3rd Night Of Violence
Protests Over Shooting Of Jacob Blake Turn Deadly In Kenosha, Wisconsin
Jacob Blake protests: Timeline of unrest over police shooting
Literal Battle Zones Are Erupting All Over America
Chaos Erupts In DC After GOP Convention; Rand Paul And Wife Chased Down Street By BLM Protesters
Teenager in Wisconsin shootings charged with six criminal counts -complaint

Weather
Double Tropical Trouble Brewing For US Gulf Coast
Hurricane Laura Upgraded To “Catastrophic” Category 4 With “Unsurvivable” Storm-Surge

Food
Hungry New Yorkers form quarter-mile line for free food in Queens

Religion
Jerry Falwell Jr. may get $10.5 million payout from Liberty University