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Politics COVID-19 relief negotiations, Tropical Storm Isaias, Google Pixel 4a: 5 things you need to know Monday

12:15  03 august  2020
12:15  03 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Vikings place first-round pick Justin Jefferson, three other rookies on Reserve/COVID-19 list

  Vikings place first-round pick Justin Jefferson, three other rookies on Reserve/COVID-19 list It is not certain if Jefferson and the three other rookies have contracted the virus. Players must be placed on the COVID-19/reserve list if they test positive or have come in contact with an infected person. The Vikings announced earlier Monday their infection control officer tested positive for the coronavirus.The Vikings used one of their two first-round picks on Jefferson, who will be expected to fill the role Stefon Diggs occupied for years opposite Adam Thielen. He is coming off a dominant senior season at LSU, when he caught 111 passes for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Isaias is bringing rough surf to parts of Florida with a tropical storm warning in place along the Atlantic coast. Congressman grills CEO: Does Google know when I move seats? USA TODAY. Next round of coronavirus relief benefits stalled. On GPS: How badly has Covid - 19 dented American power?

With political pressure rising, talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday. Clyburn: 'We need national leadership, and we are not getting it'. AccuWeather 0: 19 . Timelapse shows storms rolling through South Florida. Isaias restrengthens as it nears Florida's coast.

a man riding a wave on top of a snow covered slope: Palm Beach Shores, FL, USA; Waves driven by Tropical Storm Isaias crash over the jetty on the north side of the Palm Beach Inlet in Palm Beach Shores on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Mandatory Credit: Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via USA TODAY NETWORK © Lannis Waters, Palm Beach Post-USA TODAY NETWOR Palm Beach Shores, FL, USA; Waves driven by Tropical Storm Isaias crash over the jetty on the north side of the Palm Beach Inlet in Palm Beach Shores on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Mandatory Credit: Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via USA TODAY NETWORK

GOP, Dems continue COVID-19 relief negotiations

The White House and Congressional Democrats are set to continue talks Monday after little progress was made last week on a new stimulus deal to combat the impacts of the coronavirus. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remained steadfast over the weekend in her desire to pass a larger bill and not take a piecemeal approach suggested by Republicans and the White House, such as a short-term extension of the unemployment benefit. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have spent days trying to reconcile priorities for what would be a fifth round of stimulus funding.

One Phillies coach, one clubhouse staffer test positive for COVID-19

  One Phillies coach, one clubhouse staffer test positive for COVID-19 The plan had been for the Phillies to resume play on Saturday. Whether that is now in jeopardy isn’t known. The organization has already dealt with some infections earlier this year, but managed to avoid further spread within the club.This is worrisome news on several levels. First and foremost, it’s concerning to see two more individuals in the game carrying this disease. Hopefully they’ll both make a swift and full recovery.Beyond that, it’s obviously concerning to see that spread (presumably) occurred between the teams.

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Tropical Storm Isaias headed for Carolinas; Florida avoids major damage

Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to move north toward the Carolinas and potentially make landfall there Monday night, the National Weather Service said. "Heavy rainfall totals are expected to cause potentially life-threatening flash flooding over the Carolinas and then the mid-Atlantic Monday and Tuesday as Isaias moves north," the weather service warned. Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast Sunday, with the storm strengthening slightly and forecast to be near hurricane strength by the time it reaches the Carolinas. Officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus in Florida kept a close watch on the storm that was weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but still brought heavy rain and flooding to Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Trump's TikTok ban, Hurricane Isaias, NHL's return: 5 things to know this weekend

  Trump's TikTok ban, Hurricane Isaias, NHL's return: 5 things to know this weekend Trump may sign an order to ban TikTok from operating in the U.S., Isaias heads toward Florida and more news to get your weekend started.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

Kildee on need for additional coronavirus relief : The problem hasn't gone away as quickly as we'd hoped. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi discuss emergency negotiations on COVID relief bill. AccuWeather 1 : 19 . Drivers deal with flooding roads. Storm surge from Isaias slams the Puerto Rico coast.

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Anniversary of El Paso Walmart mass shooting prompts memorials

Socially distant memorials will be held in El Paso, Texas, on Monday in honor of the anniversary of the deadliest attack on Hispanics in modern U.S. history. The mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart on the U.S.-Mexico border took 23 lives August 3, 2019. There were an estimated 3,000 people inside the Walmart during the attack, according to police. The shooter wounded more than two dozen people. Hundreds more witnessed the carnage.  What should be a time for collective healing is, for many, marred by the divisions forced by the coronavirus — restrictions on gatherings of friends and family, a border largely closed to binational traditions.

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Apple Fire grows in Southern California

Southern California firefighters on Monday continue to battle the Apple Fire near Beaumont, California, which has spread to more than 20,000 acres and threatens thousands of homes in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The massive blaze, which has sent smoke drifting to Arizona, has continued to grow since it began Friday as two smaller fires that eventually merged. By midday Sunday, the Apple Fire had scorched 20,516 acres — more than 32 square miles — destroyed three structures and was 5% contained by 8 p.m. Sunday night. About 1,360 firefighters and multiple aircraft were battling the blaze and dropping water and fire retardant from the air. About 7,800 people from 2,600 residences have been ordered to evacuate, officials said late Saturday.

Google teases a new Pixel 4A 5G that will start at $499

  Google teases a new Pixel 4A 5G that will start at $499 The Pixel 4A is just the beginning of Google's 2020 Pixel plans.While not much is known on either device, Google does confirm that both will have support for 5G and will be available "this fall" in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

Isaias weakened to a tropical storm Saturday as it hit the Bahamas en route toward Florida. “The most important thing we want people to do now is remain vigilant,” Florida Gov. They’re not open. Should we need to open them and we will have them set up with COVID - 19 safety measures.

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New Google Pixel 4a phone captures stars and transcribes audio

The new Google phone, Pixel 4a, is set to debut on Monday. Selling for $349 with a 5.8-inch screen and a generous 128 gigabytes of storage, the phone has been dubbed the best budget phone out there and includes features like instant captions of videos, transcripts of audio recordings and an excellent camera. The only negative: a lower-performing battery, despite Google's boast that it's an all-day battery. The new camera boasts Portrait, time-lapse and slow-mo, plus Night Sight features – the ability to shoot in ultra-low light, to the point where you can actually photograph stars.

a hand holding a remote control: Google Pixel 4A phone © Jefferson Graham Google Pixel 4A phone

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