July 23, 2020
Annie Frodeman juggled shifts as an airport ramp agent and registering emergency room patients. Ineligible for state unemployment insurance, she applied for federal benefits, but hasn’t gotten a check.

After Picking Up Work Here and There, No Unemployment Check

For many people, making a living is a cobbled-together proposition. That leaves a hole in the safety net when things turn bad.

July 23, 2020

A High-Tech Array of Travel Tools: ‘Smart’ Health Cards,Temperature-Reading Glasses and More

Products that rely on artificial intelligence aim to make travel safer during the pandemic. But hefty prices and privacy concerns are issues.

July 23, 2020

How Equity Is Lost When Companies Hire Only Workers With Disabilities

Employment remains an elusive goal for many. A recent hiring strategy may win pats on the back, but advocates fear it may pigeonhole people with disabilities.

July 23, 2020
President Trump repeatedly recited what he said was a sample cognitive testing sequence in an interview on Wednesday. 

Trump Defends His Cognitive Testing Results on Fox News. Again.

The president again tried to defend his own mental fitness for office — and disparage Joe Biden’s — by frequently repeating a memory sequence: “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”

July 23, 2020
House Democrats initially drew up 10 articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump last year, according to a new book to be published next week.

House Democrats Considered 10 Impeachment Articles Before Narrowing Their Case Against Trump

The question of what to include in the case against President Trump is at the heart of a new book by Norm Eisen, a lawyer working with House Democrats in the impeachment effort.

July 23, 2020
Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, is accused of killing George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin Charged With Multiple Tax-Related Felonies in Minnesota

The former Minneapolis police officer and his wife were charged with filing fraudulent tax returns from 2014 through 2019.

July 23, 2020
China’s Long March 5 rocket blasted off from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Thursday, starting the Tianwen-1 mission’s journey to Mars.

China’s Mars Mission, Tianwen-1, Begins Its Months-Long Journey

The combined orbiter, lander and rover will reach the red planet in February, if all goes well. NASA plans a Mars launch of its own next week.

July 23, 2020
Senator Mitch McConnell, left, the majority leader, and Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, walking in the Capitol on Tuesday.

Republicans, Deeply Divided on Virus Aid, Near Agreement on an Opening Offer

Republicans said they had reached an agreement in principle on their opening bid for coronavirus relief, but they remain divided. They have yet to even begin negotiating with Democrats.

July 23, 2020
Emergency medical workers responded last week to a call for someone thought to have the coronavirus in Durham, N.C.

U.S. Hospitalizations for the Coronavirus Near April Peak

The rising hospitalizations reflect the scale of serious illnesses: Nearly as many people are in hospitals now as there were when New York was at its worst.

July 23, 2020
Employees at the Chinese Consulate in Houston burned papers after the United States ordered it closed, prompting firefighters and the police to rush to the area.

Accuse, Evict, Repeat: Why Punishing China and Russia for Cyberattacks Fails

So far, there is scant evidence that these punishments have limited the cyberattacks and other bad behavior from America’s two greatest rivals for influence and power around the world.

July 23, 2020

Remote Learning? No Thanks.

And what else you need to know today.

July 23, 2020
Researchers found a vulnerability in an android app that controls drones made by China-based Da Jiang Innovations.

Popular Chinese-Made Drone Is Found to Have Security Weakness

Researchers found a potential vulnerability in an app that helps power the drones, highlighting U.S. officials’ concerns that Beijing could get access to information about Americans.

July 23, 2020
Michael R. Bloomberg’s gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, has pledged to spend $60 million during the 2020 campaign. 

Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Pours $15 Million Into Races in 8 States

The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, hopes to help Democrats flip three Senate seats, win control of state legislatures and lift Joe Biden to victory in Florida.

July 23, 2020
Tiffany Shu came back to New York City in June after sheltering with her parents in Anaheim, Calif. She has rented a furnished apartment on a month-to-month basis and is keeping her belongings at Manhattan Mini Storage.

Storage Units Are Standing By

When it was time to quarantine with parents, or give up a lease, renters often had to make quick decisions on what to do with all their stuff.

July 23, 2020
Lining up to get a coronavirus test in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Nears 4 Million Cases as Multiple States Set Records