Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said both vaccinated and unvaccinated people must wear masks again indoors starting on Friday. She warned that rising cases driven by the Delta variant could overrun hospitals in weeks.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his resignation would be effective in 14 days. The announcement came after a report from the state attorney general found he had sexually harassed 11 women. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be sworn in to replace him.
Firefighters on the island of Evia, northeast of the capital, Athens, continued to battle blazes across Greece. Residents pitched in with water hoses and buckets in a desperate effort to save the island.
The Senate is expected on Tuesday to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure package, capping off weeks of intense negotiations and debate over the bill, which would be largest federal investment in the nation's aging public works system in more than a decade.
Senate Democrats hope to pass the budget blueprint by the end of the week. It would boost spending on health care, child and elder care, education and climate change, while bypassing an expected Republican filibuster.
Hundreds gathered in a Kabul public park after fleeing fighting in northern Afghanistan. The fall of the major city of Kunduz to the Taliban has prompted thousands of people to leave their homes, fearing Taliban rule and escalating fighting.
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