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The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Mexico City — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a couple of years.”

Michigan House votes to shield employers from virus lawsuits

LANSING -- A divided Michigan House voted Wednesday to shield health providers and businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by patients, employees or customers, advancing bills that majority Republicans said would give businesses more comfort to reopen and block frivolous complaints.

Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home.

TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video-sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day, arguing the move would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business.

Signs of new life in downtown Los Gatos

Some businesses have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but here is a quick look at new businesses opening.

“Lower-pay, higher-risk”: Coronavirus layoffs send middle-class workers down the economic ladder

As more Bay Area counties move from the state's “widespread” purple coronavirus tier to the less restrictive red tier, economists expect more businesses to reopen and employment to rise. But thousands of jobs simply won’t come back.

New Black Cultural Zone helps East Oakland neighborhood thrive

On a former weed-choked, garbage-filled lot, community activists are sowing the seeds for the future of Black culture in Deep East Oakland.

‘We want it to feel like home:’ Sisters open Black-owned coffee shop in San Jose

The South First Street coffee shop opened Saturday with an atmosphere as close to a full-on celebration as the pandemic allows.

Marin movie theaters reopen after 6-month shutdown

The county's promotion to "tier 2" in the state's coronavirus risk grid allows film venues to resume screenings.
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