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Barack Obama makes fiery 2020 campaign speech, counterpoint to low-key Biden

Former President Barack Obama made his 2020 campaign trail debut[1] less than two weeks out from Election Day, stumping for his two-term vice president, Joe Biden, in Philadelphia with a speech more fiery and eloquent than anything the Democratic hopeful has mustered during his candidacy. “We got 13 days. That’s our lucky number right here,” …

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San Quentin Ordered to Reduce Prison Population by Half Over Virus Fears

Cell by cell the coronavirus snaked its way through San Quentin State Prison over the summer, eventually sickening 2,200 people and killing 28. The outbreak, among the deadliest in the nation’s prison system, forced officials to erect giant tents on the prison’s grounds to isolate the sickened inmates. Now, adding to its troubles, San Quentin, …

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Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging coronavirus

SALT LAKE CITY — Virus cases are surging across Europe[1] and many US states[2], but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some US governors resist mask mandates or more aggressive measures. The stark contrasts in efforts to contain infections come as …

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