· Total confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa pass 1 million →
In Nigeria, media reports citing gravediggers alerted authorities to an undetected Covid-19 outbreak in the northern city of Kano in April, when deaths surged from a daily average of 11 to 43.
· Commissioner blames Black people for virus, uses racial slur →
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. — A northern Michigan county official was heard using a racial slur prior to a pubic meeting to describe African Americans in Detroit whom he blamed for spreading the coronavirus in the state.
· Cowboys Get A Fair Shake in the Preseason Coaches Poll? →
The board for the 2020 season: Dino Babers, Syracuse; Craig Bohl, Wyoming; Neal Brown, West Virginia; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Matt Campbell, Iowa State; Steve Campbell, South Alabama; Jason Candle, Toledo; Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina; Paul Chryst, Wisconsin; Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Butch Davis, Florida International; Manny Diaz, Miami (Fla.); Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; Sonny Dykes, Southern Methodist; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M; Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern; James Franklin, Penn State; Hugh Freeze, Liberty; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Scott Frost, Nebraska; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Todd Graham, Hawaii; Jeff Hafley, Boston College; Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Will Healy, Charlotte; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tyson Helton, Western Kentucky; Tom Herman, Texas; Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech; Mike Houston, East Carolina; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Chris Klieman, Kansas State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Mike Locksley, Maryland; Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green; Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Jeff Monken, Army; Dan Mullen, Florida; Billy Napier, Louisiana-Lafayette; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Jay Norvell, Nevada; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Gary Patterson, TCU; Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Louisville; Jeff Scott, South Florida; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Lovie Smith, Illinois; Jonathan Smith, Oregon State; Frank Solich, Ohio; Jake Spavital, Texas State; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Kevin Sumlin, Arizona; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Mel Tucker, Michigan State; Matt Wells, Texas Tech; Kyle Whittingham, Utah.
· Virus-Wary Japan Bewildered by Muddled Messages on Holiday Risk →
Norihisa Satake, the governor of northern Akita prefecture, asked residents to refrain from traveling to the capital and said people should avoid visiting the region to see family and friends.
The New York Times
· A Timeline of the Coronavirus Pandemic →
Experts feared it was the worst timing: Infections were increasing quickly, including among migrant workers, leading to outbreaks in villages across Northern India.
The New York Times
· Tourist Posing With 200-Year-Old Sculpture Breaks Her Toes →
The tourist, on a trip to celebrate his 50th birthday, was visiting an art museum in northern Italy last week when he posed with the statue of a reclining Pauline Bonaparte.
· Early at PGA, but packed leader board has Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods near top →
SAN FRANCISCO — Thirteen long, wretched months after the roaring rains and rowdy roars of Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland at the 2019 Open Championship, a major men’s golf tournament began on Thursday morning.
The New York Times
· Inspired by Memories and Remedies, Earthy Home Scents from Loewe →
For Jonathan Anderson, 35, the creative director of both Loewe and his namesake line, the earthy, green scent of tomato leaves will forever bring him back to his boyhood in Magherafelt, a small town in Northern Ireland surrounded by verdant lowlands and rolling hills.
· Brexit warning: Boris Johnson could come to ‘rue his Northern Ireland policy’ →
He and the then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar agreed to ditch the Northern Ireland backstop and instead adopt the Northern Ireland protocol, in an attempt to preserve the Good Friday Agreement.
· A long, hot summer becomes longer and hotter, thanks to D.C. pool closures →
In neighboring Montgomery County and in most of Northern Virginia, public pools are open, some using online reservation systems to limit entry.