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American Headline News for 3 Aug 2020

Biden is close to picking his running mate, but an announcement is not expected this week. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Georgia teenager loses bothA Georgia teenager who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week is urging people to take precautions during the pandemic.
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Trinh met her murderer through a matchmaker.
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As Natalia Miranda lay on the ground, she didn't know how she got there. Her body was severely swollen and her clothes were torn and dirty.
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A controversial Trump administration pick for a top Pentagon post has been placed into a senior role days after his nomination hearing was canceled amid bipartisan opposition to his nomination.
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Couple faces charges afterA husband and wife in California were arrested last week on hate crime and vandalism charges after allegedly getting out of their truck at a traffic stop, doing a Nazi salute and shouting "only white... lives matter" at a Black man and his girlfriend. Gregory and Rachel Howell, both 29, were arrested on Friday on...
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In this era of social distancing, Chris Livesay reports how an ancient place in Rome has become a safe performance space.
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A massive fire burning in California's Riverside County has scorched more than 20,000 acres and has forced thousands to evacuate. CBS Los Angeles' Desmond Shaw and Joy Benedict have the latest on the... firefighting efforts.
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The deal could result in Microsoft owning and operating the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand
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Philippine president also approves hiring of 10,000 health workers to beef up workforce and promises more benefits.
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Trump gives support forMicrosoft said on Sunday they spoke with President Trump about acquiring trendy social app TikTok -- and Trump gave its parent company ByteDance 45 days to strike a deal. The time frame agreed to by... the president, which was confirmed by two sources to Reuters, aligns with Microsoft's stated intentions of wrapping up talks with...
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You don't have a right to kill me

CNN - 3 Aug 2020 00:53
Cigarette smoking has been banned in various states and countless municipalities across the nation for the simple reason that smokers have no right to kill me or my family with their second-hand... smoke. The same philosophy must also apply to wearing a mask to protect others from Covid-19: No one has the right to kill anyone else with their "second hand" germs.
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US infections hit 4.6 million with more than 154,000 deaths; UK to roll out millions of 90-minute COVID-19 tests.
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The forged Christopher Columbus letters

CBSNews - 3 Aug 2020 01:03
Copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his first impressions of the Americas have become so rare and valuable, they're being stolen and replaced with forgeries at some of the... world's most prestigious libraries.
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Her husband made headlines when he announced on July 7 that he had tested positive to Covid-19. And on Thursday, Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, also tested positive... for the virus.
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Europe, the Middle East and Australia face a rise in cases, with some officials re-imposing curfews and restricting public gatherings
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NJ Federal Judge Esther SalasNew Jersey Federal Judge Esther Salas — whose son was killed two weeks ago in a hail of gunfire at their home — said the college student died trying to protect his father, who was also wounded in... the ambush. The shooting, she said, came a day after son Daniel Anderl celebrated his 20th birthday....
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More than 20,000 acres have burned and at least one home was destroyed by a wildfire in Southern California. Thousands of residents have evacuated, and there's an added struggle to protect the public... from the wildfire and the coronavirus. Carter Evans reports.
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Tropical Storm Isaias is churning off the east coast of Florida and is moving toward the Carolinas. Also, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator warns that the U.S. is in a new phase of... the pandemic. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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The last Democrat to win the historically conservative Lone Star State was Jimmy Carter in 1976.
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Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway's western coast.
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Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill on Saturday.
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The politician from Northern Ireland shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his role in forging the Good Friday peace agreement.
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Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy

CBSNews - 3 Aug 2020 13:32
Parent company of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Banks also filed. Many recent filers were already struggling but virus-forced closure of non-essential stores pushed them to brink.
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The Cleveland Clinic says Connie Culp died of complications from an infection unrelated to her transplant, which was in 2008.
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