Before the coronavirus upended daily life, it took transportation planner Patrick Mandapaka an hour to commute to work near downtown Houston. When the pandemic eases, he expects lighter traffic will shave 15 to 30 minutes off that drive — time he can spend with family or on his favorite walking trail instead of staring at car bumpers.

Workers across the U.S. can look forward to similarly improved post-pandemic commutes, thanks to the anticipated staying power of the work-from-home trend, say people who study transportation.…

House Republicans held a rare Saturday night conference call to address their goal of overturning the Electoral College results on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told Fox News.

Brooks said 50 lawmakers, President Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows were on the call.

He said not all the members of Congress who participated supported challenging the Electoral College results, which favored Democrat Joe Biden. Brooks did not identify the House members who were on the call.

“The momentum to fight against voter fraud and election theft is rapidly gaining,” Brooks told Fox News. “And as a…

Free testing sites for COVID-19 are increasing across Mississippi. Here’s a list of testing facilities in the Jackson metro area.

Where is drive-thru testing in Jackson?

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering triage for symptoms via a new smartphone telehealth app and collection of testing samples at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.

  • The testing facility opens Tuesday.
  • It is not open to the general public. Mississippi residents must first go through a screening process through a telehealth app created by CSpire before scheduling an appointment. This process begins Monday.
  • Tests are being scheduled only one day in advance, so if all the testing slots are…

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The Lagos government conducts community testing and search samples for eligible cases in order to contain Covid-19 cases in Nigeria. Photo: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto/Getty Images

The United States has had a less than successful handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. From the government response to individual protests, the American response has abounded with politics and failures that have led to unfortunately high fatalities.

While the U.S. has floundered, other countries have succeeded. Many have praised the response from countries like New Zealand and Singapore, but other countries, particularly in Africa, have done well, too.

For example, Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, has…

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday called for the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.

Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. However, the attack bore the hallmarks of a carefully planned, military-style ambush.

The slaying threatens to renew tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s term, just as President-elect Joe…

A national surge in COVID-19 cases continues as the United States recorded its 13 millionth case on Black Friday, a day typically marked by crowds of bargain hunters. This year, however, many shoppers across the country turned to online deals, keeping crowds thin.

Even so, experts worried that testing disruptions over the holiday will lead Americans to falsely believe the virus’ spread has slowed. That’s because testing sites have shorter hours and fewer people are expected to be swabbed.

“I just hope that people don’t misinterpret the numbers and think that there wasn’t a major surge as a result of…

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Updated November 27, 2020
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we did not update the data on this page on Thursday, Nov. 26. Today’s post will be for data as of Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews. Data presented…

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