Operational cost-cutting measures, intended to address the Postal Service’s financial woes, were imposed last month after Republican fundraiser Louis DeJoy took over the top job in June, with the move triggering concerns ahead of the anticipated huge volume increases for mail-in election voting.
The Trump administration has lifted its Level 4 advisory on global travel, but issued similar-level alerts for more than 50 countries, including Mexico, which has had far fewer deaths in both absolute and per-capita terms.
Emmanuel Macron this week enjoyed a warm welcome in blast-hit Beirut, the likes of which he hardly ever receives at home these days. It remains to be seen whether the French president, who has long tried to cast himself as a global leader, will capitalise on the opportunity offered by the tragedy and live up to his ambitions.
Juventus suffered a major defeat on Friday after failing to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, despite actually winning against Lyon. Juve's manager Maurizio Sarri was subsequently fired by the club on Saturday.
Bill Clinton has rubbed shoulders with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, a well-connected couple who have both been accused of sexually trafficking and abusing girls and women. Clinton denies knowing about their alleged crimes.
Clashes between protesters and the police have erupted in the Lebanese capital Beirut just days after a devastating blast destroyed parts of the city, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The demonstrators took to the streets to condemn the ruling government and call for social reforms.
The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has topped 720,000; almost 19.3 million cases of the infection have been detected, and over 11.6 million of those patients have recovered, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
The late comedy legend discussed the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee for president in his 2009 HBO special ‘Weapons of Self-Destruction’, five years before his untimely death in 2014.