$600 benefit to millions of US unemployed expires

A $600 (£459) jobless benefit paid weekly to tens of millions of unemployed Americans expired overnight after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal on its extension. Friday was the deadline for an agreement on the coronavirus relief, which tops up state benefits that are mostly far below $600. Republicans want a smaller relief […]

San Quentin prison sees 600 new coronavirus cases in 5 days

California jails have seen dramatic increases, prompting 10,000 people to sign a petition calling for prison releases. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for inmate releases from California’s prison system amid the coronavirus pandemic that was delivered to Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday afternoon as San Quentin prison saw a 600-case increase the past […]