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The health department reported 2,674 new virus cases Thursday. Earlier this week, the state reported its most deaths in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

Biden calls for national mask mandates

166,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US

CDC director: This could be the worst fall, from a health perspective, we've ever had

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Opinion: US is following this disastrous Trump advice
The Covid-19 crisis has brought with it a mental health crisis in the United States, and new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show just how broad the pandemic's impact on mental health might be. [read more]

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Trump promotes another birther lie, this time about Kamala Harris
• Fact check: Pence makes dishonest claim about pandemic job growth • Opinion: Harris throws Trump off balance [read more]

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings
The Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFOs that have been observed by US military aircraft, according to two defense officials. [read more]