University of Washington researchers estimated that 145,728 people could die of COVID-19 in the United States by August 2020.

Americans were back on the road after more than two months of coronavirus lockdowns that kept them homebound, with beach-area traffic tripling since the low point in mid-April.

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to more than 40,000 on Sunday, the highest in the world and almost double the number of deaths in the next highest country Italy, according to a Reuters tally.

Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP intensified as six more U.S. states announced lawsuits.