Here's the latest for Thursday August 6th: Trump considers executive action for eviction ban, unemployment relief; Riot declared in Portland; Washington Governor recommends many schools keep learning online; France struggles to meet COVID-19 test demand.
MIKE HEMPEN: This is "AP News Minute."
The White House Chief of Staff says President Trump may use executive authority to extend a partial eviction ban and address unemployment benefits. Congressional Republicans and Democrats are working out their differences over a huge COVID-19 relief package.
Portland Oregon police declared a riot late Wednesday and ordered protesters to disperse from around a police precinct building. Protesters threw rocks at the building and rammed it with a wooden beam. They say they believe an explosive was left at the scene.
Washington governor Jay Inslee says the majority of counties in his state should keep schools online in the fall. Authorities say the coronavirus is still spreading extensively in Washington, where more than 59,000 cases have been reported.
And France is struggling to keep up with the demand for coronavirus tests. Doctors say part of the problem is that many labs have closed so staffers can take summer vacations.
Mike Hempen, the Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."