Here's the latest for Thursday July 16th: Twitter responds to hack; 36,000 new COVID-19 cases in four hard-hit states; Thousands attend NASCAR race in Tennessee; Asheville, North Carolina City Council votes for reparations.
MIKE HAMPTON: This is AP News Minute. Twitter says it's aware of a security breach involving user accounts, and it's working to fix it. Unidentified hackers broke into the accounts of tech moguls, politicians, and celebrities on Wednesday, and sent out bogus tweets.
California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida reported about 36,000 new Coronavirus cases on Wednesday. The mayor of Los Angeles announced that that city may shut down all but essential businesses due to soaring rates.
Up to 30,000 fans were allowed to attend a NASCAR race in Bristol, Tennessee. It may have been the biggest sporting event crowd at the US since the Coronavirus shutdown began.
And Asheville, North Carolina's City Council voted to apologize for the city's historic role in slavery. It also said reparations will be provided as investments in areas where Black residents face disparities.
Mike Hampton, The Associated Press, AP News Minute.