Coronavirus US live: Trump pushes conspiracy theory and mask politics as death toll approaches 100,000 | US news

Gavin Newsom, California’s governor, did not hold back when asked at his daily briefing on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s comments on mail-in ballots. The Guardian’s Vivian Ho reports from San Francisco: Earlier this month, California became the first state to authorize sending every registered voter a mail-in ballot in the upcoming elections, a move that […]

California: thousands flee from fire burning near Santa Barbara | US news

Thousands of residents of southern California have fled their homes because of a wind-driven wildfire burning in mountains near Santa Barbara. Map Santa Barbara county officials declared a “local emergency” early on Tuesday morning, as the Cave fire spread through the Los Padres national forest. The fire had erupted Monday afternoon in the forest and […]