5 things to know today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ANGER, FEAR AND A BARRIER THAT DIVIDES The fence protecting the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, from nightly assault by protesters is a stark dividing line between two radically different world views.
2. AS VIRUS SURGES, TOURISM AND DIPLOMACY FACING PUSHBACK Countries are considering putting away their welcome mats to tourists and putting regional meetings put on hold as the pandemic strengthens its grip in many of the worst-affected countries.
3. DOUGLAS UNCOMFORTABLY CLOSE TO HAWAII Meteorologists cautioned the hurricane’s path could shift slightly and could still unload its destructive power on the islands of Oahu and Kauai.
4. GOLD HITS RECORD, CLOSE TO $2,000 AN OUNCE The price surged as investors moved money into an asset seen as a safe haven amid jitters about U.S.-Chinese tension and the coronavirus recovery.
5. YOUNG ISRAELIS LEAD NEW PROTESTS Young Israelis have emerged as a driving force in the wave of colorful and emotionally charged protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his handling of the pandemic and economic crises.