$20 bill featuring Tubman is delayed
A redesign of the $20 bill that would feature Harriet Tubman will not be unveiled next year as planned, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Instead, it will be pushed back several years as the department focuses instead on improving security features, he said. “The primary reason we’ve looked at redesigning the currency is for counterfeiting issues,” Mnuchin said during a House Financial Services Committee hearing. “Based upon this, the $20 bill will now not come out until 2028. The $10 bill and the $50 bill will come out with new features beforehand.” The redesign was timed to coincide with the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment establishing women’s suffrage.
3 dead in storms, with more rain to come
Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced for more rain following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Authorities urged residents of several small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas to leave their homes as rivers and streams rose. In the Missouri capital of Jefferson City, the mayor issued a mandatory evacuation for an area involving a handful of homes. The city’s airport also has been evacuated. The Arkansas River was approaching historic highs, while the already high Missouri and Mississippi rivers were again rising after a stretch of storms that produced dozens of tornadoes.
Flu cases force migrant center quarantine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stopped taking detainees at its main processing center in McAllen, Texas, after identifying “a large number” of migrants suffering from flulike symptoms, the agency said. The move comes after a teenage migrant who had been held at the facility died after being diagnosed with the flu. Medical staff at the center identified migrants in custody with high fevers and exhibiting “signs of a flu-related illness,” and they are now receiving medical treatment, CBP said. A spokesman did not say how many migrants were affected by the illness.
Mobile carriers turn away from Huawei
Google’s decision to cut off support to Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant blacklisted by the Trump administration, is rippling across the globe as companies suspend ties to the handset-maker. In Britain, where Huawei is one of the most popular cellphone brands, two of the country’s biggest mobile networks, EE and Vodafone, announced they would stop offering Huawei phones to 5G customers as a result of Google’s decision. In Japan, the three largest cellphone companies also said they were reconsidering plans to sell a new series of Huawei smartphones. And ARM, a chipmaker based in Britain, was reportedly suspending its business with Huawei because some of its designs contained technology from the United States, according to documents seen by the BBC. ARM said it was “complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government.” The moves follow Google’s announcement Monday that it would cut off support to Huawei for its Android hardware and software services.