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Five stories you need to know for May 3, 2021

Reuters, 03 May 2021
Five stories to know for May 3: Four dead in Point Loma boat accident, U.S. to reunite migrant families, Mitt Romney booed, 90 people found in a Houston house and COVID-19 cases climb in India.

1. Four people were killed and more than two dozen injured when a boat suspected of attempting to smuggle migrants into California broke apart off Cabrillo National Monument at San Diego's rugged Point Loma.

2. The United States this week will reunite four migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration, U.S. officials said, a small step toward fulfilling a campaign promise by President Joe Biden.

3. Senator Susan Collins, a leading moderate Republican in the U.S. Congress, warned against intolerance of differences within her party and pushed back at intraparty attacks from the right against Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Liz Cheney.

4. Police responding to reports of a kidnapping found more than 90 people crammed into a two-story suburban Houston home and suspected it was being used in a human-smuggling operation.

5. India reported more than 300,000 new COVID-19 infections for a 12th straight day to take its overall number of cases to just shy of 20 million, as scientists predicted a peak in the pandemic in the coming days.



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