Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. Photo: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said in a video broadcast by his lawyers Tuesday he's the victim of a conspiracy by some executives at the Japanese automaker.

What he's saying: "This is about a plot, this is about conspiracy, this is about backstabbing — that's what we are talking about," Ghosn says in the pre-recorded video. "It happened because there was first a fear that the next step of the alliance... would in a certain way threaten some people or eventually threaten the autonomy of Nissan."

Details: His lawyer said at a press conference that broadcast the video the legal team had redacted parts of the footage in which he names Nissan executives he says were involved in the conspiracy.

The big picture: Ghosn was the architect of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance — the largest carmaker in the world before his first arrest in November for alleged financial misconduct. He posted bail in Tokyo last month but was arrested again last week on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust. He maintains he's innocent of all charges. Nissan shareholders voted Monday to remove from him from the board.

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Los Angeles and San Diego public schools will be online only this fall

Alhambra Unified School District. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Public schools in Los Angeles and San Diego, the two largest public school districts in California, will not be sending children back to campuses in the fall and will instead administer online classes only due to concerns over the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.

Why it matters: The two districts, which together enroll about 825,000 students, are the largest in the country thus far to announce that they will not return to in-person learning in the fall, even as the Trump administration aggressively pushes for schools to do so.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 12,984,811 — Total deaths: 570,375 — Total recoveries — 7,154,492Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 3,327,388— Total deaths: 135,379 — Total recoveries: 1,006,326 — Total tested: 40,282,176Map.
  3. World: WHO head: There will be no return to the "old normal" for the foreseeable future — Hong Kong Disneyland closing due to surge.
  4. States: Cuomo says New York will use formula to determine if reopening schools is safe.
  5. Politics: Mick Mulvaney: "We still have a testing problem in this country."

Cuomo: New York will use formula to determine if it's safe to reopen schools

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that schools will only reopen if they meet scientific criteria that show the coronavirus is under control in their region, including a daily infection rate of below 5% over a 14-day average. "We're not going to use our children as guinea pigs," he added.

The big picture: Cuomo's insistence that New York will rely on data to decide whether to reopen schools comes as President Trump and his administration continue an aggressive push to get kids back in the classroom as part of their efforts to juice the economy.