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Situational awareness: Joe Biden "reported $11 million in income for 2017 and $4.6 million in 2018, making him the richest among chief Democratic 2020 hopefuls." [WashPost]
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
When the next "Big One" hits, the U.S. Geological Survey really hopes you'll pay attention to the alert on your phone.
Why it matters: The ShakeAlert system, installed along the West Coast, can provide anywhere from seconds up to a minute of warning to areas outside the epicenter that a big quake is on the way.
Between the lines: The system didn't alert anyone this time, and that was on purpose.
The bottom line: A warning only works if people heed it, and hopefully that moment doesn't come for a very long time.
Surfers look on as dolphins fly through the air off Tamarama Beach on July 09, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
Uber announced its rollout of Uber Comfort today, which allows "riders who are constantly on the go and want a little extra comfort" to pay extra to request rides with newer cars, more legroom — and quiet drivers.