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Push is Underway to Test COVID-19 Vaccines in Diverse Groups

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the "promotoras" ...
partiers congregate on the balcony

Infection Rates Soar in College Towns as Students Return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county ...
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What Are the Rules on Masks in Schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? ...
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A Family Struggle as Pandemic Worsens Food Insecurity

NEW YORK (AP) — At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often woke up crying. A ...
Man walking across an empty street

Virus America, Six Months in: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." She has watched its ...
Person in Antarctica

Antarctica is Still Free of COVID-19. Can it Stay That Way?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At this very moment a vast world exists that's free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle ...
Ca Fire

Officials Battle Online Misinformation Along with Wildfires

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated ...
children play "pin the mask on Gov. Gary Herbert"

Study: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp spread it to their ...
Officer mourning at the 9/11 memorial

US Marks 9/11 Anniversary at Tributes Shadowed by Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured ...
help wanted signs for servers and cooks

US Layoffs Remain Elevated as Job Market’s Gains Weaken

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that ...
Santa Fe Public School food workers

Free Lunches Continue for New Mexico Students

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Funding for summer meal programs for children in New Mexico will be extended for the ...
Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

What Should I Look For in a Hand Sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? ...
antibody test kit

Bold Hopes for Virus Antibody Tests Still Unfulfilled

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a ...
Woman receives therapy services

Navajo Woman Who Survived COVID-19 Finds Joy in Simple Steps

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An ambulance whisked Carol Todecheene from her house in late March as some of her 13 ...
Child trying to learn using a tablet

Refugee Families Face Unique Struggles with Online School

PHOENIX (AP) — Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to refugee families when the ...
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

White House Faces Skepticism Over Prospects for a Vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? ...
Woman and her son

A New $300 Federal Jobless Benefit? Not Likely for Some

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Down to a weekly unemployment check of $96, Fakisha Fenderson brushed aside her doctor's advice last ...
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Depression, Anxiety Spike Amid Outbreak and Turbulent Times

Mental health therapists' caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans ...
Teachers, parents and children march

NYC Delays Start of School Year to Do More Virus Safety Prep

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City postponed students' return to classrooms by more than a week to keep working ...
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Meals on Heels: San Francisco Drag Queens Deliver Amid Virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These divas deliver ...
Woman holds a protest sign

Virus Could End Snow Days; Flu Shot Mandate Prompts Protest

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont educators are wondering if remote learning could mean the end of snow days, the ...
an insulin pump

Fad or Future? Telehealth Expansion Eyed Beyond Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic ...
San Quentin State Prison

California Devotes $30 Million to Aid Parolees in Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees with community services after ...
Mother teaching her child about art

As The Coronavirus Upends Schools, Experts Say Don’t Forget The Arts

For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing and arithmetic. But brain ...
Justin Herrick arranges tables

Small Businesses in College Towns Struggle Without Students

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Perry Porikos sat in the street outside one of his five businesses, in a makeshift ...
University of Connecticut

Dozen New COVID-19 Cases Found in UConn Residence Hall

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut reported a new cluster of COVID-19 cases Wednesday, hours after the ...
Employees at the Museum of Modern Art

Face Masks Amid The Art: New York City’s Museums to Reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — When the iconic T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History again welcomes visitors, it ...
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New Virus Cases Decline in the US and Experts Credit Masks

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts credit ...
Gov. Rick Scott speaks

How Starving Public Health Fueled a COVID Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled to breathe as she sat in her bed, ...
Man poses with his parents

Mounting US Deaths Reveal an Outsize Toll on People of Color

As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020, suggesting ...
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Postmaster Says Election Mail Will Go Through Despite Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Friday he has no plans to restore mailboxes and other agency ...
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1 in 5 Nursing Homes Short on PPE and Staff in Virus Rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five U.S. nursing homes faced severe shortages of protective gear like N95 masks this summer ...
woman in a mask helping a man

Rise in Jobless Claims Reflects Still-Struggling US Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus recession struck swiftly and violently. Now, with the U.S. economy still in the grip of ...
man cleans a desk

Iowa Governor’s Push to Reopen Schools Descends Into Chaos

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An aggressive push by Iowa's pro-Trump governor to reopen schools amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak ...
Nurser comforting another

The Home Front: Virus Stalks Nurses After They Leave Work

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — There's red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude's Medical Center ...
Plastic garbage

Italy Garbage Dips with Virus Lockdowns, but Plastics Rise

ROME (AP) — Italy produced 10% less garbage during its coronavirus lockdown, but environmentalists warn that increased reliance on disposable ...
Dr. Michelle LaRue wears a face mask

Fear, Language Barriers Hinder Immigrant Contact-Tracing

Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispanic ...
Emojis in masks

Connecticut Student Mask Requirement Challenged in Court

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut parents filed an appeal in state court challenging a Department of Education requirement ...
Reuben Anderson, seated left, and Mary Graham

Mississippi Flag Could Have Choctaw-Inspired Diamond Shape

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The new Mississippi flag could include a magnolia or stars or representations of rivers. Or it ...
a doctor holds a bag of blood plasma

Study Hints, Can’t Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it's not ...