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A woman wearing a mask walks on Roosevelt Avenue Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a glimmer of hope

Apr. 5, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200. Cuomo said it was too soon to determine whether the pandemic had reached...

Concord High School student wins state poetry contest

Apr. 5, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Concord High School student has been named New Hampshire's Poetry Out Loud winner this year. Sydney Kilgore has won the poetry recitation contest, the state council on the arts said. Adyant Shankar from Nashua South High School was selected as alternate champion. Traditionally held...

In this March 30, 2020, photo, a Pine Hill family receives meals from Shari Lambson, a bus driver for Gallup-McKinley County Schools, at the Pine Hill Market parking lot in Pine Hill, N.M. (Vida Volkert/Gallup Independent via AP)

School bus drivers delivering meals in rural New Mexico

Apr. 5, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

RAMAH, N.M. (AP) — Riding as a passenger on a nearly empty school bus through rural McKinley County Monday morning, Shari Lambson was still in disbelief. “I was thinking how unreal this is. Is this really happening?” Lambson, a bus driver for Gallup-McKinley County Schools, said. “Just...

Maine, Maryland institutions to study warm waters, lobsters

Apr. 5, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A group of institutions from Maine and Maryland is using a National Science Foundation grant to study the impact the warming of New England waters is having on baby lobsters. The grant is for $860,000 and a spokesman for the University of New England said the school will share it...

New Hampshire principal moving to Vermont school

Apr. 5, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire high school principal is taking a new job at Vermont's Middlebury Union High School. The Valley News reports Justin Campbell is ending his eight-year tenure at Hanover High School to take the job at the Vermont school, which recently received approval to offer...

A pedestrian in a mask during the coronavirus outbreak walks by a mural of the late actor James Dean on Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California COVID-19 testing backlog cut by two-thirds

Apr. 4, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state's nearly 40 million residents. “I own that. I have a responsibility as your governor to do...

New Mexico TV stations to broadcast classes for K-5 students

Apr. 4, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With New Mexico schools shut down for the rest of the school year because of the coronavirus outbreak, three public television stations on Monday will begin broadcasting class lessons for home learning for students in grades K-5. The participating Public Broadcasting Service...

DeWine won't require wearing of cloth masks in public

Apr. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Saturday he won't require people to wear cloth masks in public but is strongly encouraging their use. He said he has signed an executive order removing training requirements for mental health and marriage counselors to make remote “telehealth”...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Fearing an out-of-control coronavirus outbreak would overwhelm California's health care system,  Newsom declared a statewide emergency on March 4. Within a week dozens of nursing schools pleaded with the state regulators to immediately allow thousands of their students to more quickly complete their education and get to work.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

Amid virus, California moved slowly on nursing student rules

Apr. 4, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fearing an out-of-control coronavirus outbreak would overwhelm California's health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on March 4. Within a week dozens of nursing schools pleaded with the state regulators to immediately allow thousands of their students...

Sam Lieberman, Nevada Board of Regents member, dead at 58.

Apr. 4, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Lieberman, a member of the board that oversees Nevada's state universities and colleges and a former state Democratic Party chairman, died Friday. He was 58. Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered federal and state flags be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday in honor of Lieberman, a Board of...