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Men in a vintage US WWII uniforms stand behind flowers left at Les Braves monument after a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

The Latest: Arizona university to start, end fall term early

Jun. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona University will start and end its fall semester earlier this year, hoping to mitigate the spread ofthe coronavirus. University President Rita Cheng has announced in an email that classes will start Aug. 12 and end before Thanksgiving Day. She adds that the university...

Tracy Casavant, left, owner of Bittersweet Shoppe on Newbury Street, sells lemonade with Cheryl Johnson, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Boston. Gov. Charlie Baker has announced that retail stores, restaurants and hotels will be allowed to serve customers on Monday as the state mov  es to Phase 2 of reopening businesses that were shut due to concern about COVID-19. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Massachusetts day camps, day cares to reopen as virus wanes

Jun. 6, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday. MASSACHUSETTS Diners will be able to eat outside in Massachusetts, and retail stores, day camps and day care centers will be allowed to resume operations Monday during the next phase of loosening restrictions imposed to slow the spread of...

In this image made from video provided by the office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo briefs the media on New York's COVID-19 response and the gradual reopening of the state, Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Albany, N.Y. (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)

As virus ebbs, NY loosens restrictions on houses of worship

Jun. 6, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is moving faster than expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, allowing the state to loosen some restrictions on gatherings in houses of worship. Churches, temples, mosques and other religious buildings will be allowed to operate with...

Nevada prepares for high-risk fire season amid coronavirus

Jun. 6, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials preparing for a hazardous wildfire season in Nevada will be challenged by high temperatures, drought and the coronavirus. “Fire doesn’t really care that there’s a pandemic. We’re going to have to do our job, but we can minimize the...

US outlines $4.6B plan to protect Miami from climate impacts

Jun. 6, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The federal government is proposing a $4.6 billion plan to protect the low-lying Miami area from the effects of climate change, including the construction of miles of sea walls. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan Friday calling for walls to protect the area from sea level...

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...

President Donald Trump speaks as he signs the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Citing jobs, Trump claims victory over virus, econ collapse

Jun. 5, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress against racial inequality, heartily embracing a better-than-expected jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic as Dr. Lee Norman, the state's health secretary, watches during a news conference, Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly says her administration will consider using federal coronavirus relief funds to start a program to help people struggling to pay their rent or home mortgages. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas governor considering relief for renters, home owners

Jun. 5, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday that her administration will consider using part of Kansas' share of federal coronavirus relief funds to help people struggling to pay their rents or home mortgages because of economic problems tied to the pandemic. Kelly defended a May 26 decision to...

Stylist Kayla Addink arranges items in her workspace Thursday, June 4, 2020, as she prepares for her first day back on the job at the West View Barber Shop when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions on Friday in West View, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

12 more counties get Wolf's green light to enter green phase

Jun. 5, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will allow 12 more counties that are home to 1.3 million people to enter the least-restrictive phase of his pandemic reopening plan, even as he warned Friday of an outbreak in northwestern Pennsylvania. Wolf said that the counties — Adams, Beaver, Carbon,...

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 5, 2020. Asian markets are mostly lower after Wall Street rally takes a breather, as investors parse unemployment data. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Wall Street's rally zooms higher after surprise gain in jobs

Jun. 5, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

For weeks, critics said Wall Street’s big rally made no sense when the economy seemed set for only more despair. On Friday, it got a bit of validation. The S&P 500 jumped another 2.6% after a report said the U.S. job market surprisingly strengthened last month, bolstering hopes that the worst of the...