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Vera Lucia Souza stands before at the gravesite of her 47-year-old brother Paulo Roberto da Silva, who died of COVID-19, during his burial at the Sao Luiz cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: Brazil has new high in COVID deaths, with 1,473

Jun. 4, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has reported 1,473 more COVID-19 deaths, the biggest 24-hour increase in the country's death toll since the outbreak began. That’s equal to more than one death per minute, and means the country now has the world’s third highest death toll. For the second straight...

COVID-19: Brown approves 26 Oregon counties for phase 2

Jun. 4, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday approved 26 counties to implement Oregon’s phase 2 reopening plan from coronavirus restrictions, which allows for pools to open, loosens restaurant restrictions and expands gathering sizes. These counties, which include Douglas, Jackson, Lane and Linn,...

Closed businesses are seen on Bourbon Street due to the coronavirus pandemic, in New Orleans, Friday, April 24, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana loosens virus restrictions; bars can reopen Friday

Jun. 4, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three months after they were closed because of the coronavirus, Louisiana's bars, spas and tattoo shops can begin restarting operations Friday, as the state continues to loosen its virus-related restrictions. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the latest restrictions Thursday,...

World Dairy Expo canceled in 2020 over COVID-19 restrictions

Jun. 4, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Organizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year's event because of the coronavirus pandemic. It's the first time the annual trade show has been canceled in its 53-year history. Event organizers said they made the decision Thursday because of COVID-19 travel...

Telehealth expansion could become permanent after pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The temporary expansion of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic would become permanent under a bill endorsed Thursday by a Senate committee. As passed by the House in March, the bill would allow reimbursement for medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders conducted...

Influencer Jake Paul faces charges after Arizona mall riot

Jun. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Social media influencer Jake Paul faces misdemeanor charges following a riot at a mall outside Phoenix, police said Thursday. Paul, who has 20 million followers, says he was merely trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd. Paul, 23, was identified as a...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo American Airlines planes are parked at Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa. Shares of American Airlines posted a record percentage gain Thursday, June 4, 2020 after the carrier said it will aggressively add back flights in July — a bet that the slow recovery in air travel will gain speed this summer as states re-open their economies. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

Airline stocks soar as American, United add back flights

Jun. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airline stocks soared Thursday after American Airlines said it will aggressively add back flights in July — a bet that the slow recovery in air travel will gain speed this summer as states re-open their economies. United Airlines also announced plans to add back flights, while taking a...

Colorado's Mount Evans Highway to remain closed for summer

Jun. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials say Mount Evans Highway in Colorado will remain closed to vehicles for the summer as a result of health and safety concerns and economic difficulties related to the coronavirus. KCNC-TV reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service and Denver...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, signs about social distancing and other protocols are seen about the theme park as guests walk by at Universal Orlando Resort Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The theme park reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday, June 5. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Universal takes first steps reviving Orlando theme park biz

Jun. 4, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With masks on their faces and temperature checks at entrances, Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers streamed back into Universal Orlando Resort this week in one of the first major steps toward reviving Florida’s theme park industry, which was left temporarily moribund by...

A woman walks past a boutique with a sale sign, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The state says more than 34,000 Ohioans filed unemployment claims during the last week of May. That is the lowest figure since Ohio's stay-at-home orders depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Governor: Zoos, theaters, playgrounds can reopen June 10

Jun. 4, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zoos, theaters, playgrounds and other indoor and outdoor facilities can reopen June 10, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday as he addressed some of the last parts of the Ohio economy that remained shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. The governor’s directive also applies to...