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A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Legal cannabis sales in Colorado reach all-time high in May

Jul. 13, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis sales in Colorado set a new monthly record in May, reaching their highest level since broad legalization in 2014. Dispensaries sold over $192 million worth of cannabis products that month, according to data from the state Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division...

Missouri governor signs bill for free COVID-19 testing

Jul. 13, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday signed a number of bills into law, including legislation to ensure free COVID-19 testing and a requirement that hospitals perform rape kits when needed. Here's a glance at what Parson approved: ALLERGY MEDICINE Local governments soon will no longer...

North Dakota reports record coronavirus hospitalizations

Jul. 13, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Monday reported a record number of hospitalizations in the state due to the coronavirus. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, 43 people are currently hospitalized, up five from Sunday. New diagnoses of the coronavirus also reached a...

A car turns in at a location for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Prisma Richland Hospital on Friday, April 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Hospital again calls off elective surgeries amid SC outbreak

Jul. 13, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A hospital system in South Carolina is suspending elective surgeries due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients that officials say are straining staff and other resources. Effective Tuesday, officials with Roper St. Francis in Charleston said that procedures that aren't...

Juvenile and family drug court helps Gillette teen get sober

Jul. 13, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Last year, Kelli Ellison had no interest in being sober. At 15 years old, she’d been using marijuana for two years, and she kept getting into trouble with the law. After three separate marijuana charges, she appeared in District Court before Judge Thomas Rumpke, who ordered her...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo a vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a pop-up cannabis market in Los Angeles. Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in the nation's capital say they have enough signatures for a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics such as mescaline and psilocybin mushrooms. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Activists seek to decriminalize 'magic' mushrooms in DC

Jul. 13, 2020 6:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural...

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs answers a reporter's question at Gov. Tate Reeves' COVID-19 press briefing in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. State officials provided reporters an update on the coronavirus and the state's ongoing strategy to limit transmission. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi limits elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

Jul. 11, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top public health official has ordered a temporary halt to all elective surgeries to try to save hospital bed space as the state sees a rapid expansion in cases of the new coronavirus. The order by the state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, covers all medical facilities...

Missouri investigating fake medical marijuana certifications

Jul. 11, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is investigating a St. Louis company that it says approved 600 fake medical marijuana certifications. State investigators say Lou Moynihan, 33, knew or participated in the fraudulent activity that likely occurred through telemedicine visits when the company,...

FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

COVID hits dozens of Latin leaders, including presidents

Jul. 10, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises. In Brazil, President...