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Senior exercise group finds ways to stay fit during pandemic

Jul. 13, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — For Marilyn Nieckarz, daily classes at the YMCA were a staple in maintaining both her fitness level and her friendships. So when the facility shut down this spring due to COVID-19, she and her senior cohorts had to find ways to get creative with their beloved morning routine. Now,...

Kory Van Sickle, of Kory and the Fireflies, lets a fan sing into the microphone during the band's performance at Levitt at the Falls, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Advocacy work by the recently formed National Independent Venue Association is looking to remedy some of the problems faced by independent venue operators by asking leadership in Washington D.C. approve federal aid.  (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Levitt, other South Dakota venues join push for federal aid

Jul. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Nancy Halverson thinks about the future of Sioux Falls’ art scene — not just the musicians and artists who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but of the people who rely on the local entertainment industry for a livelihood. All of it hangs in the balance...

Tama Reisenauer, left, Julie Paul and Jerry Traub sit at a table at O'Brian's Sports Tavern in Bismarck, N.D., on June 19, 2020.

Bargoers weigh risks as they venture out post-shutdown

Jul. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A visitor to many bars in the Bismarck area might go a few hours without giving the coronavirus pandemic a second thought. Some venues are packed end to end, with friends gathered around blackjack tables, and people lined against the bar trying to attract the attention of wait staff....

New Mexico reports 262 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Jul. 13, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico reported an additional 262 COVID-19 cases and two more confirmed deaths Sunday. That increased the statewide death toll to 545 and the confirmed cases total to 15,028. The New Mexico Department of Health said 111 of the additional cases were in...

Students wearing face masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus line up at their school during the first day of reopening of state high schools in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

The Latest: India adds over 28,000 new coronavirus cases

Jul. 13, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India reported another record surge of coronavirus infections on Monday, adding 28,701 new cases over the previous 24 hours. Authorities in several cities are reinstating strict lockdowns after attempting to loosen things up to revive an ailing economy. The new cases raised the national total...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo a woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J. The November election is coming with a big price tag as America faces the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mail-in ballots is surging, election workers are in need of training and polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Jul. 13, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's coming with a big price tag....

Santa Fe Community College expects 25% enrollment drop

Jul. 12, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College is expecting a 25 percent drop in enrollment this fall as students and prospective students battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported college officials said last week the enrollment decline will come as many classes remain online and...

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, July 13, 2020. Asian shares rose Monday, cheered by recent upbeat projections on a global rebound tempered with worries about disappointment that could follow.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares gain on hopes for recovery, despite outbreaks,

Jul. 12, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks. Investors were looking ahead to the release of China's economic growth data for April-June, a key indicator for trade, manufacturing...

A woman wearing a face mask exits the Atwood Building, a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, building where many state offices are located on Monday, June 29, 2020. The Municipality of Anchorage on Monday instituted a requirement that most people should wear masks in indoor public settings, but Attorney General Kevin Clarkson sent an email to state employees saying that state buildings within the municipality were exempt from that order. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

The Latest: Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

Jul. 12, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday’s rise to...

Alaska sets another daily record with 116 new virus cases

Jul. 12, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There were 116 new COVID-19 cases reported across Alaska Sunday, the highest daily increase so far in the state. There was one new hospitalization and no new deaths reported in Alaska, The Anchorage Daily News reported. The state Department of Health and Social Services said 93 of...