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Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

Sep. 24, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like failing to have staff wear masks or wash their hands, according to records and state officials. State and federal inspection...

Caregiver of elderly Arizona man accused of theft, forgery

Sep. 23, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

DEWEY, Ariz. (AP) — A caregiver has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and other charges, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's officials. They said 51-year-old Christine Garthright was taken into custody Wednesday at the Dewey home of the 89-year-old male victim. Sheriff’s officials say Garthright...

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, talks to a resident at the 'La Bonne Eure' nursing home in Bracieux, central France, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. For the first time in months, virus infections and deaths in French nursing homes are on the rise again. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)

France's weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

Sep. 22, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths are rising again in France's nursing homes for the first time in months. French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited a nursing home in the town of Bracieux in central France on Tuesday, tweeted shortly after his arrival that “our elders, more...

FILE - Andy Paulsen wears his mask during a walk in downtown in Salt Lake City Thursday, April 9, 2020. Utah has set new goals for fighting the coronavirus pandemic that include keeping the state's fatality rate below 1% and maintaining an unemployment rate below 4.5%, state leaders said. Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders rolled out their new plan, which prioritizes both public health and boosting the state's economy through the fall and winter. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah governor considers mask mandate amid coronavirus surge

Sep. 17, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he is considering a statewide mask mandate and is planning expanded coronavirus testing in response to what he called an alarming spike of infections in the state. Over the past two weeks, Utah's rolling average number of daily new...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 2, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Sept. 2 The Florida Times Union on Climate Change: We live in a world of stark extremes that are artificially created for partisan impact. But life is rarely a matter of extremes, it usually involves choices that are not entirely clear. Such is the case with climate...

Virus cases prompt 3 schools to suspend in-person learning

Sep. 1, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest school district in Alaska to open for in-person classes has shifted to online learning only for three schools after five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. The new infections emerged among three schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Alaska Public...

FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo, a senior citizen holds the hand of a care coordinator at a Health facility in Miami.  Federal officials plan to ship rapid coronavirus tests to assisted living facilities, moving to fill a testing gap for older adults who don’t need the constant attention of a nursing home. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir said assisted living facilities will be followed by senior day care centers and home health agencies in getting the tests.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Feds to ship fast COVID-19 tests to assisted living sites

Sep. 1, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official said Tuesday the government plans to ship rapid coronavirus tests to assisted living facilities, moving to fill a testing gap for older adults who don’t need the constant attention of a nursing home. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Adm....

Caregiver accused of ID fraud in getting residents' info

Aug. 31, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire caregiver at a long-term care facility has been accused of getting personal identification information for four elderly people without their permission and posing as at least two of them to open financial accounts. Christina Lariviere, 35, of Bow, was arrested Friday...

Florida woman, 84, mauled to death by dog, man hospitalized

Aug. 29, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida say an 84-year-old woman was mauled to death by her dog while a man was hospitalized with serious injuries. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the elderly woman Carolyn Varanese was pronounced dead at the scene while 57-year-old Joseph Varanese was taken to...