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A woman and two children wear masks at a playground, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. had been falling for months, and even remained down as some states saw explosions in cases. But now a long-expected upturn has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: Heat wave brings crowds to California's beaches

Jul. 12, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- A heat wave has brought crowds to California’s beaches, where people mostly heeded warnings to keep a safe distance from each other as the state grappled with a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Lifeguard Chief Jason Young said Sunday that people are spread out on Orange...

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Jul. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are...

Upperclass midshipmen to return to Naval Academy this month

Jul. 12, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — First and second class midshipmen will begin to return to the Naval Academy in Annapolis in about a week under a staggered plan. The midshipmen's return will start on or about July 20, Naval Academy spokeswoman Cmdr. Alana Garas told the Capital Gazette on Friday. The fall semester...

URI grant to help reduce food waste, boost food access

Jul. 12, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

The University of Rhode Island has received a $100,000 federal grant that will help reduce food waste while improving access to healthy, locally-grown food for residents in need. The grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to establish the Food System Steward Program at URI, according to...

A bottle of hand sanitizer sits on a cart as Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

'Moving target': Schools deal with new plans, Trump demands

Jul. 12, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — With little more than a month before millions of U.S. schoolchildren go back to class, much is still up in the air - and not just because of the surging number of coronavirus cases nationwide. Last week, President Donald Trump and his administration demanded schools fully reopen right...

People move away as health workers fumigate a slum to prevent an outbreak of dengue fever in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. While 2019 was the worst year on record for global dengue cases, experts fear an even bigger surge is possible because their efforts to combat it were hampered by restrictions imposed in the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 12, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients. But the cascading effects of these restrictions also are...

FILE- In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Northern Kentucky guard Karl Harris (14) celebrates following an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois Chicago in the Horizon League men's tournament championship in Indianapolis. Another dream, of playing in the NCAA Tournament, became a reality when Northern Kentucky clinched the Horizon League tournament title in March.  Mere hours later, it was snatched away by a pandemic spiderwebbing across the globe. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Grit, resolve carry Northern Kentucky's Harris in hard times

Jul. 11, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell. His older brother, both best friend and basketball running mate, was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. The train ride to school through Chicago’s South Side delivered daily horrors: drugs, gang...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Northern Arizona guard Karl Harris drives on Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (35) during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz. Another dream, of playing in the NCAA Tournament, became a reality when Northern Kentucky clinched the Horizon League tournament title in March.  Mere hours later, it was snatched away by a pandemic spiderwebbing across the globe.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, FIle)

Grit, resolve carry Northern Kentucky's Harris in hard times

Jul. 11, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell. His older brother, both best friend and basketball running mate, was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. The train ride to school through Chicago's South Side delivered daily horrors: drugs, gang violence,...

UNC commission recommends re-naming 4 campus buildings

Jul. 11, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A commission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename four campus buildings that currently have ties to slaveholders or white supremacists. The recommendation from the Commission on History, Race & A Way Forward on...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...