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Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

Police: Man barricades self in hospital ER room, sets fire

May. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man in a north Philadelphia hospital for drug detoxification barricaded himself in a room in the emergency department and set fire to bed sheets, but no one was injured. Police said the 30- to 40-year-old man was searched by security at Temple University Hospital's...

Deaths of 2 men at apartment complex deemed murder-suicide

May. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two men at a luxury apartment complex in the Philadelphia area are believed to have been a murder-suicide. Police in Lower Makefield Township were called to The Edge at Yardley at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Chief Ken Coluzzi said they found a man lying on the...

AP Sportlight

May. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

May 24 1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915. 1935 — In the first major league night game, the Reds beat the...

This Date in Baseball

May. 23, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

May 24 1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win. 1935 — In the first major league night game in Cincinnati, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000....

Hawley Antique Exchange manager Angela Gayes Soden turns the store's open sign in Hawley, Pa. on Friday, May 22, 2020. Many Wayne County businesses opened on Friday for the first time since March as the county moved to the yellow phase of reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown of non-essential businesses. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

All of Pennsylvania poised for at least a partial reopening

May. 22, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he is easing some pandemic restrictions in Philadelphia and the heavily populated suburbs on June 5, while lifting them almost entirely in 17 rural counties next week as Pennsylvania continues to emerge from a shutdown imposed nearly two months ago to help...

Carolyn Lauer takes a break from tending a gravestone to talk with her sister Nancy Kissinger, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery in Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania. The siblings were cleaning family grave markers in advance of Memorial Day. While doing the annual work, Lauer, 67, of Lawrence Park Township, Erie County, wore an American flag-themed face mask that she made herself.

Governor eyes lifting of many more pandemic restrictions

May. 21, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state's pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the coronarivus....

Ex-elections judge admits taking bribes to stuff ballot box

May. 21, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former judge of elections in Philadelphia has admitted accepting cash bribes to tamper with the results of the city's primary elections from 2014-2016, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Domenick J. Demuro, 73, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deprive voters of their civil rights...

Crews find body of 10-year-old boy who fell into river

May. 21, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

Authorities have found the body of a 10-year-old boy who fell into a river in western Pennsylvania earlier this week while trying to retrieve a lost shoe. The boy was found Wednesday in the Ohio River after state police from Philadelphia used special equipment to help complete the search. The child's name and...

Man, woman found shot dead in Philadelphia home

May. 20, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman and a man have been found shot to death in a northeast Philadelphia home. Police called to the Bridesburg home shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday found a 37-year-old woman with three gunshot wounds. A 43-year-old man was found in the hallway with a gunshot wound to...