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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days while the state premier is expressing hope that it is the start of a downward trend. Victoria on Wednesday reported 295 new cases and nine deaths, seven of which were in aged...

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass under elevated train tracks during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in the Corona neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

34 states, Puerto Rico, DC must now quarantine in NY, NJ, CT

Jul. 28, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travelers from 34 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, must now quarantine for 14 days when they travel to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Governors of New York and New Jersey announced Tuesday that Illinois, Minnesota, Puerto Rico and D.C. are now now on...

31 states now on NY, CT, NJ quarantine list as COVID spikes

Jul. 21, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Residents from 31 states must now quarantine for 14 days when arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as dozens of states experience rising positive COVID-19 rates. Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged Tuesday that the quarantine is “imperfect,” but said the quarantine...

Crime scene tape surrounds the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, Monday, July 20, 2020, in North Brunswick, N.J. A gunman posing as a delivery person shot and killed Salas' 20-year-old son and wounded her husband Sunday evening at their New Jersey home before fleeing, according to judiciary officials.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

'Men's rights' lawyer eyed in shooting of NJ judge's family

Jul. 20, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

A self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer found dead in the Catskills of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is the prime suspect in the shooting of a federal judge's family in New Jersey, the FBI said Monday. Roy Den Hollander, who received media attention including appearances on Fox News and...

Cutout photos of Brighton fans fill the empty stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Newcastle United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, England, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Glyn Kirk/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Mountain West postpones football media days

Jul. 20, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ The Mountain West has postponed its football virtual media days which were scheduled for July 27-29. The league didn’t say when the online event would take place, saying only that “any future decisions and...

Trump transition panel agrees to fine over NJ registration

Jul. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday he reached a deal with President Donald Trump's transition committee stemming from a lawsuit alleging the organization failed to properly register in the state. Trump for America Inc. faces a $30,000 penalty, though $27,500 of it...

4 more states added to NY, NJ, CT virus quarantine list

Jul. 14, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced four more states are on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's quarantine list on Tuesday as governors there sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where infection rates are growing. The addition of Minnesota, New...

Ajaye' Brewington fills out a provisional ballot at a polling site in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Voters have until 8 p.m. to have their ballot postmarked or dropped at one of at least five boxes per county. Half of the polling places in each county must also stay open for voters to cast a ballot in person, though that means they must use a provisional ballot that will be counted once officials determine one has not been mailed to county election officials already. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Cory Booker wins N.J. Democratic Senate primary

Jul. 7, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections in New Jersey and Delaware (all times local): 9 p.m. Cory Booker has won New Jersey's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent Booker had faced Lawrence Hamm, who was running on Bernie Sanders' “Not Me. Us.” slogan. Booker arrived in...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, tourist Ines Tshiyomba, center, poses as her friend Garethe Mawonso takes her photo on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from other states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the

Heading to these 3 states? Quarantine might be in the cards

Jun. 24, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey asked Wednesday for travelers from states with high coronavirus infection rates to go into quarantine for 14 days in a bid to preserve hard-fought gains as caseloads rise elsewhere in the country. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop," New York Gov....