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This February 2018 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Public Health shows The Gesundheit II machine in Dr. Donald Milton's Public Health Aerobiology, Virology, and Exhaled Biomarker Laboratory of the university in College Park, Md. The device is helping scientists study a big question: Just how does the virus that causes COVID-19 spread from one person to another? (University of Maryland School of Public Health via AP)

Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

Sep. 26, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they cough. The cone sucks up everything that...

Yochebed Israel, a certified nursing assistant, poses for a portrait inside her Tampa, Fla. apartment on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Israel's landlord tried to evict her in violation of the CARES Act after she fell behind on rent after contracting COVID-19.  (Ivy Ceballo/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

Sep. 2, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yochebed Israel was the kind of person Congress had in mind when it voted in March to impose a temporary moratorium on many evictions as the coronavirus spread. First, the furnace in her Tampa, Florida, apartment broke and her electric bill rose above $460 a month for five months. She...

Man charged with sex assault of unconscious hospital patient

Aug. 12, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

EASTON, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland hospital worker has been charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious patient. Easton police said Travis K. Brooks, 35, of Trappe, Maryland, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, abuse of a vulnerable adult and...