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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 11, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” —...

Pedestrians struggle to control their umbrellas due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Fay, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. Beaches closed in Delaware and rain lashed the New Jersey shore as fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tropical Storm Fay weakens after New Jersey landfall

Jul. 10, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets, before weakening as it moved over New Jersey. The fast-moving storm system was expected to continue weakening overnight, the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a driver at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation's hot spots for coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida reports 93 virus deaths, 11,433 infected in 1 day

Jul. 10, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 93 more deaths from COVID-19 on Friday as the pandemic continues to spread. The state's total confirmed caseload grew by another 11,433 people infected. The rate of Florida deaths per day has reached a seven-day average of about 59, up from about 33 three weeks...

An entrance at Jackson Memorial Hospital is shown, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Miami. Florida reported on Thursday the biggest 24-hour jump in hospitalizations, with more than 400 patients being admitted. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida's curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

Jul. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks shuttered, sugar sand beaches closed and residents heeded orders to stay home. Now, it's almost as if that never happened. Bars, restaurants and gyms began reopening...

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Florida reports highest single-day jump in COVID-19 deaths

Jul. 9, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health authorities in Florida reported 120 new deaths from the new coronavirus on Thursday, grimly marking the highest one-day jump yet amid a surge in new infections that continues to befuddle the state's attempts to contain the outbreak. The number of deaths was the highest since...

FILE - This is a Feb. 26, 2020, file photo showing Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday, July 9, 2020. “In what has been a challenging year, and in an uncharted environment created by the tornado that devastated our city and COVID-19, this is another big disappointing outcome for Nashville SC and its supporters,” team CEO Ian Ayre said in a statement. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Nashville out of MLS is Back after 9 players test positive

Jul. 9, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday. Nashville is the second team to withdraw from the tournament. FC Dallas had to pull out after 10 players and a coach tested positive for...

9 employees of Miami TV station test positive for COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Nine employees of a Miami area television station have tested positive for COVID-19. WPLG announced Wednesday that the station is taking every precaution, including the testing of 147 employees and their family members this week. Many of the station's employees are quarantined at...

Orlando City players, left, raise their fists in the air in solidarity with other MLS teams before the start of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla., while wearing shirts and masks with messages about race. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

Jul. 8, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Nani called it beautiful and emotional. He wasn't talking about either goal he played a part in during Orlando City's 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Wednesday night. Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before...

Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure

Jul. 8, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his three sons are facing federal charges that they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other diseases, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The substance marketed as Miracle Mineral Solution was sold...

A health care worker prepares to test a driver in line at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida legislator recovering from virus; cases rising

Jul. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida legislator said Wednesday that he is recovering from the coronavirus but his parents are now infected, while a man and his three sons are facing federal charges that they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the coronavirus and other...