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In this May, 2020, photo provided by the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, DeCora Hawk poses for a photo as community engagement director at the Thunder Valley CDC on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hawk works to organize cleaning supplies that were sent to elderly residents on the reservation. (Thunder Valley CDC Staff via AP)

On Pine Ridge, preserving language means protecting elders

Aug. 5, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As the pandemic affects the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, one local community organization is doing everything it can to help people stay at home, fearing that the pandemic could take a disproportionate toll on an elderly population that maintains the language and culture of...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the panel during a roundtable discussion in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5 million loved ones who are finding themselves socially and emotionally isolated in nursing homes and senior facilities. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Florida: coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

Aug. 4, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — During a Tuesday round table at a nursing home in Jacksonville, Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5...

Rescue workers evacuate residents on a rubber boat to a safer place in Cheonan, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Korean Meteorological Administration issued a warning of heavy rain for Seoul and central area. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)

3 New Zealand citizens killed by landslides in South Korea

Aug. 4, 2020 5:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Three New Zealand citizens have died after landslides triggered by heavy rains destroyed and buried their vacation cottage near Seoul, South Korean officials said Tuesday. They were among 14 people in South Korea who died in landslides and floods caused by days of torrential rains...

This photo from June 26, 2020 shows Buck Newsome, left, a Baby Boomer, and his son, Chris Newsome, of the Millennial generation, as they pose for a photo while having lunch together in Newtown, Ohio. American's two largest generations can agree on something: the coronavirus pandemic has hit them both hard. For Baby Boomers, named for the post-World War II surge of births, that means those who retired or are nearing retirement age are seeing their retirement accounts in a free fall. Millennials, usually defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, who became adults in this century, are getting socked as they were trying to begin careers or moving into peak earning years after many walked off college campuses into the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Sorry, boomers: millennials and younger are new US majority

Aug. 3, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the U.S. population. A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. The Brookings' analysis of population estimates released...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of 'Did You Hear About The Morgans' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

Aug. 2, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85....

Rows of beds are seen at a temporary field hospital set up at Asia World Expo in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The new COVID-19 patient holding facility can accommodate up to 500 adult patients in stable conditions. The facility which is located near the Hong Kong International Airport is a big convention and exhibition facility and was previously used as a coronavirus testing center for incoming travelers. It's transformed into a treatment facility so that it helps freeing up hospital beds for the serious patients. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asia Today: SKorea arrests leader of church with big cluster

Aug. 1, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government’s anti-virus response after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March....

Gov vetoes nursing home bill; says based on 'false premise'

Jul. 31, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have let nursing homes house coronavirus-infected residents only in a separate building from where other residents live. In a letter to senators, the Democratic governor said she had protected nursing...

Montana announces 3 COVID deaths as unemployment declines

Jul. 30, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials announced three additional deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 58. Big Horn County health officials reported two men in their 60s and a woman in her 70s died after contracting the respiratory virus. One man...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 29, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The World’s Covid Resurgence Wall Street Journal July 28 Remember the stories blaming America’s virus resurgence on states reopening too fast and praising other countries for crushing the virus with lockdowns?...