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Anchorage names businesses visited by customers with virus

Jul. 6, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Department of Health released a list of businesses where people who later tested positive for COVID-19 spent extended periods of time. The health department named 19 locations in the Municipality of Anchorage, Palmer and Seward to which the coronavirus patients were...

Police officer admits witness tampering in drug probe

Jul. 3, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A veteran New Jersey police officer has pleaded guilty to witness tampering in connection with a drug investigation. The Monmouth County prosecutor’s office said Friday that 38-year-old Joseph Ammaturo also has forfeited his position as a police officer in Deal and is barred...

Tucson Zoo tiger euthanized after kidney disease progresses

Jul. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Malayan tiger at a zoo in Tucson was euthanized Thursday for advanced kidney disease, officials said. The 19-year-old tiger named Sita was the only tiger at Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Sita developed kidney disease at the age of 7 before arriving in Tucson in...

Testing to determine whether Kansas carp are dying of herpes

Jun. 28, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State wildlife and parks staff are collecting and testing samples from fish carcasses to determine whether a koi herpes virus is behind fish kills in at least two Kansas lakes. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, staff have confirmed die-offs at Pomona...

Precautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is lifted

Jun. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative. The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a...

FILE - In this June 4, 2012, file photo, an empty barn at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., is viewed. After a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms on Saturday, June 27, 2020, a barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Belmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine

Jun. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on...

Chris Kirk wins Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic

Jun. 20, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Kirk won the Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic on Saturday at World Golf Village, a year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to fight alcohol abuse and depression. “It gives me a deeper sense of appreciation and gratitude for everything....

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...

Illinois scientists study disease-carrying mosquito's spread

Jun. 7, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Researchers at a University of Illinois institute are studying how a disease-carrying mosquito has spread in the state over three decades. They focused on Asian tiger mosquitoes, invasive bugs that can spread dengue fever, Zika and other diseases. The mosquitoes originated in...

Dog-killing cane toads are back as rains draw them out

Jun. 6, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — “Who can I call to get rid of these monsters??? I’m dying over here and I have 3 dogs!” The distressed plea for help was posted late last month by Ohilda Gilbert, a real estate agent, on a Facebook group of South Florida moms. A photo of a fat, warty cane toad next to a...