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Vivian Filipic, 4, holds the hand of her father, Filip Filipic, as she receives a gift-wrapped toy motorcycle from Craig Fierro on Friday, June 19, 2020, a day before her 5th birthday, in Truckee, Calif. Fierro, who owns a motorcycle shop in the city, has brought dozens of toys to local kids during the coronavirus pandemic over the last two months to brighten their birthdays during shelter-at-home and social-distancing directives. (AP Photo/Peter Orsi)

Californian brings toys for birthday kids isolated by virus

Jun. 30, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — When coronavirus lockdowns came to his California mountain town, businessman Craig Fierro realized there would be no children’s birthday parties — no friends playing games, eating cake and singing “Happy Birthday.” Something must be done, he thought, to...

Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus

Jun. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A surprise birthday party that resulted in 18 people testing positive for the coronavirus has left a North Texas man horrified as his father continues to fight for his life in a hospital intensive care unit. Ron Barbosa, who is married to a doctor and refused to attend the May 30...

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows paintings hanging  on a wall at Chuck E. Cheese's in Dallas. Chuck E. Cheese pizzeria, that Mecca of fun for children but the bane of many parents, is filing for bankruptcy protection. CEC Entertainment Inc. said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2020,  it was filing for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 “in order to overcome the financial strain resulting from prolonged, COVID-19 related venue closures.”  (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E. Cheese files for bankruptcy

Jun. 25, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Chuck E. Cheese - where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches - is filing for bankruptcy protection. The 43-year-old chain, which drew kids with pizza, video games and a singing mouse mascot, was struggling even before the coronavirus pandemic. But it said the prolonged closure of many outlets due to...

Indiana woman enjoys 100th birthday after surviving COVID-19

Jun. 22, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A 100-year-old Indiana woman who has lived through World War II, survived cancer and successfully battled her way back from a bout of pneumonia last year, learned earlier this month that she’s also a survivor of COVID-19. Leora Martin of Elkhart found out a week before her...

A woman reacts as emergency response crews move wounded people to ambulances after multiple people were shot at a party Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. Nine people were shot and one victim, a 17-year-old boy, was in critical condition Sunday. (Ellen M. Blalock/Syracuse Post-Standard via AP)

Police say 9 shot, wounded at party in Syracuse, New York

Jun. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Nine people were shot at a large party in Syracuse, authorities said, and one victim, a 17-year-old boy, was in critical condition Sunday. No one was immediately taken into custody, and Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner emphasized that the investigation was in its early stages in...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts as she looks out during a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday June 13, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is being marked with a smaller ceremony than usual this year, as the annual Trooping the Color parade is canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen celebrates her 94th birthday this year. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Queen Elizabeth's birthday marked with smaller ceremony

Jun. 13, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday was marked Saturday with a smaller ceremony than usual, as the annual Trooping the Color parade was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The extravagant display of pomp and pageantry, a highlight of the royal calendar that typically attracts thousands...

In this May 12, 2020 photo, the Rev. Joseph Dutan comforts his niece, Valerie Dutan, at the funeral of his father, Manuel Dutan, at St. John's Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York. Within one month, Dutan experienced the loss of his father and a fellow cleric, whom he considered a mentor. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Young priest loses mentor, then his father -- both to virus

May. 14, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Joseph Dutan recalls how he lifted the chalice in the empty church and felt a flood of emotions: grief, the pain of isolation, even doubt. But also, the promise of hope that is the gift of every Easter -- even in the midst of a pandemic that had already robbed him and his community...

In this Wednesday, May 6, 2020 photo, Ruth Evelyn Harrington, right, and certified nursing assistant Stacie Coleman wave during a birthday party for Harrington at River's Bend Retirement Community, in Kuttawa, Ky. The parade marked Harrington's 109th birthday, which could not be held in person due to restrictions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dave Thompson/The Paducah Sun via AP)

Kentucky woman's 109th birthday celebrated with parade

May. 7, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

KUTTAWA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman celebrated her 109th birthday Wednesday by watching fire trucks, community leaders and loved ones drive by her home as part of a parade. Ruth Evelyn Harrington, a Kuttawa resident, has lived through two world wars, 17 American presidents, Prohibition and the 1918...