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34 cases in Winooski cluster; testing for college students

Jun. 4, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Testing for COVID-19 is available to college students returning to the University of Vermont and Champlain College in Burlington. The specimen collection is being done by the Vermont Department of Health with help from trained members of the Vermont National Guard at sites on the...

Arkansas unemployment rate soars above 10% in April

May. 22, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' unemployment rate jumped to 10.2% in April as employers shed jobs and shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services said Friday that the state's civilian work force dropped by 69,598 last month. All sectors posted losses, with...

Medical students help rural communities cope with COVID-19

May. 12, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Some students at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine are staying in rural communities to help staff hospitals and clinics during the coronavirus outbreak. Resources can be tight in rural settings, especially if healthcare workers or their family members become...

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss. The school previously announced a settlement had been reached with about half of the roughly 350 accusers who sued, but details on the cost weren't made public until Friday, May 8, 2020.. (Ohio State University via AP, File)

$41M settlement by Ohio State covers 162 of doc's accusers

May. 8, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss. About 350 former athletes and other men had sued the school for failing to stop the late doctor despite...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, hot meals are distributed in southeast Washington. Stand six feet away or 10? Wear a mask? Wipe down the groceries? Wash the hands? Everything’s a decision as the coronavirus spreads, and the little decisions that matter have suddenly multiplied. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Virus-era decisions: Way too many, and each with high stakes

Apr. 13, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

Should you wash your hands? Are you going out to get the mail? Should you touch the mailbox? Should you touch the mail? Should you clean the mail? Should you take a walk? Should you wear a mask? What about gloves? What about neighbors — stay six feet away? Ten? Will they approach? What will you do? Will...

Medical professionals review procedure at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, while waiting for a

Mississippi shows wide racial gap in impact of coronavirus

Apr. 8, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Numbers released Wednesday show the stark disparity in how the new coronavirus is affecting black and white Mississippians, reflecting longstanding health problems in a state where African Americans are more likely to be poor and uninsured. The state Health Department said 72% of...