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Arizona reports 1,406 additional COVID cases, 79 more deaths

Aug. 7, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Friday reported 1,406 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 79 more deaths as hospitalization figures related to the coronavirus continued to decline. The latest figures released by the Department of Health Services increased the state's total confirmed cases...

Whitmer extends coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4

Aug. 7, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. The governor pointed to an uptick in cases and noted that many students will return to in-person instruction...

FILE - Gov. Roy Cooper listens to a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cooper will discuss the pandemic, education and his re-election bid in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

Most NC parents won't have option to send kid back to school

Aug. 7, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When K-12 public school students in North Carolina resume classes this fall, the vast majority of them will be sitting at home in front of a computer screen. Despite a desire by most Americans to reopen schools at least partially for in-person learning, nearly two in three North...

Fauci to join Raimondo to discuss school reopening plan

Aug. 7, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parents of Rhode Island school children with concerns about this fall's return to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic will get the chance to have their questions answered by Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, who's earned a national profile as director of the National Institute of...

Grand Teton seeks goat cull help after canceled air shoot

Aug. 7, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park is seeking volunteers to shoot nonnative mountain goats this fall after calling off a helicopter goat shoot amid criticism from Wyoming’s governor last winter. The new effort to eradicate the goats, deemed a threat to native bighorn sheep by...

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo)

Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

Aug. 7, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 passengers and injuring 123 more, police said. ...

Michigan county official defends slur, says he's not racist

Aug. 7, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An official in a mostly white county in northern Michigan who used a racial slur prior to a public meeting to describe African Americans in Detroit repeated the word Friday in an interview with The Associated Press in which he maintained that he is not a racist. Tom Eckerle, a...

Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive test

Aug. 7, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals’ game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have...

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US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened

Aug. 7, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus has weakened hiring and the economic rebound. At any other time, hiring at that level would be seen as a blowout gain. But after employers shed a...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, Calif. As Newsom unveiled details for California elementary schools seeking to reopen with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening schools would be

The Latest: California tops 10,000 virus deaths, 3rd highest

Aug. 7, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New...