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Pedestrians and cyclists walk through a pathway between outdoor dining areas that have largely taken over State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. After weeks of stressing education over enforcement, California communities say they are now issuing fines and relying on anonymous tips to make sure businesses and residents are complying with health orders requiring masks, disinfection, and social distancing as the state tries to contain the coronavirus. (John Palminteri/KEYT-TV via AP

Anonymous tips help California counties enforce virus orders

Jul. 30, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weeks of stressing education over enforcement, California communities say they are now issuing fines and relying on anonymous tips to make sure businesses and residents are complying with health orders requiring masks, disinfection and social distancing as the state tries to...

Visitors wearing face masks stand near banners showing precautions against the new coronavirus at National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  Just days after South Korean officials hopefully declared the country’s COVID-19 epidemic was coming under control, health authorities reported dozens of new cases following a dual rise in local transmissions and imported infections. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea baseball, soccer fans to return to games

Jul. 23, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday under a phased process planned by health authorities to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Officials said Friday that spectators can begin attending professional soccer...

Two women and a child wait to take a Coronavirus test at a mobile testing site at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. California's confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 409,000, surpassing New York for most in the nation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California counties step up enforcement as virus surges

Jul. 23, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More California counties are trying to put some bite behind public health orders as hospitalizations and positive tests for the coronavirus continue rising in many parts of the state. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin and Napa county officials this week approved fines ranging from...

A patron sits at a table set on a street outside of a restaurant Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. The city of Burbank has closed off some streets in the downtown district to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor seating arrangements amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mayor concedes Los Angeles reopened too soon as virus surges

Jul. 19, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti conceded Sunday that Los Angeles reopened too quickly and again warned that the city was “on the brink” of new shutdown orders as the coronavirus continues to surge in California. Appearing on CNN, Garcetti was asked about a Los Angeles Times editorial...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department said it is releasing on Monday, July 6 the names of more than 700,000 companies that received funds from the government’s small business lending program, a massive effort intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak.  (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP, File)

The Latest: Financial firms among big relief fund recipients

Jul. 6, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Treasury decision to identify hundreds of thousands of businesses that received funding through the Paycheck Protection Program, created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The financial services industry received roughly $27 billion...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott answers questions during a news conference in San Francisco. Black police chiefs representing departments from across California on Friday called for changing state law so they can immediately fire officers for egregious behavior, with due process appeals only after the fact. California has some of the nation's toughest police disciplinary rules and until last year the nation's most secretive police privacy law. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Black California police chiefs: Let us quickly fire bad cops

Jun. 19, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Black police chiefs representing departments from across California on Friday called for changing state law so they can immediately fire officers for egregious behavior, with due-process appeals only after the fact. California has some of the nation’s toughest police...