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Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

Sep. 9, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing rules. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it recorded 155 additional cases...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, dressed as Batman, gets into the Halloween spirit as he hands out Halloween treats to costumed children during his visit to The Penleigh Child Development Center in Sacramento, Calif. Halloween traditions, including trick-or-treating, haunted houses and parades, have all been nixed in Los Angeles County in 2020 under new health guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Public Health says so-called

Los Angeles eases up on pandemic-driven Halloween guidance

Sep. 9, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after issuing guidelines that restricted trick-or-treating and other Halloween traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County health officials walked back some of the rules on Wednesday. The county Department of Health initially said Tuesday that...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., heir status amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer says gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume if masks are worn. She lifted some coronavirus restrictions Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states. The order, effective next Wednesday, allows for reopening fitness centers and indoor pools in remaining regions that hold 93% of Michigan's population.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer: Gyms can open; contact sports resume, but unadvised

Sep. 3, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and additional organized sports can resume if masks are worn — lifting some coronavirus restrictions that lasted longer in Michigan than in many states. The order, which takes effect...

FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, Gus Promollo delivers an order into a customer's trunk at Dick's Sporting Goods in Paramus, N.J.  At home workouts and outdoor athletic activities are shaping up to be good business for Dick’s Sporting Goods. The retailer’s second-quarter results easily beat Wall Street’s expectations, Wednesday, Aug. 26,  as consumers continue to focus on health and wellness while stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

No sweat: Dick's crushes 2Q as consumers focus on fitness

Aug. 26, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

At home workouts and outdoor athletic activities are shaping up to be good business for Dick's Sporting Goods. The retailer's second-quarter results easily beat Wall Street's expectations as consumers continue to focus on health and wellness while stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. While many consumers...

A medical worker holds a portable fan during the sweltering heat while police officers are tested for COVID-19 at a makeshift clinic at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: South Korea has 3rd day of 200-plus new cases

Aug. 19, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 288 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — its third straight day of over 200 as health authorities scramble to slow an outbreak in the region around the capital. The figures announced Thursday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

NY agency faces questions over PPE readiness for the future

Aug. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s health agency is walking back a recent statement by the state’s top health official, who had cast doubt on reports from nurses about dire shortages of protective gear at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in late March and early April. State health commissioner...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

This Feb. 29, 2020 photo provided by Kaiser Health News shows Beverly Grant finding peace and balance through yoga and meditation in the midst of painful losses - her son's murder in 2018, and her mother's death earlier this year - at the Dahlia Campus of the Mental Health Center of Denver. A growing movement to diversify yoga seeks to help people of color who disproportionately share the experience of debilitating trauma and grief, including being most at risk of the coronavirus.   (Rebecca Stumpf for KHN via AP)

Co-op seeks to diversify yoga to heal racialized trauma

Aug. 1, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted her public affairs talk radio show, attended community meetings or handed out cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace farmers...

Nursing home ventilation investigated after virus outbreaks

Jul. 28, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ventilation systems at nursing homes are getting a closer look, and Dartmouth College is preparing to keep students in their dorm rooms for at least 48 hours after they arrive on campus as New Hampshire responds to the coronavirus pandemic. NURSING HOME REVIEW New Hampshire health and...