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In this photo provided by the Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference Friday, May 29, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer hinted that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases. (Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer hints at more reopening of Michigan in 'coming days'

May. 29, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hinted Friday that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases. She did not specify when she may act, alluding to an announcement on additional areas in...

Cleaning crew members, Rosalinda Venado, top, cleans and disinfects the center throughout the day, and after-hours, with a focus on high-touch, high-traffic surfaces while using a strong disinfectant at the Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles expands reopening; Newsom says state is prepared

May. 29, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents joined much of the rest of California in welcoming back restaurant dining and haircuts Friday, moves Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged would help fuel an increase in coronavirus cases that he said the state is now well positioned to handle....

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, dentist Dr. Kathleen Saturay wears additional protective equipment, including a face shield and disposable mask over a respirator mask, as she exams a patient in Seattle. Dental practices were allowed to open earlier this month following closure because of the coronavirus outbreak, as long as offices have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for their staffers, put in place social-distancing policies and check patients for symptoms of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

WA virus order expiring, counties get more flexibility

May. 29, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday and would allow counties more flexibility to apply to advance through the current four-phase reopening plan using updated benchmarks that some larger...

A customer wears mask as he waits for his order at a Starbucks in Northbrook, Ill., Friday, May 29, 2020. Every region of Illinois met the criteria to move into Phase 3 of reopening Friday, May 29. Most of the state will do so, but Chicago will have to wait until June 3 to partially reopen. Starting Friday, more businesses will be allowed to reopen and people can start gathering in small groups while social distancing. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Illinois enters new reopening phase; Pritzker urges caution

May. 29, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned Illinois residents on Friday to remain vigilant even as the state began to loosen restrictions intended to curb the deadly coronavirus, and he expressed gratitude for the actions taken over the last 10 weeks. With a slowly declining number of new cases of...

A worker prepares for guests to dine on the field at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. With the minor league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox had found another use for its home field. Starting next weekend, “Dining on the Diamond” will allow PawSox fans and others just longing for a taste of baseball to sample typical ballpark fare on the McCoy Stadium infield.(AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

PawSox offer taste of baseball with 'Dining on the Diamond'

May. 29, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are going from “Play Ball” to “Bon Appetit.” With the minor league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox has found another use for its home field. Starting next weekend,...

Residents wearing protective masks, due to the coronavirus outbreak, wait in line for boxes of donated food for those in need in Chelsea, Mass., Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Restaurants prep for diners: Teams can begin practice soon

May. 29, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state’s professional sports teams will soon be able to begin practicing again and diners could also begin enjoying outdoor eating at local restaurants, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. Baker said he plans to announce an executive order on Monday that will give more details about...

French Digital Affairs junior minister Cedric O demonstrates how to use the French app StopCovid meant to trace the virus' future spread on during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Friday, May 29, 2020. . France is the first major democracy to roll out such an app, and many people fear it invades their privacy. (AP Photo/Masha Macpherson)

AP Interview: French minister confident in virus tracing app

May. 29, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As France is easing most virus-related restrictions next week, the French government is confident its contact-tracing app will be effective in the process to contain the spread of the pandemic, despite skepticism and worries about privacy. The man at the forefront of the French app, junior...

Leah Hu, left, and her brother Leon demonstrate the use of robots for serving purposes or for dirty dishes collection, as part of a tryout of measures to respect social distancing and help curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the family's Royal Palace restaurant in Renesse, south-western Netherlands, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Hello and welcome: Robot waiters to the rescue amid virus

May. 29, 2020 4:09 AM EDT

RENESSE, Netherlands (AP) — You can always count on a robot for perfect timing. When Shaosong Hu saw robotic waiters serving food in China last fall, he knew exactly what he wanted for his restaurant in the Dutch beachside town of Renesse. He just didn’t have a clue how useful they would prove. ...

FILE - In this Friday, May 22, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif. A remote Northern California county that had been one of the state's two counties without any reported coronavirus cases now has at least five cases. Lassen County is temporarily rescinding its order allowing the reopening of restaurants, shopping and other services. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool, File)

Remote California county sees virus cases, slows reopening

May. 28, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first California county to backpedal on its reopening plan wasn’t one of the urban areas that agitated to reopen or a coastal area where beaches draw crowds but a remote outpost that didn’t have a single known coronavirus case until last week. All it took was a...

New Mexico will lift many business restrictions on June 1

May. 28, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will allow restaurants, shopping malls and salons to reopen at limited capacity starting on Monday, June 1, as state health regulators relax restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the changes under a new...