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Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

Aug. 02, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July, and the number of people who came in families likely reached its second-highest total on record, a U.S. official said Monday,...

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 02, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.” ...

The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

Aug. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS — The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis that was made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test. The venue said Monday that the...

9 Massachusetts counties now subject to CDC masking guidance

Aug. 02, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated mask guidance now applies to nine Massachusetts counties, according to data released Monday. That is up from five counties last week. The guidance issued last week recommends...

Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

Aug. 02, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in the metropolitan area would undergo weekly virus testing. But both Democrats on Monday resisted calls to...

NFL Alumni, CDC fight COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy

Aug. 02, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

Marshall Faulk's high school football coach died of COVID-19 early on in the pandemic. The coronavirus hit home for Rod Woodson when he and his family got sick and his daughter's boyfriend lost his father. They are two of 15 Hall of Famers among 40 current and former...

Conn. urges masks indoors; young adults in Mass. lead cases

Aug. 01, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — CONNECTICUT The state Department of Public Health on Sunday issued an alert that strongly recommends all Connecticut residents over 2 years old wear face masks in indoor public spaces, whether they're vaccinated or not, given the rapid increase in COVID-19...

In Norfolk, visitors to city buildings must wear masks

Aug. 01, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Visitors to any city building in Norfolk must now wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. Additionally, indoor group sports at Norfolk recreation centers are now prohibited. The Virginia city says people must wear a mask while exercising...

Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise

Aug. 01, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, also said he doesn’t foresee...

Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

Jul. 31, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. ...