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Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, the English Premier League trophy is displayed on the pitch prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. Steve Parish, the chairman of Crystal Palace, says the Premier League could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

EPL mulls early end even as gov't clears path to resuming

May. 11, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Abandoning the English Premier League season prematurely was discussed by clubs as a potential option on Monday even as the government cleared a path to resuming the competition in June if there is no new spike in coronavirus infections. While spectators will not be allowed into...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Hali Flickinger swims in the women's 200m butterfly semifinal at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, some athletes and coaches have taken advantage of the unexpected free time to try new things, or maybe brush up on an old hobby. For Olympic swimmer Hali Flickinger, it's gardening and home renovations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Column: With sports on hold, athletes take up new pursuits

May. 7, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and coaches have been looking for ways to pass all that unexpected free time. We’ve heard plenty of familiar pursuits. Binge-watching a television series. Hunkering down with video games. Play time with the kids. Some have...

FILE - In this March 29, 2016 file photo, Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York to promote their home improvement show,

Virus delays launch of Chip and Joanna Gaines' new network

Apr. 21, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network will be blooming late because of the coronavirus crisis. The network's planned October launch is being pushed back because of production delays related to the COVID-19 disease, it was announced Tuesday. A new debut date wasn’t immediately...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2008, file photo, the Truckee Carson Irrigation Ditch gave way causing much of Fernley, Nev., to be flooded. A political storm is brewing on northern Nevada’s high desert that locals say could prove as devastating as the rare heavy rainfall that preceded the failure of a poorly maintained, century-old earthen irrigation canal and flooded hundreds of homes in 2008. (Marilyn Newton/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)

Nevada town fights plan to fix century-old canal amid COVID

Apr. 14, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A conflict emerging on northern Nevada's high desert marks an unusual crossroads for a pandemic, a relic of American westward expansion and 21st century technology. The townspeople of rural Fernley are fighting government plans to renovate a century-old earthen irrigation canal that...