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FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Fauci urges youths to separate politics, science

Jul. 14, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON-- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, offered encouragement--tinged by firsthand experience--to young people on doing their part in separating politics from science as they navigate life in the age of coronavirus. “Do your thing, and don’t get involved in...

A health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Waukee, Iowa. Iowa state Auditor Rob Sand said Tuesday that a coronavirus testing program brought to the state under a $28 million no-bid contract by Gov. Kim Reynolds on recommendation from actor Ashton Kutcher is violating state law in the indirect way it handles test results data. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Florida virus deaths surge, vaccine research moves forward

Jul. 14, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Florida surpassed its daily record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday amid rising global worries of a resurgence, even as researchers announced that the first vaccine tested in the U.S. had worked to boost patients' immune systems. Florida's 132 additional deaths topped a state...

Victims' lawyer: Drug-diluting pharmacist set to be released

Jul. 14, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri pharmacist who pleaded guilty in a scheme to dilute tens of thousands of prescriptions for seriously ill patients to boost profits is being released from prison early because of the coronavirus, according to an attorney for the victims. Michael Ketchmark, an...

The Canyon Creek Memory Care Community is seen in Billings, Mont. on Friday, July 10, 2020. The facility that cares for people with dementia and other cognitive issues has seen at least seven deaths since a coronavirus outbreak sickened almost all its residents and many staff members. The Montana memory care facility that didn't carry out no-cost COVID-19 testing on its residents is reeling from an outbreak that has sickened more than 50 residents and 36 staff. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

Jul. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities. But not all of them followed through,...

Vice President Pence participates in a roundtable discussion at LSU's Tiger Stadium with higher education leaders focusing on fall reopening plans and university sports programs. Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Pence urges school reopening in Louisiana amid virus surge

Jul. 14, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday the country's schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, second from right, arrives to speak at a campaign event, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden's Texas ad signals opportunity in GOP stronghold

Jul. 14, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

Joe Biden targeted Texas with a modest advertising investment on Tuesday that raised new questions about President Donald Trump's vulnerability in the longtime Republican stronghold as coronavirus infections explode. Biden, the former vice president and the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee in 2020,...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Asian shares fell Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upbeat mood on global markets, as newly confirmed coronavirus cases rose in the U.S., Brazil and parts of Japan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Wall Street rebounds after yet another yo-yo day of trading

Jul. 14, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, and the S&P 500 more than made up all its losses from the day before, after stocks pinballed through another day of erratic trading. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3%, led by energy producers and other companies whose profits would benefit greatly from a...

FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, Jimmy Fallon attends the Time 100 Gala in New York.  Fallon and the

Jimmy Fallon, 'Tonight' show return to studio, sans audience

Jul. 14, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The studio is largely empty, but Jimmy Fallon is out of his home and back to the “Tonight” show stage. The NBC late-night host returned to NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters Monday, saying he hoped he could provide his audience with a little more “normal”...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, a protester carries a sign in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Churches offer mental health aid amid pandemic, protests

Jul. 14, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (RNS) — Not long into the coronavirus pandemic, the Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a pastor at Grace and Peace Church on the West Side of Chicago, began to hear from congregants who lost their jobs and were struggling financially as the city closed nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the...

FILE - In this July 17, 2001, file photo, a view of Telluride, Colo. appears nestled in a valley from the top of Mount St. Sophia. The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Festival organizers said Tuesday that its 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, has been scuttled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski/File)

Telluride Film Festival canceled due to pandemic

Jul. 14, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Organizers said Tuesday that the festival's 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scuttled entirely due to the...