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Hotels, churches set to reopen, stay-at-home order extended

May. 29, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu extended New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks, while announcing the limited reopening of hotels, summer camps and houses of worship. The stay-at-home order had been due to expire on Sunday but instead was extended until June 15. ...

Body of missing boy with autism found in river near his home

May. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

FORT JENNINGS, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his home this week was found in a river on Thursday, a sheriff said. A volunteer searching for the boy found his body in a log jam along the bank of the Auglaize River, less than a mile from his home, according to the...

Children at Seymour Road Academy take part in a Commando Joe's character education program run by former soldier Mike Hamilton during the coronavirus outbreak in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 20, 2020. Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren't typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But they're useful props as British veteran Mike Hamilton prepares to lead children in a military-style game designed to boost their resilience and mental health at a time of atypical stress. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Veterans help UK children keep calm, cope with virus stress

May. 29, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren't typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re useful props as British army veteran Mike Hamilton prepares to lead children in a military-style game designed to boost their resilience and mental health at a...

Fourth child in Washington has coronavirus-related illness

May. 28, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A child in the Pasco, Washington, area has been diagnosed with a multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, an illness associated with COVID-19, said the Benton Franklin Health District. The Tri-City Herald reports it's one of four cases of the syndrome identified in Washington...

Mississippi health officials say 2nd child dead from flu

May. 28, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials said a second child has died in the state this year due a pediatric flu. The child died in March but their case was not previously reported to the department, state Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in a news release Wednesday. The first pediatric flu...

Washington officials report drop in childhood vaccinations

May. 27, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health has observed a significant drop in the number of children being vaccinated over the past two months. State health experts say children still need vaccines on time, even during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday....

FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, Cindy Morris, left, and Swarnamala Ratnayaka prepare RNA for testing for the new coronavirus at the molecular pathology lab at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  Where political divides marred early recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Louisiana is showing rare political unity in the fight against the new coronavirus.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

13 Louisiana children have developed illness tied to virus

May. 27, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thirteen Louisiana children have developed a rare inflammatory disease related to the new coronavirus and one has died, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. Details on the young person who died were not provided out of respect for the privacy of the family, Edwards said. The disease is...

Larry Danko at his business Monday morning, May 25, 2020 in Plains, Pa. After being shut down since March, Larry Danko defied a state order and reopened his fitness center in Plains Twp. at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning even though Luzerne County remains in the red phase. Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Police, regulators target businesses flouting Wolf shutdown

May. 26, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. Small business owners have protested Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure of...

Heidi Hannah holds her head in her hands, as she is joined by her sons Tomas, 10, left, and Lucas, 8, right, at a Memorial Day visit to the grave of her oldest son, Army Specialist Taylor Hannah, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., Monday, May 25, 2020. Public Memorial Day events at the cemetery were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Taylor Hannah, 22, died March 1, 2020 of a rare blood disease. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

May. 25, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered those lost...

Virginia sees 2nd case of inflammatory pediatric syndrome

May. 25, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Health has reported the second confirmed case in the state of a pediatric inflammatory illness associated with the new coronavirus. The department's website on Monday showed a second case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in the Fairfax Health...