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FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey give an update on the state's pandemic response during a news conference in Phoenix. A judge will hear arguments Wednesday, May 27, 2020, over whether Arizona must publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes. Christ has previously said she wouldn't release the information without a court order. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool,File)

Judge mulls whether Arizona must reveal nursing home data

May. 27, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit seeking the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents at Arizona's nursing homes says he understands the public's need for disclosing such information but he also sees the state's concerns in withholding the data. Maricopa County Superior Court...

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COVID-19 deaths top 6,500: Drop in ridership speeds repairs

May. 27, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — COVID-19-related deaths at long-term care facilities in Massachusetts topped 4,000 on Wednesday, highlighting the terrible toll the virus has taken on the elderly and vulnerable. The overall number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic climbed to...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Kentucky election laws draw court challenge amid virus

May. 27, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID to vote drew a court challenge Wednesday from groups seeking widespread use of mail-in absentee ballots for the fall election, eager to protect voters fearful of coronavirus spread. The groups argued in a...

Matt Fontaine receives a gallon of free milk on his motorcycle distributed by members of the Rhode Island National Guard and volunteers with the Dairy Farmers of America to families in need, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Pawtucket, R.I. Dairy farmers have a milk surplus because demand has dropped as schools and restaurants closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and some farmers have had to pour excess milk away. Farmers donated the 4,300 gallons of milk given away today at McCoy Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New gym rules released; GOP seeks nursing home oversight

May. 27, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

Gyms and fitness studios will be subject to new rules when they're allowed to reopen Monday as part of the state’s second phase of resuming its economy from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. Among the new guidelines: face masks will be required for most workouts and exercise...

In this undated image provided by Novant Health, a package is prepared to be placed inside a drone for delivery from Novant Health Logistics Center in Kannapolis, N.C., to Novant Health Medical Center in Huntersville, N.C. North Carolina is a testing ground for drone programs involving medical supplies, and this week one of the first deliveries of personal protective equipment in the U.S. was dropped at a hospital by drone. The drones carry up to 4 pounds, and have a round-trip range of 100 miles. (Davis Turner/Novant Health via AP)

In pandemic, using drones to drop medical supplies from sky

May. 27, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

With a loud whir and a whoosh, a fixed-wing drone slingshots out of a medical warehouse, zips through hazy skies at 80 mph, pops open a belly hatch and drops a box of medical supplies. Slowed by a little parachute, the box drifts downward and lands with a plop, less than 8 minutes after launch. For North Carolina...

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames Obama for pricey drugs

May. 27, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tangled the facts when he asserted Tuesday at a White House Rose Garden event that “Obamacare” raised prescription drug costs for older people — the opposite is true. Trump also misfired by taunting Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden for...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 27, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ May 27 The Brunswick News on legislation that would increase the amount of medical supplies manufactured in the U.S.: Tired of hearing about critical shortages of essential medical supplies, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is joining U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., in proposing...

U of Michigan, Deerfield partner on drug discovery projects

May. 27, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is partnering with Deerfield Management health care investment firm to create a company to commercialize drug discovery projects. The launch of Great Lakes Discoveries was announced Wednesday. Deerfield will deliver development expertise and is committing...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rubio predicted in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 26, that foreign actors will seek to amplify American conspiracy theories about the virus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, much as Russia did in 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Rubio warns of foreign actors amplifying virus conspiracies

May. 27, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio, the new Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is warning that foreign actors will seek to amplify conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. The Florida Republican said in an interview...

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus 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. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...