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Health officials issue COVID-19 alerts across South Dakota

Aug. 14, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Friday issued warnings of possible COVID-19 exposures at a series of locations spanning the state. Officials have said they expect to see an increase in infections as people gather for activities. But as large gatherings like concerts and motorcycle...

Chris Cox, the founder of Bikers for Trump, examines his motorcycle on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, outside the Bikers for Trump trailer he brought to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in Sturgis, S.D.  The group has taken advantage of recent motorcycle rallies, which have been some of the largest mass gatherings in the country, to make direct appeals to register to vote. While the group has gained a significant online following for its shows of bravado, it remains to be seen if they can get ballot boxes filled with bikers, many who hail from the suburbs. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

At Sturgis, Trump supporters look to turn bikers into voters

Aug. 14, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — It's a Friday night at a crowded biker bar in South Dakota when Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump, takes the stage. While many have come to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for some combination of riding and partying, Cox's focus is on something else: voting. The coronavirus pandemic...

Motorcyclist survives violent bison attack in South Dakota

Aug. 14, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A motorcyclist has survived a violent attack by a bison in the Black Hills of South Dakota, sheriff's officials said. A bystander's video shows several bikers had stopped while a herd of bison crossed a road in Custer State Park on Wednesday. A 54-year-old Iowa woman got off the...

South Dakota avoids mass COVID-19 testing to avoid delays

Aug. 13, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota will adhere to recommendations that only people with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to the coronavirus be tested because an increase in testing nationwide is delaying test results, state health officials said Thursday. As large gatherings such as the Sturgis Motorcycle...

Bars get Bike Week reminder, school survey data released

Aug. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is reminding bar and restaurant owners of the importance of coronavirus-related guidelines, especially during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week. “We want to inform all licensees of the guidelines as they relate to seating, capacity,...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portland, Maine. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm

Aug. 9, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled...

FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...

Bikers ride through downtown Sturgis, S.D., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Organizers of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally expect 250,000 people to visit the town of Sturgis during the 10 day rally.  (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic

Aug. 8, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. The scene Saturday at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was familiar to...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

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US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

Aug. 7, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a...