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Suburban Indianapolis woman marks 105th birthday with parade

Jul. 12, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis woman has turned 105 years old with a car parade to mark the occasion. Ruth George celebrated her birthday on Saturday in Westfield, according to WTHR-TV. A line of cars drove by the senior citizens center where she lives and greeted her. Family, friends and...

Illinois launches campaign to prevent abuse of seniors

Jul. 12, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is launching a $2.1 million campaign to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors and adults with disabilities, a problem officials fear has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The Illinois Department on Aging's Office of Adult Protective Services received...

COVID-19 antibody testing and diagnostic testing are administered at a converted vehicle inspection station, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Local officials across Texas say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Jul. 11, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw...

Gloria DeSoto, 92, bottom left, visits with her family, reflected in the glass in their car, from a window of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, where she lives, in New York, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Her family was able to visit by a speaker while they stayed in their car and DeSoto stayed behind the glass of an entryway. They had not been able to visit since March 10, when many nursing homes began to shut down visitations for fear of spreading the coronavirus. The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, home to 700 residents, just started these non-contact visitations and will be scheduling them seven days a week to help families and residents reconnect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes

Jul. 10, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities without any new coronavirus...

California death row inmate has sentenced reduced to life

Jul. 9, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California death row inmate had his sentence reduced to life with a chance of parole after San Francisco's district attorney called capital punishment “undeniably cruel." Clifford Bolden, 65, was the last San Francisco person on death row at San Quentin State Prison. On...

Driver Frank Robinson confirms on his smart phone a delivery of food to a Brooklyn resident, left, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in New York. The HUNGRY program

Virus forces catering platform to find new audience, purpose

Jul. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When it launched in 2017, the catering tech platform HUNGRY had one customer in mind: well-heeled office workers. The goal was to bring delicious meals to places like Microsoft, Amazon and Google by creating networks of chefs and deliverers. HUNGRY was going to be the Uber of catering....

Alabama judge charged with theft, ethics violation resigns

Jul. 8, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama judge accused of misusing court funds and stealing money from clients has resigned from his post. Former Limestone County District Judge Doug Patterson announced he would be stepping down effective July 3, according to a letter to the Alabama Supreme Court filed Tuesday....

Massachusetts man pleads guilty to role in romance scam

Jul. 8, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say played a role in scamming two women in their 70s out of a total of more than $75,000 has pleaded guilty to money laundering and visa fraud charges, federal prosecutors say. Fortune Aikorogie, 33, of Lynn, used a counterfeit Zimbabwean passport and U.S....

Montana infections set record as outbreak hits nursing home

Jul. 7, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings nursing home said 58 residents and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus and the facility has been put under quarantine, as Montana on Tuesday reported its highest daily total of confirmed infections since the pandemic began. Residents and staff of Canyon Creek...

Montana virus infections hit new high as nursing home hit

Jul. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings nursing home said 58 residents and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus and the facility has been put under quarantine, as Montana on Tuesday reported its highest daily total of confirmed infections since the pandemic began. Residents and staff of Canyon Creek...