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Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

A moto-taxi driver moves through a street flooded by rain brought by the outer bands of Hurricane Isaias, in the Tabarre district of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, early Friday, July 31, 2020. Isaias kept on a path early Friday toward the U.S. East Coast as it approached the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares

Aug. 1, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a track for the U.S. East Coast. Officials in Florida said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade County. Mayor Carlos Giménez...

A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant solution inside the coffin of a person who died from suspected COVID-19, as the body arrives at the crematorium at Xilotepec Cemetery in Xochimilco, Mexico City, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response

Aug. 1, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast on Saturday is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus. Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites even...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

The Covid-19 test center at Marlins Park is closed due Hurricane Isaias on Friday, July 31, 2020, in Miami. Hurricane Isaias' imminent arrival has forced the closure of some outdoor coronavirus testing sites in Florida, even as the state continues to tally record daily deaths. (Al Diaz /Miami Herald via AP)

Florida halts COVID-19 testing as it prepares for hurricane

Jul. 31, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor coronavirus testing sites Friday even as the state reached a new daily high in deaths. Meanwhile, the virus was complicating efforts to put contingency plans in place for evacuations and shelters if the storm makes...

A view of a rainbow as vehicles line up at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, July 19, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Florida teachers sue to block reopening of public schools

Jul. 21, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida teachers sued Monday to block what they call the “reckless and unsafe reopening” of public school campuses for face-to-face instruction. The Florida Education Association lawsuit argues that reopening this fall would put students and school employees at...

Registered nurses Army Capt. Rachel Curtis, right, and Capt. Christa Angelotti, with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, sets up a patient board inside a wing at United Memorial Medical Center, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Houston. Soldiers will treat COVID-19 patients in the newly setup hospital wing as Texas receives help from across the country to deal with its coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely

Jul. 18, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic as death tolls reached new highs. It came as many states — particularly in the Sunbelt — struggled to cope...

Mariachis, some wearing protective face  masks, wait for clients in Plaza Garibaldi, where residents come to hire mariachis for events and parties, in Mexico City, Friday, July 17, 2020. With large gatherings cancelled and concerns over singing inside closed spaces, work has plummeted for the hundreds of Mariachis based in Plaza Garibaldi. Those lucky enough to get occasional work say they are playing for small celebrations at home, such as birthdays or proposals, as well as at wakes for the deceased. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Mexico says its COVID-19 deaths surpass 35,000

Jul. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has registered 736 more COVID-19 deaths and 7,257 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infections. Mexico now has more than 35,000 deaths from the pandemic, the fourth highest total in the world. It also has recorded over 324,000 cases, somewhere around the seventh-highest level. The...

People wait in line outside of a COVID-19 testing site during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Opa-locka, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami-Dade plans to fine people not following COVID rules

Jul. 17, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Miami-Dade County plans to start aggressively enforcing rules designed to combat the rapidly spreading coronavirus as Florida reported more than 11,000 new cases Friday adding to a caseload that is straining the state's hospitals. The Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously...

In this undated photo provided by Michelle Zymet,  Zymet, right, is surrounded by her husband John Place and their daughter Cyann. Place, a Florida businessman is fighting COVID-19 at a hospital intensive care unit after likely being infected by his son. The spread of the illness among members of the Plantation, Florida family highlights the outcome dreaded by authorities who feared the recent surge of cases hitting younger Floridians would spread to older, more vulnerable people.   (Michelle Zymet via )

Exposed by son, man fights COVID-19 in Florida hospital

Jul. 16, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For weeks, Michelle Zymet pleaded with her stepson to avoid going out with friends and to always wear a mask. “It’s just not the time,” the Florida woman says she told him, begging him to think about his dad, who is at a higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness because he...