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Indiana school temporarily closes after positive virus test

Aug. 3, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana school has shut down two days after opening after at least one staffer tested positive for COVID-19, while other districts in the state also are reporting positive tests among students and employees. Elwood Junior Senior High School is temporarily closing this week,...

In this photo made Thursday, July 23, 2020, an upper deck view of the new Texas Rangers home baseball stadium named Globe Life Field is seen in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Rangers' new stadium isn't retro and designers wanted the first next-generation ballpark. There is the full-panel retractable roof, the split seating levels offering full views of the ballpark with plenty of natural light. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive

Jul. 31, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Duke says that 25 athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary practice, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school announced the results Friday...

Students of Avon Intermediate School South arrive for their first day back to school in the Avon Community School Corporation, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  (Doug McSchooler/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana student, school staff member test positive for virus

Jul. 31, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just days after public schools around the state reopened their doors for the first time since March, at least one student and one school staff member have tested positive for the virus. In the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, 20 miles east of Indianapolis, a student...

Minnesota schools get some flexibility on back-to-school

Jul. 30, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state officials on Thursday unveiled a plan to reopen schools this fall that gives districts some flexibility to toggle between in-person and online learning, but reserves the right for the state to step in if the coronavirus gets out of control. Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ July 28 The Johnson City Press on mitigating floods in the area: Despite the best efforts of humans, Mother Nature will have her way. Living among peaks and ridges, Northeast Tennessee residents know all too well how rough weather can quickly turn into unexpected...

Gov limits house parties to 15 people after virus cases rise

Jul. 29, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

Rhode Islanders hosting parties during the coronavirus pandemic will need to tone things down. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday that she's cutting the maximum number of people allowed at backyard barbecues, house parties and other social gatherings in the state from 25 to 15 people. The Democrat also said...

Faustina Bema, a candidate for Novice of the Sisters of the Holy Family, prays inside a chapel during a retreat at their Mother House in New Orleans, Thursday, July 23, 2020. In the archdioceses of New Orleans and Chicago, top leaders are encouraging their schools to place a new emphasis on teaching about racial justice, as well as the history of Black Catholics. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Correction: Black Catholic History story

Jul. 28, 2020 12:53 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 25, 2020, about the teaching of Black Catholics’ history in Catholic schools, The Associated Press gave an erroneous figure for the number of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The archdiocese says there are 199 schools.

Officials: Virus outbreak hits Iowa boys detention center

Jul. 28, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Iowa reported an outbreak of coronavirus at Iowa’s detention center and school for male juvenile offenders in Eldora. Twelve students and five staff members at Eldora Boys State Training School have tested positive for the virus, television station KCCI reported....

Wyoming to distribute 500,000 face masks to schools

Jul. 27, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials plan to distribute 500,000 face masks to school districts around the state to help schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. The cloth face coverings will be washable and help school districts to meet safety standards for reopening schools this fall, state...

Models wearing face masks pose during a mask fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

Jul. 24, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily jump above 100 in nearly four months. But the rise was expected as health authorities had forecast a temporary spike driven by imported infections found among cargo-ship...