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In this Aug. 23, 2020 photo, Sister Stephanie Baliga, right, runs a marathon on a treadmill in the basement of the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels church in Chicago. When the Chicago Marathon was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sister Baliga and her fellow nuns livestreamed the run and raised money for their community. (PJ Weiland via AP)

Nun runs treadmill marathon, raises money for Chicago's poor

Sep. 17, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

When the Chicago Marathon was canceled due to coronavirus, Sister Stephanie Baliga decided to put on her sneakers and run the standard 26.2 miles — in her convent’s basement. It started as a promise. Baliga had told her running team that in the event of a cancellation, she’d run a treadmill...

Tim Robles wears a mask while lifting a kettlebell during a workout at Fitness SF Transbay gym during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California fitness centers sue state over virus closures

Sep. 15, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California fitness centers have filed a lawsuit alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom's measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus unfairly target the industry and are demanding they be allowed to reopen. The California Fitness Alliance, which represents nearly 300 businesses, filed...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013 photo, a man walks past a shuttered New York Sports Club on Water St. in New York. Town Sports International Holdings Inc., the owner of New York Sports Club and Lucille Roberts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, as gym operators struggle to keep afloat amid nationwide shutdowns. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY Sports Club latest chain to seek bankruptcy protection

Sep. 14, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

The company that runs New York Sports Club and Lucille Roberts gyms filed for bankruptcy protection with COVID-19, still prevalent in many parts of the U.S., gutting membership rolls at fitness companies nationwide. Gold’s Gym sought bankruptcy protection in May and 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide filed for...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, Gov. Wanda Vazquez, wearing a protective face mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic, attends a press conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez announced Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that she will place the U.S. territory on a 24-hour lockdown every Sunday as part of stricter measures to fight a spike in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

Puerto Rico reopening beaches, gyms, theaters amid pandemic

Sep. 10, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday announced she would reopen beaches, casinos, gyms and movie theaters across the U.S. territory as officials report a recent drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths that some experts worry could once again spike. The changes will be in effect...

Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

Sep. 9, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing rules. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it recorded 155 additional cases...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, dressed as Batman, gets into the Halloween spirit as he hands out Halloween treats to costumed children during his visit to The Penleigh Child Development Center in Sacramento, Calif. Halloween traditions, including trick-or-treating, haunted houses and parades, have all been nixed in Los Angeles County in 2020 under new health guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Public Health says so-called

Los Angeles eases up on pandemic-driven Halloween guidance

Sep. 9, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after issuing guidelines that restricted trick-or-treating and other Halloween traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County health officials walked back some of the rules on Wednesday. The county Department of Health initially said Tuesday that...

Break a sweat: Michigan gyms are open after 6 months

Sep. 9, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's gyms are open for workouts after nearly six months. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order took effect Wednesday, allowing fitness centers to operate in a swath of the state that holds 93% of Michigan’s population. Gyms face 25% capacity limits, and face...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., heir status amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer says gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume if masks are worn. She lifted some coronavirus restrictions Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states. The order, effective next Wednesday, allows for reopening fitness centers and indoor pools in remaining regions that hold 93% of Michigan's population.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer: Gyms can open; contact sports resume, but unadvised

Sep. 3, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and additional organized sports can resume if masks are worn — lifting some coronavirus restrictions that lasted longer in Michigan than in many states. The order, which takes effect...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk along a street in the central business district in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Beijing airport receives international flights

Sep. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING — Beijing’s main international airport on Thursday began again receiving international flights from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Pakistan, Austria, Canada and Sweden, must have...

Residents wear masks to protect from the coronavirus near government propaganda boards at a bus stop in Beijing on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asia Today: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

Sep. 2, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, Victoria state, on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new infections dipped. The Victorian Parliament’s upper chamber passed legislation by a 20-19 vote to extend the state of...