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People gather at the Porch in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Sunday, June 28, 2020. In response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, health officials are ordering all bars and restaurants in the county to stop the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption beginning on Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

'Truly alarming': Officials voice concern over virus spike

Jul. 2, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported its highest one-day total of confirmed coronavirus cases since May, while Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and 1.2 million residents, reported its highest one-day total of positive tests Thursday that officials called a larger increase than expected. The...

State sees uptick in new confirmed cases, fewer in hospital

Jul. 2, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island had an increase in the number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but the number of patients hospitalized with the disease continues to decline, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. There were 74 new confirmed cases, up from 36 the previous day. The...

Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

Jul. 2, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its first season in 40 years with only a handful of games played. The school has also cut women's swimming and diving because of budget issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Boise...

Planned Vanilla Ice show in Texas brings coronavirus heat

Jul. 2, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and its capital city have been hot spots in a summer resurgence of the coronavirus. And yet, the Iceman cometh. Vanilla Ice, the 1990s rapper with the hit single “Ice Ice Baby,” is scheduled to play an outdoor concert at a lakeside restaurant just outside Austin on...

Jeorganna Barnes, a worker at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., wipes slot machines with disinfectant Wednesday, July 1, 2020, as the casino prepared to reopen after 3 1/2 months of being shut down due to the coronavirus. Five of Atlantic City's casinos will reopen on Thursday, while three others, including Harrah's, will open Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Alaska Airlines secures loans; casinos in NJ reopening

Jul. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRANSPORTATION: Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in...

Unlike cities, rural Nevada schools plan classroom lessons

Jul. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Goldfield, a historic small mining town between Las Vegas and Reno, students and teachers are relatively unfazed by the idea of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surrounding Esmeralda County has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and schools Superintendent M. Neil...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolas Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

Jul. 2, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the socialist leader as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his...

Texas woman spits on counter after being told to wear a mask

Jul. 2, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman became verbally abusive and spit on the counter of a 7-Eleven after being told she needed to wear a face mask in order to make a purchase. In a video posted on Facebook, the cashier at the Fort Worth store appears to be telling the woman she cannot buy the beer and...

Oklahoma ends year with $585.5 million budget shortfall

Jul. 2, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has ended the fiscal year with a $585.5 million budget shortfall amid an economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, state Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Thursday. The state collected just more than $13 billion during the 12 months that ended June 30, or 4.3% less than...

Patrons eat lunch at Slater's 50/50 Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a three-week closure of bars, indoor dining and indoor operations of several other types of businesses in various counties, including Los Angeles, as the state deals with increasing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 US states

Jul. 2, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast. In yet another alarming indicator, 36...