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North Dakota virus task force trying to make a difference

Sep. 26, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the seven weeks since the Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force was created, it has increased access to testing, assisted schools with reopening plans and secured a shelter for homeless COVID-19 patients. But coronavirus cases in the region continue to spike, and there is more work...

Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) gets his glove over the face of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (44) during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Like in 2009, back-to-back could tilt this Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 26, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dan Bylsma sees some parallels between this Stanley Cup Final that features games on back-to-back nights and the last time it happened in 2009 when he was the winning coach. After the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars in overtime Friday night, it's right back for Game 5 on...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

North Dakota health official quits amid quarantine dispute

Sep. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Paul Mariani resigned as North Dakota's top state health officer on Friday, one day after Gov. Doug Burgum reversed himself and rescinded a new order that would have enforced quarantines for close contacts of coronavirus patients. The announcement from Burgum’s office...

North Dakota reports 8 deaths due to COVID-19 complications

Sep. 24, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health on Thursday reported eight additional deaths due to complications from the coronavirus, raising the eight-day total to 34 and the overall total to 212. The latest fatalities included five combined in Burleigh and Morton counties, considered the...

Black man sues Wells Fargo, says he was denied service

Sep. 24, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has accused Wells Fargo bank of discriminating against him, saying a banker refused to open an account for him after learning he was Black. Paul Dawson filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County on Monday. The “Banking While Black” complaint alleges racial...

Minot man guilty of assaulting deputy, resisting arrest

Sep. 24, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man has been found guilty of assaulting a Ward County sheriff's deputy while resisting arrest during a traffic stop. A jury handed down the verdict Wednesday, finding Joshua Lochthowe guilty of felony assault. He was acquitted of driving while intoxicated. According to court...

Defunct spa unlikely to refund customers, despite order

Sep. 24, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The owners of a defunct Bismarck spa have been ordered to pay nearly $380,000 for selling gift cards even as they made plans to close the business in 2017. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a civil lawsuit against Jill Becker and Brent Voorhees, owners of Spa D'Athena, accusing...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

Sep. 23, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat of the new coronavirus continues to recede. The decision lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in...

North Dakota governor boosts COVID-19 measures for elderly

Sep. 23, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Saying it’s time to “spring into action” to handle rising COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is directing health officials to place those residents at the head of the line for testing and to shift medical personnel and supplies...