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Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

Oil company extends bid deadline for Connecticut-size lands

Jun. 30, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Occidental Petroleum has extended by one week a Wednesday deadline for Wyoming to bid on a swath of land and mineral rights bigger than Connecticut, a spokesman for Gov. Mark Gordon said Tuesday. The bid on the 6,250 square miles (16,000 square kilometers) of the company's holdings...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday May 9, 2015, roses are symbolically placed on the railroad tracks at former concentration camp Westerbork, the Netherlands, remembering more than a hundred thousand Jews transported from Westerbork to Nazi death camps during WWII.  The NS railway company, announced that it will donate 5 million euros (dollars 5.6 million U.S. ) to Dutch Holocaust memorial centers as a gesture of collective recognition, but Jewish organizations criticized the company Monday June 29, 2020, for not adequately consulting them in discussions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

Jewish groups angry at Dutch railway company reparation

Jun. 29, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Jewish organizations criticized the Dutch national railway company Monday for not adequately consulting them in discussions to work out a form of recognition for Holocaust victims the company transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to...

Cook Group still a trailblazer, years after founder’s death

Jun. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — For decades, Bloomington-based medical-device maker Cook Group kept a somewhat low profile. The company employed thousands of locals and was deeply involved in downtown revitalization programs, yet was seen by the populace as sort of a mom-and-pop operation. Perhaps because, for...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

Two women eat lunch indoors at Portside Restaurant, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Salisbury, Mass. COVID-19 state guidelines allow indoor dining starting today. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Restaurants offer indoor dining; MBTA cranks up service

Jun. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Restaurants were allowed to start offering indoor dining again, and so-called close-contact businesses including nail salons, tattoo parlors and personal trainers could reopen Monday under the latest phase of Massachusetts's coronavirus pandemic economic recovery plan. In addition, the MBTA...

LNG shipments by rail approved in US amid pipeline battles

Jun. 22, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Trump administration has taken the final step to allow rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, a new front in the movement of energy products that had been opposed by environmental groups and 15 states. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration published the...

In this photo taken Thursday, June 18, 2020, work to expand the BNSF Southern Transcon mainline from one to two tracks progresses near Matfield Green, Kan. More than a century after the arrival of railroads to the Flint Hills of Kansas, a large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch in some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Major railroad expansion tearing up Flint Hills in Kansas

Jun. 19, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a century after the arrival of the railroads to the Flint Hills of Kansas, a large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch in some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation. The multiyear project by BNSF Railway to build a second main line...

A woman wearing a protective mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus crosses a flooded street during a brief downpour on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: New Zealand is no longer coronavirus-free

Jun. 16, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —- New Zealand is no longer free from the new coronavirus after health officials say two women who flew from London to see a dying parent had tested positive. But before they were tested, the women had been given an exemption to leave quarantine on compassionate grounds and had...