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A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Legal cannabis sales in Colorado reach all-time high in May

Jul. 13, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis sales in Colorado set a new monthly record in May, reaching their highest level since broad legalization in 2014. Dispensaries sold over $192 million worth of cannabis products that month, according to data from the state Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division...

Health workers perform COVID-19 tests at the Orange County Convention Center Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Doctor: Miami becoming 'epicenter' of coronavirus outbreak

Jul. 13, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases is turning Miami into the “epicenter of the pandemic,” a top doctor warned Monday, while an epidemiologist called the region's situation “extremely grave.” Those assessments came as Florida...

Tennessee sets record for new virus cases with 3,314

Jul. 13, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee reported a record number of new virus cases on Monday with 3,314, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. That brings the total number of active cases in Tennessee to more than 65,000. Shelby County had the most cases statewide with 14,163. It was followed closely...

A woman wearing a face mask exits the Atwood Building, a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, building where many state offices are located on Monday, June 29, 2020. The Municipality of Anchorage on Monday instituted a requirement that most people should wear masks in indoor public settings, but Attorney General Kevin Clarkson sent an email to state employees saying that state buildings within the municipality were exempt from that order. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

The Latest: Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

Jul. 12, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday’s rise to...

Alaska sets another daily record with 116 new virus cases

Jul. 12, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There were 116 new COVID-19 cases reported across Alaska Sunday, the highest daily increase so far in the state. There was one new hospitalization and no new deaths reported in Alaska, The Anchorage Daily News reported. The state Department of Health and Social Services said 93 of...

Former tennis player Mardy Fish wins celebrity golf title

Jul. 12, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams a day after a record-setting round. The 38-year-old former tennis player jumped into Lake Tahoe in celebration. “I’ve wanted to...

COVID-19 continues its grim record-setting pace in Texas

Jul. 11, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The new coronavirus continues to cut its record-setting swath through Texas as state officials reported a record 10,351 new cases for the day Saturday. That brought the total cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, to just over a quarter-million dating to the start of...

Guests enter the Magic Kingdom during the first day of reopening at Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida sets record week for coronavirus deaths

Jul. 11, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coronavirus death rate rose again Saturday, setting a one-week record of nearly 500 fatalities that is about 80 more that the previous seven-day high set in early May. The state health department reported 96 new deaths, bringing the total for the week to 496 or an...

People get tested at a drive thru coronavirus testing site at South Mountain Community College, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona reports 69 more deaths, sets hospitalization records

Jul. 11, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak in Arizona has produced 69 additional deaths and record numbers of hospitalizations, according to data released Saturday by state health officials. The death toll increased to 2,151, and the state Department of Health Services reported 3,038 additional confirmed...