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A bus shelter designed to block people with fever amid a spread of the coronavirus, is installed at a bus stop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The glass panels-covered bus stops at a Seoul district, are equipped with thermal cameras that screen people for fevers and also automatic doors that doesn’t let in any one with high temperatures. The sign reads

The Latest: Paris, Marseille declared at-risk zones

Aug. 14, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

PARIS — The head of France’s national health service says Paris and Marseille have been declared at-risk zones for the coronavirus as authorities observe a sharp increase in infections. Jerome Salomon, speaking on France Inter radio, warned "the situation is deteriorating from week to week”...

Ground broken for Marshall University flight school

Aug. 14, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ground has been broken on a facility that will house Marshall University's flight school. A ceremony was held Thursday at Charleston's Yeager Airport for the university's new Bill Noe Flight School. The facility, which include classrooms and a 12,000-square-foot hangar, is expected...

A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

Half of Pentagon's schools in US will do virtual learning

Aug. 13, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's push to open all schools, half of the Defense Department's schools in America will not open for in-person learning as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. In stark contrast, only two of the department's 68 schools in Europe will be operating...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian wears a face mask while standing outside the High School of Economics & Finance, closed due to coronavirus concerns, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state's success in battling the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYC mayor defends school opening timetable as concerns rise

Aug. 13, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held firm Thursday to plans to reopen the nation’s largest public school system within a month, despite pleas from teachers and principals to delay the return of students to classrooms. The city is aiming for a hybrid reopening Sept. 10, with most...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 12, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 The Vicksburg Post on the discovery of remains identified as a man who went missing in 2018: There is nothing we can say, or in this case, write, that would in any way ease the pain, the grief of the family of Timothy Howell Hearn. There is nothing we can...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards makes a point while updating the status of the state in regard to COVID-19, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The state will continue to be in Phase 2 until Aug. 28. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana uncertain about Trump's unemployment aid order

Aug. 11, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday he hasn't determined how Louisiana will be able to tap into President Donald Trump's partial extension of federal unemployment aid, and the governor called on Congress to enact a longer-term fix for those forced out of jobs by the coronavirus...

Media members document the inside of a fifth grade classroom set up for social distancing during a media demonstration at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering Monday, July 20, 2020, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Most SC schools to restart in person just a few days a week

Aug. 11, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Most school districts in South Carolina will not open their doors to students all five days a week when they start the new academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the governor demanded all schools offer a five-day per week in-person option. The state Education...

Recent Kansas editorials

Aug. 11, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

The Kansas City Star, Aug. 9 Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman acted irresponsibly when he failed to fully inform colleagues and the state that he had been treated for COVID-19 in mid-July. Ryckman’s silence may have endangered others. More importantly, his failure to announce his illness robbed colleagues...

Cuomo: NY lacks reopening plans from 1 in 7 school districts

Aug. 10, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As many as 1 in 7 New York school districts have yet to submit a plan to the state's health agency for the opening of the new school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The governor said districts that don't submit their plans by Friday cannot provide in-person learning this year. He...