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A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

Indiana school temporarily closes after positive virus test

Aug. 3, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana school temporarily shut down two days after opening because at least one staff member tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest school in the state to have to deal with positive cases soon after welcoming students back to the classroom. Elwood Junior Senior...

Virus testing sites for Alabama college students opening

Aug. 3, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than a dozen sites are opening across Alabama to test about 200,000 students before they head to college and university campuses statewide, officials said Monday, but the program will help stem the spread of the new coronavirus only if students abide by guidelines at school....

College students begin moving in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, July 31, 2020. The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. At N.C. State, the return of students was staggered over 10 days and students were greeted Friday by socially distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. . (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

Jul. 31, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren't finding the typical mobs of students and parents. What they found Friday were strict safety protocols and some heightened anxiety amid a global pandemic where virus infections are growing in dozens of states. North...

Students of Avon Intermediate School South arrive for their first day back to school in the Avon Community School Corporation, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  (Doug McSchooler/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana student, school staff member test positive for virus

Jul. 31, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just days after public schools around the state reopened their doors for the first time since March, at least one student and one school staff member have tested positive for the virus. In the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, 20 miles east of Indianapolis, a student...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes end for the week, in New York. A positive coronavirus test in a New York City school will trigger a two-week classroom shutdown under a reopening plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Friday, July 31,  for the nation's largest public school system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYC submits plan to reopen nation's largest school district

Jul. 31, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A positive coronavirus test in a New York City school will trigger a two-week classroom shutdown under a reopening plan announced by the nation's largest public school system. If there is a single confirmed case, the entire classroom will self-quarantine for 14 days and receive instruction...

Shoppers wear face masks as they leave a Walmart store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, July 30, 2020. Many retail stores are requiring customers to wear face masks inside all of their stores where local governments do not require it amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, limited enforcement, at Walmart avoids physical confrontations with customers who refuse to wear mask. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

12 Bradley students test positive for COVID-19 after event

Jul. 30, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A dozen Bradley University students a, including some who attended a social gathering after leading freshmen orientation programs this month, have tested positive for COVID-19, the school said. After the Peoria school learned of the new cases on July 23, it determined after testing and...

Leon McFarlane a research technician handles a blood sample from a volunteer in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Imperial College is working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists at Imperial College London say they are immunizing hundreds of people with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an early trial after seeing no worrying safety problems in those vaccinated so far. Dr. Robin Shattock told the Associated Press that he and colleagues had just finished a very slow and arduous process of testing the vaccine at a low dose in a small number of participants and would now be expanding the trial to about 300 people, including those over 75. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK scientists to immunize hundreds with coronavirus vaccine

Jul. 30, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Imperial College London say they are immunizing hundreds of people with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an early trial after seeing no worrying safety problems in a small number vaccinated so far. Dr. Robin Shattock, a professor at the college, told The Associated Press...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Manuel Henriquez arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez is scheduled to be sentenced via video on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after pleading guilty. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Finance firm founder gets 6 months in college bribery scam

Jul. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for paying about $450,000 in bribes to boost his two daughters' entrance exam scores and get one of them into Georgetown University as a bogus tennis recruit. Manuel Henriquez, the 57-year-old founder and ex-CEO...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ July 28 The Johnson City Press on mitigating floods in the area: Despite the best efforts of humans, Mother Nature will have her way. Living among peaks and ridges, Northeast Tennessee residents know all too well how rough weather can quickly turn into unexpected...