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FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Whitmer vetoes bill to expand immunity from medical lawsuits

Aug. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have given additional health providers and facilities legal protection from lawsuits in any state-declared emergency and have continued the immunity for longer during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

Oahu hospital to establish dedicated virus unit by September

Aug. 10, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu plans to establish a new unit dedicated to treatment of COVID-19 patients. The hospital projected the $12.7 million project will be ready by September, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. The infectious disease unit will focus on the care...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

NH hospitals losing millions; fall sports on in Vermont

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ VERMONT Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says high school sports will happen this fall, but things will look different. "This won’t be a normal season, but our goal is to offer a path forward for each of these sports to give some sense...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

Data shows rise in overdose deaths during the pandemic

Aug. 7, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Health experts in Colorado warn that early 2020 data indicates a rise in overdose deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, even as the federal government has distributed grants to rural hospitals for prevention and treatment programs. Colorado’s Department of Public Health and...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds up mask as he talks about the importance of wearing face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during a news conference in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Governor urges flu shots as Texas reports 300 new deaths

Aug. 6, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals still dealing with thousands of coronavirus patients, and they urged the public to not wait on getting flu vaccinations this year. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott made the appeal as...

Hospitals take on virus testing, broadband funds spent

Aug. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hospitals are taking over community-based testing for the new coronavirus, and broadband internet service is being expanded to help with remote learning and at-home work during the pandemic. Coronavirus developments in New Hampshire: ___ HOSPITAL TESTING Nearly all of New...

State employees able to telework can do so through December

Aug. 6, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

State employees who can work remotely should expect to do so at least through the end of the year, the Vermont Agency of Administration said Thursday. “Doing our part to help Vermont continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide critical services to Vermonters remains our top...

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, during the sixth day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada passes virus liability and worker protection "deal"

Aug. 6, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak's office and the state's most powerful labor and business...