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Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

May. 24, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It’s not going to happen. A review by The Associated Press found that at least half of the states are not going to meet...

Children play in the sand while others jog as a New York City Parks officer, center, walks the beach making sure no one goes in the water, at Coney Island Beach during the current coronavirus outbreak, Sunday, May 24, 2020, in New York. Swimming is prohibited at New York City beaches. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

As nation approaches 100,000 dead, NY continues downtrend

May. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The daily coronavirus death toll increased slightly though the trend continues down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. On Saturday, 109 people died across the state from COVID-19, the Democrat said during his daily press conference. There were 84 deaths on Friday. The daily death toll has...

Cars and cyclists move through Times Square after a rain shower during the coronavirus pandemic, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

May. 23, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eased the state's ban on gatherings in time for the Memorial Day weekend. But beachgoers faced inclement weather Saturday that dampened crowds. A look at...

Commuters wearing masks ride a bus during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, May 21, 2020. While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party because the number of coronavirus cases has grown at a pace that leaves it unable to meet even the new, relaxed state standards for allowing additional businesses and recreational activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus

May. 23, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop and play this holiday weekend, Los Angeles did not join the party. The nation’s most populous county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because it has a disproportionately large...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Missouri jobless rate more than doubles to 9.7% due to virus

May. 22, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate more than doubled last month due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, state officials said Friday. Still, Missouri's jobless rate of 9.7% was well below the national rate of 14.7%. The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its April...

FILE- In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is wheeled into Cobble Hill Health Center by emergency medical workers in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Thursday, April 23, 2020, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nursing homes in New York must immediately report how they have complied with regulations for resident care during the coronavirus, and non-compliant facilities could face hefty fines or lose their licenses. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

AP count: Over 4,500 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes

May. 22, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4,500 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The...

FILE- In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is wheeled into Cobble Hill Health Center by emergency medical workers in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Thursday, April 23, 2020, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nursing homes in New York must immediately report how they have complied with regulations for resident care during the coronavirus, and non-compliant facilities could face hefty fines or lose their licenses. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

AP count: Over 4,300 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes

May. 22, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The...

Increased Missouri virus testing to focus on nursing homes

May. 21, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday said the state plans to focus on widespread testing at nursing homes and state-run sites including prisons as it ramps up to a goal of 7,500 coronavirus tests per day. The Republican governor said everyone at nursing homes and other long-term care...

\In this Nov. 8, 2019 photo,Tabatha Rosproy, 2020 National Teacher of the Year, is shown with her pre-school students in Winfield, Kansas. The pre-school is housed at Cumbernauld Village, a retirement community and nursing home, and provides daily interaction between students and residents, who serve as

Top educator taught Kansas preschoolers alongside retirees

May. 21, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Teacher Tabatha Rosproy's preschool class met inside a nursing and retirement home in rural Kansas, forming a bond with residents that continued even when social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic forced her classroom to close down. After a school year of...