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U.S. Army Arizona National Guard Spc. Jordyn VanWormer, left, and Spc. Angel Lopez load eggs into a shopping cart inside Yuma Community Food Bank, early Friday morning, Dec. 4, 2020, in Yuma, Aiz. It was the Guard's last day working at the Food Bank. Soldiers had been assisting with serving the needs of Yumans since April during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona health leaders urge masks as cases rise

Dec. 5, 2020 3:48 PM EST

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials used a blunt tone Saturday as the state reported 6,799 coronavirus cases, the second-highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic. The Department of Health Services says on Twitter that people should wear masks “around anyone who isn’t a member of...

Rodeo Drive has less cars and pedestrians doing holiday shopping this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. With coronavirus cases surging at a record pace, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday and said if people don't comply the state's hospitals will be overwhelmed with infected patients. (AP Photo/Pamela Hassell)

California's San Joaquin Valley enacts stay-home order

Dec. 5, 2020 3:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Faced with a dire shortage of hospital beds, California’s San Joaquin Valley was placed under a sweeping new lockdown Saturday in an urgent attempt to slow the rapid rise of coronavirus cases. The Fresno County Department of Public Health announced that the San Joaquin Valley,...

An employee at Gucci talks to a man waiting on a socially distanced line of shoppers waiting to enter the luxury designer boutique on Rodeo Drive, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The new stay-at-home order will last at least three weeks, cutting sharply into the most profitable shopping season and threatening financial ruin for businesses already struggling after 10 months of on-again, off-again restrictions and slow sales because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Pamela Hassell)

VIRUS TODAY: California faces closures; jobless cutoff looms

Dec. 5, 2020 12:50 PM EST

Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — The coronavirus surge is threatening to overwhelm hospitals in California. Five San Francisco Bay Area counties have new stay-at-home orders that will take effect Sunday. The new shutdowns...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans as he leaves the team's home field for the last time, after the team's win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game Saturday, NovĀ 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

On Football: Big games ahead on the NFL schedule -- maybe

Dec. 5, 2020 11:15 AM EST

The NFL, its teams, broadcasters and fans all have learned one thing in 2020: Nothing is certain with the schedule. Never was that more obvious than in the last two weeks, with the kind of scrambling that made Fran Tarkenton famous affecting a bunch of games. It's not likely to end as COVID-19 surges in America....

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, reacts with down judge Danny Short during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Matchup of division leaders: Seahawks vs Giants. The Giants?

Dec. 5, 2020 11:08 AM EST

In this strangest of NFL seasons in this weirdest of years, here's a matchup of division leaders you wouldn't expect: Seattle hosting the New York Giants. Certainly the Seahawks on top of the tough NFC West is no stretch. They are 8-3, have a dynamic offense and improving defense, and plenty of pedigree under...

San Francisco beats Cal Poly 88-60

Dec. 4, 2020 10:53 PM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Jamaree Bouyea had 18 points and five assists, Dzmitry Ryuny added 15 points with 10 rebounds, and San Francisco beat Cal Poly 88-60 on Friday night. Julian Rishwain added 12 points and Khalil Shabazz chipped in 11 for San Francisco (4-2). Alimamy Koroma scored 14 points for...

People dine outdoors at The Trident restaurant Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Sausalito, Calif. The health officers in six San Francisco Bay Area regions have issued a new stay-at-home order as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill. The changes announced Friday will take effect in most of the area at 10 p.m. Sunday and last through Jan. 4. It means restaurants will have to close to indoor and outdoor dining, bars and wineries must close along with hair and nail salons and playgrounds. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Francisco Bay Area issues new stay-at-home order

Dec. 4, 2020 8:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The health officers in five San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a new stay-at-home order Friday requiring some businesses to close and banning all gatherings, as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill. The changes take effect for most of the area at 10 p.m. Sunday and...

FILE- In this March 31, 2020 file photo, members of the Connecticut Air and Army National Guard unload hospital supplies referred to as

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area issue new stay-at-home order as hospitals, ICU beds fill

Dec. 4, 2020 4:12 PM EST
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area issue new stay-at-home order as hospitals, ICU beds fill.
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) is hugged by teammates after making the game-winning field goal as time expires during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. San Francisco won 23-20. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Rams vs Cardinals could hinge on Ramsey vs Hopkins

Dec. 4, 2020 11:15 AM EST

One of only two games matching teams with winning records this week, the Rams and Cardinals go at it in Arizona. Another defeat for either side in the rugged NFC West could cause major problems for any January plans. Los Angeles (7-4) trails the division-leading Seahawks by one game. The Cardinals (6-5), losers...