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Registered Nurse Laure Hale writes on her car as she is preparing to take part in a motorcade protest to the Duval County School Board building, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. Duval County teachers and their supporters gathered in a parking lot before they drove to the Duval County School Board Building and protest plans of starting the upcoming school year with the rate of COVID-19 infections hitting record rates in Jacksonville. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Florida sets new one-day state virus death record with 132

Jul. 14, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida broke its one-day record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday and while there is a possible caveat, the state is experiencing a skyrocketing fatality rate that's near the highest in the nation and a rapidly growing number of cases. The 132 deaths reported Tuesday is a 10%...

A double line of cars snakes around a parking lot at a coronavirus testing site in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska sees 200-plus coronavirus cases confirmed in 1 day

Jul. 14, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health statistics show more than 400 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus so far this week — including more than 200 on Monday. The s tate’s online virus tracker shows 174 cases were reported Sunday and another 227 cases were reported on Monday, bringing...

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Jul. 13, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are...

FILE - this April 5, 2020 file photo, shows An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. A federal judge on Thursday, May 21, 2020, agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Citing politics, Democrats wants Census appointees removed

Jul. 13, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they represented the latest effort by the Trump administration to politicize the 2020 census, House Democrats on Monday asked U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to withdraw two appointees from top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau. Democrats on the Committee on Oversight and...

This photo from June 26, 2020 shows Buck Newsome, left, a Baby Boomer, and his son, Chris Newsome, of the Millennial generation, as they pose for a photo while having lunch together in Newtown, Ohio. American's two largest generations can agree on something: the coronavirus pandemic has hit them both hard. For Baby Boomers, named for the post-World War II surge of births, that means those who retired or are nearing retirement age are seeing their retirement accounts in a free fall. Millennials, usually defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, who became adults in this century, are getting socked as they were trying to begin careers or moving into peak earning years after many walked off college campuses into the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

Jul. 13, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers. Sometimes at odds, America's two largest generations now have something to agree on: The coronavirus pandemic has smacked many of them at a pivotal time in their lives. For baby boomers, named for...

Chicago census response rate at 55%, lower in some areas

Jul. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — About 55% of Chicago residents have filled out the U.S. census, officials said Monday as the mayor of the country's third-largest city urged more people to participate. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said some neighborhoods on the city's West and South sides have seen response rates lower than 40%....

FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, a worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's false comfort on schools, virus

Jul. 13, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's aides are misrepresenting the record on kids and the coronavirus as they push for schools to reopen. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday inaccurately characterized what the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said on the...

This photo from June 26, 2020 shows Buck Newsome, left, a Baby Boomer, and his son, Chris Newsome, of the Millennial generation, as they pose for a photo while having lunch together in Newtown, Ohio. American's two largest generations can agree on something: the coronavirus pandemic has hit them both hard. For Baby Boomers, named for the post-World War II surge of births, that means those who retired or are nearing retirement age are seeing their retirement accounts in a free fall. Millennials, usually defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, who became adults in this century, are getting socked as they were trying to begin careers or moving into peak earning years after many walked off college campuses into the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

Jul. 13, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers. Sometimes at odds, America's two largest generations now have something to agree on: The coronavirus pandemic has smacked many of them at a pivotal time in their lives. For baby boomers, named for...

FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida's Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Fla., in a Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo. Florida on Sunday, July 13, 2020 reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID cases

Jul. 12, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department...

Guests enter the Magic Kingdom during the first day of reopening at Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida sets record week for coronavirus deaths

Jul. 11, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coronavirus death rate rose again Saturday, setting a one-week record of nearly 500 fatalities that is about 80 more that the previous seven-day high set in early May. The state health department reported 96 new deaths, bringing the total for the week to 496 or an...