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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)

Sorry, boomers: millennials and younger are new US majority

Aug. 3, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the U.S. population. A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. The Brookings' analysis of population estimates released...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of 'Did You Hear About The Morgans' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

Aug. 2, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85....

Rows of beds are seen at a temporary field hospital set up at Asia World Expo in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The new COVID-19 patient holding facility can accommodate up to 500 adult patients in stable conditions. The facility which is located near the Hong Kong International Airport is a big convention and exhibition facility and was previously used as a coronavirus testing center for incoming travelers. It's transformed into a treatment facility so that it helps freeing up hospital beds for the serious patients. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asia Today: SKorea arrests leader of church with big cluster

Aug. 1, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government’s anti-virus response after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March....

Gov vetoes nursing home bill; says based on 'false premise'

Jul. 31, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have let nursing homes house coronavirus-infected residents only in a separate building from where other residents live. In a letter to senators, the Democratic governor said she had protected nursing...

Montana announces 3 COVID deaths as unemployment declines

Jul. 30, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials announced three additional deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 58. Big Horn County health officials reported two men in their 60s and a woman in her 70s died after contracting the respiratory virus. One man...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 29, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The World’s Covid Resurgence Wall Street Journal July 28 Remember the stories blaming America’s virus resurgence on states reopening too fast and praising other countries for crushing the virus with lockdowns?...

Montana announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths, total now 55

Jul. 29, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials announced three more deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday as Gov. Steve Bullock said the state or county health departments might have to increase restrictions in nine counties that he called virus hot spots. Two Yellowstone County men in their 70s died in their homes,...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S. Korea reports 25 new coronavirus cases

Jul. 26, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 25 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing its national caseload to 14,175 infections and 299 deaths. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said 16 of the new cases were tied to people arriving from abroad. The country in...

In a reenactment, Confederate troops advance to meet the attacking Union army during the battle at the Brooksville Raid, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Brooksville, Fla. The two-day event commemorates the 1864 attack by union soldiers during the Civil War, and attracts Civil War re-enactors from as far away as Michigan. Organizers have announced that there will be no Brooksville Raid in 2021, and unless a new site is found, perhaps none in the future. (Bob East III/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

A Civil War reenactment in Florida ends after 40 years

Jul. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Each January, Hernando County scrambled to put out the welcome mat for what has been called the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida — the Brooksville Raid. Hundreds of re-enactors clad in blue and gray would descend from across the state, bringing cast-iron skillets and...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. The Democratic Senate candidate is in isolation as is his wife, who contracted COVID-19, Ossoff confirmed Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus

Jul. 25, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he's in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19. The 33-year-old candidate said his wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, has mild coronavirus symptoms and that he’s showing symptoms, too. He said he was tested Saturday and is awaiting results...