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FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 file photo, a general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Damir Dzumhur's coach called Roland Garros organizers

Virus again slashes French Open crowd sizes; now only 1,000

Sep. 25, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With only one week separating the end of one and the start of the other, the Tour de France and the French Open were shaping up as a double bill of sports entertainment, with masked but nevertheless live crowds, that would bear out President Emmanuel Macron's arguments that the country can...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, the then Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program​on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the now former Florida Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen accused of spending at least $50,000 of campaign money on vacations and restaurant and luxury hotel bills. WFOR-TV first reported the investigation Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Florida Republican cooperating with campaign finance probe

Sep. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a former Florida congresswoman accused of spending at least $50,000 in campaign money on vacations and restaurant and luxury hotel bills. The federal department's Public Integrity Section is looking into the expenditures by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a...

Attorney Alexander Klauser and chairman of the consumer protection association Peter Kolba, from left, speake during a joint press conference of a class action lawsuit against the Tirol regional authorities for failing in their public health duties, related to the virus outbreak in the ski-resort of Ischgl, seen as a key location from which the virus spread across Europe, in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

Sep. 23, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwide during the early phase of the pandemic. The...

Renovated Lizzie Borden house on the market, again

Sep. 22, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A home where Lizzie Borden lived in Fall River, Massachusetts, is on the market again, after being sold most recently in 2018. The current owners, Donald Woods and Leeann Wilber, also operate a Borden-themed museum and bed-and-breakfast at a different home where Borden was...

People fill the beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Saturday, July 4 as coronavirus cases continue to surge. At least 41,413 people in South Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 787 have died, according to state health officials. (Josh Bell/The Sun News via AP)

South Carolina unemployment falls, but tourism jobs vanish

Sep. 18, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s unemployment picture has improved overall, with 20,000 people finding work and businesses reopening as they adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. But restaurants, hotels and other tourism businesses continue to struggle, having lost more jobs even in the height of...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Wynn Resorts. One Las Vegas Strip casino owner says it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May 2020. Wynn Resorts reported Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that it had 497 positive tests for the new coronavirus since reopening June 4, 2020, after identifying 51 in initial screenings. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Vegas resort tallies 548 COVID-19 positives, 3 worker deaths

Sep. 17, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One Las Vegas Strip casino company said Thursday that it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May, and three workers have died. Wynn Resorts reported that testing found 51 positive cases of the new coronavirus among returning workers before reopening...

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

Sep. 15, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, and Major League Baseball hopes fans can attend. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series all will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2005, file photo, Judy King of Daytona Beach, Fla., holds her cigarette while playing a slot machine at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of the 3,000-room property that many remember as the Monte Carlo casino-hotel. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

Sep. 14, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of...