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Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

Delaware State University to hold in-person fall classes

Jul. 8, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A university in Delaware has announced it will hold a hybrid of in-person and online classes for the fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. Delaware State University unveiled its reopening plan for the fall semester Tuesday. The hybrid formula will limit those on the school's...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are stepping up warnings to Democrats to avoid becoming complacent. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Biden finally wins home state presidential primary

Jul. 7, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — In his third run for the White House, Joe Biden has finally won a presidential primary in his home state. Biden, the last man standing from a Democratic field that once numbered more than 24 candidates, won Delaware’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, beating Vermont...

Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Delaware

Jul. 7, 2020 8:22 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Delaware.

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Delaware

Jul. 7, 2020 8:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Delaware.

Delaware chief justice extends judicial emergency to August

Jul. 7, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s chief justice has extended the state’s judicial emergency order for the fourth time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 30-day judicial emergency, which was first signed in March, was extended on Monday to August 6, a news release from the state's Supreme...

Man shot to death in Delaware city identified

Jul. 6, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A weekend shooting in Delaware's largest city left a 35-year-old man dead and a 16-year-old boy wounded, police said on Monday. Abel Rivera-Mojica died at a hospital following Saturday night's shooting in Wilmington, the city's police department said in a news release. Police...

Contact tracers in Delaware still face some challenges

Jul. 6, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that contact tracers have been in touch with about two thirds of people who've been infected by the coronavirus and their close contacts. But officials say that challenges remain as the state tries to reach more people to limit the virus's spread. ...

Building Bridges: Delaware teen starts Black Student Union

Jul. 5, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — When Elise Sampson came into high school in 2018 with the goal of starting a Black Student Union, her motivation came from a place of love. “I definitely saw a racial divide amongst peers that wouldn’t be present to most people’s eye,” she said. “I...

Beloved '80s inspired Delaware bar closes for good

Jul. 4, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It’s rare that a bar has a perfect name, but Wilmington’s 1984 nailed it. The spot, packed with arcade games on the floor and local original music on stage, was a throwback. A retro hangout and hub for gamers, musicians and their fans, the ’80s details could be...