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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Fauci cautiously optimistic on COVID vaccine

Jul. 8, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The leading U.S. infectious disease expert says he is cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine with some degree of effectiveness will be successfully developed by the end of the year or the beginning of 2021. Dr. Anthony Fauci told a U.N. event Wednesday that Moderna’s...

Districts can choose mix of online, in-school classes

Jul. 8, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri school districts will be allowed to have students attend every other day and learn remotely on alternating days, helping schools avoid fund penalties related to attendance. The State Board of Education passed two emergency rules Tuesday establishing hybrid instructions...

Local restrictions in place as COVID-19 cases increase

Jul. 8, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Local governments and agencies are placing restrictions on gatherings and are urging residents to wear masks as the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Montana continues to increase. Another eight people associated with Canyon Creek Memory Care in Billings have tested positive for...

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, Stanford men's volleyball head coach John Kosty, second from left, looks down as players react after a 3-1 loss to Loyola in the NCAA men's college volleyball championship at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Stanford announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020,  that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

'Heartbreaking day' - Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Jul. 8, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic...

Native American groups urge change for Utah school team

Jul. 8, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A Native American group asked a Utah school district to stop using the name “Braves” for a high school team. James Courage Singer of the Utah League of Native American Voters urged the Davis School District to stop using the name and mascot at Bountiful High School in...

Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The Supreme Court is siding with two Catholic schools in a ruling that underscores that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Double win at Supreme Court elates religious conservatives

Jul. 8, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties, cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers. In Little Sisters of the Poor...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Wisconsin says 7 athletes have tested positive

Jul. 8, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wisconsin says seven of its athletes have tested positive for the new coronavirus since the school started testing them a month ago. School officials previously had said two tested positive out of the 117 athletes who were part...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes in New York. Most New York City students will return to their physical schools two or three days a week and learn online the rest of the time under a plan announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020, by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said schools can't accommodate all their students at any one time and maintain safe social distancing. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYC mayor unveils plan to reopen schools in fall

Jul. 8, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a hybrid back-to-school plan Wednesday with most students inside their physical schools just two or three days a week, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it's up to him to decide whether schools can open at all. De Blasio said his plan calls for most...

Indiana on course for school reopenings despite virus jumps

Jul. 8, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials showed no signs Wednesday of slowing down school reopenings that are just weeks away even as the state has been seeing higher rates of people testing positive and being hospitalized for the coronavirus. Some Indiana school districts are poised to resume classes with...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Harvard players, students and fans celebrate their 45-27 win over Yale after an NCAA college football game at Fenway Park in Boston. Harvard defeated Yale. The Ivy League has canceled all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the outbreak is better controlled by then. “We simply do not believe we can create and...