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A view of Union Street, after bars, cafes and restaurants were ordered to close as lockdown restrictions were reimposed due to a coronavirus cluster in the area, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.  A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter each other's houses as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said over 50 cases have now been reported. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

The Latest: Britain announces quarantine for some travelers

Aug. 6, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

LONDON — Britain has announced that travellers arriving from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas will have to quarantine for two weeks effective from Saturday, following an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in all three locations. Officials say COVID-19 cases in Belgium have increased fourfold since...

State employees able to telework can do so through December

Aug. 6, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

State employees who can work remotely should expect to do so at least through the end of the year, the Vermont Agency of Administration said Thursday. “Doing our part to help Vermont continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide critical services to Vermonters remains our top...

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, during the sixth day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada passes virus liability and worker protection "deal"

Aug. 6, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak's office and the state's most powerful labor and business...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, partitions are installed between beds as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak. When California was anticipating a spring surge in coronavirus cases it turned an old NBA arena and practice facility into a field hospital prepared to take hundreds of patients. They were told to expect 30 to 60 patients within the first few days, but only nine arrived over the next 10 weeks. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State spent millions on arena hospital that saw 9 patients

Aug. 6, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors arrived at an arena-turned-medical center in Sacramento in mid-April and were told to prepare for 30 to 60 coronavirus patients to arrive within days. They spent the weekend working feverishly to get ready. State officials envisioned the cavernous Sleep Train Arena and an...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

Wind damages day care, woman dies after vehicle swept away

Aug. 4, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — High winds partially tore the roof off a day care center on the grounds of a suburban Philadelphia hospital, injuring four children, while a woman died after her vehicle was swept away by eastern Pennsylvania floodwaters and another person was being sought after being swept away in a...

NY rolls back legal immunity for hospitals, nursing homes

Aug. 3, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

Nursing homes and hospitals in New York can once again be held liable in lawsuits and criminal prosecutions for care provided to patients not being treated for COVID-19 under a law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday. Nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities were granted a broad legal shield to...

Man who fell from border wall dies in Yuma hospital

Aug. 3, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say a Mexican man has died at an Arizona hospital after falling off a section of the border wall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Sunday that the 33-year-old man died at a Yuma hospital on Saturday. Agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Sector...

Providence to offer more students remote learning option

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence public schools are offering remote learning to any student whose parents request it this fall, school officials said Monday. Originally, remote learning was only being made available to students with special needs and health issues, but parents of other students...

A flower vender wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus waits for customers in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Vietnam has tightened travel and social restrictions after the country's death toll of COVID-19 to six. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Vietnam confirms 21 more cases in new virus outbreak

Aug. 3, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has confirmed 21 more coronavirus cases linked to three hospitals in the central city of Da Nang, the health ministry said Monday. The country, which had lifted many restrictions after more than three months with no local infections, now has 196 cases in the new outbreak....