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Craps players and dealers are seperated by partitions at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

Jul. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino...

North Dakota health officer thrust into middle of pandemic

Jul. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Taking over North Dakota’s health department in the middle of the coronavirus has been a whirlwind for Dr. Andrew Stahl, who said Thursday that his busy schedule has not allowed him time to appear in public. Stahl took over as interim health officer in late May for Mylynn Tufte,...

Workers administer COVID-19 tests at a drive-through facility set up in the Williamson County Agricultural Center, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Franklin, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a stern warning to the public Wednesday as Tennessee registered its highest daily increase in positive COVID-19 tests for the third time in a week and a half. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

Jul. 2, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast. In another alarming indicator, 36 states...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, Tulsa Health Department director Dr. Bruce Dart takes part in a news conference about local response to the coronavirus pandemic in Tulsa, Okla. The department said Tuesday, April, 7, 2020, that 67 Oklahomans have now died and 1,472 have tested positive for the virus. Dart said he is

Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, the director of the Tulsa Health Department said Thursday. The county has reported more than 1,300 confirmed cases of the virus in the 11 days...

Public transport drivers take part in a protest demanding an increase in fares because quarantine measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have decreased their income, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaos

Jul. 2, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country's long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic. If plans hold,...

A Venezuelan migrant girl, wearing a protective face mask with a graphic version of the Virgin of Guadalupe, waits for a bus to travel to the border, after breaking camp in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Facing no work due to the COVID-19-related economic shutdown, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants are returning to their country. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

The Latest: Louisiana governor's staffer tests positive

Jul. 2, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a member of his staff has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine, along with a dozen other governor’s office employees who were in close contact with the person. Edwards’ office says the governor isn’t...

A statue of a chef at Florio's of Little Italy restaurant wears a protective face mask on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. In hard-hit South Florida, beaches from Palm Beach to Key West will be shut down for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Restaurants and businesses along the Boardwalk will remain open. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida reports 10,000 coronavirus cases for 1st time

Jul. 2, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time Thursday, an unwanted milestone eclipsed hours before Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis meet in Tampa to discuss the state's response to the disease. The 10,109 new cases are 500...

Health officials: Stay home July Fourth to avoid infection

Jul. 2, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials urged people Thursday to spend the Fourth of July weekend at home as coronavirus infections surge in the state. The virus has spiked in Southern and Western states in recent weeks, but also parts of the Midwest. Wisconsin has had a nearly 20% rise in the past...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pass by a newly weds kissing as they posing for wedding photos at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing, Thursday, July 2, 2020. China reported three new cases of coronavirus, including just one case of local transmission in the capital Beijing, appearing to put the country where the virus was first detected late last year on course to eradicating it domestically, at least temporarily. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: India's virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

Jul. 2, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation's infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the past 24 hours raised the national total to 604,641, with nearly 100,000 of them in the past four days. A...

Report: Detainees at high virus risk in crowded Yemen jail

Jul. 2, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group Thursday accused secessionist Yemeni authorities of holding detainees at an overcrowded detention center in the country's south, exposing them to “serious health risks” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Human Rights Watch said detainees at Aden's informal...