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Wolf's mask order inflames partisan fight over virus

Jul. 3, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's more expansive mask order issued this week as the coronavirus shows new signs of life in Pennsylvania and the July Fourth holiday starts has been met with hostility from Republicans objecting to the Democrat's use of power or even to wearing a mask itself. It is one...

Griffin Emerson of Indiana Township, Pa. briefly chanted

Pittsburgh's spread helps drive up state COVID-19 infections

Jul. 3, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The rising number of COVID-19 infections in the Pittsburgh area helped drive Pennsylvania's number of confirmed new cases to 667, the state Health Department said Friday. Pennsylvania's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 34 to more than 6,700 since the infection began...

Pennsylvania man killed in body surfing accident at NJ beach

Jul. 3, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

AVALON, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has died after hitting his head while body surfing at a New Jersey beach. The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. Thursday in Avalon. Witnesses told police the 73-year-old York man was body surfing when a large wave caused his head to hit the ground beneath the water...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

Zooming in to start unprecedented MLB summer camp amid virus

Jul. 2, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB's unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time. When the New York Mets resume practice, 60-year-old...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, members of the Philadelphia Phillies stretch before the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Philadelphia. Five players for the Philadelphia Phillies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the team's spring camp in Florida, prompting the club to indefinitely close the complex.
The team also said Friday, June 19, 2020, that three staff members at the camp have tested positive. The club didn't identify any of those affected. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Phillies place 4 on injured list with no specific injury

Jul. 2, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list with no specified injuries. The team opens camp on Friday, but the four players won’t be eligible to return until late next week at...

Nurse Tanya Markos administers a coronavirus test on patient Ricardo Sojuel at a mobile COVID-19 testing unit, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

Jul. 2, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend. With the number of daily confirmed...

FILE - In this June, 29, 2020 file photo, George Floyd's uncle, Selwyn Jones, right, and his aunt, Angela Harrelson, center, address the media in Minneapolis. Local residents say a South Dakota police department has removed a decal from its squad cars that featured a Confederate battle flag next to an American flag. Dave Mogard, the police chief in Gettysburg, declined to confirm that the decal had been removed, saying Thursday, July 2, 2020, that the City Council would discuss the issue at a meeting next week. Several locals, including Selwyn Jones, an uncle of George Floyd, say the decal had been removed from the department's squad cars and station doors. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)

Locals: South Dakota police removed Confederate flag emblem

Jul. 2, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police department has removed a decal from its squad cars that featured a Confederate battle flag next to an American flag, according to local residents. Dave Mogard, the police chief in Gettysburg, a small city named after the famous Civil War battle, declined to...

Staff members from Kosbar, a bar in Coraopolis, Pa. a town west of Pittsburgh, join with other service industry workers and supporters to protest in front of Allegheny County offices, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. They are protesting that the county ordered bars closed and stopping the sale of on-site alcohol consumption in restaurants on Sunday, June 28, with enforcement to start on July 1 after reported cases of COVID-19 went up drastically. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

'Truly alarming': Officials order shutdown over virus spike

Jul. 2, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a spike in coronavirus cases expected to continue growing, Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and 1.2 million residents, imposed a one-week shutdown of bars and restaurants and all gatherings of more than 25 people starting Friday. The order is to take effect after midnight...

Philly Police officer charged with 2017 robbery, assault

Jul. 2, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer and two other men have been charged with robbing and assaulting people gambling at a Philadelphia business nearly three years ago, city prosecutors announced Thursday. The district attorney's office said Officer Luis Miranda, 40, Gregorio Esquilin, 56, and Juan Luis...