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Treating PTSD involves science, counseling, group support

Apr. 4, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the years since he had returned from a volunteer tour in May 1970, Elmer “Snubby” Burket was a self-described workaholic, sharing his life with his wife, raising a son, keeping up his house and always taking jobs where he could be by himself – milkman, dock...

State copes with jobless surge, more prison workers infected

Apr. 2, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are struggling to handle an overwhelming number of unemployment claims stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that has grown to more than 220,000 in roughly two weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. The Democrat said his administration has been “throwing...

Signs in a bookstore window in Brunswick, Maine, encourage residents to stay home on the first day of Maine's mandatory stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Janet Mills to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, April 2, 2020. A rain storm helped to discourage people from venturing outdoors. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Unemployment claims reach new record high in Maine

Apr. 2, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Unemployment claims in Maine have reached a new high, surpassing a previous record attributed to the coronavirus outbreak. There were about 23,800 initial claims for unemployment compensation during the week that ended March 28, the Maine Department of Labor said. The previous record...

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Nevada jobless claims pile up, governor concedes problems

Apr. 2, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 71,400 people filed for unemployment in Nevada last week, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor, pushing the number of jobless claims since casinos and other businesses closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus past 164,000. State officials and Gov....

West Virginia doctor charged with groping VA patient

Apr. 2, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has been charged with groping and injuring a patient. Dr. Jonathan Yates was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law — language used to describe...

Spanish WWII liberator of Paris dies of coronavirus at 99

Apr. 2, 2020 6:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Gomez Nieto, the last surviving member of a company of Spanish soldiers that fought with French forces in liberating Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944, has died of the new coronavirus, the French presidency said Thursday. He was 99. The presidency said Gomez Nieto died in Strasbourg, a...

Registered Nurse Elizabeth Schafer, 36, of South St. Paul, Minn., stands for a portrait before entering Beth Israel Mount Sinai Hospital for her second day volunteering to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in New York. Schafer left her home in the Midwest to volunteer in New York where she says the situation inside the hospital is grim.

Call for virus volunteers yields army of health care workers

Apr. 1, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The work is exhausting and dangerous, the situation bleak. But an army of health care workers heeded New York’s call for help reinforcing hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. So far, at least 82,000 people have volunteered for the state’s reserve force of medical...

Officials announce 17 new COVID-19 cases in North Dakota

Mar. 31, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Coronavirus cases in North Dakota rose by 17 on Tuesday, led by a surge in the state’s most populated county. The North Dakota Health Department reported a total of 126 cases in the state. Eight of the new cases are Cass County, bringing to 31 the number of cases in the county...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, right, speaks on the first case of the coronavirus in North Dakota, during a news conference held with officials with the state health department in Bismarck, N.D. Gov. Listening at left are Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte.  Burgum gave a sobering message Thursday, March 26, to people who are complaining that some of the counties identified with patients who have contracted the coronavirus aren't accurate: COVID-19 is coming to your county. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

North Dakota groups want evictions, foreclosures blocked

Mar. 30, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Several groups urged North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday to block evictions and foreclosures to protect those suffering economic hardship caused by COVID-19. The request from groups that include the North Dakota Farmers Union and the American Civil Liberties Union comes as the...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....