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President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus....

Gloria DeSoto, 92, bottom left, visits with her family, reflected in the glass in their car, from a window of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, where she lives, in New York, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Her family was able to visit by a speaker while they stayed in their car and DeSoto stayed behind the glass of an entryway. They had not been able to visit since March 10, when many nursing homes began to shut down visitations for fear of spreading the coronavirus. The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, home to 700 residents, just started these non-contact visitations and will be scheduling them seven days a week to help families and residents reconnect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes

Jul. 10, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities without any new coronavirus...

Gilead Sciences, Matson rise; WD-40, Eli Lilly fall

Jul. 10, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: WD-40 Co., down $6.44 to $194.06. The lubricant maker reported disappointing second-quarter financial results. Matson Inc., up $9.13 to $36.49. The shipping and logistics company gave investors an encouraging second-quarter...

An entrance at Jackson Memorial Hospital is shown, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Miami. Florida reported on Thursday the biggest 24-hour jump in hospitalizations, with more than 400 patients being admitted. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida's curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

Jul. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks shuttered, sugar sand beaches closed and residents heeded orders to stay home. Now, it's almost as if that never happened. Bars, restaurants and gyms began reopening...

Man admits damaging computer, causing PPE delivery delay

Jul. 10, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former employee of a medical device packaging company has pleaded guilty to damaging a computer belonging to his former employer, which prosecutors said caused a delay in the delivery of personal protective equipment to health care providers. Christopher Dobbins, 40, pleaded guilty to a...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. 
 (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Jul. 10, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, an employee walks near an entrance to Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. Bacteria found in the water at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital means no one can take showers or wash hands, at a time when COVID-19 is on the rise. At least 33 workers and eight staff have tested positive for the virus at Western State Hospital, and on Thursday, July 9, 2020, officials notified staff that test results found E coli in the facility's water. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bacteria found in water at Washington psychiatric hospital

Jul. 10, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

Seattle (AP) — Bacteria found in the water at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital means no one can take showers or wash hands, at a time when COVID-19 is on the rise. At least 33 workers and eight staff have tested positive for the virus at Western State Hospital, and on Thursday officials...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020 file photo, a member of a humanitarian aid agency disinfects inside Ibn Sina Hospital as prevention against the coronavirus in Idlib, Syria. Hospitals in Syria’s overcrowded opposition-held enclave are suspending non-emergency procedures and outpatient services following the detection of the first case of coronavirus. A leading doctor in the area said on Friday, July 10, 2020 that the measures will last at lest a week. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed, File)

Hospitals in Syria's rebel area reduce services amid virus

Jul. 10, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hospitals in Syria's overcrowded opposition-held enclave are suspending non-emergency procedures and outpatient services following the detection of the first case of coronavirus, a leading doctor in the area said Friday. The regional education department also announced it was closing all...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham puts on her face mask when not speaking during an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference in the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding, a move that could mean the loss of additional financial assistance for some Native American communities. She used her veto pen to scratch out entire paragraphs of the budget to prevent the Legislature from earmarking $318 million in federal virus relief funding for local governments. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

Jul. 9, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled the sweeping...

Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law

Jul. 9, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that aimed to require reports from medical providers to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions. U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling Wednesday that the law was unconstitutional came two years after...