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Diana Vega, a registered respiratory therapist, peeks through a curtain during setup at a temporary coronavirus testing site Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

'Too many are selfish': US nears 5 million virus cases

Aug. 4, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in...

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley wears a protective face covering between drills during a strength and conditioning NFL football workout Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)

Gurley celebrates 26th birthday as Falcons' new lead back

Aug. 3, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Todd Gurley had good reason to celebrate. Monday was his first day on the Atlanta Falcons' practice fields, and he was upbeat about adjusting to new teammates, new coaches and his new playbook for the start of training camp. Gurley also was happy to be close to his friends from...

Southern Pines nursing home resident Wayne Swint gets a birthday visit from his mother, Clemittee Swint, in Warner Robins, Ga., on Friday, June 26, 2020. Face to face visits are not allowed but staff members help arrange window visits. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Days grow long at nursing homes as virus lockdowns drag on

Jul. 17, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — In the activity room, where birthdays were celebrated and Sunday services were held, the aquarium and its brightly colored tropical fish are the only signs of life. Off quiet hallways, Southern Pines residents pass the time with word-search books or a nap. Meals once were a social...

Vivian Filipic, 4, holds the hand of her father, Filip Filipic, as she receives a gift-wrapped toy motorcycle from Craig Fierro on Friday, June 19, 2020, a day before her 5th birthday, in Truckee, Calif. Fierro, who owns a motorcycle shop in the city, has brought dozens of toys to local kids during the coronavirus pandemic over the last two months to brighten their birthdays during shelter-at-home and social-distancing directives. (AP Photo/Peter Orsi)

Californian brings toys for birthday kids isolated by virus

Jun. 30, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — When coronavirus lockdowns came to his California mountain town, businessman Craig Fierro realized there would be no children’s birthday parties — no friends playing games, eating cake and singing “Happy Birthday.” Something must be done, he thought, to...

Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus

Jun. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A surprise birthday party that resulted in 18 people testing positive for the coronavirus has left a North Texas man horrified as his father continues to fight for his life in a hospital intensive care unit. Ron Barbosa, who is married to a doctor and refused to attend the May 30...

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows paintings hanging  on a wall at Chuck E. Cheese's in Dallas. Chuck E. Cheese pizzeria, that Mecca of fun for children but the bane of many parents, is filing for bankruptcy protection. CEC Entertainment Inc. said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2020,  it was filing for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 “in order to overcome the financial strain resulting from prolonged, COVID-19 related venue closures.”  (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E. Cheese files for bankruptcy

Jun. 25, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Chuck E. Cheese - where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches - is filing for bankruptcy protection. The 43-year-old chain, which drew kids with pizza, video games and a singing mouse mascot, was struggling even before the coronavirus pandemic. But it said the prolonged closure of many outlets due to...

Indiana woman enjoys 100th birthday after surviving COVID-19

Jun. 22, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A 100-year-old Indiana woman who has lived through World War II, survived cancer and successfully battled her way back from a bout of pneumonia last year, learned earlier this month that she’s also a survivor of COVID-19. Leora Martin of Elkhart found out a week before her...

A woman reacts as emergency response crews move wounded people to ambulances after multiple people were shot at a party Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. Nine people were shot and one victim, a 17-year-old boy, was in critical condition Sunday. (Ellen M. Blalock/Syracuse Post-Standard via AP)

Police say 9 shot, wounded at party in Syracuse, New York

Jun. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Nine people were shot at a large party in Syracuse, authorities said, and one victim, a 17-year-old boy, was in critical condition Sunday. No one was immediately taken into custody, and Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner emphasized that the investigation was in its early stages in...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts as she looks out during a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday June 13, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is being marked with a smaller ceremony than usual this year, as the annual Trooping the Color parade is canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen celebrates her 94th birthday this year. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Queen Elizabeth's birthday marked with smaller ceremony

Jun. 13, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday was marked Saturday with a smaller ceremony than usual, as the annual Trooping the Color parade was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The extravagant display of pomp and pageantry, a highlight of the royal calendar that typically attracts thousands...