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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...

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...

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...

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...

Troubled nursing home sued over housekeeper's COVID-19 death

Jul. 1, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of a woman who died of COVID-19 while working at a Pennsylvania nursing home that struggled to cope with the virus outbreak filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the home and its owners Wednesday. The lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh by the family of Elizabeth Wiles, who was a...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

People gather at tables outside Bar Louie in Pittsburgh on Sunday, June 28, 2020. In response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, health officials are ordering all bars and restaurants in the county to stop the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption beginning Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Philadelphia to keep some virus restrictions as cases rise

Jun. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia is bringing a halt to its plans to allow indoor dining, bars, gyms and fitness centers to reopen, with officials saying Tuesday that the city is seeing rising case COVID-19 counts and could be affected by a growing epidemic elsewhere in the country. The city's health...

Pittsburgh protesters sue police, allege excessive force

Jun. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

A group of protesters is suing Pittsburgh city and police officials, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to disperse a crowd protesting against police brutality and officials lied about the protesters’ behavior to justify that response. The lawsuit filed Monday alleges protesters’...

Trump campaign sues over mail-in drop-off sites for ballots

Jun. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the national Republican Party and four western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued Monday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules. The federal lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh claims...