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Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

Jun. 29, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control...

FILE - In this July 27, 2006, arrest file photo provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, in Florida, is Jeffrey Epstein. A fund set up to compensate victims of the late sex offender Epstein opened for claims on Thursday, June 25, 2020, enabling dozens of women attacked by the financier when they were as young as 14 to seek a cut of his $630 million estate. In August 2019, Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial in a Manhattan lockup. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, File)

Fund of up to $630 million for Jeffrey Epstein victims opens

Jun. 25, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fund set up to compensate victims of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein opened for claims Thursday, enabling dozens of women attacked by the financier when they were as young as 14 to seek a cut of his $630 million estate. A judge in the Virgin Islands approved the fund this month,...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, people walk through New York's Times Square. The population of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths have surpassed births in this aging demographic, and a majority of the population under age 16 is nonwhite for the first time though they are fewer in number than a decade ago, according to new figures released Thursday, June 25, 2020,  by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest

Jun. 25, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, people sit outdoors to watch a movie as part of a program offered by the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium during the coronavirus pandemic in Miami Gardens, Fla. Elected officials such as Florida's governor have argued against reimposing restrictions, saying many of the newly infected are young and otherwise healthy. But younger people, too, face the possibility of severe infection and death. And authorities worry that older, more vulnerable people could be next. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Virus cases surge among the young, endangering older adults

Jun. 24, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number of states where bars, stores and restaurants have reopened — a disturbing generational shift that not only puts them in greater peril than many realize but poses an even bigger danger to older people...

Women wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in the city centre, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Turkish authorities have made the wearing of masks mandatory in three major cities to curb the spread of COVID-19 following an uptick in confirmed cases since the reopening of many businesses.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey not considering lockdowns despite rise in virus cases

Jun. 24, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey isn’t considering tightening its lockdown restrictions even though the number of daily coronavirus infections registered since they were eased is "higher than anticipated,” the health minister said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters following the weekly meeting of...

Vehicle hits pedestrians working on car; 4 seriously hurt

Jun. 21, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and two men trying to get a car started in western Pennsylvania were struck by another car, sending four people to hospitals in critical condition. Allegheny County police say the crash happened at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday in Scott Township. Investigators...

In this June 4, 2020 photo, Anna Marie Bresnan, 85, an independent living resident who survived COVID-19, despite having lung disease, poses in Philadelphia. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Coronavirus deadly to those over 80, but many are surviving

Jun. 20, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. John and Kitty Stagliano, of Exton, are both 82 and have diabetes and high blood pressure. Norma Cammisa is 93, has...

Nursing homes strained by pandemic rules, costs - and tests

Jun. 20, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a nursing aide tested positive for COVID-19 on May 19, Presbyterian SeniorCare moved quickly to test all staff and residents at its Elmwood Gardens facilities in Erie for the highly contagious respiratory disease. The Memorial Day weekend was fast approaching, and leadership,...

Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Jun. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...