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High school senior Gabriella Staykova poses for a photo at her home in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. As a senior, she planned on visiting college campuses during the last spring break, but with campuses closed due to the pandemic, she is applying to colleges sight unseen. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Pandemic's toll shows up on students' college applications

Jan. 13, 2021 1:10 AM EST

In a college application season like no other, students who have seen every aspect of their lives disrupted by the coronavirus are grappling with how to show their potential. High school seniors around the U.S. are facing January and February college application deadlines without SAT and ACT entrance exam scores,...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo, vehicles line up as people wait for COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru testing center in Phoenix. Arizona on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, reported a triple-digit number of additional COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row along with more than 7,200 additional known cases and another record high of virus-related hospitalizations. The state has the worst coronavirus diagnosis rate in the country, with one person of every 119 people in the state being diagnosed in the past week. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona deemed 'hot spot of the world' amid virus surge

Jan. 7, 2021 12:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Five months after President Donald Trump hailed Arizona as a model for how it dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts warned Wednesday that the state has become “the hot spot of the world" and that health restrictions the governor has been hesitant to impose could have...

Shoppers wear masks as they walk around a shopping precinct in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Masks have been made mandatory in shopping centers, on public transport, in entertainment venues such as a cinema, and fines will come into effect on Monday as the state government responds to the COVID-19 outbreak on Sydney's northern beaches, which is suspected to have also caused new cases in neighboring Victoria state. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Australia moves up vaccination start to February

Jan. 6, 2021 11:38 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is advancing the start of its coronavirus vaccination program to mid-February, with plans to inoculate 15% of the population by late March. The government had argued there was no reason for an emergency rollout that cut short usual regulatory processes as has occurred in the...

A couple enters a sports arena to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

The Latest: 2 Temple basketball games postponed due to virus

Dec. 31, 2020 7:03 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A positive COVID-19 test and ensuing contact tracing at Temple have postponed the Owls’ next two basketball games. The American Athletic Conference announced the postponements on Thursday. Temple had been set to host...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, gestures to a chart showing the impact of the mandatory stay-at-home orders during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. California's top health official said hospitals in hard-hit Los Angeles County are turning to

California hits record COVID-19 deaths as new variant found

Dec. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday as California also hit a record high number of fatalities. The governor also announced the first detected case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus in a San Diego man. LA County...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, former college entrance exam administrator Niki Williams of Houston, right, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, after pleading guilty in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator gets probation in bribery scheme

Dec. 21, 2020 4:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator was sentenced on Monday to one year of probation for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme that has ensnared wealthy parents across the nation. Niki Williams, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, pleaded guilty...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts, during a visit to the Openreach L and D Training Centre in Bolton, England, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (Peter Byrne/Pool Photo via AP, Pool)

UK braces for holiday COVID-19 surge, tighter restrictions

Dec. 18, 2020 10:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. entered the final week before Christmas with the country bracing for post-celebration coronavirus fallout and Prime Minister Boris Johnson refusing Friday to rule out a fresh national lockdown after the holiday. And when classes resume in the new year, schools are expected to roll...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia speaks at a news conference on American labor on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Former teachers union chief vying for education secretary

Dec. 9, 2020 10:36 AM EST

The former president of the nation’s largest teachers union has received endorsements from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and dozens of national Hispanic organizations as she pursues the top job at the U.S. Education Department in the Biden administration. Lily Eskelsen García, who was president of...

FILE- In this March 31, 2020 file photo, members of the Connecticut Air and Army National Guard unload hospital supplies referred to as

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

Jamillette Gomes holds her two-year-old son, Avian, as he receives a COVID-19 test, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Birx says Americans must be strict for pandemic

Dec. 3, 2020 10:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS — The White House coronavirus response coordinator says Americans must not gather indoors with outsiders or take off their masks at any time when they are outdoors -- even when they are eating and drinking. Dr. Deborah Birx says people also have to observe social distancing and wash their...