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Melrose Mac Service coordinator, Josh Smart, left, helps out customer Eric Hall, Monster Lighting general manager, to make a contact-less purchase through a plexiglass wall at the store in Burbank, Calif., Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Los Angeles County has announced a new stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation's most populous county. The three-3 week order take effect Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The order advises residents to stay home

More California counties ratchet up measures amid surge

Nov. 28, 2020 7:46 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More counties in California announced new COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday to prevent rising caseloads from spiraling into a hospital crisis. San Francisco is joining a statewide curfew and Silicon Valley is banning all high school, collegiate and professional sports and imposing a...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, left, slips past Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Chris Claybrooks for a gain during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Ravens-Steelers game in more doubt; 49ers banned by county

Nov. 28, 2020 6:30 PM EST

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed running back James Conner on the COVID-19 list on Saturday, while their scheduled opponent next Tuesday, the division rival Baltimore Ravens, added six more players to the list. Conner is joining three teammates already on the list along with 20 Ravens — Baltimore is down to...

This Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows an empty Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

49ers may need temporary home because of new COVID-19 rules

Nov. 28, 2020 6:21 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, right, confers with quarterback Riley Neal during NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AP source: All Broncos QBs pulled out of practice over virus

Nov. 28, 2020 6:15 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, his backup Brett Rypien and practice squad member Blake Bortles were pulled off the practice field Saturday and sent home over concerns about their contact with QB Jeff Driskel, who is infected with COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the...

New Mexico reports 2,142 additional COVID cases, 23 deaths

Nov. 28, 2020 6:06 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Saturday reported 2,142 additional known COVID-19 cases and 23 new deaths. The statewide totals increased to 93,982 cases and 1,527 deaths. Friday saw New Mexico report a daily record 35 deaths. The previous record was 33 set Nov. 22. The number of people hospitalized...

Oklahoma reports more than 2,800 new coronavirus cases

Nov. 28, 2020 6:05 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported more than 2,800 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, and 13 more deaths linked to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 2,854 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The state also reported 3,403...

Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COVID outbreak may put season in jeopardy for No. 3 Ohio St

Nov. 28, 2020 6:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials say they are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the third-ranked Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next...

Lt. Gov. Green suggests changes to traveler testing program

Nov. 28, 2020 5:52 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green suggested that the way to “perfect" the state's coronavirus testing system for incoming travelers is to extend the mandatory pre-flight testing window from three days prior to arrival to four and requiring a second test when the person touches down. The...

Virus news: Businesses see holiday shopping challenges

Nov. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EST

A look at coronavirus developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT The marketing director of a New Haven theater who has watched the toll the coronavirus has taken on his industry is fighting back — by enrolling in a vaccine trial. Anthony Lupinacci was among more than 43,000 volunteers across the...