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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida's Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Friday, July 10, 2020. DeSantis made the visit to announce an increase in electric vehicle charging stations that will be available at turnpike plazas by year's end. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has coronavirus

Jul. 11, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

NEW DELHI — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital. In a tweet on Saturday, Bachchan, 77, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and are awaiting results. He offered...

SC pharmaceutical plant adds 380 jobs in $215M expansion

Jul. 11, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A pharmaceutical plant in South Carolina has announced a $215 million expansion, that will create 380 new jobs. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp., in a news release Friday, said the expansion would include adding new office, warehouse and vaccine production space at its plant in Lexington...

Cascade County issues health order limiting large crowds

Jul. 11, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Cascade County in central Montana has issued a public health order limiting indoor events to 250 people and outdoor events to 500. The Cascade City-County Health Department issued the order Friday that also requires organizers of events with 100 to 500 people submit an event...

An attendant, front, directs park guests to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom during the reopening at Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Jul. 11, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters at night in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge's permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a Friday, July 10, 2020 court filing. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

Jul. 11, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge's permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010, file photo, Slurpees are displayed at a 7-Eleven store in Concord, N.H. The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain's name.  (AP Photo/Larry Crow, File)

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

Jul. 11, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain's name. 7-Eleven has been giving away its slushy...

Missouri investigating fake medical marijuana certifications

Jul. 11, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is investigating a St. Louis company that it says approved 600 fake medical marijuana certifications. State investigators say Lou Moynihan, 33, knew or participated in the fraudulent activity that likely occurred through telemedicine visits when the company,...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a

AP FACT CHECK: If he's said it once, he's said it 100 times

Jul. 11, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump's account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true. COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic...

The Fort Union Drive-In in Las Vegas, N.M, is shown as an audience watches the movie

Drive-in in New Mexico offering vintage feel amid COVID-19

Jul. 11, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Judy Gonzales and Kathy Ortiz first pulled into the Fort Union Drive-In back in the early 1990s — and then made a habit of it. These days, they head to the outdoor movie theater with Ortiz’s grandson, Seth Gomez. On a recent Friday night, the three of them curled up in...

Eldorado must sell 3 Indiana casinos as part of Caesars deal

Jul. 11, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eldorado Resorts will have to sell three Indiana casinos by the end of this year as it takes over Caesars Entertainment. The Indiana Gaming Commission imposed that requirement Friday as it gave state approval for Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado’s $17.3 billion takeover of Caesars...