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Federal audit finds unsafe conditions at Kansas foster homes

Aug. 1, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' foster care homes have not been meeting health and safety requirements, even though state inspectors visited regularly, federal inspectors found in an audit. Foster care children have been living at risk in group homes with broken windows, mold, exposed electrical wiring,...

This July 22, 2020 photo shows Eni Owoeye, 20, in Baltimore.  Owoeye, volunteers through Maryland Covidsitters to babysit two girls whose parents are both healthcare workers.  Maryland Covidsitters is a non-profit that provides overworked healthcare workers with babysitting and tutoring helps. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Maryland students sit health workers' kids during pandemic

Aug. 1, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three times a week, Eni Owoeye leaves her West Baltimore home at 7 a.m. and drives to Locust Point for a babysitting job. Her compensation for the eight-hour stretch? The gratitude of the parents — both health care providers whose lives are stretched thin by the pandemic....

Noem's campaign email discourages masks in school

Jul. 31, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem pushes schools to reopen, a fundraising email from her campaign says she is discouraging school districts from requiring masks and telling parents they should send their children to school without masks. The Republican governor made the argument for...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, a physician assistant prepares to collect a nasal swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 testing at Xpress Urgent Care in Tustin, Calif.  California health officials have reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child. The state Department of Public Health said Friday, July 31, the victim was a teenager, had other health conditions and died in the Central Valley.  No other details were released. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California officials report first virus death of a child

Jul. 31, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child on Friday as the statewide tally of fatalities surpassed 9,000, saying the victim was a teenager who had other health conditions. The teenager's death occurred in the Central Valley, but...

California health officials say a teenager in the Central Valley is the state's first child to die from coronavirus

Jul. 31, 2020 4:30 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say a teenager in the Central Valley is the state's first child to die from coronavirus.

22 migrant kids with medical needs go to Germany from Greece

Jul. 31, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Another 22 children with medical needs who have been living in migrant camps in Greece arrived in Germany on Friday along with their close relatives, the German government said. In all, 90 people were on board a flight that landed at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, the interior ministry said....

Residents dig a mass grave for victims of an attack that left over 60 dead in the village of Masteri in west Darfur, Sudan Monday, July 27, 2020. A recent surge of violence in Darfur, the war-scarred region of western Sudan, has deprived more than 14,000 children of medical care, a leading aid group reported on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Mustafa Younes via AP)

Aid group: Darfur attacks strand 14,000 without medical help

Jul. 30, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A recent surge of violence in Darfur, the war-scarred region of western Sudan, has deprived more than 14,000 children of medical care, a leading aid group reported on Thursday. Save the Children said it was forced to close two major health facilities and its field office in the village of...

Data shows higher COVID-19 cases in Black, Hispanic children

Jul. 29, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health professionals are seeing a troubling trend in children of color being more affected by the coronavirus than white children, according to state health data. As of mid-July, the hospital system has treated around 300 pediatric COVID-19 cases, 31% of which were Black or...

Standing with his son Diego Ramirez, Juan Ramirez waits for his turn to register his son for his senior year at Permian High School Monday morning July 27, 2020 at Music City Mall in Odessa Texas. Classes start Aug. 12 for ECISD in Odessa Texas, and registration is required for all students whether they are sending their kids to campus or staying at home for remote learning. (Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP)

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

Jul. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread of the coronavirus, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday, pushing that decision solely into the hands of school officials. Paxton issued a “legal guidance” letter on...

Gao Fu, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), speaks to journalists after a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing on Jan. 26, 2020. Gao has revealed Tuesday, July 28, 2020 he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in what he said is an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine

Jul. 28, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. “I’m going to reveal something undercover: I am injected with one of...