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FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo, worshipers line up to take communion on Palm Sunday outside of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, Calif. The pastor of a California church has vowed to continue holding indoor worship in defiance of coronavirus health orders after a judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the church from doing so. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Matthew Guasco cited

California church holds indoor services despite judge's ban

Aug. 9, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A California church held indoor worship services Sunday despite a judge's temporary restraining order barring the church from doing so. Pastor Rob McCoy led three services in defiance of coronavirus health orders at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Ventura County's Newbury Park. McCoy had...

New Mexico reports 205 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 205 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with four additional deaths. The latest numbers increase New Mexico’s case total to 22,315 and the death toll to at least 685. Of the 205 new cases, 49 occurred in Bernalillo County and 30...

President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

Aug. 9, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden...

Nevada reports 811 new coronavirus cases and 8 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 811 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide and eight additional deaths. That brings the state’s total to 56,230 cases and at least 957 known deaths since the pandemic began. The Southern Nevada Health District reports 770 deaths, or...

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in a Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, in Tarrytown, N.Y.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dismissed as laughable the executive order President Donald Trump signed to force states to pay part of $400 weekly unemployment insurance benefits. Cuomo told a telephone news conference Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 that the plan announced by Trump a day earlier would likely cost New York state $4 billion. Cuomo called it an impossibility. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NY governor calls Trump benefits executive order 'laughable'

Aug. 9, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday dismissed President Donald Trump's executive orders as “laughable" and another chapter in the federal government's botched response to the coronavirus as he praised New Yorkers for mostly good behavior that has reduced the infection rate in his...

Texas reports 4,879 new coronavirus cases, 116 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas has 4,879 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and another 116 deaths due the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, state health officials reported Sunday. The Texas Department of State Health Services said there are now 486,362 confirmed cases in the state and 8,459 fatalities. The true...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portland, Maine. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm

Aug. 9, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled...

A woman wearing a protective face mask speaks with healthcare workers during a house-to-house campaign to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in the Mallasa neighborhood of La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

The Latest: Israel allows outdoor performances to resume

Aug. 9, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says officials have agreed to allow live performances to resume. After consultations with his culture, health and finance ministers, Netanyahu’s office said Sunday that performances could take place outdoors. Audiences will be divided into 20-person...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020 file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa. The refusal of Gov. Reynolds to require Iowans to wear masks in public has prompted at least three cities and a county to impose their own local ordinances setting up what could be a legal battle over whether local officials have the authority to impose such demands. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Local control dispute brewing over Iowa mask mandates

Aug. 9, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

The refusal of Gov. Kim Reynolds to require Iowans to wear masks in public has prompted at least three cities and a county to adopt their own local ordinances, setting up what could be a legal battle over whether local officials have the authority to impose mask rules in the absence of a governor’s...

President Donald Trump walks to his car after arrive in Southampton, N.Y., on Marine One, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Trump is attending two fundraisers during his visit to the Hamptons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

Aug. 9, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on. Trump announced an...