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Timothy Mahyna arrives on a train from Georgia at Amtrak's Penn Station, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. Mayor de Blasio is asking travelers from 34 states, including Georgia where COVID-19 infection rates are high, to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the city. Mahyna, from Syracuse, N.Y., said,

The Latest: US deaths predicted at nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1

Aug. 6, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE — A widely cited University of Washington model predicts U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1. The forecast of 295,011 deaths is 137,000 more than the roughly 158,000 U.S. deaths reported so far. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model assumes that many states...

Federal appeals court OKs religious school students' motion

Aug. 6, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

A federal appeals court has granted an injunctive to allow students who attend a Vermont religious school to take college classes under the state's Dual Enrollment program while an appeal is pending. Last year, the group Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit against the Vermont Education Agency on...

Onate High School is pictured in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on June 17, 2020. The Las Cruces School Board voted Tuesday, July 14, 2020, to drop the name of Don Juan de Onate y Salazar from a high school in southern New Mexico after years of pressure and amid a movement to reexamine the Spanish colonial past in the American Southwest. (Nathan J. Fish/Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)

New Mexico school officially dumps Spanish conquistador name

Aug. 6, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico school district blocked efforts Tuesday to repeal a vote to change the name of a high school named after a brutal Spanish conquistador. After hours of debate and a dizzying display of parliamentary procedure, the Las Cruces School Board did not take a vote to...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

Editorial Roundup: US

Aug. 5, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 The Khaleej Times on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon: In times of adversity it is incumbent upon brother nations and, indeed, the whole world to share the grief and the burden of the loss. What happened in Beirut is a disaster of huge...

Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Business, assembly and mask mandates extended longer in N.C.

Aug. 5, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's COVID-19 restrictions keeping some businesses with higher risks for spreading the virus closed and mass gatherings severely limited will remain in place for another five weeks, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday. Cooper's current executive order, which also...

Report: Teachers positive for COVID-19 days before school

Aug. 5, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Since returning to their classrooms to prepare for the opening of in-person instruction next week, a “handful” of Jefferson Parish teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing school officials. The exact number of infections were...

Corinth Elementary School students exit their bus wearing masks to protect against coronavirus, as they arrive for their first day back to school on Monday, July 27, 2020 in Corinth, Miss. (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Mississippi schools not required to disclose COVID outbreaks

Aug. 5, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district that has seen a handful of coronavirus cases among students since reopening for in-person classes last week is doing a good job of being transparent with the public, the governor and the state's top health official said Wednesday. The Corinth School...

Inslee: Most schools should go online-only, cancel sports

Aug. 5, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that he's strongly recommending most schools offer online-only learning for students this fall due to COVID-19, and canceling or postponing sports and all other in-person extracurricular activities. “This pandemic will continue to grow unless something...

Kentucky reports daily drop in coronavirus cases

Aug. 5, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 546 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, down from the previous day as the governor suggested the daily downturn offered another sign that his mask mandate is working. Total statewide cases from Monday to Wednesday this week were down by about 100 cases from the same...