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School districts go round and round on bus plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. - School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge - getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more … more

Deaths pile up on Texas border

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - When labor pains signaled that Clarissa Mu oz was at last going to be a mom, she jumped in a car and headed two hours down the Texas border into one of the nation's most dire coronavirus hot spots. She went first to … more

Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren't coming back

WASHINGTON - Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the … more

Virus testing in the U.S. is dropping as deaths climb

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises to more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a … more

Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirs virus concerns

By STEPHEN GROVES The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of … more

'Too many are selfish': U.S. nears 5 million virus cases

BOSTON - Big house parties and weddings, summer camps, concerts, crowded bars and restaurants, shopping trips without masks - Americans' resistance to curbs on everyday life is seen as a key reason the U.S. has racked up more confirmed coronavirus … more

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was … more

Parents unhappy with options assemble learning 'pods'

MIAMI - On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school building closed, she figured why not use it also as a … more

Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of … more

Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up I-95 after causing damage in Carolinas

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain along the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it smashed boats together and caused floods and fires that displaced … more

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare paralyzing disease

NEW YORK - Health experts once thought 2020 might be the worst year yet for a rare paralyzing disease that has been hitting U.S. children for the past decade. But they now say the coronavirus pandemic could disrupt the pattern for the … more

Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal

By SARAH RANKIN The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. - A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee but immediately imposed … more

Debate begins for who's 1st in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it's a vexing decision. "Not everybody's going to like the answer," Dr. Francis … more

Progress is slow on bill for virus aid

WASHINGTON - Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed Monday afternoon in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in … more

Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers.Trump … more

Stocks rally worldwide, S&P 500 back to within 3% of record

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks started August with more gains, and a worldwide rally on Monday sent Wall Street back to where it was just a couple days after it set its record earlier this year. The … more

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Isaias was forecast to become a hurricane Monday as it neared landfall in the Carolinas after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coast.The U.S. … more

Isaias nears virus-hit Florida after lashing the Bahamas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts … more

More seals means learning to live with sharks in New England

PORTLAND, Maine - Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought a consequence for humans - more encounters with sharks. Seals are a favorite prey of large sharks such as the … more

U.S. sinks another $2.1B into a potential vaccine

LONDON (AP) - Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes something will work. The United States … more
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