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UK leader to end England’s coronavirus lockdown on Dec. 2

November 22nd, 2020
UK leader to end England’s coronavirus lockdown on Dec. 2

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans for strict regional measures to combat COVID-19 after England’s lockdown ends Dec. 2, sparking a rebellion by members of his own party who say the move may do more harm than goodBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressNovember 22, 2020, 2:28 PM• 4 min readLONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans for strict regional measures to combat COVID-19 after England’s lockdown ends Dec. 2, sparking a rebellion by members of his own party who say the move may do more harm than good.Johnson’s office said late Saturday that... Read More

Miami coach Manny Diaz in isolation with coronavirus

November 20th, 2020
Miami coach Manny Diaz in isolation with coronavirus

Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer is in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirusBy TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports WriterNovember 20, 2020, 10:46 PM• 4 min readCORAL GABLES, Fla. — Tennessee athletic director and former Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer said Friday he is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. And Miami’s Manny Diaz became the latest active coach to announce he has contracted the virus.Fulmer, 70, posted on Twitter that he is “feeling fine” and was deemed not to have been in close contact with any Tennessee athletes or “sport-specific... Read More

Tyson suspends plant managers amid virus betting claim

November 19th, 2020
Tyson suspends plant managers amid virus betting claim

Tyson Foods has suspended top officials at its largest pork plant and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreakBy RYAN J. FOLEY Associated PressNovember 20, 2020, 12:05 AM• 5 min readIOWA CITY, Iowa — Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak.The company’s president and CEO, Dean Banks, said he was “extremely upset”... Read More

Congress heads home for Thanksgiving without pandemic relief deal

November 19th, 2020
Congress heads home for Thanksgiving without pandemic relief deal

But staff talks have begun about adding relief to a must-pass spending bill.November 19, 2020, 10:08 PM• 8 min readCongress will head home for a week-long Thanksgiving holiday recess without passing any sort of compromise coronavirus relief bill as the U.S. death toll passes 250,000 and millions of Americans remain on unemployment.But there is some hope that renewed talks could see some sort of coronavirus relief aid in the coming weeks even with little time remaining on the legislative calendar before the end of the year.Democratic aides have told ABC News that staffers of the congressional... Read More

Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

November 18th, 2020
Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

Hundreds of school employees in the U.S. have died of the coronavirusBy HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated PressNovember 19, 2020, 1:53 PM• 6 min readMISSION, Kan. — In July, fourth-grade teacher Susanne Michael was ecstatic as she celebrated the adoption of a former student from a troubled home and two of the girl’s brothers. For the festivities, Michael dressed them and her other children in matching T-shirts that read “Gotcha FOREVER.”By October, the 47-year-old Jonesboro, Arkansas, woman was dead — one of an estimated nearly 300 school employees killed by the coronavirus... Read More

Texas becomes 1st state to surpass 1 million Covid-19 cases

November 11th, 2020
Texas becomes 1st state to surpass 1 million Covid-19 cases

Texas has become America’s first state with more than 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases as the nation faces a surge of infectionsBy PAUL J. WEBER and JIM VERTUNO Associated PressNovember 11, 2020, 11:07 PM• 4 min readAUSTIN, Texas — Texas became America’s first state Wednesday with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, as sporting events were canceled and the border city of El Paso added mobile morgues in anticipation of virus deaths overwhelming hospitals for weeks.Texas leaders gave no indication of forthcoming restrictions as the state passed the grim milestone... Read More

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths

November 11th, 2020
UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths

The United Kingdom has become the fifth country in the world to record more than 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths, and one of the nation’s leading doctors says the number “should never have been reached.”By PAN PYLAS Associated PressNovember 11, 2020, 8:02 PM• 4 min readLONDON — The United Kingdom on Wednesday became the fifth country in the world to record more than 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths, a level that one of the nation’s leading doctors says “should never have been reached.”Figures from the British government showed that 595 more people in the country died... Read More

28 election employees in 1 Missouri county have coronavirus

November 10th, 2020
28 election employees in 1 Missouri county have coronavirus

Twenty-eight employees of the election board in one of Missouri’s largest counties are sick with the coronavirusBy JIM SALTER Associated PressNovember 10, 2020, 8:41 PM• 3 min readO’FALLON, Mo. — Twenty-eight employees of the election board in one of Missouri’s largest counties have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent weeks, and a director believes they most likely got infected from voters, though local health officials aren’t convinced.The Jackson County Election Board’s Republican director, Tammy Brown, said Tuesday that eight full-time and 20 part-time employees... Read More

49ers close facility after Bourne’s positive COVID-19 test

November 4th, 2020
49ers close facility after Bourne’s positive COVID-19 test

The San Francisco 49ers have shut down their facility after receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for the coronavirus but are still scheduled to play Green Bay on Thursday night as of nowBy JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football WriterNovember 5, 2020, 12:58 AM• 3 min readSANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have shut down their facility after receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for the coronavirus but are still scheduled to play Green Bay on Thursday night as of now.The team said the positive test came back Wednesday morning and Bourne immediately went into self-quarantine after getting... Read More

The Latest: Coronavirus upsurge is taxing Kansas hospitals

November 4th, 2020
The Latest: Coronavirus upsurge is taxing Kansas hospitals

China is suspending entry for most foreign passport holders who reside in Britain, reacting to a new surge of coronavirus cases in the United KingdomBy The Associated PressNovember 5, 2020, 4:53 AM• 14 min readBEIJING — China is suspending entry for most foreign passport holders who reside in Britain, reacting to a new surge of coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom.The suspension covers those holding visas or residence permits issued prior to Nov. 3, with exceptions for diplomats and some others. Foreign nationals wishing to visit China for emergency needs may apply for special case visas.The... Read More