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FILE - In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a health worker arrives to take a nose swab sample as part of testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle. Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy in 2020. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, what are the rules around how the money is handled? (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homesNursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. plan to revive the economy
The Associated Press4 hours ago
NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson Tests Positive for COVIDJimmie Johnson was all set to race in Sunday's Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, but he's now pulled out, for good reason: The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has contracted COVID-19. "My first priority is the health and safety of my loved ones and my teammates," the 44-year-old said in a...
Newser4 hours ago
Trump Jr. GF Gets Bad News Before Mount Rushmore EventThe latest member of President Trump's entourage to test positive for COVID-19 received the news right before she was set to attend his event at Mount Rushmore on Friday evening—and she's the closest one to Trump yet. The New York Times and CNN report that Kimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of...
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A barber cuts hair at Northfields Barber as it opens for the first time after the COVID-19 lockdown in London, Saturday, July 4, 2020. England is embarking on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months. In addition to the reopening of much of the hospitality sector, couples can tie the knot once again, while many of those who have had enough of their lockdown hair can finally get a trim. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut, as England eases lockdownEngland has embarked its biggest lockdown-easing yet as pubs and restaurants got the green light to reopen for the first time in more than three months
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Some of Rwanda's estimated 12,000 sex workers say they cannot find work and go hungry. Without food they cannot take their HIV drugs, threatening their health.;
Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A sign is posted at a closed entrance to the beach during the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 3, 2020, in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Fla. Beaches throughout South Florida are closed for the busy Fourth of July weekend to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Latest: Florida has record number of new virus casesThe Fourth of July holiday weekend began with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus wait to show the results of a smartphone health check app before they can enter an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, Saturday, July 4, 2020. China reported a single new case of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, plus a few more cases elsewhere believed to have come from abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: 3,000 Australians in Melbourne in hard lockdownAustralia’s Victoria state has recorded 108 new coronavirus cases, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Autopsy: Man died of drug overdose after fight with deputiesAn autopsy report says a Black man died of an accidental drug overdose shortly after a confrontation with deputies at a Florida airport in April
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19
The Associated Press17 hours ago
California Holiday Warning: Assume Everyone Is InfectiousWorried about the rising number of coronavirus cases, California officials have closed beaches and ruled out indoor dining for the holiday weekend. And they're stepping up their warnings: "Only leave for essential activities like going to work or going to the market," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti implored residents. "And...
Newser20 hours ago
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