Public health

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, is a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington officials say they believe they have recovered about half of the up to $650 million in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 04, 2020 - 7:44 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials said Thursday they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi...
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June 04, 2020 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing agencies to look for ways to speed up building of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews, invoking special powers he has under the coronavirus emergency. Separately Thursday, the...
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In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, local customers sit in a terrace bar in downtown Barcelona. Spain is waiting until July to reopen its border for foreign tourists. In the meantime, authorities are encouraging Spaniards to vacation inside at home. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 04, 2020 - 5:21 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ DOUBLE-DIGIT DROPS: — The Buckle's sales declined...
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FILE - This April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. A retraction in the journal Lancet on Thursday, June 4, 2020 involved a May 22 report on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs long used for preventing or treating malaria but whose safety and effectiveness for COVID-19 are unknown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 04, 2020 - 5:20 pm
Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. Thursday’s retraction in the journal Lancet...
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In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, signs about social distancing and other protocols are seen about the theme park as guests walk by at Universal Orlando Resort Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The theme park reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday, June 5. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 04, 2020 - 4:00 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With masks on their faces and temperature checks at entrances, Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers streamed back into Universal Orlando Resort this week in one of the first major steps toward reviving Florida’s theme park industry, which was left temporarily moribund by...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 file photo, Pastor James Roberson leads a prayer with protesters during the Prayerful Protest march for George Floyd in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 04, 2020 - 2:10 pm
For black clergy across the United States, the past 10 days have been a tumultuous test of their stamina and their skills. For weeks, they had been striving to comfort their congregations amid a pandemic taking a disproportionately heavy toll on African-Americans. Then came a coast-to-coast upsurge...
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A sign marking the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 04, 2020 - 2:00 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. The format calls for each team playing eight games to determine playoff seeding plus the possible...
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A homeless Venezuelan migrant wearing a face mask as protection amid the new coronavirus sits by her tent near the main bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Facing travel restrictions and no work due to the economic shut down to curb COVID-19, Venezuelan migrants here are waiting for help to get home. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 04, 2020 - 12:52 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Out of work, broke and left with few good options during the pandemic, a growing number of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia have set up a makeshift camp on a tree-covered patch along a highway outside the capital of Bogota. Aside from 160 tents they've built out of black...
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In this March 17, 2020, photo, Mr. Rich, a classroom pet, spent several months in the home of Associated Press writer Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Ark., during the coronavirus outbreak until he was brought back to school May 30. (AP Photo/Jill Bleed)
June 04, 2020 - 12:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After 60-plus days, I threw in the towel. Mr. Rich had to go. Mr. Rich is a hamster who most recently served as the classroom pet in my 9-year-old’s science class. In normal times, kids clamor over who gets to be its caretaker over holiday and school breaks. My daughter...
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June 04, 2020 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Prince of Wales also acknowledged in a interview with Sky News on Thursday that he had not seen his father, the Duke of Edinburgh for many weeks...
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