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COVID-19: The Latest

President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Friday. The positive test comes a month until the election and after the president has spent the year largely downplaying the threat of the virus. Trump's positive test ...

NFL postpones Steelers-Titans until later in season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NFL postponed Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers game at Tennessee until later in the season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement Thursday came one day after the league said it hoped to play the game on ...

Steelers-Titans pushed to Monday or Tuesday by virus outbreak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team's coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday. Only one new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three ...

Businesses held sway over reopening

As South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster prepared to announce the end of a coronavirus stay-at-home order, his top staff received an email from the state health department. The message, highlighted in bold, was clear: Wait longer before allowing customers back inside restaurants, hair salons and ...

DeWine allows Ohio’s high school sports to continue amid pandemic

COLUMBUS — All Ohio high school sports can go forward this year, with an option for some fall sports like football to be delayed until the spring if schools wish, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday. "Our order provides best guidance to play sports as safely as can be played in the era of ...

Coronavirus pandemic reshapes air travel as carriers struggle

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the coronavirus pandemic. It isn’t working. Surveys indicate that ...

LaRose: No mask mandate at polls in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Health and safety guidelines that Ohio’s elections chief sent to county boards Wednesday recommend, but do not mandate, mask-wearing and other preventive measures for those voting in person this fall — a nod to voter freedoms in a closely divided battleground state. In a ...

Homeschooling interest grows during pandemic

MISSION, Kan. — As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling. Some are worried their districts are unable to offer a strong virtual ...

Vaccine push as much about rivalries as science

WASHINGTON (AP) — No, Russia isn’t having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine did not provoke the awe and wonder of the Soviet Union’s launch of the first satellite into orbit in ...