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Starbucks Changing Rules for CustomersFace masks soon will no longer be up for debate at Starbucks. The company said Thursday that customers who come inside will be required to cover their faces as of July 15, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rule will apply at all company-owned locations,...
Newser2 hours ago
Florida Sets Record for COVID Deaths in 1 DayThe number of COVID-19 hospitalizations had been increasing steadily for weeks in Florida, so health experts were pretty sure what was coming. The state set a record Thursday when 120 people died of the disease, the Hill reports. "There are the denialists who say these people are younger ... and all...
Newser4 hours ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's eliteInterim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for the new coronavirus but feels strong and will continue working from isolation
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - This May 31, 2020, file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd. As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn't breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck, dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of body camera video recordings made public Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Hennepin County Sheriff via AP, File)
Medical experts: Floyd's speech didn't mean he could breatheWhen George Floyd said he couldn't breathe, two of the Minneapolis officers at the scene pointed out that he could still speak
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, observers watch the House consider a number of bills at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi is seeing the largest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislatureMississippi is seeing the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Denny McCarthy hits from the 14th tee during opening round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Still testing positive, Frittelli among 3 back to work Dylan Frittelli says it was hard not to feel like an outcast at the Workday Charity Open
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people wear masks while exercising at a gym in Los Angeles. On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries with hundreds during a food pantry sponsored by Healthy Waltham for those in need due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass. A small study in Italy strengthens evidence that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to a fetus before birth. Research was released on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little speaks at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Little announced a plan for reopening schools in the fall that requires schools to be prepared to teach students with traditional face-to-face methods in the classroom, distance learning online, or a hybrid combination. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
CDC head sticking to school-opening guides Trump criticizedA top federal health official says coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools aren't being revised despite criticism from President Donald Trump
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Johns Hopkins Releases New TrackerJohns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker has helped the world monitor the pandemic's progress. The Baltimore university has now launched another tracker to look at school reopening plans across the country; coronavirus prevention measures is just one of 12 categories examined. "Not only will schools need to reopen in a way...
Newser13 hours ago
Secret US Safe Injection Site Saved Dozens of LivesFor years, addicts have been injecting themselves with drugs at a secret location in an undisclosed US city. Researchers say the clandestine safe injection site has saved dozens of lives and has probably prevented many HIV and hepatitis C infections. The site, based on legal ones in Europe and Canada,...
Newser14 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people gather at a reopened beach on the first weekend after lockdown measures were lifted in Sale, Morocco. Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and left thousands of Moroccans stranded abroad and unable to come home. Only Moroccan citizens and expatriates living in Morocco will be allowed to travel in the first stage of the reopening starting July 14. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdownMorocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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