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June 16, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,337 New Cases, 33 Additional Deaths, 2,959...

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In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US coronavirus outbreaks spur debate over personal freedoms

By TERRY TANG, KEN MORITSUGU and LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in...
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June 12, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,633 New Cases (-214 from 6/11), 20...

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Public Health Officials Face Wave Of Threats, Pressure Amid Coronavirus Response

Emily Brown was stretched thin. As the director of the Rio Grande County Public Health Department in rural Colorado, she was working 12- and 14-hour...
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If You’ve Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You’ve Got Options

The coronavirus pandemic — and the economic fallout that has come with it — boosted health insurance enrollment counselor Mark Van Arnam’s workload. But...
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COVID-19 Batters A Beloved Bay Area Community Health Care Center

MARIN CITY, Calif. ― A small band of volunteers started the Marin City Health and Wellness Center nearly two decades ago with a doctor...
Sevag Demirjian, a supporter of President Trump, waves an American flag at passing demonstrators during a protest outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal building Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Demonstrators across California coordinated efforts in a car-based protest to demand the release of immigrants in California detention centers over concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

COVID-19 Cases Approaching 9,000 in San Diego County Mark as More Businesses Prepare to...

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The COVID-19 case tally is just under the 9,000 mark in San Diego County as many businesses throughout...

June 11, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,857 New Cases, 46 Additional Deaths, 2,813...

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In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Si perdiste tu seguro de salud por la crisis de COVID-19, tienes opciones

El coronavirus y las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia, impulsaron el trabajo del asesor de seguros de salud Mark Van Arnam. Pero él quiere...

Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

A nursing home worker in New Jersey rendezvoused with “the parking lot guy” to cut a deal for gowns. A director of safety-net clinics...

June 8, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 823 New Cases (-700 from 6/7), 10...

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Los Angeles County Announces 36 More Deaths Due To COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health and elected officials have again highlighted disparities in COVID-19 deaths among black residents and...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

California To Let Gyms, Bars, Day Camps Reopen Next Week

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow day camps, bars, gyms,...

New Jobs Report Diminishes GOP Appetite For More Virus Aid

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain...
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Amid Virus, US Students Look To Colleges Closer To Home

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing...
Nurse Practitioner Surani Hayre-Kwan, left, and nurse practitioner student Kristina Crichton during an office visit with patient John Donaldson, a Guerneville resident who relies on Hayre-Kawn for his primary care. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Exclusive: Nearly 600 — And Counting — US Health Workers Have Died Of COVID-19

Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian...
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June 7, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,523 New Cases , 25 Additional...

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FILE - This March 2, 2019, file photo, shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrolling on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz. A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Army Corp of Engineers also said there was no set date to start or complete construction, which will take place near Nogales, Arizona and Sasabe, Arizona. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

COVID-19 Overwhelms Border ICUs

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Even as most California hospitals have avoided an incapacitating surge in coronavirus patients, some facilities near the Mexican border have...

Montana’s Tribal Nations Preserve COVID Restrictions To Preserve Their Cultures

As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for members...

Report: California’s COVID-19 Cases Rising, Bucking National Trend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California, where health experts warn of a potential second wave of the coronavirus as the economy reopens, is...
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Scientist Defends Sweden’s Hotly Debated Virus Strategy

By DAVID KEYTON and JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's chief epidemiologist on Wednesday defended his...

Newsom Likes To ‘Go Big’ But Doesn’t Always Deliver

Gavin Newsom knew it was a political gamble when, as the newly elected mayor of San Francisco, he promised to eradicate chronic homelessness. “I recognize...
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

June 2, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,202 (+34) New Cases , 60 Additional...

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Los Angeles County Business Leaders Urge Officials to Lift Restrictions on Reopening

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Leaders in the film, sports, theme park, business and restaurant industries Tuesday presented detailed plans for reopening to...
This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles. The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Protests And The Pandemic

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Following the death of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, protests have mushroomed around...

June 1, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 978 (-1100) New Cases , 22 Additional...

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Efforts To Curb Congenital Syphilis Falter In COVID’s Shadow

U.S. public health officials are closer to identifying a road map for curbing the rising rates of syphilis infections in newborn babies, but with...
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In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID’s Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

This story can be republished for free (details). In late March, Marcell’s girlfriend took him to the emergency room at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital,...

Coronavirus Surprise: IRS Allows Midyear Insurance And FSA Changes

The economic upheaval and social disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic have upended the assumptions many people made last fall about which insurance plan...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho Steps Up to Lead Pico Rivera’s Recovery While Providing...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho at a press conference speaking about the...

May 30, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 2,112 New Cases , 48 Additional Deaths,...

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FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State Clears Los Angeles County To Open Dine-In Restaurants, Hair Salons

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County restaurants could soon reopen for limited dine-in service, as could hair salons, with the state...
Kaiser Health News

As COVID Cuts Deadly Path Through Indiana Prisons, Inmates Say Symptoms Ignored

Scottie Edwards died of COVID-19 just weeks before he would have gotten out of the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana. Edwards, 73, began showing symptoms...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles County Health Official Confident, But Cautious, As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another 50-plus deaths due to the coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, but health officials continued...

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation...
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May 27, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 933 New Cases (-626), 53 Additional Deaths...

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Los Angeles Archdiocese Lays Out Plans For Restarting Church Services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Churches in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were directed Wednesday morning to prepare to resume church services as...
This undated photo provided by EO Waianae Tours shows Bryce Hunter talking to passengers on board a tour boat in Waianae, Hawaii. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii's tourism-based economy, including the EO Waianae Tours dolphin and turtle snorkel tour business run by the Chang family and the family's regular music gig in Waikiki. (Ashlee Jankanish/EO Waianae Tours via AP)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new infections and...
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Nearly Half Of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due To Pandemic

As the coronavirus threat ramped up in March, hospitals, health systems and private practices dramatically reduced inpatient, nonemergency services to prepare for an influx...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Allows Some Reopening Of Barbershops, Hair Salons

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons can...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 230 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday that 230 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Los Angeles County Reports 1,047 New COVID-19 Cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County officials have reported 1,047 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths, raising the...

California Lays Out Pandemic Rules For Church Reopenings

By STEFANIE DAZIO and ROBERT JABLON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz looks forward to reopening his synagogue...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

May 26, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,843 New Cases (+796), 27 Additional Deaths,...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site An atomic resolution 3-D model of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. (Visual Science) LOS ANGELES...
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COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit Nine Facilities in Vernon California, Including Farmer John

VERNON (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials are reporting coronavirus outbreaks at nine industrial facilities in the city of Vernon, including...
This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles. The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lock Your Cars! Vehicle Theft Spikes In COVID-19 Pandemic

By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, arrive to lay a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park, Monday, May 25, 2020, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden Makes 1st In-Person Appearance In More than 2 Months

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more...
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COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill

From late March into April, Timothy Regan had severe coughing fits several times a day that often left him out of breath. He had...
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Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists visiting for its world-famous skiing....

Los Angeles Beaches, Stores Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County has reopened some beach parkinglots as Memorial Day weekend continues and authorized retail businessesinside enclosed...
A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean.

In Mexican Border cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

By JORGE LEBRIJA and MARIA VERZA Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington, as President Donald Trump looks on. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: US Task Force Chief Concerned About Gatherings

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Density, Poverty Keep Los Angeles Struggling Against The Virus

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop...
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‘An Arm And A Leg’: Tips For Surviving COVID With Your Financial Health Intact

Dan Weissmann Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. In early April, Katelyn was in a financial bind. At home and sick with COVID-19, she...
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Bringing ‘Poogie’ Home: Hospice In The Time Of COVID-19

After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of...

Los Angeles Slowly Opens. More Retailers Cleared To Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles Countytoday reopened some beach parking lots and authorized retail businesses insideenclosed...
Leonardo Cabaña cries in the arms of his friend Raphael Benevides beside the casket of his father, Héctor Miguel Cabaña, who died of COVID-19 before the funeral home service led by the Rev. Fabian Arias, Monday, May 11, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In hard-hit New York City, the coronavirus outbreak has taken a particularly heavy toll on Hispanic communities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday,...
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The 30-Somethings Who Fled Big Cities To Shelter With Mom And Dad

AUSTIN, Texas — It took three weeks, but Lawrence and Arlene Maze finally persuaded their younger son, Gregory, of Los Angeles, to get on...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Virus Response

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday took an extra $1.8...
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San Diego County Gets Approval For In-Person Dining and Shopping, Jamul Casino To Reopen

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County has received word that Californiaapproved its request to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping,...
This undated photo provided by EO Waianae Tours shows Bryce Hunter talking to passengers on board a tour boat in Waianae, Hawaii. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii's tourism-based economy, including the EO Waianae Tours dolphin and turtle snorkel tour business run by the Chang family and the family's regular music gig in Waikiki. (Ashlee Jankanish/EO Waianae Tours via AP)

Pandemic Knocks Out Large Sections of Hawaii’s Economy

By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — In normal times, Roland Chang and his three sons start their...

Trump To Tour Ford’s Ventilator Assembly Plant Near Detroit

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening to withhold funds over Michigan's mail-in ballot...
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Coronavirus-triggered Layoffs In US Hit Nearly 39 Million

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans thrown out of work...
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Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

Tom Peeling wanted his teeth cleaned and wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic get in the way. Luckily, his six-month regular appointment was scheduled...
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus

From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Analysis: Get Ready For The Vaccine — They’re Never Simple

If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new...
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Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?

Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That’s because Congress mandated there would...

Tulare County Defies State As More of California Reopens

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As restaurants and stores were cleared to open for customers...
Salon owner Shelley Luther holds a citation and speaks with a Dallas police officer after she was cited for reopening her Salon A la Mode in Dallas, Friday, April 24, 2020. Hair salons have not been cleared for reopening in Texas. Luther was asked by officials to close and was issued a citation when she refused. Luther said she will remain open for business. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Reopening: It’s Back To Business, But Not Business As Usual

By DAVID CRARY, DAVE COLLINS and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — This is what “normal” will...

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

Rising anxiety may be the common denominator as countries around the world gradually emerge from lockdowns due to the new coronavirus.

Tennessee’s Secret To Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up The Tab

To reopen businesses and public spaces safely, experts say, states need to be testing and contact tracing on a massive scale. But only a...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

To Stem COVID, This Small Indiana City Decided To Test All Public-Facing Employees

Behind a nondescript strip mall in Carmel, Indiana, a short line of cars gathers mid-afternoon next to a large tent. Medical professionals stand out...

US Home Construction Drops 30.2% In April As Virus Rages

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building plunged in April to the lowest level...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Fewer Traffic Collisions During Shutdown Means Longer Waits For Organ Donations

On Day Two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s stay-at-home orders in March, Nohemi Jimenez got into her car in San Pablo, California, waved...
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The Pandemic Is Hurting Pediatric Hospitals, Too

Children have largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19, but children’s hospitals have not eluded the financial pain the pandemic has wrought on health care...
A staffer delivers a medical oxygen tank to coronavirus patients who are being treated at home, in Bergamo, one of the areas worst affected by the virus, Northern Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

‘Last Responders’ Seek To Expand Postmortem COVID Testing In Unexplained Deaths

Examining dead bodies and probing for a cause of death is rarely seen as a heroic or glamorous job. Rather, as the coronavirus pandemic...
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Tourists, Beware: Foreign Visitors’ Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

It was evident that the fever, nausea and loss of appetite Vlastimil Gajdoš felt on his wedding day was not a mere case of...
Kaiser Health News

Drugmakers Tout COVID-19 Vaccines To Refurbish Their Public Image

Johnson & Johnson researchers working on a vaccine against the coronavirus are “just like the heroes in the hospitals” fighting to save patients, J&J...
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Football Still a Possibility at Big 3 Cal State Schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t...
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, wearing a No. 24 jersey, points up while shedding tears after the national anthem before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Los Angeles Lakers Training Center Re-Opens For Individual Player Sessions

EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - The Los Angeles Lakers training center in ElSegundo has re-opened for individual player sessions under a strict protocolestablished...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

40 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - COVID-19 deaths continue to mount in Los AngelesCounty, with 40 new deaths reported along with nearly 1,100 new...
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California Homeless Quarantine In Hotels, More Rooms Needed

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and JANIE HAR Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety mounted every time someone at the...
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Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides primary...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

40 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - COVID-19 deaths continue to mount in Los AngelesCounty, with 40 new deaths reported today, along with nearly 1,100...
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San Diego County Records Highest Amount Of Daily COVID-19 Tests Third Day In Row

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - For the third day in a row, San Diego County hasrecorded its highest number of daily tests during...
This March 26, 2020 image from surveillance video shows a man, believed to be William Rosario Lopez wearing a surgical mask, with a gun in a Connecticut convenience store. Just how many criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to commit crimes is impossible to estimate, but law enforcement officials have no doubt that the numbers are climbing. Reports are starting to pop up across the country, as well as in other parts of the world of crimes that were pulled off in no small part because so many of us are wearing masks. (U.S. District Court of Connecticut via AP)

Coronavirus Masks a Boon For Crooks Who Hide Their Faces

By DON BABWIN and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The way the FBI tells it, William Rosario...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the U.S. job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major...

Surf’s Up And So Are New Beach Rules to Prevent Virus Spread

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — They arrived at the beach by car, skateboard and...

US Retail Sales Plunged a Record 16% in April as Virus Hit

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again In Los Angeles County As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another four dozen coronavirus deaths werereported in Los Angeles County today as more businesses were permitted toreopen with...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

As Revenues Plummet, Billions Cut From California Budget

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reflecting the financial hit California is already seeing from the...
This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Sven, Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff, Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, and Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, in a scene from "Frozen 2." The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and attendance over both years it ran, often pulling in over $1 million. (Disney via AP)

Stopped Cold: ‘Frozen’ Musical On Broadway Not To Reopen

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when...

Trump Says He’ll Restock Stockpile For Future Pandemics

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare...

Officials Release Edited Coronavirus Reopening Guidance

By MIKE STOBBE and JASON DEAREN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday released some...

36 Million Have Sought US Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits...
In this May 9, 2020 photo, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, far right, and her husband Charles Isaacs, center, are among the cheering spectators at musician Adam Chester's weekly neighborhood performance in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Normally, Chester is a surrogate Elton John, who sings and plays the rock superstar's parts at rehearsals. With that work on hold, Chester has been giving concerts to his neighbors from a safe social distance in front of his house. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Locked Down Neighbors Let Loose At ‘Quaranchella’ Concerts

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 15 years, Adam Chester has subbed for Elton...
Kaiser Health News

In The COVID Age, Bring A Mask And Gloves To A Protest

INDIANAPOLIS — When Lamari Edwards joined Dreasjon “Sean” Reed’s Facebook Live video, she could sense something bad was going to happen, but she never...

‘New Normal’ Imagined, Tested As Virus Shutdowns relaxed

By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press From outdoor kids' movies for cooped up apartment dwellers in Rio to online shopping...
Hollywood

Former Los Angeles Public Health Director to Advise SAG-AFTRA on COVID-19 Issues

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Former Los Angeles County Public Health DirectorJonathan Fielding has joined a team of specialists advising the actors union indeveloping...

Coachella Requires Social Distancing, Face Coverings in Public Due to COVID-19

COACHELLA (CNS) - Wearing face coverings and practicing socialdistancing in public in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus areagain...

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