Variety
August 1

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Amid the chaos of the pandemic's early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort…
National
August 1

AP Analysis: Why Trump's election delay tweet matters

President Donald Trump's pattern is now familiar: He makes a stunning assertion, on Twitter or impromptu. The head scratching begins.
Variety
August 1

Restaurants hope Beloit outdoor dining continues to grow

Residents hitting the town for drinks and food had a new outdoor experience over the weekend in downtown Beloit.
National
August 1

Wisconsin absentee ballots may pose issues for 2020 election

For months, President Donald Trump has alleged without evidence that any expansion of mail-in voting in the 2020 election will lead to "tremendous" fraud and a "rigged" election.
Celebrities
July 31
Lena Dunham in Los Angeles in 2015.

Lena Dunham says her body 'revolted' under COVID-19

Lena Dunham says her body "revolted" in a debilitating month-long struggle with COVID-19.
National
July 31

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government's anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March.
National
July 31

AP Analysis: Why Trump's election delay tweet matters

President Donald Trump's pattern is now familiar: He makes a stunning assertion, on Twitter or impromptu. The head scratching begins.
Variety
July 31

Airbnb shutters party houses in NJ amid COVID-19 clusters

Airbnb said Friday it's cracking down on party houses throughout New Jersey, suspending or removing altogether 35 listings, after state health officials warned house parties led to clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Variety
July 31

California officials report first virus death of a child

California health officials reported the state's first coronavirus death of a child on Friday as the statewide tally of fatalities surpassed 9,000, saying the victim was a teenager who had other health conditions.
National
July 31

Jury: Washington state liable in Powell boys' deaths

A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell's children at the hands of their father.
Business
July 31
In June, French President Emmanuel Macron visited an industrial development lab at a plant in central France belonging to drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur's v

US sinks another $2.1 billion into a potential vaccine

Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes of securing a candidate that works.
National
July 31

Trump visiting Florida during a pandemic, hurricane threat

President Donald Trump took a Friday swing through Florida, a state critical to his reelection prospects and bracketed by two storms — one now bringing daily records on COVID-19 deaths and the other swirling just to the south in the form of Hurricane Isaias.
Variety
July 31

Deadline extended for tribes to seek broadband licenses

The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or expand internet access on their land — far less time than what tribes had sought.
Variety
July 31

Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren't finding the typical mobs of students and parents. What they found Friday were strict safety protocols and some heightened anxiety amid a global pandemic where virus infections are growing in dozens of states.
National
July 31

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks…
Variety
July 31

Judge orders man to pay $85K in deaths of 2 whooping cranes

A man who admitted that he and a juvenile shot and killed two whooping cranes in 2016 must pay $85,000 and cannot hunt until he completes 360 hours of public service.
National
July 31

Minnesota faces potential $4.7B deficit due to pandemic

Minnesota faces a potential $4.7 billion deficit in its next two-year budget due to continued economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new planning estimate announced Friday by the Minnesota Management and Budget office.
National
July 31
Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed “cautious” optimism that a vaccine would be available, particularly by next year.

Fauci confident virus vaccine will get to Americans in 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he remains confident that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready by early next year, telling lawmakers that a quarter-million Americans already have volunteered to take part in clinical trials.
National
July 31

City in Kansas requiring masks to guard 'safe' reputation

Officials in a college town in conservative western Kansas are embracing a mask ordinance in hopes of making residents and incoming students feel safe, even as surrounding communities have balked at such efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
National
July 31

Hard-hit Massachusetts worries COVID-19 respite is fleeting

A house party attended by restaurant workers in a picturesque beach town in Massachusetts has led to more than a dozen new coronavirus infections.On the…