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New Maine safety protocols for casinos, short-term rentals

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — The office of Maine Gov. Janet Mills has released safety protocols for casinos and short-term rentals that want to participate in the state's latest phase of reopening. Mills, a Democrat, has released "COVID-19 prevention checklists" for businesses that want to resume ...

Ready to return, 4,000 Atlantic City casino workers told no

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After 3 1/2 months of being out of work amid the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Atlantic City casino workers got the call they had been waiting for: It was time to go back to work. But less than three days before they were set to return, another call came: New ...

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. Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April. They found signs of the virus in several ...

Town plans to move statue of founder who led Pequot massacre

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town plans to remove a statue of its founder and leader of a massacre against the Pequot tribe, Major John Mason, from a public green, if it can get permission from state authorities. Dozens of residents of Windsor, Connecticut, joined a digital town ...

UConn rowing team considers Title IX response to elimination

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's rowing coach Jen Sanford said she isn't looking for a villain to blame for the school's cost-cutting decision to eliminate her program. She just wants to find a way to save the athletic opportunities her program provides for about 60 women each year. That ...

Tropical Storm Fay moves toward mid-Atlantic, New England

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay was expected to move closer inland Friday, with forecasters projecting flooding along the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Fay was 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of Ocean City, Maryland, in its 2 ...

Infamous counterfeiter recently released from prison dies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who proclaimed himself the "world's greatest counterfeiter" has died just weeks after his release from his latest prison sentence. The Providence Journal reports Louis "The Coin" Colavecchio died Monday in hospice care after dealing with a range of ...

Camp using Vermont hotel for 3-week stay told to reduce size

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A New Jersey summer camp that brought several hundred students to Vermont for a three-week stay at a Rutland hotel has been told the hotel is overcapacity. After the state inspected the Holiday Inn in the town of Rutland, officials with camp Zichron Chaim were given ...

Amazon will stop selling Redskins merchandise

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Amazon will stop selling Washington Redskins merchandise after the football team said it would undergo a review of its name, which is considered a racial slur. The Seattle-based online shopping giant informed sellers Wednesday morning that it would be pulling Redskins ...

Blind voters sue over New Hampshire absentee ballot system

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's absentee ballot system will force blind voters and those with other disabilities to sacrifice their privacy, safety or potentially both during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed against the state. Disabilities Rights Center-New ...

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then. "We simply do not believe we can create and maintain ...

July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein’s ex-girlfriend

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend will appear remotely by video for a July 14 courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse over two decades ago, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan set the date in an ...

Global stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after further gains for major U.S. tech stocks. London and Frankfurt gained at the opening while Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong and Australia closed higher. U.S. stocks have recovered most of this year's losses, ...

New Hampshire drought management team to convene

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Drought Management Team is going to convene for the first time this year, now that much of the state is experiencing moderate drought conditions. The management team last met in 2018 and 2016. It's scheduled to meet Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Last month, ...

8 free COVID-19 test sites to open; new deaths reported in Mass.

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is launching free COVID-19 testing sites in eight communities to help monitor the spread of the disease in part by also offering tests to asymptomatic individuals, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The eight communities were chosen because they have a higher ...

Two new COVID-19 deaths, 20 more cases Wednesday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday. They are two women from Hillsborough County, both 60 years of age and older. The state also announced 20 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been ...

Democratic House speaker weighs in on Trump rally masks

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The speaker of the New Hampshire House weighed in on whether masks should be required at President Donald Trump's upcoming rally, and a coalition of disability organizations sued the state over its absentee ballot system for the fall elections. Coronavirus developments ...