Pine-Sol cleaner approved for killing coronavirus on hard surfaces

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pine-Sol’s original cleaner as a product that can kill coronavirus on frequently used surfaces.

  Boy, 11, warned after wearing ‘inappropriate’ Hooters face mask to Fla. school

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

  CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

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Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Gov. Edwards adjusts Phase 3 order to extend alcohol sales by one hour for eligible parishes

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

  LWC says overpayment notices sent to nearly 7,600 unemployed residents was a ‘technical issue’

  Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

  ‘Certified young person’ Paul Rudd teams up with N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for mask-wearing PSA

The PSA features Rudd, who is 51, dressed up in a bright yellow hoodie with sweatpants.

  Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to block the gatherings of thousands of people, which Trump and his team deem “peaceful protests” protected by the First Amendment.

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday.

Elton football cancels season due to COVID-19

Elton High School has canceled its 2020 football season due to COVID-19.

Dog-like robot could remotely measure vital signs of COVID-19 patients

A new type of dog-like robot could gather vital information from COVID-19 patients remotely, helping to keep down human exposure to the virus.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘re-imagined’ as television-only event this year

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 94th version of the iconic annual parade will be a television-only special presentation this year, the retailer and the city of New York City announced Monday.

  Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.

  In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all -- maybe as soon as mid-October -- amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.

  Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

Relief groups facing the threat of the coronavirus are taking a different approach to sheltering people who have fled West Coast wildfires.

  Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

The findings don’t mean that schools and child-care programs need to close, but it does confirm that the virus can spread within those places and then be brought home by kids.

  Gov. Edwards releases full guidance on Phase 3 reopening plan

Governor John Bel Edwards will announce full guidance for Phase 3 of reopening Louisiana’s economy during a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. business

  Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

The arrival of cooler weather and the likelihood of more indoor gatherings will add to the importance of everyday safety precautions, experts say.

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

In the midst of the pandemic, young adults are navigating life transitions such as starting college and finding jobs, all without being able to experience normal social activities.

  La. will move to Phase 3 starting Friday; statewide mask mandate remains in place

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana will move to Phase 3 of the White House’s plan for reopening the U.S. economy starting Friday, Sept. 11.

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide over the memorial’s decision to suspend a cherished tradition of relatives reading victims' names in person.

  Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief

The 52-47 vote fell well short of what was needed to overcome a filibuster and seems likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election.

US will end current health screening of some travelers

The CDC said the current screening, which includes temperature checks and travelers vouching for their health, “has limited effectiveness” because some infected people show no symptoms.

  Time cover marks nearly 200,000 US COVID-19 deaths, calls response ‘an American failure’

Time’s new cover is a stark reminder of how tragic and deadly the coronavirus has been and still is. It also calls the U.S. response a failure.

  Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

  No virus aid before election? Pessimism before Senate vote

Top Republicans senators are making pessimistic predictions about securing a bipartisan coronavirus relief package before the November election.

  Vaccine by Nov. 3? Halted study explains just how unlikely

AstraZeneca’s suspension of final testing of its potential COVID-19 vaccine while it investigates a volunteer’s illness shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in developing the shots, the chief of the National Institutes of Health told Congress on Wednesday.

  Louisiana reopens 2019-2020 P-EBT applications for families who did not apply in May and June

Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opens for three weeks, beginning at 8 a.m. September 8.

Trick-or-treating banned in L.A. due to virus risk

The L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a news release that it would be difficult to maintain social distancing on porches and at front doors.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a patient had a serious side effect linked to the shot.

  GOP proposes ‘targeted’ virus aid, but Dems say not enough

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, under pressure from GOP senators in tough reelection races, said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid.

  The Summer of COVID-19 ends with health officials worried

The U.S. had about 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases around Memorial Day, before backyard parties and other gatherings contributed to a summertime surge. It now has more than 6.2 million cases.

Gov. Edwards says decision on La. moving to Phase 3 will come ‘before Friday’

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 8 that his decision on whether to keep the state in Phase Two or move to Phase Three of reopening would come sometime before the current order is set to expire Friday, Sept. 11.

  Companies testing coronavirus vaccines pledge safety, high standards

The companies said Tuesday that they will stick to the highest ethical and scientific standards in testing and manufacturing and will make the well-being of those getting vaccinated their top priority.

Chipping in? Trump may put up his own cash on reelection

President Donald Trump is putting out the word that he is considering spending as much as $100 million of his own fortune on his reelection effort as campaign officials try to buck up key supporters and donors in the face of daunting polling numbers and other bad news.

Postal chief under fire over alleged campaign law violations

Five people who worked for DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, say they were urged by DeJoy’s aides or by DeJoy himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his mansion in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Washington Post reported.

Kids start school year online amid pandemic; college towns become virus hotspots

For those attending 14 of the nation’s 16 largest school districts opening Tuesday, classes are being held entirely online.

  COVID-19 leaves family of 5 with lemonade stand as only source of income

The Florida family doesn’t make a lot of money at the lemonade stand, despite sometimes working long hours. Their savings have vanished, and they are way behind on bills and rent.

Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns

Talks between top Democrats and the Trump administration broke off last month and remain off track, with the bipartisan unity that drove almost $3 trillion in COVID-19 rescue legislation into law this spring replaced by toxic partisanship and a return to Washington dysfunction.

Virus still throwing theme park attendance for a loop

Some parks have reduced operating days, slashed ticket prices, and closed early for the year because of lower-than-hoped attendance, along with the uncertainty of what’s to come with the coronavirus.

Disney, Universal hit capacity over Labor Day weekend

It appears to be the first time both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World hit limited capacity at all their parks in the same day since the coronavirus pandemic began.

  Colleges combating coronavirus turn to stinky savior: sewage

As colleges grapple with the coronavirus, institutions across the country are turning campus sewage into a public health tool.

Sheriff Mancuso tests positive for COVID-19

In a recent statement, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff, Tony Mancuso, announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and off-campus properties to isolate the thousands of students who have caught COVID-19 or been exposed to it.

  Child care crisis amid pandemic pushes US mothers out of the labor force

Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force as the pandemic leaves parents with few child care options and the added burden of navigating distance learning.

  Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

None of the cheering — or cursing after losing wagers — from 150,000 fans will be heard this year at Churchill Downs, where America’s longest continuously held sports event will go on Saturday, four months later than usual. The track initially planned to allow 23,000 fans to attend until escalating

  Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?

The rise in infections, deaths and hospitalizations over the summer ... was blamed in part on Americans behaving heedlessly over Memorial Day and July Fourth.

US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

Friday’s report from the Labor Department added to evidence that nearly six months after the coronavirus paralyzed the country, the economy is mounting only a fitful recovery.

Russia publishes virus vaccine results, weeks after approval

International experts remained cautious over the vaccine’s effectiveness and safety.

North Carolina kicks off mail voting amid spike in requests

Mail voting is starting in the presidential election as North Carolina begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who have requested them.

  ‘The Batman’ shoot suspended after positive COVID-19 test

A member of production on “The Batman” has tested positive for COVID-19 and the U.K shoot has been temporarily suspended.

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent virus spread

The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  Fauci: COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. ‘unlikely, not impossible’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he doubts it can happen that quickly.