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World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worse to come

ROME – The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday – 500,000 confirmed deaths and 10 million confirmed cases – and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come.

Oregon could see “exponential growth” in COVID in worst case

PORTLAND – Oregon health officials reported 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday – its second-highest tally – and five additional deaths on the same day that authorities released new modeling that shows increased transmission of the coronavirus since the state began reopening in mid-May.

Some states pause reopening as virus cases near record high

The coronavirus crisis deepened in Arizona on Thursday, and the governor of Texas began to backtrack after making one of the most aggressive pushes in the nation to reopen, as the daily number of confirmed cases across the U.S. closed in on the peak reached during the dark days of late April.

Man released decades early for white supremacist bombing of Planned Parenthood in Spokane Valley

Brian Ratigan, 61, walked out of Spokane County Jail this week, 23 years after he was imprisoned for his role in the bombing of the women's health care clinic in Spokane Valley in 1996. Ratigan is one of four former members of the Phineas Priesthood, a domestic terrorist organization that gained a foothold in North Idaho prior to bombings and robberies in the spring and summer of 1996. 

Virus testing, tracking still plagued by reporting delays

As part of the plan to restart its season next month, the NBA is preparing to test hundreds of players, coaches and others for the coronavirus each night inside a “basketball bubble” – a space at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, with extra protection against the disease.

U.S. GDP fell at 5.0% rate in Q1; worse is likely on the way

The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, and the reopening of small businesses has leveled off — evidence that the job market's gains may have stalled just as a surge in coronavirus cases is endangering an economic recovery.

SPS teacher salaries cross $100,000 mark

Base salary for the most-senior teachers in Spokane Public Schools will surpass $100,000 annually for the first time, according to a pay scale approved Wednesday night by the district board of directors.

Fauci: Next few weeks critical to tamping down virus spikes

With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic response.

Surging U.S. virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

World leaders must not politicize the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing record daily increases in infections.

Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China’s customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its employees.