Local updates

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Tuesday an increase of 854 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 115,009 cases statewide. Of these, 3,229 are probable cases of the coronavirus statewide.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Monday an increase of 565 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 114,155 cases statewide. Of these, 3,185 are probable cases of the coronavirus statewide.

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BROCKWAY – Scouting BSA Troops 40 and 271 still managed to find a way to have their week of camping, learning and service.

DuBOIS — DuBois Central Catholic’s reopening plan is officially in place, according to President Gretchen Caruso.

DuBOIS — Approximately 80 percent of DuBois Central Catholic parents plan to send their children back to school, according to DCC President Gretchen Caruso.

DuBOIS — The DuBois Area School Board, at last week’s meeting, approved the Health and Safety Plan for the marching band for the 2020-21 school year.

DuBOIS — Appearing this Thursday evening on the Edward V. Cherry Amphitheater stage in DuBois will be Ray’s Final Cut Band from 7-8:30 p.m.

DuBOIS — PASSAGES Inc., a nonprofit agency to help victims of sexual violence, states that “staying 6 feet apart doesn’t mean we cannot still come together.”

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School District continues to prepare for the return of students in the fall, with regular updates to parents about approaching deadlines and expected practice for the 2020-21 school year.

National Updates

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's dead…

HARRISBURG, Pa, (AP) — Twenty-three new deaths were attributed to COVID-19 by Pennsylvania health officials on Tuesday, a day after the state reported no new pandemic deaths for the first time…

BOSTON (AP) — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of …

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and univ…

Officials in a Maryland county say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relat…

MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school bu…

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias brought dangerous winds and heavy rain over eastern Virginia early Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, Nor…

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Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July af…

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane touched down just after 11 p…

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In Iceland, a nation so safe that its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed b…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to che…

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of U.S. states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election ami…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Monday afternoon, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing sho…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state elections agency is asking lawmakers to require counties to distribute mail-in ballots earlier for the 2020 General Election and beyond, based on it…

LONDON (AP) — John Hume, the visionary politician who won a Nobel Peace Prize for fashioning the agreement that ended violence in his native Northern Ireland, has died at 83, his family said Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, America's oldest retailer, is seeking bankruptcy protection, as is the owner of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, lengthening the list of major retail chains…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Isaias was forecast to be near hurricane strength as it approached the Carolinas Monday, just a day after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's e…

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy.

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus inf…

Shannon Dunn has to report in person to her job this week as a cafeteria manager at at elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has no idea what she'll do when her daughter starts …

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making grandiose claims about slashing drug prices and the efficacy of a treatment for COVID-19 that don’t hold up to reality.