• NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls.

  • NHL, players’ union announce plan to resume play on Aug. 1

    The NHL is in position to resume playing in less than a month — with 24 teams in action, all in Canada — and could be on the verge of enjoying labor peace through 2026.

    Updated: 10:10 pm

  • Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn’t have expected.

  • Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Opera, balloon fest among businesses getting virus loans

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera, the Meow Wolf art collaborative and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among thousands of New Mexico businesses that received loans from the U.S. government as part of the massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

    Updated: 6:22 pm

  • AP Photos: Argentines have balcony parties amid quarantine

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A few days of the silence and solitude of quarantine was all that Marcela Álvarez could stand.

    Updated: 6:49 pm

  • Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone

    Meet Kongonaphon kely, a pocket sized dinosaur forerunner that was smaller than your cellphone.

  • Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

    CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets.

  • Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies, data show

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Monday identified roughly 650,000 mostly small businesses and nonprofits that received taxpayer money through a federal program that was designed to soften job losses from the coronavirus but also benefited wealthy, well-connected companies and some celebrity owned firms.

    Updated: 7:30 pm

  • 2022 Qatar World Cup cuts jobs after ‘efficiency exercise’

    Organizers of the 2022 World Cup have become the latest Qatari state entity to make staff redundant.