Local updates

No new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported among local counties on Wednesday.

It’s a stressful time. And with families spending more time isolated at home, it’s no surprise that new tension has triggered an increase in domestic violence.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday that Gov. Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday announced that households in 13 new states — Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia — will soon be able to purchase …

As the effects of COVID-19 worsen the mental health of those in our communities, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is reiterating its previously announced top legislative priority for 2020, calling for a sustainable investment in mental health community base funding…

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that there are 866 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 66,258.

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Memorial Day is typically the last Monday in May, set to honor those who died in active military service. In years when there is not a pandemic, that celebration includes a parade with people lining the streets in cities and towns across the US and celebrations where local veterans are honor…

WELLSBORO – C&N, the leading financial services company in the region, announced the appointments of nine local employees to the Vice President level as a result of their proven leadership abilities and their dedication to the company and its customers.

One more week until the region goes green, said Gov. Tom Wolf at Friday’s press briefing.

HARRISBURG — With an understanding of the need for Pennsylvania families to secure child care options this summer, the Wolf Administration on Friday issued frequently asked questions to provide guidance to parents, summer camp operators, public bathing places, part-day school-age programs, a…

National Updates

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant…

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, accordin…

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged Friday that the Fed faces a major challenge with the launch in the coming days of a program that will lend to companies other…

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for NASA — a historic first for a private company — but more stormy weather threatened more delays.

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners with COVID-19 symptoms were neglected and ignored as the outbreak rippled through the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last …

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody:

Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted for a second day in Spain on Friday against layoffs by French …

PHOENIX (AP) — The speech therapist held up a book of animals. Our 4-year-old looked curiously at her across the Zoom call screen.

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear.

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in Asia as investors awaited a news conference about China by President Donald Trump later in the day.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and a…

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The booming shouts of the rain-soaked Marine recruits echo across Leatherneck Square training field, barely muffled by their masks. And as they jog by, belting out r…

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state’s highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its w…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the lates…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has taken the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration's anxiety about ho…

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House took the unusual step on Thursday of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration's anxiety a…

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief on Thursday warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began that it will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering a…

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (AP) — “Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the lates…

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer …

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bitter partisan fight over a Pennsylvania lawmaker's decision to wait a week before disclosing his COVID-19 diagnosis spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state…

North Carolina's governor said Thursday that his administration hasn't received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in res…