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The 61 new COVID-19 cases in the Valley on Tuesday represents the largest one-day increase in cases locally since the state Department of Health began monitoring cases in March. There were 32 new cases in Northumberland County — 31 of them in long-term care facilities — which were part of 82…

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STATE COLLEGE — The Big Ten became the first of the Power 5 conferences to call off fall sports on Tuesday, officially postponing all regular-season games and conference championships due to the ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SELINSGROVE — A mask can be inconvenient. It can be itchy, hot and — for some — even make it hard to breathe. For people with weak immune systems or underlying medical conditions, a mask is one of the things standing in the way of a trip to the emergency room.

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While state leaders are studying President Donald Trump’s executive order calling for a $400 a week unemployment benefit – $100 of which would come from each state – a Department of Labor and Industry spokeswoman said Monday that the payment would be a new program, meaning it will take longer to implement.

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SUNBURY — Superintendent Jason Bendle says Shikellamy is prepared for the start of the school year and the district will continue to adapt to the ever-changing state guidelines.

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.

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There have been 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from residents or workers at Valley nursing homes, a number that is expected to rise after Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation added another 13 positive cases to the total it reports to the state.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated a wave of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide alert.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play.

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Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.

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SUNBURY — The 2020 Sandwich Stroll scheduled for later this month is canceled, according to Sunbury Revitilitzion Inc.

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