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OLEAN — Residents of Cattaraugus and McKean counties are urged to keep their guard up as three nursing home workers were reported as having tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County has hit an unfortunate milestone for COVID-19 — 100 county residents have now tested positive.

The area’s congressman said the state is not moving fast enough on helping schools to reopen in the fall, with state officials saying more details will be announced next week.

LITTLE VALLEY — No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Cattaraugus County on Tuesday, but other area counties reported increases.

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ALBANY (TNS) — New York’s school districts must develop plans to reopen schools in the fall even though the state has not yet produced much-needed health and safety requirements or said what districts’ plans should cover.

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While the Cuomo administration insists that nursing home workers spread COVID-19 in care facilities, Republicans renewed calls for independent investigations of a policy that sent recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic.

LITTLE VALLEY — More COVID-19 cases have been reported across the region, with several coming from those recently traveling to states with rising case counts.

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OLEAN — Hopefully the Taste of Olean won’t be bittersweet in 2021.

OLEAN — A woman from the southwest part of Cattaraugus County is the 94th person to test positive for COVID-19.

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County’s Coronavirus Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the County Center here continues to receive many calls each day.

National Updates

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the cor…

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millio…

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic caused a broad economic downturn and Depression-era unemployment rates, Washington responded with trillions of dollars in federal relief.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millio…

NEW DELHI — India’s is reporting another record one-day spike in coronavirus cases, prompting some states to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign reboot is getting a reboot.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and Senate floor. People standing close to each other and talking, som…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign team is misrepresenting Democratic rival Joe Biden's stance on improving police practices following George Floyd's death.

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was returned to federal prison, weeks after his early release to serve the remainder of his sentence a…

NEW YORK (AP) — Reports: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in prison, weeks after he was let out as part of effort to slow coronavirus.

SEATTLE (AP) — Sonny Vinuya hasn’t decided if he’ll vote again for Donald Trump in the battleground state of Nevada.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and …

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital, Belgrade, after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of d…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minori…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's sharp criticism, federal guidelines for reopening schools are not being revised, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could …

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those wo…

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending…

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

NEW DELHI — India has reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections and 487 new deaths.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school s…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records that the pres…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trum…