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ROME — Italy has added Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to its list of countries at risk for the coronavirus.

Visitors from the four countries, as well as previous list members Spain and France, must be tested on arrival in Italy or show proof of a negative test in the past 72 hours.

Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed the ordinance on Thursday, the same day Italy’s new confirmed caseload passed 4,400, the highest levels since April.

Italy still has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe, at 52 cases per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. By contrast, the Czech Republic counts 374 per 100,000, while Spain has 303, the Netherlands 285, France 257, Belgium 246, and the United Kingdom 201 per 100,000.

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar reported 1,012 new cases of the coronavirus a day after setting a record daily total of 1,400.

Authorities implemented a tight lockdown measures in Yangon, the country’s largest city with the highest number of infections.

Myanmar’s leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, says the government had acquired antigen test kits to quickly detect positive cases. She acknowledged a shortage of beds in hospitals in some areas to treat patients but said the health ministry was arranging more facilities.

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The Bathroom Renovation Checklist For Pennsylvania Homeowners

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Thinking of renovating your bathroom? Do this first.
Thinking of renovating your bathroom? Do this first. (Shutterstock)

But to ensure the results meet your expectations, you’ll want to do some planning ahead of time. Enter our bathroom remodel checklist.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink to a drop-in model.”

Browse sites like Pinterest for inspiration as to layout, aesthetics, and materials. Save some photos to show your contractor and point out what you like about them.

2. Determine The Contractors You’ll Need

You might think one firm can come in and tackle your entire bathroom remodel. While some can, it is better in many instances to hire a few specialty contractors. Contrary to popular belief, this can actually save money and increase the longevity of your remodel.

So, first think about who you will need: a custom millworker, plumber, bath fitter, etc.

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It was the home of serial killer Buffalo Bill in “Silence of the Lambs” and it’s for sale in Pennsylvania. Take a virtual tour:

'Silence Of The Lambs' Horror House For Sale In PA: See Inside


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$375,000 Homes in Pennsylvania, Vermont and Texas

This brick house is in the East Passyunk Crossing neighborhood in South Philadelphia, about two miles from Center City and close to restaurants (currently with street dining), vintage stores, cafes, parks and the Singing Fountain at East Passyunk Avenue north of Tasker Street, which belts out Sinatra and other standards from hidden speakers.

Size: 1,100 square feet

Price per square foot: $339

Indoors: The two-story house has an open-plan lower floor with refinished parquet flooring in the living area at the front. Beyond an archway is a dining area and the kitchen. The kitchen was updated several years ago with wood floors, white cabinets, subway tile and stainless steel appliances. Sliding-glass doors at the back open to a walled patio. There is also a half bathroom on this floor.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, front and back, which are (unusually for this housing type) almost of equal size. Between them is a walk-in closet or home-office space. The skylighted bathroom has a combined tub and shower and a black-and-white-tile floor.

A washer and dryer are in the unfinished basement.

Outdoor space: The rear patio includes a built-in storage bench.

Taxes: $3,487

Contact: Joe Brady, Team Damis, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach Realtors, 267-401-4291; teamdamis.com


The rumor attached to this Victorian church building, formerly St. John the Baptist, is that it was abandoned in the 1970s because it lacked a center aisle and was considered undesirable for weddings. (Its successor is cater-corner across Main Street.) After sitting vacant for several years, the building was transformed in the 1980s into a

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Best Nursing Homes – Pennsylvania

1 The Glen at Willow Valley Lancaster 339 Medicare Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council 2 Abramson Senior Care Residence North Wales 324 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council 3 Brookview Health Care Center Chambersburg 152 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council 4 Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Elizabethtown 453 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council 5 Diakon Senior Living – The Lutheran Home at Topton Topton 194 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 6 United Methodist Homes – Wesley Village Pittston 183 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 7 Wesbury Meadville 210 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 8 Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village Mechanicsburg 184 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council 9 Holy Family Manor Bethlehem 208 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 10 Presbyterian SeniorCare – The Willows Oakmont 193 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 11 Presbyterian SeniorCare – Southmont Washington 155 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council 12 Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community New Oxford 270 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 13 Valley View Haven Belleville 162 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 14 Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center Montoursville 163 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council 15 Southeastern Veterans’ Center Spring City 238 Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council 16 Rest Haven – York York 159 Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council 17 Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home Hollidaysburg 257 Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council 18 Hanover Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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Temporary contractor threw Trump mail-in ballots in county trash, Pennsylvania officials say

An incident regarding “a small number” of discarded mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania — which has sparked a Department of Justice investigation and drawn the attention of President Donald Trump — appears to be rooted in an administrative error by a temporary contractor working at the Luzerne County Elections Bureau, according to the county manager.

He also said county officials did not know which candidate was selected on the ballots until the Justice Department publicly disclosed the information earlier this week.

Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri said in a statement issued Friday that a temporary independent contractor who was assigned to sort mail at the elections bureau “incorrectly discarded into the office trash UMOVA ballots,” which is an acronym for ballots from military and overseas voters. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Pennsylvania said on Thursday that nine ballots had been found in a dumpster next to the elections building with seven cast for Trump and the other two resealed inside their envelopes.

“Luzerne County Elections staff were unaware for whom the ballots were cast until the disclosure via Press Release of the United States Attorney on September 24, 2020,” the statement reads.

The temporary employee began working at the elections bureau on Sept. 14, Pedri said, and the mistake was discovered by Luzerne County Elections Director Shelby Watchilla two days later.

“Ms. Watchilla immediately began an internal inquiry and informed her direct supervisor. The temporary independent contractor was removed from service and informed not to return,” Pedri said in the statement.

Following the internal inquiry, Watchilla “contacted Luzerne County Office of Law who researched the matter and advised that this needed to be reported to the authorities,” after which a request was made to the district attorney’s office.

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