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The Latest: Connecticut forms advisory groups on vaccines

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut is forming an advisory group to validate the safety of any coronavirus vaccines and how to distribute them to the...

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a...

The Latest: Gardner pledges to consider Trump’s court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): ...

New this week: ‘Enola Holmes,’ Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got...

CDC changes, then retracts, its take on coronavirus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in...

Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him to...

Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff 6 days post election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the...

Campus outbreak threatens San Diego’s economic recovery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and...

Closing time: UK pubs must shut early as COVID cases surge

LONDON (AP) — British pubs will have to close early and people who fail to obey quarantine rules will face stiff fines under new...

Ginsburg’s death exposes fragility of health law protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 the newest preexisting condition, the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from insurance discrimination is more fragile following the...

Ohio, GOP defend limit on ballot drop boxes to 1 per county

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are fighting to uphold a GOP election chief's directive limiting ballot drop...

Bank shares slide on report of rampant money laundering

The financial sector was hit hard Monday following a report alleging that a number of banks — JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank...

Another record low in viewership for ‘Pandemmys’

NEW YORK (AP) — The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from...

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing...

Wall Street falls, S&P 500 down 1.2% as global markets swoon

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street slumped Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain, though the S&P 500 had...

Virtual UN meeting saps NYC of yearly hubbub, cash infusion

NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal September, leaders of nations big and small would converge on New York this week, giving the United...

Democrats unveil temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House unveiled a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running...

Judge: Postal Service must process election mail on time

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in a week, a federal judge said a nationwide order is necessary to ensure mail for...

Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surge

LONDON (AP) — As the U.S. closed in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, the crisis deteriorated across Europe, with Britain working to draw up...

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments of up to $1,200 per individual because of incomplete government...

For most NYC students, back to school but not the classroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn't the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn't a return at...

Soaring wealth during pandemic highlights rising inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in...

On 75th anniversary of UN, its chief appeals for peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Born out of World War II’s devastation to prevent the scourge of conflict, the United Nations marked its 75th anniversary...

Djokovic wins in Rome: ‘I moved on’ after US Open default

ROME (AP) — Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. ...

The Latest: UMass to play football this fall, reversing call

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Supreme Court fight could elevate Kamala Harris’ profile

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick,...

Ginsburg’s death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot in November

It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. ...

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. ...

2020 Watch: Is this suddenly a new election?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ...

Madrid adopts virus restrictions exposing poor-rich divide

MADRID (AP) — Heightened restrictions to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread in some of Madrid's working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over the prevalence...

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water...

Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow...

Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus cases

BERLIN (AP) — Political pressure grew Monday for European governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown...

Navalny says nerve agent was found ‘in and on’ his body

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded Monday that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into...

Central bank head: Europe’s recovery uncertain, incomplete

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says that the economy is rebounding but that the recovery remains uncertain, incomplete...

2020 serves another blow as Ginsburg’s death ignites fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang “Amazing Grace” in the...

Asia Today: India adds 87K cases, New Zealand easing rules

NEW DELHI (AP) — India recorded nearly 87,000 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as it edged closer to the United States...

Czechs replace health minister amid record infection surge

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government moved Monday to appoint an epidemiologist as the new health minister as the country struggles with a surge...

Abu Dhabi, UAE’s conservative capital, ends alcohol licenses

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, is eliminating its licensing system for alcohol purchases...

Gundogan the latest Man City player to contract coronavirus

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan has become the latest Manchester City player to test positive for the coronavirus. ...

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

NEW DELHI (AP) — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's...

At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and...

A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards...

Asian markets lower after Wall St declines for third week

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street declined for a third week and Britain reported a rise in...

The Latest: ‘Succession’ swipes the crown for best TV drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT): ...

Trump’s Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald...

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the...

Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the...

Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. ...

The Latest: Seahawks’ Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A’s 14-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented...

Barkley, 49ers hit with potentially season-ending injuries

A star-studded cast of NFL players departed their games with injuries on Sunday. ...

Johnson unable to keep momentum going at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson arrived at Winged Foot playing better golf than arguably anyone in the world. ...

Vive le Tour! With young winner, thrilling race defies virus

PARIS (AP) — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the...

State: California to pause unemployment claims for 2 weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and...

Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a...

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters...

California coronavirus death toll passes 15,000 mark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s death count from the coronavirus surpassed 15,000 on Sunday even as the state saw widespread improvement in infection levels....

Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg’s final summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She...

GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two...

‘I deserved it’: Djokovic gets obscenity warning in SF win

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows it isn’t model behavior when he loses his cool on the tennis court. ...

Raiders eager to show off new digs in Vegas debut vs. Saints

The Raiders finally have a home to call their own. ...

Georgia’s Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at...

Law and order vs. health care as Dems, GOP vie for suburbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican hands for 28 years but now up for grabs, a suburban Missouri congressional district hugging St. Louis has become...

Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into...

Public sector strikes to hit Germany next week over wages

BERLIN (AP) — Public sector workers in Germany will start staging short-term warning strikes after the latest round of wage negotiations failed to produce...

Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on...

Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into...

The Latest: South Korea’s daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s...

Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire mostly maintained his jovial demeanor this season. As recently as Friday night, he was needling a reporter while discussing...

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. ...

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Gary Bettman will take his first sigh of relief in months when he presents the Stanley Cup. ...

Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson overwhelm The Citadel 49-0

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw nine passes Saturday. Three of them went for touchdowns. ...

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester’s grief

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further...

Big-hitting DeChambeau remains in contention at U.S. Open

Bryson DeChambeau launched a towering drive on the 14th hole and watched it sail well left into Winged Foot's deep, gnarled rough. ...

Book, No. 7 Notre Dame run by USF 52-0 to extend home streak

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book ran for three first-half touchdowns and No. 7 Notre Dame won its 20th straight home game 52-0...

How Ginsburg’s death could reshape the presidential campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of...

Disjointed and overrun, Man Utd slumps to loss on EPL return

Manchester United began its Premier League campaign with a performance as disjointed as its offseason. ...

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures...

Court weighs allowing courtroom cameras in George Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death will generate massive public interest when it begins...

Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtually

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With COVID-19 still careening across the planet, the annual gathering of its leaders in New York will be replaced this...

Cities creating racial ‘healing’ committees to confront past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at discussing racial tensions...

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump...

Democrats face quandary on vaccine support as election nears

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his promise for a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day. ...

Police, protesters clash as London eyes tighter virus rules

LONDON (AP) — Police in London clashed with protesters Saturday at a rally against coronavirus restrictions, even as the mayor warned that it was...

Thai protesters rally to push demands for democratic reforms

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to support the demands of...

Evangelicals at base of Trump hopes for Pennsylvania repeat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won't happen without white...

Asia Today: India’s cases keep rising; rallies in Melbourne

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. ...

Russia’s Navalny says he’s now more than ‘technically alive’

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is...

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with Israel

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators protested outside the...

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground...

One family’s desperate, deadly attempt to flee Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son...

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the...

Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra easily survived an impeachment vote Friday night after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to...

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and...

Manager ordered census layoffs despite judge’s ruling

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two weeks after a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Census Bureau from winding down the 2020 census, a manager in...

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to...

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before...

NYC mayor ‘very confident’ in new school reopening timeline

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students...

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