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August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Powerful Southern leagues aim to forge on with fall football

Folks in the South aren’t giving up on their beloved fall tradition of college football just yet.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

After brief trade truce, US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than two years of browbeating and trade sanctions on Canada and Mexico, President Donald Trump strong-armed the United States’ neighbors into agreeing to supplant a 25-year-old North American trade agreement with one of his own.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

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

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Indians demote Clevinger, Plesac after protocol violation

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — The

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Initiative backers call it quits on education ballot drive

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho group that had been collecting online signatures for an education initiative called off the effort on Thursday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against them late last month.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding pattern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponing their fall football seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic leaves some NFL prospects facing a dilemma: Leave now or leave later.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the pandemic?

Is it safe to drink from a water fountain during the pandemic?

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Browns' Mayfield admits he was 'lost' in chaotic 2019 season

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield knew he needed to drop some weight, and maybe a little of the attitude.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 2nd Add,400

Istvan +- Kraft +- Locke +- Matern +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

DeWanna Bonner helps Sun hold off Sky, 77-74

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and nine rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun held off the Chicago Sky 77-74 on Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Stocks barely budge on Wall Street; S&P 500 just shy of high

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes barely budged on Wall Street Friday, leaving the S&P 500 just shy of its record once again.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask orders

PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Miami man pleads guilty of defrauding foreign investors in Vermont’s largest fraud case, over biotechnology plant plan

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Miami man pleads guilty of defrauding foreign investors in Vermont’s largest fraud case, over biotechnology plant plan.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Edmunds: Top picks for road trip vehicles with maximum range

Many Americans are wary of flying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Driving is one alternative to minimize your exposure to large crowds and still get an opportunity to see some sights this summer. You can also further reduce your social contact on a road trip by driving a vehicle with an exceptionally long range.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sadness to surreal: The biggest day in Tyler Adams' career

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A day that ended with Tyler Adams producing the biggest moment in Leipzig’s history — and his own young career — started in disappointment.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

A largely virtual New York Film Festival unveils lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: S. Korea announces new measures as cases spike

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea on Saturday announced stronger social distancing restrictions for its greater capital area where a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to erase the hard-won gains against the coronavirus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UAB freshman linebacker Allen Merrick dies of gunshot wound

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB freshman linebacker Allen Merrick has died after suffering a gunshot wound.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Extradition hearing to send Weinstein to Los Angeles delayed

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers and Los Angeles prosecutors have agreed to postpone extradition proceedings that would send the imprisoned former film producer from New York to California to face sexual assault charges, citing the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bone-dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a statewide heat wave.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Key Pacific War events on 75th anniversary of war's end

TOKYO (AP) — The Pacific War was so massive, so calamitous, it can be difficult to put it in context. There was the Marco Polo Bridge Incident that triggered the Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Midway that changed the course of the war and the dramatic flag-raising on Iwo Jima.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bichette, Blue Jays hit 6 more HRs in Buffalo, bop Rays 12-4

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s six home runs, Bo Bichette connected for the fourth straight game and the Blue Jays kept knocking balls out of their new Buffalo park, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

MATCHDAY: Man City-Lyon for last Champions League semis spot

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A look at Saturday's Champions League game between Manchester City and Lyon which determines the opponent for Bayern Munich in the semifinals:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump gets endorsement of NYC police union

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to amplify his law-and-order message, President Donald Trump on Friday told hundreds of New York Police Department officers that “no one will be safe in Biden’s America" if the former Democratic vice president defeats him in November .

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

R. Kelly's manager charged with phone threats to theater

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's manager has been arrested in California on charges that he threatened a shooting at a Manhattan theater two years ago, forcing an evacuation and the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that the singer had sexually abused women and girls.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a somber annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 11 Takes,450

State Biden +- Sanders +- Warren +- Bloomberg +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Horvat scores in OT, Canucks beat Blues for 2-0 series lead

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Column: Still time for college football to avoid a real mess

ATLANTA (AP) — Well, it was fun while it lasted.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. injured in 109-92 loss to Pacers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 23 points and the Indiana Pacers beat Miami 109-92 on Friday in a game delayed for several minutes late in the third quarter when Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. was carted off the court.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Top 25 will roll on in unusual college football season

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press intends to rank teams if major college football games are played this season.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Washington's Jimmy Lake says Pac-12 postponement right move

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Jimmy Lake said Friday that the Pac-12 made the correct decision in postponing the football season, even as the Huskies athletic program faces a potentially massive financial hit from not having football in the fall.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 3rd Add,400

Maxwell +- Merrill +- Murphy +- Payne +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

India to invest $1.46 trillion to lift virus-hit economy

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister said Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Atalanta fairytale to serve club well going forward

MILAN (AP) — Atalanta's dream is dead. Long live the dream.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nationals bring up prospect Luis Garcia, place Castro on IL

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Washington Nationals are ready to find out if 20-year-old infielder Luis Garcia has the poise and talent to play in the big leagues.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and acknowledging abusive behavior online toward girls in middle school.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Rock bottom': Barca reeling after 8-2 humiliation by Bayern

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The postmortem from Gerard Piqué was as brutal as the humiliation dished to Barcelona by Bayern Munich.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Post Office warns states across US about mail voting

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Judge refuses to reconsider GM lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

A federal judge in Detroit said Friday that he will not reconsider his July dismissal of General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline executive familiar with the matter said Thursday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Arizona district cancels classes after teachers revolt

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona school district that had planned to resume in-person classes against the advice of public health officials is now backing off after teachers refused to show up.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decisions. But a self-appointed group of independent experts says it sees little in Britain's response that is evidence-based, especially after an upturn in new cases forced a delay in lifting more lockdown restrictions.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: Rumer sets new standards with Hugh Prestwood catalog

Rumer, “Nashville Tears” (Cooking Vinyl)

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Brown expands COVID-19 mask requirements in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's total confirmed coronvirus case count since the start of the pandemic surpassed 22,600 Friday as Malhuer County was sent back to Phase 1 and Gov. Kate Brown expanded mask requirements to office spaces.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in public.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Justice Dept. accuses Yale of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white students in admissions process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. accuses Yale of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white students in admissions process.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fresno County to seek court order against reopened school

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Students at a private school in California attended their second day of in-person classes Friday despite state and county orders to close the campus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Big Sky scuttles rest of fall sports schedule over COVID-19

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has voted to postpone all fall sports competition until the spring because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US industrial production up 3%; factory output up 3.4%

WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry continued to regain ground lost in the coronavirus recession last month, but production remains well below where it was before the pandemic struck.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Surfer saved after friend punches shark in Australian attack

SYDNEY (AP) — A woman has survived a great white shark attack on Australia’s east coast after her surfing companion repeatedly punched it until it let her go.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular TikTok app in the United States.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 5th Add,400

Others +- Total Write +- Uninstructe +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 6th Add,400

Koos +- Kraus +- Krichevsky +- Moroz +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Texas coronavirus hospitalizations at 6-week low

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is reporting fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mississippi flag could have Choctaw-inspired diamond shape

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The new Mississippi flag could include a magnolia or stars or representations of rivers. Or it could reflect the state's Native American heritage with a diamond shape that is important to the Choctaw community.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Artist creates origami crane memorial for COVID-19 victims

An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Aug. 16

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

DA: Deputies were justified in shooting man during standoff

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County district attorney has concluded that sheriff's deputies were justified in shooting a Lemmon Valley man who pointed what appeared to be a gun at them during a 2018 standoff at his home.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-Dem-Delg-All,100

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is going virtual with help from Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margaret Cho, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more than two-dozen others working in the realm of humor.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

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

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

75 years later, Japan war orphans tell of pain, recovery

TOKYO (AP) — For years, orphans in Japan were punished just for surviving the war.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-Dem-Pres-All,100

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Major US postal workers union endorses Biden for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major union representing U.S. postal workers has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, a move that comes as President Donald Trump has acknowledged starving the postal service of money in order to make it more difficult to vote by mail in November's election.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mexico's central bank lowers prime rate to 4.5%

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s central bank decided Thursday to lower its prime interest rate by a half-point to 4.5% amid a sharp economic downturn and rising inflation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: India cases cross 2.5 million with another jump

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 2.5 million with another biggest single-day spike of 65,002 in the past 24 hours.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALL

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout Flyers 5-0

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Burakovsky scores late, Avalanche beat Coyotes 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche expected a big push from Arizona after the Coyotes spent most of Game 1 on their heels.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

76ers close regular season by breezing past Rockets 134-96

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 18 points and the Philadelphia 76ers closed the regular season by trouncing the Houston Rockets 134-96 on Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski fraud case

A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont's history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of millions of dollars in foreign investors' money.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hawaii governor seeking details on Trump's unemployment plan

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he is working to find out whether the federal government would fully pay for $300 in weekly supplemental unemployment benefits President Donald Trump announced under an executive order last weekend or whether the state would wind up having to foot the bill if it participated in the program.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cole wins 20th straight regular-season game, Yanks top BoSox

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sentencing date set for NY self-help guru in sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Portland police declare unlawful assembly amid protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Indians send down Clevinger, Plesac after virus blunder

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What No Student Loan Payments Until 2021 Means for You

You don’t have to make another federal student loan payment in 2020. Now is the time, though, to decide what to do before your bill arrives in January 2021.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

J Balvin says he is recovering from the coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian superstar J Balvin says he is recovering after battling the coronavirus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Clowns suffer, adapt in Peru due to the pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Circuses in Peru are built around clowns, providing work for more than 500 of the characters. But the shows have been struggling in recent years, their patrons lured away by the internet, video games and other live entertainment, and then the pandemic hit.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mexico's Acapulco hopes for rebound as virus, violence drop

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco is putting its hopes on a return of tourists as the number of coronavirus cases drop and the violence that drove travelers away slowly declines.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian gas heading for Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned allies.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man, 30, becomes 3rd Revel scooter fatality in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man injured in a Revel scooter accident three days

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Clark County approves plan to provide tech for students

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County School Board approved a set of policies meant to improve students' access to technology needed for online classes.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Friday:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bryce Harper's RBI in ninth lifts Phillies past Mets 6-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered another clutch hit and then waited for a video review to celebrate.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Justices overturn $2.9M award to Yakima nurses for unpaid OT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has narrowly overturned a decision awarding $2.9 million to home care and hospice nurses in Yakima who said they were pressured to work unpaid overtime and miss meal breaks.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Thursday Sports in Brief

NBA

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Islanders play Trotz hockey, take 2-0 series lead on Caps

TORONTO (AP) — Long after Brock Nelson scored on a breakaway to restore the New York Islanders' lead, he and his teammates hemmed the Washington Capitals in their zone for a long shift that can wear an opponent down.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Amazon.com.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 2nd Add,400

Bennet +- Bloxham +- Booker +- Boyd +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mazda-Toyota boosts investment in Alabama plant by $830M

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the new joint-venture between the two auto companies, on Thursday announced an additional $830 million investment in its new Alabama plant.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 9th Add,400

Torgesen +- Wells +- Williamson +- Yang +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What to do if losing your job means losing life insurance

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the U.S. economy as businesses both big and small cut back, close and declare bankruptcy. Consequently, a reported 16.3 million Americans were unemployed in July compared to just over 6 million the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dev Patel celebrates India from his Los Angeles front yard

LONDON (AP) — Quarantine brought opportunities to Dev Patel’s front yard.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dolly Parton, Justin Bieber among virtual TV festival stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton, Cate Blanchett and Justin Bieber are part of the virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Trump says he's hopeful for fall football season

WASHINGTON — At a White House event on reopening schools, President Donald Trump said he has spoken with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Louisiana State University coach Ed Orgeron about moving forward with the football season.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: Rare spotlight role for superb pianist Matt Rollings

Matt Rollings, "Matt Rollings Mosaic” (Dualtone Records)

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

NEW YORK (AP) — At 19, Haile Thomas has written a book that will flummox bookstore owners whenever they reopen.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily News

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kelly, Calhoun lead Diamondbacks past Padres 5-1

PHOENIX (AP) — Merrill Kelly needed a string of good performances during summer camp just to make the Diamondbacks starting rotation. Three weeks into the season, he's looking like the team's ace.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Business Highlights

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August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Reyes homers as Indians win 18th straight over Detroit, 10-5

DETROIT (AP) — Franmil Reyes came into Friday with five major league at-bats against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ivan Nova.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Portland State disarms campus police after Black man's death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: Netflix's 'Project Power' flexes its muscles nicely

Imagine taking a little pill that could make you strong and vibrant, one that basically unlocks your yearning potential. No, not that pill. Get your mind out of the gutter.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Midnight Sun” by Stephanie Meyer (Little, Brown)

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-GOP-Delg-All,100

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watson poised to lead Texans offense with Hopkins in Arizona

HOUSTON (AP) — With DeAndre Hopkins dealt to Arizona during the offseason, Deshaun Watson is the undisputed star of the Texans’ offense.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dodger Stadium vote center planned for presidential election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kershaw dominates, Bellinger 2 HRs, Dodgers drop Angels 7-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Instead of staying in a nearby hotel, the Los Angeles Dodgers are driving the 32 miles back and forth to Angel Stadium for the Freeway Series this weekend in another concession to the coronavirus-shortened season.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Investigators say campground shooting involved off-duty cop

CHALLIS, Idaho (AP) — A central Idaho sheriff's office says an off-duty police chief from northern Idaho was involved in a shooting that left a Boise man dead after an apparent campground dispute.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Trump-Russia probe review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Heat beat Pacers in finale marred by Jones' injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 23 points and the Indiana Pacers beat Miami 109-92 on Friday in a game delayed for several minutes late in the third quarter when Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. was carted off the court.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Both sides play the blame game as virus relief talks stall

WASHINGTON (AP) — With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate. Official Washington is emptying, national politics is consuming the airwaves and the chasm between the warring sides appears too great for now.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watchdog: Homeland Security officials were wrongly appointed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two most senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law by the Trump administration, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 1st Add,400

Buttigieg +- Klobuchar +- Gabbard +- Uncommitted +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Friday:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Widodo pledges health, economic reforms amid virus crisis

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president called on all citizens to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an advancement opportunity and pledged health care reforms in an address Friday ahead of the country's 75th anniversary of independence.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 7th Add,400

Patrick +- Rice +- Sestak +- Sloan +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tropical Storm Josephine closer to land, Kyle moving away

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kyle was moving away from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States late Friday as Tropical Storm Josephine continued its crawl toward islands in the Caribbean.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans became the most politically prickly “Avenger” a few years back with withering tweets about President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lynn tosses 2-hit complete game, Rangers beat Rockies 3-2

DENVER (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed hits to the first two batters in the first inning on the way to his first complete game in six years, Nick Solak homered, and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown as virus cluster grows

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Friday extended a lockdown of its largest city Auckland for another 12 days as it tries to stamp out its first domestic coronavirus outbreak in more than three months.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man United in stern test vs 5-time Europa League champions

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There's one way to find out if a team deserves to win the Europa League. Play Sevilla.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Vlade Divac steps down as Kings general manager

Vlade Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Sacramento Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fewer Idaho residents file unemployment claims

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment dropped by 10 percent last week, officials said Thursday, but layoffs are continuing to run high due to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Energy companies led a pullback on Wall Street Thursday that left stock indexes mostly lower.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 4th Add,400

Delaney +- Dunlap +- Ellinger +- Gleiberman +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 10th Add,400

No Preferen +- Others +- Total Write +- Uninstructe +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Former NFL player sentenced to prison on drug charge

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former NFL player was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to distribute 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of marijuana and money laundering, federal prosecutors said.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Robert Ryland, first Black pro tennis player, dead at 100

Robert Ryland, the first Black professional tennis player and later a coach to such stars as Arthur Ashe and Serena and Venus Williams, has died. He was 100.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

After full stadiums, Super Rugby Aotearoa ends without fans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Super Rugby Aotearoa, which began as one of a few major sports tournaments in the world to be played in stadiums filled with fans, ended Saturday in a empty stadium where the Highlanders beat the Hurricanes 38-21 at Dunedin, New Zealand.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Milan fashion returning to runway in September - in part

MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Prada and Versace are all returning to the runway in September, according to the Milan Fashion Week calendar published Wednesday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Gray fans 10, Winker homers twice as Reds beat Pirates 8-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. He was 92.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Columbia Gorge Fire grows, 10% contained

MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the scenic Columbia River Gorge has grown to more than 970 acres (392 hectares) but crews as of Friday morning had it 10% contained and said they'd established a 75% line of defense.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California heat spurs 1st rolling power outages since 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Friday ordered rolling power outages for the first time since 2011 as a statewide heat wave strained its electrical system.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Canucks beat Blues 4-3 in OT to take 2-0 series lead

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wayfair pulls towel depicting deity after Hindus object

BOSTON (AP) — Online home goods retailer Wayfair has pulled a beach towel depicting the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, according to a Hindu organization that raised objections.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 4th Add,400

Sanford +- Uncommitted +- Walsh +- No Preferen +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Yelich three-run homer lifts Brewers past Cubs, 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

House Republican leader says he had COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox is the first Washington lawmaker known to have tested positive for COVID-19, posting on Facebook this week that he has completed a self-isolation period and is “feeling great now.”

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cohen's book foreword: Trump 'wouldn’t mind if I was dead'

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen's memoir about President Donald Trump will be released Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news Thursday to The Associated Press. The book is called “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump.”

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dutch economy shrinks by 'unprecedented' 8.5% as virus hits

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch economy suffered an unprecedented 8.5% contraction in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on spending, exports and investments, the country's Central Bureau for Statistics said Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm

NEW YORK (AP) — Even mock elections require wall-to-wall coverage, so when Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine set out to document Texas’ Boys State, the week-long summer camp of civics simulation run by the American Legion since 1935, they hired seven cinematographers to stay close to a handful of the 1,100 participants -- all 17- and 18-year-old boys, some with very real political ambition.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?

TOKYO (AP) — Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 3rd Add,400

Bullock +- Burke +- Castro +- De La Fuent +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 43 cents to settle at $42.24 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for October delivery fell 47 cents to $44.96 a barrel.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cook at Vikings camp, but no deal yet: 'Where I want to be'

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings conducted their first official practice of the season Friday, and Dalvin Cook was a full participant.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending at retail stores and restaurants in July for a third straight month, but some evidence suggests that sales are weakening with the expiration of government rescue aid that had previously put more money in people's pockets.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Friday:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Yankees star Judge put on injured list with strained calf

NEW YORK (AP) — Oft-injured Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Navajo woman sues tribal government over canceled primary

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A member of the Navajo Nation is suing the tribal government to try to force a primary election that was canceled because of the coronavirus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game

Brian Boucher had a feeling by the second overtime that this game was going a while longer, and he knew from personal experience.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Piscotty slam ties it in ninth, A's beat Giants 8-7 in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sure, Stephen Piscotty realizes there's a little bit of luck involved when it comes to hitting with the bases loaded and delivering not once but twice already during this coronavirus-shortened season.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Editorial Roundup: New England

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fight

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers reached an agreement on Wednesday that will allow them to return to work, more than a month after they said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US productivity rises 7.3% as hours worked are nearly halved

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. productivity rose at a 7.3% rate in the second quarter as the number of hours worked fell by nearly half, the biggest drop-off since the government started tracking the data more than 70 years ago.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

U.S. releases draft assessment of Idaho open-pit gold mines

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday released a draft environmental report on the potential effects of three open-pit gold mines in salmon habitat in central Idaho proposed by a Canadian company.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Friday:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: Restrictions in S. Korea, India cases hit 2.5M

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday announced stronger social distancing restrictions for its greater capital area where a surge in COVID-19 cases has threatened to erase the hard-won gains against the virus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few, the brave — those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days

TOKYO (AP) — When Tokuso Hamai saw the colorized version of an old black-and-white photo of a picnic held under cherry tree blossoms sometime before World War II, forgotten memories of family members, most of whom died in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, came pouring out.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Succession' star Nicholas Braun writes a virus dating song

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession,” has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Delegate Count,100

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon,

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

By sea, rail or by air, Brits scramble to get out of France

LONDON (AP) — Cars lined up at ports while trains and planes filled out fast as British tourists scurried to get out of France on Friday before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at home for two weeks.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

State sees decrease in initial, total jobless benefit claims

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state saw a decrease in both new weekly and total claims for unemployment benefits.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Stafford, Smart donate $500,000 to UGa diversity program

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart have contributed a total of $500,000 to an athletic department program focused on diversity and social justice.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Popular tourist sites on the Navajo Nation can reopen soon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Popular tourist destinations on the Navajo Nation, including Canyon de Chelly, can welcome back tourists Monday under the tribe's reopening plan.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man stopped by ICE agents near courthouse files federal suit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County man on Wednesday filed a federal suit against the United States, alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unlawfully detained him outside the county courthouse in 2017.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 5th Add,400

Greenstein +- Haas +- Harris +- Hewes +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Syracuse to test 3 times weekly during season

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

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump lip-sync star Sarah Cooper gets Netflix special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Cooper, whose lip-sync parodies of President Donald Trump are an online sensation, is coming to Netflix with a variety special.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Protesters hold up US detention of 2 in Oregon for 12 hours

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officers late Wednesday used pepper spray on demonstrators in Bend, Oregon, as they pushed their way through a crowd to get to two men detained by immigration agents inside a bus that could not move for about 12 hours because of the protesters.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Woman member of Afghan peace team survives attack by gunmen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female member of Afghanistan's peace negotiating team and a former parliamentarian survived an assassination attempt, Afghan officials said Saturday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bette Midler writes kids' book about Central Park duck

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

China factory output flat, retail sales slip in July

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output rose just under 5% last month from a year earlier while retail sales fell slightly, suggesting the country's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic remains muted.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get Dove nods

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artist Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at this year’s

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Saturday, August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

George Kittle signs $75M, 5-year extension with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro tight end George Kittle has signed his five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rights

A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Car theft suspect steals Renton police vehicle

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Renton Police Department says one person has been detained after a Renton police car was stolen Thursday afternoon.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks Thursday, but that encouraging sign was clouded by questions over testing as schools reopen and college football teams push ahead with playing this fall.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Alvarez HR in 2020 debut, Astros score 9 in 1st, beat M's

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of the season after recovering from COVID-19, connecting during a nine-run burst in the first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 8th Add,400

Steinman +- Steinman +- Steyer +- Thistle +-

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Mexico makes push to attract US Space Command center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city is among 31 potential locations for the federal government’s new space command center.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cards coach McGee opts out; St. Louis gets 6 doubleheaders

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals coach Willie McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season while Major League Baseball announced Friday several doubleheaders to make up for games St. Louis has missed because of the coronavirus.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rutgers had at least 30 players were positive for COVID-19

Rutgers has had at least 30 football players test positive for COVID-19 since the team returned to campus in mid June.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

"The Secret" author Rhonda Byrne has new release in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the million-selling self-help book “The Secret” is aiming even higher with her next work.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Wall Street ended Friday more or less where it started after a day of drifting between small gains and losses for major stock indexes.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mountain East Conference pushes back fall sports to spring

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — The Mountain East Conference is postponing fall college sports competition until the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Stewart scores 21 points, Storm win seventh straight

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 21 points, Alysha Clark had 15 points and seven rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 83-65 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting baby No. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — It's baby No. 3 for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hartley's 24, Walker-Kimbrough's 20 lead Mercury by Dream

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Bria Hartley scored 24 points, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 20 points and five steals and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 96-80 on Friday night.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Human remains found in southern Washington identified

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — One of two sets of human remains found in southern Washington state last week has been identified as a 25-year-old California man who went missing last year.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Post Office warns states across US about mail voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

College bribery scheme tipster sentenced for financial fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles financier who tipped authorities to the college admissions cheating scheme was sentenced to prison Wednesday for trying to cheat stock investors out of $15 million.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

More than 700 fans expected to attend pared-down Elvis vigil

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 700 fans of Elvis Presley have reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of rock ’n’ roll icon's death in Memphis, Tennessee, in a event pared down because of the coronavirus outbreak.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Postal Service warns states across US about mail voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Legislature, Whitmer reach deal on return-to-school bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan schools that deem it safe to provide in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic would have to prioritize the option for K-5 students under legislation that would also largely base districts’ state funding on last year's pupil count to account for enrollment uncertainty in coming weeks.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Friday:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bayern humbles Barcelona 8-2 to reach Champions League semis

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Bayern Munich inflicted on Barcelona the most humiliating defeat of the Lionel Messi era and among the worst in team history by 8-2 to reach the Champions League semifinals on Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Marge Simpson uses her voice to call out Trump adviser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marge Simpson has advice for a lawyer with the Trump campaign: Do not name call.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

TikTok and its employees prepare to fight Trump over app ban

TikTok and its U.S. employees are planning to take President Donald Trump's administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, according to a lawyer preparing one of the lawsuits.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Georgia park with Confederate sculpture shuts gates to rally

ATLANTA (AP) — Suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Canada U.S border restrictions extended to at least Sept.

TORONTO (AP) — The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month, Canada’s public safety minister said Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hopefuls in key US House race in New Mexico OK 2 debates

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell have agreed to at least two televised debates in a closely watched race in southern New Mexico.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are planned

NEW YORK (AP) — There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight Saga.”

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Storm beat Wings 83-65 for 7th straight victory

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 21 points, Alysha Clark had 15 points and seven rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 83-65 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Music Review: Kathleen Edwards is back with 'Total Freedom'

Kathleen Edwards, “Total Freedom” (Dualtone)

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Police dog shot and killed, suspect injured in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Tacoma, Washington, police dog was killed and a murder suspect was wounded as police exchanged gunfire with the fleeing man.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 6 Takes,450

State Trump +- Weld +- Ardini +- Boddie +-

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Royals-Twins opener postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night because of stormy weather, scheduling a straight doubleheader on Saturday instead to start the series.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 1st Add,400

Comley +- De La Fuent +- Ely +- Horn +-

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Review: A new voice from Texas rips it but tests the censors

Kolby Cooper, “Vol. 2" (Combustion Music)

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nationals RHP Strasburg leaves with injury after 16 pitches

BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Nationals star right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night's game after throwing just 16 pitches.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

State police exit Portland after 2 weeks of protest duty

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Apple, Google drop Fortnite from app stores over payments

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Google dropped the popular game Fortnite from their app stores after the game’s developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses their platforms.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden's moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young lawyer bounds across a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, a blur of long sideburns, wide lapels and self-assurance. He throws open a door to a beauty salon, and the ladies inside whoop with surprise. It’s clear from the grainy footage that the stylists don’t know this 29-year-old candidate – yet.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy. But the new documentary “

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man shot in the head, left in lake identified after 25 years

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who was shot in the head and dumped in Lake Stickney in the late ’80s has been identified nearly 26 years after his body was found.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Postal Service warns states across US about mail voting

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Inslee visits Brewster, latest COVID-19 hot spot in state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee visited Okanogan County on Thursday, site of the latest hot spot in a coronavirus pandemic that has hit the counties of central Washington state.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Oregon gov. tightens virus restrictions for Malheur County

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she will restore phase one restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Malheur County, along the Idaho border. It's the third eastern Oregon jurisdiction to have restrictions tightened because not enough progress has been made, The Oregonian/OregonLive

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kentucky sets rules for general election amid pandemic

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters concerned about being at risk of contracting COVID-19 will be able to cast mail-in ballots under a bipartisan agreement reached by the state's governor and secretary of state.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Judge boots surprise billing initiative from Arizona ballot

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge Friday ordered a citizen’s initiative that would have banned surprise medical billing and barred insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting medical conditions blocked from appearing on Arizona’s November ballot.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges writes children's book

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges has written a children's book with a candid telling of the past and positive message for the future, inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mann leads Clippers over Thunder as stars rest for playoffs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Terance Mann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:30 left in overtime and had 25 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists for the Los Angeles Clippers, who beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-103 Friday night in a final seeding game for both teams devoid of stars.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PG&E tells regulators upcoming outages will go more smoothly

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric promised regulators Thursday that it has learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts and won’t disrupt as many people’s lives during the pandemic this year, when the utility expects to rely on outages to prevent its outdated grid from starting deadly fires.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ramon Laureano's suspension reduced from 6 games to 4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano had a six-game suspension reduced to four games Friday after appealing the penalty for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with the rival Houston Astros.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lady Gaga to perform at 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is ready to just dance at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Three men charged with trying to bribe, intimidate women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men charged with trying to bribe, intimidate women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Strasburg hurt as Nationals beat Orioles 15-3 for 'split'

BALTIMORE (AP) — Stephen Strasburg had a very short stint on a terribly long day for the Washington Nationals, who are struggling with injuries to key players in their effort to repeat as World Series champions.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Malaysian economy shrinks 17% in worst contraction on record

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has reported its economy contracted 17% in the last quarter in its worst downturn since the global financial crisis.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aid

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a lockdown in a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined for weeks over coronavirus worries, state media said Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Moon extends olive branch to Tokyo over wartime history

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered talks with Japan to resolve a bitter feud over wartime grievances as the nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonial rule at the end of World War II.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move into new California home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved into a new family home, a representative for the couple said Thursday without providing its location or other details.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Home prices climb to record in pandemic as buyers seek space

NEW YORK (AP) — A renter most of his adult life, Clarence Swann became fearful that landlords would use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to gouge their tenants. So, with a desire to move near family, the retired veteran bought his first home last month at the age of 74.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Los Angeles church can hold indoor services, judge says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday allowed a Los Angeles church to hold indoor services despite coronavirus health orders as long as it practices safety measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Another shorty for Flames in 2-0 win over Stars for 2-1 lead

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund scored Calgary's second short-handed goal in as many nights, Cam Talbot stopped 35 shots in his second shutout this postseason and the Flames beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead in their Western Conference playoff series.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Liberty University and Falwell: A bond that's hard to break

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has been toppled, at least temporarily, from the presidency of evangelical Liberty University, but whether he will break permanently with the Christian institution that is synonymous with his family name is another matter.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: S. Korea's cases jump again, India hits 2.5M

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 166 newly confirmed case of the coronavirus, it’s highest daily jump in five months, as health authorities fear transmissions are getting out of control in the greater capital area that’s home to half of the country’s 51 million people.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: India's virus death toll rises, Seoul cases jump

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus death toll overtook Britain's to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Heat's Jones suffers neck strain during collision on floor

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. was carted off the court and fitted for a neck brace after colliding with Indiana Pacers center Goga Bitadze late in the third quarter Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Frontier Conference moves NAIA football schedule to spring

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — The Montana schools in the NAIA Frontier Conference are moving their football schedule to the spring, league Commissioner Kent Paulson announced Thursday, two days before practice was to begin.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-GOP-Pres-All,100

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Trade group report: Gambling economy hit hard by coronavirus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard, leading to a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020, the industry's trade association reported Thursday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ponzi king Madoff's brother released from home confinement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The younger brother of Ponzi king Bernard Madoff has been released from home confinement and from federal custody, the Bureau of Prisons said Friday.

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: Music writer Sylvie Simmons’ 2nd album also a charm

Sylvie Simmons, “Blue On Blue” (Compass Records)

August 15, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cuba Gooding Jr wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask to court

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting a “Black Lives Matter” face mask, Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up at a New York City court on Thursday to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial.