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Popular tourist sites on the Navajo Nation can reopen soon

Aug. 14, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

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. Much of the Navajo Nation has been closed since March as the coronavirus swept through the reservation that extends into New Mexico, Utah...

Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

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. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two...

Cleveland Indians' Domingo Santana is greeted by Franmil Reyes after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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

Aug. 14, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Franmil Reyes came into Friday with five major league at-bats against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ivan Nova. The Cleveland Indians slugger, though, has been facing his cousin for most of his life. Reyes hit a long home run off Nova, and the Indians beat Detroit for a club-record 18th...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020, file photo, a man lies on the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic in Santa Monica, Calif. California faces a heat wave Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that could bring dangerously high temperatures throughout the state, along with the threat of wildfires and spreading coronavirus infections as people flock to beaches and recreation areas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California heat spurs first rolling power outages since 2011

Aug. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

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. The California Independent System Operator, which manages the power grid, declared an emergency shortly after 6:30 p.m. and directed utilities around...

A woman wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus cools down under a cooling mist spot at in Asakusa district Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital confirmed more than 380 coronavirus cases on Friday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: S. Korea's cases jump again, lower in Victoria

Aug. 14, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

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...

Arkansas issues coronavirus rules for school sports venues

Aug. 14, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas high school football stadiums will be limited to two-thirds capacity because of the coronavirus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday, as thousands of parents urged the state to delay the start of in-person classes this fall. Hutchinson issued new rules for school sports...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's top election official said Friday, Aug. 14, that the administration had to take action after receiving a blunt warning from the U.S. Postal Service that it may be unable to deliver some mail-in ballots in the November presidential election by the deadline in state law. That warning precipitated Thursday night's filing in the state Supreme Court asking for an order to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received in the Nov. 3 election when Pennsylvania will be a premier presidential battleground. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Postal Service warns states across US about mail voting

Aug. 14, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

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. Voters and...

Fresno County to seek court order against reopened school

Aug. 14, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

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. Fresno County will now seek a court restraining order to close Immanuel Schools in Reedley, county Director of Public Health David...

Arizona district cancels classes after teachers revolt

Aug. 14, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

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. The J. O. Combs Unified School District in Pinal County announced that classes will be canceled on Monday, and it's...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

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. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...