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German Chancellor Angela, left, and Markus Soeder, right, Governour of the German state of Bavaria, arrive at the Herrechiemsee island, Germany, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the Bavarian state cabinet at the 'Herrenchiemsee' palace. (Peter Kneffel/DPA via AP, Pool)

Germany's Merkel says she won't weigh in on successor

Jul. 14, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Tuesday that she will keep out of a debate on who should be her center-right political bloc’s candidate to become Germany’s next leader after a state governor whose poll ratings shot up during the coronavirus pandemic gave her a grand reception...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020, file photo, a lone person works at the Delta airlines check-in desk at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. Delta Air Lines says it lost $5.7 billion in the second quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic caused air travel to collapse. The company reported financial results on Tuesday, July 14.  A hoped-for travel recovery that began slowly in mid-April has been delayed by a resurgence in infections, especially in the South and West. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

“Growth has stalled" .... surge in US infections hits Delta

Jul. 14, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

Delta Air Lines lost $5.7 billion during a brutal three-month stretch in which the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to a near standstill, and any hoped-for recovery has been smothered by a resurgence of infected Americans. “Growth has stalled,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said. “It was growing at...

Charlotte mayor would support limits on evening booze sales

Jul. 14, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city said she would support banning alcohol sales after 10 p.m. in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles voiced her support after images circulated on social media...

A shopper wearing a face covering walks a toy shop entertainment in London, Tuesday, July 14, 2020.Britain's government is demanding people wear face coverings in shops as it has sought to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Britain makes masks mandatory in shops, markets

Jul. 14, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LONDON — British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed the wearing of masks will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The requirement is expected to take effect July 24. The decision follows weeks of discussion by the government about their value during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

(Terre Haute) Tribune-Star. July 8 2020. Not the time to give in As cases increase nationwide, Indiana needs to stay vigilant Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the sun belt and western states. Arizona, Texas, California,...

FILE - In this Oct. 31 1997, file photo, Daniel Lewis Lee waits for his arraignment hearing for murder in the Pope County Detention Center in Russellville, Ark. Relatives of the victims of Daniel Lewis Lee have pleaded for him to receive the same life sentence as the ringleader in the plot that led to the slayings. Now, family members say their grief is compounded by the push to execute Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.(Dan Pierce/The Courier via AP, File)

US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

Jul. 14, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came over...

Health workers screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a slum in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as the number of coronavirus cases surged past 900,000 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

Jul. 14, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months — a warning that follows rising virus cases worldwide and violations of restrictions that are now being further...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, a volunteer receives a COVID-19 test vaccine injection developed at the University of Oxford in Britain, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make it happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, FIle)

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Jul. 14, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn...

Shoppers walk along Oxford Street in London, Tuesday, July 14, 2020.Britain's government is demanding people wear face coverings in shops as it has sought to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK, France set to extend rules on face coverings in public

Jul. 14, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Tuesday that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The requirement is expected to take effect from July 24. The decision follows weeks of prevarication by the government over their worth during the...

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts after popping out to second baseman Ozzie Albies during a practice baseball game, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves' Acuña has even bigger role in shortened 2020 season

Jul. 14, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic silence his love of baseball. The empty seats at the Atlanta Braves' newly renamed Truist Park have left Acuña with more space to yell encouragement, sing and joke during workouts. Sometimes he teases or encourages his buddy,...