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A woman and two children wear masks at a playground, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. had been falling for months, and even remained down as some states saw explosions in cases. But now a long-expected upturn has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: Heat wave brings crowds to California's beaches

Jul. 12, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- A heat wave has brought crowds to California’s beaches, where people mostly heeded warnings to keep a safe distance from each other as the state grappled with a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Lifeguard Chief Jason Young said Sunday that people are spread out on Orange...

A woman casts her vote during presidential runoff election in Krakow, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Voting started Sunday in Poland’s razor-blade-close presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Exit polls show Poland's Duda leading in presidential runoff

Jul. 12, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A late exit poll for Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw, but with the race still too close to call. It appeared to be the closest election in Poland’s...

Polling station staff wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus while waiting for people to vote in the Basque regional election in the village of Durango, northern Spain, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Basque authorities display special rules for protection against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Spain holds 2 regional elections amid small virus outbreaks

Jul. 12, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ORDIZIA, Spain (AP) — Over 4.4 million Spaniards in two northern regions voted in regional elections Sunday amid tight security measures to avoid more outbreaks of the coronavirus. Regional authorities in both the Basque Country and Galicia prohibited over 400 people who had tested positive for the virus...

Exit poll in Polish presidential runoff shows election is too close to call

Jul. 12, 2020 4:03 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Exit poll in Polish presidential runoff shows election is too close to call.

Rhode Island legislature gets back to work on major matters

Jul. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's legislature is returning to work this week to take on several matters, including a 20-year, no-bid Lottery deal, an early-voting option during November's election, and a plan to drop the word “plantations” from the state's formal name. Votes are...

People queue up to vote in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 12, 2020, in an unofficial primary for pro-democracy candidates ahead of legislative elections in September. Over 200,000 Hong Kongers voted in an unofficial Hong Kong primary that will help the pro-democracy camp decide which candidates to field in legislative elections in September. The turnout exceeded organizers' estimates that some 170,000 people would turn up to vote over the weekend. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

Jul. 12, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll. The primaries were held two weeks after Beijing imposed a...

In this May 5, 2020 file photo, Angela Beauchamp fills out an absentee ballot at City Hall in Garden City, Mich. Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting. The Secretary of State's office reported this week that over 1.5 million requests for absentee ballots have been made ahead of the Aug. 4 primary, more than three-and-a-half times the number than at the same time ahead of the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Voting changes, COVID-19 change Michigan election for clerks

Jul. 12, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting. The Secretary of State’s Office...

Biden, Trump win delayed Louisiana presidential primaries

Jul. 11, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump on Saturday won their parties' respective Louisiana presidential primaries, an election that was postponed twice because of the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back so many months that it became irrelevant to the selection of the Democratic nominee to...

Missouri judge denies injunction in mail-in ballot case

Jul. 11, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge rejected Friday a motion that that would have immediately made it easier for Missourians to vote with a mail-in ballot during the coronavirus pandemic. Cole County Judge Jon Beetem denied the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the Missouri NAACP and the League...

A pastor speaks during an invocation prayer at the annual Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention, Saturday, July 11, 2020, at KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. (Ebony Cox/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Trump advisers rally Wisconsin Republicans, mock Democrats

Jul. 11, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's top advisers touted him to Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday as a defender of law and order who will win over key Black voters, while casting presumed Democratic rival Joe Biden as out of touch and Biden's party as a “mob” bent on...