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Puerto Rico: Delayed reports lead to 355 new COVID-19 cases

Jun. 4, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Thursday reported 485 new cases of the coronavirus, but officials say 355 of those correspond to April and early May and had not been shared with the government until now. The announcement drew criticism from many who say the government lifted a two-month...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

Today in History

Jun. 3, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 3, the 155th day of 2020. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to "walk" in space during the flight of Gemini 4. On this date: In 1861, Illinois Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the...

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the PAC-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program after cut

Jun. 2, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Called out, Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel said that baseball is back immediately after “our passionate baseball...

2 dead after small plane crashes in waters near Puerto Rico

Jun. 2, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two people died Tuesday and a third is in serious condition after a small plane crashed into waters near Puerto Rico’s capital, authorities said. Police said the Piper Aztec plane owned by local carrier Vieques Air Link hit the masts of two sailboats before crashing into...

Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced offers a press conference to announce the extension of the Covid-19 curfew until June 15, while detailing the new sectors of the country that may resume operations from May 26 as part of a new executive order, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Puerto Rico is cautiously reopening beaches, restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons under strict conditions as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown despite dozens of new coronavirus cases reported daily. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) PUERTO RICO OUT-NO PUBLICAR EN PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico overhauls 1930 civil code amid sharp criticism

Jun. 1, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, Puerto Rico overhauled a series of laws that regulate rights in the U.S. territory including marriage, abortion and property ownership without having held any public hearings. Gov. Wanda Vázquez on Monday night signed into law a new...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo security officers walk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

Jun. 1, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court...

Caribbean dream come true

May. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Back in February, Romeo Tomlinson and his family, owner-operators of Reggae Flava, planned to have their bricks-and-mortar location, teeming with Caribbean culinary creations, open by early March. Then coronavirus restrictions rolled in. “But we still had the food truck, so...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...

CORRECTS DATE OF EP RELEASE TO THURSDAY MAY 28 - FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows host Ricky Martin at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Martin released an EP Thursday, May 28, called

Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety

May. 29, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety. From his home in Los Angeles, where he worked with his foundation to get protective gear and food to hospitals and people in Puerto Rico and beyond, he followed the pandemic news and tried to hide his distress...