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Massachusetts courthouses to expand public access on July 13

Jul. 7, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Everyone entering a Massachusetts courthouse will be screened for COVID-19 when the buildings expand public access beginning July 13, the state's high court said in an order issued Tuesday. Entry will be limited to people attending in-person proceedings; conducting business with a...

Brown announces plans for students' return to campus in fall

Jul. 7, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will move to a three-term model for the next academic year, students will live alone in dorm rooms, and classes with more than 20 students will be taught remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Ivy League university announced Tuesday. Undergraduates...

The front desk staff wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic help customers at the Rove City Centre Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, July 6, 2020. Dubai reopened for tourists Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic, hoping to reinvigorate a vital industry for this city-state before its crucial winter tourist season. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic

Jul. 7, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travelers remains in question. With...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signs the bill retiring the last state flag in the United States with the Confederate battle emblem, at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. From left are his youngest daughter, Maddie Reeves; Sen. Angela Turner Ford, D-West Point; HouseSpeaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton; former Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Reuben Anderson; Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann; and Transportation Commissioner for the Central District Willie Simmons. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)

Mississippi gov self-isolates, awaiting COVID test results

Jul. 6, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican governor said Monday he is isolating himself after coming into contact with a member of the state House of Representatives who tested positive for the coronavirus. In a tweet Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves said he received a virus test and is awaiting results. ...

Fans of the Inter Miami CF soccer team reacts as the team leaves their stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, July, 2020, as they head for a Major League Soccer tournament in Orlando. All 26 MLS teams will compete in a tournament in Orlando beginning July 8. The games will be the first time the league has been in action since play was shut down on March 12 because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

FC Dallas withdraws from the MLS is Back tournament

Jul. 6, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

FC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus. The league said Monday that of the 557 players sequestered at a pair of Walt Disney World hotels, 13 have tested positive: 10 from Dallas, two from Nashville and one from Columbus. Additionally, a...

Virus transmission rate ticks up as outbreaks reported

Jul. 6, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The rate of transmission of COVID-19 in New Jersey has exceeded 1.0 for the first time in a month and a half, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. That’s the average number of people infected by each infectious person. The Democratic governor said there were several outbreaks...

Volo Auto Museum owner and director Brian Grams poses with one of the museum's 1969 Dodge Chargers driven in the television series

Museum: 'Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

Jul. 6, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted atop the vehicle. Statues of Confederate generals and soldiers are being taken down across the country, NASCAR...

People enjoy the beach in the Black Sea in Odessa, Ukraine, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little attention to safety measures despite levels of contagion still remaining high in both countries. (AP Photo/Sergei Poliakov)

In Russia and Ukraine, no social distance on crowded beaches

Jul. 6, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little heed to public health measures despite the numbers of reported coronavirus cases remaining high in both countries. Desperate for a break from the confinement of months-long...

Visitors take photos of the Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, in Paris, Monday, July 6, 2020. The home of the world's most famous portrait, the Louvre Museum in Paris, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)

"Mona Lisa" back at work, visitors limited as Louvre reopens

Jul. 6, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The “Mona Lisa” is back in business. Paris' Louvre Museum, which houses the world's most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs. The reopening of the world's most-visited museum was a bright spot in what is...