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FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, pallbearers wearing personal protective equipment suits lift the casket containing the remains of Benedict Somi Vilakasi for his burial ceremony at the Nasrec Memorial Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: South Africa nearing 10,000 coronavirus deaths

Aug. 6, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is reporting more than 8,300 new confirmed coronavirus cases as the country with the world’s fifth largest caseload is approaching 10,000 deaths. The new health ministry figures push the total cases on the African continent past the 1 million mark. South Africa has more...

A traveler arriving on a train that originated in Miami gets directions from a porter, right, at Amtrak's Penn Station, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking travelers from 34 states, including Florida where COVID-19 infection rates are high, to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NYC begins registering travelers at COVID-19 checkpoints

Aug. 6, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City opened new traveler checkpoints Thursday to register visitors and residents returning from nearly three dozen states who are required to quarantine for 14 days — an initiative that drew swift criticism from privacy advocates. The checkpoints, targeting busy entry points...

Investigator finds poor accountability in state police unit

Aug. 6, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An internal probe by state police into a drug task force allowed members who engaged in misconduct to retire “in good standing” without being held accountable, New York's inspector general said Thursday. Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro said her investigation into...

9/11 charity plans alternative ceremony at trade center site

Aug. 6, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Next month's 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will feature side-by-side ceremonies in lower Manhattan after a charity founded to honor the memory of a firefighter who died at the World Trade Center said Thursday it will hold its own commemoration of the attacks so that...

FILE - This Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md.  New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 6,  by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA, which is a nonprofit group originally chartered in New York.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

Aug. 6, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for...

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired director of children's programs Isabel Chica, right, and Cameron Sisser, left, vice president for external relations, bring donated food to Greyla Javier, center, and her family, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Javier's home in Miami. Miami Lighthouse provided the meals to needy families with blind or visually impaired children like Javier's, who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Miami Lighthouse started the Family Security Fund Campaign and has been spending an average of $3,500 a week to help numerous local families who are experiencing food insecurities. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinded an order requiring people traveling from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to the Sunshine State to quarantine or isolate for 14 days. The order signed by DeSantis and made public Thursday also eliminated detailed requirements for when restaurant...

OraSure, Becton, Dickinson fall; Bausch, Vista Outdoor rise

Aug. 6, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Becton, Dickinson and Co., down $23.82 to $259.61. The maker of medical equipment gave a forecast for earnings this fiscal year that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Sealed Air Corp., up $3.21 to $39.85. The...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to pass during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J. Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft is no longer a rookie and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones will be the starter when New York kicks off the Joe Judge-era as coach in a Monday night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)

Jones facing new challenges in 2nd year with new O, no Eli

Aug. 6, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Daniel Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the New York Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in last year's draft is no longer a rookie, and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones...

People gather in Times Square after the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in New York. Hindus rejoiced as Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god, Ram, at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in Times Square

Aug. 6, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square, where supporters of the landmark project were flanked by protesters calling it an offense to Muslims. Videos posted online show Hindu celebrators dressed in...

New York attorney general sues to dissolve the NRA, saying its leaders exploited the company for personal gain

Aug. 6, 2020 11:38 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York attorney general sues to dissolve the NRA, saying its leaders exploited the company for personal gain.