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A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, and Willy Adames celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Zunino hits 3-run HR; Rays bash Sox to complete 4-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit two homers and drove in three runs, Mike Zunino belted a three-run shot over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 17-8 on Thursday to complete a four-game series sweep. It was the sixth straight win for...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, the twin beams of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shine amid the city's skyline, in New York. The twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won’t be beamed into the sky during the 2020 memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, because of concerns about the coronavirus and the health of work crews. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Twin beams of light won't shine during 9/11 tribute in NYC

Aug. 13, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won't be beamed into the sky during this year's memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the annual ceremony said Thursday. Michael Frazier, a...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, a distance is measured as worshippers line up to take communion on Palm Sunday outside of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, Calif. Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, have file lawsuits in August 2020 against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

More US churches sue to challenge COVID-19 restrictions

Aug. 13, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. They’re the latest in a long series of legal...

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension. Dawkins has been a starter in Buffalo since being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Temple. He had one year left on his rookie contract, and is now signed through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Bills sign left tackle Dawkins to 4-year contract extension

Aug. 13, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

First, the Buffalo Bills made sure that their improvement could continue under coach Sean McDermott. Then they made sure their franchise left tackle would remain a big part of it. One day after locking up McDermott with a contract extension through 2025, the Bills signed Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million...

Prosecutors dispute Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend's claims

Aug. 13, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday disputed claims by lawyers for a British socialite that they are too slowly releasing evidence and improperly withholding the names of women who were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein while they were children. In court papers, Manhattan prosecutors defended their...

FILE - In this 2007 file photo ,Russell Kirsch holds the image of his son, Walden, that was scanned into the world's first digital scanner in 1957. Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11, 2020 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. (Jamie Francis/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

Aug. 13, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. Pixels, the digital dots used to display photos, video and more on phone...

Tomas Nido homers twice to power Mets past Nationals 8-2

Aug. 13, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tomas Nido had his first two-homer game as a professional, hitting a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a grand slam in the fifth to lead the New York Mets to an 8-2 win over the Washington Nationals and a split of the four-game series. Nido, who entered Thursday with five homers and 26...

FILE - In this Aug, 27, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, returns a shot to Katie Volynets, of the United States, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament in New York. Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, saying the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

'19 US Open champ Andreescu withdraws; pandemic limited prep

Aug. 13, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

This year's U.S. Open will be missing both 2019 singles champions, because Bianca Andreescu announced Thursday she was pulling out of the Grand Slam tournament, joining Rafael Nadal on the sideline. Both cited the coronavirus pandemic in their explanations for withdrawing. One big name who said Thursday he will...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams looks on before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Gregg Williams has made a career of adjusting on the fly, mixing and matching players to regularly field one of the NFL's toughest defenses. The New York Jets defensive coordinator certainly has his hands full this season after losing his two best players with Jamal Adams traded, and C.J. Mosley choosing to opt out because of the coronavirus pandemic. But, in typical fashion, Williams isn't sweating it - at all. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Jets' Gregg Williams won't flinch despite key losses on D

Aug. 13, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Williams has been through this before plenty of times during his 30 years in the NFL. A key player gets hurt, traded or underperforms — or a few of all of the above — and the New York Jets defensive coordinator coolly adjusts and urges his squad to move forward. ...