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Zita Robinson, left, who's 77 and diabetic, looks at her granddaughter, 8-year-old Traris

The Latest: Arizona nearing 4,500 deaths from coronavirus

Aug. 15, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona reported 933 confirmed coronavirus cases and 69 deaths on Saturday. That increases the state’s totals to more than 192,000 cases and 4,492 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases decreased from 2,550 to 1,021 per day from July 30 to Aug. 13. The seven-day rolling...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets veteran Bill Redston following the national service of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of V-J Day at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Saturday Aug. 15, 2020. Following the surrender of the Nazis on May 8, 1945, V-E Day, Allied troops carried on fighting the Japanese until an armistice was declared on Aug. 15, 1945. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

UK remembers Far East war on 75th anniversary of V-J Day

Aug. 15, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. marked the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II on Saturday, with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip leading tributes to those who fought during the six-year campaign. In a special message on Victory over Japan Day, the queen and Philip offered their...

Keiron Marshall and Hannah White play a song on their guitars as they test the sound sytem at the Sound Lounge in London, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. More than 400 grassroots music venues in Britain are said to be at imminent risk of closure, although the government is currently pledging 2.25 million pounds in a “culture recovery package”,  that wont be enough to reach the grass roots according to organisers. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The year the music might die: British clubs face closure

Aug. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Keiron Marshall was 15, he found his way out of a desperate situation with help from an unexpected source: Eric Clapton. The guitar great was host at the first gig Marshall ever went to, and he was joined on stage by Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, The Who's Pete Townshend and Beatle Ringo...

People queue in line to check-in for the cross channel ferry in Calais, France, Friday Aug.14, 2020. British holiday makers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine

Aug. 15, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the U.K. by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home. On Friday, many British travelers in the country opted to cut short their...

Today in History

Aug. 15, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, the 228th day of 2020. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. On this date: In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are drifting in early Friday, Aug. 14, trading on Wall Street after a report showed that sales for U.S retailers strengthened again last month, but by less than economists expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks barely budge on Wall Street; S&P 500 just shy of high

Aug. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes barely budged on Wall Street Friday, leaving the S&P 500 just shy of its record once again. The S&P 500 edged down 0.58, or less than 0.1%, to 3,372.85 after drifting between small gains and losses throughout the day. They’re the latest meandering moves for the...

People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

By sea, rail or by air, Brits scramble to get out of France

Aug. 14, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cars lined up at ports while trains and planes filled out fast as British tourists scurried to get out of France on Friday before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at home for two weeks. Families cut summer vacations short and other travelers made hasty plans to return to the...

USA's Stacy Lewis on the second tee during day two of the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Friday Aug. 14, 2020. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

Aug. 14, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday. Lewis, a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, birdied the final...

People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask orders

Aug. 14, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. ...