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Gov. Greg Abbott addresses a news conference at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, about the coronavirus pandemic Monday, June 22, 2020. Abbott said he has no plans to shut down the state again.

Texas hits 5,000 new cases for first time as virus surges

Jun. 23, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rapidly worsening coronavirus numbers in Texas reached bleak new milestones Tuesday as the state surpassed 5,000 new cases in a single day for the first time and hospitalizations again hit record numbers, leading the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. to begin treating adult...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2006 file photo, Britain' Queen Elizabeth II, centre, with Prince Michael of Kent, and Princess Michael of Kent celebrate after the horse Ouija Board won the Prince of Wales Stakes on the second day of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting, in Ascot, England. Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting for the first time during her 68-year reign. The meeting, which commences Tuesday, June 16, 2020 is one of the country’s most high-profile horse racing meetings and one that effectively launches a great British summer of sport that also includes Wimbledon tennis and golf’s Open Championship.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Queen Elizabeth misses Royal Ascot for first time in reign

Jun. 16, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nothing has kept Queen Elizabeth II away from the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting during her 68-year reign as U.K. monarch — not pregnancy, a speech to Parliament or even an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. But this year, the 94-year-old queen will not be attending Royal Ascot,...

Annual UMass culinary conference goes virtual for first time

Jun. 6, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — An annual UMass-Amherst culinary conference that tackles issues facing the food service industry is going virtual for the first time in its 26-year history. The Chef Culinary Conference, expected to attract more than 800 participants, is scheduled to be held in a virtual format...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, Tom Cummings waits in his car as volunteers place groceries in the trunk during a food distribution drive sponsored by Island Harvest Food Bank in Valley Stream, N.Y.  The Valley Stream stream donations were just one of many events Island Harvest has conducted throughout the area recently. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Respect them': Even in wealthy areas, food bank demand high

Jun. 5, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) — One was a nurse, another a retiree. Others had recently lost jobs with an insurance company and a country club. On a humid day last week, in the parking lot of this Long Island town’s largest park, they had a common bond. Each was making their first visit to a food bank...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, is greeted by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the end of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. As athletes and sports organizations around the world speak out against racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Drew Brees drew sharp criticism after he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Saints' Brees takes first step toward mending relationships

Jun. 4, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees now realizes he'd fallen out of touch. His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him this week for repeating a long-held conviction he'd always felt comfortable expressing. In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Brees repeated his opposition to...

LSU schedules first football games vs Grambling, Southern

Jun. 1, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Defending national champion LSU has for the first time scheduled football games with Southern and Grambling State, LSU athletic director Scott Woodward announced on Monday. Both games involving the historically black Louisiana schools will be played in LSU's Tiger Stadium, with...

President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

May. 26, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under...

Trader Daniel Krieger signals a thumbs-up as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange where the trading floor reopens, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Bell rings but trading floor chaos subdued as NYSE reopens

May. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules. The floor, known worldwide for an anarchic atmosphere with traders...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens during a Cabinet Meeting with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

May. 22, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis. In remarks recorded earlier in the week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper...