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Augusta National Golf Club is shown on what would've been the first practice round for the Masters, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. They are cities defined by their signature sporting events. When you hear Augusta, you instantly think of the Masters. When Omaha comes up, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. For these cities and others, the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially tough blow.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

Apr. 7, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events. When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. It's hard to imagine Louisville without the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks, The Associated Press will look...

In this March 27, 2020 photo, Kim Simeon and children Annabel, 9, and Brennan, 11, pose for a photo with Nala, a dog they are fostering, in Omaha, Neb. The Simeon family was headed home to Omaha from a much-needed Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to consider fostering a pet.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

Apr. 4, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to consider fostering a pet amid concerns about how the coronavirus would affect operations. A day later, a 1...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

A view a street in downtown Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 15, 2020, as most people remained home following the indications of doctors and the government in order to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Stock market outdoes itself, but not in good way

Mar. 16, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

The Latest on financial markets (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Biggest drop ever. Worst day since. The stock has heard a lot of that over the past few weeks. The market outdid itself again Monday, though not in a good way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2,997 points. That's the index's biggest point drop...

Virus seizes markets and it's no longer business as usual

Mar. 16, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Global markets and businesses big and small opened the week to a landscape seemingly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. A host of retail chains have shut their doors or diminished hours of business. Banks are taking steps to keep cash on hand, lots of it. Markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. are plunging....

In this March 13, 2020 photo, Creighton NCAA college baseball pitchers Ben Dotzler, top center, and Tommy Steier, second right, watch President Trump declare a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, in the player lounge in Omaha, Neb. Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado, Everything changed for hm and thousands of other college athletes when the NCAA announced March 12, 2020, it was canceling all spring sports championships, along with remaining winter championships, as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

For these athletes, this is a spring break they don't want

Mar. 14, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend, readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado. Molly Little, who plays lacrosse for Denver, expected to be on the road for a much anticipated match against Michigan, the team...

A Thai investor checks an electronic board showing stock prices at Asia Plus Securities, a private stock trading floor, in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 13, 2020. Shares plunged in Asia on Friday, with benchmarks in Japan, Thailand and India sinking as much as 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

The Latest: Canada cuts key interest rate in amid pandemic

Mar. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

___ Canada's central bank has cut its overnight rate target by half a percentage point to 0.75% in response to the pandemic. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz announced the measure Friday. The bank already cut by half a point on March 4 due to the virus. Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a $10...

FILE - In this June 14, 2019, file photo, the College World Series logo is partially painted at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., as Vanderbilt players practice ahead of their College World Series game against Louisville. The NCAA's decision to canceled winter and spring sports championships means the College World Series will not be held for the first time in its 73-year history. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

College World Series among spring events axed by virus

Mar. 12, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments shook the nation Thursday, but more than two dozen other men's and women's championships won't be contested this winter and spring, either — and that doesn't include all the sports in Divisions II and III. The biggest of those...

Creighton's Mitch Ballock (24) drives past Georgetown's Jamorko Pickett (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Creighton won 91-76. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

No. 11 Creighton lets 3s fly in 91-76 win over Georgetown

Mar. 4, 2020 11:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitch Ballock was all but invisible the last time Creighton played Georgetown. You couldn't miss him Wednesday night. Ballock made a season-high six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead the 11th-ranked Bluejays' barrage from beyond the arc in a 91-76 win over the Hoyas....

This undated photo provided by Judith L. Cornelius shows Chuck Trimble, a longtime Native American journalist who died Monday, March 2, 2020, of natural causes in Omaha, Neb., his daughter, Kaiti Fenz-Trimble, announced on Facebook. He was 84. Trimble was a former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians and founder of the American Indian Press Association. (Judith L. Cornelius via AP)

Native American journalist, activist Chuck Trimble dies

Mar. 4, 2020 6:56 PM EST

Charles “Chuck” Trimble, a former leader of the National Congress of American Indians and founder of the American Indian Press Association, has died at age 84. The Oglala Lakota journalist and activist died of natural causes Monday in Omaha, Nebraska, his daughter, Kaiti Fenz-Trimble, said on...