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FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. The success of the 2020 presidential election could come down to a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election

Aug. 9, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mail piling up. Constant attacks from the president. Cuts to overtime as record numbers of ballots are expected to pass through post offices this fall. The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. Current signs...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

WVU safety Martin to sit out season, cites health issues

Aug. 5, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Kerry Martin is opting out of the upcoming college football season due to health concerns. The sophomore made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, saying he has sickle cell anemia and asthma and that he does not feel safe to play during the coronavirus ...

New York Empire win World TeamTennis title

Aug. 2, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The New York Empire won the World TeamTennis title Sunday, with Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar surviving a championship point against the Chicago Smash. The Empire edged the expansion Smash 21-20, with title decided in a super tiebreaker. With the match in extended...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

FILE - In this Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., walks to the Senate chamber after a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking worries ahead the anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections, U.S. Sen Joe Manchin and a union leader said Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Senator, union leader: Postal Service considers downsizing

Jul. 29, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking concerns ahead of an anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections, U.S. Sen Joe Manchin and a union leader said Wednesday. Manchin said he has received numerous reports from post...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fifth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jul. 28, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of lawsuits has grown to five involving the sudden deaths of seven patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Monday in the March 2018 death...

White West Virginia officers sued over Black man's beating

Jul. 28, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

WESTOVER, W.Va. (AP) — A Black West Virginia man has filed a federal lawsuit against a police chief and two white officers accused of pulling him from his home and beating him, fracturing facial bones and causing other serious injuries, according to the suit. The lawsuit brought by Andre Howton this month...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Vic Koenning, at the time the defensive coordinator at North Carolina, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C. West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after safety Kerry Martin alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

West Virginia shifts defensive staff after Koenning's exit

Jul. 27, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown has shifted responsibilities on his staff after the exit of defensive coordinator Vic Koenning. Brown announced Monday that defensive line coach Jordan Lesley will oversee the front of the unit, and defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae will handle the...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fourth lawsuit filed in VA hospital deaths in West Virginia

Jul. 23, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the death of Robert Lee Kozul Sr. at the Louis A....