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FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, individual student photographs of Brooklyn's James Madison High School graduating class of 2020, who were unable to walk a graduation stage this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, line the fence around the school in New York. While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a hybrid reopen plan in the fall for the nation's largest district, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it is up to him to decide whether schools can open at all. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The Latest: Virus rampant, South Africa reimposes liquor ban

Jul. 12, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday the country will return to a ban of the sales of alcohol immediately to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have more beds to treat COVID-19 patients. Confronted by surging hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, South Africa...

Spirit down Dash 1-0 in Challenge Cup

Jul. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Bayley Feist scored early and the Washington Spirit held off the Houston Dash for a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup. Feist grabbed a pass from Ashley Hatch and scored from atop the penalty area in the 16th minute at Zions Bank Stadium. ...

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler looks at this cellphone outside the Nevada Legislature before the Assembly gaveled in for the fourth day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nevada lawmakers suspend session over virus case

Jul. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers have pumped the brakes on their emergency special session because someone in the legislative building has tested positive for the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak has convened the session so lawmakers can balance the state budget amid a projected $1.2 billion shortfall...

FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City is viewed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked all its members in Utah to wear face coverings when in public, a request that comes as confirmed coronavirus infections in the state increase. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Church asks Utah Mormons to wear face coverings in public

Jul. 11, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked all its members in Utah to wear face coverings when in public, a request that comes as confirmed infections in the state increase. The Deseret News reports that the Utah Area Presidency sent out the request in an email on...

Protesters clash with police officers near the district attorney's office Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Two police officers in Utah were cleared earlier Thursday in the death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, an armed man shot at more than 30 times as he ran from police, a decision that prompted his grieving family to heighten their calls for systematic changes to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Official: Police justified in killing armed, fleeing man

Jul. 10, 2020 1:52 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two police officers in Utah were cleared Thursday in the death of an armed man shot at more than 30 times as he ran from police, a decision that prompted his grieving family to heighten their calls for systematic changes to law enforcement. The killing of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal,...

Sky Blue defeats Dash 2-0 for 1st win of Challenge Cup

Jul. 9, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Paige Monaghan and Nahomi Kawasumi scored to give Sky Blue FC a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament Wednesday night. Monaghan scored Sky Blue's first goal of the tournament in the 17th minute, when Dash goalkeeper Jane...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

Utah Royals FC defender Madeline Nolf, left, battles with OL Reign midfielder Shirley Cruz, right, during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Balcer's stoppage time goal give Reign 1-0 win over Royals

Jul. 8, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Bethany Balcer scored in stoppage time and OL Reign defeated the Utah Royals 1-0 on Wednesday in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament. It was the Reign's first victory in three group-stage Challenge Cup matches played without fans at Zions Bank Stadium....

FILE - Republican Utah gubernatorial candidate and former ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. looks on during a debate on May 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Huntsman was an enormously popular governor, scion of a prominent family and ambassador under two presidents to America's biggest global rivals, so he should be a political force to be reckoned with. But his comeback attempt came fell short in a GOP primary as he contended with a crushing pandemic and a fresh-faced opponent. He was narrowly beaten Monday, July 6, 2020 by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Campaigning during coronavirus, GOP ex-envoy falls short

Jul. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As a once enormously popular governor, scion of a prominent family and ambassador under two presidents to America’s biggest global rivals, Jon Huntsman Jr. should be a political force to be reckoned with. But his comeback attempt fell short in a GOP primary as he contended with...

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Erceg (6) controls the ball as Portland Thorns forward Morgan Weaver, left, defends during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Coach Paul Riley calls defender Abby Erceg the bedrock of the North Carolina Courage. The New Zealand native is captain of the Courage, the two-time National Women's Soccer League defending champions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

New Zealander Erceg holds down North Carolina's backline

Jul. 7, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

Coach Paul Riley calls defender Abby Erceg the bedrock of the North Carolina Courage. A New Zealand native, Erceg is captain of the two-time National Women's Soccer League defending champions. Re-signed in March, she holds down a defense that allowed a league-low 23 goals last season. “She reminds me of...