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Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor (3) smiles as he celebrates his three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Kiké Hernandez (14) as Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, left, looks to the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Bellinger sits, Dodgers still roll to 11-2 win over D-backs

Aug. 1, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Reigning National League MVP Cody Bellinger had a leisurely night at the ballpark, lounging and cheering in the socially distanced stands with a few teammates after manager Dave Roberts decided the young star could use a game off because of an early-season slump. Turns out the Dodgers'...

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham holds up his mask with the words

With time extension stalled, Census speeds up count schedule

Jul. 31, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau sped up the timetable for crunching 2020 census numbers on Friday after an earlier request for an extension stalled in the Senate and as pressure mounts to turn in data used to determine congressional districts by year's end, when President Donald Trump is still...

Brazil's first lady Michelle Bolsonaro looks at her husband, President President Jair Bolsonaro, while singing their national anthem  during an event at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  The first lady tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official statement released Thursday, July 30. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

First Bolsonaro trip since recovery aims at opponents' votes

Jul. 30, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday took his first trip since recovering from COVID-19, ignoring social distancing recommendations as he worked to chip away support in his political rivals’ stronghold. Bolsonaro said he intended to travel Brazil after beating the...

Virginia teen gets 35 years in neighbor's hammer bludgeoning

Jul. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager convicted of murder in the claw hammer bludgeoning death of his elderly neighbor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Rafael Angel Vargas was sentenced in a Chesterfield County court for what the judge called a crime of extreme brutality, the Richmond...

An employee of the state-run bank Caixa Economica, right, gives customers a ticket number before they wait in line at a nearby bank entrance in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 23, 2020. People are trying to get access to $ 150 dollars of government aid for the unemployed and independent workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades

Jul. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program, a report said Tuesday. The study by the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a university and...

Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Chili Davis unsure if he'll rejoin the Mets

Jul. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis hasn’t decided if he will rejoin the team at any point this season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The 60-year-old Davis has been working remotely from his Arizona home...

A Hampton Inn is shown Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Phoenix.  The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels before deporting them to their home countries. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a private contractor hired by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking children to three Hampton Inns in Arizona and Texas under restrictive border policies implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

AP Exclusive: Migrant kids held in US hotels, then expelled

Jul. 22, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before deporting them to their home countries under policies that have effectively shut down the nation’s asylum system during the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents...

Cijay Brightman speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, July 13, 2020. A year ago, Brightman was doing sound and lighting for a Madonna performance in Israel. Now, after the coronavirus has wiped out live events, he's making sandwiches, slicing cheese and serving customers at a Tel Aviv deli. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Swapping the stage for a deli: Israel underemployment rises

Jul. 21, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A year ago, Cijay Brightman was doing sound and lighting for a Madonna performance in Israel. Now, after the coronavirus wiped out live events, he's making sandwiches, slicing cheese and serving customers at a Tel Aviv deli. Brightman spent the last 15 years perfecting his craft...

Cemetery workers in protective clothing bury three victims of the new coronavirus at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Brazil is nearing 2 million cases of COVID-19 and 75,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil tops 2 million coronavirus cases, with 76,000 dead

Jul. 16, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A thousand deaths a day. Since late May, three months after Brazil's first reported case of the coronavirus, it has recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths on average in a gruesome plateau that has yet to tilt downward. On Thursday evening, the federal health ministry reported that the...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, people walk past posters encouraging participation in the 2020 Census in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Just how badly has the new coronavirus impacted life in the U.S.? The U.S. Census Bureau, along with five other federal agencies, will try to answer that question with a new experimental, weekly survey that just got approved earlier this week.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Advocates worry blacks, Hispanics falling behind in census

Jun. 19, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Halfway through the extended effort to count every U.S. resident, civil rights leaders worry that minority communities are falling behind in responding to the 2020 census. With outreach efforts to motivate minority responses upended by a global pandemic, both the National Urban League...