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Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women's sports fight

Sep. 17, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced a proposed settlement Thursday. In addition to restoring the women’s equestrian and women’s fencing teams to varsity...

The second racing yacht belonging to U.S. America's Cup challenger American Magic, Patriot, is unloaded at it's base at the Viaduct in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday Sept. 4, 2020. The 75-foot foiling monohull was flown from Providence, Rhode Island, on a giant Antonov cargo plane and then trucked through Auckland's empty streets to the team's base early Friday morning, New Zealand time. (Will Ricketson/American Magic via AP)

Two America's Cup US yachts now in Auckland for 2021 race

Sep. 4, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

America’s Cup challenger American Magic took another big step in its campaign when it took delivery of its second yacht, Patriot, in Auckland, New Zealand. The 75-foot foiling monohull was flown from Providence, Rhode Island, on a giant Antonov cargo plane and then trucked through Auckland’s empty...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Brown is rebutting what the Ivy League school calls

Brown U. rebuts 'conspiracy' in fight over women's sports

Sep. 3, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University rebutted what the school calls “spurious conspiracy claims" as it responded to an allegation that it is failing to comply with a 1998 agreement ensuring gender equity in sports. The Ivy League school this year announced it was cutting several varsity women's...

Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

Aug. 31, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte, however,...

A procession of vehicles drive past photos of Detroit victims of COVID-19, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit. Families have a chance to take one last public look at their lost loved ones in the nation's first citywide memorial to honor victims of the pandemic. Mourners will join 14 consecutive funeral processions to drive past nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of their loved ones staked around the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit turns island park into COVID-19 memorial garden

Aug. 31, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit island park was transformed Monday into a drive-thru COVID-19 victims memorial as policy makers across the U.S. moved forward with plans to reopen schools and public spaces. Hearses led processions around Belle Isle Park in the Detroit River, where more than 900 large photos of...

COVID-19 cluster traced to Rhode Island bachelorette party

Aug. 26, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts has been traced to a bachelorette party in Rhode Island late last month, health officials in both states said. Nineteen guests who attended the late July gathering at an undisclosed location were sickened, authorities said. Seventeen were from...

Navy Secretary visits New England sub building sites

Aug. 21, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite and members of Congress visited submarine construction operations in Rhode Island and Connecticut on Friday. Braithwaite, who was appointed by President Donald Trump earlier this year, visited General Dynamics Electric Boat’s...

In this image from video, Joseph McNamara of Rhode Island speaks during the state roll call vote on second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

'Calamari comeback': Tiniest state's DNC video gets big buzz

Aug. 19, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — There goes Rhode Island again — always finding a way to get its tiny tentacles onto the national stage. In a made-for-memes moment sandwiched between other states' calls to fight poverty and end racial injustice, a lawmaker and a restaurateur with a heaping plate of sauteed...