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Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

Jul. 1, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette was charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, the Journal and Courier reported Wednesday. Julian...

Catholic priest suspended for comparing BLM to 'maggots'

Jul. 1, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop suspended a suburban Indianapolis Catholic priest from public ministry on Wednesday for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites” in a recent church bulletin. Bishop Timothy Doherty, of the Diocese of...

Racers speed down the front straight between the empty grandstand and their crews that are stationed along pit row as the sun goes down during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Site: Indianapolis, Indiana Schedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m. (NBC) Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race distance: 160 laps, 400 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won from the pole in the final race to make the playoffs, matching his win from the...

Women sue 4 Indianapolis officers, claiming excessive force

Jun. 29, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two women have filed an excessive force lawsuit against four Indianapolis police officers after video was released of officers using batons and pepper balls to subdue the women at a protest last month over the death of George Floyd. Ivoré Westfield and Rachel Harding, both of...

Scott Dixon, bottom, leads the field into Turn 1 during an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Dixon won the race. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Indianapolis 500 will run with 50% fan capacity at speedway

Jun. 26, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will run in August with 50% fan capacity, a total that could still hit six figures at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indy 500 was bumped from its traditional May date because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 104th Indy 500 will run Aug. 23 at half the...

Indiana Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brogdon, Parker, Len all reveal they have coronavirus

Jun. 24, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA expected positive coronavirus results to happen once players began undergoing mandatory tests, and three players revealed Wednesday they are dealing with COVID-19. Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings players Jabari Parker and Alex Len all said they have...

The Dunn family is pictured in their home Friday, June 12, 2020, in Oklahoma City. From left are Izzy Simons, Cooper Dunn, Josh Dunn and Sarah Dunn. Sarah Dunn, who grew up in rural Kansas, has learned much about race since she and her husband, Josh, took custody of Izzy six years ago. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

White parents of Black children navigate a changing nation

Jun. 23, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Izzy Simons has been fired up about the prospect of driving on his own. The 15-year-old has craved the freedom a license promises. He has proudly and effectively maneuvered the family's vehicles around the church parking lot and beyond, and he's confident he'll pass his test in August....

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, a protester lies down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have taken a first step toward banning police officers from placing their knees on the necks of people being detained in the type of chokehold used by a Minnesota police officer in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Latest: Oregon deputies accused of pinning child by neck

Jun. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck. — Denver officer won't be prosecuted in fatal shooting of black man. — Utah lawmakers vote to ban knee-to-neck chokeholds by police. — University of Florida ending “gator bait”...

Family members hug during a press conference to announce federal charges on behalf of the family of Dreasjon Reed, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Indianapolis. Reed was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Suit filed over black man's killing by Indianapolis officer

Jun. 16, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a black man who was killed by an Indianapolis police officer filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the city, its police department and four officers, including the one who fired the fatal shots. The lawsuit alleges the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police...