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Attendance clerk Amanda Garza, left, passes a computer to student Joshua Chavez, right, as administrators and teachers pass out schedules, computers, and calculators to some of the 1,900 students at Southside High School, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in San Antonio. Southside will begin the year with remote teaching and has added hotspots to the school district to help students without access to the internet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Texas coronavirus hospitalizations at 6-week low

Aug. 13, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is reporting fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks. That encouraging sign Thursday was clouded by questions over testing as students return to school and college football teams push ahead with playing this fall. Testing has dropped off in...

FILE - This Saturday morning, July 27, 1996, file photo shows an overview of Centennial Park in Atlanta after an explosion struck a tower near a stage where thousands of people were watching a concert(AP Photo/Clive Brooks, File)

AP WAS THERE: 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Aug. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was sent on the AP wire in the early-morning hours of July 27, 1996, as the city of Atlanta awakened to news of a deadly bombing in...

President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: US envoy: UAE-Israel deal 'huge win' for Trump

Aug. 13, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here is the Latest following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United Arab Emirates and Israel will open diplomatic ties in a deal halting Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian land: 11:55 p.m. UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. ambassador to the United...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Jerusalem.  In a nationally broadcast statement, Netanyahu said the “full and official peace” with the UAE would lead to cooperation in many spheres between the countries and a “wonderful future” for citizens of both countries. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

Aug. 13, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy...

Official Palestinian news agency says Palestinians are recalling their ambassador from the UAE over Israel deal

Aug. 13, 2020 3:33 PM EDT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Official Palestinian news agency says Palestinians are recalling their ambassador from the UAE over Israel deal.

Palestinians call Israel-UAE deal on diplomatic ties, halt to annexation 'treason' and demand its retraction

Aug. 13, 2020 2:56 PM EDT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians call Israel-UAE deal on diplomatic ties, halt to annexation 'treason' and demand its retraction.
In this photo provided by the Greek National Defence, a French Tonnerre helicopter carrier, rear left is escorted by Greek and French military vessels during a maritime exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France for its decision to boost its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own. (Greek National Defence via AP)

Greece welcomes French navy presence in Meditteranean

Aug. 13, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France Thursday for boosting its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own. Meanwhile, Turkey accused...

Israel's Netanyahu says West Bank annexation plans for now on hold, may still go ahead someday with US coordination

Aug. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu says West Bank annexation plans for now on hold, may still go ahead someday with US coordination.

Israel’s Netanyahu says ‘full and official peace’ with UAE to bring cooperation, ‘wonderful future’ for both countries

Aug. 13, 2020 1:18 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Netanyahu says ‘full and official peace’ with UAE to bring cooperation, ‘wonderful future’ for both countries.

Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE

Aug. 13, 2020 1:17 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE.