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Commuters using protective gear amid the coronavirus pandemic sit inside a public bus in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The Latest: Denmark adds Belgium, Malta to travel advisory

Aug. 14, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark has added Belgium and Malta to its list of European nations where non-essential travels are not recommended as the Scandinavian country has seen a flare-up of coronavirus cases. The Scandinavian country’s reason for doing so is that both nations have seen more than 30...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by From left, U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook, Avraham Berkowitz, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, President Donald Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, smiles 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)

Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

Aug. 14, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause. Iran's Foreign Ministry called the deal a “dagger that...

FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York.  Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, Aug. 13, a day after the S&P 500 closed just below its pre-pandemic record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

Aug. 14, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in cautious trading Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. China reported factory output rose 4.8% from a year earlier in July, on a par with June’s increase. Retail sales fell 1.1%, as consumers...

FILE - In this Friday, May 22, 2020, file photo, a sold sign sits in front of a house in Brighton, N.Y. The coronavirus pandemic helped shape the housing market by influencing everything from the direction of mortgage rates to the inventory of homes on the market to the types of homes in demand and the desired locations. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Home prices climb to record in pandemic as buyers seek space

Aug. 14, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A renter most of his adult life, Clarence Swann became fearful that landlords would use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to gouge their tenants. So, with a desire to move near family, the retired veteran bought his first home last month at the age of 74. Swann said he used his veteran...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., replaces his face mask after speaking at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump, Biden trade barbs on coronavirus response

Aug. 14, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked Joe Biden for calling on governors to mandate that all Americans wear masks for the next three months, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of politicizing an issue Trump himself has used for political gain in recent months....

Eric Severson holds a sign as a few dozen people gather in front of the United States Post Office on Rodd St. to protest recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service under new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Midland, Mich. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

Aug. 14, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly...

FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York.  Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, Aug. 13, a day after the S&P 500 closed just below its pre-pandemic record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

Aug. 14, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. Shares rose in Japan and Australia, but fell in Hong Kong, South Korea and Shanghai. China said Friday that its factory output rose 4.8% from a year earlier in July, on a...

Today in History

Aug. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 14, the 227th day of 2020. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 14, 1997, an unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. (McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in 2001.) On...

A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

Eric Severson holds a sign as a few dozen people gather in front of the United States Post Office on Rodd St. to protest recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service under new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Midland, Mich. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

Aug. 13, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly...