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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to pass during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J. Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft is no longer a rookie and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones will be the starter when New York kicks off the Joe Judge-era as coach in a Monday night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)

Jones facing new challenges in 2nd year with new O, no Eli

Aug. 6, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Daniel Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the New York Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in last year's draft is no longer a rookie, and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones...

A view of Union Street, after bars, cafes and restaurants were ordered to close as lockdown restrictions were reimposed due to a coronavirus cluster in the area, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.  A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter each other's houses as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said over 50 cases have now been reported. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

The Latest: Britain announces quarantine for some travelers

Aug. 6, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

LONDON — Britain has announced that travellers arriving from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas will have to quarantine for two weeks effective from Saturday, following an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in all three locations. Officials say COVID-19 cases in Belgium have increased fourfold since...

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into their residence after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

Aug. 6, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor's office said he took the test as part of...

A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron came in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

AP Analysis: Will Beirut's blast be a catalyst for change?

Aug. 6, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The massive explosion and devastation triggered by thousands of tons of chemicals improperly stored in Beirut’s port is the culmination of decades of corruption that has driven one of the Middle East's most spirited countries to ruin. The staggering destruction, with losses in the...

Joe Lupo, president of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J., walks through a thermal screening area where his body temperature is automatically checked, July 2, 2020, the first day the casino reopened amid the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, the main casino workers' union called on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to mandate physical temperature checks for all casino patrons, noting that five casinos conduct only verbal screenings before letting guests onto the property. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Workers want mandated temp checks for casino patrons

Aug. 6, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five Atlantic City casinos are not physically checking the temperatures of guests entering the property, workers said as they pushed New Jersey's governor to require the casinos to do so to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In an online press conference Thursday,...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug.6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Aug. 6, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. Shouting, “Revolution!” they crowded around the visiting leader who promised to press...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Trump, McConnell huddle with virus talks at risk of collapse

Aug. 6, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and the Senate's top Republican huddled Thursday over a huge COVID-19 rescue package, but hopes on Capitol Hill for a deal are souring and there's increasing worry that bipartisan congressional negotiations might collapse. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a key...

The Latest: Middle Tennessee schedule home-and-home vs. Troy

Aug. 6, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Middle Tennessee is making up for losing three games by scheduling a very rare for football home-and-home with Troy. Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the agreement Thursday. Under the deal, Troy will visit Middle...

FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb. The extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits has expired, the federal eviction moratorium has ended and federal money to help businesses retain workers has grown lean. Meanwhile, the pandemic rages on and there is no consensus from Washington on another relief package. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

'Worst nightmare': Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

Aug. 6, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula. Around the country, across...

Scottie Scheffler reacts after missing a putt on the sixth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Scheffler, past major winners start fast at PGA

Aug. 6, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest from the opening round of the PGA Championship: ___ Scottie Scheffler is the first one in the clubhouse at 4-under in the opening round of the PGA Championship. He’s tied for fourth with three other players, including two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka....