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FILE- In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly, jokes with lawmakers after giving a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Cabello has announced on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello revealed Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking leader in the distressed South American nation thus far to come down with the virus. Cabello is considered the second-most powerful person...

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Florida reports highest single-day jump in COVID-19 deaths

Jul. 9, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health authorities in Florida reported 120 new deaths from the new coronavirus on Thursday, grimly marking the highest one-day jump yet amid a surge in new infections that continues to befuddle the state's attempts to contain the outbreak. The number of deaths was the highest since...

Inslee: Trump threats on reopening schools "hogwash"

Jul. 9, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said President Donald Trump's comments earlier this week pressuring governors to open the schools in the fall were “hogwash” and he said the state will not be bullied into making potentially unsafe decisions during the ongoing coronavirus...

Kennedy, Markey working to get back out on campaign trail

Jul. 9, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III took to the campaign trail Thursday to press for a post-COVID-19 recovery package. The proposal calls for a large-scale public works and federal hiring program that Kennedy said would help the country fight the spread of the coronavirus while also addressing...

Missouri reports nearly 800 more coronavirus cases

Jul. 9, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri on Thursday once again broke state records for the highest single-day increase in confirmed coronavirus cases as close to another 800 people were reported sick. Data released by the state health department show another 795 cases reported Thursday, bringing the total number of...

FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

The Latest: Bolsonaro again urges reopening for Brazil

Jul. 9, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

SAO PAULO — Two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has made an online broadcast from the presidential residence as defiant as in previous occasions. He coughed once in his appearance Thursday, but did not show other symptoms of the disease that has killed more...

Boston Red Sox play an intra-squad baseball game at a Fenway Park empty of fans on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

Jul. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week. They're getting a more realistic glimpse this week as teams begin holding scrimmages. Yes, it's very strange. “It was surreal. ... just sitting behind the dish at a major league...

People wait inside their vehicles in line at a COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Houston. Texas has surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time as a resurgence of the outbreak rages across the U.S. The record high of 10,028 confirmed cases Tuesday follows Republican Gov. Greg Abbott decision to mandate masks in much of the state and to close bars, retreating from what had been one of America’s fastest reopenings.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas hits new record for virus deaths as hospitals scramble

Jul. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Worsening coronavirus trends in Texas again set another grim milestone Thursday as the state reported more than 100 deaths in a single day for the first time, making this the deadliest week of the pandemic in what has rapidly become one of America's virus hot zones. In addition to 105...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Turf manager Jared Hertzel touches up the newly-painted Big Ten conference logo on the football field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday, July 9, 2020 it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jacob Hannah/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic

Jul. 9, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that the plan would be...

President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substance

Jul. 9, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to Mexico on Thursday buoyed by a cordial first encounter with President Donald Trump that successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results. As they have done since López Obrador took...