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Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

Shoppers wearing protective masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, ride in a bicycle taxi in downtown in Mexico City, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. With the country facing a deep economic recession, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pushed to reopen the economy quickly even as COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to rise. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Health official thinks the coronavirus has peaked in Mexico

Aug. 14, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s point man for the coronavirus pandemic said Friday that he thinks the country reached its peak of infections over the last three weeks. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell had previously wrongly predicted that infections would peak in May and June, but on...

Lupe Guillen, the youngest sister of U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen rides on a horse draw carriage as they made a final lap around the Cesar Chavez High School track Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Houston. Guillen, who was last seen on April 22, was laid to rest nearly four months after she is said to have been killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas. Mourners gathered at the high school where Guillen grew up playing soccer and dreaming of joining the military. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Mourners gather in Houston to remember slain soldier

Aug. 14, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Flags from the U.S., Texas and Mexico flew at half staff Friday as a white, horse-drawn carriage embellished with white flowers brought in the custom green casket that carried the remains of a slain soldier. Vanessa Guillen, who was last seen on April 22, was memorialized nearly four months...

Mexico sanctions 1,040 immigration officers for corruption

Aug. 14, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said Friday more than 1,040 immigration officers have been referred to the internal affairs office or forced to quit after they were caught demanding bribes and other acts of corruption. Immigration head Francisco Garduño...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive for a round table meeting during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. A little more than a month after Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement took effect July 1, 2020, the Trump administration is scheduled to re-impose a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum Sunday, Aug. 16, raising tensions between the two allies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

After brief trade truce, US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

Aug. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than two years of browbeating and trade sanctions on Canada and Mexico, President Donald Trump strong-armed the United States’ neighbors into agreeing to supplant a 25-year-old North American trade agreement with one of his own. His pact, meant to update the old deal and...

Juana Perez, whose 2 1/2 year-old son Dylan is missing, holds a poster of him outside of the presidential palace where she seeks help from President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador to find him, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The search for Perez's boy who was led away from a market in southern Mexico's Chiapas state three weeks ago led police to a horrifying discovery: 23 abducted children being kept at a house and forced to sell trinkets in the street. Pérez said officials told her that her son had not yet been found. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Missing 2-year-old found in southern Mexico; returned to mom

Aug. 14, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 2-year-old boy whose abduction set off a hunt that helped rescue other stolen children sat on his mother's lap Friday as officials in southern Mexico described how they finally tracked him down. Chiapas state prosecutor Jorge Luis Llaven Abarca said that investigators located the woman...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during a practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Albert Gea, Pool via AP)

Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

Aug. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second practice Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix. The championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton...

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...

A worker disinfects a theater after a movie screening, at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. After being closed for nearly five months amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in the capital reopened Wednesday at 30% capacity.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds

Aug. 13, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few, the brave — those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there was popcorn. But movie goers had to wear face masks, and could only lift them to eat or drink. And their...

Dulce Garcia, right, carries a cup of coffee as she crosses the border from Mexicali, Mexico, to Calexico, Calif., Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Like many in Mexicali, Garcia lives in Mexico but works in Calexico.

Mexico to keep US border closed to non-essential travel

Aug. 13, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travel, Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday. The current agreement runs through Aug. 21, but Ebrard said it does not make sense to reopen the border...