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The Latest: Florida heads to 'Bubbleville' for hoop games

Nov. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida's men's basketball team has signed on for a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for two midweek games in “Bubbleville.” The Gators will face Army on Wednesday and Boston College on Thursday night. Florida...

Former Mississippi teacher sentenced for fondling student

Nov. 30, 2020 1:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former high school teacher in Mississippi who was found guilty of fondling a student has been sentenced to prison. Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Faye Peterson on Monday sentenced Reginald Barnes to 15 years in prison with three years suspended for two counts of gratification of...

Federal court halts part of Beshear's COVID-19 school orders

Nov. 27, 2020 7:14 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — A federal court halted Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's recent coronavirus-related suspension of in-person classes at religious schools, a victory for state Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Beshear has appealed the ruling to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and asked for an...

A man wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, sweeps with a broom near Christmas decoration in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: SKorea cases jump over 500 amid reimposed rules

Nov. 26, 2020 7:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the first time in about eight months. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Thursday the 583 additional cases in the past 24 hours took the national tally to 32,318 including 515 deaths. South Korea...

Nevada now has 1 virus case a minute, 1 death per 2 hours

Nov. 25, 2020 10:30 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The coronavirus is spreading so fast in Nevada that one person is diagnosed with it every minute and someone is dying from it every two hours, state health officials said Wednesday. Nearly half of the state’s 142,239 total cases since the start of the pandemic in March have...

Iowa fraternity suspended over hazing concerns

Nov. 25, 2020 8:47 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa fraternity has been suspended for hazing, with a report citing verbal abuse and and an incident where new members were required to drink dangerously high amounts of alcohol. The university says the violations were by the Acacia Fraternity. The Cedar Rapids...

FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to be tested for COVID-19 at Cesar Chavez City Park in Phoenix. Arizona hospital officials are pleading with people to avoid large Thanksgiving dinners as soaring coronavirus infections put pressure on the state's medical system. Banner Health forecasts it will hit 125 percent of its licensed capacity around Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Matt York,File)

Officials urge Thanksgiving caution as virus cases soar

Nov. 24, 2020 6:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospital officials pleaded Tuesday for people to avoid large Thanksgiving dinners as soaring coronavirus infections put pressure on the state's medical system. Banner Health, Arizona’s largest hospital chain, forecasts it will hit 125 percent of its licensed capacity around...

University of Missouri fraternity closes indefinitely

Nov. 21, 2020 4:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Another University of Missouri fraternity chapter has been closed indefinitely. Phillip Rodriguez, executive director of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, said in an email that the decision to close the chapter stemmed from “a pattern of behavior that goes against the values of...

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The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

Nov. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active coronavirus cases remaining across Victoria, according to figures released by the health department on Friday. And...