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Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens during a Cabinet Meeting with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

May. 22, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis. In remarks recorded earlier in the week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper...

A couple of surfers walks on Katase Kaigan beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent

Apr. 21, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent about social...

Supreme Court will hold May arguments by teleconference in Trump subpoenas, other key cases, with first-ever live audio

Apr. 13, 2020 10:07 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will hold May arguments by teleconference in Trump subpoenas, other key cases, with first-ever live audio.
The Copacabana Palace hotel stands in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 9, 2020.Rio de Janeiro's stately Copacabana Palace hotel will close its doors on Friday for the first time since its inauguration 96 years ago as a result of the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Virus closes Rio's Copacabana Palace for first time ever

Apr. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's stately Copacabana Palace hotel will close its doors Friday for the first time since its inauguration 96 years ago as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The huge building facing the storied Copacabana Beach is among the Brazilian city's few five-star hotels. Rio...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

In a first, US slaps sanctions on Russian white supremacists

Apr. 6, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday designated a Russian white supremacist group a terrorist organization and hit its members with sanctions. The move against the Russian Imperial Movement is the first time a white supremacist group has been named a “Specially Designated Global...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1996, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Mauricio Cienfuegos (10) pursues San Jose Clash's Eric Wynalda during the first half of an MLS soccer game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Before the first-ever Major League Soccer match on April 6, 1996, a group of Clash players went to a trendy San Jose restaurant for some pre-game bonding, and four of them threw up after the meal. But it had nothing to do with the food, recalled Wynalda.

With 1 goal, first-ever MLS game was filled with promise

Apr. 5, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Before the first-ever Major League Soccer match, a group of San Jose Clash players went to a local restaurant for some pregame bonding. Four of them threw up after the meal, but it had nothing to do with the food, recalled Eric Wynalda. "It was just the nervousness," he said. “These were guys that had...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the player. He...