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Baylor guard Moon Ursin (12) passes the ball against Oklahoma center Aspen Williston (31) and guard Gabby Gregory (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)

The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus

Apr. 4, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith Memorial...

A container and barriers block a backroad used by locals on the Netherlands border with Belgium between Chaam, southern Netherlands, and Meerle, northern Belgium, Monday, March 23, 2020. Both countries have come to a near standstill as their governments sought to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

As outbreak blows up finances, a limit to EU solidarity

Mar. 25, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking unprecedented action to help member countries endure the massive economic shock of the virus outbreak, but some nations are resisting the idea of shared borrowing to cover the heavy costs - suggesting that even during this crisis there are limits to solidarity...

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2020 Susie Blann, AP's head of planning for Europe and Africa, poses for a photo in London. Blann, who has helped lead video coverage through Europe and Africa, has been named by The Associated Press as its United Kingdom and Ireland news director and special events editor. The AP made the announcement March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Sam Wells)

Susie Blann named as AP news director for UK, Ireland

Mar. 19, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Susie Blann, who has helped lead video coverage through Europe and Africa, has been named by The Associated Press as its United Kingdom and Ireland news director and special events editor. The announcement was made Thursday by Anna Johnson, the AP’s news director for Europe and...

Sinn Fein Society members Bill Bradley, left, and John Lowenthal, right, walk the sidewalk of the St. Patrick's Day parade route in downtown Savannah, Ga., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Last week, Savannah's mayor announced the city's 196-year-old St. Patrick's Day parade was called off due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

When Irish eyes are absent: Virus subdues St. Patrick's Day

Mar. 17, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — St. Patrick's Day revelers across the world tried to salvage the holiday with makeshift celebrations after parades and parties were scrapped and residents were urged to hunker down at home to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. It was the first St. Patrick's Day in more than 250 years...

This Jan. 23, 2020 photo shows an Irish coffee in Amagansett, N.Y. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)

The secret to a great Irish Coffee isn't what you'd expect

Mar. 16, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

Last summer, I traveled to Ireland to learn about Irish whiskey, a spirit I knew relatively little about. The Irish drink I knew better was Guinness, which I enjoyed occasionally and use to make my favorite Chocolate Chocolate Cake. Turns out, I am not alone in my unfamiliarity with Irish whiskey. Today’s...

A costumer waits to enter a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro today has ordered residents in the capital of Caracas and six states to stay home under a quarantine bid to control the spread of the coronavirus on Sunday, March, 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

The Latest: Peace Corps evacuating volunteers, suspends ops

Mar. 16, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more common in the elderly or people with other health conditions. Nearly 77,000 people have recovered...

Costco customers roll groceries to their cars as others wait to enter the store on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. Empty store shelves. Empty churches. Shuttered classrooms and courts. Warnings everywhere to wash hands and avoid close contact.  Efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus in California are affecting virtually every facet of life in the Golden State in ways big and small — and in some cases, surreal. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Washington confronts coronavirus with new tools and angst

Mar. 14, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the United States will expand its European travel restrictions to include Britain and Ireland as the U.S., armed with new tools against the pandemic, braced for it to get worse before it gets better. The government's top infection expert...

Trump says he's considering new restrictions on domestic travel, will expand European travel ban to UK, Ireland

Mar. 14, 2020 12:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he's considering new restrictions on domestic travel, will expand European travel ban to UK, Ireland.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2020, as she heads to a briefing on the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP sources: Travel ban to extend to United Kingdom, Ireland

Mar. 14, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is expected to announce that the U.S. will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list. Under the restrictions, American citizens, green card holders and others are still allowed to return home to the U.S., but will be funneled to 13...