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Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days while the state premier is expressing hope that it is the start of a downward trend. Victoria on Wednesday reported 295 new cases and nine deaths, seven of which were in aged...

Lawsuit: Officer fired over McClain photo denied hearing

Jul. 22, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver police officer fired for his reaction to photos appearing to mock the death of a Black man who was stopped by police last year says he was denied a review hearing as required by city and police regulations, according to a lawsuit against officials. Jason Rosenblatt filed a...

A member of a television crew stands dressed as Hindu god Shiva as Nepalese Hindu devotees wearing masks sit after offering prayers from outside the closed gate of Pashupatinath temple during the holy month of Shrawan in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 20, 2020. The temple has been remaining closed for almost four months as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/NIranjan Shrestha)

The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown

Jul. 21, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. Information Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada said the number of cases was declining in Nepal. Government and private offices would be fully functional from Wednesday and all...

Colorado Governor Jared Polis puts on his face mask after concluding a news conference on the state's efforts against the new coronavirus Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Last call: Colorado prohibits serving booze after 10 p.m.

Jul. 21, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered bars and restaurants across the state to stop serving alcohol past 10 p.m. as the number of coronavirus cases among young adults keeps rising. “Anybody who has been drunk just knows this inherently; your best goals around social distancing...

A sign alongside a playground at Hanna Woods Elementary School in the Parkway School District in suburban St. Louis indicates that the playground is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Saturday, July 18, 2020. Parkway has formulated a flexible plan to reopen schools when the fall semester begins Aug. 24. Just how bad the virus is at the time will determine if schools open completely, if they mix online and in-person classes, or if they are forced to go strictly virtual. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

Facing uncertain fall, schools make flexible reopening plans

Jul. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Administrators in the Parkway school district in suburban St. Louis spent the summer break crafting a flexible reopening plan, with options that include full-time classroom learning, full-time online instruction and a hybrid system. It's a good thing because the dangers of the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 18, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Govs. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., and Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Val Demings, D-Fla., and Donna Shalala, D-Fla. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Polis; Rep. James Clyburn,...

FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days even as COVID-19 related deaths and positive cases have surged to record highs in a huge slice of the country, including areas where he has enjoyed strong support. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump talks less about virus, states look inward for answers

Jul. 18, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days even as COVID-19 cases and deaths have surged to record highs in a huge slice of the country, including areas where he has enjoyed strong support. Meanwhile, governors and big city...

The Latest: Arizona extends pandemic moratorium on evictions

Jul. 16, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona renters dreading the expiration of a coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions will get a reprieve. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the ban on evictions would be extended until Oct. 31. Arizona’s 120-day order had been due to end July 22. It was supposed to ensure people...

This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jason Rosenblatt, one of three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain, has been fired over the photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died in August 2019, according to documents from prosecutors. The officers shown in the photo have either been fired or have resigned, according to officials. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Correction: Racial Injustice-Elijah McClain story

Jul. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story published July 3, 2020, about police officers being fired over photos showing them reenacting a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a family friend. His name is Terrance Roberts, not Terrence Roberts.