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People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask orders

Aug. 14, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. ...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves tot the podium. To speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden's moment

Aug. 15, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young lawyer bounds across a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, a blur of long sideburns, wide lapels and self-assurance. He throws open a door to a beauty salon, and the ladies inside whoop with surprise. It’s clear from the grainy footage that the stylists don’t know...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, police clash with a protester following presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, that demonstrators have dismissed as rigged. Hundreds of people released from custody after a violent crackdown on protests in Belarus are sharing their accounts of harsh treatment at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

Freed from Belarus jails, protesters recount beatings

Aug. 15, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — They emerged dazed, shaken and in tears from the detention center in Minsk, to be met by waiting relatives. They displayed the black-and-blue bruises on their bodies, saying police had beaten them mercilessly. One teenager asked his weeping mother to look away. Authorities in Belarus...

Worshippers queue to pay respects to the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Tokyo. Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology

Aug. 15, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a somber annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Naruhito pledged to reflect on the war's...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1945, file photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise an American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan. The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but it is entirely possible - crucial even, some argue - to view the region’s world-beating economies, its massive cultural and political reach and its bitter trade, territory and history disputes all through a single prism: Japan’s aggression in the Pacific during World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)

75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?

Aug. 15, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor. The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but it is entirely possible — crucial even, some argue — to view the region’s world-beating economies, its massive cultural and political reach...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's top election official said Friday, Aug. 14, that the administration had to take action after receiving a blunt warning from the U.S. Postal Service that it may be unable to deliver some mail-in ballots in the November presidential election by the deadline in state law. That warning precipitated Thursday night's filing in the state Supreme Court asking for an order to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received in the Nov. 3 election when Pennsylvania will be a premier presidential battleground. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Post Office warns states across US about mail voting

Aug. 15, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised. Voters and...

President Donald Trump speaks as Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump watches, during an event Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Bedminster, N.J., with members of the City of New York Police Department Benevolent Association. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump gets endorsement of NYC police union

Aug. 14, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to amplify his law-and-order message, President Donald Trump on Friday told hundreds of New York Police Department officers that “no one will be safe in Biden’s America" if the former Democratic vice president defeats him in November . “This guy has been...

FILE - This June 23, 2015, file photo shows a carving depicting Confederate Civil War figures Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, in Stone Mountain, Ga. The sculpture is America's largest Confederate memorial. The suburban Atlanta park that's home to the massive carving of Confederate leaders says it will close its gates Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in the face of a planned right-wing rally. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia park with Confederate sculpture shuts gates to rally

Aug. 14, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally. The event has sparked fears of violence, especially before an all-Black militia said earlier this week that it would...

President Donald Trump walks over to speak with the press after arriving on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Trump heading to New York to visit with his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been hospitalized in New York. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets

Aug. 14, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular TikTok app in the United States. Trump’s executive order said there is “credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance …...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, some wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, spend the day at a park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas students enjoy Bein Hazmanim (

AP Week in Pictures, Global

Aug. 15, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

AUG. 8 - 14, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter:...

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Iran threatens 'dangerous future' for UAE after Israel deal

Aug. 15, 2020 4:20 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed on Saturday that there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations. The UAE is the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab...

Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus patrol around the Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Thousands rally against SKorea leader despite virus warning

Aug. 15, 2020 3:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters, armed with umbrellas and raincoats, marched through the soggy streets of South Korea’s capital Saturday, ignoring official pleas to stay home amid a surge in coronavirus infections. Municipal officials in Seoul had sought to forbid...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during the celebration of 75th anniversary of the Liberation Day at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. South Korea marked its 75th National Liberation Day on Saturday, which celebrates its independence from Japanese colonial rule following the end of World War II after Japan surrendered. (Chung Sung-jun/Pool Photo via AP)

Moon extends olive branch to Tokyo over wartime history

Aug. 15, 2020 3:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered talks with Japan to resolve a bitter feud over wartime grievances as the nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonial rule at the end of World War II. In a nationally televised speech, Moon said that his...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, some wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, spend the day at a park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas students enjoy Bein Hazmanim (

AP Week in Pictures, Global

Aug. 15, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

AUG. 8 - 14, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter:...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Afghan politician Fawzia Koofi speaks to media before the

Woman member of Afghan peace team survives attack by gunmen

Aug. 15, 2020 3:16 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female member of Afghanistan's peace negotiating team and a former parliamentarian survived an assassination attempt, Afghan officials said Saturday. Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that Fawzia Koofi was attacked late Friday afternoon near the capital of...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, police clash with a protester following presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, that demonstrators have dismissed as rigged. Hundreds of people released from custody after a violent crackdown on protests in Belarus are sharing their accounts of harsh treatment at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

Freed from Belarus jails, protesters recount beatings

Aug. 15, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — They emerged dazed, shaken and in tears from the detention center in Minsk, to be met by waiting relatives. They displayed the black-and-blue bruises on their bodies, saying police had beaten them mercilessly. One teenager asked his weeping mother to look away. Authorities in Belarus...

Grandmother decided to save summer, then tragedy struck

Aug. 15, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The colorful sandwich board should have stood proudly in the middle of Alden Street, warding away cars and advertising the skinny West Philadelphia block as a designated summer PlayStreet. Instead, it leaned against Renell Powel’s house, as if regrouping, taking a break from the...

Black history in Bethlehem is focus of library’s project

Aug. 15, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — When Vivian Hungerford reminisces about growing up in Bethlehem, she remembers her home always crowded with friends and family, thanks to her parents, who kept an open door, welcoming visitors no matter the color of their skin. Her father, Bert Tarboro Jr., founded the Bethlehem...

A partially-submerged houseboat is shown, Aug. 4, 2020, at Horseshoe Pond at Presque Isle State Park near Erie, Pa. About half of the houseboat was initially submerged. There were no injuries, authorities reported.
Crews from Erie-based Lakeshore Towing Services Inc. worked throughout the week to raise the houseboat to a nearly level position. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Presque Isle houseboats: Good life, lots of work

Aug. 15, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Houseboat culture at Presque Isle State Park’s Horeseshoe Pond offers a dream summer escape, gorgeous sunsets, magnificent wildlife viewing and countless recreational water activities. Ownership, however, carries a slew of maintenance and repair responsibilities. “An...

Goat ignored since birth is given 4 new legs and a new life

Aug. 15, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

MILLERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Capra Farm, north of Harrisburg, is the home of second chances. It's where Lenny Yourth moved his family from Staten Island, N.Y., after two devastating blows to his life. There, just outside of Millerstown, he and his wife, Michelle, started over with a multi-generational...