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Vietnam reports first ever death from coronavirus as it struggles with renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases

Jul. 31, 2020 4:58 AM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam reports first ever death from coronavirus as it struggles with renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases.

First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans

Jul. 30, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyberattacks, slapping them on alleged Russian military agents, Chinese cyber spies and organizations including a North Korean firm. The six people and three groups hit with sanctions include Russia’s GRU military...

FILE - In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during the opening ceremony for the Tenth Olympiad at Los Angeles. The athletes of various countries are shown on the field while the Olympic beacon and the entrance to the stadium is shown in the background. (AP Photo/File)

Los Angeles' first Olympics set template for future Games

Jul. 30, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

Even though the 1932 Summer Olympics were held during the Great Depression, Los Angeles first chance to host the Games still stand as a model for innovation and profitability. It was the first time that the medalists stood on a victory platform and watched the raising of the national flag of the winner....

Hawaii Ironman event canceled over coronavirus concerns

Jul. 23, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The annual Ironman World Championship in Hawaii has been canceled for the first time in its 43-year history. The competition is considered one of the most important Ironman triathlon events. Participants swim 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers), ride bikes for 112 miles (180.3 kilometers)...

Catholic holy site Lourdes holds first online pilgrimage

Jul. 16, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One of the Catholic Church’s holiest sites, Lourdes, is holding its first-ever online pilgrimage on Thursday, to mark the anniversary of claims by 19th-century girl Bernadette Soubirous that the Virgin Mary appeared to her. July 16 marks the anniversary of Bernadette’s visions,...

First-time candidates raise most in Honolulu mayor's race

Jul. 15, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — First-time political candidates Keith Amemiya and Rick Blangiardi reported the largest war chests for this year’s Honolulu mayor’s race. Former Mayor Mufi Hannemann, former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and City Councilwoman Kym Pine also have raised significant amounts, Amemiya...

President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus....

Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 5:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic.
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...

Mosquito virus found in state for first time this year

Jul. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time in 2020, health officials said Thursday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said two mosquitoes collected on July 7 in Belmont tested positive for the virus. No human or animal cases of the...