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A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, American swimmer Janet Evans passes the Olympic flame to Muhammad Ali during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

A flame, a look, one of the Olympics' most powerful moments

Aug. 13, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1996 Atlanta Games, where Muhammad Ali provided the greatest moment before the...

FILE - This Saturday morning, July 27, 1996, file photo shows an overview of Centennial Park in Atlanta after an explosion struck a tower near a stage where thousands of people were watching a concert(AP Photo/Clive Brooks, File)

AP WAS THERE: 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Aug. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was sent on the AP wire in the early-morning hours of July 27, 1996, as the city of Atlanta awakened to news of a deadly bombing in...

Correction: Election 2020-Lewis-Special story

Aug. 13, 2020 4:51 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — In a story July 31, 2020, about a Georgia special congressional election, The Associated Press erroneously reported that candidate Robert Franklin is the president of Emory University. He is a faculty member at the school.
Jaquenette Ferguson from Oxon Hill, Md., gestures as she gets her picture taken beside a portrait of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., near the East Front Steps of the U.S. the Capitol, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

7 seek to follow Lewis in House, but long-term prospects dim

Aug. 13, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia special congressional election for a successor to the late John Lewis is likely to produce someone who will hold the seat only for a short time, possibly only weeks. Seven candidates qualified Friday for the Sept. 29 election, but declining to run is replacement Democratic nominee...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp looks on during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol Friday, July 17, 2020, in Atlanta.  Kemp sued the city of Atlanta over its face-mask requirement just after President Donald Trump arrived in the city without wearing a mask, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Friday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia governor to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate

Aug. 13, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Kemp had sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the...

FILE - In this July 27, 1996, file photo, USA's Rebecca Lobo (13) leads the team off the bench to cheer at the end of their 96-79 victory over Australia in women's Olympic basketball at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. From left are Lobo, Katy Steding (11), Venus Lacey (14), and Dawn Staley (5). (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Summer of Women: Females stole the show at 1996 Olympics

Aug. 13, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dot Richardson still remembers those two kids, hanging over the railing after the U.S. team captured the first gold medal in Olympic softball, both wanting to get a touch of history. One a girl. The other a boy. “I tried to reach toward them,” Richardson said, her recollection...

2 big Georgia fall fairs canceled because of COVID-19 fears

Aug. 13, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Two large fall fairs in Georgia have been canceled because of fears about COVID-19 transmission. On Wednesday, organizers canceled the 2020 Georgia National Fair in Perry, a day after organizers canceled the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta. Both events typically attract hundreds of...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate

Aug. 13, 2020 2:42 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate.

2nd ICE detainee in Georgia dies from COVID-19 complications

Aug. 13, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — A diabetic Costa Rican man in federal immigration custody has become the second detainee in Georgia to die from COVID-19 complications after being held at a detention center that has reported more than 150 coronavirus cases. Jose Guillen-Vega, 70, died Monday night at a Columbus...