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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks before a convocation at the university in Lynchburg, Va. Liberty's board said Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, that it had chosen Jerry Prevo as interim leader, days after Falwell began a leave of absence after one of his posts on social media created an uproar. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave

Aug. 10, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University in Virginia announced Monday that its board had chosen an interim president to lead the school days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began an indefinite leave of absence after one of his posts on social media created an uproar. Jerry Prevo, who has served as chairman of the...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 16-22, Angela Bassett, from left, arrives at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif., Sean Penn arrives at the Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala on Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles, Andy Samberg arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Lee Ann Womack arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Kacey Musgraves attends the Chanel NÂș5 In The Snow launch event on Dec. 10, 2019, in New York and Kristen Wiig arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards on Nov. 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22

Aug. 10, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22 Aug. 16: Actor Gary Clarke (“Hondo,” ″The Virginian”) is 87. Actor Julie Newmar is 87. Actor-singer Ketty Lester (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 86. Actor Anita Gillette is 84. Country singer Billy Joe Shaver is 81. Actor...

FILE - In this July 19, 1980, file photo, members of the crowd hold up 3,500 cards to create an image of Misha the Bear Cup, the mascot of the Moscow Olympic Games at the Lenin Stadium in Russia on. Above burns the Olympic flame. (AP Photo/File)

Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980

Aug. 9, 2020 12:23 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. Here are some of the highlights of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. The Cold War made for decades of tense Olympic battles between the United States...

FILE - In this July 23, 2020 file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami.  Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday, Aug. 7.  One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at hospitalizations of children with COVID-19. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Aug. 7, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were...

Recently filled graves are seen in the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020. The frequency of burials in South Africa has significantly increased during the coronavirus pandemic, as the country became one of the top five worst-hit nation. New infection numbers around the world are a reminder that a return to normal life is still far from sight. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

Aug. 7, 2020 3:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people. While experts say infection tolls in richer nations can...

Manatee deaths are up, but pandemic put limits on necropsies

Aug. 6, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida has seen slightly more than the average number of manatee deaths this year, but scientists don't know the cause of some because necropsies were suspended during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. In about a third of the 388 deaths, the bodies weren't even recovered for...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Aug. 5, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Aug. 4 The Advocate on the live music industry during the coronavirus pandemic: Many individuals and businesses are hurting badly these days, and each segment of the economy faces its own particular challenges. So the demands for congressional attention and aid...

FILE - An employee leaves the state operated U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which serves as the visitor center for the nearby federally funded NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Ala. in this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo. Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, said Tuesday July 28, 2020 it's in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

'Save Space Camp' drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal

Aug. 5, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1.5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed the effort over the top, officials said in a...

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by virus closures

Aug. 4, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July, affecting over 1 billion students. In addition, the U.N. chief said at least 40 million...

Group trying to rally support for Louisiana science museum

Aug. 2, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A group of Louisiana residents are trying to drum up support for reopening the Lafayette Science Museum, which the mayor says the city can't afford to keep up and running. Renee Sonnier and Blake Lagneaux are among those hoping to bring attention to the museum now that it’s on...