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Anxious Florida university students eye fall term

Jul. 12, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When the University of Florida shifted online almost overnight in March because of COVID-19, biology major Aneesah Melaram knew her lab and campus experience would be much different. “It was awful... . I do way better with in-person lectures,” said the 19-year-old...

Florida authors seek their audience amid canceled tours

Jul. 12, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — David James Poissant was really excited for 2020. The Oviedo author’s debut novel, “Lake Life,” was being released by Simon & Schuster, and he was gearing up for his first major book tour. “It was going to be like 20 cities with indie bookstores, and...

A woman casts her vote during presidential runoff election in Krakow, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Voting started Sunday in Poland’s razor-blade-close presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Poland holds momentous, tight presidential election runoff

Jul. 12, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Voting started Sunday in Poland’s razor-blade-close presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. Duda is backed by the ruling right-wing party and the government, as he seeks a...

Usman, Volkanovski, Yan leave Fight Island with belts

Jul. 12, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday. Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Max Holloway, and Petr Yan won the vacant...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19 and hospitalised in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. In a tweet on Saturday, July 11, 2020, Bachchan, 77, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and results are awaited. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan, son in hospital with COVID-19

Jul. 12, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son have tested positive for the coronavirus and are hospitalized with mild symptoms in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a hospital statement said Sunday. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh...

As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

Jul. 12, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips. But because of a freeze on visas, Janet Demetri won't be employing the 20 or so workers this summer. So as the...

Duke freshman Feng Cong from Singapore and Cassie Lu from Thailand carry a box of their belongings to a pile as they move out of his dorm at Duke University. Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Durham, N.C.. Cong will be returning home to Singapore and Lu to Thailand since students are being asked to move out and complete classes online for the rest of the semester due to coronavirus. (Scott Sharpe/The News & Observer via AP)

Foreign students in NC fear online classes mean deportation

Jul. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Although most North Carolina universities — including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State — still plan to bring students back to campus for some in-person classes starting next month, international students are fearful of what could happen if classes move entirely...

A SC girl had birthday plans. Then her family got COVID-19.

Jul. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — After having to cancel her last two birthday parties due to unforeseen circumstances, first because her father was sick, last year because a family member died, her mother wanted her eldest’s 11th birthday to be special. Then the entire family got COVID-19. Instead of the...

Community college seeks help with children's face masks

Jul. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Danville Area Community College dean is appealing to the public for help making cloth face masks that will prepare children at a neighboring elementary school for the first day of school whenever that may be. Laura Williams, dean of adult education and literacy at DACC, told the...

People move away as health workers fumigate a slum to prevent an outbreak of dengue fever in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. While 2019 was the worst year on record for global dengue cases, experts fear an even bigger surge is possible because their efforts to combat it were hampered by restrictions imposed in the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 12, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients. But the cascading effects of these restrictions also are...