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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has found a Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports is illegal. The office says the policy violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women, including in athletics.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

May. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal...

People watch the Danish Super League soccer match between AGF and Randers FC  via videolink, at Ceres Park in Aarhus, Denmark, Thursday 28 May 2020. The match is the first to be played after the shutdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and is being played without spectators and with restrictions. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Zoom wall takes in soccer match as Danish soccer resumes

May. 28, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — As professional soccer returned to Denmark, fans used Zoom to be part of the action. Thousands of Danish soccer fans logged into the conferencing software Thursday evening and were transported into the Ceres Park stadium for a league game between AGF Aarhus and Randers that heralded...

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41 million jobs lost; homebound gear up to get out, way out

May. 28, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ IMMOBILIZED: Job cuts in the transportation industry have arrived...

Tanning salon workers, left, stand behind police outside the Staten Island business, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. Owner Bobby Catone opened the salon briefly Thursday morning in defiance of a law requiring non-essential businesses to remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

'No mask, no service' rule is OK for businesses, Cuomo says

May. 28, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Store owners with no-mask-no-service policies got a boost from the governor. New York City business owners planning to reopen before coronavirus restrictions are lifted got a warning from the mayor. Actors Rosie Perez and Chris Rock are promoting face coverings and virus testing....

Chet Harhut, deputy manager, of the Allegheny County Division of Elections, wheels a dolly loaded with mail-in ballots, at the division of elections offices in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The once-delayed June 2, Pennsylvania primary will feature legislative and congressional races, a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Flood of mail-in ballots spurs fight to change deadlines

May. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some county and state officials are warning that a flood of mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania -- fueled by fears of in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic -- will create problems in Tuesday’s primary election that must be fixed before they cause a disaster in this...

Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic

May. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic.

NFL owners table onside kick alternative proposal

May. 28, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

NFL owners have tabled a proposal for an alternative to the onside kick with a fourth-and-15 play and approved testing expanded use of video replay in the preseason to aid in officiating. On a conference call Thursday, the 32 owners also increased the number of players who may be designated for return from the...

Oregon's top courts begin reversing nonunanimous convictions

May. 28, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's top two courts on Thursday began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps thousands — of cases that are being scrutinized after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional. The...

Rural California county see 1st virus cases, slows reopening

May. 28, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A rural Northern California county that had been one of the state's two counties without any reported coronavirus cases now has at least five, prompting the county to temporarily rescind its orders allowing the reopening of restaurants, shopping and other services. Lassen County,...

Relatives comfort a family member during the burial service of 85-year-old Lupicino Fernandez who died from the new coronavirus, at the Nueva Esperanza cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peruvian families bury multiple members amid pandemic

May. 28, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The men panted from exertion as they climbed the mist-covered hill carrying a coffin with another body in Peru’s largest cemetery, where the dead from the new coronavirus are being buried. It was the third death by COVID-19 in the Juárez family: 50-year-old Flavio. The...