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South Korean K-pop group BTS members salute to their national flag during a ceremony marking the National Youth Day at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that the newly counted 82 cases took the country’s total...

Rochester police look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. Police in Rochester, say several people died and others were wounded by gunfire at a backyard party early Saturday. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester's grief

Sep. 19, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others. “Our community has been hurting enough...

A protester holds up a placard in front of police officers during a

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

Sep. 19, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million. In the U.K., the latest...

College students wear masks our of concern for the coronavirus on the Boston College campus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

8th death linked to wedding outbreak; 'Big Papi' had COVID

Sep. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday. MAINE An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine. The man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County, the Maine Center for...

Inmate charged in jail guard's death to have mental exam

Sep. 19, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state prison inmate charged with killing a county jail guard in 2016 is scheduled for hearing in Miller County Circuit Court. Tramell Mackenzie Hunter, 30, is to be taken from the state prison to Miller County next Friday, according to court documents. Hunter is charged...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020 file photo, Carter Sims, 3, of Pine Island, Minn., runs past a mural at the George Floyd memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis.  A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor.  The City Council approved the naming Friday, Sept. 18, and Mayor Jacob Frey’s office said he would likely sign off on it as well.  (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George Floyd

Sep. 19, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor. Although the street will still be called Chicago Avenue, the city will refer to the blocks between 37th and 39th streets as George Perry Floyd Jr. Place, the Star...

Indianapolis gives go-ahead to convention center expansion

Sep. 19, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis is moving ahead with plans for a $125 million expansion of the downtown convention center, even as business has plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic. The City-County Council endorsed plans for the project, which includes a 300,000-square-foot addition on the site of...

No BLM street mural in St. Joseph; students unhappy

Sep. 19, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a southwestern Michigan city have turned down a request to allow a Black Lives Matter mural to be painted on a street near a high school. Commissioners in St. Joseph said they're willing to work with students on other ways to promote the message. Supporters said a...

$25M fund created to help struggling Delaware nonprofits

Sep. 19, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — There is help on the way for Delaware’s nonprofits, which have been struggling to keep their services going during the pandemic. Gov. John Carney and New Castle County announced the $25 million Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund. The fund will have two parts. The first part will...

Tear gas fills the air during protests, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

Sep. 19, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast. Police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night in a neighborhood near a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building where...