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San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, left, talks with catcher Tyler Heineman (43) and pitcher Caleb Baragar during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips

Aug. 4, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the clubhouse to scarf down a late night meal before heading their separate ways until doing it all again some 24 hours later. The coronavirus pandemic has changed that cherished time...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday, June 29, 2020, in Seattle. Federal regulators on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA spells out design changes needed in grounded Boeing jet

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

Federal regulators on Monday outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed software changes to a flight-control system...

A plane comes in to land at South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, Utah, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Crashes raise safety questions at regional airport

Aug. 1, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. The weekend crash was the...

Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

Hawaii placed on Japanese list of safe travel destinations

Jul. 29, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii was listed among 12 countries and regions the Japanese government considers safe international travel destinations for its citizens during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement could provide a boost to Hawaii's tourism industry, which is vital to the state economy and...

Iran says passenger plane 'harassed' over Syria by US jet

Jul. 24, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday was “harassed" by fighter jets, Iranian state TV reported, saying the plane managed to safely land in the Lebanese capital. A U.S. official later told The Associated Press that an American fighter jet did pass by...

US moves one step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly

Jul. 21, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators are moving closer to letting the grounded Boeing 737 Max fly again with changes that Boeing made to the plane after two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that “in the near future” it will issue a proposed safety directive for the plane. The...

Officials: Virginia man cited for having gun in carry-on bag

Jul. 20, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been citied for weapons charges after officials found a gun and a magazine with 12 bullets inside his carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint, authorities said. A Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the man’s weapon last week at...

Photographers cover the game in an empty stadium during fourth-inning intrasquad baseball game action in Toronto, Friday, July 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

No Canada: Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

Jul. 18, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays won't play their home games in Toronto this year because Canada's government doesn't think it's safe for players to travel back and forth from the United States, one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Saturday the...

Fiery crash kills driver; witnesses pull passenger to safety

Jul. 17, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man driving in Philadelphia was killed early Friday when his minivan overturned and burst into flames, but witnesses were able to rescue his passenger from the burning vehicle. The crash occurred around 2:10 a.m., when the speeding minivan struck a curb and then hit a tree stump,...