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In this photo released by Lebanon's government, Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti, holds a news conference following the meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, at the Lebanese foreign ministry, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday July 23, 2020. Hitti resigned on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, becoming the first Cabinet minister to defect from his post amid the severe economic and financial crisis striking the country. (Dalati Nohra via AP)

Lebanon's foreign minister resigns amid economic crisis

Aug. 3, 2020 4:20 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's foreign minister resigned on Monday amid the severe economic crisis gripping the crisis-wracked Arab country, warning a lack of vision and a will to make changes risked turning the country into a “failed state.” Nassif Hitti is the first Cabinet minister to defect from...

A woman's temperature is measured before riding a passenger jeepney to help curb the spread of COVID19 as drivers at the Tandang Sora terminal were recently allowed back on the road after months of not being able to work on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in Quezon city, Philippines. Coronavirus infections in the Philippines continues to surge Sunday as medical groups declared the country was waging a losing battle against the contagion and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases down to 239

Aug. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

MILAN — The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Italy nudged lower to 239 in the last 24 hours, while all eight deaths were recorded in Lombardy, the epicenter of the country's epidemic. That brings the total number of cases in Italy to 248,070 and deaths to 35,154, according to Health...

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...

Brazil's first lady Michelle Bolsonaro looks at her husband, President President Jair Bolsonaro, while singing their national anthem  during an event at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  The first lady tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official statement released Thursday, July 30. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

First Bolsonaro trip since recovery aims at opponents' votes

Jul. 30, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday took his first trip since recovering from COVID-19, ignoring social distancing recommendations as he worked to chip away support in his political rivals’ stronghold. Bolsonaro said he intended to travel Brazil after beating the...

Kanye West won't appear on Massachusetts ballot

Jul. 30, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West won't appear on the Massachusetts presidential ballot this fall, according to the office of Secretary of State William Galvin. The deadline to submit the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot was Tuesday, and no one representing West even took out nomination papers,...

Caleb Antram of Somerset fills out a census form on-line outside of the Somerset Courthouse during the Somerset County commissioners census day party on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Experts worry about errors if census schedule is sped up

Jul. 28, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After asking for coronavirus-related deadline extensions in April, the Trump administration now appears to be abandoning that request by asking Congress for extra funding to wrap up the 2020 census “as quickly, and safely as possible" in a move that could help ensure the...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Barr is scheduled to appear for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, July 28.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Barr able to put his stamp on executive power as Trump's AG

Jul. 27, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gathered in the small assembly hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, their chairs spaced 6 feet (1.83 meters) apart, the business leaders listen admiringly to the nation’s chief law enforcement official. They ask Attorney General William Barr about elder fraud. They ask about the...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who is infected with COVID-19, wears a protective face mask as he talks with supporters during a Brazilian flag retreat ceremony outside his official residence the Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, July 24, 2020. Bolsonaro has tested positive for the new coronavirus for the third time, following his July 7 announcement that he had COVID-19, the Brazilian government confirmed. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

Jul. 25, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Saturday that he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, based on a fourth test since he said July 7 that he had the virus. He later went for a ride on a motorcycle, mingling with wellwishers as he has often done since the beginning of...

North Dakota to spend entire $1.25B in federal COVID-19 aid

Jul. 24, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is on track to use the entire $1.25 billion it received in federal coronavirus relief, money that is being used to pay for everything from unemployment insurance claims to protective gear at the state’s two privately owned horse racing venues. North Dakota has...

FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Solomon Graves, right, explains to members of the media the ground rules for selecting media witnesses for the scheduled execution of Kenneth Williams at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday, July 23, 2020, named Graves, a former spokesman for the state's prisons and the Department of Correction's chief of staff as the new head of the prison and parole system. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel, File)

Arkansas governor names Graves to head prison system

Jul. 23, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday named the Department of Corrections chief of staff and former state prison system spokesman to head the department. Hutchinson named Solomon Graves as the next secretary of the Department of Corrections, and his recommendation will go before the...