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Inigo Urkullo, Basque Lehendakari or Regional President, right, wears a face mask as protection against the coronavirus while voting in a polling station during Basque regional election in the village of Durango, northern Spain, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The Latest: Hungary reimposing restrictions on some arrivals

Jul. 12, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian government said Sunday that it will reimpose restrictions, such as mandatory two-week quarantines or bans, on people arriving from countries where the rate of coronavirus infections is considered to be moderate or high. “We see worrisome signs about an increase in...

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, 3 family members test positive

Jul. 12, 2020 6:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a government minister said Sunday. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh Bachchan was in...

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 5:19 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Voting started Sunday in Poland’s razor-blade-close presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent, President 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...

Mourners pass by a memorial altar for late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 12, 2020. The sudden death of Seoul's mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a man who built his career as a reform-minded politician and self-described feminist. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Online funeral set for Seoul mayor over virus concerns

Jul. 12, 2020 5:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns, his funeral committee said Sunday. The announcement comes amid a heated social debate over how big a funeral should be arranged for Park, who was found dead on Friday. He...

FILE - In this July 5, 1980, file photo, Sweden's Bjorn Borg falls to his knees in front of the scoreboard on the Centre Court at Wimbledon after beating American John McEnroe, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 8-6, to take the men's singles final for the fifth year in a row. (AP Photo/Robert Dear, File)

AP Was There: McEnroe wins tiebreaker, Borg wins Wimbledon

Jul. 12, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One...

Cherished Burning Man pit stop - Empire Store - in limbo

Jul. 12, 2020 3:30 AM EDT

GERLACH, Nev. (AP) — The future of a cherished Burning Man pit stop that’s the only thing resembling a grocery store within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of the Black Rock Desert is in limbo after a mining company decided to terminate the lease for the Empire Store. Located two hours north of Reno,...

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Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

Jul. 12, 2020 3:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases. Actors and others lined up for photo shoots with no social distancing, and participants didn’t wear...

2 Florida strip clubs shut down for violating Covid rules

Jul. 12, 2020 3:10 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials shut down two Florida strip clubs as part of a statewide crackdown on violators of an emergency order that forced bars to close in the face of rising coronavirus cases. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended the...

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...