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A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

Jul. 2, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year. Athletic...

Mavs add Burke after Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

Jul. 1, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin the team for the planned resumption of the season. Burke spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over in the blockbuster trade that also brought Kristaps...

Dallas police announce policy to quickly release video

Jul. 1, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police have announced a policy to release videos of police shootings and other incidents in which someone dies or is badly injured within three days, although it's unclear whether this will lead to the prompt release of footage in all such cases. City police previously released body...

Dallas women sue city, county over Texas' anti-rioting law

Jun. 30, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Three women arrested amid protests against racism and police violence sued the city of Dallas and Dallas County on Tuesday in a challenge to the Texas anti-rioting law. Yolanda Dobbins, 55, Lily Godinez, 20, and Megan Nordyke, 35, filed suit in federal court, contending their constitutional...

Omar Yeefoon, owner of Shoals Sound & Service vegan restaurant works behind the bar while the eatery is closed Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Dallas. Yeefoon reopened his Dallas restaurant June 10 to

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

Jun. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson's historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. General manager Todd Hanley on June 4 ended a two-month coronavirus lockdown and reopened the 39-room hotel at half-capacity, along with an adjoining restaurant for outdoor dining. Yet with reported COVID-19 cases...

Harris County election clerk Jose Mendoza watches over voting booths, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Houston. Early voting for the Texas primary runoffs began Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Face shields, gloves, wipes: Texas votes as virus rages

Jun. 29, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — As coronavirus cases skyrocket in Texas, Regina Greenwell showed up to vote Monday bent on minimizing the risks. She wore a mask, which are not required in Texas, where the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations have more than tripled in the last month. She scoped out the line from her car...

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, respond to questions during a news conference after Pence met with Abbott and members of his health care team regarding COVID-19 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center West Campus in Dallas, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Vice President, Texas governor acknowledge rapid virus rise

Jun. 28, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Both Vice President Mike Pence and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott acknowledged Sunday that there has been a rapid rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the state in recent weeks after Abbott begin allowing businesses to start reopening in early May. “Covid 19 has taken a very swift and...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, Ileana Valdez, 20, an undergrad student at Yale, poses for a photo outside of her home in Red Oak, Texas. Valdez created an online dating site for college students called OKZoomer.

Yale student creates 'OKZoomer,' a dating site amid pandemic

Jun. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Ileana Valdez, a Dallas-native and junior at Yale University, found out she wouldn’t be going back to campus after spring break due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she and her friends created a dating site, OKZoomer. It began as a makeshift effort. “My friend and I posted a...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a news conference with the Coronavirus task force at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pence cancels some political events because of virus spikes

Jun. 27, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases. Pence will still travel to those states, which have set records for new confirmed infections in recent days, the White House confirmed,...

Owner of Big Daddy Zane's Gabrielle Ellison poses for a photo behind the bar top of her establishment in Odessa, Texas, Friday, June 26, 2020. Ellison was operating her bar in violation of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's new order that shut bars back down and limits restaurants' capacities to 50% following a surge in coronavirus cases. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

Jun. 26, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings. The abrupt closures began just...