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FILE - Signs for Wall Street are shown, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York.  Stocks are off to a weak start on Wall Street, Tuesday, Aug. 4  as investors keep a close eye on talks in Congress over the next installment of badly needed relief for people whose livelihoods and businesses were impacted by coronavirus lockdowns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street drifts as stock rally takes a pause; yields drop

Aug. 4, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting between small gains and losses Tuesday as Wall Street takes a pause following its big rally over the last couple months. The S&P 500 was virtually flat in morning trading after earlier flipping from a loss of 0.2% to a similar gain. The Dow Jones Industrial...

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint video press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace Monday, May 18, 2020 in Paris. France and Germany discussed Europe's economic recovery plans to respond to the virus crisis. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

The Latest: India starts phase 2 trials for virus vaccines

Aug. 4, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India — Indian health authorities say phase 2 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines developed by Indian companies have started. They involve an inactivated virus vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech and a DNA vaccine candidate developed by Zydus Cadila. The phase 2 trials for the vaccine...

The Latest: Jaguars starting QB Minshew off coronavirus list

Aug. 4, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list. Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, Prince Joachim of Denmark, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to a royal palace statement 51-year old Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, has undergone emergency surgery after being admitted to hospital in Toulouse southern France Friday July 24, 2020, for a blood clot in his brain. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, FILE)

Danish prince discharged after brain surgery in France

Aug. 4, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, has been discharged after undergoing emergency surgery in France last month for a blood clot in his brain, the palace said Tuesday. The 51-year-old prince, who had been on vacation, was admitted to the Toulouse...

Man beaten with bats over face mask dispute in Paris suburb

Aug. 4, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A resident of a Paris suburb says he was beaten with baseball bats because he asked a fellow laundromat patron to wear a face mask – a requirement in all indoor public places in France to fight resurgent coronavirus infections. Surveillance video of the attack published Tuesday by Le...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 file photo, Philippe Lefebvre, 64, plays the organ at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France's largest musical instrument started Monday Aug.3, 2020 and is expected to last nearly four years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)

Pipe by pipe, Notre Dame Cathedral organ gets 4-year cleanup

Aug. 3, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and reassembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four...

France won't ratify Hong Kong's extradition agreement

Aug. 3, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France has decided not to ratify an extradition agreement with Hong Kong after China's central government in Beijing imposed a new national security law on the city. The French Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said in a written statement on Monday that “in light of the latest...

Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant solution inside the coffin of a person who died from suspected COVID-19, as the body arrives at the crematorium at Xilotepec Cemetery in Xochimilco, Mexico City, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response

Aug. 1, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast on Saturday is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus. Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites even...