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Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson (22) grabs a rebound from Dallas Wings' Tyasha Harris, center, as Bella Alarie, right, watches during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

So far WNBA teams scoring at breakneck pace

Aug. 4, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

WNBA teams are scoring at a breakneck pace through the first week of the season with six teams reaching the 100-point mark through the first 24 games. Only once did a team cross the century mark in the same time frame last year. Teams have scored more than 90 nine additional times this year. Teams are averaging...

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...

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, right, deflects a shot by Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Fowles ready to become WNBA all-time rebound leader

Jul. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

Sylvia Fowles is poised for yet another WNBA milestone. Minnesota's star center will become the WNBA's career rebounding leader this week when she passes former teammate and current Lynx assistant coach Rebekkah Brunson, barring any unforeseen events. Fowles is six rebounds behind Brunson’s mark of 3,356...

Indiana Fever's Teaira McCowan (15) strips the ball away from Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman, center, as Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell helps defend during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Ellenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Hines-Allen, white-hot Mystics beat Fever 101-76

Jul. 25, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the defending champion Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 101-76 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. The 2020 WNBA season, delayed and shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, will be...

This photo provided by the family shows Nancy Mueller. Mueller was killed by Daniel Lewis Lee in 1996. Relatives of the victims of Daniel Lewis Lee have pleaded for him to receive the same life sentence as the ringleader in the plot that led to the slayings. Now, family members say their grief is compounded by the push to execute Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. (Earlene Peterson/Courtesy of Family via AP)

Victims' relatives most vocal opponents of man's execution

Jul. 13, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family members of three people slain in Arkansas more than 20 years ago have been among the most vocal opponents to the federal government's plan to execute one of the men convicted of killing their loved ones. That man, Daniel Lewis Lee, is first on the list of prisoners set to be...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault, right, gestures against the Las Vegas Aces during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA playoff basketball series in Washington. Thibault knows that he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday, July 6, 2020, to prepare for the upcoming WNBA season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Most of WNBA's older coaches OK with Florida virus risk

Jul. 6, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Thibault knows he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old Washington Mystics coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday to prepare for the virus-delayed WNBA season. “There’s no...

Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, a protester lies down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have taken a first step toward banning police officers from placing their knees on the necks of people being detained in the type of chokehold used by a Minnesota police officer in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Latest: Oregon deputies accused of pinning child by neck

Jun. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck. — Denver officer won't be prosecuted in fatal shooting of black man. — Utah lawmakers vote to ban knee-to-neck chokeholds by police. — University of Florida ending “gator bait”...

New trail will connect Indiana to cross-country route

Jun. 14, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The first mile of a trail that will connect Indiana to the cross-country Great American Rail-Trail has been dedicated in Northwest Indiana. When completed, the Veterans Memorial Trail in Lake County will link the town of Hebron to the city of Crown Point. It was funded in part with...