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Sakai Harrison poses for a portrait after leading his clients through a rigorous workout on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Harrison moved to New York to try to make it as a personal trainer and designer - but his gym shuttered early in the pandemic, and after weeks of struggling to both pay the rent and put food in his fridge, he knew what he had to do. He moved back to Georgia for greater stability. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Jul. 31, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties. A supplemental $600 in...

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...

Transcript: Barack Obama's address at John Lewis' funeral

Jul. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A transcript of former President Barack Obama's address to those present at the funeral service for John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday. ___ James wrote to the believers, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,...

New US pro indoor volleyball league making Nashville home

Jul. 30, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The top women's indoor volleyball players in the U.S. will be calling Nashville home for their new professional league. Athletes Unlimited, in partnership with USA Volleyball, had been looking for a city where the new league can play. Jon Patricof, co-founder and CEO, told The...

House COVID oversight panel demands documents from 4 states

Jul. 29, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a congressional coronavirus oversight panel on Wednesday demanded Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee and three other Republican governors provide documents showing how their states are combating the pandemic. “I am writing to request information about the private guidance...

FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize last November, said during an online press conference on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be nominated in any upcoming years as well.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again

Jul. 29, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize in November, said during an online press conference...

Lyft driver Joni Bicknese checks her phone app between riders Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Business became dismal after what she calls Nashville's quadruple-whammy: a tornado, coronavirus closures, protests that rocked downtown, then more closures.Bicknese chose to keep driving because she didn't think she could make her car and insurance payments on unemployment. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tornado, virus, protests rattle Nashville rideshare economy

Jul. 29, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After driving for Lyft for six years, Joni Bicknese decided to invest in a minivan at the beginning of 2020, reasoning that she could make more money if she could transport more riders. Then came what she calls Nashville’s quadruple-whammy: a tornado, coronavirus closures,...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days while the state premier is expressing hope that it is the start of a downward trend. Victoria on Wednesday reported 295 new cases and nine deaths, seven of which were in aged...

Seattle Mariners worker Lindsay Garza carries cutouts of fans to place in seats at the team's ballpark as part of the

States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

Jul. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states like Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for more hospital beds, and governors in some of the hardest-hit places staunchly resisted calls to require masks, despite confirmed cases of the coronavirus soaring. Major...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Tennessee Titans have placed their top draft pick, offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, on the COVID-19/reserve list. The former Georgia star remains the one member of their six-man draft class that has yet to agree to a contract. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Titans put top draft pick Wilson on COVID-19/reserve list

Jul. 28, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are trickling into the team's headquarters for a training camp with their first-round draft pick Isaiah Wilson on the COVID-19/reserve list. Coach Mike Vrabel said Tuesday that Wilson, the lone unsigned member of the Titans' six-man draft class, has been placed...