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Texas slugger Gallo still isn't sure if he had coronavirus

Jul. 11, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. “I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after his first...

FILE - In this Monday, July 6, 2020 file photo, a health care worker administers a COVID-19 test at a site sponsored by Community Heath of South Florida at the Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center in Homestead, Fla. In early July 2020, California is averaging 91 reported COVID-19 deaths per day while Texas is close behind with 66, but Florida, Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina also saw sizable rises. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Jul. 11, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw...

The Houston Astros play a simulated baseball game inside Minute Maid Park Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Las Vegas virus spike led NHL to 2 Canadian hubs

Jul. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Coronavirus cases spiking in the Las Vegas area contributed to the NHL choosing two Canadian cities to complete its season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Saturday called the rise a “concern” to the league. He...

This July 8, 2020 file photo shows Veronique Monguillot, wife of Philippe Monguillot, a bus driver who was attacked in Bayonne on Sunday night, holding a photo of her with her husband, during a protest march in Bayonne, southwestern France. The wife of a French bus driver savagely beaten after he asked four of his passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for

Widow condemns "barbaric" death of driver beaten over masks

Jul. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BAYONNE, France (AP) — The wife of a French bus driver savagely beaten after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for “exemplary punishment” after he died of his injuries. The assault on Philippe Monguillot has scandalized France. President Emmanuel...

President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania Saturday, July 11, 2020. Tanzania's ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote. (AP Photo)

Tanzania's ruling party nominates president to run again

Jul. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote. The unanimous decision by the Chama cha Mapinduzi party...

An attendant, front, directs park guests to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom during the reopening at Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Jul. 11, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jul. 11, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct. The move came Friday, just days before...

FILE - In this Oct. 31 1997 file photo Danny Lee waits for his arraignment hearing for murder in the Pope County Detention Center in Russellville, Ark. A federal judge in Indiana on Friday, July, 10, 2020, halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years scheduled three days from now over COVID-19 concerns. Daniel Lee had been scheduled to die by lethal injection. Lee, 47, of Yukon, Okla., was convicted of the 1996 killings of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy, and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarah Powell. (Dan Pierce/The Courier via AP, File)

Justice Dept. seeks to overturn order halting execution

Jul. 11, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed an emergency motion with a federal appeals court on Saturday seeking to move forward with the first federal execution in nearly two decades. Daniel Lee, 47, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday at a federal prison in Indiana. He was...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010, file photo, Slurpees are displayed at a 7-Eleven store in Concord, N.H. The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain's name.  (AP Photo/Larry Crow, File)

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

Jul. 11, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain's name. 7-Eleven has been giving away its slushy...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida's Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Friday, July 10, 2020. DeSantis made the visit to announce an increase in electric vehicle charging stations that will be available at turnpike plazas by year's end. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Florida sets 1-week record of nearly 500 deaths

Jul. 11, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida set a one-week record of nearly 500 confirmed coronavirus deaths. The state health department reported 96 new deaths Saturday, bringing the total for the week to 496 or an average of nearly 71 per day. A record 120 deaths were reported Thursday. Three weeks ago,...