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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday, July 31, 2020, it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

No set guidelines for calling off US Open if COVID outbreak

Aug. 7, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

A player testing positive for COVID-19 will be dropped from the U.S. Open, but the U.S. Tennis Association has not established how many infected participants would force the Grand Slam tournament to be called off. According to a 10½-page “Player Q&A Update” sent out this week by the USTA,...

Man pleads guilty to threatening to shoot Black renters

Aug. 6, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man who threatened to shoot a Black family in 2014 for renting a home pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the Fair Housing Act, federal prosecutors said. Douglas Matthew Gurkins, 34, entered his plea in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina, the U.S....

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...

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Review: Don't watch 'The Rental' from an Airbnb, just saying

Jul. 22, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

To the list of established movie genres, we must now add another: the Airbnb horror film. Wait! A sub-genre: The pandemic-era Airbnb horror film. Halfway through 2020, we’re all surely craving some sort of remote getaway (maybe Pluto?) But this summer, first with “You Should Have Left” and...

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. When used responsibly, credit cards are a way to build credit history, but they’re not for everyone. Consumers with little to no credit history, or those who have bad credit, may not qualify for cards with reasonable and affordable terms. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Millennial Money: Is it OK to never have a credit card?

Jul. 14, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

Thanks to quick online applications and, in some cases, instant approval, credit cards make it as easy to build your credit history as it is to make purchases. But they can also make it easy to fall into debt if you struggle to pay on time or tend to spend more than you have. As a result, some people regard...

Chinese police blame bus driver for crash that killed 21

Jul. 12, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Investigators have concluded a bus crash that killed 21 people in southern China was caused by the driver, who was unhappy his home was to be demolished, police said Sunday. The driver, who died in Tuesday's crash, “intentionally targeted" his passengers by driving across six lanes of...

Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Friday July 10, 2020.  Depp is back in the witness box at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a

Depp says feces in bed was last straw in marriage to Heard

Jul. 10, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that he was left embittered by ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her, which turned him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in the public eye. He also said the couple's tempestuous marriage broke down for good after an incident in...

This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Jul. 10, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning. Los Angeles police had...

Report: Sardinia blocks Americans who land in private jet

Jul. 2, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Officials on the Italian island of Sardinia are distancing themselves from a reported decision by local airport authorities to prevent a group of Americans who arrived in a private plane from going to their rented summer house due to European Union anti-coronavirus measures.. Because of the...

The Latest: Mississippi legislators vote to retire flag

Jun. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on protests over racial inequality (all times local): 6:20 p.m. JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislators have voted to raucous cheers and applause to remove a Confederate battle emblem from their state flag. Mississippi’s House and Senate took historic votes Sunday to retire the flag...