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Juventus' McKennie, left, and Sampdoria's Federico Bonazzoli in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

US men's soccer won't play in October; 3-match max in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team has given up trying to play matches in October due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be limited to a maximum of three games in 2020, its fewest since 1987. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday it had abandoned its attempt to schedule home exhibition games for...

In this image made from UNTV video, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

At UN, Trump raps China for virus as US deaths top 200,000

Sep. 22, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged world leaders to hold China accountable for the spread of the coronavirus, in a video address to a scaled-down U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday as America's death toll topped 200,000. Beyond criticizing China, Trump took aim at the very foundation of the...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, men in face masks walk past a hair product billboard on the street in Soweto, South Africa. The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships as governments act in the interest of their citizens first, but John Nkengasong, Africa's top public health official, has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer nations. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

As US struggles, Africa's COVID-19 response is praised

Sep. 22, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent." Then he quoted Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems,...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, traders Steven Kaplan, left, and Gregory Rowe react at the closing on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is opening slightly higher, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, as markets recover from steep losses Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Wall Street steadies itself after 4-day losing streak

Sep. 22, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

Stocks are drifting higher on Wall Street Tuesday, steadying themselves a day after tumbling amid a raft of worries about the pandemic and governments’ response to it. The S&P 500 was 0.8% higher on the heels of its first four-day losing streak since the market was selling off in February. The Dow...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

FILE - Mike Davis, CEO of the United States Golf Association, speaks during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. “The way that we look at it is that we truly are coming to the home of American golf,

Mike Davis to retire as CEO of USGA so he can build courses

Sep. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme test for elite players and searched for solutions to increasing distance. Now he wants to build golf courses, a lifelong passion. Davis announced Tuesday he will retire as CEO at...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by nurse Michele Younkin as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton, Calif. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Latest: Canada reaches vaccine agreement with companies

Sep. 22, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

LONDON — Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi have agreed to provide Canada with up to 72 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine as governments buy up supplies of unproven treatments in hopes of ensuring supplies of whatever works. On Tuesday, the companies reiterated their...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves at the media as he leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, to go to the Houses of Parliament to make a statement on new coronavirus restrictions Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Johnson plans to announce new restrictions on social interactions Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK's Johnson warns new virus restrictions may last 6 months

Sep. 22, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Britons on Tuesday that they should not expect to return to a normal social or work life for at least six months, as he ordered new restrictions that his government hopes will suppress a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases. Saying Britain must act now or...

In this image made from UNTV video, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

Sep. 22, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to...

FILE - Pedestrians wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic as they walk past Brookfield Place Saturday, May 9, 2020, in New York. Brookfield Properties, one of the nation’s largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division, as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings and bankruptcies. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mall titan Brookfield, Ralph Lauren both reducing workforce

Sep. 22, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brookfield Properties, one of the nation's largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division, as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings. The Chicago-based mall, which operates 170 mall properties, has more than...