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The Latest: Turkey's president says UN failed amid pandemic

Sep. 21, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s president, who has long called for a reform of the United Nations, said the world body has failed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address following a Cabinet meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed the UN was late in “accepting the...

Group appeals US judge's Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

Sep. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservative Christian group is appealing a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked an Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. Alliance Defending Freedom on Wednesday filed its appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a U.S....

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, volunteers learn to deploy fire shelters with practice equipment after a callout by fire officials seeking to supplement their usual resources in Omak, Wash. After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about how well the emergency devices work and how often they are used while crews fight wildfires. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Emergency fire shelters can save lives but raise questions

Sep. 9, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about how well the emergency devices work and how often crews are forced to use them during wildfires. “They are for an extreme emergency, never to...

From left: Michael Henry, 11; his mother Mary Euell, 30; and his brother Mario Henry, 12, work through math lessons remotely at their west Erie, Pa., home, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on the first day of classes for the Erie School District. Most of the district's 11,000 students are beginning the school year with remote learning, to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

Sep. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person. The...

Spectators jam the House judiciary committee room, hoping that they could testify about proposed bills, although public testimony is not until later in the process, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The crowd got angry when they were asked to leave unless they had a socially distanced seat. Eventually, the meeting was moved to a larger auditorium. (Katherine Jones/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Crowd shatters glass to get to Idaho House session on virus

Aug. 24, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Angry, maskless spectators forced themselves into the Idaho House special session on the coronavirus pandemic Monday, shattering a glass door, rushing into the gallery that had limited seating because of the virus and forcing lawmakers to ask for calm in a crowd that included a man...

A sign is posted at the entrance to Hinton James dormitory at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The university announced that it would cancel all in-person undergraduate learning starting on Wednesday following a cluster of COVID-19 cases on campus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Latest: Australia announces coronavirus vaccine deal

Aug. 19, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has announced a deal to manufacture a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. “Under the deal, every single Australian will be able to receive the University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for free, should...

Judge stops Idaho from enacting ban on transgender athletes

Aug. 17, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction to stop Idaho from enacting a law banning transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports while a legal challenge moves forward. The ruling means transgender athletes wanting to participate in sports that...

PGA Tour heads toward postseason, LPGA Tour heads overseas

Aug. 11, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Greensboro, N.C. Course: Sedgefield CC. Yardage: 7,127. Par: 70. Purse: $6.4 million. Winner's share: $1.15 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m....

Models wearing face masks pose during a mask fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

Jul. 24, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily jump above 100 in nearly four months. But the rise was expected as health authorities had forecast a temporary spike driven by imported infections found among cargo-ship...

New U.S. citizens are sworn in during a ceremony outside the James D. McClure U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, July 23, 2020. An Idaho federal judge has held a rare outdoor court proceeding to swear in new U.S. citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Idaho Press reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale swore in 37 people from 14 countries. (Brian Myrick/The Idaho Press via AP)

Rare outdoor ceremonies for new US citizens held in Idaho

Jul. 24, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge in Idaho has held a pair of outdoor court proceedings to safely swear in new U.S. citizens from more than a dozen countries who otherwise would have had to wait months to become citizens because of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale administered...