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Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

No injuries as gas line blast leaves crater in Oklahoma road

Sep. 17, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — A natural gas line explosion in a rural area northwest of Oklahoma City left a massive crater in a roadway, but caused no injuries, officials said Thursday. The line, owned by Denver-based DCP Midstream, exploded about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Piedmont under a road marking the...

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, rear, looks onto the court as Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) walks by during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons

Sep. 8, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate for jobs around the league. Donovan, who was at the end of his contract, took the Thunder to the playoffs every year...

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, team announces.

Sep. 8, 2020 9:21 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, team announces.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Luguentz Dort (5) has his 3-point attempt blocked by Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) as referee Pat Fraher, left rear, looks on during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rockets edge Thunder to win wild Game 7, move on to Lakers

Sep. 3, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden couldn't get his shot to fall all night, so the scorer turned stopper. In this wild Game 7 that took one strange turn after another in the final seconds, the biggest play came when a guy known almost entirely for his offense turned up the defense. Harden made up...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk along a street in the central business district in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Beijing airport receives international flights

Sep. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING — Beijing’s main international airport on Thursday began again receiving international flights from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Pakistan, Austria, Canada and Sweden, must have...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, Kyle Kuzma (0) and Anthony Davis, right, watch the final seconds of the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 131-122 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lakers play video games, practice, watch hoops during layoff

Sep. 2, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers planned to get together Wednesday night to watch basketball, which is about all they've been able to do lately. Soon enough, they'll get to play it again. For now, their competition comes from video games. Their superstar player is also adept at those,...

Yochebed Israel, a certified nursing assistant, poses for a portrait inside her Tampa, Fla. apartment on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Israel's landlord tried to evict her in violation of the CARES Act after she fell behind on rent after contracting COVID-19.  (Ivy Ceballo/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

Sep. 2, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yochebed Israel was the kind of person Congress had in mind when it voted in March to impose a temporary moratorium on many evictions as the coronavirus spread. First, the furnace in her Tampa, Florida, apartment broke and her electric bill rose above $460 a month for five months. She...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3), Dennis Schroder (17), head coach Billy Donovan, center rear, and others celebrate their 104-100 win against the Houston Rockets in an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

It's Game 7 for Thunder-Rockets, Game 2 on tap in Heat-Bucks

Sep. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time the Houston Rockets played a Game 7, they didn’t have Chris Paul and they wound up losing. Paul wants to see history repeat itself. The former Houston guard simply has willed fifth-seeded Oklahoma City into a deciding game of its Western Conference...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) is forced to pass the ball as Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, bottom center, Jeff Green (32) and P.J. Tucker (17) defend during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Paul has 28, helps Thunder force Game 7 against the Rockets

Sep. 1, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul and the Thunder had their backs to the bubble wall, a tougher spot than usual when facing elimination. This time meant lots of packing, getting ready for a potential return home after a long time away. They weren't interested in their trip — or their season...