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The Latest: SKorea to extend distancing rules in Seoul area

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea says it’ll extend the toughest distancing rules imposed on the greater Seoul area for another two weeks, as it’s battling its worst coronavirus outbreak. ...

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Ame...

More charges in hurricane debris removal scheme

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A developer and a former city commissioner of a Florida Panhandle city are the latest to be charged in the theft of millions of dollars in funds for Hurricane Michael debris r...

Arizona deemed 'hot spot of the world' amid virus surge

PHOENIX (AP) — Five months after President Donald Trump hailed Arizona as a model for how it dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts warned Wednesday that the state has become “the hot...

The Latest: 5 players withdrawn from snooker's Euro Masters

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Five players have been withdrawn from the European Masters snooker tournament ...

Officials charged in $5M hurricane debris removal scheme

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The mayor and city attorney of a Florida Panhandle city are the latest to be charged in the theft of $5 million in Hurricane Michael debris removal funds, prosecutors announce...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Ex-US diplomat Richardson to urge Maduro to free Americans

MIAMI (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson plans to travel this week to Venezuela to urge President Nicolás Maduro to free several jailed Americans as a goodwill gesture aimed at easing tensi...

Citing virus, Iran says it's ready for prisoner swap with US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is ready for unconditional prisoner swap talks with the United States because of fears that the coronavirus could put the lives of the prisoners at risk, Iranian media...

Navy vet freed from Iranian prison ill, seeks transfer to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy veteran released from an Iranian prison last week on a medical furlough says he is sick with symptoms of the coronavirus and is requesting a humanitarian evacuation to the Uni...

Iran furloughs imprisoned US Navy vet amid virus concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has granted a medical furlough to a U.S. Navy veteran imprisoned for more than a year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday. Michael White is now ...

State Department: Navy vet Michael White released from Iran prison on medical furlough amid coronavirus concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department: Navy vet Michael White released from Iran prison on medical furlough amid coronavirus concerns.

Amid virus outbreak, mother demands son's release from Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran is calling on the Tehran government to release her son immediately, saying she is concerned for his well-being because of the cor...

Joe sparks late Arkansas rally to beat Mississippi, 76-72

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Isaiah Joe scored 34 points and added a game-saving steal before converting a pair of free throws with 17 seconds remaining as Arkansas rallied to defeat Mississippi 76-72 on Satu...

Man gets probation for evidence tampering in fatal stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman who was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation for...