Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postp...

The Latest: India's cases pass 7.8M, 3 states hardest hit

NEW DELHI — India has reported 53,370 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally past 7.8 million. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 650 deaths...

Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings pending appeal, dealing the Democratic governor a setback in his ...

Resentment, smoke linger in Nigeria's streets after unrest

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria’s streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little ackn...

The Latest: New cases in India below 60,000 for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported below 60,000 new coronavirus cases for a fifth day as the promise of a free COVID-19 vaccine turned into a key state election issue. The Health Ministr...

Illinois governor orders police patrols amid COVID spikes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois State Police will start patrolling bars and restaurants in regions of the state where coronavirus numbers are surging, and estab...

Police say BB gun shots fired at opponent of Pence's brother

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Black woman who says she has received numerous racist and threatening messages as an Indiana congressional candidate against Vice President Mike Pence’s brother was unintentional...

Iowa's use of pandemic aid for 2nd IT project draws scrutiny

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is planning to use millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds on a long-term plan to improve data management across state agencies, a second information technolog...

Europeans face more curfews, restrictions, as virus surges

ROME (AP) — Italy's three largest cities face new curfews as regional authorities try to slow the spread of COVID-19 where it first struck hard in Europe, most of whose countries are now imposing, or ...

Turkey central bank keeps rate on hold despite currency drop

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Central Bank kept its key interest rate on hold at 10.25% on Thursday, despite market expectations for an increase that would help support the currency. The ...

The Latest: India issues virus warning ahead of state polls

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities are worried elections in the third-largest state and a religious congregation could spread the coronavirus. India added fewer than 60,000 new cases fo...

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent ...

AP Road Trip: In Mississippi, Black voters face many hurdles

Meridian, Miss. (AP) — The old civil rights worker was sure the struggle would be over by now. He’d fought so hard back in the ’60s. He’d seen the wreckage of burned churches, and t...

Alabama lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s lieutenant governor, who has called the state's mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep...

Whitmer: Michigan at 'dangerous moment' as virus cases spike

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned Wednesday that Michigan has more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than ever, noting a sharp increase since the state Supreme Court invalidated her ...