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Tommy Gainey shoots 65, leads PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tommy Gainey birdied five of the last seven holes at breezy Grand Reserve for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open. ...

Doctors may be better equipped to handle latest virus surge

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be much larger than the two previous ones, and it is all but certain to get worse — a lot worse. But experts say there are also re...

California heat wave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 50,000 California utility customers were without power and others around the state were urged to conserve electricity Thursday amid a fall heat wave that brought another...

The Latest: Americans Isner, Korda to meet at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Sebastian Korda, a qualifier whose father, Petr, won the 1998 Australi...

Former champ Halep reaches French Open 2nd round, Goffin out

PARIS (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep won 10 straight games in beating Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to reach the second round of the French Open on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 15 matches. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's made-up car plants, court revisionism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are playing loose with the facts when it comes to a successor for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Seeking to justif...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic? President Donald Trump would have you believe Americans...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden distorts Trump's words on virus 'hoax'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is presenting a distorted account of President Donald Trump's words on the coronavirus, wrongly suggesting Trump branded the virus a hoax. I...

'Unprecedented' Pacific Northwest fires approach Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Winds gusting as high as 50 mph (80 kph) fanned dozens of catastrophic fires wildfires Wednesday across a large swath of Washington state and Oregon that rarely experiences such ...

California avoids major power outages as wildfires rage

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra Na...

Big California wildfires burn on as death toll reaches 7

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Three massive wildfires chewed through parched Northern California landscape as firefighters raced to dig breaks and make other preparations ahead of a frightening weather...

Business Highlights

___ US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appli...

US industrial production up 3%; factory output up 3.4%

WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry continued to regain ground lost in the coronavirus recession last month, but production remains well below where it was before the pandemic struck. ...

Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension

BRUSSELS (AP) — It started as a Saturday trip to Belgium's coast, a chance to escape a heat wave and coronavirus restrictions for a while. As the tide came in, the beach got crowded. Someone complaine...

Coronavirus pandemic casts cloud over Central Taiwan’s annual lake swim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive annual swim across Sun Moon Lake planned for late September might have to be canceled if the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows worse, local officials...