Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state has record 288 cases

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500. ...

Safety protocol, job fears, family feud in Singapore polls

SINGAPORE (AP) — Some 2.65 million Singaporeans will cast their ballot Friday with strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-ruling party ...

Angels' Anthony Rendon expects MLB stars to find groove fast

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' new $245 million third baseman mostly spent the first few months of his seven-year contract changing his daughters' diapers and occasionally throwing a t...

Healthy Bellinger ready for 'once-in-a-lifetime' season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger is healthy, his mind is right, and he's ready for whatever baseball's shortened 60-game season brings. Bellinger is looking to pick up where he left...

No longer Dana White's dream, UFC's Fight Island is real

The imagery evoked by Dana White's crazy idea was undeniably intoxicating: An octagon perched amid swaying palm trees on a white sand beach, waves lapping at the canvas while mixed martial arts fighte...

Singapore polls open; governing party set to extend power

SINGAPORE (AP) — Wearing masks and plastic gloves, Singaporeans began voting Friday in a general election that is expected to return Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-governing party to power. ...

Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislature

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and Senate floor. People standing close to each other and talking, sometimes l...

Bronx Zoo, NYC aquarium to open July 24 after virus shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Zoo and New York City's aquarium and three other zoos will reopen this month after being closed since March 16 because of the coronavirus outbreak, zoo officials said Thursda...

Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social dist...

NFL players are banned from exchanging jerseys after games

NFL teams will be prohibited from post-game interactions within 6 feet of each other, so players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of ...

Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and th...

CDC: No rewriting of guidelines for reopening schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's sharp criticism, federal guidelines for reopening schools are not being revised, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thur...

Colombian siblings launch market for Amazon farmers in need

The luscious fruits of the Amazon jungle still grow, undeterred by the raging pandemic. But many Colombian farmers and Indigenous communities have been left without a way to sell th...

Is flying in India safe amid surge in COVID-19 cases?

After India resumed domestic flights on May 25, aviation authorities assured the public that measures were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, as the virus has been spreading r...

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw...