With Africa's most cases, South Africa extends lockdown

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday extended the country's strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus until the end of April. In a speech broadcast...

Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia on Thursday postponed primary elections for the second time this year because of the coronavirus, pushing back primaries scheduled for May to June. The move c...

2016 repeat? Progressives resist quickly unifying with Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' exit from the presidential race is leaving progressives with a difficult choice: Side with centrist Joe Biden or keep up the fight and potentially lose the White Hou...

Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard. ...

Alibaba's Jack Ma donates to whitewash China’s tarnished image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s wealthiest man, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma (馬雲), was helping to repair China's tarnished image by donating masks and ventilators to countries sufferin...

Jim Nantz adjusting to not calling Final Four, Masters

Jim Nantz couldn't figure out why he was getting text messages from friends about the 1986 Masters, unaware it was the first of eight Masters being shown during a second week in April unlike any other...

Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set

The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president's place ...

Nicaragua inaction on virus raises fears of regional spread

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International health officials are warning that the Nicaraguan government’s perplexing weekslong refusal to take measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus is heig...

Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set

The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president's place ...

AP Interview: 'Lula' says Bolsonaro a disaster amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — In home isolation just months after his release from jail, Brazil’s former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro needs to change his dismissive...

Sen. Loeffler to sell stock holdings after trading scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said Wednesday that she will liquidate her stock portfolio and move the money to investment funds after coming under scru...

Wisconsin worried about spike in virus cases due to election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The decision to forge ahead with Wisconsin's election amid a pandemic has stirred fears about a possible spike in the state's coronavirus cases in the face of stay-at-home orders ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not...

FedEx, Levi Strauss rise; TAL Education, Party City fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: FedEx Corp., up $9.59 to $125.54. Amazon will suspend a delivery service that compet...

VP talk could intensify with Harris fundraising moves

California Sen. Kamala Harris made two notable fundraising moves Wednesday that are sure to fuel speculation about her prospects to be Joe Biden's running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket. ...