Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

Associated Press 09/25/2020

At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel…

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

Associated Press 09/24/2020

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what’s making you miserable.…

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

Associated Press 09/24/2020

  WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said Wednesday at a…

Emmys, live and virtual: ‘What could possibly go wrong?’

Associated Press 09/18/2020

LOS ANGELES  — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony…

Belgium tops first FIFA rankings since pandemic shutdown

Associated Press 09/17/2020

ZURICH — The first FIFA men’s world rankings for five months were still led by Belgium on Thursday after the shutdown of European teams during the coronavirus pandemic ended in September. Belgium leads an unchanged top four…

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

Associated Press 09/17/2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese…

Liverpool wins wild opener, Arsenal coasts as EPL begins

Associated Press 09/13/2020

Adopting his trademark crouching position in the technical area, Marcelo Bielsa closely studied the mayhem unfolding in front of him on the Anfield pitch. Bielsa’s first English Premier League game as a manager was barely a half-hour…

Vatican urges return to in-person Mass as soon as possible

Associated Press 09/13/2020

VATICAN CITY  — The Vatican said Saturday it was “necessary and urgent” to return to in-person Masses as soon as anti-coronavirus measures permit. The head of the Vatican’s liturgy office, Cardinal Robert Sarah, said in a letter…

Vaccine trial stopped after neurological symptoms detected

Associated Press 09/11/2020

LONDON  — A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday. The study participant in late-stage testing reported symptoms consistent with…

Typhoon unleashes rain, strong winds in southern Japan

Associated Press 09/06/2020

TOKYO  — The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area…

16-year-old from the US swims across English Channel for over 14 hours

Associated Press 09/05/2020

A 16-year-old from New Hampshire successfully swam across the English Channel, completing a 33-mile (53-kilometer) swim by reaching a sandy beach in France after darkness fell. Vera Rivard, of Springfield, left Dover in the United Kingdom around…

Messi will stay with Barcelona despite wanting to leave

Associated Press 09/05/2020

Lionel Messi made it clear that it was time to move on, seek new challenges and be happy somewhere other than Barcelona. He had won dozens of titles and broken numerous records with the Catalan club but…

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