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The Latest: South Africa's daily rise surpasses 10,000 The Latest: South Africa's daily rise surpasses 10,000 07/04/2020 11:44pm • JOHANNESBURG β€” For the first time, South Africa is reporting more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day. That brings the country’s total confirmed cases to more than 187,977, by far the most of any country in Africa. South Africa also has surpassed 3,000 deaths in this ou The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day 07/04/2020 06:46pm • SEOUL, South Korea β€” South Korea has recorded 60-plus COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, a continuation of a virus spread beyond the greater Seoul area. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday it has confirmed 61 additional cases, bringing the national total to 13 Phoenix to change 'Robert E. Lee,' 'Squaw Peak' street names Phoenix to change 'Robert E. Lee,' 'Squaw Peak' street names 07/04/2020 02:34pm • PHOENIX (AP) β€” Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets β€” one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy. The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously this week to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Bolsonaro, others shun masks at July 4 celebration in Brazil Bolsonaro, others shun masks at July 4 celebration in Brazil 07/04/2020 01:44pm • BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) β€” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil's capital Saturday at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of masks in private settings. Bolsonaro shared photos on social media of h Knocked out of Brickyard, Johnson copes at home with virus Knocked out of Brickyard, Johnson copes at home with virus 07/04/2020 11:42am • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) β€” Jimmie Johnson and his family took every precaution to avoid the coronavirus. They washed their hands frequently, diligently followed the face-mask guidelines and even left their home in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the less densely populated Aspen, Colorado. And yet both Joh 'People aren’t stupid': Pence's virus spin tests credibility 'People aren’t stupid': Pence's virus spin tests credibility 07/04/2020 08:38am • WASHINGTON (AP) β€” Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president's bombast into more measured, calming language. His job has become even more difficult. As coronavirus cases spike across large parts of the country despite months of lockdown, Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes 07/04/2020 06:02am • President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a β€œstrong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempte Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes 07/04/2020 06:01am • President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a β€œstrong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempte North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US 07/03/2020 09:55pm • SEOUL, South Korea (AP) β€” North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as β€œhostile” polices toward Pyongyang. The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hu The Latest: Calif gov warns local officials on enforcement The Latest: Calif gov warns local officials on enforcement 07/03/2020 07:29pm • LOS ANGELES β€” California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning local elected officials that they risk losing state funding if they don’t enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. Newsom has rolled back or limited some businesses reopening in Los Angeles and 20 other counties, now includ The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season 07/03/2020 04:32pm • The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was s Task force on police reform announced in Prince George's County Task force on police reform announced in Prince George's County 07/03/2020 03:41pm • Prince George's County, Maryland, Executive Angela Alsobrooks has announced the formation of a task force to study and make recommendations on police reform. The announcement comes weeks after former police Chief Hank Stawinski resigned after public allegations that the department had fostered a EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism 07/03/2020 02:34pm • BRUSSELS (AP) β€” The European Union’s top diplomat said Friday that he has received a letter from Iran that triggers a dispute mechanism in the international agreement limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, citing concerns that Britain, France and Germany are not living up to their side of the de Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on July 4th Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on July 4th 07/03/2020 02:13pm • RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) β€” About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for the U.S. to tackle racism and poverty. The religious leaders are scheduled this weekend to frame their sermons around β€œWhat to the Slave is the Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal 07/03/2020 01:47pm • NEW YORK (AP) β€” Before Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse suicide last year, his defense hinged on a 2008 deal with federal prosecutors in Florida over his alleged sexual abuse of multiple teenage girls. His lawyers said it prevented him from being charged with further crimes. Could that same deal now
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