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Column: Rolling the dice against a virus that usually wins Column: Rolling the dice against a virus that usually wins 07/07/2020 10:15pm • There’s plenty of activity outside ballparks on both sides of the country, with people lining up by the hundreds in nervous anticipation of what the next few days might bring. There’s some activity inside, too, but for how long nobody knows. Baseball is struggling mightily to get going, as each The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping 07/07/2020 06:20pm • WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped quarantine in Auckland and went shopping at a supermarket. Air Commodore Darryn Webb, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the 32-year-old man escaped through a fe Trump 'flexible' on size of convention as lawmakers shy away Trump 'flexible' on size of convention as lawmakers shy away 07/07/2020 05:15pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging in Florida, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s “flexible” on the size of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville. The president spoke as a growing number of Senate Republicans said they’d skip the event, and even as the The Latest: Houston athletics cutting operating budget The Latest: Houston athletics cutting operating budget 07/07/2020 03:59pm • The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University of Houston athletics department announced several budget cuts on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. The school will cut 18 jobs administrative and support staff positions in the department by t Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day 07/07/2020 03:17pm • AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in March. The record high of 10,028 new cases in Texas served as another alarming new measure of the swift FBI investigates reported assault on Black man as hate crime FBI investigates reported assault on Black man as hate crime 07/07/2020 03:05pm • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI is investigating as a hate crime the assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake, the victim's attorney said Tuesday. Vauhxx Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, said the men pinned AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance 07/07/2020 02:10pm • All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Quaker State 400 Site: Sparta, Kentucky Schedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (FS1) Track: Kentucky Speedway Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles Last year: Kurt Busch won after starting fourth. Last race: Kevin Harvick held on in a overtime sprint at Indianapolis New Zealander Erceg holds down North Carolina's backline New Zealander Erceg holds down North Carolina's backline 07/07/2020 11:33am • Coach Paul Riley calls defender Abby Erceg the bedrock of the North Carolina Courage. A New Zealand native, Erceg is captain of the two-time National Women's Soccer League defending champions. Re-signed in March, she holds down a defense that allowed a league-low 23 goals last season. “She remind Asia Today: China's university exam begins after virus delay Asia Today: China's university exam begins after virus delay 07/07/2020 05:36am • BEIJING (AP) — Almost 11 million students began taking China's university entrance exam Tuesday after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections. The grueling four-day exam known as “gaokao" can be a key determinant of a student’s future and was pushed back weeks from i NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume play Aug. 1 NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume play Aug. 1 07/06/2020 08:10pm • The NHL is in position to resume playing in less than a month — with 24 teams in action, all in Canada — and could be on the verge of enjoying labor peace through 2026. The National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association on Monday announced a tentative deal on a return-to-play format What Does a Financial Advisor Do? 07/06/2020 08:00pm • Financial advisors help investors untangle the knot of their financial lives. They help clients draw a line from where they are today to where they want to be and then provide financial guidance to get them there. Financial advisors can be a significant part of their clients' entire lives. "As reti The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings 07/06/2020 07:01pm • WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also tryi The Latest: Diamondbacks OF Kole Calhoun tests positive The Latest: Diamondbacks OF Kole Calhoun tests positive 07/06/2020 06:25pm • The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says outfielder Kole Calhoun has tested positive for COVID-19. Lovullo added that Calhoun is asymptomatic and feels good. The 32-year-old Calhoun signed a $16 million, two Trump sideswipes NASCAR, Wallace over flag and noose Trump sideswipes NASCAR, Wallace over flag and noose 07/06/2020 03:11pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump took a sideswipe at the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew memb Protester at Trump's Mount Rushmore event faces 5 charges Protester at Trump's Mount Rushmore event faces 5 charges 07/06/2020 02:14pm • RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump's pre-Independence Day appearance at Mount Rushmore was charged Monday for allegedly stealing a shield from a law enforcement officer. Nick Tilsen, 38, of Porcupine, South Dakota, is charged with second-degree ro
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