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Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to...

The Latest: Jewish celebrations amid coronavirus limits

NEW YORK -- Jewish communities across the U.S. are celebrating the holiest day on their calendar within the limitations of the coronavirus, with virtual...

UK university students furious over virus restrictions

LONDON (AP) — As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities Sunday, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories...

French hospitals delay operations to cope with COVID surge

PARIS (AP) — Hospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the...

Asia Today: Melbourne eases lockdown, schools, work resume

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions imposed after a surge in coronavirus cases, allowing most children to...

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested...

2 prisoners die of virus complications; school quarantines

Two prisoners have died at hospitals of coronavirus-related complications, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported Saturday. ...

Uptick: New York logs more than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day, marking the first time since June 5...

Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem, despite lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night to demand his resignation, pressing...

San Quentin prison inmate dies of COVID-19 complications

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials on Saturday reported the 27th death of a San Quentin State Prison inmate from apparent complications of...

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat...

London police, protesters clash at COVID-19 demonstration

LONDON (AP) — London police clashed with demonstrators on Saturday as they broke up a protest in Trafalgar Square against COVID-19 restrictions amid rising...

The Latest: Virus knocks out Colorado-Sporting Kansas City

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Italy’s ‘Patient No. 1’ joins relay race as sign of hope

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s coronavirus “Patient No. 1,” whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in...

Mushrooms linked to salmonella outbreaks in 10 states

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a Southern California...

Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

NEW YORK (AP) — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting...

French virus testing labs under strain amid resurgent demand

ARGENTEUIL, France (AP) — France’s COVID-19 resurgence is palpable in the buzzing biology lab of this public hospital in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. ...

Asia Today: Victoria health chief quits in quarantine probe

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The health minister in Australia's Victoria state has resigned in the fallout from an inquiry into why security guards were...

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. ...

California virus hospitalizations could surge in next month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a sustained period of decline, the state's top health...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Florida reopens state’s economy despite ongoing pandemic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against...

MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4

The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, has become the final one to jump...

Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now...

2 charged over handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

BOSTON (AP) — Two former administrators of a Massachusetts veterans home where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been charged over...

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall

As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within one of its teams, the...

Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming that...

Virus surges in France, Marseille fights against closures

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Angry restaurant and bar owners demonstrated in Marseille on Friday to challenge a French government order to close all public...

Madrid resists government pressure to extend soft lockdown

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to another eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s...

Virginia governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus, though he...

Local lockdowns imposed in several cities as UK cases rise

LONDON (AP) — Cities around the U.K. imposed new coronavirus restrictions Friday as they raced to slow the spread of COVID-19 — with London...

Trump’s coronavirus remarks weigh on minds of senior voters

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s remarks at a campaign event in Ohio this week reverberated all the way to a sparkling...

Asia Today: India’s daily new virus cases on declining trend

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this...

Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based Novavax has begun a late stage trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom because the high-level of...

AP Interview: Israeli virus czar fights outbreak, politics

AIRPORT CITY, Israel (AP) — When Dr. Ronni Gamzu, one of Israel’s leading public health experts, was named the country's coronavirus czar in mid-July,...

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. ...

Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide,...

Virus disrupting Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but...

Virus delays Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in...

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and...

Dozens of Iowa students quarantine as virus cases rise

Dozens of students in Iowa schools were quarantined after both staff and students tested positive for the coronavirus, while a high school switched to...

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an...

Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles

Nine parents filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the Los Angeles Unified School District’s distance learning program implemented during the pandemic fails to meet...

US parents delaying preschool and kindergarten amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the...

Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication:...

Australian offers free coffee, chat from his kitchen window

It all started when Rick Everett walked out of his home in Sydney and put up a sign on his kitchen window that read:...

Israel tightens second lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday moved to further tighten its second countrywide lockdown as coronavirus cases continued to soar, ordering all nonessential businesses...

Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its...

Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like...

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss authorities ordered 2,500 students at an elite hospitality management school to quarantine themselves due to a coronavirus outbreak allegedly...

As virus surges, critics say UK hasn’t learned from mistakes

LONDON (AP) — Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again. ...

UK announces new plan to help workers hit by pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief announced a new income support program Thursday for workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as the government races...

Pageant powerhouse Venezuela to hold virtual beauty contest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For the first time in decades of Miss Venezuela competitions, the pageant powerhouse's so-called “most beautiful night” will not be...

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with...

Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

LONDON (AP) — Two firms developing COVID-19 vaccines say pharmaceutical companies are trying to give the public as much information as possible about their...

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the...

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

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

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat...

Health officials eligible for state confidentiality progam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday allowed health officials to hide their addresses under a California state program designed to protect...

US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top...

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for...

Back to work: NBA’s non-Disney clubs start team workouts

Kevin Love was back on the court in Cleveland. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his...

Virus shutdown took a toll on routine health care for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp decline in routine medical care for low-income children during the coronavirus shutdown could cause long-term harm if not reversed,...

Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games

The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out three more major...

Israel’s Netanyahu calls for tough lockdown as virus rages

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced plans for a strict, two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to slow a...

French defense chief misled nation on troops’ virus safety

PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the...

The Latest: Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dr. Mamadu Baldeh can’t forget the 18-year-old who came into his hospital with COVID-19, gasping for air until the day...

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method...

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before...

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. ...

German virus app transmitted 1.2M test results in 100 days

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coronavirus tracing app has been used to transmit 1.2 million test results from labs to users during its first 100...

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain...

UN labor agency: Growing rich-poor gap amid COVID pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around...

UK’s Johnson urges ‘spirit of togetherness’ to combat virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Tuesday for resolve and a “spirit of togetherness” through the winter as he unveiled new...

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread...

California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one...

San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s second-largest county was narrowly spared Tuesday from having to backpedal on its return to normalcy, escaping a major economic...

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said Muslims will be allowed to perform the smaller, year-round pilgrimage starting Oct. 4 as...

Game on! Seattle, Minnesota set to start WNBA playoff series

The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoffs semifinals was postponed...

Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Grappling with a weakened economy and the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak, Iran's president delivered a defiant and...

France’s weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

PARIS (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths are rising again in France's nursing homes for the first time in months. ...

Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that his “best guess” is that next season will not start until...

As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it...

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day...

Israelis gird for more virus restrictions amid 2nd lockdown

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israelis were bracing for more coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, days after the start of a second countrywide lockdown, as...

The Latest: SEC to use devices to aid with contact tracing

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow...

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven...

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children? ...

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was...

Fox News apologizes for using debunked coronavirus story

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee,...

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad...

Yemen gets new virus hospital after other facilities close

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Red Cross on Monday announced the opening of a new field hospital in southern Yemen specifically to treat coronavirus...

Hollywood unions, studios agree on rules to start production

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the...

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

NEW DELHI (AP) — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's...

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in...

Report: California unemployment agency does less with more

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California unemployment agency’s two call centers to field questions about jobless benefits had two major problems as millions of...

Campus outbreak threatens San Diego’s economic recovery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and...

Closing time: UK pubs must shut early as COVID cases surge

LONDON (AP) — British pubs will have to close early and people who fail to obey quarantine rules will face stiff fines under new...

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