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The Latest: China says latest outbreak appears contained

BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. ...

France, Germany impose new lockdowns to curb virus spread

BERLIN (AP) — France announced a full nationwide lockdown for the second time this year and German officials imposed a partial four-week lockdown Wednesday,...

France imposes new national lockdown as virus deaths mount

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron ordered his country into a new month-long, nationwide lockdown Wednesday aimed at stopping a fast-rising tide of...

Australia’s second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on the radio that Melbourne’s pandemic...

Virus is pummeling Europe’s eateries — and winter is coming

HEIKRUIS, Belgium (AP) — As the Friday night dinner service began earlier this month at the De Viering restaurant outside Brussels, it seemed the...

Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers. ...

Czech health minister breaks virus rules, asked to resign

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s prime minister called on his health minister to resign or be fired after he broke strict government restrictions...

Fed survey finds tepid growth as US economy battles pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that the U.S. economy grew at a “slight to modest”...

Ireland focuses on Christmas as it enters new lockdown

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is already focused on Christmas. It's a major national priority. ...

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of...

Tough virus rules imposed on Manchester after talks collapse

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed strict coronavirus restrictions on England's second-largest urban area Tuesday, after talks with officials in Greater...

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists

LONDON (AP) — Wales became the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of its economy to combat rising coronavirus...

Belgium fears virus “tsunami” as virus cases keep soaring

BRUSSELS (AP) — Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew took effect Monday as health authorities warned...

Asia Today: Melbourne eases lockdown as cases decline

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. ...

French virus curfew produces eerie quiet on streets of Paris

PARIS (AP) — The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed...

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. ...

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus...

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total...

Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

HONOLULU (AP) — About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to...

Virus curbs widen England’s north-south rift, stir animosity

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool, the English port city that gave the world the Beatles, weathered decades of industrial decline before becoming a celebrated...

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing pandemic rules

HONOLULU (AP) — Angela Margos was among the first passengers in San Francisco to get on a plane headed for Hawaii, where travelers who...

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe...

A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed...

Uganda police raid offices of presidential hopeful Bobi Wine

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Armed police on Wednesday “besieged” the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda's...

Johnsons are ‘sipping tea’ for ‘black-ish’ family portrait

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When ABC decided the Johnsons of “black-ish” were due a portrait, it sought an artist who understood the family's perspective. ...

Dutch order bars, restaurants closed over pandemic fears

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch government decided to close bars and restaurants as of Wednesday as part of a “partial lockdown" that will last...

UK defends new virus restrictions; critics say it’s too late

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Tuesday defended its new three-tier system of COVID-19 risks and restrictions, but critics suggested it was too little,...

Michelle Obama, LeBron James team to help boost early voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other...

England to have 3-tier lockdown system amid ‘tipping point’

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened in coming...

Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert

PARIS (AP) — Two more French cities on Sunday joined Paris and Marseille and four others in maximum alert status to fight back the...

Bar or restaurant? The big issue in pandemic-struck Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — New coronavirus restrictions put a spotlight on two Belgian classics this week: Beer and surrealism. ...

England’s big northern cities braced for more lockdown curbs

LONDON (AP) — The British government is mulling fresh restrictions on everyday life in England, potentially in the big northern cities such as Liverpool...

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are...

Scotland shuts Glasgow, Edinburgh bars as virus cases surge

LONDON (AP) — The Scottish government ordered pubs in Scotland's two biggest cities to close and restricted food and drink business in the rest...

New York to impose new shutdowns in coronavirus hot spots

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases...

Coffee talk: Butler, Heat look to even up the NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler, perhaps the NBA’s best-known barista, is not adjusting the prices at the coffee shop that he’s...

Scientists to Spanish politicians: ‘You rule but don’t know’

MADRID (AP) — Although the speed of new coronavirus infections is waning, hard-hit Spain has accumulated more than 800,000 cases since the beginning of...

Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns

MIAMI (AP) — As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where...

UK’s Johnson defends virus strategy as infections soar

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday despite weeks of rising infections, but warned...

Trump’s diagnosis shows US vulnerability to the coronavirus

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s startling COVID-19 diagnosis serves as a cruel reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus and...

Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected...

Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray...

Food trucks provide rare bright spot in hard-hit West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus crisis has hit West Bank restaurants hard. But one part of the dining sector is bucking the...

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning:...

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...

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...

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:...

From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now

In normal times, food trends often started in restaurants, with top chefs. Maybe they got written up in food magazines or blogs. After some...

Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation's most celebrated wine regions with an...

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...

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...

‘This is a big moment:’ UK virus restrictions escalating

LONDON (AP) — Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Audio arguments, with a side of fish

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of election-related cases are already working their way through courts, but Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer doesn't seem overly...

Czechs see virus restrictions return after summer sendoff

PRAGUE (AP) — It's 11 weeks since thousands of citizens of the Czech capital, Prague, sat together at a 500-meter-long table on the medieval...

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned by the pandemic at the Coast Guard Academy in...

Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer,...

AI Robots serve restaurant customers in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — ...

Chick-fil-A: No longer seeking lease at San Antonio airport

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chick-fil-A said Monday that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the...

Israel to set new nationwide lockdown as virus cases surge

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a new countrywide lockdown will be imposed amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus...

China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

HONG KONG (AP) — China has become a battleground for plant-based meat companies looking to tap into the world’s largest market for meat-consumption. ...

Head of Israel’s biggest bank expects deals soon with UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel’s biggest bank expects to strike deals soon with major lenders in the United Arab Emirates for the...

Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — It’s the time of year when gardeners are turning their ripe tomatoes into sauces and salsas and cucumbers into pickles....

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? ...

Japan’s economy shrinks 28% in 2Q, worse than 1st estimate

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at a record, even worse rate in the April-June quarter than initially estimated. ...

Big tippers: Alaska man joins push to aid restaurant workers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at...

Jack Daniel’s master distiller stepping down after 12 years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —...

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Asia Today: More businesses reopen in Philippine capital

MANILA, Philippines (AP) —...

The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

MANILA, Philippines — Fitness...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine complains of threats to presidential bid

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) —...

Wildfires again threaten business in California wine country

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) —...

Asia Today: South Korea tightens distancing as cases mount

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

To-go drinks an elixir for public, a lifeline for business

DETROIT (AP) — The...

Study: Craft distillers see sales evaporate amid pandemic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —...

California preps new rules for reopenings in some counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Dining out: 35 million meals claimed in UK discount plan

LONDON (AP) — Everyone,...

As virus cases fall, South Africa allows liquor sales

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South...

AP survey: States uncommitted to Trump’s unemployment boost

President Donald Trump’s plan...

South Africa opens as virus cases fall, allows liquor sales

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South...

Milwaukee misses Democratic convention: ‘It is a gut punch’

Downtown Milwaukee restaurant owner...

The Latest: S. Korea reports largest virus jump since March

SEOUL, South Korea —...

Colombian fast food chain bets on automated restaurants

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) —...

New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown as virus cluster grows

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)...

Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

Shake Shack shrugs off trade war, opens outlet in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms...

New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)...

Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin’ launching cereal line

CANTON, Mass. (AP) —...

Many landmark restaurants, bars won’t reopen after virus

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) —...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP)...

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