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One Good Thing: Wickedly creative pandemic trick-or-treating

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers. Flinging full-size candy bars to them via...

Consumer confidence dips to 100.9 as virus spreads in US

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases appeared across the country. ...

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? ...

Trump eyes hosting election night party at his DC hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital. ...

Greece, Turkey wrangle over military games in eastern Med

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday denounced Turkey’s plans to carry out a maritime military exercise on Oct. 28, a Greek national holiday,...

Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twists

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bit of rejiggering, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host Sunday to hundreds of superheroes, unicorns,...

Average US gas price falls 3 cents to $2.22/gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents over the past two weeks to $2.22 per gallon. ...

India’s festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Just weeks after India fully opened up from a harsh lockdown and began to modestly turn a corner by cutting...

NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel war games

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on...

White House Halloween event Sunday tweaked for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ghosts, goblins and other costumed kids are welcome to trick or treat at the White House on Sunday during a Halloween...

Santa Claus won’t be coming to Macy’s this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus,...

Ireland focuses on Christmas as it enters new lockdown

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

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. ...

Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in...

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. ...

Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort...

Beverly Hills bans trick-or-treating to stem virus spread

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The city of Beverly Hills has banned trick-or-treating this Halloween to try to prevent spread of the coronavirus. ...

10 California counties see restrictions eased, risks remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten California counties were cleared to ease coronavirus restrictions Tuesday, including some in the Central Valley that saw major case...

Protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in...

Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

NEW YORK (AP) — The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and...

Trump’s Columbus Day proclamation includes stark warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proclamation Friday commemorating Columbus Day veered from a typical White House holiday announcement, with stark warnings of “radical...

China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million residents of China traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of...

Asia Today: Remote learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote-learning...

Pandemic pushes start of holiday shopping earlier than ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off...

The Latest: S. Korea reports virus numbers trending lower

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 73 new cases of the coronavirus, its fifth straight day of below 100, although officials expressed...

VP Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively...

Airbnb blocking some rentals over Halloween to halt parties

Airbnb will prohibit one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses. ...

India’s contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their...

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually spend their weeklong National Day holidays traveling abroad. ...

Hong Kong police arrest 86 for protesting on China holiday

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 86 people on suspicion of unauthorized assembly on China’s National Day holiday after crowds...

Coronavirus remakes South Koreans’ Thanksgiving traditions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being...

Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. ...

The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Mexico City — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a...

Israelis mark Yom Kippur under ‘painful’ virus lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a...

France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing

PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic...

Yom Kippur synagogue attack leaves German Jews still uneasy

BERLIN (AP) — As Jews around the world gather Sunday night to mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, many in Germany remain uneasy about...

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many...

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. ...

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...

New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration...

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat – or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy...

The Latest: South Korea’s daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s...

Cyprus: Only handful of tourists showed COVID-19 symptoms

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is trying to salvage a dismal tourist season by touting that only five of the roughly 200,000 tourists that...

No emergency training for crew on boat where fire killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through...

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades....

Harris, home in California, gets a look at wildfire damage

AUBERRY, Calif. (AP) — Touring wildfire damage Tuesday in her home state, California Sen. Kamala Harris said “ideology should not kick in" when responding...

Macy’s plans smaller but camera-ready Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — A Macy's Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch...

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

College students test positive for coronavirus, throw party

A college student house held a party over the Labor Day weekend that included people who had recently tested positive for the coronavirus, according...

Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. ...

California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a...

The Latest: S Korea’s coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is...

Los Angeles eases up on pandemic-driven Halloween guidance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after issuing guidelines that restricted trick-or-treating and other Halloween traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County...

8-year-old killed, 2 adults wounded during Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old girl was killed and two adults were severely wounded after they were shot Monday evening in Chicago while traveling...

As California burns, the winds arrive and the lights go out

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than...

The Latest: New Mexico sees lowest new case number in months

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials are reporting 46 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus — the lowest daily number in...

The Summer of COVD-19 ends with health officials worried

The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading...

‘Tenet’ tallies $20.2M as Americans step back into theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” brought in an estimated $20.2 million through...

Crowds pack beaches as California bakes in weekend heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is sweltering under a dangerous heat wave Labor Day weekend that was spreading triple-digit temperatures over much of the...

California wildfire traps campers in national forest

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National...

The Latest: Nevada reports 390 new virus cases, 13 deaths

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada health officials on Saturday reported 390 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 71,102...

The Latest: Mexico states run out of death certificates

MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. ...

California Labor Day weekend brings heat, fire, virus fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excessive heat warnings began going into effect in California on Friday as forecasters predicted that high pressure building over the...

Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stir-crazy in some cases after the dreary Summer of COVID-19, Americans headed into the Labor Day weekend amid warnings from...

US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to...

California expects severe heat during Labor Day weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

The Latest: Trump mocks the way Biden wears his mask

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Noem featured in South Dakota tourism ad airing on Fox News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)...

White House seeking volunteers for Christmas decorating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Bar betting on violence in Chicago, New York is investigated

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) —...

Virus crisis easing across Sun Belt but could heat up again

The torrid coronavirus summer...

A keeper of New Orleans Black culture dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —...

Attorneys file lawsuit seeking redress for Tulsa massacre

Attorneys for victims and...

The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

MANILA, Philippines — Fitness...

Detroit turns island park into COVID-19 memorial garden

DETROIT (AP) — A...

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of...

Zimbabwean activist and opposition leader dies of cancer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

NBC poised to bring unprecedented Indy 500 to huge audience

Everything was new to...

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

SEOUL, South Korea —...

Trump lauds Arizona as success of virus ’embers’ strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Big Ten football season set to begin on Labor Day weekend

The Big Ten released...

‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

BOSTON (AP) — Fourth...

Virgin Orbit determines cause of rocket launch failure

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)...

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Livestock prices stress Muslims in Africa ahead of Eid

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) —...

Islamic holiday Eid comes as families grieve virus victims

For Marwa Conelly, the...

2021 Rose Parade canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) —...

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