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Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new restrictions to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters and putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants
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A waiter stands outside a cafe in downtown Rome, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. For at least the next month, people outdoors except for small children must now wear masks in all of Italy, gyms, cinemas and movie theaters will be closed, ski slopes are off-limits to all but competitive skiers and cafes and restaurants must shut down in early evenings, under a decree signed on Sunday by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, who ruled against another severe lockdown despite a current surge in COVID-19 infections. (Cecilia FabianoLaPresse via AP)
21 minutes ago

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty
21 minutes ago
A view of a lunch box at the Pudding Pantry which they will be providing free, during half term for any child in need, who would normally get a free school lunch, after MPs voted to reject a motion to provide food to those in need during the school holidays, in Nottingham, England, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
25 minutes ago

Delta adds 460 people to no-fly list for refusing to wear masks

The news follows multiple confrontations over masks on U.S. flights.
25 minutes ago
Edward Bastian, chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines Inc., listens during an interview in New York, Sept. 18, 2019.
1 hour ago

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

The coronavirus pandemic is surging across Europe with renewed force and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 file photo, empty tables of a restaurant in the Duomo Square in Milan, Italy. The coronavirus pandemic is gathering strength again in Europe and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling. The spring lockdowns were already devastating for many, and now a new set restrictions is dealing a second blow. Some governments have ordered restaurants closed; others have imposed restrictions curtailing how they operate. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
2 hours ago

Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has declared a second nationwide state of emergency in hopes of stemming a resurgence in coronavirus infections
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FILE - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. Sánchez is appealing for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning: “The situation is serious.” Sanchez, in a televised address to the nation Friday, acknowledged public fatigue with restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, Pool)
2 hours ago

Freehold looks to make up ground in NJ sports betting race

Slow out of the gate as New Jersey sprinted ahead in the nascent U.S. sports betting market, Freehold Raceway is hoping to catch up to the pack as the latest entity in the state to offer it
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This Oct. 24, 2020 photo shows the exterior of the Freehold Raceway track in Freehold, N.J. Freehold has become the third New Jersey horse track to offer sports betting, and it joins eight Atlantic City casinos in doing so. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 25

Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

Lee had been hospitalized for years with his son in charge of company affairs
October 25
A Samsung Group flag and South Korean national flag flutter at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on Wednesday expressed remorse but offered no clear admission of wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 24

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Biden in their last clash on stage

The past week in U.S. politics featured the final debate of the presidential campaign before the Nov. 3 election
October 24
A field of sunflowers is within sight of the Mehrum coal-fired power station, wind turbines and high-voltage lines in Mehrum, Germany, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. In the energy turnaround, energy sources such as coal are to be replaced by more environmentally friendly energy sources from the sun and wind. The phase-out of coal is planned by 2038 at the latest. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
October 24

Biden's warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change

Joe Biden has said the quiet part out loud on climate change
October 24
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 23

US shows support for airline venture between Delta, WestJet

The Trump administration is giving a green light to Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet, who want to work together in setting schedules and prices
October 23
October 23

AstraZeneca, J&J resuming US tests of COVID-19 vaccines

Two drugmakers say they have the go-ahead to resuming U.S. testing of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates
October 23
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, a volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, as part of Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial developed at the University of Oxford in Britain in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, AstraZeneca Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration is letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP)
October 23

World shares, US futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate

Stocks shrugged off a sluggish start and ended mostly higher on Wall Street Friday
October 23
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their second and final debate before the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 23

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks shrugged off a sluggish start and ended mostly higher on Wall Street Friday
October 23
October 23

Intel, American Express fall; Mattel, Boston Beer rise

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Intel, American Express fall; Mattel, Boston Beer rise
October 23
October 23

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
October 23
October 23

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

Walmart is suing the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis
October 23
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Walmart filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 23

Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's remarks that he will transition away from the oil industry in favor of renewable energy sources have drawn quick attention from President Donald Trump
October 23
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 23

Keeping your credit profile healthy during a pandemic

Consumers, by and large, improved their credit profile during the pandemic
October 23
A woman walks past a personal finance loan office Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Franklin, Tenn. Consumers, by and large, improved their credit profile during the pandemic. Helped by federal stimulus payments, expanded unemployment benefits, lender relief agreements and a shift in habits, Americans used less credit, paid down debt, made fewer late payments and improved their credit scores. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 23

Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge

A bright yellow helicopter has flown a COVID-19 patient from the Netherlands to a German intensive care unit has become the first such airlift since the global pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals
October 23
A COVID-19 patient is being carried into a helicopter at Flevoziekenhuis, or FlevoHospital, in Almere, Netherlands, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. In the latest sign of the scale of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across Europe, a helicopter is scheduled to start airlifting COVID-19 patients from the Netherlands to an intensive care unit in the German city of Muenster.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 23

AmEx profits plunge as travel spending comes to a standstill

American Express’ fourth-quarter profits dropped by 39% as the pandemic’s deep impacts on travel, entertainment and dining dramatically impacted results of the credit card giant
October 23
FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows an American Express card in New Orleans. American Express’ fourth-quarter profits dropped by 39%, the credit card giant said Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, as the pandemic’s deep impacts on travel, entertainment and dining dramatically impacted the company’s results. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
October 23

Spain PM appeals for public unity, sacrifice in virus fight

Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sánchez is appealing for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning: “The situation is serious.”
October 23
People walk past a restaurant closed due to the sharp resurgence of coronavirus cases, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Spain has reported 1 million confirmed infections — the highest number in Western Europe — and at least 34,000 deaths from COVID-19, although experts say the number is much higher since many cases were missed because of testing shortages and other problems. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 23

Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in Europe

European lawmakers say that plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers.”
October 23
A store clerk shows plant based products at a supermarket chain in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. European lawmakers rejected Friday proposals that could have prevented plant-based products without meat from being labeled sausages or burgers. Following the votes on agricultural products at the European Parliament, the so-called veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops across the union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 23

Global money laundering monitor says COVID fraud on the rise

The international organization that monitors protections against money laundering and terrorism financing says coronavirus-related fraud is on the rise around the world
October 23
October 23

Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

French prosecutors requested on Friday a ten-year jail term and a fine of 750,000 euro ($888,634) against Russian suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of using ransomware in a 135 million-euro ($160 million) fraud using the cryptocurrency bitcoin
October 23
FILE - In this Oct.4, 2017 file photo, police officers escort Alexander Vinnik, center as they leave a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik goes on trial on Monday in Paris for allegedly having used ransomware in a fraud involving 200 victims and estimated to a global amount of 135 million euros. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, is facing up to ten years in prison in a four-day trial in France over charges of extorsion, money laundering and criminal association. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)
October 23

AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

More than four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the two sides are still arguing over their post-Brexit relations
October 23
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo the flag of the European Union and the British national flag are flown on poles during a demonstration by remain in the EU outside spporters the Palace of Westminster in London. It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit done.” Spoiler alert: It is not done. As negotiators from the two sides hunker down for their final weeks of talks on an elusive trade agreement, Britain and the EU still don’t know whether they will begin 2021 with an organized partnership or a messy rivalry. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
October 23

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

Japan and Britain have signed a free trade deal, the first such major post-Brexit agreement
October 23
British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, left, and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi exchange agreement documents for economic partnership between Japan and Britain at Iikura Annex of the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on Yorkshire lamb sold in Japan, as well as auto parts for Japan’s Nissan plant. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)
October 23

Automaker Daimler rebounds after lockdowns, raises outlook

Daimler has seen third-quarter profit rebound as the company clamped down on costs and as auto sales surged following the coronavirus lockdowns
October 23
FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, an employee attaches a Mercedes emblem as he works on a Mercedes-Benz S-class car at the Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen, Germany. Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, is reporting third-quarter earnings on Friday Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
October 23

Earnings scheduled for the week of 10/26/2020

Major companies tentatively scheduled to post quarterly earnings next week
October 23
October 23

Huawei sales up, but growth slows under virus, US pressure

Chinese tech giant Huawei says its revenue rose 9.9% in the first nine months of this year, but growth slowed due to U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic
October 23
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a billboard advertising Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei, one of the biggest makers of smartphones and switching equipment, said Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 its revenue rose 9.9% in the first nine months of this year, but growth slowed due to U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 23

Asian shares, US futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate

U.S. futures and Asian shares are mostly higher after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their second and final debate before the Nov. 3 election
October 23
A currency trader watches computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on an economic aid plan in the two weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 23

China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely

Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election
October 23
FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, not substance, as frustration with Beijing increases across the American political spectrum. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 22

Tesla 'full self-driving' vehicles can't drive themselves

A small group of Tesla owners is testing the company's “full self-driving” system on public roads
October 22
FILE - This Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a Tesla logo in Salt Lake City. A small group of Tesla owners is testing the company's “full self driving” system on public roads. But in fine print the company says the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and they still have to be supervised by humans. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 22

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat COVID-19
October 22
October 22

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter has accelerated after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign
October 22
FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of a disputed tabloid story promising new twists in the saga of Joe Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. President Donald Trump's campaign quickly seized on the story in the New York Post — but the report raised more questions than answers, including about the authenticity of an email at the center of the story. Wednesday morning Oct. 14, 2020, hours after the story's publication, a Facebook spokesman tweeted that the company was limiting its distribution on the platform.(AP Photo/File)
October 22

Gap Inc. exiting malls, to shutter 350 stores by 2024

Gap Inc. is moving away from the nation’s malls
October 22
FILE - This Aug. 23, 2018, file photo shows a window display at a Gap Kids clothing store in Winter Park, Fla. Gap is moving away from the nation’s malls. The brand, which was for decades a fixture at shopping malls around the country, said that it will be closing 220 stores _ or one third of its store base by early 2024 _ and focus on outlet malls and its e-commerce business. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
October 22

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended higher on Wall Street Thursday, as several earnings reports from big U.S. companies came in better than analysts had expected
October 22
October 22

Discover, Align rise; Kimberly-Clark, Union Pacific fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Thursday: Discover, Align rise; Kimberly-Clark, Union Pacific fall
October 22
October 22

US airlines still piling up losses but say demand is rising

The losses are building at U.S. airlines as the coronavirus pandemic cuts into air travel
October 22
Voters cast their ballot from their vehicles as others line up and wait outside the American Airlines Center during early voting for the general election Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 22

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
October 22
October 22

US long-term mortgage rates hit new low; 30-year at 2.80%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this week as the key 30-year loan marked a new all-time low for the 11th time this year
October 22
A for sale sign stands in front of a house, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Westwood, Mass. U.S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this week as the key 30-year loan marked a new all-time low for the 11th time this year. Home loan rates have notched a year-long decline amid economic anxiety in the recession set off by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 22

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a corruption scandal
October 22
FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, construction workers chat in front of a billboard for state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the U.S. and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund that was looted of billions of dollars. The company, Goldman Sachs Malaysia, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
October 22

Profit, revenue slump at Union Pacific, but volume improves

Union Pacific’s profit and revenue slumped by double digits in the third quarter
October 22
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo the logo for Union Pacific appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Union Pacific’s third-quarter profit declined 12%, but the volume of shipments it handled surged as the economy rebounded from the worst of the virus-related shutdowns earlier this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 22

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased slightly but are still running at historically high levels
October 22
FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo, information signs are displayed at the closed Illinois Department of Employment Security WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill. U.S. employers advertised for slightly fewer jobs in August while their hiring ticked up modestly. The Labor Department said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of August dipped to 6.49 million, down from 6.70 million July. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
October 22

Bill aims to prohibit discrimination in banking for 1st time

The bill bridges gaps that left financial services out of the Civil Rights Act.
October 22
October 22

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads guilty to role in $2.6B embezzlement in Malaysia

The firm admitted to violating provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
October 22
The headquarters of Goldman Sachs is pictured, April 17, 2019, in New York.
October 22

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

Macy’s said Santa Claus won’t be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago
October 22
FILE - Santa Claus waves during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. However, Macy's said the jolly old man will still appear at the end of the televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
October 22

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

The European Union has imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015
October 22
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. European Union foreign ministers were weighing Monday whether to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a Soviet-era nerve agent. (Jean-Christophe Verhaegen, Pool via AP)
October 22

US NATO allies still short on defense spending aims

U.S. allies in Europe and Canada have increased defense spending for a sixth consecutive year but most of them will still fail to achieve a NATO spending ambition by the target date of 2024
October 22
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, front left, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, front right, after a group photo at a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. There will be leaders and populations who shudder at the thought of four more years of the Donald Trump administration and those whose consternation is tied to his potential defeat, and a U.S. government led by a President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
October 22

Coca-Cola recovery continues as it grows leaner in pandemic

The Coca-Cola Co. said it saw gradual improvement in the third quarter, as it turned its focus to emerging leaner from the global pandemic
October 22
FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo bottles of Coca-Cola sit on a shelf in a market in Pittsburgh. The Coca-Cola Co. said on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, it saw gradual improvement in the third quarter, as it turned its focus to emerging leaner from the global pandemic. Atlanta-based Coke said its revenue fell 9% to $8.7 billion. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 22

New Huawei phone comes at crucial time for Chinese company

Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery
October 22
The new Huawei Mate 40 Pro smartphone is held for a photo, in London, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. Huawei, has unveiled its Mate 40 line of phones, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, a product release that comes at a crucial moment for the company. (AP Photo/James Brooks)