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New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

Italy is bracing for another day of nationwide protests against virus-fighting measures that have closed restaurants and bars early and shut down gyms and swimming pools
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Police patrol outside the central train station, during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Milan Italy, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. 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. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
37 minutes ago

The Latest: Mask-less Pope Francis noticed by commission

The decision by Pope Francis to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed by a member of the Vatican’s coronavirus commission
37 minutes ago
Migrants from Morocco walk along the shore escorted by Spanish police after arriving at the coast of Canary Island, crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat, on Tuesday, Oct.20, 2020. Some 1,000 migrants have spent the night again sleeping in emergency tents in a dock while authorities in the Canary Islands complain that the Spanish government keeps blocking transfers of newly arrived migrants to the mainland over coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
4 hours ago

Asia Today: Thailand: Woman probably infected in quarantine

Health officials in Thailand says it's likely that a French woman who earlier this month tested positive for the coronavirus became infected when she stayed under quarantine at a hotel near Bangkok
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An Indian worker makes markings for voters to ensure social distancing at a polling canter on the eve of the first phase of Bihar state Assembly elections in Patna, India, Tuesday, Oct.27, 2020. Bihar is India’s third largest state with a population of about 122 million people. India’s overall total of cases for the coronavirus pandemic is nearing 8 million, trailing only the United States, which has over 8.7 million. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
4 hours ago

Poland's PM defends abortion ruling, condemns protests

Poland’s prime minister has defended the tightening of the country’s abortion law and condemned massive nationwide protests led by women’s rights activists
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A protester with a sign of the women's rights campaign joins others on the fifth day of nationwide protests against recent court ruling that tightened Poland's restrictive abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The court said it was unconstitutional to terminate a pregnancy due to fetal congenital defects, effectively banning almost all abortions.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
4 hours ago

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

The Baltic nation of Lithuania has sent a protest note to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their shared border that is to start operating in November
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October 27

Expert: France has "lost control" of the virus

Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that's the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend
October 27
Camilla White visits her mother Lillian Barber, 90, from outside, seeing her through the window while touching fingertips through the glass at Cottage Landing Assisted Living on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Carrollton, Ga. White didn't discover there had been several deaths at the home from coronavirus and a significant outbreak until seeing the info on a state website and said that before the outbreak "I would go inside and just lay my head in her lap, but I can't do none of that anymore." (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 26

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals
October 26
October 26

Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for Florida hospitals

Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves meant for first responders at Florida hospitals
October 26
October 26

Utah mayor discusses COVID-19 emergency

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall talks about the stress on the city’s hospitals.
October 26
VIDEO: Utah mayor discusses COVID-19 emergency
October 26

Nationwide COVID-19 surge underway

Hospitals in El Paso, Texas, are using overflow tents after running out of beds
October 26
VIDEO: Nationwide COVID-19 surge underway
October 26

Women's groups plan more protests over Poland abortion law

Women’s rights activists and thousands of supporters are holding a fifth day of protests across Poland after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law
October 26
People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in front of the Presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 26

New guidelines address rise in opioid use during pregnancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics says pregnant women with opioid addiction should have access to medication in new guidelines released Monday aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by drug use
October 26
October 26

US health official says pandemic clearly can be controlled

A day after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said, “we’re not going to control the pandemic,” a top Trump health official says Americans have already proven they can do that
October 26
In this Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Health Adm. Brett Giroir speaks at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington. A day after White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said “we’re not going to control the pandemic,” a top Trump administration health official says Americans have already proven they can do that through basic safeguards shown to work. “I think we can control the pandemic,” Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir said Monday on a call with reporters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
October 26

Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

In lines of cars stretching more than half a mile, people thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic queue up with other needy people to receive some of the 1 million pounds of food distributed some days by the Houston Food Bank
October 26
October 26

Curfew ordered in El Paso as COVID-19 cases surge

An overflow of ICU patients are being airlifted to other cities.
October 26
People wearing masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic are pictured in downtown El Paso, Texas, Oct. 24, 2020.
October 26

Poll: Virginia voters say virus, not economy, most important

A majority of Virginia voters responding to a recent poll think enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing restrictions to get the economy going
October 26
FILE- In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a closed sign posted on the front door of the closed Tarrant's Café restaurant in Richmond, Va. Enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing them to get the economy going, according to a majority of Virginia voters polled this month. A poll conducted by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 62% think the biggest priority for their community is to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, even if it hurts the economy, while 35% said removing restrictions to help the economy, even if more people get the virus, is the bigger priority. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 26

Belgium faces pivotal week as virus weighs on hospitals

Belgian authorities say the country faces a pivotal week in its struggle to limit the spread of the coronavirus
October 26
A street musician plays a saxophone at Mont des Art square during an autumn evening prior to the curfew in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 26

Melbourne to largely emerge from virus lockdown

Melbourne, Australia’s former coronavirus hot spot, will largely emerge from a lockdown after the nation’s second-largest city recorded its first day without a new coronavirus case in more than four months
October 26
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus uses an alcohol tissue to disinfect a bicycle of bike-sharing companies during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Schools and kindergartens have been suspended and communities are on lockdown in Kashgar, a city in China's northwest Xinjiang region, after more than 130 asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus were discovered. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 26

Australia protests Qatar airport's exams of women passengers

Australia has condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of female passengers on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport
October 26
Australian Foreign Minister Marine Payne speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Australia on Monday condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of women passengers, including 13 Australians, on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
October 26

Malaysian PM faces calls to resign after emergency rebuffed

Malaysia’s prime minister is facing calls to resign after the king rebuffed his proposal for a coronavirus emergency that critics saw as an undemocratic attempt to hold onto power
October 26
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attends a parliament session at lower house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 13, 2020. Muhyiddin said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 his government was prioritizing protecting people from COVID-19 amid a new outbreak after the king rejected an emergency proposal that critics saw as an undemocratic attempt to hold onto power. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 26

Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

Iran's health minister recently delivered a rare speech criticizing his own government’s refusal to enforce basic health measures, as coronavirus infections and deaths surge in the Islamic Republic
October 26
October 25

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26
October 25
A patrol of the federal police goes along Kollwitz-Platz in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct.24, 2020. In connection with the corona restrictions, numerous police officers checked during the night that the curfew and contact restrictions were being observed. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
October 25

Finland shocked by therapy center hacking, client blackmail

Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds — and possibly thousands — of patient records at a Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers now demanding ransoms
October 25
A view of the offices of Vastaamo psychotherapy centre, in Pasila, Helsinki, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers who are seeking ransom from clients. Finnish Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo tweeted on Sunday that authorities would “provide speedy crisis help to victims” of the security breach at the Vastaamo psychotherapy center, an incident she called “shocking and very serious.” (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
October 25

As cases increase, US coronavirus deaths surpass 225,000

America continues to leads the world in COVID-19 casualties.
October 25
The COVID-19 response specialist Alexandra Vizcarra collects a nasal swab test at Public Health Madison & Dane County as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 19, 2020.
October 25

Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

The women protest tightening the nation’s already restrictive abortion law
October 25
A crowd gathers outside the house of Poland's ruling conservative party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Protesters vented anger for a second day across Poland over a court ruling that declared abortions of fetuses with congenital defects unconstitutional. The hundreds of protesters who gathered in many cities defied a COVID-19-related ban on gatherings that was imposed nationwide on Friday. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 25

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

Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new COVID-19 restrictions
October 25
People spill beer on the ground during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, who imposed severe-stay-at-home limits on citizens early on, then gradually eased travel and other restrictions, has been leaving it up to regional governors in this current surge of infections to order restrictions such as overnight curfews, including in places like Rome, Milan and Naples. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)
October 25

Health experts question Pence campaigning as essential work

Health policy specialists are questioning Vice President Mike Pence’s claim that federal rules on essential workers allow him to continue to campaign and not quarantine himself after exposure to multiple close staffers with COVID-19
October 25
FILE - Vice President Mike Pence listens during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Health policy specialists are questioning Pence’s claim that federal rules on essential workers allow him to continue to campaign and not quarantine himself after exposure to multiple close staffers with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
October 25

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

These COVID-19 vaccine candidates need proper storage in order to stay safe
October 25
A worker moves boxes at Snowman Logistics, India's largest cold storage company in Taloja, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The vaccine cold chain hurdle is just the latest disparity of the pandemic weighted against the poor, who more often live and work in crowded conditions that allow the virus to spread, have little access to medical oxygen vital to COVID-19 treatment, and whose health systems lack labs, supplies or technicians to carry out large-scale testing. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 25

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

Pediatricians are urging the British gov't to provide meals to hungry children
October 25
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford looks out during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea, at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
October 25

Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Spain declared a second nationwide state of emergency to stem worsening outbreak
October 25
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)
October 25

Spain's prime minister declares a second nationwide state of emergency amid a surge of new virus infections

Spain's prime minister declares a second nationwide state of emergency amid a surge of new virus infections
October 25
October 25

Asia Today: Melbourne holds off on easing amid new outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city
October 25
An Indian devotee offer prayers in front of an LED screen set up outside Bhadrakali temple during Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Gujarat state government on Friday banned organisation of any 'garba', a traditional dance event as part of Navratri celebrations, during the upcoming festival due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
October 24

Czech Republic sets daily record of 15,000 cases

A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city
October 24
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19, as he refers to parliament on the latest decree issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Italy, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
October 24

Europe, U.S. watch case totals grow, debate new restrictions

Confirmed coronavirus infections continue to soar in parts of the U.S., Europe.
October 24
Police detain a man, during a coronavirus anti-lockdown protest on Westminster Bridge, in London, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 24

North Carolina church ordered to close due to virus outbreak

Church reportedly has not cooperated with efforts to stem the virus’s spread.
October 24
October 24

Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

College is a major milestone for many U.S. teens, the first time they've been on their own
October 24
October 24

Pope and Spain's prime minister visit maskless at Vatican

The Vatican has had a rash of COVID-19 infections confirmed in recent days.
October 24
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, center, leaves the San Damaso courtyard after his meeting with Pope Francis, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 24

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day
October 24
Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah hit another ominous record by tallying the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day as the state struggles to slow a monthlong surge of COVID-19 that is filling intensive care beds at hospitals. Gov. Gary Herbert warned in a statement that the state is "on the brink," and once again pleaded with people to adhere to mask mandates in place in most counties in the state. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 24

2 staff members to Sen. Loeffler test positive for COVID

A subsequent test of the Georgia Republican came back negative.
October 24
October 24

Poland's President Duda tests positive for coronavirus

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the coronavirus and apologized to everyone who must quarantine because they had contact with him
October 24
File—File picture taken June 28, 2020 shows Poland's President Andrzej Duda casting his vote during presidential election in Krakow, Poland. Duda was tested positive on Corona. (AP Photo/Beata Zawrzal, file)
October 24

No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections
October 24
A matrix sign on the A48(M) heading towards Cardiff informing motorists to Wales entering a "firebreak" lockdown, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Gloucestershire Constabulary says it will patrol routes from Wales and pull over drivers they believe are making long journeys. Travelers without a good excuse will be asked to turn around. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
October 24

Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes harbors after 609 test positive

Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed at least two fishery harbors and many stalls after a surge of 609 cases linked to the country’s main fish market
October 24
Vendors arrange flowers at a wholesale flower market ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Bengaluru, India, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Health officials have warned about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the upcoming religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
October 23

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua has returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up
October 23
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)
October 23

Can vitamin D help fight COVID-19?

Former trauma surgeon Dr. L. Ray Matthews discusses research looking into the potential impact of vitamin D in the fight against the coronavirus.
October 23
VIDEO: Can vitamin D help fight COVID-19?
October 23

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

The impact is being felt in every section of the country.
October 23
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, transportation Security Administration personnel and travelers observe COVID-19 transmission prevention protocols at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 23

Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings

A Wisconsin appeals court has put a hold on Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings
October 23
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, the first such airlift since the 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

Wisconsin appeals court stays Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus limits on indoor public gatherings pending appeal

Wisconsin appeals court stays Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus limits on indoor public gatherings pending appeal
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

Polish police: 15 detained after abortion ban protest

Protesters vented anger for a second day across Poland over a court ruling that declared abortions of fetuses with congenital defects unconstitutional
October 23
A police cordon guards the house of Poland's ruling conservative party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski against a crowd protesting a decision by the Constitutional Court, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe. Defying the pandemic-related ban on gatherings, the protesters chanted for the government to resign. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)